Great option, in fact, I am going to break it out for work tomorrow
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Great option, in fact, I am going to break it out for work tomorrow
Collection is currently around the 250 mark which in truth is way too big and often has me scratching my head and wondering what I am actually doing
In terms of managing it, I do it pretty badly....
Well, El has turned out to be a hit in my house
I think that it is great and the other half also like it which is unusual as she tends to dislike anything with an animalic feel
For me, I...
Interlude Man - will never leave your skin until you shower although some suggest the recent formulation is a touch weaker
Many Montales - Aoud Lime, Dark Aoud, Aoud Leather (I gave this one away...
Not that I refuse to wear them but I struggle to get inspired by Bond No 9 and I have also never found a Blood Concept scent that was even close to being wearable
Just received my bottle this morning - only tested it on paper but here are my thoughts:
I will love it - my wife will hate it
Thanks - as with many BN'ers it got pretty out of hand when I joined this site - certainly no regrets though!
Well, it's over a year since I listed my favourites from this house and while The Aoud and Aoud Sandroses are still right up there, I thought I would mention Aoud Vanille. It is without a doubt one...
Thirty Three - Ex Idolo
The Aoud - Mancera
Indonesian Oud - Zegna
Leather Oud - Dior
Montale Aoud and Pine has a great Apple note
Get involved in splits from this site, plenty of trustworthy folk around here
Toss up between Amber Aoud and Fetish for me
From a personal point of view your suggestion is way off - I work in a heavily 'alpha male' dominated industry and telling people you are interested in perfume (which I do) doesn't seem to suggest a...
Agree with Kaern on this, I don't really follow the scent for a season idea
And I also no longer like the cold weather - I must be getting old!
Exactly the same with me, normally great service from them but radio silence this time around
Puredistance M was the first thing that jumped into my mind
Too hard and always changing but for today:
Thanks badarun, pretty pleased with myself today!
Thanks everyone - I don't want you to think that I was too lazy to check this myself as I have looked at the sites mentioned above. What threw me was that my bottle sort of doesn't fit into any of...
Doesn't get the love around here that I think it deserves - happens to be one of my wifes favourites on me
if you don't mind me asking, what am I missing that dates it at 1990?
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Thanks saminlondon - I had noticed the difference in name but like you, I cant...
Chucking them all in is a better idea than buying Bulls Blood in my opinion!
I am hoping that those with more knowledge than I (pretty much everyone) could help me with an approximate date for a bottle of Egoiste that I have bought
I am not particularly worried that it is...
Mona Di Orio Cuir always seemed to complement a bad mood for me
Dark, not particularly sweet yet not totally bitter, loved by some, hated by others = Encre Noir
Guinness is nowhere near as heavy as some believe, it is a great session beer
Vanille Absolu from Montale is a straight up sweet vanilla
If you can stretch the budget, Green Irish Tweed
I like it and wear it in any weather - not a big 'season-scent' believer
Like both but as per a recent thread, GIT is the Swiss Army Knife of scents for me so another vote for GIT
The Aoud and Aoud Sandroses are worth a look
Grand Soir - i like all four options but GS has better performance
I was thinking along the same lines that rum touched on - could it be Vetiver rather than the obvious Iso E Super? I notice that TS hasn't come back since rum made this suggestion?
Yep, Oud Cashmere Mood today for me - I don't think that it is in the least bit challenging but then again, I have quite a lot of western ouds and I don't really think any of them are that difficult...
Aoud Cuir D'Arabie
First 5 minutes are marvellously challenging and it then settles down. I honestly think that most people don't realise how tame the dry down is due to the fact that they cant...
Another one for the 'no resemblance' camp here
I lost count at 11
Almost too many to mention however, a brand new one that happened only 90 minutes ago:
'You smell different today'
What, in a good way?'
- vintage Kouros
Did you tell Patrick that you was sending the items to him or did you just send them blind?
If he knew that they were coming then there should be no problem - if he didn't know that you had sent...
Came here to say The Aoud by Mancera. It isn't quite as dry but it has room clearing performance (as confirmed to me by a colleague last week)
I am open to any sort of note so don't particularly look for things however, there are a couple that I avoid:
The first three that you hate pretty much wipes out the...
Givenchy Gentleman and Javanese Patchouli are two that I like
I work in sales and can confirm that the quality/ability of any sales person has a direct correlation with the amount of bullshit they come out with
Weak sales staff = high levels of bullshit
I wear it in exactly the same way as everything else - heavy on the trigger, room clearing style
In terms of clothing, pretty similar to the guy above
This pretty much nails it
Performance isn't Creeds strength however, Bois Du Portugal works pretty well for me
There are loads of other good ones such as Spice & Wood, Royal Mayfair, Royal Oud, VIW etc. but they don't last...
