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    Default Tom Ford's Moss Breeches: *****

    I gave it a try today and so far, it's a big WOW!!! An ever changing, mossy green/floral chypre with an adictive beeswax dry-down. Nice. Lasts and lasts. Anyone else out there into it?
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    I'd love to smell this. The notes sound wonderful. The trouble is, there's nowhere in San Francisco where I've been able to find it. Does anyone know if it's sniffable out here?
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    I was definitely "wowed" by MB when I received a decant from Gerald. I couldn't let the opportunity go by when Vivek organized a bottle split from London - so I have a stash on its way. I found it to be of a distinctive quality moving in beeswax / wood & moss territory - and does it ever last! Really nothing like it out there IMHO.

    I'm glad MB has now been given its proper rating! (We won't mention ....., will we - hahaha)

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    Default Re: Tom Ford's Moss Breeches: *****

    And to think, i've got 75mls of the stufffff MWHAAHAHAHAHAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    I'd love to smell this. The notes sound wonderful. The trouble is, there's nowhere in San Francisco where I've been able to find it. Does anyone know if it's sniffable out here?
    Saks SF has the entire collection of Tom Ford's Private Blends now.The main floor of the Women's Store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    And to think, i've got 75mls of the stufffff MWHAAHAHAHAHAH
    Booo! May I ask if you could decant me a few (3 would be awesome) ML? Of course i will pay for shipping and if you want I got CB I hate perfume to trade with!

    If you are intrested, or if you just feel to make me happy, please PM me!

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    Does anyone know who the nose is who created MB?
    Its sly take on the gourmand genre is very similar to the one used in Tobacco Vanille. They must have been created by the same person.
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    Is this similar at all to Absinth - Nasomatto?
    I am hearing chypre, but I am also hearing gourmand, and have heard spicy as well.
    Going to sniff it at Neiman Marcus this weekend in Dallas, the Barneys rep will be pissed that I am going over to NM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Does anyone know who the nose is who created MB?
    Its sly take on the gourmand genre is very similar to the one used in Tobacco Vanille. They must have been created by the same person.
    Stephen Nilsen supposedly is the nose who did Moss Breches. He did not do Tobacco Vanille, but he did that new Bond No. 9 Warhol scent, Union Square, as well as the new Tommy Hilfiger Dreaming also.

    I have enjoyed my MB sample immensely since I received it.

    IMO, Jock_with_scents - it is not a gourmand. It's a sweetened chypre - if that makes sense. I think the beeswax note works differently on different peoples skin. This is a scent I would not recommend buying blind.

    I'm glad to see Moss Breches getting some love here on the boards.
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    This sounds like my type of thing; I'm going to have to sample this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I'm glad to see Moss Breches getting some love here on the boards.
    MIke, Do you know anyone who carries the Private Blends here in Miami? I thought Neiman's did but I was there last week and the SA didn't know what I was talking about. I was thinking of ordering samples from TPC but I have no patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futami View Post
    MIke, Do you know anyone who carries the Private Blends here in Miami? I thought Neiman's did but I was there last week and the SA didn't know what I was talking about. I was thinking of ordering samples from TPC but I have no patience.
    Futami - well, not in Miami (the Saks in Bal Harbour said 'soon' when I asked, but not yet) however if you don't mind driving the Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach (172 Worth Avenue - 561-833-2551) has them in stock (I just spoke to Jody!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Saks SF has the entire collection of Tom Ford's Private Blends now.The main floor of the Women's Store.
    Thank you very much, Ruggles. I will try to get there soon to sniff some.
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    Yes, I love it. 5 star scent IMO as well. My 2nd favorite in the line (Tuscan Leather is just a little more versatile). I'm just dying to buy a bottle, but even if I get the funds for it, it's almost impossible to get a bottle because it's sold in very few retailers. I'll somehow find a way.

    For me, it's like the roaming around a foggy forest right before the sun rises, smelling and feeling the dew and moss. It wears a bit sweet and I like it a lot, which is a surprise because I'm not generally a fan of green scents.

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    Funny this thread just came up because i bought a bottle of this last week. I am a Chypre scent lover and i really liked this one. Very unique in terms of Chypre scents go. Very green with a sweet background note. But dont think sweet in the sense of candied sweet but it is more of a honeyed sweetness that i have never smelled before. Very very unique and it does last forever.
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    Certainly one of the more versatile from the line, its considerable lighter and more wearable compared to its siblings and my favorite of the bunch. So many of the Private Collection scents far into the darkly ornate category that Black Orchid occupies. But there is something classic and clean about Moss Breaches which makes it a real standout!
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    Ok I'm sold. This sounds like it would be in my top ten.

