Brooks Brothers 1818. the smell of "old money".
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Brooks Brothers 1818. the smell of "old money".
Grigioperla by La Perla
I do agree with you regarding sampling but unfortunately most of my buys are blind and based on reviews since here in Israel we have only drugstore frags and only the modern aquatic kind.
I am looking for a casual summer frag and intended to buy Monsieur de Givency but according to the reviews it is so "watered down" that it doesn't make sense. i wonder about the gandini line...
I am looking for a nice citrus for summer and need to decide between the two which are easily found on the net and reasonably priced. the rochas is the Concentree version and the givenchy is the Les...
L.V Piper nigrum
you can go for Moustache Cologne by Rochas. it was made by the same perfumer of eau savage Edmond Roudnitska and its kind of dirty citrus frag. it can be easily found for around 40$.
This is exactly the mystery!!!
how can it be that most of us hardly detect it and others get this good longevity and sillage.
maybe the current juice is from very old stock (2008) that gone bad...
I am interested in buying this frag and last week i sampled it in a shop. i sprayed it on paper and it was Delicious.
the scent was very nice with heavy presence. i enjoyed it for almost a week. ...
I tried most of Floris line but wasn't impressed by any.
thank's for your comments. i am willing to pay extra for RACQUETS but i read so many reviews bashing penhaligon for cheapening their frags and that the quality isn't there any more. i am curious...
I am looking for a traditional British barbershop scent and narrowed my choices to Taylor's shaving shop cologne or Penhaligon's racquets formula. how do they compare in term of quality? taylors...
It is "politically correct" in our forum to abuse each and every reformulation or relaunch of a frag. but this is not the case with GBH. the relaunch is exactly like the vintage ( i have both) it is...
Cheap, generic, disappointing. i can not believe it's the same house who created Fendi UOMO.
I am not familiar with the Black Fleece but i join the excitement of 1818 cologne. A real hidden gem. .
I found brooks br.1818 cologne for a good price 26 $ in megaminimall.com.
is anybody familiar with this retailer?
i understand they deal with many products and not specially with perfumes, but...
Each of the companies mentioned has good or mediocre frags. my favorite is GFT EUCRIS. very unique scent that stand out in the crowd. another favorite is TOBS Mr. Taylor.
Ferre bergamotto marino
Ferre bergamotto marino
I much appreciate houses who built their reputation over years of producing excellent products( guerlain,hermes, chanel).
I have no respect to houses who sell mediocre products for prices that...
Azzaro Acteur- rose+ leather
Domenico Caraceni 1913-rose+ incense
Versace L'Homme. classic and timeless.
Azzaro Acteur. rose and leather. very unique.
Brooks Brothers 1818 Cologne. Old school barbershop style.
I just browsed this web retailer and they have some nice deals. i am not familiar with this company and it was not mentioned here as far as i remember. does anyone have any experience with them? are...
All the above mentioned + DOMENICO CARACENI 1913, a very nice rose centered smell.
giorgio Beverly hills is simply identical to the original and Hermes Bel Ami is not identical but even better than the original.
Acca Kappa Muschio Bianco. not so popular or well known here in basenotes but an excellent White Musk frag.
Buy it!!! don't hesitate. Equipage is THE masterpiece of the art of perfumery. it's my signature scent since 35 years and i wish it will still be around for many years. last week i was in...
Hermes Equipage. timeless masterpiece!
Hermes Bel ami and equipage
Maybe he was arrogant and utterly obnoxious but he definitely had great taste in perfume!
vintage or new,equipage by far.
I find most of hermes modern scents rather mediocre , TDH included. they are trendy, safe, nothing unique or outstanding.
On the other hand Hermes masculine of the past EQUIPAGE and BEL AMI are two...
Chanel's best. A timeless masterpiece.
Yes, this is the contest. it wasnt released in europe last year but just recently because it was not supposed to be distributed
commercially as it was a project to the perfume contest, but...
Actually this frag is a creation of Claire Chambert , french perfumer who won first place for this creation in 2010 in France annual
perfume contest. personally i had my doubts but i have to say...
+1 .very boozy almost liquor like with strong tobacco note.
chanel by K.O
Hermes Bel ami
when it comes to leather there is Knize ten and all the rest.
I bought a bottle this evening. regardless of the "gender" issue, i think it is a lovely frag. i really like the later stages when the tobacco takes the lead.
thank you very much for your words of wisdom. i stated that i find it a unisex frag and i want to know what others think about it.
i thought this is the idea of this forum, to share views and...
I visited L’Occitane shop today and when i was testing Immortelle de Corse i was told by the sales woman that this is a woman frag and it is also presented in the women display. i find it sweeter...
Fendi Uomo, the "king" of masculine powerhouses.
Terre d Hermes and Habit Rouge.
Etro Messe De Minuit
i visited the firenze shop few years ago and wasnt too impressed with the line. i think it had to do with my lack of experience with niche perfumery. i am going to visit there again and now with more...
