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    Default Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    A few months back i never wouldve thought of these 2, let alone hold them with such high regard..


    -- Cuir De Lancome --
    I got a bottle from 2007, wow what a stunning discontinued leather fragrance, has become one of my favourites. I think i like this one more than Royal English Leather and Cuir De Russie.


    -- Bel Ami --
    As a lover of Leather fragrances i overlooked this one for a LONG time, so much disappointment and let down with some of these so called modern leathers -- Bel Ami is a true masterpiece of a scent that is timeless!


    So, what are some GEMS youve gotten your hands on in the last 6 months???

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    A few of the many from the last six months:

    Cuir Curcuma
    Cuir Kora
    Vapeurs Diablotines
    Le Phenix
    X Twist Patchouli
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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Homme De Gres.
    Charles Jourdan Un Homme.
    Ungaro I.
    Romeo Gigli Uomo.
    Jean Patou Ma Liberte.
    Creed Aubepine-Acacia.
    Montana Parfum D'Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Homme De Gres.
    Charles Jourdan Un Homme.
    Ungaro I.
    Romeo Gigli Uomo.
    Jean Patou Ma Liberte.
    Creed Aubepine-Acacia.
    Montana Parfum D'Homme.
    Just a few of my favorite things

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    A few -

    Amouage Tribute
    Ambre Dore
    Encens et Lavande
    Egoiste
    L'Heure Bleue EdP
    Arsene Lupin Dandy (swap)
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    L’Occitane Verbena

    I'd initially dismissed this as being too one-note, but now I’m really enjoying its tart lemon sharpness in the early summer months.

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Creed - Original Vetiver
    Roja Dove - Oligarch
    Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    MFK - Aqua Vitae Forte
    Terre D'Hermes - Parfum
    By Killian - Straight to Heaven

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    Creed Aventus
    Guerlain Heritage
    Orlov Sea of Light
    TF Noir Extreme
    YSL Tuxedo
    ADP Colonia Oud
    Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street

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    Did not purchase much (or anything for that matter) during the last 6 months, but if fragrance presents do also count, the discovery of Aventus turned out to be-at least from a personal viewpoint-an experience way beyond just a simple/another mere Creed hype

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    Beach Hut Man - I can see how Amouage-fans expected something else from the house. It is indeed straying quite a bit from their traditional style and yeah, the name really isn't the epitome of creativity. I probably would've overlooked it completely, had I not reiceved a surprise sample of it recently.

    I was testing it on a particularly nice and sunny day and the one spray on my forearm became a source of great pleasure the entire day. A fragrance that's giving off a very relaxed vibe that indeed reminds me of a holiday at the beach but combines it with some real powerhouse qualities. The combination of sweetness (which is usually not my thing) and a rather classic patchouli-woody-amber base is very well balanced. I love that it is appearing uncomplicated and approachable while still smelling of quality and excellent craftsmanship.

    Amouage prices are way over the top, no question, but given the extraordinary power of Beach Hut, I suspect 100ml will last forever and then some. I believe this one will receive more praise in the long run although I am sure that many fragheads will keep seeing at as a bit of a sellout-mainstream move from Amouage (not unlike what Aventus is for Creed although certainly not that extend).
    Currently wearing: Ébène by Pierre Balmain

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Hmm,

    CK Escape - bought it cheap, didn't expect much, but it was a pleasant surprise and I think it is a nice scent

    Creed Selection Verte - I purchased latter part of last year but didn't really fully use until this summer and it's great stuff.

    Ed Hardy - Love & Luck - IMO, I think it's decent. It's not 'bad' like so many critics say. It's compared to Millisime Imperial, but L&L is clearly synthetic vs MI, which smells more 'natural'. However, Love & Luck is still good and I think it's a decent bang for buck fragrance.

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Haven't purchased very much this year, but these are excellent flanker purchases of excellent fragrances that I already owned:






    And a few important backups of some other things.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Gems I purchased in the past six months?

