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    Default Today I Bought - October '08 Edition

    Well, I finally got Mitsouko by Guerlain, in the parfum version. I got a vintage bottle on Ebay at a fairly good price.

    The juice starts out sharply pungent and green, whereupon in a few minutes the moss/chypre effect builds and builds up on my skin. Wears really close to my skin - but the scent is deep and very complex.

    The first night I wore this, I received a couple compliments.

    I'm saving this one for special occasions - I've gotta make 7.5 ml last.

    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    I just bought the sampler pack for Sinfonia di Note from luckyscent (also, LuckyScent will be stocking Czech & Speake!)

    Here are some descriptions of the line
    Poudre d'Epices
    This aptly named scent is a ravishing rhapsody of powder and spice.
    Notes: geranium, green notes, cinnamon, black pepper, floral notes, musk, woods, spices

    Coeur de Noisette
    A luscious blend of coconut, amber and hazelnut that is sinfully delicious.
    Notes: coconut, amber, hazelnut, woods, fruit notes, floral notes, spices

    Blanc des Cotons
    Pure white cotton sheets line-dried in a meadow and then ironed to a satisfying crispness.
    Notes: floral notes, lavender, amber, vanilla, guaiac wood

    Ecorce d'Orange
    A delightfully vivid orange scent you can smell the oranges ripening on the tree in the brilliant Mediterranean sun.
    Notes: aldehydes, orange, mandarin, lemon, bergamot, musk notes

    Amande Sucree
    A darkly delicious almond with a hard candy coating and filigree of white jasmine like a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
    Notes: bergamot, jasmine, floral notes, almond, vanilla, wood notes, sandalwood, amber

    Fleur de Santal
    A showstopping take on sandalwood that is a bewitching blend of sultry and cozy. Notes: bergamot, floral notes, sandalwood, musk, patchouli

    Bouquet de Bois
    A winding path in the woods. The path is overgrown, but not at all ominous or threatening this is a forest that beckons and welcomes.
    Notes: cedar, bergamot, geranium, floral and wood notes

    Saveur d'Artichaut
    Complicated and unusual and inspired by the artichoke in bloom, majestic and primordial. This is green and vegetal and herbaceous, with a trace of citrus and more than a hint of earth.
    Notes: bergamot, aromatic notes, basil, moss, artemisia, wood notes

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    M7
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Cold by United colours of benetton(cost less than 15 bucks for 100ml edt)
    GIT
    Jazz
    Allure homme
    Allure homme sport
    CK one Summer 08
    Eternity Summer 08
    Minotaure

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    Parfumerie Generale Cuir d' Iris and L' Ombrie Fauve.

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    Arrived in the mail today: a 10 ml 'mini splash' of Patou Pour Homme EdT

    It smells good! And I think it'll smell even better when I'm over my cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEoTY26 View Post
    (also, LuckyScent will be stocking Czech & Speake!)
    That's awesome! I really want C/S Oxford and Cambridge Lavender and have been putting it off. Hopefully, their price will be lower than Cambridge Chemists'

    EDIT

    Too bad.. they're going to be $165 on luckscent.com. Cambridge has them for $115.
    Last edited by jrd4t; 1st October 2008 at 05:28 PM.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Yesterday I bought Bois 1920 Agrumi and Parfums Raffy Dragon from a basenoter. I also received Annick Goutal Duel in the mail.

    I went to Marshall's looking for Antidote, but alas, they only had the AS Balm. I resisted the temptation to buy several "lesser" scents from the typical selection at TJ Maxx and Marshall's. I WANTED SOMETHING NEW BADDDDD!!! I bought some dress pants, socks and a really sweet watch instead.

    Sometimes I want to buy a scent just for the rush! I'm getting better at resisting the temptation to buy something for just that reason.But still, it's hard...
    Current faves: Aventus, ADG Essenza, MFK Masculin Pluriel, Creed Royal Mayfair, TDH Parfum, Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    The NEW Polo Modern Reserve at Dillards

    Last edited by ToughCool; 1st October 2008 at 04:16 PM.
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    pG_] cadjmere | coromandel__anel

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    Default Re: Today I Bought - October '08 Edition

    I received Cruel Intentions by Kilian today. The vetiver / agarwood combo is very poweful in this. I think its is a one spray juice, two at most. Any more and I think my nose would explode and paint will start peeling off the walls

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    Default Re: Today I Bought - October '08 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    That's awesome! I really want C/S Oxford and Cambridge Lavender and have been putting it off. Hopefully, their price will be lower than Cambridge Chemists'

    EDIT

    Too bad.. they're going to be $165 on luckscent.com. Cambridge has them for $115.
    Wow! That is really crazy. I've known that L$ has higher prices than everyone else, but a $50 difference? C'mon guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futami View Post
    I received Cruel Intentions by Kilian today. The vetiver / agarwood combo is very poweful in this. I think its is a one spray juice, two at most. Any more and I think my nose would explode and paint will start peeling off the walls
    So it's very aptly named then


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    Today I received:

    Habit Rouge (edc)
    Chanel Pour Monsieur edt (1955)

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    Kenzo Power, 60 ml.
    I love cologne.

