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Updated. Some items sold.
I have been a Basenotes member since 2004 but not very active lately.
All these items were purchased directly from Taha (AgarAura) and Ensar (Oriscent, Ensar Oud)
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Great list. I am lucky enough to have owned all of these at some point. I know everyone will feel like you left some off the list. The biggest omission being Creed Vintage Tabarome. My personal...
For that price I'd buy some quality pure oud oil or mukhallat.
The bottles are terrible.
I have a feeling these new EDT's won't be nearly as good as the old EDT's.
MPG Soir d'Orient
The notes sound awesome. Can't wait to try it.
Why do both Creed boxes say Royal Delight?
Alfred Sung Homme can be found really cheap and is always a compliment getter.
I used to own a bottle just like that. I think I bought it off ebay about 6 years ago. This is Drakkar not Drakkar Noir, completely different fragrances. I dont remember too much about Drakkar...
My favorite fragrance ever. I own the vintage and the briefly reintroduced version.
I bought this and Coeur de Vetiver from fragrancenet. They have these and some other L'Artisans $64 for 50 ml and $94 for 100 ml. Use the 20% off coupon and you get it even cheaper. I used ebates and...
I haven't found anything similar but you can still buy the real deal here:
bumping this thread because I was just able to find a flacon of Verveine Narcisse at a Neiman Marcus. I found it while on vacation so I had them ship it to me. I also got a flacon of Royal Scottish...
Don't bother with the reissue (I have a bee bottle). Find a boxed vintage bottle. It is vastly superior to the reissue.
Do you mean the one in the new wood bottle is worse than in the...
I might be off but yesterday I wore Coeur de Vetiver Sacre by L'Artisan and it reminded me of Gucci Pour Homme II. Not saying they are exactly the same but they both share a tea and spices vibe. ...
Congrats. This is one of the few Creeds I haven't tried.
Where is this? They must be getting rid of old stock.
I stocked up on Envy last year when it was still available online. I bought twenty 50 ml bottles for $50 each.
It's a great patchouli. I also really like Lorenzo Villoresi's Patchouli. Not sure exactly what you are looking for in a patchouly though. Another great one that is under the radar is Patchouly...
I own a vintage bottle of Macassar and also a newer bottle from the mid 2000's. I think the bottle you are referring to is the splash bottle. I owned the splash EDT bottle in both 50 ml and a large...
There is nothing like it and never will be. Even if this is reissued it just wont' be the same. They might keep the "formulation" the same but that doesn't mean the quality of ingredients will be the...
If you look at the history of Gucci Nobile, Rush, and Envy the prices did skyrocket. Envy is going to go up even more as it hasn't been that long.
Pour Homme I is already really hard to find online...
Bogner 69 is nice
Yeah the ebay feedback system sucks. I got 3 negative feedback from decant buyers in the past. 2 from people who just didn't like the smell of Creed Spice and Wood. One from someone who accused me of...
more Vintage Tabarome
I'm shocked at the popularity of Gucci Envy. I stocked up with 20 bottles :)
Also I didn't realize Rochas Lui is so hard to find now. I remember when it could be found for...
Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume by Mandy Aftel
Burning Barbershop by DS & Durga is very nice and smokey.
Why would Armani sell Acqua di Parma Essenza?
So yesterday I went to a mall nearby that I hardly ever go to. A perfume shop said up to 50% off everything in the store. I was a little skeptical but walked in anyways.
Here is what I walked out...
Wow interesting. I forgot I even started this thread 5 years ago. Also interesting but why would they bring it back? It never seemed that popular. Also why only in 1 oz? Have you seen it onling...
Apparently they are selling off their remaining stock. The same thing happened with Pour Homme I.
I just got this today and really like it. The leather note isn't in your face but definitely there. It actually smells like a new leather glove to me. None of the tar like the original. Yes it dries...
I ordered this blind recently and just got it a few days ago. Today is my first full wearing. I have to say I agree with the OP. This doesn't smell smoky or even incensey. It smelled like something...
I finally got my bottle today. I have to say it is quite similar to Ambre Precieux but has an added oud note. I do wish the oud was stronger. I don't own Precieux anymore so I am glad I bought this....
some blind purchases from Beauty Habit's 20% off sale:
Atelier - Vetiver Fatal
DS & Durga - Burning Barbershop
DS & Durga - Mississippi Medicine
I just ordered a bottle. Can't wait to try it. I just checked ebay and someone has a bottle listed for $199.99 and theres another one for $157.76
I pre-ordered this back in June from Min NY and just got confirmation that my package has been sent! Parfum1 also has this and shows 2 in stock.
Has anyone tried this yet? The refills are much cheaper!
For a good natural cardamom perfume try Cardamom and Khyphi by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.
Where did you buy it from?
I've seen this with other fragrances sold by Fragrancenet on Amazon. It doesn't really make sense to me especially considering Amazon charges sellers fees.
$65 for a deodorant stick?? Anyone want to do a split?
Personally I own and love many Creeds. SMW is actually one that I don't like enough to own. I wore 3 sprays of Millesime Imperial today in 112 degree heat and had no longevity issues.
I do get...
Yeah their music sucks too.
I actually really enjoy Cuir. The key to it for me is wearing one spray under my shirt and not sniffing directly where I sprayed it. Rather I just smell the sillage. I also like layering this with...
Yes I do like Cuir!
Where? I'd buy Cuoio.
