I'd love to sample this. It looks very interesting.
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I'd love to sample this. It looks very interesting.
The DIY board might be more helpful. There are many knowledgeable members there including professionals who might have that exact information.
So far I only have:
Mage D'Orient by CSP (thank you hednic for the rec!). This starts a little fruity with coconut and lime and dries down to a mildly generic woody but very pleasant masculine scent...
I'd opt for citrus and vetiver based scents. No aquatics for me.
Just curious, what part/neighborhood of L.A. are you in that seems to be so bad? Are you in school or working in L.A. temporarily?
I love it and in fact like it better in warmer weather same with 1 Million.
Are the ones I decided to stick with but there are so many good ones from this house.
The incense series and the two "Odeur"s are excellent too and representative of the...
Thanks for the info. Can I ask where you're able to buy this?
Congrats! Hope you enjoy.
I had Minotaure from early on when it came out and went through several bottles. I don't perceive it as very sweet and it's a great scent for warm weather IMO. Then again...
Thank you for this review. Do you happen to know if this is also available in EDP/EDT spray and not just oil?
Splashed liberally. I didn't use the sprayer at all.
Yes, Hermes Eau D'Orange Vert in about one month.
As much as I was looking forward to this, I don't like it.
I've tried it a few times and for some reason, to me it has no resemblance to the original at all. I don't know what note causes it but to...
I agree with hednic. CH Men did nothing for me.
1 Million is a far more complex and superior composition. Whether one likes it or not just because of its popularity is a different matter--but that...
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You can find the Kenzo and the Azarro easily on line. For pepper and spice along with some incense you could also try:
Mauboussin M Generation
Also pepper, mint,...
Then it was probably reformulated (again) too?
Best advice re: Aramis and Boucheron.
Also if they carry it, CK Gold Euphoria.
I would recommend a light application of Pulp layered with a musk or an amber.
I described the scent in my original post. It has nothing to do wth TFE. Also this isn't about the style of the presentation box. Yes there was a different box available at one time (split like the...
I'm not asking that question. I just thought this might be good information for some people just as I've learned valuable information from other similar threads.
Just public service!
I think I've see other genuine bottles that are "Made in USA."
I thought I share these pictures with my fellow Basenoters. Although many of you are very knowledgeable about these things, I still think it's an interesting experience to share.
ALL fragrances are reformulated periodically. Classic, new, old. Both for IFRA reasons and production expenses, etc.
Will definitely try this although the marine note worries me a little. I love the original.
The presentation is great!
This is nothing new. ALL fragrances are reformulated periodically.
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I don't know about this fragrance line but just curious, how did you come to learn about it? Is it possible to refer to that source?
Can you tell us a little more about what...
Wow sounds promising. Thanks for the info.
Can you describe what it smells like please?
I know YR has very good values for their products.
For me it's not related to the price. Just as long as I'm in the mood for the scent. Like any other.
Kudos to the retailer and shame on X.
I remember this one. It was great! Do I remember correctly that it's sweeter and woody? Kind of an oriental?
It refers to the purity of the alcohol content only. Like Isopropyl 91%, etc. (the rest is water).
It does not refer to the volume of the alcohol compared to the fragrant oils and other water...
Sorry you were misinformed. You must have come across some very bad reviews. Unless it was another selection by Joop.
I admire your level of commitment and enthusiasm. Although I've been a lifelong sniffaholic I mainly rely on my mental notes.
I don't buy that much anymore but when I did I knew which ones to go...
"Aventus Batch Numbers" thread might be a good resource. Not only to identify the particular batch but also where to buy. Members who participate there are really into that information.
I felt this way for a long time but learned to let go and to move on. I sold those that I kept only for sentimental reasons or pure market value.
I'm reducing the numbers even further by not...
Definitely agree with the A*Men connection. Nice scent.
Yes this is the same house that produces Thallium.
Thallium also smells very Arabian to me. I like it but just a tad bit too much cumin and musk in it. I'd love to find something just as (or more)...
Absolutely yes, same standards. No, not because she is a woman.
I completely agree.
Very nice location! Good news indeed for all Montale fans.
Yes "Made to Order" refers to high end tailored clothing...think sartorial items.
At least that's my understanding.
I like to mix it up too but I am looking forward to more frequent wearing of citrus and vetiver scents:
YSL Pour Homme
Guerlain Vetiver (vintage, semi-retired for me)
I tried several of their oils once. None of the attars you mention though. From what I've read and in comparison to other Middle Eastern type sites, they seem to be more reasonably priced but also...
I've noticed that sometimes starting a new thread is criticized by some members, urging people to "search" the topic first (which is a useless function here). I agree with this only for very recent...
I think this is a wonderful scent. It was a blind buy for me and I just finished my bottle.
I really don't think you have to worry about black pepper. Personally I got no black pepper there.
"Meet them halfway?" I guess this is an unfortunate part of the situation with today's overall culture that you're not supposed to pay for your own mistakes. A manufacturing defect directly or...
100% wirh NeoXerxes. I don't agree with those who want to give THIS company the benefit of the doubt and "their way of doing business and vocabulary". Expectations are high here for the image and...
Wait! There's a Gold Extreme by Jay Z?
Welcome aboard Alex! You got a great list there. Enjoy your visits here and hope to see you post on the boards.
You just repeated what those haters have been saying.
I agree with hednic. I looked at your wardrobe and it seems like it's not up to date with 50 items but for example if your Eden is still there, I'd keep it. Opium, Light Blue, etc. one of each genre...
