Spot on, this is surprisingly both opulent and refined with a stunning classy vibe, pure Italian art by Antonio.
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Spot on, this is surprisingly both opulent and refined with a stunning classy vibe, pure Italian art by Antonio.
I remember an awesome citruses, lavender and geranium combo that lasted too little unfortunately, the base was too weak and the scent didn't evolve at all.
Above average technically with good longevity but they are full of synthetics building cheap and conventional accords.
On par with By Killian and Ormonde Jane: uninspired and overpriced.
Their regular line is awful, filled with several synthetic bases that give an industrial vibe after a couple of hours.
These must be similar with a touch of an expensive ingredient and '300 pounds...
This new essence starts with bergamot from Prepotence and lemongrass from the Moon, mid notes of lily XXL, VIP vetiver, sex rose accord, glamour jasmine reserve, and a base of anti-bacterial musk,...
A must read, really scary stuff pointed out.
Great work by Kafkaeske.
One of the best scents around incense and very versatile.
Fragrantica users might help you better than us :cheesy:
In perfumery that use naturals heavily or try to recreate nature, ingredients are obviously useful and the guide to identify accords, traits, nuances, details, ... or just plain smells.
They share the green and coniferus aspects, the incense is not that strong and in no way it smells smoky but creamy.
A classy cologne with some character, great accord and feel.
Too bad this kind of scents don't last too long.
Though not far, they belong to different sides of the fougere spectrum IMO, and not that similar.
IB is more prominent and lasts a bit longer, also the construction is more classic and technical,...
If you are looking for a salty perfumey accord, Millesime Imperial might be for you.
I would try to find out what it is exactly that she likes about SMW, maybe the tea? Blackcurrant?
Or maybe she could layer it with a simple rose fragrance or anything 'feminine'.
Absolu was better, the apricot blossom shines for a couple of hours, but it falls as another safe 'nice' scent.
I see it, they might feel similar, but to me one is dry, almost mineral and the other is fluffy and sweet in comparison, the base was put together to enhance the first few hours and simplifies in the...
Maybe it's time to make it less limited, congrats!
It took 33 posts for someone to suggest the obvious perfect scent given OP requests, I'm dissapointed.
Citrus fragrances will never be long lasting, you either get something completely different,
or try Eau Sauvage mixed with Chypre Mousse by Oriza L. Legrand.
Both oakmoss monsters, the drydowns are...
L'Inspiratrice by Divine is as powdery as TdN, but maybe not as sweet; it's a rose-patchouli combo with tons of tonka, and the peony, ylang-ylang and vanilla help with the dusty effect.
I see, in french, Enlevement as temporary unavailable, high hopes :)
I can't stop picturing in b&w a 15yo wearing Une Rose, can't find anything wrong about that though.
PW is like a creamy Norne, as BS is a patchouli Norne, both quite similar to the Slumberhouse scent.
Wow so many, new sample pack please!
I am impressed by the results.
The website states a mininum of 15 pounds per sample, and a minimum order of 5 samples, so 75 pounds, and I don't see any sample pack :(
Given that you have to buy 5 samples, I don't understand the...
If you have the money, they are definitely worth trying for the ingredients used, though most are rather straight compositions with very little going on.
My favourite is Bohemian Spice, and along...
Have you tried Tuscan Leather?
At first I thought the bottom left corner was for him... :rolleyesold:
I never weared this one, but I think it's above average, specially given how bad are designers lately and that I usually expect bad longevity and dull stuff from this brand.
The smell at first can...
Because each person nose receptors and brains are tuned differently.
Definitely not sharp or noisy to me either. What I think must be the cyperus, is really original and gives the fragrance a nice...
I perfectly understand you, the first hour is really good, full bodied floral bouquet made with premium ingredients.
But performance was dissapointing, fading out to barely anything and losing all...
How bad was the packaging?
What about Nassomato's Pardon?
If she doesn't mind patchouli or chocolate :) and likes sweet fragrances, your Sephora might carry Ultrared Man, yes MAN. Ask for a vial and let your partner try it.
Too me Figuier smells more coconuty than this one, and it's oily but not fruity in any way, which was dissapointing. Good longevity though.
Yeah, I tried FFC too, a soapy green accord from another era that lasts forever.
Muguet Fleuri seems (more) interesting.
I just got both of these for free in the mail with french stamps but no return address, wow
Sacred woods starts cypressy-cedary-incensy with a touch of something minty/eucalyptus?; then quickly...
If you keep away subjective impressions, they are the same.
If you take into account that they are produced differently, then no.
Only manufacturers know, really.
Contact them, maybe even Claude Marchal will answer himself, he seems to be a really honest guy.
It would be a shame if this one is not produced anymore, it's their best in my opinion.
In Paris, Jovoy and Guerlain.
AVERY FINE PERFUMERY
27 AVERY ROW
W1K 4AY LONDON
If you ever sell discovery sets, I would gladly pay.
Wonder if you can order the whole collection this way. 'Sorry about your wallet'.
And another thread that went full awesome!
By the names, I think some might be 'work in progress' scents, for example, Ambergris is probably 'Ballena de la Pampa'.
One thing for sure with this house is that it's going to smell good.
-> I hate papyrus, 2 stars for me.
Not extreme longevity, but Parfum d'Empire's Iskander is probably my favorite classy citrus.
Because they follow mainstream business economic rules rather than what should be done.