Hermes: Bel Ami
YSL: Opium pour homme
Muschio Bianco by Acca Kappa.
campomarzio 70 is a lovely chain. try the shop in the pantheon. they have Domenico Caraceni 1913. wonderful frag, bought it there last month for 65 euros. the santa maria novella shop is very close...
van gils is almost identical to another 80' frag named french line by revillon. i remember using them both
during the 80' and always found them like twins.
knize 10 followed closely by Bel ami and you can pass on M7
Hermes Bel Ami
I find most of Hermes later releases quite mediocre including Terre. if you want to enjoy Hermes go for Equipage and Bel ami.
Muschio Bianco by Acca Kappa
What are you in for? simply put: HEAVEN!!! the highest craftsmanship of perfumery. i just returned from a month visit in Italy
mostly visiting niche companies and shops(many can be found in...
Bad news. Fragrancex free international shipping is not free anymore to many countries.
even worst is when you place your order with them they accept the "free" code and tell you the shipment is...
Not underrated, simply bad. one of the worst frags ever created, if not THE worst. so cheap, so synthetic, so sweet, so cloying.
Hermes Bel Ami
Acqua di parma colonia
5/5 .maybe the best powerhouse still exist .
Incensi by L.V smells like the inside of old Italian basilica.
This is one of the best frags ever created. it present sophistication and elegance starting with the unique bottle design, the seductive smell , the longevity and the nuclear sillage. David's...
I am not familiar with bijan men but since i like incense frags i read the reviews and many reviewers mention that the current version is not the "real' bijan, but a fragrance made by a company...
Hermes Bel Amy. a bit more "civilized" than Antaeus but has the same vibe.
knize ten is the king of leathers and the emperor of male fragrances. while i like Or black and find it very unique, it is not in the same league with knize. if you look for "The real McCoy" go with...
I posted about it some months ago. there must have been a recent reformulation that really "killed" the juice. weak, almost transparent without "body' and depth. i ended up buying an old tester...
R.G radiates like a nuclear power plant. in the Israeli summer of 40c it still lasts a all day with beautiful sillage.
R.G is somewhere in the top of the scale of longevity and sillage.
i happened to try some of LV scents today(uomo, musk, incensi,patchouli and piper nigrum).while most of them are very interesting and unique , the one that caught my attention was piper nigrum. its...
Hedgehog, you may dislike azzaro and RG but dreadful they are not. they are both quality frags that are respected by many
BN members. for me they are landmark: Azzaro was the first fragrance that...
YSL Rive gauche PH
Hermes Bel ami
GF FERRE Pontaccio 21
Too spicy, too sweet, zero projection. didn't like it at all
RIVE GAUCHE. azzaro is a nice frag but RG is "the one".
Paolo, why do you think RG is for daywear and 1 million is for evening? i think RG is so versatile and can fit in any occasion, casual or formal and any time, day or night. i just returned from Roma...
Most of YSL and CARON holy trinity( third man, PH and yatagan)
1. knize ten
2.Rive Gauche PH
Rive Gauche PH
I am about to order pour lui. all the net retailers sell bottles of 3 oz (90ml).
when i visited the oscar de la renta web page, they sell bottles of 3.3oz (100ml).
is anyone familiar with the...
the one with the silver cap that you just finished is the reformulated version. the one with the black cap is the older one. many net retailers post the picture with the black cap but most possibly...
Knize Ten. the essence of man.
Giorgio for men!!! dont even think twice.
Caron Third Man
Rive Gauche PH. best value for money.
I wish i could sample it but CARON is not available in Israel and i have to buy it blind via net.
some reviewers regard to yatagan as overpowering while others say its just above water...
i just had my first experience with the third man. i find it very likable even luxurious but a little too sweet. my next experience will be yatagan (current formula not the vintage). i was reading...
Rive Gauche has amazing lasting power. all day is not an exaggerate. it is never offensive, on the contrary, the smell is very clean, barbershop clean.
it is not a mature scent, it is simply a...
I am interested in buying pour lui, the bigger size 90ml. there seem to be 2 different bottles: one is short and wide(vintage?) and the other tall and slim with cheap atomizer. is there a difference...
YSL Rive gauche. no need to try. buy it as soon as possible, and if you can buy several bottles, the better.
RIVE GAUCHE takes it easily without competition. escada is a nice scent, but quiet boring and tend to get sweet and cloying.
R.G is a masterpiece. its a milestone in the perfume industry. i think...
Before we accuse fragrancex of selling fakes i want to remind people that many frags suffer poor reformulations, and we might
believe they are fakes. i had the same experience with chanel antaeus ....
MASTERPIECE!!! my private holy grail. A frag that pays a lot of respect to the 80' powerhouses, with a twist of modernism.
I appreciate it even more since it was designed in 2003, the era of...
Rive gauche PH. at least my private holy grail.
A frag does not have to be expensive or "niche" . it only needs to smell good.
for this price i would buy the all stock of giorgio!! this is an amazing stuff.
Kouros. i loved it since first sniff, 25 years ago, and it is still my all time favorite.