Search:

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

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.11 seconds.

  1. Re: Sephora Depression (Nothing New Under the Sun)

    I can't add much to your well thought out post except to say that I agree! Mediocrity reigns! It sounds snobbish to say, but I have not found a designer scent that I wanted to buy for a long, long...
  2. Re: Does anyone else mentally pronounce "Habit Rouge" like this?

    I have no real clue how it is supposed to be pronounced! As an American who took Russian as a second language I butcher French. I do better with Spanish, but French? I admit I am ignorant. Even...
  3. Re: I only want to own two Creeds: So ... Aventus and which other one?

    The only Creed on my buy list is Acer Aluminum, but it seems to be not so popular around here.
  4. Replies
    47
    Views
    1,265

    Re: Skanky/Animalic/Barnyard-y Oud Suggestions

    Al Kimiya (Kemi Blending Magic) 'ilm. Nothing but oud with some real barnyard.
  5. Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Almost every time I wear Leather Oud I get several complements. Scent of Peace for Him has been complemented lately too.
  6. Replies
    64
    Views
    22,252

    Re: The Best Oud-Dominant Fragrance?

    If you want oud there is Kemi Blending Magis - 'ilm. Indian Assam oud, replaced in later stages by oud from Bangladesh in the heart, while the base accentuates sophisticated aromas of oud from Laos.
  7. Replies
    56
    Views
    1,876

    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    This! Plus, I have a good collection that will last forever so buying more is just feeding an addiction and emptying my bank. The last items purchassed was a half tola of oud oil and an oud parfum...
  8. Re: First in Fragrance-Very bad customer service!!!

    I have ordered from FiF twice and shipping tracking numbers are frustrating because after the package leaves Germany, the tracking number does not work. On my second order, after days of frustration...
  9. Replies
    94
    Views
    2,923

    Re: 1 spritz of Leather Oud = big complaint

    I suggest you try some nice Hindi oud!
  10. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    http://media0.giphy.com/media/1uPiL9Amv5zkk/giphy.gif
  11. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,697

    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    I too sent long letters to several European representatives of L'Artisan and to US offices in January. I never got a response and 6 months later they are still unchanged. IMHO, they simply do not...
  12. Replies
    45
    Views
    1,420

    Re: Help an old man choose new fragrance

    I am beyond your youthful years, and I have a significant collection of many types of fragrances. I enjoy scents that are considered youthful and also some that are mature. It simply doesn't matter...
  13. Replies
    8
    Views
    545

    Re: The Different Company - Le 15

    That price point is affordable..GOOD NEWS! This may be a blind buy.
  14. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,032

    Re: Polarizing fragrances and why you love them

    Dior Leather Oud! I like it because it is just right as far as projection, longevity and it just simply smells delicous to my nose...and apparently to others because I get complemented every time I...
  15. Replies
    8
    Views
    545

    The Different Company - Le 15

    39663

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26146784.html

    A special limited edition available this fall. I can't wait for this one. I love Palo Santo and have hoped for a good fragrance containing this...
  16. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,697

    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    Welcome to the club! L'Artisan is a brand I will never buy from any source by me. My dealings (when I was at long last able to find out who to contact) with Mark Runz were identical. It took me...
  17. Re: Jubilation XXV gives me very similar vibes to Tom Ford Black Orchid

    The only similarity I find in the two is strength.
  18. Replies
    99
    Views
    8,863

    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    Luckyscent now carries Perris Monte Carlo.
  19. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,697

    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    Good advice for those that have not experienced their shenanegens online and their utterly abysmal customer service. And I do have a couple of their scents which I wear occasionally, but every time...
  20. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,697

    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    I ordered Tea for Two months ago when it was re-released. Got confirmation but no shipping details for well over a week. I called them and got a recording. Called back many times and never got a...
  21. Replies
    11
    Views
    698

    Re: Which one among these Ambers?

