I'm in Poivre by Caron for the daytime.
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I'm in Poivre by Caron for the daytime.
Carnal Flower for me during the day.
Bel Ami by Hermes
It is said that EL will never meddle with any Malle formula without his consent.
Habit Rouge EdP for me today.
I agree that the new formula is AWESOME and lip-smacking. Dare I say, this is the BEST reformulated scent I have ever experienced. But I disagree that this new one is THAT different from the original.
Thanks Noggs. Been away from posting for a long time, but I always checked the boards. I have a lot of fragrance tales to tell :))
Montale is a bit over 100 dollars' cost here in every shop in Dubai. You guys should find ways to order from here. Dubai was very quite behind in areas of online merchandise for so long. I hear Paris...
This a very nice fragrance for wintertime in this part of the gulf. Very romantic and resists fading. I have little juice remaining of it. I called a few shops that are supposed to carry it but no...
Never liked the pure parfum. Love to smell it from time to time but I won't wear it.
Killer. The sweetest macho scent.
Oh how silly can't you see it's a typo. In over 6 years of frequenting here, I just can't associate ONE single posting that drew my attention with your name. I swear! And, mind you, I remember so...
The question is bedeviled by extreme nativity and is thrown from a very ignorant and shallow point of view. Most of the apologetic answers reek of juvenile, pseudo logic. Don't you FUCKIN' know it's...
Been wearing the sample I got for two days and it's gown on me. I can feel the cardamom after I read the pyramid and it looks it's more complex than I early thought. The price is still way beyond...
When Paris Gallery were liquidating stuff a year ago, I bought three VO for 89 dirhams each :) That was friggin noyce
Garofano and Vetiver last well on me. Piper Nigrum and Dilmun don't.
Guerlain - Derby
I'm feeling so hurt now. No mention of Eucris? Basala? I'm crying here.
No way! Seriously?
No for the the frags that leave stains on the material or degenerate in terms of smell. If I'm wearing something dark, I would.
I like to spray my underwear, though LOL
Try Escada PH against Tiffany PH.
I went downtown here in Dubai to see if Surati was known, and soon forgot all about brand names because this Oud Wood oil copy was all over the market along with many other TF frags. I was gifted a...
I know you're kidding, but hell no! I'll never dump my acquaintances for such a reason. It's only perfume... and I wear it for me and my hedonist pleasures.
No paradox, I guess. Sales figures dictate the next move. The market nose is different from our Basnotes consensus.
All my acquaintances in real life find Prive very shallow, old-fashioned and...
Annoyingly double-posted :(
Am struggling a lot these days with choices. It's never been like this with me before. Many factors combine to make it a decided choice every morning: The size and weight of the bottle, if it leaves...
No, it wasn't M7 that started the oud mania.
What started this whole oud thing as a hip trend was Pierre Montale.
Even C&S Dark Rose didn't spark any interest in oud when it came out...
Narcisse Noir by Caron (parfum and EdT) is the essence of woe. You gotta have a streak of masochism in you to know this :)
Iris 39 by Le Labo sends sacred messages to those who often watch the...
Indeed. Out of the three tuberose collection by this house (which I don't really like), this one stands out as unisex and even masculine. Unfortunately, it has poor longevity.
Yes, the oud brings out the amazing oomph of this beautiful scent. Try layring the parfum with oud oil. Little dabs of both behind the ears and on the upper part of he chest.
If you want a masculine scent with an outstanding note of tuberose, it's not been made yet.
Richard James and Serge Lutens' Cedre have tuberose but it's not as outstanding as it is in scents that...
I will never forget how Derby turned my stomach the first, second and third time I tried it. Took me a while to appreciate it. I'm in mad love with it now, and that's been the case for many years....
Chaos by DK
Fuel by DK
All are super nice.
No. you are not right here sir. Black Oud is very very original to us here in the Gulf and you know you can't be more royal than the king, if you know what I mean :)
Black Oud has agarwood, rose,...
