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  1. #91

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    Hello, guys!

    ---------->Bond No 9 Chez Bond(EDP)<-----------


    I knew I was going to test one more fragrance (apart from Cool Water) similar to Green Irish Tweed. So, ending the suspense: Is this better than Cool Water? Yes, it is! Is this better than Green Irish Tweed? No, it is not. And why´s not? Well, first of all, strangely, the performance is not so good. Then, simply because I prefer Green Irish Tweed. Instead of GIT, Chez Bond is not as woody and/or powdery, at least on my skin. GIT is greener/floral and woody and Chez Bond more citrusy with tea accord. The base notes are very different, that´s the part that makes both fragrances really different. Chez Bond´s notes are sparkling citrus tones, leafy greens, herbal tea accord, violet leaves, vetiver, cedarwood and sandalwood. Although there are similarities, Chez Bond, somehow is not as manly as GIT (maybe it´s my skin...).

    Plus, GIT is more versatile. Chez Bond is basically a fragrance I´d wear for Spring/Summer or for the hotter Fall days. I could wear GIT almost all year round.

    Still, Chez Bond is a very interesting and unique fragrance.



    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: ~9h
    - Sillage: About moderate
    - Projection: 3h

    Scent: 9.20
    Longevity: 8.60
    Sillage: 7.80
    Projection: 7.60
    Uniqueness: 8.20
    Versatility: 8
    --- Overall: 8.23


    Would I buy it?No.

    Why should I buy a fragrance that costs $260 (~€190), 100 ml, when I could have GIT for about the same price? GIT is about $290 (€218) for 120 ml, and is the better in most of the aspects.


    Next fragrance: Kerosene Pretty Machine


    Also to be tested:

    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; 1st March 2014 at 10:21 PM.

  2. #92

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    OVERALL RANKING:


    1 - Guerlain L´Art et La Matière Tonka Imperial ---------> 8.55
    2 - Hermes Hermessence Vetiver Tonka ---------> 8.48
    3 - Atelier Cologne Gold Leather ---------> 8.44
    4 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    5 - Bond No 9 Chinatown ---------> 8.39
    6 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    7 - PK Perfumes Gold Leather ---------> 8.34
    8 - Byredo Bal D´Afrique ---------> 8.30
    9 - Kerosene R´Oud Elements ---------> 8.26
    10 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    11 - Bond No 9 Coney Island ---------> 8.23
    12 - Bond No 9 Chez Bond ---------> 8.23
    13 - Bond No 9 Brooklyn ---------> 8.18
    14 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    15 - By Kilian Cruel Intentions ---------> 8.12
    16 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    17 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    18 - Bond No 9 Riverside Drive ---------> 7.92
    19 - Bond No 9 Cooper Square ---------> 7.76
    20 - Bond No 9 Signature Perfume ---------> 7.74
    21 - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud ---------> 7.33
    22 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 2nd March 2014 at 11:18 PM.

  3. #93

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    I guess at the end you won't buy all the bottles you said "yes"... What are you going to do when your sampling ends?

  4. #94

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    I guess at the end you won't buy all the bottles you said "yes"... What are you going to do when your sampling ends?
    Hey, TLS!

    Like I said before, the "Would I buy it?" parameter doesn't´t mean that I WILL buy those fragrances. It´s merely another assessment parameter. Nothing more.

    When my sampling ends? Are you referring to a possible pt.4?

  5. #95

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    Hey, TLS!

    Like I said before, the "Would I buy it?" parameter doesn't´t mean that I WILL buy those fragrances. It´s merely another assessment parameter. Nothing more.

    When my sampling ends? Are you referring to a possible pt.4?
    Maybe haha! No, which bottles are you going to buy from your yes-list?

  6. #96

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    Well, like I said my idea is to stop with pt.3, but I´m not saying that a pt.4 won´t be possible.

    Not sure, yet. I´ll let you know in the end of this part. 35 days to go!


