What is the best and most inexpensive way of getting hold of Swiss/French La Bleu?

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By Tavarua on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 01:29 pm: Edit

That’s true. It sounds like you got an original. The only reason I asked was because of the “found box in the factory” part. I had just heard the story before, maybe that is just because it is true. On the E-bay part though, someone has been selling a lot of “Vintage” Pernod labels lately, that appear to be obviously not that vintage. Like I said though, you may have the real deal, especially considering where you have obtained it. Then again, maybe I’m just bitter because you have one and I don’t.

By Heiko on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 01:17 pm: Edit

Hmmm, those look real - at least the paper seemed to be old, as well as the box they were taken from. This carton they found obviously contained numerous of those little boxes, each holding hundreds of these labels - so there are thousands out there. The guy had obviously sold many of these labels to someone selling them on the web.
I paid 5 SFr for one, so if they were fake I would not care.

But - why would some guy in Boveresse, an ultra-small village almost in walking distance to the old Pernod factory, fake hundreds of these labels and boxes and then try to sell some single ones for 5 SFr each at the absinthe festival (were a handful of foreigners are the only ones interested in that stuff)?

He'd rather sell cheap absinthe for hundreds of dollars over the internet - more profit, less work!

By Tavarua on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 12:21 pm: Edit

“someone found a whole box of them at the old factory”

Are you sure they are genuine. I have heard the above statement several times. Who knows, everyone could be talking about the same box, or it could be a sham. Hope it’s not, I would love one of those stickers. How much did it run you.

By Heiko on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 12:13 pm: Edit

I bought two of those labels in Boveresse. If you wanted, you could also print them on your own with a good inkjet printer and some blank stickers. That's how they did it, I was told. Mine weren't exactly made for bottles, they don't say "La Bleue" or "Fée Verte" beneath the poster, they just say "Fin de la Fée Verte" in small print. This batch was on official sale for the festival.

Hey, I just remembered I got two of those neat original Pernod stickers (the small, red bottleneck stickers) from there (from before the ban - someone found a whole box of them at the old factory). Must be buried somewhere under all the garbage in my room ;-)

By Tavarua on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 11:29 am: Edit

It is just that, but the poster is not that common, so I figured, maybe there was a connection. But I guess not. I have seen Betina’s label selection, it’s pretty impressive.

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 11:15 am: Edit

I don`t think so. She used to order it without labels and slap the label of your choice on the bottle. This label you`r probably talking about is just a copy of an old anti-absinthe poster.

By Tavarua on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 10:33 am: Edit

Their La Bleue Anisee's label is strikingly familiar to Betina's La Bleue label. My guess is that she is their distributor.

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 10:13 am: Edit

Many months ago someone told me that US resident should buy the "isuisse" through the distributor in the US, the absinthe MD (Doc.).

I don't know if it's still true.

By Tavarua on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 10:08 am: Edit

Thank you.

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 09:36 am: Edit

Very easy to find with google.com ... I will send you an email anyway.

By Tavarua on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 09:15 am: Edit

More, more, more. Who is this guy Wolfgang? Does he have a site or is it strictly e-mial communications?

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 08:59 am: Edit

How to bring back a thread from the dead!

I replyed in an archived topic, I think it didn't worked...sorry for the double post if that happen.

I just took a look at my ''junk mail inbox'' and found an advertisement from the isuisse guy.

He now have 3 LaBleu availlable and one of those is green. Have you try it ? Is it good ? Is the price fair ? And what about the other two ?

Thanks

By Petermarc on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 04:03 pm: Edit

having a la bleu, 'fée verte' 'messieurs, c'est l'heure!' label...one of the best i have tasted...nice bluish-white louche, explosive nose of anis and absinthe...clean, fresh taste, simple as most la bleues are...no sugar necessary...nice effect...if it were colored, i think this would be very close to HD#9...cost $0...it is better just to have good friends...

By Don_Walsh on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 02:18 pm: Edit

I guess that is why Swedish tourism in Thailand is so popular.

By Wetpants on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 02:05 pm: Edit

:)

Just to set ONE thing absolutely clear for those of you who might have misunderstood the "last point" in my reply-post to Chevalier - the one about blowjobs in Sweden (hehe).

When I said "you will be lucky if 125-150 USD gets you a blowjob", it wasn´t a "pricetag" especially for Chevalier (and I think he understood that). It was information concerning the general price-situation here in Sweden (expensive as Monte Carlo).