    My choice would be Amber Sultan but would suggest you also try HdP Amber 114.
  22. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    Many for sure, but Kneze 10 has escaped me for years.
  23. Replies
    4
    Views
    467

    Re: Mona di Orio Cuir vs Leather Oud

    I agree with your assesments completely and have L'Aigle de la Victoire which I find to be very similar to LO on the opening and middle. I might add Kolnisch Juchten to a list to try, a heavy birch...
  24. Re: Do you think Creed batch variations are actually just shoddy quality control or cuz of 'Millesim

    I believe that I would be unbiased and am neither a lover nor a hater of Creed. I got a small split of a highly touted batch about 3 years ago and did not love it at first but came around to liking...
  25. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,175

    Re: Where is the tobacco?

    To me, both tobacco and leather are fantasy scents. I have tried many that people suggest, but none so far have smelled like their namesake. I would realy love to find a scent that has the smell...
  26. Replies
    15
    Views
    954

    Re: I'm intrigued. Guerlain Santal Royal.

    I think it is a pretty good release and was my scent of the day yesterday. Not Guerlain's best but good. I do smell sandalwood at the top but not much and it fades quickly; this is mostly a...
  27. Replies
    66
    Views
    2,197

    Re: Best fragrance to mask cigarette after-smell?

    It seems that I remember reading someplace that Tobac Blond was designed just for this...of course, I could be wrong.

    Edit: found some info.

    http://boisdejasmin.com/2005/06/tabac_blond.html
  28. Re: Bond No 9 Andy Warhol...not his others the discontinued with his face on the bottle

    As far as I know, this is the only scent discontinued by Bond. "Purple" would have been a good name for this one.
  29. Re: Bond No 9 Andy Warhol...not his others the discontinued with his face on the bottle

    A top scent from Bond. I find Plum Japonaise to be very similar at a higher price but prefer Andy Warhol. I will never understand why Bond discontinued this scent...they should have re-named it.
  30. Re: Accidentally bought TerreDHermes eau tres fraiche instead of normal TDH

    Like it was said above, this one is great in the summer heat. It's on my buy list. I like all versions of TdH with the edt taking the top positiin by a mouse hair.
  31. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,147

    Re: Creed Classics at the Creed Boutique NYC

    Green Valley is one I have wanted to try for a very long time.
  32. Re: Manhattanperfumes.com -- no response or shipment notification of my order. Open dispute?

    Absolutely open a case! I recently had a problem with L’Artisan Parfumeur not sending Tea for Two. They would not answer their phone, would not respond to emails and I at long last emailed every...
  33. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,165

    Re: Good oud under $50

    I agree with this completely... Save some cash and spend a bit more.
  34. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,270

    Re: NEW Armani Prive's Ambre Eccentrico!

    I tend to like almost anything with a plum note. I look corward to sniffing this one.
  35. Replies
    11
    Views
    753

    Re: Smoke for the Soul Kilian

    It never gave me a headache, but living in a "soon to be legal" state, I am glad it does not! Longevity however sucks for me or I would buy a bottle.
  36. Replies
    25
    Views
    999

    Re: Jubilation XXV vs Musc Ravageur

    I have both in original formulations. PLEASE! Don't make me choose. OK, Jubilation XXV by a mouse hair.
  37. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    What's not to love about Roger Dove...except the price?

    http://www.unseencenser.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/rojamontage.jpg

    I personally like many of those I have sampled, but simply do not...
  38. Replies
    7
    Views
    628

    Re: Atomizer cleaning

    I've used Everclear with success. I feel the alcohol will be a better solvent than water.
  39. Thread: Speech Police

    by Akahina
    Replies
    89
    Views
    3,534

    Re: Speech Police

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=vbZhpf3sQxQ
  40. Replies
    603
    Views
    23,039

    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=38285&d=1432694289
  41. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,229

    Re: Looking for a fruity woody fragrance

    The second time I have suggested this one in as many days....

    Byredo Bullion. Top is plum and pink pepper. Mid has osmanthus which sort of smells of apricot, and leather. The base is a bit...
  42. Re: What are some of your favorite Plum fragrances?