    I´ll post Kerosene Pretty Machine opinion later.

  7. #97

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    Well, like I said my idea is to stop with pt.3, but I´m not saying that a pt.4 won´t be possible.

    Not sure, yet. I´ll let you know in the end of this part. 35 days to go!


    I´ll post Kerosene Pretty Machine opinion later.
    You just have too many "yes"-bottles I guess.

  8. #98

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    Maybe, but my yes list is bigger than my wallet! LOL

  9. #99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    Maybe, but my yes list is bigger than my wallet! LOL
    hahaha! Well that's why after your sampling part 4 ;-) you have to pick out the ten bottles you really are going to buy.

  10. #100

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    That will be a titanic task!

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    This is an awesome thread. Pt.2 is an awesome thread.
    How do I go about finding PT.1? There's a couple of scents in there I really want to read up on... Is it in Huddler?
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

  12. #102

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    Quote Originally Posted by 601red View Post
    This is an awesome thread. Pt.2 is an awesome thread.
    How do I go about finding PT.1? There's a couple of scents in there I really want to read up on... Is it in Huddler?
    Hi, 601red!

    Thank you for you kind words.

    Yes, it is. I´m thinking about writing them again, after ending this part.

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    Maybe, but my yes list is bigger than my wallet! LOL
    I know what you mean, I have about 130 samples I'm going thru, and created a wish list here after I sample. I already plan on buying decant's and samples of the one's I like and some with full bottles. I already have about 25 full bottles in my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    Hi, 601red!

    Thank you for you kind words.

    Yes, it is. I´m thinking about writing them again, after ending this part.
    If you do, please put a link to that thread. Also if you do a new part 4 (new samples).

  15. #105

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasatch View Post
    I know what you mean, I have about 130 samples I'm going thru, and created a wish list here after I sample. I already plan on buying decant's and samples of the one's I like and some with full bottles. I already have about 25 full bottles in my collection.
    Really, do you have a thread about that list? Didn´t see it...

    25? That´s quite good! What are the fragrances?

  16. #106

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasatch View Post
    If you do, please put a link to that thread. Also if you do a new part 4 (new samples).
    Will do, my friend.

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    Really, do you have a thread about that list? Didn´t see it...

    25? That´s quite good! What are the fragrances?
    No thread, I'm not really good at picking notes out, but I do know what I like. My wardrobe has all my info.

  18. #108

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasatch View Post
    No thread, I'm not really good at picking notes out, but I do know what I like. My wardrobe has all my info.
    I´ve seen it. Nice ones!

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    Default Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyacl View Post
    I´ve seen it. Nice ones!
    Thanks, I'm working on it, lol I have a bunch of Kerosene, Hermes, Frapin samples coming my way.

  20. #110

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasatch View Post
    Thanks, I'm working on it, lol I have a bunch of Kerosene, Hermes, Frapin samples coming my way.
    Nice!!!

  21. #111

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    Hello, guys!

    ---------->Kerosene Pretty Machine(EDP)<-----------


    Pretty Machine is a nice clean, citrusy floral scent. Once again, you can smells quality here. Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Linden Blossom, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Rose, Vetiver and Musk are the notes. The opening it´s citrusy, bright, pungent and fresh an you get kind of a linden tree breeze. Although it seems not complex, I find it a bit. I can´t detect vetiver here. The dry down is a bit "sweeter", although this fragrance is far from being sweet. The florals come in, jasmine and rose.

    Although considered as a unisex fragrance, to my nose, it leans a bit toward the feminine side. I do think that can any man can wear it. This fragrance is perfect for Spring (mostly) and Summer. It´s easy to wear and fairly versatile.

    Nice choice for Spring/Summer.


    Regarding Performance:

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

    Scent: 8.26
    Longevity: 8.90
    Sillage: 8
    Projection: 7.60
    Uniqueness: 8
    Versatility: 7.50
    --- Overall: 8.04


    Would I buy it?Maybe.

