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post #12961 of 20583
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Originally Posted by ffatt View Post

I was planning on bidding on Tom Ford Tuscan Leather (go figure why I am looking for a deal) nod[1].gif
Its a UK seller with over 1000 feedback and 100% positive.

Obviously this is just a guess, but I think you should be okay. Have you tried Tuscan Leather before, or are you buying blind?
post #12962 of 20583
My brother owned it and I tried it a couple of times (we're still a couple of young bucks) and possibly the best fragrance I have tried. I have not tried very many, which is probably readily apparent.
post #12963 of 20583
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Originally Posted by ffatt View Post

My brother owned it and I tried it a couple of times (we're still a couple of young bucks) and possibly the best fragrance I have tried. I have not tried very many, which is probably readily apparent.

Tuscan Leather is a very good leather scent.
post #12964 of 20583
+1 on the Tuscan Leather, but then again I would love to have every leather scent ever produced.

Today: Silver Mountain Water - I'm at the office and it's warm and sunny outside. It's aquatic done right in my opinion, and I do not get the "hissy" metallic not that Monsieur Turin describes in his guidebook.
post #12965 of 20583
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Originally Posted by ffatt View Post

I was planning on bidding on Tom Ford Tuscan Leather (go figure why I am looking for a deal) nod[1].gif
Its a UK seller with over 1000 feedback and 100% positive.

I'll register the opposite opinion and say I'd hesitate before jumping in on that. The Tom Ford Private Blends are fairly high-profile and fairly expensive which makes them a great candidate for counterfeits. Granted, they're probably not as chancy as the Creed and Chanel scents, but still I'd be wary. The only way I've bought the PB line is through splits where someone (reputable) buys the big bottle and breaks it down to a more palatable size/price.

For instance, let's say the big bottle of Tuscan Leather is $500 for 250ml. That's a (somewhat) reasonable $2/ml price point.
post #12966 of 20583
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

To be honest, I don't detect any coffee at all. I should add, though, that I hardly ever pick up supposed coffee notes. Nonetheless, I'm really enjoying this a lot. I think I understate how good it is just by saying it's better than the other three new PBs. It's excellent on its own terms.
Did you get Chinatown? That one's amazing, IMO.

No Chinatown, but I will keep an eye out for it. Riverside Drive is in there, which I have read good things about. There is a nice rose/tuberose one (something like Saks En Rose I think) that smells great on my gf.

I'm trying Creed Original Vetiver today. Definitely don't like this one. The Dior Vetiver I've been wearing is much, much better.
post #12967 of 20583
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

+1 on the Tuscan Leather, but then again I would love to have every leather scent ever produced.

I am more selective than HORNS in this regard: only the very best cuirs get to be on me.

Pre-shower: Frapin 1270. Very, very good gourmand, but for whatever reason I don't love it. That's why it's rarely my SOTD.
SOTD: Memo Manoa. It's essential that I have a very productive day of work today. When I know I'm going to be busy and stressed, I tend to reach for Manoa, which is my go-to comfort scent.

@Thomas: You might be right about TF PB on ebay. There's no doubt you're always taking a risk. My sense--which may be wrong--is that TF PB is somewhat less a risk than Creed, Chanel, etc.
post #12968 of 20583
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Originally Posted by TintoTerra View Post

I'm trying Creed Original Vetiver today. Definitely don't like this one. The Dior Vetiver I've been wearing is much, much better.
Don't like it either.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

SOTD: Memo Manoa. It's essential that I have a very productive day of work today. When I know I'm going to be busy and stressed, I tend to reach for Manoa, which is my go-to comfort scent.
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SOTD: Tuscan Leather... wink.gif
post #12969 of 20583
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Originally Posted by TintoTerra View Post

No Chinatown, but I will keep an eye out for it. Riverside Drive is in there, which I have read good things about. There is a nice rose/tuberose one (something like Saks En Rose I think) that smells great on my gf.
I'm trying Creed Original Vetiver today. Definitely don't like this one. The Dior Vetiver I've been wearing is much, much better.

rach has a very high opinion of Riverside Drive iirc. I don't like it a lot myself, as it's too woody for my taste. Saks en Rose, on the other hand, is very nice. You should try it on yourself.
post #12970 of 20583
SOTD: Lumiere Noire
post #12971 of 20583
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

rach has a very high opinion of Riverside Drive iirc. I don't like it a lot myself, as it's too woody for my taste. Saks en Rose, on the other hand, is very nice. You should try it on yourself.

I do! But, as I said in an earlier post, these days I have to qualify my praise, as the more years that intervene between my ownership of a scent I like and the present, the more I can never be sure if my impressions are really about the scent or about my impressions of liking the scent.

