Tom Ford Extreme
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Tom Ford Extreme
No juice actually - I have enough! - but I know I'll be receiving one of Acqua di Parma's new limited edition Murano scented candles. Looking forward to that :-)
The mighty TV for me also!
I would simply like to see the atomiser/vaulted fragrance events actually run in the UK, irrespective of the scents involved! As far as I'm aware we don't get either over here.
Gucci Pour Homme
Not certain yet, but this is a definite contender!
Royal Scottish Lavender
I like & respect NdN, but find Cafe Rose, while probably the inferior composition, slightly more wearable as a male.
I like it & am wearing it today actually. Unlike many though, I have issues with it's longevity. That isn't uncommon for this type of scent, but many actually praise NP in this regard. Fantasic...
Neroli Portofino, complemented by the shower gel & body scrub!
I suffered a similarly shocking incident of "customer service" in House of Fraser today. It wasn't actually fragrance related, though. Hope you get sorted...!
Edit - actually, come to think of it...
Millesime 1849 is not a dissimilar story. I recall talk on here of there only being 'a few bottles left' about two years ago....!
Of those I own or have tried, I'd probably give the nod to Millesime 1849, closely followed by Royal Scottish Lavender. I was so underwhelmed by the decant I recently acquired of Windsor that I've...
I prefer the Prada. Despite owning both I can't claim much love for the YSL.
Own both but much prefer Tobacco Vanille.
Without a doubt, Neroli Portofino. Not even close for me.
Chanel Cuir de Russie
The quality is very good. Personally, I just chose the wrong fragrance when I bought mine so it's had little use so far...! The travel sets are genuinely lovely items though.
Just catching sight of the title of this thread, combined with the time of year/low temperature, has reminded me that it's time to dig NEW HARLEM out from the back of my wardrobe again.....! ;)
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
OP: did you mean which is the most creamy fragrance from each of the listed houses? That was how I first interpreted your question, but it appears few others took it that way...! ;)
My thoughts too.
I seem to recall one of the department stores (might have been John Lewis but I'm not certain) offering 15% off fragrances as a special promotion. With that kind of discount, I don't think you'd be...
L'eau Bleue d'Issey
If the poll hadn't closed, my casting vote would've gone to Tobacco Vanille!
Armani Code (from a sample)
I don't think that'd have worked anyway - aren't they limiting the choice to 6 scents?
Polo as a 16 year old.
Paul Smith London years later when the hobby kicked in.
Something doesn't look right about those prices to me.....
The 'original' family - Polo (Green), Polo Crest and Polo Modern Reserve are streets ahead of any other colour I might care to mention!
Was mine for a while too pre-hobby, around 2005-2006 time. Happy times. It's one of the few bottles in my collection that has a significant hole in it (ie, is probably around 50% full).
Go for it. A great and unique fragrance. Definitely a special one to me.
I wonder if there's any chance we might get a new take on this for the 40th anniversary in 2018?! Would be one to look forward to in a big way for me....!
Now you ask, I can't remember specifically what I was told.....! Might've been Fortnums. I'm pretty sure it was discussed on here so do a bit of digging and I'm sure you'll turn something up.
Of those I'm familiar with, I prefer Pure Havane to Pure Malt.
This is my only Montale to date. I picked it up on a trip to Canada this summer......not realising that the house had also just landed in the UK! (it was previously unavailable here).
My biggest attachment is to Acqua di Parma. Not claiming them to be the greatest, just my personal favourite.
Shortly after I first 'discovered' fragrances in my mid-late teens, I would have around half a dozen or so bottles at a time. This was strictly as a 'user' though. The collecting, along with a much...
Hednic, you'll be hitting 2000 very soon I would imagine - I'd be very interested in which bottle that magic number will be when it happens...! Will you keep us informed?
Honourable mention to...
It's been available at least a couple of years as far as I recall - I purchased my bottle in 2013 and it had already been on my radar a while at that time.
As much as I'd love the experience, it'd need a couple of lottery wins first.....!
L'homme is good. GPH2 is superb.
Creed Vetiver 1948
Millesime 1849 - Creed
I have the 100ml EDP and the sprayer on mine is silver.
Creed Millesime 1849
I like the current version of Acqua di Parma Colonia. Quite a difference (for the better) to a vintage bottle I own.
This pretty much sums it up! :-D
Would kind of depend on what your situation/intentions are - for example if you are looking for a signature scent I think La Nuit is probably the more versatile of the two.