Oud Wood by Tom Ford. Haven't been asked about what I'm wearing like this in a long time. I like it. Others seem to love it!
What's wrong with another man walking around wearing what you were wearing and got complimented for? Nothing! Absolutely nothing. No lying means self-respect.
Opus IV is not for ordinary people. Shockingly complex and multi-phased. Definitely not an outcome of arbitrary experimentation or a market brief.
I still find Jubilation PH an outcome of rushed...
New York and Oud! What a name!
Chinatown is unique and stellar. Like it or not :)
Volley2, Eau de NY borrows heavily from Goutal's classics like Eau d'Hedrien. Cooper Square is quite unique actually. Truth be said--it's a very good scent.
Also, I guess your sample is mis-labeled....
TI by a mile. Has better depth and more complexity, although it's not worth the price it's sold at. You're a big spender anyway ;)
Original Musk by Kiehl's.
Yes, you are right, I guess. The very drydown of both is similar. There's a faint lingering vetiver note in Timbuktu that's not there in Kyoto, nonetheless. The cardamom in Timbuktu rules the top and...
Not to these nostrils.
I'd rather think of it as a "rich" Tea for Two.
My dad hated perfumes although he wore them. He's had this allergy since he was a kid.
Everybody in my family talked about perfume. It's something very customery in this part of the world. It grows...
Black Oud by montale - bespoke ver with double oil
L'Heure Bleue - finished 2 bottle of 100 ml (vintage EdP)
Dior Homme intense - also 2 bottles of 100 ml
Derby - also 2 vintage bottles of 100 ml
Tabac Blond - EdP went through 1 and...
It was only released in the female bottle design around the time I bought it. I'd highly doubt you'd find it now. The juice is exactly the same and not in EdP strength.
Yes. I owned one. Bought it in 2004 from Faces in Dubai. It was in EdT strength, like the males' ver.
Musky floral spicy is my most fave.
Sharp green is my least fave.
Terre d'Hermes parfum
Not that I need one. My nose is good LOL, but my friend has had enough with his humongous, beak-like nose and he's succumbing to our supplications. He's read somewhere that the sense of smelling in...
Big congrats. Wear them in good, happy days and good health.
Please, can't wait to hear about Vetiver and Mitzah.
Yeah Louve is one that can be worn by men, IMO. It's a very basic cherry and almond accord. The cherry smells painfully synthetic.
It lasts quite well.
With earphones (the IEM type) this is not feasible any more.
I used to keep a reserve of oud oil in my ears, so that I could fall back on it later in the day. Very very ancient tradition here in...
the CdG's Carnation has the smell of body lotion base. Me no like much this thing. My least fave in the red series.
One of the worst Lutens scents in terms of longevity. It's Woody cinnamon-y but that's not all.
If you want a cinnamon-based scent get Cinnabar by Estee Lauder. Quite available and can be easily...
No. You got the wrong impression. It's not "minimalist" in any way I can think of. It's very spicy and certainly sweet. It draws a lotta attention. Poor longevity, though.
I love carnation. I love it in multi-note frags and as soliflore.
As soliflore (or as the central note): Bellodgia by Caron / Garofano by Lorenzo Villoresi / Carnation by CdG
I adore it in...
Dixon kid, STOP pigeonholing the world. Scratch those silly labels and wear what pleases you. Perfume aficionados don't give a flying squirrel what the other unknowing multitude think of their smell....
Not really. Maybe Yatagan.
I have Sandringham and love it. Clive Christian based 1872 for men on Sandringham to a large extent and THAT BIG price tag on it.
I have both and love them dearly but won't but 1872 for that price...
L'Anarchiste by Caron
For a moment, I thought you got pregnant! ROFL
The biggest pain EVER :(
I do it myself. I don't allow anybody to help. Takes me usually a month when I shift.
It hit me with a ton of brick when I first tried it from a vial that Diane (from TPC) had sent me a few years ago.
