You should also try Trussardi Uomo (vintage version). It's Superb!
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You should also try Trussardi Uomo (vintage version). It's Superb!
- Armani Eau pour homme (vintage)
- ADG Profumo
- ADG original
This and I'd also add Caesars man, Bogart signature, Basile uomo and British Sterling.
That's exactly what I thought after comparing my Luciano Soprani uomo's vintage mini bottle with the new (reformulated) one which states treemoss in the box instead of oakmoss. The new one is...
Thanks, jason, this paragraph sums it up to me: "I recently sampled a 2011 bottle and while the top notes seemed very similar, the dry-down was not as complex and the longevity not so good - all the...
That's curious... I had the same bad reaction when I smelt the current Polo Green and It seemed weaker/lighter than the weaker/lighter Polo Modern reserve. Go figure.
I haven't tried the silver bottom strips current version yet, but my father used to have a bottle in late 80s - early 90s and I was in shock when I smelt what I suppose is a pos-2009 - pre-2013 ...
That's right! I was just trying to find a pattern, something as dark leathery, dark green, something to avoid a complete blind buy! LOL!
Thanks guys! Keep telling me your impressions!
Well, is devin so unique that you can only compare it to Derby? Any other fragrances? I'm affraid of it being similar to Bel Ami, Santos ...
When I saw the comparison It sounded strange to me, although I don't know Devin. I had a 25ml bottle of Nino Cerruti and could see its complexity and value, but It wasn't for me. It's such a relief...
I'm interested in this one, but as It would be a blind buy, how does it compare to M7, M7 oud absolu and Versace Oud Noir? I own and love all three.
Thanks, cacio! People say Aliage and Devin are twins, so If It's green as 1-12, Drakkar Noir, Lomani, Lacoste (original) top notes, I'll definitely like it! (although I like all the groups, excepting...
- Tommy T
- Davidoff Echo
- Boss Pure
- Aramis Always
- Kenneth Cole Reaction
That's pretty bad news, peter! The one I intend to blind buy is the "synthetic mess"... And I'm not in the mood to search ebay for the vintage version at ridiculous prices...
Hi folks, I'm almost pulling the trigger to blind buy but after reading these old comments, I'm still in doubt:
After all, Is Devin:
- Green as 1-12, Drakkar Noir, Lomani, Lacoste (original) top...
Yeah! Lomani rules, even the new formulation, It's all about Drakkar noir's green top notes. I'd also say Caesars man, a better Drakkar noir!
Ouch! I'm looking after a bottle of Caractere but can...
Vintage was richer, spicier, but I'm quite satisfied with the recent one. Is it already discontinued?
Still old school and versatile.
British Sterling - Cheap, great smelling, sweet and powdery without being cloying.
Ungaro II - Dry downs to a great sweet accord, after the citrusy initial blast.
Arrogance pour homme is still a spicy and bombastic patchouly scent. Current Caesars man lasts 8+ on my skin with great projection.
But none can beat Open by Roger & gallet. I just can't tell if...
I was expecting the same thing! I like both but Havane , after a promising start, turned to a skin scent in 2-3 hours. I was even affraid of it not passing my '9 to 5 ' test (I spray...
What's a true connoisseur?
A skilled perfumer?
Someone without technical-skill that has already tried a lot of scents and compare/analyse them empirically? In which basis can one trust a blogger?...
After reading all the posts, something is still challenging me: what do you expect, Mr. pregoni, with your O'driu creations? Perfumers recognition? Fame? Money? Regular joe's (me included) admiration?
Agree with comments about Azzaro pour homme: reformulation is less deep but really good.
M7 Oud absolu is a nice fragrance, I like it, but It's like the original/vintage without swagger.
Yeah, since It's factory-sealed I don't see how It could have been evaporating... Anyway, I just put a small stick to mark the actual juice volume on the suspect bottles. I won't wear these bottles...
I was searching the forum and found this old thread reporting a problem similar to mine: the suspect of spray bottles evaporation... Yesterday I was cleaning my closet and decided to extend it to my...
Thanks, jcrich! Is it similar to any fragrance you've already tried? Green chypre or leathery?
jcrich, Could you tell me a few words about R de Capucci? Blind bought it and It's on the way... What should I expect?
I have never tried HHC, but after having a bad experience with the original, I'll keep far from it (although I've read there are no similarities between them)!
Yeah! I recently bought a 120ml atomizer bottle of Revillon pour homme! Spent 70 euros (shipping included).
But unfortunately blind bought a 2nd formulation (thanks Monsieur Montana for the info)...
I hope some vintage lover offer something to swap!
Swapping this hard to find classic!
Any offers are welcome!
Armani eau de nuit
Nettuno, maybe I had great expectations and Ho hang didn't really satisfy them... I'm looking at It everyday while choosing my scent of the day... Just can't decide if It deserves some more time...
YSL pour homme
If It's just a subtle difference, I won't bother getting an older bottle! Thanks Scott!
Well, It's nice to hear this. Maybe I should buy an even cheaper big bottle of z14's new formulation.
Are there preview cases of fake limited edition fragrances? On ebay, there are some testers being sold. I think those ones deserve more warning. Yours seems good.
Thanks for replying, Oviatt! I own a big bottle of 1-12 (latest version) and It's a great scent. Its top notes are amazing. Vintage must be even better, but I'm not in the mood for searching for a...