    This fragrance costs $140 (~€102), 100 ml. The price is quite nice, in my opinion. This is a bit too feminine for me but nice for my girlfriend. So I probably would buy it for her.


    Next fragrance: Nasomatto Black Afgano


    Also to be tested:

    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 03:49 PM.

  22. #112

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    OVERALL RANKING:


    1 - Guerlain L´Art et La Matière Tonka Imperial ---------> 8.55
    2 - Hermes Hermessence Vetiver Tonka ---------> 8.48
    3 - Atelier Cologne Gold Leather ---------> 8.44
    4 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    5 - Bond No 9 Chinatown ---------> 8.39
    6 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    7 - PK Perfumes Gold Leather ---------> 8.34
    8 - Byredo Bal D´Afrique ---------> 8.30
    9 - Kerosene R´Oud Elements ---------> 8.26
    10 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    11 - Bond No 9 Coney Island ---------> 8.23
    12 - Bond No 9 Chez Bond ---------> 8.23
    13 - Bond No 9 Brooklyn ---------> 8.18
    14 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    15 - By Kilian Cruel Intentions ---------> 8.12
    16 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    17 - Kerosene Pretty Machine ---------> 8.04
    18 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    19 - Bond No 9 Riverside Drive ---------> 7.92
    20 - Bond No 9 Cooper Square ---------> 7.76
    21 - Bond No 9 Signature Perfume ---------> 7.74
    22 - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud ---------> 7.33
    23 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 3rd March 2014 at 12:26 AM.

  23. #113

    Default Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    Hello, guys!

    ---------->Nasomatto Black Afgano(EDP)<-----------


    Black Afgano was one of the fragrances I was more excited to test. The reviews I read, all the hype, etc, led to believe this could be a WOW case. Ok, to me it´s not. It´s not a bad fragrance, not that. It´s incredible in terms of performance and it stands as one of the most unique fragrances I ever smelled. Black Afgano is very dark, dirty, opulent and quite pungent.

    This stuff is quite strong and you can smell quality. Smoky, earthy, woody, balsamic, very complex! Cannabis, Herbaceous notes, Resins, Woods, Coffee, Tobacco, Oud and Frankincense make a very unique and mysterious scent. It has some sweetness and sensuality at the same time. It´s hard to wear, in my opinion. I can see many people disliking and not being able to wear this.

    Some will say: either you love it or hate it. Not me. I like this scent, don´t love it. Simply as that. I honestly, I´m not sure if I would like to smell this on a woman. It´s clearly masculine. Plus, I honestly can say I´d use this on many occasions. This is clearly a fragrance for cold weather. Winter and for Fall cold days. Not a versatile fragrance, at all.


    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: ~20h
    - Sillage: Heavy to enormous
    - Projection:7h

    Scent: 8.00
    Longevity: 9.70
    Sillage: 9
    Projection: 8.60
    Uniqueness: 9.50
    Versatility: 6
    --- Overall: 8.47


    Would I buy it? Yes.

    This fragrance costs $165(~€120), 30 ml. It´s expensive. Although this is not a perfume I´d wear frequently, I find it a real peace of art as I certainly would like to have it on my collection.


    Next fragrance: Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser


    Also to be tested:

    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 10:45 PM.

  24. #114

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    OVERALL RANKING:


    1 - Guerlain L´Art et La Matière Tonka Imperial ---------> 8.55
    2 - Hermes Hermessence Vetiver Tonka ---------> 8.48
    3 - Nasomatto Black Afgano ---------> 8.47
    4 - Atelier Cologne Gold Leather ---------> 8.44
    5 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    6 - Bond No 9 Chinatown ---------> 8.39
    7 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    8 - PK Perfumes Gold Leather ---------> 8.34
    9 - Byredo Bal D´Afrique ---------> 8.30
    10 - Kerosene R´Oud Elements ---------> 8.26
    11 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    12 - Bond No 9 Coney Island ---------> 8.23
    13 - Bond No 9 Chez Bond ---------> 8.23
    14 - Bond No 9 Brooklyn ---------> 8.18
    15 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    16 - By Kilian Cruel Intentions ---------> 8.12
    17 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    18 - Kerosene Pretty Machine ---------> 8.04
    19 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    20 - Bond No 9 Riverside Drive ---------> 7.92
    21 - Bond No 9 Cooper Square ---------> 7.76
    22 - Bond No 9 Signature Perfume ---------> 7.74
    23 - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud ---------> 7.33
    24 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 4th March 2014 at 12:59 AM.

