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    I really wanna try MB as well, so that's another Dutch user who'll be interested in a split purchase!

    btw, Japon Noir is an excellent scent and lasts a long time on my skin, one of my favorites actually!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsual View Post
    Just thought I'd add that the beeswax note in MB is somewhat shifted away from the typical "honey note". The beeswax in MB seems IMO to be of a good quality. There is definitely a similarity to honey but in my initial sniffs, MB didn't have me thinking that this was an obvious "honey scent".
    You are absolutely correct scentsual - the perfume blog The Scented Salamander wrote a wonderful short article describing what Moss Breches actually means.

    '...However, "breches", more often written "brèches" in French and sometimes "brêches", does not mean at all "breeches". Yes, "breches" can smell animalic, but it has to do with the natural musky, animalic overtones of honeycomb. "Brèches" means "honeycomb" or even more particularly according to a 1935 agricultural dictionary written by Tammo Jacob Bezemer, means something more specialized than that, that is an "old comb"as opposed to a fresh one...'

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    '...However, "breches", more often written "brèches" in French and sometimes "brêches", does not mean at all "breeches". Yes, "breches" can smell animalic, but it has to do with the natural musky, animalic overtones of honeycomb. "Brèches" means "honeycomb" or even more particularly according to a 1935 agricultural dictionary written by Tammo Jacob Bezemer, means something more specialized than that, that is an "old comb"as opposed to a fresh one...'

    You can access the full article here
    You mean I spelled MB wrong in my thread title? Oopps!
    Sorry, as I really liek it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    You mean I spelled MB wrong in my thread title? Oopps!
    Sorry, as I really liek it.
    Yeah Ruggles. That's okay, I know you need an editor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsual View Post
    I've noticed that BNer "submachine" who has a thread in the "Items for Sale" threads seems to be willing to do splits of both Le Labo and Tom Ford Private Blends (including MB). (At the moment I'm interested in Le Labo's Patchouli 24 and, living here in Norway, my chances are near zero to find these kinds of fragrances otherwise. I've previously obtained successfully Rose 31 through "submachine".) His "price" is the cost incurred divided by the number of people in on the split. Otherwise, and I'd agree with Mike, I wouldn't recommend buying MB blind. TPC has samples at reasonable price.

    Just thought I'd add that the beeswax note in MB is somewhat shifted away from the typical "honey note". The beeswax in MB seems IMO to be of a good quality. There is definitely a similarity to honey but in my initial sniffs, MB didn't have me thinking that this was an obvious "honey scent". I'd also add that I think this fragrance combines well with obviously woody fragrances. I read somewhere (please correct me if I'm wrong) that the Tom Ford Private Blends were created with the possibility for combining (they also call it "layering") with other scents. I tried it, almost inadvertently, on top of Hinoki last night and enjoyed it!
    Thanks for the heads up and the warning, but I think it's safe for me to buy this one blind so I left a message in submachine's thread.
    I'm not expecting so much of a honey scent at all, for - like you kind of said so yourself - the smell beeswax has in fact little to do with the sweetness of honey, it's a pheromone bomb, more musk than honey. I think beeswax is amazing material and hope it will make a comeback in perfumery someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    I really wanna try MB as well, so that's another Dutch user who'll be interested in a split purchase!

    btw, Japon Noir is an excellent scent and lasts a long time on my skin, one of my favorites actually!
    Jarno, look over here : http://community.basenotes.net/showt...=201616&page=2


    And Vivek, thanks, but it looks like it won't be necessary for you to order a new bottle.
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    I think a *kick* is in order, since I received my bottle split today (thanks submachine).

    Well, it's everything I hoped it would be, and more. A great, and I do mean GREAT, beeswax note (the whole room smelled of it even when the package was still closed!) and a wonderful use of mosses. Not the cheap one's that smell like mold, but good quality stuff.

