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    Default Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    This smells a lot like L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain.

    That's it.

    Bye!

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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    Short n sweet eh?

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    Bet it's more expensive though.

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    True, but L'Heure Bleue used to be way better IMO.

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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    I have a sample, lovely fragrance. But no way would I pay that price for it. Its not THAT lovely
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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    Sampled it, but didn't buy it, if price was not an issue......
    Last edited by lpp; 14th March 2013 at 04:04 PM.

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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    It smells very close to L'Heure Bleu to me, too. Hasu-No-Hana and Phul-Nana are gorgeous as well, reminiscent of the great classics.

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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    It smells a lot more complex than current LHB. It is also more flowery and lacks the medicinal je ne sais quoi in the opening. I'd rather buy Shem El Nessim than any version of current LHB.

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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    Quote Originally Posted by GelbeDomino View Post
    It smells a lot more complex than current LHB. It is also more flowery and lacks the medicinal je ne sais quoi in the opening. I'd rather buy Shem El Nessim than any version of current LHB.
    This was my experience as well.

    Nonetheless, I have about 1/2 a bottle of vintage LHB PdT that I am wearing sparingly. Gorgeous stuff!
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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    I'd go for the pure parfum from these.

    In no way am I implying the EDPs aren't good. Phenomenal in fact but the parfums are on another level. They come in 10ml and 100ml!!!

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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    I had no idea that there were pure perfumes of these scents. Wow!
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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I had no idea that there were pure perfumes of these scents. Wow!
    Yup. Luckyscent shows the 10ml. Would hate to see what the 100ml would go for.

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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    Wait a minute, u can say this particular one is my "one"
    Much more creamy and powdery than L'heur blue (owning both).
    Bought from urban Retreat, Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie.
    Then just after I left, i realised how amazing was the pefume (which i did not buy)
    Then was trying for the next 4 months to get it with no hope (left UK)
    Until finally my uncle was in London and got me one.
    The 10 ml Perume goes for 170
    while the 100 ml is 495, i went for the latter.
    By the way Hedonist how did h know they come in 100 ml?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I'd go for the pure parfum from these.

    In no way am I implying the EDPs aren't good. Phenomenal in fact but the parfums are on another level. They come in 10ml and 100ml!!!
    Drooool.

    Now that LHB is damaged beyond repair, I'm checking this out!
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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bon Vivant View Post
    Drooool.

    Now that LHB is damaged beyond repair, I'm checking this out!
    Is the current LHB really that bad? I've yet to smell the current version and now I'm dreading it.
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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    If you loved, really loved LHB, then you will be sorely disappointed. If it's your first time ever sniffing it, then ignorance is bliss.

    There have been restrictions on eugenol, hydrox-whatever-it-is, heliotropin and a bunch of other ingredients. So the spice is greatly diminished, the lilac note has waned, and there is less marzipan plush. The beautiful leatheriness of the castoreum, which I think was already toned down, has been cleaned out completely. The current LHB finds it's voice in the middle, but I find the beginning and end quite off-key.

    And did I mention less projection and longevity? All-in-all it is much more of a violet-iris scent, much closer to what Apres L'ondee used to be.

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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    Quote Originally Posted by salim96 View Post
    Wait a minute, u can say this particular one is my "one"
    Much more creamy and powdery than L'heur blue (owning both).
    Bought from urban Retreat, Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie.
    Then just after I left, i realised how amazing was the pefume (which i did not buy)
    Then was trying for the next 4 months to get it with no hope (left UK)
    Until finally my uncle was in London and got me one.
    The 10 ml Perume goes for 170
    while the 100 ml is 495, i went for the latter.
    By the way Hedonist how did h know they come in 100 ml?

    the 100ml parfum is sold here

    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    Thanks Mr. Bon Vivant, that's one accurate analysis to me! If you want the heliotrope marzipan thing from L'Heure Bleue, check out Jarling. Shem el Nessim is too musty, not shining at all. It's mediocre compared to L'Heure Bleue at its best (PdT and 10-20 years old vintage extrait with the florals intact).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    Thanks Mr. Bon Vivant, that's one accurate analysis to me! If you want the heliotrope marzipan thing from L'Heure Bleue, check out Jarling. Shem el Nessim is too musty, not shining at all. It's mediocre compared to L'Heure Bleue at its best (PdT and 10-20 years old vintage extrait with the florals intact).
    Then I'll have to sniff Jarling, too! One of these days when I finally get to Paris... The marzipan was one of my favorite aspects of LHB, although I loved the whole from start to finish. The tip is much appreciated!

    And spot on about the PdT and vintage years. Go older than the 80's, and LHB gets dryer and less floral.
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    Default Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    Don't expect too much from Jarling! If I needed another heliotrope fix in my life, I'd probably get it, but it's half the story and does not possess LHB's bittersweetness nor its overall magic (the composition).

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