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Kiss My Face Natural Man 4 in 1 bodywash smells like Aventus.
Stupendously overpriced in comparison to other scents of its calibre.
Is it worth the spend?
Heh, the basenotes tendency.
The equation always rings true, :D
Now that the uber disappointed hype has died down around this release from those of us that were expecting something more on par with the good old juice of old what is to be said of this frag?
1st one is vintage (early 2000s) second one is a later bottle, you can tell from the detail on the necks.
Everything you need is in this post:
This is an excellent way to review frags, keep it up.
Top man, thanks for that.
Great price, where was that from?
Thanks for that.
Theres so many of them, whats the best from this house? Also how is the performance?
Do you find it substantially weaker in terms of projection and silage than say Pure Malt?
I layer it with weaker citrus based scents to give them some depth.
Avant Garde by Lanvin for the former and Arpege by Lanvin for the latter.
Any links for where you can get it cheap in the UK please.
Been interested in these too but never sniffed them, anything like LIDGE?
Where did you find a 2009 version in the UK? The earliest one I could find was a 2011.
Yep yep, the parfum is the perfected version of this scent as all the notes work together so well. DH/DHI are both good scents but DHP is on that "grown and sexy" vibe whilst the others are still...
There is one, the name escapes me at the moment but its an Italian niche house and they've got a leather/petrol based frag that is supposed to be very close to the original Fahrenheit.
Bwahahahhaah - ze visuals.
I wasted loads of cash on these cheapie rentaclones till I realized how much of a false economy it was and just bought a decant of the real thing.
Looking good, thanks for the info.
spicy woods fragrance include bergamot, aquatic notes, geranium, sage, rosemary, patchouli and incense...
Hmm, could be good but the blend seems like a hot mess.
Great review here. Looking forward to sampling this.
I think this is going to be quite a large hit as it seems to be a perfect crowd pleaser and something quite novel.
Indeed, see the detailed posts here:
There are some really pointless attention whore threads around here these days. Someone comes up with a idea and then its copied and flogged to death - just like the fragrance world.
I haven't smelt it in ages but it popped into my head immediately when I spray the Eclat.
Intense version please, save the gimmicky bottles - I'm all about the juice and this stuff needs the volume turned up a couple of notches to be what it can/should be.
This fragrance reminds me so much of the original 90s Hugo in its opening. Much lighter in its application than the heavy blast from Boss but very reminiscent of that fragrance.
In that case I'll stick to The One. Someone really needs to clone this frag and amp up the juice as D&G seem to be dragging their heels with an Intense version and its a stupendous frag.
Agreed, if you like this you should put in the effort to track down a vintage Allure Homme and smell what this scent could have been.
Are they similar in any way? If so how do they compare, contrast and perform please.
Incorrect. The frosted bottle is the only one worth having, the later bottles (clear) made by Interparfum are a pale imitation of what the juice used to be.
Great fragrance though, very powerful...
Agreed. After reading reviews that this was supposed to be a blend of La Nuit and Allure Homme I was quite hyped till I smelled it.
Then I came to the conclusion they must have used the dregs...
They'll never admit that they've changed the product as its just not the done thing.
Good catch with the oiliness, you can really tell when you apply them side by side as the original formula was...
The frag was obviously reformed, anyone who does a side by side with the original release and the current in store version will be able to spot the difference. The modern formula isn't so much a...
Great price, where did you pick it up from if you don't mind me asking.
Interesting, Euphoria Gold is the first frag I've considered from this house since my teens as its head and shoulders above their standard output. You make the Liquid flanker seem like the CK attempt...
Superb plus I admire the levels of effort you've gone to to differentiate your review. Well done.
Indeed. The people want to know :D
You know Andre, every time I see you post one of these threads I almost know what you're going to say:
"There are differences, very slight and negligible"
Yet each time I tend to disagree as...
Interesting, thanks for the thoughts.
Anyone selling some of this juice in the UK? PM please.
Wow a reform for the better, will sample this one.
The only good Allure Homme is an old one. The modern formulation (salmon pink, Chanel ring around the cap) is horrendous in comparison to what it used to be.
I really like this one, usually have to drench myself in it though.
Picked up Ed Hardy Villain as it was supposed to be similar and whilst not identical its riffing in a similar neighbourhood for...
Potion was a real surprise for me, I expected something totally different to what it delivered based on the pyramid and reviews. Once I got past my expectations and enjoyed it for what it was I was...
Its real, they don't usually go to such lengths to fake a tester that looks that good. The writing should be printed pretty strongly to the bottle and won't come off with a rub of your thumbnail.
You can pick it up quite cheap in the UK at the moment, its around £50 for 100ml.
Has anyone tried/got a quick write up on the other flankers in this range?
Colour me surprised as I never expected anything this nice from the house of CK. Just gave it a spin today and wow, its like a cross between the mid of DH with the top notes from The One with a...
Pure Malt Creation
Aramis Calligraphy Rose is all you need. Truly a stupendous, effervescent scent with the rose smack bang in the middle along with excellent performance.
