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    My favourite new release so far this year. Anyone else tried it?

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    I have tried it but it wasn't for me.

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    Does anyone know where in the US this will launch..Want to spring for one of these..thanks

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    reminds me a little bit of Lolita Lempicka au masculin with a boozy initial note

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitechandoo View Post
    reminds me a little bit of Lolita Lempicka au masculin with a boozy initial note
    The very latest from Annick Menardo as I understand. I hope to try it too.

    Also comes as a perfume oil, in a little bottle with an eyedropper. Nothing much on ebay yet except a few things from people who seem to be selling it because they don't like it.

    Sounds like just my kind of stuff. ;- )

    PS. Even their online shop seems not selling the stuff yet ( worth a look for their over-the-top campaign videos though...check the one for their perfume "Wood" http://www.dsquared.com/html/perfumes/ . That guy running through the woods : That's me all right. ) so I suspect it will still be a while before it's in any sort of common distribution.
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    i tried it today and it took me a while to figure out what it reminded me of...

    BULGARI BLACK!

    but a little bit more streamlined, no burned rubber, sweet, but i like it quite a bit.

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    I'm not surprised that it smells like Black.

    It seems that many houses are beginning to feel that in order to not be left behind, they'll need an anestic fragrance in their line.

    And who better to make them one but Anneck Menardo.

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    I liked it, but found the sillage and longevity to be *extremely* poor, especially considering that it's an edp. I didn't try the perfume oil though.

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    Oh and I don't think it smells anything like Bulgari Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have tried it but it wasn't for me.
    Where did you try it?
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    It's nothing like Bulgari Black, it's a lot like Gucci pour homme I.

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    agree nothing like bulgari black, but if you want comparisons (which is really just an indication it shares some key ingredient of something else that your sensitive to) for me it is Gucci Pour Homme crossed with LL au masculin. I got a sample, worn it a few times and still really like it. a must have , for me at least

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    it's the best yet from the dsquared line.get it.it does remind me of Heritage edt.u wont regret it

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    The longevity and sillage are *horrible* though.

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    For me also one of this years favorite designer releases also.
    I get decent longevity out of it, 3 hrs. However it´s not the edp strength we are are used to.It´s more an edt strength to me. I wonder how the oil version is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman_xx View Post
    It's nothing like Bulgari Black, it's a lot like Gucci pour homme I.
    Hmm.. Quite anxious to try it then, as I love Gucci Pour Homme, Dsquared Rocky Mountain Wood and most of Annick Menardo's creations
    Current favorite: Chanel Bois des Iles

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    longevity and projection are fine on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    For me also one of this years favorite designer releases also.
    I get decent longevity out of it, 3 hrs.
    3 hours? I wouldn't spend money on a fragrance that only lasts for 3 hours. Our definitions of "decent longevity" are clearly at odds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    3 hours? I wouldn't spend money on a fragrance that only lasts for 3 hours. Our definitions of "decent longevity" are clearly at odds.
    Maybe. For me, a fragrance wich last 5 till 8 hrs is good. ,3 to 4 hrs is decent.

    Few fragrances in my collection, designer and niche last longer than 8 hrs. Montales, Pure Distance M, Guerlain Arsene Lupin ,Tonka Imperiale for example, they last longer than 8 hrs on me.
    I have yet to encounter a fragrance that lasts longer than 24hrs. Montales maybe (which I don´t wear a lot these days) and Pure Distance. Maybe some real expensive parfums extracts.

    From most of the new designer scents relased these days I´m glad if I can get 3 till 4 hrs from them.
    I like Potion, but it´s not edp strength in my book.

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    I do like Potion also. A definite cut above the vast majority of designer releases. It's just a shame about the longevity, for me anyway. I must try the oil if I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman_xx View Post
    It's nothing like Bulgari Black, it's a lot like Gucci pour homme I.
    +1. Tried it today.

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    Ok I'm a touch confused here. This can't be right. I've now heard "Potion" compared similar to Bugari Black, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine, Heritage EDT & Gucci Pour Homme I .... And then also read some other review describe it as very reminiscent of Tom Fords Oud Wood. So much so that it could be used as an easy replacement for it.

    Now to me this is quite absurd. None of these mentioned fragrances even remotely resemble each other (AT ALL !) To my nose these all smell totally and distinctly different from one another, I smell no similarities between them. ~ So they can't all be similar to "Potion", it would be impossible ????

    So which is it then ??? ... Which one does it actually come closest to smelling similar too ? ~ If any ??

    And does anyone here agree that it is indeed that similar to TF's Oud Wood, by any chance ? (As now this would certainly be most welcome if true. As the price of "Potion" is so much more attractive (*read affordable* !) )

    I've searched for a sample for my own personal assessment but have unfortunately been unable to find one yet. So I thought I'd come ask meanwhile. As this thread has only proven to further confuse me about what I might expect from Potion !
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    well, as i said earilier, comparisons to other perfumes are usually pretty arbitrary. Someone with an unrefined and untrained nose (like me, and most others whether they think that way about themselves or not) is always going to latch onto certain recognisable aspects of a scent and draw comparisons that others don't smell. It's vague and imprecise using language to describe smell.

    I did a side by side (top notes) comparison with Gucci Pour Homme and can smell the smilarities. I also did a side by side with Bulgari Black - I can now sense a link in the openings, but they diverge so much just a minute or two. I wouldnt describe them as similar in character at all really. My memory of Lolita Lempicka is that they smell quite similar but i dont have my bottle to confirm. I don't know Heritage, unfortunately.

    I have a slightly hazy recollection of TF Oud Wood, I think its safe to say its in the same ballpark. but i guess you just need to smell it for yourself, to know if what you like about TF Oud Wood is the same thing other people are getting from Potion. I found my sample at harvey nichols so maybe try there

    btw someone posted an article here the other day (or was it somewhere else?) about how the expectation of what we are going to smell affects how we actually smell it. so maybe ljust think positive!

    Anyway I have lost a bit of enthusiasm for Potion. I still like it but I don't feel like its a must have any more. maybe with a big discount

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    Cheers, thanx "pawful" for that thorough answer. ) ...

    Please can you answer me one more thing ? ... The one thing I get most from Lolita Lempicka is the prominent licorice/anise facet it has. And since I'm not particularly a fan of anisic notes, I'm now a little weary. I'm not aware of "Potion" having any anise or licorice in it. Did you pick up any anisic notes from Potion ? ~ As that would be the killer of Potion for me.
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    yes, actually i did. Surprised its not listed in the notes

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    To me, this is close to Full Incense by Montale in the opening and linear. I don't find any similarities to Lempicka or Heritage

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    It seems like a cross between Pure Malt + Lempicka + Gucci PH II
    Yet to try it, wonder when it's going to get released here...

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    I kinda like this one.. but longetivity indeed disappointing.. I'm kinda twisting.. buy or not.. what's a good similar designer alternative for this? I love the smokey sweetness (amber)..
    unico grande amore.

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    Not for me. Longevity and projection are very very poor, IMHO
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    I may be odd man out but I get decent sillage and longevity with this one. It becomes more muted but still present. very nice anxious to try ancillary products

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