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Thread: Today I bought - January 2010
Started the year with the another blind buy Not a good start I guess
Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte Concentree Edt
To satisfy my Sandalwood craving I also bought Bath & Body
Sandalwood Rose Shower Gel & Lotion.
Last edited by gupts; 1st January 2010 at 04:27 AM.
JPG Le Male
"A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."
Didn't buy these, but got them in a swap.
Rose Poivree 5ml decant (Vintage Formulation) by The Different Company
Tea for Two 5ml decant by L'artisan
Santal de Mysore Oil decant by Montale (Private Collection)
I had planned to purchase these a few days ago and start 2010 with a buying break, but it didn't work out and I ended up getting them today (so I won't count them towards my self imposed 10 bottle limit in 2010). Yeah I'm cheating a little bit, so what!
50 mL Gris Clair - Serge Lutens
75 mL Bois du Portugal - Creed
75 mL Cereus #14
7,5 ml Arpège parfum (vintage?)
50 ml Samsara EdP (vintage refill)
93 ml Shalimar EdT (vintage, in the mesh habit de fête)
Last edited by tott; 1st January 2010 at 08:00 PM.
Well I ordered it a while ago from abroad, but yesterday I finally received my bottle of Bois d'Argent. Best part? I ordered a 125ml but they made a mistake and sent me a 250ml! I feel like an accidental hoarder!
3.4oz vintage Diorissimo EDT
2.5oz Youth Dew Amber Nude x2
The end result of a couple of weeks sampling every Lutens I could get my hands on - Chergui ended up being my favorite.
I also picked up a ton of fancy candles at the various after-Christmas sales and a Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir shower gel.
Last edited by rogalal; 2nd January 2010 at 12:33 AM.
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My first purchase of the year was for Odin No.2 Owari.
Odin very kindly sent me a sample of each of their fragrances and although I liked them all, No.2 just did it for me. It has also received many compliments whilst I've been out wearing this, so I had to splash out on a 100ml bottle and have it delivered to the UK.
I've also sent for Custo Man last night. I've no idea what it smells like, but the fragrance notes are what I tend to like, so touch wood this will be a good one.
There are also a few fragrances I like from the Italian companies I Profumi di Firenze and Marco da Venezia, but they will have to wait a while (or at least until next pay day hehe)
Last edited by Craig; 2nd January 2010 at 02:45 PM.
Krizia Uomo Instinto - 50 ml (in sealed box only for 18$)
ST Dupont - Essence Pure for Men - 30 ml
Lócctaine Orange Blossom Incense Cones
Lócctaine Miel Incense Sticks
Patricia de NicolaÏ - Vie de Chateau - Intense
3.4 oz Versace The Dreamer
1.7 oz Banana Republic Slate
I believe I'm done now. I wanted something very casual and I've been wanting The Dreamer for the past year and a half.
Celine Fever Pour Homme
Some surfing , led me accidently into this one at the reviews & after reading some of the comments left by the noses im familiar with . i just new i had to try it .
A nicely priced lot of 12 officially carded atomisers was picked up as soon as i found them .
L'Occitane Eau des Baux
Burberry - London for men (30 ml)
ST Dupont - Noir (50 ml)
Both smell so intense and gooooooooooooood!!!
Chanel No 19 and Givenchy III parfum from our own xmen
I bought some staple items when perfume dot com had their 20 percent off deal.
Nino Cerruti pour Homme
Rive Gauche pour Homme
This weekend also bought a backup 60ml splash bottle of Patou pour Homme so I can wear it more often.
Last edited by TricsMan; 3rd January 2010 at 09:19 PM.
3.4oz Jardins de Bageutelle EDT vintage
I got my M7 in today, and I bought Ferragamo F on New Year's Day. Hopefully, I am done for the month.
Claiborne for Men
and Diesel Fuel For Life, version Splash and Spray
The 50ml size from Luckyscent.com Yay!
Costume National Homme EDP
Notes include grapefruit, cardamom, bergamot, cinnamon, thyme, cloves, patchouli, sandalwood and labdanum.
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At Neiman's in San Francisco:
Tom Ford Private Blends
Top Notes: Bergamot, Black Pepper
Middles Notes: Cedar, Cypress (Thuja spp.)
Base Notes: Incense, Vetiver, Patchouli
Don't know where the green is coming from, maybe the cypress or the conjunction of cypress, black pepper, and frankincense? Anyway, this comes across as a very green woods kind of scent. It isn't a brand new concept, just as Grey Vetiver wasn't a new concept, but like GV, it's a very well done retread of an older theme. There are very rarely ground-breaking developments in the world of scents, and when there are, they aren't always recognized for what they are or even very well accepted. Well, this may be tried and true, but with some panache, nice balance, and an overall pleasant impression. Nihil novum sub sole? Maybe that's right in an absolute sense, but this is a new kid on the block that's not half bad.
Yr good bud,
"Why spend life seeking that which does not satisfy? Why remain a slave, when freedom waits? Let your life shine; illumine the world with your truth!"
Fiat justitia ruat cælum.
Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall.
— Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus
Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.
Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
Posted by mistake in December,so,here it goes again:
Today I received:
-a 50 ml bottle of Baldessarini Strictly Private (blind buy),
-a 30 ml bottle of Giorgio Beverly Hills VIP Special Reserve (blind buy),
-a 100 ml bottle of Belgravia Cologne Spray Special Reserve by Dukes of Pall Mall (guess what,another blind buy...)
It's never too late to mend.
Virtually unheard of in this country :P Yey, happy! :P
Jacques Bogart WITNESS 50ml (1992, discontinued)
Top Notes-Artemisia, Orange, Lemon, Bergamot
Middle Notes-Fir, Rose, Cinnamon, Geranium
Base Notes-Styrax, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Benzoin
I get a strong bergamot opening, cinnamon that's not overpowering (not really the cinnamon-roll kind), an overall warm, hugs-all-over scent. Starts strong and seems to stay forever, need to be a little easy on the trigger Worth the hunt (again found at another bottom shelf hehe)