Speaking of Discontinued fragrances, does anyone know if Dior, Dune pour homme is discontinued? I spotted an old bottle a few days ago for 35 dollars ( I know its an old formulation because the ingredients are as minimal as a really old Fahrenheit bottle that I aquired not long ago) but I was wondering if its worth buying?
i don't think it is discontinued, in the UK at least. Several stores including Harrods have it. And Dior more importantly has it advertised online too.
We have some recent word on the "disco" state of Tommy Bahama fragrances:
Translation: You can look at the Tommy Bahama sites and see that 4 men's and 4 women's fragrances remain on the site:
For men, the new main Tommy Bahama masculine, a new one called Compass, Set Sail St. Barts and Set Sail Martinique.
For women, the new main feminine, and the ladies' version of St. Barts and Martinique. You can also get a three-bottle coffret with the original feminine along with St. Barts and Martinique.
SO - the disco fragrances are the originals in both genders, Very Cool in both genders, and South Seas in both genders. There may be some other limited editions, too.
The L'Artisan website seems to have stopped offering Coeur de Vetiver Sacré now.
Overstock.com has the limited edition Shalimar Ode de Vanille. They also have Lauren by Ralph Lauren.
Last edited by BetsyMeszaros; 24th June 2014 at 07:13 AM.
Shalimar was on Overstock.com May still be on sale there. Good luck
I too have heard Shalimar Parfum Initial is to be discontinued but can't remember where. It was somewhere on Basenotes I think.
The Jo Malone rep at Bloomingdales told me yesterday that EL had told them JM Vintage Gardenia was discontinued even though it was a best seller because they could no longer get the French gardenia. Evidently it was made from an English gardenia and a French gardenia. Rather then reformulate they decided to discontinue. If this is correct I really respect them for that. It would be a big step forward for big corporate perfume companies like EL.
More Guerlain discontinuations:
Shalimar Parfum Initial (all versions and flankers)
The "Une ville, un parfum" collection:
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Well, this is something that I found out not to long ago. Polo Green by Ralph Lauren isn't being discontinued, but they did remove the treemoss from the ingredients! And this is after they replaced the oakmoss with that not to long ago! I'm stocking up on the older bottles before they discontinue it alltogether.
Patchouli Noir by Il Profumo and
Ael-Mat by Lostmarc'h
Bvlgari Black is to be discontinued.
I heard this from a reliable source.
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I was looking to get Midnight in Paris at Heathrow T5 duty free last week but the SA told me it's discontinued. She seemed clueless overall but they did have other VC&A frags in stock so I got pretty worried. Can anyone confirm it is in fact not discontinued (as I would guess, since it seems pretty much widely available)?
"What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
Tom Ford has been merciless at discontinuing Private Blend scents that don't sell. In 2009 the company introduced four "White Musk" fragrances (Jasmine Musk, Musk Pure, Urban Musk, and White Suede), and within two years all but White Suede were axed.
Similarly, of the four "Jardin Noir" fragrances released in 2012 (Jonquille de Nuit, Ombre de Hyacinthe, Café Rose, and Lys Fumé), only Café Rose has survived. The others were discontinued this spring.
I almost feel as though this is intentional: they release four fragrances in a collection, wait to see which sells best, and then drop the others. I don't see how that's all that cost-effective, given the cost of launching a new fragrance, but it must be working for them.
Maison 71 is right: the Cosmetics Company Store does have discontinued PB fragrances at significant markdowns. S/he saw Jonquille de Nuit, and I've seen Ombre de Hyacinthe.
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Dior's Diorama, the rereleased EdT in the "Créations de Monsieur Dior" series launched a few years ago, has been discontinued. I wrote Dior's French customer service an e-mail, and they confirmed this.
This isn't really that big a loss, since this version of Diorama was not all that good and smelled absolutely nothing like vintage (1949-1970s) Diorama, a tremendous orange-peel chypre.
Talking about Dior discontinuations is kind of difficult in any case. The firm has a reputation for reformulating and renaming its fragrances that's probably unequaled among big luxury brands. (You literally have to be a rocket scientist to figure out the whole Dior Addict and Miss Dior Chérie/Miss Dior history).
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Does anyone know the status of Cuir de Lancôme? Is it still in production?
Edit- just checked and could not find on Hermes website.
Edit - Late at night. I meant Lancome website (usa), not Hermes.
Last edited by CapriDog; 17th September 2014 at 03:27 PM.
A saw the whole line TF's Jardin noir this august in Paris (Printemps Haussman) but full price... I would like to find Lys Fumé at a good price, if somebody has an information, please PM me !!! I tried to find this "cosmetic company store" but didn't found it.
For the Dior's (Vetiver & Mitzah), every time I go to Dior in Paris, I find them. Had a sample of the vetiver in August. They have them backstage and the sellers say they are not discontinued, just not promoted (such a behavior seems however very strange to me).
If somebody need someone in france to buy & ship, I can do it !
Last edited by _Aaricia_; 17th September 2014 at 03:07 PM.
You spoke about Hermes site, that's the reason of my joke
I checked and didn't find Cuir de Lancôme, nor on Lancôme French site, nor on French reliable discounters. If you want me to ask on some perfumistas site, just ask
For Lys Fumé, if somebody finds it with a reasonnable discount, please tell me !!! I can't post on "wanted frags", don't know why (but I am quite a newbie here)