Closest one I have sampled is Montale's Soleil De Capri.
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Closest one I have sampled is Montale's Soleil De Capri.
Finally sampled this at Nordstrom yesterday. My impression is that Ultra Zest is roughly-
40% Pure Malt
10% Orange Top Notes
So I have a vintage built in sprayer version and also the new Coty version. Can anyone comment on the gold band pull off cap Unilever version vs the ones that do not have Unilever on the sticker?
FYI- Tobacco Vanille shipped out yesterday. Thanks!
I agree it's a good alternative.
Thanks for all the kind words.
Just FYI- Tuscan Leather shipped out on Tues the 3rd. Thanks!
I think it's great. It's one of those scents I keep forgetting how great it is until I smell it again.
When every unit of measurement starts defaulting to milliliters. I was giving a guy directions and started to tell him, "It's about 5 milliliters...eh...I mean miles down the road..".
Looking forward to trying this one. Bottle is fine. Name is terrible. Only the scent/performance really matters.
I received the final payment for Tobacco Vanille today so I will be shipping out tomorrow (Thurs). Thanks!
Now collecting for Noir De Noir. Also just one more needed for Oud Wood and Tobacco Vanille. Thanks!
Thanks for joining the split and for the kind words! I appreciate it!
My top 3 are Oud Royal, Rose D'Arabie , & Myrrhe Imperiale.
My significant other doesn't like oud in anything. But I like it enough not to care.
A few months ago I was at the Neiman Marcus downtown NYC at the by Kilian counter. An attractive woman came up and asked the SA for a fragrance that she said one of her clients was looking for. She...
Mandarino Di Amalfi shipped out on the 12th. Thanks for all those who joined. I do have 30ml available for $75 shipped if anyone is interested. Thanks!
Mancera Black Line
Bond Silver Factory
Montale Intense Café
All on the way
These two since you already have Rose d'Arabie. I just picked both of them up myself.
I love Amyris. It's greatness snuck up on me after about 3-4 wearings. Then I had to buy a bottle.
Thanks. I got you down. Each of the following are just one person away from completion-
Mandarino Di Amalfi
Silver Factory (now Silver Bond)
Andy Warhol (they discontinued one of their best scents)
Nice but leans a little too fem for my tastes.
Tobacco Vanille shipped out today. Thanks to those that joined. If you would like tracking number just let me know Thanks!
Both are great and FBW. Yes AN is more versatile, but OI is amazing, great performance, and one of the best blended scents out there. So I am no help.
The only experience I have had with the new release was from a magazine insert. When I smelled it I got the impression they were shooting for a Frank #2 vibe.
Tuscan Leather shipped out today. Thanks for those that joined!
I'm always glad to hear the long distance international splits get there. Thanks for waiting it out. Can't believe it took that long for Italian Cypress to fill. Thanks again.
Hi Greg. I have you down for Tuscan. Thanks! And thanks to all those with the kind words. Really appreciate it.
I was disappointed in the reformulation of Quorum. I had a bottle of the after shave given to me as a gift when I was in college and even that was much richer and higher quality then the current EDT.
I need to resample them again because it's been a few months. Aoud 1 is my favorite, but Aoud 2 is great as well and I will get a bottle next time I place another order. I would say if you like 1...
They are not the same. I sampled Bruckner Aoud 1-4 and find Osswald's to be closer to Aoud 3.
I love it too. Sampled it in a small shop in Venice, Italy and bought it on the spot.
Bond Riverside Drive
Just an update that I shipped out Noir De Noir and Plum Japonais today (Fri). I'm still waiting for one more payment on Tuscan Leather. I anticipate getting the TL bottle Monday and shipping out...
Just FYI that Tobacco Vanille shipped out today. Thanks to those that joined.
I would start collecting for Oud Wood, but I 'm still waiting on one person to reply who has gone silent (and hasn't...
USAFammo9 & OmarbarTx vanished when it came time to collect. This is the 2nd time USAFammo9 has done this.
SPLITTING TOM FORD TOBACCO VANILLE / NEROLI PORTOFINO / PLUM JAPONAIS / NOIR DE NOIR / OUD WOOD / TOBACCO OUD / TUSCAN LEATHER / OUD FLEUR / ITALIAN CYPRESS/ COSTA AZZURRA/ MANDARINO DI AMALFI /...
Pieshi signed up for a Tuscan leather split and vanished once it came time to collect.
Also Rare Scents joined 2 splits and bailed without informing me.
Prelude to Love is a great one.
I no longer believe the "batch variation" story. I just got samples of Bruckner Aoud 2, 3, & 4. To me the Osswald version is most like Bruckner Aoud 3 if not the same.
Just picked up Pure Azure by Phaedon and will be getting Rouge Avignon next.
APOM is my fave. Next is Amyris.
Cumin, basil, mint, tomato leaf, and vetiver.
I heard the same thing as PalmBeach. 2 fragrances coming out. One being very masculine and the other very feminine was how she put it. That's all my SA knew.
I didn't think Nio smelled at all like BO.
