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    Default Today I Bought (February '09)

    Cologne A La Russe by Institut Tres Bien



    Full review to come in the Spring - when I am going to break this out and give it a full wearing. It's rare that an eaux cologne gets me excited, but I loved this when Ruggles sent me a sample of it. Highly recommended. I got my bottle deeply discounted online.
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    So I made it through January without buying anything.... So I celebrated by buying a bottle of bottle of Tabarome Millesime (from a fellow BN'r).

    DAMM YOU Basenotes Marketplace and your killer deals! LOL


    MikeP:I havent tried that one yet. I have only tried Cologne A La Francaise which was ok, I still have a small sample around here somewhere. But I remember thinking that the line was worth checking out. I will keep an eye out for your review ( which I always enjoy immensely).

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    Just a 5ml miniature EDT of Joop! Homme.

    I haven't had this for years so really nice to own it again. Hugely (though certainly not unanimously) unpopular here on Basenotes, I always liked it very much.

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    4 bottles of Yohji Homme 50ml tester

    I have been looking around for this precious juice for ages and finally, when I am not really looking, I found 4 tester bottles staring back at me. I grabbed them all. Ah.. happiness.

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    swaping some of my scents for...
    L'Air du desert marocain
    L'artisan Parfumer Mechant Loup
    Aigner Black

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    Penhaligon's Elixir
    Amouage Silver

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    Yesterday:

    Infusion d'Homme - Prada
    Au Masculine - Lolita Lempicka
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Well.. I bit the bullet and purchased Creed Himalaya (4 oz.) and Royal Water (flacon) from fellow BN members.

    I also just ordered GIT and SMW from fragrancenet.com with the 15% off coupon. I'm getting a little bit nervous about this recent flareup in my fragrance addiction, but I've always been able to somehow justify it.

    Lots to look forward to in the mail in the next few weeks!

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    I finally gave in to the fact that everytime I go through a fragrance department, I have to spray some on and bought my own bottle; Aromatics Elixir
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    Fumidus by Profumum (from a bottle split)



    I've been patiently waiting to have this in my wardrobe for about a year-and-a-half now. There is nothing like this, in my wardrobe. Although it does have its limits on when you can wear something this...boozy and tough-as-nails. When I wear it, I feel like getting into a fight and punching someone. Grrr...

    I love it.

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    A tiny bottle of Eau d'Hadrian (5 ml) and shower gel.
    Evenstar

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    Lalique "Encre Noir" and "Yohji Homme"

    (well yesterday actually)

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    In the last couple of weeks:

    Patou pour Homme 2 oz
    Green Irish Tweed 4oz
    Montana Red 4.2oz
    (3) 30ml bottles of R de Capucci (couldn't seem to locate any bottle bigger than 1 oz. at US sites)

    Time to give it a rest, I think....

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    I'm spending on these to help spur the local economy

    1. Michael For MEN 125ml
    (At Bangkok airport duty-free recently, I spritzed on Platinum Egoist, YSL l'homme, Allure, Michael for men and even No.5 Eau Premiere on different parts of my arms- the one that I like best is Michael!!!)

    2. Lalique pour Homme tester 75ml

    3. Homme de Gres 75ml

    4. Ungaro ll 100ml (yes, I bought another bottle to keep forever)

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    Eau de Patou, 1 oz bottle of the latest bottle design. I compared it to my older bottle and the difference is very subtle in the opening.

    I also noticed that the box of my older bottle includes list of notes: honeysuckle, nasturtium (?? never heard of this) ylang-ylang, petitgrain from Paraguay, Sicilian lemons and Guinean oranges.
    Evenstar

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    Smile Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Purchased bottles of Molinard Homme 2 and Chante D'Aromes by Guerlain.

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    M7 (newfangled bottle)
    Tea for Two
    Fahrenheit

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Original Santal - Creed (125ml)
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Over the past week, a Nasomatto, a PG, and a couple Clives. Here's where I chain myself to the couch for a month and sniff what I've got.

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    Arrived today:

    Pascal Morabito Or Black 100 ml in a rather stunning metal framed sprayer (got a very good deal on eBay, France)

    Floris Vetiver (on sale Edit: and discontinued?)
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    SMW and Jaipur edt should be here in about a week. SMW will be my first Creed and niche as well. And a blind buy, of course.

