Search:

Type: Posts; User: pluran; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.14 seconds.

  1. Replies
    65
    Views
    857

    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Vintage Or Black (Pascal Morabito)
  2. Replies
    13
    Views
    420

    Re: Bleu De Chanel - Clone?

    Unfortunately, modern day disinfectants like Bleu de Chanel have all the projection and longevity they'll ever need.
  3. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black: a better quality incense-y Spicebomb!

    When it comes to tiresome affable spicy things, Spicebomb is as dispiriting as they come. Like most of the crap made today I can't find an ounce of beauty, mystery or intelligence in that one. It...
  4. Replies
    109
    Views
    2,567

    Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Never had it had it happen but I know there are times when people didn't like it. Too much Kouros, Lauder for Men, etc, can easily generate some amusing reactions. That goes for too much of most...
  5. Replies
    174
    Views
    4,073

    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    Bought a few bottles from a hot climate and the juice from all of them smelled like a lab experiment gone wrong. Made me consider never wearing fragrance ever again. Figure the bottles must have been...
  6. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    She deals with it by loving some of them (Yatagan, Sycomore, Songe d'un Bois d''Ete, Leather Oud, Balenciaga pour Homme, Bel Ami, Zino Davidoff, Chypre Palatin, Onda Parfum Extrrait, etc), feeling...
  7. Replies
    41
    Views
    865

    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    I know how to make good food, but what I'm passionate about is having other people cook it, telling me when it's ready, then devouring it and moving on to something else. My girlfriend's daughter has...
  8. Re: Should I buy Diptyque Volutes EDP If I own the EDT?

    Should you buy Diptyque Volutes EDP If I own the EDT?

    You're the only one who can make the decision. You just feel good about any decision you make and it'll all be alright. :-)
  9. Replies
    50
    Views
    1,919

    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    Vintage Egoiste
  10. Thread: a true incense

    by pluran
    Replies
    22
    Views
    611

    Re: a true incense

    Bois d'Encens
    Cardinal
    Avignon
  11. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,057

    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Yatagan
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Sycomore
    Bel Ami
    Sagamore
    Pour Monsieur
    Pour un Homme
    Castoreum (AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo)
  12. Replies
    29
    Views
    868

    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    “A few years ago a committee was set up in France to look into the problem of plagiarism in fragrance. A jury composed of professionals and perfume lovers was to decide whether a given fragrance was...
  13. Replies
    46
    Views
    1,210

    Re: What's the one ingredient you hate?

    “This is civet!” Guichard announced. Civet is a fundamental French perfume material, a historic girder of the industry and the quintessential scent of France. It happens to come, Guichard said...
  14. Replies
    16
    Views
    493

    Re: Who buys perfume to please other people?

    People get compliments on a wide variety of bad fragrances. Compliments are also meant to be worn, not drunk.

    The only reason you should wear a fragrance is because you like it.
  15. Replies
    45
    Views
    1,346

    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    Timbuktu
    Bois d'Encens
    Avignon
    Cardinal
    Jubilation XXV

    I always found it monotonous, but Norma Kamali Incense (copal) should be tried by anyone who cares.
  16. Re: See New Michael Kors Men is exclusive to Macy's

    You can bet it isn't the same thing.

    The original didn't contain the same quality of ingredients as something like Puredistance M, but as sweetened dry woods fragrances go, I liked Michael Kors...
  17. Replies
    36
    Views
    952

    Re: What Should Be My Next Niche

    Not all fit the price range but you can always spend more. :-)

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Sycomore
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Onda Parfum Extrait
    Lampblack
    Chypre Palatin
    L'Air du Desert...
  18. Replies
    26
    Views
    780

    Re: Looking for something unusual

    Yohji Homme
    Zino Davidoff
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Pour un Homme
    Dior Homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme EDP
    Ambro de Jacomo
    Time for Peace for Him
    Bulgari Black
    Habit Rouge
  19. Thread: Gentleman?

    by pluran
    Replies
    47
    Views
    1,279

    Re: Gentleman?

