his barcelona store is superb, one of the best if not the best boutique in barcelona.
My latest "wow" fragrance that I just sampled earlier today is Prada's Luna Rossa. Very impressed! I went back and got a sample which I've been wearing tonight, and this may be the mint fragrance I've been searching for. Definitely a future purchase for me.
Timbuktu by L'Artisan. This scent is glorious, knocked my socks clear off.
Nothing has wowed me recently. The most interesting things I've sniffed lately were by Amouage - Opus VII, Tribute, Homage, and other attars.
I thought Sahara Noir was pretty good based on a quick sniff.
-Cologne is the only fashionable thing that fits me! (Me, circa 1997-present)
Amouage Tribute, I can't get over the frankincense.
Amouage Interlude Man, damn I love that juice
One more that impressed me recently: Terryfic Oud by Terry de Gunzburg.
I was wowed recently by MFK Oud Cashmere Mood. A well balanced oud fragrance that has the intensity needed to bring alive and enhance the oud note which is kind of shy in character but mesmerizing in effect. All of the other oud fragrances I've tried really focus on complimentary notes whereas this one seems to build totally around oud.
I have been moderately wowed by the new Atelier Cologne Sous le toit de Paris. This is a fresh take on traditional violet and leather notes that is refreshing and very satisfying. I like it more than I expected.
Last edited by Buzzlepuff; 5th May 2013 at 09:38 PM.
Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia. The opening is a giant hit of everything it promises to be: a vintage roadster with sunbaked rubber tires, wrinkled and crazed leather seats, and gasoline stains around the fill spout. The patina of good tobacco, and more aged rubber ... Whoah. Styrax and birchtar dreams.
But that's so fleeting! It dries down to a dull, vanillic indistinct thing that says, "this is a men's fragrance." Sigh. :s
- - - Updated - - -
Last edited by onaluna; 5th May 2013 at 08:14 PM.
Don't ask me to scrute the geranium. Some things are inscrutable.
Opus VII> ? How was it Noggs??
What We Did In Paris Is Secret by A Lab On Fire. I just LOVE the smell but it's not very long lasting unfortunately.
Comme des Garcons Black EDT - A new release from CDG that's gone back to the "old school" roots. Definitely worth a sniff for any fan of Comme des Garcons, or fragrances that have tar qualities. This one has a brash top that contains birch tar, pepper, woods and incense that will blow your mind!
I had today a chance to smell and old version of Armani Eau Pour Homme when visiting my childhood friend. That stuff was something so good that it feels unreal! How come i have missed such a masterpiece? I remember trying it in the 80's but it didn't impress back then - now it did!!!
Some bottles for sale (Worldwide) - YSL Jazz Prestige, Ungaro I, Joop Nightflight, Tsar, etc.
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
La Nuit de l'Homme, even though it's very popular it amazed me.
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
Onda Parfum Extrait
A modern day Vintage Tabarome.
Eau Sauvage Parfum
I was with a sales rep at Sephora, along with 2 other staff trying to help me find something, I asked, what is this? they sprayed it on a tester and gave it to me, my reaction must have been PRICELESS as one of the staff immediately had to smell it for themselves.
Creed Jardin D' Amalfi
- - - Updated - - -
Creed Jardin D' Amalfi
Amber Narguile. Sweet warm apple pie amber.
Vintage Hermes Bel Ami
Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe - far and away my favorite amber-based fragrance
Several Santa Maria Novella frags - Acqua di Sicilia, Pot Pourri, Opoponax
Several Slumberhouse frags - Norne, Vikt, Sova, Jeke
Eau de Guerlain - cannot stop sniffing myself. Stunningly beautiful citrus
Kanon Agarwood. Dirtt cheap at Marshalls and smells so damm good!
Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??
Gucci pour homme ii. It's probably one of the few designers that make me go wow.
That and d&g the one, ysl la nuit, pure malt, and dhi.
Pal Zileri Sartoriale.
Perfect blend of Gucci Envy and Rush.
Enchanted Forest wow'd me recently from the sample i got, enough to warrant a full bottle methinks.
Montale's Chypre Vanille was my test drive today. I quite like it as well. The vanilla is not sweet, its just lovely, quite dry and inviting, considering a full of this as well.
The frag budget has been blown for this month on clothes and dvds though :|
Pegasus Parfums de Marly
The best vanilla I have ever experience
Longevity it's also amazing
Serge Lutens Amber Sultan
Chanel Egoiste - poor longevity on my wrist , though... gone after 3 hours
Memoir Man by Amouage
Escentric Molecules Kinski. A hauntingly beautiful Vetiver scent. I can't smell the dirty, animalic side of it, which is mentioned sveeral times.
Eau de Fröhliche - A very kind and generous perfumista sent me a decant. I am wowed and then some.
Haven't been wow-ed in a while.
Current favourite: Spiritueuse Double Vanille