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Eau D'Hongrie (Hungarian Water) by Fragonard dates back to 15th century, and was created by the request of the Queen of Hungary.
Many receipts of Arabian oud attars are quite old, too.
Also: Equipage Hermes
What about Decibel by Azzaro - is there any significant amount of incense in composition? Reviews seem to state that.
W O W. Interesting.
Guerlain's in frosted bottle.
That very place - Molotok.ru, or another site of auction / selling board type - Avito.ru. But you must know exactly what you're looking for, because Soviet vintages is extremely complicated matter -...
Costs about $15.00. When asked if this is a fake, seller responded that all Escadas now are "quality copies from Emirates"....
Yes. The majority of them that you see for sale these days are fakes from UAE. New in boxes Escada Pour Homme, Magnetism, no Casual Fridays though.
I think this Zegna was in production for 5 years tops. It was introduced in 2003, mine is from 2005, according to the batch number on a sticker at the bottom.
This, gentlemen, will be a massive hit.
Hugo Green, are you sure? It has reminded me of Boss, but Boss Bottled, this applepie-ish opening with citrus is much like #6 has
Tested it again today.
It's not fleeting, it's quite tenacious actually.
Moderately sweet. Light. Transparent. Modern in a sense Guerlain L'Ideal is modern.
Fruity top. Ambery heart. Base - I...
Sold all my backups, except Kenzo Air Intense
Tested this the other day. Hard to say for sure, as it's been a typical fragrance store with a cacophony of other scents hanging in the air, but on a strip and a tiny bit that has landed on the wrist...
Found a rare and much-praised discontinued fragrance by Zegna, got it on spot.
You should really try the new Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau De Parfum
It's only a matter of time before someone else compares the two directly, and gives your conclusions a valid third-party evaluation
Got a sample of Intenso - fans of vintage DG PH will dig this one. Sweetness of the vintage is out, dry modern tobacco is in. If you own the vintage DG PH, you will recognize this new perfume as a...
Many scents are firmly attached to a certain memories about certain times, but the most vivid is Body Kouros and the early 2000s
Please consider the creation of a separate entry for Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau De Parfum. I think many would agree that this new Chanel product, while being somewhat similar to both Chanel Pour...
I remember Shiseido Basala being gathering dust on every shelf, then one day its gone in a click of fingers
Is there any reason to buy a Gentlenam's Aftershave, if it was made in the 60s? I see it at attractive price being offered on one of the Russian sites, but have my doubts about its plain usability...
I recall my talk with Kiehl's SA in Moscow about this one, they were going to axe the whole line, if I'm not mistaken. Great scent, awesome drydown, I should have bought it. Got Vetiver and Black Tea...
Left me speechless. Amazing work. Pour Monsieur Parfum
Bottega Veneta PH
Fantastic picks. I'll add vintage Versace l'homme. Of those less known - Myth by Dzintars, a masterpiece from the 80s
In India, they call vetiver "the grass of tranquility" for a reason, I guess. Vetiver fragrances are really calming for me
Another bottle of Chypre by Novaya Zarya. Evernia prunastri natural extract, and other usual suspects. $1.50 for 85ml splash
Like we say in Russia, if you mix a barrel of honey and spoonful of shit, you'll get a barrel of shit
Lush is famous for their competent work with customers. Lush Russia, at least. I'm very much positive that they would consult you, if you write them directly. But me personally, I don't remember the...
Sometimes I wonder, what colognes does Bryan Ferry wear. After his latest album I was watching a lot of his interviews on YouTube, and that thought often crossed my mind.
Vetiver by Dana. Bought blind. Awesome stuff. Goes to my Top 5 vetivers ever
Is this different from a regular CH Men? I saw Grand Tour standing side by side to CHM, but couldn't test it, caught a cold on that day
New release from Kiehl's called Vetiver and Black Tea smells fantastic.
Tend to agree. Same picture, better resolution.
If you by any chance come across the vintage 80s cologne called Mountain Lavender from Soviet perfumery Novaya Zarya, give it a try please
Top ten 2014:
Roadster by Cartier (8)
Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior (7)
Pour Un Homme by Caron (6)
Dirty by B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful (5)
Gendarme by Gendarme (5)
Bentley for Men...
Guerlain L'Homme Ideal
Smuggler's Soul solid perfume by Lush and vintage Body Kouros.
Tuberose and fruity musks
About 200 FBs with many vintages and rarities like Egoiste Concentree, Balafre, and now-expensive Soviet perfumes, so I guess $20 000 minimum
Lighter and more wearable version of vintage Opium. Beeswax, myrrh and incense, huge sillage, lasts very long time, excellent, very natural.
Rare limited edition of Opium. Targeted for women, but I have many masculine colognes that smell more feminine than this spicy oriental that today may be mistaken for the hi-end niche unisex
Two sprays max, otherwise you'll ruin the first impression.
Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise for Men. Sea water and subtle white flowers on tropical fruits background.
From reviews: "To me this is a very informal summer scent. Not for the office and not for...
Writing this from my phone, don't know how to attach the picture, so -
If any of you know the version of Carven's Vetiver pictured above, then the...
I like the majority of them, and have a couple in my collection: Cuir Amethyste, and so elegant and understated Pierre De Lune, so I guess they're best for me.
I have BOG, Karma, Imogen Rose, Icon, Devil's Nightcap, Flower's Barrow, Euphoria, The Bug, and Dirty. Like them all, wear Dirty, DN, BOG the most
My wife is that rare person that IFRA cares so much about. She is sensitive to oakmoss. So any vintages around her are banned. If I need to use, say, vintage Versace L'Homme, I have to dress up...
