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Believe me, too much of a good thing :)
Yes! Declaration wannabe at the start, with a gloopy spoon of concentrated cumin paste, operates a twist to an eau d'hermès on the cheap kind of frag (makes sense so far). Another twist and you're...
Once. To my utter disappointment. It was Cuir Beluga. I was catching big whiffs of musc, the kind I really don't like (think Louve by Lutens). I understood later why. I dabbed it in minute amounts...
Petite Chérie by Goutal, girly though. Biggest pear in a masculine oriented frag has to be Cerruti Image.
It is Le Beau Mâle. Eau de toilette fraicheur intense ;)
Your code indicates vintage, or pre reformulation.
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December 2010 to be precise about the code, this is the production timestamp.
Congrats! My best experience was at a discounter shop, they are scattered everywhere in Paris and they usually sell cheap crap. But the one near my home carries fragrances. Mostly drugstore type of...
Not available yet. It will be out in June I guess.
Smelled it a week ago. Excellent work. A tad drier and thinner than the original, but still a towering masterpiece.
My bottle of Séville A L'Aube has this oversized logo on the cap.
I'm sure they will be great. I think this relaunch purpose is not to make a quick buck but to revive those fantastic perfumes created by JM Duriez!
No updates. The official staement from Serge Lutens is that there will be be no more ephemeral editions, only different travel spray refills every year.
To me, Un Bois Vanille is among the very few Lutens that a man would find hard to wear, along with Louve. I just can't wear it, and find it very disturbing on a man.
Try a Lavender Palm + Oud Wood combo, if you can lay your hands on a sample. 2/3 Lavender Palm + 1/3 Oud Wood.
Care to share ? Lol :p
That is a 2004 bottle. Congrats on your finding ;)
Just find the production code and post it here, we'll know when it was produced :)
It's real. Production code is legit. Considering the numbers of bottles manufactured in a single day, bottle molds do get a heavy use and I would assume your bottle is from a very worn out mold, thus...
Kiss your Mitsouko goodbye ... And don't fool yourselves, in the end, oakmoss is going to be banned entirely from formulas.
Not much unfortunately ...
The EdP is very close, to my nose, to Al Oudh from L'artisan Parfumeur, which I prefer, so my vote goes for the EdT.
Definitely toned down, around 2006-2007 I guess. Still sold in France. But as a slow seller, could be very hard to find sometimes.
Iris Silver Mist. Heard of La Myrrhe too but would bet on ISM.
Iso E super restriction. What else ?
Production code : first letter is the year of production.
2011 : Txxx
2010 : Sxxx
2009 : Rxxx
2008 : Qxxx
and so on.
It is correct for all brands related to Shiseido : Shiseido,...
Santal De Mysore was briefly available in square export bottles a few years ago, on the SL website shop mostly.
The Paris Publicis Drugstore on the Champs-Elysées still carries a few bottles. Older...
No way to tell unfortunately.
But don't fret too much about it, as long as the bottle is fairly full and you don't shake it like mad, the juice will stay fresh for a long long time. As usual, keep...
How intriguing. Another take on sandalwood, verging on floral, could be unusual. I've been said it somehow reminds Jeux de Peau more than any other sandalwoods in the SL line.
On a close but...
Tried it in Le Bon Marché last saturday. Wasn't crazy about it. the citrus top/heart is too sharp and the oud verges on moldy.
La Myrrhe was rumored a few weeks ago to be next export, wasn't it ?
Considering the overall quality of RL socks, they are greatly overpriced at 10 pounds a pair
Dumb question maybe and the title says it (mostly) all.
I just wanted to know if Amouage Jubilation XXV is available in Dubai airports.
Thank you gentlemen.
I don't like it, at all. Not because the smell is horrible, but because I smell it on everyone, everywere and nobody seem to be able to wear less than 20 sprays of this stuff. And certainly not one...
El Attarine by Serge Lutens
HM Hanae Mori EdT
Diorella (2010 version) : not that bad; makes a refined masculine.
SotD : Youth Dew
SotE : Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée
Call Sens Unique in Paris (01 71 50 30 09), they might agree to ship you what you're looking for.
(Conservatively sprayed) Kouros (vintage)
Something that smells clean like Aqua Universalis or Eau d'Orange Verte. Pour Un Homme works wonders too
Oh, I guess one deserve to live a little ^^
I remember summers spent in Spain with my family, dousing in Eau de cologne du Coq et Eau de cologne Hermès (as it was called back in the days). We went...
