Bumpity - anyone have further opinions on this?
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Bumpity - anyone have further opinions on this?
Off to look up Dueto.
I find the rose in Kilians Rose Oud to sweet in the drydown.
I find Rose d'Arabie to not have the amount of oud I would have liked.
Other suggestions? No Montale please (unless its your fav of...
So I found this in person today. Can safely say its as advertised - Alien with some oud. There's a sharp, synthetic saffron note, and a poopy oud which lasts maybe 30 minutes. From there its a...
Anyone try this yet? Read some blog reviews and am intrigued.
anyone know where samples can be obtained?
I know..they're a zillion dollars.
Does anyone know where one, outside of europe, could smell these things?
ps - I mean the new ones, I already have (and lurve) L'Incendiaire.
One of the very few fragrances that have ever nauseated me with its pure strength. Too. Much.
A nod to Nasomatto while we're on the subject.
Thanks! Is this affiliated with the guy at Yonge & Eg?
Tested today..very disappointed. I guess from the reviews I was expecting a floral leather. All I got was a floral aquatic, similar in feeling to Chanel's 1932, but with a sea-air vibe. The drydown...
There's something so tacky about red and baby blue that makes it so right!
I do too...not getting great reviews though.
LOU LOU MIU MIU. They even sound the same!
(posted in jest)
Update for any Canucks - this is at Holt's now.
50ml - $120
100ml - $160
Maybe Nuit d'Etoile by Annick Goutal. Pine & citrus.
Still waiting for it to hit the stores here :/
Interesting. Lots of blogs are fawning over it, but I can't get past that it's "just another design scent" and will probably smell like all the others.
Has anyone tried this yet? I love his designs...I thought they might have it at the Bay in Toronto (since they carry his clothing), but I haven't seen it yet.
Nice perfumes though (Mystra in particular).
Wanting to try this and the blue one.
It's very indicative of the state of female fragrances in the 80's - huge musky rose. It just happens to differ in that it uses great ingredients and has a darkness that others lack.
I would have...
I remember when Salt n Pepa had a reality show - Pepa had about a dozen Bond bottles sitting on her bathroom counter.
I guess if Creed works with mostly dead celebrities/royalty, Bond has to work...
When the EDP was first launched (to my recollection anyway), it did have a pronounced oud note in the drydown.
The current version does not have any oud note to my nose.
I would say either Lutens' Cedre (which I find rather cloying, but it has its fans, and is basically a tuberose scent, despite the name).
Otherwise - Vierges et Toreros by Etat Libre d'Orange....
I don't catch much of it in RP (the old version anyway). It's probably there, but it doesn't jump out at you (imo).
It could be that they're just not policing their marks, which is not uncommon. Some companies are very vigilant about the use of their marks, some can't be bothered, or don't want to spend the $$.
my favs would be Poivre Samarkande and Chene
Trademarks happen to be my specialty (keeping in mind I'm Canadian).
Creed does not, in the US, own a trademark for Green Irish Tweed. The only product trademarks they own are for MILLESIME, CREED...
I think they're ceramic...I recall the SA saying they regularly spray them and that they're porous.
I think it's stunning, and I would gladly wear it if I owned a bottle.
When the initial reviews came out for La Religieuse, many had made comparisons....unfortunately I found LR to be a bit dull.
Etat Libre d'Orange
Isn't birch tar use restricted?
I guess I should have mentioned that I'm aware of the (generally) 2 different lavenders used - the minty/herbal lavender, and the imortell-y, caramalized lavender. The "gross" lavenders I'm referring...
So I love lavender (plant). Some great lavenders I've come across that reflect the plant well are Caldey's; Caron PUH, etc.
But then there are some others that I should love, but the lavender just...
Links for the Odoris?
Is linalool considered a natural?
Sounds about right.
Did it smell like dehydrated cucumbers? If so, that's accurate.
Adding Love in White. This made me run away screaming.
Kenzo Kashaya. Or as she calls it, the one one in the weird pearly-tree bottle.
Timbuktu - vetiver/incense/vinegar
Egoiste - sandalwood/fruit/herbs
Not sure what how long you've been in the perfume game, but I find that when you start out, you'll find similarities...
Save for it, there's nothing else like it!
If they have to add that many adjectives to the notes, it's usually a bad sign.
Archives 69 by ELDO. Mentholated prunes...like nothing I've ever smelled before.
Thanks! He definitely sells this one!
Xerjoff's Gao and Armani Prive Oud Royal are my favs.
The new Narciso is very good (maybe better than its predecessor). The Chanel is okay...I wouldn't go so far as to praise it, but it's better than usual.
I think someone is selling them for some crazy inflated prices on ebay!
I didn't find the "synthetic" series to be all that appealing - interesting, but not appealing.
Subtle favs - Chanel Pour Monsieur (not the concentree, the regular); Mugler Cologne; Guerlain Vetiver.
I personally disagree with the Dolce & Gabanna recommendations - I don't find anything light...
I've been wanting to try this for ages...don't care how much it costs (even if I can't afford it).
Anything from the Incense Series. Ourzazate is my fav, but all are excellent.
Love the colour of the bottle, congrats!
The only reason someone would "dislike" a review around here is because they disagree - which isn't relevant on an editorial review. Just because you don't like their stance doesn't make it a bad...
