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How long until we see
Chanel Bloke and
Guerlain Geezer Intense
I'm with you. This is garbage compared to Tonka Imperial.
A couple for you.
Amouage Ciel Man
More anise than licorice, but try Guerlain Apres L'Ondee.
She smells perfect in Caron Tabac Blond.
100 sprays of YSL Kouros
I once heard that Caron's Narcisse Noir parfum is a dead ringer for Opium.
I believe the raspberry molecule was Frambinone, and Diesel Fuel for Life was the other major scent that kick started its use.
Welcome back indeed. I remember enjoying your very knowledgeable posts on Hammam Bouquet, a favourite of mine in the past.
Fair enough, I will try to provide some answers to your questions.
Savage machinery of capitalism:
This reflects my disappointment in capitalism currently rather than believing it to be wrong....
I think the dissatisfaction is with the savage machinery of capitalism rather than perfume in particular.
I am no socialist and believe in healthy competition, but it is indeed a shame when people...
It is a race by business to make a profit before the concept of 'niche' is so diluted that it is no longer possible.
Standard business practice in the current climate. Maximise profit until the...
Head on over to the 'oversprayers' lounge and you will have your answer.
Liberty's also have them.
Its it true that perfumers don't / cannot smoke also? I am sure I have read this somewhere, but I have also read that Jacques Guerlain enjoyed cigars whilst composing scents and he did a few good...
My favourite three from your collection are
Shalimar, Hypnotic Poison and Ambré Narguilé.
I love the idea of a scented letter, very classy.
Slightly off topic but I was once gifted a Must...
So we have a man who has lierally dedicated his whole working life to perfumery v.s. internet forum pundits who think he is not a great nose or should be erased from history for one vulgar comment.
Creed Vintage Tabarome
Been ages since I have worn this, so what the hell.
The perfume industry is the new record industry and just as with music the great, exciting things will come from the underground scenes.
If Serge Lutens had carried on churning out (admittedly fantastic) oriental style perfumes he would be getting flack for that too, so I am sure he is just pleasing himself as an artistic director...
Low atranol oakmoss is the new oakmoss.
They remove everything that might harm you and charge you more for it.
Surely that pattern will never catch on ???
Thank you for your thoughts, as a fellow Guerlain lover they are useful. I will hopefully get to try it fairly soon, but am on a buying freeze unless its really good for me.
All hobbies require free time which by definition means you have some disposable income and time. The leisure classes are relatively new.
If we are talking about perfume as ART rather than a...
Creed Acier Aluminium.
Chemicals react to heat and light as well as the presence of other chemicals.
So a perfume being a chemical 'soup' indeed it will in general change over time. How stable it all is, who knows?
Please read my earlier post for my thoughts on this topic. I thought the thread badly needed a dose of humour. Oh well.
Voting Derby for personal preference, but they are all great fragrances.
I informed Her Royal Highness The Queen about the incident and she was so outraged she smashed a bottle of her finest Dom Perignon on the stern of Bernard Arnault's yacht.
Hermes Bel Ami (Vintage). Something special for Saturday.
This is actually untrue.
I have read posts from people here on Basenotes who did just that (boycotted Guerlain products). Not to mention that there were actual physical protests outside their main...
Thank you Claire,
Lovely writing as always and a terrific list! The world would smell much better if the average beginner started with this list.
It captures its brief 'the smell of a tea clipper ship' pretty well I think. To my nose there is also the smallest hint of Jicky, which is always a bonus.
I think I smell black holes colliding.
Sorry for this physicists joke, but it was to tempting to ignore.
It's been a while since I tested Elixir and I do not own a bottle as I do with Hammam Bouquet, I suppose there is a similar concept, I seem to remember Elixir s much more of a eucalyptus / spa type...
Roja Dove Semi Bespoke No. 7
Hardly any similarity.
Hammam Bouquet is lovely too though. Its more about musky rose and sandalwood with a really clever mineral / sulphur accord which fits the turkish bath theme perfectly.
Or 'I was just doing my job'. Remember that one?
I have the one in this bottle
which I believe is the bottle previous to the current one.
I read many glowing reviews...
I think it was alluded to in the first page of this thread that it may have been triggered by repeating reports of releases for 2016.
I have had Hermes Equipage for four years and last weekend was the first time I wore it and really liked it, a lot. Previously I just could not seem to find a way to approach it.
Just goes to show...
Even if the current Dress Code is a limited edition, there is a fair chance it might reappear as a Parisean in the smaller bee bottles if popular.
It seems like a good time to quote Jean Paul Guerlain when asked about marketing.
"I hate it!" in a rich french accent (see the old BBC documentary to hear it yourself).
I don't want to add my...
Spiritueuse double vanilla is probably the best currently available unless you allow Shalimar as a vanilla perfume which you probably should.
I would also rate Metallica, the original release in the...
I agree with this, Heritage is wonderful in the colder weather.