20 bottles of Gucci Envy 50 ml
I bought R'Oud Elements when he was selling on Etsy and had 1.7 oz bottles. They were cheaper then. I really enjoy it and it lasts forever. I haven't tried the others but I think his prices fall in...
So I spoke too soon. I got an email from Min NY saying this won't be in stock until August.
Vanillaville by Soivohle. Great natural tobacco and vanilla. Not sweet at all. I only have a sample and it is listed out of stock on the website right now.
ordered MPG - Ambre Dore from Min NY yesterday. Use the code robes08 for 15% off. Free shipping too.
Has anyone else tried this yet? I just ordered this blind. If you are in the US it is available at MIN New York.
Use the coupon code robes08 and you get 15% off and free shipping. So my total was...
haha I'm a psychiatrist at an inpatient psych hospital. I wear Aventus to work quite often but use 2-3 sprays and I get complimented a lot. A can of Axe would be terrible.
I still can't get over...
Where are you guys reading this? I can't find it on their FB page or creedboutique.com
My guess is it will be 50 ml and only in the leather atomizer for $500. They already did Vintage Tabarome so my guess would be something else.
pure oud oils from India
I really like this fragrance. No I don't think it smells like oud. Yes I get a faint oud note in it! Am I the only one who smells something like real Indian oud in this? It isn't a strong note and...
I got the sampler box too wil the minis. I've only tried a few so far. I won't say these are the greatest fragrances but they are pretty nice. I don't see them rated that high on Basenotes so I...
I agree with this. I get no oud and a lot of sweetness. We seem to be in the minority. I just don't get the love for it.
I think the original Pure Havane released last year was fake.
The weird thing about Gucci Pour Homme on the Gucci website is that it says available for pre-order, will be shipped between June 1 and July 31.
wtf the link isn't working and I didn't get an email. How do you put it in your wishlist?
They were late last time too and put Pure Malt up by mistake at first.
woohoo just bought 100 bottles!
I am reviving this thread to see if there are any more ideas for good beeswax fragrances. How is the discontinued Tom Ford Moss Breches? Any other recs.
Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered one and used the basenotes coupon so my total was $237.50
The thing that sucks is I live in Arizona so I'll have to wake up at 5:30 am just to attempt to buy this.
wtf Mugler drives me crazy. I have purchased a lot from their website in the past. Also I am a member of their inner circle under 2 email addresses. I got no email from them! I even checked my...
I noticed this listing on ebay too. I really think they are legit. I see some basenoters have bought from this guy too.
The weird thing is about 6 months ago parfum1.com had these same 3 oz bottles...
Looking for something classy, stainless steel band, black face, has the date, not too big (I have skinny arms), and probably Swiss or equivalent. Something I can wear to work every day. I'm a...
Thanks brenster. I understand that much of it. What I meant was it doesn't help me decide what I should buy. I am just starting to learn about the different movements. Also what do you think of...
This is one of my least favorite fragrances from Mugler. A big disappointment for me. I sold the bottle I had.
I got a sample of this and I love it. Does anyone know how I can get a bottle of Armani Prive Oud Royal shipped to me in the US?
Gucci Pour Homme I (2003)
I tried this at Neiman Marcus the other day and I think it smells horrible. I didn't smell anything that even smells like real or synthetic oud. All I could smell was a sweet, woody mess.
I saw it at a local Sephora but they didn't have the tester. I asked the SA and she said they don't have a tester because "it is the same as the regular one but it just lasts longer." Seriously.
I have half a bottle left of the original Soir d'Orient which I have been using very cautiously. This does sound very similar to it. I can't wait to try it. I emailed MPG in France about it a few...
That decant site Surrender to Chance is the new site that 2 of the owners of The Perfumed Court split off and created. I agree their prices are always high but sometimes they are the only ones to be...
hmm I had no idea what that meant so I googled it. I don't know how much that helps me though.
hmm I had no idea what that meant so I googled it. I don't know how much that helps me though.
So I'm not much into watches. My most expensive is a $150 Kennth Cole watch. I've decided to upgrade to a watch with a budget under $1000. So I'm thinking of getting this watch. The Movado 800 Sub...
The Different Company - Oud for Love
Mona di Orio - Vetyver
I won! I can't find the ticket though. I've looked everywhere except my pant pockets.
Gao, Najaf, and Zafar interest me the most. Is there a way to get samples of these?
Ok I put in my bid for $3000. Everyone should stop bidding now.
A great leather. I love the drydown. You should try Knize Ten Golden Edition also. It is like Knize Ten but with a bit of floral and citrus added. I got both of them from Lucky Scent.
I do still have one unused 2.5 oz tester and one 10 ml decant. Not sure what I want to do with it as I hardly ever wear it but I can't bear getting rid of my last bottle either.
So I finally tried this. In fact I'm wearing it now as I ordered the set of ELdO 16 minis from Lucky Scent. Reading the reviews here and on Luckyscent I was expecting something terrible. I was...
I used to have 2 flacons of this stuff that I bought from that ebay seller Creeddirect who was liquidating all their Creed stock many years ago. I decanted one out here on Basenotes and sold the...
Yes there are 10 Prada Exclusive pure parfums. I smelled them all last year at the Prada store in New York. I bought Benjoin and Cuir Ambre both of which are excellent. Benjoin is a great non-sweet...
It does smell like my Oudy Pebbles cereal though
I don't get the connection at all. Nothing fruity or sweet about Oud Wood.
Patou Pour Homme
I agree. A great scent at a great price. Great to see it being reintroduced.
Hey I love nichay brands