I was about to post it, nice inoffensive accord.
Guerlain's Tonka Imperiale maybe?
And you can have lunch too? :)
I tried several, mostly very natural, artistic/crazy/unwearable, but below average structures, as usually happens with this kind of brands.
O. Rainforest along with Carolina and Arizona are good...
I also love Mirto, in my top5 for summer, no doubt.
Offering to try a scent it's such a social experiment, depending on many factors like personality, life experience / age / background:
The easy ones, males looking for partners will like to know...
Another good alternative is Oliver&Co's Mousse II
To me it's the opposite, it starts really really good and ends up too sweet and cloying after one hour or two..
And also heliotrope/heliotropin:
Did you try Kenzo Power/Power Cologne ?
There is another option (more expensive):
I'm still impressed with Chypre Mousse...
I might like several similar accords with the same predominant note, but alone or with completely different components may be not as good to my nose, even unwearable.
Raw materials alone don't...
Another hobby of mine are headphones, and it's also challenging to describe sounds.
Even though both smells and acoustics are intangible, we describe them using analogies from the physical world,...
Check if you might like Cuir Garamante from reviews, I think it's a nice unisex one towards masculine and better than Ambre Topkapi, which may not fit you because of the caraway.
And the moment they make a perfume of it, loses its purity.
Check out also this video to get more comfortable about it: http://vimeo.com/71340732
I wouldn't pass this one for that reason, to me Edmond was a genius, he made several masterpieces and this is...
Dior Addict for warm weather would be cloying too, and if we start checking other brands we'll never end... :)
I also vote for No 19 and Premiere, and let them decide who keeps each one.
And some people would never call those 7.5 ml bottles niche...
I found this one: http://www.scentscribe.com/
No idea how legitimate they are.
Though I would rather pick myself what to test, starting in malls, taking notes and getting to know what I like, and...
I enjoy sampling, and it makes my palette wider and my nose more sensitive; as a reward I go back to my collection with more experience to love them even more, or rarely change my opinion.
My bottle also has 'Parfum' on it, but as we discussed back in 2010-2011, this was more of an EDT than anything else, around/below 10%.
This fragrance pretty much disappeared during 2012 until fall...
That's actually pretty much Fetish PH from Roja Dove.
Durbano's incenses are very chic, Black Tourmaline starts really smoky and slowly gets more spicy and peppery with a distinctive burnt accord.
I would buy instead a full bottle of any other you like enough and ask for a sample of Foin, which I hope doesn't have too much clary sage.
That thread has too many hormones for my taste.
Incense in perfumery it's a huge thing, usually not the protagonist, but part of lots of perfumes, specially spicy, oriental, balsamic,...
To me the florals are almost lifeless, boring and too expensive, completely overrated.
Hedonist depicted pretty much everything from it, I just want to add that I think this is technically very good, the rose here was just an excuse for Andy to make another great perfume. I am kind of...
I don't think it's that similar to M at all, to me it's like if Roja did Bel Ami for Creed, with the smoky-leather from Aventus and the lime+ambegris+woodyness from Erolfa/Himalaya, but of course,...
You can always get this:
Well, if you are looking for an Incense, that's a whole new thread, there are lots of good ones. For me, Full Incense is the one to get instead of Avignon, but I prefer the dry spicy-ambery Incense...
Oh the trash folder! That fixed it for me too.
Definitely, great starts got ruined very often, it's even the most common thing I would say, specially the 'great on paper' designers, and, of course, citruses.
You can't go wrong with Full Incense.
Black opens good but is forgettable after 1 hour, drying down to a common raw-earthy-woody accord, this time a little bit more dry than usual.
Too expensive IMO despite the quality ingredients.
Why is this in the Female forum? :(
Interesting reads about Jovoy's, more stuff to my sample list, again...
To be honest, even though M is a masterpiece on its own, the rest of the line is way overpriced unless you are in love and willing to pay...
Black is the other 'man' scent from the line, there are...
Yeah, Cacharel PH was close to a masterpiece. No idea how the current formulation smells with all the synthetic substitutes.
Derby vintage started with a lot of realistic nutmeg (probably even...
The tomato leaf is glorious in here, superb experience but hard to wear.
Or a giveaway of 200 samples like Fragrantica...
I cannot change my icon :(
Well, here we go, the usual stuff from Orazio:
But here is the new thing, which I won't reveal what contains:
Did anyone else got this? Haha...
This is great news, well done Chandler!
Guys, just do a 'secret' sample-pass, an online Santa would be silly.
Jasmin Rouge is boringly synthetic in a bad way to me.
Very nice videos, they make you want to buy everything.
Nothing comes close to vintage's of Diorella, Dioressence, Diorissimo and Miss Dior :)
Passionate people are very attractive, Mona comes to mind.
And about the guys, Andy Tauer and James Heeley are way hotter than any of those.
Natural jasmine fragrances are very expensive and those brands who make them usually don't follow Ifra restrictions.
So, nothing to worry.
As usual, IFF, Firmenich, Givaudan and so on, are the...
As others said, we have the dry orris extract or replicas: Silver Mist, La Pausa, Ukiyoe, Iris 39, Iris Poudre, Iris de Nuit, ... not a fan of any.
Then the synthetic perfumey recreation from...
That thread from the eBay forums pretty much sums it up.
Do the winners have any votes?
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