Bruckner Aoud 1
Added Osswald's No. 1
I tried it again recently and it's pretty different. I remember it being quite fuller/richer than it is now. Would love a vintage bottle for the memories.
added Neroli Portofino in TF atomizer
After the last two releases I no longer get excited for A*Men flankers, but they are due for a good one. I hope this is it.
I picked up a vintage bottle as well. The new formula is nice, but is definitely weaker. Lacks the substance of the original.
This would explain my first impressions of DHI. After hearing all the hype I happened to be in Europe in 2012 where these are readily available. I thought it was just ok and was surprised I...
New prices April 6th will be $190 for the 4.25 oz and $275 for the 8.5oz. I just picked up Mitzah, Bois D'Argent, Ambre Nuit, & Oud Ispahan. The upcoming hike motivated me as those have been on my...
I agree Herod is a must try. An excellent sweet pipe tobacco scent.
Adding Poppyzulo to the banned list for vanishing on split. He actually was on another split and claimed to have paypal issues when the time came to pay. I let it go since I had another buyer to...
Ya I saw that post. It was a joke. Someone else had a conspiracy theory and that was poking a little fun at him.
These are $20 a bottle. Like he's going to bother making an effort to start a hype train to get samples (or a bottle) for something this cheap. I do believe, however, that Mickers had something to...
I also ordered a bottle just to check the hype. Will give my 2 cents when I can.
I second that about not trusting your nose after sampling so much. I was just at the Northpark Neiman's picking up a Tom Ford split order and tried just about everything. My local Neiman's has...
Now that you mention it, and I'm not a smoker, but I loved the smell of Clove cigarettes when lit. Very sweet. Would love a scent that smelled like that.
While it's up to each splitter, I was thinking the same thing. They can join my splits if payment is up front.
Johnsteed has gone silent after I started collecting for a split he signed up for.
Just got a 3.3 oz tester of Bond Riverside Drive and needed a clear cap that would match. Thanks!
Tobacco Vanille due to the sweetness for me. TL is just straight up leather.
That is great news. I was worried they were testing the waters with a re-release and thought they might have tweaked it for IFRA. Now I know I can safely buy. Thanks.
This was one of my favorite scents in college. Does anyone know if the flood of 30 ml bottles that came out a couple of years ago were a rerelease or vintage? Wondering if I need to worry about a...
Right, I got the following email on Feb 5th.
"So I finally got official word. Our La Collection price increase will take effect on April 6. The $250 bottle will go up to $275 and the $170 bottle...
It's all the same price hike actually. I had a Dior rep tell me the hike only effected certain locations earlier and on April 6th it will be official everywhere.
Excited to try this one. Sounds very nice. Also got confirmation the price hike for the Privee line will take effect April 6th.
Far left table is refill pack with no atomizer.
Hi all. Posted this on the male forum, but this applies here as well. My MFK rep had informed me a few weeks ago that they would be releasing some travel atomizers and I finally got more details.
So my MFK rep had informed me a few weeks ago that they would be releasing some travel atomizers and I finally got more details.
I am attaching pricing sheet for each scent. There will be 2...
This is great juice. I picked up a decant to try it and find it bottle worthy.
USAFammo9 asked to pay later when I had collected from all of the other splitters. Then never replied to multiple emails.
Official Tom Ford atomizer filled with 20 ml of Oud Wood (comes with Tom Ford funnel)
Givenchy Play Intense - New and sealed 100ml
Guerlain SDV (5 or 10 ml decant)
I can do Tom Ford spray...
Official Tom Ford atomizer filled with 20 ml of Tobacco Vanille (comes with Tom Ford funnel & pouch) $82 shipped
Official Tom Ford atomizer filled with 20 ml of Oud Wood (comes with Tom Ford...
After sampling entire Dior private line a few weeks ago Leather Oud is definitely in the top 2 for me. Will get a bottle next winter.
I own a bottle and it has a dry woodsy campfire vibe to it. Longevity and projection were below average for me. More of an indoor skin scent. I wouldn't get it again, but it's probably worth the $20...
I hope it smells and tastes like Mt. Dew.
Amouage Jubilation XXV
I do get a similar honey accord from the dry down of Montale's Wood and Spices.
I also don't care for most vetiver scents. I'm happy about this. Fewer bottles I need to buy.
Love it as well. Definitely FBW.
ADP Colonia Assoluta - From Sample
It's a pleasant scent, but I get too much of a Root Beer vibe.
Nice. I just picked up a vintage bottle. The new formulation is nice, but it feels like 50% strength.
I had high hopes for Bois D'argent, but found it too weak to bother with. I found it to be pleasant, but so light I couldn't really notice it much.
I prefer the smell of suntan lotion for the beach. If you are wearing any it will most likely dominate what fragrance you have on. You can wear a scent like Bond's Fire Island or just use the real...
When I was feeling a little ill and nauseous I remember using GIT to lift my mood. It has a freshness that hits the spot when feeling down. MI and Mugler Cologne are also a good picks.
I would be repeating many of the ones listed, but would definitely add Oud Ispahan to the top 5. Very well blended.
MFK- Aqua Universalis Forte - from sample.
Amyris was one of those frags that really snuck up on me. At first try I thought it was decent. Than with each sampling I liked it more and more. I now love it and bought a bottle.