Personally, though, I...
This has been discussed before. I seem to recall that many/most here dismiss the theory. I however think there could be something to it - more than once I've noticed far superior projection /...
Absolutely yes. I arrived at Basenotes when it was in the grip of Pure Malt mania, for example......
Out of well over 100 full bottles, the only things I'm 'running out' of are the fragrances that I have only in sample sizes or very small decants...!
Sunday Cologne - Byredo
I have also heard of Creed associations with living members of the British royal family.....but who knows how true they are!
Tom Ford for men.
Congrats. This was a 90's favourite for me too - I think I got through two 100ml FB's. Would love to smell the vintage - I've toyed with the idea of buying the current issue as a nostalgia purchase,...
As a collector I definitely relate to this, but only up to a point.
My collection is dominated by an attachment to certain lines and houses. For example, I own every in production Acqua di Parma...
Definitely agree with all of that.
I personally love this, am wearing it today. Was very pleased to pick up a bottle in Canada recently. I find something rather spicy about the opening, but overall I think the lavender is great. A...
Portrait by Paul Smith is IMO very good quality for the price, and it can usually be found at a large discount to its RRP.
I'm not a Davidoff fan either, but this one does look interesting...!
Acqua di Parma Colonia. There are others, of course. But I own the largest quantity of this one and, while it isn't my absolute favourite, it is the centrepiece of my collection.
This goes for me too. I sampled 10+ Kilian fragrances and this was by far my favourite. I did experience some longevity issues though, which tipped the balance against me buying a full bottle at the...
Certainly different from the top 3 on your list (being the ones listed that I have experience of).
I own both, and while there may be some similarities, Colonia Essenza is NOT an NP clone. Therefore, if you love NP and want something as close as possible but cheaper, this isn't the answer IMO.
GPHII, then L'homme, then D&G is my order of preference
PH by far preferable for me. I was looking forward to PW and fully expected/intended adding it to my 'Pure' collection. I'm glad I sampled first, though - I just didn't like it.
Similar category of scent perhaps, but not similar smelling side-by-side. DHI is better IMO.
I voted 'other' as my very favourite house is Acqua di Parma. However, that was without reading the first line.....!
With that condition attached, how could I not go for Creed?!
I'll second 1849, possibly the most impressive Creed scent I've come across. I can't speak for Windsor or REL, other than to say that both are very high on my wish list!
Creed - Cedre Blanc (from a sample)
This was my first thought. Perhaps Tuscan Leather as well?
I've seen this pop up on ebay a handful of times but further than that I can't help I'm afraid. Hopefully someone here can!
You aren't alone, OP. LIDGE & Derby aside, I too have been underwhelmed by virtually everything I've sampled from this house, including (infact, especially) those that you name.
Didn't think I've ever make this post, but...........Vintage Tabarome! :smiley:
Absolutely it is. I was extremely disappointed with these two when I tried them back in July. I preferred one to the other for what it was worth, although I can't even remember which! (not the 7-up...
I've purchased several bottles, don't recall having a major issue but have experienced a couple of minor annoyances.
For example, a pet hate of mine is people listing items on ebay as "brand...
I personally prefer Burberry London, of the two.
I agree with you. I often hear them praised, however! Not my experience at all, unfortunately, but many on here claim excellent longevity from NP.....
As someone who struggles with the longevity & projection of the original, this sounds like a good shout to me!
Paul Smith London for men
You're definitely right about that, it's very much suited to these seasons IMO.
I think Harrods have it too - I'm not sure if that's any help to international bn'ers?
Yes, absolutely legit.
The only word of caution I would offer is that delivery isn't always the quickest. I think my last order took 8 or 9 days before it arrived. Next time, I might consider...
From one vintage Polo lover to another, that's great to hear!
Paul Smith London, complimented with matching shower gel!
'Back in the day' so to speak (ie the 90's), I preferred Tommy. I loved it.
That was pre-hobby, though. If you asked me for an objective recommendation today, I'd say Boss Bottled. I own BB today,...
^ ^ ^ Just for the record, a couple of hours after the above post, I received a compliment from a total stranger in my office block on what I was wearing! They obviously thought more of it than I...
Off the top of my head, the few bottles I have sold on have almost always been at a loss (they were bad purchases, not intended investments). I may have roughly got my money back once or twice, but...
Definitely Pure Coffee. I actually dislike Pure Wood. I had intended to blind buy. I'm glad I didn't.