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    Default New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    This is the 4th fragrance in the latest series from YSL - The Oriental Collection. It is expected to hit the market in March 2014. Bottle design is in line with other recent releases from the house.

    Looks quite promising on paper with notes of cardamom, incense, sambac, jasmine petals, oud, cedar and cypriol.

    Thoughts?
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Thanks for the info. Will be keeping an eye out for this one.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyP View Post
    This is the 4th fragrance in the latest series from YSL - The Oriental Collection. It is expected to hit the market in March 2014. Bottle design is in line with other recent releases from the house.

    Looks quite promising on paper with notes of cardamom, incense, sambac, jasmine petals, oud, cedar and cypriol.

    Thoughts?
    I've tried the other three on a number of occasions and while they're 'powerful' I can't see them being worth the asking price in terms of quality. So I don't have high hopes for another addition to the line.

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    The note profile is intriguing. Hopefully it's better than the perfume version of L'Homme Parfum Intense. I was really looking forward to that release and it did nothing for me, wasn't a fan at all.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    I Like the name...the scent is another thing though....
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    I just read about this... It does sound promising!!!

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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Sounds good!
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    It has me at Splendid, plus woods is in the title.

    Looking forward to trying this

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    I will test this for sure!
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Jasmine, Oud and incense, this one has got my attention. I hope it's a winner.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    The note profile is intriguing. Hopefully it's better than the perfume version of L'Homme Parfum Intense. I was really looking forward to that release and it did nothing for me, wasn't a fan at all.
    It doesn't have far to go to be better for sure. L'Homme Parfum Intense is awful.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    So glad they didn't put us through yet another L'homme flanker. Awesome news!

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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Where can one purchase the first three in the US?

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    Great notes! Thank you for sharing, Jimmy.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    i might try this one once its released

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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    OMG - this one is co-authored by Marie Salamagne! I love several of her works!

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/02/26...new-fragrance/

    Where can you get this in the US? I've never seen this particular YSL line anywhere.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Splendid (morning) Wood. Sorry…I couldn't help it.


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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Where can one purchase the first three in the US?
    Wasn't able to track these down Stateside. Wound up buying them from Universal Perfumes & Cosmetics in Kuwait. Unfortunately out of stock there now.
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    Last edited by OPomone; 25th April 2014 at 08:33 PM.

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    Is this at the stores now? Sorry for being out of the loop.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    When pigs fly I would pay 200 dollars for a L'oreal's YSL produced fragrances.

    I tried all 3 and was not impressed with any of them.
    Last edited by Vinrambo09; 28th March 2014 at 12:38 AM.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by OPomone View Post
    Neither revolutionary nor groundbreaking, Splendid Wood is nevertheless the most compelling fragrance from the Oriental Collection to date. I particularly liked its translucent and light-hearted spirit, its ideal balance between oud, incense and woodsy notes, its fair amount of cypriol oil which gives the scent an extra measure of aromatic and spiritual harmony.
    Above the average longevity, polite and unobtrusive sillage.
    Excellent! Thanks for that assessment. It has been my impression that the perfumer found her groove somewhere in the vicinity of Rose d'Arabie, which I thought struck an excellent (and IMO reasonably fresh) balance between a bunch of well-worn components. Definitely need to smell this one!
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    It's not available here? Not interested

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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Any updates? Decent/Good/Mediocre? Worth a purchase?
    What I'd like to try
    Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Kilian Incense Oud, Pure Oud/Ensar Oud/Tom Ford

    My UK Swapsies!

    Need 2 Roja caps if anyone can help. Muchas gracias

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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Splendid (morning) Wood. Sorry…I couldn't help it.
    ROFLMAO....good one.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    For US Basenoters, all four of the Oriental Collection are now available online at Saks at: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/Yves-...v?Ne=399545537 or in store at only 5 in the US: Beverly Hills, Boston, Chevy Chase and two in Florida (wasn't told which two) Interestingly, the NYC 5th Avenue one doesn't carry them.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Boca Town Center and Miami Dadeland offer them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    When pigs fly I would pay 200 dollars for a L'oreal's YSL produced fragrances.
    I tried all 3 and was not impressed with any of them.
    but we're all still paying $200 for Estee Lauder produced Tom Fords?
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Actually they're $250 each!
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    Default Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
    but we're all still paying $200 for Estee Lauder produced Tom Fords?
    Estee Lauder is leagues better than L"Oreal, fragrance and cosmetics wise. YSL's Oriental collection is a very mediocre and trite group of fragrances. I tried all 4 and was not impressed with any of them. The only decent one was Noble Leather, which was clearly inspired by Tuscan Leather but with more fruitiness and less longevity/sillage.

    For the nearly 300 dollars ( if you include tax) , there are much better options on the market.
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