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Must de Cartier II for me today. This one is a weird one, with a weirder history. Originally, Must de Cartier (the dark, green, smokey one) in the 1980's was just a parfum, for which the EdT was a completely different fragrance. This confused the hell out of buyers, so they changed the name to "II" in the 1990's, while releasing an EdT concentration of the original parfum as "Must." "II" was then discontinued not too terribly long thereafter. It's an equally odd...
Lots of Armani made in Turkey, eastern europe, china, etc. Quite frankly, that it said openly "made in Turkey" is more a sign of authenticity, as a fake suit generally will say "made in Italy." The goal of a fake is to get you to buy it thinking it is something else; there is a lot more sales potential in saying "italy" than "turkey."This thread has been necroposted many times since it's initial posting nearly six years ago, but for posterity lest some new member...
Like the looks of the B&E. I must admit not being familiar with the brand; shall google forthwith!
+1, or they need to bite the bullet and make a "diffusion" line. The problem is that they put "Dunhill" on all of them in the same way, even though they are clearly not the same at all. I don't mind "MiC" in priciple, except that side by side you'd see the differences in details... and yet they are priced the same.It's also fairly hard to tell... while they'll stamp "Made in England" easily, the "MiC' badge is hidden on a tab down at the bottom of the bag so you have to...
+1, my feelings exactly. It's a shame, because the styling on some was quite interesting. Anyway, this is one reason why Lanvin (in addition Ferragamo and Dior) are on my "no go" bag list... except at STEEEEEP discount.In general, with brands that are not primarily bag/luggage makers, we have to remember that (1) the creative directors generally don't handle bags, leaving them to a design team or an accessories designer, (2) the design teams often have little control...
Be sure to give it a very thorough going over; few months back checked out a number of the Spring Dunhill collection and many of the bags were made in... surprise... China.They weren't terrible quality, but the details/stitching didn't look so great, and the prices were nearly the same as the Italy/France/England etc. items.Basically looked/felt like expensive Coach. NOTE: I didn't see this particular bag, however, and not ALL the bags were MiC.
It can CHANGE, given oxidation, settling of the oils, etc. but it's not something that ages like a wine or scotch. So, no, I don't think really you could say it smells "better" if you mean an improvement upon what the parfumeur wants it to be the minute (s)he puts it in the bottle. It goes in at its peak and changes/degrades from there.My guess as to the "better" or "stronger" you describe has more to do with climate/weather in which you are wearing it than the actual...
+1. I'd say it's a number of complex factors... changing demographics (including emerging markets with little fashion historical memory, a lot of cash, and a desire for brand names), increased exposure and spending on huge boutiques and adverts, greater expansion/distribution of aftermarket and sales areas (which means they can mark things down multiple times without hurting their bottom line), increased influence of "private equity" firms or non-fashion related...
I finally sniffed Sycomore at my local Chanel boutique a few months back... I saw why so many like it. Definitely good juice and I could see myself owning some. Maybe next time there is a split...Another to try would be the old givenchy vetyver... it's harder to find and coveted by those who have it (unfortunately I don't!) .Overall, for me, the weird, dry pizza-doughy aspect of the Malle was hard to beat (ignoring $$$)
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