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post #12916 of 20286
Finally cool enough this morning to break out Tabac Blond.
post #12917 of 20286
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I'd like to hear you guys' experience with the parfum form.
Wore it for the evening. I enjoy it a lot but haven't had the non-parfum so I can't really compare (I have "vintage" parfum).
post #12918 of 20286
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Wore it for the evening. I enjoy it a lot but haven't had the non-parfum so I can't really compare (I have "vintage" parfum).

They are all excellent, but the parfum (IMHO) is much deeper, richer, darker, smokier... and more unisex. The EdT and EdP play up the powdery fruit, but the parfum plays up the wonderful base of woods/patchouli/oakmoss. I think the EdT/EdP are great for daywear, but at night, definitely parfum.

That being said, they are still very much the same fragrance and all are excellent (so, it's not quite like what Chanel does with its no. 5 or no. 19 or Cristalle EdPs, which are actually quite different scents).

If one had easy access (or the extra $$$), of course the parfum is the way to go . BUT, given the ease of finding the current EdP at discount, I think it's a fair substitute. Reformulated? Yes. Same as the parfum? Not exactly. But, for 1/10 or so the price, it's definitely worth it, and I don't find the reformulation to be all that bad.
post #12919 of 20286
What do you think about the current Vol de Nuit edp? It doesn't stand a chance whatsoever to the vintage parfum, imo, which doesn't need to hold true for others of Guerlain's offerings though, obviously.
post #12920 of 20286
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And have you tried other houses as well?

Yes of course, apart from the usual commercial fragrances given and bought before I hit 20, I have tried Aqua de Genova Genes, Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo and Piper Nigrum quite a few years back. They were all gifts for birthday and Christmas.

I first bought a Penhaligon's scent in 1989, I believe, from Covent Garden. In between I have worn the above; however, for at least the last 8 years I have only worn Penhaligon's. I have been buying, happily, from my local store for the last 3 and a half years, approximately.
post #12921 of 20286
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Well, today just felt like a Pour Monsieur day.
I'd read a comment from someone that chypres are kind of lonely scents - I'm not sure where he came up with that but I can certainly agree that a chypre such as PM doesn't really seek approval - or maybe there's a degree of grown-up self-sufficiency. Although if pressed to define 'approval-seeking' from a bottle of smelly liquid I run the risk of sounding really stupid.

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That's fascinating! I've actually had a similar thought about chypres, although I've had in mind more classically feminine chypres. But I think the point stands either way. The philosopher Immanuel Kant described friendship as being subject to two opposing forces, love and respect. Love draws friends closer, but respect is important to help keep a proper distance. You should be close with your friends, but there's a limit. Chypres have always seemed to me like the respect part of the dynamic: they suggest a kind of distance that is not hostile, but just respectful.


I wore Pour Monsieur today as well. A travel day, and PM is one of those scents that feels like it can go anywhere. I have two bottles of PM, one vintage and one new. I sprayed some of the new on my hand the other day and was struck by how nice it was. It was encouraging for a bit, but then I noticed that it didn't really hold together very well over time. Today I'm wearing the old stuff and after going all day and flying halfway across the country, I'm reminded of why we'll mourn the passing of these ingredients.
post #12922 of 20286
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What do you think about the current Vol de Nuit edp? It doesn't stand a chance whatsoever to the vintage parfum, imo, which doesn't need to hold true for others of Guerlain's offerings though, obviously.

You'd think with my love of Guerlain, I wouldn't have such a gap... but I actually have little experience with VdN. So, unfortunately I can't compare concentrations!
post #12923 of 20286
I switched into Bal de Roses by Keiko Mecheri. It's part of her Bespoke series of perfumes, which is meant to be the high-end stuff (like the Private Blends in the TF lineup). I actually like the scents from the regular line better than the Bespoke line, which I've been disappointed by. For example, I like Attar de Roses, a rose scent from the regular line, much better than Bal de Roses. And I like Datura Blanche from the regular line better than Sousanne, which is the similar theme from the Bespoke line.
post #12924 of 20286
Pre-shower: Delicious Closet Queen
SOTD: TF Bois Rouge
post #12925 of 20286
The Missus got me a sample of Tom Ford Arabian Wood for me - I like it so far.
post #12926 of 20286
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The Missus got me a sample of Tom Ford Arabian Wood for me - I like it so far.

Uh-oh, are you winning your wife over to the ways of the perfumista?
post #12927 of 20286
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Uh-oh, are you winning your wife over to the ways of the Rambo sampling regimen?

FTFY
post #12928 of 20286
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

The Missus got me a sample of Tom Ford Arabian Wood for me - I like it so far.

Uh-oh, are you winning your wife over to the ways of the perfumista?

Why, yes! Yes, I am!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #12929 of 20286
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Uh-oh, are you winning your wife over to the ways of the Rambo sampling regimen?

FTFY

She calls me the Sample Bandit. I come home with 15-20 samples on some days.
post #12930 of 20286
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She calls me the Sample Bandit. I come home with 15-20 samples on some days.

The force is strong in you, young paduan.
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