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I asked some people who bought it from ebay the following question
Is it really good ? and can you compare it to other fragrances to Dior Homme Intense, Frapin 1270 or L'instant de Guerlain or any other fragrance which is similar ?
I get 1 repply
and his answer was :
it is quite sweet and sadly not long lasting--cannot really say it is similar to any other perfume i have previously used
So Incognito you said
it lasts 30 hours - it doesnt
its a mix of Frapin 1270, DH and LdG - it isn`t
why should we buy it now or believe you?
Maybe hawk is right they paid you to promote them
Who is right?
If inc0gnito feels it is like a mixture of various fragrances, that is his opinion, just like the opinion of the one anonymous person responded to you.
Many people, including myself too a flyer on $28.00 bottle of perfume. I understand, to some people that may be a fair amount to spend on something they may not like, but you will not know until you try it for yourself.
In reality, if I do not like it, it is not as if I am not out a bundle of money. It will cost me less than taking in a movie with my girlfriend.
I agree with Palm Beach.
Many opinions on things like longevity, what it smells like, etc. etc. can be very subjective. Some people say fragrances like Aventus, Jubilation XXV, and Straight to Heaven last for only 15 minutes (which at first I thought until I had worn them a few times), but have lasted me up to 24 hours, and still had people telling me I smelled good long after I was able to detect the fragrance myself.
Incognito's posts do not sound like the work of a company shill, and I perceived he just happened to find something that he considered unique, good smelling, and fairly priced for what he received.
Remember that another user also commented on the first page about its longevity:
Let's not get squirrely and accusatory over a $20 fragrance, especially if the OP was just trying to let us in on a deal that he personally thought others would enjoy.
Agree with what Palmbeach and Partario said.
“To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.” Epictetus
Honestly, it was only what? $27.99 USD for me? Even if I absolutely do not like the frag, I may not regret it because from what I've seen so far, it looks good (dem aesthetics :p). And I could use it.. as an air freshener or something?
Why is blind buying fun. Hehe.
You question one random person on eBay who you do not know, nor do you know of their scent experience. You ask them vague questions, get vague answers; Yet, suddenly the OP is a criminal in his intent.
The entertainment on this message board is worth the click.
Please carry on fine people.
Regardless of what it smells like, I won't buy it now since they jacked up the price. Out of principle. Very shady.
Unless there's an influx of people that proclaim its the be all end all, I'm staying away.
No they haven't paid me to promote anything for them. The accounts that are used for promoting usually have under 10 posts, and as you can see, I've been a member here for quite some time.
Smell it first before criticizing.
Hi guys I might be one of the first to have got my shipment in and have it on my desk at work right now. Well the wait is over in terms of a second opinion and I will happily say Incognito has got it right. I can say that because I have Frapin 1270 as well and this is very similar indeed. Not sure about the Dior Homme comparison and L'instant as I am not such a fan of either. I think there is a bit more of a smoky quality to Raghba, but the sweetness will get me in everytime, even looking at the bottle it is so similar I wonder if there has been some intended duplication, irrespective I think it is a steal at a price of $30 and in a very nice box for some added value. Thanks for the tip Incognito it will add to my ever increasing collection and sit proudly alongside my
1270 and 1697.
YES ! I noticed that too. The bottle of Raghba is very similar to the bottle of Frapin 1270, might have been an attempt to make a clone.
YOu are also a person i dont know why should i believe you, just because you have here listed some fragrances ???
I take the other road and believe in someone who got this fragrance and not in someone who have here 300 fragrances (Le Male, 1 MIllion no matter which one ) but dont own it nor smell it ;)
As Joho said :
A person/people probably realized the sudden increase in sales, and it was decided to raise the price since they were selling so fast at the previous price.
Suddenly They increse 25 % cause for example some basenoters like you bought it !!!
This is shameless !
SO in 1 Week it will be 40 bucks and in 2 Weeks it will cost over 50 bucks or what ?
Its like aphexacid said its a principle !
here i got the next repply
Hey man, the fragrance does smell really good. To be honest, it does smell a little bit like Frapin 1270, with a little bit of Dior Homme intense but I don't get LIDGE at all.
And maybe i would buy it but not at the moment lets see what will happen with the price and some other experiences. I wont give them money for something which costs 18 bucks and now 25 !
Only principle I see here is market principles of demand and supply. Come on guys, a fragrance is worth what you are willing to pay for it and people asking about synthetics should get rid of most of their over priced designer and some niche fragrances. Just gamble on it and enjoy the experience or give it away.
Your slogan is buy it and give it away.
Look some niche fragrances are the price worth !
And on ebay the only note which is listet is vanilla , come on, this "boutique" of fragrances should even list more notes instead of only one
For god's sake, you have Paris Hilton for Men in your collection, yet you can't fork out $30 to try something which another 2 people aside from me said smells like Frapin 1270.
Interesting thread. Lol I can't wait to see the other responses from others once they've tried it. I too would like to know if it's a yay or nay, though I am not a fan of any of the fragrances it was compared to. It's just that there's a satisfaction in getting a great deal on something! I hope everyone that blind bought this finds it to be good!
I never tested a fragrance before buying. Hell I spent £170 on a bottle of EPIC Man Amouage blind. Have a bit of a faith in your instinct guys. It surely can't be as bad as Aventus or could it be?
