I loved BdP immediately and was less than impressed with BdG. However, for some reason, I purchased both and I now prefer BdP by a nudge.
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I loved BdP immediately and was less than impressed with BdG. However, for some reason, I purchased both and I now prefer BdP by a nudge.
Amazing! Glad to see it's now in possession.
Clive Christian "C"
Sampling. Enjoying thoroughly. Debating a buy.
The samples just arrived from Amouage, Ltd in this afternoon's mail. SoS is right on, this is something new. And it is wonderful.
As the Middle East has its own interpretations on fragrances, I'd wait until there, sniff around and purchase at that time. The memories will be well worth it eh? And, you may wind up with...
Both are on their way for free.
Will let people know in my rudimentary way what I think with some possible input from the lovely Mrs. J. as well. I am intrigued to say the least.
Jr. High is out for the summer I see.
It didn't, no worries. I'd not noticed Amouage used Anglicized spelling so my thanks. Editing did not allow to change the title. As to Amouage, with experience you'll become a fan.
Good catch, thanks.
Thanks to a drawing, we have a set of Honour Man/Woman samples headed our way. As I like pepper anyway, I'm excited to try it out!
Edit: Thanks to those helping edit spelling air-uhz. ...
I don't know about best but Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Cologne pour le Soir is a great rose scent. The spring wild roses are just beginning to bloom in the PacNW, those little light purple ones...
The Excellence of Income award.
But not any others.
Pacific Northwest rainy days tend to be in the 30's, 40's, and 50's meaning there is enough fireplace smoke in the air making Amouage' Memoir Man an excellent choice. Epic also is.
+1 on Back...
I live in the Pacific Northwest; these conditions never happen.
But, Absolute pour le Matin shines.
Absolute pour le Matin by MFK. I think the per use cost is less than the Cologne variant due to strength and longevity.
Aventus by Creed
And my oddity: A 50/50 wet spray mix of Green...
...and I now own APLM. Prada is excellent, but MFK rises far above IMHO too.
I loathed my sample at first, but it grew and grew on me. After my third samping I did a FBP and haven't looked back. However, I did thoroughly enjoy Le Male in the 1990's and enjoy MFK's Cologne...
BdP 6 hours, then ambergris only for 2-4 hours more
GIT 4-5 hours, then ambergris only for 6-8 hours more
AA 6 hours or so
MI 1-2 hours total irrespective of sprays, weather, or...
I almost went with Ceil as I don't have it and it's on the buy list for summer. However, the debate was between Memoir and Jube XXV based on which bottle I'll run out of first and that would be...
Let's see: Your friend is comfortable enough with you she blurts deprecatory curses to your face. Your friend is female. That means she was also amazed and jealous. Perhaps begin educating her...
When the words 'cost' and 'price' are the focus the equation, the consumer has publicly confessed the goods or services are out of their realm, reach, or more likely their want. When something has...
The eccentric diet habits and personal insecurities inherent with being a gym junkie are far more dangerous than any fragrance on the market ever thought of being, and I don't say that in light tone....
Creed BdP, Amouage Memoir Man. It might wither some here, but Bois du Portugal is my favorite scent for blue jeans days and Memoir Man works for virtually every cold weather...
Nope. It's apparent I'm a parent. There are far better ways to invest my time.
And, BN hasn't about 1/2 my samples even listed making a Wardrobe list impossible and yes, they are readily...
In preparation for summer this:
And for the lovely Mrs. J. because she is lovely, this:
Because dignity matters.
Memoir Man. The smokiness aspect of it is more intense with body heat. I work layered in personal protective equipment and sweat hard all day long so I'd consider that a similar environment to a...
I love the stuff as does my little son who asks for it by name fairly frequently. Welcome to the world of Reflection owners!
I routinely pull 13 hour days with 9 of them being in surgery so soothing fragrances are a healthy part of my evening routine. My favorites are: Amouage Reflection Man, D&G The One after their...
However, you'd better cancel your cell phone plan to afford the collection.
The first sunny day after 30 days straight of heavy rain. Mmmmmm!
I own the Prada because MFK's fragrance did not exist at the time. I was sent generous samples of APLM and CPLM and would agree with your sentiment. APLM is one of my two purchases scheduled...
This dentist would have enjoyed whatever you wore; it's a refreshing change from the dirty feet and sweaty butt aroma we get wafting off most men. Thanks, on behalf of the profession, for your...