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Yatagan
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Sycomore
    Bel Ami
    Sagamore
    Pour un Homme
    Habit Rouge
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
  20. Replies
    127
    Views
    4,239

    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Yatagan (vintage)
    Sycomore
    Onda Parfum Extrait
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Sagamore
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme (vintage)
    Or Black (vintage)
  21. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
  22. Replies
    7
    Views
    371

    Re: Sprayed vs unsprayed Brand new bottle

    You'd be hard pressed to find any perfume company that doesn't tell you such crap.

    "Spray mechanisms are by the very nature of their construction air proof. If air is going to get into your ...
  23. Re: New times for Guerlain: better start looking after something new?

    Definitely.

    Looking at their complete range, the competent job of maintaining the classics, Guerlain is still the greatest perfume house in the world. Just noticed Sous le Vent was removed from...
  24. Re: What should I get next? Strong, powerful, androgynous fragrance suggestions needed.

    Leather Oud
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Yatagan
    Bel Ami
    Onda Parfum Extrait
    Jules
    Gold Man
    Bandit
  25. Re: Large Drop in Celeb Scent Sales Reported by Elizabeth Arden

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2014/02/20/the-global-fragrance-industry-world-markets-popular-fragrances-sales-figures/

    "THE GLOBAL PERFUME INDUSTRY & ITS FUTURE VALUE:

    The global perfume...
  26. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,738

    Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    In general:

    Florals
    Leather Chypres
    Floral Chypres
    Mossy Woods Chypres

    Intelligent fragrances like vintage formulations of Rive Gauche, Aromatics Elixir, Mitsouko, Joy and Cabochard are the...
  27. Replies
    74
    Views
    1,350

    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Leather Oud (Dior)
  28. Replies
    217
    Views
    13,317

    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    There are plenty of great fragrances, but regarding something similar in smell, nothing approximates the quality of Patou pour Homme is its original formulation.

    Also, Luca Turin loves Tabac...
  29. Re: New times for Guerlain: better start looking after something new?

    As Bertrand Duchaufour stated: "....they need to get back to their roots".

    As Thierry Wasser implied: doing that is impossible given the prohibitive nature of EU/ IFRA regulations on raw...
  30. Replies
    78
    Views
    1,416

    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Leather Oud (Dior)
  31. Replies
    13
    Views
    652

    Re: Current State of Chergui?

    Chergui smells great. A tobacco oriental as immediately recognizable as damn near anything ever made.

    Most of it is a drydown to begin with, but due to the syrupy extended drydown (benzoin,...
  32. Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    The combined life experiences of most Tom Fords and Creeds still can't muster any real mystery or character.

    Aventus - Dish washing liquid.
    Dior Homme Intense - Death by noisome vanilla....
  33. Replies
    70
    Views
    1,231

    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Sycomore (Chanel)
  34. Replies
    217
    Views
    13,317

    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Forgot all about it. Have to go try it again. Don't remember it smelling like Patou pour Homme, though. :-)
  35. Replies
    144
    Views
    4,796

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    They definitely aren't the pinnacle of perfumery and I haven't bought a bottle, but the last couple of times I've tried Norne and Sova I've really appreciated them being around. Whether I actually...
  36. Replies
    70
    Views
    1,231

    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Onda Parfum Extrait (Vero Kern)
  37. Replies
    39
    Views
    1,181

    Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    May have been reformulated but its unlikely to have affected longevity. It''s never been a loud fragrance, just highly durable and a little closer to the body, which is excellent. The juice from my...
  38. Replies
    38
    Views
    1,195

    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Bought another bottle of Leather Oud two weeks ago. Smells and performs exactly like the other bottle I bought three years ago: Excellent. :-)
  39. Replies
    282
    Views
    16,684

    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Dior Leather Oud
  40. Replies
    60
    Views
    1,705

    Re: is fragrance a luxury good?

    Luxury

    2 a : something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary <one of life's luxuries>



    “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the...
  41. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,237

    Re: Fumerie Turque reformulation?

    I have 15mls of the darker juice. The girl who sold it to me told me it was from a recent bell jar. Fortunately it’s not the kind of reformulation that destroys the balance of the fragrance. It’s...
  42. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,237

    Re: Fumerie Turque reformulation?

