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    Default New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    From boisdejasmin.com:

    Christian Dior is launching a new fragrance in La Collection Privée, Grand Bal. “Grand Bal is an echo of Christian Dior’s great ball gowns, whose full skirts and beauty evoked the petals of a flower in full bloom,” François Demachy, Dior in-house perfumer. It is a classical jasmine blend that includes notes of bergamot, jasmine, Tunisian orange blossom, ylang ylang, New Caledonia sandalwood, and musk. Available from Dior boutiques.


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    Great news. Will be on the look out for this.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    thanks for the heads up ...

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    Sounds great, will definetly sample when available !

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    Sounds cool. I've only smelled about 4 of their private fragrances, and so far I can't say I'm too attached to any of them. Very intriguing concept though. I like the idea of clothing inspired fragrances- Armani Code, Green Irish Tweed (I'm assuming) and now this.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    up for anything that's orange blossom and ____wood combo plus monsieur Christian Dior’s great ball........gowns

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    I'm always puzzled at these jasmines that come out post-IFRA restrictions. But we shall smell...

    cacio

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    What a beautiful concept. God I love this hobby. I need to just start getting decants of more artistic perfumes rather than full bottles of stuff that just smell damn good

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    What a beautiful concept. God I love this hobby. I need to just start getting decants of more artistic perfumes rather than full bottles of stuff that just smell damn good
    Your first assignment - obtain a sample or decant of M/Mink by Byredo.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    I must admit this doesn't sound like something I'd be interested in, but I will most likely give it a try if I see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I'm always puzzled at these jasmines that come out post-IFRA restrictions. But we shall smell...

    cacio
    Could you elaborate please? I'm ignorant to these restrictions. To the OP, I'll definitely want to try this one out... I enjoy Leather Oud and Ambre Nuit quite a bit.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    I have a lot of faith in the Dior La Collection Privee and despite my dislike for Jasmine I will still try this.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    Sounds boring but we'll see...


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    I guess anything called big balls is worth a try !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    I guess anything called big balls is worth a try !
    Hahahahaha touché

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    Does this mean one of the others is getting discontinued?
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    Everytime I see the title of this thread I see 'Grand Bal' as 'Grand Mal'...as in seizures. Am I alone in this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fitch256 View Post
    Does this mean one of the others is getting discontinued?
    Hope not.

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    Just arrived at the Dior boutique at the Palazzo in Las Vegas and just bought myself a bottle which was shipped out today. Was also informed by SA that they just got a shipment in of Dior Homme Intense from France if anyone is interested.

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    How is it?

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    I wanna go to a Dior boutique. Yes, curious on your thoughts about this one, hednic? And how much is a bottle if you don't mind me asking? I really wanna try this though! All those notes I really enjoy! Lol, I have no desire to go to Vegas ever except to smell around at shops, lol.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    The SA there tells me it is "very feminine". 250ml bottles are $230.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    And how much is a bottle if you don't mind me asking?
    The 125ml was $155. Not bad considering that before the125ml bottles were made available with the built in atomizer I had purchased every other one in the line in 250ml bottles just so that I could get the built in atomizer.
    Last edited by hednic; 18th May 2012 at 02:04 AM.

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    Wish I could sample the entire Dior Privée line, but can't be bought here in Denmark

    Are they worth a blind buy some of these 125 ml Dior Privée guys
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    I dislike the house of Dior, but these note sound very good to me. (Though I don't know what New Caledonian sandalwood is like.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Wish I could sample the entire Dior Privée line, but can't be bought here in Denmark

    Are they worth a blind buy some of these 125 ml Dior Privée guys
    Granville is fantastic for the summer, extremely masculine in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Wish I could sample the entire Dior Privée line, but can't be bought here in Denmark

    Are they worth a blind buy some of these 125 ml Dior Privée guys
    You will love Leather Oud, i have certain.

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    Thanks for the heads up but I haven't been tempted to purchase any of these Diors.

