It has happened to all of us.
We order a replacement for our much-venerated bottle, which has been kicking around in the bathroom cabinet for five years, and is now empty. We find, to our horror, that the replacement smells different from the original. This throws us into a desolate episode of buyer’s remorse, and we post reviews about the indecent violations our beloved scent has suffered at the hands of the latest reformulation.
But do we really know this?
To date, I have purchased 4 of these and have loved 3 of them unreservedly. The Yacht Man scents are often maligned on basenotes and the contempt seems to begin because of the extremely low prices of these scents ($6-$7 per bottle). Other fragrances in that price range are usually not even worth that amount. Many complaints are made about the poor longevity and projection, and these are valid; Yacht Man scents dissolve down to skin level in 15-30 minutes and disappear altogether by an hour. To combat
Top- Aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli, cypress
Heart- Jasmine, rose, Lily-of-the-valley, ylang ylang
Base- Olibanum (frankincense), Vetiver, sandalwood, amber, tonka, musk
Created in 1961
A gentle woody musk that calls to mind
the 'Mad Men' era.
A woman had to use her feminine charms to play the game. Some things never change.
Updated 13th March 2015 at 05:49 PM by kumquat
I was walking around in Downtown L.A and by accident I saw a bottle of By Man by d&g , I thought was legit but it wasnt the caps inside was black so it was fake . I asked for the price the lady said 80.00 bucks because is discontinued I said yes indeed but that one is fake she said was legit but we know all aready that is fake. Get a legit by man is hard to get and expensive ,very expensive on ebay,so is worth it buy a fake By Man for 80 bucks?
"Most people's goal on here is to push forward and expand their journey. ... I'm going to regress and go back to the roots."
Some background. I've been in this hobby since late 2011. Really actively pursued it in 2012, sampling upwards of 30 fragrances a month. Was also quite active in the first half of 2013 as well, but in recent months, I've laid back a bit. Been reading BN for a while, but started an account relatively recently.
So, 2014 is a new year.
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