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    Default Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Sad news.
    I can just see how in ten years time people will be posting here about what's it like and should they fork out the $200 Ebay asking price.
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    You really think it will be 10 years until people start selling them for 200?

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    Default Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    I saw some on shelves at a L'Occitane store last weekend. It was the favorite of my friends, from everything in the store, and he ended up buying a bottle.

    Sad news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    You really think it will be 10 years until people start selling them for 200?
    Or maybe as soon as in two years. eBay prices are so wacky. I saw Gucci Pour Homme there going for $280. Now, there are 50ml bottles going for $70, NIB.
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    Kind of defies logic. If the enthusiasm for it here is representative of the world at large, why on earth would they do away with it? :-/

    Just weird.
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    Default Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    Quote Originally Posted by DEMON View Post
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but yet another amazing fragrance is getting the axe: this time it is at the hands of L'Occitane.

    "Dear Bill,

    Thank you for contacting L'Occitane.

    We do apologize but our Eau de Baux has been phased out.

    We do not offer that particular product any longer.

    Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any other queries by replying directly to this email.

    Please feel free to visit our online boutique or your nearest boutique.

    Yours sincerely,

    Rachele
    Customer Service Representative
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    I had only recently tried this fragrance and fell in love with it. I had found my new signature scent. Why does this keep happening to me? Polo Green is a horrible reformulation, original Calvin is gone, Mugler's Pure Havane is discontinued....every fragrance I like disappears.

    wait... what??????

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    Default Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    Forgot to say thanks for the heads up.

    Of course I'm not going to try to hoard any (halo appears over head, rolls eyes up to look at the sky, smiles innocently.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheatstraw2 View Post
    Kind of defies logic. If the enthusiasm for it here is representative of the world at large, why on earth would they do away with it? :-/
    Enthusiasm on basenotes absolutely is NOT a reflection of the world at large.
    Enthusiasm on basenotes is a reflection of the tastes of perfume enthusiasts.

    That's a really big difference. It's like the difference between someone who eats at McDonald's and someone who eats at gourmet restaurants or cooks gourmet dinners at home. It's like the difference between people who drink Bud and people who drink things like Old Rasputin Stout or Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

    The VAST majority of perfume (and *cough* cologne) is not purchased by perfume enthusiasts. Perfume enthusiasts like us are a small subset.
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    Default Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    What a strange business model.
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    They seem to have setups of there lotions and cleansers at most dept stores. These areas never have any of their fragrances though. I wonder why? It would be a great way to sell many more bottles of fragrance at malls that have no L'occitane store.
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    Default Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Enthusiasm on basenotes absolutely is NOT a reflection of the world at large.
    Enthusiasm on basenotes is a reflection of the tastes of perfume enthusiasts.

    That's a really big difference. It's like the difference between someone who eats at McDonald's and someone who eats at gourmet restaurants or cooks gourmet dinners at home. It's like the difference between people who drink Bud and people who drink things like Old Rasputin Stout or Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

    The VAST majority of perfume (and *cough* cologne) is not purchased by perfume enthusiasts. Perfume enthusiasts like us are a small subset.
    Absolutely. I was going to say - the moment the public's taste changes on "warm and ambery", the moment L'Occitane will be on to the next trend. L'Occitane is not about holding onto yesteryear's products. They are about selling some idea of "clean and French" around the world, and making bookoo bucks on it.

    Eaux des Baux was getting a bit old for a mall / bath-'n'-body fragrance, IMO. It was a good one, but why not bring out something new that sells better and brings people (including us) into the store? AND - (personal opinion here) - I am beginning to think that L'Occitane has been putting out some great new scents lately. The new things smell like they had some very talented noses on them. So maybe we will get a real treat to replace it? Even their Verdon "sport fragrance" is really nice. I suspect that they will have a winner back in EdB's place.

    However, I have to admit, Old Rasputin Stout and Deschutes Black Butte Porter sound *great*!!!
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    Default Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    Went to L'Occitane in Houston this evening, there was a lot of EdB on the shelf. Despite pressing the SA, she claimed to have no knowledge of any cessation of production or distribution for EdB. Of course, SA's on the floor may not have that insight either. I didn't buy a backup bottle while there, maybe I'll regret it a year from now. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    Went to L'Occitane in Houston this evening, there was a lot of EdB on the shelf. Despite pressing the SA, she claimed to have no knowledge of any cessation of production or distribution for EdB. Of course, SA's on the floor may not have that insight either. I didn't buy a backup bottle while there, maybe I'll regret it a year from now. We'll see.
    Well it's good to know at least that there are still stores with a good supply on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Well it's good to know at least that there are still stores with a good supply on hand.
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    Total agreement. I'd like to have the chance to make the choice, before they're gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Old Rasputin Stout and Deschutes Black Butte Porter sound *great*!!!
    Indeed, they are!

    There was a pub near me that used to have Old Rasputin Stout (I believe it's an Imperial Stout) on tap, and during happy hour it cost $3 a pint. Ridiculously good and blacker than midnight in the country under a moonless sky. Awe yeah. That's the good stuff!

