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    Default Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    2 Man by Comme des Garcons



    I know, I know...

    Just an hour into the month of July and here I am buying a fragrance!

    I blame petruccijc for the Beautyhabit / CdG announcement thread. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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    The man is a menace. He forced me to buy Hinoki. Same story. We should send him the bill!

    Love the design on that one you've got there. Oh, crap. It's still not midnight, Pacific Time...

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    Boy, I'll agree with you guys. Got some Kyoto and Hinoki coming my way. If only I hadn't gotten on basenotes and seen that thread, some money would've been safe. Alas, I think it's better this way.
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    Tom Ford - Bois Rouge

    is there anything like perfumeaholics anonymous?

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    Default Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    Yeah, I'm sure there was a lot of arm twisting that had to be done to make you place those orders - wasn't there mikeperez32, Redneck Perumisto, and Agent Zero

    Well if it makes you feel any better, I am my own worst enemy. I am in Chicago for work and was sitting in my hotel room getting ready for bed, when I decided to browse Beautyhabit one last time. I saw the Comme des Garcons 888 bottle on the home page and thought "I don't remember that there before". Then when I started drilling down into it and realized "Oh s**t, they have CdG now!". I looked at the clock and saw it was before midnight and thought "I wonder if the 25% off code still works". So I put something in my cart and put in the code and "voila", it worked! So then my first thought was "I need to post this immediately on Basenotes", which I did.

    Then I sat in front of my computer for along time debating on whether I should actually buy something myself. Fortunately (or unfortunately based on however you look at it) I was in Barneys over the weekend and was able to retry Monocle Scent One: Hinoki. The first time I tried it, I thought "Meh, I don't see what the big deal is all about. I just don't get it". Well after I retried it, I got it - the drydown is just absolutely amazing! Even though I had several fragrances on my arms/hands, I was drawn to the place where I had applied the Hinoki and kept sniffing/smelling that area.

    So needless to say, I purchased:



    I think I need to ask the hotel to block the internet connectivity in my room
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    I got myself another discontinued frag yesterday .


    By dimitrios69

    Its in the same league as Giorgio gold !!
    Both of these are new to me and having used Giorgio on 3 occasions so far , I noticed similiarities immediately on my first wearing of Moods ,, ofcourse to my nose they are different enough & the subtle differences are noticeable & I really love that aspect .
    Moods also happens to have sillage & longevity on par or actually better the Giorgio .
    I know this one is very seldom spoken about as are others by Krizia .
    Its a big sleeper that has been discontinued , I can confidently recomend it to anyone that likes rich sophisticated scents with power !! its still around and can be found cheaply .
    Over the past year I have read all threads on Giorgio but nobody ever said this was so similiar but different enough to be a "must have !!

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    I just ordered an 8ml decant of Montale's Sliver Aoud from TPC.

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    Diptyque Jardin Clos and Philosykos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    2 Man by Comme des Garcons



    I know, I know...

    Just an hour into the month of July and here I am buying a fragrance!

    I blame petruccijc for the Beautyhabit / CdG announcement thread. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
    I had fended off any urge to use the Beautyhabit coupon until I saw the CdG announcement (in fact, I had found them earlier while searching for a fragrance, but they didn't have prices yet!)

    So I got the Anbar and the Citrico!
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    replacement bottle of Terre d'Hermes 100mL
    eyeing off a Tom Ford private blend, TV or TL...
    Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed

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    Only July First, and I have made my first "blind buy" of 2008:

    Aramis Classic Edition.

    Tried it tonight, and although I already have the regular Aramis, I am certainly not disappointed to have this. It is very much a mellower, more golden brown version of the standard stuff. Really excellent, but more informed impressions to follow presently.
    Currently wearing: Benedictus by Excelsis

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    Default Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    I found a surprise at the 99 Cents Only Store near my house. They had the Ferrari shower gels and aftershave balms there. So I got....

    Ferrari Black aftershave balm and shower gel
    Ferrari Red aftershave balm (I should have gotten the shower gel too)

    F. Black smells good even as an aftershave. I didn't shave when I headed out the door, so I just did it a moment ago. I've never smelled the cologne before, but I've read positive reviews here. So I figured, what the hey, this is stupid cheap. I might go back later to stock up on a few more. =X

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    Default Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    Inspired by the Micallef thread I ordered samples of: Note Vanillee, White Sea, Red Sea, Patchouli, Gaiac, Aoud, Avant Garde.

    Also grabbed samples of:
    Escentric 02
    Red Vetyver
    Vanilla Extasy
    Energy C: Lime
    CdG 3

    :wave:

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    Just ordered Vintage Tabarome.

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    Oh, I should add that I am looking for a gold plated (?) Creed atomizer funnel. I would trade a 99% full bottle of the 1 ounce Hamman Bouquet perfume for the funnel. I would also have interest in a trade of my Tabarome MI (new, 99.9 % full as I await the Tabarome Vintage order which is on its way. I would be interested in Silver MT, Imperial, BdP or GIT for the trade.

