Thierry Mugler Le Parfum Coffret : Perfume Review


Although the end of 2006 is still 2 months away, I anticipate Thierry Mugler’s Le Parfum coffret being the highlight of this perfume year for me. Fragrance exerts its power when it inspires dreams, stretches reality and allows one a glimpse into a world of fantasy. Ultimately, it is the easiest way to add beauty to the everyday routine. In this regard, fragrance does not have to be narrowly defined as liquid in a bottle, but can also include the aromas experienced when making a cup of coffee in the morning, walking past a freshly mown lawn, biting into a hot pastry, or enjoying a glass of wine with friends.

Le Parfum coffret offers artistic interpretations of scenes from the bestseller by Patrick Süskind, “Perfume: The Story of A Murderer”, the story of genius perfumer Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, who seeks to create the ultimate perfume amid the malodorous streets of France in the 18th century. However, Thierry Mugler’s coffret is even more than this—it is a reflection upon the history of perfumery, the essence of art in perfumery and the perfumer’s role. It offers a fascinating journey, the magic of which does not fade even after repeated exploration. …

The story behind Le Parfum is quite interesting, in that the project did not follow the typical perfume house briefing process, wherein the house determines the concept for a new fragrance and submits it for competition. Christophe Laudamiel, a perfumer working for International Flavors & Fragrances and the author of fragrances such as Estée Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude, Slatkin Persian Lime and Mimosa and Michael Kors Island, being fascinated by the novel, had started the olfactory interpretation of the book in 2000, a project that was rather personal and never intended as a commercial undertaking. When smelling the exquisite beauty of Virgin No. 1, the grotesqueness of Human Existence or the mineral austerity of Ermite, it is impossible not to think of these fragrances as a labor of love, creations driven purely by passion rather than commercial considerations. When DreamWorks/Constantin Film decided to bring Süskind’s novel to the big screen, Laudamiel and his partner Christoph Hornetz teamed up with Thierry Mugler and Vera Strübi, its president, to realize the project.

There are fifteen fragrances in the coffret, each representing a particular scene from a book, as well as Aura, the essence of Grenouille’s art. Each fragrance is fascinating, while ranging from stunningly beautiful to grotesquely fetid. None are conventional. They touch upon different perfume families, yet in many ways they offer a glimpse of Laudamiel’s art, his iconoclastic visions, his search for innovative accords. Though classical perfumery has an established body of combinations that are known to work (Thierry Mugler Angel’s patchouli and ethyl maltol, by way of example, is one of the relatively recent discoveries), the aspect that makes even the commercial work by Laudamiel interesting is his tendency to experiment with novel effects. The perfumes in the Le Parfum coffret reveal his avant-garde tendency with striking clarity. If a new era in perfumery is to be born, it would be thanks to cutting edge projects like this one.

I have started exploring the coffret by picking up bottles randomly, without following the storyline of “Perfume”. I will present my impressions below, noting the part of the novel that inspired the individual fragrance. Although the fragrances are best understood as conceptual works of art, I found a few that are too beautiful not to be worn on the skin. I am certain that my choices will not reflect universal preferences. In fact the range of fragrances allows for independent discovery.

No. 1 Part I, Chapter 8 of “Perfume: The Story of A Murderer”

“A girl was sitting at the table cleaning yellow plums… A hundred thousand odors seemed worthless in the presence of this scent. It was pure beauty.”

In one of the interviews with Laudamiel, I read that the IFF team worked to capture the scent of a young girl’s navel via headspace (a technology designed for capturing and analyzing the aroma molecules in the air around the source of scent.) This novel accord was used in Virgin No. 1. While I was intrigued by the idea, nothing prepared me for the sheer beauty of the fragrance. The base of the composition is the most exquisite musky accord, milky like fresh cream, smooth like peach skin and warm like delicate cashmere. An intoxicatingly luscious plum is woven though the musky tapestry, lightening it and lending it an irresistibly playful facet. Although it is amazing on the blotter, on the skin, the fragrance reveals all of its beautiful facets in a panoramic manner. It is innocent, and yet it possesses a beguiling and sensual edge. It is subtle, yet its sillage is magnificent. It is breathtakingly beautiful.

Part I, Chapter 2
“The wet nurse hesitated. She knew very well how babies smell… ‘It smells like caramel, it smells so sweet, so wonderful.”

