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Polo Extreme Sport, lovely incense and wood.
It lists Tree Moss on the box now. That said, it is still dark, mossy and smells like Dracula's tomb.
Surprised nobody's mentioned Polo Green (vintage of course).
Valentino Uomo gift set (100ml Edt & 100ml AS Balm) for $50 at the Maxx. Great deal considering it goes for 3x that at Nordies.
I too find this one very similar to Oud. My question - where is the amber or ambergris? I've smelled both raw materials but I detect neither. I smell more Oud (synthetic) than anything.
Speaking of Bleu, I was hanging out with a buddy at a nightclub on Sat and I asked him what he was wearing as it smelled really good. Bleu de Chanel was his answer.
I learned my lesson buying Chanel on Ebay by getting a fake Allure Homme but I did get my money back and kept the fake juice too after I balked. Also, I've scored vintage Antaeus on Ebay too but...
Have a couple iterations of the vintage formula and the drydown is much richer in the both vintages than the current. Still, Antaeus is still one of the best and unique frags out there.
I've never heard of CdG discontinuing anything. Maybe the SA was trying to make a sale;) And it's available right here too for UK shipment! ...
Yeah, their selection is really good and has remained so for years. I think they get a lot of barber business from tourists that keeps them afloat as the SAs seem to think I'm the only guy who ever...
Saw Dirty English at Marshalls for $20/3.4oz but I heard it was weaker now. Burlington has Dunhill for Men (1934) giftset for $40 but didn't get it. Saw Kouros gift set too for same price.
Looks like sneaker juice!
Surprised you don't have the dark blue one. Going for peanuts $60 I think on Ebay from the seller in UAE. Wish I had waited as I paid around $100 for it a few months ago. I did pick up Dark Aoud...
Actually, I bought recently Habit Rouge EdP Collector's Edition from Amazon and it smelled exactly the same (oud strong on the base) as the one with the bottle wrapped in leather.
This fragrance really is impressing me. Smells like a really animalic oriential power frag. So multi-faceted and unique! I have the tester so it lists all the notes and I'm inclined to believe...
Why does Dior limit it's availability if it's still in production?
Not a fan either. Too much barnyard and not enough forest.
Thanks. Picked up a bottle.
I see them at Ted Baker stores in the US. They're actually the cheapest things in the store!
In his Autobiography, David J from Bauhaus confirmed he wore this in his anecdote about his escapade with some courtesans.
Here's what I wear to the death clubs:
Montale Black Musk
+12 hours....lasts about 4 hours longer than vintage DH Edt!
Orange, Rose & Oud? That can't be right.
I got my bottle recently and I detect little iris and a lot of leather/sandalwood. Not quite as good as vintage DH but a nice iteration that's more satisfying than DHI, vintage or otherwise.
I had the same impression. I remember it came out at the same time as Dior Homme and I bought both. Ended up selling Hypnose. Fyi - Clive Owen was the face for it when it launched.
Cinnamon kills it for me. Fortunately, I've enough vintage juice to last me a lifetime so I'm not concerned with the reformulation.
I actually wore GF yesterday and it's been over 6 months since I've worn it do to neglect. Forgot how powerful it is and wore 6 sprays! Wow, it was powerful to say the least. From the violent...
I bought it 3 or 4 years ago and it came in a white box. I wonder where in Germany they manufacture this stuff. My mind wonders...
I feel the opposite and prefer the golden edition to the regular edition.
In reference to the OP's question, I believe the Oak Moss has been replaced with Tree Moss but I can't tell much...
Bogart PH is what you're looking for.
If you can find vintage Joop, then I'd get that. Individuel is a bit too syrupy for my tastes.
I prefer the current version too. More rounded, better silliage and lasts longer. I believe Elena had reformulated this one for Hermes when he was brought aboard and what a magnificent job he did!
Paco Rabanne PH, which I believe was the first men's frag to use the honey-tobacco accord.
Van Cleef & Arpels PH
I tried this on at Macy's and it surprisingly did resemble vintage PH for a while. Will pick this up when it hits the discounters.
Very confusing indeed. I'll be honest to say that I've not done a side-by-side comparison between the vintage silver stem & the black stem, but when I spritz some black stem at Sephora, I detect not...
Don't know why so many people are surprised by L'Homme. If you smelled their last masculine Homme in all it's various incarnations, you knew there was a shift towards mainstream/generic (read:...
I own both the vintage and last version with Oak Moss in it and can't tell much difference. Nice frag to wear in warmer temps. I'd add also Trussardi Uomo & Fendi Uomo.
I recently bought the Collector's Edition of the EdP on Amazon for around $60 as a backup to my leather-encased EdP (which I paid around the same price too) and was pleasantly surprised to learn it's...
Pierre Cardin - Pour Monsieur
Most seem to reference the mighty and original Dior Homme (vintage).
Acqua di Parma-Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta (2003)
Chanel-Allure Homme (1999)
I have a few iterations of the vintage juice and it reminds me of Chanel Pour Monsieur but with vanilla on the base. Very noble and distinguished frag. Haven't tried the current juice yet.
I actually prefer the current Equipage. Same thing with Bel Ami. I heard Ellena rejuiced both.
Not the same without Scentemental and some of the older posters. I was lucky that I joined when they were really active and got so much insight and knowledge into this world of wonderment. I even...
Why don't you ask him?
Hard to believe that Cartier got their hands on real Oud oil but I haven't smelled any of these yet. The price point puts them in Clive Christian land and could they ever live up to almost $400 for...
For those who have the box of the new EdP, does it list Oak Moss?
Wow, I wonder how different Cuiron will smell.
