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Fill this out. They'll get back to you and let you order carded samples. I believe it is $20 for 3 samples.
Chanel's US retailer has it.
My thoughts too. You'll also be set in case you get a chance to score with a nurse.
I see something profoundly out of place with an ideologue - of the marching kind - wearing perfume.
Didn't realize how old this was...
In my humble opinion it is a boring idea to smell like the desert whilst in the desert.
I'd go for contrast.
Also, this is said to be a good substitute for Malle's Muscs Ravageur, which is both unique and dirty, sort of.
Actually I don't like Sweet Redemption, or any other By Kilian - that I've tried - for that matter. But unless by 'neroli' you are referring to something else, it's got quite a bit of it.
I used to own the original many years ago, and sampled the Body version very recently. Had there been any resemblances my brain areas in charge of nostalgia would have gone crazy.
My best guess is...
I got a sample of By Kilian Sweet Redemption the other day.
My grandma used to put neroli and honey in her tea. Sweet Redemption smells kinda the same as those teas: Sweet and fresh. Very much worth...
You need to talk to the manager in person so you can impress him/her. On the resume they only look for certificates. This is not something you can pull off on paper. What would you say, "I spend a...
I'm embarrassed to admit that I have not yet tried any of the Creeds - I did try a Mac for a whole month and didn't like it.
This reminds me of the long fought battle between PC and Mac campaigns.
Both of the fragrances you mention have above average longevity. And precisely because of their strength they can cause habituation more quickly. Try applying them as far from your nose as you can,...
If you think "Platinum" is "$$$" then your options are limited to online discounters like Amazon, which means mainstream 'colognes', more or less.
Don't forget Ambre 114.
What Ursula says is more likely to be the culprit here. Also I think you mentioned that this is an aftershave? In that case perhaps you only 'thought' that it had good sillage and longevity.
ISO E Super is a molecule that results in this effect, i.e. amplifies your own body odor. It also has a fresh woody smell of its own. It is abundant in Encre Noire, which incidentally is very wallet...
Yeah. The first spray would initiate him right into adulthood.
Phaedon has one (or two). Not prominent though.
I've never tried Une Rose, but "fresh" seems to be the keyword in all the descriptions I've read, which makes it sound appropriate for warm weather.
If the sensation is vivid it is most likely not without a source. Memories are generally impressionistic and lack details. But if by "whiff" you do mean the impression of a scent, then yes, your...
You can always get a US friend to buy it here and send it over
BdI 200ml: $210
BdI 75ml: $110
Egoiste 100ml: $75
One day I will see a bottle of this somewhere and run towards it in slow motion...
I own both. Were I to keep only one I'd go for Egoiste.
The opening of BdI is heavily powdery, and has that old lady effect, but that wont last very long.
Throughout BdI stays slightly warmer and...
Ambre 114 is an unapologetic amber up there with some of the iconic ambers (e.g. Ambre Sultan). It is my favorite amber. From the line I like 1828 the best.
It is indeed a beautiful violet....
With a few exceptions I've sampled their entire line, and been impressed with every single one.
Looks like you missed Ambre 114. You may want to include that in your next discovery set.
Yes. I wore it to a dinner party. Coincidentally a female friend of mine attending the same party was wearing a masculine scent (something from Bond No. 9, can't remember the name). Overall it came...
It sounds like you've stolen more than just her Black Cashmere ;)
Will do :)
Actually I'm visiting my family in Santa Clara. It'd have been a 40 min drive to Union Sq. But I'm pretty happy with this Black Orchid. A unique dark scent.
There's also Geranium pour monsieur. It smells cold.
Seconded, I haven't tried all, but none of the ones I did had any noticeable leather, including Dia and Epic.
I traded my Macy's gift card for a Sephora gift card (courtesy of my sister) and bought a 30ml Tom Ford Black Orchid. I find it a lot better than anything I could have bought at Macy's.
Lol, yes, quite a dissertation. You can find Black Afgano at Barney's, or the Scent Bar if you are around LA.
Yosh Omniscient has more than just a hint of hashish. Tauer lAdDM doesn't, at least not...
I was sniffing around at Sephora today and stumbled upon Hermes eau Gentiane Blanche. It smells indistinguishable from the real thing, particularly in the opening: Bitter and earthy. With time some...
I sprayed BdC and AHSE on my wrists a few hours ago. AHSE didn't like my skin, it turned into a horrifying raw chicken smell. BdC was okay (not exciting) but faded away quickly (less that 4 hours).
I received a $50 Macy's gift card yesterday, and thought I'd buy a fragrance. What would you recommend from their current stock?
I'm kinda drawn to Bleu de Chanel and Allure Sport Eau Extreme, but...
You must be looking at the non-extreme versions. L'instant extreme cannot be had for $40, unless you get extremely lucky.
You can call it anything, and still the Coty model would scare off your powderophobe customers at the mention of the "P" word.
Your best bet is to retaliate against her. Say something mean about her...
Dior Homme is a safe choice. But from your writing I gather you have enough sophistication -for a 21 yo- to pull off more eccentric scents too. Don't settle for safe.
My suggestion: 'waste' a bit...
Dior Ambre Nuit. Rose, booze, amber, and a touch of strawberry. My favorite from La Collection Privée.
One more for Antaeus
And what is that use?
BTW. I often wear MKK publicly too. It's a cozy scent.
If your perfume wearing is similar to your font size, then you ARE putting on too much ;)
Perhaps one more input:
Your description of your son could with very little modification apply to me: age, background, career, phenotype. And of the above suggestions the only ones that I'd have...
