Fico di Amalfi
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Fico di Amalfi
Profumo uses only natural ingredients, so yes it does contain real Oakmoss. I wouldn't say that "HK" smells very mossy, but there is definitely some Oakmoss going on. If you want even more Oakmoss...
Giovanni sent me a sample of an yet unnamed and unreleased new perfume. Here are some first impressions: I would describe it as a "Dirty Citrus" or "Citrus Musk". It starts totally innocent with a...
Must be a relative of Chucky!
Interesting! Would love to smell Andy's take on a natural perfume.
I only sampled Montecristo and found it extremely overrated!
With Dia Man you go straight to heaven!
So true! The thread-starter is excused as he seems to be new to the game, but even many experienced perfume-fans fall into this trap.
Check out this thread (plenty of suggestions):
O'Driù Subcilium. 888 Euros!
The thing is that before "Tawaf" I didn't like Jasmine. The perfumes that I tried before "Tawaf" had always this high-pitched and thin Jasmine-note sticking out like a needle, no mids and lows at...
Slow down. Let us first sample and (hopefully) enjoy "Bel Ami Vetiver" before thinking about a follow-up.
Most unnecessary thread ever!
So am I.
The most that I have ever spent was 240 Euros for an Oud-Oil.
"Vitrum" by Sammarco. An all-natural Vetiver-perfume. Definitely one of the best Vetivers out there (at least for me)! I'm a sucker for natural perfumes and glad that I found this house.
Almost everything by Comme des Garcons! Nasty stuff!
"Vitrum" by Sammarco. Just recently discovered.
La Via del Profumo and Giovanni Sammarco and lots of other small niche houses.
"Bond-T" by Sammarco is great!
Whenever I hear the words "Chocolate" and "Gourmand" when it comes to perfumes I always make a quick turn, it's simply not my genre. I tried "Bond-T" (What does the name mean?) and...
Wow, Paris Hilton made another movie! Great! :laugh:
I'm a total sucker for natural perfumes. La Via del Profumo, O'Driù, and now Sammarco, but also Oud-Oils and Attars, these scents are exactly my taste. But I can understand that for some these...
"Vitrum" is a Vetiver-perfume that does everything right. For me Vetiver can be a tricky note because there are some aspects of Vetiver that I like and some not. I don’t like the...
"Alter" is a gorgeous Jasmine (and Rose) perfume. Being all-natural the floral notes are not tamed but radiate with all their glory and an almost palpable quality, no aspect of the...
I ordered his sample kit. Very good stuff, highest quality and beautifully blended. I am impressed which happens rarely! :smiley:
I personally think that all-natural or mostly natural perfumes are much better than synthetic ones!
Today I received my samples and I did a first quick sniffing of all three perfumes (ALTER, VITRUM, BOND-T). My first impression: Very good! Outstanding quality and very elegant blends. I will do some...
It's neither bad nor good, it's. . . mediocre.
By the way, "mediocre" doesn't imply that it's bad,. . . but it's not good either, it's. . . here I say it again: mediocre.
Now, that was...
Probably in your dreams! :smiley:
It's enough for me when my mum gives me compliments! :smiley:
I wanted to say the same thing!
But instead of testers you can steal the regular bottles, but be careful: They put these little thingies in the packaging and the alarm starts as soon as you leave...
I don't understand this type of discussions about "astronomical prices" and even less the "value for money"-type of discussions when it comes to perfumes. Perfumes are luxury products. Noone needs...
I personally would buy the most precious Oud-Oils from Agaraura and Ensaroud.
I just ordered his sample kit! I think he is also a member here on Basenotes, though not very active.
I am curious, has anybody sampled his perfumes, and if yes: What do you think of them?
There are too many and I have the feeling it's becoming worse! The mediocrity and badness in the world of (niche) perfumes is increasing!
Seriously, out of 100 samples there are maybe 5 to 10...
Salvador Dali pour Homme (The picture should be green, not so blue because it's a green scent, but basically that's the hillbilly-vibe I get from it.)
An old thread but if the thread starter is still interested:
TAWAF by La Via del Profumo
A roaring Jasmine-Monster!
Very, very interesting stuff! Another house that I have to sample!
I am bumping this thread because TAWAF deserves much more love! :kiss:
The best Jasmine-scent I have encountered yet!
If there is a scent that has let's just say 99 positive reviews and everybody is raving about it and just 1 negative review I always pray that the person who wrote the negative one isn't right. Guess...
Nice description, but I am into skulls and bones, not into burned flesh! The memory of death, not death itself in the form of a burned corpse! You dig? :beer:
The epitome of mediocrity in niche perfumes nowadays in my opinion!
DIA MAN is the best Amouage! Period.
The guidelines are pretty vague on some points and open for interpretation, but thank God it's up to His Royal Highness Grant himself to render the final judgement. :tongue:
Incense Rose by Andy Tauer.
One of the worst frags ever in my opinion!
By the way not every perfume that has a metal in its name smells like metal. I guess it's the same phenomenon as with all the DARK, NOIR and BLACK...
DIA MAN by Amouage has a metallic note. If gold had a smell it would smell like this note.
Creed, of course. :rolleyesold:
Wasn't there a Paris Hilton movie with a similar name? :laugh:
Also TAWAF, great fragrance and fits in springtime.
Yes, but it can also change the scent itself.
It totally annoys me that my polemic one-sentence-reviews never get published! If something smells like an ass then it smells like an ass! :laugh:
During the Huddler-Period the reviews appeared...
