Actually, I find the new AdG Essenza to be very similar to the Zegna.
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Actually, I find the new AdG Essenza to be very similar to the Zegna.
I was kinda afraid of that, Jive. Seems to be the case with so many Issey flankers of late -- including that "dark" one a couple years back. (What was it, 'Absolue'?). I was really looking forward...
Thanks for the Sephora tip. Hopefully there will be some bottles in store, 'cuz I too have been looking forward to both of these.
Excellent deal, Cylob! I love the Sisley as well.
As a cycling fan, I'd really be interested in any info regarding the Bradley Wiggins inspired Time To Draw The Raffle Numbers.
Can anyone speak to Castle Forbes Special Reserve Neroli? Glowing write-up for it on Fragrantica, but the price is pushing my blind-buy limits.
Bergamotto di Calabria and Mirto di Panarea.
A darn fine cheapie. :)
You got some nice ones there, my man. Enjoy!
I'm a sucka for the Italian houses.
Well I'll be darned!! Thanks for the heads up...will BOLO.
Also received these in the Lucky Scent sample pack. I'm horrible at describing scents, and often times the best I can do is compare what I'm sniffing to something I already own. So that said,...
Ordered the most recent Lucky Scent sampler pack, and of the 17 fragrances included I'm afraid that Andrea Maack's Coven was far and away my least favorite of the bunch. To my nose, there's a very...
As a cycling fan, this house caught my eye due to the Bradley Wiggins inspired Time To Draw The Raffle Numbers. Any chance you happened to try that one?
I, too, am a big fan of this house -- own 3 of their 200ml bottles plus some minis. And I was really, really looking forward to Cedrat Enivrant. Thought it would be a 100% safe blind-buy, since...
With an eye toward keeping this affordable, I'll add a couple more to the already fine suggestions.
An absolute favorite of mine in the Summer is Guerlain Homme. And even...
It's a great, great Summer scent, Darsh. Pull the trigger on the big bottle (5 oz?) tomorrow, and then look around for a good deal on Lalique White. It can be found at a substantial discount, and...
Haven't heard of this, and personally wouldn't worry too much about it.
I get the same thing from my 1 oz. bottle, and can actually pick up on it from simply smelling the atomizer. (Said atomizer, BTW, is very weak. I assume I just got a bum bottle).
Agree whole-heartedly, rogalal. Went to Nieman's the other day in order to try Ginepro out, and my nose was glued to the test strip for several hours thereafter. A large bottle of this is going...
Good stuff there, Mega. Enjoy!!
18 or 81: Pure Malt, son!!
Can't stand their frags, and can't stand their employees. Lots better stuff to spend your $$ on, OP.
Well, I'm sold. In for one!! :thumbsup:
Sure is. And I'll +1 Le Cherche Midi #30. Lovely stuff.
Wow!! All I usually get are a few samples, but nothing on this level. Congrats!
Received a sample of Fougere Bengale with a recent Beauty Habit order. I agree with the maple syrup people. The sample is yours for the asking.
Recently purchased Wazamba from a nice BN'r. ...
I, too, have only worn #1 and #17 up to this point, and have to agree on longevity. But five shots of #1 seemed to do the trick yesterday. Will give #17 another wearing today, and a little help...
Like bigbz, one of the few back-up bottles I own. Good stuff.
Let me be the second to suggest Tom Ford's Sahara Noir. I was never much of an incense fan until this fragrance crossed my path. Can't speak to the church-y aspect since I was reared Lutheran, but...
I think I need to reward myself more often. I do crappy work stuff all the time! :)
That's great news, AC. 2 outta 3 ain't bad at all!! Mine should be here in a couple hours.
Looks perfect, Chuck. I (mentally) divvy my scents by season as well, and although this may seem a bit odd, I find it builds up a certain amount of "anticipation." For instance, right now in the...
In 2013 I spent a net $938 on 22 bottles, bringing my entire wardrobe to slightly over 200 (I think). Works out to about $78 a month. A couple of those were gifts, and I avoid paying retail at all...
^^^Indeed. Sanguine is a very realistic orange, although personally I like the Hermes better.
If you have a Sephora near you (and it looks like there's only one in San Juan), do yourself a...
Yes, yes, yes! Outstanding stuff.
Tons of great recommendations already, and JiveHippo nails 3 that I can personally vouch for. I would steer you towards his 2 Atelier suggestions over Orange Sanguine, although that one is a very...
Thanks to Octa's tip, I snapped up this trio as well. Like he mentioned, 3 X 100ml of (seemingly quality) juice for $68 shipped is pretty much a no-brainer. The few reviews out there have me a...
Own and like: Bulletproof, Arsenic, and Crushed (which is really nice in the summertime).
^^Yup!! AHCS for me.
Great stuff, Jujy! As you can probably assume from my screen name, a bit of a piano fan myself. Sold my Yamaha about 8 years ago when money was tight, and truly regret it. It was just a...
Wow, Duke. That's quite a couple of months!