Orange blossom and whipped cream are the main impressions of Baby. Its gentle milky note lends a matte quality to the composition. It is the ultimate scent of a baby’s head, clean, sheer and innocent.

Paris 1738
Part I, Chapter 7
“It was a mixture of human and animal smells, of water and stone and ashes and leather, of soap and fresh-baked bread and eggs boiled in vinegar, of noodles and smoothly polished brass, of sage and ale and tears, of grease and soggy straw and dry straw.”

Sweat, orange blossom, indoles, rosemary, and dirty hair emerge as a series of impressions from Paris 1738. Overlaying the unctuous mélange is a fresh note that fights against the fetid aspects of the composition. It is intriguing in the same way that the scent of lemon wafting through an oily fish market catches one’s attention. Paris 1738 is hardly attractive, but its attempt to paint a picture of urban life in the 18th century is fascinating.

Atelier Grimal
Part I, Chapter 6
“He scraped the meat from bestially stinking hides, watered them down, dehaired them, limed, bathed, and fulled them, rubbed them down with pickling dung, chopped wood, stripped bark from birch and yew…”

I inhaled a blotter cautiously, but instead of the noxious tanning aromas that I expected, the scent that wafted forth was the aroma of a brand new leather handbag. In the drydown, a delicate whisper of smoke accents the animalic notes of Atelier Grimal.

Boutique Baldini
Part I, Chapter 9
“And here as well stood the business and residence of the perfumer and glover Giuseppe Baldini… A cloud of the frangipani with which he sprayed himself every morning enveloped him almost visible, removing him to a hazy distance. … However exquisite the quality of individual items—for Baldini bought ware of only highest quality—the blend of odors was almost unbearable…”

Spice and beeswax dominate my initial impressions of Boutique Baldini, underscored by a pronounced violet note. The balsams and incense lend a heft that one would expect from a perfume meant to evoke an overstuffed store with all sorts of perfume goods. It is rather indulgent and eccentric. Yet for all of its extravagance, Boutique Baldini has a classical air.

Amor & Psyché
Part I, Chapter 12
“The perfume was disgustingly good. That miserable Pélissier was unfortunately a virtuoso. An absolute classic—full and harmonious… It was fresh, but not frenetic. It was floral, without being unctuous.”

Amor & Psyché is Laudamiel’s idea of the competitor’s perfume that Baldini desperately tried to recreate and only succeeded with the help of Grenouille. It catalogues a perfume style that relied on a large proportion of fresh citrusy notes, to which animalic ingredients would be added. Rounding out the composition is the rich heart of floral essences. Guerlain Shalimar is one of the surviving examples of this technique. Amor & Psyché has a classical character, but executed solely with natural ingredients. Its intensely aromatic character can be a bit jarring, and there is a somewhat rustic aspect about it, perhaps, an intended reflection on Grenouille’s exclamation, “It’s not very good, this Amor and Psyche, it’s bad, there’s too much bergamot and too much rosemary and not enough attar of roses…”

Nuit Napolitaine
Part I, Chapter 15
“’If you’ll let me, Maitre, I will make it better. Give me a minute and I will make a proper perfume out of it!’ … He [Baldini] saw himself as a young man walking through the evening gardens of Naples; he saw himself lying in the arms of a woman with dark curly hair and saw the silhouette of a bouquet of roses on the window-sill as the night wind passed by…”

If Amor & Psyché struck me as elegant, but rustic, the first impression upon smelling Nuit Napolitaine was of something decidedly more modern. It relies heavily on the citrus notes, accenting them with minty freshness. The balsamic notes in the base of the composition appear less heavy than in Amor & Psyché, and the fragrance retains a luminous quality even in the drydown. It has an unexpectedly androgynous quality, its fresh top masking the animalic whispers in the base.

Part II, Chapter 25
“Near his watering spot he discovered a natural tunnel leading back into the mountains by many twists and turns, until after a hundred feet or so it came to an end in a rock slide.”

Smelling Ermite on the blotter, I was convinced that it is a great atmospheric fragrance, but eventually I decided to put it on my skin. I am glad I did, for Ermite dried down to a composition that balances a mineral chill and woody warmth. A flinty note hides under the earthy layer of patchouli, its effervescent dryness lending an interesting complexity. A mineral and mossy composition, Ermite recalls the scent of hot rocks. There is nothing to which I can compare it, and even the mineral notes of Terre d’Hermès do not begin to suggest the abstract quality of Ermite. While it can definitely be worn, this avant-garde perfume may not appeal to everyone.

