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Could be a fake. Lots of them around
Parfumo are reporting them to be the same scent:
Are the note breakdowns the same as well?
I got the EDP very cheap in the UK. Was £20 for 50ml. Very nice. Reminds me of a cross between GPH2 and Spicebomb
Daarej is decent. Reminds me of Valentino V
Yep! That's exactly what I was getting at. Glad it's not just me!
Only if they paid for expedited shipping. :)
I'm too cheap for that.
Ah OK, thanks. It's just that Nio has been out of stock for months.
Bella Beslissima - White Leather
Anyone ever seen or heard of this before? If so, is there anything remotely different other than the packaging?
Any fans of this? Seems fairly under the radar. It's a spectacularly good scent in my opinion. Definitely on my to buy list.
I get a Marmalade vibe with this one. Not sure why but the Orange comes across that way to me. Not sure I like it.
Where did you get Nio from if you don't mind me asking?
I much prefer the Parfum. The EDT gives me a headache but the Parfum is much smoother to my nose.
Another option is the superb Raghba for Men by Lattafa Perfumes. Very, very similar to GIT.
Very different. New Haarlem is very thick and syrup like. Smells more like butterscotch or pancake syrup than coffee. Pure Coffee is more what you'd expect from a coffee scent. It's not a freshly...
8 bottles today:
Mauboussin - Homme
Mugler - Pure Coffee
Laura Biagiotti - Roma
Lalique - Encre Noire Sport
Nikos - Sculpture Homme
Jill Sander - Man
Lolita Lempicka - L'eau Au Masculin...
Just ordered. Only had around 20ml of my bottle left so this is good timing.
YSL Rive Gauche and Penhaligons Sartorial are worth a look
Nice sweeping generalisation there. Just because some of us like it, it doesn't mean we are going with the flow. It means we actually might....you know.....like it.
Shay and Blue are an excellent house. Try Blood Oranges if you can. Surprised so many people haven't heard of them.
I'll be trying this one
As in House of Fraser?
24 Gold Oud Edition
Ferrari Silver Essence
Nejma Puro Intense
Lomani Intense Black
Killian Straight To Heaven
Mugler Pure Havane
Haha, saw that last night. Must be a mistake. That seller usually sells for realistic prices.
Safe blind buy? No. Worthwhile blind buy? Yes.
The opening can be a bit off putting but the dry down is sensational.
It's not a million miles apart. Pure Shot is fresher though with the minty, menthol vibe. Ice Men has a slight iced coffee feel along with nutmeg and the strong patch (it's not a strong coffee note)....
A cheap, very basic summer patchouli scent would be Muglers Ice Men.
It's not pathetic trash. Not by a long shot. I get a mix of Dolcelisir and Valentino Uomo. No bad thing in my opinion. Very much enjoying it.
The Truth? You can't handle the Truth!
I don't really understand the minimum bottle price either. I once split a 150ml bottle of Edition Blanche 3 ways on one of the Facebook groups. Worked out great for the 3 of us who only needed 50ml...
Had Silver Spiit and sold it. Beautybase sell it for £15
Like Gucci Rush.....only better
Probably a co-worker on a night out. She kept saying how she loved what I was wearing and even noted it down. Then as I was leaving she asked for a hug so she could smell me one more time before...
Is that Sawyer from Lost?
Davidoff Silver Shadow Altitude
Nothing wrong with it, just doesn't do enough to keep me interested.
Something about it reminds me of Allure Homme Sport. That kills it for me full stop.
eBay. Someone was selling a used bottle (although it was still 99% full). Got it for £17.50. Not bad.
Surprised you don't find any similarity. It's very similar to me. At least 70-80% similar. Got a spray of Lomani on my left arm and Royal Oud on the right. I'm very impressed. Not a direct clone but...
Rum - Killian Straight to Heaven
Vodka - Killian Vodka on the Rocks
Gin - Frapin L'Humaniste
I work in Railway infrastructure planning. Exciting stuff! ;)
I've had this for a year or so. It's a nice scent. I also agree with the Envy comparisons, especially in the opening.
