I have 3 bottles of kouros, I love it. The current formulation is pretty tame
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I have 3 bottles of kouros, I love it. The current formulation is pretty tame
The 2003 bottle is very good. I have 1991 bottle, 2006, and 2010 bottle. 90s botte would be a bit more green thats all.
I have fragrances from the 80s, given to me by my father, they smell fine. If you keep fragrances in a dark cool place they stay fine.
Don't take my word for it, Hednic has hundreds of vintage...
From Andre's site:
Basically there are 3 different versions coming out from the test.
The first one dates until 2001 and it's the "strongest" of all, with clearly defined "gasoline" or...
The gasoline note is absent in the 2013 formulations onward and has been replaced with a sweet mandarin smell. The violet and leather are much more muted.
Its more on the lines of Dior Fahrenheit...
The current formulation is shit, find any bottle before 2012 and your good to go.
Andre did a good job with compiling his reviews. If you see the bottle with Mars /Planet , grab it ASAP.
Oud Absolu is pretty close to the original but does have the musky drydown. The later formulation ( clear sides bottle) was more along the lines of M7 fresh but not sweet.
Gucci's new director is more quirkier and trying to take the brand in a more Prada direction.
Its very possible they would bring back GPH I , Gucci Envy was quite synthetic anyways, so I don't...
This vanished in North America a year back. The 50 ml bottle is discontinued, Barneys only carries the bell jar. How is the reformulation?
LOL, Absolu is a very boring soliflore scent, the ones I mentioned are far superior. I would add Montale Patchouli Leaves(Vendome vesion) and vintage Givenchy gentleman
I thought it was quite pathetic for a Patchouli scent, considering the price point.
Molinard's Patchouli is quite similar and its only 20 dollars . Bois 1920 Real Patchouly , and Reminiscence...
The EDT is far better than the EDP.
EDT is not available in the US, but its easily found in Canada.
I have had it with Gourmand vanilla fragrances.
M7 fresh should be re-released it was a nice scent and quite versatile
The pre 2013 version NO
The current formulation YES
LN has been a bit reformulated, the version I tried back in 2011, had easily one of the most amazing top notes, I have ever smelt and was quite boozy.
The current version I tried at Nieman's did...
Jelk made the original, Wassier tweeked the original ( read: cheapen) in 2012, because of IFRA restrictions. In any case don't get me wrong I like him as a person and he is great at managing...
I like new formulation, the older formulation is a bit bitter
La Petite Rebe Noire is signed by Delphine Jelk not Wassier , I concur with Larry.
LOOOL , what body of work? Most of the main fragrances he has created for Guerlain flopped and are being discontinued. There are a few nice niche line fragrances, but those are not money spinners.
LOL, I will stick to Mouchoir de Monsieur thank you very much.
WTF, who makes a cherry almond EDC lol. Wassier is a good businessman but a poor perfumer.
Monsieur Montana are you some kind of shill for Montana? I see 4 threads about Montana
and Salvador Dali pour homme
Guerlain is pretty open about what fragrances they discontinue , and LIDG is not one of them.
Thanks Gerbick I just purchased a bottle. This fragrance holds special meaning for me, since my parents gifted it to me after my graduation, so I would not want to be without it.
Always good to...
Do they smell the same the larger bottles
The 60 dollars is for the larger size im guessing, since when I bought it back in 2010, the larger size was 120
what size is on sale?? The 125 ml or the smaller bottle
Almost all my commercial/designer fragrances come from this website
I remember my older cousins wearing this in the mid late 90s.
It was very nice, they dont make commercial fragrances like this anymore, thats for damn sure.
When was it discontinued?
I think it would make a great present for your wife.
Dior Fahrenheit and Oud Ispahan
Its EDT, but it definitely wears like an EDP. The sandalwood note is more dominant in this and the rose is...
EDP of Soir is very good, not plasticky like EDT
Lanvin Avante Garde , is a very honeyed tobacco.
Best part its under 30 dollars
Assam Oud, since he praised the "Aloes of Assam"
The composition opens with a blend of fresh citruses and warm spicy notes. There are mandarin oil, neroli, saffron, cardamom and nutmeg at the beginning. Its heart contains accord of Indian kufi...
obviously Armai Myrrhe, but Kabul Aoud is at a very good price point last time I checked
Did you buy them Hednic, which one was your fav
The bottles are nice looking!
oh no, it seems to be a sissy scent, I was expecting an animalic jasmine with smokey incense
I found better than most of the scents I tests that day, eventhough its almost 30 years old
can the mods merge this thread with other one
I tested the new bottle, and liked it so much, got home and ordered it on fragrancenet.
Very classy and clean, soapy, green fragrance. Projects well too.
I did not like Fahrenheit Parfum but I know i will like DHP
LOOOOOL, Me and Hednic are very cool with each other, esp since I interact with him the most in threads.
I didnt see the thread earlier and no need to be rude
there is no pictures or proper description in that one
The new fragrance of the Serge Lutens collection named LA RELIGIEUSE will be available at Palais Royal starting from January 30, 2015. The theme of the new edition is deep, philosophical and...
