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    Default Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    I just came across this post on Fragrantica. Have any
    Pi lovers tried this?
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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    Afaik it's the same juice but in special limited packaging

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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Afaik it's the same juice but in special limited packaging
    That's my understanding.

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    According to the press release over at NST they're tweaked variations.

    Here's a quote from the press release:

    "Givenchy has launched Les Créations Couture, a new set of five limited edition “revisited” fragrances inspired by lace (for the ladies: Very Irrésistible Givenchy Lace Edition, Ange ou Démon Le Secret Lace Edition and Organza Lace Edition) and leather (for the gentlemen: Pi Leather Edition and Play Leather Edition).

    ...

    Exquisite variations of five iconic House fragrances, all reinterpreted by their creator, the “Les Parfums Couture” collection embodies the quintessence of Givenchy luxury. Exclusive for one season, their compositions are inspired by textural effects and “textile” sensations."

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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    According to the press release over at NST they're tweaked variations.

    Here's a quote from the press release:

    "Givenchy has launched Les Créations Couture, a new set of five limited edition “revisited” fragrances inspired by lace (for the ladies: Very Irrésistible Givenchy Lace Edition, Ange ou Démon Le Secret Lace Edition and Organza Lace Edition) and leather (for the gentlemen: Pi Leather Edition and Play Leather Edition).

    ...

    Exquisite variations of five iconic House fragrances, all reinterpreted by their creator, the “Les Parfums Couture” collection embodies the quintessence of Givenchy luxury. Exclusive for one season, their compositions are inspired by textural effects and “textile” sensations."

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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    So they smell different??

    Cant wait to buy blind Pi with a leather note.

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    Haven't tried it either, but I can only second that Pi with a leather note sounds captivating
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    This is now available at The Bay in Canada as is the Play Limited edition. They both seem like deeper, smoother renditions of their original counter parts. I actually really like the Pi. It seems less synthetic and although oriental, feels like it can be worn summer evenings.
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    This is like an intense version of PI with a smooth leather note throughout. Longevity/projection much improved as well. It is now shipping to the US from:

    http://www.sophiasbeauty.com/givench...e-p-13407.html
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    When I was at Walt Disney World late last month, they had the Leather Editions of both Pi and Play at the Givenchy shop in the Epcot France Pavilion. I didn't sniff either, though I did get a chance to try Monsieur de Givenchy (current formulation) for the first time, which might be a good future summer or work scent.

    Oddly enough, the SA told me that Pi Neo was the biggest seller at Epcot, and I was very surprised to say the least. Pi Neo is sold at Macy's and Sephora and the Epcot boutique had harder-to-find scents like Xeryus and Givenchy Gentleman (and that's just on the men's side)... I expected the rarer scents to be the bigger sellers. I did go to the Guerlain boutique at Epcot as well, but I didn't ask the same question.
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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    When I was at Walt Disney World late last month, they had the Leather Editions of both Pi and Play at the Givenchy shop in the Epcot France Pavilion. I didn't sniff either, though I did get a chance to try Monsieur de Givenchy (current formulation) for the first time, which might be a good future summer or work scent.

    Oddly enough, the SA told me that Pi Neo was the biggest seller at Epcot, and I was very surprised to say the least. Pi Neo is sold at Macy's and Sephora and the Epcot boutique had harder-to-find scents like Xeryus and Givenchy Gentleman (and that's just on the men's side)... I expected the rarer scents to be the bigger sellers. I did go to the Guerlain boutique at Epcot as well, but I didn't ask the same question.
    I had a great time at Epcot, but the SA's in Guerlain were really snobby. This was two years ago. I bought Givenchy Vetiver and Geir Ness while I was there. Plus one of the Acqua di Parma scents.

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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    Wanted to weigh in because I own this one along with Play Leather Edition.

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    This Givenchy Pi Leather Edition is phenomenal. Take the original Pi of yesteryear, before the reformulations affecting the longevity and sweetness, throw in a leather opening and you've got this. It's a manlier version of Pi, but still dries down to the same sweetness of the original Pi. I'd also add that the leather top permeates all phases of the scent and never quite disappears, just recedes quite a bit into the background. Projection is average/good but longevity is a beast. And I adore these bottles. Very understated and classy.

    I know of a website that actually still stocks this one, new in box. That's where I got mine from, paying retail. SophiasBeauty it's called, and I felt like I was taking a gamble when I ordered but sure enough it was shipped via USPS Priority within days.

    And contrary to what I've read elsewhere, Play Leather Edition doesn't settle into Play Intense to my nose. It's Play with leather throughout, a little young for my tastes though. Occasionally, you can still find it on Ebay.

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    I'm usually not a fan of leather based fragrances however the givenchy play leather and PI leather I liked both of those slightly more than the originals. Not that there's a huge difference, but just enough to turn each of those fragrances from a 6/10 to a 7/10 in my opinion
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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sawyer View Post
    Wanted to weigh in because I own this one along with Play Leather Edition.



    This Givenchy Pi Leather Edition is phenomenal. Take the original Pi of yesteryear, before the reformulations affecting the longevity and sweetness, throw in a leather opening and you've got this. It's a manlier version of Pi, but still dries down to the same sweetness of the original Pi. I'd also add that the leather top permeates all phases of the scent and never quite disappears, just recedes quite a bit into the background. Projection is average/good but longevity is a beast. And I adore these bottles. Very understated and classy.

    I know of a website that actually still stocks this one, new in box. That's where I got mine from, paying retail. SophiasBeauty it's called, and I felt like I was taking a gamble when I ordered but sure enough it was shipped via USPS Priority within days.

    And contrary to what I've read elsewhere, Play Leather Edition doesn't settle into Play Intense to my nose. It's Play with leather throughout, a little young for my tastes though. Occasionally, you can still find it on Ebay.
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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    I bought the Play Leatherwhen it was released. Comes in 60ml but paid close to 100 EUR for it. Was it worth it? As usual it depends, fragrance itself is very nice, no doubt and quite different from both Play and Play Intense. But price indeed is quite hefty for what it is.

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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    How does Pi Leather compare to A*Men Pure Leather?
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    Default Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    Quote Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
    How does Pi Leather compare to A*Men Pure Leather?
    Used to own Pure Leather as well. Wasn't a fan. Pi Leather smells synthetic, almost like a Band Aid but not in a bad way at all.

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