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    Default Favorite Masque Milano?

    I really love Russian Tea. Every time I wear it, it's a joy. What is your favorite from this house? I really wanna try most of the line, but would love to know which are the more favorable first!

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    Default Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    Russian Tea. Excellent.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Montecristo for me. Interestingly, Russian Tea was the most underwhelming for me of the 5 or 6 I have tried.

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    Of the 3 I tried, I would rank them as follow:

    1. Montecristo
    2. Hemingway
    3. Tango

    That said, I'm not sure that comparing an animalic with a vetiver and an amber fragrance makes a lot of sense. What I can say is that these are top quality, and Masque brings classical themes to perfection and top quality, at the opposite of - for example - Nasomatto, which is more unique/original, but smells definitely synthetic. Two different esthetics: top elegance with a twist vs urban metrosexual more industrial smelling.

    At discounters/ebay prices (~$100): well worth it, period.
    At full retail price:
    For someone on a budget who looks for unicity and best bang-for-the-bang: I would still recommend Montecristo, but the other 2 have serious competitors that are at the same level of quality and retail for less than Masque's price tag.
    For someone who is used to pay full retail for Nasomatto: yes, well worth it, and I'd choose Masque over Nasomatto any day (just an example of similarly priced fragrances).
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    Default Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    I've only tried Hemmingway and Montecristo. I would agree with the person above who said they were worthwhile. I think of the two that Montecristo stands out. It is more unique in its kitchen spice cupboard/rich old bachelors car smell. Hemmingway is just a fantastic execution of a study in dark vetiver. Both are really nice, and I think I would recomend them at 95 dollars for a 50ml, but they are 33ml, and a it more than that price usually. I haven't made the jump yet.
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    Default Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    Montecristo was pleasant. The others I tried from the house were a pass.
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    Montecristo is definitely the best from the house for me. Though I'd recommend sampling for yourself before buying.

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    I have a 100ml bottle of Montecristo and considering how much I like it, I’m surprised I still haven’t tried anything else from the line. I have to at least check out Terralba since Delphine Thierry is the perfumer on that one too.

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    Montecristo smells of adobo sauce. Can't stand it.

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    Default Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    Russian Tea
    Luci ed Ombre
    Kintsugi
    Mandala
    L'Attesa
    Petra
    Madeleine
    Tango

    I'm a big fan of the house!
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    Current Top 10 Of All Time
    1.Encens Mythique d’Orient
    2.L’Heure Perdue XI
    3.Le Monarque II/Sultanate Of Oman/Pierre de Velay No. 1/Black Cashmere/Pearl Moon/Semi Bespoke 21/Parfum Royale No.1
    4.Candy Aoud/(Dior) Vetiver/Santal Noir/Great Britain/Correspondence/Dasman/Symphonium/Al-Khatt/Nuit de Bekelite/Richwood
    5.Les Sables Roses/Mon Patchouly/1996/EL/Vision In A Dream Psychedelic/Argentium Halo De Lune/Torc/FDB Velvet Amber
    6.L’Heure Mysterieuse XII/Au Hasard/#laislablanca/ Luci Ed Ombre/Tabac Rose/Russian Tea/Oud & Ambre
    7.Opus VI/Prolixe/Jump Up & Kiss Me Hedonistic/Alseif
    8.Le Monarque III/V/MAAI/Malesia/Absolue Pour le Soir/Ganymede
    9.Fetish Parfum Pour Homme/Dhajala
    10.Cuir Intense

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    Default Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    Russian Tea and Tango.
    Current Top Ten:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Jasmin Antique (Rogue Perfumery)
    3) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie
    3) Giorgio V.I.P. Special Reserve (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie

    5) Dia pour Homme vintage edt (Amouage)

    6) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    7) Nombre Noir (Shiseido)
    8) Lucifer (Renaissance Fragrances) - tie
    8) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    8) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie


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    Default Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    Tango
    Montecristo
    Russian Tea
    Currently wearing: Lui by Mazzolari

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    Default Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    Montecristo
    Tango
    Russian Tea... all in their original big bottles
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    Montecristo
    Russian Tea
    Tango
    L’Attesa

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    Default Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    L'attesa and Russian Tea are my favorites.

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    Default Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    Terralba

    The best garrigue scent I've ever tried. I love mastic and there's lots of it here.




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