Italian Cypress. I wasn't impressed with MDCII at all last time I tried them.
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Italian Cypress. I wasn't impressed with MDCII at all last time I tried them.
Anubis by Papillon a few weeks ago.
However, yesterday I wore Portrait of a Lady and although I already know it so well, it had been a while since I'd worn it. Absolute masterpiece,
Coriander. I do love a good coriander note.
Seeing as many see winter as the best season for fragrances, which bottles are you looking to purchase for the up-and-coming colder months?
I sampled Absolue Pour le Soir again today.
Lovely fragrance. It's a contender for winter for sure.
Dior Homme Intense and Midnight In Paris stick out as being most powdery for me.
Absolue Pour le Soir, which I've worn for the past two days, also comes across quite powdery to me. I usually steer...
I was introduced to Papillon perfumes on Tuesday and I was so impressed with them. I've not seen too much written about them here, but a lot of my friends in the perfume industry are very excited...
This is a UK ONLY split of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille
This will be my first split, but it's something that I've wanted to do for a very long time....
I only briefly smelt the two in Harrods last week. Journey Man started with a typical Amouage opening- powerful and spicy, but the dry down was calmer, and more of a skin scent than some of the other...
After meeting Calice Becker, I am partial to her creations. Back to Black will always be a favourite of mine.
I've met Kilian a few times, and he likes his music, so I'm sure it has something to do with the song.
I think the new releases look great, but I'm more intrigued by the perfumers behind the...
3 sprays Aventus, 2 sprays VIW or MI, they're the only combinations I do if I want to put a spin on Aventus,
Leave the rest as they are.
What a day for fragrance! I sprayed Royal Oud at about 8am this morning. Around 2pm I got a compliment off a friend of a friend. That made my day right there, as I've always loved Royal Oud and it...
We could all put our addresses and names in, and then we get allocated a name and an address. Nobody would know who sent what?
Just a thought, but a Secret Santa with samples this year could be quite fun.
You could either pass on a sample that you already own, or decant a small, sample worth amount of a fragrance you...
1. Spiritueuse Double Vanille
2. Back to Black
4. Virgin Island Water
5. Dries Van Noten
Honourable mentions: Royal Oud, Straight to Heaven, Portrait of a Lady, Green Irish Tweed.
Back to Black. Perfect in the cold.
I don't think it's an attempt at being a perfumer at all. It's simply combining two fragrances that you enjoy to produce something different.
Would you rather we just bought all the ingredients...
Secretions Magnifique - 'kin hell.
Noontide Petals - 'kin hell.
Genie des Bois - 'kin hell.
All deserve the same review. Any perfumes with a metallic note deserve that same review. Vile.
Loved it on the first wearing (3 sprays). It was only a half ml sample, so i thought I'd finish off the sample, rather than having 1/1.5 sprays left over.
4.5 sprays and then...
I've 3 that I'll always need.
Back to Black
Spiritueuse Double Vanille
Virgin Island Water
Not sure if this was intended to turn into a 'Your Core 6' thread, but I like the idea of it!
I've tried to cover all seasons and my favourite notes.
Back to Black - Winter/Fall - Tobacco...
Anyone layered Portrait of a Lady with a vanilla?
My scarf stank of Dries van Noten, and I was wearing Portrait, seemed to be a good mix. Anyone tried it? If not ill layer SDV and Portrait and...
Voted Sycomore. People say it smells like Encre Noir, but I'd rather have Sycomore.
Vetiver Extraordinaire is very nice too. I should also mention that Vetiver Tonka caught my eye in the Hermes...
When I first got into fragrances, all I thought the Private Blend line was the bee's knees. However, since revisiting it, it really isn't all that impressive. I really liked Tuscan Leather before,...
Carnal Flower is hands down the best white floral. It's beautiful, but I personally couldn't see myself wearing it. It's too pungent and too pure for me. I do like Lys 41 and Fire Island though, and...
Does anyone know when these will be available 'til?
I won't be able to purchase until around Christmas time when I'm back in the UK.
Portrait of a Lady. Hopefully I'll pick up the limited edition next month.
+1. Anything compared to SDV means I have to test it.
This is like perfumery Cluedo!
