Search:

Type: Posts; User: Bavard; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.08 seconds; generated 22 minute(s) ago.

  1. Replies
    83
    Views
    2,606

    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Interesting list. There are a bunch in there I sort of agree with: I haven't bought bottles of them. With Bugatti, with the right sample, I think it resonates. Same with No. 5.

    Bel Ami is...
  2. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Caron Pois de Senteur de Chez Moi parfum (vintage) and Estee Lauder Aliage (vintage)

    They're both special. Aliage is a trippy lamb stew. Pois de Senteur is a woody skin scent, smelling especially...
  3. Replies
    134
    Views
    56,086

    Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    I'm seeing the edp but not the edt. And after shave. I'm curious about the current after shave.
  4. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I think so.
  5. Replies
    4
    Views
    219

    Re: Prada L'homme and Intense

    It sounds like it might be a good one for you. Similar but slightly different could be just what you want.

    If you want to branch out, you might like Guerlain Lui - I'm not sure why it comes to...
  6. Replies
    192
    Views
    8,842

    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Maybe to fund retirement.
  7. Replies
    192
    Views
    8,842

    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I do like 35. Five groups of seven, or seven groups of five. Anything that can help me remember all my bottles.
  8. Replies
    26
    Views
    786

    Re: Those Animals You Own

    Cool parents.

    Bal a Versailles is the perfume we have that seems most likely to transform into a purring animal.
  9. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Givenchy L'Interdit, from a sample.
  10. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Yes, I didn't include Egoiste in this list. I could add it, but I hear a lot of mixed reaction to it - you could say I get tired of mixed reactions.
  11. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm getting more depth from Ricochet this time. I can still see it as a really nice bar of soap, but I'm now also getting more herbs, moss, and woods. I was getting a slight connection to Polo during...
  12. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Totally.
  13. Replies
    40
    Views
    922

    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    I didn't know you were an ELdO guy, Hednic.

    My scents of the days have been Caron Nuit de Noel and Ciro Ricochet.
  14. Thread: Chypre-Siam

    by Bavard
    Replies
    25
    Views
    2,100

    Re: Chypre-Siam

    Nice pick up, Greg!

    My significant other hasn't taken to Chypre-Siam yet, so I haven't been wearing it a lot. I'll sneak it back in at some point.
  15. Replies
    17
    Views
    593

    Re: Guerlain classics in spring

    When the weather warms up, it's a time to celebrate life and wear Chypres.
  16. Replies
    40
    Views
    13,803

    Re: Antaeus Vintage Vs Current Formulation

    Up to now, vintage Antaeus has been fairly easy to acquire, and not expensive compared to niche fragrances.

    I just checked eBay. There's a lot of vintage Antaeus, including Sport, on there right...
  17. Replies
    17
    Views
    593

    Re: Guerlain classics in spring

    These are the ones I like.
  18. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    From sampling, I almost always get more interested in vintage stuff, and the market is so variable. I think it could be a torment to be into niche.
  19. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    I would, and I have, but passing inspection is getting harder fast up here, especially with the salt.

    I bit the bullet recently and went with a new car.

    I save money on perfume by buying used...
  20. Replies
    5
    Views
    440

    Re: Christian Dior Jules question

    My ribbed glass bottle is early 2000s and the brown bottle is mid 1990s.

    119194

    These are the only versions I know. I love both. They are a little different. The ribbed bottles are strong....
  21. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I now also agree about the Dioressence part. I had forgotten you had mentioned that, Grayspoole. I did not get it even after you mentioned it, but during this wearing of Divine I'm getting a blast of...
  22. Replies
    43
    Views
    921

    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th February, 2020

    Ciro Ricochet parfum
  23. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Bel Ami
    Antaeus
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Jules
    Ho Hang Club
    Moschino Pour Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
  24. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,161

    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    I did Cacio's Eaux de Cologne pass in 2017, which was quick, easy, and educational:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/439043-Pass-the-sample-traditional-eau-de-cologne?highlight=

    We have several...
  25. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,161

    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    You could add me, Cacio, if you're still looking for participants.
  26. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Polo envy isn't a fragrance, rather a feeling you get when you don't have $60 or whatever it cost for a bottle of the stuff. You're in elementary school, with no job and no income. Things are tight....
  27. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I wore Chaps in elementary school. I had some Polo envy, but still loved Chaps and Stetson.

