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Bump up the jam
Not only am I keeping a secret its "THE Secret" :)
This is my pine scent( which i dont get much of but thats why its my pine scent)! Its got a nice incense that gives it a nice smoky feel and thankfully last 10+ hours on my skin with 2 hours of...
Xerjoff Al Khatt has a ton of jasmine. If it werent for the ton of cashmeran in it, I'd wear it more.
Used 12% off at Neiman Marcus via ebates on Tonka Imperiale ( gift from the wife). :)
Bought a 30 ml Tom Ford Black Orchid for $45
Mip edp 2.5 from Fragrancenet for 23.99
Vintage Guerlain Heritage EDT may just be it for me.
Nominees in the running are:
+1 Spice and Wood
IMO its definitely been watered down. To get the same effect as the vintage you just double the sprays. Works like a charm.
The top always came across as incense to my nose, especially original formulation. Best part of the fragrance to me as well.
English Leather by Dana. Your FIL probably owned it when he was younger and will give you some common ground. It worked for me. :p
I sprayed this one on at the Bendel sale and had regretted not buying it so I just bought it from lilydirect who has a great deal on it at $93 for a 100ml. Best price I've seen for it online.
Hi Remik. I'll take the last Ambra Aurea spot.
I was at the park today and had two sprays of LeMale to the chest and a spray on each hand of Guerlain Coriolan. The bright, bracing chypre facets of Coriolan temper the lush oriental vanilla bomb...
I could not stand interlude at first either! It smelled of ash at the top...Right now its my fav from Amouage along with Dia Man.
Also try Bois d' Ascese. It has a nice smoke that gives way to a...
SOTE: MdO Vanille
SOTD: Guerlain Heritage (vintage)
You'd think it would based on the price point comparison( not always the case).
I know the JTC line has taken some criticism but this one's generally well spoken of. Are you saying its not worth...
The bottle is beautiful and truly is part of the reason I'm so interested in the Armani.
How is the longevity and sillage of both?
Also, Xerjoff gets more hype I was just wondering if...
These expensive, high-quality niche rose-based fragrances are often compared in reviews. What I'd like to know is which one would you choose and why? Thanks in advance!
"Dude, is that Creed?!!!"
I just asked a client the other day what he was wearing (I actually thought he was wearing LDDM to which he said "What?")and he had me go on to...
Today I've got the wet rose of lumiere noire layered with the dry spices and amber of LDDM. The contrast of tone is working better than I thought it would. The cumin of LN leads right into the...
Yes, i know it all too well. A sale here, a swap there, a fragrancenet tester in between...I now have Epic, Interlude and Dia with decants of Jubilation and the Opuses. I had Memoir but swapped it (...
That's what I figured. :)
And here I am sniffing my shirt to see if i had a remnant of LADDM on my clothes from a prior sampling, (as it can be persistent) but found no remnants of it on me. Lol
Just a quick report back that indeed it was legit and fantastic!
It smells like myrrh and vetiver in ( similar to the feel in Dior eau sauvage EDP but not as thick) Dia. I've found another work...
The other day, I had asked a client what scent he was wearing as I was sure it was Tauer's LDDM. He was an older gentleman in his 90's so I thought, this person has good taste in frags.
Interlude Man. Two sprays, one on each hand and I'm set.
I'm over the citruses for the summer.Today's summer oriental...LADDM. Same application as Interlude.
Thanks! I've been looking for Dia at a good price so I had to jump on this. i'll let you all know how it went.
It's really the insignia/bottle that was unfamiliar to me so that's an encouraging sign at least. I realize buying anything off eBay is a risk but I'll look at the return policy.
:( my feeling is that it's a fake. Anyone else?
I have not seen one like this before. Ive seen the ones on universal perfumes and cosmetics and they look different then this.
Real or fake?
I've heard that the "new le male " is a weaker juice whereas dHI is a beast. Now if we're talking old LeMale it's a closer debate.
Guerlain Voyou has a nice wormwood that slickens the whole texture of that frag giving it a hazy, wet feel.
Al rehab Al Sharquiah- wow, what a nice sweet oud and cheap!
Tauer Une Rose Chypre- gorgeous rose and an even better drydown. Masterpiece # 2 from the line.
Cartier Declaration- fantastic long...
Wow, can't believe someone would do that...at least make some money off it! Jeez!
I definitely see what your saying. That truffle note is very unique and TFX seems like a well balanced frag. Kind...
