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My post was about recent Bally.
In general, I think the consensus is that Bally's aren't so great for their pricepoint. For a great deal, they are probably not bad. Main thing is whether they fit you, they fit your budget/wardrobe, and you like them. If "yes," then they are a keeper. Bally Scribes are very nice; they are the higher-end line. I have a pair of Spectators that are very lovely. But, again, at their superlative pricepoint ($1000+)... one could find better. But, overall, I don't think...
This was the one general-audience/easily obtained Creed I liked with little hesitation (though some of the older, harder to find ones were nice). And then when I had to listen/read the awful advert copy that "David Bowie wears this!" I wanted to gag. I mean, maybe he spritzed it on once, back in the 1990's... but I doubt he's slathering it on each day. And even if he did... who the f$ cares. You might give Diptyque Florabellio a try as well. It has an interesting...
Probably more former than latter, but I'll claim the latter. As for C&S, oh yeah. A Basenotes favorite. There were so many back in the fun days. Yohji PH, Chergui, PdN New York, even Bois du Portugal (speaking of, I need to revisit that one).I finished up this evening with the old EdT of Chanel Cristalle. A wonderful, sharp, almost acrid scent that I still find fascinating. Not to be confused with the smoother EdP or "Eau Verte" blend.Edit:Going to wear Cristalle EdT...
Guerlain Herba Fresca (Aqua Allegoria) today. I rarely wear this one, but it's perfect for today's weather: humid and rainy, but not really all that HOT. Just sort of "thick." This one cuts through it without being too cloying, too heavy, or too fleeting. As often happens with any fragrance line that deploys a great number of scents in a short time (including Tom Ford!)... there are some hits and misses in the Aqua Allegoria line. My favorites were this one,...
I haven't.Then again, over the years I've tried random DIY stuff and it almost ALWAYS turns out the same. Seems like a fun idea that should take 45 minutes start to finish. Then, eight hours later, after $60 in supplies and after you've made a total mess out of your kitchen/bathroom, you get a final product that isn't nearly a good as the $25 you could have just gotten from the start.Body wash isn't cost prohibitive and, again, there are so many established selections out...
^Yes, as the OP says, despite that Bally is a Swiss brand, many (if not most) of its goods are made elsewhere like just about any other brand (Coach, Prada, Dior are American, Italian, French respectively... but you'll find their goods made everywhere from Romania to Turkey to China). I haven't had too many issues with the quality of Bally's stuff; it's just very pricey for what you are getting (like any other high fashion brand). Prada was once one of my favorites, but...
Wonderful choice. Goutal is, IMHO, overlooked too much as a fragrance house. So many wonderful, dark, bright, loud, quiet scents that push the envelope, yet stay below the radar. The contradiction is part of the appeal. Enjoy it!
Eau de Pamplemousse Rose (Hermes) today. My love of a good grapefruit is well documented, and this one is pretty good. I still think Pamplelune is better, though. This one turns light/floral and then disappears on me, while the Guerlain turns richer with a creamy patchouli/vanilla base. I like that the Guerlain starts very crisp and then moves downward, while the Hermes seems just to stay very linear before fleeting away altogether.
You've compelled me to open the wine cooler to wear something from my sacred bin today. Thinking some very old, very wonderful No. 19 extrait.
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