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    Default Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    This is one house I havent really tried....I think I might have sniffed Pulp once through a sample but Lucky Scent now has this line and a lot of it...My question to you guys is looking at my wardrobe and kind of knowing what I like, which one would you recommend for me? Base it on longevity, Sillage and compliments....Because unlike MOST BNers I LOVE compliments....I want something that smells good and will last and last....I don't really care if its boring...Just want it to smell great and something I can wear everyday to work but unique enough to be called "niche" even though by sheer definition this house is considered niche...

    Thanks for your help guys !
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    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
    9.) Itasca - Lubin
    10.) Habit Rouge Dress Code
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    Tread with caution, and don't blind buy anything from this line. Luckyscent should be carrying them soon, so you can at least get samples pretty easy.

    For me, the only one that's truly worthwhile is M/Mink. Baudelaire's okay, but the rest leave me wanting more. Although longevity and projection aren't that important to me, I'd say that the ones I've worn on my skin would disappoint anyone who values longevity etc. As far as compliment go, I've no idea. I'd certainly compliment myself in M/Mink.

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    Default Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    Of the ones I've tried , the only one I personally found somewhat interesting and would recommend is the one you have already sampled - Pulp. How did you like that one?

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    Default Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    My advice - avoid this line. I've sampled 8-10, and they were all average to terrible imo. Some were downright offensive. Oud Immortelle is one of the worst frags I've ever smelled.
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    Agree with deadidol. Tread with caution and sample before you buy. I really liked Bal D'Afrique of the several I've tried. Still want to sample Mr. Fantastic and Sunday Cologne, to be fair.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    My advice - avoid this line. I've sampled 8-10, and they were all average to terrible imo. Some were downright offensive. Oud Immortelle is one of the worst frags I've ever smelled.
    Yes, the immortelle ruined it. Otherwise, and wonderful Polo Green type fragrance. The immortelle skanked it up nicely.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Sunday Cologne
    This one's pretty good, but it's so far removed from the kind of stuff I like. It's very light and incandescent (by design) though. Gypsy Water has a similar ephemerality.

    M/Mink all the way -- it smells like a sexy printer cartridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Tread with caution, and don't blind buy anything from this line. Luckyscent should be carrying them soon, so you can at least get samples pretty easy.

    For me, the only one that's truly worthwhile is M/Mink. Baudelaire's okay, but the rest leave me wanting more. Although longevity and projection aren't that important to me, I'd say that the ones I've worn on my skin would disappoint anyone who values longevity etc. As far as compliment go, I've no idea. I'd certainly compliment myself in M/Mink.
    lol...Thanks dead...
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    2.) Frank no. 2 LA
    3.) MFK Pluriel Masculine
    4.) Creed Aventus
    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
    9.) Itasca - Lubin
    10.) Habit Rouge Dress Code
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Tread with caution
    This.

    I tried Blanche, Bullion, Oud Immortel and Pulp.
    I can imagine some compliments on Pulp.
    But it's insanely strong. Sour. Sharp.
    Same with Oud Immortel, which is also a powerhouse.

    Honestly, I would stay away from this house if you want compliments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Of the ones I've tried , the only one I personally found somewhat interesting and would recommend is the one you have already sampled - Pulp. How did you like that one?

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    It was OK hednic...but not my cup of tea....
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/Winter:
    1.) MFK Baccarat Rouge 540
    2.) Frank no. 2 LA
    3.) MFK Pluriel Masculine
    4.) Creed Aventus
    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
    9.) Itasca - Lubin
    10.) Habit Rouge Dress Code
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    It was OK hednic...but not my cup of tea....
    Pulp is horrid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    My advice - avoid this line. I've sampled 8-10, and they were all average to terrible imo. Some were downright offensive. Oud Immortelle is one of the worst frags I've ever smelled.
    I think I will take your advice hippo...for sure...
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/Winter:
    1.) MFK Baccarat Rouge 540
    2.) Frank no. 2 LA
    3.) MFK Pluriel Masculine
    4.) Creed Aventus
    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
    9.) Itasca - Lubin
    10.) Habit Rouge Dress Code
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Pulp is horrid.
    bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Indeed....
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/Winter:
    1.) MFK Baccarat Rouge 540
    2.) Frank no. 2 LA
    3.) MFK Pluriel Masculine
    4.) Creed Aventus
    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
    9.) Itasca - Lubin
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    Default Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    well..Byredo is out...Anything else out there thats kind of new and unique, smells good and will last ?

    I will give you a "for instance"...I bought two new scents last month that I had NEVER heard of on here...Im not looking anymore for the most popular, but there are some gems out there that are rarely mentioned on here OR someone maybe smelled this particular scent at Lucky Scent at the scent bar that is virtually unknown but smelled fantastic...A hidden "gem", if you will....I will give you some examples...

