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    @Drseid: Dis you get any woody amber out of Agar Musk? There's a woody-cedar-resiny undertone during the drydown that made me suspect the presence of woody amber. Nothing that really affects the opinion I have about this fragrance (which I still quite like) but I was just wondering...
    Yes, I indeed did detect just a bit, but in my case at least the agarwood drowned it out for the most part...
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    Perfumedlady Dearest gel. I swear that we must share DNA!
    Wouldn't surprise me! I do have lots of Scottish ancestry! I'm going to visit the homeland one day and pop in on you and spray all your perfumes!

    Alfarom thank you for allowing me to crash the Monegal party! Already lots of great reviews here; will continue to follow along.
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Yes, I indeed did detect just a bit, but in my case at least the agarwood drowned it out for the most part...
    I agree it's not overpowering but I've become very sensitive to it. With very few exceptions, this is the maximum amount I can stand.


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    Tried Impossible Iris, courtesy of Dearest Foustie. But I found it much different from what you wrote about it. You all said it's a happy perfume and to me it wasn't this happy. I didn't enjoy the very opening but really enjoyed the phase between 30 and 90 minutes after spraying. Then again my nose started picking some resemblance to Iris Silver Mist by Lutens and Iris de Nuit from Heeley. The problem is, that I don't like any of these two iris perfume mentioned. I find IdN too floral and rather gloomy while ISM smells to me like a rotten carrot in a damp soil kept in a dark and wet, creepy cellar.
    I tried to love it, but I don't. I can only say that I like it a bit, when it doesn't remind me of either ISM or IdN. For me it's too little to look around for a bottle for my own.

    I'm still up to trying Cuirelle. This will be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucasai View Post
    I find IdN too floral and rather gloomy while ISM smells to me like a rotten carrot in a damp soil kept in a dark and wet, creepy cellar.
    You nailed it, on both counts. *LOL* Though I love Heeley and don't see it as gloomy, I don't care for ISM either. I think Impossible Iris is definitely more cheerful than these two but not as happy as Iris Nobile or Bois D'Iris.
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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Eeeek! Don't listen to him up there ^^^^. He likes to cause mischief!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Eeeek! Don't listen to him up there ^^^^. He likes to cause mischief!
    Yeah, I'm the master of the mischief! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucasai View Post
    ISM smells to me like a rotten carrot in a damp soil kept in a dark and wet, creepy cellar.

    Officer, arrest this guy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Officer, arrest this guy!
    Sorry my friend. I know you love it, but I don't.

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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    I tried Kiss My Name this entire weekend. Its a very fresh floral scent.

    The opening is very strong, a combination of mixed florals, of which I picked out the jasmine the strongest of all. The tuberose was also quite strong. the combination made my mouth water (weird, I know. I'm not usually given to eating flowers) The dry down had a bit of wood(cedar), a bit of spice(nutmeg), but was still predominately floral.

    Technically, this fragrance perfumes very well. It projects better than any of the other Monegals that I have sampled, and has equally good longevity. I got a good 10 hours out of 2 squirts.

    My husband wanted to try this one, but didn't want to smell that floral, so he sprayed on Kanon Norwegian wood first and Kiss my Name on top. It was a good combination! Made the scent a little deeper, which I liked, particularly a few hours in, when the unrelenting floral can get wearing.

    All in all, I liked the scent, but did not love it. I prefer to have either some soap or wood to go with my florals, and although this fragrance has a little wood and spice, not enough. The proportions were just off for me.
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    Only just discovered this line and in a couple weeks should have samples of the entire collection arriving at my door Can't wait - I adore the bottles toooo!!!

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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Please everybody thank Foustie a little bit louder now ...I can't hear you...
    I meant him up there ^^ likes to cause mischief!! Some other posts got in between. Mortified!!

    Don't worry Lucasai, (although I know that you like to cause mishief too)! BTW I kinda like your description of Iris Silver Mist. Or should it be ? It was nice of you to pop by with your thoughts about the Impossible Iris. Balance is good!

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    Only just discovered this line and in a couple weeks should have samples of the entire collection arriving at my door Can't wait - I adore the bottles toooo!!!
    Freddie, the bottles are faaaaaabulous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    I meant him up there ^^ likes to cause mischief!! Some other posts got in between. Mortified!!

    Smoooch!!!!


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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    L'Eau De Rose, Minimalist Rose

    Yes, a beautiful example of minimalism. This rose is at the opposite end of the Spectrum from Flechiér's Une Rose. This is a very clever composition in my opinion. Very considered, an exercise in restraint. It makes Une Rose seem like an excercise in gluttony. That said I can't help but feel that this may be a perfumers perfume. An Academic Perfume. A fascinating example of what can be achieved, a perfect rose. A fragrance that I could smell repeatedly all day long and be delighted with over and over again, but that I don't find particularly satisfying to wear.

