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    Default Today I bought >>> AUGUST 2009 <<<

    Another vintage frag " English Leather " by Mem , not the current stuff by Dana .
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    Aqua Mat by Masaki Matsushima

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    Finally bought a bottle of L'occitane Neroli *Original*...I have read some great
    reviews about this and never really got a chance to try it...Hence another blind buy..
    What a pity, I didnt buy it when it used to sell for a pittance....



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    Technically its still July here, but....
    After happy hour at Fashion Show Mall, I wandered into Nieman Marcus and grabbed:


    tom ford tobacco vanille-50ml
    was given 4ml samples of:
    tom ford tuscan leather
    tom ford black violet- for my wife

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    Lancetti Via Condotti Pour Homme

    Blind Buy based on recommendations here, was not expensive so no big deal if I do not like it

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    Finally, I've got myself a Dior Eau Sauvage

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    samples of:

    Nasomatto - Silver Musk
    Kilian - Pure Oud
    Amouage - Lyric for Women
    Eau d’Italie - Eau d'Italie

    from LS

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    Today I received a bottle of Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo from a fellow Basenoter.....



    I have also just ordered four bottles from trumpers too.
    For good, anatomic reasons, scent fosters memory more readily than any other sense.

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    Samples: Heeley's Cardinal, Spirit of the Tiger and Iris de Nuit; Eau d'Italie Sienne l'Hiver, Ulrich Lang Anvers 2, and Oli Durbano Rock Crystal and Jade.

    Can't wait to try Jade and Cardinal in particular.
    Last edited by Hide & Reason; 1st August 2009 at 07:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futami View Post
    samples of:

    Nasomatto - Silver Musk
    Kilian - Pure Oud
    Amouage - Lyric for Women
    Eau d’Italie - Eau d'Italie

    from LS
    I'm really curious to hear your opinion of these. Have you tried Lyric Man? If so, please compare/contrast if it's not too much trouble.

    Also curious to hear if you find Silver Musk similar to Bulgari PH and what you think of Pure Oud (if you haven't yet and it's not too late you might want to add Montale's Original Aoud to the order as a few are saying they're so similar).

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Today I bought >>> AUGUST 2009 <<<

    A fellow Basenoter, with the assistance of another Basenoter, sent me a surprise gift containing:

    - Arabian Oud Al-Qasr
    - Ajmal Mukhallet Dehn Al Oud Moattaq

    I am very excited and extremely thankful to receive them. I can't wait to try them!
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    Default Re: Today I bought >>> AUGUST 2009 <<<

    It was July in Chicago when i bought these, but noticed the August thread had started, hence this twin-post:

    JHL - Aramis
    Gendarme EDP (20) - Gendarme
    Kenzo Power
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Congrats Andy And that photo is so good-looking! Uomo is one of my favorites during this time of the year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andyjreid View Post
    Today I received a bottle of Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo from a fellow Basenoter.....



    I have also just ordered four bottles from trumpers too.

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    Paco Rabanne Black XS

    I'm really loving this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I'm really curious to hear your opinion of these. Have you tried Lyric Man? If so, please compare/contrast if it's not too much trouble.

    Also curious to hear if you find Silver Musk similar to Bulgari PH and what you think of Pure Oud (if you haven't yet and it's not too late you might want to add Montale's Original Aoud to the order as a few are saying they're so similar).

    Thanks.
    I was on fence about Lyric man for a while. Something about the top notes. But after repeated testing something clicked and now I love it. I just wanted to try the the womans version.

    I have a sample of original oud somewhere around here. I'll post when I receive the samples.

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    Maxims Pour Homme in a thrift shop. This stuff is in short supply these days. Well worth the £2.50 I paid for 95 ml.

    Finally finished my 1998 bottle of Yatagan, the replacement I bought today seems close to the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inselaffe View Post
    Well worth the £2.50 I paid for 95 ml.
    WOW. its 8-10 times more expensive here. And it is a lovely fragrance. Good for you....
    Last edited by MFJ; 1st August 2009 at 06:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    Paco Rabanne Black XS

    I'm really loving this.
    Me too! Have you tried Ultrared Man by Paco Rabanne also? It's another fantastic, sweet fragrance from them. Thoroughly recommend if you like Black XS!



