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    Default Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Just came across Micallef "ShahNOOR" on ebay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Parfums-M-Mi...item5892006275

    I can't find any info on it anywhere. Has anyone ever heard of this before? The bottle looks semi-legit based on the gold collar, but the Sea bottles that had the same basic shape had some contouring on the glass that does not seem to be present on the bottle pictured in the auction.

    The ugly typeface would usually indicate a fake, but in the case of Micallef, such ugly typefacing is more likely to indicate that it's actually a genuine product . I mean, if you were going to invent a fake scent for a line, surely you'd choose a classier font and presentation than that, right?
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    First I've heard of it and I have almost their entire line. Can't find anything about it either.

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    It is listed here as a Private Label brand:

    http://www.royalbeautygroup.com/bran.../shahnoor.html

    This same company handles Micallef products, and it looks like a Micallef bottle, so maybe Micallef made this fragrance for someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    It is listed here as a Private Label brand:

    http://www.royalbeautygroup.com/bran.../shahnoor.html

    This same company handles Micallef products, and it looks like a Micallef bottle, so maybe Micallef made this fragrance for someone else.
    Thanks for this info.

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    Anyone brave enough to bid on it w/o any info? I'll buy a sample off you if you win!
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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    I noticed that the bottles for the Royal Heritage fragrances, listed on the same website, also look very much like Micallef bottles.

    http://www.royalbeautygroup.com/bran..._heritage.html

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    I've sent a message to the seller asking for more details and notes. I'll post here if they respond.

    Seriously though, is there currently a more frustrating house than Micallef for having lot's of offerings that are poorly distributed and promoted!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    I've sent a message to the seller asking for more details and notes. I'll post here if they respond.

    Seriously though, is there currently a more frustrating house than Micallef for having lot's of offerings that are poorly distributed and promoted!?
    Agreed! And that's not even mentioning all the discontinuations of recent scents (the Sea and Seasons series). Ugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Agreed! And that's not even mentioning all the discontinuations of recent scents (the Sea and Seasons series). Ugh!
    The sea series is discontinued? Grrrr...

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    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    The sea series is discontinued? Grrrr...
    Yes, I got word from the US distributor himself. They also can't be found on either the Micallef US or international website anymore, either. A real shame they got rid of them - some of their best scents - and kept some of the ones they did (Spicy and Jewel are nice, but neither lives up to Yellow or White Sea, imo).
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    Stupid scent was all the talk back in the mid 90's with the Alt.Fashion fragrance forum. That was all they would talk about and compare scents to .....personally I never smelt it and left that forum to join basenotes!

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    Oh man, the Sea series discontinued? But I was just beginning to know them...
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    Seriously though, is there currently a more frustrating house than Micallef for having lot's of offerings that are poorly distributed and promoted!?
    Yeah it makes me think the whole operation is a money-laundering scheme that happens to be run by a perfume lover who hires good talent for the products that are all just a front for mob cash

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    So, more oddities. The seller told me she got these bottles at a store closing - no other details. I contacted Micallef direct asking for info but no response yet. In the meantime it looks like the auctions have been pulled. I'm confused.....
    I'll update you guys if I get any more responses on this.

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Micallef response:

    "this is a private label made for our client in Kuwait, not a Micallef standard product"

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    "this is a private label made for our client in Kuwait, not a Micallef standard product"
    The Royal Beauty Group is based in Kuwait. They probably had Micallef make a few private label fragrances for them or for one of their customers.

    Micallef does the same thing for Paris Gallery, who owns exclusive sales rights to the brand in Saudi Arabia. Paris Gallery sells a few fragrances made just for them by Micallef and use the Paris Gallery name.

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Thanks Noggs. I thought this was probably who they were referring to from your earlier post.

    I was still hoping for a bit more info like fragrance notes for example - oh well...

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    I was still hoping for a bit more info like fragrance notes for example - oh well...

    If I see any more details on the web or happen to run across a bottle locally, I'll pass along the info.

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    If I see any more details on the web or happen to run across a bottle locally, I'll pass along the info.
    Thanks noggs, that would be fab.
    I really meant I'd hoped Micallef would provide more info. I did go back to them with a specific question so we'll see.
    Not that it matters any more, we can't buy it anyway.

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Last update on this one.

    The eBay seller has responded and basically explained that the auction was pulled until she knew more about the fragrance.

    The Micallef rep has provided notes as follows:

    Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin
    Mid: Jasmine, Geranium
    Base: Sandelbaum (???), Cedar, Patchouli, Pine Wood, Moss
    Last edited by laph; 25th January 2013 at 10:07 AM.

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    Thanks for the update. That sounds fabulous. If it goes up for auction again...*ponders*
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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Sandelbaum = sandalwood
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Yep, Sandelbaum is the german word for sandalwood tree (Baum = tree).

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    Thanks guys for all the research and info into this.

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    Default Re: Micallef ShahNOOR?

    Hey, folks. I stumbled on to this thread after trying my first Micallef (Avant Garde). The notes pyramid sound very good. Also noticed that at least one of the contributors to this thread has posted ShahNoor as his/her SOTD. Anybody have any experience with this fragrance to share? Thanks in advance.

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