Thread: TODAY I BOUGHT: July 2010
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Bensimon Cologne 1993 and 2005.
Bensiomon Cologne 1993 contains notes of bergamot, lemon, petit-grain, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, benzoin, myrrh, amber, lavender, geranium, hyssop, jasmine absolute, civet absolute, and castoreum.
Bensiomon Cologne 2005 contains notes of bergamot, amalfi lemon, bitter orange, tangerine, petit grain and orange blossom.
Guerlain Cologne du Parfumeur & Apres L' Ondee
Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts for a whopping $12 for a 100ml bottle
for $14.99 at TJ Maxx
it smells like Vanilla Coca Cola for about 2 minutes which is AWESOME! (im still livid they stopped making vanilla coke) i missed that taste...or smell in this case.
Reminds me alot of the heart of Le Male, except this is a very different, stronger floral (i've never tried Fleur Du Male but based on the descriptions ive heard, it reminded me of what Fleur -might- smell like, sort of like Le Male but more floral obviously). The Vanilla Coke comes back for a few minutes too. its died down on my skin now, but ive heard it has bad warm-weather longevity. Well actually its still kinda there, very powdery. I'm picking up an almost rubber-y note now. I'm loving the complexity! (i've been adding to this paragraph as it developes)
I would say it is a combo of Ice*Men's nutmeg note + Le Male's heart + different florals from Le Male added to the heart.
my over all impression is D.R.Y. its a very dry floral. Cant wait to test this potential gem out some more!
Last edited by Neurosis; 7th July 2010 at 11:15 PM.
Kenzo Homme - Blind.
I normally don't blind buy at all, but I am a lover of aquatics, and this is one of the few I am missing. I got a great price for it on ebay, so hopefully I don't regret this one.
Like This by Etat Libre d'Orange
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Plan on buying this at Barney's this weekend. Headed to Chicago for some fun. Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore.
Eau Illuminee - Parfums DelRae
I had this and sold it off, missed it dearly. Beautiful fragrance for green and lavender lovers.
My 1.7 oz Wonderwood - CDG will be delivered to my door tomorrow!
Last edited by Jock_With_Scents; 8th July 2010 at 07:54 PM.
Continuing my old-school kick, on the heels of Yatagan, Giorgio of Beverly Hills Red, and Romeo Gigli (noted upthread):
- Aramis 900
- Aramis Devin
- Aramis JHL
A couple days ago I ordered:
(with an awesome name like Cigar Commander, can't wait to try it)
EVERLAST ORIGINAL 1910
Histoires de Parfums - 1889 Moulin Rouge
Notes include mandarin, plum, cinnamon, absinthe, rose, iris, patchouli, musk, vanilla and leather.
While on vacation last week:
Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT
Hermes Bel Ami
Just ordered: Guerlain Homme Intense EDT
Beautiful vintage Mitsouko extrait arrived with just a few precious drops maybe 1ml or 2ml left in the bottom of the bottle
Caron Eau de Reglisse
Notes include aniseed, licorice essence, green mandarin, verbena, nutmeg, ginger, patchouli, vanilla and musk.
I just received Cartier Declaration Bois Bleu.
Domenico Caraceni 1913
... Welcome home my new Amouage ...
OpusI is the best scent from Amouage IMO.
I just ordered [COLOR="rgb(75, 0, 130)"]Prada Man[/COLOR] from a Japanese on-line retailer. Below 5000 yen, which seems somewhat on the low end--it is hard to find really cheap stuff here--there is nothing like TJ Maxx here. I bought a 9ml mini in the Ameyoko district of Ueno. I liked it a lot, and it layers well with classic Guerlains like Mitsukou and Shalimar. It is soapy, yes, but also has floral notes on top of a classic EDC base, with a very European vibe. Maybe too sophisticated for me! Anyway, COD order will arrive sometime. (Online info seems to suggest this is the same as Amber pour Homme. One place said that 'man' was the marketing name for Asian markets. Do you agree?)
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Thanks to a good sale, a great basenoter, and another wonderful friend, my newest acquisitions are two bottles of vintage juice Rose Poivree from The Different Company. I think 500ml is pretty much a lifetime supply, but I'm glad to have it. The large glass bottle is extravagant and beautiful!
Lanvin Arpege PH
its ok i dont know what to think about it yet because the weather is too warm.
I find it to be somewhat similar to JPG Le Male blended with Dior Homme and a little Body Kouros
Diptyque Eau Lente
Last edited by mr. reasonable; 12th July 2010 at 08:19 AM.