Have both, but I prefer Avignon.
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Have both, but I prefer Avignon.
Altamir >>>>>>>> YSL parfum intense
Is this an EDT or an EDC , I was not impressed with their Dior Homme Cologne.
I will definitely check this out!
Antaeus hands down!
I know Akahina but still lol. In any case I have never owned a Bulgari, the patchouli and frankincense note seem interesting but most of the time I get excited for a designer fragrance, almost 95%...
brown water lol .....whose the genius of putting the words aqua on a brown bottle lol.
Where do you get it from and how much? Its no where available in North America. It apparently has Hyrax, how does it differ from civet you find?
Never encountered this note.
Best 155 dollars I ever spent. I hope Dior does more Oud fragrances.
Scent wise Jubilation
but over all Gold Man, it has great longevity and sillage.
Hednic which Charriol scent is your favourite?
Popular fragrances and popular discontinued fragrances are always faked on Ebay. I have been cheated once , I bought a fake TDH.
Ebay is good if you use popular fragrance websites on there like...
How is it compared to regular Antaeus?
+1 Monsieur Balmain
also DG Masculine
all are both about Lemons and musk
Its normal, sometimes you will over do a scent your really feeling because it subconsciously reflects where you are in your life and what mood your in and then suddenly as your mood or life changes...
+1 Very true
There is nothing old man about Antaeus lol.. Awakening is right but if she finds it too strong ( its not), I suggest the deodorant, its really good and when it blends with your sweat...
Some people who have new noses, have not sniffed around much, but when you do, your olfactory expression becomes more diverse and your tastes more discriminating.
Easily the worst designer release this year, its quality is on the lines of drugstore body sprays for teenage girls. Synthetic cupcakes and vanilla.
The bottle is nice and one would have thought its...
I procured a vintage late 80s Kouros tester from an antique dealer on Ebay. I will review that once I get it,
Who bought the other one? Because I posted the link for it on basenotes. It was offered...
I think the current Kouros will appeal to more people, as the animalic touches have bee almost removed. I like my Kouros skanky and musky so I will stick with the previous formulations.
I have Sycomore and Egoiste, I am trying to hunt down a vintage Antaeus, even the current formulation is better than 99% of the crap out there.
its not really strong, I guess musk does not suit you lol
LOL, the results are unanimous lmao.
Sorry but GG is trash.
Bleu de Chanel is a nice composition.
Tom Ford initiated the trend but it gained momentum by 2007-2010, with the advent of Montales. I think Montale really helped creating the Oud craze, which has abated a bit now. If you go back to...
Eau de Parfum = Pure Parfum
I also had this query a year back lol
(all in their vintage formulations were stellar)
I tested this, its a nice scent but the longevity is quite poor. The bottle is nice but not worth the price. Just like EROS, a wonderful bottle but lackluster juice.
I don't know what your talking about, all the girls I know LOVE it , and im not talking older women, im talking 25-35 year olds, my sister and her friends say it smells great. I work at an MNC and ...
NO I don't mind , in fact I revel in it lol :laugh: but nobody asks the price, they just ask what are you wearing thats it.
Vintage Kouros NEVER gets boring for me, its true beauty really comes out in the fall and winter.
Just yesterday I posted a link for an ebay listing, where an antique dealer was selling vintage 80s testers for slightly under 50 dollars.
A lot of people assume there is Oud in Wonderwood , its basically a Sandalwood scent.
I have the pre L'oreal 2009 version on one hand and the 1999 pre IFRA version on my other.
They do have a similar smell, but considerable differences emerge in the drydown. The 2009 version is a...
The drydown of Aoud Musk and Dark Aoud are similar to me( have both in the Vendome formulation but could be different for the current versions out there), the added Saffron and vetiver in Aoud Musk,...
Gaultier 2 is a very beautiful Amber but its very cloying
Altamir is a wonderful Amber fragrance and its just 25 bucks.
WTH lol, the drydown of Magnetism is quite masculine. There are no feminine bits, the Cola note is very gender neutral. The basenotes are a sweet leathery woody amber. Synthetic yes, but most...
Gucci Guilty Black
Gucci Made to Measure
notice the trend..
Aoud Musk is a much stronger version of Dark Aoud, but with Saffron added.
This use to be so common place in stores 6-7 years ago, every Perfumania had them for 50-60 bucks.
Its a nice scent and if it was rereleased im sure it would be a smash hit, as fragrance tastes have...
Kouros vintage tester
YSL L'homme gift set
Anyone interested in getting this here is the link:
Seller is legit, sells antiques, vintage items from...
Its from 2001-2 lool
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Yes ! I jumped on it within a minute. Once in a blue moon, you do get these lucky deals on Ebay Hednic.
Between Black line, Sand Aoud, Gold Intensive Aoud and The Aoud, which would you categorize as best in the below criteria ( different combos are fine)
1. Projection and Sillage wise
2. Scent wise...
Well I got an email in the morning , about this, its almost as if the fragrance gods heard me haha because finding this fragrance at a deal was impossible. I purchased it within 1 minute lool. I...
I blind bought Bentley Intense today on Ebay , 40% Black Friday special ( only 1 day) , I am sharing the link with you guys. Seller is legit.
^ The drydown is nice, but yeah it gets meh at times
I also got a fake TDH bottle of Ebay. NEVER EVER EVER buy popular fragrances of Ebay, unless they are hard to find and discontinued items.
