Thread: OMG! OMG! OMG! Tabac Blond!!!
I happen to like both the EDP and the extrait of the new Tabac Blond.
A nice iris/leather and up there with my love of Cuir Ottoman.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
What's wrong with Thierry Mugler? I think it is perfectly acceptable to stink of burnt sugar and tires, drenched in gasoline...
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Wow your house Banned list has some very good names, whats up with that.
The House of Banned:
Bond No. 9
Jean Paul Gaultier
PuddleMonkey, in your breakdown of Amouage, you left out jubilation 25, IMO the best from the line. Would love to hear your thoughts on it and other houses on the black list.
Redneck makes a good point about vintage vs. current...I have a tiny decant of what I believe is vintage parfum Tabac Blond that is golden sex in a bottle, and another recent one that makes me think of a stale dirty ashtray. one must savor the beauty and cannot cling too tightly, I suppose...
"Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189
What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache
Thanks for the explanation. I just recently got samples of all the Amouage men's scents, and I have to say that I completely agree. In each one, I detected some good ideas in there somewhere--but the ideas didn't come together, and the base in all Amouages seem very perfumey to me. Just not my thing.
Then I tried Jubilation XXV. It was the last one I sampled. By then I was fairly certain it would be a waste of time, but I was completely wrong. I loved it. I wore it to work, and it kept me happy the entire day. I had the weird impression that it was working really hard to please me--like all the accords in the blend were sparkling to get my attention. And for what it costs, it should work hard But I will definitely be buying that one next and not even thinking about the price. I think it's good stuff.
Frederic Malle next?
(I just bought one today.)
Puddlemonkey, have you tried Tribute Attar and Lyric Man? I think those 2 are pretty good. I agree Reflection is like a softer Le Male, but it's also in a different league as far as quality.
I believe that eau de parfum of Tabac Blond is routinely given under the name of parfum. The Perfumed Court, for example - if one looks at their costing for the extrait, it simply cannot work, is impossible, no matter how much they buy in bulk. But it works perfectly for the eau de parfum, still returning them a profit.
Just wondering, how reliable is Luckyscent when it comes to this? I've just ordered a bottle of their extrait ($100 for 7.5ml), so is it likely I'm getting the real deal? Colour-wise, their extrait (from the website) appears a richer colour than the EDP.
(Not that I mind trotting along to Harrods to get it direct from the urn.)
The point with Caron is that you can bring down the price per ml a lot by ordering larger quantities. So for a 500 ml refill the price comes down to a range of 1.4-1.6 Euros per ml. I once was sent an EdP instead of an Extrait. I know my stuff, so I got it replaced. If the receiver does not and resells it as Extrait...
Thanks for the info guys - I'll just have to compare the delivered product to descriptions here. I guess if the smoke is more prominant than the floral notes...
I LOVE the extrait, but I don't care for the EdP at all. The extrait has an opulence, a smoky leather facet that the EdP does not have. The latter is more like nice cigarette smoke initially, before it fairly quickly reminds me of Caron's Alpona, a shower-gel like association that comes to my mind, fairly cheap to my nose.