Turns out it is Montale Red Aoud
Probably not my absolute favourite but would make my top 5
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Turns out it is Montale Red Aoud
Probably not my absolute favourite but would make my top 5
Potentially one blind buy away from divorce
No problem - I will get them in the post tomorrow
I am going to trim the list down today and add a few others so have a look and see if you would rather have any of the new ones
So the only reason people ask you what you are wearing is so that they can go out and buy it? Pretty paranoid approach.
Ever thought that they may just be asking out of interest, to start a...
Immortelle, Tuberose, Tomato Leaf and 90% of whatever the hell is in Secretions Magnifique
I could do with people's opinion on this - just tried a sample of Geo F Trumper Curzon Cologne and it reminds me very much of Invasion Barbare - I have only tested it on paper and I appreciate that...
I would give Interlude a run
Hated it on the first try, tried it again and now couldn't be without it - comes with the added benefit of nuclear projection with infinite longevity
It can get pretty expensive blind buying niche - I would rather spend £200 on samples than on one bottle that I end up not liking
Houses that enjoy (after lengthy sampling) are:
XXV is great but I find it doesn't last that long which is a shame considering the cost
Out of interest, have you sampled the scents on your short list?
I get samples from all over although when buying in the UK I tend to use Scentsamples - Patrick who runs it seems to be a good guy and the service/samples they offer are very good
Nice of you to say but the reality is that I am an impulsive buyer of samples and bottles and this exercise of clearing the decks is largely down to the need to reduce the grief I get from my wife...
No problem - let me know if you want any more - only reason for suggesting 5 was to stop someone claiming all of them - as the thread has been going a while I am more than happy to send more to those...
There is no way I could wear Interlude for 7 days straight - don't get me wrong, Interlude is in my top 3 scents but I don't think I could stomach it for seven days - the flip side is that you would...
A*Men is missing in action, will replace with the Hayari
Mancera Black to Black - still not in the Directory though?
Exact same thing happened to me with a couple of bottles I bought direct from Montale
The Post Office found the package and re-routed it to me with an exact delivery date - pretty good considering...
No problem - will just have to confirm on the A*Men - cant seem to put my hands on it at the second
Funnily enough, I was thinking about Penhaligons this morning while in the shower (lots of thinking done while in the shower)
I was a fan of Penhaligons, I like English Fern, I own a number of...
Chocolate Greedy smells of chocolate and pretty much nothing else
Literally just tried a sample of TL while sat in my office and I am positive that OW is far better
no problem - will get them to you asap
If you read my earlier posts you will see that I have mentioned what I believe to be wrong with the scent in that it has a dirty smell and isn't as bright as I remember it.
I cant help but feel...
You are right Bigsly - I have just revisited my bottle of MI and can confirm that the problem is that I don't know what I am talking about.
I have taken my nose outside and given it a good talking...
I think that many are bouncing around the original question and the waters have become muddied with the question of 'vintage'
It is quite easy for me as I believe I have an example of exactly what...
For me, the bottle of MI is the same bottle that I have had for some time. Someone asked earlier how long I have had the bottle and the honest answer is that I can't remember so it must be a number...
Read my original post - I would like to send a sample to someone to see if my opinion that the scent is spoiled is correct.
For there to be a conspiracy, you would have to presume that someone...
Are you blind buying these?
If so, nothing matters in terms of suggestions as you are basing your purchases on other peoples likes
I would buy as much Kouros as possible, throw it down the sink and feel good in the knowledge that you have destroyed $4000 of pure evil
Mine almost has a dirty feel to it and I remember it being brighter than it now appears
Yep - PM me your details
I have a bottle of Creed MI that I am certain has gone off - in fact, if anyone wants a sample of it to compare against 'good' bottles then I will happily send as I would like to confirm that it is...
Blue Stratos Sport - given to me by my Mum the night before I went away for the first time on my own on a school ski trip - I was 12
Distinctly remember the bottle - it was white with red, blue...
UK only - having a sample clear out - I would like to keep it to around 5 per person if possible. I have used my own system to give an indication as to how much is in each sample
0.5 - enough for...
Intentional lightening of the thread??
I own the SDV, Aventus and JXXV
I really like all of them but sometimes find it difficult to wear the SDV and the JXXV as longevity and projection isn't great with either and I do like a scent to...
I see trips away as a chance to commit to certain scents - a two week trip for me would be 3 bottles max
It is sometimes nice not to stand in front of all your bottles having to make a decision...
I tried all three and from memory, Tobacco Rose was my favourite.
Unfortunately for me, I am not a fan of suede as a note, I had hoped that Anubis might fix that issue but alas no - a very nice...
It doesn't last as we'll on me as I would like however, I do get more than three hours out of it
I think that my disappointment comes from the initial hope that it would last as well as Interlude...
Found myself reading the full 'what is going on with Montale' thread last night and was inspired by Hednic to buy these two
I have made quite a few purchases from them lately and while the website works well and the delivery is fairly quick it is a total and utter waste of time trying to get a reply on email from them
I have sympathy with the OP as i have tried to find out the full story myself with little success
The thing that confuses me is that there is a suggestion from one of the 'Montales' that the other...
I would make a serious attempt to drink my entire collection
Further to my earlier post of IB being the better of the two (IMO) - I just received a free sample of IC along with a boat load of other samples and I still cant help but think that IC is pretty much...
I think that IB is fantastic
Enjoyed reading the article - mumsy, it is a step towards inevitable fame and fortune!
Original Santal was something that really put me off Creed many years ago - my tastes have changed so it may be worth trying it again
Also, the new Aqua line while nice smelling, literally has the...
