Diptyque's ED (EDP version NOT EDT) is extremely close to SDV. That one should be worth a go.
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Diptyque's ED (EDP version NOT EDT) is extremely close to SDV. That one should be worth a go.
hmm...for blooming realistic osmanthus, TDC's osmanthus is very nice and realistic.
as for tea, many perfumers tend to use calone to emulate the scent of tea which makes it smell meh. I have yet...
Hey guys just wondering which is the best scent for tuberose?
Not Do-son esque (watery tuberose..no) but waxy, thick and opulent tuberose. like Voluspa's tuberose de notte if you've smelled it..
Somehow, I dont really get Guerlain's logic at discontinuing fragrances.
Make it very prohibitive or difficult for a fragrance to be bought (i.e sous le vent, vega, the cities line, iris ganache...
frags that are kinda low key but are loved by the community (judging by the lack of its appearance at the sales thread)
1) Paesteum rose: very underrated and one of the most interesting rose...
eau de durian with top notes of mangosteen, rambutan and mango.
living in a country with durians, i can tell you the deadliest thing ever is when you have a durian feast with your friends, and...
the 2012/2013 bottle of EN against my circa 2010 decant tells me that they cleaned it up. It is no longer as dark and damp as 2010's version. 2010 has a woody vibe from the vetiver, and also a more...
ginger to me is Hermes Voyage. I dont get ginger from AHEB tho.
my personal list: ISO E super, lemon, calone, clove, cinnamon, raspberries, artifical sickly sweet lotus (ala the water lily fragrance from l'occitane that smells exactly like kiehls's grapefruit and...
Not sure where to post this but
I wonder if Lubin would ever recreate that once more or...
But I sure as hell would like to be there when they...
What intrigues me the most is that they limit the distribution of the fragrance, then say that it got axed due to limited sales. i mean logic dictates if you limit the distribution of something, you...
Heritage by Guerlain - My default mode - complex, rich and light
Habit Rouge EDP - When i'm feeling a bit mellow
Interlude - In times of turbulence
Egoiste - When i am feeling dapper
MFK Oud -...
in my country there are arab perfume stores that sell the lower grade agarwood, sandalwood and musk oils/attars although im not too sure about its authenticity but they do smell nice, for a not so...
What about Eau De Guerlain? Lemon verbena, lemon, mint...
personally when i purchase perfumes from an e-store, they are always labelled as cosmetics as opposed to perfume. It has worked well so far.
when i buy from other BN members i simply request them...
I thought I read http://www.elephantjournal.com/ for a moment. opps my bad.
U is for Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens
S - Saharinne by YSL
autostart youtube videos and flashy banners made me close the site immediately after 10 seconds. This site is crass! Can someone send the author a link on what NOT to do on a website?
would the Nepalese be offended?
Sigh. I saw this coming. But at least those of us who were not able to get Attrape Couer/Guet Apens and/or the rest of the limited incarnations now get a 2nd chance of owning it.
And I am willing...
just a question:
my country uses the metric system so instead of saying xx proof, they will use the phrase "contains xx% alcohol".
most vodkas i see is 45% alcohol maximum. Is that...
D is for Dacha by Cussons Imperial
A is for Angel by Thierry Mugler
X is for Xerxys Rouge by Givenchy
Bukit Bintang is littered with Arab traders selling Attar Oil, as well as Oud Oil at affordable prices. They also sell oil-based scent replicas of popular scents (as Muslims cannot touch alcohol...
Another update: Isetan KLCC now carries a sizeable stock of L'artisans. Hope they bring back The Different company next!!
there's another mantra that pops up around here once in a while:
"the vintage smells so deep and complex that it makes hipsters cry, while the reformulated ones are so watered down you can almost...
another note that is very rarely used is the Chinese rice flower. Legends associated with it is that one can smell it from 7 miles away, so its known as the "fragrance of 7 miles" in the cantonese...
That is interesting because Durian is a hate or love thing. I'd expect that ELDO would do something like that, or maybe demeter, but on dilluted levels Durian actually does give out a floral-fruity...
The one accord I would like to smell in perfumes is...durian.
Odor profile: Pungent, milky, floral, green, sweet. I love the fruit. yum.
