Thread: TODAY I BOUGHT: May 2010
Davidoff - Good Life & Paul Sebastian - Casual
Both blind and should arrive soon. I have high hopes for The Good Life and I hope Casual is not blehhhh (it sounds like it will be either really nice or blehhhh).
Wrong thread, apologies.
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Got myself 4 partly used etros.
Blind buys, mind you, except the sandalo, but for 12 bucks each, what the heck...
Le Labo Rose 31
"Nothing breaks up a team faster than.. Herpes"
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(1) Guerlain Tonka Imperiale (2) Creed Millesime Imperial
(3) Creed Silver Mountain Water (4) Creed Aventus
(5) Creed Green Irish Tweed (6) Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt
(7) Amouage Reflection Man
Kouros Cologne Sport/YSL
Snarky is as snarky does.
Did a fleamarket on the way home from the nightshift,
and look and behold, I struck gold again (none are testers);
100ml No. 5, EdP, NEW. I hoped to find this baby, what's the odds for actually finding it?!
125ml Dior Homme Cologne, approx. 35ml left.
7ml Amarige de Givenchy, pure parfum, approx. 6ml left.
And a big ass bottle - 1000ml? - of Sergio Tacchini Uomo, EdT. I reckon most is water, it is quite faint.
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Giorgio for Men (50 ml); my first impression is that I like it very much!
I love cologne.
Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur - finally arrived in HK
Lutens L'Eau - if this is an olfactory reset button then that suits me just fine. Fantastic now the heat has arrived.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM pour femme. It's Mother's Day - for my ex-wife. The nice lady at Joyce gave me sample atomisers of the whole Kurkdjian line
For a split, a 100ml bottle of
Surrati Oudh oil aka Tom Ford Oud Wood
+1 on Lutens L'Eau - VERY light, very airy. It will work well for spring and layering too
AOS Sandalwood - a staple and a target for modifying with aged sandalwood oil
AOS Lemon - bright, really bright
A decant of Heely's Cedre Blanc - not gonna work, No way no how. It's like a veggie bomb. Yuk
Quiksilver EDT Gift Set
A set of real steals at Marshall's. The Izod was $12.95, the Quiksilver gift set was $19.95, and the Tea Rose was $9.99.
My wife likes the Tea Rose, but personally I'm not a fan. Interesting, and smells like a real rose, but it's just not exciting me.
Izod is a known love-at-first-sniff in Macy's, but I waited for it to go on special. That review where Luca Turin talked about falling in love with a particular dollar bill? Yeah. That's this fragrance. It's simply an exceptional member of a crowded genre.
Quiksilver is interesting before you get it out of the box. Literally, the escaping odor from the bottle is fascinating. I'm looking forward to wearing and reviewing this one very soon. This was a blind buy, using only BN reviews to guide me.
For me: Tom Ford Azure Lime
My Wife: Tom Ford Champaca Absolute
Silver Mountain Water candle by Creed
Spent about an hour at one of those fragrance kiosks in the middle of the mall aisle...it was so disorganized it had piles of fragrances on top of other piles. Incredibly hard to find anything.
Finally, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a vintage bottle of...
Bal a Versailles (vintage Eau de Cologne) by Jean Desprez
Got it for cheap and couldn't be happier.
just scored Bergamotto Marino by Gianfranco Ferre 90% full for 10 bucks!
Tell Hugo, he isnt boss anymore.
A*men pure coffee!!!!!!!!!!
+1 L'eau Lutens
comfy and transparent, perfect for lazy summer days
A*Men Pure Malt Tester (My A*Men collection is complete now)
Tom Ford - Black Orchid Mini EDP
Shiseido - Basala Mini EDT
3x 100ml bottles of Guerlain's Heritage EDT (original formulation)
1x sealed bottle of Guerlain's Philtre d'Amour (vintage 30ml)
1x bottle of Serge Lutens' Arabie EDP (original formulation)
1x bottle of Serge Lutens' Arabie Fond de Parfum
1/2 tola of Ajmal's AA Musk Gazelle (current version)
2x bottles of Mazzolari's Lui
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50 ml Bottle of En Passant
I'm not your toy.
A gift set of vintage Vetiver (EdT) by Guerlain and a travel size of Vetiver shower gel
Sonia Rykiel Man. Blind buy.
Tom Ford Extreme
Polo Double Black - Great for us wearers of the original in it's day.
Givenchy Play - It's just like Pi but in a horrible bottle. Awesome scent though!
Went to the Frederic Malle store for the second time and again had a very hard time there (spent a lot of time, but worth it - superb staff, service)...
well, there is no excuse, I know - I left with a bottle of Une Fleur de Cassie and Noir Epices, although I had planned to get a go with the 3 x 10 ml travel set (three different frags). I eventually dropped Musc Ravageur as being a bit generic (knowing and loving so many ambers) and too much vanilla (and too little beastly musk on the other hand) on me. I think it is indeed a very nice one to start your collection with, but in mine it is not unique enough to justify yet another bottle, I think. Not finished with this line yet....