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Black to Black
GIT trumps it in my opinion
Give it twelve months on here and you will own all of them
...along with an additional 200 bottles that you haven't even thought of yet
Currently have around 150 bottles (small time on these boards)
An interesting thing has happened though - I don't want to buy anything at the moment. This is the first time that this has happened...
Again, this is only on paper but I don't get the Kouros thing (although it must have been 20 years ago that I last had my nose on it - it was a bad experience, a long story, not for now). The...
Deal with people that can be trusted
There are many on these boards
5 from Masque, all paper tested
Russian Tea - big bold smell of black tea leaves - quite like this
Montecristo - waayyyyy too much going on to tell on paper, this one needs a full skin test
Going to add Honey Aoud and Aoud Leather - recently purchased both and think that they are really good
This made me chuckle - my eldest son is nine and last year on holiday I gave him a sneaky spray of Aventus (his first wearing of scent) - told him not to tell his mum, he did, I got in bother
I have the benefit of living in the UK (for UK exclusives) and have a Dad who lives in France where the postal service don't seem to care what they send - also gives me a great excuse to pop over and...
Hmmm... not sure that MDCI is classed as designer????
It's a real shame that you have had a bad experience with them as I have always found them to be really good
What does ring a bell is this issue of wrongly labelled items. Every time I order from...
That escalated quickly!
Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game or Last letter of a Fragrance Game will soon have that sorted out - never understood why those threads counted towards your post count?
I have facilitated bottles to the US and Middle East - happy to be involved but trust is a big part of this. The people that I have helped have been well respected, long standing members on this...
What has gone wrong?
To the untrained nose (me), it smells pretty similar to Tuscan Leather
I own and love Arso
Truthfully, not as often as the more expensive ones
In general terms, my collection has moved up in cost so the cheapies are less in number
I suddenly feel very shallow
Had a Profumum day today
Arso at work
Acqua Viva after the gym
If I had to pick one over the other, I would go with Arso
As ever, I could (and would) answer this differently on any given day but for now...
Most Confident - Les Nombres d'Or Cuir
Most Professional - GIT
Sexiest - Intoxicated
Most Fun - Aqua...
No problem - if this is your first order from them, prepare to be made happy with the package that arrives
Very close to pulling the trigger on Lampblack
And if you want to stay in the UK, Roullier White also have it in stock and are very good to deal with
Buy from First in Fragrance and take advantage of the Euro, the free samples and the excellent service
I have recently bought four bottles of Nasomatto scents from them and can honestly say that...
It is a real shame that this thread has been forced into a different direction as I was enjoying keeping track of the story
I enjoyed Sebastian's reviews and I hope that he manages to sort the...
I have received compliments while wearing the following:
Aoud Lime and Dark Aoud from Montale
As Sawira from Penhaligons
Aoud and Amber Aoud from Roja Dove
Blackbird from HofM (I am not certain...
Certainly - only problem could be getting them to you. Do you have postmen over there yet?
Sell the ones that you don't wear and buy something new
I do this pretty much all the time when I realise that I am not reaching for certain bottles
I have shared quite a few similar opinions with Viffer
I am in the same boat as you - have worn Honey Aoud and think that it is really good and as with most Montales, it is a decent performer.
I also received the same three samples and after a brief...
No problem - I hadn't taken your reply that way
I own both and find CP the more wearable of the two
My wife prefers CP, so there you go
Totally agree with you and that is why I said that Xerjoff have made a mistake in this instance. The original response was fine, no more than that. The argument is that 'fine' just doesn't cut it...
This is my take on it all (for what it is worth)
Initial response from Xerjoff was fine - no more than fine, but was pretty much acceptable in my opinion. I do think that they could have done more...
As with most of these threads my answer could be different on any given day but for now, here are 10 from my collection that I can recommend
Roja Amber Aoud
I couldn't pick just one but I do really like the following:
Mona Di Orio
I use it and I also use it for the SOTD
Only frustration is that it takes foe ever to get scents added to the directory - I think that I have waited over a year for some to be added
Sampling could be the way forward but to be honest, that can get pretty expensive
There is a lot to be said about the reckless blind buy - some of my favourites have been blind buys although I do...
Not even nearly the same to me but I am no expert
As its Remik, I do not think you are right.
In fact, I think you are outstandingly wrong
Interlude Man lasts as long as you want it to - never actually tested just how long as the thought of not showering twice a day is alien to me. If I had to hazard a guess, I would estimate that it...
I like the house, own a decent number of bottles but sort of feel that they are taking the piss with the sheer volume of new releases
Also, their customer service is without a doubt the worst that...