Heeley's Cuir Pleine Fleur- probably best in the Spring and Fall but with proper application is a 4 season fragrance. Own it and love it.
I appreciate all the responses guys. These frags arent cheap especially Japon Noir so having both requires some serious consideration.
Thanks for the recommendation. Ill have to give TFX a more in...
Granted its been a mild summer here in NYC but I've been sampling both of these Tom Ford Private Blends trying to to see if there's a place for both in my collection. Sometimes sampling winter scents...
I'll take 20 ml of Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie please and thank you! :)
Favorite layering of the summer so far: eau de Hadrian edp (neck)and L'occitane amber & santal (hands).
Maybe its just my tester bottle of Epic Man from Fragrancenet, but I'm getting 212 Men from Epic. :(
Two years ago when i first began my fragrant I first thought that both of these smelled of ashtray. I gave them another shot and was blown away by both of them. Lesson learned I guess......
I was looking for Cartier Declaration but found a 4 oz Grey Flannel for 12.99. Couldn't pass it up for that price even though I've seen it cheaper online. It's all about the instant gratification!
Pure parfum all the way. It's what got me into fragrances. In those early days in this hobby I mistakenly bought the Edt after running out of the pure Parfum and thought it was a bad bottle ( I think...
The opening smells great, it's when you get to the drydown that you notice the difference. For this reason, I'll apply Ab silver after I get home so that I'm not wasting Aventus on a nights sleep....
6-7 honkin' sprays to the neck and you'll smell it for 6-7 hrs. No way to get around it.I love the scent, thought about swapping it/selling it but I can't bring myself to do it as I know I'd be...
Thanks guys. :)
I'm really diggin the frankincense and spices in this one. It also lasts forever which is fantastic if you're an incense lover.
For those that have tried Tom Ford's Sahara Noir, how does this...
Al rehab silver
Lol it works everytime!
SOTD Guerlain Homme on hands, Guerlain Homme L'eau on neck(I get olfactory fatigue when I spray guerlain Homme around the neck area).
Slim pickins @Henri Bendel 50% off sale in NYC . Still managed to score :
HDP 1740 4oz
Hdp 1725 14ml
I've owned 2 bottles of the 4.1 oz. ( going for $42 on Fragrancenet right now) and love it. I actually think they discontinued that particular size. i looked at the price of the 10 oz and choose the...
$55-Hermes Rocabarvintage 58% 100ml
$140-Chanel Bois des Iles Edt 99% 75ml
$140-Chanel Coromandel 99% 75ml
$35-Armani Code Tester 75ml sprayed once
$200-Xerjoff Oud Stars sampler set 6x15 sprayed...
I have both and i love Memoir man's wormwood and mint opening but I'm not a fan of tobacco and this turns into an ashtray on my skin on the transition from mid to base notes.
On the other hand, I...
Hermes Rocabar vintage 100 ml 60%
Chanel Bois des Iles Edt 75ml 99%
Chanel Coromandel Edt 75ml 99%
Armani Code tester 75ml sprayed once
Annick Goutal Myrrh Ardente 5ml...
I can't believe I'm the only one to mention Bay Leaf!
L'occitane Verveine Menthe
I gave the concentree a full day's wearing and it is closer to what I remember my vintage 6oz splash smelling like. I think the key is application here. I poured some into my hand and slapped it on...
Back in the day, I owned a splash with the red cap twice. I now own the red cap and black cap with sprayers. The thing is, I remember the vintage splash being much lighter and more citrusy throughout...
Lol "Aventus. It's drydown will beat your top notes any day of the week."
I agree with that. I wear it more than my other ambers. Maybe it's the rose that gives it a different touch for me, kind of...
I was pleasantly surprised to find this fragrance at L'Occitane while I was on vacation in steamy Florida looking for something with labdanum in it. I mentioned the discontinued Labdanum to the sales...
-A mini of Smalto by Francesco Smalto-wormwood + lavender. Very Ungaro-like. Loving it!
-I'm loving Lomani intense Black for the price and the Royal Oud feel.
-Found a great deal on Piguet Oud at...
Oh yeah...Creed Selection Verte.
+1 on L'Humaniste. I'll add Lomani AB Silver . These are colognes that I'll spray on after I get home from work as they'll only last me 4-5 hrs. And that's with a liberal 5 sprays around the neck...
So I received my 1oz ungaro 3 (red mottled cap)today and I'm happy to say that it smells exactly like the vintage sample I got off ebay( listing is still on there selling 3ml samples Made in France...
