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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    Guys, Iīm happy to say that PK Perfumes samples, kindly offered by Paul Killer, arrived today:


    - Violet Chocolatier;
    - Zaffran;
    - Cafe Diem;
    - Gold Leather (added by Paul).


    I will reorganize the order of the reviews.
    Very interested to see your take on the PK's when you get to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    Very interested to see your take on the PK's when you get to them.
    Hey!

    Very anxious to test them, too.


    Keep posting!

  3. #33

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    Still reading your threads! Thank's for posting.

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    You will be very pleased with your PK perfumes. They are very high quality. I just received a few samples and am still testing them but the Zaffran is unlike any suede Ive ever smelled before and the Gold Leather was very nice also. Between PK and Matriarch that I just recently received, ive hit the jackpot. Top notch ingredients!

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    I must have missed it....what's the next one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    Still reading your threads! Thank's for posting.
    Hey, buddy!

    Thank you for your kind words. Keep posting!

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossyoakpenn View Post
    You will be very pleased with your PK perfumes. They are very high quality. I just received a few samples and am still testing them but the Zaffran is unlike any suede Ive ever smelled before and the Gold Leather was very nice also. Between PK and Matriarch that I just recently received, ive hit the jackpot. Top notch ingredients!
    I see. Youīre making me wanting to test them even more!

  8. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by 601red View Post
    I must have missed it....what's the next one?

    Hi, 601red!


    Todayīs review is about Le Labo 46.


    Next fragrance: Bond no. 9 Riverside Drive



    Stay tuned!
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 5th February 2014 at 11:36 PM.

  9. #39

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    Hi, guys!


    ----------> Le Labo Vetyver 46 (EDP) <----------


    Le Labo! A house I love. This is the 5th fragrance I test. This is a house I really respect a lot because of the top quality of scents. Vetyver 46 is a great one. Yes, it reminds me a lot of CdG 2 Man, although they are not the same. The major difference here is performance, clearly. Although considered as an unisex fragrance , this a masculine scent, quite much, in fact. Funny to see that is spite of the name, vetyver is not dominating as a note. I see this as a smoky spicy woods. This is beautiful, really. Excelent for Fall and Winter. Iīd even wear it during spring coldest days. Versatile fragrance, indeed.


    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: 12h
    - Sillage: Moderate.
    - Projection: 3-4h



    Scent: 9.35
    Longevity: 9
    Sillage: 8
    Projection: 7.80
    Uniqueness: 8
    Versatility: 8
    --- Overall: 8.36


    Would I buy it? Yes.

    I canīt avoid thinking and comparing Vetyver 46 with CdG 2 Man prices. Letīs see:


    CdG 2 Man:
    50 ml (1.7 fl.oz.) - $78 (€58);
    100 ml (3.4 fl.oz.) - $105 (€78).


    Le Labo Vetyver 46:
    50 ml (1.7 fl.oz.) - $160 (~ €120);
    100 ml (3.4 fl.oz.) - $240 (~ €178).


    CdG 2 Man is a clear buy for me, but Vetyver 46 is also. I do think that Vetyver 46 is better, as in terms of scent, as regarding performance. So, even with a price considerably higher, I would buy it.




    Next fragrance: Bond No 9 Riverside Drive


    Also to be tested:

    By Kilian Cruel Intentions
    Bond no. 9 Bond no.9 Perfume
    PK Perfumes Gold Leather

    Bond no. 9 Coney Island
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud
    Bond no. 9 Brooklyn
    Kerosene R'Oud Elements
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Bond no. 9 Cooper Square
    PK Perfumes Violet Chocolatier

    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    Bond no. 9 Chinatown
    Atelier Cologne Gold Leather
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
    Kerosene Pretty Machine
    Nasomatto Black Afgano

    Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    Bond no. 9 Hamptons
    Byredo Gypsy Water
    Creed Royal Water
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive
    By Kilian Sweet Redemption

    Montale Red Aoud
    Byredo Pulp
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Aqua Universalis
    Bond no. 9 So New York
    Kerosene Creature
    Bond no. 9 Eau de New York

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
    Bond no. 9 West Side
    Creed Royal-Oud
    Bond no. 9 High Line
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme
    Slumberhouse Sova
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street

    Slumberhouse Norne
    Bond no. 9 New York Oud
    Amouage Memoir Man
    PK Perfumes Cafe Diem
    Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache
    Bond no. 9 Eau de Noho
    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

    Bond no. 9 Bleecker Street
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    PK Perfumes Zaffran
    Tauer Orange Star
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 6th February 2014 at 10:45 PM.

