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I like it quite much, but I love boozy scents in general. If you are comfortable with a kind of rum/cognac and plum notes, you may like it. It is dark and masculine, so it kind of ticks all boxes for...
I love this one, it is probably my favourite vetiver - and I've tried a few. I find it "nutty" as Dior's, earthy as Etro's and a slight bit powdery. Super complex, it is a delight from top to bottom.
I seem to notice the lipstick note also present in Oud Fleur during the first hour. It might be perceived as feminine, but I say: let's go feminine!
That description is simply amazing!
Sand Aoud is pretty amazing, and Aoud Intensive Gold is also very nice. My bf also likes Aoud S very much.
On a very sweet note, Roses Vanille is quite scrumptious, but I found it more girly.
For me, it is in the same line as Bullion, Gold Leather or, a bit less so, Journey Man. It smelled familiar at first, so it didn't wow me, but I think it will grow on me over time.
I find it sensational. The rose is of an ultra-feminine, lipsticky nature but paired with the rather masculine Oud Wood-ish oud it just creates magic. Not at all your typical oud&rose combo.
Possibly at the airport. Madrid airport for instance gets all the A*Men flankers super early.
Hi! I'm making room for new scents by getting rid of others. Here's what I have for swap:
Hermes - Equipage vintage 50 ml, nearly full, with box
Givenchy - Xeryus vintage 50 ml, nearly full, with...
Selling a few bottles here. Some also up for swap, just suggest!
Shipping costs depend on weight and location.
Payment through Paypal.
No UK shipping thanks to Royal Mail.
I can't take...
Oops, I kind of forgot this thread, even though I was the OP.
I finally Got Memoir Man and Tribute for an absolutely amazing price, around 130 € the 12 ml. Though I own most Amouages now, I will be...
Discontinuing Tea For Two was a faux pas. I hope it stays for good.
But APOM is orange blossom, and Kobe is neroli. I don't know if I'm making things up here, but those two notes smell absolutely different to me, so I can see why you would have such different...
I remember not liking it years ago, but my tastes have changed. And I have read somewhere that the formulation is different now, or is that Ciel?
Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely check them out.
I own from the men's line Reflection, Honour, Gold vintage, Memoir, Jubilation XXV, Interlude, Beloved, Fate, Journey, Epic, Dia, and from the women's, Epic, Memoir, Lyric, Fate, Jubilation 25...
I much prefer Jubilation 25 in extrait to the EDP, as the drydown is less myrrhic, much rounder.
I say keep the flankers coming. I love them, more than the original.
I own Memoir, Jubilation 25 extrait, Lyric, Epic, Gold and soon will own Fate, all in the women's versions. They are simply among the best juices that current perfumery offers. I love Dia Woman but...
I tried it yesterday. From the blotter I smelt white musk, which I usually hate, but on my skin it smelt very different. A really subdued incense and something powdery-metallic reminding of his eaux....
Those exactly, and I'd add Dia Woman.
Now I am starting to get hooked on the women's too!
Rose Anonyme is magic.
I get pure wood just thinking of how it will smell.
Nominated for most useful comment of the month. Honestly.
EDIT: For that month in 2012, I mean, LOL.
Thanks for the tip. I found Set Sail a little synthetic though, and not tangy but rather sweet.
I like Selection Verte very much, but find it more green than limey, and I LOVE and own VIW, that one has a very nice and natural smelling lime note, but it's more of a combination of lime and...
I have been looking for a realistic lime scent for ages now, the kind of smell you get when you sip from a cocktail glass that has a bit of lime peel stuck on the border, like a tequila sunrise or a...
I LOVE epic Woman. I own Mon Nom Est Rouge though and the two are so similar that I am kind of considering selling one of them... or maybe not :huh:
I just restocked on Salamah, Tahani and Al Andalus. Phew!
An EDP of Musc Tonkin, yay!
I like the bottles! And am curious for these.
A darker, richer, stronger Rien? Hold tight!
In my very subjective opinion, the sandalwood muffles the rose and takes away the spiciness of the oud, altogether the composition feels a little musty to me.
I like Mitzah, but in my opinion it is redundant to own it if you own Ambre Sultan, which is a stronger, more solid composition.
Smooth, Aston Martin! I guess she's ventilating something? Talk about sexist, tasteless advertising :smiley:
Sage advice and my opinion as well. I would not mix different batches.
It's an amazing place, although it must be said that some of their bottles can be had for much cheaper elsewhere.
I am not the biggest fan of Attar. The sandalwood kills it for me. I own and love Black, Dark, Musk, Lime, Red, Royal and Wild Aoud, and Red Vetyver.
They would look good on a shelf, like Pez dispensers, lol.
They ship to a number of countries, but I didn't check if the USA or Canada was included...
EDIT: apparently they don't ship to North America, sorry.
Hey guys and gals,
Montale offers now a coffret with three 20 ml bottles of any of their perfumes, to be combined whichever way you fancy. It costs 70 € and it is what I personally have been waiting...
This is a quality line. One of my favourites, Aziyadé, is often overlooked, but I love its cumin-cola fresh character.
Wazamba I find rather dry in comparison to Fille en Aiguilles, which is way...
I like it very much, but find it very similar to Serge Noire, which I own two bottles of.
The names sound rather like something Beyonce would release.
Just a heads up: at the Miller Harris shops in London they are selling some of the perfumes for next to nothing, due to the change of packaging.
I get good longevity out of VT, AN and VG, I would even say enough for my needs. SM and BdR were very disappointingly fleeting. I really need my fragrances to last some more than 3 hours - but then...
I must confess I spend more and more time on parfumo.net and .de, and less on BN. I find the display better there, and the marketplace has way more going on for EU parfumistas than here, where it's...
