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  1. #1

    Default Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Here's what I just got in. I plan on making an "initial impressions" thread as I usually do for anything that really moves me positively or negatively, but some of these aren't talked about much or haven't been discussed in some time so I thought I'd offer to take requests - if you'd really like me to do a full breakdown of a scent just lemme know.

    Here's what I got (thanks SirSlarty!)

    CK Man
    Davidoff Adventure Amazonia
    Bijan Nude
    Penhaligon's Love Potion #9
    Escada Magnetism
    CK One
    Guerlain Homme
    Mugler Cologne
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Caron Third Man
    Gucci PH II
    Cumbia Colors
    Lacoste Booster
    Paul Smith Story
    Paul Smith London

    others I have that aren't talked about much that I'm willing to review

    Hugo XY
    Carlos Santana
    Grain De Plaisir
    Avon Mesmerize
    Frank #1
    Paloma Picasso Minotaure
    Salvador Dali Le Roy Soleil
    Amouage Arcus
    Ineke Derring-Do

    Happy testing days ahead!
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    I've always been curious about the Penhalions #9

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Alright, I was planning to give that one a real thorough testing as I do tend to love cinnamon/clovey scents and I know it is Dimitri's holy grail and he seems like a guy with good taste (but he does like Citrus Paradisi, so I don't know jk!).

    Any requested reviews should be done within 2 weeks. I'd wear them in order but sometimes I'm not in the mood for a certain style of a scent on a given day and I know better than to wear a scent I'm not in the mood for as it'll get judged unfairly simply because of my mood.
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    I know most of them already, but I'd like to hear what you think of Adventure Amazonia and Lacoste Booster.

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Quote Originally Posted by shermanirving View Post
    I've always been curious about the Penhalions #9
    Me too! And I just got a sample of these from a fellow basenoter (guess who). Would also like some more reading on The Third Man. Excellent idea, this!
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    I know most of them already, but I'd like to hear what you think of Adventure Amazonia and Lacoste Booster.
    First thing I did was check Adventure Amazonia (which I was quite excited to sniff as I'm a big fan of the original) against the original.

    I'll give a more thorough breakdown after a full wearing but it's definitely greener in the topnotes - less pepper perhaps, less citrus and more greens, but still is indentifiably Adventure. Not a flanker in name only, no, this definitely contains the core of the original. It seems like the sesame note is toned down and doesn't appear as soon or as strongly. It also seems somehow "cooler" - SirSlarty said it really well when he said this is like a 'cool spice' to the originals 'warm spice.'

    The above was primarily gleaned from a paper test. I'm curious to see how they'll fare alongside each other on skin. Even on paper they are smelling quite similar an hour later, so I'm guessing the primary difference between them is in the top and early stage middle notes.

    Bijan nude is interesting. I've got it on one wrist.. it's light, kind of like the smell of fresh skin, but creamy, too. Almost buttery. Smoooooth.
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Caron Third Man, please!
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Added some more scents I own that aren't talked about much to the initial list.

    I'll definitely be writing up something for Bijan Nude. This may be the best match yet to my old quest of finding a perfume that is "light, ethereal, and sheer like a veil."
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Caron Third Man & Gucci Pour Homme 2.

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    The Bijan Nude, please - it's the men's version, I'm assuming. Thanks!
    Last edited by Jardanel; 29th May 2009 at 06:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    All of them.

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Awesome idea. I'm with Jardanel regarding Bijan Nude. I'd like to hear about something that I might (wrongly) dismiss instinctively.

    Thanks for this great idea.
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    I'd love to hear what you think of LP #9. Most of what we hear here is just Dimitri heaping monumental praise upon it and hording the world's supply for himself.
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    I'd love to hear what you think of LP #9. Most of what we hear here is just Dimitri heaping monumental praise upon it and hording the world's supply for himself.


    I'll feel bad cutting it down if it comes to that.. *thinks* well, then again Turin and many others agree that Versace Pour Homme is a one star scent. Ok, I won't be bothered in the slightest.

    Of course I'm hoping I love it. I love clovey scents (Secret Melange is great, and will be sort of the benchmark I'll be comparing this to).
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Bijan Nude only has a handful of reviews, I would recommend doing a review for that one. Of course, I am being somewhat selfish here, just because I personally want to read a review for it

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Sure, let's hear your thoughts on Avon's Mesmerize (presumably, the men's version).

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    All of them.
    what he said

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    I posted my initial impressions of Davidoff Adventure Amazonia here

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=229509
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Quote Originally Posted by shermanirving View Post
    I've always been curious about the Penhalions #9
    Ooh me too. Is it any good?

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Ooh me too. Is it any good?


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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Caron Third Man

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    what he said
    What they said.

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    I would be interested in reading how you break down Lacoste Booster ..
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Well, I'll try to give a few thoughts about all of the scents but I know myself - I can't/won't give a thorough breakdown for a scent that isn't inspiring to me if I don't have some other incentive do so (ie: the pressure of requests ).
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    Well, nobody asked for this specifically but here it is, Escada Magnetism: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=230116

    The rest are coming!
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    I d like to try Creed - Green Irish Tweed, Mugler Cologne, Gucci - Nobile.

    Its very difficult to find them in my country. Could you help me with these,please ?(f.e. recommend some reliable web site )

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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    My vote is for Love Potion #9, which I frankly found anticlimactic - I'd love a second opinion there. Gucci PH II, too: I thought it smelled like pickled jalapeŮos or olives. Could have been my cold, but still: second opinion alert.
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    I don't think I can fairly review Gucci II as I find a particular note/chemical/accord in it to be piercing/abrasive in a very unpleasant manner. I mean, I can smell the frag 'underneath that' so to speak, but I don't know if I'm getting an accurate representation as I have a feeling I'm hyperosmic to something in it.

    From what I could decipher I got a moment of violet and then a strong tea accord with a harsh/piercing cedar like note (but existing more in the treble register than any other cedar I've encountered, if that makes any sense). A watery note was floating around there, too, and may well be what is contributing to the abrasive quality as it's a watery note I've never come across in any other scent. Later I get a bit of cinnamon and myrrh and it becomes a bit sour. Pickled jalapenos? Not on me. Might be a hint of olives in there but I mostly got tea, cedar and myrrh.

    I might give it one more wearing as I've had similar reactions in the past to a scent that subsided with continued wearing (Prada Amber originally left me feeling drugged , now I love it and wear it without any ill side-effects). It'll have to be on a day where I'm just staying home though as if that abrasive quality hits me again, it's getting showered off.
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    Default Re: Got some new samples, any review requests?

    ***Jedi Mind Trick***

    Lp9 is a little bit of Heaven. You will review it favorably.
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    Dimi doing the "jedi mind trick" on argogos?

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