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    You're welcome, David - I think that it was a great idea for a thread!

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    Midnight Poison has been discontinued.
    I just phoned the Christian Dior head office in Paris and spoke to someone specialising in their perfumes.
    I was also informed that the Dior Addict rage has been discontinued, but they will be coming back. The person I spoke to was not sure if they were just changing the packaging from the range or indeed also reformulating the fragrances. She also confirmed that Fahrenheit Absolute has been discontinued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    I just phoned the Christian Dior head office in Paris and spoke to someone specializing in their perfumes.
    She also confirmed that Fahrenheit Absolute has been discontinued.
    I guess you can't get more definitive than that. Thanks for the update David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Midnight Poison has been discontinued.
    I just phoned the Christian Dior head office in Paris and spoke to someone specialising in their perfumes.
    I was also informed that the Dior Addict rage has been discontinued, but they will be coming back. The person I spoke to was not sure if they were just changing the packaging from the range or indeed also reformulating the fragrances. She also confirmed that Fahrenheit Absolute has been discontinued.
    Wow.

    Midnight Poison gets quite a bit of love from what I've read and I always thought the Addict range was one of their best sellers? Why would they discontinue it then bring them back? Dior really is shaking things up it seems.

    I guess the confirmation by the head office put the nail in the coffin for Fahrenheit Absolute. Shame.

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    Just bought a bottle of Fahrenheit Absolute because of threads like these... and I LOVE it. Really is a shame that it is being discontinued... wonder if I should get a back-up bottle...

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    If you like it, then I would worst case is that it's not discontinued and you unload the backup via a sale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Midnight Poison has been discontinued.
    I just phoned the Christian Dior head office in Paris and spoke to someone specialising in their perfumes.
    I was also informed that the Dior Addict rage has been discontinued, but they will be coming back. The person I spoke to was not sure if they were just changing the packaging from the range or indeed also reformulating the fragrances. She also confirmed that Fahrenheit Absolute has been discontinued.
    Thanks for the heads up. I just bought a 'Dior Addict' yesterday. I had recently found it was one of the few dept store offerings that was acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post
    As long as people cite their sources, information could be added to the "mother list" as it's obtained, without proclaiming any resolution.. For example, someone could post L'Occitane Eau des Baux was being discontinued per email received by the company. Eau de Baux could be added to the original post, with the date, member name, source and remarks. Another could add that a customer service rep reported on the phone EdB was being reformulated and would be reissued in new packaging. The List Master could then add the date, that member's name, source and new info under Eau de Baux. All the information would be there for everyone's mutual confusion, and we'd know where it was coming from.
    I think this is the way to go. Don't over complicate things. If we have a warning from a member or a suspicion, then anyone concerned about that particular fragrance can further investigate. Things do vary from country to country....for example I was recently told that Gucci Envy is still manufactured in very small quantities for the italian market, soley available in italy with perhaps some ending up on the internet. Things are complicated enough...let's not make them even more complicated. I am grateful for any warning/ tip-off however vague. I will further investigate the claim myself. I think we should all be prepared to do this. Sometimes within the industry itself things are not 100% and staff are ill informed. Recently in Berlin I was informed that Eau Noire ws being phased out to make way for a new fragrance. When I phoned the head office in Paris the person I spoke to was not even aware of this. It is a mine field, but suspicions are a good start to take things further and make individual investigations....
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck21 View Post
    Wow.

    Midnight Poison gets quite a bit of love from what I've read and I always thought the Addict range was one of their best sellers? Why would they discontinue it then bring them back? Dior really is shaking things up it seems.

    I guess the confirmation by the head office put the nail in the coffin for Fahrenheit Absolute. Shame.
    I too was very surprised about this and had noticed the cult status that this fragrance has. The person I spoke to at Dior did say discontinuation was partly to do with stringent regulations regarding ingredients, but also to do with popularity of a fragrance. Presumably with Midnight Poison it has more to do with ingredients...
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    I heard Balmain de Balmain is discontinued, is it true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    I heard Balmain de Balmain is discontinued, is it true?
    Thanks for reporting this. I will look into it and phone their office in Paris. I will report back.
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    Super! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    I heard Balmain de Balmain is discontinued, is it true?
    Hi FrouFrou,
    I phoned their boutique in Paris today and unfortunately they confirmed that Balmain de Balmain has been discontinued. Their last remaining bottles were sold last week.
    I am sure you will still be able to find some stocks online, but it has definitely been discontinued.
    Jolie Madame has also been discontinued.
    Also the re-issue of the mens classic Ebene has since been discontinued.
    The classics Ivoire and Vent Vert are still in production together with the newer fragrances.
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    Waw! Thanks so much for following this up and confirming the sad news! Need to go online and stock up.
    I suppose it was too good to last..
    A really good chypre in these times of pink sweety fruity sugary forgettables..
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    Thanks for the info on Dior Addict. I got a bottle a couple of days ago.
    Currently wearing: Azurée by Estée Lauder