Thanks Hednic. They might be older stock, as I asked Montale on their Facebook page if they were intending to sell those again and they replied saying not for the moment.
I just wish they would sell the 50 ml bottles again. I have no use for 100 ml of any Montale in my lifetime.
I prefer 1697, it's one of my favourite fragrances. I find 1270 very deliciously gourmand, but something about 1697 feels regal and elegant. It is a rather heavy fragrance though.
Ambre Fétiche is still on the AG official website. Who says it's discontinued?
I hadn't thought of the sturdiness, and you do have a point there. Thanks again!
Thank you very much, PalmBeach, that gives me some peace of mind. I find the crystal-cap bottles much prettier, this looks cheapish. If only I could figure out the gasoline smell now, lol, but then...
Hello guys and gals, I need some advice from you OJ enthusiasts.
I recently swapped for a bottle of Tolu EDP. When the package arrived, this is what I got:
Now, I can't find a bottle...
The Cuir Mauresque spray bottle is still easily available in Germany. I recently bought one at Douglas in Cologne.
A Patou Pour Homme relaunch is amazing news. As expensive as they may relaunch it, it will still be cheaper than what it is going for these days.
I am seriously starting to think that there are folks here who get a commission for keeping the hype machine going.
The top notes are amazing, one of my favourites ever, but very soon it changes into something much more forgettable IMO.
It'll also come in a 20 ml roll on, yay!
Has anybody tried his other "Or" variations: Or Crystal, Or Star and Or Boreal... ?
I think DHI is way more gourmand than DH. Pretty different although they share a similar style. DH and DHC are really similar though. I went from hating DHI to wanting to never be without it.
Oh, so you're not spending that much money on these either? Join the club!
I like LIDGE, but I love Pure Havane.
Not similar. Insensé is the definition of smooth. Truly a very special perfume.
A pity that they don't ship outside of North America. That Opus IV is calling my name...
I contacted him by email. What I don't understand is that he even sent me a picture of the bottles I was interested in, then nothing.
Well, communication stalled between us, I guess he preferred American buyers in the end. Would have been nice of him to tell me though...
Definitely Habit Rouge calls for collectionism! :-)
I was thinking about tracking down the EDT version of Le Baiser du Dragon, as I love my perfume and EDP concentrations, and I was wondering which perfumes you guys and gals love every version of,...
I don't want to know how many I have since the day I got past 100.
Most gay guys like on other guys the usual perfumes I guess, namely aquatic, gourmand and whatever is hip and/or widely available. I don't mind, I wear what I personally like and call me a romantic...
I've been re-sampling this one the whole day and it's been giving me a total MI vibe.
I used to hate iris, but thanks to Dior Homme this is slowly changing.
That doesn't surprise me. It's an elegant, distinctive perfume.
I don't find them very similar. In fact, I bought Méharées for that very reason and was disappointed at how different they are. Méharées is waaaaay too sweet.
I'm surprised that people think of Avignon as the more cold and sharp one. I find Zagorsk extremely dark and dull, while Avignon is pure aromatherapy, it lifts me up everytime with that healing...
Wow, really not a lot of love for Byredo...
I don't know the brand very well, but Bal d'Afrique and Pulp were nice. The rest I sniffed briefly fro the bottles and left me a bit intrigued, I might...
Hey SillageMonger, you have so many bottles, I'm sure you won't miss this Altamir I'm snatching from you, right?
Oh, lessthanthree, as you came here so unexpected I took advantage of your taking off...
That is absolutely true. There's no way of knowing, sometimes you just have to risk it.
Yep, I find that if it gets on clothes, the longevity is TOO wild. I love me some long lasting fragrances, but on my skin, not so much on my clothes...
Women will like it. You see, women all have the same tastes.
One of my favourite perfumes.
It may be the bitter coffee note combined with rum and tobacco that rubs you the wrong way...
I definitely think it is rather an American thing indeed. Here in Europe people are not extroverted at all, in that sense.
I asked a woman at a restaurant last Saturday if she was wearing Alien...
LOL, he said this. I have a bottle of the old version coming my way, but I must admit that I am looking for a cheap substitute of Italian Cypress...
Mistral Patchouli is LOADED with star anise. If you don't like that note, I recommend you don't get even close to anyone wearing it.
I am a big fan and recommend that you try all of their fragrances. Tam Dao, Philosykos and L'Ombre Dans L'Eau are the most popular but not my favourites. I prefer Eau Lente especially, 34 Boulevard...
Well, Monkeybars has stated exactly that. And sorry, Daniel, but we all just expose our opinion here. No scientific hard facts, which are impossible to apply in the field of olfactory perception.
I'm waiting for Aoud Stillnoshopinparis. That will be a masterpiece.
Sorry for the sarcasm...
It's a nice one, I smelled it a month or so ago. You could smell the jasmine but it is a non-indolic jasmine, very smooth. But I honestly don't remember it very well, only that I pretty much liked it.
I am sampling it right now. It is very violet-heavy, like the violet candy I used to eat as a child. It is balanced by a pretty pungent tart neroli, and the vetiver gives it kind of a bite. I like it...
I did have longevity issues with it, at least to the point where I had to press my nose against my wrist in order to smell it one hour after application. Nice but I'll stick with the more "powerful"...
I use the "slow squirt method". Decanting is a drag, anyhow.
Jean Charles Brosseau The Brun is around that price, I think.
Jo Malone Assam and Grapefruit or Earl Grey and Cucumber.
Annick Goutal Duel can be found cheap online.
The absurdly ever-increasing price tag of many perfumes these days might have something to do with that...
It really does!
I kinda liked Jonquille de Nuit.
Now on topic: in Madrid it still can be found, but there's now way I'm going to pay retail for that when I can have a similar thing in Serge Noire for much less...