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    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post


    Whoa, what is that!? And isn't the "Seduction Spray" part redundant?
    Its a 15ml spray atomiser... quite the rarity!

    It is called "Habit Rouge Seduction Spray" on the box it came in, so as to whether its redundant or not, Im afraid I cant comment. It was a very limited release.
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    Default Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    1.0yr (current formulation) BN Plus



    I have waited a while for this one so mostly pleased to have gotten my hands on it at last. Two noses behind this classic, though their names elude me at the moment.

    Haven't had a chance take it out of the box yet--lovely design and color scheme--but will test it later tonight or tomorrow morning.

    Oh, and can anyone compare to the vintage version? Thanks.
    An excellent purchase! I wish more people would buy full bottles instead of just sampling.
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    Received this one in the mail from a fellow BN'er:



    I also finally splurged on a full bottle of Le Male. I don't care if everyone and their mother wears it, or hates it. I just love it!

    Sales thread here

  4. #64

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    Santal Noble 3.33 oz (new forumulation) and it smells daaaaaaaaaaamn good!
    Iris Bleu Gris 3oz (old forumulation) backup bottle
    2x AG Tubereuse one for my tuberose-lovin brother and one as a backup. I think this might be my tuberose holygrail

  5. #65

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    Today I bought a second bottle, 100 ml this time, of Jasper Conran Mister.

    A greatly misunderstood and maligned fragrance, but one I happen to think is pretty bloody good.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

  6. #66

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    I recently purchased Kenneth Cole: Reaction Thermal.

    So far, it's pretty good. Nothing extraordinary for sure.
    Sell/Trade-- Issey Miyake(Summer '09)~Calvin Klein(One Summer '07 & '09)~Eau De Grey Flannel

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    Default Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Arrived today from Bergdorf Goodman in New York:

    Three fifty-milliliter bottles of pure perfume by Annick Goutal:

    Ambre Fétiche
    Encens Flamboyant
    Myrrhe Ardente


    in a white leather-covered box.
    Last edited by JaimeB; 7th April 2010 at 11:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    Arrived today from Bergdorf Goodman in New York:

    Three fifty-milliliter bottles of pure perfume by Annick Goutal:

    Ambre Fétiche
    Encens Flamboyant
    Myrrhe Ardente


    in a white leather-covered box.
    I have that set too Jamie, nice!! The parfums are truly much more intense than the EDP and have huge sillage for parfum. Just to let you know, that AG now has refills of the parfum sold seperately for each scent. The 50ml refills are in the same bottle as the set (gold-paintet), but come in a very nice red-velvet cylindrical box that retails for 100 GBP. The SA also told me that there are refills of the parfum that come in standard bottle that are cheaper, but I didn't see them the last time I was there.

    EDIT: There is also a Musc Nomade parfum now but I have yet to smell it.
    Last edited by scent; 7th April 2010 at 11:41 PM.

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    Ordered three days ago, waiting to be shipped.
    Mon Parfum - M.Micallef
    Ambra Nera - Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561, a blind buy, I can only hope it's as good as they say.
    L'eau du Navigateur - L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Fougere Bengale - Parfum d'Empire

    and samples of Fiore d'Ambra, Ambra Aurea, Kama and George Sand.

    Now to get through the waiting for them to arrive.

  10. #70

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    Was this fate?




    I've been looking for Romance Silver for a bit now. Nobody seems to carry it anymore. Well, that's not that surprising as there are not many fragrance retailers nearby... the closest Macy's is 75 miles!

    Yesterday my g/f went to the nearest TJ Maxx, about 30 miles away, and I asked her if she'd look for it. Nope, not there.However, she did find some things that she didn't have the money for at the time as she had only brought a tiny bit of cash with her. I suggested we go back today and pick up those things. Despite her just having read to me on the phone what they had the day before I had to go check the fragrances, and what do I see, a couple bottles of Romance Silver which had just been put out today. Woot!

    I had to get it. This scent is extremely underrated, imo. It's like a more masculine and luminescent version of Silver Mountain Water. There is a strong grape (some may read it as blackberry) note, coupled with a (for once!) rich but not overwhelming tobacco note, over a base of light woods and a shimmery musk.

    I wanted a scent that would harmonize extremely well with warm summer nights spent outside under a bright moon, and I think that is the setting where Romance Silver will perform most magnificently.
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    Just picked up an expensive monster 240ml bottle of the original formulation of Eau de Patou



    I have a cylindrical bottle of Eau de Patou already so this is more like backup. I just love this stuff
    so couldn't pass up when I saw a bottle and that too in it's first formulation.
    I am done with my fragrance purchases and possibly wouldn't buy anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    I am done with my fragrance purchases and possibly wouldn't buy anytime soon.
    Promises... promises.... :P

    Wow at JaimeB's Pure Parfums. 150mls of it!

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    Default Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    [snip]...

    EDIT: There is also a Musc Nomade parfum now but I have yet to smell it.
    Thanks, scent, for the information on refills.