  10. #40

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    OVERALL RANKING:

    1 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    2 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    3 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    4 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    5 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    6 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    7 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 27th February 2014 at 11:24 PM.

  11. #41

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    Hello, guys!


    ---------->Bond No 9 Riverside Drive (EDP) <----------


    Riverside Drive has all the notes I though itīd make me love it. Well, although I like it, I donīt think itīs a WOW scent. One more case of “itīs agreeable scent, but nothing more than that”. I do not get the pineapple, here, itīs more of a spiced woods fragrance. Oak moss and sandalwood are noticeable, as is basil. A good scent, but I must say thereīs where it ends. And yes, I expected more from this fragrance, mostly regarding scent. Performance, could be better, also.


    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: 10-11h
    - Sillage: Soft to Moderate.
    - Projection: 2-3h



    Scent: 8.58
    Longevity: 8.40
    Sillage: 7.60
    Projection: 7.30
    Uniqueness: 7.75
    Versatility: 7.70
    --- Overall: 7.92


    Would I buy it? No.

    I wouldnīt pay $250 (€185) for 100 ml of a fragrance that does not have good projection and sillage. Plus, in spite of having a good and interesnting scent, itīs not a WOW one also.



    Next fragrance:By Kilian Cruel Intentions


    Also to be tested:

    Bond no. 9 Bond no.9 Perfume
    PK Perfumes Gold Leather

    Bond no. 9 Coney Island
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud
    Bond no. 9 Brooklyn
    Kerosene R'Oud Elements
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Bond no. 9 Cooper Square
    PK Perfumes Violet Chocolatier

    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    Bond no. 9 Chinatown
    Atelier Cologne Gold Leather
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
    Kerosene Pretty Machine
    Nasomatto Black Afgano

    Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    Bond no. 9 Hamptons
    Byredo Gypsy Water
    Creed Royal Water
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive
    By Kilian Sweet Redemption

    Montale Red Aoud
    Byredo Pulp
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Aqua Universalis
    Bond no. 9 So New York
    Kerosene Creature
    Bond no. 9 Eau de New York

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
    Bond no. 9 West Side
    Creed Royal-Oud
    Bond no. 9 High Line
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme
    Slumberhouse Sova
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street

    Slumberhouse Norne
    Bond no. 9 New York Oud
    Amouage Memoir Man
    PK Perfumes Cafe Diem
    Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache
    Bond no. 9 Eau de Noho
    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

    Bond no. 9 Bleecker Street
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    PK Perfumes Zaffran
    Tauer Orange Star
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 3rd March 2014 at 03:51 PM.

  12. #42

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    ---------->By Kilian Cruel Intentions(EDP) <----------


    Before ordering the sample, when I saw the reviews regarding Cruel Intentions, I got really excited. The good things said about this fragrances are all true, EXCEPT, performance (sillage and projection, to be more exact). But weīll come to this later. So, Cruel Intentions is a beautiful combination of quality ingredients. Vetiver, rose, oud (those I detect more, and vanilla) are great here, in a combintation that has many more ingredients. Itīs not offensive, and a perfect fragrance for Fall mostly, although I could be also easily wear during Winter. Another great scent from this house.

    Although it lasted for about 11-12h, on my skin there projection is very weake and sillage not that great.

    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: 11-12h
    - Sillage: Soft to Moderate.
    - Projection: 2h

    Scent: 9.18
    Longevity: 8.80
    Sillage: 7.50
    Projection: 7.30
    Uniqueness: 8.25
    Versatility: 7.85
    --- Overall: 8.15


    Would I buy it? No.

    This is really annoying, because this is a unique and a very good scent. But for 2 h of shy projection, I would not pay $255 (~€185) for 50 ml.


