This is the summer frag for me.
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This is the summer frag for me.
But they won't ship. They can only be purchased at Barney's New York in person. :mad:
Received my order today. God, this swill stinks. I thought I was going to get some sublime cigar/pipe tobacco fragrance, but all I'm getting is a 2 minute vaguely-tobacco infomercial before we return...
I can spray a fourth of the bottle all over me and the scent, being uninteresting and hopelessly boring for starters, is completely gone within 3-4 hours. I will never understand the appeal of Pure...
I owned a bottle for a while. I loved it for the longest time, before finally deciding that I'm just not suave enough to pull off The Wrath of Khan. Seriously, please sample before you buy.
Hey now, I have some Lutens for sale on eBay and I promise I've not dilluted it or tampered with it in any other way, aside from using it as intended. I didn't spend the last ten years racking up a...
I thought it smelled carcinogenic and sickly sweet like antifreeze. It's been a while since I tried it, so my memory is a little fuzzy. All I can clearly remember is that I didn't like it at all. I...
Nor do I understand what state birds and beverages have to do with this but hey, this thread has already derailed, so let's have some fun with making absolutely no sense whatsoever!
Being sold by Mugler, it's still licensed by Mugler so legally it can't be fake, regardless of how many the sell or how they were made.
LMAO Jesus tapdancing christ, you are beyond reason. I'll...
No, but you are the only one who lacks the reasoning skills to see the cognitive dissonance between intro-level economics classes and such an inane conspiracy theory. This isn't about economics, it's...
Clarins and Mugler selling fakes of their own product? :rolleyes: Good lord. Some of you guys are a sandwich or two short of a picnic.
Could it be? Has Mr. Mugler finally put a stop to the grey market? I'm glad I bought only three bottles! From the descriptions I've read, it's very possible that I'll like PH, in which case I won't...
I find it odd that you don't like PH because of it's strong cherry note and say that TV is miles ahead of it, because I don't like TV because that has a strong cherry note that I don't like. I...
Just because the site states that it's in stock, that doesn't necessarily mean that stock levels are commensurate with ordering levels. The last time I tried ordering PH, the website said it was in...
Done. FINALLY. And none of you f***ers better be placing orders from several accounts, either.
I save my payment info last night just for the purpose of saving time and when I'm checking out today, none of my payment info is on file and I have to re-enter it all over again. How 'bout that...
I can't find anywhere on Mugler's site that the sale is officially to last only one day but considering the ridiculously fervent nature of PH's popularity, I guarantee you that the sale will...
How about a niche-niche "equivalent"? It's all I can think of right now.
CdG Sequoia <---> Jubilation XXV
They're not twins, but they are cousins.
On my 2nd bottle.
Ohhh yea, good stuff this is. I don't normally go for minty-topped scents, but I'm glad I made an exception here.
Good luck with your search, cuz I don't know any tobacco frags in that low of a price range. I was going to suggest Fumerie Turque before I read the rest of your post.
I don't have access to Mugler's accounting books, so that's anyone's guess. Pure Shot might even be a "loss leader" where they lose money on Pure Shot but they make up that financial loss and then...
Got my email too. Shweet!From a business perspective, it's to build the brand cache by purposely keeping supply levels beneath that of demand. It's pure capitalism in motion.
Don't feel too bad, there's European companies that shit on everyone outside of Europe. Example being, I'd kill to get a new bell bottle from Serge Lutens, but they don't sell those outside of Europe.
That entire line smells "nice" but is otherwise very boring and unoriginal, Bois Blonds being no exception.
Here we gooooo.....!
Hilde Soliani Doolciiisssimo. It's better than Tobacco Vanille in my opinion, which I never cared for. But Doolciiisssimo on the other hand, is almost pure cherry tobacco with tiny hints of vanilla...
This is a blind buy. I haven't received it yet, but going by descriptions I've read all over the web, I was too anxious to try a sample first....
Byredo Bal D'Afrique is good one - pineapple, maybe a tinge of banana and plenty aquatics. Not Bald Freak, it's Bal D'Afrique.
Nasomatto China White could pass for dryer sheets, or fabric softener.
