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Cuir de Lancome and its ok. I'd never have bought it if I'd tried it first. Thankfully it was cheap.
Vintage Bel a Versailes EdC. Again, ok but not anywhere near as nice as the current...
Sycomore (a vetiver with a very strong and noticeable incense to me)
I've not tried the Dior. My HG is Sycomore. The incense makes this vetiver positively transcendental!
I'm not sure about samples, but its available, dirt cheap, on ebay and other online perfume retailers.
Chanel CdR extrait. No contest for me at all.
Jazz (sillage monster back then in funny shaped bottle)
Tuscany (is this still available?)
Cacharel pour Homme (vile, as I remember)
Obsession (the selling point was every...
A beautiful fragrance. However I've never received compliments on it. Its definitely wears very close to the skin and doesn't last long on me. Like all the Exclusives.
(I only ever seem to get...
I've just had a try of CdG Kyoto. Whilst note a dupe, it shares the radiance and lightness of touch so spectacularly evident in Jubilation. I'm not sure if its as "good" but its certainly a...
Received this in the post today - my first ever blind buy!
First impressions: I sprayed it on my wrist, waited 5 seconds and sniffed. As Marge Simpson said, Christmas in Aspen! That leathery,...
What is it about Jubilation? Must be the quality of the materials, the particular blend, both?
I like the CdG Incense series, but Jubilation is in a class of its own. The radiance of Jubilation...
The one for terminators: Yatagan
The one for inner peace: Bois des Iles
Bandit is pretty harsh, and +1 Yatagan.
Terrible thing to happen. Its a nightmare of mine.
I'm not paid a fortune - and the boss expects way, way more than his pound of flesh from me - so my few bottles are very precious. I keep them...
I have longevity problems with most fragrances. Annoyingly its mostly with the ones I love - 2 of those being Sycomore and my all-time HG CdR parfum (since this thread is about Chanel).
Thanks cacio - I'm going to try 1740 when I take the eurostar to paris in a couple of weeks - its doesn't seem to be available in London. My only concern is the burnt sugar note which was sort of...
Thanks for all the feedback.
I went into town today and tried it. Interesting. After a confused opening (as in, where on earth is thing going?) I'm getting Bel Ami middle notes, then a Bandit...
I really like it. It does smell pretty funky though. This, to my nose, is far more funky than MKK. It smells of skin, a smokers skin, perhaps. As an ex-smoker, that can be slightly alarming.
I'd like to know more about this.
Almost impossible to get, only sold at Harrods and Selfridges in the UK...its restricted availability makes me want to try this (maybe a marketing tactic, but...
Hermes: Eau d'Hermes - any day, all year round
YSL: Kouros - I rarely wear it, but it is a masterpiece
Chanel: Cuir de Russie - nothing like it on the market today, IMHO
I don't get it either. I love leathers but can't detect any leather at all from it (I have a similar issue with Bandit - maybe I'm looking for a too-literal leather a la Cuir de Russie).
Oh. My. God.
Looking through these images:
1. I realise I've barely started my fragrance collection - and my friends think my stash will exceed my life span
2. Feel massive sense of relief...
Musc Ravageur and Molecule 01
I'm not keen on MR (a tad too sweet and far too much sillage for my liking), but apparently it smells good on me.
Those who are not anosmic to iso e super seem to...
Lanvin - Scandal.
I don't know why, I'd just love to get a whiff of the original.
The OP poses an interesting question. I too am thinking about the Lutens, although I'm also considering a blind buy of Cuir de Lancome from ebay as its so much cheaper. The itch for a new leather...
Yes, I love it too.
I made the effort to try it since reading everyone’s comments on here. I was ready for this raunchy skank monster and I was somewhat surprised to find this slightly sweaty,...
Yes, I definitely see the connection from what I remember of Bal a Versailles. Bal a Versailles was like MKK, with a few added florals.
Sorry I can't be any more specific. I only tried Bal a...
Thanks Chris. It's a fascinating art form that combines science and art in equal measure and then taps into out most primitive sense. The more I discover the more I want to know.
I've noticed this as well. A sort-of-niche example is the les exclusifs, which are beautiful but hardly project at all.
(I think that is a good thing really. So much better to have something...
MKK. For me its not sexy, its cozy and sleepy.
All the classic Guerlains. That Guerlainade base just stops me from wearing them, and I don't know why. I love them though.
I'm far too promiscuous with my fragrances to have a signature. I wish I did have one - it would save me a small fortune.
All I have to share is my envy.
Hilarious name and bottle - I'd love to try it.
Absolutely, moderate is my middle name!
I was initially put off by Turin's rather mean assessment of this entire line and their annoyingly cod fragrance bar in Liberty. But I've since tried a few and been pleasantly surprised. I've not...
A crisp white button-down shirt, indigo selvedge jeans and desert boots - its my off-duty uniform!
Have you tried Cartier Declaration? Its so intensely cigarette-y on me that, as an ex-smoker, I find it slightly disconcerting. There's a fair blast of citrus in the top notes.
I emphatically and absolutely never wear scented face products. The only fragrance I use is in EdT and EdP which I apply to my neck or arms.
A lotion, to me, indicates some form of skincare and...
I absolutely hope its NOT the real thing!
While I enjoy perfume and love animalics (the dirtier / skankier the better) there is no justification, in 2011, for using this material. I'd have a...
Malle - Une Rose is (on me) a dark, strange rose. The "truffle" accord makes it slightly musty in a wonderful old book repository sort of way.
Did you try the BHA?
I'm a total Paula's Choice convert as struggled with really awful adult onset acne, tried everything at every price point and guess what, nothing worked, it made it all...
I'm halfway through the Chandler Burr book on SJP's Lovely and Hermes Jardin Sur le Nil. I was reading it tonight on the train home from work.
One of the chapters focuses on his interview with...
Look here: http://www.beautypedia.com/
This woman is American, a genius and cured my adult acne. She uses evidence based research to assess products against claims. And whilst she...
This - definitely.
My issue with mass-market fragrances is that often they are reduced to the lowest common denominator to appeal to the most number of people, thereby becoming anodyne, bland and...
It sums up everything wrong with mass-market perfumery. It smells cheap, chemical and lowest-common-denominator.
Even the bottle makes me want to vomit with rage.
I choose whatever I fancy.
Unlike a lot of people, I have no concept of warm weather/cold weather, night/day fragrances etc. I just don't understand the concept.
The exception is work/leisure...
Declaration - Cartier: smells too chemical these days
Molecule 01 - Escentric Molecules: like it but lasts nano seconds
Sycomore - Chanel: I've become anosmic to it (as often happens when I wear...
Absolutely. I wear it primarily for my enjoyment.
Hopefully my perfume choices don't annoy/nauseate others when I'm out. I never wear perfume on a flight (I always travel cattle-class) as I...
For me, its almost always my most recent purchase. So thats Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum. And its mid summer!
People talk about warm weather and cool weather fragrances, but I just wear whatever...
+1 Chanel Sycomore. Satisfies my desire for vetiver and incense in one fragrance. Genius.
Plus it doesn't have that rather cloying aspect evident in some vetiver based scents.
Eau d'Hermes and and Mouchoir de Monsieur.
The Chanel Exclusifs is pretty darn good too, but lasts about a nano second. And for much ££££. No fair.
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