I caved in and got a 30 ml decant from Diane, then I bought a tester online (which...
La Contessa by YOSH
I find it better than anything SL did from Chypre Rouge onwards. To my nose, it's like a cross between Chypre Rouge and Serge Noire, and way better than them both, still nothing compared to Chergui,...
As a kid, every man around me from daddy to the neighbours wore Azzaro PH. My uncle always described it as toothpaste gargling water poured into a glass of whisky. That stuck in my head for years. I...
888 by CdG
If you buy PURE OUD oil from any of the reputed perfume houses in the Gulf, you'll guarantee that what you're buying is not meddled with. Oud is sacred in this part of the world, and to adulterate it...
Agarwood oil comes in different degrees and smells :) Some smell very fecal and putrid and some smell divine, and the prices have nothing to do with how accessible and gratifying a smell is. Suyoufi...
L'Eau d'Issey = H O R R O R
Yes, definitely MR from the whole lot. Apply liberally and be loud :)
Does compare mean "to liken something to something else"?
When I studied Comparative Literature, it was about illustrating disparities and points of mutual agreement and concord between different...
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things by YOSH
I need the olfactive key to someone's chastity belt tonight LOL
Your reply put great essence in a thread that started as a horribly shallow comparative question entailing some horrible sweeping generalizations.
I see your point very clearly and I...
40k+ views for this putrid piece of turd? ROFL!
Get the vintage. BUT, SN did not suffer the way Tam Dao did. The MPG source of synthetic sandalwood is far better than the Diptyque's IMO. So, if one day vintage SA disappears completely, the new one...
Black Oud. One client of ours (lady) just went in, stood near me and shouted OMG something in here smells SO GOOD!
Don't forget patchouli, chocolate and water! LOL
Oh Chris, you definitely look nice there at the computer :)
Well, contrary to what my question might have presumed, it IS easy to tell the diffrences between the NATURAL roses.
Trust me, if you...
Many. To mention a few: mint, peppermint, lavander, jasmine, rose, black pepper, cinnamon, lemon, saffron, synthetic cucumber (almost in every mainstream of recent times=ultra yuck)...
The best way to assimilate and internalize any aroma and have it registered and etched instinctively in your memory is to buy the extract of that aroma, distilled or extracted by any other means....
Tam Dao is not the same. I love this house. Not as daring as early Goutal, but early Diptyque had balls. Even the orange-themed ones were decadent and daring. L'Autre and L'Eau Trois meant serious...
So guys, if I blindfold you and make you smell roses from different parts of the world, you'll be able to tell the Bulgarian from the Damascene, or from the Turkish or even from the Taif rose? WOW!...
*best*? That's something you decide. They both are very well established houses and you'll need a long time to appreciate their creations. They have something in common: the obsession with...
Nothing. Seriously nothing. I hope these houses would take a respite and slow down the churning out of stuff.
Arabie by SL. Struggled a lot to make up my mind on a scent today morning. This is becoming annoying off-late.
There's a hint of rose and sandalwood in the background but the character of the fragrance is definitely not the compelling incense presence. Think nothing of the kind. A simplistic take on woodied...
Could be the fig theme, but I feel it's more like a severely synthesized version of Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermes.
It's not bad actually, but the thrust of uber synthetic aroma-chemicals in it...
Nice :) You put a smile on my face. LV's Vetiver is one of the few uncompromising, hardcore vetiver creations. It IS divine despite the immense darkness I elicit out of it.
I'm wearing it tonight :)
Merry Christmas to all of you fragrant, beautiful people. xxxx
Steer clear! Vetiver is for those with instinct.
As a white-collar professional in the corporate world, get a Davidoff--any mutant Davidoff of the later years!
Much ado about nothing even the intense version. Grain alcohol with a bit of anise and vetiver with ceder. Like an unfinished scent project.
Ah OK. Creative posting. Nice.
You must be talking about the hideous ambrette.