    Fumerie Turque isn't what it used to be. Who knows exactly, but it's as if the amount of things like styrax, peru balsam, tonka bean and birch tar have been reduced, leaving it more watery, powdery,...
  43. Replies
    19
    Views
    947

    Re: Comparable to Chergui, but better?

    Bois Blond is a good fragrance. A little half-baked but it's pleasant and easy to wear. One of the few Parfumerie Generales I like. Amazing you hardly ever hear about it.
    __________

    I'm sure it's...
  44. Always great to see interviews with perfumers....

    Always great to see interviews with perfumers. Thanks !
  45. Replies
    11
    Views
    995

    Re: French Kiss, new launch from Guerlain

    +1

    Great to hear from you Mr. G. Your site is looking amazing.
    www.monsieurguerlain.com
  46. Replies
    200
    Views
    12,822

    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    The original Dior Homme EDT is an seriously great fragrance. It's also the only fragrance Bertrand Duchaufour told an interviewer he wished he had made. Dior Homme Intense is a suffocating vanilla...
  47. Replies
    24
    Views
    973

    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    Sugandaraja,

    I relate with all of that.

    Kiki is an amazing fragrance. Same with Onda VdE. You can't go wrong with either of them. The Kiki Extrait I put on several hours ago is rich, diffusive...
  48. Replies
    24
    Views
    973

    Re: Thoughts on Vero Profumo's Kiki

    Just tried the extrait again.

    Turin's review. including "strange lavender" "...the slight burnt-sugar off note of lavender absolute...masked by an accord of caramel and opopanax..." and...
  49. Replies
    17
    Views
    720

    Re: Professional fresh scent?

    Mugler Cologne
  50. Replies
    38
    Views
    1,646

    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Just tried Opus 6 again. Drydown's less interesting than the rest of it which is fairly spectacular, but it's an excellent fragrance.
  51. Replies
    38
    Views
    1,262

    Poll: Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    If you like amber you should have both.

    I prefer the drier, less weighty L'Air du Desert Marocain.
  52. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,243

    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    Ambre Sultan
    Cuir Mauresque
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Bois de Violette
    Iris Silver Mist
    Rose de Nuit
    Chene
    Vetiver Oriental
    Borneo 1834
    Santal de Mysore
  53. Replies
    88
    Views
    1,304

    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Zino Davidoff (vintage)

    1986

    Perfumers: Pierre Bourdon & Michel Almairac

    Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Rosewood
    Geranium, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Iris
    Sandalwood, Cedarwood,...
  54. Re: First time trying Green Irish Tweed and Aventus — complete opposite of what I expected...

    Most people in the perfume industry (perfumers included) consider Cool Water and Green Irish Tweed to be extremely similar. Both were made by one of the greatest perfumers of all-time (Pierre...
  55. Replies
    57
    Views
    3,528

    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    A lot of people here know about it but most don't, and if they do they don't know the extent of it. It affects some of them a lot more than others. Just because they might seem as "strong" doesn't...
  56. Replies
    78
    Views
    1,235

    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 4, 2014

    Vetiver Essential Oil (doTERRA)
  57. Replies
    47
    Views
    1,220

    Poll: Re: What's your least favorite from Creed?

    The discontinued Vintage Tabarome by a country mile.
  58. Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    I don't love either one but Heritage EDP is a hell of a fragrance.
  59. Replies
    22
    Views
    691

    Re: KINSKI: how many fans???

    Not bad. Becomes a little monotonous after a couple of hours. I wouldn't buy it but it's better than average.
  60. Replies
    38
    Views
    1,646

    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Memoir Man is excellent.
  61. Replies
    68
    Views
    1,123

    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 3, 2014

    Pour un Homme (Caron)

    1934
  62. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,626

    Re: The perfect 10 scent wardrobe???