No luck required. I'm a Scotland supporter!
Yep.....in every country on Earth. Apart from America.....
Bogart Pour Homme
I think it's great, Got myself a bottle this week.
I get around 10-12 hrs with Spicebomb. Strangely enough I got over 14 hours with this one when I tested it over the weekend.
Rochas Man Intense
Davidoff Silver Shadow Altitude
Bogart Pour Homme
Fan di Fendi
Sealed 50ml Tobcacco Vanille for £70
Gucci Envy 50ml Gift Set for £30
75ml Silver Mountain Water for £35
Probably Aventus for £130
Mancera - Cedrat Boise
Atelier - Cedrat Enivrant
Ha. Seems to be easily available in Germany then!!
I was always someone who only had 2 or 3 scents at any one time (maximum). These were generally crappy Calvin Klein/Boss scents. The only decent one I'd ever owned was Fahrenheit. At one point I...
Just received this yesterday. It's OK. Performance is already an issue. Replacement for Aventus? Hell no.
All prices include delivery:
Shay & Blue Blood Oranges - 100ml with 90 ml left - £30
Kiehl Original Musk - 50ml with 22ml left - £11
Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale - 100ml with 70ml left - £18...
100% legit. You don't get fake testers.
Habit Rouge EDP
The opening blast is kind of similar to Aventus but it's certainly not a clone/replacement. I actually get vibes of LIDG (not LIDGE) in the opening as well. It's very nice and a huge compliment...
Another vote for Cedrat Enivrant. Also check out Mosaic by Imaginary Authors.
I quite enjoy some of the Youtube reviewers. I subscribe to 7 or 8. I prefer the collection or haul videos rather than the reviews though. It's just like a video version of "Today I Bought..".
Another vote for Nio. Spectacular scent.
I've been reading about the design/production of this scent in GQ magazine over the past few months, He had a column called 'Diary of a Perfumed Ponce'.
You can read it online here:
Ambre Soie almost killed me. When I sniffed my arm my head swung back so fast it almost broke my neck.
I usually buy the smaller bottles unless I see a good deal on the larger ones. I wish all company's did 20ml bottles like Montale. I think those would be perfect for me considering the size of my...
This was my favourite summer citrus....until last week when I got Cedrat Envirant. Still a wonderful scent though.
Nina Ricci Memoir d'Homme
Well I managed to find out anyway......the sticker on the bottom of the vintage formula should have "distributed in USA by Jean Patou PLC". Luckily for me, this one does!
Can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between the original formulation and the re-issue? Any clues on the bottle or batch code sticker?
I've seen some very average reviews for this one.
Try Cedrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne. It's in a similar genre to L'Humaniste but is even better, lasts longer and is cheaper.
Another vote for Feuilles de Tabac
I think it's just the lighting on the picture to be honest.
I can only see one Pure Havane on the website and it's the normal one. It might say limited edition, but it's the exact same bottle:
Where are you seeing this? I know there is a 2013 version of Pure Malt but I've not seen anything regarding a special edition of Havane.
Mancera - Cedrat Boise
The Bentley Intense bottle is very heavy.
Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne
Gorgeous sparkling lemon, lime and bergamot.
Pure Havane by a looooooooong way
It's a blind buy that's not arrived as yet. Will let you know.
My SOTD today. Absolutely love it.
Shay and Blue - Oud Alif
Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant 100ml
Comme des Garcons Sherbet Peppermint 30ml
I do enjoy the offerings from this house (apart from Lumiere Blanche which I hate). Looking forward to sampling.
Never, although I often think I should. Case in point, the woman sat next to me on the train this morning was wearing Millesime Imperial. I'm sure of it. It was radiating off her as well which made...
I never smell Cool Water, Le Male, AMen, JOOP or ADG in my home city Preston or my workplace Manchester. The stuff I detect the most is Hugo by Hugo, Boss Bottled, 1 Million, Davidoff Champion Energy...
I very rarely wear it these days but I have a 'vintage' bottle of Le Male which is absolutely ridiculous. Longevity of 24+ hours on skin. Absolute monster.
I much prefer LIDG