  25. #115

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    Hello, guys!

    ---------->Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser(EDP)<-----------


    "Each Imaginary Authors fragrance follows a compelling storyline peppered with intriguing twists." Imaginary Authors house concept of making fragrances is really nice. Memoirs of a Trespasser engines on a great story. “Who needs love when you have cognac?” is really a great motif to a fragrance that´s kind of exotic and adventurous.

    Madagascar Vanilla, Guaiacwood, Myrrh, Benzoin Resin, Ambrette Seeds and Oak Barrels are the notes. This is woody and smoky vanilla scent, with nice benzoin and myrrh. Memoirs of a Trespasser easily sends you to somewhere in the past. It´s sweet, but completely gourmandish. It´s smoky, but not too dark. It has some kind of nostalgic/mysterious vibe. It´s smooth and warm.

    I find quality here and the combination is very good. Well blended, also. This may be not a scent for everybody, although I think it´s fairly easy to wear. I would use this on any season other than Fall or Winter. Not a scent to wear at work, in my opinion. Good performance, overall.


    Regarding Performance:

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

    Scent: 9.21
    Longevity: 9.15
    Sillage: 8
    Projection: 7.85
    Uniqueness: 8.25
    Versatility:7.60
    --- Overall: 8.35


    Would I buy it? Yes.

    This fragrance costs $85(~€60), 60 ml. It´s a great price for this beauty.


    Next fragrance: Slumberhouse Jeke


    Also to be tested:

    Bond no. 9 Hamptons
    Montale Red Aoud
    Bond no. 9 West Side
    By Kilian Sweet Redemption
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive

    Bond no. 9 So New York
    Byredo Pulp
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    Kerosene Creature
    Bond no. 9 Eau de New York

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Aqua Universalis
    Byredo Gypsy Water
    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
    Creed Royal Water
    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    PK Perfumes Zaffran
    Tauer Orange Star
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 4th March 2014 at 10:19 PM.

  26. #116

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    OVERALL RANKING:


    1 - Guerlain L´Art et La Matière Tonka Imperial ---------> 8.55
    2 - Hermes Hermessence Vetiver Tonka ---------> 8.48
    3 - Nasomatto Black Afgano ---------> 8.47
    4 - Atelier Cologne Gold Leather ---------> 8.44
    5 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    6 - Bond No 9 Chinatown ---------> 8.39
    7 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    8 - Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser ---------> 8.35
    9 - PK Perfumes Gold Leather ---------> 8.34
    10 - Byredo Bal D´Afrique ---------> 8.30
    11 - Kerosene R´Oud Elements ---------> 8.26
    12 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    13 - Bond No 9 Coney Island ---------> 8.23
    14 - Bond No 9 Chez Bond ---------> 8.23
    15 - Bond No 9 Brooklyn ---------> 8.18
    16 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    17 - By Kilian Cruel Intentions ---------> 8.12
    18 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    19 - Kerosene Pretty Machine ---------> 8.04
    20 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    21 - Bond No 9 Riverside Drive ---------> 7.92
    22 - Bond No 9 Cooper Square ---------> 7.76
    23 - Bond No 9 Signature Perfume ---------> 7.74
    24 - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud ---------> 7.33
    25 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 4th March 2014 at 10:57 PM.

  27. #117

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    Hi, guys!