    Not into perfect wardrobes or perfect anything else, but here's 20 that I like. :-)

    Yatagan
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Sycomore
    Habit Rouge
    Leather Oud
    Bel Ami
    Sagamore
    Derby
  63. Replies
    71
    Views
    1,278

    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August, 2nd, 2014

    Guerlain Vetiver EDT

    Not as good as the vintage, but still excellent
  64. Replies
    38
    Views
    1,646

    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Gold Man and Tribute Attar. Jubilation XXV is also excellent. Gold Man is one of the older fragrances with an intricate formula containing a lot of naturals. It's the kind that's impossible to...
  65. Replies
    90
    Views
    1,493

    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    Habit Rouge EDT (Guerlain)

    Lemon, Sweet Lime, Bitter Orange, Mandarin, Bergamot, Neroli
    Cinnamon, Patchouli, Pimento, Rosewood, Basil, Carnation, Lavender
    Opopanax, Sandalwood, Leather,...
  66. Replies
    57
    Views
    1,744

    Re: Top 5 fav. current fragrances in rotation

    I don't do rotations, but here's ten that I like lately:

    Yatagan
    Songe d'un Bois dEte
    Sycomore
    Habit Rouge
    Leather Oud
    Bel Ami
    Sagamore
    Derby
  67. Replies
    54
    Views
    1,338

    Re: First World Problem

    Put em in a box. You'll have a lot more room. Good to have em away from light anyway.
  68. Replies
    15
    Views
    980

    Re: Luca Turin on Lampblack (and others)

    Thanks. Always love those great reviews.

    Really looking forward to trying the Bruno Fazzolari (and Francis Kurkdjian's Essence No. 4: Oud for Elie Saab).

    He liked it back in 1993, but it's also...
  69. Re: Looking for some suggestions for unique yet versatile frags

    I wear all of these in the summer:

    Yatagan
    Songe dun Bois d'Ete
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Leather Oud
    Sycomore
    Bel Ami
    Sagamore
    Derby
  70. Re: An aromatic, herby perfume with lasting power

    Yatagan (Caron)
    Virgilio (Diptyque)
  71. Re: Luca Turin reviews La Petite Robe Noire Couture, Karl Lagerfeld

    That's it. :-)

    “....Beautiful work, and under the present low-cost, reduced-palette circumstances, borderline miraculous. I give it 4.5 stars to leave room for proper five-star miracles.”
  72. Re: Luca Turin reviews La Petite Robe Noire Couture, Karl Lagerfeld

    Excellent reading as always. Really like both of those reviews. Now just get the new book finished ! :-)

    As far as a Luca Turin first, I must have missed it. He mentions one of the fragrances is...
  73. Replies
    77
    Views
    1,317

    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July, 29th, 2014

    Vintage No. 19 (Chanel)

    green leathery chypre

    galbanum, hyacinth, neroli, bergamot
    jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, iris, hedione
    vetiver, castoreum, sandalwood, leather, guiacwood, cedar,...
  74. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,290

    Re: Kouros in summertime

    I feel Kouros strongly in the spring. Sort of a craving. It always smells good but it smells better then than at any other time. Summer's good, too. What an substantial and amazing piece of work it...
  75. Replies
    33
    Views
    863

    Re: What I would like to see from Creed

    They should reissue Vintage Tabarome, a couple of grey cap fragrances, keep Green Irish Tweed, then start over.
  76. Replies
    74
    Views
    1,168

    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 28, 2014

    30037

    Bandit (Robert Piguet)

    galbanum, artemisia, bergamot, neroli, gardenia, orange, aldehydes
    jasmine, orris, rose, carnation, ylang ylang, tuberose
    castoreum, leather, patchouli, vetiver,...
  77. Replies
    100
    Views
    5,653

    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    I've had five decants of the so-called best batches since 2010. The fragrance is simple and synthetic. The batches are irrelevant. I dislike it on a smelling strip, myself, and others. For the hour...
  78. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,097

    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    Chanel Sycomore
    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage)
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Carven Vetiver (vintage)
    Annick Goutal Vetiver (vintage)
    Lush Breath of...
  79. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    More bottles of:

    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete
    Sycomore
    Leather Oud
    Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Because I like them. :-)
  80. Re: Have Reformulations ruined fragrances? : Dior Homme, Chergui, Timbuktu?

