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    Default JACQUES FATH POUR L'HOMME (new versus old)

    Has any tried the L'Homme in the new bottle ? Is the scent still heady and sweet????

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    Default Re: JACQUES FATH POUR L'HOMME (new versus old)

    Any thoughts?

    I´ve just received a decant of (I guess) the new version. Heady and sweet? Yup. But is it different from the old version? Are the topnotes different? I´ve seen pyramids mentioning mint and then there are others that include cedar needles or pine...

    Thanks in advance!

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    Nobody?

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    Default Re: JACQUES FATH POUR L'HOMME (new versus old)

    BUMP! Because I've come across sellers with two different boxes! Any B'Noters know their Jacques Fath scents?

    Thanks!!!!

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    Default Re: JACQUES FATH POUR L'HOMME (new versus old)

    Have only the original and my bottle does not look like the one in the picture. Great stuff by the way.

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    I have tried a few samples of this.. I can't quite say when the samples were from, but when I looked at the back of the sample card it said 2005. With that said.. I recall a primarily lavender and vanilla fragrance with a little mint.. I know.. sounds like Le Male.. and I think they are quite similar. Le Male though is more synthetic. l'Homme was excellent, lasted a good long while, projected nicely. And, yes.. very sweet.

    Green Water (which I own) is another excellent one by this house. Longevity is pretty bad though.

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    Default Re: JACQUES FATH POUR L'HOMME (new versus old)

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Green Water (which I own) is another excellent one by this house.
    Agree.

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    Default Re: JACQUES FATH POUR L'HOMME (new versus old)

    I have the bottle (and box) as shown - I didn't pursue Vintage because no ingredients in the original, to my knowledge, were banned by IFRA. I heard about this scent before and thanks to my friend, Slayerized, I blind-bought a 75ml bottle at a very good price, NIB.

    It is a very good composition - warm amber, rich spices and a very nice note of ambergris along with an interesting composition. I tried to find vanilla and it is simply not there for me. This is an amber-based scent, differentiating it from a lot of Le Male-esque scents. Actually, the association never even entered my mind until I read a post above. This is entirely different. Great depth of notes, but not heavy. Very good longevity due to the amber.

    There are notes in this that evoke a nice lightness - mint, the lavender, violet and other florals all shine...and the bergamot really showed well for at least 20 minutes on top. I didn't get the raspberry loudly last night (which is a listed note on another site). And, the olibanum showed in the early dry down (a wisp of incense) the wafted up into the end of the heart. Ethereal in vibe - not a heavy incense. The amber and ambergris really work well together here. Amber warming the base and the ambergris allowing a radiance of notes. Some wood is present - but not heavy. A full blend here with various notes peaking through. While it is very well-integrated, note separation is possible and discerning them takes a bit of patience and spraying from a bit of distance. Personally, I like to wear a few shots close-in and mist a few shots over the top and on my clothes. I find this true with a lot of Orientals that have depth, richness combined with lighter notes that need air to breathe. A really nice aura scent that radiates for hours.

    Quality-to-price ratio - Excellent.

    Cheers.

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    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    Nothing much to add to what ericrico just splendidly wrote down.
    He indeed bought it on behalf of my recommendation as I blind bought it being bargained for €14,95 which was a steal as it is indeed a gem for winter and colder fall days!
    This new version is excellent! (about the old bottle I don't know anything about, but I guess juice hardly changed if not at all.........)
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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