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- Discussions about niche vs. designer - not for the matter per se (which is quite silly, but not completely uninteresting), but because usually these discussions completely lack in any, say,...
Watches are superfluous for me, especially wrist watches, unless you need it for your job and you care to take it away once you're done. They seem to me the epitomes of an employee's mentality - to...
Most of the hyped ones, especially among niche - Malle, Roja Dove, Kilian etc.
I see - well in that case maybe Shukran would be nice then!
I tried some and found them dull.
I am given to understand that the group of bitches who got contrarian with you is flourishing consistently. I'll reach them to wonder why (and why on Earth should I ever care about being "blocked" by...
Pointing out that reviews are sponsored without indicating which ones are is at once useless and tautological - and vile, if it's just a way of insinuating something with no fundament. It's possible...
Very little, I had some "phases" but I still prefer the same exact stuff I liked 15 years ago.
It looks like an Olympics of that in the last couple of pages here.
Allow me to quote my own post from some days ago
Basing on my information, that should be the...
I think eBay is the only solution left! It's quite out of stock anywhere in Italy too...
Here's a huge backup :D
Thought the same, lol.
I still don't get your point. You see rave reviews about a new brand; you try the fragrances; you don't like them. So far so good. It happens all the time. What are you concluding from this, exactly?...
So basically anything others like and you dislike must come from opportunists hiding shady promotional connections. Can't really argue with that logic. No surprise 99% of the time Basenotes is just...
A bunch of "minor" designers I grabbed for a near-zero price, some of which composed by some of my favourite noses (Nagel, Roucel).
Trussardi Light for Him, I don't know who created it and I am not...
Of course your coward insinuation didn't contain any name. Just another tough fella throwing generic rants on the Internet carefully avoiding some direct reference. You know for sure that Alfarom, or...
To be honest I feel way cooler and smarter to get the chance to wear a $400 perfume by paying only $50 for a smaller part of it. That whole "brag" and "show" thing - I just can't comment that as it's...
Vintage Guerlain Vetiver
Vintage Annick Goutal Vetiver
Jovoy Private Label
Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
Within their regular range I'd start from 1740 and pretty much end there, some feminines are nicer and so is that limited trio Ambrarem/Petroleum/Rosam.
L'instant pour Homme de Guerlain would be great for me, as it's also fresh enough not to turn hideous in a sweaty & cloying ambiance like a club. And the only (niche) fragrance which ever got me a...
Nowhere available yet? Someone...
"State"? A disorder is a disease, or it does share almost everything with the definition of it.
Also there is no "worse things" to be addicted to - if one is addicted, that's a symptom of an...
I agree with David, the only thing "we have no idea" what is meant to say was that half-baked sarcasm. David's question was legitimate (and quite comprehensible).
I agree a portion of the talk about reformulation - especially about really recent scents - is a bit hysterical though.
Bleu is so depressing I'd suggest nearly anything else. Spicebomb is however particularly better.
Are we talking about this guy? His concerns against Dutch adverts of Axe perfumes being...? Not enough bro?
Vintage Azzaro pour Homme, no honorable mentions (I mean - too many).
Chanel Cuir de Russie, Fendi Theorema, Givenchy Organza, Eau de Givenchy, most of vintage Guerlain's, L'arte di Gucci, Tom Ford Black Orchid, John Galliano EDP (first version), My Queen by McQueen (a...
Perfectly agree. I always support blind buying!
Your miserable passive-aggressive sarcasm speaks for itself, but thanks for the insight - whatever that wanted to mean exactly.
Cheap clones, ehw. Expensive clones - that's what we want. :D
Seriously though, I see nothing wrong with that. Many scents can be easily ripped off with the same quality. Some don't, but most do.
Any third option? :D
I meant his most recent scents - which are crap.
Sure, except eBay isn't a retailer. It relies on both sellers and buyers the exact same way as it gets its profit from the interaction of these two. It needs both. Then of course - each category will...
Some new stuff added!
It does not seem unregulated to me. You can do it as many times as you can, as you say - that's the rule. I guess statistically that's not a big problem for sellers, otherwise eBay would have...
Sure you can - and I think that's perfectly fair in my opinion, for a number of reasons. I did it too sometimes. You can find the same object by chance "in real world" at a lower price, you can get...
Borneo 1834, Chene, Fumerie Turque, Cuir Mauresque, Vetiver Oriental, Sarrasins and his more recent crap - those aren't sweet-creamy at all.
I wouldn't even remember having tried a perfume if it wasn't for my notes. Writing also helps you thinking a bit more and developing your skills (maybe in a wrong or questionable direction, but it...
Come on, we all know what "old men fragrances" are. We know way better than we pretend not to. Vintage fougère/barbershop scents, old masculine chypres, the classic masculine heritage in perfumery....
