2 bottles of Après L'Ondée extrait...
Creed MI, never experienced anything like it...but then again I like Thalium LOL
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
2 bottles of Après L'Ondée extrait...
I am very happy with the amount of back catalogue and back up bottles I managed to purchase, mainly via BN members, thanks guys!
In particular I am happy with she silly amount of Patou I bought as well as all the Lanvin Vertyver available in Edinburgh, as well as some crackers from the TK Maxx, Le Must de Cartier, Guerlain Vetiver, Lagerfeld Classic, etc
Was there today (TK Maxx) ; they had 5 Versace the Dreamer, Sculpture by Nikos ( bought it) and loads of other stuff....
Current Favourites: Touaregh -Il Profumo/ Le Vainqueur- Rue Rance/ Versus Uomo -Versace/ Sculpture -Nikos/ Acier Aluminium - Creed/ Santal Noble - MPG
French Lover - FMalle
Djedi, Vetiver EDC and Mitsouko - Guerlain vintage
Chamade pour homme - Guerlain
Diorling - Dior vintage
Invasion Barbares - MDCI
Vetiver de Lubin
Vetiver The Great!!!
No question about it:
Caron N'Aimez Que Moi parfum extrait
Bought on the Basenotes Lunch at The Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie, Harrods
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"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
I'm sure I've tooted this horn enough, but I'll just throw them in for posterity.
Royal Briar by Carroll & Co. (formerly Atkinsons)
1776 by Elsha
Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree (squint and you get Tiffany for Men)
Jockey Club by Caswell Massey
My biggest surprise was learning that Chevignon smells *exactly* like Polo Crest, which has long been discontinued. Needless to say I stocked up on that one.
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Balmain Monsieur Balmain
Bond No. 9 Great Jones EDP
Chanel Cuir de Russie vint EDT
Divine L'Homme de Coeur
Frederic Malle Noir Epices
Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
Guerlain Sous le Vent
Parfumerie Generale Querelle
Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Dior Jules (vintage formulation)
Guerlain Mitsouko EDP
Parfums de Nicolaï New York
Patou Pour Homme Privé
Rochas Eau de Rochas Homme
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Amouage Dia for men or Clive Christian X for men - can't choose between these two!
Oops, and I forgot Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka which I fancy enourmously!.
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Burberry London, John Varvatos and Dior Homme
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Prada Amber pour homme. For me, it truly is a scent of contrasts - clean and soapy, incensey and gourmandy. Feminine and masculine. At home in the office or on a date. Beautiful.
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Don't remember if I bought Mazzolaris early this year or last year. Either way I wore them a lot this year.
Serge Lutens Chene
Balenciaga Pour Homme
Czech & Speake Cuba
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Christian Dior VetiverPatou Pour HommeChristian Dior Leather OudOrmonde Jayne Ormonde ManSerge Lutens Chene
Creed Bois du Portugal. An amazing fragrance.
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Chanel No. 5 parfum, which I suspect could be my signature scent
Une Folie de Rose...longed for this, don't know why I waited so long - deep satisfaction, yes.
Jicky edp in the gold bottle from 1998, delightfully stinky
George Sand lmtd edition from MPG, a warm, woody embrace, slightly boozy, too
Jalaine Patchouli, a reward for myself when my divorce was final
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"Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189
What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache
l'air du desert marocain & eucris
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current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors
Balenciaga's Le Dix Parfum
Dior's Dioresscence parfum
2 boxes of very, very old french perfumes
VS Very Sexy For Him...definitely my most satisfying purchase of 2007.
For me it is one that I had never heard of until an SA put a sample in my bag. Surprised me as I kept sniffing at it and finally purchased it.
L'Altra Follia di Aquarama
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." Ayn Rand...
"The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies."
In no particular order:
Creed Bois du Portugal
Diptyque Tam Dao
Castle Forbes Neroli Limited Edition
Czech & Speake # 88
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Tommy Set Sail St. Barts
CK Summer 2007
Narciso Rodriguez for Him
Tubereuse40 by Le Labo, Silver Factory by bond no.9, and Jubilation xxv by Amouage. WOW!! these 3 cost me $1,000.
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a sample of musc kublai kahn!
Creed Millesime Imperial...
Eau des Merveilles Flacon Pégase d'Hermès
Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.
Mine choices for 2007 would be . . .
Chanel 19 - This has quickly become my signature scent and I get heaps of praise about it whenever I wear it. I have all three variations with backups.
Creed Millesime Imperial - I was in Neiman's buying some 19 and the SA I was talking to said I needed to try some Creed. She initially suggested Spring Flower, but I personally couldn't wear it. She then pointed out one of her favorites, MI. I was entranced and bought a bottle last month. She suggested using it for layering, but I find it's perfect on it's own. Although sometimes I like to put it over whatever my SotD as it starts to wear off. Has generated some very pleasing smells.
Fou d'Absinthe - Whenever I need a blast of a evergreen forest I reach for this. Easily my favorite L'Artisan!
1. Virgin Island Water / Green Irish Tweed / Silver Mountain Water / Millésime Imperial by Creed
2. French Lover / Bois d´Orage by Frederic Malle
3. Tom Ford for Men
4. Narciso Rodriguez for Him
5. Chanel Egoiste Platinum
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Parfum des Merveilles - close to perfection!
I was afraid of M7 being discontinued after hearing all the rumors and finding it more and more difficult to attain online. I snapped up a bottle and learned to love it. I liked it so much that I also purchased a bottle of M7 Fresh, which I have wanted since back when I joined Basenotes, but was not able to find. The first time I tried M7 Fresh (way back when), I did not like it too much. After I understood and fell in love with M7, I instantly was blown away with M7 Fresh.
My purchases last year included Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Czech&Speak no.88 and Domenico Caraceni , but to me the best release of 2007 hands down was Annick Goutals Ambre Fettiche.
Simply the Best!, as Tina would say
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ST dupont noir
Oscar de la renta - pour lui
KL - lagerfeld
francesco smalto - PH
i know, pretty easy ones..i stay in india and its difficult to get an L'artisan or lutens over here. neverthless i source most of my colognes from US. mostly from fragranx.com coudl anyone suggest a reliable site where is could source some really exotic scents like montale or luten alike?
my collection is pretty small, just around 25 which includes, jacomo -rouge, FCUK, mont blanc - presense, lagerfeld- classic, photo and KL, austin reed (a rip off of chanel allure sport), davidoff - echo, lacoste style in play, diesel zero plus, abusson, azzaro - chrome, silver black, baldessarini, tommy - true star (got it as a gift, hate it...), a assorted set of calvin klein (again a gift), halston - unbound et some more
off this i really digged KL colonges, Jacomo -rouge (it smells just wonderful close to skin), baldessarini, abusson, pur lui (oscar renta), francesco, silver black etal. some of you guys here are just legends. could someone suggest 10 must haves before one dies?
Probably Narciso Rodriguez.
That`s easy - full bottle of DJEDI GUERLAIN!!!
Vetiver The Great!!!
B*Man, Prada, Narciso Rodriguez and Comme Des Garsons 2
Terre d'Hermes for sure!!
I don't want to say, for fear of being solicited to sell some!
(most that know me already know anyway!)
Lately I've been wearing:
Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah
A 7.5ml bottle of Parfum de Merveilles by Hermes. I layer it with my Terre d'Hermes.
I like Gucci pour Homme II the most from the 2007 releases, and it is quickly becoming my signature scent. I really think its much better than the original.