38 different scents worn in April of which the winners are:
Arso by Profumum x 5
Intoxicated by By Kilian x 4
Pardon by Nasomatto x 3
Got very drunk as a 14 year old - my mate had doused himself in Kouros - we both ended up being sick, passing out etc.
Kouros to this day reminds me of that particular hangover along...
Fahrenheit by Niki Lauda
GIT has been a fairly consistent performer for me - it has survived through the explosion in collection, the reduction in said collection and the secondary explosion that I am in the middle of
Not certain on this particular scent but the house in general produces performance monsters
I received samples of all 5 and at the moment, I am mulling over buying a bottle of Holy Shit.
Finishing April off with...
This would allow those that either care enough or know enough to answer specific questions
I have one or two that I keep but rarely wear and nearly all new purchases have to be performance monsters
19 different scents from Neil Morris:
From ones that I own:
Memoirs of a Trespasser
Vanillary from Lush
Enigma from Roja Dove
and I had the pleasure of sampling Intimate Vanilla from Neil Morris yesterday which I though was very...
One day I am going to see if my answer to this question has ever been the same
At the moment:
Mona Di Orio Cuir
Whether he/she knows that it is expensive is irrelevant - there is nothing wrong with someone trying to turn a profit. If you are fortunate enough to recognise that it isn't a good deal then good for...
I quite like some of the new ones - my wife absolutely loves Intoxicated
I don't get that vibe from it - I couldn't get past the Tuberose note
Just ordered a dozen samples including the ones you have recommended
I have been thinking of trying this house - are there any others that are worth a look?
From what I have sampled from this house there where not many homeruns, if any at all
My SOTD qualifies:
Totally dependant on the batch
I received a free sample from Essenza Nobile - it smells exactly as you would imagine from the note list. There are no surprises just a straight up citrusy cologne - not my sort of thing really
To be fair, they haven't used the terms that cause so much upset on these boards but it is a variation on a theme
Memoirs of a Trespasser
I own both - Dark Aoud for me
My wife isn't a fan of Mona Di Orio Cuir - I think that she is mental
Sounds like the reformulated version to me - it is a million times better than the original
I sort of want to like this house but many of the scents are not for me however, I do own and enjoy Hungry Hungry Hippies
If it smells awful then it is the old version - if it is pleasant then it is the reformulated version
(If it is a Cumin bomb then it is the awful original)
I have just bought Memoir so that's what I am voting for
You can literally spray it anywhere you like, there is no right answer
Some scents will stain, some won't - some people spray on clothes, some don't
Just do whatever works for you
Pretty much this but bumping Reflection up to an 8
I would also recommend www.scentsamples.uk.com - always had good service from Patrick and he has a decent amount of stuff available
6 sprays for me, usually in the bedroom
I cant get on with quite a few of the Xerjoff samples that I have tried whereas Roja Dove is fast becoming my favourite house.
There seems to be a 'house DNA' that runs through a large number of...
Happy Birthday - some real good ones in there
Mona Di Orio
Citiver from Dueto is a good one but being honest, I am not sure if it will fall into any of the pitfalls you have mentioned above?
Thank you - had a really tough month at work in March but the start of April with all these arriving has made March a distant memory!
I managed to sell 13 bottles and with the proceeds of said sale I have gone nuts-in on the following:
I am a massive fan of Montale but I have also given up as the number of releases from them is getting ridiculous and it sort of feels as though they are taking the piss
Anyway, favourites from...
It made me chuckle and also reminde3d me that it is the 1st April
In March I managed to get through 43 different scents with the most worn being as follows:
Black Afghano x 4
The Cobra and the Canary x 3
Epic Man x 2
If you are able to give the batch number of the 'too strong' Aventus you may make a large number of posters literally wet themselves
And in answer to the question, I would go with Puredistance M -...
I don't think that it is an 'old man' kind of scent more an 'old school' kind - I think that sometimes the two are easily mixed up
Personally I love it and haven't received any negative comments...
I have a few but one that comes to mind is Puredistance M
If it smells nice then it is almost certainly the new version
Afraid so, after an hour there is barely a trace
Any from the Creed Acqua line
Ha ha.. I appreciate the kind gesture that you have made!
I am going to have to use the Diaghilev when she is working and as she is a Midwife, it does give me quite a few free nights to enjoy it
On the other end of the scale her favourite is Vanillary from Lush which happens to be one of the cheapest I own.
There are quite a few she dislikes but I got a rather disappointed look from her tonight when I put on a spray of Roja Dove Diaghilev
At least it didn't cost a fortune (well, that's what I told...
That's really what I am getting at.
No problem with people wanting to get good deals, no problem with people passing on knowledge, its just that for me personally I choose to not put myself in the...