Looking forward to this one as well.
"Developed by Firmenich perfumer Ilias Ermendis, the juice’s top notes comprise an energizing blend of juicy watermelon, tangerine, crisp pear and a dash of ginger. Sun-drenched tiare flower and violet leaf are balanced in the heart with spicy coriander, while a warm background features sensual amber, tonka bean and Australian sandalwood.
Its bottle is [...] an ovular shape and rich, cognac hue are suggestive of a vintage spirit bottle."
I like the sound of this one. The bottle looks nice, and T. Bahama is usually sensibly priced. I hope someone can report back when it launches in April.
Looking forward to this one as well.
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Will pass on this.
Will get a sample.
Looks like a chick's bottle.
Looking forward to trying it, Tommy Bahama has a great track record. Nice bottle - looks like a cognac or brandy.
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Watermelon amber? Uhm... Huh.
I'll try. I think the original Tommy Bahama is vastly underrated.
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I love how the watermelon is described as being juicy. Man, there's nothing I hate more than the smell of a dried up watermelon.
Notes sound nice, and the bottle looks really cool. I love original Tommy, so would definitely like to try this one.
Will try, not expecting much.
I don't mind the original and Barts St Sail. Cheap and poor longevity but they do the trick for when you just need a quick spritz. Notes sound very interesting, I am expecting this will be good but ephemeral.
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Has any one sampled this yet I see it is premiere of Macy's
Will give this a try, as TB is generally one of the better cheapie lines out there. May be worth picking up for $20 when it eventually hits TJ Maxx.
Just from the notes it looks like it would smell similar to Mandarina Duck Pure Black. I love that fragrance, but it's a bit expensive for what it is and hard to find.
Still ...no one has tried this yet. But waiting for TjMaxx....really....
I took a sniff from the bottle at Macy's a few days ago. The watermelon note was extremely prominent. Didn't give it a test on my skin.
On a related note, it looks like the licensee for Tommy Bahama fragrances is now Five Star Fragrances and not Gemini Cosmetics. In other words, expect it at a steep discount at Perfumania in 6 months, tops.
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Sounds very refreshing.
anyone else try this?
I sampled this today at the Tommy Bahama outlet here - I couldn't get past the coriander, which ruined the scent for me. Apart from that, it's a rather generic release, not up to the standards of their first three hits. Of those, the great Tommy Bahama original is now available in a .5 oz cigar spray and South Seas is no more.
This house faltered, in my opinion, starting with Very Cool, and its subsequent releases have continued the downward trend. I wonder if this coincides with transfer of fragrance development from Gemini to Five Star, to which MFfan310 alluded. Sad.
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In my opinion, it smells nothing like the original. It is now sweet instead of peppery and incensey. :-(
I tried this one today and it's a very good fragrance for warm climate. The SA is selling hard "watermelon, pear and tangerine notes which lead to a sandalwood base". I get that. Everything I am smelling here is synthetic but what isn't anymore. It's a nice synthetic laid back melon aromatic sandalwood. This same slightly sweet spice woods is used in many new fragrances - I'm thinking CDG Blue Santal, also Chanel Bleu - this is very similar to that lineage. I liked it, but she does not - so I will pass as well. The original Tommy Bahama - the one that was a clone of Gucci PH was a really excellent fragrance but I guess the day of those big incencey aromatic woods scents has come and gone.
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