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    Quite an amazing House! Looking at what I have in bottles - I have more of their bottles then Dior, Channel or Guerlain. Only to be beaten by Serge Lutens. Still have my tongue out to get Tubereuse 3 Animale and 114 is great too.

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    As a fan since 2009 I'm so glad to see this house finally getting the recognition it deserves. I enjoy most of their compositions incl a few discontinued ones. They used to have a better sampling program though ( 12 x samples for 20 Eur, incl. shipping). Can't wait to read Alfarom's interview of Ghislain!

    My pick from their line up:
    1725
    1969
    1740
    Tubereuse 1 & 3
    Ambre 114
    Noir Patchouli
    1876
    1889
    1804
    Vert Pivoine
    Blanc Violette
    Chevrefeuille (discontinued)

    Waiting to try their Rare trio.
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    Thoroughly agree with alfarom.

    I find 1740 to be very FBW. Complex with quality ingredients. Alas I cannot bear the copious amounts of immortelle.

    I really like Petroleum & Rosam too.
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    Just noticed three more in the 'rare' series.

    Veni, Vici and Vidi.

    Right then, who's first to take one for the team?

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    my fave is 1725 and Rosam

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    for those who might be interested, my interview with Gerlad Ghislain of Histoires De Parfums is out now on the Basenotes homepage...here's the direct link.

    http://www.basenotes.net/content/151...res-de-Parfums


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  7. #37

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    Great interview Alfarom, I wish I could shake his hand just for creating Ambre 114. To create a amber frag and keep it light and airy with so many notes in harmony takes a touch of genius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    for those who might be interested, my interview with Gerlad Ghislain of Histoires De Parfums is out now on the Basenotes homepage...here's the direct link.

    http://www.basenotes.net/content/151...res-de-Parfums
    Wow, one of my favorite interviews yet - because he is so unpretentious and open minded in an almost whimsical way. I want to like his line so much! But there's that common chord that I can't really appreciate in all his scents - that being said, I do own 1826, which I've found to be the best use of that ambery chord and which I love to wear when I need to wear a comfort scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    I do own 1826, which I've found to be the best use of that ambery chord and which I love to wear when I need to wear a comfort scent.
    Agree about the quality of 1826. An overlooked fragrance IMO.


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    I really shouldn't say "ambery" because, well, it's completely off-base. I should refer to it as a "richness".

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    Congrats, great interview!

    Very informative. Though as usual he didn't really answer the 1740 reformulation question properly. He seems to imply that when smelled too early, 1740 appears lighter and not deep enough - so perhaps it's just a matter of letting it mature. As usual, we shall smell.

    Editions rares as haikus? I'm having some ideas about the type of haiku ambrarem could be ... Interesting also about 1969 as one of the best sellers. I was instantly drawn simply because it's my birth year.

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    Thanks for asking Gerald about the reformulations, alfarom. Everyone is so engaged with the Great Reformulation Scare that it's easy to point fingers at perfumers who are in the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Editions rares as haikus? I'm having some ideas about the type of haiku ambrarem could be ...
    I'd love to hear it! Seriously. You can alwyas PM-me, jut in case...

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    I had high hopes for 1725, but when I got my hands on a sample, I didn't like it. A bit too much lavender, and there's a note in it which makes it a bit sickly imo; I think it might be the almond. Pity

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Treeman, soory for hijacking your thread
    No problem at all. I would say it has evolved, not been hijacked

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    ^^^^ have you already tried something from this line? If so, what are your thoughts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    ^^^^ have you already tried something from this line? If so, what are your thoughts?
    Yes, I have. They all seem full bodied and of superb quality; I do, granted, need to spend more time with the line.

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    1828 is my favorite.
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