Winter Woods a bit more than Fireside Intense, both by Sonoma Scent Studio. Then the Micallef.
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Winter Woods a bit more than Fireside Intense, both by Sonoma Scent Studio. Then the Micallef.
L'Artisan - Patchouli Patch
^ Are they the same or did they chop Najaf off at the knees so to speak? To me, at least, the sandalwood note in Najaf is quite noticeable once things settle.
Luckyscent's write up of Najaf...
Regardless of how the OP worded the thread, is it really reasonable to believe that there is a set BN members that:
1. actually like the smell of shit AND
2. have found fragrances that...
I called out the use of fetish because in my neck of the woods the term is mostly used in a derogatory manner and in ad-hominem assaults: fixating on something to the degree one cannot get off...
Haha! Me too. I've got just one question: What does LT rate it? I gotsta know!
Some age old simple formula maybe close to Diptyque - Eau Lente.
Guilty as charged!
I think the grammar police would prefer the use of italics to highlight a word, no?
And yes I did notice...
^ I call shenanigans on the use of 'fetish' in post #36!
Seriously...all those that don't find any appeal to the more edgy scents are all too often:
My take is they mis-wear, mis-smell,...
Donna Karan - DK Men / Fuel
Toe busters, especially for those like me that have a habit of breaking the falls of things with their feet!
By far... Creed OS & SMW. Paid so much, expected so much, read so many great reviews, and have never been nearly as disappointed.
Was so befuddled by the SMW that I convinced myself it was a...
Hey, thanks for all the responses.
Since starting this thread I waded into the pool and bought a 4oz bottle of Saxony - Russian Leather - Cologne and a set of 4oz bottles of Russian Leather by...
I've always like Bowling Green. It's a great clean green scent for the spring/summer months. I don't think it's dated, but I'm 50.
Sure, lemon verbena seems prominent on the open and well into...
Anyone try the Australian ablum recently showcased in the series written by Jordan River for BN? If so, how does it rate?
It's as if the decision makers at Hermes had nothing at all to do... and would've otherwise have lost this marketing money had they not spent it. Wonder what their priorities are, afterall who cares...
What musk scent(s) is it similar to? Lutens - MKK, Malle - MR, Kiehl's, TF - Urban Musk, L'Artisan - Mure et Musc, others?
I couldn't resist one more...
Creed - Original Vetiver
Simon & Garfunkel - The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Way too many.
If it wasn't for online, I'd not have got so deep into this hobby. It was like quicksand I tell ya.
I generally do not care at all for brick & mortar visits.
Le Labo - Oud 27 (SotD yesterday and a good one in my book)
The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution
I laughed at that axe bit a bit.
Honestly, I'm impervious to the marketing machine. I rely on user impressions here, on other sites, and in the blogosphere to determine whether it's something...
After spending time with this, this Bel Ami Oriental concentree... my wallet lost the battle big time. I can't imagine M getting lost on one's skin -- Maybe a fractional spray upon clothing?
You are not the only one.
I've accumulated so many bottles and samples that nothing is off limits. Bath robes, flannel PJ bottoms, curtains, lampshades, sweaters, couch throws, shower curtains,...
Someone: "Oh, something smells good!"
Me: "Hmmm, maybe it's me. Did I put too much aftershave cologne on this morning?"
(1) "No, no not at all, it smells real nice, what's it...
Just popped in to agree. For such things, it's a good one.
Ava Luxe - Kretek
Here's an older thread that might be interesting.
After reading up and sampling a small bit I chased down a bottle of Macassar a while back, spending about 2 benjamins.
I was underwhelmed.
I don't know, maybe I didn't get the right...
Welcome. It sounds like you got bit by the bug. If you're still interested in tobacco budget buys I'd suggest you check out that Bogart pH as well as:
Vermeil for Men
From Le Labo site:
Ambrette 9 is undeniably the most precious baby formula in the world as it is based mainly on the Ambrette grain, the only musky scent made by nature itself and almost...
Well I never let it keep me from buying it, but my buddy Serge Noire got knocked around pretty good in the reviews if memory serves correct. Since the only nose that knows best is the one on one's...
I have a bottle of the edp, like the one below. In a nutshell, I get a very classy dusty cedar/vanilla prominent with a little pepper and a little edge to it that pops up from time to time. Perfect...
One of my favs with a heavy tonka contribution is Bogart pH.
I think the floral contribution of lavender/carnation is similar to Tabac Original. They both have the same feel to me.