    Best blind buy I've done in ages! And thank you Ruggles for bringing this to my attention!
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    I had a small sample of it, and then went ahead and bought some. Either my sample was different compared to the bottle I got, or perhaps the way of application made it different, but I didn't like it as much the second time around. I prefer Tuscan Leather more, but I will be giving MB a few more tries too, it might grow on me!
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    If anyone goes to SAKs in San Fancisco, say "Hello" to my friend Christopher Lynch. He's the SA for Tom Ford Private Blend Collection, extremely knowlegable about fragrance & will take good care of you. No affiliation, just a good buddy. Sigh...I miss SF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo View Post
    Best blind buy I've done in ages! And thank you Ruggles for bringing this to my attention!
    So I can show my face again? Glad you adore it.

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    I've almost used up my decant of this, and I'm considering more now. Wore this to the office the other day and it felt like I was wearing a classic Guerlain...it just felt sophisticated, subtle and reeked of quality. But honestly there's so many other fragrances that I want that are so much cheaper than MB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    If anyone goes to SAKs in San Fancisco, say "Hello" to my friend Christopher Lynch. He's the SA for Tom Ford Private Blend Collection, extremely knowlegable about fragrance & will take good care of you. No affiliation, just a good buddy. Sigh...I miss SF.

    JamieB, was it Christopher who helped you?
    Not unless he's a rather stout African-American woman or a Morrocan named Hassan. I got my two Tom Fords on separate trips, and they were the ones who helped me. I'll have to go back and try some more (after next payday) and hope to meet your friend then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    So I can show my face again?
    Yes, you can put Mr. Bowie back in his coffin, eh closet, eh whatever...
    Glad you adore it.
    Yes I do. I think it's great. I haven't had a fragrance of this type in ages. Not to say that it's old fashioned or anything, for in fact it's timeless.

    Was a bit worried about the moss, because sometimes reconstructions of mosses can smell a bit like mold. Which in this case thank god is completely absent. Feels like very high quality materials are used. Are the others in this series as good as this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo View Post
    Are the others in this series as good as this one?
    I would sample all of them - to me, some are as good and some are not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I would sample all of them - to me, some are as good and some are not.
    So which are the one's you really like?

    I'm mostly curious about Oud Wood (maybe TF knows how to do an oud perfume right) and Japon Noir. Did you try these? And what did you think of them? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo View Post
    So which are the one's you really like?

    I'm mostly curious about Oud Wood (maybe TF knows how to do an oud perfume right) and Japon Noir. Did you try these? And what did you think of them? Thanks.
    Oud Wood is my second favorite of the TFPrBls (after Moss Breches). I'm no oud expert but have a small Oriscent Borneo 3000 sample and IMHO find the oud in TF Oud Wood closer to Borneo 3000 than are the oud/auods in say Montale's Black Aoud or YSL's M7 & M7 Fresh. I would recommend sampling first, though! I would be very interested in knowing what those of you with more experience in oud think about TFOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsual View Post
    Oud Wood is my second favorite of the TFPrBls (after Moss Breches). I'm no oud expert but have a small Oriscent Borneo 3000 sample and IMHO find the oud in TF Oud Wood closer to Borneo 3000 than are the oud/auods in say Montale's Black Aoud or YSL's M7 & M7 Fresh. I would recommend sampling first, though! I would be very interested in knowing what those of you with more experience in oud think about TFOW.
    That's interesting! Now I'm even more curious about this one.

    However, you must realize that apart from quality and the real vs synthetic issue, there are different types of ouds also. Another thing to consider, is that oud in alcohol behaves completely different on the skin than oud as pure oil. In alcohol it's more like an explosion of scent, while an oil its more like a slow fuse.

    Some I think that are ok (not great tho) are Duro and Jubilation XXV. But this is just not 'my' favorite type of oud they use in these fragrances, and also I think they should have toned the note down a bit because I find it quite annoying after a while.

    However, I'm sure a good oud perfume (well at least to my nose) can be done by a skillful perfumer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo View Post
    So which are the one's you really like?

    I'm mostly curious about Oud Wood (maybe TF knows how to do an oud perfume right) and Japon Noir. Did you try these? And what did you think of them? Thanks.
    Domingo,

    Japon Noir is really really smoky and woody with a citrus top. This one lasts and lasts all day on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futami View Post
    Domingo,

    Japon Noir is really really smoky and woody with a citrus top. This one lasts and lasts all day on me.
    Thanks Futami, sounds like I something I might enjoy.
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