Tutti i gusti son gusti: my $0.02 on Absente

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By iBlack Rabbit on Saturday, July 15, 2000 - 09:45 pm: Edit

Well, Absente is quite definetly involved with the 'wormwood leaf and flower' offer.

I just got my absente spoons and glasses in the mail (from their famous offer) and what did it include but an Absente Wormwood Herbal Dietary Supplement Guide.

" To assure optimal extraction of Wormwood's bioactive compounds, the plants are hand-harvested. (break) For this prouct a maceration and agitation process is used. After it is macerated, it is pressed using a 50 Thousand pound press. It is then filtered and bottled. "

LOL!!! For 1 OZ hey want $14.95 US. I can get that for $5.00 US.

But you KNOW you are getting the good stuff, ya? Cause they MACERATE it! Yes! (insert extreme sarcasm here.)

Just itching to get some Absente (TM) extract, Black Rabbit (One Born Every Minute)

50 Thousand Pounds! Golly. WOW. Gee Whilakers! Holy Shit! Thats Kinda Heavy And Stuff! Whoa! Dang!!!! Or, to speak plainly: who gives a shit how heavy your press is? Your mom? Bet she's the only one! Can you feel my sarcasm drip??? DRIP WITH ME! YEAH!

By Don Walsh on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 09:18 pm: Edit

More likely, Absente is BOMBING in the marketplace, because consumers aren't as stupid as Roux thought. So he is pulling this essence schtick in a last dicth attempt to save this product.

Off hand I would say he is playing with federal criminal conspiracy felony charges, if anyone cared to discuss this with certain federal agencies...

By Don Walsh on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 09:14 pm: Edit

What irks me is Roux's assertion on the Wormwood-Absente site, that Absinthe was first prepared by witches.

Now we go full circle in the Chartreuse-Absinthe comparison: the forces of light (Carthusian monks in the French Alps) making Chartreuse and the forces of darkness (alleged witches in the Swiss Alps) making Absinthe from a subset of the same herbs. How flipping Manichean!

Where the hell did Roux pull that assertion from? Some Blue Cross pamphleteer?

Personally I think I will seek out the dark forces and join their Hellish crusade -- as Morticia Addams would say.

What a crock!

By tabreaux on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 03:05 pm: Edit

This just supports what I've been saying since I first read the lies in the Absente marketing propaganda. This man is about deception, and he is a fool for assuming that I, the consumer, am one as well.

By Marc ( - on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 02:49 pm: Edit

Unbelievable. Why would the man behind the
fabulously successful Absolut campaign waste his time with a penny-ante project like selling wormwood extract? Times must really be tough.
Of course, he's hoping people will buy the extract and add it to his faux absinthe, Absente.
He's a hustler alright.

By Admin on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 11:54 am: Edit

they are the same people all right. just got the following info from internic (edited for length, the adminstrative contact is the same and mroux is actually listed as billing contact for the wormwood.absente site :

Box 322, 138 Palm Coast Pkwy NE
Palm Coast, FL 32137-8241


Administrative Contact:
Gayder, E.P (EG2941) EG@WEBWISER.COM
WebWiser, Inc.
P.O. Box 404
Bayville, NJ 08721-0404
732-269-9567 (FAX) 732-269-6785
Billing Contact:
Roux, Michel (MRI235) MRoux@WEBWISER.COM
ELRO Company
Box 322, 138 Palm Coast Pkwy NE
Palm Coast, FL 32137-8241
904-446-3799 (FAX) 904-445-1718
Crillon Importers Ltd. (CRILLONIMPORTERS2-DOM)
The Atrium 80 Route 4 East
Paramus, NJ 07652


Administrative Contact:
Gayder, Eileen (GE490-ORG) EG@WEBWISER.COM
Crillon Importers Ltd.
The Atrium 80 Route 4 East
Paramus , NJ 07652
Fax- 201-368-4450
Billing Contact:
Crillon Importers Ltd.
The Atrium 80 Route 4 East
Paramus , NJ 07652
Fax- 201-368-4450

By Marc ( - on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 10:57 am: Edit

I just tried e-mailing the company selling this
wormwood extract. My e-mail was returned, undeliverable. These guys might have already run into problems with Crillon. Who knows.

By Marc ( - on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 10:51 am: Edit

I doubt that Crillon is involved. M. Roux is not in the business of selling a few bottles of herbal extract through a company in Florida. It's too smalltime. I think the people who are selling this product simply stole the graphics from a bottle of Absente.

By the_lobe on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 10:40 am: Edit

wow this is such a crock...if it wasnt bad enough that on the Crillon website they are advertising this sludge as "Absinthe Refined"...now they are selling a "dietary extract" that is good for you...how so very peculiar that the name put on the extract bottle is the same name that is marketed as a quality pastis that has no traces of the outlawed wormwood...what kind of sham is Roux trying to pull on the public...

[i left my heart in syntax error !@#$]

By Admin on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 10:09 am: Edit

President & CEO:

From their contact page.

He's the Boss Man.

By Don Walsh on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 08:33 am: Edit

A quick inquiry will reveal who registered this website.

They are using the Absente trademark. So either Roux and Crillon are involved, as they would have had to give permission, or else ELRO is violating the Absente copyright and Crillon will have to move to protect it.

By Admin on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 08:22 am: Edit

Heh! Goes without saying!

By Don Walsh on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 08:19 am: Edit

Let's hasten to point out that this doesn't work, except to make something taste like steeped absinthe: horribly bitter.

By Chrysippvs on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 07:57 am: Edit

This saddens me...almost to tears

By Admin on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 07:09 am: Edit

RE: http://www.wormwood-absente.com

You know it did occur to me that perhaps this may be marketed to add your own absinthium to Absente. It states in the "other uses" section:

Provides the bitter taste for vermouth, Absente, Pastis, and in martinis.

Roux is definately involved, so this would make sense, since Crillon is not in the business of marketing herbal extracts. I can just see distributor slipping this info to bartenders. Anyone heard anything about how this is being marketed?

But at $19.95 for 1oz ...!

By Jack's Precious IP Address ( - on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 06:12 am: Edit

Oh you mean Mr. Spanky Blanky. I see!

By Billynorm on Sunday, July 09, 2000 - 10:32 pm: Edit

Jack's Itching Goiter:

A joy-rag is a slang term for a masturbatory aid, usually used for cleaning up.

Oh, excuse me, the Blaspho-Meter is acting up again! It seems it also didn't know what a joy-rag was until just now!

Billy Norm

By Jack's Itching Goiter ( - on Sunday, July 09, 2000 - 09:51 pm: Edit

Billy? What's a joy rag?

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