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    Hello guys.
    Do you know a site that sells this collection? And ships to Portugal?
    Or can only get this perfumes from a Dior boutique?
    Thanks :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by etoile View Post
    Hello guys.
    Do you know a site that sells this collection? And ships to Portugal?
    Or can only get this perfumes from a Dior boutique?
    Thanks :-)
    Have you tried El Corte Ingles?

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    Ok!
    Ill try there!
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    Thanks for the heads up but I haven't been tempted to purchase any of these Diors.
    I went to the "perfume consultation" in one their boutique here couple months ago, and in a short 30mins visit, the hard-sale-fragrance-specialist kept feeding me the name "Mr. Dior" in like the whole conversation. It's a real turn off and have began getting quite annoyed by the marketing plot where they keep adding how "Christian Dior did that, liked that, loved that" in nearly every fragrances from this line. No.5(the brand actually) has been beating the crap out of the name of Mademoiselle Chanel for decades. If Dior wanted to follow the same bs, i might gonna turn away.


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    New Look1947 - February 12, 1947: there was a charge in the air at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris, when Christan Dior held his first fashion show...

    Mitzah- Christian Dior loved women and loved to be surrounded by the them...

    Granville- In Granville, Normandy, stands the house where Christian Dior spent his childhood...

    Milly-La-Forêt- After his fashion show, Christian Dior liked to escape Parisian social circle and rest in his house...

    Cologne Royal- A refined Cologne inspired by the Royal courts of the 18th century that Christian Dior cherished...

    Vétiver- Mr. Dior had an acute sense of elegance and dandyism. Inspired by this sophisticated, time less style...

    Ambre Nuit- A mysterious fragrance inspired by the time and 18th century grand balls which were a strong influence on Christan Dior...

    Leather Oud- Christian Dior traveled the world in search of the finest fabrics. Like the Couturier. the Perfumer selects the finest ingredients...

    and the most absurd one "I feel I am a Couturier as much as a Perfumer" Christian Dior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Wish I could sample the entire Dior Privée line, but can't be bought here in Denmark

    Are they worth a blind buy some of these 125 ml Dior Privée guys
    I am on a second bottle of Leather Oud (hot, smokey, sexy, super durable) and Patchouli Imperiale (a really nice straight-forward patchouli that sits comfortably between the dry, non-floral, rooty variety and the gourmand tendency of something like Serge Luten's Borneo. Not head-shop, just a really high-quality and sophisticated patchouli blend)

    Bois d'Argent is supposedly one of the more popular for men. I found it inoffensive but really boring. Nothing special, especially for a private line.

    I love the rich foodiness (and color) of Eau Noire, but am not sure how/when I will ever get through the 125ml bottle I have. It is really interesting, always draws attention - but there are not many places I would feel comfortable giving it a full wear. You really need to like immortelle (louder and more isolated here than in another favorite masculine - Histoires de Parfums 1740) to handle Eau Noire's very original recipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Wish I could sample the entire Dior Privée line, but can't be bought here in Denmark

    Are they worth a blind buy some of these 125 ml Dior Privée guys
    Many are good that I have tried, but only Granville had me almost pulling the trigger on a purchase. Unfortunately it turned badly on my skin so I passed.

    Oud Ispahan definitely sounds amazing though, so I may have to eat my words shortly when I try that one...
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    I found Grand Bal to be very femme. I remember I said to the cat at Dior that it was very floral and sweet and he agreed that it was more on the femme side. I'm interested in the Oud Ispahan though. Still on the fence with Eau Noir. I think I like the Vetiver but I don't really like Vetiver, so I don't know whats up.

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    Anyone tried Grand Bal since this? Liked it, hated it, or had a seizure?

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior - La Collection Privée Grand Bal

    If anyone is interested, I have two(2) 7.5mL samples of Grand Bal in Dior packaging unused I'd be willing to let go.

