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    May be able to get 100ml at a decent price. For L'Connoisseurs de L'Artisan, where does this one fall on the spectrum of all their scents?



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    I find this to be my least favorite! I even prefer smelling like peanut butter (Bois Farne) over this one. It just doesn't appeal to me at all. I put it all the way at the lowest point of the spectrum. It is sad because this is my favorite house too. It is a shame to dislike one of their fragrances so much.

    I'm really not a fan of this one...

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    I don't care for it either. To me there is just a nasty bathroom cleaner thing going on in the top notes. I think it's a shame because it lasts a long time. Personally, I am looking forward to their new scent based on absynthe.


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    I once owned a hamster and something in this fragrance reminds me of that hamster... this one shuffles on the dirty produce end of the spectrum.
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    Damn! Thanks for the heads up! (Or bottoms up, apparently)
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    Very butch earthy, woody, dry one. I don't like this one.

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    One of my faves! This one is skin chemistry dependent. It smells completely different on me than it does my GF, and both versions are divine.


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    It's very dry and "dirty". Something about it smells animalic but not in a sexy way. I like woody notes but this one is pushing it. I still find it interesting, but not something that I want to smell like.

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    Timbuktu smells like sweet stone, insense and make-up to me. :-X This is my least favorite L'Artisan as well.

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    Another non-fan of this one. I owned it for exactly two wearings before promptly swapping it away. I thought ( from a sample vial ) that it was similar to Dzing!. But after full wearings of it, it's not even close! A very "dry" feel to it and not in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX
    Timbuktu smells like sweet stone, insense and make-up to me. :-X
    what is sweet stone?
    "He was some kind of a man... What does it matter what you say about people?"

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    The ONLY L'Artisan I wouldn´t like to own. To dry and musty for my taste.


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    Okay let me try triangulate a little bit. For all those that don't Timbuktu, do you like, say M7, which is also dry and woody?
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    Love M7, dislike Timbuktu.

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    Timbuktu smells like Sen-Sens to me...

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    It reminds me of Comme des Garcons 2, but much dryer and with a burnt note.
    I love it!

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    I like M7 and am *neutral towards Timbuktu
    *I won't scoff at those who feel that they can pull it off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinterdroppe
    It reminds me of Comme de Garcons 2, but much dryer and with a burnt note.
    I love it!
    Wow, now I really have to sample it!

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    I actually really love this one. It's very dry, woody, and peppery. There is a breezy green top note right out of the bottle that really doesn't last very long. From there its straight to a dirty spice market. I have recieved many compliments from this one from people who are generally brutally honest with their opinions. Get a sample and see what you think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostboyR
    I actually really love this one. It's very dry, woody, and peppery. There is a breezy green top note right out of the bottle that really doesn't last very long. From there its straight to a dirty spice market. I have recieved many compliments from this one from people who are generally brutally honest with their opinions. Get a sample and see what you think!

    I have received brutal comments by people who generally compliment me

    Well, maybe not brutal, but you know what I mean. The drydown smells so much like whatever my uncle wears that even if I liked it, I probably would not wear it. It kind of reminds me of Drakkar Noir at first.
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    Wrist to wrist for 2 1/2 now, M7 vs Timbuktu, I still like Timbuktu best and no nasty top notes to choke through. Now, M7 develops and its nice. Timbuktu is more linear, and I find dry note mesmerizing. It is a bit sharp bordering on sour, but somehow the vetiver balances that out for me. It's Noxema time now, because my wrists need to be girls again!
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    I like M7 but do not like Timbuktu. It's very dry, almost like fragrant wood ashes with some very dry spices. It just smells musty, dusty, and burnt out to me (like the scent has been burned up or something).

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    I like Timbuktu and have liked it so much that I bought a bottle for my SO who also fell in love with it. There!
    He wears it admirably. I can't stop sniffing.
    To me it's dry wood and vetiver and very very inviting.
    M7 was not to my liking.

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    I like it, too, and get compliments when I wear it. Very dry and woody, but I don't find any animalic dirtyness in it. I find it very similar to Idole, but much dryer.

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    Considering the different ways this has been described, this has got to be one of those chameleon scents. Also, when I look at the notes, I imagine something different from what I get on my skin.

    I've tested it twice in the last couple weeks. On my skin, vetiver is the main event. But it is a vetiver tempered a bit by the warmth of fruit and patchouli. The net effect on my skin makes it a refreshing summer scent, but without being too sharp or too dry.

    So far, I like this one a lot.

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    Got a sample from Luckyscent, tried it on my husband, and the only note we got was DEET. Pure bug spray. No drydown, no nothing. Just bugspray. Must be a chameleon scent, as hypothesized above. Went nutty over CdGs Avignon and Oarzazate, though!

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    Timbuktu

    Nectar of the gods...............................IMHO

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    I see this thread has been lifted from april, and that I have answered in it before, but looking through it again I found it fascinating how different the opinions are on this one.

    I still think it´s a simply wonderful and original vetiver. This is one of the few scents my mum has complemented me on; wow, you smell really good today! (translated of course), she exclamated when I came close, and then after a few hours she said again: seriously that scent is really nice.

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    I had a sample and remember liking it a lot. The fact that so many people say they don't like it is a good indicator that you should acquire it.

    Whenever I hear someone use terms such as "bathroom cleaner", "hamster cages" and other generally vague and fragmented descriptions, I know they most likely haven't even begun to grasp what the fragrance is all about. I prefer to embrace rather than sniff.

    "Very butch earthy, woody dry one. I don't like this one." - Sounds like something I'd like.

    "Something about it smells animalic but not in a sexy way. I like woody notes but this one is pushing it. I still find it interesting but not something I want to smell like." - This also sounds good. "animalic but not in a sexy way." ? I have no idea what that means. To me or others it may be profoundly sexy. "animalic...pushing it...interesting..." Sounds good.

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    Like Octo, I have had the experience that it smlls great on my GF, but horrible on me. I find there to be a note in there that is very shrill. On good days, that reminds me of m7 fresh's high-pitched falsetto bit, but on bad days I feel like its a smell akin to the sound of a TV left on with no transmission coming through: "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"

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