Always check recent reviews. The ones on ebay are always bs.
I would agree with this ^ assessment. If it contains perfume (which I believe it would if it tells you the alcohol content), and because it's sealed, I would guess it would be worth several hundred...
Honestly, I "can't even" with the batch numbers. CANT EVEN.
I wish there was more diversity here...I used to read the POL forum, but I think that is no more. I guess the gals are talking on Facebook or Makeupalley? They're not on Reddit either, that fragrance...
Can we let this thread die now?
Have you tried ELDO's Archives 69 (by Christine Nagel)? I think it might be up your alley.
You'd have to send them to those of us that don't give a #$(&.
There are two scenarios - either Creed is doing a crappy job at they only thing they have to do, ie - make perfume, and make it...
I see a lot of Creed and Bond (in Canada), the occasional Guerlain and L'Artisan....but I would probably audibly squeel if I saw a Lutens. I imagine they'll be hitting eBay soon enough.
Probably at Cartier.
I bought a bottle of S-ex from S-Perfume years ago, as well as a little bottle of 100% Love.
Recently, someone passed on a sample of Rose Rebelle Respawn, and it's basically the same scent as 100%...
i find F32 pretty minty before the oriental drydown. something to think about.
Mauboussin's Histoire d'Eau is very similar and can be found cheaply online great bottle too.
Osmanthus by The Different Company or Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche.
Beautiful on any sex.
Impossible! They're expensive!
Yup...I smelled it, loved it, and bought it. In that order.
funny how so many opinions can be said of scents that theyve not even smelled yet.
I would imagine that someone who buys every bottle, in the largest size available, regularly, would get some nice gifts from the retailers (or at least they should).
There's a strange "fresh" note in Patchouli Imperial that bothers me. My patchoulis of choice are ELdO's Nombril Immense or Lutens Borneo.
I don't understand the love for his first oud - it's a fluffy, fruity floral with virtually no detectable oud note. Even as a non-oud perfume, it's not good.
This happens to be one of my favourites.
That being said, I wouldn't judge anything before/after bed - you're perspiring, rubbing against sheets, etc.
As for reformulation, yes, it happened,...
Montale Red Aoud. I had a tiny sample with a few drops...I loved it. Then I got a bottle and sprayed it on - it's SO STRONG and lasts FOREVER. I find it overwhelming. Godzilla in red shoes.
One word - liability. (another word - insurance)
Caron Pour Un Homme is a great example.
The only one I own is Ylang Vanille, which has long been discontinued.It's okay, but not something I reach for often.
Of the more current ones - I liked Jasminora (again, d/c'd), Teazurra is...
I'm wearing Jasmin & Cigarette today, and I can't help but think of how genius this accord is. I'm sure it takes more than 2 actual ingredients, but in general, what are some other 2-note accords...
to me, CR is a cherry-immortelle, while FeA is a sweet-pine. they share similar notes, but CR isnt nearly as sharp and heady. Im probably one of the few that prefers CR...its more wearable to me.
I want to love his stuff...he seems so genuine. Alas, the whole lot I've tried were in desperate need of dilution. You can't smell the intricacies and details when there's no room between the notes,...
Ambre Nuit isn't really an amber to my nose, as much as an elaborate woody-amber (as in a synthetic molecule).
Huh...I thought Silences was discontinued years ago.
I suspect this is a case of recent reformulations - it really is something spectacular in its "true" form - sparkling aldehydes, rich floral heart, beautiful musky sandalwood drydown. I'm glad I...
I disagree - but possibly (and probably) because the bottles I have are a few years old. I also find it's something that has to be sprayed, otherwise you don't get the same punch. It's really not a...
Who knows...not sure if you can trust any company's marketing, but it's definitely in the top 10.
Whether or not you've heard it discussed IRL probably depends on your peers and possibly age.
I've received several mentions when wearing Rossy de Palma and Jasmin & Cigarette (ELDO) and Gao (Xerjoff).
I would imagine a cheaper rose oil...
This is a unique case because there are markedly different formulas for each concentration of No. 5, and Chanel willfully discloses this, so to up to...
That's the farthest reach idea I've heard thus far.
I'm sure they're just trying to be provocative and insinuate semen....the only thing in Mugler cologne is musk, which I guess could go soapy or...
Etat Libre Rossy de Palma. :)
I dont really feel their marketing to be an attempt at humour...its an attitude, take it or leave it I guess. I stay for the scents, which are impressive. When the line was released in 06, much of...
I think it would depend on the scent - and the buyer of course. I would never buy the retail bottle when the refills are so much more economical, but I'd always want the official bottle if I could...
Hey Luca - it would be great to hear your impressions of Etat Libre's latest offerings. I found your initial reviews of their collection spot-on, and would love to hear what you think of the...
I was hoping to get this nifty red cap...alas, it's just grey like the others...and my soul. :(
^ you forgot to mention if you could smell the lion. ;)
It's been mentioned twice - but the Lutens bois line sounds perfect. Any of them (save for Un Bois Sepia...which is terrible).
^ something about the Hermes Voyage bottle bothers me...I feel like once you swipe the metal bit around to the "close" position, it should feel more secure. I know it's probably not technically...
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