What I mean is that; we should all be considered "lucky" if we manage to get a blowjob for 125-150 USD here in Sweden (and that includes you Vera):)

Just to iron out any wrinkles......

Cheers!

By Pataphysician on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 01:32 pm: Edit

Reminds me of the scene from "Eat The Document" the (unreleased) movie of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour with The Band. Dylan and Richard Manuel are walking down the street in Gothenberg. They meet a guy sitting on a bench with his girlfriend. Manual says: "I'll trade you my jacket for your girl." The guy squints at him uncomprehendingly. "I'll trade you my jacket and this lighter for your girlfriend." The guy smiles nervously and shakes his head 'No'. "I'll trade you this jacket, this lighter, and a pack of gum for your girlfriend." The guy says "No". Manual and Dylan walk away. "Swedes, they got no business sense."

By Wetpants on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 01:19 pm: Edit

:)

Vera, are you suggesting that my lower-parts and my trousers, aren´t that tasty (what with all the urine and all)?

:)

By Chevalier on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 12:00 pm: Edit

Thank you, Wetpants. Based on your response and my bank balance, I will run away from any Swedish/French blonde within blowing distance.

By Verawench on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 11:34 am: Edit

Wetpants,

Didn't you perhaps mean: "If *I (Wetpants)* nevertheless try to get hold of a woking-girl in Sweden, *I(Wetpants)* will be lucky if 125-150 USD gets *me(Wetpants)* a blowjob"

See, cause that would make sense.

By Wetpants on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 10:41 am: Edit

Thx for the info Don and Wolfgang:)

Chevalier, the answers to the questions you are thinking about (you horny little devil) are the following (from a Swedish perspective - being born amongst blondes):

What is the best and most inexpensive way of getting hold of Swedish/French blonde (in South America)?

Go to a disco and look for blond girls that have their noses so far up their own asses that they need a long tube to smell their own shit:)


Does anyone know of a supplier that doesn´t take 125-150 USD per blonde - or is that what you "have to pay"?

If you actually decide to pay for a Swedish/French blonde you have to pay much more than 125-150 USD. Haven´t you updated your escort-list recently?:)

What does "La Blonde" cost if you buy her where she was born?

In Sweden it´s now illegal to buy women (haven´t you heard?). You can go to jail or get heavily fined for this kind of activity. If you nevertheless try to get hold of a woking-girl in Sweden, you will be lucky if 125-150 USD gets you a blowjob:)

Cheers, Wetpants

By Don_Walsh on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 08:06 pm: Edit

A lot of people do get ripped off trying to buy LB even in Switzerland. Some get inferior absinthe, and even more get a LB bottle full of anis blanc. And that's why you should only buy LB from a trusted friend.

By Wolfgang on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 06:02 pm: Edit

I found a suplyer willing to sell me some laBleu for about 50$ a bottle (in qty of 3). Finally I did not order it because I dont like the idea of sending money to a stranger for 3 bottles of booze with no garranty of quality. I prefer to wait for Jade`s (that have been tasted and positively reviewed by many lucky forumits here)

You should be able to find something bellow 100$ a bottle if you are willing to take the risk of ending up with something less than desirable (or nothing at all).

I would only buy Swiss absinthe if I had a friend in Val de Travers as Don said.

By Don_Walsh on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 05:08 pm: Edit

It helps if you are:

(a) a person born, raised and living in Val de Trevers, Switzerland

(b) a close friend of (a)

(c) a close friend of a close friend of (a)

(Otherwise, you are mostly out of luck.)

By Chevalier on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 05:00 pm: Edit

Hi Wetpants!

What is the best and most inexpensive way of getting hold of Swedish/French blonde (in South America)?

Does anyone know of a supplier that doesn´t take 125-150 USD per blonde - or is that what you "have to pay"?

What does "La Blonde" cost if you buy her where she was born?

Wet regards from Chevalier ; )>

By Head_Prosthesis on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 04:51 pm: Edit

I'll save you all some text.

GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE !!!

That's the Auto-response to that question.

I think it's like this. You don't refer strangers to your broker or lawyer friends. It's bad Karma or something.

By Wetpants on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 01:24 pm: Edit

Hi folks!

What is the best and most inexpensive way of getting hold of Swiss/French La Bleu (in Europe)?

Does anyone know of a supplier that doesn´t take 125-150 USD per bottle - or is that what you "have to pay"?

What does a "La Bleu" cost if you buy it where it´s made?

Wet regards from Wetpants

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