D'Orsay - Le Dandy is about as boooozy as they come and one of my favorites.
Yeah, unless specifically mentioned which actual juice is being reviewed (let alone how it was handled throughout its life) all reviews, everywhere and by anyone, run into this limitation, no?
^ with respect to low atranol oakmoss absolute, it's apparently easily available currently and IFRA compliant (Edens Botanicals, for one).
While atranol's role as a skin sensitizer is well...
haha. Since buggers* are people too, I'm gonna target market something cumin-heavy and call it Sac Non Lavé Avec Deux Billes (translated from Unwashed Bag With Two Marbles courtesy of Google).
I'm not holding my breath but it would be quite interesting to see some legal action (pro-bono or otherwise) to protect those such as naturals producers and others adversely affected, either directly...
My only question is where 'nogoodnicks' stand on the line; I'll assume in back of 'scallywags' but certainly in front of 'buggers'. Discuss?
The only scents I hate are the ones...
In all sincerity... what has this project accomplished in terms of softening IFRA restrictions / EU regs? Anything tangible, factual, quantitative? I'd guess, at the very least, those that have...
Usually determine what'll be worn during the shampoo phase of my morning shower (a good scalp massage usually gets rid of any doubt), take it out of it's cool, dark hiding place,...
I've had Birley on my 'to test list' for a real long time. After glimpsing some of the reviews and reading aquatic, ozonic and such... I don't know if I'll ever get to it or want to for that matter....
^ It's got good throw that lasts most its life. Keeps the loo smelling nice too:bath:.
Once upon a time, way back when there would only be 3-4 bottles sitting atop my bureau, I bought a bottle of A*Men when it first came out. I went through it in maybe 8 years. I only remember ever...
Echo on the Dunhill & Davidoff recommendations. I'll add Vermeil for Men... the bottle mimmicks a giant lighter.
I use a cypress soap that seems to go well with the big honkin' leather chypres I wear from time to time.
Collector? I don't think so.
I'd label it: enthusiastic consumer / hobbyist.
Very interesting. Thx!
In my humble opinion all reviews, whether long stories about notes and progression or point / scale ratings, are more a reflection of the reviewer and his/her tastes. I find it most helpful to read...
I once worked for a man in his 60s going on 70 we affectionately referred to as "Mr. Big". He was very much the showman and, on paper at least, was worth about a billion bucks during that time as a...
I've only found myself motivated enough to provide a write-up if:
(1) I already own it;
(2) have been wearing it enough to really see how it behaves in as many conditions as possible (e.g....
You might want to check out vintage Worth pH haute concentrate while it's easy / economical to get on ebay.
... time permitting, when you read an interesting thread/post concerning something in your collection you can easily check it out and compare/contrast your impressions with those of others. It...
Molecule 01 or IES, straight. It's there then it isn't then it is then...or is it?
Phone call: "Hello Mr. Buzier. I'm Ms. Nice, from the Guerlain Shop you've bought from in the past. I wanted to introduce myself and was wondering if you'd had a chance to try any out from our Les...
Well, duh! As if that's a bad thing.:laugh:
Seriously, Bel Ami for the cooler months and Cuba for the warmer.
I mostly wear underneath clothing and have never received a negative comment re anything I've worn.
That said, I see you have Leather Oud. Although they're not the same, I'd guess anyone you mix...
Do the answers ever really change?
Some think it strange.
Some think it not strange at all.
Some are tolerant of opposing views.
Some are rather intolerant of opposing views and just might...
A few to several good shots to the chest under an undershirt and dress shirt and/or sweater works for me. I like it most in the dead of Winter but dial back a bit and occasionally use it in Autumn. ...
I think the classification Marketing is based on nurture (mostly) and nature (some). Color outside the lines if you wanna. And yes, there will be those that judge. If you can get past that, then...
Yes, big fan here. It's one of my best office scents, no doubt.
I've got 3 of the 5.1oz bottles:
(1) a brown juice, just like mr. hedonist's above - no label on the bottom, just "LOEWE MADE...
Yes. I gotta quibble a bit with the article though...
"About the smelling distance, this is not an issue: olfactory receptors are inside the nose, so you can safely hold the paper in contact with...
Bulgari - pour Homme Soir
Burberry - London
Cartier - Roadster
Chanel - Allure Homme Sport Cologne
Dior - Homme
Dior - Homme Intense
Dior - Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
Giorgio Armani - Attitude...