I recently blind bought an inexpensive small bottle of new reformulated Halston z-14 and was surprised about its smell: nothing like the designer new realeases. Of course, I read a lot...
Name: Aramis life 50 ml
Finished: December 2014 (after wearing it a lot that month)
Mr. Montana, how many formulations were there until its descontinuation? This 3rd formulation dates from late 80s or early 90s?
You canadians complain too much! LOL! The same US$150 = 450 Brazilian Real
I bought a Nobile Royalty bottle after my Gucci had run out and It's so far the closest one I've found until now (although It's not that close). It shares Gucci's green side in a less rich way, It's...
Hi folks, I've just blind bought a vintage bottle of Ho hang and although It was the let down of the year for me, could you help me with its date of production? Thanks in advance!
A*Men Pure Malt
I always blind buy, but not because of the thrill. It's just that I can't find what I'm curious about where I live. Half of my fragrances are product of blind buying. Some were amazing acquisitions,...
I got a 100ml bottle of Balenciaga Ho hang, It's vintage, pre barcode version, unboxed, for sale or swap. Atomiseur bottles don't come completely full, some I think It's 85-80% full....
Aramis Tuscany still smells nice, although less spicy and dense.
Although people have complained about it, Antaeus seems fine to me.
Cacharel pour l'homme
Ho hang club
Boucheron pour homme
Chanel pour monsieur
Lacoste Original (1984), although watered down, It's still pretty good imho.
A*Men Pure Havane
I've never smelt Salvatore Ferragamo but I'm really curious about it, specially because I like fig. Good Life and Dune are two appreciated fragrances of mine.
How would you describe it? Sweet Figs?...
Armani eau pour homme
Ungaro L'homme I
Followed by Boucheron pour homme, Ungaro L'homme II, Kouros Fraicheur
Lacoste (original) - 1984
At least, you bought a vintage bottle. My bottle seems to be the last version before descontinuation as its cap doesn't have the brand name engraved. Fortunately, I didn't notice any significant...
Giving myself a break:
Kenneth Cole Reaction
I have a small vintage bottle and bought recently a backup of the new stuff. They're close, I don't think they're so different as people stated. The vintage is nuclear, I understand when some...
Being a brazilian I can feel your pain... I normally keep far from these ebay prices. They're nonsense... Specially for us, where 1 dolar corresponds to 3.2 and 1 euro = 3.4...
Arrogance pour homme
Where I am, It's hot and humid, but not so humid as in a tropical forest, humidity comes from the sea. And It's boiling hot in summer and hot in the winter (in a greenhouse way).
Thanks drseid! I'm going to track it down. Your last recommendation (based on a review I read in the directory about Revillon pour homme) was really helpful for me to buying it blind. I'm still...
Do you remember if any of them were similar to the one below?
I paid at the time the equivalent of 20 - 21 euros... It was a good deal as I don't know the vintage and the newer one is nice for the price. Pino was even cheaper, something as 13-14 euros. Another...
Ouch! Around $100 is almost niche price... Sometimes I think I've already entered the niche world (Although I try to keep far from it) when I realize I paid 80 euros for a Ungaro I 30ml spray bottle....
The story of my life... :(
What a pitty... But if they kept on producing stuff like Lancetti Uomo I wouldn't mind buying their drugstore fragrances. Don't know if Capucci is still in production but the one I bought (probably...
Thanks, hednic! It seems there are/were 2 different fragrances: balestra pour homme and Renato Balestra pour homme. The former seems to be a leather chypre while the later, an aromatic fougere....
I wish to buy this fragrance blind, but I'm in doubt if the ones in the pictures below are the same or reformulated versions of the one listed in the directory.
In spite of searching for some vintages on ebay, I have never bought anything higher than $85. And trust me, unless you have a lot of money to spend (which is not my case) or love the fragrance...
Kouros Eau de Sport
That's for sharing, jason!
I was worried about the authenticity of my bottle (especially because of the plastic blue base). You clarified It. And I agree 100% that It's too high nowadays for a...
Does people actually hug in North America?! I'm surprised! :)
A*men Pure havane
Thanks Slayerized, I bought it for a bargain (if compared to the prices listed on ebay) and even though I had read Andre's great articles about Kouros, if I'm not mistaken, there were only pictures...
Looking at the pictures below, can you tell me the year of production of this bottle?
Great fragrance! I think It's like a light/watered down version of L'Artisan tea for two.
5 maybe could be too much in certain areas, but someone else must have a hound nose to detect 1/2 spray under a bunch of shirts, imho. Although the cologne guy issue can lead to the smoke free stuff...
It looks like you're hypersensitive, pal. Or maybe I wear "that cologne guy" amounts...
Anyway, I live in hot and humid weather, so half-spray would vanish in no more than 1 hour.
For me It's often...
So do I!
I think the same way! Or maybe an injured wolf?
Agar seems a better name in my humble opinion. Seems more exotic to me. And also more oriental. But Isn't it difficult for english...
Is SDV similar to any designer fragrance you know?
Acqua di Selva
Yeah, go for the classics: Gianfranco Ferre for Man, Versace L'homme, Bogart (signature) and One Man Show, Arrogance pour homme, Krizia uomo,Caesars man, Lomani pour homme...
Thanks, Dimitrios! When I was doing my "homework", I also read your threads about it and It was extremely important for me to take the decision of buying it blind. As I consider you one of my vintage...
Hey fragrancenewguy, tell us your thoughts about it!