    Rose purists take heed. A must try. Not negotiable.
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    L'Eau De Rose, Minimalist Rose

    Yes, a beautiful example of minimalism. This rose is at the opposite end of the Spectrum from Flechiér's Une Rose. This is a very clever composition in my opinion. Very considered, an exercise in restraint. It makes Une Rose seem like an excercise in gluttony. That said I can't help but feel that this may a perfumers perfume. An Academic Perfume. A fascinating example of what can be achieved, a perfect rose. A fragrance that I could smell repeatedly all day and be delighted over and over again, but that I don't find satisfying to wear.

    Rose purists take heed. A must try. Not negotiable.

    This fragrance stimluates my schizofrenia. On the one side there's a watery-rosey aspect that I thouroughly detest, on the other side there's a watery-rosey aspect that I thoroughly love...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucasai View Post
    Tried Impossible Iris, courtesy of Dearest Foustie. But I found it much different from what you wrote about it. You all said it's a happy perfume and to me it wasn't this happy. I didn't enjoy the very opening but really enjoyed the phase between 30 and 90 minutes after spraying. Then again my nose started picking some resemblance to Iris Silver Mist by Lutens and Iris de Nuit from Heeley. The problem is, that I don't like any of these two iris perfume mentioned. I find IdN too floral and rather gloomy while ISM smells to me like a rotten carrot in a damp soil kept in a dark and wet, creepy cellar
    oh god, yes!! gimme gimme gimme!! haven't tried it yet but could this be the only pure iris that i would like??? i'm not counting iris bleu gris and cuir d'iris as these are not primarily iris (these are the only two irises that i quite like)

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    This fragrance stimulates my schizofrenia. One one side there's a watery-rosey aspect that I thouroughly detest, on the other side there's a watery-rosey aspect that I thoroughly love...
    brill alfarom. my favourite quote/expression of the week! i will borrow it and change 'fragrance' with other words whenever suitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny1967 View Post
    brill alfarom. my favourite quote/expression of the week! i will borrow it and change 'fragrance' with other words whenever suitable.
    I don't know what you're talking about. Yes, I agree...


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    This thread is huge! Lol, I just now found this thread. I just received some samples..no testing yet..but upon a little sniffing..I am impressed so far.. We shall see. Mmm, opening the bag of samples again..mmm is that powder I get? Mmmm yay!
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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    This thread is huge! Lol, I just now found this thread. I just received some samples..no testing yet..but upon a little sniffing..I am impressed so far.. We shall see. Mmm, opening the bag of samples again..mmm is that powder I get? Mmmm yay!
    She just now found this thread. You gotta love kalli! I just filled her in that this is where the party is.

    Looking forward to seeing you kalli!

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    Ya, I got distracted with that Rosine pass, sampling other scents and sending off packages, sorry, lol

    But estoy aqui!('I am here' in Espanol). I will bring los empanadas y refrescos!(empanadas and sodas!).
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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Are you sure you couldn't stretch to a nice Rioja? Or something from La Mancha maybe?

    See you later!

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    I went straight for the Ambra Di Luna. This is a soft but intense amber scent, a bit dark, sweet, boozy, beautiful. I get a nice, spicy kick-almost a bit acidic- on the back of this amber. If you are looking for an Ambre Sultan, this ain't it. This is very feminine scent. Along the lines of Prada L'eau Ambree in some aspects but it's more sweeter, boozier, warm, and spicier than Prada L'eau Ambree. More woody, less sour and less dark and earthy than the Prada. And a more memorable, more noticeable scent than the Prada. More vanillic as well. I don't get the alcoholic opening as I do on the Prada..but this one likes to get straight to the amber and vanilla. I get sweet vanilla and amber with slightly woody notes along with a little spice upon the opening. The jasmine peeks though softly and would be the moon in this scent, shedding it's soft light on the amber. Light dusting of sandalwood, subtle but very much present. Just not earthy, sharp, condensed or damp but just enough enough to add depth and a soft spice to the scent. A dry and sweeter sandalwood. The notes really seem to reflect off one another-if that makes sense-making the name even more appropriate. The notes don't compete, nor is any of them loud and trying to get attention but rather wanting to be in a harmony with one another. As the jasmine closes her certain a bit, the sandalwood becomes more apparent slightly, more earthy and sour. Becomes very powdery, as one might guess, from the amber and vanilla. The booziness of the vanilla exits and it becomes more and more about the sandalwood. The dry down is like a bit more sandalwood-y, slightly spicier Chanel 5 Eau Premiere to me.

    Not the best review probably but there it is..I am still kinda newer, so it is what it is.

    Would I buy this? Oh yes!!!!!!!! Me gusta mucho!(I like it a lot). Muchas Gracias Senor Ramon.
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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Today's scent is Cuirelle. It smells like edible leather, honestly. Like someone poured some honey over leather, and then roasted the whole thing over a cedar block and garnished with patchouli.

    The dry down is fantastic. The patchouli dies down considerably, the sweetness increases, and the leather increases. I still smell the cedar, but quite faintly. I applied a spray to my hair, and got a whiff of it all day long, at least 12 hours worth.

    As far as leather scents go, this one is not a strong leather, but it is quite an interesting combination. I love my leather with either pipe tobacco or brandy, so this combination was a lovely change.
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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Hiya girls! These are great reviews. Keep testing!!