I have yet to have an application of any Amouage behave exactly the same twice. Similar? Yes. The same? Never. The air in the PacNW changes aroma quite frequently and likely has something to do...
Enough that adequate shelving becomes a concern.
DULLAH: With Epic, I get a pretty strong used engine oil smell if I apply 5-ish or more sprays. With just a couple, however, it's a different animal to my nose. What have you noticed?
I've specifically saved my Ceil samples for hot weather, which in the PacNW happens briefly in April (90+) and then disappears until August/September.
Thanks to each for the input here; it...
Having once been a young professional, one is so broke from schooling that one is happy simply to smell clean. Likely the aroma will be the smell of a 99 cent bottle of Suave Shampoo on a usual day...
Cologne pour le Soir
Tentative release date in the U.S. would be approximately when?
Mrs. J. liked 25 when she tested it but she's a tricky one when it comes to measuring enthusiasm levels so it has yet to arrive in her collection. I liked it too on her, not on myself, and prefer...
Amouage Opus IV.
I'd tested it's longevity on my skin and on my winter's heavy sweater to get a feel for it. Being the PacNW has the climate it does, the sweater got hung up in early...
This one could be one of the greats couldn't it.
Amouage Opus V, heavy on orris. Pricey.
It's one of my indispensables.
Helpful advice about life: Those who focus on cost typically lose much of the delightful value of life. There is a business truism those of us who want to become successful in business follow:...
They claim it is not a ban, it's just an elimination of products that are used for the sole purpose of emitting aroma plus it officially allows one to come to the boss if they have a fragrance...
My list as of now given the 45 degree, cloudy, rainy, windy climate we live in in the PacNW:
Opus IV (tie)
Jubilation XXV (tie)
I only have 6 Creeds total. Bois du Portugal sits on top of the entire heap, but the others are down the list a ways.
This. As do I for the very same reason, minor exceptions granted.
However.....the rest is nuts.
I've contacted Dan Satzman of PDX City Council, Mary Volm who ran for City Council and came in...
What??? Doesn't your typical Portlander smell strongly of old rancid natural hair oils, unwashed underarms, clothes suffering from too many wearings, and a mix of KY and BM? Would this include...
Amouage Reflection (Le Male was all I had for nearly a decade besides Old Spice), Dia, Epic, Memoir, Creed Bois du Portugal.
But I'd hide a bunch of others in my sock drawer.
In Oslo, all year would be perfectly fine. In the PacNW, I think the same is true. Day. Night. 1st degree of morning's twilight, whatever. Reason to wear it? Any. Even my gradeschool...
There is no doubt how much the more fair gender likes Aventus! As a pear shaped, graying, middle aged guy with glasses, ladies ask what I'm wearing and they're most pleased so you know it's good. ...
I own both so here is what I've found for myself, your mileage may vary.
Cologne pour le Soir is easily the more wearable of the two fragrances. It is designed for evening and night but,...
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Amouage Memoir Man
Amouage Epic Man
Amouage Reflection Man
Creed Bois du Portugal
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolute pour le Soir
I'm planning on eating Adoba tomorrow night with fresh corn tortillas. Hopefully no one in the restaurant will be too worried when there is this patron carefully and contemplatingly sniffing them. ...
We went for a 3 mile urban walk one cold, rainy PacNW day along Salmon Creek and a number of the homes in the area were burning various hardwoods in their fireplaces. The dampness...
'Chip on the shoulder' type threads? If not, it's smelling somewhat like it.
Not impressed one bit. Not one.
I'll completely back you up, PM, regarding the frag changing. If anything, it's more intense. I would consider that a very very good thing.
My 4.2oz bottle was purchased from FragranceNet, smells every bit as good as my sample which came later from Creedboutique dot com, and has an authentic lot number with a manufacture date of 2009. ...
Seriously? Palmolive. That or dryer sheets. A bit of work around the house is the number one route to ''privileges''. Dia would accompany but only on the back and adequately dried down.
I keep checking the threads out because neither Creed nor Basenotes have informed me what George Washington wore while crossing a very famous river, nor have they alluded to which blueblood family I...
How very interesting. I'd parked my bottle a few months back due to exploring more wintery fragrances. The other day I just shot Aventus into the air and thought to myself ''I like this better...
Edit: As the note was from Christopher Chong himself on his Facebook page, the information is good. (wise,nodding, & smiling thumbsup emoticon inserted here)
My guess is that the fragrance will...