    Thanks and I am happy to be a new member of this group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEoTY26 View Post
    Inspired by the Micallef thread I ordered samples of: Note Vanillee, White Sea, Red Sea, Patchouli, Gaiac, Aoud, Avant Garde.
    He he he, me too, I got the whole line. Plus L'Oiseau de Nuit from Parfumerie Generale. It has 'liqueur of davana' as a note, can't say no to that.
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    Default Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    A healthy decant of Iris Silver Mist by Serge Lutens - just amazing stuff...I'm floating in a heavenly cloud of iris.

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    I haven't bought anything yet ... yes! Oh wait ... its only the 2nd. : (

    but I have my eye on a bottle of Chanel Pour Monsieur edt ... anyone in Europe want to CP me a bottle? Ebay is getting ca-razy!
    Oh please, if everyone around here is going to start telling the truth, I'm going to bed. - The House of Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by bront82 View Post
    I haven't bought anything yet ... yes! Oh wait ... its only the 2nd. : (

    but I have my eye on a bottle of Chanel Pour Monsieur edt ... anyone in Europe want to CP me a bottle? Ebay is getting ca-razy!
    I don't think it will turn out to be much cheaper for you. http://www.parfumerie.nl/parfum-here...ur/cat_10.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Frances View Post
    Only July First, and I have made my first "blind buy" of 2008:

    Aramis Classic Edition.

    Tried it tonight, and although I already have the regular Aramis, I am certainly not disappointed to have this. It is very much a mellower, more golden brown version of the standard stuff. Really excellent, but more informed impressions to follow presently.
    I'm sure glad someone finally bought this stuff - please report back on the boards your comments of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by bront82 View Post
    I haven't bought anything yet ... yes! Oh wait ... its only the 2nd. : (
    LOL - yeah B, I give you only a few days in July before you crack!!
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    Eau Fraiche Versace and Z Zegna(from Basenoter) and today...Joop! Nightflight

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    Default Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    Hanae Mori HM Eau de Parfum - another impulse buy. I had tested the EdT from a sample, and loved it. The SA, knowing I tended toward EdPs, pointed it out. The HM EdT is already sickeningly sweet, but the EdP is just mind-boggling! Simply had to have it.

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    The Different Company - Osmanthus

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    All aftershaves:
    Aqua Velva Blue
    Pinaud Clubman
    Clubman Vanilla
    Speick

    Waiting list:
    Ogallala Bay Rum with Lime and Peppercorns
    St John's Bay Rum Island Spice
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    . . .
    So needless to say, I purchased:



    I think I need to ask the hotel to block the internet connectivity in my room
    I ordered two (along with SL 5oG) but received an "OOS" email notification on the hinoki - did you likewise?
    Scents are fleeting . . . memories are not. . . .

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    Last week I picked up Penhaligon's Opus 1870. This week Creed Tabarome. Next week, I'll test out Creed Santal and Bois du Portugal and hopefully round out my rotation.

    I haven't picked up this much in such a short period of time since I picked up Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, Endymion, and Quercus a couple years ago when I went to Vegas to watch Pride 32: the Real Deal.
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    Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration
    1.7 oz splash for $13.00 at a local frag store

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    Default Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by zeram1 View Post
    I ordered two (along with SL 5oG) but received an "OOS" email notification on the hinoki - did you likewise?
    No. I actually received a notification that my order has been shipped.

    I wonder if they only had a limited stock and there was a "run" on it since people were able to order it with either a 25% or 20% off code?

    Did they say they would honor your order when they get it back in stock?
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    Lots of sales are still on at the moment.
    Today I bought a 50ml bottle of Gucci Rush.
    Yesterday I bought a 100ml bottle of Silver Shadow and 75ml bottle of Intimately Beckham Night (still smells like Obsession Night to me).
    Renato

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    Mediterráneo by A. Banderas (50 ml)
    Tomorrow for Him by Avon (75 ml)

    I had been having for a pretty long time the huge prejudices about Banderas’ scents, and drugstore/budget scents, in general… then I tried them. I discovered that I do not really like so many of them but that couple of them deserves my attention. Par exemple, I discovered that Mediterráneo goes along very well with my body chemistry. This is my second bottle of that scent.
    I was extremely curious to see what Grant has in his wardrobe. When I had seen Tomorrow for Him in his collection, I was… hmmmm… astonished. Then I read the reviews about it and when I had seen that some BN members which opinions I appreciate quite a lot (CologneJunkie, for example) have a positive attitude about it I decided to try it… and I like it.
    I guess that a Tomorrow’s perfumer adores Lolita Lempicka au Masculin and that a man who designed a bottle for Tomorrow is a huge admirer of Dior Homme’s bottle.
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