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    To arrive early next week: the now discontinued Guerlain Plus Que Jamais. Had it not been discontinued I may have waited a little while, but it's as gorgeous as any Guerlain and I'm glad to have it. Plus, I'd be pissed if I went to buy it in a couple months and it was gone. It's not like bottles are popping up on eBay.

    Plus, in a trade with a BNer I'm getting the also now-discontinued Floris Vetiver, which has been sitting on my 'want to buy' list for months.

    coming soon! Pics of my Quand Vient la Pluie received for my birthday. It's very impressive looking, with the biggest display case I've ever seen.... it's the size of a large briefcase, lacquered and velvet lined, with 'Guerlain' embossed in gold leaf. The bottle's 'pedestal sculpture' must weigh 10 pounds if not more, and even the glass funnel has a gold Guerlain logo on it. It's then hand numbered (101/140) and signed by the artist.... best birthday present ever.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    A replacement bottle of Chanel Pour Monsieur; my old one is getting very near the end, and it's getting harder and harder to find this in the U. S.
    Yr good bud,

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    I'm so glad I received gift certificates for my birthday... one of which I just used to pick up:

    Guerlain Terracotta Voile d'Ete

    This is sort of a blind buy, but sort of not. According to Mr.Guerlain, Terracotta (which was discontinued) became what is now Quand Vient l'Ete in the Les Parisiennes line. I was glad to find this out, especially when i was seriously thinking about spending a good piece of change on the QVLE (which I have sampled). The Terracotta is at many retailers for under $30. The French have an ironic sense of humor.

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    Went shopping again as I'm still on an extended holiday off and bought-

    1. Chanel Cristalle edp 100ml

    2. Leonard Pour Homme vintage 100ml

    3. Balenciaga Ho Hang Club 100ml

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Aoud EDP (100ml) - M Micallef
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    I just blind bought Magnetism for men by Escada, it has had rave reviews here. I hope me likes!
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    Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street and Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme from a fellow basenoter.

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    Just won a Chanel Égoïste (50 ml NIB) on ebay. yay!

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Hermessence Vanille Galante by Hermes


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    Bel Ami (vintage) - backup bottle

    Paco Rabanne - cheap on ebay (haven't worn this in 20 years)

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    My bottle of Givenchy Gentleman was getting so low I had trouble getting the spray to work, so I went out and bought a 1.7 oz. replacement.
    Yr good bud,

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    Congrats MP! Can't wait to hear what it's like!

    I received a bottle of Lanvin Scandal extrait (50s vintage)

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    It was yesterday but

    Escada Pour Homme

    DE-lighted.


    Today, I am weighing up whether or not to pull the trigger on a big bottle of Zino Davidoff...

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    Another bottle of Guerlain's Vetiver (new version)

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    1. Cartier Declaration 50mL (back-up bottle)
    2. Comptoir Sud Pacifique Bois de Filao 50mL (2x)

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    Lalique PH Equus

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Inspired by mikeperez, I used the remainder of an eBay gift certificate to get my own 15ml mini of Hermes Vanille Galante.

    This is a blind buy, but I have faith in JC (not that JC!) that he will do vanilla right. Hopefully it will arrive soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    Today, I am weighing up whether or not to pull the trigger on a big bottle of Zino Davidoff...
    Bang bang.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Bijan Wicked for Men and E'clat D' Arpege by Lanvin(gift to my wife)

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    Yohji Homme 50ml
    Ungaro I 30ml

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Yesterday:

    Gucci pour homme 1.7 oz - 29.99 at Loehmann's

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    I bought-

    1. Mugler's Alien edp 60ml tester
    (Goodness, this is gorgeous stuff. And can easily worn by men. Go explore this!)

    2. Escada Magnetism 100ml tester
    (My lovely SA gave me a great discount for this)

    3. Dupont Noir 100ml
    (Slick, slick bottle. And a wonderful juice inside)

    4. YSL L'Homme 100ml

    5. Michael Kors Sheer edp 50ml
    (another clearance buy)

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Nasomatto Duro

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    Inspired by mikeperez, I used the remainder of an eBay gift certificate to get my own 15ml mini of Hermes Vanille Galante.