Surely it must be a smaller house? If it was a large house, we probably would have heard before now? My gut instinct says Dougczar. Who he bought? I don't know.
Any idea how long these will be around for? I'd love to get the Portrait of a Lady one, but I don't get back home to London until mid December.
Aventus from them is still about 50 quid cheaper than from Creed. They're a lot less 'grey' than some of the other sellers who scratch of serial numbers etc. GIT for £114 for 120ml with the serial...
Just a little heads up, but Cheapsmells is now Allbeauty. I think they're the same company. I bought Royal Oud from there and had absolutely no trouble.
They have Aventus in stock in 120ml and...
Coney Island. The rest aren't worth it, unless you get a cheap price.
If you can get them cheap, consider Fire Island, Central Park, and NY Oud.
Not very easy to get your hands on though. However, it is absolutely beautiful. If you can try it out, do so. It's my scent of the day :)
To those members who won the batches I was offering, they've been sent today. I was ever so busy and there was then an issue with the postage. They should all be with you soon. Sorry for the delays!
Quickly becoming one of my favourites.
I don't think Neiman Marcus does. Went in there recently and there wasn't any and it's not on their website. However, Bergdorf Goodman does (Neiman Marcus is their sister store).
I'm not great on my designers but here goes:
Fall/Winter: - L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme Gold Absolu
Spring/Summer: - Guerlain Homme L'Eau
Date Night: - Dior Homme Intense
Formal: - Guerlain Homme...
I can understand where you're coming from.
I've tried Aventus a few times now and the (royal) pineapple has been very slight on every one, but the smoke hasn't really been there either. Albeit the...
I imagine he would smell of cigarettes and alcohol mainly, but there would be a little something lurking under those scents. A manly, spicy scent. Not sure quite what though...
That is an absolutely incredible price! Have you received it yet? How is it? Legit? Fresh?
Only one I can really recommend is Coney Island. That's the only one I've found so far that's bottle-worthy. It's head and shoulders above the rest of the line. I don't like gourmands usually but I...
Back to Back - By Kilian.
Chergui is not at all similar to Back to Black.
I looked into do the same thing as you. My girlfriend loves Acqua Fiorentina, but I think fragrancenet are selling the old bottles.
The Encore bottles have coloured flowers on the edges, not...
It's very hot here today so it's none other than:
I have to agree with you on that one.
Why do you prefer re-applying though, NoirDrakkar? From your wardrobe you've a lot of fragrances that last a long time. Do you still reapply something like...
I got a large decant of this today after I sampled it a little while ago. I sprayed it on my wrist about 9 hours ago, and now I kinda have to search for it. It's now most definitely a skin scent, but...
I'm a little late, but Guerlain Homme L'eau.
That would be pretty cool!
Honestly, I haven't really ventured into the vetivers as of yet. I quite liked Creeds Original Vetiver though. Most of those you mentioned are easy for me to get my nose on so I shall go and have a...
That's my mistake. Then I would say Sel Marin maybe?
Millesime Imperial or Virgin Island Water. Maybe Virgin Island Water is more for the day time, but I love that scent and would find it hard to resist spraying myself with it when confronted with that...
Mugler, I'd chop any fragrance that is packaged in those hideous star bottles... so that's the vast majority of the house gone.
+1 for each of these. Guerlain Homme L'eau is like a mojito, and Tommy Bahama is like a tequila/lime/oceanic mix.
Haha, exactly the same as me. The perks of being British!
I'm aiming to get a few fragrances when I go back home since I shall have access to a vast array of houses. I just got a decant of Virgin Island Water, but I feel I need another summer fragrance.
I'm still in love with Spritueuse Double Vanille's dry down. Until something beats it, that's my go-to vanille.
Back to Black. For me, it blows all tobacco fragrances out the water.
Tobacco Vanille is far more linear than Back to Black. I absolutely loved Tobacco Vanille too, but Back to Black just threw it...
Well I see it more as a beachy scent, like VIW. I mean, by all means wear it wherever you are, but I think it works best at a beach.
Wearing VIW/Set Sail St. Barts in Siberia won't have the same...
Got a couple of samples in today and I just put a dab of L'air Du Desert Marocain on my wrist. I suppose that's my scent of the day.