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    david,

    Thank you so much for your invaluable help! I quickly bought another bottle of Balmain de Balmain. This is fine in warmer weather.
    It's my replacement for Azzaro - Eau Belle, which seems to be discontinued irrevocably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    I heard Balmain de Balmain is discontinued, is it true?
    I have seen that Miss Balmain was discontinued, but if Balmain de Balmain is gone too then someone from Balmain is seriously trying to piss me off.
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    Oh, and for anybody who is missing Eau des Baux, L'Occitane currently has it available on their website
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    Re: Balmain, according to Michael Edwards' database (to which I have a subscription), Miss Balmain and Jolie Madame have both been discontinued. Ivoire is still around, but it went through a major refomulation in 2012.

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    Jean Patou has also discontinued a bunch of fragrances ever since PG&E sold it. They're bringing back some classics but the following have been axed:

    Enjoy
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    Oh yes, and Annick Goutal has been discontinuing mercilessly since they repackaged everything in 2013:

    Folavril
    Eau de Camille
    Myrrhe Ardente
    Le Mimosa
    Mon parfum Chérie

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    Quote Originally Posted by granola357 View Post
    Oh yes, and Annick Goutal has been discontinuing mercilessly since they repackaged everything in 2013:

    Folavril
    Eau de Camille
    Myrrhe Ardente
    Le Mimosa
    Mon parfum Chérie
    Thanks for your help granola. I was also informed from a perfumery in Toulon that the famous, (and wonderful !) Goutal Vetiver has been discontinued in edt form. It is now only available in cologne form. Also, I was given a demonstration of the new repackaged, (reformulated ???) Sables. To my nose it smelled very weak !
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Thanks for your help granola. I was also informed from a perfumery in Toulon that the famous, (and wonderful !) Goutal Vetiver has been discontinued in edt form. It is now only available in cologne form. Also, I was given a demonstration of the new repackaged, (reformulated ???) Sables. To my nose it smelled very weak !
    That's a shame about the Goutal Vetiver, a wonderful vetiver. I am so thankful then that I still have a full bottle of the EDT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    That's a shame about the Goutal Vetiver, a wonderful vetiver. I am so thankful then that I still have a full bottle of the EDT.

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    I agree hednic. Probably my favourite vetiver.
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    Hi David, yes, as part of the 2013 repackaging, the following have been discontinued as EdTs and are only available in EdCs. I like colognes, but they simply have no lasting power at all:

    Eau d'Hadrien
    Vetiver
    Néroli


    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Thanks for your help granola. I was also informed from a perfumery in Toulon that the famous, (and wonderful !) Goutal Vetiver has been discontinued in edt form. It is now only available in cologne form. Also, I was given a demonstration of the new repackaged, (reformulated ???) Sables. To my nose it smelled very weak !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Thanks for the info on Dior Addict. I got a bottle a couple of days ago.
    I'm going to keep my eyes open for vintage stuff. My wife has an old bottle, but we need a backup!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Creed Royal Oud....
    What's the status on these rumors - just rumors or is there any confirmation? I got a "no" today, but it wasn't the rep in charge, so I can't be certain.
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    I have several "website removal" discontinuations. All are still out on the discount market, but supplies are dwindling, and they are increasingly hard to find:

    Tokyo by Kenzo - gone - likely replaced by Kenzo Homme Night

    All Sean John fragrances!!! - gone - website seanjohnfragrances.com is gone, and no frags listed on seanjohn.com!!!

    Gucci EDP (women's analog of GPHI) - gone - still available on the web, but will soon go the way of GPHI, IMO.

    AND - if anybody wants some guaranteed authentic Gucci Envy For Men, Beauty Encounter has 0.1 oz minis for 12.95 each, meaning you can get 1 oz of the real McCoy for $130
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Maybe they could include "soon to be re formulated".
    Even the NSA doesn't know that. Or maybe they do. And maybe now Edward Snowden does. Someone should ask him...
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    I suppose you're right, Jujy. I was thinking of instances like the Miss Dior ​fiasco, which I still can't comprehend.
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