What would be awesome is if the ones made in the U.S. weren't IFRA compliant.
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What would be awesome is if the ones made in the U.S. weren't IFRA compliant.
All you people must have had FAKES!!
The appeal to me is that it is something that is pretty much guaranteed not to leak, unless, of course, you are in a hot environment like Abu Dhabi. And by this, I mean that one is able to carry it...
Thanks for these recommendations. I thought Le Labo, though, only created some solids for a line of fragrances exclusive to Anthropologie.
Besides the Lush and the Diptyque, what other fragrances are sold in the solid medium?
I ordered the sample set and am VERY impressed with the packaging (I have yet to test them). It arrived very quickly and was in a mylar bag, with seven nice black sprayers arranged individually in a...
I'd throw into the discussion Anubis by Papillon - leather and incense with beautiful floral components (mostly jasmine) that fill in the gaps.
I will give you a million dollars (not really) if you do this. Please:
This thread really makes me want to try all the old Carons! This is a great discussion, guys.
Boy, these answers are all over the place.
Vol de Nuit
To put fragrances in historical, chemical, musical, and many other contexts that he puts his reviews, all the while being concise - of course opinions about fragrances are just that, but nobody does...
And, of course, he responds with the utmost humility and class.
I always wondered, hednic, why the avatar of a hyena?
I'm surprised it took so long to bring this one up. Portrait of a Lady is strong!
Most of my fragrances are one-spray-only, but ones of note to me are:
Portrait of a Lady
Giorgio for Men...
I've got a half bottle from around 2003. It really is a unique vetiver to my nose, especially since I've never smelled Envy. The major spice that fills in the crevices of the traditionally angular,...
I'm glad you posted on here, bbjr. The histrionics by the posters you quoted are not representative of the vast majority, and we know that it is indeed easy to throw around accusations and...
Ewww. Weird. No, and I have a bottle that same size which I bought about two years ago. It shouldn't have leaked like that, unless you had the bottle on top of your car engine in the middle of the...
Tiger Lily Perfumes, on Valencia Street in the Mission carries:
Papillon Artisan Perfumes
CB I Hate Perfumes
Maria Candida Gentile
ZGO in San Francisco carries about ten fragrances from the Mancera line.
For Amouage, the largest inventory is ZGO in the Castro. Jacqueline carries just a couple like Gold and Interlude. ZGO also carries about twenty of the Montale line. As far as Frapin is concerned, I...
Thanks guys, and what you are recommending is right up my alley - iris and tobacco. Leather? Hell yes!
Interestingly enough, I did try the Cafe Noir and didn't like it. I just have an aversion to...
Thanks, hednic. Fragrantica has *gasp* 209 fragrances listed by her! Prolific doesn't begin to describe her.
I need your help, guys and gals - I was at Tiger Lily here in San Francisco and Antonia, the proprietor, has about sixteen or more fragrances from Dawn Spencer Hurwitz. Which ones would you recommend...
Creed is so ubiquitous in the world that I can safely say that each batch is not made by hand. That's just silly, like the rest of the propaganda that Creed spews out. What happened to the spiel that...
All of them, apparently.
You mean like smoking crack?
Seriously, though, that's quite an endorsement coming from alfarom. I look forward to reading more of what you think about each one as well as others' views.
I met him at the Fragrance Salon a few years ago here in San Francisco. He's a VERY nice guy and has this permanent mischievous smile on his face that fits his fragrances. For a self-taught perfumer...
If anyone is willing to sell me a decant so I can experience this classic I would GREATLY appreciate it.
I also say the line from Norma Kamali are beautiful.
Iris 39 can absolutely be a male fragrance - if you happen to like it. The whole concept of gender designations for fragrances should be thrown out the window.
Iris 39 is really not floral at all....
Yeah, like when my Japanese mother in law was in London and had to pee really bad - she kept asking for a toilette and people were pointing her to apartment rental offices.
The apotheosis of bottle design is the Chanel extrait bottles - a thousand years from now it will still be beautiful.
A specific bottle is Vol de Nuit:
Interesting to me is...
When I saw the OP, I immediately thought of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's quote on a pornography case: "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be...
I want to reach out and slap that morally indignant woman.
How about Dominca Bay Rum? I've always wanted to try it because in high school I would get J Peterman catalogs and that would always be in there.
The Hermes Jardin Series.
I have a bottle of perfume that was custom made by Yosh Han. It's called _____'s Bane, with the blank filled in with my ex wife's name. She hated my fragrance obsession.
Man, I've been reading Aventus as Antaeus in my mind this whole thread. Now I need to go back and re-read it so I can gain some useful knowledge.
That's assuming there is a problem.
I don't see what the big deal is. I do this all the time and I am sure that women know that my reason for asking is "academic". The only thing that may unnerve them is the thought that what they're...
This is a good mention, and I must say that I like this one a lot. The big complaints I hear are about its longevity, but it lasts 8-12 hours on me.
The description on Luckyscent sounds fascinating.
Hey, my father still has 1/4 of a bottle left! That's AWESOME that your father designed the bottle. This is the standard by which my dad rates all fragrances; he used to get a bottle for Christmas...
