Pretty much full 500ml of GIT for $350:
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Pretty much full 500ml of GIT for $350:
It probably lived in someone's gym bag, covered in their foot juices
I tried it from a sample and made a thread a month or so ago. Impressions here:
"I've been on a leather kick lately, and have gone through most of the offerings where leather is a prominent or...
"It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove."
-Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Sometimes I wonder what would result if you were to take your entire collection and dump it into a vat, and wear that.
Can you elaborate on weather the Middle Eastern verison of Black Aoud is weaker than the Paris one, as alleged?
Dior Homme is pretty feminine, according to every woman I had smell it. Dior Homme Parfum is the masculine one in the lineup
I think Im running out of prominent leather-based scents to buy. Just acquired:
100 ml of Chanel Bleu EDP for $70
Been wearing it today, but it dries down to a citrusy musk and loses the marine character. I think there are other marines more true to the image
Summertime scores for $50 each:
How does it compare to Jazz? I found jazz to be somewhat musky or body-odorous, inferior to Tsar and Polo
Xeryus doesnt have any castoreum? But I agree its awesome. Just bought a backup vintage.
Yikes, definite no for me then. Im strictly anti-sugar in mens fragrances
BNIB 25 ML of Vintage Xeryus for $25. This is already double what I paid a few months ago, as I scored a 50 ML for the same price. There doesnt seem to be much of the vintage juice left, so this will...
Duc de Vervins isnt terribly old school, I feel it fits into that same "timeless" category as Polo Modern Reserve. It is less modern than Modern Reserve, however
It really depends on what you mean...
How sweet is this compared to something like Midnight In Paris?
Go with FdF Assoluto. I would say it compares favorably to The One, and even surpasses it, because it is creamy and spicy without the feminine sweetness. Its easily one of the best and unique...
Its decent, but other fragrances have taken the same idea and done it better. The raspberry is too feminine and the ashtray note too weird.
Montales Leather Aoud, and even the Tuscan Leather...
Good thing you loaded up on all those Creeds, chock full of natural ingredients!
Every time I see people post about how woefully sensitive they are to the swill all the plebs spritz themselves with, and how its just soooo hard to breathe in those pedestrian department stores, I...
Its more of a dress and heels thing.
My big three masculine rose fragrances are Dsquared2 Potion Royal Black, Cartier Declaration Soir Intense, and Mancera Black Line. Of the three, I think the D2 might be the best, as it is a good...
Italian Cypress does not stand a chance against either Vintage Polo or Modern Reserve.
Maybe against the current polo, but I havent tried that one. There is a hazy, dusty note to Italian Cypress...
My three masculine roses are: Dsquared Potion Royal Black, Declaration Soir Intense, and Mancera Black Line.
If you are only open to acquiring another Mancera, then Black Line is a great masculine...
I echo the recommendation for Acqua Di Parma Leather.
Another very good, prominent leather scent is The Cobra and The Canary by Imaginary Authors. You can really smell the asphalt and leather.
Can anyone comment on Oud Ispahan? I am very curious about it, but cant get a clear read on whether its a masculine or femme rose.
Are you sure thats not your shitty attitude youre smelling? :lolk:
Notes sound interesting, fragrantica has no reviews in the database. Moderately priced on ebay:
Montblanc exceptionnel is a great mens pineapple scent. Cheap too
I for one found Intense to be more masculine, and thus more suitable, than the original Soir. The performance is also astronomical for an EDT, easily 8-10 hours. Good projection and versatile enough...
I have an old vial, so maybe its gone off, though its been stored properly. It had a slight body odor / animalic accord that didnt sit well at all with me, like very old school feminine perfumes. Not...
You should travel more because LA is nothing compared to NY's moist, belching sewers and puddled sidewalks.
This actually sounds pretty good, very green and resinous/aromatic without stuffy musks or powdery notes. I do love Tabarome Millesime. Anyone gonna be offering splits or decants soon?
I briefly went through this category and ended up with three winners. Assuming you are asking for rose heavy maculines, not just frags that happen to have rose, they are:
Dquared2 Potion Royal...
I briefly tried Club De Nuit, but found Afnan Supremacy Silver to be the best Aventus clone, both in scent and longevity.
Nautica Voyage actually has pretty good longevity for its category, Ive gotten 6 hours in 90+ temperatures.
Mostly though, these fragrances are produced with a razor thin bottom line. They are...
Sounds extremely femme.
Cosmair Polo is a good reference tobacco, pungent and bitter.
I highly doubt the float method would be accurate. Someone should try it with a transparent bottle.
I am running into this issue with my D2 royal potion black. I have a second bottle ready, but I...
I recommend Black Line, its a solid leather rose thats in the same camp as Dsquared Potion Royal Black (which is my go to sexy date scent)
I must say, as much as I love #1 and #3, Acqua di Parma Leather and Montale Leather Aoud have taken their places as my favorite light and heavy leathers, respectively. The performance is much better.
Oro is a solid TL clone, but Monotheme Leather and others do it just as good for cheaper.
Oltremare is a really good bitter citrus.
I got a bunch of samples from Min New York
Im skeptical that there are even 50 fragrances out there that I would absolutely go crazy over, given the wide swath Ive sampled from designer and niche offerings.
If you love them, keep them....
I appreciate the vote of confidence! :thumbsup:
For what its worth, I have had great success parting out vintages as decants for people who are extremely curious but don't want to spring for the full bottle (and the subsequent hassle of flipping a...
Its about building an emotional connection with something, and the sense of completeness in the relationship.
