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post #12841 of 20004
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I'm wearing Bond No 9-Hampton.

This is one of the Bonds I like the best. To my nose it's an improved version of Silver Mountain Water.

So, I just tried the brand new Tom Ford Noir today. (I didn't just try it, I bought a bottle too.) Reviews online for this have been mostly negative so far, at least from what I've seen. I think I get where they're coming from, but nonetheless I actually enjoy the scent quite a bit. It's quite demure for a Tom Ford, a bit like Violet Blonde in that regard. It's quite powdery and vanilla sweet, especially as it dries down, and might therefore remind some of Habit Rouge. (I only know the edt of Habit Rouge, FWIW.) But there's a lot of other things going on too. The top is more bracing and herbal, with some pepper and violet leaf. (That's what I'm picking up at least.) But what I really like about this is that it's quite dirty, especially at the midpoint or so of its development. When news of this scent first came out, I was excited to hear that it featured civet. Well, the civet is not amped up to Jicky levels or anything like that, but there's definitely enough to add some skank.

For people who are concerned about such things, I experience this is definitely leaning masculine until pretty far into the drydown, where it becomes comfortably unisex. (Although there are those who would argue, with some cause, that my descriptions of gender appropriateness are unreliable.)
post #12842 of 20004
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Thanks, Homie!
What did you get?

Happy to help out. I picked up Bvlgari Omni Coral, Elie Saab parfum, Tom Ford Violet Blonde, and Vera Wang Lovestruck.
post #12843 of 20004
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Happy to help out. I picked up Bvlgari Omni Coral, Elie Saab parfum, Tom Ford Violet Blonde, and Vera Wang Lovestruck.

Weren't you planning to get Prada Candy too? Do you like that one?
post #12844 of 20004
Chanel COROMANDEL but after I applied it I wasn't sure if it was a women'f fragrance so I washed it off.

Byred Baudelaire, which I really like. I need to buy a bottle...anyone want to buy a S.T. Dupont lighter or Cutter?
post #12845 of 20004
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Chanel COROMANDEL but after I applied it I wasn't sure if it was a women'f fragrance so I washed it off.
Byred Baudelaire, which I really like. I need to buy a bottle...anyone want to buy a S.T. Dupont lighter or Cutter?

Coromandel is definitely appropriate for men. It's really an extraordinary scent.
post #12846 of 20004
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Chanel COROMANDEL but after I applied it I wasn't sure if it was a women'f fragrance so I washed it off.
Byred Baudelaire, which I really like. I need to buy a bottle...anyone want to buy a S.T. Dupont lighter or Cutter?
Why do you wash something off because you were not sure whether it's a women's fragrance? Did you like it or not? That's everything that should matter.

First fragrance-free day in months.
post #12847 of 20004
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Weren't you planning to get Prada Candy too? Do you like that one?

None of these are for me. They're for the person I used to take care of. I was looking for Candy but its currently listed as out of stock, along with Bottega Vanetta, Balenciaga L'Essence, and DOT by Marc Jacobs. Still looking for those at a discount.

Meh on Coromandel. Never got the love for that one.
post #12848 of 20004
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post


Happy to help out. I picked up Bvlgari Omni Coral, Elie Saab parfum, Tom Ford Violet Blonde, and Vera Wang Lovestruck.


Lovestruck is delicious, Rambodog. 

post #12849 of 20004
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Chanel COROMANDEL but after I applied it I wasn't sure if it was a women'f fragrance so I washed it off.
Byred Baudelaire, which I really like. I need to buy a bottle...anyone want to buy a S.T. Dupont lighter or Cutter?

Coromandel is definitely appropriate for men. It's really an extraordinary scent.

Seriously!!! confused.gif
post #12850 of 20004
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Originally Posted by I am DIL View Post


Lovestruck is delicious, Rambodog. 

Yeah, they loved it after one sample. Was cheap as dirt after the coupon so I figured why not. You should have your lady friend try Elie Saab. Now that shit is good.
post #12851 of 20004
I love Coromandel, but only when I apply it sparingly.


Wearing Gucci Pour Homme tonight. There's a particular aldehyde in this that is also in cdg 2men and rose 31 that smells like a snuffed candle. I used to like it, but now I find it sort of nausea inducing. Wish I'd gone w something else.
post #12852 of 20004
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post


Yeah, they loved it after one sample. Was cheap as dirt after the coupon so I figured why not. You should have your lady friend try Elie Saab. Now that shit is good.


She loves Elie Saab -- good suggestion. I bought her some Marc Jacobs a while back, but I think she'd appreciate something different this time round.

post #12853 of 20004
I'm a fan of Elie Saab - it's a well-made perfume.
post #12854 of 20004
It sure is. That and Bottega Vanetta are my favorite of the recent department store releases.
post #12855 of 20004
Pre-shower: Cruel Intentions. This is among my favorites from the by Kilian line. There's a rich, velvety rose that I like a lot. I really like the Kilian scents that feature rose, I've noticed.

SOTD: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche. I've read in lots of places that Chanel is either discontinuing this or else just pulling it from major retailers and making it a boutique exclusive. I've noticed that my local Nordstrom no longer has it. Saks had it, but they had removed the price tags from the boxes, oddly enough. This is far and away the class of the Allure series, at least on the men's side.
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