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Monday, November 19, 2007

Parfums Gres Homage to Marlene Dietrich

Parfums Grès is launching the Parfum Grès collection, "inspired by legendary women". The first three fragrances, to be released in spring 2008, will pay homage to Marlene Dietrich. My Dream and My Passion are florals, and My Life is a chypre. The 60ml EdPs will cost €59. Let's hope the collection contributes to the revival of Parfums Grès. Let's hope that the scents are good enough to be associated with Dietrich.

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Blogger Kelley said...

We can only hope.

The bottles look beautiful but the caps look suspiciously like the L'artisan nuts and bolts caps.

9:26 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...


We can hope, but we should be prepared to be what I feel somehow :-)

These caps look like plastic around a metal core kind of thing, but I see what you mean.

9:34 AM EST  
Blogger elle said...

Am afraid I'm not feeling super confident. For one, what *is* it w/ multiple releases? Can no one release just one brilliant scent any more that some perfumer has spent a few years working on diligently? Dietrich deserves at least that much and I'd be more than happy to fork over for it.

10:13 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I agree. Dreams, passions and life could all fit into one composition, I am sure.

10:17 AM EST  
Blogger elle said...

Just wanted to add that like there's a movement for slow food movement in the cooking world, I want there to be a return to slow perfume creating in the scent world. That will be near the top of my wish list for 2008.

11:40 AM EST  
Blogger lilybp said...

It is encouraging that they picked Dietrich to start with, but not so encouraging that they are starting with 3 scents, as L. said. And this is only the first in a series? I am feeling weary, weary. . .

11:55 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

I completely second that!

12:15 PM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Right, just the first...unless it is a complete flop of course :-)

12:16 PM EST  
Blogger NowSmellThis said...

Expections VERY low for these, I have to say. The notes don't sound at all compelling, and the fragrance names are dull to say the least. My Life? C'mon.

12:58 PM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Reminds me of the America Express commercials. My life. My card. :-)

1:31 PM EST  
Blogger Beth Schreibman Gehring said...

Sad Sad Sad...I wish for one extraordinary fragrance to honor the legend, not three mediocre ones. I suppose that we'll see.....

6:02 PM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

Yep :-(

6:22 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad to say; almost every recent fragrance launched, has been disappointing for me. I could not expect miracles from Gres, but I will try to remain optimistic. When that fails, at least I have my classics; kind of like comparing a Rembrandt to a finger painting by a 3 year old.

9:46 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Marlene's favorite perfumes were Angelique Encens by Creed and Bandit and Tabac Blond?

Does anybody have more info on her perfumes?

11:47 PM EDT  

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