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Acqua di Parma Colonia
Dior Cuir Cannage
Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men
Platinum Egoiste by Chanel
Add Guerlain Vetiver to the list.
I own Van Gils V and also the original Van Gils. V is supposed to be a modern version of the original, designed to appeal to younger customers.
They both contain some citrus, some light spices,...
And I'm gonna go easier on the trigger next time! I think the high dosage is shifting the balance towards the woodier and more resinous notes.
About the comparison of Opus I with Opus VIII, I cannot add anything substantive until after I do a side by side.
In the meantime, as an owner of both, I'll agree with mr. reasonable that Opus I...
This is mainly a cultural issue. I live in Saudi Arabia and it is perfectly normal for men to compliment one another on their fragrances, to ask questions about fragrances, to talk about fragrances....
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza
Aoud Sandroses by Mancera
I believe this is correct - the original Azzaro fragrance from 1975. But I recommend further checking to be sure.
I own it, but in a different concentration (edp) and packaging (a cylindrical...
Ajmal Dehn Al Oud Al Shams
Thierry Mugler Alien Essence Absolue
Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs
Thierry Mugler Garden of Stars Violette Angel
Bentley Bentley for Men Intense
Houbigant Duc de Vervins
Escada pour Homme
Bentley for Men Intense
Eau Noire for me.
I like the collection very much overall. Can't go wrong with any of them, really.
Dalaa by Hind Al Oud
Unfortunately our local Paris Gallery has dropped this brand.
I was told that it wasn't because of poor sales, but because of a problem with either the factory or the company management. Sorry,...
Mukhallet Zahi by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
I find the opposite to be true. I only find your viewpoint (that classics are harsh) among younger people, who generally do not have a lot of experience with fragrances.
The classics are smooth...
I also like this one. I'm not much of a Mancera fan, but I do own several, including Black Line. I think this is one of the best of the bunch, not harsh or medicinal, rather fresh and light, with...
Musk Ajeeb by Abdul Samad Al-Qurashi
Black Line by Mancera
Dave (aromierotici) is a member of Parfumo. Maybe he posted something about it there.
Looks like you have to have a Google account and sign in to access Blogger sites now. Then perhaps you must get permission from the blog owner, kind of like facebook? I don't know about that, just...
Oops, I think you are right.
I wasn't paying enough attention to the distinction between Homme and L'Homme (bloody French!). Should've done my homework before spouting off. Guerlain's promotion...
It will probably fare on Basenotes like a number of other frags released over the past few years: outright dismissal at first followed by a more objective reapppraisal several years later when it...
Al-Mona by Al-Wazeer
Pal Zileri Cuoio
Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim members!
I bought a bottle of Epic Man right after it was released and I've never found it all that strong. I have never understood those comments about how strong it supposedly is.
Also an "unprecedented" (yeah, right) orange blossom and an "overdose" of musk. Who, seeking to produce a balanced and pleasing fragrance, would put in an "overdose" of anything?
It reads like...
Shay Oud by Anfasic Dhokoon
Here is a link to some info about Vivre:
I own three bottles of it, a 60ml EDT splash and two 15ml Parfums, one splash...
I have several bottles of this, a 200ml and a 30ml in the octagonal bottles and a 50ml in a rectangular bottle with beveled edges. I think it also came, perhaps originally, in an oval bottle with a...
Actually, I was referring to the original Lancetti (named only "Lancetti") issued in 1976 and reissued in 1988. Both of these predate Lancetti Madame, which was released in 1995. I see Lancetti...
Dior Cuir Cannage
After wearing this today I have to substantially revise my earlier description.
This is a floral leather chypre. I don't know why I didn't get leather the other day, mistaking it for a kind of...
Eighty by Ugo Correani
I haven't done any business with Osswald, but I really like the way they photograph the fragrances for their website.
Sad but true. A few years ago there was a lot more discussion on the women's board. Some of the more interesting contributors are now involved with other sites or facebook groups. Some of them...
This question has been answered in a number of past threads.
As I understand it, when Grant created Basenotes sometime around 2000, all the online fragrance discussion groups were run by women and...
Dior's website makes it clear that the name refers to a woman's leather handbag and the contents within, including lipstick, makeup, and tobacco. Cuir cannage is often used in reference to leather...