Salon Rouge
Part II, Chapter 27
“His heart was a purple castle. … It had a thousand private rooms and a thousand underground chambers and a thousand elegant salons, among them one with a purple sofa where Grenouille… would recover from the labors of the day.”

Salon Rouge is a fragrance of hot molten gold, a composition of rich florals on a sumptuous woody base. It opens on a bright citrus note foiled by the honeyed sweetness of ripe orchard fruit. The crisp woody amber laces the velvety heft of the composition, rendering it airy and radiant. Its voluptuous quality becomes even more pronounced on the skin where Salon Rouge blossoms into a ravishingly warm opulence.

Human Existence
Part II, Chapter 31
“There was a basic perfumatory theme to the odor of humanity, a rather simple one, by the way: a sweaty-oily, sour-cheesy, quite richly repulsive basic theme that clung to all humans equally…”

When I took the cautious first inhale, I smelled the fecal sweetness of civet, which while not conventionally pretty, is not among the most noxious perfume materials I have smelled. Yet, the subsequent inhale made me recoil—the acrid burst of cumin over the fecal warmth of skatol, the urinous sharpness over a cheesy sourness. It is a rather complex arrangement of grotesque elements, and this in itself is quite riveting.

Part II, Chapter 31
“On top of this disgusting base, which smelled more like a cadaver than a human being, Grenouille spread a layer of fresh, oily scents: peppermint, lavender, turpentine, lime, eucalyptus, which he then simultaneously disguised and tamed with the pleasant bouquet of fine floral oils—geranium, rose, orange blossom and jasmine… the perfume seemed to exhale the robust, vivacious scent of life.”

If I describe Human Existence as grotesque, I am in awe that Noblesse, one of my favorite fragrances from the coffret, in fact contains the accord of Human Existence. Yet, the intense animalic notes only give a soft radiance to the floral bouquet of Noblesse, a refined and voluptuous composition reminiscent of classical Guerlain fragrances with its iris and vanilla notes. The stunning rose note in the heart of Noblesse is gives the fragrance a fin de siècle quality. Noblesse is a fragrance I would wear to dream of grand balls at the Winter Palace.

Jasmin Absolu
Part III, Chapter 37
“Jasmine season began at the end of July, August was for tuberoses. The perfume of these two flowers was both so exquisite and so fragile that not only did the blossoms have to be picked before sunrise, but they also demanded the most gentle and special handling.”

Jasmine as a fragrance note is one of the most indispensable in the perfumer’s palette, and experiencing high-quality jasmine absolute is a special experience. It has a fragrance of white flowers, ripe tropical fruit, touched with a luxurious animalic darkness. Jasmin Absolu is essentially true jasmine, presented in its full beauty—expansive, opulent, hinting at the scent of warm skin. As a personal fragrance, Jasmin Absolu has quickly become my perfect jasmine.

Part I, Chapter 7
“…the endless smell of the sea—which really was no smell, but a breath, an exhalation of breath, the end of all smells—dissolving with pleasure in that breath.”

Sea is an interpretation of the ocean and its scent. The marine freshness of the perfume material Calone is what I notice the most, and as it unfolds, its surge is accented with citrus and melon notes.

Part III, Chapter 49
“And then a miracle occurred… The result was that the scheduled execution of one of the most abominable criminals of the age degenerated into the largest orgy the world had seen…”

As an olfactory experience, Orgie is just fascinating—the scent of skin, warm and vanillic; the odor of sex, erotic and musky; the dark undercurrent of something that oscillates between chocolate and excrement. The luminous beauty of the same facet that gives Virgin No. 1 its allure gently hovers over this mélange. It is not a fragrance to which a quick sniff will give justice. The exploration of its numerous twists and turns is where the pleasure of Orgie lies.

Aura is the only fragrance in the coffret that is slated to appear separately. In many ways, I find it to be the most approachable of the fifteen, but it makes it no less fascinating. It is warm, without being spicy; rich, without being heavy; woody, without being dense; musky, without being animalic. Sometimes, I glimpse the heat of Salon Rouge inside the composition, other times I notice the sweet luminosity of Virgin No. 1. On yet another occasion, the intoxicating floral mélange ornaments my skin like a garland of freshly picked white jasmines. It does not overwhelm, yet one notices its presence constantly. It feels familiar, yet I cannot seem to solve its riddle. In many ways, the search for the key to Aura might be superfluous—some mysteries should remain unsolved.

