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    Default Arsene Lupin by Guerlain - MdM revisited?

    I tried Arsene Lupin today at Harrods.

    I loved the opening, full and rich, but said straight-away that it was very redolent of Mouchoir de Monsieur.

    The drydown is staggeringly close to MdM. Very - and I do mean very - slightly warmer, but other than that it's MdM in a wooden clad bottle being sold for £140.00.

    I'll stick with MdM I think.
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    Default Re: Arsene Lupin by Guerlain - MdM revisited?

    MdM is a winner in my book too. Great smell and quality scent.

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    Default Re: Arsene Lupin by Guerlain - MdM revisited?

    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I tried Arsene Lupin today at Harrods.

    I loved the opening, full and rich, but said straight-away that it was very redolent of Mouchoir de Monsieur.

    The drydown is staggeringly close to MdM. Very - and I do mean very - slightly warmer, but other than that it's MdM in a wooden clad bottle being sold for £140.00.

    I'll stick with MdM I think.
    Did you try Dandy or Voyou ?

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    I love all three, Dandy, Voyou and MDM and don't really think either are similar to one another, personally.

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    I am not familiar with MdM. I thought it had a good amount of civet. I don't smell any civet on Dandy or Voyou.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    I am not familiar with MdM. I thought it had a good amount of civet. I don't smell any civet on Dandy or Voyou.
    You are correct. MDM has much more in common with Jicky IMO that with Arsene Lupin or Voyou.

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    Not seeing the MdM connection but will look again - always fun to explore.

    I do pick up the family resemblance every now and then with subtle whiffs of the L'Ame d'un Héros / Chamade Pour Homme side of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I love all three, Dandy, Voyou and MDM and don't really think either are similar to one another, personally.

    I agree. The MdM is like Jicky with more civet.

    The Dandy (formerly, that is) is a spice leather/violet. I can't recall Voyou, but it was a warm oriental, if memory serves.
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    I love Arsene Lupin (Dandy) but find MdM a difficult wear. Violets, cardamon and leather vs. a lavender bomb with civet.

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    Default Re: Arsene Lupin by Guerlain - MdM revisited?

    I don't see any connection. Both dandified yes, bot one a soft fougère, the other a spicy leather.

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