Xerjoff Kobe (though quite expensive), CS Neroli, or Cologne Sologne
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Xerjoff Kobe (though quite expensive), CS Neroli, or Cologne Sologne
I recall buying when it was about $270--still high. But I think it is worth it. I don't like many SL fragrances, but ISM and MKK are exceptions.
Excellent...the end of January approaches...
I was wondering if anyone had tried both the old Crown Perfumery Park Royal and the newer Anglia version. If so, is there much difference between the two?
Acqua di Parma Colonia or Penhaligons Castile
I live in the IE, but go to grad school in the OC...hopefully, that counts. Most nerolis will do well. If you like Creed, try Neroli Sauvage, Citrus Bigarrade, or even Green Irish Tweed.
Creed Cypres Musc
Patou pour Homme Prive
d'Orsay Arome 3
Royal Scottish Lavender
If in doubt, seek out Aeroplane by Detaille. It virtually the same as 1960s Eau Sauvage.
Creed Bois de Santal
Not trying to resurrect a dead thread, but this interested me. Based on "Russian" water styles from the time, this is probably a leathery citrus fragrance that is possibly a little powdery though...
The original colonia is one of the last true citric/floral eau de colognes of yesteryear still available.
Crown Perfumery Park Royal
Considering mainstream houses in their current form, I would say Chanel and Guerlain. Creed once used world-class ingredients, but that is no more. Parfums de Nicolai is also a notable mention.
Creed Orange Spice
Both horrific. Don't waste your money.
Hammam Bouquet: stuffy, heady, powdery, old-fashioned Victorian rose with sandalwood, musk, and civet
Washington Tremlett Black Tie: light, woody, and airy dark Bulgarian rose on a...
That is Three Crowns. I fear they are out of business now as their distributor, Connaught Shaving, only has limited stock of Violet now and the Three Crowns site has been taken down. TC was a small...
I have not tried intense NY. Presuming it is a higher concentration of NY, both NY and BdP are excellent scents. Ny is the more artistic, edgy of the two while BdP is the more classic and traditional...
I don't get anything sour, but perhaps that's because it's almost 100 years old. Three Crowns is a British line (if it's still in production).
Excellent find! You can't go wrong with that oil. Shortly after 2000, I think, is when mysore became extremely difficult to source. I have a drop of 1920s oil that is slightly woody, but mostly...
Great scent. I would get it if you can.
I would say that vintage Chanel would be more closely related to Guerlain's decadent luxury whereas vintage Creed is a bit colder, complex, and elegant (as opposed to flamboyant) for the staid old...
Lothair...I can't say fig leaves, red berries, salty grapefruit, and magnolia sound that appealing...definitely a fragrance worthy of a 9th Century Holy Roman Emperor.
We mustn't forget Polo Crest.
Vintage Creeds (those I've been fortunate to try from the 1970s and 1980s) are equal to if not greater than the classic Guerlains in my opinion. I've been fortunate enough to try or own Bois de...
I really like Tabac Aurea. One of the best pipe tobacco fragrances I've smelled and a bargain compared to Killian and Tom Ford.
SMN has a few good scents. Most of them are very similar, so if you own one, it's not worth owning the others. I would sample first. The story? Something about medieval monks at the Santa Maria...
Looks good, but Pens has left much desired in recent years. Notes like oud and saffron lead me to believe it is a lot of market hype as these notes are popular right now. I could be mistaken, but my...
It really depends. Guerlain (with the exception of some super expensive boutique releases) has tanked in recent years with horrific scents like Insolence and various "pour homme" scents. Classical...
Crown Town & Country
This fragrance was overall a let down. I understand it is only available at Henry Bucks. You can't even get it at the Pens flagship store in London.
I second Colonia. One of the few traditional colognes still around that is quite nice. Colonia is much like the classical Lorenzo Villoresi AdC and Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille with added rose and...
Civet is a tough call. I have a vintage tincture of the real thing, and not much comes close. I would have to go with MdM because real civet is less of the in your face feces most people think of and...
Just purchased Dunhill Edition for about $30 (a couple of years ago it was out of production and cost $200). I plan to also purchase Hermes Equipage (vintage if possible) and Guerlain Apres de...
I presume we are talking about the current Tabarome from the Milesime line if it's at Neiman Marcus. If so, I would go with BdP, but if you ever find "vintage" Tabarome, I would go for that.
I enjoy LV Acqua di Colonia, which the manufacturer claims is all natural. Some of the DSH line are all natural as well.
Probably Patou pour Homme Prive (full 2.5 oz splash) and an unopened vintage Guerlain Derby from 1985.
Peach aldehyde (really a lactone, but they just call it an aldehyde since no one would know what that is) is very strong and usually greatly diluted. A local perfumer mixed orris butter with peach...
Though not that oceanic, I like St. John's Bay Rum.
Chasing good sandalwood is definitely worth it. The best sandalwood fragrance I've ever smelled is vintage Creed Bois de Santal. I also was given a small sample of extraordinary Mysore oil from the...
Creed Royal English Leather
Do you speak of the original (1940s-1950s) or a modern recreation? I smelled the recreation at the Osmotheque a couple of years ago. ISM has the best orris punch of any modern perfume, but it is not...
I nominate Chanel Cuir de Russie and Creed Bois du Portugal.
I always thought it was way too strong and medicinal. I do, however, like the discontinued Crest, which was a smoother, lighter version of Green.
Cuir de Russie
Decent neroli backed by over-priced musky detergent. You could do much better with Czech & Speake Neroli, PdN Cologne Sologne, or even Xerjoff Kobe for a similar price.
