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    I tried the new Guerlain - Les Deserts d'Oriente collection today.

    -Encens Mythique d’Orient
    -Rose Nacrée du Désert
    -Songe d’un Bois d’éte



    As I said before, I knew it was a matter of time before Guerlain released a UAE exclusive series that consisted of : rose, oud. (leather'ish) and incense.

    I absolutely loved the rose and oud ones. The former lush and the latter very authentic oud.

    I didn't really like the incense because it's the sweetish-syrupy type incense. But I can see the appeal.

    More importantly, here are the pics:





    Arabic script on bottles. They selected a very regal calligraphy.



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    Thanks for the heads up. Good to hear that Guerlain is doing something good. After being forced by IFRA and Monsieur Arnault's lack of interest to debase many of its past masterpieces, it evidently had to do something to avoid sale drops in the discerning Arabian market. Presumably,there are already many local brands that do excellent rose and oud in oil, so it feels a little redundant for the Gulf, but we can always get a good rose oud here in the West. Plus, the oud is likely most a reconstruction, so there's no risk of IFRA banning yet another natural (which they would have done, had real oud been used in western perfumes).

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    Thanks Hedonist ! I must say those pictures are great and the Guerlain sounds exotic .
    I tell you - shopping in UAE must be a joy .
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    Thank you hedonist222 lovely pictures and good news for Guerlain and for Guerlain fans as well, price range I assume is a bit above the Guerlain L'Art et la Matière range, correct?

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    Thanks for the info. They sound just wonderful. Great pics also.

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    Thank you so much for the info and photos, hedonist222! I wish I was there to smell these - the presentation is just beautiful. Do you know if the rose/oud is like something from the By Kilian line, or is it an even more natural oud with higher quality that has been used?

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    wich one is the rose oud? also how much they cost?

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    love the arabic fonts on the bottle

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    Thank you for sharing, Hedonist. Are these only for release in the Middle East? Will they distribute in Europe and North America?

    They sound wonderful!
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    Primrose, Apparently they're only limited to UAE for now and then probably Qatar and Kuwait later on.

    D4niel,
    They cost $300 for 75 ml.
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    Great - I had heard they were only for Paris the Middle East and was wondering when you'd come across them. Tell us more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyDG View Post
    Thank you so much for the info and photos, hedonist222! I wish I was there to smell these - the presentation is just beautiful. Do you know if the rose/oud is like something from the By Kilian line, or is it an even more natural oud with higher quality that has been used?
    The rose didn't have much oud (if any) in it.

    The oud is a less prominent type. Very subdued. Like in Mona do Orio's Oud.

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    wich one is the rose oud? also how much they cost?
    There is no rose-oud.

    Perfume 1 - rose
    Perfume 2 oud and woody
    Perfume 3 incense

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Great - I had heard they were only for Paris the Middle East and was wondering when you'd come across them. Tell us more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Great - I had heard they were only for Paris the Middle East and was wondering when you'd come across them. Tell us more!
    Sure. Plan to test them extensively soon.
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    Default Re: Guerlain - Les Deserts d'Orient

    A friend of mine was wondering if these are entirely new, unique compositions - or perhaps existing fragrances from, say, the L'Arte et la Matiere line, only re-named for a different market? Perhaps Rose Barbare (rose), Bois d'Armenie (incense), etc.?

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    Completely new.

    -Encens Mythique d’Orient is very different than Bois d'Armenie.
    -Rose Nacrée du Désert doesn't smell like Rose Barbare.
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    Thanks hedonist - now I'm entirely captivated! I've been meaning to fly to Dubai on the Airbus A380 for a shopping adventure.. this seals the deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyDG View Post
    Thanks hedonist - now I'm entirely captivated! I've been meaning to fly to Dubai on the Airbus A380 for a shopping adventure.. this seals the deal
    The trip, airlines, aircraft and perfume are all worth it.
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    Default Re: Guerlain - Les Deserts d'Orient

    Hedonist, I'm antiously waiting for your description of the incense....

    What about the oud. You said it's somewhat similar to the Mona's...is it a floral-oud?


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    Great pics, Hedonist! The Paris SA told me that the woody one is "vveerryy leathery", dry and masculine. Can't wait to try them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Hedonist, I'm antiously waiting for your description of the incense....

    What about the oud. You said it's somewhat similar to the Mona's...is it a floral-oud?
    The oud wasnt floral but the oud type was very similar to Mona di Orio's Oud.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. G View Post
    Great pics, Hedonist! The Paris SA told me that the woody one is "vveerryy leathery", dry and masculine. Can't wait to try them!
    It was dry but not leathery if your reference for leather is Cuir de Ruse or Knize Ten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    ...Apparently they're only limited to UAE for now and then probably Qatar and Kuwait later on.
    What? No KSA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Hedonist, I'm antiously waiting for your description of the incense....

    What about the oud. You said it's somewhat similar to the Mona's...is it a floral-oud?
    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    What? No KSA?
    Everyone knows Saudis do their shopping (including groceries) in Dubai LOL.
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    Oh be still my heart! New Guerlains! Thank you for the eye candy.
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    I'd be most curious about the rose. You will have to tell me all details, hedonist! Pleeeeease!

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    I'd intended on trying it yesterday but the mall we went to didn't have it yet.

    Will be trying these this week.

    I prefer to dedicate a full wearing for each perfume. So there will have to be 3 individual days of testing.

    I'll start with the Oud (woody) then the rose then the incense.
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    Good luck and we're all counting on you

    No pressure of course . . .

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    I have got time... enough Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    No pressure of course . . .
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    Maybe one of our physician members could arrange a doctor's note for hedonist so he can skip work and concentrate for a few days?

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    Seconded!

    Of course, nooooo pressure from us here, hedonist

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