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    source: The Perfume Chronicles

    Thierry MUGLER has teamed up with famous perfumers Jean-Christophe Herault and Olivier Polge to create a new line of perfumes called “Les Exceptions.” The line is comprised of 5 different perfumes- Chyprissime, Supra Floral, Fougere Furieuse, Over The Musk and Oriental Express.

    “When designing this new fragrance I really wanted to focus on the pillars that define the Thierry MUGLER brand- Structured, Statuesque and Glamorous,” said Herault.

    “The fragrances are based on floral, chypre, musk, oriental and ‘fougere’ accents. I wanted to achieve a very warm scent for the perfume and thanks to advances in chemistry, was able to use molecular distillation to remove the dark notes of patchouli to achieve this ” said Herault.


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    Refillable bottles of 80 ml, $185 CAN. $127 CAN per refill.

    [EDIT]: Any Mugler fans out there looking forward to these Herault & Polge creations?
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    Thanks for this information. I can definitely see myself getting these. When will these be launched?
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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Will be interested to check them out. Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    The international Mugler website says that these are only available in Canada & Italy
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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Interesting. Certainly chypre and fougere not being allowed anymore, one wonders. But Mugler has usually done good stuff, so we shall see.

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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    When will these be launched?
    I found out about these while shopping at The Bay, in Montréal today.

    I've been told they soft launched exclusively in Canada (including Vancouver, Toronto) last Thursday, with no details yet of the full release date.

    Nothing outstanding IMHO, though Polge's fingerprints are clearly identifiable. Seems like a money grab for the high end market, without much of a difference in sourced material quality from standard production & I loath the $50+ price tag for the flaçon.

    Although the SA denied it, I saw slight similarities of Angel's patchy muskiness in Over The Musk....

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Certainly chypre and fougere not being allowed anymore, one wonders.
    ... Chyprissime seems like a good idea on paper, but we (ie; BNers & all vintage chypre lovers) know that they can't make those like they used to & this one unfortunately hasn't reinvented the wheel. I will return to Fougere Furieuse for a proper wearing, but again upon first impression, Fougere Royale it ain't.
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    Thanks for sharing
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    thanks for the info, I'll be visiting La baie Montreal tomorrow... I'm not expecting much though.

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    I tried all of them and was very disappointed. Most were fleeting feminine green florals, devoid of any of the Mugler DNA. As bad as the Givenchy prive collection.
    AVOID.

    Definitely not worth it Hednic.
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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    I see these are now for sale on the Mugler website. $225 for 2.7 oz. If you buy a bottle on the Mugler site now, they will throw in a free coffret of all 5 scent samples,

    I just now noticed that they've changed the 'Mugler' logo - I like it.

    Oriental Express sounds great.

    Denyse from the blog Grain de Musc reviewed all 5 of them - link here: http://graindemusc.blogspot.com/2014...ers-retro.html

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    I bought Oriental Express at the launch in Montreal earlier this year and really like it. It is a gourmandy iris scent on me. I also got the coffret of the 5 samples but gave it to a friend who was traveling. Over the Musk was my second favorite and I would wear that as a summer fragrance. Oriental Express is a great fall/winter scent. The launch price was good too, I believe I paid $185 Canadian.

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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    I bought Oriental Express at the launch in Montreal earlier this year and really like it. It is a gourmandy iris scent on me. I also got the coffret of the 5 samples but gave it to a friend who was traveling. Over the Musk was my second favorite and I would wear that as a summer fragrance. Oriental Express is a great fall/winter scent. The launch price was good too, I believe I paid $185 Canadian.
    Thanks for your observations on this. Must give this line another closer look.
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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Tested these at The Bay today and I wasn't very impressed. Actually they smelled quite good on paper, I especially liked Over the Musk and Chyprissime, but after testing them on the skin they left me underwhelmed and they were quite close to the skin.

    Being a fan of Olivier Polge this line is a huge disapointment to me. I wouldn't even pay $180 CAD for these though I would wear Ove rthe Musk.
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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Still seriously thinking of picking these up.
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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Will definitely be buying all five of these later this evening to add to my personal collection. Any other thoughts or opinions on these either negative or positive from people who have tried them? Anyone purchased these directly from Mugler's website. And if so - any problems ordering them there? Thanks.

    Edit: Never mind. Have just purchased them.
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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Will definitely be buying all five of these later this evening to add to my personal collection. Any other thoughts or opinions on these either negative or positive from people who have tried them? Anyone purchased these directly from Mugler's website. And if so - any problems ordering them there? Thanks.

    Edit: Never mind. Have just purchased them.
    Congratulations! That's the best looking bottle I've seen in many a moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Congratulations! That's the best looking bottle I've seen in many a moon.
    Thank you. Looking forward to receiving them.
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    Hednic, it's been a long while since you ordered these perfumes. What are your impressions?

    I have Chyprissime, which I like a lot. Some reviews have said it is fleeting. Hah! Yesterday morning i sprayed some on my hands, then changed my mind. I washed it off three times, then applied Chant d'Arômes "instead." Well, all day long and into the night all I could smell was Chyprissime, until showering before bedtime.

    To me Chyprissime is rather dry and very sophisticated. Some have called it powdery; I find it more woody, or "brambly," having a somewhat sharp astringent note. The pear note described seems blended into the whole rather than standing out as pear.

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    Default Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Like you, I like Chyprissime, especially the pear note that is cloaked very well with the oak moss. I also like the spiciness of Oriental Express. The sandalwood in its subtlety is I feel nicely blended in this one. In all very impressed with all of them. You're lucky as in Canada, you had the opportunity to sample them in store. I had to buy mine blind through Mugler's website.
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    Yes, it was a real shock to learn that Canada was an initial test market for a change. Usually we have to wait a long time for something new.

    Oriental Express was the other one that impressed me the most as well. I have samples of all of them but have not fully tested them, tending to stay with a scent for a long time before moving on.
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