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    Default £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    I am looking to add a new bottle in collection.

    The bottle must

    a. Have monster sillage / projection like Montales.
    b. Great lasting power like Montales.

    I was looking at perhaps an Amouage Epic Man / Jubilation XXV / Memoir Man to go in the collection. It does not necessarily have to be an expensive bottle/fragrance. I am happy to spend less if I can get a great smell.

    A bottle of LIDGE is on it's way and will be added in the picture once I have it. Basically anything with Montale like projection and longevity will be considered.

    Cheers

    This is what I have so far:

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    I would like a daddy size bottle of Leather Oud which is only $230 for a 250ml bottle but I don't know where can I get this in the UK?

    http://www.dior.com/beauty/usa/en/wo...exclusive.html
    Last edited by bgoc; 23rd December 2012 at 08:45 PM.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Have you considered Mazzolari? Their Lui is phenomenal.

    Or perhaps another couple Montales.
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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    imo if you have your mind set on leather oud, thats what I would get. Its a beast, quality juice. I'm pretty sure you could order it online from there euro site. Or maybe call a few boutiques and ask about it.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    I would go with something from MFK. Possibly APOM or Lumiere Noire.

  5. #5

    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Tobacco Vanille and/or vintage M7

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by joshmpdx View Post
    Have you considered Mazzolari? Their Lui is phenomenal.

    Or perhaps another couple Montales.
    Seems very difficult to buy in the UK. Only if I lived in the States or had a trip planned. Would've been nice but ..

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post

    The bottle must

    a. Have monster sillage / projection like Montales.
    b. Great lasting power like Montales.
    May I suggest some Montales? Not familiar with the line, but if you want Montale projection and longevity, buy one.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaarlem View Post
    Tobacco Vanille and/or vintage M7
    Not keen on M7, vintage is difficult to obtain.

    TV is on to buy list.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    May I suggest some Montales? Not familiar with the line, but if you want Montale projection and longevity, buy one.
    Have 4 Montales already but want to explore different houses which I am missing and there seems to be quite a few of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    imo if you have your mind set on leather oud, thats what I would get. Its a beast, quality juice. I'm pretty sure you could order it online from there euro site. Or maybe call a few boutiques and ask about it.
    ^^ This is attracting me if not then I will end up with Epic Man - smells of wealth. lol

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Not keen on M7, vintage is difficult to obtain.

    TV is on to buy list.

    Cheers

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    Have 4 Montales already but want to explore different houses which I am missing and there seems to be quite a few of them.

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    ^^ This is attracting me if not then I will end up with Epic Man - smells of wealth. lol
    Then I'd definitely second the recommendation of TV. It's a BEAST with longevity. Also, I find Memoir Man lasts a very long time as well. It's a very nice incense and pepper fragrance, but I struggle with the price point.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Mancera Gold

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin
    Good choice!

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    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Aventus?

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    If the main condition is strong like Montale than u should go with Amouage Interlude ( this is strongest there is , and u get mix of memoir, epic ... and chaos ).

    FK Oud , great projection , great parfume ....

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    I really don't want to tell you how to spend your money, but Tobacco Vanille is pretty incredible. 2 sprays will see you through at least 24 hours.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by pav View Post
    Aventus?
    Afraid Creed is banned from my shopping list until they can get their QC right. It's not a customer's job to research hours into finding the right batch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igorbg View Post
    If the main condition is strong like Montale than u should go with Amouage Interlude ( this is strongest there is , and u get mix of memoir, epic ... and chaos ).

    FK Oud , great projection , great parfume ....
    Interlude - Sounds very nice

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Andy Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain

    £87.00 for 50ml.

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    tom ford noir
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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Afraid Creed is banned from my shopping list until they can get their QC right. It's not a customer's job to research hours into finding the right batch.
    It's not actual. Every batch after middle 2011 is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pav View Post
    It's not actual. Every batch after middle 2011 is fine.
    true!
    differences in batches is overrated in my experience!
    My Top 3 Scent
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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Afraid Creed is banned from my shopping list until they can get their QC right. It's not a customer's job to research hours into finding the right batch.

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    Interlude - Sounds very nice

    12 + longetivity , ver very loud ... Only few was that strong on my skin, this one was beast.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Kurkdjian's APOM Homme. Or for a bit less bucks Narciso Rodriguez Musc For Him Parfum.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    I have decided to hold onto January sales. But will keep the suggestions in mind. Thanks all!

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Right here we are with semi decent Jan sales popping up, I am able to secure bottle of Jubilation XXV at an interesting price.

    What is the projection and longevity of Jub XXV? Cheers

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Selfridges in London have those big bottles of Dior exclusives, I think.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    May I suggest some Montales? Not familiar with the line, but if you want Montale projection and longevity, buy one.
    Exactly. If Montales are your point of reference, why not buy them?

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post
    Exactly. If Montales are your point of reference, why not buy them?
    I am trying to get some new houses in my collection. So far I haven't seen the strength of Montale in any other house but then I don't have many niche houses in my collection.

    Perhaps Amouage could be added if I can find some more info on strength of the juice.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    If you're flying from Gatwick or Heathrow ( or have an obliging friend) - the Chanel Boutiques at the airport do the 200ml Les Exclusives for about £158 (which works out at about £79 per 100 ml - the equivalent of most of the mainstream brands) -I'd go for Cuire de Russie or Coromandel - and douse yourself in them, for added silage.
    Possibly tone deaf..

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Richard James Eau de Toilette, and you can go to Saville Row to get it.
    Not only lasts 10-12 hours and has sillage to spare, and it is soooooooo British!!!!!!
    Perfume lovers of the world UNITE!!!!!

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    If you're flying from Gatwick or Heathrow ( or have an obliging friend) - the Chanel Boutiques at the airport do the 200ml Les Exclusives for about £158 (which works out at about £79 per 100 ml - the equivalent of most of the mainstream brands) -I'd go for Cuire de Russie or Coromandel - and douse yourself in them, for added silage.
    Big yes on CdR.
    Last edited by joe mcclaine; 24th December 2012 at 09:43 AM.

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    Default Re: £150 ($260) to spend. What to buy?

    I am not flying international anytime soon but happy to treat myself to Amouage which is currently 20% at Escentual.

    Jub XXV or Gold Man or Epic Man

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