I think you people are taking this too literally. I guess I'm the only Basenoter who's reading between the lines, but I get the impression that the blogger is just saying in a bloviated manner that...
I think that entire line stinks. By the descriptions I really wanted to like them but alas, it was not meant to be.
Oh yes. I need to try this.
Have any of you tried Lanz or Flou? Both are way, WAY off the balsamic/oud/caramelized sugar tone vibe of the others. Lanz is extremely floral and my amateur nose can't seem to decipher much else....
I think Harmatan Noir would fit the bill.
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Also I tried Jamais le Dimanche by Ego Facto which is supposed to have a pot note, but I didn't detect it. All I got was this sweet and ozonic note that made me...
I think I'll try this. Kush Perfume
Oh god, I would be the absolute worst reviewer! I'm still new to the perfumery world, so I can't adequately describe everything I smell. The fragrances are much better described at Slumberhouse's...
Do samples count? I bought four samples from Slumberhouse, and they took it upon themselves to send me four additional samples at no extra cost; almost their entire lineup. The scents are as strange...
This calls for 10 sprays of Secretions Magnifiques.
I didn't wear fragrance in those years. I started at age 24 when I joined the Navy.
How about that, my bank denied the charge to my credit card. Well, here's to next time.
Why did I think of Lavender when recommending this??? Disregard my first post...Nuda is all jasmine, not lavender.
Just have flight attendants spray a little Febreze before boarding.
You can't expect every single employee to toss out countless hordes of samples like confetti at a New Year's parade, considering that most people who amass free samples never had any intention of...
Still waiting on my order.
Fumerie Turque is a calm and relaxed adult in a room filled with screaming Pure Havane children.
Aqua Velva ought to do the trick.
Just kidding. But seriously, don't wear anything strong. A small splash of cologne or scented aftershave is all you should wear to an interview, short of skipping...
I'm a somewhat regular customer of TPC and I've yet to be let down. Yes, some of their prices aren't very reasonable but most other prices are. Their core competency is their selection; there isn't...
Who cares who PM is sold to? As long as there's willing buyers then that's all that matters, and I have a good feeling that there'll be plenty of those.
I guess they won't ship overseas then? Not that it matters to me, just saying.
I've tried that a few times in the past. I got no irritation, and I even shave my armpits once a week. But with a shirt on and as the day progressed, I didn't detect much fragrance either so it was...
Why 2nd favorite? At any rate, mine is Fumerie Turque, behind Borneo 1834.
By the way, how are some American basenoters getting their hands on the bell bottles? I tried buying online, but when...
I realize I'm in a tiny minority among basenoters, but I don't care for Tobacco Vanille at all. I sampled it once and that was enough. It's annoyingly sweet for a few hours before the wretched...
Same goes for me. I want a bottle of Sushi Imperiale, but not 100ml worth. If I could get a 30ml bottle, I'd snatch one right up.
Just received 30ml of Cozé in the mail today, but I should probably wait until the weather turns a wee bit colder before I start wearing it regularly.
Thanx for the heads up. PG is one of my favorite houses, so naturally I'm keen to sample their new creations.
My limited experience:
Meerschaum - reeked like a barroom ashtray that hasn't been cleaned out in ages, moistened with spilled beer. Normally I love tobacco scents, but this presented nothing but...
Nasomatto Nuda, if you can stomach the price. It's like lavender concentrate.
Cluster F ck? That's the dumbest idea I've ever heard, what kind of hopeless moron would choose any variation of that for a screen name?
Why would a company name themselves JerKoff?
Thank you, I'll be here all night!
I'd recommend you seek out:
Divine by Boadicea the Victorious
Comme des Garcons 2
Rien and Vraie Blonde by Etat Libre d’Orange
Ecorce d'Orange and Blanc des Cotons by Sinfonia di...
Someone should mix Muscs Koublai Khan and Secretions Magnifiques in a bottle and marinate themselves in it. Then when you're elderly, that would be a fireside story for the grandkids. :grin:
I thought Memoir Man stunk like lawnmower clippings marinating in pickle juice and gasoline. Jubilation XXV on the other hand, is very nice. Epic Man...meh...so so.
