Voted for XXV. You did the TdH a disservice coupling it with the unwearable mess Chergui.
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Voted for XXV. You did the TdH a disservice coupling it with the unwearable mess Chergui.
Sounds like you want the laundry detergent of Cool Water with the excellent green of the Sisely previously cited.
Yes, on reflection, I had realised. Thanks teardrop and apologies sidewinder.
Welcome aboard sidewinder. If you are referring to me when you say, "her description", its no big deal in cyber but I'm a 'he'.
People need to clarify if they are talking about SSStBarts or the new one, which is simply St Barts. I unfortunately have the latter and I'm not allowed to wear it around the missus, who calls it...
I don't know if I have ever tried it on paper. Anyway, I didn't have any last summer and really missed it.
Thanks Lasya (I think I remember a Shankar, the daughter, track of that name) So the westies get the exclusives and Collins street doesn't! I'll save my travellng for Europe a lttle later on this...
Excuse my central Melbourne centrism, but where the heck is this place called "Highpoint", please?
My daughter is about that age, and not a really frag person, but she rocks, Hermes, Un Jardin Sur Le Toit.
Congrtulations hednic. I remember the picture of the grand collection - it was an internet moment for me. I like to think of you as a hoax; that way I can better cope with my envy.
I don't remember exactly why I chose mine. I think it summed up the whole exoticism thing that I like about, or look for in, the fragrance experience. Someone here said it was cool because it was an...
I remember the English Leather bottle around the house. I also remember liking it. Thanks for posting.
I like ceder and RO very much. I like the whole journey beginning, middle and end. It will be my next Creed (2nd) purchace, I'm sure of it.
I am using L' Occitane Eau Fraiche Vervine Agrumes for this exact purpose.
I'm in the same boat. It's hard yakka. So far I am safe with TdH any variety, Bois d' Encens and 2Man - gotta keep away from amber, leather and oud - that makes it hard indeed.
Efharisto (thanks) mumsy.
I'm off to my ancestral homeland in the Ionian Islands this coming summer and wish you had not all made it so vivd in my mind so soon. You have me drooling with your lovely recollections...
Paco Rabanne current version. Tried it in the toilet but still no good. It went straight to the bin. Now Davidoff Cool water being used for air freshener - not to be applied to skin by any means.
+1 Did it last time and dong it right now.
+1 on TdH and Grey Vetiver.
On the Tommy Bahama, I would caution against the one that has only 'St Barts' in the title, there is nothing fresh in there. I don't know the one with 'Set sail' in the title but I hope it is a bit...
+1 on Cedre Olympe and Hypnose.
I don't see any men going anywhere near the Lancome counter, which screams female domaine in our main department store.
Yes. Does that not count?
Armani Bois D' encens?
I don't own it, but I remember trying it a number of times and finding it very agreeable - multi faceted without losing cohesion, if my memory serves me well.
I trashed my sample of Chergui just recently - will never understand the like for this scent.
I'm very happy with my 14D01. It has gained in gravity over time with a little bit of everything present in the mix (admittedly not on the smoky side) but I really have insufficient experience to...
Greetings of the season to all and many thanks for the great work put in by the caretakers.
Yes, I am happily guilty of this pass time as well. The SAs of the two city dept stores know me and I just sort of join in the discussion. I've helped clinch a couple of deals - all very gratifying.
The boutique in question finally opened this week. BUT, unfortunately, is not stocking any fragrances!
Wish I'd read this thread before I bought the current formulation, which as you are all perfectly aware is absolute rubbish. Darn!
+1 Have worn them in exactly the manner described.
Armani Prive, 'Encens Satin'; only tried it twice but thought it would fit just the criteria you have outlined. I'm not sure of the price range though.
Korres: Safron, Amber and Cardamon. I also like 2Man so I must have a thing for this ingredient.
Le Labo Lys 41. I thought I was going to die. It is interesting to learn that spraying round the neck is not universally favoured. I need to get more creative.
I didn't attend the talk or any workshop, but did manage to visit the fragrance garden today. It was great. Learnt about 15 or more fragrances and ingredients. Discovered Jicky for the first time -...
My wife is a fragrance hostile. I've given up asking for opinions. However, I know she is partial to a little incense, so I have doused myself in 2 Man over the last couple of months without any...
Licorice is the first thing that comes to mind when I spray, Korres, Saffron, Amber, Cardamon.
I'm not ashamed to wear it on those not so special occasions.
That was one hell of a risk. I've only tried the oud but I expect they are both powerful. I'm not averse to a little messing around with the juices but to try it at such an event - how brave you, and...
My recent acquisition is 14DO1. At first spray or two and even three, I smelled nothing - the lolly water effect, previously described. My previous testing I'd experienced both smoky and Pinapply. On...
+1 for the time being, only a cou[ple of tries.
Masculine Tropical: with Frangipani and custard apple & tea ... mmm.. not very masculine now that I think on it?
A quick sniff did not wow me. I will try again.
Tried it recently and liked it. The paper test was amazing. It reminded me of the good aspects of the &70s scents I used to wear Givenchy etc, Will give a few more tries with a view to buying.
Just came accross the Sept/Oct program for NGV and noticed Chandler Burr is giving keynote adress Sept 24, 6pm. The topic is "Hyper Natural: Scent from art to Design". I thought it might be of...
I've found 2 Man (which I love) to be a bit of a slam bam thank you mam. Current 50mls will last three months tops.
Loved it; and I knew all the acronyms, wow!
Fille en Aiguiles
Yes, very much so. It reminds me of the rum soaked pipe tobacco before it is smoked. Ah, those were the days!
+1 I always find it a bit spooky.
