Agreed. OV is far superior to MC, which imo is just a very simple synthetic freshness.
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Agreed. OV is far superior to MC, which imo is just a very simple synthetic freshness.
If you buy fragrances to wear, I say get rid of the old unused stuff by selling and using the proceeds to buy newer things you'll actually wear. Personally can't figure on any reason to own a...
I've only ever had good experiences with official retailers. Discounter/grey market yields good to slightly subpar products, but if we're talking Creed I'll have to admit I'd rather buy from...
95% close. Doubt anyone would disagree.
Wore Individuel today to work. The lavender is cheaper than OS and the cinnamon thinner (though balanced by raspberry) yet somehow it's still 95% the effect of the Creed. More brilliance from Bourdon.
Some of the far cheaper copycats are just as good.
Decent scent but not the best from Creed imo.
Always got a lot of citrus and honey out of Kouros. The civet is more of an aside, not a main note.
Glad to help. Keep in mind that Creed and other niche brands frequently make minor modifications to their packaging. It's how the perfume smells that matters. If it seems like something by a...
Sorry. Just doesn't happen to me.
These shots tell me it's real with a minor flaw in the bottle matte. No worries, enjoy.
Doesn't happen to me.
The box is legit. Got one just like it from Amazon, no Millesime on the front, but it is on the back. Mine is 100% real, but I gotta tell ya, my bottle has the batch code etched into the bottom lip...
My "8SB1" bottle was issued December 2008. Oak moss is listed on the box. Smells terrific, but the stuff is already 7 years old. Can't speak to 2014 batches.
Frankly find the vintage to be too loud. Not much difference in the scent of the current, but it's concentration is easier on my sinuses. Personally prefer the current version.
At least Gianni brought us The Dreamer, a stunning scent.
The demographic was unmistakable: people with good taste.
Do you have any other photos? Just from this one, that bottle looks fake.
I would certainly never say that Cool Water and GIT are interchangeable. Just that they are very similar to me. However, given the fact that the notes are very different for both scents, it doesn't...
Having familiarized myself with older versions of Joop! Homme, I think the main difference is in how cinnamon is handled. In the old version the cinnamon is sweet and fairly distinct. In the newer...
I'm with sdotlow on this, although I'm not "arguing" about it, simply offering my impression:
Cool Water has always and will always be the one scent that smells most like GIT to me. Aspen, though...
Bourdon is quoted as saying that Cool Water is the perfume he is proudest of. To me it boils down to Cool Water and Kouros with Bourdon, and no, it has never been confirmed that he is behind GIT, so...
This. Quintessence was purchased by Coty fairly quickly and the formula wasn't changed much, if at all, AFAICT. It doesn't seem to hold up well over time though.
Must be why it gets compared to Aspen.
Any decrease in Joop! Homme' sillage would be very welcome in most quarters.
Did not find Grey Vetiver capable of anything Guerlain Vetiver couldn't do just as well, if not better.
To my knowledge there is no pine note in GIT.
If something smells better than something else, it's automatically more versatile. Royal Oud for me. Jubilation is a mess. Literally everyone who smells it on me wrinkles their nose, and I can't...
Citrus, woods, spices, a little herbal twinge, and some amber. Slightly better than the average toiletry product line but nothing special.
Definitely prefer Krizia Uomo over OMS.
90% of the world has never heard of Creed. The other 10% resides here on BN.
The original is much, much, much better. And by "original" I'm referring to the current reformulated ES. The Parfum is "interesting" but I would hesitate to endorse all the high praise it gets here...
Brut always had a serious green whiff to it imo.
I do get tobacco in this one.
An excellent oriental for the price. Probably one of the more interesting uses of lavender in a men's fragrance. KL Homme bears some vague similarities in its handling of amber but is otherwise an...
I think around holidays people buy a lot of fragrance for family and friends, which generate the sales stats (ADG being top-seller in the USA, etc.), but those who receive them rarely if ever wear...
I'm partial to Brut. And English Leather.
Yes, they stopped making it in 2006. Nine years ago now.
A decent neroli/citrus/jasmine/moss accord that smells very restrained and old-world. Definitely not for everyone.
I imagine you're talking about "Taxi" here?
True, there are documented records of late nineteenth century Pinauds. However, given the brand's propensity for exaggeration, I'd have to think their lavender water and maybe a few other grooming...
My thoughts too. I don't really consider this a "hobby," just the act of accumulating fragrances to wear and comment on. I do it because I enjoy wearing them.
Nah, it was always a powerhouse, LOL
Seems to me the forum rules are clear. I don't mind speculative topics in threads. A little fun never hurts, as long as everyone is civil.
I think marketing is effective in alerting people that a fragrance exists. They don't buy because of it. They buy if and only if they genuinely like how something smells, usually in the top notes....
Still get sandalwood quite clearly in Joop! Homme' base, but gotta go easy on it - really easy.