Elsha - 1776
Kiehl's - Musk
Ralph Lauren - Polo (vintage), Monogram, Chaps
Aramis - Aramis, Aramis 900, Havana, Tuscany, Devin
Slumberhouse - Rume, Jeke
I think I read, maybe in the reviews, where BpH was envisioned as the love child of Kouros and Lapidus pH. I like them all in a Kouros (vintage) > BpH > Lapidus pH way. I also think that Aramis JHL...
Songe > Encens > Rose
Songe is similar to Dior Leather Oud, which makes it top-shelf in my book. The honey note of LO is absent and in its place is something sweet but less aggressive, like maybe...
My top 10 intro'd into the marketplace after year 2000:
Al Oudh (2009) L’ARTISAN
Cuba (2002) CZECH & SPEAKE
Idole de Lubin edp & edt LUBIN
Tribute Attar (2009) AMOUAGE
Tea for Two (2000) ...
^ ah, our tastes... I really like it for the medicinal spiciness, cooling mint, and resinous base. It reminds me a bit of Noxema face cream.
Perhaps they mean Vintage Tabarome, no? Bogart passed way before that one (Millesime) came about.
Interesting to ponder and I found myself agreeing with many of your points. As a self-categorized old-schooler I'd be prone to disagree.
After tallying up those I've given 4 and 5 stars in the...
If the semiocclusive tape were the culprit then an individual/test subject would come off as sensitized to each and every material/test article tested on them, no? If it's one thing I've hoped to...
Since you asked... (as taken from the patch test protocol, cited above)
2.2. Test articles
The amount of test article applied should be expressed as the quantity of chemical per unit area of...
Read up on the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials; their test results are used by IFRA in forming restrictions or outright prohibitions. Digging into the 'publications' area of RIFM's site...
Nah, it's all about skin sensitivity. From this good 2011 Wired article "Engineering Replacements for Essential Perfume Ingredients":
"Why go to such lengths to replace this cornerstone of...
Not long ago I attempted an internet search on the efforts of any grassroots campaigns on the oakmoss v. IFRA / EU matter. I did not find much I'd consider noteworthy other than the collaborative...
Hmmm... last I heard IFRA restricts to .1% for category 4, not prohibits, the use of oakmoss extracts (see 43rd Amendment - IFRA Standards). If you have something more recent and authoritative from...
Donna Karan - DK Man - Fuel
Donna Karan - DK Man - Unleaded
Helmut Lang - Cuiron
Lancome - Balafre
Ralph Lauren - Chaps (original)
Ralph Lauren - Monogram
I see it this way as well. By mild observation I'd say Bmen, Pure Shot, and Pure Leather either have bad reps or get bad raps around here, the latter two perhaps deservedly so but not so much the...
^ agree with the last few posts.
why not list out:
oud - assam
Older bottle: Strong with searing strength. One of the strongest I've smelled. I like the smell but have been struggling with that strength. Currently, I'm down to but 1 spray at the bellybutton...
Hey now... Wasn't Joop intro'd in 1989 and Original Santal in 2005?
Borneo (earthy patch / bitter choco) > Ore (bitter dark choco) > Coromandel (lighter patch / milk choco)
I sampled Juniper Sling at Merz Apothecary in the loop on Monroe (attached to the Palmer House) a couple years back. It was just OK and, as mr. hedonist222 mentioned above, performed more or less...
Citing 'groupthink' responsibility for the London = Christmas impression that many apparently have is a lazy, backhanded jab at those that hold this view. It infers that enough of those that have...
I care (a little.. well enough to post).
Garbage in / Garbage out. Accurate information is good, mkay. Misleading information is bad, mkay.
Go git your nose around some Loewe pH and/or Loewe Esencia if you haven't already.
What a remarkable tribute to something worthy of your obvious passion!
I think some member(s) take it to another level, however, and are tallying up their number of sprays instead of wears :confused:... I'm sure I'm not the only one noting the soaring...
Halston Catalyst. Yeah, I appreciate it whether current/old and edt/after shave.
Noses are so funny... this is a poor man's Dunhill Edition to me, but I don't see many echo'n that perception.
Like cheese, pipe tobacco, cigars, kreteks, joss sticks, soy candles, essential oils, teas, coffees, single malt scotch, and craft beers... it's an available "spice in life" that I've enjoyed...
Somewhat interesting that it was already sold on ebay back in October by the same seller, see here, for a quarter the price it's listed at currently.
Seems that MdM originated in these bottles...
To me...Kiehl's Musk overlaps an accord or two with Kouros (vintage).
Hermes Bel Ami
Ralph Lauren Chaps (original)