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    Default I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Easily the best Serge Lutens for me. Love the cocoa and patchouli mix. Lasts pretty long and projects very well.
    Even if I dont wear it everyday, I almost have to hold the bottle and take a sniff from it on a daily basis. Anyone else a big fan?

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    It's gotten more than plenty of scents that have gotten none or almost none and are very good !

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    This and Coromandel changed my opinion on patchouli. Great scent!

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Still really want to try this. Sounds wonderful, but it isn't one of the Lutens available here in Japan.

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    High quality, but I don't want to walk around smelling like a bitter dark chocolate..

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    It's a wonderful scent but it took me some time before i got used to it.
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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Sure it does. Its always getting praise whenever it's genre is discussed.

    It's just been a while since it's been is cussed though.

    That said, it's very very nice.

    Such stellar composition. Craftsmanship in complexity and balance of notes and accords.

    I'd like to add that Coromandel is the perfect complimentary perfume.

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    Love it and have a stash of 3 bottles

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    I like it but when it comes to both Lutens and patchouli-centered fragrances, there are other fragrances that are more to my tastes...


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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Since it has been compared to Coromandel
    And I have LIDGE which is the same as Coromandel IMO..
    Is 1834 worth sampling?

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    ^^^^ Tony, yes it is a wonderful fragrance.

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Since it has been compared to Coromandel
    And I have LIDGE which is the same as Coromandel IMO..
    Is 1834 worth sampling?
    its worth dying for lol

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    its worth dying for lol
    Very good to know as I adore LIDGE and didn't want to replicate to much with a like scent. Serge Lutens have many scents that I admire. Will this one be available in the smaller bottle anytime soon I wonder?
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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Quote Originally Posted by TNBLUEMIKE View Post
    Very good to know as I adore LIDGE and didn't want to replicate to much with like scent. Serge Lutens have many scents that I admire. Will this one be available in the smaller bottle anytime soon I wonder?
    I only see 75ml bottles on the Serge lutens website. and not sure if they will sell the 50ml bottles again.
    its extremely hard to find in 50ml bottles

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    I only see 75ml bottles on the Serge lutens website. and not sure if they will sell the 50ml bottles again.
    its extremely hard to find in 50ml bottles
    Thamks for the information. Your description is certainly compelling.

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Nice coincidence - I have samples of Coramandel and Borneo coming. I started picking up and appreciating patchouli recently in Giorgio, Lapidus, and Rive Guache. I'm looking forward to exploring it more..


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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Coromandel is too smooth and creamy for me. I like patch that's on the dirty side.
    Bornéo has enough of that to suit, and mixed with the cocoa and camphor, it's sublime.

    Still looking for a good dirty patch fragrance, or maybe just wearing the oil works best.
    Floracopeia sells an aged version of patchouli which is about as good as it gets for pure patch.
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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    I love it too, particularly in warm weather. Love Coromandel too!

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    I mostly prefer to wear Coromandel. I have both, and the Borneo is a dryer, less sweet version.

    The Borneo lasts well as it's an EDP.

    On can also try Zino Davidoff for a similar effect. It has a bit of a fougere feel but a lot of patchouli. JMHO.
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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Quote Originally Posted by Picassoutine View Post
    Coromandel is too smooth and creamy for me. I like patch that's on the dirty side.
    Bornéo has enough of that to suit, and mixed with the cocoa and camphor, it's sublime.

    Still looking for a good dirty patch fragrance, or maybe just wearing the oil works best.
    Floracopeia sells an aged version of patchouli which is about as good as it gets for pure patch.
    Try Patchouli 24 by Le Labo. A very strong and powerful patch. No sweetness here, and a very rugged leather, too boot.
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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    I honestly can hardly find any patchouli in Patchouli 24. I love it, it's one of my favorites, but I describe it as birch tar and vanilla.

    I like Borneo 1834, especially the patchouli component, but the cocoa, while very good, is not how I usually want to smell. I admire it rather than wear it.
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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    OP, you are partially right.
    This is an acquired taste for sure.
    It is how niche should be, not a linear general mass pleasing,
    it is for the discerning and the divine

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    How prominent is the patchouli in this one?

    I like patchouli when it's blended into fragrances as part of a woods foundation, but when it reaches the "Hey...somebody's wearing patchouli" level I stop liking it. I was with a real estate agent on Thursday, she must have been wearing patchouli oil or something, and I couldn't stand it. There's also some hippie-type of lady I work with and everything she wears features a prominent patchouli note. She has an obnoxious personality and she always carries a patchouli cloud around with her.

    Basically, I don't like it when it's so obvious. Take Angel Woman, for example. I find the patch really annoying.

    How's it come off in 1834?

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Bornéo 1834 is a very nice one, indeed. It's among my favorite patchoulis, along with Coromandel, Dior's Patchouli Impérial, and the two outstanding Mazzolaris, Lui and Patchouli.

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    I'm interested and will be checking this out soon. As for praise, whenever something is highly praised on here, the unfair criticism comes right after..

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    It probably gets very little attention because it's unavailable in the shops. Never seen it in the UK.

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    why the heck would they stop manufacturing this in 50ml bottle?

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    Default Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    why the heck would they stop manufacturing this in 50ml bottle?
    It's part of the Paris exclusives but was released in limited production to the export range. A Serge tradition until they launched the concise cordon on Barney's NYC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    It's part of the Paris exclusives but was released in limited production to the export range. A Serge tradition until they launched the concise cordon on Barney's NYC.
    hedonist, it was wonderful for those in the U.S. to buy the cloche bottles. At long last, I was able to buy a bottle of the wonderful jasmine/leather Sarrasins!

    I also adore Coromandel and Borneo 1834, and also Montale Patchouli Leaves and EdP Patchouli Noir.
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    shucks, I just got outbid on a partial 50ml bottle of this on eBay... alright, which one of you was it!
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