    I have bought Eternity for Men Summer 2009, and it is fantastic. I love lime!
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    I did it!

    Went to Neiman's today and got me my first Parfum.

    30 ml bottle of Jicky by Guerlain.

    I think the poor SA had to wipe my drool off the counter.
    "If a perfume stinks, it's a disaster when she turns off the light." - Jean-Paul Guerlain

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    From les Exclusifs, Chanel 28 La Pausa.
    Yr good bud,

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    Spazio Krizia. A strange blen indeed: opens "green" and mellows into evanescent sweet accords. A bad blind buy, except for the low cost I paid for it.

    Pierre Cardin pour Monsieur EdC: a mistake, I wanted to order the EdT but got confused. It is nothing more nor nothing less than a watered - down version of the EdT. Nice, but fleeting. Guess I will use it as a cloth freshener.

    English Leather: I improved it pouring a concentrated version of the vintage one, so it regained much of its former character. It ended up being quite strong, much in the line of fragrances like Wild Country, Dana's Canoe and YSL's Rive Gauche.

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    Halston Catalyst (original beaker bottle)
    Halston I-12
    Tabac Original (at long long last, after a 28 year vacuum!)
    Royall Muske - Royall Lyme of Bermuda
    Royal Copenhagen Cologne
    Last edited by perfaddict; 2nd August 2009 at 02:16 AM.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Got in under the wire for Beautyencounter's 20% off sale. L'Anarchiste is the only one I've owned and five blind buys: Aigner Man 2, Ferre Bergamotto Marino, Maserati, Aqua Mat;Homme, and Pancaldi & B.

    Hoping for at least 2 out of the five blinds to be "keepers".

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    Tom Ford Extreme - Did a sample spray and it lasted throughout my day of shopping. I was taken by the blend of spices I picked up in it which kept me sniffing at my wrist. Was not what I had in mind to buy, but made it my last purchase of the day.

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    I got me a bottle of John Varvatos Rock Vol. 1.
    The Bark Bites Back.

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    Got my bottle of The Body Shop's White Musk For Men today from a fellow BN'er. Great cheap scent, considering I don't have the money for Silver Musk.
    ♦Wishlist♦

    Nasomatto - Silver Musk
    Prada - Prada Man/Amber Pour Homme
    Tom Ford - Oud Wood

    A L'Artisan Cap (old or new style)

    Clothing + Goodies for sale!

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    Aquolina Chocolovers for $7.00 at TJ Maxx. I don't know why...May have been the price
    Evenstar

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    I decided to spring for it, the much-maligned-but-I'm-loving-it:

    Has everyone checked out my Top 100 Blog??

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    After 4 years or something I bought another 30ml bottle of A*Men (Thierry Mugler).

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    Currently on hold for me is Serge Lutens - Gris Clair thanks to a generous BN'er

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    Inspired by the thread about it, I picked up:

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    A 4ml of Beyond Paradise Parfum and some Opium PF samples.
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    Creed, Bois de Santal
    Vintage Monsieur Rochas EdT and AS travel bag
    My Wardrobe
    II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.

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    My order arrived this morning: Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia, Incensi & Spezie. They join Uomo & Yerbamate both of which I have been wearing a lot over the last few months. (Uomo also comes in Profumo, BTW.)

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    Decants:
    5ml Noir de Noir
    5ml Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir

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    decants Le labo rose and vanilla

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    100ml of Rose 31



    and

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    Mintea by Masaki Matsushima



    Got it 50% off at Sephora - this is one of Ray's favorites. Doesn't smell like mint or tea, so the name's slightly misleading. Very refreshing stuff.

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    Ungaro II
    Moschino pour Homme
    Nemo - Cacharel
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Coming through Oslo's duty free on my way back to the states today, I picked up the "concrete" limited edition of L'eau d'Issey. Yeah, I know, it's the same juice in a different bottle, but i'm a sucker for a funky bottle!

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    Ajmal Chemystery
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    Puig's Sybaris for me.

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    Shalimar (vintage parfum) by Guerlain



    While I love the Eau de Cologne formulation of Shalimar, I completely abhor the Eau de Toilette that I have smelled. A generous Basenoter let me smell the parfum once, but I thought it was okay but I was expecting something better. Then I realized that I had tested new parfum, so I decided to get a hold of some vintage parfum, which is why I picked this one up. The bottle is very tiny (about 1.5 ml) but that's enough for me to get a feel whether I'll like this or not.

