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post #12046 of 19849
The apple was very present in the top notes. Might be worth trying out. They have any Creed botiques in the part of BFE Japan where you're sequestered?

The new Prada Iris isn't fruity floral but I think it would be possible in the summer.
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The apple was very present in the top notes. Might be worth trying out. They have any Creed botiques in the part of BFE Japan where you're sequestered?
The new Prada Iris isn't fruity floral but I think it would be possible in the summer.

lol8[1].gif I'm in Japan's third biggest city... which is about the size of, I dunno... most of the midwest. Lots of Creed. wink.gif
Anyway, as I mentioned, I got an entire bottle of Acqua Fiorentina and have worn it regularly over the past coupla weeks. Not impressed, but I got it for a $1. Any fragrance is worth trying, and this one is very "nice," but it runs $260 for a bottle, for which I want more than nice. Hell, a Buick is "nice," but I wouldn't want to pay $195,000 for it.
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Speaking of 'nice' I ended up wearing my New (to me) bottle of Acqua di Parma. For a long time I more or less turned my nose up at this, thinking it overlapped with others in the herd (namely Signoricci). Well, now that I've given myself a good dousing, I see that I was badly mistaken. This is a good deal spicier, more present and, well...worth keeping.
post #12049 of 19849
Acqua Di Parma has launch a mediteranian series where a couple of the scents are a whole lot nicer than the regular one.


Anyone had go at Byredo?
post #12050 of 19849
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an explanation... I work in the biz. Our TF counter has 250ml flacons which we use to display for sale and also to make samples from. But how do you refill a 250ml flacon? with gallon jugs of course! so our stock room has tens of gallon jugs of all the juice including all the discontinued ones like Gardenia, which will just sit there until they toss them out. Not worth it to send back to the manufacturer I figure.

Fascinating! Just goes to show the reality vs. fantasy of parfumery. All that talk of "sacred essential essences" and "premium quality ingredients" is countered by the fact that perfume costs, literally, pennies to produce in the huge (mostly synthetic) sums in which the big houses produce it. Whether Creed, TF, Guerlain, or anybody else... the best way to make easy $$$ is through perfume. Maybe at some point distillation of essential essences was very costly, but with a big operation, it costs them next to nothing these days (except for the cost of the bottle and the packaging.)

I'd love to know the REAL cost of that $260 bottle of Creed. Yes, they use a nice bottle and a lovely spray mechanism... but beyond that, I'd say the juice costs the same as Estee lauder or Avon.

Rambo, haven't tried that Bond, but I had that reaction to many. Riverside Drive I love, and a few others are quite unique (West Broadway a lovely sweet/sugary blend, Nuits de Noho, and Fire Island just for fun)... but many others were just, meh.

Did you try Acqua Fiorentina, by the way?

It's all "The Emperors New Clothes"
post #12051 of 19849
Rach, how much did that bottle of Creed cost you?

I passed up on a boxed bottle of Guerlain Tonka Imeriale for $40 because I just couldn't get myself to even like it for that price.
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Acqua Di Parma has launch a mediteranian series where a couple of the scents are a whole lot nicer than the regular one.
Anyone had go at Byredo?

Master-Classter is our resident Byredo authority. I've tried a lot of them, but not all. There are some definite winners in their lineup, IMO, including Green, La Tulipe, Baudelaire, and Palermo. Sometimes I really like Bal d'Afrique and other times I don't.

Pre-shower: Givenchy Amarige. The review in the Turin/Sanchez guide is hilarious, but also true.
SOTD: L'Artisan Al Oudh
post #12053 of 19849
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Master-Classter is our resident Byredo authority. I've tried a lot of them, but not all. There are some definite winners in their lineup, IMO, including Green, La Tulipe, Baudelaire, and Palermo. Sometimes I really like Bal d'Afrique and other times I don't.
Pre-shower: Givenchy Amarige. The review in the Turin/Sanchez guide is hilarious, but also true.
SOTD: L'Artisan Al Oudh

EEEEE The Mrs. occasionally wears Amarige - well, she used to until the day I accidentally swept her bottle into one of the trash bags which I then taped shut, put into a box, taped that shut, then put into the big trash can which I carefully covered and moved to the neighbor's driveway.
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EEEEE The Mrs. occasionally wears Amarige - well, she used to until the day I accidentally swept her bottle into one of the trash bags which I then taped shut, put into a box, taped that shut, then put into the big trash can which I carefully covered and moved to the neighbor's driveway.

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post #12055 of 19849
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EEEEE The Mrs. occasionally wears Amarige - well, she used to until the day I accidentally swept her bottle into one of the trash bags which I then taped shut, put into a box, taped that shut, then put into the big trash can which I carefully covered and moved to the neighbor's driveway.

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Which version of Colonia did you try out T-Rex?
post #12056 of 19849
Dior Eau Noire
post #12057 of 19849
Thomas, I think my wife would love to do that to every one of my bottles.

Today: Sycomore.
post #12058 of 19849
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Rach, how much did that bottle of Creed cost you?
I passed up on a boxed bottle of Guerlain Tonka Imeriale for $40 because I just couldn't get myself to even like it for that price.

100 yen. About a buck. smile.gif

$40 is enough that I have to think I will like something and gets close to the "blind buy NO" range. So, I might have passed as well (especially since I hate Tonka bean)

Eau de lalique today. Revisiting one of my favorite summer scents.
post #12059 of 19849
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hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Which version of Colonia did you try out T-Rex?

The original. I once tried the Assoluta and thought they could have stopped at the second 's'.
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Thomas, I think my wife would love to do that to every one of my bottles.
Today: Sycomore.

Actually, mine would as well. Bear in mind, this is the woman who once bought me Paris Hilton for Men. That, I think, speaks volumes about her taste. Plus, she married me.
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100 yen. About a buck. smile.gif
$40 is enough that I have to think I will like something and gets close to the "blind buy NO" range. So, I might have passed as well (especially since I hate Tonka bean)
Eau de lalique today. Revisiting one of my favorite summer scents.

I would have passed, simply because the bottle says "Guerlain"
post #12060 of 19849

Today, Issay Miyake - The water of Issay :D Poor homme.

 

Only because I'm too povvo to afford feu or any of the limited editions, and suddenly everywhere in Oz seems to have stopped selling it. Still, goes so well with my skin/sweat.

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