I have a healthy decant of this that I bought from a Bnotes member. To my knowledge, it came bottled only in a jumbo splash bottle exactly like the one pictured and I would speculate came out in the...
I have the regular version and it's very nice. Great for autumn days/nights. Haven't tried the others as I believe they're not distributed in the US.
Which Montale faction is putting these two out? The Paris one?
The oud used in 99.99% of fragrances including niche is synthetic. Montale have some truly unique and compelling frags and you can find most for under $100. Black Musk is outstanding. Plus they...
Interesting. I wonder if they're doing the same thing here that they did with Patchouli Homme and re-branded the juice to Intense and really didn't change the formula if at all.
The tantalizing commercial with the mIghty Led Zeppelin.
So true. My wallet thanks me as my purchases over the last few years have really slowed down.
I bought it in a gift set with shower gel for $33 at Nordstorm Rack.
That for me was its ruin.
Actually, I have a few iterations of the vintage along with the current juice and I like all 3 but obviously the vintages stand up better. The current one is heavy on patchouli but it's still really...
Giorgio for Men
Halston z-14 vintage
Halston 1-12 vintage
CK Obsession for Men vintage
PdN - NY
I like it and ordered a tester from Fragrance.net for a nice price $140 but they were out of stock. I already have Tuscan Leather so no great loss.
Interestingly enough, my green juice turned color to golden juice over the years.
Luca Turin has mentioned this in his Perfume - The Guide book in his argument that synthetic oils can be "safer" than natural ones and he used Lavender as an example.
This question arises every so often and from what I've read and heard over the years, it's anywhere between 500% to 1000%. Not to single out Creed but most if not all of their offerings leave me...
Glad I stocked up when RJ was going for $20/100ml at TJMaxx. I'll have to look at my box to see if Oak Moss is listed. To my nose, RJ always reminded me of Gucci Envy for Men. I rotate them...
Looks like Killian got a hold of some Tobacco & Cannabis oil.
Boucheron Pour Homme, both EdT & EdP, smell similar.
Smells like a greener version of Halston Z-14. Sillage & longevity are average. Says it's a Country EdC, whatever that is. I quite like it and just bought a back-up bottle.
Wearing this for the 1st time and it is very similar to DH. Less iris & powder but other than that it's identical. That bottle is killer to boot.
If it becomes cheaper, I'll buy it but at retail,...
I don't see any similarities between Escada PH & Chanel PM Conc. Escada PH always reminds me of the male version of Chanel No 5. From the colour of the liquid to the boozy topnotes to the rich mossy...
Another Oud frag? Where will it end?
If you see it distributed from Lancaster, then it's vintage. Same holds to true for Cool Water.
To my nose, the rejuiced juice has more lavender, less rose and less patchouli. It's weaker...
If you love the current version, you'll go crazy for the silver stem vintage one.
I do that with Etro's Sandalo.
Actually, Joop Homme was rejuiced a few years ago and isn't as strong as it used to be. Maybe this extreme version is going back to the original formula.
The SA's and LL's propaganda are really irritating but then again, I never found of frag of theirs I'd liked enough to warrant a purchase. Don't get me started on samples with them.
I was fortunate to get interested in frags when Cuiron could be had for around $50/50ml and saw the writing on the wall and stocked up on 3 bottles. It's one of my top vintages. Did the same with...
I have this version too. Bought about 5 years ago for around $50. I also bought PdN NY around this time too. I can see the similarities but they are not redundant in the slightest.
Black Musk & Full Incense are perfect.
Kind of ironic given their Middle Eastern homage.
Spotted Azzaro Actuer Shaving Cream for $5 at Marshalls. Not a fan of the frag but I bought it for kicks. For a discontinued frag, the cream is surprisingly fresh.
What makes you think that? Sounds like L'Homme will be a very sweet oriental and Bentley Intense is far from that mold.
I got the card in the mail too. I still have an unused bottle of the old Cade and am looking forward to trying this. Of course, everybody was clamoring for an EdT years ago as Cade EdC/A-S faded to...
I have vintage ES and it's even more fleeting than the current one in production. You may want to check out vintage Armani Eau PH which has a similar feel to ES and lasts longer.
I bet these are priced over 150 quid. No thanks, I'll stick with Montale.
Same pricing structure as Oud, interesting.
I have vintage L'Homme and it's very nice but I don't get much oak moss from it. More powerful citrus, ginger and musk. I used to have vintage Loewe but didn't like it and sold it
For hotter weather, I wear RGph Light and RGph Intense for cold weather and just RGph for everything in-between.
I bought Le Male splash after-shave about 15 years ago and it still smells great.
Your best bet to stock up on vintage bottles and forget about it the rejuice.
Oak Moss a carcinogen? I've never heard of this. So, that gold-chain-wearing playboy who bathed in Aramis/Kouros/Azzaro sitting at the bar smoking in the 70/80's was triple-barreling it on the...
Makes sense, reduce quality and increase prices. Are they a US company? I have no reason to purchase their juice as I have all the backups I need for Homme, Dune ph & Eau Sauvage.
Nobody's mentioned Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme.
Envy for Men is getting extremely hard to find and the prices reflect that. I think that Carven Homme is very similar and is a great option for replacement of Envy as it goes really cheap,...
Marshalls had Spicebomb reduced to $40. Already own it and don't need a backup.
Surprised to see Caron Pour un Homme listed but not 3rd Man? 3rd Man closer to RGPH & APH than PuH. I'd also recommend Sartorial too.
And here I was worried with the reformulated juice. Have plenty of the vintage to last a while. And I have plenty of vintage Obsession too.
Rochas Man is very similar.