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Parfumerie Generale Private Collection Cuir d'Iris

I really need to try this one.
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Amouage - Silver Man for the day.

And Amouage - Reflection Man for the evening.
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Speaking of BN, trying out Aventus today. A meh from me confused.gif

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WTB your:
1. Terre d'hermes, either version.
2. Montale Red Vetyver, either.
3. Creed Aventus.
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I haven't been to BN in forever and long ago lost faith in their ability to discern good from crap. I mean, they love Creed beyond all rational limits.
Put it another way. Pierre Cardin for men is very well liked, and Ho Hang is predominantly positive. I read their reviews trying to figure out what they were smelling and 30 minutes later I figured they were all stoned.

There are posters at BN for whom I have a lot of respect. But on the whole I find the signal to noise ratio to be pretty poor. You've really got to wade through a lot of contentless comments to find a really informative one. Moreover, a lot of the thread topics are not conducive to conversation at all. "What are your three favorite Bonds?" All anyone does is give a list of their three favorite Bonds, because that's the question. There's nothing to talk about.

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Speaking of BN, trying out Aventus today. A meh from me confused.gif

There's a lot of groupthink at BN, and I think a lot of it comes from younger members who have a marked preference for clubbing/pantydropper scents. I think a lot of the hype around Aventus comes from that. I enjoy it myself, but it's not a transcendent work of perfumery or anything.

I just received my full bottle of Parure today. This is the best batch of Parure I've gotten yet, and I got it for a fantastic price.
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Today: Penhaligon's LP No. 9
Yesterday: Chergui
Sunday: LAst of a bottle of Piper Nigrum
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Today: Penhaligon's LP No. 9
Yesterday: Chergui
Sunday: LAst of a bottle of Piper Nigrum

You like the orientals!
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Today was the hottest day in months, Philosykos. Sequoia yesterday, had a christening on Sunday so La Myrrhe (keeping with the religious theme and all0
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I know it's gonna get cool soon so... TF Lavender Palm. This is a lot different than the other Tom Fords and I'm not sure in a good way. The one thing it has in common with the others is that it makes me feel much richer than I actually am.

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+1; I haven't been there in 3-4 years either. IMHO, it died in about 2004-2005. For about 10 months in that time, it had a great blend of people both in the industry and just long-time customers who knew their stuff. Even Luca Turn was a member (as was, IIRC, Andy Tauer). The swap/sell boards were amazing, and the splits were a lot of fun.
Fragrance, though, just isn't the sort of thing you can keep up for a long time; after you have identified your likes and dislikes, you start to repeat yourself endlessly. At least on SF we have lots of other threads on other topics. Imagine if everything were like the SOTD... it would get old quickly.
Though, again, the last week or two on this thread have been incredible.
p.s. I think I was responsible for your collection ending up with Ho Hang, right? Oops. (haha) I hope it was in a box with other stuff that was better. lol8[1].gif

Yes, I agree. There is a sense of discovery though that makes it interesting, while you're discovering. But the other aspect that I really disliked was the acquisitiveness. At BN but even more at, say, POL, there's a Look-What-I-Just-Got theme running through all of the conversations. The latest, newest, most expensive, least-available. No wonder prices shot through the roof once the boards started proliferating.

BTW: I sold off the bottle of Ho Hang (YEAH I GOT MONIEZ FOR IT!). A friend knew someone who really liked it, got us in touch, and I ended up shipping off a box of unloved scents her way. She really liked the Ho Hang, I mean rapturously, deliriously, overwhelmingly loved it. Told me twice, via lengthy FB PMs. (but, I threw in my bottle of john varvatos gratis, which she also loved.)
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There are posters at BN for whom I have a lot of respect. But on the whole I find the signal to noise ratio to be pretty poor. You've really got to wade through a lot of contentless comments to find a really informative one. Moreover, a lot of the thread topics are not conducive to conversation at all. "What are your three favorite Bonds?" All anyone does is give a list of their three favorite Bonds, because that's the question. There's nothing to talk about.
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I can't think of three Bonds I'd pay money for, so that's one conversation I have no interest in.
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Today was the hottest day in months, Philosykos. Sequoia yesterday, had a christening on Sunday so La Myrrhe (keeping with the religious theme and all0

You've been posting some quality scents lately.
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I know it's gonna get cool soon so... TF Lavender Palm. This is a lot different than the other Tom Fords and I'm not sure in a good way. The one thing it has in common with the others is that it makes me feel much richer than I actually am.

I like Lavender Palm, more than I'd expected.
Edited by Thomas - 9/5/12 at 9:07am
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I can't think of three Bonds I'd pay money for, so that's one conversation I have no interest in.

1. Chinatown
2. New Haarlem
3. New York Oud

(That was a cool conversation we had just now!)

Also, +1 on Lavender Palm. The drydown goes in a really surprising direction. It's supersweet and musky; sometimes I love it and sometimes I don't, it really depends on my mood.

Speaking of TF, it's Cafe Rose for me today. Reviews of this are so-so, but I like it a lot. It's actually fairly similar to Rose Oud (by Kilian), but it's got that Tom Ford brashness that was such an important feature of the earlier PB releases. It's a very bright saffrony rose, with more and more patchouli emerging as it dries down. For some reason I hardly ever detect coffee notes that are supposed to be in fragrances, and this one is no exception.
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1. Chinatown
2. New Haarlem
3. New York Oud
(That was a cool conversation we had just now!)
Also, +1 on Lavender Palm. The drydown goes in a really surprising direction. It's supersweet and musky; sometimes I love it and sometimes I don't, it really depends on my mood.
Speaking of TF, it's Cafe Rose for me today. Reviews of this are so-so, but I like it a lot. It's actually fairly similar to Rose Oud (by Kilian), but it's got that Tom Ford brashness that was such an important feature of the earlier PB releases. It's a very bright saffrony rose, with more and more patchouli emerging as it dries down. For some reason I hardly ever detect coffee notes that are supposed to be in fragrances, and this one is no exception.

I would pay money for those. And Silver Factory and Bleecker -- just not the amount they charge.

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1. Chinatown
2. New Haarlem
3. New York Oud
(That was a cool conversation we had just now!)
Also, +1 on Lavender Palm. The drydown goes in a really surprising direction. It's supersweet and musky; sometimes I love it and sometimes I don't, it really depends on my mood.
Speaking of TF, it's Cafe Rose for me today. Reviews of this are so-so, but I like it a lot. It's actually fairly similar to Rose Oud (by Kilian), but it's got that Tom Ford brashness that was such an important feature of the earlier PB releases. It's a very bright saffrony rose, with more and more patchouli emerging as it dries down. For some reason I hardly ever detect coffee notes that are supposed to be in fragrances, and this one is no exception.

Since we're talking about Bond, I'd read that Laurice Rahme is facing a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee. What's funny (from a distance) is that Ms. Rahme seems to be a polarizing individual - she has FRIENDS and H8ERS, and everyone else picks a side. That tends to ruin nearly every conversation that refers to Bond, because someone starts hating on her, and a friend jumps up to defend her and from there the fireworks follow.

BTW: iirc, Dane hated Chinatown, until one day he loved it. I can't even remember what it smelled like.
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BTW: iirc, Dane hated Chinatown, until one day he loved it. I can't even remember what it smelled like.

Yeah, I remember that from peredepierre! I really think Chinatown is a fantastic scent, and definitely the best in their lineup.
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Yesterday evening I copiously sprayed Voyage d'Hermes on me and woke up to a lovely incense/exotic spice smell on my shirt.
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