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About 45 minutes to an hour on my skin....
This. The number 1 bakery experience
There's no reason a perfume should be weak just because it's a cologne. Several of them from the same house are actually quite powerful and they are also colognes. This one is just badly engineered...
It lasts 5 minutes
Both One Million and this Guerlain have Benzaldehyde in them. It's an aromachemical with a bitter almond smell. It's a bit softer in One Million. It won't be listed as 'almonds' necessarily.
This sounds like a nostalgia question so...
1 million was the groundbreaking mainstream scent to use almonds and it was a mega seller. Although it doesn't smell exactly the same this is definitely in the same ball park and is obviously...
I associate almonds with cakes. I just do not want to walk around smelling of cakes and patisseries.
Again, I find this very similar to One Million, with the traditional Guerlain herbal approach...
Smelled this briefly yesterday. First impression was a more savoury DHI - colder in texture and notes, harder with less sugar. Will return for more testing...
Reminds me of Jicky, this one.
First encounter with it today.
Massive almond and tonka assault which reminds me very much of One Million... but it has an additional herbal quality one associates with Guerlain. Foody, cakey,...
My mother is the only person who has attempted to ridicule me for wearing perfume...but then she's full of hate for everything and everyone, anyway.
lol. Did you find an alternative or are you a BN sophisticate now :-)
Eternity is one of those cheerfully modern, unabashed synthetics (even though it's been around for an eternity now). It's great. I could compare it to Mugler cologne - another example of a modern,...
Perhaps they'll redesign the caps to actually fit on the bottles with the extra profits they'll be making?
Slightly off - topic, but I bought a bottle of Eternity recently and it's ultra strong with ballistic projection. It's even stronger than I remembered in the eighties which is quite surprising given...
I've worn Eucris in the past - lovely stuff. Not impressed with the rest of the range, though.
Rhodri really understood the subject. Very pleased with way this turned out and great to see the lovely portraits of Chris and Fran.
A great article ...featuring several Basenotes stalwarts!
At least 5 wearings before any purchase. Usually by the third you know if there's something in the scent that's going to annoy you - L'Air du Desert Marocain is a good example; liked it at first then...
More pungent floral combos -pollen-like heavy, oily.
Nuts and roasted seeds based frags
Not a fan ... But I do like when BNers focus on the occasional high st frag. I love the original Boss Bottled - amazingly well made scent
Are you sure House of Frasier stock Creed?
Are you sure?
Lavender Aberdeen has a massive Jicky vibe - very similar.
It also smells like lemon bathroom cleaner to me. It's one of those scents that smells too close, too similar to household domestic cleaners and other products to warrant a purchase...because you...
Been comparing the EDT and EDP.
I think I prefer the lighter EDT - it has more of an original vibe than the EDP which seems very traditional, more cedar and woody/incense in comparison. The EDT...
Massively over-priced fragrances that I don't like. That's my impression of this house.
Branding/packaging/marketing dominate perceptions of fragrances. The smell is almost irrelevant in comparison.
As has been pointed out numerous times here, he officially he wears Eucris
There's a lot of 'Black' fragrances about, aren't there? Have the fragrance houses run out of names?
Obviously there's no such thing as a 'melancholy scent' in the objective sense. People here are choosing the obvious 'themed' melancholy (De Profundis) or incense (church associations) or gloomy...
Agree. And gloomy. Maybe it's the colour of the bottle and packaging...an overcast grey...?
Sounds promising. Will try
Cool. Learned something today!
People here are already referring to their 'vintage' bottles...? :D
Debenhams have it half price at the moment, so I got a bottle. :smiley:
spray your shoes
You can't return fragrances in the UK because you don't like them.
Much prefer the Mugler - more musk, more character, more interesting basenotes and more affordable .
Tried this for the first time yesterday. Very impressed - boozy, suede, leather, amber, rum thing - very masculine and quite traditional. Not trying to be modern but very well contructed
Yeah, I agree. I love the other Carons.
Caron Yuzu Man - a medley of cleaning products
Yeah, I'd agree with this.
The ultimate example is Bleu Channel which smells like all of them in one bottle.
Geo Trumper, Extract of limes - smells like Gif Bathroom cleaner
I don't think you find much joy. Once you ramp up the civet content the perfume becomes very 'blunt' one dimensional and incredibly boring. One appreciates animalic qualities when they're contrasted...