    Next fragrance: Bond no. 9 Bond no.9 Perfume


    Also to be tested:

    PK Perfumes Gold Leather

    Bond no. 9 Coney Island
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud
    Bond no. 9 Brooklyn
    Kerosene R'Oud Elements
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Bond no. 9 Cooper Square
    PK Perfumes Violet Chocolatier

    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    Bond no. 9 Chinatown
    Atelier Cologne Gold Leather
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
    Kerosene Pretty Machine
    Nasomatto Black Afgano

    Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    Bond no. 9 Hamptons
    Byredo Gypsy Water
    Creed Royal Water
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive
    By Kilian Sweet Redemption

    Montale Red Aoud
    Byredo Pulp
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Aqua Universalis
    Bond no. 9 So New York
    Kerosene Creature
    Bond no. 9 Eau de New York

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
    Bond no. 9 West Side
    Creed Royal-Oud
    Bond no. 9 High Line
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme
    Slumberhouse Sova
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street

    Slumberhouse Norne
    Bond no. 9 New York Oud
    Amouage Memoir Man
    PK Perfumes Cafe Diem
    Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache
    Bond no. 9 Eau de Noho
    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

    Bond no. 9 Bleecker Street
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    PK Perfumes Zaffran
    Tauer Orange Star
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 23rd March 2014 at 09:48 PM.

  13. #43

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    OVERALL RANKING:

    1 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    2 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    3 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    4 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    5 - By Kilian Cruel Intentions ---------> 8.12
    6 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    7 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    8 - Bond No 9 Riverside Drive ---------> 7.92
    9 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 27th February 2014 at 11:25 PM.

  14. #44

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    Hi, guys!

    Just to let you know Iīve got a cold since yesterday. That way I wonīt be able to review fragrances properly in the mean time.

    Take care!

  15. #45

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    Well, guys, Iīm back!

    Today we have:


    ---------->Bond No 9 Perfume <----------

    Oh boy, letīs go: Bond No 9 Signature Perfume was a let down. Why? Is it because of performance issues? No, far from that. The reason is that, I think this fragrance is kind of "Meh...!". In fact, on my skin it has a "cleaner" vibe...! Nothing special here, specially if we look at the price! Oud, Rose, Musk and Tonka Bean. Ok, maybe my nose is not good enough (a strong possibility), but the Oud here seems to go way quickly...! The drydown is a little better in my opinion, but overall this scent is far from convincing me. Iīm not saying itīs bad, no. Just saying that I donīt find any "WOW" aspect on it.

    The best part of this fragrance is performance. In fact, the only positive aspect, I believe. In my opinion, it also leans to the feminine side.


    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: 13h
    - Sillage: Moderate to Heavy.
    - Projection: 4h

    Scent: 7.48
    Longevity: 9.15
    Sillage: 8.30
    Projection: 8
    Uniqueness: 6.5
    Versatility: 7
    --- Overall: 7.74


    Would I buy it? No!!!

    I wouldnīt pay $340 (€250) for a fragrance that, in spite of having a good performance, doesnīt have a good scent. Simple as that.


    Next fragrance: PK Perfumes Gold Leather


    Also to be tested:

    Bond no. 9 Coney Island
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud
    Bond no. 9 Brooklyn
    Kerosene R'Oud Elements
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Bond no. 9 Cooper Square
    PK Perfumes Violet Chocolatier

    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    Bond no. 9 Chinatown
    Atelier Cologne Gold Leather
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
    Kerosene Pretty Machine
    Nasomatto Black Afgano

    Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    Bond no. 9 Hamptons
    Byredo Gypsy Water
    Creed Royal Water
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive
    By Kilian Sweet Redemption

    Montale Red Aoud
    Byredo Pulp
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Aqua Universalis
    Bond no. 9 So New York
    Kerosene Creature
    Bond no. 9 Eau de New York

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
    Bond no. 9 West Side
    Creed Royal-Oud
    Bond no. 9 High Line
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme
    Slumberhouse Sova
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street

    Slumberhouse Norne
    Bond no. 9 New York Oud
    Amouage Memoir Man
    PK Perfumes Cafe Diem
    Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache
    Bond no. 9 Eau de Noho
    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

    Bond no. 9 Bleecker Street
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    PK Perfumes Zaffran
    Tauer Orange Star
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 3rd March 2014 at 03:52 PM.