    Of course, THIS! Plum is my favorite note. Bond has a few food ones including New York Oud and Andy Warhol. Byredo Bullion is my favorite from the house and is excellent. Serge Lutens Boxeuses is...
  43. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,561

    Re: I'm pretty much done! Well...almost.

    Good advice, but what I really need is to try some of the many Middle Eastern houses. But it would be nice to find samples locally or at least in the US since I have never traveled to the Middle...
  44. Thread: malle une rose

    by Akahina
    Replies
    10
    Views
    544

    Re: malle une rose

    Une Rose is amazing and fairly unique. Regardless of my recently posted thread, this is on my short list. The cost is ridiculous though so I am waiting for a deal or a split. 10mL would last...
  45. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,561

    I'm pretty much done! Well...almost.

    After years of sampling and buying, I just can't find anything that truly interests me anymore. Most scents I sample and smell are either not good or are similar to what I already have. There are...
  46. Re: Oud Imperial Black Bottle Similar To Montale Dark Aoud ?

    I have both and I guess they are similar in some ways. Oud Imperial black is superior in quality ingredients and IMHO a much more refined and well blended scent. Maybe not quite as flamboyant as...
  47. Re: What happens when you splash water where you applied fragrance?

    Some of the scent you love will likely be removed, but if you hate the scent it will not come off even with ammonia and a stiff wire brush!
  48. Re: Old Youtube Reviewer: Been out of the game for a while....

    Two that come to mind for me are...

    Charenton Macerations - Christopher Street
    Masque Milano - Russian Tea Ritual
  49. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,712

    Re: waiting is the hardest part...

    Another shipment from FiF was processed and shipped today. The wait will be excruciating, especially since I simply can not get updates from DHL once the package leaves Europe. I am not a fan of...
  50. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,148

    Re: Where can I get a decent pocket atomizer ?

    Nordstrom makes a nice one for only $6.
  51. Thread: Amouage Awaits

    by Akahina
    Replies
    48
    Views
    1,783

    Re: Amouage Awaits

    Yes, buy samples from Parfums Raffy first.
  52. Replies
    68
    Views
    2,507

    Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    I don't think that is the case arounf here. 90% of the time I smell a fragrance on a man it is AdG or some other aquatic, or another cedery scent that I have never identified.
  53. Re: First in Fragrance - 10% discount until 10 May 2015

    No free samples is no bug deal. I ordered a few samples that I really wanted anyway.
  54. Re: First in Fragrance - 10% discount until 10 May 2015

    Nope, but I think I ordered a sample.

    Anyone that wants a great deal with a strong dollar and weak euro better jump on this chance. It is the 10th in Germany now.
  55. Re: First in Fragrance - 10% discount until 10 May 2015

    Yes, I expect and hope the wait is worth it. Buying a scent with only a couple of reviews...and I won't tell what it is until it arrives and I wear it.

    :rolleyesold:
  56. Re: First in Fragrance - 10% discount until 10 May 2015

    Blind buying maddness! I placed an order last night for a perfume that is out of stock but expected in less than a week. Add a couple of weeks or so for DHL to deliver and I should have to wait...
  57. Re: The Fragrance Industry - Evolution or Revolution?

    I see a great deal of creativity with independant perfumers. But mass market stuff has become more about image and advertising which costs a lot more than the ingredients in their products. Add...
  58. Re: First in Fragrance - 10% discount until 10 May 2015

    Yeah! My tax return came today and I see an order in my near future.
  59. Replies
    9
    Views
    783

    Re: Afrika Olifant by Nishane

    Sounds like this is my type of scent. And I really like that they display the notes on the bottle. I really look forward to this line being distributed in the US. Thanks for the heads up!
  60. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,352

    Re: Terre d'Hermes Refillable Metal Spray

    I read someplace, perhaps a blog, that the bottle will develop a unique patina with age, which makes me wonder if this is a silver plate. I think it is quite handsome and would be tempted if I were...
  61. Replies
    232
    Views
    9,799

    Re: There's a hair in my...