Annick Goutal's Mandagore supposedly contains it as well. Hmmm....
Mmmm i kinda think of Ikea's elderflower syrup. If the scent profile is the same its just a sweet, transparent floral with honey accents.
I dont know why but i feel like they discontinued Guerlain Homme L'eau and rebottled it as this. I have that feeling. hmm.
We have the same problem here in Malaysia. How I get around it is by saying that im testing it as a gift for a female friend, then brush off their other recommendations. We have to remember that...
I havent, but I have a decant of EN from MFJ circa 2010 and a decant from a friend who bought his in 2013, have each one on my wrists, and i can pretty much confirm that the smoky earthy tone from...
Encre noire is strikingly similiar to Sycomore, the recent reformulation removed the earthy quality it used to have (which I love :() You should give EN another try, especially one from a recent...
I live in asia and oud oils are easy to procure. I have around 10ml of Cambodian Oud oil for reference and comparison which i aquired for around 12USD. It seems to open with animalic/fecal notes then...
I love both equally. It's like my twin babies. Asking me to choose is like asking me to choose between my left and right....hand.
I wouldnt consider heritage as a spicy oriental. It's more towards...
GHLEB is actually quite versatile for the flanker of a flanker. I personally prefer this over GHLE. When I smelled GH what came to my mind was "top notes plz" but GHLE was just too weak and lacked...
If it's a Macy's exclusive, i'll probably just get a decant. Cant wait to see how much more Dior Homme can evolve
SOTD: Heritage EDP + EDT = intense floral! The floral notes have been amped up and there is so much more depth now!
Zino (davidoff) and Bois du Portugal (Creed) is said to be very similiar to heritage.
A friend said that Raquets Forumla (Penhaligons) has the same vibe too
Egoiste, hands down.
I like Anateus too but still Egoiste takes the prize.
Saw this post at my local perfume forum. He claims that this is a new flanker. When i questioned him for the source he got all defensive and touchy.
The initial post
I just bought a bottle of concentre d orange verte in the orange box, not the green one and the top notes smell like a miniature that i got many years ago, but the mid notes go salty? is it due to my...
for me it's Ck, Boss and Armani. ugh and ugh.
Tangs in 1U now carries Miller Harris, but only 9 fragrances from the range.
Tam Dao can easily fullfil my sandalwood cravings, but at the same time it lacks depth and it falls apart as cedar + coconut. It does smell like pieces of sandalwood tho.
L'instant de Guerlain's...
I have both and the EDP is much richer, the EDT is much more transparent with bergamot as opposed to orange. The EDP is thicker in consistency but both gives the suede creme brulee texture. Also,...
Acca Kappa still maintains a small counter in Parksons 1U.
I see. so in general amazon does not have much fakes and its safe to get stuff from them. The link earlier does not ship to my country so im going with this one:...
Just wondering, what are the chances of having a fake perfume sold in amazon?
Would this be a fake by any chance?
Muscs Khoublai Khan. It is so subtle that there's almost no reason to wear it in public. Lots of reasons to wear it before sex though
MdM is an amazing classic Guerlain, but Heritage is just as good. Also Habit Rouge EDP.
I prefer l'eau boisee because the EDT reminds me too much to kenzo power.
L'Eau is just the topnotes from Homme. I own a bottle of L'eau boisee and it is an excellent fragrance. The lime and the mojito accord is always there and the subtle vetiver makes it great to wear on...
Laura Tonnato Albi: the lemon moss is nice at first, then the moss turns into a very fishy sort of scent thats a turn off after a while.
Also, Kouros which i swapped it over because the clove in...
Torn between Eau Duelle and Tam Dao.
Allure homme for men. smells like berries, but then cocktail would apply too
usually hot water removes it for me
Guerlain. no doubt.
Guerlain is more of my type, if i had to choose, but DHI is good too for those days where you wanna smell ubiquitous
yes, it's mitsy im wearing and im a guy!
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yes, it's mitsy im wearing and im a guy!
I applied MdM on one wrist and scoot off to the mall and squirted some jicky on my other arm, and i am wearing CpM.
MdM's animalic side came out when contrasted against CpM. MdM had a citrus...