I smelled Casbah briefly and thought it was good, probably the best of Piguet's recent stuff. From what I remember it is dark and resinous, not musty (as in stale, decayed, moldy, or damp). I plan...
Top Notes: cumin, cardamom, marigold
Heart Notes: jasmine, rose, ginger, cedar
Base Notes: sandalwood, oud, patchouli
David, here are the Lancetti frags I own:
Lancetti Madame 1995
Lancetti Monsieur 1995
Lancetti Pour Homme 1999 (shiny silver box with geometric shapes)
Lancetti Pour Homme 2001 (square bronze...
I thought that one or both of these had been discontinued several years ago. This might explain the unavailability.
Top Notes: apple, white pepper, lavender, cardamom
Heart Notes: orris, cedar
Base Notes: patchouli, woody notes
David, Eighty is very good. I think you'd like it. I need to try it again to be sure of some notes, but here is what I think.
There is some note in mine (bergamot or a green note?) that is a bit...
Top Notes: hatkora, lemon, peach
Heart Notes: ginger, saffron, rose, lavender
Base Notes: oud, sandalwood, musk, ambergris
David, you need to get a cellphone with a camera!
For me the outstanding one in this line is Vanille & Narcisse. I find the floral, feminine ones to be better in general than the masculine or unisex ones.
I gave Nepal Aoud a brief sniff last week. I thought it was the best of the recent Montales.
David, the fragrance with the name of "Eighty" is by Ugo Correani. The name is written as "Eighty", not 80.
It is a Parfum de Toilette and is made in Italy. The bottle has an atomiseur. It...
Amouage Opus II
Sea Buckthorn by Durance
Kalakassi prices (per tola) according to ASAQ website:
Regular - 80 years old - $1067
Aged - 120 years old - $2000
Very aged - 150 years old - $2667
Thaqeel isn't listed on the website,...
I'm curious. What is it about Qurashi that causes negative connotations among people in the Levant?
Night Oud by Al-Mobda
How was the 0.1% value decided?
What happens at concentrations greater than that? Did the EU furnish any evidence that using a concentration of 0.11% was harmful?
Amouage Opus VIII
Thanks very much, Laurie. Interesting!
I have a follow-up question. Since the low atranol version of oakmoss maintains some of the true character of oakmoss, and is superior to synthetic...
Can you tell us the differences (in smell, longevity, general behavior in a perfume) between natural oakmoss and the low atranol/chloratranol versions? I'm curious to hear this...
Gardenia by Al-Mobda
Al-Mona by Al-Wazeer
Never heard of them. Their prices are very high for some things.
Any word as to what the other discontinuations are?
Blue Aoud by Mancera
Also try to test Aqua Motu by Comptoir Sud Pacifique
I own a bottle of Background. As hednic points out, it does contain rose, and rose is detectable, but it isn't a "rose" fragrance. It is a complex blend of many notes.
After a look through the...
Gardenia by Al-Mobda
Made in France.
Really great news! Welcome back, Andrew.
I own musk oils from Ajmal and Qurashi, the Ajmal being relatively cheap compared with Qurashi which costs about four times as much. The Qurashi is probably the same one shown in your link.
Opulent by Al-Mobda
I can check mine after I get home from the office today.
My comments were general, not directed specifically towards that particular review.
Night Oud by Al-Mobda
I went shopping today hoping that L'Homme Ideal might have snuck in. But no, not yet. Still no Amouage Journey, either.
I wish Dia Man had the strength of Straight to Heaven, and Straight to Heaven had the subtlety of Dia Man.
Dia Man is a whisper. Straight to Heaven is a heavy, blunt instrument. Not sure which I...
Seve Ballesteros Royal Green?
The Directory search feature is behaving strangely today.
Often shows no search results. For example, when I type Gunzburg, it shows no results. When I type Ombre Mercure, it shows the...
I find that too many fragrance bloggers sound so much like pretentious advertising copy that it undermines their credibility. This makes me think that they are more into promotion (of both product...
Colin, yes it is worth that and more. Getting harder to find all the time.
I think it's fantastic stuff, probably my favorite of all the Paco Rabanne men's fragrances.
Another review here: