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    Hi all,
    I just blind bought a Balenciaga Pour Homme. As I wait for it to arrive, what am I in for? What's this stuff about? There were only three reviews in the Directory and a search of the male discussion only brought up a handful of brief mentions (though all positive). Any experience, good, bad, or otherwise?
    Thanks...

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    Default Re: balenciaga pour homme - my latest blind buy

    It's a great woody oriental. Cristobal is too sweet for my tastes, but this one is just right. A shame it's apparently discontinued.

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    A great honey-based Oriental scent. It's not too sweet and has a minty edge that keeps it crisp. I don't think anybody could hate this one. Out of curiosity, where did you buy it from? The cheapest I've seen it for was $100 from online retailers.

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    [blue]*Balenciaga Pour Homme*, created by Gérard Anthony, the same nose who created *Azzaro Pour Homme*, is in my top twenty fragrances of all-time and one of the few to use a frankincense note effectively and to get it to last; I believe it is this note that gives the fragrance a very contemplative intellectual dimension in terms of its emotional effect on the wearer, at least this wearer. Extraordinary sillage and longevity.

    Like teflondog, I haven't seen a 100ml bottle of this stuff for less than $100.00. I am going to guess that robyogi recently purchased the 30ml bottle Buffalo_Gal was selling on her decants page.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental
    [blue]*Balenciaga Pour Homme*, created by Gérard Anthony, the same nose who created *Azzaro Pour Homme*, is in my top twenty fragrances of all-time and one of the few to use a frankincense note effectively and to get it to last; I believe it is this note that gives the fragrance a very contemplative intellectual dimension in terms of its emotional effect on wearer, at least on me. Extraordinary sillage and longevity.

    Like teflondog, I haven't seen a 100ml bottle of this stuff for less than $100.00. I am going to guess that robyogi recently purchased the 30ml bottle Buffalo_Gal was selling on her decants page.


    scentemental[/blue]


    Excellent info on Balenciaga PH. It's good to hear from you again, my friend.



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    No, I didn't get it from Buffalo Gal, though I am about to get a couple decants from her! Hers was pending sale when I found this other one on ebay and placed my bid. Then a little later hers was no longer pending sale. The one I got is also a 1 oz bottle. After I won the auction, the payment site of the place I bought it from said there were three available. I only took one. I am just hoping it's fresh. It's supposed to be NIB, so I guess I'll see what I get. The seller has excellent feedback, but that's never a guarantee in my mind.

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    After reading this thread, I bought the bottle from Buffalo Gal. *I am really looking forward to trying this one! *Docluv45, Teflondog and Scentemental: Thanks for the very informative comments and review.

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    Oh yeah...scentemental - thanks for the great insight into this fragrance. I'm really excited for it to arrive now! Every one of your posts seems to be packed with this type of knowledge...thanks.

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    OMG, I think this will still stay on my wishlist, I can't find a credible website to purchase this at a reasonable price....someone help!

    ditto on scentemental's posts!
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    Default Re: balenciaga pour homme - my latest blind buy

    I can't seem to get to the same place I was when I bought mine yesterday (I think it was just some sort of online billing system with a unique ID for my purchase). Buffalo_Gal (Diane) has decants listed in her post:

    http://www.basenotes.net/community/Y...num=1084812264

    I guess those are still available, since they are still listed...

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    If you have & love Opium pour Homme then I predict you will love Balenciaga pour Homme.

    It is a wonderfully spicy 'clean' and 'airy' men's EDT with a lot of class. Smells amazing in the bottle - even better on the skin. :-*

    Enjoy! ;D
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    Has anyone compared Balenciaga PH and Lapidus PH? It seems to me that they might be similar.

    Balenciaga PH:
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120160.html

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    Coriander, Bergamot, Lavender

    Middle Notes
    Muguet, Jasmine, Caramel, Honey

    Base Notes
    Patchouli, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Benzoin



    Lapidus PH:
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120959.html

    Top Notes
    Lemon, Pineapple

    Middle Notes
    Honey, Rose, Jasmine

    Base Notes
    Sandalwood, Patchouli

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    Agreed; I think they are quite similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMaverick
    OMG, I think this will still stay on my wishlist, I can't find a credible website to purchase this at a reasonable price....someone help!

    ditto on scentemental's posts!
    iMaverick, I sent you a PM

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    This vendor is listing 50 ml bottles for $32.00:
    http://www.jewelsmall.com/perfume---...alenciaga.html
    I have ordered from them before with good result. If you want to order more than one bottle, do inquire as to available stock.

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    An excellent purchase, this one will put you in a league beyond the typical cologne wearer. If your aim is to stand out from the crowd, then Balenciaga will do it for you!

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    I like this one too. As I once said, I think this is like an Oriental cousin of Kouros, and that can`t be bad news at all!!

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