My 2.5 oz bottles start with a ''C'', fwiw.
As is mine. Purchased from FragranceNet dot com. Nice to know its a genuine bottle.
Yes. It's a floral, woody oud. Iris and agarwood.
Perhaps this is old news, but Jacques Cavallier, perfumer for L'eau d'Issey, is the collaborating nose behind Opus V.
I find the multifocal pun Amouage have pulled off rather clever.
Apologies, I did not see you were in Oz. Welcome to Basenotes, btw.
Hopefully samples of each are as easy to obtain there as they are in the US. As pricey as they are, blind buying is...
Long live the Norwegians! Uffa meg! Don't worry about him. Tell him a bit about Kongetinn, hardanger, or lefse and he'll be aching to grow culturally.
Given your nose and how quite a few...
Since the warmer weather is soon due, one could think about Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Cologne pour le Matin (or in Absolute form if preferred) and Amouage Ceil.
The Financial Times Weekend edition list the current super populars as: Bang, The One Gentleman, Bleu de Chanel (which has now given Chanel 10% of the total market), Polo Pony, Colonia Assenza,...
Thanks. Will drop in for a sniff.
Correction: BdP box: A3008F04. And the ''21'' is confirmed on Baie de Genievre.
My 75ml bottle of Baie de Genievre is: CA21Z05 IIRC it was purchased at Parfumsraffy. CA=California in this case?
My 75ml bottle of BdP purchased from Creedboutique has no serial number at all, nor was it on the box which I still have.
Two steps shy of 45, accused by the insecure as decidedly not mature
1. Bois du Portugal
2. Reflection Man
3. Cologne pour le Soir
Honorable Mention: Epic Man, Memoir Man, Opus II, Dia...
I'm not getting quite the longevity nor am I getting the negatives mentioned in the thread.
OK....from the horse's mouth:
"Rumours rumours and they are only rumours. Reflection and Ciel are here to stay!" Christopher Chong, this morning after a long flight to Heathrow.
I could ask Christopher but as busy as he is I don't want to disturb. He may not be allowed to say either.
Edit for the post below: Christopher Chong, Creative Director of Amouage.
Epic. Huge engine oil accord if applied heavily during the first 20-30 minutes and worn indoors. It's partly why I like it so much.
I think he'd wear Havoline 10W-40. He likes his machines.
Either that or a few different Amouage.
Oh dear, if they were sampled together that would be pain and disappointment. Amouage really need multiple wearings separate from each other and should be explored over the length of their...
PM me in a month or two. I'm just getting introduced to Dia as of today and have had Memoir Man since its US release. They are two intelligent yet decidedly different takes on dignity.
That's a bummer for you.
Mrs. J. showed up at our office at 10:30 today wearing Jubilation XXV. Given her schedule today she would have had to apply at approx 7:30-8:00 am. She still smelled...
I actually prefer AplS to CplS in terms of everything except versatility. And because of that, I used AplS 5-10 times in the last quarter of 2010 and CplS 15-20. Perhaps I'm one of those guys...
We own Jube XXV, Memoir, and IV and I think Memoir is the most versatile of the 3. Exercises in elegance and sophistication yes, but still versatile. Like you, I prefer Jubilation XXV by a nudge...
CplS was my most used fragrance of the last quarter of 2010.
Congratulations. Those who can handle 5 can handle 7 years. Those who can handle 7 can handle the rest. And some CC makes it that much better. Woot!
It is designed more for evening wear 12 months of the year but it is also acceptable for daytime use.
Whether or not a reply will be forthcoming depends on Napoleon's mood.
Since this is price independent, a great recommendation would be to purchase several samples of each and enjoy the explore. Asking a friend or two who tells you straight up what they think would...
So did he like it, problems with the GoodenDog OussguhtsEyeschnett stuff aside?
In terms of ownership, Amouage are our #1 house. Mrs. J. is crazy about some of them, I'm crazy about others. We're sure you'll find something enjoyable in your sample pack.
One word, however....
Even if you loathed it a gift like that is best kept and frequently used. A bride like that is hard to find. Very hard to find; feelings are feelings, gifts are gifts, and treasures are...
Memoir Man, all 4 settings.
It's no fluke. But that is just my opinion. A correct one, but still only my opinion. :-)
Reflection Man, The One, L'Nuit d'L'Homme, Cologne pour le Soir, and sometimes Epic Man or Memoir Man. My bed smells like Epic.