You can tell an item is fake by the scent itself, if its...
I had one axe spray several years ago and I never bought one again lol.
Its starts off very nice, with the chocolate rosy oudy scent but the drydown is this sickly powdery synthetic smell. Pass for me. At its price point, there are better options available in the market.
^ Well I will just blind buy it anyway. Its hard finding Powerhouse fragrances as it is.
Thanks for the info Red!:p
^Jo Malone fragrances IMO are useless, save for a few.
How is the castoreum is in the current formulation? I was going to blind buy this but is it still animalic still?
Firstly its not natural civet is not used in fragrances now (since the 90s), civetone is used in fragrances. The new IFRA regulations mostly apply to resins and absolutes. Civet was not taken out of...
TF Noir EDP is hardly an animalic release, the civet in it is hardly there.
TF signature fragrances never get phased out, only his PB line ones do. TF Noir actually sells very well, he aimed this...
Dior Oud Ispahan
for Summers Mark Birley and DG Masculine
1000th POST !
They are both very similar even Katy Puckrik in her review of Noir, said so. I personally find the drydown in Noir much better though, the drydown in Amber Intense is a sickly powdery drydown, The...
I was not impressed with any of their prive collections, but I will give this new one a try.
Aventus does not project but yes it lasts long .
The current formulation is not a projection monster, but has decent sillage for the first 2 hours then becomes a skin scent, longevity about 4-6 hours on my skin , more in the winter.
In most cultures, in particular where Sandalwood comes from it is associated as a man's scent. the drydown of it Santal Blush is very masculine, the addition of cumin and oud only further supports...
I love civet. There needs to be more civet in men's fragrances.
Actually we do know what we are talking about , Santal blush is more or less Sandalwood with Cumin, its unisex leaning towards masculine , just like Sahara Noir
When I visited Canada, all the Hudson Bay locations in Toronto stocked it.
Its a nice scent but too weak and its not worth buying at all.
Dior Oud Ispahan
I use to wear this fragrance soo much back in 2011. I hardly wear it now, it does not entice me now like it did back then.
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2 on the neck , 1 on chest and a bit on the wrist.
I bought Pal Zileri and a Balmain Carbone tester. I wanted to buy a full bottle but the tester was at a great price.
I will just wait till it hits Fragrancenet of FragranceX ,
Honestly I feel all those IFRA regulations have really strangled the designer fragrance market, so what you end up with are fragrances not far off from Drugstore Axe fragrances of cheap celeb...
I didnt like the old formulation and I didnt like the newer one too.
Kinski, Black Afghano, Interlude all have that Hash/Cannabis note
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I take it you went to the powder room lol.
Its easy to find testers for this but full bottles are harder to come by and are much more expensive .
I beg to differ, I thought it was average at best. I think its over rated on basenotes. Gold Intensive Aoud by Mancera is a better take on this style.
If you like the smell of leather and swords, its an easy blind buy. For 30 bucks its a steal. I love wearing this on hot summer nights and in Dallas its its like that half the year almost
Thats what I exactly thought. It will be at your local TJ Maxx or Ross by next month the abode for all hip hop and celeb fragrances. What was Barney's thinking debuting this shit ? lol
I have read reviews that Santal Noble has been reformulated with less sandalwood and more amber. I was going to blind buy it but the recent reviews for it on Fragrantica made me change my mind.
With all the pansy mens fragrances out there, thank god for Kouros. Civet is a note which needs to be utilized more, it gives fragrances more dimension and character and makes the fragrance sexy. I...
Very mediocre fragrance and a very macabre flacon, it looks eerily similar to a funerary urn lol.
The confidential collection had nice bottles, I remember they were very high priced almost 800 us dollars for 100 ml.
another creed thread :thumbsup:
Artisan is a nice fragrance though very fleeting, but the abomination that is John Varvatos USA pretty much killed my liking of their fragrances. Nice bottle but I am quite sure the fragrance will be...
Gaultier^2 , very smooth, with the boozy amber musk and vanilla
Agree! Most people just use deodorant, the only Americans at least in Dallas which wear noticeable fragrances, are Sugar Daddies and Pimps.
Its nice but pathetic longevity.
How is Molinard's Patchouli ??
The new formulation is pathetic, that is the new bottle. Surprisingly though the Soir version is stronger.
They need to bring this back !! I absolutely abhor the current line of Gucci fragrances:mad:
There is no such thing as the best Oud ever. Real Oud oil, in itself its very complex, they range from the animalic Indian oud, which is preferred in the East and the one I personally find better, to...
Bottles alone about 121
Decants and Travel size sprays (35)
156 all together
me too, I am not a fan of either fragrances, Though the bottle for MIP is 1000x better than Blacks lol.
Quality wise MIP is more smooth but Black has more bite.
Ted Lapidus Altamir
Balmain Carbone (its hard to find though)
Franck Olivier Black Touch ( similar to Terre D'Hermes)
rest not a fan of
Wonderwood is similar to Rush but it lasts longer, pal zileri, has pathetic longevity. There was a review comparing Wonderwood and Rush by a seasoned youtube reviewer.
Wonderwood is the closest to Rush, I have both. Santal Blush has a curry note which can be offputting to many.
Its very popular but its weak I find.