    My old man was always an English Leather guy.
  28. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Top posting, my friend. So true. Perfect descriptions.

    The new version still manages to smell just as "classic" as the actual vintage Derby. It's quite a trick. I think there might be some...
  29. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,948

    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    I want to look into this more. I wore Explorer for the first time today, and it did seem like a nice version of Aventus, specifically the 2016 version I have, i.e., later Aventus.

    I thought...
  30. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lancôme Balafre
  31. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I was reading it more as a vetiver, not that I think I understood it that well. I can't get past a similarity to Bleu de Chanel - it smells so familiar.
  32. Replies
    605
    Views
    23,075

    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I love seeing Arun active! Good vibes.

    I can synchronize with Eau de Gucci or Balafre.
  33. Replies
    223
    Views
    8,556

    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I'm wearing Fahrenheit as my scent of the evening. It has been working well. I got a big blast in the opening - no olfactory fatigue for the first five minutes, I was swimming in it and loving it. It...
  34. Replies
    92
    Views
    21,480

    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    I like it. That's an edp, I believe. I'm surprised the current Mitsouko edp is so good.

    One of the worst things among the current versions, for my tastes, is the parfum version of L'Heure Bleue....
  35. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Welcome, the watcher. You have a taste for some classics, it seems. The Miss Balmain picture is a delight.
  36. Replies
    73
    Views
    2,825

    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Dior Homme (2020)

    Mont Blanc Explorer

    I finally smelled these two, but have not been moved to buy either of them as of yet.

    The Dior Homme is ok. It's similar to Bleu de Chanel, to me, which...
  37. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I like it.



    This all sounds good.



    The smaller sizes are good.
  38. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    You have all kinds of time. Grayspoole needs to do a deep dive into some PKilers. Also, I wouldn't put it past IsoESuperman to organize a blind pass in the near future - he has been covert about...
  39. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Nice grab. I'll take it off your hands (especially considering the only bottle in your wardrobe is a ghost of Derby).
  40. Replies
    83
    Views
    2,606

    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Same here.

    Reading the thread some more, I wondered why this one resonates with me. I think it's because I can agree with someone on 9 out of 10 fragrances, but the conversation can still take an...
  41. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I had been on a rationing project when I was down to half a bottle of Bel Ami. It was going to become a dust collector if I didn't get a backup.
  42. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My scent of last night was Bel Ami. I'm indulging in Bel Ami more now.

    I'm wearing Givenchy L'Interdit this morning. It's already fading, so I'll be on to something else in a bit, I imagine.
  43. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    He's good with packaging details. There can be years-long windows without changes, so he'll often say "70s," etc., rather than a specific year. I don't notice him getting bogged down in decoding...
  44. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Grayspoole - I look forward to your power of expression to characterize the stylistic differences between these and the PKiler samples.

    I'd love to do a round three. Basenotes is like a new and...
  45. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    If people can feel confident about a specific year for a Chanel release, I don't know how they're doing it. Some companies, Dior and Hermes, seem to have a logical batch code system. Chanel does not,...
  46. Replies
    41
    Views
    2,294

    Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    This is true.
  47. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    When there's sweetness, like in the base of Lentheric Shanghai parfum, it's light and natural. How did they do it?
  48. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Trying this again, I can see what I meant by a beach ball smell, and it's a useful reference, but I'm liking it more this time. I think it's a wood note that naturally has a slight beach ball smell,...
  49. Re: Can't Smell Your Own Fragrance? SPRAY LESS!!!

    I spray on my wrist(s) and/or the back of my hands. Avoiding modern perfumes can help, too.
  50. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,152

    Re: What is your basenote lifetime number?

    0.01 years per ml (0.27 ml/day) is less than I use by a factor of about four. I have about 6,000 ml, so I'm good to go for about 6,000 days or 16 years - maybe 32 years if I ease up on the sprayer.
  51. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I wore Caron Fleurs de Rocaille yesterday, and I'm trying Houbigant Note this morning. All is well. My skin is eating up fragrance at the moment. Nothing, including my Egoiste Concentree, is lasting,...
  52. Replies
    605
    Views
    23,075

    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks for posting, Alex. The Madame Rochas has to go on skin, I think, to work best.
  53. Re: Holy Peony by Christian Dior need help authenticating

    Sounds compelling. Where did your friend get it, I wonder.