    If I bought a defective or contaminated product I would simply retun it to the retailer who sold it to me for replacement. If the retailer would not replace the product I would then contact the...
  62. Replies
    41
    Views
    1,745

    Poll: Re: Getting tired of "oud scents" yet? POLL.

    No! Oud is still relatively new in Western perfumes and to me it is just another note. Somemtimes done well and sometimes not. I do tire of bergamot though...it seems every house has used bergamot...
  63. Replies
    21
    Views
    843

    Re: Which Amouage to sample for my tastes?

    Dry herbs, wood and leather...sounds like Opus VII to me, but you either love it or hate it. I love it.
  64. Replies
    52
    Views
    2,398

    Re: Which is your favorite niche house?

    Right now, if I had to choose just one (an impossible task) it would probably be Masque Milano. But the often mentioned ones above are all good choices too. I just like the concept Masque has, the...
  65. Replies
    58
    Views
    1,952

    Re: You can only have one

    Probably TdH edt because it is good at any time of year in any situation and just smells good. But M7 is a close second.
  66. Re: Montale fans - shop opening (back) on May 15 in Paris

    With the ad copy, this might be real this time which is good news. I suspect that they will not offer haute concentrations as they did in the past, or the other nice perks, but we shall see.
  67. Replies
    96
    Views
    5,017

    Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    So, I am a snob because I don't like one Chanel creation?...
    OK. Have an ordinary day.
  68. Re: Other than oak moss, what else has been restricted?(eg Polo Green)

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ifra+restricted+ingredients
  69. Thread: Terre d Hermes

    by Akahina
    Replies
    30
    Views
    1,613

    Re: Terre d Hermes

    I prefer the edt as well. Hard to improve on. And to my nose they did smell almost identical but after wearing both many times there are subtle differences. Maybe some of you don't find the...
  70. Replies
    96
    Views
    5,017

    Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    Yes it does smell ordinary. Inoffensive, safe and boring overall. Not a bad scent but far from spectacular. Perhaps it is a modern classic for the masses but for most fragrance fenatics it's just...
  71. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    I agree! I asked about this late last year and was told it was on thw list of things to due but a low priority. Wish it would come soon.
  72. Thread: Terre d Hermes

    by Akahina
    Replies
    30
    Views
    1,613

    Re: Terre d Hermes

    TdH is going to be a classic. I like both the pure parfum and the edt. To me they do smell very similar, but unlike CaliDude, I get more flinty earthy notes from the edt but the parfum is richer. ...
  73. Replies
    43
    Views
    2,294

    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or Acqua Di Gio?

    If I had to choose it would be Bleu...but :huh:I would never buy either one.
  74. Replies
    56
    Views
    2,334

    Re: Recommendations for my first Dior

    I say go straight for the jugular! Sample Leather Oud. Maybe not pretty but a personal favorite from any house.
  75. Re: Popular fragrances you've smelled on others in public ... that just didn't impress

    This! Everyone seems to wear this or nothing. Nothing is usually better.
  76. Thread: Essenza Nobile

    by Akahina
    Replies
    30
    Views
    1,470

    Re: Essenza Nobile

    I also will order again soon, when I get my tax refund. The dollar is weakening but the deals are still good.

    (As a side note I will likely go mad and blind buy a couple of things not available...
  77. Thread: Essenza Nobile

    by Akahina
    Replies
    30
    Views
    1,470

    Re: Essenza Nobile

    I recently ordered from First in Fragrance and the deal I got was great compared to the US prices. I may have been lucky but my order took exactly 2 weeks to ship to the west coast. I ordered on a...
  78. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,936

    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    As a horticulturist for 30 years, the "camillia" note confuses me. Camellias are a flower with no scent. I am familiar with most camellias and none of them have any smell whatsoever and Fragrantica...
  79. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    Ah...ok. I did a search on Fragrantica and found several with "immortalle" in the name. Thank you! Opus VII has immortalle I think if I remember the right Amouage. I love immortalle in...
  80. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    I hate to ask, but who makes this one?
  81. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Pink Flamingos by Divine.

    http://klauslucka.com/celebrities/960x640/devine.jpg
  82. Re: The evolution of my opinion and behaviour regarding scent at the gym

    I agree. The first Olympics were done nude. It might make the gym more interesting...or disgusting depending on the members.:shocked:
  83. Replies
    54
    Views
    3,230

    Re: Is this Creed Aventus I bought real or fake?

