Upping this one - anyone knows this? I can have a bottle for cheap but I am clueless about it.
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Upping this one - anyone knows this? I can have a bottle for cheap but I am clueless about it.
None really. Perhaps some vintage (Antaeus and Bel Ami are probably the only two I wouldn't mind paying full "collector's prices").
Starving and dying people in the world are mostly caused by the political-economical systems that we constantly support by voting them and buying their slavery products - we should stop that, instead...
Iris 39, Cuir 28, Patchouli 24 and Oud 27 for me!
From Italy I am still able to send whatever amount of fragrances to any country, with tracking number. No problems so far.
The "trick" which works here is to use Italian Post's "Registered...
I like hundreds of scents more than Aventus. :D
Just snatched one, I'm curious about this scent!
Just curious, anyone knows/tried this?
My post was sarcastic, albeit all my examples were true. It always amazes me how some people think of "females" as a consistent mechanically-triggered species which feels and thinks the same way...
The only two times in my life two unknown girls came by to make me compliments about scents I was wearing, one time I was wearing Divine L'Homme de Coeur (but we were in a club and the girl was a...
Explorer, Invigorating and Intense are nice!
Musk and incense... my bet = another crap scent like Laine de verre and L'orpheline. :D
2 bottles of:
My thoughts: Patchouli 24 is fantastic, Oud 27 is really good and an interesting creative take on the theme, don't know Ylang 49 yet.
Horoof by Arabian Oud. This is so nice!
The last releases were quite disappointing for me (well, basically anything which wasn't composed by Bruyère...). But it does sound interesting! Thanks.
Bump - vintage Zino & others added.
Edit: sorry, I misread the date and thought a week passed already - I should have waited tomorrow to bump!
I find his brand so overrated on the contrary.
Agree, it looks great! Thanks for all your efforts and work, Grant.
What a nice wardrobe. Derby!
The nicest ones, I don't like people enough to gift them with my best fragrances.
Couldn't care less for the moment, I'll patiently wait 2030 for falling in love with it paying it four times the price it costs now.
Jil Sander Man!
I agree on both names mentioned, La via del Profumo and Mekkanische Rose! I'd also mention Roberto Dario of Esperienze Olfattive, possibly even smaller than these two, but just try his lavender-based...
Pretty much, yes.
Whenever I found something I was looking for. Can be 4 a day, and nothing for weeks!
No, it's still the older Forester version! I found a perfume shop in Parma, Italy, which still stocks the line (well, stocked - they've only some after shave left now. But they do have also Ivy...
I have finally tested the scents a couple of times in the last days and tried to made up my mind about this. Here is my two cents on this project – sorry for the verbosity (and for the fact most of...
One for me & one for a friend!
I don't think mister Rembrandt would have become, well, that Rembrandt, if he used poor quality paints, cheap supports, malfunctioning mediocre brushes and dumb collaborators. Most likely he would...
Aoud Cafè is quite decent, neither oud nor coffee in it but it smells nice.
Blind bought for cheap Raghba Wood Intense and Ameer Al Oudh, "just for the thrill of it".
Haute Voltige by L`Artisan Parfumeur and Wood and Spices by Montale.
"Ormonde Meh" ... :D
This extremely fascinating and long discontinued feminine gem (and that bottle, how beautiful is that?).
Tuscany is similar but definitely softer than that. I would suggest simply to grab a vintage Azzaro!
Not really think that is "accurate" as that is only a shop, I guess this is just a clever marketing idea to suggest you what to purchase... However it suggested me 5 scents among which 4 crap niche...
I am completely incapable of even the most basic math but I think my collection shall correspond to less than a decade (some 7 years? I've got some 50 bottles and most of them are 50 ml - used, so...
Me too! (shaker bottle of course... :D)
There's no correct or incorrect opinion, obviously that was my point of view. I own both versions, of course there is some differences, but I consider the current version still really good and...
Lol, it happened to me too. The box of my Pontaccio 21 by Ferré smelled overwhelmingly, weirdly bad when I bought it at the shop. Bad like rotting dead crabs. And it was an incredibly strong smell -...
One of the things that always astonishes me about "compliment getters" questions is how always pretty much nobody specifies who one wants compliments for. Do you want compliments from grannies? Truck...
