Declaration D'un Soir by Cartier 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette
Thread: Today I bought: March 2013
Declaration D'un Soir by Cartier 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette
Blind bought this. Smells pretty good, and I like the concept.
Wore this at work yesterday. Coworker who visited my cubicle: "What's that smell? It smells like pens people would get high off of. It stinks." Me: (Silence...)
Dislike the name, like the fragrance. Got this for cheap at Ross.
A 200ml vintage bottle of Eau Sauvage in a brown marbled box.
by the time you can afford good speakers, you can't hear the difference
The entire Undergreen line of fragrances: Black, White, Gold, & Pink 100ml.
Clive Christian X
By Kilian Straight to Heaven
Dior Homme Intense
Xerjoff Casamorati 1888
Creed Original Santal
Creed Bois du Portugal
Guerlain Tonka Imperial
Roja Dove Creation E
YSL Body Kouros
Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
"Waste time wondering which "cologne" pulls better, and your genes will spread only by accident. A perfume should be right for the man, not for the job"
Yesterday, I made my second frag purchase in a week. However, while the last one was $15, this one cost about nine times as much... but was worth every penny.
I was in Chicago that day, and stopped by the Saks on Michigan Avenue, as they had the By Kilian line; Straight to Heaven has been my most-complimented fragrance ever, creaming previous record holder Terre d'Hermes. I had been eyeing Basenotes favorite Back to Black for a second scent from the house for over a year, and with some excess money in hand, I finally took the plunge. Like with the Chrome that I got at Walmart a few days earlier, I got the travel spray of Back to Black (black sprayer with 1 .25 oz vial inside and 3 same-sized refills for a total of 1 ounce of juice). My second impressions (I got a sample vial from Kilian in the mail once, which made me want this): If there is one fragrance that could top Straight to Heaven in compliments, this could very well be the one.
Oh, and if you visit the Michigan Avenue Saks, ask for Daniel Vinson, the Kilian salesperson. He was extremely knowledgeable about the By Kilian line, loaded me up with samples, and he even gave me some H2O to drink while he grabbed the size of Back to Black that I wanted. Excellent service all around... far better than the Creed saleslady at the Neiman Marcus across the street that wasn't too interested in me. Unlike Daniel, the NM lady didn't provide much help aside from answering a price and availability question regarding a 1 oz Aventus (which I'm glad I didn't get).
On a purchase binge today. Just bought the six Editions Rares scents from Histoires de Parfums 60ml each. Normally would not buy this size, but since all the other Men's and unisex scents in their line I have are 125ml. Wanted to keep the integrity of the line in my collection, so I gave in.
Bought some samples from Luckyscent last weekend, and the package is finally here. Contains:
- Cereus No. 7
- Comme des Garcons 2
- Frapin 1270
- L'Air du desert marocain
- Molecule 01 (spray vial)
- Puredistance M
100ml Costume National Homme Edp
A backup bottle of 100ml Thierry Mugler Pure Malt
100ml vintage bottle of dior homme intense
50 ml chanel allure homme edition blanche
Released in 2002, M7 is the seventh YSL male fragrance, by the time Tom Ford was responsible for the artistic direction of YSL.
Its exquisite, reddish, modern and retro looking bootle, was designed by Tom Ford in partnership with Doug Lloyd.
The parfumeurs behind M7 are Jacques Cavallier and Alberto Morillas.
Suffice to mention that M7 has started a tsunami of Oud based fragrances in the market and has created a new genre in perfumery: the “Oud” based fragrances.
But what is actually Oud?
Oud is the reaction of the agar wood tree to a fungal or bacterial attack.
Where does Oud come from? In General Asia, the currently biggest world’s Oud producers are: Bangladesh, Indonesia and India.
Why is Oud so expensive?
Due to the low yield from plant material.
Rumor has it, that the highest-quality Oud, once upon a time, was extracted from trees that were older than one hundred years.
In today’s market, (allegedly) it takes approximately thirty years to produce Oud with the best quality.
However, synthesized versions of Oud are available.
Unfortunately, these suffer from a lack of depth and smokiness compared to the natural Oud.
This review corresponds to the two versions of M7: The vintage one (Released in 2002) and the latest reformulated version.
Please keep in mind, that this review does not apply to the M7 Oud Absolu (The black squared bottle with a twisted lid)
M7 - Olfactory pyramid
Top – Rosemary, mandarin, bergamot
Heart – Oud, vetiver
Base – Amber, musk
M7 - Vintage
Top notes - Transparent, airy, daring
Middle notes - Multi dimensional with depth and magnitude
Base notes - Comforting, warm, smoky
Longevity - About 14 hours and skin scent after 10 hours
Projection - Solid
M7 - Latest Reformulation
Top notes - Pronounced, candied, syrupy
Middle notes - Two dimensional, safeguarded, constant
Base notes - Balanced, warm, smoky
Longevity - About 10 hours and skin scent after 08 hours
Projection - Good, however it is tamed compared to the first formulation
The scent transports me right to a set of a “Film noir” movie.
Smoke and sensuality, dominates the air.
Two people start a dangerous game of seduction and among them the carnal contact is the ultimate reward.
The game ends with a tie result, mundane needs are satisfied.
Chanel Eau de Cologne 200 ml...85 F here today(!), so I skip the spring lineup and go to this classic.
G Bellini X-Bolt
Blue Touch & Sun Java White by Franck Olivier
10ml split of Puredistance M
50ml Rance Francois Charles
2 5ml samples of Micallef Emir
Managed to grab a full 50ml bottle of Tom Ford Italian Cypress for just over £60 today.
Got a similar deal myself last week. 50ml of Tobacco Vanille (new) was listed for £90. I waited till the listing ended and then offered the seller £75 privately. It was accepted.
Last edited by keram; 17th March 2013 at 07:22 PM.