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    Default Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

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    Has anyone gotten a chance to smell this yet? Thoughts positive and/or negative?
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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Nice. Haven't tried it, but keen to!
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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Notes look good. Big fan of the prive line. Would love to give this one a try!
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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    This will be a definite buy for me as soon as this becomes available near me and this nightmare we're living ends.
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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    I didn't know the name.Zerzura seems to be a mythical oasis in the Sahara.
    We'll see. I don't own any armani prive yet (though Bois d'encens is on my to buy list).

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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Bourbon vanilla and violet suggest this could be powdery, or it could go the Fahrenheit direction and be incredible
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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Like the notes.
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    It seems that Cuir Amethyste will finally be discontinued after that.
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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Here's hoping it is very distinct and different, not along the lines of Cuir Amethyste.

    Notes look superb.

    This needs to be a hit in the line, they have veered off course course for some time now.
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    I have never taken to this line ----

    The only one I really liked was Alhambra

    like the pebble tops though

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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I didn't know the name.Zerzura seems to be a mythical oasis in the Sahara.
    We'll see. I don't own any armani prive yet (though Bois d'encens is on my to buy list).
    Unless it's on your 'to buy' list because you've tried it and liked it, I'd say give BdE a swerve - it's not one of the best, by a long shot. If you're in any way a fan of oud, Oud Royale, is great, as are the leathers and ambers, with a strong recommendation for Myrrhe Imperiale as well. Not sure the incenses - Encens Satin as well - are good examples from the line if I'm honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    Unless it's on your 'to buy' list because you've tried it and liked it, I'd say give BdE a swerve - it's not one of the best, by a long shot. If you're in any way a fan of oud, Oud Royale, is great, as are the leathers and ambers, with a strong recommendation for Myrrhe Imperiale as well. Not sure the incenses - Encens Satin as well - are good examples from the line if I'm honest.
    Had the last Myrrhe Imperiale in my cart during Neiman's sale. Delayed checking out and when I refreshed the page it was gone! Went with my second option, which was Oud Royal. I'm starting to get into this line, so will definitely try this when available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    Unless it's on your 'to buy' list because you've tried it and liked it, I'd say give BdE a swerve - it's not one of the best, by a long shot. If you're in any way a fan of oud, Oud Royale, is great, as are the leathers and ambers, with a strong recommendation for Myrrhe Imperiale as well. Not sure the incenses - Encens Satin as well - are good examples from the line if I'm honest.
    See I agree except that Oud Royal is a boring synthetic oud -- decent maybe, but unoriginal -- and Bois d'Encens is a masterpiece. Although, you have to know what Bois d' Encens is -- a subtle recreation of frankincense with all of the lemony aspects taken out. Armani gives the idea of the fragrance in the ad description and you imagine the black rocks of an island. That's what the fragrance is, it's not trying to be a Guerlain or a Chanel, and it comes off wonderfully.

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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    Had the last Myrrhe Imperiale in my cart during Neiman's sale. Delayed checking out and when I refreshed the page it was gone! Went with my second option, which was Oud Royal. I'm starting to get into this line, so will definitely try this when available.
    Apparently Myrrhe is discontinued as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldWineMemories View Post
    See I agree except that Oud Royal is a boring synthetic oud -- decent maybe, but unoriginal -- and Bois d'Encens is a masterpiece. Although, you have to know what Bois d' Encens is -- a subtle recreation of frankincense with all of the lemony aspects taken out. Armani gives the idea of the fragrance in the ad description and you imagine the black rocks of an island. That's what the fragrance is, it's not trying to be a Guerlain or a Chanel, and it comes off wonderfully.
    Yeah that would be fair about Oud Royal. It's a good midpoint fragrance for me, though, and very wearable. I agree BdE is an accurate 'post-ritual' incense smell, but that in itself isn't a particularly nice aroma. I don't want to smell like that, personally, and find Heeley's Cardinal to be the much better 'pre ritual' alternative for my incense fix. Encens Satin takes that same template as BdE and slaps a vanilla accord over it, which is very odd and even less wearable, but is reminiscent of TF's Sahara Noir to my nose/mind.

    I actually still have decants of both and I'm holding them right now. Just smelling them unscrewed reinforces what I dislike about them, sadly. I do agree that BdE is worth checking out, though, and it's one of the more daring, realistic incense scents out there. I just value wearability, which is why so many unique and/or interesting fragrances - some of them I used to love - fell by the wayside in my search.
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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    I like the literalness of Bois d'encens. I think I tried Myrrhe imperiale, but do not remember. And I definitely have to try the others then.

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    Default Re: Latest Armani Prive - Cuir Zerzura!

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    Apparently Myrrhe is discontinued as well?
    I heard that too, so even more bummed I didn't act quickly enough.

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