Guerlain is now re-releasing the scents Arsene Lupin (formerly Arsene Lupin Dandy) and Voyou (formerly Arsene Lupin Voyou).
I like the former Dandy scent, a wonderful violet leather.
These scents were taken off shelves this year due to a trademark conflict with the word "dandy," trademarked in Europe in 2008, if memory serves.
I wonder if the word "bleue" will be trademarked, as well?
Watch out, those who enjoy scents with the words "blue" or "bleu."
Happily, Guerlain has a very genuine pedigree to which it can refer. It has no need to boast or make up its history.
Nigel Groom, 2nd ed. "The Perfume Handbook."
Ken Leach. "Perfume Presentations."
Madeline Marsh. "Miller's Perfume Bottles: A Collector's Guide."
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
I think this was the case a few months ago as I can get them from the Guerlain counter.
Actually I'm running a split of the wonderful Arsene Lupin now and can thoroughly recommend it.
Would get it from you Matt but I'm kinda into bottle collecting now as well
I tried one of these (I think it was Dandy) and really enjoyed it... It was the first time I ever clearly perceived 'guerlinade'. Pleasant memory. I look forward to the opportunity to try these again.
Good news indeed on Arsene Lupin (dare I say "Dandy"). Very similar to Amouage Dia Man, but I view that as a very *good* thing. Voyou they could have left on the chopping block to my taste though. ;-)
Last edited by drseid; 15th December 2011 at 09:36 AM.
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I bought a bottle of Arsene Lupin a couple of months ago in a bottle identical to the former Dandy version (wood surround etc).
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
thanks for the heads up !!!