Actually not; for some reasons, Fracas for Man is almost impossible to find in Europe...
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Actually not; for some reasons, Fracas for Man is almost impossible to find in Europe...
If anyone can provide a few pics of these "new" bottle/s, I' ll post it.
"FRACAS by ROBERT PIGUET": one of the most legendary scents ever made.
...and I was lucky enough to find a bottle of the "infamous" 1980s version, and made a side-by-side test with the "certified...
Added as "Exhibition" art the end of the page: http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspot.it/2014/01/kouros-scent-of-gods-12.html
Mine was batch "85xx", it means "2015, January".
(so 86xx = february 2015
87xx = march 2015
88xx = april 2015
89xx = may 2015
90xx = June 2015 ,
I sampled a Chanel "Egoiste" bottle (NOT "Egoiste Platinum" !) , produced in early 2015.
...and I was stunned about how good it smelled.
Very rich topnotes, very persistent basenotes, and above...
Really nice pics, surely I will add to Encyclopaedia as soon as possible. Thank you.
Oh, finally a REAL comparative picture.
On left, the "old" L'Oreal 2011-2014 box
on right, three "new" (year 2015) Kouros boxes.
Just posted on the "Kouros Encyclopaedia"
Just added the new Kouros Silver (year 2015)
Honestly, I can't say this is a Kouros "flanker".
It could be a pleasant scent, but it's completely unrelated to "classic" Kouros. Top notes very...
...do you remember our old friend Grottola? He's illustrating one of his favourite scent.
plus a few pictures describing bottles..
In my opinion, it's the missing link between Chanel "pour...
It's a real pleasure to have such a guest! Makeup and perfumes expert Caro Fernandez from "Tč de Violetas"
illustrates a great classic from the past:
"Diorling" , by Christian Dior.
The Volkswagen "KOUROS" (Paris-Dakar, year 1987, pilot: H.Auriol)
I missed it... the KOUROS Racing Team (year 1986, Henry Pescarolo on left, and John Nielsen on right)
Added the "Fahrenheit Limited Edition" bottle (year 1993) , kindly provided by Monsieur Montana.
Just received (and posted) a few pics from Mihails, about his bottle, dated "year 1988".
from an interview to Roberto Garavaglia
"AM: A personal curiosity. I am big fan of "Bugatti" (or "Ettore Bugatti"), a scent named by fans -with some reasons- "Shalimar pour homme", produced by...
It will be a torrid night tonight ...:grin:
LOL !!! I missed it ! :2vrolijk_08:
My dear friend Alfarom (AKA Francesco Alfa Romero) wrote a really passionate review for KNIZE TEN, then I added "only a few, very few" pictures, only for "perfumistas". A great reviewer for a great...
Actually not, for a reason: Creed exported perfumes in Italy only since 1970.
If you want to see older Creed scents, you should go to Paris or London.
This is a very complex question. Apparently new perfumes -being completely synthetic- should "survive" better, during decades, but are less "rich" and pleasant than older ones.
On the contrary, old...
Well, the 0.9 liters ARAMIS was a real bottle for sale, and not a factice.
It contained authentic cologne.
Imagine to walk in a perfume store....entering in a time capsule: a trip at the Vintage Perfume Treasure (lot of pictures)
I absolutely would give Coriolan a try for several reasons: it's one of the the last ""old school type" scents, it's quite rare to find nowadays, it was produced only for 4 years before a mysterious...
April 21, a few pictures added .
this is the VERY first bottle, since you can clearly read on the label "UTIF 54 Milan",
it's the italian sticker, and "UTIF" regulations ceased in 1990.
So most likely it dates back to end of...
Thank you for compliments :dankk2:
Actually I wrote this article only as "reference guide". Still missing a few pictures: if anyone can provide pictures from years 1990, 1991, 1992 and 2002,2003,...
Hi all of you loyal BNoters,
since soooo many of you asked for a "Fahrenheit comprehensive guide" , here 's to you a detailed year-by-year, bottle-by-bottle "Exposition"
What about the "Red/Burning...
I'd like to know a few batch-codes about this not-so-common box/bottle, apparently produced only during years 2005 and 2006.
Note the line "Eau de Toilette" as large as "Fahrenheit" on...
Possibly one of the rarest bottles, since you can read "Diana de Silva - Cormano" instead of "Diana de Silva - RHO Milan".
"Cormano" facility was dismantled in 1988, so your bottle was produced...
Absolutely both bottles.