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    Velvet Gardenia by Tom Ford (Private Blends)



    Just a mini tester, not the whole bottle (which I would never use it all). This stuff is just so realistic of a gardenia in full bloom.
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Serge Lutens - Gris Clair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futami View Post
    I received Cruel Intentions by Kilian today. The vetiver / agarwood combo is very poweful in this. I think its is a one spray juice, two at most. Any more and I think my nose would explode and paint will start peeling off the walls

    wow.. it's this "" close to being my holy grail...what a scent...if only i cud afford tht price....do they sell in flacons like those tom fords and le labos?

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    My much cherished but now empty bottle of Creed Original Vetiver had to be replaced. This time it's going to be the big bottle.
    For swap/sale: Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vint. MPG Santal Noble, vint. Tiffany for Men, Floris Mahon Leather, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense & Absolutely Gold, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, vint. YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    wow.. it's this "" close to being my holy grail...what a scent...if only i cud afford tht price....do they sell in flacons like those tom fords and le labos?
    The only other size I saw was the HUGE keg/fountain for only $2000 euros. What a bargain! LOL.

    $225 for 50ml = $4.5 per ml or $2,767.80 for 1000ml = $2.80 per ml = Ridiculous pricing i agree.

    The fountain is not a deal IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Well, I finally got Mitsouko by Guerlain, in the parfum version. I got a vintage bottle on Ebay at a fairly good price.

    The juice starts out sharply pungent and green, whereupon in a few minutes the moss/chypre effect builds and builds up on my skin. Wears really close to my skin - but the scent is deep and very complex.

    The first night I wore this, I received a couple compliments.

    I'm saving this one for special occasions - I've gotta make 7.5 ml last.
    While Mike was getting his Mitsouko parfum, I went and got me some Shalimar parfum. It too wears close to the skin, and is gratifyingly darker and smokier than the other concentrations.

    I also finally broke down and bought Dzongkha. I'm glad I did, too - the stuff has always worn like a dream on me, and I've been going back and forth on buying it since it came out.

    While I was at it, I got my wife a bottle of Bel Respiro. (Yes, we have a Chanel Exclusives boutique here.) She's never worn a green scent before, but I think Bel Respiro, with its curvaceous outline and smooth iris, will appeal to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Parfumerie Generale Cuir d' Iris and L' Ombrie Fauve.
    Enjoy that Cuir d'Iris... my bottle arrived yesterday and I'm LOVING it today. I wish BN had it in the database so I could review it. Dark, rich leather that slowly softens to a creamy leather, made powdery via iris, with hints of chocolate. I applied at 8am this morning and as of 5:30 today it's still going strong.

    For myself, my TDC Bois d'Iris, in a '48 heurs' travel atomizer, arrived today. I got it on eBay for $39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futami View Post
    The only other size I saw was the HUGE keg/fountain for only $2000 euros. What a bargain! LOL.

    $225 for 50ml = $4.5 per ml or $2,767.80 for 1000ml = $2.80 per ml = Ridiculous pricing i agree.

    The fountain is not a deal IMO

    thts it eh...damn...im again short of money somehow..cud someone explain me the maths?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post

    tht 's some piece of art Mike. congratulations on ur purchase.
    Last edited by jenson; 2nd October 2008 at 10:52 PM.

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    Jo Malone Sweet Lime and Cedar - from a fellow BNer (thanks J_W_S!)

    Last edited by petruccijc; 2nd October 2008 at 10:55 PM.
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    That Mitsouko box on the left brings back memories. One just like it always sat on my mom's dresser when I was a kid!

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    Annick Goutal'sEau d'Hadrien
    Clinique Happy for Men
    Cerruti 1881 Amber for Men

    All at 30% or more markdown at Loehmann's. Only clinker in the bunch is Clinique Happy for Men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    tht 's some piece of art Mike. congratulations on ur purchase.
    Thanks jenson.

    Quote Originally Posted by PhinClio View Post
    That Mitsouko box on the left brings back memories. One just like it always sat on my mom's dresser when I was a kid!
    That's neat.

    I am kind of glad that my mom didn't wear Mitsouko. That way, I have no feminine associations with the scent. It's my scent.
    Last edited by mikeperez23; 3rd October 2008 at 02:02 AM.
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    I bought Dior Homme, it should be arriving soon. It was not a blind buy, but I only sampled it once while sampling loads of other scents. It struck me as different, and I found a bottle on Amazon at a decent price so I just pulled the trigger. I cannot help having high expectations for this one!

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