    I have the
    Musc Nomade in EdT, and it's probably my least favorite of this mini-line. Perhaps it's more spectacular in the pure perfume.
    Yr good bud,

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    i discovered today Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme and LOVED it!!! Later bought a 3.4 oz bottle of it. It's a much better alternative to my already empty vial sample of Trussardi Uomo.

    Also picked 3 carded samples:

    Guerlain - L'instant PH EDP
    Aigner - Evolution
    Aigner - Man 2
    Currently wearing: Métal by Paco Rabanne

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    Today I'm the proud owner of my very first Serge Lutens fragrance! I took the plunge for Vetiver Oriental after hearing a few people mention that it's getting more difficult to find in the spray bottle.


    My other recent acquisition is not a purchase but I'm loving it enough that I need to show it off with huge thanks to Nathan Branch and his recent giveaway. It's the Ormonde Jayne Discovery Set! I have lots of discovering to do...

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    Default Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    2x AG Tubereuse one for my tuberose-lovin brother and one as a backup. I think this might be my tuberose holygrail
    Is that Annick Goutal's Tubereuse? I never hear anyone talk about this one (zero reviews in the BN directory).

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    I bought 100ml Égoïste today, as a replacement for my old bottle.
    And even though I cannot affort it, I also bought 150ml of No. 5 Eau Première.
    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 9th April 2010 at 02:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Is that Annick Goutal's Tubereuse? I never hear anyone talk about this one (zero reviews in the BN directory).
    It's the tuberose underdog! It might be my number 1 tuberose at the moment, and that's saying a lot given I have a lot of other tuberose scents. It's made from the pure Grasse tuberose absolute, probably the only perfume that still has this rare ingredient. Turin's description of it as a rubbery floral is apt but it's so much more than that. It starts out rubbery, unlike any other tuberose on the market, but not rubbery like Bulgari Black or Eau de Fier; rubbery in the floral sense. It's really hard to describe, but it's a pure tuberose; I can't smell any other floral notes unlike Fracas which has neroli and Carnal Flower with its large dose of jasmine. But it has plenty of indole, camphor and weird stuff that make tuberose very unique. If you have ever smelt Caron's Tubereuse (which is my SOTD), this is probably the closest cousin to the Goutal, albiet with much less indole and rubber and without that famous velvety marron-glace Caron base. You have to try it!
    PM me, I'll send you a sample!
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    Post took the plunge

    I bought Creed GIT and Royal Water from Fragrancenet. $234.94 for the two of them. I will let you all know how it turns out.

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    After chancing upon Dior's Hypnotic Poison in my much preferred 1 oz size, I knew I had to get it.

    And today after spending close to an hour at Escentials discussing fragrances with Stacia, folded like a pack of cards and brought home the BMM10 champ, Serge Lutens CHERGUI. It was down to Rousse, Douce Amere & Chergui. Already got my fizzy fix earlier with the Dior, and figured Rousse cinnamon's linearity might wear out its welcome earlier. Finally went ahead with the very first Lutens that floored me at 1st sniff but later confused me with its temperamental moods...
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    Arrived today - Alt-Innsbruck EDC

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    Michael Jordan, Animale Animale, Cuba Gold

    Another great day.

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    Dzing! (100 ml)
    Tea for Two (100 ml)
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    serge lutens noire
    ambre sulltan

    malle musc ravageur
    noir epices
    parfum de terese

    bois 1920 extreme

    ysl kouros

    creed bdp

    guerlain shalimar (wife)

    serge a la nuit (wife)
    hermes eau de mervilles (wife)
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    Quote Originally Posted by peevish_yolk View Post
    Dzing! (100 ml)
    Tea for Two (100 ml)
    Very nice! I love Tea for Two.

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    Christian Dior Ambre Nuit

    Top notes: Pink Pepper, Bergamot
    Middle notes: Spices, Turkish Rose
    Base notes: Amber, Balsamy Notes, Cedar, Patchouli, Gaiac Wood

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    I picked up a bottle of Paco Rabanne pour Homme.

    It's the current formulation.

    It's terrible in longevity and has no power.

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    Yesterday I purchased my third Serge Lutens frag - Vetiver Oriental. Giddy with anticipation. The first two (MKK & Ambre Sultan) I absolutely adore, so my expectations are pretty high. It was a toss-up betwixt Chergui and VO. Worried i might've made the wrong choice. We'll see. I also ordered a 50ml AdP Colonia (original) a couple of days ago. Gettin' ready for the summer. Can't wait. The Colonia's a blind buy, but I've heard so many good things I'm not concerned. Gonna suck if I don't like it. Oh well. Hopefully one of the two'll work-out.

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    Default Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2010

    got this day before, havent worn it enough, but its kinda powdery and fresh at the same time, i guess its good for cool weather. not hot, not too cold, just cool. the box and perfume presentation is great. it comes with a little satchel for the bottle which is neat.
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    Etro Vetiver. I have been on a quest for stripped-down vetiver-and-patchouli. I have not found that combination in the balance I had hoped, but I know this minimalist, earthy, rooty vetiver suits me, so it will do fine for now.

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