The long lost Vendetta by Valentino.
Tabarome is one of a kind. Bois de Santal is a runner up.
Hammam Bouquet (142 years)
Dunhill for Men (80 years)
Farina Gegenuber (305 years)
So, is Creed more in line with Royal English Leather, perhaps a bitter darker?
I have tried the Chanel incarnation (in both modern EdT and vintage parfum), but have never been able to try the Creed version. Could anyone compare them or give any experiences with the Creed...
How did I miss this? DSH's creations are always superb. I tried LF's original Iris Gris EdT, but they supposedly have improved it in the new Parfum version. The EdT captured the iris and peach...
Creed Bois du Portugal
Super spicy--too spicy--bay rum.
Neroli is just a weak neroli note with laundry detergent and musk--albeit pleasing. I would try Czech & Speake Neroli or MPG Pour le Jeune Homme (still expensive). For another soapy, detergenty...
Creed Feuilles Verte is the best I've smelled since Cotswold.
I prefer the older Creeds like Royal English Leather, Bois du Portugal, Royal Scottish Lavender, etc.
Xerjoff Kobe--but the wood is quite subdued.
Bois du Portugal
Boise des Iles is quite nice. I think LV Sandalo is the best existing sandalwood. I would try Creed's Bois de Santal if you can find it. It reminds me of the small vial of 1920s Mysore oil I have.
If you like New York, you should also try the old Creed Bois de Portugal.
Tabac is more spicy and soapy.
Cannot forget vintage Hammam Bouquet, Washington Tremlett Black Tie, and CB Tea/Rose.
The current OS smells like bay rum crossed with a diaper (unused, of course) and is nothing like the spicy, powdery original. If you ever get a chance, check out the Indian version made by Shulton,...
Duc de Vervins is nice for what it is--a mossy, purple, late 80s/early 90s aromatic fougere that was the rage at the time. It's cheap and hails from the house of the original Fougere Royale, though...
The closest I would suspect would be Patou pour Homme Prive, Dukes of Pall Mall Belgravia, and Iris Gris.
Creed Cypres Musc
It is unknown, but most of the serious academics and perfume historians think the late 1970s--certainly not before. Creed has existed since the 18th Century, but made mostly leather goods. The owners...
Creed was not making fragrances during the lifetime of John F. Kennedy (they also claim to have perfumed multiple presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, and other emperors all dead before Creed...
I don't get much chance to talk about it, but Alt Innsbruck.
Polo Green might be dated, but Polo Crest is classic.
I get the large 2.5ml commercial samples on eBay sometimes, but you never know how old they are. I would urge you to try some of the older Creeds (you already have two listed, Bois de Portugal and...
Sonoma Scent Tabac Aurea
Sartorial could have been such a wonderful scent. Too many "effects" ruin the formula and to boot, they finished it with some kind of cheap ambroxan ambergris substitute that smells of plastic to...
I don't expect much from Floris these days. After the recent reformulation on No. 89 and recent abysmal releases, Floris is headed the way of the other British perfumeries--into memory.
Perhaps. Hammam Bouquet is dated and I don't think anyone wears it except for me.
Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo is the best existing sandalwood. I would buy it before it's gone.
I am glad to see a thread about LV Colonia. Absolutely wonderful and the best extant cologne (the only thing better is well-preserved vintage Farina Gegenuber). If you live in the US, The Perfume...
Equipage and Eau d'Hermes
They probably make the moon on the newer, trendy fragrances. They probably lost money on the old classics that were chock full of top shelf ingredients that are largely no longer available.
Haven't tried gold edition, but Derby is superb. Even in its current form it is not too far off from the 1985 vintage.
If you're looking for a good iris fragrance, Irisss is certainly one of the best. SL Silver Iris Mist is a much better, pungent, earthy iris root.
Mouchoir de Monsieur
I've never tried the Byredo, but Kobe is probably one of the best neroli fragrances on the market. The oil quality is great and it is embellished with a little opponax. It does have a light Oriental...
My favorite lavender of all time is Patou pour Homme Prive (good luck finding it!), Arome 3, Caldey Island, Jicky/Monsieur de Monsieur, and Royal Scottish Lavender. Even some barbershop fragrances...
You can get a 15ml decant from Surrender to Chance for about $20. If you need a full bottle, you could try asking Caldey if they can ship UPS/DHL/Fedex, but it would be much more expensive. I luckily...
I like Castile, Eau de Cologne, and English Fern. Most of Penhaligon's new fragrances are far below its actual ability and it is quite sad. Pens was once the gem of English perfumery...
Can it compete with Aramis's old honeyed rose, Aramis 900?
Creed has reintroduced so called "vaulted" fragrances before. I think it's just a marketing ploy to bring back once plentiful fragrances as some kind of exclusive that costs $800. Some are probably...
Blenheim Bouquet or Crown Town and Country
Only BdP is comparable to Vintage Tabarome. It might occupy the same status in decades to come when it no longer can be found (though must larger quantities were made than VT, so it will take longer).
Very nice. I prefer the non-concentree version though. Even though it was not so here, some of the release dates are for the US release dates. From the packing, your bottle was made for the UK...
You could always try C & S Neroli (orange flower, ylang, jasmine) or Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille (neroli, bitter orange, spices, herbs). And for something with a bigger punch, Pour le Jeune Homme.
My favorite lavenders of all time (forgive my apparent Victorian Era bias):
Patou PH Prive
Arome 3 (Vintage)
Creed Royal Scottish Lavender
Jicky/Monsieur de Monsieur
Penhaligons Esprit de...
Xerjoff Kobe is quite nice and quite expensive