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    Default Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    Im looking for a fragrance similar to the vintage Jules by Christian Dior. I have my dad`s small bottle from the 1980s. just love the smell the empty bottle.

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    Default Re: Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    I think Luca Turin mentioned Amouage Ciel as sharing something with Jules. I have it and enjoy it, perhaps give it a test.

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    What Jules shares with Ciel Man is the dirty urinous note (clary sage). Jules is a typical ballsy fougère from the 80s, if you like that kind of fragrances I suggest you try Kouros (easy to find) or vintage miniatures of Balafre or Macassar.

    The current formulation of Jules is still very good IMHO.

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    Default Re: Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    The clary sage note in Amouage Ciel was in the vintage version. The current version of Ciel is an overpriced fresh marine with no urinous undertone.

    Another ballsy, dirty fougere is Caron Yatagan (more vegetal in the top and more woody in the drydown). Also, Jules is still available in France, and while I am sure it is watered down from the vintage version, it's still very good. So if you have a friend visiting Paris, ask him.

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    Default Re: Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    I'd just get a bottle of Jules from any source available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I'd just get a bottle of Jules from any source available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I'd just get a bottle of Jules from any source available.
    This ^^^.
    I share your enthusiasm for Jules; I own and enjoy it.

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    Default Re: Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    Thanks everybody for the help I did try Kouros, i like it but do not find it similar to Jules. I'm heading towards Yatagan and have heard great reviews of it. Hope it smells similar to Jules.

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    +1 on Yatagan. Jean Pascal (eponymous fragrance) could be another option. That said, why don't you directly get Jules?


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    Default Re: Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    Eau d'Hermes is in the same ballpark. You can get Jules at Sephora.fr or direct from Dior.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    +1 on Yatagan. Jean Pascal (eponymous fragrance) could be another option. That said, why don't you directly get Jules?
    Thanks again for your suggestion. We have less options to buy from in this part of the world. I tried ebay but its way to expensive. Is it available in NY?, I have people traveling to U.S. frequently so can ask them to get a bottle for me

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    Default Re: Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    No, Jules is not available in the US, and I've never seen it in Italy either. As a matter of fact, I have only seen it in France, so you need people travelling to Paris.

    cacio

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    An Oak Brook IL NiemenMarcus rep helped me locate/acquire a couple bottles recently. Shoot me a pm if you want her contact info OR contact the Dallas NiemanMarcus directly.
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    Default Re: Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    No, Jules is not available in the US, and I've never seen it in Italy either. As a matter of fact, I have only seen it in France, so you need people travelling to Paris.

    cacio
    Exactly. In italy you can only find the vintage aftershave...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    No, Jules is not available in the US, and I've never seen it in Italy either. As a matter of fact, I have only seen it in France, so you need people travelling to Paris.

    cacio
    Sephora deliver Europe-wide, including Italy:

    http://www.sephora.fr/Parfum/Parfum-...toilette/P3411

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    Default Re: Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I'll try the local Neimans etc. As usual, SAs are very hit or miss in their competence.

    And it's not a bad idea to have it shipped to Italy when I visit my family. I stop in Paris sometimes, but the problem is that the 125ml bottle cannot be brought back on the plane.

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    ... but the problem is that the 125ml bottle cannot be brought back on the plane.
    Current offerings are at 100ml. I haven't tried transporting so haven't looked into it, but does that change things?
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    Just received my bottle of Yatagan and it does smell faintly like Jules specially the first 30 seconds. Already becoming the fan of Yatagan. It seams there is lot of leather and tobacco here.

    Thanks everybody here for your suggestions.

    The quest and thirst for Jules still remains!!!

    My next purchase : Rochas Lui... any comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    +1 on Yatagan. Jean Pascal (eponymous fragrance) could be another option. That said, why don't you directly get Jules?
    Hi...

    Thanks for the inspiration..I finally manged to get a full bottle of Jules yesterday. Somebody traveling to Paris on a business trip fetched me one. The juice is simply great as I have been wearing it for full day. I guess due to the reformulation it is little less stronger than the vintage one but still remains great.

    Thanks you Alfarom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saurabh View Post
    Hi...

    Thanks for the inspiration..I finally manged to get a full bottle of Jules yesterday. Somebody traveling to Paris on a business trip fetched me one. The juice is simply great as I have been wearing it for full day. I guess due to the reformulation it is little less stronger than the vintage one but still remains great.

    Thanks you Alfarom.
    My pleasure!


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