I like their Vetiver, the Ambre Nuit is nice as well.
I've ordered Leather Oud so far, any others I should check out?
I like their Vetiver, the Ambre Nuit is nice as well.
I have the Bois d'Argent. It is a classy fragrance which my lady also enjoys.
I tested the range pretty extensively on a recent trip to HK, and besides Leather Oud (I bought that one), I think Bois d'Argent and Oud Ispahan are the best.
Oud Ispahan is too similar to other rose/aoud combos, so if you own Black Aoud, NdN etc you can skip it, but it's still a lovely frag.
If you like patchouli, also check out that one - I'm not really a patch fan but Dior's one rather surprised me. Pretty damn good.
Ambre Nuit, my favourite fragrance of all time They really have some great scents in this private collection, give them all a try if you can.
I own Eau Noire, great if you like immortelle. I also like Mitzah a lot (amber, patch, warm). And as others have said, Oud ispahan is a classic rose oud combo.
I like Bois D`argent and Mitza.
Ambre Nuit and Vetiver are definitely worth trying. Oud Ispahan is ok, well done for sure, but somewhat unnecessary given others that do the rose oud better.
So far, Leather Oud for me, though I enjoy Ambre Nuit and Eau Noir.
Personal favorite: Granville.
Also like: Leather Oud, Oud Ispahan, Vetiver - it's a good solid line overall IMO.
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I've only sampled a few, but Oud Ispahan is my favourite of them so far, with Leather Oud a very close second.
The only ones that i tried is the ones that I own a large decant, Leather Oud and Oud Ispahan.
I like them both.
Tried both Cologne Royale and Granville. Both really spoke to me, though I tested neither on my skin, only on paper. Judging from that, both had excellent longevity and smelt great. Pondering pulling the triggers on both when visiting London in January.
At least try those out. Leather Oud and Oud Ispahan are also recommended from several basenoters. In addition, check out Alfaroms blog where he perfectly and masterfully describes and reviews the Dior priv range. It's great reading.
http://neroprofumo.blogspot.no/ (assuming it's ok to link his blog here...)
I really like this line. I have tried them all and think there are some gems here. I have Leather Oud. The other three that impressed me the most were Vetiver..Ambre Nuit...and Patchouli Imperial.
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Leather Oud and Oud Ispahan are great I own both. Eau Noire is pretty good also.
The best? Granville
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My favorites from the line are Ambre Nuit, Oud Ispahan, and Eau Noire. (The Eau Noire is very heavy on the immortelle, though; if you're not a fan of that note, you almost certainly will not like Eau Noire.) Cologne Royal is pretty good too, but not FBW.
Current Top Five:
1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford
A little off topic but can anyone tell me if any U.S department stores carry the la collection privee line?
No! But you can call an order from the Dior boutique in Las Vegas. It's located in Crystal's mall or you can order it online from dior's site.
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Love Ambre Nuit, Leather Oud, and Mitzah.
I just tested the entire line and bought Eau Noire, Granville, Leather Oud, and Vetiver.
Bois D'argent is my faourite. Ambre Nuit is very nice to.
i know a few people who like leather oud, but i think it is vile. i found this reaction funny
I respect Eau Noire and Leather Oud for what they do but I don't find them easily wearable.
Of the few I've tried I like these the best although I'm not sure how wearable Mitzah is, it is special.
Ambre Nuit is quite nice and is recommended.
The others in the line did not really click with my tastes, save in part, Granville, that smelled incredible on paper and at first on skin, but then it turned into something completely different in the heart notes after the top notes quickly dissipated; and what it turned into was an astonishing disappointment. Too bad on that one in particular, because the top notes were some of the best I have ever smelled.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Its difficult to answer that question; there are real GEMS in this line like already stated here .
So Ihave 4 of them, but still not satisfied which is one of my nasty features.
When I was in the Dior Boutique in Brussels every scent was gorgeous, I mean ,the surroundings were perfect,a French model ,she was helping me all the way out;
The so much sought after fragrance Cologne Blanche is re- modeled or whatever and now features as Cologne Royale in this line;only the mysticity around this long lost fragrance is worth visiting the Boutique!
Then: their latest, Grand Bal , I mean , who would NOT take the Lady Model in their arms and dance away iund the chandeliers in the Dior Boutique?
Even I ,who at the time wore my Magnum boots under my worn jeans ,could hardly resist.
But there was this James or who-ever in the boutique , a Maitre D whose sharp eye-control kept everything under the watch,so ,even a faint whimsical moment of " may i have this dance" would 've been knocked down by your own feeling of guilt.....;
let me move on.
I have Ambre Nuit & Mitzah , my first conquerings, bought at Harrod's ; if in London,Go There!!
And take your purse .
I have Leather Oud ,my fav, and Eau Noire, which is rather brill.
Missing are: Oud Ispahan & Vetiver.
Sorry to read in this thread that the midnotes of Granville are so disappointing because the top is fabulous!
To conclude: i think Privee a fantastic line,and anxiously waiting for the net one!
Have a nice day,
Does anything in this collection resemble Dior Homme (like Chanel's les Exclusifs Bois des Iles is to Egoiste)?
I have Leather Oud and Granville. Vetiver is next.
I bought Eau Noir when it launched in London. Rather challenging, IMO, but i enjoyed it to the last drop, nevertheless.
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there's nothing I can think of that's close to DH. Eau Noire is also played on the contrast between a sweet, gourmand note and a fresh, inedible one, but in this case it's immortelle rather than choco-coffee and lavender rather than iris, and the final effect is quite different, Eau Noire being both fresher in the top and thicker and sweeter in the drydown.
Quick question for you guys - does the 200 ml also come with a sprayer, or are those splash bottles only? I'm pondering the 125's for myself, but my girlfriends brother is starting to get into fragrances, and I'm wondering if I should ask him if he wants to get in on some split action. He's not really interested in original bottles while I am, so this could be a good deal for both of us.
The leather oud 250ml bottle I have comes with a sprayer.
What's the price on each bottle size of the Privee line? Also, does each purchase come with samples (ex 5ml bottle samples) at say the Dior NYC shop and/or the Bergdorf Goodman in NYC?
the oud leather and oud isaphan are magical