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    I recently saw the whole line up: All of them. I admit I was immediately drawn to "Oud Isaphan" as I had seen a video on you tube of someone on basenotes waxing on about it: I recall thinking: "My,my. I thought I took perfume seriously. Here is this lad of half my age who seems thoroughly convinced that a perfume should be considered nobel peace prize-winning material." Then, I thought: "Maybe he's right. Maybe it is that good." (Note to self: Try Oud Isephan.") Just yesterday there i stood afront the entire line up. People here seem to conveniently forget this entire concept was created by Hedi Slimane, now creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, once the luminary menswear designer for Dior, with his trio "Eau Noir," "Cologne Blanche" and "Bois d'Argent." I'm quite sure Hedi Slimane couldn't give a fig about how Monsieur Dior was a shy, retiring, overweight, unattractive pedophile. This is not my opinion. This is common knowledge in inner Haute Couture circles, of which I am issued. Challenge me if you might: I'm unconcerned. At any rate: Oud Isephan. Effectively, this *is* an interesting take on Oud. It is intensely rosey but not in the way that Kilian has illustrated in his "Rose Oud." It has a strange "Bazaar in Marakesh" quality to it--very thought provoking: Less a perfume. More a "place." Hmmmm: That was exactly what the lad on youtube said, if I recall. Then I smelled "Grand Bal," because, you know, I am so very "Grand Bal" myself: I am less concerned about how Monsieur Dior loved Grands Bals (he didn't and was rarely seen in society) and more with the fact that I do and go to many and adore the idea of "Bals" in general. Wouldn't you know it? I loved it. I also loved "Granville." I have so many bottles of "Eau Noire" I have no idea what to do with them: When this was launched it was blithely suggested that it was an "highly selective" limited edition. I must have bought 10 bottles and at least as many candles. This was years ago: They then came with screw caps & atomizers in black felt draw string bags. If it weren't for the fact that I am sitting on such a quantity of vintage scents that I know I will never "live through them," I'm sure I would have sprung for a bottle of "Grand Bal." I like "Femme" fragrances on me--but "Femme" in a certain way: there must be sweat, musk and funk in the flowers. My end all be all: Bal a Versailles. I don't think i could ever wear "Oud Isephan." Oud is just too much of a muchness for me. I'm sure I would wear "Granville" in the summer. I never took to "Eau Noire." It ended up reminding me of coffee, and I detest coffee. All in all: This is a lovely line. Above, Merely says he is unfond of Dior. Me, I would say the same about Chanel. I know of not one single Chanel fragrance I don't find vulgar. Dior on the other hand: Like Yves Saint laurent, there have been some doozies over the years: Who could forget "Jules"? I recommend Grand Bal to women and men who have a sense of grnadeur about them. It is a lovely scent. Groundbreaking, no. However: Is groundbreaking what EVERYONE is after in a scent? It's sort of like the dumpy grey cashmere sweater: It might be dumpy and full of pills, bit it's not for as much that you don't live in it. I recommend everyone make abstraction of SA's waxing on about Monsieur Dior and merely study these scents: They are interesting and it's nice to see such unusual, daring juices emerge from such a mainstream house.
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    I am delighted that the Dior series was extended from the initial three into this series.

    I'm on my second bottle of Granville and will be stocking up as I suspect the increased tightening on the use of oakmoss might screw this one up as well. For those who have not tried it and who hanker for something with the airiness and classic natural feel of masculines from 'the old days' like Eau Sauvage, Pour Monsieur et al it may be worth a shot - bracing, a touch of rough 'Garrigue' hillside herbs with some crisp pine etc. underpinned (and this is where it stands out from so many other wannabes) by a bit of forest floor, or at least damp hillside, oakmoss. It works in 3D unlike so many fragrances pumped out for guys these days that have no depth but a chemical base guaranteed to extend the length of the thing further than the eye can see.

    I tried Grand Bal and was pleasantly surprised - most likely a Christmas gift for a lady at my work who loves jasmine, I would be very happy to have this wafting round the studio.

    And at the risk of repeating myself, but in the knowledge that Leather Oud (and Oud Ispahan) is something of a fave round here - I would recommend any fans to try Wasser's recent Songe d'un Bois d'Ete. He uses the 'wood-chip oud' of Leather Oud to underpin the 'spiced woods' and has created a terrific contemporary oud piece that is far more imaginative than most of the obligatory 'western Oud things' floating around the market. His Rose Nacree from the same trio is also excellent.
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