Perfectly agree. Lucky for us, at least none came to start that silly whining about the derogatory use of the term "old men".
Just let people enjoy what they want to enjoy.
Encre Noire may work too, it's also cheap.
I think it's way worse if it is not making you broke, because you won't see it as a problem.
Most of mines I got them elsewhere - other (Italian) thrift/auction sites, old & small perfume shops, street markets, private collectors unaware of the actual value of some of their pieces...
Your post count & wardrobe are too miserable to allow you to say something like that. Back off, son!
Care to make the effort to search and read any explanation of industry's standard terms like the Wiki one posted above? EDC and EDP are just concentrations and as such can be used for whatever...
- Alberto is it pee what I'm smel...
- Yes. It's mine. Keep smiling.
I wouldn't waste all these money and efforts if the main purpose is - correct me if I'm wrong - to get laid. Just get Aventus, there's a thread about the batches, I am sure the engineers there will...
That's a nice idea, I did it many times with fellow Basenoters, both from here to there and from them to me - and just FYI I am still perfectly available to do it if anyone needs help.
Basing on what I know about Ho Hang, the one you got should be a 1990s bottle containing the "second slight reformulation" of Ho Hang, the "true & original" formula is the one in the extremely rare...
That's true, he's as mediocre in his job as total fun and witty in person!
At the moment the scent I've most backups of is Rochas Man - 3 sealed "vintage" versions + 1 more recent one (+ the one I am using at the moment).
Lol. It's a whole completely different powdery-tobacco-ambery drydown with a nearly unperceivable whiff of rubber. "Slightly similar" to be generous. It is way more similar to Dior Homme for...
This is an interesting scent for me. Surely well made and with a total respectable quality as most of Carven offerings. And the same way, it's undoubtedly "safe" and kind of generic - but that is...
Precision-wise, smelling the sillage of a passer-by on the street is like hearing a song played 4 floors behind you. Or from a car running by your window for a second. Just some muffled sound. You...
+ 1, in my opinion either it had something else written on it or it wasn't a fragrance.
I fear this is happening to me with A*Men and Beyond Paradise for Men.
EDIT: Oh, and Fendi Theorema Uomo too. I didn't really remember it was so damn pleasant and natural-smelling.
Jesus it looks fantastic! Both the graphic and the new features. Thanks Grant!
Nah, not really. Not even a conscious buy, ahah. Both are an unwanted & unrequested gifts I got together with the other purchases. There's this really stubborn old lady from which I get scents for...
Both are completely blind-buy worthy. Two contemporary masterpieces. You'll be happy either way - if you won't, then change hobby. :D
Many of those cheap Arabian brands have totally respectable offerings - that sometimes make you question the price/quality ratio of many similar Western fragrances.
Body Kouros, like Belgian chocolate over cat poop.
It's all simpler than that with no hypothesis involved. Seller and buyer must simply do what the purchase order/invoice says. It's a contract and both parts must do what's written on it. The computer...
A backup for Leather Oud
A backup for Private Label
A backup for Fumerie Turque
Then Goti Smoke and Le Labo Oud 27.
The bottles look like camping torches for a steroid festival.
I am always genuinely amazed to read how many people seem to recognize a lot of scents on other people, and often in really crowded & olfactively "saturated" places like clubs or at the gym. Or on...
Smell (which actually also includes considerations about its versatility or distinction or quality ecc.)
Longevity (I don't mind reapplying, but that could be a deal-breaker just...
As if all discontinued scents got the same praise.
Gucci pour Homme is incredibly better and also as others have pointed out, a way more profitable "investment" if you don't like it enough.
Carven Homme (1999)
Chaos and corruption, youtube reviewers, ha!
Their masculines were mostly mediocre for me except Insensé and Xeryus. While Ysatis, Organza and L'eau de Givenchy are all fantastic (vintage only).
I'm with you Foustie, I also appreciated that quite a lot :D
(by the way I get your position - I seem the only one appreciating Ducalis!)
From my point of view the two things are perfectly identical. There is no thing as a "honest mistake" in business. A conscious decision to list a low auction because one is too lazy to check prices...
Same exact story for me with a (sealed) bottle of Ferrè's Pontaccio 21. It smelled like rotting shrimps, and as you say, I couldn't even touch it. Eventually after some months it decreased a bit, but...
+ 1! Quite above the others for me.
For someone who finds Creed's Royal Leather starting off too floral? Really? :D
I swear this exact same thing happened to me with a German company manufacturing cedar shoe trees. I was trying to place an order for 8 pairs of them, there was a bug in their payment system and I...
According to that guide it should be 1987 then, since "7" indicates the year and there is no barcode/no greendot, and Jules has been launched in 1980, that is the only logical option left. 1997 would...