    Most beer drinkers drink garbage. In 2012, the selling beers in the U.S. were:
    #1: Bud Light
    #2: Coors Light
    #3: Budweiser
    #4: Miller Light
    #5: Natural Light
    FOUR of the top five selling beers were frigging watery LIGHT beer! And there were two more light beers in the top 10. That would be like saying the top selling perfume for men was a light aquatic. OH, WAIT! It is. D&G, Light Blue.

    My point is that the average person has the same tastes in perfume that they have in food and beer. Ultra-safe, boring, and when it comes to beer, light, nearly odorless and tasteless. It's a shame, but, the average person isn't buying anything like Eau des Baux. Actually, maybe that isn't a shame. The fact that the average person has such boring tastes sometimes makes our tastes that much more fascinating. I had a friend the other night go absolutely nuts over Interlude Man. She made me fetch the bottle because she couldn't imagine that a man's 'cologne' could smell like that.
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    What a shame that EdB is getting the axe. The scent is wonderful and affordable, and the grooming items are also very good (deodorant and shaving balm.)
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    RIP. Will have to stock on it asap.

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    I was at the Mall in Atlanta last night and they had 20 bottles on the shelf, the SA hadn't a clue it was being discontinued as others have said..
    I had to leave quickly because of the hard sell which I hate..
    I asked if they had shaving cream, she pointed but was at my side repeating L'Occitane over and over like I needed to learn how to say it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    What a shame that EdB is getting the axe. The scent is wonderful and affordable, and the grooming items are also very good (deodorant and shaving balm.)
    Do you have an opinion about the shower gel Primrose? The reviews on their site are mixed.
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    It hasn't vanished, as of just a little while ago. The store I went to had a full stock, though now they have somewhat less. SAs hadn't heard anything about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    ...I fell in love with the 4 theives fragrance from L'Occitane which was a best seller, but shock of shocks, it was suddenly discontinued without warning !!!. I still think personally it was the best ever L'Occitane creation... some things just don't make sense...
    I agree. I wanted to buy it, once in the shop, the SA told me it was discontinued and the bottles left were sold under an excellent discount.

    I am, observing they are fading out their men's scents, while at the same time they are continously launching and discontinuing scents for the girls. I have the feeling they are introducing changes in their marketing policies, focusing in those spending much more money in cosmetics than men do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    You really think it will be 10 years until people start selling them for 200?
    Well, it'll take a few years to clear the remaining stock, and it doesn't have quite the name with the public of say a Gucci Nobile, Envy or Homme 1.
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    2 years at the most. They will be moved to the outlet stores and put on sale for $20 and after those are gone then the high prices will start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post
    Do you have an opinion about the shower gel Primrose? The reviews on their site are mixed.
    I got the shower gel about two weeks back from their store. I'd have to say the fragrance in the shower gel is quite muted, one gets some spices and a hint of tobacco, though it does tend to linger on about the skin very lightly. Doesn't form a lot of lather, is reasonably moisturizing and quite pleasing to use. I didn't get the EDT (got TM pure Havane instead) but I think the EDT would be excellent to use with the shower gel.
    On the other side I can take a shower and right afterwards put on any scent I like. L'Occitane have some new releases and the SA claimed that the new shower gels have a higher concentration of perfume.
    I'd consider this shower gel to be quite good for use during the colder months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post
    Do you have an opinion about the shower gel Primrose? The reviews on their site are mixed.
    Socal, I never tried the shower gel. DH loves the aftershave balm and the deodorant.

    Too bad they also phased out the Notre Flore Mediterranean line. I adore the Iris, Jasmin, Immortelle and the Labdanum. Glad I bought them when they were offered.
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    It's because of it's ridiculous low price and it's cheap bottle design that it doesn't get enough attention outside BN. If it was more expensive they wouldn't have had bad sales. Now a great scent is discontinued. Where I live l'Occitane stores are being closed.

    Still, tom ford could buy the formula and sell bottles for 185€/50ml.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollux View Post
    I am, observing they are fading out their men's scents, while at the same time they are continously launching and discontinuing scents for the girls. I have the feeling they are introducing changes in their marketing policies, focusing in those spending much more money in cosmetics than men do.
    They just introduced some brand new scents into the grasse collection that are arguably non-gendered (cedar&orange / amber&sandalwood). They're pretty crappy though.

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    Many thanks Primrose and freewheelingvagabond. I guess it's time to see what codes are available for their online store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    They just introduced some brand new scents into the grasse collection that are arguably non-gendered (cedar&orange / amber&sandalwood). They're pretty crappy though.
    They are, I agree.

    So, EDB gone but Joop Homme stil going great guns. Let that sink in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    2 years at the most. They will be moved to the outlet stores and put on sale for $20 and after those are gone then the high prices will start.
    Yep. Gucci Envy is a great example of that. Could be had for next to nothing shortly after being discontinued. You now see it going for silly money on eBay.

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