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post #1291 of 25886
John Varvatos today.
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Wore PdN Baladin over the weekend and now marinating in Sean John Unforgivable Multi-Platinum. I hate it when fragrances have more than three words in the name - it makes me think a hack composed it. This one though is not bad at all, but the scuttle on basenotes makes me think that it's a really close copy of a Creed scent. It would be nice if they could make up their mind WHICH Creed scent he's copying here.

For the moment, I'm enjoying this one.

Oh - PdN New York is a damn good scent. I like it especially in winter. I think Beautyhabit has a 25% off coupon code if you're interested in a full bottle.

I thought the consensus on Unforgivable was a Millesime Imperial clone?

I appreciate the heads-up, I had no idea they had a coupon going. I'm thinking about making a blind-buy of MPG's Amber Precieux since they have it, do you have any experience with it? Lavender, vanilla and amber are my three favorite notes, and it appears to have all three in abundance. I'm interested in how it might compare to Acier Aluminum.
post #1292 of 25886
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Originally Posted by eidolon View Post
John Varvatos today.


I thought the consensus on Unforgivable was a Millesime Imperial clone?

I appreciate the heads-up, I had no idea they had a coupon going. I'm thinking about making a blind-buy of MPG's Amber Precieux since they have it, do you have any experience with it? Lavender, vanilla and amber are my three favorite notes, and it appears to have all three in abundance. I'm interested in how it might compare to Acier Aluminum.

Well, that's what I've read as well, but in the reviews some are comparing it to Silver Mountain Water which I really struggle to believe. I've not tried MI so I can't really say with confidence.

The coupon - I used it for a blind buy of PdN Baladin which I'm starting to appreciate as it develops. I wouldn't have bought it had I sampled it, though, too dry and herbal in the opening. After 30 minutes I like it very much so I'm glad I hung with it.

Sadly I have no experience with MPG Amber Precieux, generally amber is a note I don't look for although New York is slowly changing my perception. I'll ask an amber fiend what he thinks and post back.
post #1293 of 25886
Sampled the new D&G for Men, "The One" at Nordstroms. Very nice. Comes out July 18th.
post #1294 of 25886
It was supposed to be English Fern but I forgot and used Timbuktu.
post #1295 of 25886
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Originally Posted by eidolon View Post
John Varvatos today.


I thought the consensus on Unforgivable was a Millesime Imperial clone?

I appreciate the heads-up, I had no idea they had a coupon going. I'm thinking about making a blind-buy of MPG's Amber Precieux since they have it, do you have any experience with it? Lavender, vanilla and amber are my three favorite notes, and it appears to have all three in abundance. I'm interested in how it might compare to Acier Aluminum.


Okay - notes from two gents on another board (BTW - gent #1 loves PdN New York in a big way as well)

1. It's a nice smooth amber. It's not medicinal smelling like my fave Ambre Sultan SL if you're familiar with that one. AP is a very smooth amber with a touch of vanilla but very slightly as I recall of it. Been awhile since I have tried to wear that one. I know there are some on here that adore AP a lot. It's a good amber. I like mine dark/incensey and medicinal smelling here. But it's worth asking about, T.

2. ...but I think it's the best amber you can buy.
post #1296 of 25886
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It was supposed to be English Fern but I forgot and used Timbuktu.

Suddenly it feels like Sunday again. How did that happen?
post #1297 of 25886
SCS Dagger today, I really like this one and I love the price of it too.
Is SCS Still a secret here?
post #1298 of 25886
I have Sue's Bay Rum with a Twist ( ) and Lavendula Oakmoss (not so much - too sweet)

Her shaving goods are apparently brilliant as well.
post #1299 of 25886
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Okay - notes from two gents on another board (BTW - gent #1 loves PdN New York in a big way as well)

1. It's a nice smooth amber. It's not medicinal smelling like my fave Ambre Sultan SL if you're familiar with that one. AP is a very smooth amber with a touch of vanilla but very slightly as I recall of it. Been awhile since I have tried to wear that one. I know there are some on here that adore AP a lot. It's a good amber. I like mine dark/incensey and medicinal smelling here. But it's worth asking about, T.

2. ...but I think it's the best amber you can buy.

Hmm. I'm tempted to try and find a decant or a sampler, but it's proving difficult. I've found it cheaper at other sites ($68 at Parfum1), although BeautyHabit is still the only site I know of that sells PdN. Normally I'm not opposed to a blind buy but I'd like to get a cheapo one to see if I like it, especially since I have New York and Acier Aluminum, and I have Jaipur Homme (which will hopefully become the one oriental that clicks for me) and Bogart Homme decants on their way.

I also have Mare coming to see if I can finally find a single "seawater" aquatic I actually like. Everything Issey has given me headaches and literally made my eyes water, and I seem to suck with aquatics in general (I don't really count Cool Water/GIT in this). Then again, I can wear Eau des Iles and Acier Aluminum and apparently get away with it on my skin, so maybe my skin just totally rejects aquatics but softens more masculine scents. Everyone talks about Acier Aluminum having a metal smell and being incredibly strong, but on me it's basically New York with less powder and more amber. It is a mystery.
post #1300 of 25886
Weird, although not uncommon for folks to get differing reactions. I know someone who really goes for TDC Sel de Vetiver, it's slowly gaining a following. If you can get a sample it might fit the bill.
post #1301 of 25886
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I also have Mare coming to see if I can finally find a single "seawater" aquatic I actually like. Everything Issey has given me headaches and literally made my eyes water, and I seem to suck with aquatics in general (I don't really count Cool Water/GIT in this). Then again, I can wear Eau des Iles and Acier Aluminum and apparently get away with it on my skin, so maybe my skin just totally rejects aquatics but softens more masculine scents. Everyone talks about Acier Aluminum having a metal smell and being incredibly strong, but on me it's basically New York with less powder and more amber. It is a mystery.

Also you might check into Demeter Salt air (try Amazon or Demeter's web site) fairly inexpensive but linear.
post #1302 of 25886
Today - PdN Baladin. At first sniff it's slightly repulsive in a sour-bitter herbal way. After around five minutes some sweetness kicks in - just enough to balance the bitterness. An hour in I'm noticing some vetiver.
post #1303 of 25886
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
It was supposed to be English Fern but I forgot and used Timbuktu.

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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Suddenly it feels like Sunday again. How did that happen?



I am not sure how it happened, but I made the same mistake today. I am sure I will get it right tomorrow.
post #1304 of 25886
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I am not sure how it happened, but I made the same mistake today. I am sure I will get it right tomorrow.

Not a mistake if you smell okay. Just something different.

Speaking of different, I allowed myself to be swayed by the guide and have gravitated towards the four-and five-star scents. While that's all well and good...the authors freely achnowledge that the reviews are based on personal tastes, and others may or may not agree.

So when Pasha got one star, I took it in stride, but still began to ignore it. Today, however, I saw the bottle with the domed cap and started spraying liberally. Fresh and minty. Light. I can see why folks might prefer, say, Guerlain Vetiver over this, but I like them both and will keep using Pasha. Until the next guide comes out.
post #1305 of 25886
Canali today. Hangs around for a bit, too. Very pleasant.
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