Personally I consider it among the top 10 masculine perfumes ever. It smells fantastic and hasn't been ruined with reformulations, any version is fine the same (there's some differences, but all...
Overrated: countless niche brands - Roja Dove, Creed, Xerjoff, Clive Christian, Agonist, Nasomatto...
Underrated: countless here too - Monotheme Leather & Amber Wood (for the price), Jil Sander...
Easily Cuir d'Ange!
All correct, I tried to be optimistic for once and not to take that into account, but you are right - lesson learned. :D I also believe the incredible quality of 1913 was due to Forester, and as it...
Sounds really unappealing to me!
If anyone's interested, after some research I came to the conclusion that this is a "proper rare discontinued scent" that only some shops may still have some bottles of in stock in some dusty corner....
With a little discount on the price yes, it may be!
My totally personal two cents: I am actually more annoyed by people which buy scents produced by multinationals under the IFRA cartel, then complain about IFRA, without realising it's them and their...
Just received the samples this morning, gave them a quick sniff. Being a huge fan of Kode9 especially (but also Hecker), I get you have to "read" these scents in the frame of this particular project...
Mona di Orio range is a bit weird in my opinion. Some are good (Vetyver, Vanille, Musk, Ambre, Chamarré), a couple are a bit challenging but still interesting (Cuir, Oiro), and some others are...
Wow, I did not know that! I mean that Flori composed this too... now it makes sense, such a great and creative scent. As a big fan of Etro I am now even more happy to own this :D
Boadicea Invigorating for the night!
Easily the ugliest bottle & packaging in my collection, but what a nice scent.
That version precisely.
Vanilla, tonka, cumin, cloves, rose, mint are usually the easier to spot for me.
Many of them - if not most of - are still in production, although most of the times with an inferior quality if compared to their original versions. Plus, some niche brands do sometimes make scents...
And Takasago, and Robertet... Which are what constitutes IFRA, that is the entity that has been destroying the use of quality ingredients in favor of synthetic replacements the abovementioned...
(I would have bought pretty much all the stock there :D)
"Pulled the trigger" as the rich guys say and bought the entire "Black Label" range by Monotheme at a surreally cheap price (12 EUR each, normal RRP here is around 16 anyway...). Amber Wood and...
Agree, total winners in this game. :D
Not that fan of the guy and his 300 brands, but I am curious about this. Anyone tried them?
In Italy we have a couple of brands like this (like FM Group), my mother once bought a sample set just for curiosity. They're hilariously cheap, not to say "crap". They do smell somehow similar to...
Be sure to get the vintage though, the second and third versions are miles below quality-wise imho.
I had it on sale, decided to keep it for myself. Probably the nicest I've ever tried so far by this brand (which I'm far from being fan of, but still...).
Many vintage feminine scents from leather to floral chypres (Cuir de Russie, Habanita, Cabochard, Bandit, Bal à Versailles, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Sous le vent, Après l'ondée, Vega and several...
And Ungaro II, too.
Lol actually when I found that, there was also this pic:
I was really tempted to get it just to see what there was inside that.
L'Arte di Gucci is fantastic, get it!
It depends on the balance and the quality, but pineapple and many other fruity notes always annoy me. And cloves.
Agree with all of these:
Blind bought Noir by Reminiscence at a discounted price, only because of a couple of enthusiastic reviews by Bn'ers I trust (notably my compatriots Darvant and Francolino).
The only Frapin I like:
They've both been around until 2008 (I mean the style of box & bottle). It can be perfectly legitimate - and to me, it is - not that I am affiliated with the seller, uh...
My two cents: that packaging has been used from times to times until 2008 (and Guerlain used to make scents under dozens of different formats...). It may simply be that they decided for some odd...
Having experience (either past of current) with other fragrance-related forums, I also find Basenotes particularly well moderated - but also particularly well populated, I guess!
His feedbacks loog good as well, though.
Roberto kindly sent me all the samples (minus "Attimi", sadly). I properly tested only two so far (Spicy Lavender and Lavanda d'Oriente), but I've briefly tried them all, and all I can say is that...
Vintage Eau Sauvage for me, one of the best purchases of 2014. Happy New Year to all of you!
Was surfing the net looking for other stuff while I stumbled upon this, which made me curious because I never heard of such scent. I ended up in some obscure Turkish website selling this as a...