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    Has anyone tried scents from this house? I do not find much info on them on either BN or Frangantica....

    (I have ordered Fortis as a blind buy as the notes sounded so enticing... am hoping i won't be dissapointed.)


    Edit: I finally received my bottle of Fortis! My initial impressions is that it is beautiful, smooth and enticing. Reminds me somewhat of Cuirs by Carner Barcelona though. Will come back with more comments after i have had a full wearing and after a side-to-side comparison with Cuirs.
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    Just the other day I sampled Fortis, and I am seriously tempted to purchase it. It is akin to Gao, less monotonous-nuclear but faceted instead - in short, it is superior to it.
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    Unfortunately the house of Xerjoff is not one I am familiar with.... Have only really got onto BN this summer and it is then when I really got more serious about frags.

    But thanks for the response... It does sound promising!


    How about the other scents from the house? Did you try them and if so, did anything stand out for you?

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    I've tried Bloody Wood and Bello Rabelo and they're both very nice. Have been looking at this house for a while now. Have also received samples of Fortis and Sancti - also very nice.

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    Im very intrigued by this house. Apparently a big hit at Pitti this year. The Dom Rosa notes have me very intrigued. Their website is difficult for me to navigate through however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Their website is difficult for me to navigate through however.
    Agree. Not the best laid out site. A sample of what you are interested can be gotten here:
    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/les-li...-sanguine.html
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    Default Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires

    Thanks for all the input everyone.


    I definitely look forward to receiving my FB of Fortis, which i ordered from Essenza Nobile! will give my impression when i receive it.



    Hednic, i note that you just bought Bloody Wood - appreciate if i can have your views on it. (i know you have previously said its' very nice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaaon View Post
    Thanks for all the input everyone.


    I definitely look forward to receiving my FB of Fortis, which i ordered from Essenza Nobile! will give my impression when i receive it.



    Hednic, i note that you just bought Bloody Wood - appreciate if i can have your views on it. (i know you have previously said its' very nice)
    As soon as I receive it, I'll share my thoughts.

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    Looking forward! Always appreciate hearing your views, Hednic!

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    any new insights?
    offsite sales: http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=301

    offsite splits: http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=617

    current top 5, random order: Xerjoff Zafar, Vero Onda, Chanel Coromandel, Indult Reve en Cuir, Ex-Idolo 33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaaon View Post


    Hednic, i note that you just bought Bloody Wood - appreciate if i can have your views on it. (i know you have previously said its' very nice)
    Bloody wood is a nice fruity, woody scent, that opens with a very soft floral rose (don't get the violet) note and then the sweet fruit seems to take over for most of its development until the it dries down into a pleasant sandalwood after a few hours. I find it to be well balanced.

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    Default Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires

    I found Fortis to be a glorious take on the Saffron/Oud/Cypriol theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Duran's Gloves View Post
    I found Fortis to be a glorious take on the Saffron/Oud/Cypriol theme.
    Agree.The way the saffron blends with the oud is what makes this scent. Might not be my favorite in the line, but it's sure a good one.

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    Default Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires

    Well, I've worn Bloody Wood several times now. Its a big no for me. I can't shake the "Poison" similarities. That Chanel has always been a "stinker" to me. However, there are others to try from the House.

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    Anymore opinions on Fortis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Anymore opinions on Fortis?
    never tried, but i was told by a connoisseur i fully trust that it is 'extremely impressive' (together with 'bloody wood'). currently offered as a split, i am in for 20ml each, impatient to get it.
    offsite sales: http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=301

    offsite splits: http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=617

    current top 5, random order: Xerjoff Zafar, Vero Onda, Chanel Coromandel, Indult Reve en Cuir, Ex-Idolo 33

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    Default Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires

    I have a sample of Fortis - well, actually I should say "I had", since it's on eBay at the moment with other samples I'm getting rid of.

    I will paste my review on Fragrantica here (not to sound megalomaniac, just to save time!):

    I did not try Black Afgano so I can not join the party*, but this equally reminds me a lot of other fragrances. From Mugler's Angel at the very start, to loads of leathery/smoke/oud fragrances (it also reminds me Kurkdjian's composing style). However it's a warm spicy woody scent, with a sweet, wet and rich start progressively drying down to a smoky dry base with a really narrow floral/green note (I clearly smell the amyris). The vanilla/soft woods sweetness lasts from the beginning to the very end, so globally speaking it's a sweet scent through its whole lifecycle - which makes it, to my nose, a little boring. Not a miracle but a good fragrance.

    Update: the late drydown (say, 3-4 hours after the first spray) is a no. Too much dry - unbalanced, monotone, bitter dryness - on my skin and to my nose.


    * (quite a few users named Black Afgano there)

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    Default Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires

    I just got in a few samples this week, have not tried them yet. I also put in a request to add the house.

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