The EDT counterparts are sold in French supermarkets, which tells a lot about their overall quality.
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The EDT counterparts are sold in French supermarkets, which tells a lot about their overall quality.
It looks like Hermès registered "Eau de Mandarine Ambrée" which sounds like a new Eau de Cologne on december 21. and "Sillage" on november 29....
Wisely purchased bottles are never a waste of money.
This mess could be a movie (a bad one).
Niche is doing brisk business. Some of the first niche brands are indeed dying (L'Artisan, Goutal, Dyptique, CSP) but new ones are here to stay.
I hear it's coming soon...
... or try Madini's Musk Pierre ;)
Cheaper substitutes do not exist, for any fragrance. Every fragrance is unique.
You're losing your time and money Mike, really. Maybe a decant of the original?
Damn, the EDT??
I recently tested the EDP and it was definitely different. Less powdery/sweet, no more lipstick note, more masculine.
Here's a closer at the bottle, it will be released in may in France. Don't know about the rest of the world, but it's coming for sure.
Pure perfumes for men are all the rage now. An Extrait de Parfum of Eau Sauvage is coming from Dior. Myrrh and vetiver galore...
It looks less homoerotic now.
Hundreds! For instance Molinard by Molinard is made with 600 components
"It is a very personal story of a world star who was inspired by his wife Emma Heming-Willis to bestow a fragrance. As a sign of his love Lovingly was developed. A...
Not all reformulations are to comply with IFRA's rules.
Some clearly look like an attempt to "update" slow sellers, to rejuvenate old favorites.
Actually there are 3 of them : B Water (“an elegant, casual scent”), Anger Blind (“spicy, more aggressive”) and Don’t Think Feel (“more woody and natural”) launching in Dubai first.
L'Artisan Bois Farine for a truly original nutty sandalwood, and L'Eau d'Ambre for a snuggly and cozy amber.
It's slightly different than the previous version to my nose. The dry-down feels like the poor man's Ambre Narguilé.
This thing is a hipster trap. It's official.
(no offense Forfreddie)
Eau de Cartier
I find it as strong as the original, just different. I find it more masculine, the powdery notes are definitely toned down. It's pretty animalic on me, I don't like it.
... though there will be a new scent this year ;)
Malle's PR confirmed to me that this news is 100% fake.
The much touted Eau de Parfum is relaunched in a brand new Lalique bottle. Beautiful and STRONG.
Check the pictures here.
It's a cute powdery fragrance, on the feminine side.
I think it's a nice purchase, just not at the boutique price.
I forgot about evaporation, they are the worst.
Bulb atomizers disappeared for a reason.
Avoid them at all costs!
No prob http://www.beaute-test.fr/smileys/smiley-bisous1.gif
One time I read on a blog that girls wearing Dior Addict were slutty... WTH?!
Let's keep it to the fragrances, and as much as I love...
Thanks for your reply I guess.
You know I'm all for criticizing fragrances, just not people who wears them.
A MAJOR letdown IMHO, and I'm huge Parfum d'Empire fan.
Not many orange trees in this one, the citrus notes are lacking big time. Next is a solid, but rather bland, chypre base. Parfum d'Empire...
Crazy Rem, a summer flanker to the salty/beachy Rem, is inspired by Miami's vivid colors.
Notes include Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Monoi from Tahiti, Sandalwood, Vanille...
It's an exquisite powdery violet, with very subtle almond and vanilla notes by Alberto Morillas (Kenzo...
Jazz is on the boring side.
The death of a brand's credibility. Truly sad.
This formula number could be similar to numbers already found under bottles, of course.
Reformulations were a perfumistas problem until today. But the trend is so big right now that even general...
Feel free to sign my petition for a formulation number on each bottle, here.
I find it ultimately boring. A pretty and realistic lily but nothing groundbreaking, really.
Add Burberry and Interparfums to the latest tensions between the UK and France :smiley:
"Dec 20 (Reuters) - Fragrance maker Inter Parfums Inc said its Paris-based unit was in talks with Burberry...
I think it's a brand new juice Mike.
It's also 12000 euros.
L’Abeille 2011 is called Paradis Interdit, it's a white floral and it's coming in this beautiful Baccarat bottle.
Not to mention Velvet Gardenia.
What are the two most different fragrances of your collection?
Two complementary opposites between light and darkness, male and female, fire and ice. Mine are :
- Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino...
I loved the complex darkness of Jeux de Peau, and the bright lignt of Elie Saab Le Parfum.
A very late one : Ambre, Musc, Santal by french beauty SPA La Sultane de Saba. Somehow the ultimate...
I absolutely adore Tonka Impériale, but I would buy Cuir Beluga. One of those Guerlain-to-the-max scents.
A real valuable gem, unlike that fake gold ingot if you see what I mean.
It's not too late to change that horror, Mister Coty.
Definitely looks like a small child's white coffin. The cross doesn't help.
I love Madonna with all my heart, and I'm eager to sample the fragrance, but I hate this bottle with a passion.
Due out in April 2012, the scent marks Madonna's first foray into fragrance. The scent includes notes of gardenia, tuberose, neroli, jasmine, benzoin, vanilla, caramelized amber and sensual musk...
It's a cute almondy musk. Quite different from the original.
The opening is sweet with a noticable and strong musk note. With so much musk I thought it would last... but no. Very very fleeting,...
I won't even lie, that Velvet Sublime is calling my name.
Tested this new M7 today and I'm not impressed.