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    OVERALL RANKING:

    1 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    2 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    3 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    4 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    5 - By Kilian Cruel Intentions ---------> 8.12
    6 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    7 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    8 - Bond No 9 Riverside Drive ---------> 7.92
    9 - Bond No 9 Signature Perfume ---------> 7.74
    10 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 27th February 2014 at 11:25 PM.

  17. #47

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    damn been missing this one. great reads as always. Love cruel intentions, pity to see it didnīt work out with you.

  18. #48

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    Anyone know where I can find Krigler samples?

  19. #49

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lem View Post
    damn been missing this one. great reads as always. Love cruel intentions, pity to see it didnīt work out with you.
    I agree. It was a shame! Great scent!

  20. #50

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    Quote Originally Posted by paraiso View Post
    Anyone know where I can find Krigler samples?
    I donīt know any particular places. Just know that Surrender to Chance doesnīt sell them.

    But you can find them here:

    http://krigler.com/sample-service.html

  21. #51

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    ---------->PK Perfumes Gold Leather<----------


    Ok, guys, time for the first PK Perfumes fragrance.

    Gold Leather can be defined as a modern leather fragrance, completely. The ingredients here a top notch and the scent is really unique. Gold Leatherīs opening is kind of intoxicating, fresh and having hints of a boozy bitter almond to my nose. The fragrance is strong and projects really nicely. There are some ingredients quite unexpected as smoke tree, satsuma guava and fossilized amber. The dry down is quite agreeable. I could smell tuberose, jasmine, tobacco and benzoin, but I must say this scent is really complex! Although I could tell there are woods and spices here, I couldnīt identify more than these notes. This fragrance is really a modern creation.

    Iīd says itīs unisex, not leaning to any gender specifically. The fragrance is unique, and may be a bit challenging to some, as it could not be easy to use in certain occasion. I think it suits better Fall and Winter, although it can also be used in some Spring days.

    Overall, really interesting.


    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: 12h
    - Sillage: Moderate to heavy.
    - Projection: 4h

    Scent: 8.95
    Longevity: 9
    Sillage: 8.20
    Projection: 8
    Uniqueness: 8.50
    Versatility: 7.45
    --- Overall: 8.34


    Would I buy it? Yes.

    60 ml cost $160 (~€117), which I think itīs a good price for such a quality and unique scent. So, yes, I would buy it.


    Next fragrance: Bond no. 9 Coney Island


    Also to be tested:

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud
    Bond no. 9 Brooklyn
    Kerosene R'Oud Elements
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Bond no. 9 Cooper Square
    PK Perfumes Violet Chocolatier

    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    Bond no. 9 Chinatown
    Atelier Cologne Gold Leather
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
    Kerosene Pretty Machine
    Nasomatto Black Afgano

    Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    Bond no. 9 Hamptons
    Byredo Gypsy Water
    Creed Royal Water
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive
    By Kilian Sweet Redemption

    Montale Red Aoud
    Byredo Pulp
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Aqua Universalis
    Bond no. 9 So New York
    Kerosene Creature
    Bond no. 9 Eau de New York

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
    Bond no. 9 West Side
    Creed Royal-Oud
    Bond no. 9 High Line
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme
    Slumberhouse Sova
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street

    Slumberhouse Norne
    Bond no. 9 New York Oud
    Amouage Memoir Man
    PK Perfumes Cafe Diem
    Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache
    Bond no. 9 Eau de Noho
    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

    Bond no. 9 Bleecker Street
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    PK Perfumes Zaffran
    Tauer Orange Star
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 17th February 2014 at 09:32 PM.

  22. #52

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    OVERALL RANKING:

    1 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    2 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    3 - PK Perfumes Gold Leather ---------> 8.34
    4 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    5 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    6 - By Kilian Cruel Intentions ---------> 8.12
    7 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    8 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    9 - Bond No 9 Riverside Drive ---------> 7.92
    10 - Bond No 9 Signature Perfume ---------> 7.74
    11 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 27th February 2014 at 11:25 PM.