    Killed many, had a negative effect on most of the others. The older fragrances (most of the great classics) have long and complicated formulas filled with plenty of natural ingredients, many of which...
  81. Replies
    17
    Views
    599

    Re: Intensity Difference Between DH and DHI

    Dior Homme is an excellent composition. Like it a lot. Wear it quite a bit. When Bertrand Duchaufour was asked which fragrance he wished he had made, Dior Homme was the only one he mentioned. I can...
  82. Replies
    70
    Views
    1,254

    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Leather Oud (La Collection Privée Christian Dior)
  83. Replies
    2,433
    Views
    311,014

    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    The batches are mostly identical. The fragrance has zero character and is at best a mild step up from Acqua di Gio pour Homme. It would make a better dish washing liquid than an actual fragrance. The...
  84. Replies
    21
    Views
    866

    Re: I finally tried Versace Dreamer

    Always good to hear people liking lesser thought of designer fragrances that are often much better than $300 niches. :-)
  85. Replies
    161
    Views
    12,021

    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Maybe someday, lpp. I'll take you with me. :-)
  86. Replies
    161
    Views
    12,021

    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    I haven't even tried it. It's so hard to believe that a great fragrance can still be made that I've lost most of my motivation to even try the new ones. They're mostly disappointing and I'm not...
  87. Replies
    56
    Views
    2,340

    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Whatever the popular ingredient might be, great perfumes are unlikely without oakmoss and one of the four noble essences - high quality real sandalwood. Oud is great but most oud fragrances aren't....
  88. Replies
    450
    Views
    22,089

    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete (Guerlain Les Déserts d'Orient)
  89. Replies
    87
    Views
    1,312

    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Dior Homme edt
  90. Thread: canoe by dana

    by pluran
    Replies
    41
    Views
    967

    Re: canoe by dana

    Definitely. It's hard to make great fragrances, and most of them are in the past. There are plenty of good niches, but for the most part, no matter how much they cost, the hype, or how good the...
  91. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Great post Nukapai.

    It's become a meme (or whatever). Most perfumers also refer to the IFRA as the main problem, although they often refer to it along with the EU.

    Good article:...
  92. Replies
    19
    Views
    776

    Re: Chanel No. 5 + Shalimar = Men's What??

    Not all fifty years old, but close enough:

    Knize Ten
    Pour un Homme
    Eau d'Hermes (sold as unisex)
    Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Habit Rouge
    Eau Sauvage
    Aramis
  93. Replies
    22
    Views
    986

    Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    The new stuff is similar but not as good, among other things injected with the ubiquitous and semi-repellant note that enables it to fit in at Sephora, etc.
  94. Replies
    7
    Views
    746

    Re: Jean Paul Guerlain Article - Interesting Stuff

    Thanks. It's rare to read much about the great perfumers. Hard to believe he made Vetiver at only eighteen years old. I read elsewhere that he considers vintage Apres l'Ondee the best thing Jacques...
  95. Replies
    96
    Views
    1,433

    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    Yatagan (Caron)
  96. Replies
    7
    Views
    746

    Jean Paul Guerlain Article

    The Art of Smell
    2001-03-27 11:31

    Paris - The stench of sewers and fishmonger's offal may no longer waft through Paris, but the most visited city on earth is not the favourite haunt of perfumer...
  97. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Far from it. It's a Godzilla industry that has no limits.


    ".....THE GLOBAL PERFUME INDUSTRY & ITS FUTURE VALUE:

    The global perfume industry is generally valued at around $28 billion (based on...
  98. Replies
    13
    Views
    737

    Re: Ellena on Grey Flannel

    Just one of a long list of "cheapies"with far more compositional genius than most niches. Of course it's the cheapies that most niches are using as their inspiration.
  99. Replies
    56
    Views
    2,340

    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    ".....IFRA is over. Now that we can stimulate olfactory cells directly with light, there’s no need for chemicals. At least, there hasn't been since 2013, when a group at the Media Lab...
  100. Replies
    119
    Views
    3,098

    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Being that they''re more concerned with how the fragrance makes them feel (whether the fragrance is beautiful, intelligent, has something new to say every time they wear it, etc), those people who...
Results 1 to 100 of 500
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4