Jazz - teenage fumblings
Also, Intoxicated is really good and often overlooked
I own Memoirs of a Trespasser and Cobra and the Canary - both perform very well but I rarely reach for either of them
If you are looking for fresh and sweet then probably not, if you are open to different things then I would give it a whirl
As Scarce suggested, maybe buy loads of samples rather than one blind...
Amazingly you have picked one of the least safe blind buys on the planet (isn't particularly sweet or fresh either)
Yes - anything my wife likes is always full bottle worthy on the back of her being a harsh critic!
Wore GS last night - there is a definite similarity to APLS but there is way less funk - it is also bit sweeter, more wearable and my wife actually likes it as opposed to gagging at APLS
It wouldn't bother me at all if a scent was reformulated and I still enjoyed it.
What does rub with me is the suggestion that the product is 'tweaked' at some stage without making it known. I am...
I think that there are plenty of people (myself included) that don't like to think that they are being mislead
Ones that I consistently get good comments on:
Versace Oud Noire
Costume National Homme
Dries Van Noten
I wear pretty much anything I like at work but I suppose the real acid test is what I wear when I am having meetings with people I do not work with on a daily basis:
Used to own both 53 and 71 but found that I rarely ever wore them even though I quite liked them
The one thing I distinctly remember is the 'hot lightbulb' note in 53
I own Puredistance M and Jubilation and while I am far from being an expert, they smell nothing like each other, not even in the same ballpark, at least to my nose
I did sample Richwood quite some...
I have the current version and think it's great - pleased to hear that there doesn't appear to be much difference with the original
Fougere Royale - 1882
Creed GIT - 1798
Aramis - 1965
Balafre - 1967
Creed MI - 45 BC
It is a touch on the feminine side but I am pretty sure that you will not be arrested if you wear it
It is a good summery, beach, coconut, flowery kind of thing with the usual Montale nuclear...
Favourites from what I own include:
Don't really have any that I dislike as such
For reference my Eau de Magnolia says 80%, POAL 83% and Musc Ravageur 84.5%
If the bottle and box do not match then that is a problem as you can not sell something that has, what is effectively, two different descriptions. The reason that I think that this may happen is that...
I am surprised that some people don't seem to think that this is a problem - it is pretty shady practice if proved to be the case in my opinion
I suppose that you would need to define what is a large collection - around here the number could be huge
I consider that my collection is massive (in the real world) and average in the Basenotes...
Unfortunately not - it is really nice but it is no better in terms of performance than the bulk of Penhaligons scents
Tenacious is not a word I would use to describe As Sawira
This is a really good suggestion
I have been waiting for a new 'performance' thread so that I could mention the following:
Black Oud EDT from LM Parfums
I have loads of big hitting scents such as Interlude, Patchouli 24,...
I would like to know more about your invention
Wearing it tonight
It is a bit weird, quite nice but pretty fleeting
Not a fan of:
not all atomisers pump out the same volume so it's not really possible to calculate
Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration
I have had great success in the UK so maybe give it a go?
Impossible to choose from Monsieur Montana as there are LOADS that I love but here goes:
Loewe Para Hombre
I have around 6 bottles of Mancera and one of them does have the same problem you describe. You can not take the cap off without taking the sprayer off - it is a pain in the arse
With regards to...
I got a leathery note in there somewhere and found its performance to be well below average
Montale Dark Aoud - this is one of the driest that I own
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
Dior Homme Parfum
The only consistency for me is the randomness
At a guess, After Shave
This - my brother used to smoke it a lot and when I first tried this it reminded me of the exact same smell that used to come out of his room
I would gladly buy 30ml of everything I own if I could - I have larger bottles that I know I have zero chance of finishing so I think your idea makes perfect sense
It is pretty sweet but I like it and others have commented on it to the point where I have had to hand out samples at work to a couple of colleagues who REALLY like it
Gucci Pour Homme
I should probably wear this more than I do
Some might say that they come out that quickly that its almost as though no thought goes in to it
As an estimate I would say only 20% of my collection would be re-bought
I would try and replace nearly all the vintage bottles that I have as I seem to be gravitating heavily towards them - off...
Although I only own one of the six you mention it seems that we have fairly differing views on it
Aoud and Pine - I find this to have a huge apple note and surprisingly for Montale it does not...
I own the discovery set and find all of them perform well below average
There are a few Montales that can out do Black Aoud.
Aoud Lime gives it a run for its money but Red Aoud is way stronger in my opinion
Honourable mention from Aoud Leather which is the most...
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