    ---------->Slumberhouse Jeke (Parfum Extrait)<-----------


    Really excited to start with Slumberhouse fragrances. And let me tell you, this one is a challenging one. This is a dark, dirty "smoky" tobacco based scent, with woods/leather vibe and a faint sweetness. Complex and believe me, this is not for the faint of heart. The first 30 min can be hard, but after that, Jeke softens and turns into an agreeable scent. It´s linear. You kind also get a vibe of a campfire, somehow.

    Benzoin, patchouli, tobacco, lapsang souchong, vanilla and cloves are the notes of this fragrance. Jeke stands among the most unique fragrances I know. The performance is great, indeed. I do think this is a love/hate fragrance and today feedback supported my opinion. Usually people don´t comment the fragrances I wear but today I had two haters and one lover.

    Jeke´s problem is versatilty. I find this is a work of art, really, but hard to wear. Job, date, formal are simply to forget. I wouldn´t use this during any season besides Winter and/or cold Fall days. However, I must say: you smell real quality. Overall, this is a great fragrance, with the cons of versatility.


    Regarding Performance:

    - Longevity: ~17h
    - Sillage: Heavy
    - Projection: 5h

    Scent: 8.80
    Longevity: 9.65
    Sillage: 8.60
    Projection: 8.50
    Uniqueness: 8.75
    Versatility: 5
    --- Overall: 8.22


    Would I buy it? Possibly.

    $125 (~€90) for 30 ml is expensive. Although not a priority, I think I could buy it for my colection for the art creation it is.


    Next fragrance: Bond no. 9 West Side


    Also to be tested:

    Bond no. 9 Hamptons
    By Kilian Sweet Redemption
    Slumberhouse Pear & Olive

    Bond no. 9 So New York
    Byredo Pulp
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
    By Kilian Amber Oud
    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi
    Kerosene Creature
    Bond no. 9 Eau de New York

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Aqua Universalis
    Byredo Gypsy Water
    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
    Creed Royal Water
    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    PK Perfumes Zaffran
    Tauer Orange Star
    Last edited by Johnnyacl; 24th March 2014 at 09:08 PM.

  28. #118

    Default Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    OVERALL RANKING:


    1 - Guerlain L´Art et La Matière Tonka Imperial ---------> 8.55
    2 - Hermes Hermessence Vetiver Tonka ---------> 8.48
    3 - Nasomatto Black Afgano ---------> 8.47
    4 - Atelier Cologne Gold Leather ---------> 8.44
    5 - Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York ---------> 8.42
    6 - Bond No 9 Chinatown ---------> 8.39
    7 - Le Labo Vetyver 46 ---------> 8.36
    8 - Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser ---------> 8.35
    9 - PK Perfumes Gold Leather ---------> 8.34
    10 - Byredo Bal D´Afrique ---------> 8.30
    11 - Kerosene R´Oud Elements ---------> 8.26
    12 - Bond No 9 Astor Place ---------> 8.25
    13 - Bond No 9 Coney Island ---------> 8.23
    14 - Bond No 9 Chez Bond ---------> 8.23
    15 - Bond No 9 Brooklyn ---------> 8.18
    16 - Montale Aoud Musk ---------> 8.16
    17 - Slumberhouse Jeke ---------> 8.13
    18 - By Kilian Cruel Intentions ---------> 8.12
    19 - Kerosene Unknown Pleasures ---------> 8.08
    20 - Kerosene Pretty Machine ---------> 8.04
    21 - Heeley Esprit du Tigre ---------> 7.93
    22 - Bond No 9 Riverside Drive ---------> 7.92
    23 - Bond No 9 Cooper Square ---------> 7.76
    24 - Bond No 9 Signature Perfume ---------> 7.74
    25 - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud ---------> 7.33
    26 - Frapin 1697 ---------> 7.31
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    Default Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    I have quite a few Slumberhouse samples, looking forward to trying them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasatch View Post
    I have quite a few Slumberhouse samples, looking forward to trying them out.
    Great, man! Three more to test, here!

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