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A big +1 on Odeur 71, and I'll add CdG Serpentine.
That's alright, OP, now you have Basenotes street cred.
Nice, James! Good review. I realized that the powdery effect is the ink that Bruno uses as the common, signature note.
Hey! So, I wore it last night and definitely got powder about three hours in and then it disappeared after about two hours.
I was fantasizing that I should make a thread "what clognes make u want to take a dumpp".
Edit: I missed the thread already made that is eerily similar to mine.
I didn't get any powderiness from either.
OK, it arrived several days ago but I finally got access to it and am wearing it today. Just beautiful. The narcissus is green and clean.
Bi-weekly. Unless they aren't.
I used to be a young woman back in the 80s, but then I started using my Dad's Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui and after about six months I became a man.
Nicolai's New York, which has been around long enough to have its own highly established status.
Edit: beat me to it, cacio.
Crown Eau de Quinine.
So from view of the the Chanel section, I am surprised to only see the eau de toilettes and not the parfums displayed.
And thanks for sharing your experiences and photos, guys - they're very...
Rive Gauche Pour Homme
Yosh Sombre Negra
Just coming on to say "era".
Can't wait to get mine! Never tried it but have a sample of Au Dela and love it. It really seems like a very safe blind buy.
Rose and oud? Who knew?!
Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm surprised Killian's "Blue Steel" look didn't make your phone turn into a butterfly and fly away, leaving a trail of scented sparkles.
Oh, man, I LOVE Ropion's creations for Frederic Malle, but this will be a unicorn of fragrances for me.
Ditto to everyone else's comments - these are two of my favorite notes, and with the master Mrs. Nicolai doing the combining, I can't wait to try it.
I pre-ordered this Au Dela Narcisse des Montagnes the other day because I loved the Au Dela from the sampler pack I purchased, but it has been sold out. I also love the narcissus note in Guerlain's...
aol still exists?
None, but a carton of cigs is another story!
Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme, the vintage juice, reminds me of waking through a bushy meadow during late summer - with the sun heating the multitude of herbaceous plants and tall grasses, already...
Always, but never samples that I am relatively unfamiliar with because I don't want to be stuck in bed with something that I don't love.
This is an important point for us fragrance geeks.
You're not being an idiot. Money is a tool and you used it to get what you want. I've felt like an idiot when I didn't buy a fragrance and it was then shortly discontinued - kind of the opposite of...
I'm probably insane for wanting this. No, I'm definitely insane for thinking I NEED this, but I just finished my sample of Cuir Garamnte and want to purchase a resin bust bottle. Preferably one of...
This was mine as well!
2005, I think, is when I bought my 100 mL bottle and I can't list many purchases, perfume or not, that was a wiser one than this.
This happened FOUR YEARS ago.
The guide copywritten in "2008, 2009" has none of the Incense Series.
Two very good calls.
Sheesh, I didn't even know there were even more than 6-7 to the entire Hermessence line.
Luca knowledge, and apparent interest in the subject, of the components of jasmine and white flowers in general has shed light on my literally life-long metamorphosis from my strongly negative...
The Profumo one reviewed sounds very exciting.
It's funny because I am like this with my wines - storing them in cellar-like conditions in a garage that is set halfway into the earth - but it's all about the balancing of priorities to...
A very cool and transparent incense, propped up by indolic lilies, is Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan.
Oh no, I have my bottles out to be seen. Not in direct sunlight, but there to be appreciated. I'm sure you said that "tongue in cheek".
When I ultimately buy a bottle from MDCI, I will go for the bust cap, spending the extra money for it because it all makes for a very beautiful bottle.
Just about any vetiver.
See, I raided my father's fragrances when I was in high school, so I don't see any reason why any other kid shouldn't except that I never got laid.
Tom Ford Lavender Palm is a good one for sitting up close beside your colleagues. Sycomore and Tam Dao are good ones as well.
I never even heard of this fragrance until now! Looked it up on Fragrantica and it sounds awesome, from the list of ingredients.
I sprayed Comme des Garcons 3 on my sheets the other day and enjoyed it a lot. Very clean.
Ninja - Sombre Negra
Then you should try Le Labo Oud 27. It's got that dank maltiness.
I must, MUST try Lampblack.
OK, just ordered the "Discovery Set".
Hydroponically grown oud?
I think the savory smells of cooked meat: bacon, grilled or pan-seared steak, and the the byproducts of the Maillard reaction to create a new type of "gourmand" fragrance.