I'm wearing this today.
I transfered my decant to another atomizer which does have a spritzer like a fire hose, but I've no trouble with longevity. Going into hour number 7 now and I can still...
If you did the split yourself, you could have the large flacon, and 50ml of the juice?
Creed - Royal Oud.
I bought L'Eau in January at an airport. It should still be about!
I think it's only really an evening fragrance. Going out for the night would be the only time I would really wear it.
I'm hopefully going to pick that up this month too. Presentation box and all. Looks absolutely beautiful!
You lucky bugger!
If you haven't sampled any of them, don't buy any of them.
Sample until you find something you just have to have!
Go with a summer fragrance to mix it up a bit.
Haha, music to your ears, CologneFan! I would agree though, a light lemon cake gourmand never hurt anybody in the summer.
1. Back to Black
2. Green Irish Tweed
3. Royal Oud
4. Tuscan Leather
5. Coney Island
I could have put so much for number 5, but I really liked Coney Island when I wore it the other day. I wore...
If you took aventus out of the poll, it would be interesting to see what the votes looked like.
I went for MI and GIT. I've not jumped on the Aventus band wagon (so far anyway)
I've a box that looks like a book from Barnes and Noble, and another box that Surrender to Chance sent me. I'm running out of space though.
I shall have to find a good sized container for them...
Try here: http://us.asos.com/Men-Leather-Jackets/svyyo/?cid=11760&via=top
Lots of different price variations to fit your budget. I don't think ASOS is as big in the US as it is in the UK yet, but...
Haha, good one.
+1 on the Virgin Island Water
I'm similar to you in not liking anything that's too manly and strong. If you'd like to try a fantastic vanilla, try Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille. A few...
Haha, I'm intrigued to smell the No. 1 Pure Parfum, but I doubt it smells like it's worth £2,700.
Oh fantastic, I wanted to try Kobe and M. Micallef's Gaiac. I now know how I'll be spending my...
How on earth has it stayed on for so long? That's crazy.
I wish I could do that, it would save loads of money!
Wow, F&M have all the expensive Clive Christians. I take it they don't let you smell them in the shop?
Last night Back to Black had me celebrating because of how good it is. Incredible fragrance.
I've never smelt it but if you live more towards the coast, Tommy Bahama - Set Sail St. Barts could be an option?
A complement on Back to Black tonight by a female friend. Only sprayed two sprays so it was quite light, but I suppose we were in a car.
I'm having real trouble deciding whether I prefer Back to...
Are they seriously legit? The Royal Oud price of $123 is incredibly cheap.
Haha, no worries at all! I'm a younger male, but I know the type of person you're describing though. I definitely don't say "girls" in that way. :)
My thoughts exactly.
Do try to wait for the dry, OP. I'm not the biggest fan of the opening of Spiritueuse Double Vanille, but the dry down is absolutely magnificent in my few. I'm more than...
I'm from the London area but I spend about 9 months of the year away from home. Last time I was home, I had no clue what neroli smelt like and couldn't tell you what Chergui was. This whole fragrance...
I'm a male, but I don't really think that makes a difference. "Guys and girls" is how I grew up. For me, it's the same as "men and women" and "blokes and ladies". Personally, I don't think calling...
Yeah it's maybe that you've just tired out your olfactory senses.
I've never heard of anyone sample fragrances like that before though haha.
Montale names sure are alluring. Steam Aoud just sounds intriguing.
How do you mean test the layering of smells? As in which fragrance works well layered with another fragrance?
It's probably nose fatigue, a fragrance generally doesn't disappear entirely within...
I've always said 'girls'. It's an English thing. My mum even calls her friends 'girls'.
Back home growing up not many people smoked marijuana, and the people that did usually dropped out of school...
Gauges/flesh tunnels/plugs/great-big-holes-in-the-ear and smoking marijuana.
I think these two pet peeves are due to me being English and having spent my entire life in England until I was 19...
Please put me out of my misery, it's late and I can't spot what they resemble other than books!
I agree. Within 3 wears I feel you can pretty much suss a fragrance out.
I'd sample them before getting decants of them. You can get better decant prices elsewhere too. The Perfumed Court is one of the more expensive places. Surrender to Chance will save you a little bit....