  23. #53

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    Curious to see your opinion of mfk oud. never tried although I read great reviews.

    by the way, is it me or is this part having poor posting?

  24. #54

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    Hey, Iīm innocent! Lol!

    Iīve to confess that Iīm also very anxious to test it. Really!!! Iīll post Coney Island results later.

  25. #55

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    Cool reviews, keep them coming.

  26. #56

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    Hi, guys!

    ---------->Bond No 9 Coney Island (EDP)<-----------


    Ok, I think this may be a love or hate fragrance. Guess what? I love it! This is Summer in a bottle! Great notes, here. Margarita mix, lime, melon guava, cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, cedarwood (I donīt get the chocolate, to be honest). This is great! The opening although sharp and strong is very pleasant, citrusy, boozy with salty hints. The dry down, although different (sweet and woody) is also very, very good. This is quite unique that has a beach vibe. For some this could be hard to wear, but not for me. I really enjoyed wearing this, even now, during Winter.

    This fragrance is clearly for Summer, although I would use it easily during hot Spring days. Itīs fairly unisex. In spite of being strong at the beggining, it begins to fade away about 2 h later, although it projects nicely for about 3h. Iīm sure that during Summer it will be quite different.

    Overall, another great choice for Summer! Love this.


    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: 13h
    - Sillage: Moderate.
    - Projection: 3-4h

    Scent: 9.33
    Longevity: 9.15
    Sillage: 8
    Projection: 7.80
    Uniqueness: 8.60
    Versatility: 7.60
    --- Overall: 8.41


    Would I buy it? Yes!!!

    Although 100 ml cost $285 (~€195), Iīd really buy this great fragrance.


    Next fragrance: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud


    Also to be tested: Bond no. 9 Brooklyn

    Kerosene R'Oud Elements
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Bond no. 9 Cooper Square
    PK Perfumes Violet Chocolatier

    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    Bond no. 9 Chinatown
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
    Kerosene Pretty Machine
    Nasomatto Black Afgano

    Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    Bond no. 9 Hamptons
    Byredo Gypsy Water
    Creed Royal Water
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive
    By Kilian Sweet Redemption

    Montale Red Aoud
    Byredo Pulp
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Aqua Universalis
    Bond no. 9 So New York
    Kerosene Creature
    Bond no. 9 Eau de New York

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
    Bond no. 9 West Side
    Creed Royal-Oud
    Bond no. 9 High Line
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme
    Slumberhouse Sova
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street

    Slumberhouse Norne
    Bond no. 9 New York Oud
    Amouage Memoir Man
    PK Perfumes Cafe Diem
    Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache
    Bond no. 9 Eau de Noho
    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

    Bond no. 9 Bleecker Street
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    PK Perfumes Zaffran
    Tauer Orange Star
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 11th April 2014 at 04:02 PM.

  27. #57

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    Hi, guys!

    ---------->Bond No 9 Coney Island (EDP)<-----------


    Ok, I think this may be a love or hate fragrance. Guess what? I love it! This is Summer in a bottle! Great notes, here. Margarita mix, lime, melon guava, cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, cedarwood (I donīt get the chocolate, to be honest). This is great! The opening although sharp and strong is very pleasant, citrusy, boozy with salty hints. The dry down, although different (sweet and woody) is also very, very good. This is quite unique that has a beach vibe. For some this could be hard to wear, but not for me. I really enjoyed wearing this, even now, during Winter.

    This fragrance is clearly for Summer, although I would use it easily during hot Spring days. Itīs fairly unisex. In spite of being strong at the beggining, it begins to fade away about 2 h later, although it projects nicely for about 3h. Iīm sure that during Summer it will be quite different.

    Overall, another great choice for Summer! Love this.


    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: 11h
    - Sillage: Moderate.
    - Projection: 3h

    Scent: 9.20
    Longevity: 8.90
    Sillage: 8
    Projection: 7.60
    Uniqueness: 8.50
    Versatility: 7
    --- Overall: 8.20


    Would I buy it? Yes!