No "need" just having fun being creative.
Thanks for all these reviews! I wonder if anyone can help with this question. I've been looking for something with mixed fresh fruit notes especially red apple, banana, coconut, tropical-ish by an...
I mentioned this in another thread, my recent discovery has been layering C&S No. 88 with Norma Kamali Incense.
I was ready to finish my bottle of No. 88 and move on but now I don't know...
I'm only joining this thread as I'm surprised the story is still going on...Really?
I agree that they should have readily replaced your bottle or offered a refund and should pay for the return...
Personally I've been trying to reduce the number of my bottles for sometime and I want to save space also. I had saved some unusual and unique bottles and some backups...all of those I am currently...
I agree and often wear orientals in warm weather. So many new facets come out that way.
Thanks for sharing. Is this in oil or spray EDP? Does it have any other notes?
This is true. "Grey market" isn't about the Arabic writing.
Any "deep thoughts" about fragrances without even learning/knowing the proper names...?
Just to suggest that he might want to research the names of the fragrances he's reviewing. That's all....
Thank you for sharing.
Is this really very similar to the original as the reviews suggest? "darker and deeper?"
I don't wear any scent consistently and on a very regular basis. But Shiseido Basala and YSL Pour Homme are as close as it gets to that and I still have them in my wardrobe.
I don't think it's only that. Even if companies do realize their customers care, there's only so much they can do in the face of the regulations and economics of it. EL happens to be a company that...
I never smelled the vintage but the juice in my bottle is pretty strong (ca. 2006?). I get a little bit of skank along with the Rose and the "Indian" type incense. Probably from the tropical...
I cringe at this. Don't any of his "fans" tell him about this problem? Or is everyone secretly laughing at him?
I cant' help but agree with DMA. Think about it, there's another group looking at this site and saying "What can you possibly have to say about colonge so much?" and "I can't imagine spending that...
Caron 3rd Man
Wow so nice to see this. Thanks for sharing.
I bet it'll be good quality. And the price isn't bad considering.
Good old Dior Eau Sauvage IMHO
Wow I see nothing but negative comments about this one. Why would TF put out something like this?
How about Chanel Egoiste?
I really like the way you summarized your thoughts here. Thank you for a good list.
Obviously, a matter of personal taste as I think Carven Homme is too weak and a bit...
Jacomo for men (aka silver)
Welcome to Basenotes hithere1234!
Interesting question and you might want to post it on the DIY board. There are many knowledgeable members there who might be able to answer it.
Enjoy your visits...
Too bad. Thanks for reporting.
Not at all. As long as I can smell it that's all that matters. I wear fragrances for my own enjoyment not others.
To me unique on the inexpensive side is Caron Yatagan and on the expensive side Shiseido Basala.
Definitely agree. I don't remember the exact reason but he did announce it promptly. The technical and historical information on that blog was amazing. I miss it too.
LOL thank you for letting us know FIFTEEN TIMES! How about a new thread just in case.
Glad you're enjoying this great fragrance
I have a sweet tooth and I would have to say I love spicy/woody orientals and gourmands. Also vetiver is a favorite note.
I grew up with Pour un Homme de Caron, Eau Sauvage, Old Spice and Aramis...
Welcome Doc Masters!
Thank you for sharing your great story and I hope to see you more often on the boards.
The DIY section here must be of great interest, and I hope value, to you.
Glad you're enjoying it now.
Egoiste was my signature scent for years and I love how rich and layered it is. From the fruity top to the dry down. Spicy woody orientals are some of my most favorite...
I've always heard it mentioned alongside of EdB and Spicebomb also.
Agree. I don't see how this is different than any other business/sales in a free economy.
Congratulations Hednic on this milestone!
For your weather, I would recommend exploring some vetiver-based fragrances. However, since you state you don't like spice or green too much, I'd go with an earthy one. I think...
Opium Pour Homme
YSL Pour Homme
among many others
My favorites that I own are:
2 (absolute favorite and one of my most favorite scents ever)
Also 2 MAN, the incense series, etc.
But in all honesty this is a house...
Pour Homme (particularly the original EDT)
Norma Kamali Incense is not a spray but even that isn't just a drop for me.
Versace Man here.
I respectfully disagree. This may have been the case at that particular site. That SA might have genuinely been out of any samples.
However, samples are still issued. Just look on eBay! New, old,...
No problem. I just have to like the scent.
Looks good! I always thought Cambodi was cleaner and milder.
But honestly, even the latest formulation doesn't smell cheap. It is a complex and layered composition.
I guess it's a matter of personal taste and you shouldn't worry about it. I feel the same way about YSL M7! Once or twice a year I wear it and don't see what the big deal is.
On the other hand,...
It's very warm and comforting to me. I especially love the dry down.
The opening is also very evocative to me with the clary sage.
I often get complimented when I wear Zino.
All versions are very good but I prefer the "ribbed" bottle myself. I have a half bottle saved for occasional use.
The most recent version was very disappointing to me and turned me off completely....
Unfortunately, I feel the same way. I never warmed up to anything Gucci and I think I like their feminine offerings a little better.
Nobile: Don't enjoy the genre but good quality.
Gucci PH: Good...
I wish I knew. Probably. I think both versions are being offered on our marketplace. Villoresi is hard to come by these days. I'm tempted to get a back up bottle myself ugh.
Who says body sprays don't smell good? They can smell at least "pleasant" to others especially if you're not very experienced with fragrances. So you wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway of...
Clone and better.
Before you pay the high price for M7, I'm assuming you've already tried it?