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    Hi everyone. The first time I tried it was at harrods where way to sample that they sprayed onto cotton buds for clients to smell, I could barely smell anything although I did like the smell that I was getting and it was something I had not really smelt before.
    Today I popped into Selfridges and they had some of the range there and I tried them on regular scent cards thankfully. Wow what a potent smell and so distinctive but they mostly have the same 'dna' as it were (I guess like the mugler line).
    My favorite was pardon and I put it on my skin as well as black afghano, blamage and absynth in different spots.
    My wife liked the blamage best and didn't like the aoud smell coming through the pardon, the sales man said that there is no aoud in pardon though and I was a bit perplexed. I have looked up on Fragrantica and it clearly states there is oud in it.
    I am led to believe that the ingredients are a mystery but is it possible the aoud smell is coming from some other ingredient or is the sales man just telling porkies.

    Had to buy the blamage in the end as my wife couldn't stand it and blamage was my favourite out of the remaining, I also liked China white although I only smelt it on a card and not on skin.

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    I had a chance to try Pardon when a store in NYC, Henri Bendels carried the line. It wasn't very much to my liking I remember, but contrary to your experience, my wife actually liked it.
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    You are in luck.
    My mother smelt the fragrances on my skin and she cringed when she smelt all of them and said they are disgusting. My father on the other hand liked them all and said they are very interesting.
    Polarising fragrance it appears

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I had a chance to try Pardon when a store in NYC, Henri Bendels carried the line. It wasn't very much to my liking I remember, but contrary to your experience, my wife actually liked it.

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    Nasomatto are really a brand about the artistic side so they are not going to be "universal" crowd pleasers. You wear them for yourself, the original and different vibe and the "experience" it gives you. And yes they're going to be polarizing to say the least as some will love them while others will hate them. Pardon and Absinth are, to me, the 2 easiest ones of the line and still not big "crowd" favorites. I enjoy and/or respect some Nasomatto but wouldn't buy a single one.

    About SA: If you start believing what they all say you're going to be misled on much more than one occasion. Most of them have no idea what they are talking about, are there to push and sell the ones they are told to (The new ones and/or companies with which the store got better deals) so the store reach its numbers (And so keeps the lines and/or get bonuses). And since they are not on a commission basis for pay, while many ones complain about that as customers, it also brings better pay so better SAs and ones who are more invested in their job since they need to sell to make money.

    Also many companies don't even release all of the notes in their perfumes so they keep a part of their "hand" hidden. So even when a note is not listed it can happen that you smell it, either because it's actually there or because a combo of other notes gives you that vibe.

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    Had the opportunity to sample Hindu Grass the the other day. Pretty nice.Slightly earthy and herbal gem.
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    Nasomatto is notorious for being vague In regards to what notes are in a fragrance. And as far as SA's go I find they are often times very sure of themselves but more often than not they are misinformed. They believe they know because they sell the stuff. But most of them just parrot what they are told. In the case of nasomatto that is barely anything.

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    Point taken about the sales assistants, I shall use my nose and not my ears.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeys View Post
    Nasomatto are really a brand about the artistic side so they are not going to be "universal" crowd pleasers. You wear them for yourself, the original and different vibe and the "experience" it gives you. And yes they're going to be polarizing to say the least as some will love them while others will hate them. Pardon and Absinth are, to me, the 2 easiest ones of the line and still not big "crowd" favorites. I enjoy and/or respect some Nasomatto but wouldn't buy a single one.

    About SA: If you start believing what they all say you're going to be misled on much more than one occasion. Most of them have no idea what they are talking about, are there to push and sell the ones they are told to (The new ones and/or companies with which the store got better deals) so the store reach its numbers (And so keeps the lines and/or get bonuses). And since they are not on a commission basis for pay, while many ones complain about that as customers, it also brings better pay so better SAs and ones who are more invested in their job since they need to sell to make money.

    Also many companies don't even release all of the notes in their perfumes so they keep a part of their "hand" hidden. So even when a note is not listed it can happen that you smell it, either because it's actually there or because a combo of other notes gives you that vibe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmoran View Post
    Nasomatto is notorious for being vague In regards to what notes are in a fragrance. And as far as SA's go I find they are often times very sure of themselves but more often than not they are misinformed. They believe they know because they sell the stuff. But most of them just parrot what they are told. In the case of nasomatto that is barely anything.
    Makes sense now, because what he was saying was not coming out of the perfume to my nose or my wife's nose

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazino21 View Post
    Point taken about the sales assistants, I shall use my nose and not my ears.
    thats the main thing

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    I will certainly try this one. I just hope the oud isn't too strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    I will certainly try this one. I just hope the oud isn't too strong.

    It's not strong at all. And it's not a particularly "pungent" oud either. It's kind of thick, but it's not overbearing.

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    I agree the oud is not that strong. In fact I have a hard time identifying the oud in the nasomattos that I have tried. I get a bit in duro but its hidden by a lot of other woods. Pardon though I could barely detect it and even then it may have only been because I was told oud was in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmoran View Post
    I agree the oud is not that strong. In fact I have a hard time identifying the oud in the nasomattos that I have tried. I get a bit in duro but its hidden by a lot of other woods. Pardon though I could barely detect it and even then it may have only been because I was told oud was in it.
    I agree. It seems like it's more or less part of a blended accord, like it's a facet of the woody-chocolate without standing out, more apparent in texture than smell, or possibly combined with the sandalwood to make something that doesn't exactly smell like either one.
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    I love pardon. It's the best in the nassomatto line IMO. Dark chocolate and oud...lasts forever on my skin.




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