Best - M7
Worst - Kouros
Depending on the price, this could be good news. To be honest, it is pretty simple ordering straight from the Montale website so unless there is a variation in price I would probably still order from...
For me, I think I could live with the following 10 from my collection - whether or not this would work for your guy at work is hard to say
Cedrat Boise/Aventus - I know they are not the same but...
I am getting in before a number of female members point out that they can not be generalised into one group!
Good luck with the thread though!
Platinum Egoiste - mate of mine had it when we were about 15. This was the time that we had just started getting served in Pubs (yes I know that the drinking age is 18 but we all played rugby and...
I am wearing Montale Full Incense today - if you want incense, you cant go wrong with it
I have probably answered this before and probably given a different answer but for now:
Interlude Man - love it and hate it at the same time, it is like my dirty little secret
Chergui - comfort...
I own both and this is a tough choice
My gut tells me you should go for TV
I could be wrong though
Without getting into specific scents as it is all very subjective, I have found that both Montale and Mancera offer a number of fragrances that would tick most of your boxes
Montale in particular...
New Creed Aqua Line - Blink miss
Secretions Magnifique - Mouth sick
Invasion Barbare - Wearing today (and very nice it is too)
I am wearing Mancera Roses Vanille today and it is pretty warm here - not sure how it is fairing in this weather but so far, no complaints from anyone!
To be honest, I do not pay much attention to...
Secretions Magnifique - in a brothel straight after a vicious murder
This just arrived
Now the question is, do I open it or wait until it appreciates in value and try and make money off fellow Basenoters with ridiculous prices?
It is getting opened
Tom Ford Oud Wood
In isolation, I don't think that this fragrance is miles better than others in my collection but there is something worryingly familiar about it. It is a strange situation with...
I was going to say that I have just blind bought this but I have really impulse bought this more than anything
Not sure why I do this sort of thing really - I have only just sold full bottles of...
Like many have posted, I can not live with the poor performance at this price point.
I am not bashing Creed as I have a number of bottles in my collection but I can not understand why you would...
Not sure that batch variation is likely to be an issue with a newly released scent?
I have found that pretty much any scent has the ability to hang around for 24+ hours when sprayed on card but it...
Gave Cedre Blanc a go tonight and had the same problem - is a great scent but literally vanishes after two hours.
Really disappointed with all of the sample set - the ones I like don't last and...
Montale Full Incense - does exactly what it says on the tin
First thing I thought of was Sartorial
I managed to get the collection to well over 100 with the purchasing of 'cheapies' that didn't really hit the wallet too hard.
The reality was that I rarely ever wore them as I found that I liked...
Going to Abu Dhabi in November and looking forward to picking up a few bottles while I am there
I will likely be asking advice nearer the time as to what I should be looking out for, maybe some of...
Amber - Montale Blue Amber
Vanilla - Eau des Baux
Oud - Oud Wood
Leather - Montale Greyland
Gourmand - Chergui
So many potential answers - any chance of a few pointers as to what type of scent you like?
Eau Des Baux is well worth a look although I am not sure if this fits in the 'designer' bracket that you are suggesting?
Have to wear this today after entering the 'Pick the SOTD for another Basenoter' thread
silagevity picked this for me and I am quite enjoying it
I am in - someone can pick my SOTD for tomorrow - no restrictions
(if this takes off, I can see that I will use this for every daily decision!)
I think that the current formulation of Black Aoud is a shadow of its former self.
Aoud Lime is one that I like and wear often and Red Aoud is also a favourite (wearing it today)
I think that...
Very hard to pin it down to three so in true Basenotes style I am going to give you my top 5
and an honourable mention for Soleil De Capri
If I was looking to upset everyone in the room, including myself then I would have a liberal 20+ sprays of Secretions Magnifique
The bulk of what is in my collection
On point 1 - I am in the process of doing this myself. I had over 100 bottles, realised that this was pointless as was not wearing many of them and I am currently trimming down the collection to a...
I have been known to have numerous flings and one night stands with many a fragrance - is this love or lust?
Nope - just checked with the wife and she says that she can't smell it either
Shame as the fragrance is good but for the poor longevity and sky-high cost it will not be making an appearance in my...
Wearing Vetiver Geranium tonight - it is really nice but only 90 minutes in and it is disappearing fast
Happens to me all the time (that's what I tell my wife anyway)
Well, in this instance Basenotes has proved to be of no use with a pretty much 50/50 split between the 'blind-buys' and 'don't blind-buys' - come on people, I rely on you!
For the record, I have...
Forgot to mention that I am a fan of Oud in general and I suppose that this makes it even safer - just wasn't sure if there was anything unusual going on with this one?
Clearly, I have read...
I didn't read it like that
I think 'signature scent' is one that you/others associate most closely with you - in my instance it wouldn't be Interlude as it is too expensive to wear all the time...
Long story short, I can buy a boxed and sealed 100ml bottle of M7 but I have never tried it before
Safe blind buy?
It would be a toss-up between Chergui and Interlude
I own both - not a massive difference in them for me.
I am sure if you looked hard enough you could spot the difference but for me, they are all but the same
Managed to turn the sale of 17 bottles into:
Spiritueuse Double Vanille
When I am in a 'don't cross me mood' I wear Montale Dark Aoud
I always follow the same routine:
first - I get annoyed as I hate these vials
second - I grip tight and have an immediate fear that the vial will smash in my hands
third - I pull the plastic top...
If you have a large amount of 'dwarf' friends, I would suggest spraying directly on your groin to let them enjoy your chosen fragrance.
Conversely, if you happen to be friendly with giants then I...
Aventus today - so far no compliments which make me think I could be wearing the wrong batch
It does have a certain vibe going on
Which samples did you try?