That's what I was going to say before I saw your post. Hell I didn't even know there was such a thing as blue tea until I tried Atelier Cologne's concoction.
I'd like to make an honorable mention...
I thought these were impossible to find in the US, but no more. Now LuckyScent is stocking 2 out of 3 varieties at this time.
Bell’Antonio is just straight coffee and tobacco, nothin' else.
Amouage Jubilation smells like it has some pineapple goin' on. Too bad it also has $290 goin' on.
I just recently blind-bought Antonio Banderas Blue Seduction for $8.50.
The fewer celebrity fragrances, the better.
Atelier Cologne's Orange Sanguine. When I think of the sun I think of summer, which leads me to think of citrus. Not just citrus-based, but a blast of citrus, and Orange Sanguine provides just that.
We know that the Perfumed Court carries Byredo samples, but they're $6+ a pop. I emailed Byredo directly and they're sending me three free samples.
Yes, it's been mentioned, and I'd have mentioned it myself if no one else had up to this point.
I think Nasomatto is right up there. Wanna talk about 'interesting'? Trying finding a bottle of Black Afgano, the fragrance that sold out almost as soon as it was released.
"Big patchouli" scent? Sounds like a messed up nose. I'm wearing Coze right now and there isn't one iota of patchouli in it, nor has PG added any. What I am picking up is a dry and musty chocolate on...
Ehhh no. I enjoy perfume more when I dilute it.
And immediately a few specimens go straight to feePay for more than twice what they were sold for. And of course they will all sell. Ain't capitalism beautiful?
No, I'm not being...
I know I could end up being wrong about this, but I think there will be a big price hike. I can't imagine any importer bring those bell bottles across the pond without one hell of a markup,...
Does anyone know what the closest equivalents are to fragrances like:
Nasomatto China White
Amouage Jubillation XXV
Amouage Epic Man
Parfumerie Generale Coze
And I don't mean piss-water...
Of course it would have great projection, it's straight-up perfume oil. And frankly I don't think it's going to be available again for a long time.
I like this stuff: Boticario de Havana
It has coffee beans, tobacco flower, orange, sugar cane and pineapple. Apparently this is supposed...
It's just so fresh, like, you know, clear, and citrusy, like, it really has a fresh edge.
I really dig Serge Lutens Borneo 1834. It's mostly patchouli, but the way it blends patchouli with the darkest and driest of roasted cocoa beans is unlike anything I've tried before or since.
Here on campus, it seems like I'm catching whiffs of AdG at least 10 times every day. I couldn't care less how good of a fragrance it was back when, that was then and this is now. When a fragrance is...
Sounds like you're describing Joop Homme. Of course!
My wallet says I have money.
Then it says "HA just kidding. You broke bitch."
Here. Never tried Creed but I'd like to, namely Aventus and Bois de Portugal for starters.
Can't forget the ubiquitous Acqua di Gio, that's probably the best-known polarizer currently on the market.
Chergui smells like those wet Baby Wipes from the drugstore. I've never smelled Fahrenheit, but it's got to be better than that.
It might be a gender thing. I'm not very familiar with Creed but I would guess that for one reason or another, and from what I've seen in browsing around Basenotes, that Creed is just plain popular...
It's been done. There's probably more examples, but I've never sampled any.
Oooo...uh...yea, he's gonna feel the backlash from that for a long time.
Are you talking about the box of 7.5ml bottles? That's a steep price just for six "samples"!
Who am I kidding, I'm just broke as a joke.
People pick fragrances just for shoveling snow? Seriously?
Ahhh that one. I was going off of Bijan's website.
Wait...n00b question here...which Bijan is "Bijan for Men"? There's black, classic, nude and so on, but no fragrance that says "Bijan for Men" verbatim.
Well since evil and brooding scents are the name of the game, these two Soivohle scents immediately spring to mind:
It is indeed. $85 is way more costly than just opening a bottle and sniffing it, but for some people, the convenience of testing samples at total leisure is enough to offset the monetary outlay. It's...
You don't need to buy any locally because you can order them online.