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Dolce Far Niente....the sweetness of doing nothing (well almost) in Paris

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Jan 26th, 2015, 09:42 AM
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Denise - As always, loved your TR. Please tell, is there a substantial difference in price between Paris and Neiman Marcus for the Creed scents ? I am not familar with Creed tho' I lived in Paris for many years. Adore Molinard which used to be carried by NM. I'll have to have a sniff of Creed when next there.
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Jan 26th, 2015, 11:17 AM
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Denise, thankyou for your enriching report. I enjoyed every word even though I have not chimed in until now. I love your humor and enthusiastic writing style. Now I want to book my ticket today. You seem to do a lot for 'doing nothing'. I think Paris is meant to be enjoyed slowly.
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Jan 27th, 2015, 03:07 PM
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Thanks so much....I was not as good at taking notes etc...on this trip but I always enjoy my time in Paris!

Bedar, I don't think there is a huge price differential on Creed between Neiman Marcus and Paris. One, it's just a little Paris tradition for us to go there and shop. They do tend to have fragrances that you can't get in the US and more options in sizes. They take good care of you and are generous with samples...they really know their fragrances.
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Jan 27th, 2015, 06:36 PM
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Denisea, wow! I just read through this entire thread and was, as many have mentioned before, delighted by your TR! I'm leaving for Paris soon and when I read that you did the Paris by Mouth St Germain tour I did a fist pump because I booked one of those a few weeks ago!

This will be my first visit to Paris and so while my trip will include a few museums and many churches, I love your style of eating through Paris! I recently received a *ton* of great recommendations from Fodorites for food in the 14th that made me want to pitch my itinerary in favor for just eating my way through.

Thank you again and I'm looking forward to searching back through your archives for more entertainment and info!
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Jan 27th, 2015, 07:35 PM
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That's great---enjoy Paris and you will definitely enjoy the St Germain tour.

Of course, you will want to see museums and other sites---there is so much to see and do and not getting it all done will give you a reason to go back. You can click on my name to find other T/R from previous trips where we "saw" more, if you are interested. Have a great time!
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Feb 9th, 2015, 05:28 PM
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Well, a footnote--my VAT refund showed up on my AMEX account this weekend (despite the difficulties with the kiosks at CDG).
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Feb 10th, 2015, 04:14 PM
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I've just read your entire TR. All I can say is fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. I want to get on a plane right now and retrace (almost) every step you took and (almost) every morsel you enjoyed. Thank you!
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Feb 11th, 2015, 02:07 PM
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I wouldn't mind doing the same---thanks Dee_Dee!
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Feb 11th, 2015, 08:36 PM
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Just skimmed thru and can't wait to actually read all of it! I'm getting ideas for a trip this summer........
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Oct 17th, 2015, 03:32 PM
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Oct 18th, 2015, 12:32 PM
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Saw this and thought I would print and save for future date and WOW, it is a book! Can't wait to dig in.
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Oct 18th, 2015, 01:28 PM
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I love my Paris at Christmas trips. Click on my name to find other Paris TRs, if you are interested. Love, love, love Paris and every trip is unique with a few surprises along the way. If you are planning a trip, I hope it helps!
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Oct 18th, 2015, 04:20 PM
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Denise:

So fun to re-live this.
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Oct 18th, 2015, 06:50 PM
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Totally! A few weeks ago I re-read my TR from Christmas 2013 and it was just pure fun to re-live that trip. We had such a great time. One of the best reasons to write a TR is that it becomes a time capsule for all those trips and experiences.
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