It's so rare, and it could be a collector's item.
and this is the bottom of the box
It's legit. it's a modern bottle.
anyway here is the vintage sticker produced by Gi.VER ( i.e GIanni VERsace) until year 2004. EUROITALIA since 2005.
Probably it's one of the very few bottles sporting the 5-digits batch code during year 2002 (instead of 4 digits) .
CHANEL BATCH CODES: solving the major issue
As many know, there are two different Chanel batch codes in contrast each other....
a few minor issues fixed, and a few pics added.
Very interesting, since the address of "Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier" was .....Rue de Grenelle 84/bis Paris !!
due to overwhelming amount of new material and pictures, I had to split the "KOUROS Encyclopaedia" in two parts
Hope you can appreciate it.
- YSL and Kouros:...
Personally can't imagine Antaeus as a sort of "gay" scent.
BTW in those years there were a lot of similar, animalic scents. To name a few, Kouros by YSL, Portos by Balenciaga, Pour Homme by Van...
Yes, it dates back to 1988-1990.
Congratulations, it was a superb find.
you should try Capucci Punjab, too ;)
advertising for the "twin bottles"
Ok, finally I found it.
Possibly the rarest Kouros bottle? A collector's item indeed.
Apparently produced only during Summer 2002. Is not a Kouros flanker such as Cologne Sport, Eau d'Ete, etc, ...
How to recognize ROCHAS perfumes: Femme, Madame Rochas, Monsieur Rochas, Macassar, Byzance....
a short guide to ROCHAS batchcodes. Enjoy!
Thank you for you detailed comments, guys.
Obviously, the main goal of these works is getting an impartial point of view.
Surely it is more subjective than objective, but at least it's an attempt...
I tested a "recent" bottle dating back to 2008.
It's the bottle with rectangular silver label (not the classic "belt" label around the bottle).
Juice is transparent, not colored.
I must confess...
Absolutely repulsive if you hate animalic notes, heavenly I f you love it.
the incredible thing is until years 2000-2005 you paid pennies for old, "antiquate" perfumes.
I perfectly remember old "Equipage" by Hermes sold at 15 euros in the "bargain bin".....
Hi, here is a very simple, empirical way to verify DHI: simply spray it on clothes.
If it's real, you will smell it at least for 2-3 days..... :2vrolijk_08:
Okay, here it is : confrontation of "Year 2014" batches of Dior Homme, Homme intense, Homme Parfum
A 20-different-bottles monster review.
Only a minor changes and corrections (on Dec 30th 2014).
Comparation between different bottles , including the famous/infamous new "transparent rim" LIDGE bottle
Thank you all people, for your comments.
Yes, I think each " nose " is different, and an important thing is trying to add evidence to ideas.
Saying "this and that" is important, but it's not...
Ok guys, after sooooo many many many requests.....
TERRE d'HERMES: Reformulated or not?
TERRE d'HERMES EdT: 9 batches comparison
Another monster review considering 9 different batches....and...
I tried it after a long time, and yes, it's very good (I'm referring to the 75ml. bottle in shops now).
Sweet, powdery, not very harsh or "synthetical", and pretty similar (although not identical)...
Maybe the old "Eau de Vetyver" de Givenchy,
the one produced only in small quantities for Hubert de Givenchy's "personal use".
Never smelt something so "ipnotic".
resurrecting this thread to show one of the first bottles produced, with the sticker on the back side.
here's to you a comparation between vintage after-shave and vintage EdT. Of course it's only my personal, humble opinion.
Yesm that's a good idea. i'm working on this.
Wait for results in a couple of days.
Just added a few final words and pictures about "Olympios", the famous/infamous "Fahrenheit clone" launched in 1994 by Missoni.Perfumes.
You can check on Basenotes a few reviews about...
I have no experience with 3-digits Dior codes, but try this:
if the label on the bottom of the bottle sports the address "30 avenue Hoche", then : years 1988-1991
if: "33 avenue...
"FAHRENHEIT" by Christian Dior : A 10-batches review.
Try to spray Dior Homme Intense on your shirt (not on skin): it will last at least 2 weeks! :D
Personally I like it. Try to Imagine the classic Guerlain vetiver with a lot of spearmint in the top notes.:"Frozen" sensation.
Obviously, only for summer times.
The most "animalic" scent ever produced .....
the last botte I tried was a 4N01 batch (January 2014) and it's pretty similar to previous ones. Anyway here we are speaking about recent batches, huh? (February, March, April....)
anyway this is the complete page:
In my opinon all 2014 batches are really good....until now.