I like how an $18 fragrance has its price increased by the rate of a McDonalds Big Mac meal, and suddenly it's not worth owning, and the seller is a con man. Like what was said before, it's a case of supply and demand.
I'd need more review before I'd buy this now
Frapin 1270 has very poor longevity and if this is a good substitute with better longevity I might consider buying. Now I am curious if anyone has tried Tom Oud by Surrati in concentrated oil (Does it really smell like Tom Ford Oud Wood?)
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For me - I picked it up based on the fact that it was described by the OP as something I'd like, and the fact that it's 20 usd. TWENTY DOLLARS. I have NO idea how expensive other people feel that is, but here (in Norway) - a 50 ml of something vile and shabby like some lower class designer fragrance is EASILY 100 USD.
Chew on that ... we have no "oh hi 50% off fragrances that are nice" sales, not even 20% sales. We have INSANELY expensive shit-perfumes - which makes even trying this curious composition seem cheap as chips.
I'm just saying. If you don't have 20 usd or 27 to spend on something that "could" be awesome, you should sure as hell stop buying generic and or possibly bad designers and save your money altogether.
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Got mine today and I cant comment on longevity as I just sprayed on my wrist.
But to anyone who made a blind purchase I don't think you will be disappointed specially considering the price.
Ok scent, sweet masculine musky vanilla . Its like I Love New York for All Bond No 9 on steroids
dammit i missed the delivery this morning, lol. Will have to wait till next tuesday to pick it =P I have Dior Homme Intense / 1270 so i will put in my 2cents on the comparison when i finally get it.
Lets all get back to reviewing :)
Mine was shipped on 01/09/2013 but still no news from the post office and I'm loosing my patience here, the waiting part is killing me :P
Mine was also shipped the 9th, but my tracking isnt showing anything either. Hoping itll just show up eventually.
Mine was shipped today so Ill report back once it arrives.
This smells exactly like 24 Gold by Scent Story just slightly smoother.
What you want to swap it with? Pm me
Guys this is smelling great. One hour into it and its still humming along. I've never tried frapin 1270 but I do have l'instant and I can smell the ginger from it, mixed with a bit of the sweetness of dior homme, plus a crackle of wood fire. Really good stuff.
I really hate musk, will I still enjoy this fragrance?
the next repply i got from a female buyer of ebay :
" Hello ,
I am really happy with my purchase of Raghba
I am a lover of perfumes that are not too ,flowery,rather I prefer the spicy/musky/vanilla/oriental scents, so if you like perfume with these themes, you will probably like Raghba too.
Its hard for me to describe this perfume or compare to anything else on the market. I think it,s quite unique and strong, lasts all day.
People often comment when I wear it and ask me what it is,.
The company also sells musk cubes (they are great melts to use with tealight candles)
Hope this helps ,
Best Wishes "
its getting more interesting about this fragrance nevertheless price should stop to increase
Ok so i finally was able to pick it up from the post office. the bottle looks VERY similar to frapin 1270. I wouldn't be surprised if this was originally intentionally made as a knock off (see pic below).
That said, so far it smells pretty nice. i definitely see the resemblance to Dior Homme (slightly powdery), Frapin 1270 (sweet a little boozy), plus vanilla, some musk, and like a hint of a dusty/ campfire crackling kind of scent (kinda similar to tom ford's Bois Marocain). Really not bad at all, especially for the price point. Gonna try to put some on now and hope that it works well with my skin, luckily i don't have meetings or functions till thursday, in the case it doesnt work well on my skin I'll still be ok, lol.
Ok so its been about and hour and I LOVE this. It might be my body chemistry (a lot of things turn VERY vanilla on me. ) but now it smells very much like guerlain's SDV! I didn't get SDV because it turns sour on me (vanilla scents do that for some reason on me). So for anyone else who has the same problem, this is like the budget-awesome solution replacement to SDV. =)
Mine is still held up in customs in New York as of this morning. :/
OMG, now we have a SDV comparison?!?!?!? Ok, can someone PLEASE send me a sample! Lol PM me! I have a few samples laying around...maybe we can swap, or I'll make you decant of something I have.
Alright, so now that its been roughly 9-10 hrs. I figure i'd give in my last update. The scent faded away after around the 7th/8th hour, which is pretty great since scents tend to not last very long on me (i have to do the lotion base trick, which i didn't for this). Now it's undetectable to my nose, which is actually great news to me, because I was scared it was going to last 36 hours like someone had mentioned, lol. Don't get me wrong though, i really dig the scent, i just prefer my scents to go away after a while so i can wear something else, haha.
But yeah. overall, thumbs up from me on this frag =) (i'd vote positive for this in the directory but i don't think its there haha)
Just got this today...sprayed on my wrist and it's def very sweet and musky....I don't see anything resemblance to dior homme, it's powdery sure, but not like dior homme. Lets see what's I smell in a few hours
Ok this stuff project like crazy, but it's not for me. Too sweet, and the musk doesn't do it for me. Looking to swap this if anyone is interested
You probably won't like the musk man, I didn't like it at all
This stuff is a 24 Gold Clone! Warning: If you do not like 24 Gold, do not get this. If you do, rock on!