- Nov 22, 2019
Looks like Epice Volees is Arsene Lupin Voyou, which has actually grown on me while it's gone out of production. Might have to pick that one up in the new bottle, though that price is a big door stopper. Actually, it appears it's even higher than when I converted it before. It looks like it's actually $360/$460 for a 100/200 ml here in the US.
I know Chanel is going to raise their prices for the Les Exclusifs in America soon -- in which case I'd re-evaluate how worth it some of them are to me -- but at the moment you can get Cuir de Russie, No. 22, Bois des Iles, 31 Rue Cambon, and Coromandel at $350/200ml. A $110 increase for the Guerlains, and not a single one of them is worth that much imo when I tested them. Ridiculous, I wonder how this pricing scheme will work out for these brands in the long term. After taxes you pay $500 for what? A perfume that's not even worthy to kiss Mitsouko's feet? A perfume that can't even look Jicky in the eyes? It's a joke. I an accept that price and the potential artistry behind a fragrance can be seperated, and a perfume that's "not worth it" can still be great, but these newer nichey Guerlains aren't anything beyond okay.