Dior Homme Parfum
In an era where going to the toilet equates to a status update and people take 40 pictures of their Happy Meal it appears all is fair.
Will sample it first then, thanks.
Is the Absolute version anything like the original? Worthy of a blindbuy?
Sending you some well wishes old bean.
That is a shame as he is a top bloke who offers a superb service, sending him some get well vibes as we speak.
Quick phone the IFRA. Think of the children. THINK OF THE CHILDREN.
Buy a split from Kron in the splits section. Top bloke, great service and price.
Quite a nice scent this one, congrats on the acquisition.
Such an ahead of its times composition as you can pick elements of it out in so many other frags that followed.
The edge was never plastic and has always been tinted black glass. The reformulation comes in a totally clear bottle without the tint.
Valentino Uomo Intenso
Take a look at either layering The One with a couple of sprays of Iso Super E or check out Villain by Ed Hardy, whilst the former gives the frag a little nudge the latter smells like its coming from...
26 backup bottles? Wow, you must really, really, really like this fragrance. Are they all vintage? Also, what caused you to hoard then dislike LIDGE? I'd like to get hold of another bottle of the...
All good my friend, companies shouldn't be allowed to change the product so dramatically whilst foisting it under the same name but then thats why we have places like this.
It's a beautifully sweet effervescent rose that screams opulence and has great lasting power. Worth investing in if you enjoy rose scents of any kind as its one of the best.
Reformulated thrice, once around 2008, another tweak around 2010 and one quite recently.
Earliest one has great performance and is masterfully blended and very complex. Second one has a...
How does it smell wampa? Mini review please.
Nothing special, had a couple of samples and its fairly ho hum
Today I bought something that I can't find any information on anywhere, let alone the fact that it exists:
Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege Pour Homme
I recently tried emailing D&G to enquire if they ever intended to make an EDP of this wonderful frag instead of just bilking everyone with this change the package crap. Guess what happened? They...
Such an unusual scent, no chance of anyone smelling like you when you're wearing this one but even as a liberal oversprayer I feel the need to go easy with this one as its so potent.
The Inception moment when you realize that by wearing Dior Homme you've already done this whilst not knowing you're doing this due it being a womans scent marketed at men.
Its a fantastic scent and in that respect the majority of Basenoters are like hipsters in the sense that they don't like things that becomes popular and instead prefer frags that may not be as good...
Norlimbanol - Now I know what that note is called. OP is right, its everywhere.
All the info you need to spot a vintage Le Male is in this excellent thread:
They say the new Chergui is better than the old one.
It has been reformulated, I posted about it a while ago:
What's that Tom Ford fragrance that smells like cocaine? Wear that, you'll fit right in :D
It would be mighty sneaky of them to do that but given the shenanigans in this game, who knows?
I have often thought that if I were in the perfume business and the IFRA issued a note and I had to...
Close enough. I was going to say Super Mario:
Take your unscented lotion, decant some into a small jar, spray your frag in there about three times, apply and then frag over the top.
Theres something in it that reminded me of One Million, Versace Eros and Guerlain Ideal. Not an identical clone but a very similar riff in the mid notes that all 4 of them seem to share, maybe they...
TdH doesn't smell like body odour though.
I'm quite surprised at the amount of likes this is getting. To me it smelt like elements of One Million given a little twist and repackaged, nothing noteworthy at all but coming from a label that...
Also, directed at the OP - Just because you're a juicehead doesn't mean that everyone else knows that. Your post comes off as written by a paranoid cokehead who thinks everyone knows he's high when...
IIRC a bunch of French painters (Impressionists?) did the same when they were scared of being shunned at the major gallery so they rented a place across the road and decked it out opulently to tempt...
Hipsters dig Helvetica The Perfume.
I agree with this, it could just be placebo but when you apply Molecule, wait around 5 minutes and overspray something fleeting over the top it really gives it more clout than just plain overspraying...
The IFRA give around 14/18 months to comply with their restrictions. Most houses do so immediately for fear of a lawsuit and then take their old stock and either dump it on the grey market or just...
Whilst it wasn't what I expected I can see its merits and agree that you can't judge a frag with one wear. That said I did sell it pretty soon after buying it as there can only be one pineapple king....
Jaipur Homme EDP. You could fall into it.
The Fragrance Shop sell it cheap online and in bricks and mortar in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
I don't find the scent that amazing to be honest but I've only ever gave it a quick sniff.
So it appears there is no way to tell which is vintage from the bottle then. The new on the 2013 reform is interesting, I shall obtain a sample of the modern formula to test it out.
Beautiful. Looking forward to the Intense flanker.
Imagine DH, take away the lipstick and throw some nutty sweetness in there instead and you've got it.
Back on topic, another vote for Lanvin Arpege here.
Quite a good scent, the rose isn't strong enough for me as the focus is more on the incense/leather combo plus the pimento is fierce in the opening. Definitely unusual and great for the weather.
Marcy son, what? :D
Wow. That's a shame as I thought this was going to be a modern twist on GPH1.