For more information, please see Thierry Mugler Le Parfum website. The coffret is also available from Harrod’s in the UK as well as on sale in stores across Europe, such as Sephora, Douglas and Nägele & Strubell. Information on the backstory of creation via Cosmetic World, Brigitte and German Vogue. Perfume the movie is scheduled to open in the US theaters around December.

Article originally appeared on October 30th, 2006. Reprinted in its original, unedited form.



  • Dmitri: Thank you for this excellent review! I expect to receive this set in about a week, with 14 perfumes only, because the seller decided to keep Aura. But hopefully this will be launched separately.

    The way you describe it, makes me think of a true journey trough time and places. In deed, it seems to be the most exciting fragrance happening since I got a perfume-fan. October 30, 2006 at 5:29am Reply

  • Dusan: Fascinating! This is pure unadulterated art! I bow to Laudamiel for his invention and courage and thank you for allowing me a glimpse at this inacessible work of art! Your interpretation is, as always, brilliant and extremely tempting, and my initial reaction, as never before, is that of sheer envy 🙂
    Fumerie Turque has officially become drug-like to me. The mastererpieces that are Tubéreuse Criminelle and La Myrrhe are also favourites.
    Hugs October 30, 2006 at 5:30am Reply

  • Judith: Oh my goodness! Realizing that this was way beyond my means, I had been trying to write it off as gimmicky–but you make it sound absolutely fascinating!! Amazing as a set, and clearly containing a number of must-smells (Virgin, Atelier Grimal, Salon Rouge, Nobelesse, Jasmin, Orgie, Aura, maybe Ermite). I wish they would place there in some museum where we plebes could get sniffs. As it is, perhaps I should start plotting my holiday present from DH. Thank you for the ravishing description! October 30, 2006 at 7:14am Reply

  • March: Oh, what fun reading about the full set! I had a chance to smell a few of these in Vienna, selecting them randomly (I’ve not read the book). I love your descriptions of Orgie (which smelled … you know) and Human Existence, which was amazing. I am now so, so sorry not to have smelled Virgin. Bellybutton headspace — what an idea! Apropos of Baby: I read this great thing recently (wish I could remember where!) about the French and powdery perfumes — the French association with babies is orange blossom, which I guess is in their baby products, so they’re less fond of orange blossom in adult perfumes. But they don’t associate “powdery” with babies — rather, they like powdery notes in their adult fragrances. Wish I knew a French mommy… do they not powder their babies? Or is the smell disguised? October 30, 2006 at 7:18am Reply

  • Erika: Oh my goodness – I think this would have to be my dream gift! So utterly intriguing and engrossing; I had to smile at your description of Atelier Grimal – I grew up in the UK, in a town famous for its leather and tanning, so that smell is incredibly atmospheric. Not to everyone’s taste, absolutely, but interesting nonetheless. I would love to have some time to enjoy Baby; I think your previous comment is absolutely right, March, about french bebes not smelling like powder as much as orange blossom; this time last year we were in Brazil, and I noticed that all of the baby products there were much more ‘adult’ in scent that the North Americal model; there were colognes predominated by floral notes. My now SIL reminded me that that’s also very common in Portugal and France. Honestly, I prefer it – as an immigrant I have never quite grasped the point of all of the products aimed at grown women that are heavily ‘baby scented’. But that’s by the by… October 30, 2006 at 10:08am Reply

  • Erik: i can’t seem to find out anywhere what this bad boy costs– anyone know? October 30, 2006 at 1:24pm Reply

  • Elle: How fascinating about how this project came to be! I was trying to read this through partially closed eyes, hoping that I could somehow block out how amazing these scents sound and, thus, keep myself from resorting to a life of crime in order to afford them. Deep sigh. I really, really hope that they decide to release more than just Aura as individual scents. October 30, 2006 at 1:26pm Reply

  • Tania: Beautifully described, V. Laudamiel was clearly an impassioned and erudite reader of Suskind’s Perfume, and now you have become his ideal reader. October 30, 2006 at 9:55am Reply

  • Cynthia K: What a story! Thanks for walking us through these fragrances. Will they be made available in the US? October 30, 2006 at 4:11pm Reply

  • Marsi: Wonderful, evocative reviews, Victoria. Do you know the sizes of the 14 small bottles and the larger Aura? To my demented way of thinking, if they’re .25 oz. of parfum or extrait, then $700 USD for the whole kit is actually pretty reasonable. October 30, 2006 at 4:52pm Reply

  • Marina: What an amazing article! And the scents sound fascinating too. I’d especially love to try Human Existence. October 30, 2006 at 1:08pm Reply

  • violetnoir: Fascinating, V!