What isnt exciting about a scent so perfect you prefer it above all others? Think of...
I think the most consistent business you can do on BN is decants and samples. For full bottles I would go straight to ebay, why waste your time?
I forgo the candy, powdery sweetness of La Nuit and The One -- youll just smell like one of their girlfriends.
My king date scent is Dsquared Potion Royal Black. An amazing, sexy, smoky leather...
$37 million wtf. Did they focus group the entire continent? How much are star perfumers making?
Thats a sweet looking bottle
Do you want to associate that scent with that occasion?
I am of the opinion that funerals are a time for reflection, not distraction. Accessories like fragrance and watches are unnecessary. Focus...
I liked it, found it a great citrusy floral. Its probably not worth niche prices. The rich, bitter citrus blast reminded me of aqua amara by bulgari
I have been really enjoying BAV, but I wish it had more leather. A cross between BAV and AdP colonia leather would be PERFECT. Omg clean leather heaven.
Think this stuff will be worth anything down the line?
Just scored this for $400 shipped:
Whats this stuff smell like anyway?
How does this compare to Montana Black and the other "urinal cake" powerhouses?
Case closed, seller issued refund. Looks like they knew I was onto them. Pathetic.
I strongly suggest they be added to a blacklisted seller list. There cant be anything legit about an outfit that...
Escalated the case, will be updating you guys. Not sure if there is a sticky of blacklisted sellers somewhere, but they should be added to it.
I believe that one is Manhattan Fragrances, whom I did call, whose owner sounded Indian / Paki, and who sounded exasperated to have people calling about "Manhattan Perfumes, which is a different...
Please post your opinion! I will hold off on ordering for now
I am escalating the claim, what reason should I use? That I have info this seller may be fraudulent? That I already tried working it out?
Can someone chime in as to whether Armaf Club House Blanche or Al Wisam Day is the better SMW clone?
I am debating if I should let the claim sit for 24 hours or escalate it immediately?
Part of the payment was adding funds from a bank account, this was on the 30th so the payment has already been processed?
Good call on leather oud, I am considering it myself.
I used paypal. I am quoting that link you posted, where the reviewer says they lost their money because Manhattan Perfumes claimed they sent the item. I have opened a dispute with paypal.
They had it very cheap, and I dont see how they can claim I received anything without providing tracking numbers. And if they send me some bogus package, I will make sure to take photos of everything.
No email, and the phone number listed in Paypal is a bunk generic voicemail and does not respond. These guys are fraudsters, opening a case and filing with BBB ASAP.
I bought Royal Oud from them on 5/30, received confirmation of order but nothing since then, and no response when I used their "contact us" form on their website. My email response to their order...
I have not tried Cuoio, because the reviews made it sound like it was even sweeter than TL. Personally, the raspberry syrup vibe is what I cant stand about Tuscan Leather. Thats why in my opinion,...
I have seen some sellers claiming their bottles are "concentree", employing the Paris salon's option to add more perfume oil to the bottle. There is nothing that I see on the bottle or box that...
The best cheap TL clone is Monotheme Leather. Roughly $45 for a 100 ml EDP shipped to US, way cheaper in EU
Angel was a worldwide sensation though, is Invictus moving enough units to warrant the special molds?
I guess they can do it all so cheaply nowadays it doesnt matter...
How strong is the leather in this? Is it on par with AdP?
Thanks! Ive been loving D2 Potion Royal Black, so I felt comfortable exploring another dark/deep rose frag.
Im surprised theyre faking such an obscurely shaped bottle
Tobacco isnt even listed in the notes for the flankers. How strong is the tobacco in the original?
Midnight In Paris. Im expecting a powdery vanilla gourmand sugar bomb
I went through the majority of the house's popular offerings and found the overall vibe to be pretty boring. Its all bitter, dusty wood and spices.
There needs to be a big blind test set up, like the 1976 "Judgement of Paris". I would be willing to bet that at least several other niche lines would be judged as being on par, if not better.
Nordstrom here has no problem decanting fragrances into small spray vials for free?
A more accurate analogy would be that he is the Any Warhol of fragrance; who realizes that enough masturbatory self-aggrandizing will create its own street-cred.
His products are priced the way...
"Chanel becomes you because it becomes you."
His vacuous press releases make him seem like a total loon. Either say something meaningful or shut your trap!
That being said, I am curious to try his line. I like fragrances, but there is no...
Found a good deal:
Your packages routinely get roasted going through any transport system. Its the name of the game.
For good, long lasting (wont evaporate in 2-3 hours), I use:
Kenneth Cole Black
There are a million cheap summer citrus and herbal EDT / EDC that are a flash in...
Found a flacon of Aventus for $350
Quorum Silver is actually PERFECT for summer, so fresh and crisp without relying on generic citrus notes.
Its cheap price means it will be my beach / pool / throw in a bag spray.
This is not quite on topic for the thread, but I found this weird Aventus flacon on ebay. I have heard that Flacons dont get faked, but the label on the bottle is crooked, and there is some cheesy...
Found it on sale for $157
I've been on a leather kick lately, and have gone through most of the offerings where leather is a prominent or strong note. Recently I sampled Floris' Leather Oud and Mahon Leather. Mahon Leather...
This. Id rather take the time to find something I love AND can rely on
Its not bad, but the powdery quality has been putting me off lately.
Dior Homme - pure womens perfume (maybe with the exception of the parfum)
There is probably some degradation (top notes are the first to go), but it can still smell GOOD. How close it is to an original, freshly made bottle is another matter.