Perfect: I've been sleeping on 34 Boulevard Saint Germain for some time. Thanks @rynegne!
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Perfect: I've been sleeping on 34 Boulevard Saint Germain for some time. Thanks @rynegne!
Hooray! I've been meaning to try Jicky for some time. Thanks!
I love civet!
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Eau d'Hermes - it's my favourite civetous fragrance, followed by Mouchoir de Monsieur and Kouros.
I wear quite a few and love them!
Alexander McQueen Kingdom
Tom Ford Black Orchid
Donna Karan Black Orchid
Christian Dior Dune
I'm a little scared:
I've been itching to try Dior Homme Intense, thanks Norstrøm!
I'm going to have to snatch Tea for Two. Thanks @TheAntagonist!
Declaration, Terre d'Hermes and Fleur du Male.
GIT is a recent purchase but hauling in the compliments already.
Heritage EDP arrived today. What a treat! It's a 2013 batch from what I can tell (3W01) and boy, is it rich. The opening felt surprisingly sharp, and very "big" - and read it as spicy/woody right off...
Mugler Cologne, GIT or maybe even Shalimar.
I like and have both fragrances, but if I could only have one it would be the Hanae Mori. I find it more complex/interesting and it's considerably more potent on me.
If you liked Bvlgari Black but found it too weak, you might be interested to try Van Cleef & Arpels' Midnight in Paris.
IMO, it's quite similar to BB and comes in Eau de Parfum concentration.
LOL @ Fragrancenet's number 6 seller:
Exceptional - Because You Are
I gave a friend a bottle of Everything & Nothing, and she loved it. Very inoffensive bright citrus.
Thanks so much for the comments and recommendations. I'm really excited to receive this one now.
Derby is definitely on my bucket list, but the affordability of the others in the range make them...
Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences with the EDP.
@martinijo - It appears to still be in stock at Fragrancenet and at a wonderful price, if you're interested.
@MegaMav - Your...
I just saw Heritage EDP offered for a price I couldn't refuse. I've recently fallen for Habit Rouge and Shalimar EDPs and Mouchoir de Monsieur.
I've yet to test Heritage in any concentration but...
Ordered some Guerlain Heritage EDP from Fragrancenet today. It's great to see them back, even though their shipping rates have increased.
By the time I total the 21% Fragrancenet discount coupon,...
I love wearing Shalimar EDP, too. I find it imminently wearable and sexy. I am constantly smelling my wrists when I wear this (out, and even at the office)!
Thanks - yeah, there were a few "reduced" stickers piled on top of each other on this bottle - good deals on a few Creeds that remain from the Christmas stock. Aventus, Neroli, GIT, Tabarome all at...
And, it's gone! Haha. Darn.
But I did snatch a 4 oz bottle of Green Irish Tweed for $100, so I'll still consider it a worthwhile visit.
I know, everyone, haha, I really should have sprung for it. Maybe I'll drive over this morning and see if it's still there. I've bought 2 clearance-price Creeds at Winners before (MI and Royal Oud)...
*Almost* pulled the trigger on a 4oz bottle of Aventus - marked down to $147.
Picked up a 30ml travel spray of Gucci's Pour Home (2003, Tom Ford era). Lovely.
If you like vetiver, Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford might be worth looking into.
Some decent discounts at the local Winners in Edmonton.
My purchase wasn't on sale, but I was satisfied: Shalimar 50ml EDP + 75ml lotion for $69.
Argh. This thread has be itching to pull out my wallet.
I've recently begun to enjoy this house and have been wearing Mouchoir, Habit Rouge EDP and Shalimar EDP very frequently.
Next up, I'd...
I have both the copper-capped and clear-capped versions. I love them both equally!
I find the copper-capped more animalic and heavier. However, I really do love the brightness and fresh citrus...
I just got the EDP last week and am loving the experience. About 4-5 sprays gives me a lasting, rich fragrance but I don't find it overpowering.
I am hoping to explore Guerlain a bit deeper, since 2013 revealed an affection for Mouchoir, Shalimar and Habit Rouge. I want more from this beautiful house!
I only get asked for the name, rarely the price. If asked, I tell and leave it up to the other person to be either nonplussed or surprised.
A co-worker (good taste, but not a frag aficionado) who...
This is very unfortunate; I enjoyed FragranceNet's prices and even though the orders took a while to ship, they were always well-packed. I hope they offer Canadian shipping again soon.
I recently picked up Creed's MI and adore it. However, it is very fleeting, particularly the beautiful opening.
I sampled this last week and was not nearly as captivated by it as I thought I'd be. I just got smoke. I'm pretty relieved, actually. I was worried that it would be so fabulous I'd be compelled to...
Alexander McQueen's "My Queen." Sweet violets, vanilla, heliotrope.
