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    Lutens Iris Silver Mist. I had plenty of expectations and I was sure I would have loved it judging from what I read... lipstick, carrot, lipstick and carrot. I was not even "disappointed", I was more on the sad side, thinking "well, everyone loves it, that must be me". Then I got over that - I still think it is me, perhaps I do not like iris as much as I thought.

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    Black XS. I don't mind "synthetic" scents at all. Actually, I welcome them, but I despised Black XS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Lutens Iris Silver Mist. I had plenty of expectations and I was sure I would have loved it judging from what I read... lipstick, carrot, lipstick and carrot. I was not even "disappointed", I was more on the sad side, thinking "well, everyone loves it, that must be me". Then I got over that - I still think it is me, perhaps I do not like iris as much as I thought.
    I had to try this at least 3 times before I fell for it. It's the Iris root, not the flower. (Maybe you've already heard that.) so it's a very earthy, dusky kind of thing, like something that was dug up out of the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIceman View Post
    Black XS. I don't mind "synthetic" scents at all. Actually, I welcome them, but I despised Black XS.
    I don't blame you as it's one of the worst fragrances I've had the misfortune to smell. I mean no man should be proud of smelling like strawberries.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    She Wood by D Squared. I couldn't wear it so I gave it away. The bottle was beautiful so I regretted that the scent was unbearable.
    That's one of mine too. I don't actually want to smell really pungently of Parma Violets and nothing else.

    Also Christian Lacroix Tumulte pour Homme. which makes my head hurt with the concentration of cedar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Lutens Iris Silver Mist. I had plenty of expectations and I was sure I would have loved it judging from what I read... lipstick, carrot, lipstick and carrot. I was not even "disappointed", I was more on the sad side, thinking "well, everyone loves it, that must be me". Then I got over that - I still think it is me, perhaps I do not like iris as much as I thought.
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I had to try this at least 3 times before I fell for it. It's the Iris root, not the flower. (Maybe you've already heard that.) so it's a very earthy, dusky kind of thing, like something that was dug up out of the ground.
    ".....Lutens had commissioned an iris to end them all from Maurice Roucel. The story goes that Lutens pestered the perfumer to turn up the iris volume to the max, and Roucel in desperation decided to put in the formula every material on his database that had the iris descriptor attached to it, including a seldom-used, brutal iris nitrile called Irival....."

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    Sorry to say, this was early on- the lure of the "cool" bottle. Blah!

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    Sorry to say, this was early on- the lure of the "cool" bottle. Blah!
    The men's version is some stanky stuff.

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    One thing I've learned- when stuff is cheap- there's usually a reason for it.

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    Here's one for me, I recently bought a vintage bottle of Gres Cabochard. I absolutely hate it, my husband hates it, it's just wayyy tooo something for my tastes.

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    Either you hate galbanum, or the scent is spoiled and has gone off. Is the juice light gold or dark brownish?

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    It's light gold. I don't think it's gone off. Reminded me of Miss Balmain, which I tried recently and didn't care for. Hope I don't hate Galbanum since Vol de Nuit is full of it!

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    It could be that you aren't liking leathery scents. And that could be a problem - I hope you do like VDN! Please allow a long dry down.

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    Ooooh, it's such a shame that I live in a country that doesn't like importing perfumes danieq, or I'd offer to buy your Cabochard off you.

    I love Cabochard
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    Actually, I adore leather. Leather has been huge on my list lately. I've been falling madly for Shalimar, Cuir de Lancome, Cuir Mauresque, Cuir de Russie, A Fleur de Peau. It's not the leather. Actually, I was confused that I didn't smell the leather in Cabochard.

    Sfmedusa, I wish I could send it to you. I plan to try it again, as my tastes change quickly it seems. But it has something in it that I recall not liking from many years ago.

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    Grateful it never really happened so far-most, if not all blind buys were well-advised (therefore thanking to Basenotes).

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    I bought a 'vintage' Cabochard one time. The trouble was, it wasn't very old. It was quite harsh and thin and heavy on the aldehydes.

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    I guess I am uncertain how to tell. I can tell you that it was still sealed with an extraordinarily ratty Grey ribbon tied to its neck. The ribbon was certainly old and there were no size markings on the bottle itself. Just the fragrance name.

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    If it didn't come in a box, it's possible your Cabochard was exposed to light and thus ruined. As for your dislike of Miss Balmain- the only good ones I've found are the mini square parfum bottles. The EDTs don't hold up well at all.



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    I would say Fleur du Male

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    24 platinum, really too rose smelling for my liking.

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    Just blind bought some Stella Rose Absolute. I like the original Stella very much and had heard that this was the same "only more so." But it's not. It's weirdly sour on me. Then again it might just be that it's not a good summer fragrance. I'll try it again in late autumn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Sorry to say, this was early on- the lure of the "cool" bottle. Blah!
    The mens version was given to me as a gift many years ago and looking back it was rather unpleasent. Royal Oud has a similar vibe to it but a way better scent.
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    Lalique niore... Two sprays and no more.. Still in the box

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    Insurrection pure 2. Not very bad, just boring and generic. Tried after that Lomani Silver and found it the same. I haven't smell Aventus, and while I am sure it's better than both without a doubt, I guess it will be a pass for me.
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    Grey Flannel. Got it cheap and based on reviews I thought I would like it. God, what a mistake that was....
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    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (17 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (17 wears)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    One thing I've learned- when stuff is cheap- there's usually a reason for it.
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    1. Epic Man by Amouage (29 wears)
    2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (27 wears)
    3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (22 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (21 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (17 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (17 wears)

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    Ormonde Jayne's Ormonde Man and Nawab of Oudh. Good fragrances, they're just not my style.

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    A couple of absolute horrors were Bijan and Rocawear X (which I received in a trade).

    Several other fragrances I loved until the basenotes were: Royal English Leather, Bois du Portugal, Ambre Sultan, Pierre Cardin, and a few others. The basenotes were horribly skanky and fecal. I haven't been able to identify the note, but whatever it is only begins to fade after 3-4 days of vigorous scrubbing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I think I love you!

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