My recent find...
... is now up on a rather well-known auction site. Sadly, new and over-anxious international postage...
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My recent find...
... is now up on a rather well-known auction site. Sadly, new and over-anxious international postage...
Thank you, yes I had a look at those threads but they are just too scary. I suspect I'm going to end up selling this on as it is and leaving the stuck stopper question to the new owner!
This is actually pretty spooky because today I found this:
Extrait, I think. From about 1900. Baccarat crystal.
I was quite pleased.
Full bottle of vol de nuit evasion £5 from a charity shop.
Bottle of vintage patou joy edp £3 junk shop.
Keep them coming, God.
There is a phrase 'bog otter' in English but it doesn't refer to an actual beast, more to a blockage sometimes encountered...
It's real. Made me chuckle yesterday.
Ebay frag listings are often funny: the legions of half empty bottles that have been 'sprayed twice only'...
Now truly, isn't that a name that's just crying out to be utilised in men's perfumery...?
If anything is the lesson from this, it's that.
(Though for me I can't fail to be interested in my wife's liking for the smell of the idea of 'essential oils'. (Though I guess this also raises...
The title of this made me gasp in horror! You gotta be more careful about freaking out perfume fans like that...!
My wife found the 'Orange Blossom' this morning. I find her in the kitchen going 'yum!' and rubbing it on her neck.
'I could EAT this!', she said.
'It smells just like Kouros', I said to her. ...
I cannot believe I'm the only one to find Acqua Di Gio:
Pour un Homme de Caron
Here's the thing: I got a packet in the post today to my workplace: 50ml of Kouros (in the slightly older, more civety, silver top & bottom flask) that I'd just bought from eBay "barely used". And...
Wow, what a joy. I stopped using Basenotes when it went to Huddler - it just seemed so claustrophobic (and it was terrible on my phone, too). I'm very glad it's back. Now please just get Off-Scenter...
Think I had about 750ml of Agua Lavanda by Puig once. I decanted it into a huge pump up aerosol bottle to which I gave one pump too many - and it exploded! Think I must have inhaled about 100ml!...
My experience of it has changed quite a lot: but I still love it. The first few shots out of the tester it seemed like freshly creosoted log on a bonfire (and I could barely tolerate it). This...
Bugger! I glance at this thread and now I'm going to have to spend one hundred and twenty five bucks on a damn niche scent that smells like fir trees...
Probably L'air du desert...Still going strong on that one, too.
Ditto. Firefox + Adblock = Not one damn pop-up in sight. Evah!
Yup, that's about right. Wonderful, joyful stuff it is too.
Yup, they sure do. They even have that wacky version of Pour un Homme - Impact - that no-one likes.
You might be able to persuade them to have a go with the Montales...
I agree with you - and Havana Vanille is none of those -it's a seemingly endless boozy vanilla bomb of a frag.
You could just buy a hat with 'I am wealthy' written on it.
Yeah, seconded, big time. (it's pretty bloody 'orrible, though...)
Yeah, what he said. Weird.
Mate! What about Rien? No 'Lie's greatest hits' can miss that out, surely!?
Yeah, me too, back in the early days before my nose had, er, matured: REGRET. :cry:
Basenotes reviewing Lidl offerings is doing the job of a perfume website & long may it continue. Now if it were to confine itself to being a snobbish perfume website, doubtless it wouldn't bother.
I got it in Hampstead Oxfam for three quid. In parts it did my head in: 'Fed up with work, I stopped for the day at 11.00am, phoned my wife and we motored to the tiny village of blah in Italy - only...
There is nothing like Rien. Rien just rules: :2vrolijk_08:
I would say that they are dissimilar. The Yardley rather lurches between accords (accords which are in themselves rather harsh). TdH is not a blew-my-world kinda frag, but it isn't crude.
When I found a 'fume that I thought might be interesting, the first thing I'd do would be to read both Off-Scenter's & Foetidus's reviews. But with his reviews gone I feel like I'm walking in circles...
If he'd put them in a book, I'd buy the book.
He's a very good writer and great reviewer of 'fumes. I miss his work already.
I'm terribly sorry but this bottle is long gone now. But stick a search on Ebay that emails you when a new one turns up & you'll snag a bottle in no time (probably!).
Well, I just found a bottle of this juice. It reminds me of a cross between Havana Vanille and Narciso Rodriguez - which is to say it smells very nice indeed.
My wife however, doesn't fancy it...
Take it back. Then look on Ebay for a bottle of the vintage juice (silver label rather than embossed). It's a much warmer frag, the old stuff; bigger & bolder too.
I would respectfully differ: to my mind a collection of nice fragrances could quite easily be complete without it! :smiley:
I think ADG is made with bits of real panthers.
I think the way around this is simply to wear it every day.
L'air is a beautiful, wildly evocative, stirring masterpiece. L'Instant is the smell of chocolate pudding.
Currently obsessing about Exhale by Lush/Gorilla/B Never too Busy.... It's all Off-Scenter's fault: I read his review and lost my mind.:2vrolijk_08:
Incense/Vetiver? L'air du Desert Marocain!
The vetiver isn't shouty but it's there. Incense though? Whoa yeah.
I just felt like I was covered in chocolate pudding with this one. Totally wrong for me. I don't know Luten's Borneo 1834 - but doesn't that have a cocoa thang going on along with the patchouli?
Can't believe no one's metioned Serge Lutens Gris Clair. Notoriously chilly frag (nice too).
It's a very, very faint vetiver on my skin with little projection or longevity. Something like Encre Noir does at least give you (very) good projection & longevity. I found EN a tiny bit too...
Yeah, that's a really good association, I think I'd probably second that. PdH has, actually, the ballsy hugeness that Q aspires to - but it has beauty as well. (It's worth adding that it's close to...