I've been enjoying H.M. by Hanae Mori quite a lot lately. Cheap as borscht.
Some new stuff at various Winners in Edmonton:
- Terre d'Hermes 3.4, $99 (went back to purchase, and was gone)
- Creed's MI 1.0, $99
- Burberry London 1.7, $39
- Dior Homme 1.7, $49
Dior Homme. I want it to persist so much longer than it does.
I'm so thrilled to have won this year's gift certificate. Thanks Grant!
I love Black Cashmere but don't tend to wear it during the summer months; it's a winter wear for me!
@bigsteve Your Dali!
I don't see much connection to the original. That said, the Parfum I do really enjoy. I could see it being worn even during the summer months (although sparingly).
Thanks to b3t0 for letting me take Aventus for a spin :)
I received a 50ml from BN marketplace yesterday and am currently taking it for a spin at the office. I think it is going to be an excellent workplace fragrance. Clean, light, fresh, under the radar -...
Absolutely - will do.
I just purchased Fraicheur ($75 shipped for a 50ml) and am looking forward to comparing it to the Cologne Sport!
I'm wearing Black Orchid at the office today. Always garners compliments.
I love Kouros and do enjoy Cologne Sport too.
Kouros is suited to a wild night out on the town, while the Cologne Sport is what I wear while nursing the hangover the next day.
If this is true, I will be buying a backup bottle. I love the current formulation.
I like to wear McQueen's "My Queen" to bed. It's very feminine IMO, loaded with violet, etc. but it has a very "sleepy" vibe for me that is a nice addition to the bedtime ritual.
Same thing with...
Kingdom is stunning - I was gifted a new bottle for Christmas. Soooooo sad that it was discontinued. I say go for it!
I hit up Winners yesterday.
1) Marc Jacobs "Bang Bang" 30ml - $19.99 - I purchased this as I really like the original and hadn't seen this flanker anywhere before.
2) Creeds $129-180: Royal...
Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme 50ml
Dior Homme 50ml
Can't wait. :)
Does anyone have an unwanted bottle of Dior Homme they'd be willing to ship to Canada?
The Narciso Rodriguez for Him that I have has the best sprayer of my wardrobe.
I've realized I've oversprayed:
Narciso Rodriguez for Him
Wow, that's awesome. I wish I could find this in an Edmonton AB location!
I don't find it too feminine, but can understand how others might perceive it to be.
If you can pop by Sephora and get a sample prior to buying, I'd recommend it, despite how lovely I think the...
Thanks everyone. After hednic referred to it as "grey market," that gave me a search term to work from, and I learned so much here on Basenotes. I had no idea.
Thanks for everyone's input!
I made a strange purchase this week and have a few questions that hopefully some of you can answer!
I picked up a bottle of Kouros from a bricks-and-mortar (and lovely) perfume shop in the mall....
I do find that Eau d'Hermes (one of my current faves) doesn't have great longevity, generally.
I use a technique to boost its longevity which I'll share at the risk of offending purists. I've...
This one arrived today - box and bottle are a lovely black colour, very luxurious. The spray mechanism is like the new bottles of LLAM; not integrated into the "trunk" like cap, but inside the cap.
Echoing those who say Narciso Rodriguez. To date, it's the only frag I've smelled that does this.
Mill Creek Animal rescue on eBay? I've used them and do like to support their charity. Nothing but positive reviews for them - good shipping times, and solid prices on frags.
HOWEVER, don't be...
Donna Karan's Black Cashmere - technically women's, but IMO very unisex.
Thanks for all the replies, everyone. I'm guessing that the current bottles that I have were manufactured under the current regulations anyway!
I have a tendency to miss details that lead to the...
With all the fuss about oakmoss being substituted/removed from certain fragrances, I'm wondering if it might be worthwhile to stock up on older bottles of fragrances that heavily utilize(d) it.
2 compliments in the last week on the newest addition to my wardrobe, Cartier's Declaration.
I love that Fairmont resorts use le Labo's Rose 31 products.
Cartier Declaration gift set (3.3 oz + 3.3 oz shower gel) for $54CDN! Very pleased with the purchase and love the scent.
I also found it for a good price (45,24€ ) at BonParfum.com and have ordered a bottle. I love LLAM very much, so am very excited for this one.
Received my copper top bottle over the holidays and have been comparing the two formulations this week. I like both, truly - there is certainly less of a citrus presence in the old version - it's...
Love this. Picked it up over the weekend and have to keep sniffing my arm.
Bought a bottle of the new formulation and have been wearing it daily since it arrived. I love it and have purchased a 50ml of the copper-top formulation so that I can do a side-by-side comparison. ...
Long time lurker, first time poster.
Has anyone ordered fragrances from "Best Buy World - Malaysia?" If so, what was your experience? Authentic frags? Fakes?
Thanks so much in...