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    Dear Basenoters,

    First off thank you to all who replied in regards to my previous Guerlain thread, please rest assured that I wholeheartedly listened to each and everyone of you and therefore shuffled anew my previous list

    Can I please have your feedback in regards to which one out of the following I should get, the ones you disliked most have disappeared..some new ones on the list as well

    -Habit Rouge l'Eau
    -Vetiver
    -Cologne du 68

    Please note, as much as I would LOVE to have Derby or Voyou or Dandy, they far exceed the amount of the gift card and are therefore off limits

    I have to make a decision asap as my gift card expires at 23:59 tonight so thank you in advance for your help : ))) greetings from europe !

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    hmmmm...Honestly? I wouldn't get any of those. I awaited to buy Vetiver till I found a vintage bottle. I'm not fond of Habit Rouge (in any of its concentrations/flanker) and find Cologne Du 68 just a tad too messy. Personally, in their regular range I stick with Jicky, Mitsouko, Eau De Guerlain, Shalimar, Coriolan and Heritage.

    If really pushed to buy something else I'd go for L'Instant Extreme (which I bought for $10 though).
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    wait you would or you wouldnt ?

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    how do you like the vintage vetiver alfarom ?

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    --as a sidenote I too am not fond of HR in its usual form, too much vanilla..for un-vanilla sweet and decadent I go for Hammam Bouquet : ))))) have it on now and lurve it

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    From the commercial line , I'd go for either Habit Rouge EDP or Jicky.

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    I also prefer Jicky and Heritage (and Shalimar of course but I am a female) to the ones you listed. I don't know L'Instant Ext. so I can't comment on that. If you're a big fan of Vetiver then get that one. To me, the original Habit Rouge was too much about powder - I don't know L'eau though. From the three you listed I'd pick Cologne du 68. It's a well-don all-rounder but it does not have the oomph of many of the classic Guerlains.

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    Habit Rouge EDP!

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    I have not tried 68, so I can't comment on that one. The other two (including the vintage version of Vetiver) were not my cup of tea. I guess Vetiver still would be my choice of the two I tried, but i probably would bank the gift card and save up for another Guerlain that was more appealing.

    Edit: I missed the part about the gift card expiring tonight... In that case, from your list, Vetiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maounmaoun View Post
    wait you would or you wouldnt ?
    I wouldn't, I'm sorry!


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    All 3 are superb, you can't go wrong.
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    Default Re: Which Guerlain (part 2)

    From your list: Cologne du 68, but I personally love all.

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    It it were for myself I would get Cologne 68, but for a guy I don't know I would recommend Vetiver because it is safe, it's a classic and one you can come back to later if you find it a little too austere or whatever first time round. I haven't tried Habit Rouge l'Eau - I'm sure it's a perfectly lovely lighter rendition of Habit Rouge . . . can't see any real problems there, especially if you are getting it for free.

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    excellent : )) thank you to all !! leaning closer and closer to 68 : ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    From your list: Cologne du 68....
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    Default Re: Which Guerlain (part 2)

    From your list, only Vetiver - and only the vintage version of it.
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    The very newest vetiver is great! One of my favorites and something I often reach for.

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