I kinda have. I had about a dozen and I thought 'oh, bugger this' and sold most of them. (I have to say though that I'm currently toying with the idea of a bottle of LDDM...)
Yeah, I'm exaggerating. I have two frags now: the 3/4 litre of Puh on show and a back up bottle of Lauder for men.
I do like a laid-back, world-weary toothbrush, it's true.
Turns out that's right: microscopic applications are the key. I've had about half-a-dozen full-on full wears out of a 1.5ml tester - and even with this amount figuring out how to dial it back enough...
I bought a bottle of Narciso Rodriguez for her eau de toilette today, 50ml bottle from a charity shop for £1.50. Stuff (yeah, good smellin' stuff, actually) does come out when you hit the button - so...
Ylang-ylang though - anything with a predominant note of Ylang-ylang - and I'm back to my twenties, smoking smack off a Kit-Kat wrapper in the bogs of the Bristol 'Old E'.
So I avoid Ylang-ylang...
Maybe someone's cutting his gear with celery salt? Just a thought.
Give the kid the money instead.
Pour un Homme de Caron: Simple. Good.
And, er, yes, today I bought a bottle...
+1 Bulgari Black
What's the verdict then?
Odd: quite late into the dry down Guerlain's Vetiver simply becomes Encre Noire. Anyone else noticed this?
I can also see no reason to imagine why someone from the Philippines who has worked in this kind of role would by necessity not be interested in perfumes. But even if that were so, taking the piss...
I'm not offended. I think the name is in poor taste and I said so. I think your rhetorical comparison is in poor taste also.
I have an idea that ELDO's achingly hip ironic schtick will end up becoming a handicap for them. Non-stop irony eventually just turns into a kind of poisonous despair.
My sister-in-law is from the Philippines and was kept as a slave in London for a number of years. Her 'employer' was eventually prosecuted for imprisoning her - and this state of affairs is by no...
If you are concerned about smelling different to the other guys: don't buy it. If you can handle that: buy it - it's beautiful.
Today I'd buy about half a litre of Caron Pour un Homme and a wee bottle of Encre Noire. But that's today.
I tried A*Men, found it confused, too sweet and generally unpleasant. I just blind bought a bottle of EN and am enjoying it more and more. It's a very focussed fragrance and at first that put me off...
Though it's worth saying that the idea that there's a frag that'll somehow do it - fill the frag-hole, be the one, end the search for the holy frag, whatever - is just that: an idea. Taking your foot...
If I had a great deal more cash than I have I'd probably have bought it myself. It's nice. I like the skank in there. You might consider - as above - Mouchoir de Monsieur, or even Jicky or perhaps...
Yeah, it's actually pretty good stuff. It's about my bag as much as BaV is, which is to say: not all that much, really - but I can tell it's nicely put together.
It also instantly transports me...
Thinking about it, there's about as much that confines a fragrance to a supposed gender category as there is that does a person. Which is to say, again: nada, zip, diddly, nothing.
In terms of depth the Guerlain is in another world beyond the Lalique: beautiful, fresh, green, marshy complexity - smells like a living thing (actually kinda like the Swamp Thing ought to smell!)...
Longshot, this one, but is anyone familiar with this stuff? Lentheric Style - perfume cologne spray:
I picked it up in a charity shop today and I think I'm...
Nothing whatsoever - beyond your response to the associations that the frag calls up for you.
The guy in that video puts about 3-4ml tops in that bottle and then says: 'There you go: a couple of weeks worth of scent'
Weeks? Holy crap! For me, about half a morning worth.
I pretty much always do. For a start, I'm addicted to the opening salvo from Caron's pour un homme and very often apply during the day to re-experience that astonishing, nuclear-lavender opening.
You do indeed. That did it for me, really. Just seemed like bubblegum air-freshener.
Creed should perhaps consider selling a line of hats with a sign at the front that reads: "I am wealthy".
Just a thought.
If you're really into ouds - does that make you an Oudist?
I got a tester a couple of weeks back. So far I think: 1) It's expensive, 2) It smells like creosote and 3) It gives me a headache.
(Though it's possible that I'm over applying it as 'massive...
+1 Lutens Ambre Sultan
You will have a lot of people getting up-close and interested if you wear this. Very unlikely that anyone else in the club will be wearing it, either.
One thing I've noticed recently: prior to the move, if you did a search for a frag in the on-site search facility the main review for the frag turned up as the first search result - and this was...
I got two 125ml bottles of Laura Ashley's Emma Eau Fraiche for £3. Sold them for £230.
It's a little bit heavy on the tarragon, to my mind. After one spray, I feel like I'm a fillet of poached salmon.
I think the first part of the 1st episode has been deleted from the site there... :(
I mean, it would be horrible to develop a reputation as "cologne guy," right?
I think that living in fear of an imagined response to you would be worse, to be honest.
I went into a West...
The idea that there's a chemical elixir capable of triggering some sort of uncontrollable sexual reaction in those that perceive it is just the most astonishing pile of horse pucky.
Thanks for this, superb!
Not one of 'em wears Amouage then? Hmm...
Thanks indeed, yes. :thumbsup: The complexity of this stuff scares the crap out of me.
FYI - here's a screenshot of the sort of stuff I'm getting just following a google search link to a review...
I guess that new server means bugs a-plenty for a while and that Grant is busy fixin' it all - but yep, it loads though, doesn't it? And pronto compared to the last server. It's all good.
It's beautiful; I'm wearing it right now. It opens, I think, in a way quite shockingly unlike anything that I've come across. I liked it at once and have since come to love it & crave it - but it is...
Me too mate, but I'm not sure that puts you out of the class of the dandy. My dandyism is, in a way, how I choose to describe the contradiction between my looking like a bit of a shabby git but also...