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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    I picked up some samples today from a local store that will be selling the line. Interesting tidbit I found out, according to the owner of this store, they are either being sold or distributed by Amouage here in the US. Unfortunately, they were only shipped 8 samples instead of the whole line of 12.

    If any South Florida people are interested in trying these out as well as many other niche brands that are popular here. The store is Four Seasons in Delray Beach. They do not seem to carry a big inventory, but do have pretty much everything they offer to test and order in for you.

    Here is their website if interested.

    http://fourseasonsproducts.com/

    http://fourseasonsproducts.com/cat--...e-Carry--lines

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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Hi, Palm Beach, Hi Everyone! I got a Lucky Scent newsletter today and they have the line in!! So, for everyone in the US who is interested, get your samples and join the party!!

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    I noticed that as well.

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    Mon Patchouly:

    Masculine obviously, pretty masculine, a bit of dark spice and powder. Almost too masculine for my tastes, really opens up as a 'men's' scent...I think the masculinity wears off just a bit after a while and becomes more sweet and floral. Thus becoming more unisex. Something hot in there..idk. Spice. Amber, balmy, woody. Something is sweet, vanilla? I get amber, lots of amber and patch. Some kind of spice. Maybe from a wood? Balmy a bit. Myrrh? Oakmoss? I'd say oakmoss cause this reminds me of the Original Guess but a lot more patch of course with the Ramon. It's a lot more masculine than the Guess. Light florals. Perhaps too masculine for me at first..but I do like the amber, powder, sweetness to this. Really powdery which I like. Probably from amber, vanilla and oakmoss? If this was the 90's..this would be more 'accepted' on a woman, lol. I really feel like I am putting on a men's scent at first(like a classic men's scent, like a very masculine, old school, drugstore aftershave)...which I don't like...but like I said..tames down a bit and I get an amber-y, sweeter, powdery scent..still keeping masculinity while becoming slightly more unisex. I get something, like almost a licorice..but not licorice..interesting. I like that licorice-y note. So, this just isn't patchouli..other stuff goin on in this.

    So, that's that. Would I buy it? If I was in a masculine mood..which a lot of times, I am just not into too masculine of scents..but I might because of the amber, vanilla and other notes. I am just not a really huge patch fan, I like it at times but idk. Sometimes I like patch, sometimes I don't. Not a bad scent.

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    Impossible Iris:

    Something was very, very off-putting to my nose at first. Something sickly green, that's not iris, is it? I don't know iris at all really. Then it develops into a waxy, almost plastic-y scent but very much more like wax. Powdery with a little spice to it. I am going to guess a wood is in here. Really waxy! Like bad. Maybe musk. Going to guess a spice..like a pepper and sandalwood? Or a dry wood. Can't guess any more flowers than iris, maybe violet? Maybe a resin on the bottom..or tonka..but like a resin, something sticky. Jasmine is a guess and I thought I smelled something sweet on top after that initial green yukness. Very dry scent. I really didn't like whatever made that gross green note..a blend of iris and something? I still get a spice, something is spicy, a pepper. There's gotta be a spice in this. Turns powdery, but something a little sticky on the bottom. I wonder what in the world made up that yuk green concoction in the beginning. I like the dry down a little bit, spicy, powdery, dry..woody..and other base note(a resin?)...not sure what..the musk comes in more and I don't like that, of course.

    This is a pass for me..those top notes blended together like that..really was a gross, green eww for a bit there. And the musk really develops, another pass. So, no on the Impossible Iris.
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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Hiya,
    I had signed up for Foustie gel's sample pass but there was a disconnect somewhere. So I got the Luckyscent sample pack.

    I read the whole thread today to catch up-Great Posts, all.
    A comment on the launching 14 scents a once comments. I don't get what wrong with that? The guy is an established perfumer under Myrugia branching out on his own. Maybe he developed these scents over many years. Why not release them all at once? It makes more sense to me business wise..a complete line
    to choose from instead of 1 or two scents- I like. YMMV

    Quickly sniffed these today on skin- Dry woods,Kiss My name, umbra, cuirelle,cherry musk, Lovely day, Mon Cuir, Impossible Iris, eau de Rose,Agar Musk.

    the mon cuir and the iris, kiss my name stood out. Nose now fried.
    Will test in more depth later.
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    Default Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    I'm looking forward to the possibility that they will be at the Las Vegas Nieman Marcus, per this tweet:



    Francisco Gratacós ‏@monegalperfumes

    Ramón Monegal Perfumes will be available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in a few weeks from now!







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    I haven’t tried these yet but I find the bottle design/packaging rather off-putting. When I see the lettering/font, I vaguely think either Montale or Mancera; when I look at the vertical label and cylindrical shape of the bottle, I think L’Artisan; and when I look at the bottle/lid novelty, I think Signature pour Homme by ST Dupont.

    I mean, if you’re going to go out on a limb and release an expensive fragrance in a unique-looking bottle, at least bring some originality to the table or don’t even bother.

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