    This is not a fragrance I have ever heard discussed on the site, so if it's popular enough to be faked, it shows how little I know.
  54. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I wasn't that excited about Givenchy Gentleman at first. I still don't always love the first half hour, but it's tied with a few others as my favorite fragrance. The base is amazing. I know some...
  55. Replies
    45
    Views
    1,015

    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    Thank you so much for the kind words!
  56. Re: Holy Peony by Christian Dior need help authenticating

    Someone probably accidentally switched the bottom of the boxes.
  57. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm looking forward to a positive review on the final fragrance.

    I have put on some Ecusson edc, aldehydes and a musky base. This was a favorite from this round. I may keep bumping this as I...
  58. Re: Holy Peony by Christian Dior need help authenticating

    The bar code scanner could be wrong.
  59. Replies
    45
    Views
    1,015

    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    A dressy patchouli note.
  60. Replies
    73
    Views
    2,825

    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    You're too kind. You're forgetting I also passed on Sycomore edt.
  61. Replies
    73
    Views
    2,825

    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Eau d'Hermes. This has been on my mind for a few years now. The opening is delicious, but the overall development and experience haven't compelled me to buy a bottle yet. I love wearing this, but I...
  62. Replies
    73
    Views
    2,825

    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Any joy is great - I'll take all the JOMO I can get. One thing I love is to avoid advertising. I have so much joy from missing out on advertising.

    I don't have joy thinking about running out of...
  63. Replies
    73
    Views
    2,825

    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    No one else was grabbing it. It felt silly not to.
  64. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,023

    Re: Eau de toilette, eau de parfum or parfum?

    I agree with this. In theory, they should be weaker, but that often isn't my experience. There usually is something "more" to a parfum, though - richer smelling, at least smelled up close.
  65. Replies
    66
    Views
    3,326

    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    My significant other isn't loving me in Egoiste at the moment, in particular Egoiste Concentree. I think the "mandarin" in concentree isn't working for her.

    I find the opening of concentree to be...
  66. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm scared off by the Aqua Allegorias because they come across to me as auditorium-filling synthetic bombs. I think the very first one wasn't as bad. After that, they're like B-movie sequels, to my...
  67. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Like those drawings with hidden 3-D objects, I'm failing to see the problem with some of the modern feminines. This happened with Danger Femme in another pass.

    The Aqua Allegoria stuff shocks me...
  68. Replies
    73
    Views
    2,825

    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I'm also not in the market.
  69. Replies
    223
    Views
    8,556

    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Friday night, time to party. In Fahrenheit.

    118556
  70. Replies
    23
    Views
    896

    Re: What would make you to stop buying?

    This has happened, but then I got curious to try something else. I'll add a bottle if I think it has a realistic chance of getting used. I think Habanita could have a shot.



    The thought comes...
  71. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You don't taste your perfume, Martin?
  72. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Chloe Narcisse - I like this one, too. I like the Chloe style.

    I could understand not everyone liking it. The flowers have big character. I like it, although I get an association with Windex. I...
  73. Replies
    605
    Views
    23,075

    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Mitsouko is one of the best fragrances. It has an oak moss like in the best old bottles of Chanel Pour Monsieur, which is what I like, especially when I wear it. On someone else, it smells even...
  74. Replies
    73
    Views
    2,825

    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    A third bottle of Bel Ami. I'm conflicted, though.

    I let a vintage Cuir de Russie parfum go for $300. I might have gone for that if I could have gotten it for $300, but once it was bid on at that...
  75. Replies
    10
    Views
    639

    Re: The ghosts in vintage perfume

    When I've had the same fragrance in spray and in splash, including fragrances from the 1980s, now almost 40 years later, I can't tell a difference.

    The off smell of turned alcohol I've noticed...
  76. Re: Frederic Malle launches collection of their classic Rose scents

    That makes more sense than 75 ml.
  77. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Chloe parfum - I like this. Is it like one of the Ralph Lauren's from round 1? Anyway, it smells fairly familiar. This is from 1975. That's not old-school in the context of this thread. It smells...
  78. Re: Frederic Malle launches collection of their classic Rose scents

    I would like to be excited. On paper, it's brilliant. I'd love a house that's a better version of Frederic Malle. I love the style, but the fragrances just don't quite work for me. From this group, I...
  79. Replies
    39
    Views
    1,571

    Re: Rank all the Dior scents

    The new Dior Homme just came out, and I haven't tried it, and there are a bunch of flankers, but the originals almost always seem better to me, so:

    1. Jules (available in France, but not the US)...
  80. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    My roughly defined preference is something like:

    1. Smells good on me, in the style of classic perfume - good smelling stuff that has stood the test of decades. Other smells are great (baking...
  81. Replies
    19
    Views
    597

    Re: How old is my Diorella?