    Ulrich Anvers
    Costume National Homme
    Profumi de Pantelleria Maestrale

    These smell great and have harbored compliments and not mentioned much on the BN forums....I kinda like that a lot...lol
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    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/Winter:
    1.) MFK Baccarat Rouge 540
    2.) Frank no. 2 LA
    3.) MFK Pluriel Masculine
    4.) Creed Aventus
    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
    9.) Itasca - Lubin
    10.) Habit Rouge Dress Code
    Currently wearing: L'Homme Idéal by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    M/Mink all the way -- it smells like a sexy printer cartridge.
    A sexy printer cartridge with sun-dries seafood and other fishy qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    Anything else out there thats kind of new and unique, smells good and will last ?
    Montecristo. The compliments never end in that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Montecristo. The compliments never end in that one.
    ....which has the fecal opening of MKK.
    Described as "skanky" by alfarom.
    You must be trolling him, lmao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    You must be trolling him, lmao.
    Maybe a tad.

    Best scent of 2013 for me though

    Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Montecristo. The compliments never end in that one.
    serious ? You're not one for compliments...or care to receive them....You may get them anyway though with this one...Is that what you are saying
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    2.) Frank no. 2 LA
    3.) MFK Pluriel Masculine
    4.) Creed Aventus
    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
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    hmmm...read the notes, dead...Sounds more YOUR style...You like the fecal/animalistic scents....I'm no dummy...I want something not terribly safe but not god-awful either...lol...
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/Winter:
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    2.) Frank no. 2 LA
    3.) MFK Pluriel Masculine
    4.) Creed Aventus
    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    hmmm...read the notes, dead...Sounds more YOUR style...You like the fecal/animalistic scents....I'm no dummy...I want something not terribly safe but not god-awful either...lol...
    So close

    Miller Harris? DS & Durga? Agonist? Phaedon? Nu_Be? Santa Maria Novella?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    So close

    Miller Harris? DS & Durga? Agonist? Phaedon? Nu_Be?
    Nu_Be? meh....Miller Harris, DS & Durga, Agonist, Phaedon ....which ones with the house would you suggest ? They have a ton !
    Last edited by deadidol; 31st January 2014 at 03:33 AM.
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR FALL/Winter:
    1.) MFK Baccarat Rouge 540
    2.) Frank no. 2 LA
    3.) MFK Pluriel Masculine
    4.) Creed Aventus
    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
    9.) Itasca - Lubin
    10.) Habit Rouge Dress Code
    Currently wearing: L'Homme Idéal by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    Nu_Be? meh....Miller Harris, DS & Durga, Agonist, Phaedon ....which ones with the house would you suggest ? They have a ton !
    (Sorry -- accidentally edited rather than quoted you right now.)

    I'd dig through the notes of those lines and see what jumps out. Those are just a handful of some gentler aesthetics that might speak to you.

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    Default Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    My personal favorite from Byredo include Pulp and Bal d'Afrique. I get average longevity on both of these.
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    Default Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    (Sorry -- accidentally edited rather than quoted you right now.)

    I'd dig through the notes of those lines and see what jumps out. Those are just a handful of some gentler aesthetics that might speak to you.
    Thanks Dead...I will check them out...Look very interesting and solid for me...
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    2.) Frank no. 2 LA
    3.) MFK Pluriel Masculine
    4.) Creed Aventus
    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
    9.) Itasca - Lubin
    10.) Habit Rouge Dress Code
    Currently wearing: L'Homme Idéal by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    Rose Noir is one I like..
    Projects well..
    Unisex but is a tad more feminine..

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    Default Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    I was going to say Baudelaire, but...



    Yeah, Byredo was a disappointment for me as well. They DO make a few nice fragrances, but lots of duds. And of those I like, most have short longevity. And I find it a bit ridiculous to call one "Accord Oud" and not provide much of an oud impression. Better to have called it "Accord Ord". But if I had just one Byredo to pick it would be Baudelaire. I've seen a lot of good reviews on Green, but my brief sample was a little too sweet and convoluted for my taste.
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    Default Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    Just to weigh in on Byredo, I tried most of the line over the Winter. Out of the bunch, I really like Oud Immortel, Oud Accord and Baudelaire. Couple of others were OK.

    I purchased Oud Immortel and Baudelaire. Been wearing them for a couple of months and no regrets.

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    Byredo has some challenging fragrances for sure. There are a couple that you might consider sampling. They are Encens Chembur and Gypsy Water. As was noted, sample these first. They are an acquired taste. If you want to smell like buttered popcorn try Buillon(yikes!)

    Of the other houses, please try to sample from D.S. & Durga. My favourite is the incredible Burning Barbershop.

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    I purchased Fantastic Man (now Sunday Cologne) a few years back for £75 + Pulp and Bal D'Afrique for the same price. They are all about £135 now and since then nothing special from them

    Check out a little range called 4160 Tuesdays if you can. They all range from good to excellent and aren't expensive. All created and boxed by a self-starter from her home in West London. It's just like the old punk days

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