I had it back in 2005 or 2006, and really enjoyed it for business/meetings/daywear.

YSL RG today (EdT)...
post #12972 of 20583
Back in Dallas and went exploring the discount shops again. Found a place that had tons of interesting stuff scattered around a big messy store. I found a few bottles of vintage Antaeus, there were several bottles of Chanel no 5 and 19 parfum, a big bottle of helmut Lang edp, lot vintage Habit Rouge and Vetiver, old bottles of Samsara in parfum and edt. Anyway, the store was a mess and amongst all these treasures were lots of obvious fakes too (of new stuff). The guys working there got suspicious of me and apparently started googling or eBay searching the stuff I set aside. Then they tried to dramatically raise the prices of stuff, and then said they wouldn't sell me anything until the owner was in on Monday. I laughed at the invitation to return and walked out.

Went to another place and picked up a cheap bee bottle of Eau Du Coq. Wow, lots of civet in this! I had no idea. Reminds me of mouchoir de Monsieur mixed with Eau Sauvage. Very herbal edc with a surprising kick of civet.

Failed to find any Diorella.
post #12973 of 20583
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post

Back in Dallas and went exploring the discount shops again. Found a place that had tons of interesting stuff scattered around a big messy store. I found a few bottles of vintage Antaeus, there were several bottles of Chanel no 5 and 19 parfum, a big bottle of helmut Lang edp, lot vintage Habit Rouge and Vetiver, old bottles of Samsara in parfum and edt. Anyway, the store was a mess and amongst all these treasures were lots of obvious fakes too (of new stuff). The guys working there got suspicious of me and apparently started googling or eBay searching the stuff I set aside. Then they tried to dramatically raise the prices of stuff, and then said they wouldn't sell me anything until the owner was in on Monday. I laughed at the invitation to return and walked out.
Went to another place and picked up a cheap bee bottle of Eau Du Coq. Wow, lots of civet in this! I had no idea. Reminds me of mouchoir de Monsieur mixed with Eau Sauvage. Very herbal edc with a surprising kick of civet.
Failed to find any Diorella.

I've never been in a store that's anything like what you describe. It sounds like a lot of fun, sort of like a treasure hunt! (Except for the workers refusing to sell to you.)

Also, I should stop thinking like a twelve year old boy about the names of fragrances, but I can't help it: Eau du Coq is just a funny name for a fragrance. If the name didn't already exist, ELDO would have come up with it.
post #12974 of 20583
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post

Back in Dallas and went exploring the discount shops again. Found a place that had tons of interesting stuff scattered around a big messy store. I found a few bottles of vintage Antaeus, there were several bottles of Chanel no 5 and 19 parfum, a big bottle of helmut Lang edp, lot vintage Habit Rouge and Vetiver, old bottles of Samsara in parfum and edt. Anyway, the store was a mess and amongst all these treasures were lots of obvious fakes too (of new stuff). The guys working there got suspicious of me and apparently started googling or eBay searching the stuff I set aside. Then they tried to dramatically raise the prices of stuff, and then said they wouldn't sell me anything until the owner was in on Monday. I laughed at the invitation to return and walked out.
Went to another place and picked up a cheap bee bottle of Eau Du Coq. Wow, lots of civet in this! I had no idea. Reminds me of mouchoir de Monsieur mixed with Eau Sauvage. Very herbal edc with a surprising kick of civet.
Failed to find any Diorella.

The search for Diorella continues! As I mentioned above, I'm also curious about the new version, having loved the old.

As for the store, I have had similar occurrences and it infuriates me like no other; as a customer, it's like being punished due to an owner's laziness or ignorance about his own product.

I may have to try eau du coq; I also always assumed it was basically like Imperiale or Eau de Guerlain.
post #12975 of 20583
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post

Back in Dallas and went exploring the discount shops again. Found a place that had tons of interesting stuff scattered around a big messy store. I found a few bottles of vintage Antaeus, there were several bottles of Chanel no 5 and 19 parfum, a big bottle of helmut Lang edp, lot vintage Habit Rouge and Vetiver, old bottles of Samsara in parfum and edt. Anyway, the store was a mess and amongst all these treasures were lots of obvious fakes too (of new stuff). The guys working there got suspicious of me and apparently started googling or eBay searching the stuff I set aside. Then they tried to dramatically raise the prices of stuff, and then said they wouldn't sell me anything until the owner was in on Monday. I laughed at the invitation to return and walked out.

Went to another place and picked up a cheap bee bottle of Eau Du Coq. Wow, lots of civet in this! I had no idea. Reminds me of mouchoir de Monsieur mixed with Eau Sauvage. Very herbal edc with a surprising kick of civet.

Failed to find any Diorella.

What a bunch of douchebags!! Greedy morons . . .
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