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  1. #1

    Default For the Frangrance Extremists...

    I accidentally stumbled upon a site selling Russian perfumes:

    http://www.cosmeticbag.com

    Cross my heart and hope to die - I'm in no way affiliated to them. In fact, I think Russian perfumes a're kinda stinky, quite frankly, but I've known quite a few people in the States who actually like them.

    So, what the heck, I thought I'd share.

    Mind you - I have no idea who they are or whether they're reliable or not, but, considering the prices, maybe someone will want to take a shot.

    Be warned, however - in my experience, Russian perfumes stay on you for days and days and days, so if you stumble upon a particularly disgusting scent, chances are you'll be wearing it for a week.

    Posting in the Male Forum, as I feel you guys are more likely to risk it.
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    This is funny:

    "Triple 1894. C1524
    After shave splash
    The Original Eau de Cologne, which undergoes triple filtration...."

    Why do they filter it so many times? Is it a substitute for vodka?

    The prices are really amazing. 4 dollars is the price of the alcohol and bottle alone. It is like getting the perfume for free. I am kind of tempted.
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    Last edited by LuciusVorenus; 3rd October 2008 at 01:18 AM.

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    I've just bought some of the perfumes. I was interested in the ones with Ylang-Ylang or blackcurrant notes. I will review some of them when I receive them. It is a risky bet, but I was feeling audacious tonight. The ones that I don't like, I'll give as a gift and tell that I bought them when I was in China. It is the perfect excuse.
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    Last edited by LuciusVorenus; 3rd October 2008 at 01:41 AM.

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    You have no idea how tempted I am.

    There's one called Pasha! Doesn't sound like it's a clone of Cartier's version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    I've just bought some of the perfumes. I was interested in the ones with Ylang-Ylang or blackcurrant notes. I will review some of them when I receive them. It is a risky bet, but I was feeling audacious tonight. The ones that I don't like, I'll give as a gift and tell that I bought them when I was in China. It is the perfect excuse.
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    Which ones did you order? I'd like to order one or two. Maybe we can swap the ones we erm, dislike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    This is funny:

    "Triple 1894. C1524
    After shave splash
    The Original Eau de Cologne, which undergoes triple filtration...."

    Why do they filter it so many times? Is it a substitute for vodka?

    The prices are really amazing. 4 dollars is the price of the alcohol and bottle alone. It is like getting the perfume for free. I am kind of tempted.
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    There's probably only the alcohol and bottle in it.

    It's a legendary cologne, btw, and your musing about a substitution for vodka are...not entirely off-mark, shall we say.

    I used to use colognes I didn't like as bathroom fresheners - half-untwist the cap and drop it in the tank. Feminine know-how.

    P.S. Brave, brave man you are.
    Last edited by FroFro; 3rd October 2008 at 01:47 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    You have no idea how tempted I am.

    There's one called Pasha! Doesn't sound like it's a clone of Cartier's version.
    "Pasha" in Russian is short for Pavel, a masculine name (similar to Paul).

    They also carry Sasha (short for Alexander) and, I think, Alesha (short for Alexei).

    I used to glue googly-eyes and yarn-hair on "Sasha" and give it as a gift to guys named Alexander.

    I was baaaaaaaaaaaad.
    Last edited by FroFro; 3rd October 2008 at 01:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FroFro View Post
    "Pasha" in Russian is short for Pavel, a masculine name (similar to Paul).
    Like Pavel Chekov from Star Trek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    Like Pavel Chekov from Star Trek?
    Yup (had to Google, sorry).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    Which ones did you order? I'd like to order one or two. Maybe we can swap the ones we erm, dislike.
    I bought these. I got free shipping.

    Item Name: Mystery for Him
    Very masculine, elegant and noble aroma of sandalwood with patchouli, vetiver and light citrus notes.

    Item Name: Crazy Rain
    A rich, masculine bouquet of citrus, bergamot, exotic ylang-ylang, patchouli and amber. 3.4 fl.oz / 100 ml.

    Item Name: Kuznecky Most for Him.
    Classic and elegant citrus notes of lemon and orange with light floral notes of ylang-ylang and sandal

    Item Name: The Verte
    A fresh green tea floral fragrance. Head: bergamot, cardamon and green notes. Heart: rose, jasmine, neroli. Base: white tree, oak, coumarin, tea tree.

    Item Name: Moscou Rouge
    Fresh scent with floral, citrus notes of bergamot, coriander and neroli, heart of ylang-ylang, jasmine and rose. Base: vanilla and iris.

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    Last edited by LuciusVorenus; 3rd October 2008 at 02:24 AM.

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    Now the thing that I would like to know is this: were these perfumes created during the communist regime, or during the monarchy (Czar), or in recent years? If I knew this, I would have a good indication of their quality.

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    Last edited by LuciusVorenus; 3rd October 2008 at 02:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    Now the thing that I would like to know is this: were these perfumes created during the communist regime, or during the monarchy (Czar), or in recent years? If I knew this, I would have a good indication of their quality.

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    Judging by the bottles - recent days. Can't say how recent, though - they might have had them in stock for years by now. Or were you asking about the scents themselves? Sasha was around since the 70s at the least. Triple - I think that's been around even longer.

    Red Moscow has been around forever (disgusting, btw, imho, but foreign tourists used to buy a LOT of it). The Lily of the Valley scent (if it's the Silver one, can't tell by the picture as it's so small) has been my grandma's favorite perfume. And I'm not a young girl, I have to say.
    Last edited by FroFro; 3rd October 2008 at 02:37 AM.
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    I guess the worst quality would be from perfumes that were developed during the communist regime. I have hope that at least 2 perfumes will be wearable. Let's see.

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    I've heard good things about Treasure of the Skiffs, though. Can't comment - never tried it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    I guess the worst quality would be from perfumes that were developed during the communist regime. I have hope that at least 2 perfumes will be wearable. Let's see.

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    You're actually mistaken. They had very strict quality control then.
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    There are sure some strange ones like..."Teenager" Does it smell like Axe maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    There are sure some strange ones like..."Teenager" Does it smell like Axe maybe?
    Smells of angst, most likely.
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