I did -helped by a few friends- a blind test a few days ago, and it's ok.
Different each other, and both really good, strong "male" fragrances.
I recommend vintage scents because "modern" versions are quite different, watered down and less intense than previous ones.
sorry for being absent in these times: actually I have to work and study a lot in the same time, and I have literally no spare time for myself and even less for perfumed things........
it's good but maybe a bit too soft, especially when compared to Monsieur Rochas edt Concentrče ( a real powerhouse)
Tiffany for Men
According Chanel code, "batch 6707" should be = "July 1988".
pictures from Jason Newton (Fraicheur) and Cytherian (Paris-NewYork Kouros Trio) added.
Keeping track of...
your bottle is most likely dated 1994.
Bottom of almost all Kouros bottles reported "Parfums Corp" label until 1998-1999 so it's perfectly normal.
Enjoy this magnificent vintage!
Hi Jason, If you can take a couple of pictures of "Fraicheur" alone, I can add it to the post. Another score!
Don't know if officially discontinued, but I can confirm JULES is still on sale, at Dior's boutiques in France. (please note it's -unfortunately- a reformulated version).
Price: 75 euros ( about...
UPDATED in the "Parfums Corp" (second period) section :
the first flanker was EAU DE SPORT (1986). since I miss a decent box, photos were kindly provided by our great Ericrico.
Really magnificent and rare bottle: congratulations!
an interesting fact is the "spray" it's not the natural spray but a "gas-propelled" one.
Since the batch number it's most likely year 1989, an...
Updated with a couple of images from Michal and Mariusz from Poland:
a box with both Paris and New York lettering (instead of Paris only) maybe intended for US market ;
and a flat metal base,...
"O de Lancome",
LANCOME is one of the greatest French perfume houses, created in 1935 by Armand Petitjean, and got fame and prestige worldwide thanks...
First bottles 1994-1999, no english phrases
since 1999 up to 2004: adding the english phrase...
back of boxes:
ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS from 1994 to 1999
5 or 6 ingredients: 1999-2004
long list of ingredients: since 2005
Ebay seller show the long -list ingredients box so it's definitely "after 2004".
batch 017xxxx means = year 2000.
first bottles (roughly 1994-2000) had the sticker on the bottom written entirely...
yes first number means "year" so 7= 1997 or 2007 and 5=1995 or 2005 . That's incredible! how many precious bottles arrived in USA and remain unsold. Maybe testers, being without any box..
These bottles "could" be legit, Procter&Gamble started to produce D&G in July 2006, still maintaning the italian factory, then in 2008 switching production to Germany.
the year is 2007 (batch...
Modern Givenchy Vetiver is still good, and vaguely remind the vintage (I told "vaguely"). .
"Natural vetiver" perfumes age during decades, becoming stronger,and more intense, due to maturation The...
yes, i shot this picture, here is an ultra-rare, still-wrapped, year-1973 Coriandre Parfum
from a friend of mine
Thank you, that's enough for me,
Hope to obtain soon an interview by him.
I confirm the vintage "Coriandre" in "Parfum" concentration.
An olfactive bomb deployed all over!
As Luca Turin says, it could be the "reference vetiver".
I sampled it, and (IMHO), it's not only one of the best vetiver, but one of the "TopTen" best perfumes ever produced on Earth (repeat IMHO)
In any case, perfumes until mid of Nineties.
I think any "italian style", after year 2000, has been rarely shown.
(not sure where to post it, so i'll not open another thread. if off-topic, please remove)
Ladies and Gentleman,
here's to you :
Gaschromatograpy- Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) Analysis and...
Ladies and Gentleman,
here's to you :
Gaschromatograpy- Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) Analysis and Discussion of a true masterpiece:
MY SIN, by Lanvin
One of the most famous fragrance from...
You should note the batchnumber on the bottom of the bottle, or in the bottom front, near the words "Yves SaintçLaurent".
Any way, you could take a picture of the bookňlet, I'll post it under your...
Since "Bugatti" vintage perfume was never produced in big quantities, and since its quality is so high, well, I strongly suggest to grab all bottles you find. Prices are still affordable.
Since I am interested in obtaining an interview from him, please let us know your reviews.
I never tried these scents and I'd like to know an opinion.
this topic had a lot of discussion,
however you can find a sort of "scientific" examination of DHI bottles and reformulations: