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    Default Comments on new colognes: L'Artisan, Malle, Molinard

    Today is a great day, I returned home from work to have many ordered samples in the mail. My thoughts, and I wonder what you all think as well? I apologize in advance for my lack of descriptive abilities.

    1. The vaunted, hallowed Frederic Malle...Extraordinary Vetiver. In my opinion, extraordinary blah. Maybe I had too high hopes based on the reviews, maybe I wanted something that would put me in a coma, I'm not sure. I have a large decant and will use it till the last spray, but so far, highly unimpressed.

    2. Molinard Homme III...I bought a decant based on Scenteur's Must Have Summer Frags list; I'm a sucker for aquatics. I was a little reluctant because I can't stand woody basenotes as they tend to give me a headache, but I tell you, this Molinard is top notch. Aquatic, slightly sweet, slighty wood musky...so far, outstanding. I agree, a must have summer scent.

    3. Aramis New West...another BN hallowed scent. Ironically, I found it in a dept store though I thought it was discontinued. As noted, I'm a sucker for aquatic scents and pine notes, so New West fit that bill completely. Great scent, I may just buy it, but like Polo Green, CK anything,...it conjures up memories of when I was in school and that may be a bad thing!

    4. L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe...I actually purchased this as I happen to love the sweet piney notes. Very, very long lasting compated to other L'As and great sillage; I pull this off very well. I'm not sure what absinthe smells like, but I get the feeling it is drowned out overall. This one doesn't seem to be popular on BN however...but no one says why.

    TNMA
    Last edited by thenmarcher; 12th September 2006 at 03:13 AM.
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    Default Re: Comments on new colognes: L'Artisan, Malle, Molinard

    I love the Fou d'Absinthe. It's a wonderfull, fougere type fragrance.
    Where did you get the idea it's not popular? It got pretty good reviews , also on other boards. If you can get passed the comments that it has nothing to do with absinthe, wrong marketing , bla,bla.., than you will find it's a very comforting piny, spicy scent. Perfect on colder days too.

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    Default Re: Comments on new colognes: L'Artisan, Malle, Molinard

    FdA is one of my favorites too.
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    Default Re: Comments on new colognes: L'Artisan, Malle, Molinard

    Yeah, I think FdA was released in the wrong season, especially with all the heatwaves this summer. As we slowly move into late fall, it's going to come into it's own.

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    Default Re: Comments on new colognes: L'Artisan, Malle, Molinard

    Strange, it seemed to me that FdA was a total bomb here on BN, I'm glad to know I was wrong. I agree with the cold weather scent, I bought it in preparation for Fall and Winter! Definitely long lasting too. I wouldn't know what absinthe smelled like anyway!

    TNMA
    "Why not seize the pleasure at once?"
    -- Jane Austen (Sun, and Mercury in Sagittarius)

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