IMO fragrance companies/marketers need to create a buzz around a woody basenote to replace the "need" for Mysore Sandalwood.
Ebay has a bunch of 2 oz bottles of Halston which the seller claims to be vintage. Had Halston stopped making 2.0 oz bottles at some point or could this be a newer formulation?Thanks...
Thanks, Dimitrios! I will let you know what I find.
Ungaro 3, (from the 3ml samples that say Made in Paris off Ebay) is a shapeshifter. Yesterday, I got most of the oakmoss and citrus, they day...
I just got my hands on some of the original juice made in France and I have to say the most striking thing about it isn't the rose which is subtle but the sandalwood! It's peppery, and along with the...
Guerlain Homme l'eau
Lomani AB Spirit Silver
All at very good prices! I'm psyched! :)
I can't vouch for the site but, scenting.com has it for $19.98 w/free shipping.
Mostly 80's scents but some other newbies:
Eloge du Traitre
Ysl pour homme concentree
Awesome! I just blind bought this from Amazon along with the original Homme. How do you like L'eau?
AL rehab Silver
Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien Absolu
Looks like Ill be paying the extra $10 and going with the classic bottle. Thanks guys.
Aventus- no brainer
Aqua Fahrenheit- love this for spring and summer; lasts forever;"smells like cucumber"
Terre d' Hermes EDP - for nights or cooler days
L'humaniste- love the gin note here...
Has anyone ever seen this version of the EDP?Does it look legit?
Which one(if either ) is the older formulation?
Thanks in advance.
On first sniff I got a dirty rose (Noir de Noir came to mind) with a faint presence of patch. Reminiscent of the smell of strip clubs. I get woman sweat.
I love this.
I saw that on AmaZon too yesterday and dropped the coin for it. Unfortunately I got charged tax(ny) but it was still less than Fragrancenet . Also, as a prime member I'll get PM in my hands tomorrow...
I find that dabbing Chergui in small concentrations lessens the powderiness and brings the tobacco and the hay to the forefront.:)
I needed my Neroli fix so I used a 20% off coupon for first time buyer at beautybar.com on L'eau de Neroli by Diptyque. I've heard they made a 200 ml bottle but have had trouble finding it. I went...
If I was going to buy one bottle of Amouage for a great price it was going to be Memoir. Understated, green, wormwood-y ...perfect.
Received Memoir today and it seems fine. Next up...which Opus...
I began the day all set to buy Guerlain's Voyou when I decided to test my sample of Memoir Man again. Last time I tested it it smelled like an ashtray. Must've been too warm for it because today in...
I smell Ambre 411 in the drydown (which im not too fond of )but the top of this has a similar smoke note to Michael for Men which I love. Dunno if its been reformulated but Ill probably go for the...
Sorry to resurrect this thread...
Many have mentioned Voyou's similarity to generic mens scents. Just curious to know which ones? I'd buy 'em!
I love the combination of coriander, wormwood and...
Heritage smelled so good from a 1ml sample I had so I bought a 100 ml bottle. I sold the bottle a week later. Too strong, too many florals.
Soon after I was given a sample of Zino and that had to...
Ha! I thought you'd go for Dzing. Gotta retry my sample of Dzonghka now!
( Sorry to zombify this thread but I was doing some research into Dzing when i stumbled upon this thread)
So... Which did you buy? :shocked:
My favorite amber. Just a perfectly balanced composition - not too dry, not too sweet.
I like it better than Amber Sultan(more versatile), Amber Precieux(not as "dusty") and Ambre Russe.
My favorite incense fragrance is Profvmvm Olibanum.
Still can't bring myself to spring for a bottle tho...my 5ml decant will last me a good while as a little goes a long way.
Very happy with my purchase as advertised at a great price ! Perfect packaging and thanks for the extras!
I recently ordered 2 bottles of Gph1 from overstock.com (listing showed brown juice)and they sent me Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme. They gave me my money back of course but yeah Gph1 is becoming harder...
IMO, Dior Homme Sport's reformulation was a success.
I bought a 1oz off of BeautyEncounter.com a month ago and was very pleased that it was the original.
I love you Gucci Pour Homme(2003).
(Just bought 2 bottles on Ebay.)
I'm in heaven. I've found my signature scent.
Had to sell this off...too much cardamom for me. Started smelling like BO after awhile on my skin.