Cuir Mauresque might interest you if you like animalic leathers.
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Cuir Mauresque might interest you if you like animalic leathers.
I assume we'd celebrate All Scents Day.
I'm working my way slowly through Antonio's scents after discovering them at Jovoy.
Noir Obscur is aptly named. The davana-rum-plum-citrus arrangement in the top actually reminds me of Atelier...
In this instance, they've taken a gallon of 'modern fougère', and mixed it with equal parts 'woody amber' and 'marine fresh'. Ta-da !
Honestly, if you're looking to buy current formula No.5, I'd say pony up the extra cash and buy from an authorised Chanel seller.
You're dealing with one of, if not *the* most faked perfumes in...
Warmest congratulations on your success. Onwards and upwards !
(And since Paul brought it up, I do remember your story from a while back and am genuinely sorry things still haven't worked out with...
We're happy that you're happy.
Wear your new fragrance in good health, Swedish !
I'm sorry to hear about these thefts which are, sadly, all too common.
Drifting way off topic, but here's a very insightful and useful video on how to avoid being a victim of kleptomaniac baggage...
There, I said it.
Coincidentally, doing a side-by-side today with Noir Obscur and Atelier Cologne's Gold Leather.
The former is what the latter should have been, I think.
Both open on a pronounced boozy / dark...
Great to see 'our' perfumers getting some well-deserved attention for their work.
Bonne Continuation !
Clearly no expense was spared on the bottle design :/
All good, Mike !
I just finished sampling this and wrote a little review on my blog.
To me, it's basically a lily-rose floral shot through with spicy carnation atop a musky, vanillic base.
I'm not gaga for it,...
Still good in my book. After writing a little review on my blog here, a BN buddy sent me a sample of a vintage formulation. The latter was a shade darker /richer, but overall, the difference was...
Wonderoud's base contains a mixture of natural (Australian, AFAIK) sandalwood and woody synthetics, just like Wonderwood. I'd say however, it plays a somewhat lesser role.
DKNY Be Delicious for Men features apple (Givaudan's Pomarose) prominently.
Thanks for passing on the information, Trebor.
I understand the financial imperative but hate the idea of a 'consultation'; that's what a nose is for.
I wrote a short review recently on my blog, but it essentially revolves around a massive woody-amber accord (Amber Xtreme, plus Iso E Super no doubt) that's given a fresh ozonic/marine wash and...
Thanks for the information and a reminder about Harrods' forthcoming re-design.
According to an email I received from Le Galion's CEO Nicholas Chabot, the line will soon be available in London (where ?), while samples will be made available via their website from September on....
No argument from me, Jon ! A worthy emblem for the RSPB, too.
SotD yesterday was Sycomore.
Best to all.
Banned ? Good grief...
Save us a slice will you, Wolfie ? (Making a note of your baking tips, too).
Enjoy Minsmere, Jon. It's been a couple of years since I last visited. May need to dust off the...
^ Interesting stuff, PalmBeach. Thanks for explaining the situation.
Hednic, cheers for the recommendations. Hopefully I can get my nose on some samples.
Thanks for the replies, guys.
Hednic - lucky you receiving samples from FiF. I had a look on their site last night, but it seems the bottles aren't yet available for purchase, nor samples. I've...
Any impressions on this revived French house ?
I heard about it in Paris last month, but so far haven't sniffed any from the line.
Here's what I wrote on my blog back in April:
Jack opens with a sparklingly tart citrus accord that includes the green grapefruit scent of Methyl Pamplemousse. Balancing the hesperidic head is the...
Just repeating what someone who works for a rival british perfume house told me. So basically, just being a dirty gossip :)
For what it's worth, it was suggested to me that Robertet supply him with more than just raw materials.
The aptly named fumoir by Arte Profumi. A smoky, phenolic, birch tar bomb.
Oh, bollocks. Now I have to schlep across town for my shaving soaps...
I use Czech & Speake shaving soaps (No.88, Oxford & Cambridge) exclusively.
Double ( / triple) the price of others, but the the quality of lather makes it worth the extra cost.
I don't use an...
The store was founded by (among others) Mark Buxton.
I think you're safe from buying fakes there.
Currently working fine for me and didn't notice any down time over the weekend.
I think, so. Some varieties of magnolia at least, head in that direction.