Listen to him.
Seriously though, the list of praised fragrances that I don't like is much longer than those that I do like. M7, TdH, Black Aoud...
Egoiste however has been on top of my list ever...
Or you can go the opposite direction: Wear something that takes you deeper into melancholia. Perhaps something nostalgic?
Sycomore and Encre Noire both have worked very well for me in the hot and humid summer days of the north east. Heck I've even successfully worn Coromandel and MKK in the same weather. As long as you...
I like the subtlety with which you bash both ;) I like neither either.
One more for HdP Ambre 114.
Seconded Portrait of a Lady. Also:
Muscs Koublai Khan
Kinda reminds me of Sean Connery, so maybe Jicky?
Wait for hedonist to chime in with his comments on patchouli ;)
I also own both and don't find them similar, neither in the opening nor in the drydown.
I can vouch for the similarity, but hate to say that like neither. lAdDM felt like an assault on all that had to do with subtlety. Ambre Sultan I could have gotten on board with if I didn't already...
The citrus in TdH tends to get associated with freshness, which is not necessarily true. For instance Mitsouko is a citrus bomb, yet it is no where near fresh. The overall vibe of TdH is earthy and...
I do occasionally crave every fragrance I own, but I find myself craving Kiehl's musk oil quite often.
Right back atchya hedonist.
I suspect cuteness has little to do with the analogy. Among the different forms of art music the most prominent one with a dynamic composition, which is also an...
Also, perception is holistic. Even after top notes have seized to exist, they influence how you perceive the heart and bottom notes.
Yes, you're right. It's the first reformulation.
For all the M7 lovers:
Looks like bluefly is selling the original formulation of M7 (I'm saying this based on the picture) for a very decent price.
I'm sold. I'll give it a shot...
You can get the 3x10ml for $140. That'll come out to about $47 for 10ml in Malle's original atomizers. Not bad, especially considering the strength; 10ml will last quite a while.
Mostly those that have been mentioned, plus:
HdP - 1828 (Jules Verne)
To be honest I was surprised too, especially when she came back for a second and a third time.
Yes, both longevity and silage are insane. The downside is that with time my senses are getting more...
You did great. I have yet to come across a perfume that awes me as much as portrait of lady. Not to mention the wild feedbacks I have received - One lady put her nose to my neck several times to get...
Seconded. I'm indeed jealous.
You're a weapon of mass destruction ;)
As usual I think the solution is to wear it a couple of times and observe the reactions.
Thanks for the advice.
I'd hire a master nose and have him design my very own personal perfume.
Then I'd leave bottles for my family and friends to remember me by.
I'm fine with the lipstick, in fact I like iris a lot, plus it fades away quickly. But the overall vibe leans too feminine, or does it?
Because you didn't like it or because it you deemed it too feminine?
What do you think, can a guy - early 30's - pull this off?
I've been pondering this for a while now. Your post made me go ahead and place my order for an EdT. I have never had any experience with Habit Rouge or Shalimar (that I know of) before.
I agree with these:
Hmmm... Interesting. I also packed up and put away my TdH after I received my Noir Epices and Portrait of a Lady. Makes me wonder how I would like MFKs.
Maybe a couple dozen samples from luckyscent?
I have a very hard time liking rose scents in general. That said, recently I tried several different ones that people on BN suggested. The one I liked most, ordered a bottle at retail price, and...
Thanks zztop and MonkeyBars.
What I have in mind is using some sort of web crawler for mining raw text from threads. I'll then parse the text to find latent features (more precisely, using a...
Chill man, I teach how these things work.
See my longer comment below.
That's a good observation. But there are ways of extracting valuable info implicitly even from the conversation...
I tried a couple and the results were not impressive. For Encre Noire it suggested La Nuit de l'Homme, and for Noir Epices, Incense Oud.
If I'm not mistaken Fragrantica's approach is similar to Aamazon's and Last.fm's: They recommend what others with similar interests have liked. That is the least intelligent way of doing this.
Interesting. I'd really like to know your assessment of their recommendations.
One of the common themes that I see people post about here is "would I like X if I like Y?"
Netflix has a history of recommending movies you may like based on what you have liked.
Amazon does a...
In as far as it is safe to assume that all tastes are acquired, I don't see any issues with gradually coming to appreciate a scent. It is almost impossible to have any sort of reaction to a...
Keep in mind that different material solidify at different temperatures, which is also influenced by altitude above sea level. Of course the high alcohol content should have prevented this...
They reacted super positively to Portrait of a Lady. I'll see what they say about CF.
Though part of me wants them not to like it. I have already spent so much on PoL, I'd rather not be tempted to...
Hmmm, I should give that a try and see how my female friends react to it then. Thanks.
Just wondering: I am not too particular on feminine/ masculine scents, but I do find CF way too feminine. Do you guys ever wear this or you just smell it on your wrist?
Three days ago I put 2 sprays of Carnal Flower (from a sample spray) on my right wrist.
The next day I took a shower and put three sprays of Encre Noire on the same spot.
Yesterday I took a shower...
It is pretty much only vetiver and Iso E super, modern, masculine, versatile, not a mainstream frag, lasts for hours, and costs $42 for 100ml.
Above all, it is awesome.
Rose 31 has a rough texture, PoL is smooth
Rose 31 barely has any rose, PoL has lots
Rose 31 feels modern, PoL feels classic
Rose 31 is 'shallow' and bright, PoL is 'deep' and dark
Rose 31 is...