    Yes!
  84. Thread: Al Kimiya

    by Akahina
    Replies
    4
    Views
    621

    Re: Al Kimiya

    I know! I was thinking about buying it but wondered if hedonist had seen it in Abu Dhabi...
  85. Thread: Al Kimiya

    by Akahina
    Replies
    4
    Views
    621

    Re: Al Kimiya

    So, have you seen it for sale?
  86. Thread: Al Kimiya

    by Akahina
    Replies
    4
    Views
    621

    Al Kimiya

    http://www.kperfume.com/img/ilm.png

    "'Ilm" is an extrait de parfum, which consists of three different ouds. The head is a matured Indian Assam Oud, the oud in the heart is from Bangladesh and in...
  87. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,582

    Re: Heeley Phoenicia: Anyone try this yet?

    Thank you so much for your impressions drseid! I would be most interested in your further impressions after a full wearing. I generally like Heeley perfumes but agree that the price point is fairly...
  88. Replies
    57
    Views
    2,744

    Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    I really like Fico di Amalfi and this one...

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.3576.jpg
  89. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,571

    Poll: Re: Fumeheads please help me pick a fragrance...

    I am not sure a poll is the best way to discover which scent you should buy, sampling is your best choice without a doubt. If I were to choose it would be M7 Oud Absolu. M7 is a classic and the...
  90. Replies
    88
    Views
    3,044

    Re: SOTD Monday 20th April 2015

    It's 4-20 so I had to choose either Kinski or Smoke For The Soul. This one won out today...

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/42557.jpg?width=320
  91. Re: Retiring from splits for now. Open splits have been closed.

    You have provided Basenotes members an invaluable service and I thank you for the many times I have taken advantage of your services. Your splits will be missed. Best of luck to to Rich and once...
  92. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    I have wanted Malle's Une Rose for a couple of years. I know I would never finish a bottle, but the 100mL bottle is the best price per mL. I almost bought the 50mL size but the price makes me gag. ...
  93. Re: I'm looking for a VERY good aquatic / summer scent (HELP)

    Coney Island... maybe not aquatic, but a "go to" summer scent for me that lasts all day. Love or hate, but I really like Bvlgari Aqua Marine and it lasts.
  94. Re: Anyone familiar with Ard Al Zaafaran Oud Ishpahan and is it similar to Dior Oud Ispahan?

    Living in the NW US, I have no idea what camel leather smells like.... Then again, I have never smelled a "leather" fragrance that smells like the closet I keep my leather clothes in anyway, so...
  95. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,582

    Re: Heeley Phoenicia: Anyone try this yet?

    I am so close to just blind buying this from Germany to fill out an order and get free shipping...:undecided:
  96. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,582

    Re: Heeley Phoenicia: Anyone try this yet?

    NOTES: Incense, labdanum ciste, dates, dry raisins, agarwood, sandalwood, birchwood, and vetiver.

    I may have to get a sample from Luckyscent but I almost bought it blind. I generally do not buy...
  97. Re: Have you ever had to deal with fragrance associations with other people?

    Scent memories are very strong, and yes, I have had similar experiences.
  98. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,582

    Re: Heeley Phoenicia: Anyone try this yet?

    Thank you!
  99. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,582

    Heeley Phoenicia: Anyone try this yet?

    The notes look promising. Any experiece you could share would be helpful!
  100. Replies
    91
    Views
    4,891

    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    Pass mailed out. Still trying to straighten my impressions of Bolt of Lightning.
Results 1 to 100 of 500
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000