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Definitely Rive D'Ambre.
I give up.
Or better still, just buy it online from the Mugler store. It's only £45 in the UK, hardly expensive if you are so concerned about the product being fake. The extra that you spend is surely worth...
[QUOTE=DarshVader;3118011]That's exactly what i thought. What i don't know is whether pure malt was ever sold in steel flasks as 'limited edition'. Mugler website has nothing on it either.[/QUOTE
It just looks like the bottle has been removed from the rubber flask and put into the metal flask.
How things change! Updated list.
1) More than Words
2) Oud Ispahan
3) Portrait of a Lady
4) Lumiere Noire PH
5) Intense Cafe
Noel au Balcon by Etat Libre d'Orange is similar IMO.
I have used Patrick's service a lot and can say that all of his products are genuine and always arrive in a timely fashion and are well packaged. His new website looks great and will hopefully prove...
Exactly; I misunderstood the post. Apologies.
I beg your pardon? I'm not sure what the hostility is about. I own around £40K worth of fragrances and have a pretty much even split of designer and niche. I rate Jaipur Homme, Kouros, Eau Sauvage...
Plenty. I don't discriminate because a fragrance is 'designer' in the same way that I don't think everything 'niche' is great. If it smells good to me, I couldn't care less if it cost £5.00 or £500.
It's not even that the car was boring, I just got bored of it! Just replaced my BMW 735i with a Jaguar XJ8. I'm rely a Jaguar man, but have flirted with BMWs for a few years, starting with the X5...
Doing well here; haven't bought anything though have received a couple of bottles as gifts.
I did buy a new car though... does that count?! Got bored of my old one after less than 6 months. ...
I've got a full bottle of By Man that you can have for $50. The only catch... it's invisible.
Bottled by a country mile.
Interlude is their best IMO.
Also a good choice.
I would suggest:
Jovoy: Private Label
Amouage: Epic (Man)
Mona Di Orio: Vetyver
Mona Di Orio: Oud
This was my first Mancera and it remains my favourite from the house so far. It is comparable to Montale's Intense Cafe, sans the coffee note up top.
I work around a lot of young people and the most common fragrance is One Million. Probably 7 out of 10 wear it with the others favouring Lynx or their natural... scent.
I also do this. Just like you, Tony, I have no need for full bottles of everything. I don't see it as being cheap, just resourceful.
The first thing that struck me upon spraying Epic, was that it was reminiscent of Tom Ford Extreme. Both different, but there's something in the feel of the fragrance that they share.
No similarity IMO. I think you'd be surprised at how different they are if you did a side by side.
One I'm really enjoying at the moment is Cuir Velours.
Try the Body Shop's Brazil Nut and/or Chocomania.
Loads. Fantastic fragrance.
Easily done when some of the bottles I was buying were £300+. I also got into vintage hunting, which was a pricey affair!
Same here. I also have some good scent memories associated with it. Great fragrance.
I agree 100%. Once I figured out how to get it open (thanks for the help guys!) it did not disappoint.
I only own OS and I personally love it. It is, as others have said, photorealistic as you can get. On me, projection and longevity are stellar.
I have the modern Extrait/Parfum. It is stunning. My only criticism (as with all Parfums, Attars etc) is that I hate having to 'dab'.
If you find MI too powdery, perhaps CK One Summer 2013 might be up your street. Watery watermelon, not too citric.
Nothing at the moment (doing well!) but anything up to £2K a month at times.
Have only tried Uomo, but like it a lot. A lovely herbal fragrance, in a fairly traditional style, though not sure about the lasting power.
You really need to learn some manners; you know nothing about my business nor my financial affairs. Again, when you grow up a bit, you will realise that you can't go around making assumptions about...
Definitely. I own both (and have backups too!) though I prefer the EDT. It seems rounder and less harsh than the EDP. Not too much of a difference in the actual smell to be honest.
I personally like wearing heavier scents in the summer, oud included. For me, the fragrance really blossoms in the heat.
Best casual fragrance that I own: Virgin Island Water (love the carefree feel of this, especially in the summer)
Affordable recommendation: Carthusia Uomo. An affordable niche that I really,...
I have yet to try a Roja Dove fragrance. I am actually scared of doing so, because they seem right up my street! The cost is quite high though and I'm not buying anything until the end of July...
Strange, you only see the EDT in the UK. If the shipping restrictions weren't in place, I'd offer to send one over to you. As caferacer says, amazon is probably your best bet. You might find one...
There are some companies (I'm afraid I don't have their names to hand) that claim to be able to replicate any fragrance. I've never done it so can't say how accurate they are. I had a fragrance...
2009 I think.
EDIT: Just noticed that this was answered above!
I have a few issues with this, young Damian.
To me, when I point out that your assumption that everyone liked it is wrong, and you then say:
You appear to be completely disregarding...
Highly unlikely that this would be faked. Your product looks fine.
