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    Default Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    For some reason, this one is a sleeper. It’s really good and you can get a bottle for around US$60 on eBay.Yet it is far, far better than this price suggests.

    And I don’t see much talk about it here.

    What are your thoughts about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    For some reason, this one is a sleeper. It’s really good and you can get a bottle for around US$60 on eBay.Yet it is far, far better than this price suggests.

    And I don’t see much talk about it here.

    What are your thoughts about it?

    Reissued as L'Ame d'un Heros for oodles more money...
    I love it in moments. I have a bottle. It's on the periphery of my collection. It has moments when it's not a good fit for me. Too fresh, too challenging. I think I might like it in phases.

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    Thank you for the recommendation - holding this house in high esteem and especially its vintage output, the price is fairly advantageous, almost bargain-tier, value for money
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Thank you for the recommendation - holding this house in high esteem and especially its vintage output, the price is fairly advantageous, almost bargain-tier, value for money
    That’s what I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post

    What are your thoughts about it?
    Own the original and love it.
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    Default Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    For some reason, this one is a sleeper. It’s really good and you can get a bottle for around US$60 on eBay.Yet it is far, far better than this price suggests.

    And I don’t see much talk about it here.

    What are your thoughts about it?

    Reissued as L'Ame d'un Heros for oodles more money...
    Now that you've said something about the price it won't be cheap anymore.

    eBay sellers do watch Basenotes and Fragrantica forums you know. Never mention how cheap and underrated a DC'd frag from a known house is, or they'll make sure to fix that problem for you.
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    Default Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    For some reason, this one is a sleeper. It’s really good and you can get a bottle for around US$60 on eBay.Yet it is far, far better than this price suggests.

    And I don’t see much talk about it here.

    What are your thoughts about it?

    Reissued as L'Ame d'un Heros for oodles more money...
    It is a great fragrance. And the bottle is beautiful. Chamade Pour Homme reissue was very similar to it.

    It is not a sleeper. Has been talked about a lot, especially in vintage forums. AFAIK most of the VFD regulars own this.
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    Default Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    Sort of a middling scent, I didn't care for it at all.

    Had it, sold it.

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    I believe I have a sample that I received a while ago, I've been meaning to try that one.
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    You rang?

    One of my faves and I buy it whenever I see it. Just love the stuff. My 21 year old daughter hoisted one of my bottles and it really works on her. I have smelled but never buy the L'Ame d'un Heros version. I just really like the original and--as the OP pointed out--it is still available. For now. I have a crazy early airport start tomorrow but if I remember, this will be my SOTD!

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    Own and love it since it's release in 1998: in the early 2000's it was dumped on the Dutch market by drugstore chain 'Kruidvat' for under € 10.=

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    I’ve gone with Guerlain Coriolan as my scent of the day.

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    The opening is luxurious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    I’ve gone with Guerlain Coriolan as my scent of the day.

    Attachment 105717

    The opening is luxurious.
    I have that exact presentation. Great deals to be had on it.

    I like Coriolan a lot. It's a convincing modern cyphre which doesn't go all in on replicating cyphres of the past. There's a certain sculptural shimmer layered on its historical references, making it an interesting and mysterious wear. Also, it's extremely versatile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    I’ve gone with Guerlain Coriolan as my scent of the day.

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    The opening is luxurious.
    What is the Limited Edition aspect of this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanG View Post
    What is the Limited Edition aspect of this one?
    Maybe the smaller size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    Maybe the smaller size?
    I typed too soon Bavard.
    I think you might be right about the 30ml, but I see now that the box is different. Mine (and the standard) box is a cream colour with copper-coloured accents. This box is all copper with the accents in cream. The opposite, I guess, of the normal box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanG View Post
    What is the Limited Edition aspect of this one?
    There was a limited version that had brown leather co wrong the bottle. Beautiful really.
    The smell was the same though
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    There's a certain sculptural shimmer layered on its historical references, making it an interesting and mysterious wear.
    You ought to write a book about this stuff, man. Now, I've got another one on my "must try" list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Krycek View Post
    You ought to write a book about this stuff, man. Now, I've got another one on my "must try" list.
    I had great moments wearing it again today. The base is fine, just not one of the most interesting parts, for my tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    There was a limited version that had brown leather co wrong the bottle. Beautiful really.
    The smell was the same though
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    I found this set but I've afraid to open it. I've only tried a sample about 2 years ago. I do remember wanting a bottle after smelling it.

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    Sampling Coriolan right now for initial impressions.
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    Like the look of that bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allkindsofwatches1 View Post
    I found this set but I've afraid to open it. I've only tried a sample about 2 years ago. I do remember wanting a bottle after smelling it.

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    Nice. Real nice. Open it man

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