    It looks like a nice bottle. Diorella is popular on this site. We have a little of the parfum.
  82. Thread: Top 3 now.

    by Bavard
    Replies
    111
    Views
    5,781

    Re: Top 3 now.

    It's so much like vintage Antaeus, sometimes I can't tell them apart.
  83. Thread: Top 3 now.

    by Bavard
    Replies
    111
    Views
    5,781

    Re: Top 3 now.

    Thank you so much, Starblind. I know you like a good vintage parfum.
  84. Re: My (past and) current collection and what do add next?

    A clever move would be to do a bunch of sampling. I haven't done big sample orders for a few years since I've had enough perfume to swap samples, but the key to getting into perfume and understanding...
  85. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm trying Guerlain Insolence edp, a 2016 version of a 2008 release, from Grayspoole. It smells like other iris or violet/iris combinations I've smelled, all with a modern vibe - a recent version of...
  86. Replies
    74
    Views
    2,263

    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    I keep misplacing one of my Fahrenheit bottles. Those 50-ml bottles are tiny. They don't even look real - like toy Fahrenheit bottles. Once, it was stowed away in my computer bag. More recently, it...
  87. Re: Am I applying my fragrance the wrong way or not enough?

    You're applying a good amount - more than that right before a class could be a problem. I spray on my left wrist as well, so I can always get a closeup smell.
  88. Re: (hopefully) Fun poll bc i'm curious about others tastes :)

    Sycomore edt - Some of my favorite reviewers love it, and I agree it's interesting.
  89. Replies
    53
    Views
    1,936

    Re: I hate geranium.

    Mine hates me - has certainly seemed to. It can happen with siblings.
  90. Re: My First Warner/Lauren Polo Arrived This Morning!

    Warner Polo is more of a smokers' version, I agree. I have also recently sprung for a bottle. Even if I have a slight preference for the Cosmair version, I wanted both. The good stuff from around...
  91. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Prizes, I gather - I know from shopping in France on a budget to look out for items marked as the premiere prix - D&G underpricing the generics did sound too good to be true.
  92. Thread: Top 3 now.

    by Bavard
    Replies
    111
    Views
    5,781

    Re: Top 3 now.

    Entertaining, as always.

    Three vintage feminines:

    1. Chanel Cuir de Russie
    2. Miss Dior
    3. Guerlain Mitsouko

    118395
  93. Replies
    53
    Views
    1,936

    Re: I hate geranium.

    Exaggeration and posing (not exaggerators and posers, though - love the sinner, hate the sin).
  94. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    It couldn't have been so bad. Do you happen to remember the specific application? I like to go right up to the line of too much.
  95. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That is a mighty fine fragrance to get for the 1st price! I love that. Top packaging and communication as well - hard to beat.
  96. Thread: Top 3 now.

    by Bavard
    Replies
    111
    Views
    5,781

    Re: Top 3 now.

    I'm not changing mine as much as ThrilledChilled, but an update feels necessary to clarify that my favorite three fragrances are currently:

    Antaeus Sport
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Hermes Bel Ami
  97. Replies
    283
    Views
    10,890

    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm curious about your collecting approach, and whether you'll go for a full bottle of this. From my sampling, I don't think it's one of the best fragrances we've sampled. I think another vintage...
  98. Replies
    1,330
    Views
    33,511

    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Antaeus Sport (1985). I believe this may be my favorite fragrance, at least the opening. This was the Chanel men's release between Antaeus (1981) and Bois Noir (1987). It's not so different from...
  99. Replies
    58
    Views
    2,750

    Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    She probably thinks the pineapple craze has been played out, is so 2015, etc.
  100. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,023

    Re: Eau de toilette, eau de parfum or parfum?

    This is a good question for a thread, and something I've given some thought.

    The option for multiple concentrations comes up more often with women's perfume.

    For men's perfume, it's not as...
Results 1 to 100 of 470
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000