I have a bottle of CPM and a sample of MdM. Now I'm a Guerlain freak but i am not sure if CPM smells similar enough to MdM to buy MdM?
I enjoy the dusty elegant smell of both.
the other disappointing part about this scent is that it dissappears in 1-2 hours and you need 6-10 sprays to get it to last the whole day.
I just bought my bottle, and while i like it while it lasts, it turns to a skin scent later during the day. The vertiver here is magical, almost like the one found in encre noire but softened with...
oriental mung bean soup. sweet and aromatic :D
I wear L'heure bleue EDT and EDP and EDT versions of Mitsouko. both smell great on me. It's more masculine than most other scents in the market.
YSL Live Jazz
Heritage EDT (not EDP)
Mouchoir de Monsieur
the EDT smells more aromatic and lighter compared to the EDP. The EDP has more intense cocoa but the sandalwood has been toned down to none. Many notes in the EDT is also missing from the EDP: the...
A*men. oh wait there's already l'instant extreme
With that said, ive seen a few shops resealing the cellophane tape on the box with a heated blade, in full view of the customer.
you forgot the threads that go "OMG *insert name of perfume* IS THE BEST EVERRRRRRRRRR." the lack of these threads these days makes reading BN so much more fun :)
Actually i have had an experience like this with the local shopping mall which i visit to sample fragrances back in 2009. The SAs eventually ignored me which i found very rude, because i did not buy...
wait for it....aqua di gio
*runs away from the BNers brandishing pitchforks*
i love gainsbourg's songs. He's a genius and till now i dont think anyone else can surpass his creativity and his impact to french culture.
still love initials bb and bonnie & clyde
eau de tantrum tiara? O_O
at the Guerlain counter in KLCC, Malaysia
me: *pointing at Shalimar* Can I test these?
SA: But thats for the ladies.
me: I'm testing it for my friend
SA: But that's a very old lady perfume....
I love Egoiste and Pour Monsieur, the les exclusifs are too out of reach, allure homme is vile (sweet, sticky mess)
I love all my Guerlains. l;instant, mitsouko, coriolan, l'heure bleue, heritage,...
i hope this is good news and that the rest of the LVMH perfume portfolio would be restored to their original glory. Vintage samsara returning anyone? or perhaps, parure and derby recreated for...
i have a few: Live jazz and bulgari aqua marine. both impulse/regret buys and about 40% remaining (so no use selling) and widely available. Then there are the ones i love: heritage and l'instant...
a good sandalwood (but cocoa dominated) would be l'instant PH edp. You could also try the vintage version of Samsara. Egoiste has sandalwood but its too blended with vanilla and musk for it to be...
we only have one season here, just different weathers:
habit rouge, vertiver for the hot days
heritage, habit rouge edp, l'instant edp for the cold days or in air conditioned conditions
l'instant de guerlain PH and probably Heritage. or them layered would be my personality lol.
At least its not some fat lady wearing lots of black orchid joining the crowd.
A*men + Black Orchid + Summer = FATALITY
By a huge mile, Guerlain especially in terms of availability and complexity of their stuffs.
As much as i do enjoy homme l'eau its still not good enough for a purchase for me..
YSL M7 - 7
Encre Noire by Lalique - 8
Chanel Allure Homme - 2
Chergui by Serge Luten - 7
Creed GIT - NA
once in a while some ladies would go "why do you always smell so nice?" when i wear Heritage (EDT) and Egoiste
When i wear Black Orchid, my assistant manager who is a woman who rarely uses perfume...
marketing hype: creeds. whatever they did worked like a charm because everyone talks about creeds. Guerlain tried to provoke something similiar but failed.
fragrance marketing overhype? a*men pure...
Guerlain vertiver over TdH for me. I like my vertiver with some tobacco
TdH - salty orange and vertiver base. omg so revolutionary!! NOOOOTTTTTT
Creed - I wonder why dont smell like the best perfume ever on skin and paper when i test them at the mall...dont tell me...
musc khublai khan
Kouros (cant believe this isnt in the list!!)
Count me in as a huge fan.
The gorgeous vanilla-aoud base is incredibly heavenly.
omg duckie your collection is to die for!! i guess its one of the things that comes with being a duke :P