It's a cedar (cederal) and ISO e super combination that produces that pencil shavings smell. And yes, Gucci puh 1 is the ultimate example.
Enjoy the smell of sea spray and ozone!
Any reason you're looking for alcohol free stuff? Alcohol is sterile - it won't hurt you!
All the 'nasty chemicals' are just just molecules that have passed very stringent regulations; they won't...
Yes, at one point in the nineties it did seem omnipresent! It still smells exactly the same to me...
Yeah, it has brought back some memories! I can't detect any changes from the way I remember it - that has also pleasantly surprised me.
I don't think so. I suppose it's a possibility, but pretty unlikely.
Decided on a trip down memory and bought myself a bottle of Eternity. Wow, I'd forgotten how strong this stuff is - it's still mega powerful, huge sillage and projection and smells exactly the same...
I still like it and like the bottle design. I used to wear it years ago. Not sure I'd go back to it, though. I still smell it around town regularly.
Yep she had a good nose.
I have it and love it but can never find a suitable occasion to wear it, somehow.
What do you mean 'smells like Greece?'
Holiday experience...mopeds and grilled meat, for instance?
It's easy to pick a fragrance that 'sounds' Greek like...
To state the obvious, no you should not. :)
I don't think so.
I wish you test the flanker but it isn't in the shops in the UK...
Hmmm... maybe 15 - 17 year olds
17 - 19 year olds only.
Is the parfum the same as EDP?
£8 - £30 buy!
£30 - £55 buy and review carefully
£55 - £80 probably buy but test over and over again till sure
£80 - £150 test constantly. Hesitate. Buy maybe once in four years special purchase....
This is just another thread where people are invited to list perfumes they don't like.
People can write what they want and like what they like.
Reverse-engineering a classic perfume by nose alone is a standard test for a perfumer when they're learning.
You might the Tauers - Desert Morraccan, and Lonestar Memories. Both have a heavy, loaded quality with amber and musk. Different to Kouros but distantly related
Unfortunately the perfumer, no matter how talented, is only as good as his/her brief.
I don't share your enthusiasm for it. I'm glad people enjoy it but as far as I'm concerned my nose tells me it still smells like dozens of supermarket shower gels and deodorants all mixed together in...
Does it smell of menthol, mint, vanilla, pine, vetiver, orange blossom???
Really difficult to pin this one down...which is part of its charm.
Point taken about the comments although I admit I'm more attracted to 'thorough mediocrity' than I was before :)
I admit some people find it strange to have that cool /warm thing going on with one scent but that's what drew me to it.
Lots of compliments from F32 in the first two days of wearing it.
I wonder why? My guess is it's one of the most abstract scents out there and therefore many things to many people.
I love it...
I bought a bottle recently and it's still great, very powerful. Only very slightly soapier perhaps...but still great.
B*men is very similar just a bit more full bodied and slightly less herbal. It has been deleted but you can still find it here and there.
I'm chortling at the bottle styling. Reminds me of this sort of thing:
I am cheered there are also people here who prefer the modern day version over the vintage. I've had both and slightly prefer today's version.
I wish I knew where to get the vintage stuff....
Yeah, I agree but I've had dozens of bottles of this ever since it came out...and curiously, I'm happy to report the last bottle I bought (2014) is much stronger than previous ones and seems a bit of...
Wearing it again today. It's lost some of its savoury bite. Last year's bottle was very powerful. I needed a couple of sprays. This year's requires four. To my nose it's lost something which is a big...
You're making a good point - it is always a good idea to back up your story and avoid contributing to the reformulation paranoia here!
Erm, I will attempt to track it down but I'm busy trying to...
There was a story recently about it being toned down. I can't remember where I read it. It does seem less potent, for sure.
Another hand raised. I much prefer it to LIDGE (or did before in got toned down)
The opening was always bearable/
Why change it?
Everything in moderation.
Gucci pour homme 1
Surely the heaviest bottle ever...?
One spray...or something else for the office. Too strong.
Yep I agree with this. The key to his appeal is he has a sense of the culture of perfume and directly relates that to a comprehensive artistic knowledge of the arts... classicism, modernism and...
Never been a fan of the Chanel masculines...