I am already so boring that I simply cannot afford to wear an equally boring fragrance! :smiley:
Some of my favourite perfumes like DIA MAN or TAWAF work only on fabric. It's not so much about longevity or projection, they become totally different scents on fabric, rich and beautiful. On my skin...
Unless there was something wrong with my sample but I smelled absolutely nothing animalic! To me it smells like a dry incense-frag in the style of Interlude.
DIA MAN of course! JUBILATION XXV sucks!
La Via del Profumo (profumo.it) is 100% natural and niche (super-niche actually).
. . . oh, and rather forget Creed!
The epitome of German boringness (scent-wise) is 4711 - Echt Kölnisch Wasser.
Just douse yourself with beer! :beer:
I received my sample!
Just one quick question: Is "Djedi" supposed to smell sweet? After half an hour it turns into a very sweet Rose/Cinnamon-scent! I hope it's just my skin-chemistry because in...
I actually like Vetiver, but in RealOud there is almost nothing that balances the Vetiver, it becomes kind of "suffocating".
Kind of funny that what you like about RealOud is what I dislike about RealOud: Somewhere in the middle of its development it turns in this huge Vetiver-Monster!
I miss iivanita!
Maybe La Via del Profumo Hindu Kush.
Eau du Fier review:
Just out of curiosity I have ordered a sample of "Eau du Fier". I had no expectations, so I was neither terribly disappointed nor pleasantly surprised when I smelled it. Yes it...
I ordered a bottle of "Amber Tar". Hopefully it will make it to Germany.
Deadidol, did you already smell "Amber Tar"? If yes, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.
Definitely Shanaan! One of the better incense-frags.
Another Gothic-Thread :rolleyesold:
I am really looking forward to try it. I neglected Hermes lately but this one grabbed my attention.
Messe de Minuit (first, non-reformulated version) review:
I received my decant of vintage MdM and it's definitely better than the newer versions - actually much better than the current Eau de...
Lots of perfumes cause headaches. And I feel somehow depressed after a longer sampling session.
This is an interesting thread! I noticed in the last weeks or months that I feel depressed after a longer sampling session and the whole day is spoiled. That didn't happen before, it's a phenomenon...
I don't like the Incense Series, but if I was forced to choose one I would probably pick ZAGORSK.
With "gothic" I associate grumpy teenage girls dressed in black listening to some melodramatic music. Not the kind of darkness that I like, "gothic" is just too romantic for me. :evil:
Rynegne, I encourage you to try the "feral" version. I like it more than the normal RealOud. RealOud Feral is more airy, very heady and narcotic.
Skin Graft is simply gorgeous! It is avant-garde...
I have an older and the new "skunkified" version. Both versions sit quite heavily on the stomach, but surprisingly the older version, although containing less skunk, is even heavier than the new...
I am really looking forward to his next two perfumes "Musk Cargo" and "Oud Taiga". If I understand it correctly both perfumes will contain real deer musk (which is from a vintage batch that is over...
I acquired a decant of the very first, non-reformulated version of "Messe de Minuit" (green box, round Label, EDC) from a friendly member of a different forum at a very reasonable price! I always...
Hello Kumquat, the sample hasn't arrived yet. I ordered it at STC, the shipping takes quite long to Germany. I ordered the Parfum as I assume that this is the real deal which people are raving about...
"Salvador Dali pour Homme" smells not only like an old man but like an evil old man! It's like finding out that your grandpa is a serial killer!
"Tawaf" by La Via del Profumo is like a punch in the brain (in a good way of course)!
There's actually not much that I could add, but I noticed that (although my nose is in bad condition beacause of some medicine) that Hyraceum seems to mute so-called "White Musks" in perfumes which...
Sorry for bumping this old thread after so many years, but I also ordered a sample of "Djedi" and now I am almost afraid to try it when it arrives. What if I don't like it? "Djedi" seems to be...
It's been a while since I sampled it, but I remember it somehow as an "old man smell".
I haven't tried them all but so far "Norne" is my favourite.
Just ordered the following samples:
"Djedi" by Guerlain
"Montecristo" by Masque
"Onda" by Vero Profumo
"Eau du Fier" by Annick Goutal
"Encens Flamboyant" by Annick Goutal
"Bois d'Encens" by...
I'm about to order a bunch of new samples including Guerlain's "Djedi". That's maybe a stupid question but how do you pronounce "Djedi"? Is it pronounced like the "Jedi" from Star Wars?
Thanks for the explanation, Nasenmann and ScottW. That's very helpful.
I detect a similar note in La Via del Profumo's Castoreum-tincture, probably that's why I like the tincture so much.
I don't know if the Huddler-data will ever come back so I am not waiting longer and bumping the thread with this little story:
Last year I visited my grandmother in the town where I spent the...
Is it actually safe to put the undiluted frankincense oil on the skin?
Danke für die Antwort! Ja, das sieht schon alles sehr seriös aus, und dieses riesige Angebot - ich sehe schon wie mein Geldbeutel immer dünner wird! :smiley:
I just stumbled across Maienfelser Naturkosmetik and checked here on Basenotes if there are any opinions about them. I am interested in the Frankincense-Hydrosol and the Frankincense Frereana Oil....
Drseid, I think this is the right thread to ask: I see that you have listed "Dia Man vintage" as one of your favourite perfumes. How does it compare to the current formulation? I really love the...
Also my favourite. DIA MAN is great!