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    Good one. Enjoy!

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    I like Songe d'un Bois d'Ete very much. It is a little like Leather Oud as far as the leather and oud interactions, but more refined, smoother and the leather leather is less dominant overall. I also really like Rose Nacree du Desert, which is the rose incense (smells a bit like Oud Ispahan) oud fragrance. Rose Nacree is one of the very best rose fragrances I've tried. I did not like the third in the series - Encens Mythique d' Orient - very ordinary. You can acquire the Les Deserts d' Orient collection from Guerlain at the Palazzo in Las Vegas - they will ship and their service is excellent. Samples can be had a Perfumed Court.
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    I wore this again, from a sample, last Saturday night when I went out-on-the-town. I found it easier to wear than Leather Oud, which I like it's just so strident and horse-y. The Guerlain is more cuddly leather and while I really don't smell much myrrh to my nose (perhaps my myrrh threshold is a bit higher?) I enjoy the overall smell a lot. But I do not think I enjoy it enough to own a full bottle. Thank God! That's another expensive Guerlain I don't have to own. LOL
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    I own them all. Encens Mythique d'Orient is my favorite one the boozy, orangey, ambergris and incense work for me. It also has a french rose feel to it....LOVE. Songe d'un Bois d'Ete is my next favorite, with its cumin, smooth oud, smooth leather and the Guerlain vanilla is still in there. Rose Nacree du Desert is a amazing rose/oud combo, maybe the best out there. My only tiff is that it is really heavy on the spice. The spice keeps projecting more and more the longer it stays on the skin...You have to be in the mood to smell like a red pepper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I wore this again, from a sample, last Saturday night when I went out-on-the-town. I found it easier to wear than Leather Oud, which I like it's just so strident and horse-y. The Guerlain is more cuddly leather and while I really don't smell much myrrh to my nose (perhaps my myrrh threshold is a bit higher?) I enjoy the overall smell a lot. But I do not think I enjoy it enough to own a full bottle. Thank God! That's another expensive Guerlain I don't have to own. LOL
    I finally got a sample of this today, included in my order of LIDGE from the Toronto Guerlain boutique.

    WOW. I'll have to wear it a few times to form a full impression, but my first reaction is very positive. This has everything I love about Leather Oud, and none of the urinous civet I despise. IT is so refined, so expertly blended...magical, really.

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    I tested it. Not impressed by this one like other exclusiv lines of Guerlain.

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    I have a humorous story associated with this fragrance. I was at a conference in Las Vegas this past April and there was a Guerlain shop in the complex near the Venetian Hotel. I wore Shalimar in college, but haven't worn Guerlain since then (I tend toward L'Artisan http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122469.html and Etro http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121087.html), but I thought I'd stop in and see what they had. I was drawn to the bottle for Songe d'un Bois d'Ete and the associate filled up a small testing tube for me. I wore it from the tube for three days and decided I needed to have whole bottle. Now, up to this point I hadn't asked what the price was and figured it was maybe $100, tops. When the associate rang it up and it was $300 (with tax) I was internally shocked (as was my boyfriend, now my fiancé, who was with me ;-), but I was too proud to want to look like a rube from the Midwest (I live in Nebraska) so I didn't say anything and just handed over my card, mentally figuring that I wouldn't be putting money into my personal savings account the next month...(I make a decent living, but I've never spent over $100 on fragrance...and I have Scots ancestry, so being frugal is part of my genetics ;-) At any rate, I do love this fragrance and don't regret for a moment having spent as much as I did. I would have felt left out if I had said, no, that's too much. I'm glad that I didn't know how much it cost before the moment of payment because I might have talked myself out of something that has brought me joy since April. My fiancé jokes that I smell "expensive" whenever I wear it. It has decent staying power and a little goes a long way. There's almost a cat pee feeling to it at first (I'm sure there's a more sophisticated word for that, but right now I'll own up to rube vocabulary ;-) If you like the L'Artisan and Etro fragrances I linked above you will probably like Songe d'un Bois d'Ete - but maybe get a sample from a friend, because it comes at a cost.

    I've read that Guerlain has a bespoke service where for around $36k you can have your own fragrance made, and they won't let anyone else buy it, and you get lifetime refills. Until I win the lottery Songe d'un Bois d'Ete will have to do - I doubt many women around here will be wearing it so I do smell unique (and that's something I prize).

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    A great scent, but definitely pricey. I like it enough that if I encountered it in a shop it would've been an impulse purchase, but I'm satisfied with a small decant/split. A wonderfu and potent scent. I always thought of it as masculine but I bet it would smell great on a woman too. One of Guerlain's best recent releases.
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    Tending to agree that this fragrance is great, even more so for a quite recent release, reminding far more of the complexity, richness and groundbreaking creativity of certain iconic Guerlain classics.
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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    One word - Masterpiece!

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    Having last posted in this thread more than two years ago, I own all three and agree with my colleague above - masterpieces!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Having last posted in this thread more than two years ago, I own all three and agree with my colleague above - masterpieces!
    I may need to get some decants of these. 5 ml each, or at least the Songe. Karla's only post in nearly 8 years?! I definitely have to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanel1 View Post
    I may need to get some decants of these. 5 ml each, or at least the Songe. Karla's only post in nearly 8 years?! I definitely have to try it.
    I have received samples in the mail of all three, but they threw in two vials of Songe for a total of four! I hope my nose is ready for this.

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