Originally Posted by Larimar
Lovely bell jar, rubegon! Congrats! I was so tempted to buy exactly the same bell jar from ebay (maybe it was a European listing only, I don't recall, but it's gone by now) at a very good price, but then I do not like the newer Iris Silver Mist. I got myself the Shiseido Rose de Nuit instead - ready to be picked up from my local mail service point today!
Thank you Larimar! I tested ISM from a Perfumed Court sample - not sure how recent a vintage - and have been fascinated with it ever since. I was about to go to the SL shop to buy a bell of it (I was in Paris last week) when MdM proposed a trade for a certain elephantine flacon I had recently acquired. It's now the prize of my collection!
I love it! This one seems a bit earthier and less "pretty" than I remember the sample I tried. Not a fragrance to wear out for me - perfect for quiet moments alone.
Originally Posted by alfarom
Dear Lord, this is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!!
Thanks, alfarom -I agree!
Originally Posted by jujy54
robegon, you got the Coty Chypre! Same bottle as I have. Of course, after I sent you a decant (; Tell us all about it. Enjoy!
I did, jujy! I think blind bought it before your sample even arrived - I had been keeping my eyes open after I missed that last bottle, and got it at a good price. I have
been on a real chypre kick lately, and this is a great addition to the collection, and not just for "archival" purposes - I find it very wearable. Now I'm on the lookout for a bottle of the parfum ...
I was wondering how close it would be to Chanel pour Monsieur, as CpM has been said to be the closest thing to the original Chypre de Coty. I like the Coty more - it's a bit more overtly floral and feminine in the opening, but it settles into it's "chyprosity" quickly. Its refreshing and bitter, while still seeming substantial - if that makes sense. Surprisingly tenacious for an EdT - probably because it has more oakmoss than any "chypre" made these days?
Oh, and I just got another thing I've been wanting for a while. Semi-blind - I have the EdT, and after Larimar's comments on it, I knew I'd love it.
Vol de Nuit parfum tester: