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    Default New fragrance from Christian Dior - Fève Délicieuse [Feve Delicieuse]

    I thought I should share with all my favorite peeps here on Basenotes...

    I got a word a few days ago that Christian Dior will be adding a new fragrance to their La Collection Privée line, in the second week of May 2015. The info was given to me over the phone by Dior, so I don't have any official notes written down, just jotted down a few comments from the conversation. The name of the fragrance - that's the most difficult part, lol... the person who I spoke with couldn't pronounce it, so me trying to give you the name will most likely butcher it even more. It sounded like "fauve délicieux" to my ears - but please keep in mind this is my phonetical version of what I was told, I could be (and most likely am) slightly off. Although I have to say I'd love that for a name of a fragrance. ;-)

    The nose behind the fragrance is Dior's favorite perfumer, Francois Demachy.

    The fragrance is described as "oriental-gourmand harmony", with notes of tonka bean, vanilla, south american root from [name of a] tree, caramel, praline. The overall vibe is that of milky sweet vanilla - with chocolate and smoky Madagascar vanilla.

    So there you have it, that's all I know.

    Also in May, Dior will be offering a promotion - four of the La Collection Privée bottles will be available in 450ml size. These will include Oud Ispahan, Grand Bal, Gris Montaigne, and Ambre Nuit. The only "catch" is that these will be splash flacons, not spray like their 250ml bottles.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Looks like another sure blind buy to add to my collection in Spring.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Thanks for the info!

    Who knows, feves delicieuses? (feve=bean, as in feve tonka, feve du cacao, etc).

    In any case, a sweet gourmand, then; inspired by Korrigan?

    450ml, wow! Sadly, not leather oud or any other i'd want to double-up.

    cacio

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Comfort food. Bonbons as Edmond Roudnitska called them. Easy to make. Easy to sell. Hope it's decent but a great perfumer like Francois Demachy must hate being part of the sugar infestation that started in the mid-90's and gained strength as regulations make it almost impossible to make anything without added sweets to cover up what's missing.

    Dior and Francois need to get back to their Leather Oud mode.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Hmmm... "Fèves Délicieuses" does sound like a very plausible name for this composition, based on the ingredients, and it sounds very much like what I was told. Phonetically, at least.

    Looking forward to trying this one... I'm not much of a sweet/gourmand guy, but I'll definitely give it a try. This line has really surprised me in many ways and made me appreciate things I wouldn't consider previously as my style, or "wearable" (Leather Oud being a perfect example).
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Sounds like more comfort syrup.
    LOL!

    Might need this one to test it from the notes Remik gave...As FYI, i used the below on Montale Chocolate Greedy & the machine broke...To me once u cross a line on the sweetness scale, it's not tolerable & while I don't want to put down a fragrance before it's released, this one sounds quite like a sweet, syrupy, vanillaic, praline candy...Pass for me...




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    Pass

    I have had it with Gourmand vanilla fragrances.

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Sounds absolutely awful. A definite pass.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Feve Delicieuse. Dior's take on tonka. I'm more eager for when they release La Colle Noire though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Sounds absolutely awful. A definite pass.
    God, yes.

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    Pass for me too . The Vanilla Gourmand type of fragrances are my least favorite .
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    south american root from [name of a] tree
    Hopefully it's Mulungu root! (Erythrina mulungu). It has an earthy cinnamon apple like scent and would compliment the caramel and vanilla notes extremely well.

    The bark and roots of this tree are utilized as an anti-anxiety, sedative and muscle relaxer in the amazon.
    It is true that fish stink. It is also true that the river is
    beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
    is noxious remains so.

    That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
    field. Bread made from the field tastes sweet, wine from the arbor
    sweetest. All things serve a purpose, but that is no reason to
    glorify what is abominable. A man must still watch where he walks
    and keep his sandals clean.
    c.21 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Trans: Normandi Ellis

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by superfluousPastry View Post
    The bark and roots of this tree are utilized as an anti-anxiety, sedative and muscle relaxer in the amazon.
    Well in that case, this new fragrance may need to be mandatory daily wear for about half the BN community. <evil grin>


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    Always game to give something a try, above all in the hands of Francois Demachy (Dior homme parfum anyone?). I too am not a fan of the genre though. Not a pass for me, but not a blind buy either.

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    Was drooling until the 'caramel/praline' bit.

    I think it'll be nice.

    This is the exclusifs Dior line.
    It might not be FBW, but it won't be experimental-bad.
    for swap/sale:



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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Can't wait to test it or them out as "DIor" always comes out with quality stuff in all levels of their perfumery game, I just hope is to taste buds
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    fantastic. I've really enjoyed this line. sounds like an instant buy for me.


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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Thanks for the info.
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    Ooooooo....I would love to see this up in your splits thread when it's officially released.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by superfluousPastry View Post
    Hopefully it's Mulungu root! (Erythrina mulungu). It has an earthy cinnamon apple like scent and would compliment the caramel and vanilla notes extremely well.

    The bark and roots of this tree are utilized as an anti-anxiety, sedative and muscle relaxer in the amazon.
    Weird, I actually just tried this out. Talk about a good nights sleep.
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    Ooooooo....I would love to see this up in your splits thread when it's officially released.
    Planning on it, so... keep your eyes open and check my splits page regularly. ;-)
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post

    Also in May, Dior will be offering a promotion - four of the La Collection Privée bottles will be available in 450ml size. These will include Oud Ispahan, Grand Bal, Gris Montaigne, and Ambre Nuit. The only "catch" is that these will be splash flacons, not spray like their 250ml bottles.
    Perfect for you to split!

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    Thanks for this info!!!

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Sounds great, I love gourmands, looking forward to sniffing this one.

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Well in that case, this new fragrance may need to be mandatory daily wear for about half the BN community. <evil grin>
    Agreed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    Weird, I actually just tried this out. Talk about a good nights sleep.
    Yeah, it's some good medicine.
    It is true that fish stink. It is also true that the river is
    beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
    is noxious remains so.

    That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
    field. Bread made from the field tastes sweet, wine from the arbor
    sweetest. All things serve a purpose, but that is no reason to
    glorify what is abominable. A man must still watch where he walks
    and keep his sandals clean.
    c.21 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Trans: Normandi Ellis

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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Ill be sure to talk the SA(s) for more info about this the next time I visit the Christian Dior boutique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Sounds like more comfort syrup. Easy to make. Easy to sell. A great perfumer like Demachy must hate making this kind of stuff.
    Exactly!!!

    Unfortunately, it is hard to say "NO" when a big company like Dior knocks the door with big cash.

    My suggestion: Malle should hire Mr. Demachy.

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    Will definitely be testing

    450ml splash ons? --- complete turn off for me

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    The trademark was confirmed on February 5. 2015:

    http://www.trademarkia.com/feve-deli...-79155829.html
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    Default Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    The trademark was confirmed on February 5. 2015:

    http://www.trademarkia.com/feve-deli...-79155829.html
    Thanks for the name confirmation.
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