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    Today - Trish McEvoy Blackberry / Vanilla Musk

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    Kenzo
    Kenzo Power
    (2008)
    Olivier Polge
    Top Notes: Bergamot, Coriander, Cardamom
    Middle Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Freesia
    Base Notes: Tolu Balsam, Cedar, Labdanum

    at Bloomingdale's
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    For the past few days I have been visiting Washington D.C. and I've gotten to do some great fragrance sniffing. I have been abusing my credit card, but in the best possible ways! Things have turned into an unintentional Ellena-fest.

    Hermes - Hermessence 4-pack: Vetiver Tonka, Osmanthe Yunnan, Vanille Galante, Ambre Narguile.
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes (limited edition flacon)


    Now the credit card is going into a huge block of ice like in the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic.



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    Balalaika Lucien Lelong
    I love Jasmine.

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    Today i order from Strawberrynet: Opium Pour Homme Shower-gel. Valentino V Deo-stick.

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    Eucris by Geo F Trumper(3 Bottles)
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    Two bottles of vintage Habit Rouge edc from xmen.

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    Finally just bought Frank No. 2 (got it in the mail yesterday... couldn't wait to bike home and open that baby up... and the best part is that night time in the bay area is like fall, even in summer - perfect timing).

    Just placed my order for one that's been on my list for over 4 years: Himalaya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwpianoboe View Post
    Hermes - Hermessence 4-pack: Vetiver Tonka, Osmanthe Yunnan, Vanille Galante, Ambre Narguile.
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes (limited edition flacon)
    excellent purchase there mate !

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    Three at Parfumerie Jacqueline in San Francisco:

    Giorgio Valenti
    Rose Noire for Men
    (2000)
    Notes: Berries, Citrus, Sandalwood

    A pleasant daytime scent, not too light, not too heavy, with a sort of woody-oriental base and a hard-to-name top note that includes some citrus, berries, and perhaps a bit of spice.

    Jean-Louis Scherrer
    Scherrer
    (1983)
    Notes: Mandarin, Jasmine, Iris, Rose, Oakmoss, Tree Moss, Woody Notes

    A classic chypre from the 1980's, with prominent moss notes in the base. The "woody notes" definitely include patchouli, and the mandarin stands in for bergamot. The floral bouquet in the middle is classic and very tastefully done, so the florals don't tip the balance against the base notes. Marketed to women, but the drydown is fine on a man, since all the florals in this are now commonly found in "masculine" scents and fall well short of screeching levels.


    Parfums Régence
    Lavandou

    Can't find a word on this anywhere, but it's the one I mention in my blog post here, on lavender and lavandin. I'm going to have to add a comment correcting myself, since I recalled the name as Lavandin, but it's actually Lavandou. Parfums Régence is nowadays known only for Kölnisch Juchten, but André at Parfumerie Jacqueline has a whole line of them, including Oakmoss, Vert Régence, and others (including KJ), but not the Clary Sage I thought I remembered having a while ago. Perhaps my memory fails me there too, or maybe they were out of stock... or maybe it's discontinued... or maybe it only ever existed in my mind.

    In any case, its a melding of all kinds of lavender, lavandin and related garrigue scents, with a light woody base. Very nice for spring weather.

    Last edited by JaimeB; 6th August 2009 at 12:02 AM.
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    interesting purchases Jaime ,
    I picked up a large bottle of Michael Kors ( sealed in box ) on Ebay for less than $30 US .

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    Eucris

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    I blind-bought L'Heure Bleue EDT and just got a chance to try it today...

    ... I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it, except that it is surely the most melancholy fragrance I've tried to date.

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    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Ambre Precieux (90ml bottle)

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    I am breaking all resolutions....I told myself not to buy any frags this month but it seems I can't control myself...just bought

    Agrumi Amari di Sicilia
    Eau de Toilette
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    5ml LDDM
    5ml MKK
    5ml Taoregh
    5ml Encens et Lavande
    5ml Incense Rose
    + Lots of minis, samples, etc

    From yet another great swap!

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    100ml Aromatics Elixir
    100ml Black XS

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