Thank you for your quick response. I'm very happy that I recently bought a well-kept vintage bottle so I can revisit what impacted me so much in my youth.
I'm sure Alfarom is looking forward to this one as well.
Also, I'd like to know if Luca has worn the latest (past five years) formulation of Chanel Pour Monsieur, because it is a...
I'd like to be a member of the Perfume Police.
Tubereuse Criminelle is the most accurate tuberose out there, in my opinion. It is exactly like a warm room, closed off, with a tuberose sitting in a vase in the window.
I heard the notes are pretty linear.
But all that direct natural light (forgive them, Lord, they know not what they do)!!!
Your avatar checks out.
This. Since I have a large bottle of Chanel's Eau de Cologne, I can't imagine getting another one unless it blows my mind.
Awesome. Thanks for the link.
I just checked my bottle of Iris Tazo, and it has a metal sleeve below the sprayer head that does not unscrew. I attempted to firmly unscrew it with no luck. In summation, I think it is a clamped-on...
Oooh, that's good!
I've read your very good reviews before, and I agree that they are not for everyone, but they are perfect for the Japanese market for which she makes them. I really respect her for straddling the two...
I'm wearing Yoru no Ume tonight, which is apropos since they've almost finished blooming here in San Francisco. In my opinion, this is a required visit for those of us who love fragrances when...
I think this one is the most accurate because if there is a male equivalent, there shouldn't be the glamor that is associated with No 5 - it should be down to earth. I don't know if I have an...
Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris
Came on here to say this. Good job.
I would seek out Lavender Palm - it's a relatively light and green lavender fragrance and quite unobtrusive if you live in Japan. It has a distinctive aloe component.
They went all out on that bottle. Love it!
My recommendation on a bone-dry tobacco is Yosh Sombre Negra - it doesn't have any sweetness to it. My favorite tobacco scent.
Eau de Herpes.
To me, Voyage EdT and Parfum are delights and two of my favorite summer scents. He's an icon and his fragrances are definitely not for everyone but he has been true to his aesthetics. The BBC...
I came on to say Tam Dao as well. I'd include Dior Vetiver to this list of elegantly simple fragrances.
That's the one I own as well.
Is DelRae still available, Kumquat?
Reminds me of this:
Lucky dad is more like it. Sheesh, and the sellers on eBay are proud of what they are selling, with the price for a 100 mL bottle going for $375! My dad loves it, though, and that's the only thing...
Awesome. Thanks for that and I was wondering myself. I bought one at Christmas as a gift for my dad. I wish there was another that I could purchase for that price!
I'm right there with you on Chergui, but I'm hoping that, over the years, my tastes will change and that it comes into my favor. Another one is L'Instant de Guerlain.
I say Tam Dao EdT or the EdP, but the EdT is my first love and as a physician also find it perfect for use in the clinic. Another recommendation based on my experience would be Trumper's Sandalwood,...
Are we talking about just eau de toilette here or the parfum versions? My totally unfounded speculation here is that the parfum versions would be kept at a higher quality with the IFRA regulations...
Does he still not know who Luca Turin is?
It's great to finally see your collection, Master-Classter.
Looking up Room 237 on Google, there's obviously a movie with that name that does a crazy analysis, with multiple perspectives, of The Shining; and interestingly enough, the card that Bruno sent with...
CREED is the most bestest. Period.
Hold it - you mean to tell me you don't own a bottle of this?
To answer the OP's question, it is worth finding even a current bottle because it doesn't matter what the old formulation may or may...
"Now" is the operative word - just wait until 100 bottles feels normal.
I'd say Tom Ford's White Suede for a tame crowd pleaser. Otherwise, the de facto king of leathers is Knize Ten.
I will often use Coco parfum or 34 Boulevard St. Germain at home, and rarely out, because they are very comforting.
I've got to second the recommendations for Sonoma Scent Studio's Incense Pure, with its unburnt and evergreen quality resins.
Jubilation XXV is absolutely another one to consider, and a similar one...
Intriguing article. Thanks for sharing this!
Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui has always smelled very waxy to me, and it's one of my favorite fragrances of all time.
1981 is a heavyweight fight. I say Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui as the defining fragrance while many others will say Kouros. And the, holy shit, there's the ubiquitous Giorgio and Stetson! But wait,...
I realized from this thread I'm promiscuous with my collection. Probably 70%.
FIVE sprays per wearing?!
Ahh, thanks for that.
Thank you for coming on here to address this issue, Luca.
Question: I've heard on NPR and then read about the new finding that humans can smell up to a trillion, or more, smells. This finding seems...
Can we package this thread up and shoot it into the sun now?
Chanel Bois des Iles EdT - so warm and cozy on a cold day.
I love fragrances. I love food, wine, beer, liquor. I love cashmere. I love beauty, and this is what it comes down to for me. There's a woman who grows and distills lavender up in Sonoma County, and...
Mine would be a bottle of Chanel Cuir de Russie eau de cologne from the 50's-60's from a wonderful person here on Basenotes.
Yeah, this is a high quality thread.
Always Geranium Pour Monsieur.
A big +1 on Odeur 71, and I'll add CdG Serpentine.