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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    I have done a 180 and now LOVE Musc Ravageur
    Words cannot express my disappointment, so I leave you with this.





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    Default Re: OMG! OMG! OMG! Tabac Blond!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Damn! And I'd have to get new plates, too!

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merely View Post
    Powdery, ambery rose? That would certainly fit the current eau de parfum - but the parfum? No.

    I believe that eau de parfum of Tabac Blond is routinely given under the name of parfum.
    Exactly! This would also explain why practically all rantings about a Tabac Blond reformulation came from the U.S. It only takes one Eau de Parfum aluminium cannister to arrive in the U.S. and samples and decants being spread under the name of Parfum. Did the receiving party check the fragrance in the cannister when it arrived? Do they know the difference between the Parfum and the Eau-de-Parfum (a different formulation)? I only buy from Caron and I know my stuff.

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    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.
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    What's wrong with Thierry Mugler? I think it is perfectly acceptable to stink of burnt sugar and tires, drenched in gasoline...
    NOT

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    Rock on with Acqua di Gio instead

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    Default Re: OMG! OMG! OMG! Tabac Blond!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post

    The House of Banned:
    Amouage
    Caron
    Frederic Malle
    Knize
    Mommy, make him go away!



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    Funny thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
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    Default Re: OMG! OMG! OMG! Tabac Blond!!!

    Wow your house Banned list has some very good names, whats up with that.

    The House of Banned:
    Amouage
    Bond No. 9
    Calvin Klein
    Caron
    Frederic Malle
    Jean Paul Gaultier
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    Default Re: OMG! OMG! OMG! Tabac Blond!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Wow your house Banned list has some very good names, whats up with that.

    The House of Banned:
    Amouage
    Bond No. 9
    Calvin Klein
    Caron
    Frederic Malle
    Jean Paul Gaultier
    Knize
    Thierry Mugler

    I just realized it's missing Montale.

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    Default Re: OMG! OMG! OMG! Tabac Blond!!!

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNT View Post
    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.
    Fair enough. I liked the berries in the top notes, very nicely done and enjoyed them immensely. Didn't care too much for the amber/opoponax dry down. It's not that the base is bad, its more so the berries going away and my personal feelings about amber/vanilla/tonka base notes being abused by perfumers who are clearly out of ideas. Personally I see it as cheating, an easy way out as it's really hard to f*ck up (although somehow Atelier managed it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I just realized it's missing Montale.
    I think you should add Royal Crown too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    I think you should add Royal Crown too!
    if you don't behave I'll add PureDistance.

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    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

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    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I'll break them all down when I'm not soaring like an eagle. For now I'll explain the first one, Amouage.

    There's no doubting the quality of Amouage. The ingredients and longevity of their scents are top notch. The scents themselves however, no so much. Opus II has a urine note. Opus IV smells like carbonated bubble gum. As mentioned above Memoir Man is a mint version of Fou d'Absinthe, with a much higher price tag. Gold Man smells like Chanel #5. Epic Man is a EPIC FAIL. Ciel Man is a $265.00 bottle of liquid soap. Silver Man reeks of cheap after shave. Reflection Man actually smells good, but it's too reminiscent of a softer Le Male.

    Other than the quality ingredients Amouage does nothing to justify the price of a bottle, their entire line is a big mixed bowl of bleh.

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    Frederic Malle next?

    (I just bought one today.)

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    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.

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    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.)
    Cheers.

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    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...

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    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casism View Post
    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.)
    Cheers.
    My best bet withe extraits is to order directly from Caron. I think Lucky Scent sells the 7.5 extrait that comes in a prepacked box.
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    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...

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    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.

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