...I have a tip for you if you should travel to the Lorraine region in France. In Rozelieures there is the Maison de la Mirabeille, a family business who mainly produce mirabelle plum eau de vie. They also offer 3 perfumes. The fragrances are produced in Grasse and focus on the mirabelle plum. Here are the opening times.The perfumes come under the brand name "Anne-Marie Grallet".
...I could not resist! I spent 260 € on a 200 ml splash bottle of Guerlain's vintage Vetiver EdT on ebay.As I could have forseen, it is quite rotten. I get a slight whiff of the old Vetiver during the first seconds after application, then some spice and leather take over with vetiver notes stepping aside. After an hour or so, some Vetiver comes back, but something else is missing, maybe the mossy side it once had? The vibe of the vintage does not fully break through, and longevity is reduced to about 3 hours,A nice bottle for the shelf, though.
...Sherapop:Sorceress:Seems ridiculous that Parfumo cannot use their name. In a way , it's free advertising for them on your site. Now, no one knows what it is if they happened upon it. It's really their loss. And it's a shame that Parfumo will have to pay out money for this, too.This is just crazy. They get free advertising and increased web presence from Parfumo! What company doesn't want that???? :shock:No, this is not what the alleged copy right owner intend in such a case. It is simply a way to make money, and some law firms have specialized in that kind of business. I doubt that this lady from China will ever successfully roll out her products over here.Don has contact to the lawyer of the S-brand who now hopefully take every effort to get out of that situation. In case they should win we can probably restore that brand name.Once again: it is not the S-brand who have complained about their name being used on Parfumo. It is a third party wo claims to be the copyright owner of that brand name.
...Sleuth:Hi, could you suggest a good lavender fragrance for me? Preferably a fresh one that's good for spring, and not a heavy fougère. (I already know Platinum Égoïste, Pour un Homme, L'Occitan p.Homme, Eldo Antiheros, Rive Gauche and the one from Prada)Sleuth, this is a difficult question. One of my prefered lavender fragrances is "Oxford & Cambridge" but this is definitely a heavy fougère. I think a good and fresh lavender perfume is yet to come.The problem ist that ever since the success of Caron's "Pour un Homme" in 1949 the "serious" lavender perfumes follow the trail of combining lavender with vanilla (i.e. Nicolaï's "New York" or Odori's "Spigo"). A variation is the combination is lavender plus other oriental notes like tonka (Social Creature's "Utopian"). I particularly like Utopian but I would not call it fresh.Then there are Serge Luten's "Gris Claire" and d'Orsay's "Arôme 3" which are a bit on the unisex side. Arôme 3 may be called fresh but it is very soft and tender.Maybe Villoresi's "Wild Lavender" is the fragrance for you. It combines lavender wit a fresh laundry musk.Actually, my advice would be to try a plain and simple lavender water as you can get it from traditional English brands as Geo F.Trumper, D.R. Harris or Taylor of Old Bond Street.