Undoubtedly a 200ml blind buy here. With the citrus and mint combo, hoping for something along the lines of Selection Verte.
Sephora is currently pairing .25oz minis of Vanille Insensee and Orange Sanguine for $18. Picked a set up in-store yesterday.
Thanks for the great review, BB. Sounds like a really nice fall/winter scent. I, too, cashed in on Beautyhabit's 20% coupon and treated myself to a small bottle of 1899 (along with Atelier's Grand...
It doesn't seem to get much love around BN, but I quite like Cool Blend. And Bermuda Tonic is one of the few bottles for which I own a back-up.
Dang. Nicely done!! I think it's a fine scent...hope you like it.
Don't mess with Texas, Steve!! :)
Lalique White from the BN Marketplace...great scent.
And a little Gandini 1896 mini-haul. All 3 off their citrus frags, plus Blue Musk. Have tried 2 already, and so far so good!
Funny that you should post this, for I just ordered (blindly) 4 bottles from the Gandini line: All 3 of their citrus scents plus "Blue Musk." Should be showing up shortly, so I'll report back soon....
The ammo boxes are a great idea, Aaron. And dougczar: That set-up is simply beautiful. Nicely done!
Can't think of anything better than Carthusia Mediterraneo.
One of my very first purchases, and bears the distinction of being the ONLY bottle in my collection to be replaced.
Down to selling their testers, eh? Nicely done, sir...you snagged some solid deals there.
Like dougczar above, one of the very few frags I own a back-up of. LOVE this juice, and get fine longevity from it.
Thank you, sir! And I agree whole-heartedly. :)
My first bee bottle of a frag that's been on my "to-buy" list for a loooong time.
First question: 40ml??
As far as I know, Perfumania only sells legit stuff.
^^What Jack said. Pretty sure there's just the male-oriented Essenza.
I once had a fake bottle of Allure Homme Sport, and it had the very pronounce "ridges" along the top (corner to corner) & bottom (encompassing) of the bottle much like those in your picture. I'm...
^^Agreed. Definitely better than Sport.
Tried it today, and I think you'd be perfectly fine sticking with your 2009. I was hoping for something different, but all the Summer Isseys smell the same to me.
Thanks for the update, L'Homme. Hopefully my Nordstroms has a tester, since this has been on my radar for a couple weeks now.
Own and thoroughly enjoy both Bulletproof and Arsenic. This past Christmas my daughter bought me a bottle of Crushed, and it's going to make a really nice Springtime frag.
Eyeballin' Guerlain Cologne du Parfumeur , and want to send off for a Lili Bermuda sample pack.
As others have said, they all look right up your alley. And FWIW: I actually lead towards the EDT of Midnight in Paris.
Nor Tony Visconti, record producer for the one & only Mozzer? (And some Bowie dude). :)
Yup. Summer in a bottle right there.
Looking forward to this one as well.
Thanks for this. The F-Word always scared me off this, but now I'll give it a try!
Laura Tonatto Iss. A bit linear, perhaps, but good longevity and darn good.
My daughter's birthday is in a couple weeks, so I took the opportunity to test this out yesterday. Based on just a test strip, I gotta agree (partially) with Dreamer. It's a pleasant enough scent,...
Have and like both, but if forced to choose: L'eau.
Pick up a bottle of Orange Sanguine from Atelier Cologne and call it a day.
I think you'll much prefer the Balmain over the YSL. Definitely smoother & fresher.
Let me be the first to suggest Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114. Gets a lot of love here.
The Merz in the Palmer House carries more scents than the Lincoln Square location (or so I'm told by the sales associates). You'll find offerings from:
^^A pretty accurate description there, leto.
This was the one bottle on my Christmas list, and I'm so glad it made it's way under the tree. Afraid I can't help out much with breaking down the notes, but it is quite unique.
Most definitely. Very nice stuff.
As for Atelier Cologne, I'd recommend Bois Blonds for a solid EdC-style offering. And they are now offering 100ml bottles on their site for $125.
Might not be "challenging," but Lumiere Noir got my vote.
I like Coriolan, but don't love it. Very glad to have it in my collection, though. I will say that your posts are some of the most informative on this board -- regardless of opinions on the...
Indeed. The entire site needs an over-haul if you ask me. Very poorly constructed.
"Sillage" is registered under "Leather Goods."
Positively love Halston Amber Man. It's been around in the States for a couple years now, and I have yet to see it heavily discounted. My advice would be to snatch one up. I paid full retail and...
Odd that Fierce was eliminated so quickly. Did they immediately associate it with an A&F store? And amen on the "hipster mentality." :)
Robes wins once again! :)
From C.O. Bigelow's B&M going out of business sale:
60ml AdP Mirto di Panarea - 50% off = $36
100ml AdP Colonia Intensa - 50% off = $61
50ml L'Artisan Fou D'Absinthe - 75% off = $30
I'd say 'yes.' Makes a fine summertime male frag, since it's definitely on the lighter side.