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Decant available to you for the asking. It is a big bottle, and weird enough that I know I will never get through it.

On another subject, I noticed a few weeks ago that the L'Artisan Parfumeur shop on Madison Avenue and the 80's in NY has been shuttered. Anyone know if that is a sign of anything regarding the company?
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On another subject, I noticed a few weeks ago that the L'Artisan Parfumeur shop on Madison Avenue and the 80's in NY has been shuttered. Anyone know if that is a sign of anything regarding the company?
I sure as hell hope they aren't going under. That's about 1/2 my bottle collection. Trying out SergeLutens Serge Noir today. After 3 days of Fumerie Torque I can officially categorize it as a letdown.
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L'Air Du Desert Marocain

Long, long lasting frag, even in the summertime. I'm not absolutely crazy about it like so many on BN are, but it is a very interesting smelling scent.
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Decant available to you for the asking. It is a big bottle, and weird enough that I know I will never get through it.

May PM you about this down the road: I've got three new swaps coming to me at the moment; any more and they'll get trampled underfoot.

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I sure as hell hope they aren't going under. That's about 1/2 my bottle collection.

Trying out SergeLutens Serge Noir today. After 3 days of Fumerie Torque I can officially categorize it as a letdown.

Strangely, L'Artisan hasn't really taken hold of me. Dzing didn't grab me, Navigateur left me cold, and Patchouli Patch was too close to warm Dr. Pepper for me to wear it and not feel sticky.

But, as for the industry: sales are falling, but the larger houses seem to be able to weather the tide. Out of curiosity I pulled annual reports of a number of firms (Lauder, LVMH, Arden, Shiseido) - they all made some money in fragrance in 08 but not a ton.
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Strangely, L'Artisan hasn't really taken hold of me. Dzing didn't grab me, Navigateur left me cold, and Patchouli Patch was too close to warm Dr. Pepper for me to wear it and not feel sticky.
Have you tried Timbuktu?
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Have you tried Timbuktu?

not that I can recall. I do recall hearing a bit about it a while back, though
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Have you tried Timbuktu?
Or Voleur de Roses, Tea for Two, Mechant Loup, Passage de Enfer, and the special edition orange frag that I can't remember the name of.
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Or Voleur de Roses, Tea for Two, Mechant Loup, Passage de Enfer, and the special edition orange frag that I can't remember the name of.
Fleur d'Oranger. They released one in 2005 and another one in 2007. I bought the 2005 one for Mrs. Dmax since she really liked it. It's nice but does not have a lot of staying power and is more expensive than bottles in the regular line. My favorites are L'Eau du Navigateur and Tea for Two.
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Or Voleur de Roses, Tea for Two, Mechant Loup, Passage de Enfer, and the special edition orange frag that I can't remember the name of.

Strangely, those all escaped my attention. Rach was big on a few of these but for some reason they all stayed just outside my consciousness. Never came up in sales or swaps - guess that could be taken as a good sign - and the nearest place that might have them is uptown - quite a ways from both house and office.
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Fleur d'Oranger. They released one in 2005 and another one in 2007. I bought the 2005 one for Mrs. Dmax since she really liked it. It's nice but does not have a lot of staying power and is more expensive than bottles in the regular line. My favorites are L'Eau du Navigateur and Tea for Two.
That's the one. Never bought a bottle because it didn't last but I really liked the scent. Shame. I need to find a sample of Navigateur to try out.
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Strangely, those all escaped my attention. Rach was big on a few of these but for some reason they all stayed just outside my consciousness. Never came up in sales or swaps - guess that could be taken as a good sign - and the nearest place that might have them is uptown - quite a ways from both house and office.
L'artisan sells 5 samples for $7 on their website. I noticed it while looking for the orange scent on their website. You are welcome to samples from the 3 I've got if you like.
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hmmm, lots to think about.

Today I went with New West, since it was nearly 80 degrees when I left the house at 5:45 this morning.

In the mailbox was a new (to me) bottle - Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vetyver Haiti. (and a mini of Chanel Sycomore). The Vetyver Haiti starts with a mustard note (ew) and then fades to a rummy, cedar-vetiver. Not sure that I like it. Feels like it could use a tad more sharpness, as though some lime would help. Will experiment with this.

Rambo, I might take you up on the samples down the road: I have a few more cheapies coming my way, and then there's a sample bag from Czech & Speake. You have to register at www.czechandspeake.com/signup.asp but it's pretty quick and *I'm told this but can't yet verify* they will send you samples of everything. You do pay shipping (roughly $6 or so), but if they ship samples of everything that will keep you busy for weeks.
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Rambo, I might take you up on the samples down the road: I have a few more cheapies coming my way, and then there's a sample bag from Czech & Speake. You have to register at www.czechandspeake.com/signup.asp but it's pretty quick and *I'm told this but can't yet verify* they will send you samples of everything. You do pay shipping (roughly $6 or so), but if they ship samples of everything that will keep you busy for weeks.


Their Neroli is amazing. I'd easily buy a bottle if it wasn't so expensive.
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I have a few more cheapies coming my way, and then there's a sample bag from Czech & Speake. You have to register at www.czechandspeake.com/signup.asp but it's pretty quick and *I'm told this but can't yet verify* they will send you samples of everything. You do pay shipping (roughly $6 or so), but if they ship samples of everything that will keep you busy for weeks.
Let me know how that turns out. I've heard good things about their No.88 and Neroli. I certainly wouldn't mind trying the rest of them either.
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Let me know how that turns out. I've heard good things about their No.88 and Neroli. I certainly wouldn't mind trying the rest of them either.

I put in for samples of the entire line. Oxford and Cambridge is one I'd been looking at as well. No. 88 was nearly a blind buy, but I held off for some strange reason.
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