    Now if only they could let us smell these amazing fragrances while the movie is showing…

    Hugs! October 30, 2006 at 7:08pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Dmitri, how exciting (even without Aura, which I hear via WWD is to be available separately at some point). I hope that you will share your impressions then. I only wish that it were priced more competitively to allow more people a chance to experience it. October 30, 2006 at 2:54pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Dusan, it is fascinating in all respects, innovative combination, unusual accords, novel effects. I have been excited about this kit ever since I read about it in German Vogue (the September issue had an excellent spread about Laudamiel, Hornetz and the project). More projects like this should take place, because they truly capture the meaning of the art of perfumery. Those are just my feelings on the topic. October 30, 2006 at 2:59pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Judith, my wish is same as yours. Or better yet, place the fragrances in a small boutique like JAR’s boutique inside Bergdorf Goodman and have people experience them at leisure. October 30, 2006 at 3:01pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: March, my friend who got the coffret also brought it from Austria. I remember reading your descriptions on Perfume Posse and being amazing that it was available so freely and on display. It is too bad that they did not allow you to sample them freely. Human Existence is just so fascinating, both revolting and appealing. Virgin No. 1 is just stunning. Now, I wish that it would be available separately.

    Yes, the baby products in France tend to be scented with orange blossom. Same for Italy. I also seem to remember the sweet floral scent of baby creams from my childhood. For some reason, Pure White Linen reminds me of them. October 30, 2006 at 3:09pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: T, thank you very much! This coffret was an experience unlike any other. October 30, 2006 at 3:09pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Erika, I just did not know what to expect from the smell of Atelier Grimal. I always heard that the smells of the tanning industry are rather horrible, but the smell of leather already tanned is quite beautiful. This one is really the ultimate smell of a new leather handbag. I am not sure I would wear it, but I love to smell it. October 30, 2006 at 3:11pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Marina, thank you! It is a fragrance that would be the ultimate skank for you. 🙂 I think that you might find it intriguing, just like I did. It is certainly unconventional. October 30, 2006 at 3:14pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Erik, it costs 550 euros. October 30, 2006 at 3:16pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Elle, thank you! I hope so too. It would be simply unfair not to give this coffret a wider exposure. The price puts it out of most people’s reach. As Vera Strubi said in the Cosmetics World article, it is a kit for people who love perfume. October 30, 2006 at 3:19pm Reply

  • Peter: As I already said in my email to you, I am going to return to Douglas and purchase the coffret. There were no testers in sight but now I know that it is going to be a super Christmas present for myself. Vielen Dank für die Info! Viele Grusse, Peter. October 30, 2006 at 9:25pm Reply

  • moon_fish: BRAVO!!!
    edible text, as always
    I better keep my hands off this coffret bewaring bancruptcy October 31, 2006 at 12:19am Reply

  • k-amber: Wonderful review! I have just bought “Perfume:The Story of A Murderer”, not finished it yet. I am intrigued by this set very much, but $600 makes me sign…

    A perfect gift!

    Kaori October 31, 2006 at 1:46am Reply

  • Bois de Jasmin: Cynthia, they are indeed available in the US, but only via the website. Click on Thierry Mugler US to see more information. November 18, 2006 at 11:33pm Reply

  • Bois de Jasmin: Marsi, you know, that is an excellent point. They come about about $50 each for 1/4oz of pure parfum. Aura is 1/2oz. Not as outrageous as it seems. Well, the coffret is almost sold out in Europe, from what I hear. November 18, 2006 at 11:35pm Reply

  • Bois de Jasmin: R, that would be perfect in all respects! November 18, 2006 at 11:35pm Reply

  • Bois de Jasmin: Peter, I hope that you were able to buy it. If you had a chance to try the perfumes, please share your impressions. November 18, 2006 at 11:37pm Reply