Frags in general get reformulated all the time, but we only notice when they deliberately weaken a...
Always thought it was a silly concept.
Pinaud was born in 1810, something tells me his perfumes aren't that old.
For the genuinely old stuff still being made, Guerlain is it.
Seems like a stronger case for a theory that the human brain differs from person to person in how its olfactory center operates, how it interprets whatever data our noses bring to it, rather than the...
Maybe 30% on a good year.
I'd be more persuaded by the vibrational theory if some sort of demonstrative model that predicts odors via analysis of molecular behavior were available. So far there are no predictions of odor...
Instance #2 might account for why Creeds are so evanescent to many people.
100,000 seems more realistic.
Thank you for answering my question.
A lay person's question that would probably seem stupid to a scientist, but do enantiomers differ in weight? Are some pairs heavier than others?
Caron 3rd Man
Right, except "bi" indicates 2.
I immediately noticed that absurdly long, curled pipe. Usually a red flag, although the rest looks ok.
Could not agree more with this. My experience has been mixed, with some wins and more losses.
My thoughts exactly. Reformulations are likely to occur only if the current formula is hurting sales of the product - but not quite enough to warrant a discontinuation.
Except the original 19th century meaning of "bisexual" was "having characteristics of two genders."
I'm inclined to believe PerfumeCollector, and was never convinced by Turin's theory, although I respect it. The vibrational theory of olfaction just never made much sense to me, because as...
I'm not especially familiar with how older men and women smell, if they wear fragrance, or not. Therefore that method of defining something is meaningless to me personally. Others may have a...
Feelings for something can change dramatically over time. Tastes can shift. Therefore the few fragrances I don't care for remain in my collection, in the hope that one day I will like them and wear...
Too much speculation. The IFRA itself makes the situation clear: http://http://www.ifraorg.org/Upload/Docs/22083_GD_2009_11_03_IFRA_Code_of_Practice_Dec_06.pdf
Strange nobody made a bigger stink about these new sprayers. I think they're not as good as the old ones.
I'm hoping you didn't try these all on the same day!
Rive Gauche, GIT would be my suggestions!
Ironically it was originally released as "Early American Old Spice" - for women!
In this case, it's the sweeter, airier florals that men can handle, while the heavier white florals with indolic facets are a no-go, which I think is largely true.
I'd say he's definitely wrong. No lavender in this as far as I can tell.
I guess because you smell a clear, strong lavender note, that must mean there's a clear, strong lavender note in GIT. Even though I smell green apple and lemon verbena, and not a single hint of...
Linalool being in the list just means there's linalool - not a lavender note. In GIT it seems paired with the dihydromyrcenol in the green apple-ish top note. Between GIT and CW, I recommend getting...
It's unique, that's for sure. Nothing before it really smelled like it, and it has had a few imitators since.
Glad to see I'm not the only one who finds the eucalyptus note unbalanced and odd.
Not a huge fan of the concentree.
All this synthetic oud makes me wonder why these companies even bother marketing these frags as having oud. Most people don't know what the heck oud even is, does fibbing and saying these scents...
One of the guys at my workplace wears it sometimes. Smells good to me.
Weird comparison, but Lapidus for me.
If major brands are going to buy up small niche labels, say goodbye to niche. Being made by EL means the exclusivity is gone.
Barbasol aftershave is good. Better than the current cream, but not as good as stuff like skin bracer.
Pretty much my impression. Densely composed for longevity, but a total garbage scent. Not buying the hype.
I have a Dali Parfums version. Anyone know what the reforms are labeled under?
Some castoreum for me, but not a huge amount. One of the better fougeres in my collection.
Given the fact that BdC was issued as an EDP, it very well may be a weaker reform to differentiate from the EDP.
Sure you're not experiencing olfactory fatigue? I have yet to find a Chanel that was ever made weaker, except maybe Antaeus.
I get 12 hours, 7-8 of them strong. Massive projection.
Very sloppy reporting on the part of Shopsmart and most press on this company.
Because foreigners aren't allowed to buy shares of Chinese corporate stock (actually owning part of a Chinese company...
Alibaba had two IPOs. I encourage you to research why.
Here's a hint: four words - "shell company" "Cayman Islands"
No shares of Alibaba have ever been sold on the NYSE. Without express permission from the Chinese government, a foreigner cannot buy into the company. As long as that remains true, I doubt we'll be...
The current VC&A PH.
IMO yes, men can wear this one, no problem.
Well said. Fragrance is an expression of personal style, and as such, an expression of self and identity, by extension. To wear an obviously feminine scent is making a statement. Don't be surprised...
That's it in a nutshell. "You mean you don't have a bottle of (any discontinued frag) yet? You don't know what you're missing!"
Wasn't it by Pierre Bourdon?
I'd say the Rive Gauche is worth getting, although for a great "barbershop" effect I think Clubman is better.