Any Eau de Cologne by Guerlain is a good way to get through the summer
Habit Rouge by Guerlain (80's vintage)
L'Instant PH de Guerlain
Egoiste Cologne Concentrée.
Interesting. Wonder if it's going to be a limited edition like Fraicheur Cuir.
- Dr Bronner's Peppermint Liquid Soap. Fresh !
- Frédéric Malle Bigarade
- Nesti Dante Luxury Gold Soap
- Nesti Dante Bergamote et Cèdre
I'm exactly in the middle of this sort of crisis !
I'd happily dump the cash for a good (vintage) classical perfume than for whatever "Oud Du Jour" that comes along.
Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
The title says it all and doubt flooded me today as Grungevig reported in the SOTD thread that he wears vintage.
As far as I know, I checked ingredient lists of both older and newer packaging and...
Chanel Cuir de Russie extrait, Cuir Mauresque and, as said previously, Knize Ten.
Jules (vintage) by Christian Dior
The juice has been slightly tweaked too
It's clear by the way it is displayed in various shops that Kokorico doesn't sell well regarding other JPG fragrances, so I went on asking several SA how people react when presented with this...
As far as I know London isn't a powerhouse with monster projection and sillage though it has a pretty decent longevity.
I suggest you to be a bit more trigger happy at places you're sure to catch...
Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense
"aerospray" : fancy way to call a natural spray. Eau de toilette, bottle size and cap confirm (for me) a bottle produced by mid-eighties. Masculine eau de toilette were rarely sold as sprays before...
Celebrating this month 2 years on basenotes :)
Thank you all for everything you are doing everyday with passion and commitment :thumbsup:
Ugh, thought the picture would be bigger :( Oh well
Speaking of Jaipur For Men, I recently smelled the current EdP version, I'm glad I bought a backup 2 years ago when it was showing signs of discontinuation due to the license passing from BRI to...
6 hours ? More like 12 if sprayed properly. At least that's what I get from 2 sprays.
NU and M7 Oud Absolu.
The real M7 is back !!
Here are some pics of my little reminder from this evening (crappy quality pics, sorry)
Looks perfectly ok to me.
My guess is that Bvlgari doesn't print serials on the box of testers, have the same issue with a Black tester which I know is absolutely legit (it came from a reputable...
Maxim's de Paris, first one. But the name of the frag is supposed to be written on the bottle. Fake ?
CD - Eau Sauvage Extrême (pre 2010 relaunch formula)
Still loving it :)
I'm usually not into layering but had a successful one with SL Serge Noire and Chanel N°5 EdT (mid-90's formula). One part Serge Noire, 2,5 part N°5. I did actually blend a few drops from samples,...
Dior Homme Intense discontinued ? Very unlikely, it's still widely available, taking as much shelf space as the (reformulated) original in most sephoras and whatever retailers we have in France. I...
Jeux de peau - Serge Lutens
El Attarine - Serge Lutens - Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
I'd like to hear a bit more about Cuir Mauresque refo because what I bought in export limited edition smells really good to me. And Serge Lutens is known to be very careful about reformulations....
Best shop to visit is Parfumerie Régine Duchayne 10 r Fosse 44000 NANTES. Niche brands and exclusive Guerlain ...
I will cook up something with pics and "recipes" as soon as i can lay hands on my bottle back at home. Meanwhile, I'll take pictures of the new one during lunch break.
Indeed, this shows very poor consideration for customers. Ha!
@hypr : this is unlikely because the tester was fairly full and this is a huge sephora in the suburbs of Paris that is packed with people everyday, and Dior Homme being quite popular here, I guess...
Recently I was browsing through Sephora aisles and I noticed the bottle of Dior Homme (regular, not Intense, nor Sport) has changed. The ring near the nozzle is no longer alu grey but black, a silver...
My apologies if it has already been asked. The title says it all basically.
I had quite a shocking experience recently with a distant friend of mine. I noticed he smelled of Eau Sauvage (faintly,...
Usually 3 sprays, 1 behind each ear, 1 one the chest, though I have serious problem spraying less than 10-15 times with very light scent (Eau d'Orange Verte, Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert, Bigarade), I'd...
A Procter & Gamble rep. told me last summer @ Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris that everything released during the Tom Ford era at Gucci will be discontinued within 2 years. And since then it...
I usually get 5 wears out of a 2ml Malle spray sample, averaging 5 sprays per wear, which gives a little less than 0.1 ml per spray.
Hope this helps.