I haven't tried it either; am surprised that it hasn't been mentioned though as it is a fairly recent release that seemed the subject of moderate hype. It seems to have been overshadowed by Gold...
Sounds good. Have you tried Silver Iris?
Is it more rooty or floral?
I was always under the impression that it was a 'limited edition' (pretty sure it says that on the box anyway).
The box seems amateur, the printing on the bottle is very sketchy and doesn't seem sharp or professional. I'm sure that others will chime in, but I think this looks like a fake. Coupled with the...
Again, your assumption is clearly wrong. Everyone did not like them, otherwise the sales for both would have been infinitely better, the fragrances would not have been discontinued and we would all...
Inadvertently, yes. I apply fragrance every morning in our bedroom; it can easily be detected when I return from work in the evening. My wife often comments that it can be smelt throughout the...
I think your assumption that "everyone" liked these fragrances is wrong. I personally love them, but think that Joe Public might not have appreciated them as much.
I think mine was Noir de Noir.
And kind of racist too.
Never had any insulting comments; I was the subject of some mild taunting when I seriously misjudged the power of Rose Jam though!
Two completely different things.
I have never (and would probably never) apply only one spray of a fragrance. Just don't see the point. Why would I spend upwards of £300 on a bottle and not be able to smell it myself?
What are you talking about?
Order some samples and decide for yourself; some mentioned above have very poor projection on my skin, so each person will have a different experience.
Nothing right now. Makes a pleasant change!
Very, very interesting and extremely helpful. Also realised that one of my three 'vintage' bottles is from the first release between '81 and '82!
The Dreamer for me. Don't like Code at all.
Didn't like it at all. Found it pretty boring and unremarkable.
I really like Amber Oud, though something has stopped me buying a full bottle. I think it's almost a bit too 'safe' so something more interesting has always taken priority.
Sorry deadidol, it was posted in another thread where he pretty much confirmed it himself. No offence intended.
What happened to him? He's back under a new username apparently; Serene or something along those lines.
Voted for VIW as I own and really enjoy it. However, Coccobello is also a great fragrance and if I can stick to my no purchasing until July, I might just treat myself to a bottle for the summer.
The OP specifically asks for designer recommendations in the title! Why all the niche suggestions? Bleu de Chanel or Cartier's Pasha could work for you.
Only two categories matter to me. Fragrances that I like and Fragrances that I don't.
Who's going to buy a bottle?!
You can purchase the line from First in Fragrance (ausliebezumduft).
I've tried them and thought that they were just OK. The hefty price tag is obviously down to the bottle rather than a fragrance of superior quality. A couple of them are close to Reflection Man and...
Kouros comes to mind. I love it. Leather Oud is also great as is Absolue
Pour le Soir.
My top three from the line:
1) Carnal Flower
2) Musc Ravageur
3) Portrait of a Lady
Close 4th: Vetiver Extraordinaire
The lettering on the box looks a little suspect to me. Not quite as sharp as one would expect from Chanel.
As you can see from my top ten, I am going to go with Chypre Palatin; elegant, sophisticated and smells incredible.
Both are on a par for me. TV is more linear, whereas TL is more complex and changes over the course of the wear.
Made my morning.
The plot thickens!
Even though it's the same.
Is it a reflective gold? If so, it's the 2013 version. No perceptible difference between this and the original.
Own two of the three. B2B for me.
I corrected myself; mixed up my fragrances. It's been about a year since I wore any of the three and remember two being quite similar.
You're right. I was thinking of Ambre 114 and Blue Amber.
It's hard for me to say as I get compliments most days, though notably enthusiastic comments have come from Mona di Orio's Vanille, Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille (I wear anything, anytime).
I find Montale's Blue Amber to be very similar to Ambre Nuit. You won't have any projection problems there!
It's a reputable company.
Now you're being patronising. The 'obvious' here is that your idea is flawed and frankly, stupid. You don't seem able to accept anyone else's viewpoint on this. Have you got any idea how messy...
Wait and see how it smells. If you don't like it, there's this guy called Damian...
Absolutely. End thread and lock it!
OK, maybe I just don't really get it, not when samples for almost everything are fairly accessible. My advice would be that if you can't afford the 'failure' of a blind buy, don't do it! Or sample...
Or you could always take the Ferrari for a test drive...
If you are in the UK, I recommend getting samples from First in Fragrance in Germany. Fast shipping, cheap and very reliable.
EDIT: Also agree that the marketplace works fine the way it is. This...
It wouldn't work. If I wanted to buy something, I would buy it without consulting with the members of basenotes. Especially as what you are suggesting involves waiting to see if Member X likes the...
Really? I didn't make the connection. I always remember him typing everything in lower case.
I really like Herod, have even been on the verge of purchasing it a few times, but it is just too similar to Back to Black (or was to my nose back then) whereas TV is pretty unique (I haven't tried...
1270 for me. Did not get along with 1697 at all. It had a very odd buttery smell that turned my stomach.