In an earlier post to this thread (April) I mentioned the Saucer Magnolias that were then out in bloom here as having a...
Cyclamen aldehyde has a predominantly fresh green floral scent and is used in many perfumes.
I'd *guess* it is that kind of note which is commonly referred to in such note breakdowns.
Pics are in the magazine Mumsy, but nothing special: a small aluminium flask adorned with Le Labo's usual label; an amber, apothecary style glass bottle with Le Labo's usual label; and a plain metal...
From Harrods' Magazine (June, p.104):
"...Now, Le Labo is introducing a 100 per cent essential-oil version of its bestselling Rose 31 perfume. Pure Rose 31 harks back to the Middle Eastern...
Hermès Brin de Réglisse for a beautiful, sunny day.
Best to all.
After reviewing this fragrance, a BN buddy was kind enough to send me a sample of an older formulation to compare: although the differences weren't huge, it was somehow deeper, perhaps a shade darker...
All my perfumes are decanted into small atomisers for that very purpose.
More often than not, I don't reapply in the day, but I'm grateful when I go for drinks / dinner directly after work.
In Paris presently, and just upgraded my ancient decant to a full jar of Iris Silver Mist.
Had intended to replace my bottle of MKK too, but as I feared, it's just not the same anymore. Tant pis ...
£270 each at Harrods.
The bottles are identical to those in the Les Heures line (save for the gold), which seems as lazy as the names.
I'm grateful Ungaro II has never come across as smelling of 'fruit-loops' to me.
To my nose, it's a delightfully anachronistic fougère, closely related to Jicky. Its main difference however, is the...
Published yesterday on the BBC website:
Anyone have any such stories to share ?
Eau de Cologne du Coq and Eau de Guerlain are summer staples for me - the latter contains a good dose of orris absolute and feels the more substantial.
That said, they are traditional Eaux de...
Sneaking in before closing time to say a huge thank you to: Mocha, ComDiva, Mike, Shades, RHM, Capridog, and Gary (hope I didn't leave anyone off).
Your birthday wishes mean a great deal to me :)...
:kiss: And one for dearest Cello.
You only need 23 people in a room for there to be a 50% probability that 2 persons will share a birthday.
Happy Birthday, David.
:kiss: Tdem & Kumquat (that video was hilarious!).
^ thank you, thank you rynegne & easyfish !
Evening Strangers :)
Xscent, Jon, Roberto, lpp, ExtremeK, Teardrop: thank you all so much for your kind messages and thoughts. I'm touched.
Work is busy, busy, busy at present (without much sign...
I've never noticed a perfume smell particularly different on different skins.
And don't get me started on the whole "My skin turns X to cat-piss" thing.
Thanks so much for explaining, Igor.
I've come across a few blue cheese-type Ouds and wholly agree - that sh!t's nasty. And I say this as someone who loves both blue cheese and stinky perfumes.
Great description !
Difficult to describe - tart, citrusy-green.
Aedes de Venustas does / did a rhubarby perfume, if I recall.
There's a dominant rhubarb note in Jour d'Hermès, too.
The material typically...
More, in fact.
I have 3 : Journal d'un Parfumeur, La Note Verte, and Le Parfum (in the Que Sais-Je ? series. Here, I much prefer Roudnitska's original version).
There are others, including...
No telly for me, I'm afraid. But I've had the pleasure of meeting the man himself numerous times and am sure it will be every bit as informative as entertaining. :thumbsup: Chris !
From a press release quoted at: http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2014/04/editions_de_parfums_frederic_m_6.html#more:
'Lmr' , I assume, refers to Laboratoire Monique-Rémy who...
I was told June for Harrods, too.
Thanks for the info.
The '80s re-release of Que Sais- Je ? is fresh in my nostrils, thanks to a generous friend. In fact, I wrote a little review of it today.
Compared to other vintage Chypres, I...
Well, I wrote to Caron HQ this morning asking if they could confirm the rumour that Fraysse had been replaced by a new perfumer.
Here's what Customer Services said:
"Nous vous remercions de votre...
When I met Monsieur Malle at an event last year, he mentioned the next perfume to be released was a Carlos Benaïm creation, but wouldn't elaborate.
Welcome Eau de Magnolia to the line, as reported...
10 sprays ! Good for you. Wear it in good health.
As for comparisons with Ungaro II, the latter has a very prominent geranium note which takes it more into the classical, male fougère territory. I...