  • Bois de Jasmin: Sergey, thank you! In my case, it was just impossible not to succumb. The whole idea is beyond fascinating in principle, and the execution of it was absolutely incredible. November 18, 2006 at 11:38pm Reply

  • Bois de Jasmin: Kaori, I also cannot wait to see the film. It sounds like it is going to be excellent. November 18, 2006 at 11:39pm Reply

  • suzanne: The New York Times Sunday magazine for Nov. 19 carries a story about the origins of the Perfume coffret, which was originally the personal private project (one might say obsession) of IFF perfume designer Christophe Laudamiel (“Smellbound,” p 98). Aura is not the scent of the virgins, but one conceived by of Thierry Mugler head Vera Strubi and designed by Laudamiel. Here is what NYT writer Chandler Burr says of Aura:
    “…[Strubi] came up with a diferent idea. What if you could create a perfume that would enhance your own unique smell, a perfume that would smell diffferent on you than on anyone else? In other words, your scent identity….Laudamiel flew back to his lab in New York and started working on this perfume, which they eventually decided to call Aura. It would have to interact with skin. No head, no heart, no base. Perfectly dosed so that before you put it on, it essentially smelled like nothing…He was making the reverse of a Mugler signature fragrance; a perfume that had no discernible identity, no distinguishing features. Aura was finished just as the final edits were being made on the movie. Laudamiel was exhausted but pleased….” November 28, 2006 at 8:16pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Suzanne, Vera Strubi and Laudamiel were also quoted in other sources to describe Aura as the essence of Grenouille’s art in a very abstract way. From what I know, Aura was the only fragrance out of 15 that was conceived by Thierry Mugler’s team. The rest are Laudamiel’s own ideas. I am not sure if you had a chance to smell Aura, but if you did, I am sure that like me you would notice the same facet in it as what appears in Virgin no 1. It is fascinating! November 28, 2006 at 8:54pm Reply

  • Domestic Goblin: Why am I lusting after a 15-piece coffret that is no longer available? Apparently, Aura has been released commercially as a separate retail item but I haven’t been able to find this… maybe I never will…

    Fantastic post by the way! May 13, 2012 at 6:35am Reply

    • Victoria: Because all of us like to dream? 🙂 I don’t think that Aura has been released commercially after all, but I really wish it would be! May 13, 2012 at 4:35pm Reply

  • Noah: If anyone knows of a place where this coffret is still available for sale, please respond and let me know. I really wish I had known this existed back in 2006. December 31, 2012 at 11:22pm Reply

    • Nicole Lenord: I have a completely unopened set, if you are still interested in purchasing it? I August 30, 2017 at 1:06am Reply

      • linda dunne: hello, i am beyond interested please email me back July 29, 2020 at 1:44pm Reply

  • Kristina: I hope that i’m not late and I hope you can help me.I am looking for this godest set to buy it,but i actually don’t know where i can buy this fabuolous set.Can you tell me,maybe you know where can i get them? October 7, 2013 at 10:14am Reply

    • Victoria: They are no longer available. It was just a limited edition project, and it sold out within weeks. Unfortunately, no parts of it were reproduced again. Try Ebay, perhaps. October 7, 2013 at 10:20am Reply

    • Nicole Lenord: I have a full, unopened set if you are still interested? August 30, 2017 at 1:07am Reply

  • veronica burk: I came across your website looking for Virgin No. One perfume.I had no idea it came out in 2006 and that it was part of coffret.Now I’m absolutely obsessed !
    I consider myself a Mugler addict.
    Any chance it might be available somewhere ?

    thanks, Veronica December 11, 2013 at 9:49pm Reply

    • Victoria: Veronica, try checking on Ebay! Right now, it’s the only option left for those of us who loved this coffret. December 12, 2013 at 5:17am Reply

  • Fazal: Victoria, you mentioned above Aura was slated to appear as a separate pefume. Was it ever released separately, maybe under another name? June 5, 2016 at 5:35am Reply

    • Fazal: Please disregard my post. I noticed you have already responded to someone above that Aura was never released separately! June 5, 2016 at 5:37am Reply

  • Domestic Goblin: Victoria, I’ve only just noticed that Thierry Mugler released a fragrance called Aura in 2017! I wonder if it smells similar to the Aura you smelt in this coffret? July 28, 2018 at 10:47pm Reply

    • Victoria: It reminds me of it a bit, but really it’s a different perfume. July 30, 2018 at 9:25am Reply

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