    This is a blind buy, but I have faith in JC (not that JC!) that he will do vanilla right. Hopefully it will arrive soon.
    Ditto!
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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Today was a huge splurge for me, even by basenotes standards, but I've just discovered this site and realized how much I don't know and want to check out...

    Plus, it was a beautiful day in San Francisco, so I headed to Union Square to shop (and stick around for the Chinese New Year's Parade!)

    First, to Saks to seriously check out Bond No. 9. I've hated their bottles and read the negative reviews here, but I had to see for myself. I ended up buying Eau de New York. The SA threw in samples of almost the entire line (!!!), 29 in all, plus a sample of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille (which I asked about thanks to reading so much about it here - it's not what I'm used to at at all but seems beautiful).

    Then up to Fresh. They had a new scent which was way too feminine, but I bought a great Demitasse candle. It basically smells like Bond's New Haarlem.

    After that, I ran into Wilkes Bashford to pick up their signature scent, Wilkes San Francisco, after sampling it there before. Nothing groundbreaking, but a nice orange spice.

    Then to Bloomingdales to pickup some conditioner and another candle (this time one of those Dayne Deckers where the wick is a piece of wood - I'm burning it right now and it's not that great... my only disapointment from this trip). But they threw in samples of Diptyque's Tam Dao, Philosykos, and L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.

    Then up to Barney's to get L'Artisan's Mure Et Musc Extreme after enjoying a sample. Christina (ask for her - the best SA in SF) threw in samples of Ananas Fizz, Dzing! (again, after reading about it here), and Tea For Two. She also decanted a sample for me of Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose (thank you!).

    Then it was off to Neiman's to see what all the fuss was about Geurlain (I told you I just recently found this site - please don't be cruel), but they'd closed early for the parade. Probably a good thing...

    Well over $500 in one day? I think I'm getting in deep here.

    But I'll smell amazing for at least a year off all this...
    Last edited by rogalal; 8th February 2009 at 07:55 AM.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    4ml mini of Jil Sander Background

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    Tabarome Millesime 75ml. I blew my monthly budget Probably am not going to buy anything till april. Im pretty saddened by the fact that the creed testers at my local departmental store are so over exposed to light, they smell nothing like the actual scent. The Tabarome tester smelled lighter with ginger and a hint of tabacco, while the juice i bought was richer, thicker and heavier (i preferred this of course).

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    Today I bought a 100mL bottle of Bois 1920 Extreme.

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    This lands on my lap today-

    CD Fahrenheit Summer 125ml

    Quite happy to see this flanker as this one is quite hard to spot in the local stores. But someone, please take my credit cards and cut them off!!!
    Last edited by xmen; 9th February 2009 at 04:58 AM.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Donna Karan Signature in the original Klingon bottle.

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    Cartier Santos Eau de Sport (Mini)
    Tom Ford Private Collection Moss Breches (4mL Sample)

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    Beige EDT - Exclusifs Chanel - was presented to me - great LOTV flowery scent.

    Emeraude Coty EDT - vintage half-bottle in addition to perfume I`ve got - the amber base is to die for!

    Roja Dove #7 from his exclusive Harrods collection - great aniseed, flowers and animalistic hairy musks (while some people told it`s animalic chypre)

    Jovan - Mink&Pearls - I`m in vintage animalic mood!

    Dans la Nuit - Worth - vintage perfume in cute bottle
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Issey Miyake Le Feu D'Issey 30ml tester
    (Discontinued, so I bought this. The scent is lovely though)

    Nicole Miller for men 100ml (Vintage but what a ugly vintage bottle. Got this very cheap)

    Hermes Caleche 100ml
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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Original Vetiver - Creed (120ml)
    Last edited by perfaddict; 10th February 2009 at 11:55 AM.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    CSP: Vanille Peach

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    Eau de Gloire by Parfum d’Empire (100 ml)
    &
    Fougère Bengale by Parfum d’Empire (100 ml)
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    Cool Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Molinard Homme 2
    Chant D'Aromes
    Mitsouko edp

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    2/7/09

    I bought Giorgio of Beverly Hills for Men.

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