Any excuse to re-re-re-post.
Ps. We love ya really, Vicks :)
Norlimbanol has an extremely dry, woody smell. To my nose, it even has a slightly scorched quality to it at high concentration, like when wood is run through a hot bandsaw. Very powerful and...
I just happened to be wearing it today.
Smells awesome and is my favourite concentration.
To each their own nose, but I'm basically with Hednic.
Geranium is rosy, but without being overly floral, green, citrusy, a bit herbal and very fresh.
Apart from the obvious Geranium Pour...
Re. the Chanel, I have several bottles of pre-Exclusif Cuir de Russie and Pluran's right, the current version is a very different animal. Gone is the rich, sandalwood base redolent of vintage no.5,...
I sniffed this briefly on card this morning at Harrods.
No samples and usual caveats apply in the case of first impressions.
To address Pluran's post, no, this is no IBQ nor rectified...
From Le Monde:
It looks like a shoe insert.
Can't say I've really noticed oudy scents 'in the wild' much.
Aggressive woody-ambers, certainly.
In the same way as each bottle of J'adore is lovingly engraved by the fair hands of Ms.Becker
Have you tried Chanel's 28 La Pausa ? The pink pepper oil gives a pleasant rosy tinge to the orris.
It also makes a nice appearance in Terre d'Hermès.
If I were to create a tropical, coconuty type scent (and bear in mind, I've never created a perfume in my life), I'd probably experiment with adding some benzyl salicylate for that oily, slightly...
EN contains some 14% vetiver oils, Bourbon and Hatian.
I recently came across a GC-MS analysis of this.
Interestingly, there's not a drop of carnation absolute present, but a whopping 60% eugenol, with its sweet, spicy clove scent.
The stuff of IFRA...
Kumquat, Broom also features in Safari and Arquiste's Boutonnière No. 7.
It is sometimes given under its French name, genêt.
I agree, it has a pleasantly sweet-floral scent with coumarin like...
Wear it in good health ! The deep drydown of coumarin and vanilla and just a hint of soft wood is lovely.
'Soapy' isn't at all how I'd describe No.88, so perhaps something is amiss.
It's a musky rose ( definitely redolent of certain incense / headshops / musk stick sweets), shot through with geranium. ...
J.-C Ellena (Journal d'un Parfumeur) suggests using the following to recreate the scent of mango:
Blackcurrent bud (absolute).
Those are (frustratingly) all the details...
Of the three, Pour Monsieur.
Why ? Because I don't find the Allure series especially alluring.
Possibly the Iso E Super ? It has a dry, cedary smell.
If the absolute is anything like the original Fahrenheit, it has a decent amount (as does the Cartier).
EN contains a reported 45% Iso E Super (!).
Equally though, it contains a very high dose of vetiver oils.
Probably worth a sniff.
Sulphur in name, though not in smell (to my nose, at any rate).
Probably a good thing...
I received the same Patchouli heart CO2 today and I have to say, it smells incredible. A truly beautiful presentation.
Birchtar has a well-established place in western perfumery and is key to numerous Cuir de Russie type scents. On the whole however, it seems there is less appetite for its heavy use than once was the...
As an upgrade, I'd suggest Bigarade Concentrée in the Frédéric Malle line.
It shares the transparent woodiness of your beloved Cartier, as well as a touch of cumin. The bitter orange though, is...
I'm not familiar with all the Mühle models you list, but I suggest avoiding slanted or open combed razors. Also avoid really sharp blades in the beginning.
I know that doesn't really answer your...
Yup, No.5 was originally packed with animalic notes including tonkin musk tincture and a purported 15% natural civet infusion.
It was a raunchy scent indeed. Lucky you getting to smell a...
Sounds like a commission Christopher Brosius (of CB I Hate Perfume) would be up for.
Sissel Tolaas might also be worth contacting if you're really serious about the venture.
Or, one of the...
Yes, iris / orris does smell somewhat woody.
Bear in mind though, that in compositions you're smelling a lot of different ingredients at once. In Dior Homme, for example (which you mention), beyond...
I've been wanting to smell the new Eau de Patou since its release, so that's good.
Oh, I love it. I was answering in terms of an official 'masculine' fragrance, which is how I understood the OP's question.
Sycomore is marketed as a 'feminine'.