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    Default Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    Can we talk about this?

    I've never smelled it, yet it keeps coming up in Perfumes: The Guide, here and there.

    Of course, it doesn't get a full review by Turin/Sanchez since they didn't review discontinued fragrances. However Turin works the name into a few references. He mentions its similarities to Obsession Night by Calvin Klein (the woman's not Obsession Night for Men). In addition, he mentions it in another paragraph where he's mentioning the new transparent woody scents that Dachaufour and Buxton (the nose behind Anthracite Pour L'Homme) created that have led to certain new categories of woody scents.

    I like many of Buxtons fragrances (Comme des Garcons 2 Man, Eau de Parfum, and White - as well as Vetiver 46 by Le Labo), so I'm tempted to blind buy this. But I really hate buying blind.

    Comments (good or bad) on this would be appreciated!
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    Funny how things happen!

    I was actually planning on giving Anthracite a full wearing for the first time tomorrow.

    I have bumped it to Monday to show my support for Schachy's plan to give Terre d'Hermes more wears than the 41 wears Champs-Elysees got last week.

    Mike, I would be more than glad to send you a sample.
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    Default Re: Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    Mike,
    I've seen it around for $30 or so, so you wont be breaking the bank to try a "hrad to find" fragrance :-) I vaguely remember JaimeB talking positively about it a while back.

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    I used to use it back in the 90's, it was a nice complicated spicy woody fragrance.. I can't remember more .. I wonder why good things has to be discontinued ??!!!

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    Very spicy and woody is right. Sharp and crisp and vaguely reminiscent of Antaeus, but without the sweetness. I wore this one for a long time in the early Nineties. Still love it, but swapped my bottle for something else a few months back. Definitely a good risk at $25 to $40, Mike.

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    Default Re: Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    Thanks guys - you all are such blind buy enablers. LOL
    "Until you practice surrender, the spiritual dimension is something you read about, talk about, get excited about, write books about, think about, believe in ó or donít, as the case may be. It makes no difference. Not until you surrender does it become a living reality in your life."

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    I am also interested in this frag and also in this house in general Who kows why it's called Jacomo, who created it, is it still in exitance? And what other Jacomo scents are good?

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    Default Re: Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    Quote Originally Posted by Boal View Post
    I am also interested in this frag and also in this house in general Who kows why it's called Jacomo, who created it, is it still in exitance? And what other Jacomo scents are good?

    Jacomo is alive and well:

    http://www.jacomo.com/english/mystere.asp#

    Jacomo de Jacomo is a pretty good cheap thrill if you can handle 80's powerhouses.

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    Default Re: Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    Wearing this today for the 1st time (thanks TwoRoads) - and I must say the top notes spiciness stood out almost immediately in the vein of Catalyst for Men by Halston (or the original Perry Ellis for Men - perhaps slightly less oriental though) and then it pretty much turned into Calvin by Calvin Klein.

    I need to give this a full wearing, but somehow I'm getting a strange been-there-done-that vibe from Anthracite Pour L'Homme.
    "Until you practice surrender, the spiritual dimension is something you read about, talk about, get excited about, write books about, think about, believe in ó or donít, as the case may be. It makes no difference. Not until you surrender does it become a living reality in your life."

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    as Mike said...

    "...but somehow I'm getting a strange been-there-done-that vibe from Anthracite Pour L'Homme."


    It smells like a far better Zihr Ikon, which it is by far since it has no synthetics.

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    Default Re: Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    I think it's a fine scent and glad I own it.

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    Default Re: Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    Hey guys. Wearing this great scent today and just thought I'll try to bring this old conversation back to life. Does anybody in here know an alternative for AplH that is better available? I don't get the similarity to this Obsession-version as I do not to Zirh Ikon as well. Thanks for any input
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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    Tried it once sometime around 2002 (but this means that what I tried may belong to a vintage batch by now, so no info about the current version sadly) and liked it quite a bit, enough to consider a full bottle purchase.

    Enjoyed its nearly powerhouse combination of fougere, spiciness and some citrus notes quite a bit, as it dried down quite uncommonly yet eerily pleasant and also tastefully smelling after a while. Definitely not out out of place with a suit or at least some classy smart-casual wear, but also rich and warm enough to suggest a more comforting, familiar final impression and/or wearing occasion.
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    Default Re: Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    I find this one to be a perfect allrounder. Don't think that there has been a reformulation, I think it is discontinued. Another great one of the same genre is my beloved Exception by Gainsboro, but also not easily available any more. I'm on the lookout for perfumes like this permanently. In modern niche I can detect distant similiarities to Anthracite in Epic Man or Duro. Anybody in here knows a more budget friendly version of those?
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    Quote Originally Posted by Roky View Post
    Don't think that there has been a reformulation,
    Don't believe so.
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