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    Default Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    I've burned through an alarming quantity of my stash of Chanel No. 19 parfum this spring, and must stop being so lavish with it. So I dug out my bottle of Silences, which I find an acceptable, inexpensive substitute when I want that icy green galbanum hit but don't need the whole Chanel experience. (And I'm not that crazy about the No. 19 EDT.)

    My Silences bottle's an EDP, the usual black disk bottle with one-piece sprayer, but its performance is godawful. Without exaggeration, it is totally gone within 30 minutes. I think I bought it in 2014, so it shouldn't be dead.

    I see there's also parfum de toilette and EDT versions. Does anyone have recommendations about those concentrations? And is your Silences EDP as fleeting as mine?

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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    I currently have the parfum de toilette version in a tester bottle. It lasts! I'd say at least 3 to 4 hours. Now, if I can remember where I bought it...
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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    I have an edp and it lasts much more than 20 min on me. I probably bought it 3 or 4 years ago.

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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Nope. Can't remember where I got it.
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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I have an edp and it lasts much more than 20 min on me. I probably bought it 3 or 4 years ago.
    Maybe mine's just a dud.

    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    Nope. Can't remember where I got it.
    Thanks for the recom. on the PDT, Phleg. It's easy to find, I'm sure. I've seen parfum too, but I probably won't bother with that.

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    Only familiar with the EDP version in its 2002-2003 (or earlier) formulation and was satisfied with its performance - but cannot know nor vouch whether and how it changed in the meantime

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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Definitely the PdT for this one. I have both new(ish) and vintage(ish) (pre-reform at least) and the new(ish) lasts about a morning or an afternoon--5 hours, give or take, to the very end of the drydown.

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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by thediamondsea View Post
    Definitely the PdT for this one. I have both new(ish) and vintage(ish) (pre-reform at least) and the new(ish) lasts about a morning or an afternoon--5 hours, give or take, to the very end of the drydown.
    Thanks to all. I'm definitely going for the PdT for a new bottle. And it's about the same price as the EdP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Thanks to all. I'm definitely going for the PdT for a new bottle. And it's about the same price as the EdP.
    If the price difference is minimal or nonexistent, would say go for it (in spite of personally liking the EDP very much, however with the huge caveat that the 2002-2003 or even earlier EDP is mentioned, having neither experience with no recollection of the current one); yet if a heightened, higher performance concentration with an improved price-quality ratio is available inexpensively, even better

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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    PDT in the grey box is the 'vintage' one, supposed to be better. It's really cheap on uk ebay - consistently £20 for a sealed bottle.

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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    I can't tell you which is best, but I can say I love this perfume. It was very comforting to me last fall while my mother was dying. It just fit my needs then, and I'm sure I'll wear it again and enjoy it as much in happier times. For me, it's a late summer to fall scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toujours Mink View Post
    I can't tell you which is best, but I can say I love this perfume. It was very comforting to me last fall while my mother was dying. It just fit my needs then, and I'm sure I'll wear it again and enjoy it as much in happier times. For me, it's a late summer to fall scent.
    Very sorry about your mother - good that Silences was a comfort. Green scents are rather calm, aren't they?

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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toujours Mink View Post
    I can't tell you which is best, but I can say I love this perfume. It was very comforting to me last fall while my mother was dying. It just fit my needs then, and I'm sure I'll wear it again and enjoy it as much in happier times. For me, it's a late summer to fall scent.
    I'm sorry for your loss. Lost my mom last August. I wear my mom's perfumes, to honor her.
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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDalloway View Post
    Green scents are rather calm, aren't they?
    They sure are for me. Vetivers, too.

    I'll be going for the PdT, and looking for the grey box.

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    Thanks for your kind thoughts!

    I have a bottle of Quelque Fleurs that was hers, probably since the sixties. It's the perfume I associate with her, although she would only have worn it when dressed up. I guess that's why I got half a bottle. ;-)

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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    It is impossible to sample this one, but I've become interested.

    Is this similar to Chanel No 19? Or Cristalle? I'm not particularly looking for anything like those, but would be interested in something a bit darker: Sort of 1/3 No 19 1/3 Cristalle 1/3 Antaeus.

    To rephrase my question, is Silences something along those lines?
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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    It is impossible to sample this one, but I've become interested.

    Is this similar to Chanel No 19? Or Cristalle? I'm not particularly looking for anything like those, but would be interested in something a bit darker: Sort of 1/3 No 19 1/3 Cristalle 1/3 Antaeus.

    To rephrase my question, is Silences something along those lines?
    Silences is indeed like Chanel No. 19 but darker. It is a real icy bitchy pencil shavings kind of darker though. None of the animalic warmth of Antaeus' castoreum and leather. This is basically Cruella DeVille in a bottle.
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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    Silences is indeed like Chanel No. 19 but darker. It is a real icy bitchy pencil shavings kind of darker though. None of the animalic warmth of Antaeus' castoreum and leather. This is basically Cruella DeVille in a bottle.
    Okay, thanks a lot, that is helpful.
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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Okay, thanks a lot, that is helpful.
    You're welcome! There's more going on than that aforementioned pencil sharpener vibe (especially in the floral opening), but Silences is pretty aptly named.
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    Default Re: Silences by Jacomo -- Which concentration is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    Silences is indeed like Chanel No. 19 but darker. It is a real icy bitchy pencil shavings kind of darker though. None of the animalic warmth of Antaeus' castoreum and leather. This is basically Cruella DeVille in a bottle.
    It's also pretty similar to Ivoire de Balmain. Between them you've got all your icy/bitchy/green/pencil shavings needs covered.

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    It's also pretty similar to Ivoire de Balmain. Between them you've got all your icy/bitchy/green/pencil shavings needs covered.
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    Ha ha HA! Oh please, just let her sit in anybody's station but mine.

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    Ha ha HA! Oh please, just let her sit in anybody's station but mine.
    Too late. Already on Yelp writing a bad review for service (just kidding).
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    This bottle looks amazing!
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