Mugler Havane & Malt
TF Tobacco Vanille
Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
DIOR Homme Intense
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
Thierry Mugler Pure Malt
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There are an awful lot for me, but I've been very lucky with my collection at such a young age (21), as I feel I have a great one brewing here.
Definitely interesting in trying:
A lot of the Montale line
Fou D'Absinthe (if this was cheaper, I would blind buy it)
Bergamote 22 (too expensive for what it is, but I wouldn't mind at least smelling it)
Jardin d'Amalfi (been close to blind buying a split for a while, but don't want to put that kind of money on the line)
And as I said, many, many more.
Far too many...however a few stand out for me:
Dior Homme & Dior Homme Intense (decant of homme on the way)
Creed Windsor & Selection Verte
Pure Malt & Pure Havane
Chanel Sycomore (although have a decant of this on the way)
...& a ton of other niche fragrances...
Too many, mostly the ones that are not easily available in department stores.... to name a few:
M by Puredistance
By Man by Dolce & Gabbana
Costume National Homme by Costume National
Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain
Cereus Pour Homme No. 7 by Cereus
.... and many more.
tobacco vanille - it's expensive.
Probably the ones that are either unavailable in the U.S. market, have limited distribution, or have been discontinued. I'm sure some of this is due to the whole scarcity principle----if something is harder to get, it becomes more desirable. The Thierry Mugler company employs this, smartly, it seems as their chief sales strategy.
Other companies like Chanel, have been just as wisely pulling all their products from re-sellers, making them only available through Chanel boutiques. Scarcity in branding makes a name more desirable, guaranteed.
Stuff like LIDGE, for instance. But honestly, I can't really be bothered with trying to source $150 bottles on the after market, when they likely once sold regular retail for a third of that.
I'm looking forward to some Slumberhouse samples in the mail. Never heard of them till this week.
Headed to Paris this weekend.. Hopefully, everything I have in the back of my head will be sniffed/sampled, making lists as i type this. I feel sorry for my sense of smell over that 2 day span.
So happy to see i have tried many you guys desperately want to try:-)
Black Afgano is such a simple scent, its smoky , radiating some peppers and patchouly, it reminded me of those frags i dont like Kokoricio...this is masculine patchoulii that opens up raw, strong, later it becomes nicer warmer...but its smoking! Radiating and i find it ggressive:-) so apply sparingly, its dense, quality but composition and idea did not impress, its just one patchouli, marketing is what does the trick i think:-)
31 Rose, pale rose scent with peppery note:-) nothing to die for:-) ....its not bad but too ordinary
Homage, puts things into perspective as someone said! I thought after buying it i will never buy another scent cause it must be better:-) i was wrong hehehe, the search and impulse for buying not even diamonds can stop:-)
Tribute i plan to order a sample!
But i have not tried as of yet Jicky:-) , Or Black, Knize 10, Musc Ravageur, Envy, MDCI none!, Slumberhouse, Missoni etc and many more:-)
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Just about most things...
I will be in London on Friday and i will be headhunting these particular scents.
Frederic Malle - Vetvier Extroidaneree
Frederic Malle - Bigarade Concentree
Tom Ford PB - Neroli Portofini
Byredo - Sunday Cologne
And if i manage to find a stockist, then id also like to sample...
Christian Dior - Royale Cologne
Christian Dior - Vetvier
These have all caught my attention recentley and im looking for some grown up/casual/relaxed/sophisticated scents to build a little collection for the year.
I shant be buying anything immediatley though, far to expensive, but sampling will be fun im sure...
Invasion Barbare and Black Afgano for starters.
New Haarlem, Musc Rav, Pure Havane, Original Santal, LIDGE, probably many more. And this is only regarding the most popular in fragcomm.
I've been wanting to sniff Invasion Barbare but haven't. I have yet to smell anything from Amouage, only sniffed Chergui and Ambre Sultan from Serge Lutens, only sniffed Musc Ravageur from the Malle line, 2 or 3 Bonds, only Tea for Two from L'Artisan, nothing from Comme de Garcons line...and many many more that I haven't mentioned.
I HAVE ALOT OF EXPERIMENTING TO DO!!
CURRENT TOP 5
1. Dior Homme Intense
2. Creed Aventus
3. Tom Ford Extreme
4. Gucci Pour Homme II
5. Terre d'Hermes
Anything Ramon Monegal.
Facebook group: Perfume Lovers in Singapore, Unite! (You don't have to be in Singapore to join.)
I would like to try Tobacco Vanille, especially to see if it really is a higher quality version of Eau de Baux.
"When the milk,
tasted like perfume,
you had been drinking from the carton,
and I knew."
Only those unobtainable in the UK:
Lutens Borneo 1834
All Montale fragrances
The one thing I'd really like to sample which I might possibly actually like is the O'Driu line. Good luck with that though, and even if I did like it, how would I get myself any.
Tons of highly chatted-about scents I haven't tried yet, but let's be honest, most of the Classic Faves are likely to smell like hot soapy death on me, like every other classic scent I have tried.
ETA: right, I forgot about CB I Hate Perfume. That, I've got to check out just for the name, although I have such high hopes of it I'm almost sure to be disappointed. There's supposed to be a place in Toronto that stocks some of those, though. I'm planning a trip in to spray some stuff around in another couple months, when wandering round Queen West won't be such a miserable experience.
I'm usually more interested in the ones that aren't highly talked about.
My all time favorite:
Dior Homme Intense
Portrait of a Lady
But the ones I'm really interested to..
L'Air du Desert Marocain
Current favourite: Spiritueuse Double Vanille
Wayyyyy too many to name
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
Current top 5:
1. MDCI Chypre Palatin
2. Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)
3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
4. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
5. Guerlain Heritage (any formulation)
Decants for swap: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/403...mples-for-Swap