I like GV in the frosted bottle not the current formulation
Escada should bring back their men's fragrances, they are actually better constructed then their female fragrances which are mostly just generic fruity florals.
Kouros travel spray ! WOW
I wish they did a Kouros pure parfum or EDP
Frida Giannini was fired and based off their new designer, they are heading in a more darker quirky direction. Its possible they would bring some of the old Tom Ford classics back IMO. Fingers...
As a male equivalent to the edition for women, Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege from 2002, in February 2015 Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege Pour Homme arrives on the market, as a continuance of the history of the brand...
None of them.
Go for Pure Malt
Thats a very rude thing to say. David is entitled to his opinion but insinuating that his insight and reviews don't matter is quite ignorant.
He is been a basenotes member for 10 years!
Almost all the civet used today , is synthetic civet.
Ideal is a very boring and banal fragrance, not surprised an axe like spray resembles it.
Whenever they make something intense these days, why do they always have to make it sweeter or fruitier, why not make it more woodier or muskier?
Are you a troll?
Gucci Pour Homme II , has a nice spicy tea smell
Also Apres le Mousson by Hermes smells a lot like Ginger Masala tea and JCE's interpretation of tea gardens in Southern India.
I think that fits...
LOL, this has been posted many times and YES, it has been reformulated, that too very badly.
I even made a post on this on Fragrantica.
Body Kouros has gone through 3 reformulations.
Where did u purchase this from??
My mom says quality fragrances were far more expensive, there was no grey market in then.
All Chanel Fragrances are made in France and always have been btw
Yes I do quite a bit. Its the only place you can find vintage stuff. I found vintage Kouros, Antaeus Sport, Balenciaga pour homme, Dior Fahrenheit.
I find Quorum gross, its been reformulated really badly IMO.
One Man Show is faaaaaaaaaaaaar better. It is romantic and alluring, though dated.
Amouage Gold Man has a good amount of civet
Muscs Koblai Khan but its hard to find these days for some reason
He jacked up the prices big time!
I bought it for 40 bucks in 2011. It is very nice, a sweet sandalwood and rose drydown.
Yeah you have to meet them at the parking lot at macys or walmart during the day. My friend does a lot of buying and selling on Craigs list, they are just interested in a quick buck. They don't...
Craigs list is notorious for theives and crack heads who sell stolen stuff for rock bottom prices, well in Dallas its like that lol.
Your not missing much, believe me .
They really do suck ass, vintage Obsession was good though.
The base is definitely weaker than when I first tried it back in 2010, I have a sample from then too. I did a comparison with a bottle I got recently.
It falls apart in the base , so I layer it with...
Montales in general are watered down, but the Montale Paris Black Aoud have much better longevity than the Atmeh ones. Also the Abu Jouda says they Atmah Black Aouds smell different.
Santos has been horribly reformulated
In my collection:
Allure Edition Blanche
its actually gotten worse IMO.
As for the fragrance, I found it boring. I tested it twice.
They dont make a Dark Aoud. Yes, the new Dark Aoud is a shadow of the original.
I tried this and thought it was abysmal
3 hours ? LOL I get 8-9 hours and very good projection.
It has a very beautiful drydown. I have wooden ebony animal figurines from Kenya, the drydown reminds me exactly of that.
I think its a...
Not really, they are plenty of Eastern European farmers who would love their Oakmoss to be bought. As far as animals go, Civet can easily be obtained, thousands of them are being used to make...
There is a sticky for Creed batch issues, try using that .
Large size of Royal Oud at Fragrancenet
200 ml bottle of TDH
Montale Aoud Musk
Le Labo Rose 31
Guerlain Santal Royal
Bentley Absolute for Men
Always buy from an authorized retailer or a very reputable online fragrance company , like Fragrancenet or FragranceX . I have gotten a fake off Ebay ,2 years ago, but that was still a...
Thats one bad fake.
Gucci cannot separate itself from the Tom Ford Era, its too part of Gucci's DNA now.
Frida and her husband tries to make Gucci too pedestrian, turning Gucci into a massy Walmart for well off...
my personal fav incense these days. Japanese incense is a bit faint for me, I prefer Indian masala incense.
Rose - Shroff Paneeru , Hem Rose FLORA, Shroff Sandal Flora
So what went wrong? And what will happen next? Some critics believe Gucci has struggled ever since the departure...
Mysore sandalwood oil started vanishing from western fragrances in the mid late 90s.
Australian sandalwood is not even close to Mysore.
They are growing Mysore Sandalwood in Australia now, so it...
That is the only one. , but Celine did give me travel size of Indian Safran (which i have sinced finished) . This was a boutique exclusive.
The biggest damage they did to the brand, was closing...
Your misinformed , it clearly says it was not the same as before.
Extra concentration was on request at Vendome. If you look the full letter and the comments attached with the post, from the...
You must have a sample of the old Sycomore , which did have a burning leaves note. The bottles from 2011 onwards, do not have that issue, its drowning in sandalwood and
that burnt note has been...
The vast majority of your Montale fragrances were purchased from the Vendome boutique thats why, and the Confidential Collection was really expensive, and came out when Montale was not very well...