Get both. Polo will be a great formal addition to the collection, Esencia will be the one you'll love and wear. My case, actually. I have the vintage Polo I'm very proud to own, and Esencia that is...
Have vintage, love it dearly, but don't wear it often - too many other options
Will def check that out too as soon as possible
Bottega Veneta PH is a stunner. Tested it several times, decided my life will be miserable and meaningless without it, got a big 3 oz bottle, and happy now.
Chanel Pour Monsieur Vintage
Bottega Veneta PH
Art of Shaving Sandalwood
Any vintage Dzintars that I don't have
Often fly to Moscow, they really try keep their airports fragrance stores a notch up. Many great lines are present with acceptable prices.
+1 Jean-Luc Amsler Prive
Sure. This is mine. Love it.
Totally agree - I'm nearing the drydown for today, and it is MAAAAJESTIC. Rich and expansive, love it.
My report on 2014 version with new cap, batch 7902: Smells richer, fuller than my older version, and projection is a beast. They made it better, or so it seems.
Have a couple of sprays left of Platinum, so the new bottle, plus
Allure Homme Edition Blanche Parfum
Several vintage minis of fragrances that I have owned in the past and loved:
My SOTD today is new fragrance by Kiehl's called Fresh Rose and Patchouli, give it a try when you see it, it's not a big player, but a solid release nonetheless, I enjoy it a lot, and the price is...
I have this. Blind-bought about a year ago one a sole fact that Buxton made it. One of the best mainstream releases of last couple of years that flew under the radar of Aventus-discussing public.
Check out Bottega Veneta Pour Homme. This was created with Z-14 in mind I'm sure.
not enough input, need more info - so bump
Before Roadster and Dirty, there was a beast of a minty cologne called Faconnable, I would check that out too.
Another one is Prada Infusion De Vetiver - this is pure menthol on grassy vetiver...
The web has very little info on this particulal vetiver - couple of sites list notes, and that's about it. Would be grateful if someone shares his opinion on this fragrance that seems to be not quite...
Another vote for Roadster. Guerlain is good, but Roadster is special.
Bay Citrus for men by Arran Aromatics
Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme is a real crowd pleaser - milky creamy woods with great projection and longevity
The vetiver I was planning to buy for so long - Prada Infusion De Vetiver
Of all things I wear, Yatagan probably gives me the most compliments. Even my wife, who is sensitive to oakmoss and can't stand the majority of my stuff, loves it. I have the current version.
My quest to gently take any Dzintars cologne in sight off the deadly pawns of time continues with these two fine examples of late 80s Baltic perfumery - Linija Viriesiem and Dzintars 21.
Not the same. The glass on the majority of those bottles is clear and transparent, with blue-ish liquid inside. The much seeked-out vintage Unltraviolet from the first years must have solid blue...
Nearly missed my plane when flying out of Lyons, France, when I had to stop on my way to the gate after trying this on my wrist. Got back and bought a full bottle.
Lots of them. Penhaligon's web site, GQ, Russian web forums. This one is fun: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_2BweXoN1p8
Seems to be a new THING for the houses, just yesterday I was reading the rave reviews on Penhaligon's Sartorial beard oil, and here we go, Tom Ford has it too.
Me with my kid, Masha, big fragrance enthusiast too. Wears all my colognes with ease. Prefers the rarest Egoiste Cologne Concentree to school :((
Great stuff. Searching high and low for Bourjois Vetyver Masculin at reasonable price, no luck yet.
Armani Eau Pour Homme - vintage, 1994
Dzintars Spidola (Spidola = Forest Fairy), cologne splash from the end of 80s - USSR, Latvia. The whole composition revolves around one, but awesome accord that...
Not correct. In Ukraine alone there were about five first-class perfumeries. In Russian Federation - about ten. Florena (DDR), Pollena (Poland), Alen Mak (Bulgaria), Dzintars in Latvia, there were...
Try vintage Gendarme, it probably is what you need. This would be Kenzo Jungle with citrus amplified. Not curent Gendarme - that would be too light / transparent
Esencia Loewe is a current favorite, wear it most often these days, totally lives up to its unofficial title of "best male fragrance ever made".
Yes, I'm interested in vintage Soviet perfumery. Age thing I guess. And Dzintars house in particular. Dzintars is Latvian brand, based in Riga, now producing average chemical mass-market scents - but...
For manufacturers, IFRA regs kicked in for real right on time when euro was accepted as a currency, I.e. 2001.
Couple of samples of whatever I lay my eyes on, and then I usually buy a new fragrance when I come to the city. I raid local small perfume shops for rarities or insane discounts, usually with great...
Dzintars Liana - a 1967 release - in cool pop-art bottle
Dreamer, Bandit, Cabochard
Rare Dzintars Figaro from the mid-80s
Lush Flower's Barrow
Pal Zileri Cuoio
Dzintars Riga - another gem from the lost realm of wonders that Soviet Baltic perfumery Dzintars once was.
Avon Tomorrow For Him - it must be mentioned here
I'm wearing the Sartorial today, and somehow its smell recalled your question. It is not quite fresh linens per se, but freshly pressed clean fabric it surely is.
Three Soviet vintages: Riga Citizen (left) and Don Juan, both by Dzintars, and Moscow Lights (center) by Novaya Zarya....
Not quite niche, but one of the best on a recent memory anyway - L'Ideal Homme Guerlain