The oud note is quite noticable for the first hour but it's breezy, nothing animalistic, nothing mysterious here. We already got that synthetic oud...
Rhubarb, it will make you smile, I promise.
I adore Villoresi's Musk, but it's more a dark powdery rose wood.
Maybe Musk Pierre and Musk Gazelle from Madini...
"Comprised of six authentic and expressive scents, the collection was designed as a tribute to the designers’ sartorial heritage and their natural ability to pinpoint...
Most of times, online sellers get old stocks. Sometimes, not even stored properly... beware.
It's called La Collection, I might be wrong but it's here to stay.
M7 Oud Absolu is released tomorrow, in a new cubic bottle. The oud note is supposed to be stronger than ever. Let's see how it compares to the original formulation...
This one is incredibly badly blended. It's astonishing.
I bet the sharp and cold opening is from Cresp and the creamy woody goodness (best part) is from Annick Menardo. I refuse to believe they...
Most are forgettable at best.
Waiting for the Madonna one though ♚
Eau de Gingembre by Roger&Gallet... sparkling ginger!
I think current version of Arpège by Lanvin, and Ambre & Vanille by Coudray are nicely done.
Feel free to sign my petition for an actual labelling (re: reformulations) on our perfumes bottles.
Coming this november Flowerbomb L'EXTRAIT, 10 times more concentrated than the regular EDP.
The cute 20 ml bottle will cost €250.00
Bland and blander.
Fragrances are never expensive. Doesn't mean they are not overpriced though.
No this is not a good idea, at all ;-)
Your plastic bottle and your fragrance will soon exchange molecules... and scent.
Thanks to technology, the best is yet to come.
OMG, I'm laughing out loud, thank you for that!
Myth : Soft scents are for shy people, powerhouses are for loud people.
Myth : Citrusy fragrances are for summertime, oriental-ambery ones smell better in winter.
There was a time when Malle was sending up to 3 x 5ml bottles free of charge. Good times.
Testing Ambre Sultan today, and it's pretty much the same. Minus this fat ugly Play-Doh note of course!
This is a crime against perfumery, I'm shaking right now.
Myth : A bottle of fragrance should be used within a year. I'm looking at you Le Labo. (stored in a dark cool place, it can last a decade)
Myth : Perfumes get better with age like a good wine...
Well thank you my friends.
I love me some dark ambers...
Myth : Testers are more concentrated.
Myth : Niche prefumes are natural.
Myth : Natural perfumes last longer and are more complex.
I'm investigating this brand... it does sound scrumptious! Has any of you guys sampled it?
Well Serge Noire is pretty new, so I guess IFRA standards are not to blame. The whole line, including MKK or Fleurs d'Oranger, doesn't feel the same. Definitely mainstream-oriented now (not to...
Sampling the new bottle of Serge Noire (new font) today just for the heck of it. Is it me or this one was already reformulated?
Much less "gun powder" in the opening and less castoreum in...
So many nonsenses in the niche market...
None of them excite me.
Infusion d'Homme by Prada on the other hand is so much more original and unique. It's iris doesn't smell like a carot (unlike Dior Homme) and it's so much cleaner and easy...
Have you ever tried 100% natural fragrances Bokaba? Most of them are boring, at least to perfumistas, and badly lack staying power.
I say wear the cologne that suits you best, the one that makes...
My vote goes to the great Lorenzo Villoresi. A real artist, with a vision and his own style.
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (it's French actually) makes quality but slightly old-fashioned products,...
Selling aroma chemicals as soliflores is pretty ballsy, kudos to them.
I was mortified and sooo upset by his remarks, but Jean-Paul Guerlain is clearly not well.
He lost a lot of weight since his last TV shows in 2008, and he does speak more slowly too.
Calone has that typical seeweed/oose/oyster vibe.
There's none of this in Un Jardin Après le Mousson, really.
Not an easy frag for sure, but very interesting. I love its sparkling green/vegetable quality and the water effect too (no calone to me).
Un Jardin Apres le Mousson also has a very nice cooling...
Green, sour, unique.
I honestly can't believe they're publicizing a fish eggs note. I can't believe it.
I'm still curious about the fragrance but for now, it's disaster in the making.
... if you can get past another hilariously bad bottle.
It's very subtle Mike, it just adds a slight earthiness to the neroli, the musc is more noticable for instance.
Exquisite house indeed.
The 50 ml bottle will be €54 and the 100 ml will be €74.
Azzaro has LOTS of potential but the brand seems stuck in time. Such a waste!
This minty fresh cedar / vetiver combo sounds good but what's up with this bottle, ad, and font from the 70s? Oh well.
Stéphanie de Saint-Aignan Un Thé Au Sahara is a different kind of tea (usally green and watery). This one is dark indeed, ambery but mostly earthy thanks to a generous dose of patchouly.
For women: Essence by Narciso Rodriguez is a brillant work of art. Totally different from any other big launch. And since it's a grower and requires patience, Essence is risky, the niche way.
The astonishing Musk, in oil form, from Lorenzo Villoresi.
Thank you. You can order directly from Detaille, samples ('Echantillons') are also available!
Dior Homme Intense has a striking resemblance to Iris Ganache from Guerlain. It's unbelievable. The very same hazelnut-cocoa creaminess.
This one is precious.
A beautiful, touching neroli from Detaille, very soft yet less sweet than Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino. Dryer too, with a touch of vetiver and a clean but pulsating musk. Huh!...