"Opening Soon" is the only wordage. If the time it took to set up the Hermes relocation further up the road is anything to go by, I would expect nothing before the Spring. Then again how hard can it...
If you don't mind waiting, we look like getting a Dior boutique, if the advertising on the blanked out windows of the former Chanel shop are any indication. That's the one on the corner of...
I think there is a lot of respect for the likes of Eau Savage and AdP Colonia here. They suffer a little second class citizen status because of their relatively short longevity, I suppose.
I fell in love with Chene quite a while back overseas, but never able to follow up wearing as it is not available here. It is ahead of my preferences for Fille - if only the sweetness, and Five...
You're not "ordinary" you're one of us! And many of us (me) are beginners. Welcome, and enjoy te journey
No fish for me either but definitely seaweed; a particularly British take on the beach, sort of dull grey, shells n stuff.
+1 on Phylosykos. This takes me to Greece in an instant. Also as remik says the Mediterraneo line. The only Greek brand I know is Korres and I recommend Saffro, cardamon and amber. But Phylosykos is...
I have not tried the whole line fully, but I know I like Accord Oud and Sunday cologne.
And I thought I was a fragrance counter whore! I can't do more than about five at a time, wrists, hands, cards.
I think both are very good. I'd probably go for the Oud Royal, but it would be a very fine line. So I guess you can't go terribly wrong either way.
I'm also looking forward to trying the geranium. Thanks for news.
When I pull the trigger it will be for Fille en Aiguilles.
I have enjoyed wearing Baume de Doge and Jardin de Poet a few times, but they are fleeting.
Just a small update on the Chanel boutique Melbourne. It has shifted to next to the Hyatt hotel in Russell Street. I wish we had a Dior boutique here as I can only access the limited range at Myres....
I am always on the verge but people are so in a hurry these days; you have to mug them to say something unsolicited. The last time I wanted to comment I was in the lift, and the woman was also...
I was quite into these a while back. I can't remember which I liked best Profond or Moderne, I don't recall the other one - a pleasant understated fresh fragrance. The down side was that they needed...
I love it and have not bought it because of the price. I had also thought it to be very short lived but on last try out I found it to be quite satisfactory. Yes, I think the peper mix with the citrus...
I agree with kumquat's Eau d'hadrien and Trefle pure. In adddition to Marais' Crabtree & Evelyn suggestion, I would also recommend the Neapolitan Bergamot, which I have used a fair bit this down...
Yes, I would go crazy buying fragrance. Why blind buy? With that budget it would be all retail, SAs falling over themselves to please my every olefactory whim.
+1 (or two) for Bois D'Encens and CdG 2 Man.
Now I'm tempted damn it!
I like the term. It is used well here I think. I wore Idole EdP yesterday, and 1270 today, Ooo, lah, lah! heady stuff, yes boozy, among other things of course.
I have it and enjoy its unconventional refinement. The wife also likes it (and that is a very big plus, believe me). It could be a little more refreshing and more projecting for my tastes, though not...
As soon as L'homme Blanc said he was wearing Royal Oud it spoke to us in a way that his fine story could not have done on its own. It is another language; one we gradually begin to understand,...
Only from the wife up till now. But that is a huge plus as she is usually very negative. I'm enjoyong it this Melbourne summer of summers so far.
They are both versatile. I would probably lean towards the EdT for the summer, and I know about summer; 40 C degrees plus for the whole of this week!
I am among the small band who actually like Ambre Russe. It is strong rounded and long lasting. Booze and pipe tobacco, some find too feminine??
I must add that I don't have others to compare with,...
I like to place cards soaked in some strong feminine fragrance like Armani Si in the bathroom, and sometimes in the bedroom.
Its on my short list. I have loved it for quite some time. Don't worry too much about the boozy reference its not the most memorable aspect if it is there at all.
I wanted to 'like' this post but could'nt.
Have a good year all, from Aventus with compliments.
Korres: Safron, Amber, Cardamon.
Accord oud and Sunday cologne are my favourites, and I would own them if only ............$$$?
Lomani pour Homme $7, this week in fact.
It is so subtle I could not say I can detect any particular facet of this with any clarity. I also liked it more at the counters than after, but it has its place for its inoffensiveness and slightly...
Creed Vetiver. It was the first wearing; it felt like home. Greetings to all.
I didn't inquire about the prices Renato. I'm sure its the full retail kachung!, kachung!; should be on the web site I'd say. Those vouchers are looking good.
Like the OP I'm also new to this scent. But I liked it on first try. I'm sampling it lately, and get the variations between the fruit and the smoke. I love the way it plays with your mind a little....
As promised by one of the SAs a while back, the Creeds have finally arrived at the CBD DJs store. I was only passing through but there were a number of them available, quickly doused myself in...
I concur completely with your thoughts on APLS. Keep up the good work.
I have it, but admit it is no great shakes. It reminds me a little of my old Zegna Essenza, not the new one; sort of grassy and pleasant. Its a good after the shower sort of thing. But I don't...
Φιλόσυκος is the only one I know of the two, but I think it would be very hard to beat for reasons already given.
I also like your list and am always meaning to buy a bottle of L'Humaniste. It can't escape me for much longer.
^^ Yes, 'Fat electrician' cracks me up also. I dread to think what the bottle looks like. The Buddhist monk probably doesn't smell all that bad, incense and all that.
I found the almost identical labels confusing and gave up analysing. I think it was SF pour Homme that I favoured in transit on recent jaunt, a quiet lemony but grounded scent, reminded me a little...
Clearly picking up bargains has a lot to do with palce and time but also really knowng the merchandise well enough to know something is a good pick. It is the latter that I'm lacking but inspired by...