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    Default Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    Hello,

    I just ordered samples of the Le Labo and the Andy Tauer. I've been reading reviews of them and Blvgari Black seems to come up as a comparison or a point of reference. Annick Menardo is legendary so I had to try Patchouli 24. I absolutely love Bvlgari Black and if her Le Labo creation is even a little bit similar, it would be a good sign!

    How about Lonestar Memories? I'm really hoping for burnt rubber and leather. Thanks for any input :')
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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    I personally don't get any similarity with Lonestar Memories and Bulgari Black.
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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    Bulgari Black smells more like burned rubber where Lonestar Memories smells more like tar. Never tried Patchouli 24.
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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    The similarity is that all three employ leathery-smoky notes to great effect. I concur with sjg that Bulgari Black is more about rubber (and feels plusher), while the le labo is more about tar, and feels more gritty. Lonestar memories is campfire smoke, spicier, and perhaps the starkest and most striking in its burnt quality. I own all three and think that all three are worth having.

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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    Patchouli 24 and Lonestar Memories are both really smoky, but there's very little smoke in Bulgari Black, just a faint whiff of burning rubber that used to be a lot more pronounced. Unless you've got an older bottle (at least 10 years old) you won't be smelling what made Bulgari Black so special.

    If it's real smoke you're after, you'll get it in spades with those two, though Lonestar Memories strikes me as hyper masculine while I think Patchouli 24 can be worn by either and is the easier wear.
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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    It’s funny to me Patchouli 24 is more about the real smoke than LM. LM is smoky yes but is dustier with resins, carrot seed, and leather. It’s less pure campfire to me than P24. I own both and imo they’re both great. That being said I wear P24 often in cooler weather but hardly ever LM.
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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    All three are very different to me. Like, they all contain smoky notes, but within that container, they're about as far apart is you can get, to my nose.

    Lonestar Memories: Savory smoked leather with a slight astringent/minty note. Really weird, and I love it.
    Patchouli 24: Acrid, overwhelming smoke, somewhere between campfire and hazmat fire. Hated it.
    Bulgari Black: Rubber, light/sheer smoky note, vanilla/tea. Light, easygoing.
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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    I think all three are quite different:
    Lonestar Memories is much more of a leather scent with smoke and some gasoline and herbs. I love it but don’t wear it.

    Patchouli 24 is aggressive smoke but has a beautiful vanilla root beer sweetness beneath and around the smoke that makes this a regular for me and one that I get tons of compliments on.

    Bvlgari Black is rubbery vanilla with a hint of sexy bondage type smells and very little smoke. It seems futuristic and synthetic in a good way. It has a bit of uncanny valley in it, which I like. A very subtle scent compared to the other two.
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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    everyone, that was extremely helpful! thank you so much for the input.

    i just received my sample of patchouli 24 and it is very different from bvlgari black! i'm a little surprised. they both have the element of smoke, but patchouli 24 is the definitely the grittier perfume and is not as plush or smooth as black. i do get an aura of sweetness that does remind me of root beer and the smoke is of the aggressive, butch type. it is...beautiful?? my gosh i'm kind of shocked that i want to wear this

    for me it is birch tar, smoke, leather, root beer (vanilla?) and the ghost of an herbal/medicinal patchouli--this may sound very challenging, but it's more wearable than you think! works for anyone who is in cold weather and wants something different . these are just first impressions (first 30 minutes), i'm hoping for that nice dry down i read about, but so far this is elegant in a fiery sort of way
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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    I agree on the wearability of patch 24. by chance, somebody was spraying it on himself in the gym locker room last week, and smelled from a distance it was stark but perfectly presentable. (In this sense, I think Lonestar memories is more challenging).

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    Default Re: Patchouli 24 / Lonestar Memories, are they similar to Bvlgari Black?

    Quote Originally Posted by morning light View Post
    everyone, that was extremely helpful! thank you so much for the input.

    i just received my sample of patchouli 24 and it is very different from bvlgari black! i'm a little surprised. they both have the element of smoke, but patchouli 24 is the definitely the grittier perfume and is not as plush or smooth as black. i do get an aura of sweetness that does remind me of root beer and the smoke is of the aggressive, butch type. it is...beautiful?? my gosh i'm kind of shocked that i want to wear this

    for me it is birch tar, smoke, leather, root beer (vanilla?) and the ghost of an herbal/medicinal patchouli--this may sound very challenging, but it's more wearable than you think! works for anyone who is in cold weather and wants something different . these are just first impressions (first 30 minutes), i'm hoping for that nice dry down i read about, but so far this is elegant in a fiery sort of way
    Oh yes. I didn't know quite what to think of Patchouli 24 at first, but once I got through a full wear I was hooked. It becomes such an irresistibly beautiful, sensual, smoky vanilla.

    Between Patchouli 24 and Bois d'Argent, I think very highly of Annick Menardo's talents as a perfumer.
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