    Gyan by Bvlgari
    Moonlight in Heaven by Kilian
    Jubilation XXV by Amouage
    Dehn Oud Ateeque by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
    Patchouli by Réminiscence
    Gatsby by Pacoma
    Je Suis Un Homme by Etat Libre d'Orange
    Encens Divin by Givenchy
    Guilty Absolute pour Homme by Gucci
    Oud Flamboyant by Givenchy
    Replica By the Fireplace by Martin Margiela
    Replica Jazz Club by Martin Margiela
    Yatagan by Caron
    Encre Noire by Lalique
    Vetiver attar (from India)
    Veni, Vidi, Ego Emit.
    ( I came, I saw, I purchased. )


    Top 10 for Summer 2019 - Hot Weather 91F (33C) and up
    01. Dubai Meydan by Nabeel
    02. Aventus by Creed
    03. Lalique Pour Homme Equus by Lalique
    04. Ormonde Man by Ormonde Jayne
    05. Arabian Knight by Arabian Oud
    06. Acqua Di Gio Profumo by Giorgio Armani
    07. Vetiver by Etro
    08. Luciano Pavarotti by Luciano Pavarotti
    09. Silver Mountain Water by Creed
    10. Eau Sauvage by Dior

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    CHANEL Egoiste
    CHANEL Antaeus
    Cartier Declaration Essence

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    Le Vetiver Itasca by Lubin : my first Lubin, a very nice one !

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    Le Vetiver Itasca by Lubin : my first Lubin, a very nice one !
    Hah, YEAH, absolutely! Did the same and wore it excessively. ... The Lubin range I find spectacular.

    Others:
    Tauer AT Attar.
    2 bottles of wonderful vintage Eau de Rochas pour Homme.
    Micallef's oh so stunning citrusy-amber 'Yellow Sea'.
    Robert Piguet Oud, an early bottle with a hellish performance.
    Jicky Bee Bottles of 2017 EdP - quite an expensive pleasure, but I've grown into it & just love it.
    150 ml + in total 50 ml miniatures of Shiseido Basala. Maybe, for me, the holy-grail oriental fougère scent, finally.

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Belle Rives by La Parfumerie Moderne
    Ubar (vintage) by Amouage
    Polo (vintage) by Ralph Lauren
    Esencia (vintage) by Loewe

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Polo (vintage) by Ralph Lauren
    When Polo was actually good. I wore this in high school.
    Veni, Vidi, Ego Emit.
    ( I came, I saw, I purchased. )


    Top 10 for Summer 2019 - Hot Weather 91F (33C) and up
    01. Dubai Meydan by Nabeel
    02. Aventus by Creed
    03. Lalique Pour Homme Equus by Lalique
    04. Ormonde Man by Ormonde Jayne
    05. Arabian Knight by Arabian Oud
    06. Acqua Di Gio Profumo by Giorgio Armani
    07. Vetiver by Etro
    08. Luciano Pavarotti by Luciano Pavarotti
    09. Silver Mountain Water by Creed
    10. Eau Sauvage by Dior

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    A few months back i never wouldve thought of these 2, let alone hold them with such high regard..


    -- Cuir De Lancome --
    I got a bottle from 2007, wow what a stunning discontinued leather fragrance, has become one of my favourites. I think i like this one more than Royal English Leather and Cuir De Russie.


    -- Bel Ami --
    As a lover of Leather fragrances i overlooked this one for a LONG time, so much disappointment and let down with some of these so called modern leathers -- Bel Ami is a true masterpiece of a scent that is timeless!


    So, what are some GEMS youve gotten your hands on in the last 6 months???
    Congrats on Cuir de Lancome. Love it.
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    I've only purchased three bottles in the past six months.

    But my favorite by a long shot is also my most recent purchase: More than Words by Xerjoff. It's a great fragrance all around, and I love how it dries down. But the base - oud, incense, and a teeny bit of vanilla - is incredible and incredibly realistic. I can tell that this uses real oud because the base has a strong resemblance to oud oils that my fellow classmates used at a college with a big Middle Eastern population that brought oud oils from back home. I know that Black Aoud gets all the talk for powerful rose oud orientals here, but I feel that More than Words is a far superior and more well-rounded fragrance in the genre.
    It's really quite pleasant, except for the smell (...)
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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    YSL Opium PH EDP
    L'instant de Guerlain Extreme

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    Memoir, Declaration and Declaration Essence, Chanel No22, Criminal of Love...
    Currently wearing: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Honestly, I started listing stuff out, but maybe the majority are basically re-buys... and probably like around half of my collection. So.. /shrug
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    Cartier Declaration Parfum

    Yohji Yamamoto Y3 Black Label

    Hermes Voyage d'Hermes

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    Default Re: Some of your GEM fragrance purchases in the last 6 months!?!

    Three off the top of my head:

    Russian Musk (Areej le Dore)
    Patchouli Intense (Nicolai)
    Baque (Slumberhouse)

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