    Although 100 ml cost $285 (~€195), Iīd really buy this great fragrance.
    Out of all the fragrances I tested, Coney Island wow'd me the most.

    A few months ago, I placed a card sprayed with CI in my pocket. And on my way home I kept getting a whiff of the scent trail.The best way to describe CI is it smells like an Orange margarita. This is the most unique fragrance I've experienced.
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    Johnnyaci apologies for interrupting the thread but wanted to point out - Heeley Espirit du Tigre review seems to be missing from the index list ?

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    This a favorite of mine and a summer staple for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    Hi, guys!

    ---------->Bond No 9 Coney Island (EDP)<-----------


    Ok, I think this may be a love or hate fragrance. Guess what? I love it! This is Summer in a bottle! Great notes, here. Margarita mix, lime, melon guava, cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, cedarwood (I donīt get the chocolate, to be honest). This is great! The opening although sharp and strong is very pleasant, citrusy, boozy with salty hints. The dry down, although different (sweet and woody) is also very, very good. This is quite unique that has a beach vibe. For some this could be hard to wear, but not for me. I really enjoyed wearing this, even now, during Winter.

    This fragrance is clearly for Summer, although I would use it easily during hot Spring days. Itīs fairly unisex. In spite of being strong at the beggining, it begins to fade away about 2 h later, although it projects nicely for about 3h. Iīm sure that during Summer it will be quite different.

    Overall, another great choice for Summer! Love this.


    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: 11h
    - Sillage: Moderate.
    - Projection: 3h

    Scent: 9.20
    Longevity: 8.90
    Sillage: 8
    Projection: 7.60
    Uniqueness: 8.50
    Versatility: 7
    --- Overall: 8.20


    Would I buy it? Yes!

    Although 100 ml cost $285 (~€195), Iīd really buy this great fragrance.


    Next fragrance: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud


    Also to be tested: Bond no. 9 Brooklyn

    Kerosene R'Oud Elements
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Bond no. 9 Cooper Square
    PK Perfumes Violet Chocolatier

    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    Bond no. 9 Chinatown
    Atelier Cologne Gold Leather
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
    Kerosene Pretty Machine
    Nasomatto Black Afgano

    Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    Bond no. 9 Hamptons
    Byredo Gypsy Water
    Creed Royal Water
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive
    By Kilian Sweet Redemption

    Montale Red Aoud
    Byredo Pulp
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Aqua Universalis
    Bond no. 9 So New York
    Kerosene Creature
    Bond no. 9 Eau de New York

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
    Bond no. 9 West Side
    Creed Royal-Oud
    Bond no. 9 High Line
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme
    Slumberhouse Sova
    Bond no. 9 Wall Street

    Slumberhouse Norne
    Bond no. 9 New York Oud
    Amouage Memoir Man
    PK Perfumes Cafe Diem
    Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache
    Bond no. 9 Eau de Noho
    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

    Bond no. 9 Bleecker Street
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Slumberhouse Jeke
    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    PK Perfumes Zaffran
    Tauer Orange Star
    Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites...
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (21 wears)
    2. M7 by Eves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
    3. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (18 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (14 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (12 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (11 wears)
    7. Terre d'Hermes by Hermes (11 wears plus - often not recorded go to scent)
    8. Interlude Man by Amouage (11 wears)
    9. Journey Man by Amouage (11 wears)
    10. Plum Japonais by Tom Ford, Bullion by Byredo, Piper Nigrum by a Lorenzo Villorosi, Pulp by Byredo, Santal Royal by Guerlain (9 wears)


    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
    Currently wearing: Montecristo by Masque

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    OVERALL RANKING:

    1 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    2 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    3 - PK Perfumes Gold Leather ---------> 8.34
    4 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    5 - Bond No 9 Coney Island ---------> 8.23
    7 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    8 - By Kilian Cruel Intentions ---------> 8.12
    9 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    10 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    11 - Bond No 9 Riverside Drive ---------> 7.92
    12 - Bond No 9 Signature Perfume ---------> 7.74
    13 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 28th February 2014 at 11:06 PM.

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