Nah, his opinion on how fragrances smell mean nothing . . .
Voluptuous is a good word - I described it the other day as Jour d'Hermes' sexy older sister.
Who is this guy? He don't know nothin. I bet hes never smelled bleu de chanel so what does he know?
I was expecting nothing but ubiquitous designer fragrances, but was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for sharing.
I agree that the older, darker Olene lost its punch, or I would describe it as a "richness" that is secondary to the heavy indolic quality now that it has surely been reformulated. Now, with the...
Here's one: 34 Boulevard St. Germaine.
Well, of course it's grown since then, and I did a quick look on the web and didn't find any hard numbers or percentages, but I am to assume that over the past three or so years the growth has been...
Really? Bummer. I did a search before I recommended this and didn't find anything, but the database is probably limited.
Luca, I don't know if you're familiar with Reddit, but they often have celebrities along with experts in all kinds of esoteric fields (astrophysicist, vacuum cleaner repair man, etc) who join so they...
I owned Go Ask Alice - it's a sumptuous patchouli in the same vein as Coromandel.
Interesting - and yeah, I'm with everyone else concerning not knowing about the fragrances you mentioned.
What existing fragrance would you use roughly as a reference?
Didn't he already review Jour d'Hermes EdT? Come on, Luca, we are jonesing hard and you are giving us scrapings from the pipe!
I think a good one would be to be able to correctly identify as many fragrances in a certain time frame. You're dealing then with experience and olfactory memory, but you have the challenge of...
I would absolutely say that Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui is a very dark fragrance (since I already did say so) - the top four notes, per Fragrantica, is carnation, patchouli, leather, and oakmoss, all...
Nice! Another convert!
I have a bottle from 2004-2005, and it is definitely rich in sandalwood. It's a beautiful, simple, elegant fragrance.
Very excited about trying this one. As noted before, one of my favorite florals is Diptyque's Olene, which is inspired by wisteria, but is an indole-heavy jasmine - that, plus the fact that I love...
But just two reviews. :mad:
Does Sycomore have a lot of Iso E Super in it?
When in a jazz club I am drinking an old fashioned or a Manhattan, so that, along with the leather seats I propose Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, with its cherry and modern leather.
Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme reminds me of the outdoors around my childhood home during the late summer, when all the herbaceous plants had already flowered, dried up, and were heated by the late...
The old bottle has a little lever that swings up to block the spray mechanism. The new one has a cap. Is this correct?
Thanks so much for the effort put into this. This kind of stuff is why I am here!
Well, he has a new gig in Germany so I'm sure he's pretty darn busy.
Maybe - there's a strong, iris lipstick smell to them.
For me, it's Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense. I love iris fragrances but these are just too dense and too cosmetic smelling.
Me too. Also Geranium Pour Monsieur. I guess light fragrances, with the smaller molecules, just aren't going to last long.
My woman got me a bottle of Amouage Fate Man for Valentine's Day.
For those of you who do a lot of blind-buys, I wonder if many of you live in non metropolitan areas, thus with a lack of opportunity to go and smell first.
If I bought this, should I decant some out onto the curb for ODB?
Whoa, guys, take it easy - I don't want any gunfire in here!
Wow, SOMEBODY is getting mentally geared-up for an exciting Valentine's Day!
I hate it when there's a fragrance like that, which is a classic and universally respected or loved, I dislike. I happen to love Knize Ten, though.
I'm a big fan of leathers, and I also find...
I came on here to recommend Iris Oriental and Nirmal.
Also by Parfumerie Generale: Cuir d'Iris is one I'd really like to own in the future.
This is a very interesting study of what we perceive as "green". Of course, there's the classic No. 19, but I would have never considered the frequently-mentioned vetiver fragrances as green.
Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.
I see many of us have made some risky blind buys!
Lavender Palm has a lovely leafy-green structure.
Givenchy Insense has a powerfully green smell, to me, of the fresh-cut stems of flowers.
Nice! God-bless you and your integrity.
You want carnation? In all its glory? JAR's Golconda.
Paul, are you following IFRA guidelines? I'm sure this has been discussed before but I either didn't notice or forgot.
I will be at the Fragrance Salon as well, Paul, and look forward to smelling your stuff again.
No, I mean your fragrances!
That's good info - thanks for all of that.
My Dad loves it and hardly uses it now because he wants the last bit to last forever. I'd love to have some of it because I have such good memories of...
Portrait of a Lady