    Who's got a sample for me?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cairomerta View Post
    Funny this thread just came up because i bought a bottle of this last week. I am a Chypre scent lover and i really liked this one. Very unique in terms of Chypre scents go. Very green with a sweet background note. But dont think sweet in the sense of candied sweet but it is more of a honeyed sweetness that i have never smelled before. Very very unique and it does last forever.
    That must be the beeswax. Very interested in this myself, fragrances with real beeswax are rare these days.

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    Well, the Perfumed Court sells it (of course), but 29 bucks for a 5ml decant + 10 for shipping is a bit insane I think...

    OK, that's 'only' 25 euro, but still....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    if you don't mind driving the Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach (172 Worth Avenue - 561-833-2551) has them in stock (I just spoke to Jody!)

    Good luck!

    Excellent! Thanks! I'll have to go up there soon. Sad thing is that I was just up in West Palm today. I could have stopped by.

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    I put a few drops of MB on my wrists this morning, along with my SOTD - and MB really is excellent. There's this moment, about a couple of minutes after application, where the chypre notes (the moss...apparently) is modulated so nicely with the honeycomb accord. I walked out of my front door into a sunny, hot beautiful day and the combination of the two put a little Spring in my step.
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    I went to Saks yesterday and smelled this. I ended up getting it. I smelled several of the other ones. My nose got very fatigued, so I had to quit. It was 97ºF (35ºC) outside, and even though the store was comfortably air-conditioned, I was suffering from having spent the day without climate control.

    Which of the other Private Blend scents are the most promising? I have seen kudos to Tobacco Vanille, Oud Wood, and Tuscan Leather; my curiosity was also piqued by Black Violet, Bois Rouge and Japan Noir. I stopped before sniffing Noir de Noir, but I'd like to check that one out, too.

    Any wisdom on the others I mentioned?
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    I have Noir de Noir, oud wood, tuscan leather, moss breches and tobacco vanille. (What can i say, i loved them!!) Bois rouge is nice woody and citrusy but it doesn't last to long, Japan noir doesn't last at all and black violet is a sharp tangy black scent. Imagine along the lines of Black orchid. Definitely get oud wood. I get the most compliments off that one. Than I would say Tuscan Leather as it is an amazing leather scent that lasts for well over 12 hours on the skin. Enjoy because from what i hear, some of these will be discontinued and others will be added in their place.

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    I think Moss Breches is going to be my next decant purchase.

    I would love to here more about Noir de Noir as well. That
    black truffle note really intrigues me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    It was 97ºF (35ºC) outside, and even though the store was comfortably air-conditioned.
    Which of the other Private Blend scents are the most promising. I have seen kudos to Tobacco Vanille, Oud Wood, and Tuscan Leather; my curiosity was also piqued by Black Violet, Bois Rouge and Japan Noir. I stopped before sniffing Noir de Noir, but I'd like to check that one out, too.
    Any wisdom on the others I mentioned?
    I was in SF on Wednesday and I couldn't believe how hot it was.
    My favs after MB are:
    1 Oud Wood, A very Europeanized version of a Montale. Oud lite, oud done right!
    2 Black Violet, I'm not a violet fan, but this has a nice dark, incensey note.
    3 Tobacco Vanille, Love this one, but I think it would get boring quickly as it is what it is, a glorious pouch tobacco accord and nothing more.
    I think these beauties are over priced, though.
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    Thanks for the great comments and advice, guys!
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    Default Re: Tom Ford's Moss Breeches: *****

    I'm doing splits of four private blends at the moment, unfortunately, i've already done Moss Breeches (Scentsual took 125ml, b94new 50ml, leaving me with 75ml ) But am accommodating and can do any others, as I like the bottles a lot, and don't mind having any of the scents (perhaps not Neroli Portofino, it's just EdP concentration of 4711)

    I know, a bit of a shameless advertisement, but you can get your private blends for cheaper too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I'm doing splits of four private blends at the moment, unfortunately, i've already done Moss Breeches (Scentsual took 125ml, b94new 50ml, leaving me with 75ml ) But am accommodating and can do any others, as I like the bottles a lot, and don't mind having any of the scents (perhaps not Neroli Portofino, it's just EdP concentration of 4711)

    I know, a bit of a shameless advertisement, but you can get your private blends for cheaper too
    Well I think that after this thread you might get a lot of requests for organizing another split of Moss Breeches. When you do, please PM me.

    I live in the Netherlands, so shipping should not be much of a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo View Post
    Well I think that after this thread you might get a lot of requests for organizing another split of Moss Breeches. When you do, please PM me.

    I live in the Netherlands, so shipping should not be much of a problem.
    Haven't had anything, but if five people are in, I don't mind doing it EU is never a problem with shipping, neither is US really, just Canada and Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo View Post
    Well I think that after this thread you might get a lot of requests for organizing another split of Moss Breeches. When you do, please PM me.

    I live in the Netherlands, so shipping should not be much of a problem.
    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!

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