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^ that is funny stuff....Maybe they have changed things around on their website. They also have a facebook account maybe you can reach and request there.
Yesterday: Guerlain Rose barbare
Today: Le Labo baie rose - Damm thing has no longevity on my skin at all whereas the review says it last forever.

Did you like the Rose Barbare? I was very excited to try it, but I disliked it immediately. I think it's the honey note that I find really offputting.
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Originally Posted by loveswatching View Post

^ that is funny stuff....Maybe they have changed things around on their website. They also have a facebook account maybe you can reach and request there.
Yesterday: Guerlain Rose barbare
Today: Le Labo baie rose - Damm thing has no longevity on my skin at all whereas the review says it last forever.
I wrote an e-mail to them. The quotation was part of the answer.
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I've responded and asked more specifically for samples to be sent to me. We'll see...
Anyway,

When I requested samples, they told me to go to the Paris store and a sales assistant would be glad to give me one.
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post #12439 of 21239
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Originally Posted by TintoTerra View Post

When I requested samples, they told me to go to the Paris store and a sales assistant would be glad to give me one.
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Dito. I didn't quote that part about the exclusive scents. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Did you like the Rose Barbare? I was very excited to try it, but I disliked it immediately. I think it's the honey note that I find really offputting.
I actually liked the sweet note. Majority of my colognes are all woody/oud based so it was a nice change.
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Where does it come from that Americans tend to call any parfum/fragrance/scent cologne?
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Where does it come from that Americans tend to call any parfum/frangrance/scent cologne?

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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Where does it come from that Americans tend to call any parfum/frangrance/scent cologne?

I think it would be more accurate to say that non-perfumista Americans call fragrances marketed to men cologne and fragrances marketed to women perfume. Why that is, though, I don't know.

I just now tried the new L'Artisan Seville a L'Aube for the first time. (I'm a sucker for scents with good stories. That's why I also tried Nuit de Tubereuse.) It's a very beautiful orange blossom centered scent. As it dries down, sweeter balmy incense notes start to emerge. I'm also picking up something peppery, but there's nothing like that in the official notes. It seems quite feminine to me. I don't think it'll become a regular in my rotation, but nonetheless I definitely give it a thumbs up.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I think it would be more accurate to say that non-perfumista Americans call fragrances marketed to men cologne and fragrances marketed to women perfume. Why that is, though, I don't know.
Probably so. Does it get advertised that way?
Anyway, it drives me kind of nuts. Calling everything "parfum" is totally fine to me (well, cause it is).
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Yes
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Yes w/r/t advertising?
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yes, the sales reps I have spoken to refer to mens fragrance as cologne.
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Well, that may be on of the main reasons then. What about TV/radio/newspaper/.. ads?

I do believe that this supports manifesting the current (ignorant) idea of men fragrances, at least in America.
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This evening: Oud 27.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I think it would be more accurate to say that non-perfumista Americans call fragrances marketed to men cologne and fragrances marketed to women perfume. Why that is, though, I don't know.
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I think part of the reason is that historically, men's colognes weren't intended to project nearly as much as women's scents, hence a presumably lighter concentration. Or maybe another way to put it might be that women are supposed to be well-groomed, but men are expected to look and smell good almost by happenstance. Perfume almost plays against that, so a lighter concentration smells nice without being blatant about it.

That said, Cologne is a scent/genre in itself. Lemon/woody/benzoin - light, refreshing, fades quickly, pleasant, etc.
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