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    Default New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    Parfums M.Micallef, known for their presented in marvelous hand-decorated bottles, is announcing the launch of its new Eau de Parfum ROYAL VINTAGE.

    Part of the EXCLUSIF collection which gathers exceptional fragrances for men and women, ROYAL VINTAGE offers a very subtle fragrance: opening on tonic scents of pink berries and bergamot, the assertive notes of cypress and patchouly are lightened by the softness of leather and musk notes. ROYAL VINTAGE is a perfume for men with timeless sophisticated elegance.

    "The design of the ROYAL VINTAGE bottle was inspired by glamorous and iconographic images from the classic cinema universe: beautiful vintage cars adorned with glittering chrome bumpers, "says Martine Micallef.

    Head note: Pink berries and bergamot

    Heart note: Cypress and leather

    Base note: Patchouly and musk.

    Parfum1 shows available this month.
    Last edited by Grant; 13th February 2013 at 12:54 PM.

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    Default Re: New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    Thanks for the heads up palm.

    Usually a quality line, I liked my sample of style and one of the vanillas was quite good. Im a bit torn on this one, I expect it to be good but the notes seem well done quite a bit.
    "Geez, when are the 'We love Aventus' T-shirts coming out?"
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    Default Re: New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Thanks for the info.
    Please let us know your thoughts once you get it.

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    I would like to give this one a try for sure. Thanks for the heads-up
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
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    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    Default Re: New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    Sounds interesting! I really dig Yellow Sea, but not any of the others in the Micallef line.

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    I have tested it and while I can appreciate the quality of ingredients, I can not say the same about the smell itself. It is not something groundbreaking, but something you have smelled before. I get this with every fragrance from this house that I have tested. I guess that they focus more on the quality of notes, than the smell.

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    Sounds promising but who knows
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Going by how warped that bumper is the Porsche doesn't like it.

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    I smelled this yesterday at Elements, reminded me of Aventus a bit as it had a very similar pineapple smell. Pineapple is not listed in the notes but there is definitely something in the juice that reminds me of Aventus

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    I tried the scent they created for Fortnum and Mason. I was pretty underwhelmed by it. It sounded good on paper, but when it came to the sniff test, it turned into a let down.
    Fine fragrance is alive; it breathes, unfolds and unravels with each passing hour....

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    Default Re: New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    I have had this fragrance in my collection for a week now, and I personally think it's among their best in the exclusive line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have had this fragrance in my collection for a week now, and I personally think it's among their best in the exclusive line.
    Other reviewers have found it to be pleasant but not dissimilar to things already on the market. I would be interested in more specifics as to whynyounfind this scent so appealing. Thanks.

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    Default Re: New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by BOBTHECOLOGNEGUY View Post
    I smelled this yesterday at Elements, reminded me of Aventus a bit as it had a very similar pineapple smell. Pineapple is not listed in the notes but there is definitely something in the juice that reminds me of Aventus
    That is very discouraging. Hopefully Micallef can do a lot better than that...
    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) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Looking forward to test this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOBTHECOLOGNEGUY View Post
    I smelled this yesterday at Elements, reminded me of Aventus a bit as it had a very similar pineapple smell. Pineapple is not listed in the notes but there is definitely something in the juice that reminds me of Aventus
    Smelled this yesterday form a sample and I agree with the resemblance to aventus. I should test them side by side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fly777 View Post
    Smelled this yesterday form a sample and I agree with the resemblance to aventus. I should test them side by side.
    I just received my sample today and I agree that it's similar to Aventus. Creed Aventus can be good sometimes but I'm disappointed that this new Micallef offers nothing new or exciting... NEXT!

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    Cool bottle!

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    Typical Micallef, the notes look good on paper, but fails to deliver out of the bottle.

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    Just smelled it too. Actually very nice but does in fact smell like Aventus.

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    Default Re: New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by cairomerta View Post
    Just smelled it too. Actually very nice but does in fact smell like Aventus.
    I just received my sample in the mail and have been wearing it on skin the past half-hour... I am afraid at least early-on it smells *very* similar to Aventus with its pineapple and smoke. I had hoped folks were reaching with their comparison as I dislike that stuff, but alas it is true. What a bummer; one of the few Micallefs I am indifferent to. I suppose Aventus fans will probably love Royal Vintage, but apart from avoiding the Aventus batch variations why buy this over the original when they cost similar money? Boo!
    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) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Wore it last night - While I am still getting over a cold, I did smell a very strong similarity to Aventus. I will have to give this another try in a few days. From what I could determine, it seemed quite nice.

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    My 2 cents.... yes, smells like Aventus but in a better way for me. Aventus has too much stinky pepper smell for me, so for me, this is very similar and actually better. Unfortunately the price isn't much better, but a nice scent.

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    Micallef has really fallen apart, imo. They discontinued all the interesting/unique releases, and kept shit like Jewel For Him (a sad TdH wannabe), and now this - an Aventus clone.

    RIP Micallef.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Micallef has really fallen apart, imo. They discontinued all the interesting/unique releases, and kept shit like Jewel For Him (a sad TdH wannabe), and now this - an Aventus clone.
    Micallef seems to have changed their direction in regards to their mens' offerings, going for a more arid contemporary style. Their older fragrances like the various Seas, Notes, etc. were more classically oriented with a richer feel.

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