Chanel's Egoiste is another great one.
I will add YSL Opium Pour Homme (EdP) and Givenchy Gentlemen.
This is really nice, the rose is prominent but along with grapefruit, berries and oud.
This smells very similar to Roja dove's H the exclusive parfum pour homme, if you have ever smelled that.
Mona Di Orio Cuir
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Guerlain Habit Rouge
Caron Pour Un Homme
Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet
Nicolai New York
Guerlain 180 ans
Racism, sexism and ageism.
It is crushingly dull to me.
An anagram of Dior Sauvage is
Euro Diva Gas
Try saying it in different accents and then yes sometimes it does. So far a hard New York accent works best for me. Anyone else?
But infinitely richer in all the ways that matter.
It's all about the application ...
Cough ... Opium's not what it used to be.
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather would also work as pointed out by Remik
Going with Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla today.
A very hyped fragrance but it is really good, better dabbed than sprayed I believe as otherwise it can be cloying.
You could try the Guerlain Bois des Indes candle. I was given a small one free a while ago and its very nice, not exactly Shalimar but I think inspired by it.
After a boozy start to prohibtion week, some tobacco, so I went with Guerlain Vetiver for work and this evening I am wearing Thai Tabac from Ensar Oud.
Going with Idole Eau de Parfum by Lubin tonight.
This has to have the most realistic white rum note I have ever smelt in a perfume, great stuff.
I think the cypress is part of the texture of the scent without standing out too much, turning the neroli a shade green rather than bright orange, and the mint adds a cooling effect but without being...
I think the truest representation of the chypre accord still around is Chanel Pour Monsieur, once the citrus has burnt of a bit you have that velvety green hum or twang which is what it is about for...
It is a special one for sure.
I have the current parfum which has a beautiful luminous structure, and old bee bottle of the EDT in which I dissolved a small pebble of ambergris as I felt it was...
Bought a bottle of this last friday and I am definitely enjoying it.
Beautiful full neroli and bergamot but cleverly made a shade cooler and darker than in the traditional Eau du Cologne. Has that...
A small interview with Mathilde Laurent about her oud creations
So I start Prohibition Week with Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanilla.
This is like second half of the kind of eight course meal which has fell out of favour, with rich sumptuous deserts, thick...
Some great ideas, I would also like to see a week during which gentlemen wear scents supposidely designated female and vice versa.
So which one of you ladies can make Givenchy Gentlemen or Hermes...
And that Gentlemen I believe concludes this thread.
Chanel Cuir de Russie.
Women are always the first to abandon a dead party.
Would love to see a photo of that, and wonderful choice.
They said it smells nice, I said thanks. It was Penhaligon's Sartorial.
I have a drop and a swipe from Amouage Tribute Attar, I love this stuff.
A lovely selection, let me also add if I may
More from Penhaligons: Halfeti (seriously this is really good, grapefruit / oud, rose and so much more), Sartorial (and you can get shower gel, shaving...
How about Mona Di Orio Vanille, sounds like a perfect match to me.
Or book more than one so you can compare them, and join a collection management forum so you can be sure you have tried all management options, and ...
damn this is how this happened in the first...
Encore Noir: Always works well
L'Humaniste: Never tried this and it sounds good
M7: Stone cold classic
New York: Perfect for work
Back to Black: I like this but have to go very...
Preferably shower gel, deodorant, shaving cream, balm, aftershave, edt, etp and parfum, then you are truly ready.
There are seriously a few fragrances where I have close to this whole chain (Habit...
BOOM! and I just remembered why I love Basenotes ...
Maybe Armani Bois d'Encens, which reminds me of the sudden cool, space and peace of ducking into Catholic church from the hot streets of Torino.
Agree with Richwood, the key is a light application or it is TOO RICH.
Also adding Boadicea the Victorious Almas, in a similar price range but with wonderful rose and sandalwood along with a...
Exactly, hence the common misunderstanding that Creed's history is fake. It is not, it just happened in a alternate past.
Its a good one, rumour has it that Oliver Creed created orange spice whilst colliding bottles of Kouros and Terre d'Hermes at CERN.
Profumo.it Tabac for me.
IUNX Splash Forte
Good post, and inline with the above I would recommend Chanel 28 La Pausa.
Also I think Amouage Beloved Man has a bit of a champagne like tone, but that might just be my nose.
Get rid of Le Male, thin down the Montale to your favourites and get some Guerlain and Chanel in there!
A watery grave.
I hear Jean Paul Guerlain is looking for a new gig.
Great Minds ... Couldn't resist this
I forgot to say Penhaligon's Racquets Formula, which is a great sports scent (sadly discontinued) in the white shorts and vests of Chariots of Fire style.
For anyone who missed this earlier thread
more sizzling sausage action.
no trolling is appropriate for a public forum, there are people out there with severe troll allergies and these can be fatal. I just left the hospital after being treated for a reaction to trolling....
Guerlain Habit Rouge