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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.

ARRRRG, stores like that are so upsetting. I got all excited for a bit, too!

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Today, Guerlain L'instant Homme. I'm slowly coming around to liking this one. It's only been, what, 6 years since you sent me that first sample Rach? laugh.gif
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What a bunch of douchebags!! Greedy morons . . .

+1. It's the moronic, lazy greed that irritates me MUCH more than the incomplete sale.

Attitude is everything; I was in a little store here in Japan where the owner had some boxes of no. 5 parfum that he'd thought were just minis (480 yen, or $5). I could have snagged them, but he was a nice man and respectful and so I told him what he had...

Obviously, I already have all the no. 5 I could ever use (though I paid a lot more than 480 yen for it!), so I can't say I'd have been altruistic with Jicky or Cuir de Russie. BUT, still, overall it's the atmosphere of the store that dictates my responses. With baron's story, he was probably much more patient than I'd have been.
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Today, Guerlain L'instant Homme. I'm slowly coming around to liking this one. It's only been, what, 6 years since you sent me that first sample Rach? laugh.gif

lol8[1].gif AT LEAST that long. Jeez, T, a man could age a decent bourbon in the time it takes you to warm up to a Guerlain. wink.gif
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I recently bought a small bottle of Patou Pour Homme EdT. and it turned out to be much better than what I had expected from it. This was my first Vintage perfume buy and the quality of ingredients used in it seem top notch and it would not be fair to compare its quality with the fragrances available in the market today.

Before I bought PPH I was having trouble narrowing down my fragrances from a list of well regarded fragrances on this forum like Idole Lubin, Ambre Precieux,Cartier Declaration, Montale Black Aoud, Caron Yatagan, Chanel Antaeus, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Caron Tabac Blond, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Tom Ford White Patchouli, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Amouage Jubilation, and even Amouage Homage. Now I feel it's time to say good bye to most of these fragrances and stick to mostly Vintage fragrances.

I am no perfume expert but PPH seems like the only fragrance so far that crossed the finish line for me and I would recommend to everyone to at least sample it once. Fragrances like L' Air du Desert Marocain, Homage, Antaeus, Ambre Precieux are without a doubt fine creations but seem to be lacking that touch of perfection (I don't know how else to describe it).

I will now try Vintage Habit Rouge, Derby, Heritage and Cuir De Russie to see how they compare to PPH.
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Rach, you need to go to Parfum Satori before you head back.

This evening: Doused myself with Mitsouko Parfum. Ahhh, vintage Mitsouko and college footbaw - it's like having a fine Scotch right now.
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Rach, you need to go to Parfum Satori before you head back.
This evening: Doused myself with Mitsouko Parfum. Ahhh, vintage Mitsouko and college footbaw - it's like having a fine Scotch right now.

Man HORNS, you are just a living, breathing stereotype.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Rach, you need to go to Parfum Satori before you head back.
This evening: Doused myself with Mitsouko Parfum. Ahhh, vintage Mitsouko and college footbaw - it's like having a fine Scotch right now.

Man HORNS, you are just a living, breathing stereotype.

That's right! All I need is to be surrounded by big hairy guys with plaid shirts on.
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That's right! All I need is to be surrounded by big hairy guys with plaid shirts on.

MPG Parfum d'habit!

re: parfums satori; I'll be in Tokyo before I return and shall try to arrange a visit. smile.gif
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Last night so I could have my wife leave me alone because I was depressed about the game (she messaged me almost 10 times with photos of her wearing dresses and what-not in the dressing room asking me for advice while I was watching the game plain.gif) and she wanted to come home and chit-chat about those photos as if I was supposed to study for a quiz when she got home - so I wore three spritzes of Dzing! and gave her monosyllabic answers to her questions until she finally got the fucking hint.
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lol8[1].gif

 

Testing CDG Wonderwood and CDG 2 today. 

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Wore Rocobar yesterday from a sample I've had forever. I'm really impressed with the dry down this morning. It goes on a bit sharp with woods and that melon note, but today there's a soft rich sandlewood hum.

I'm going to see a movie this afternoon at a local mall that has a Barney's, Neimans and Nordstroms. I'm determined to douse myself with something interesting. Either Portrait of a Lady or maybe that new Tom Ford Cafe Rose.
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Now I feel bad because I was texting HORNS all day yesterday soliciting opinions on my stripey socks and bead bracelets! During the big football game too. Oh well, they were fun stripey socks, so hopefully they lifted his mood a little bit.

Pre-shower: HdP Petroleum. It's clear I'm just not going to come around to liking this one. Nonetheless, I'm glad I tried it.
SOTD: Dzing! Today is another stressful, busy day, and to me Dzing! is such a happy fragrance. I even love the logo with the little tiger.
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Diptyque L'Eau

 

Nice piece in Financial Times Weekend on new perfumers.

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Diptyque L'Eau

Nice piece in Financial Times Weekend on new perfumers.

Thanks for that, it was interesting. There's quite a mixed bag of perfumers and houses in there. They led with Byredo, who for whatever reason meet with quite a lot of hostility in the fragrance community, often for *not* being very original, but still selling at niche prices. M/Mink is the big exception, but hardly anybody likes that! (FWIW, I like it quite a lot. In in general, I have a pro-Byredo attitude.) And to be completely honest, Blood Concept seems less like perfumery to me and more like a novelty act. (I know people say that about ELDO too, but I think there's a world of difference.) I'm not entirely sold on Juliette Has A Gun: the ones I've tried feel unfinished, or maybe just too simple.
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Wore Rocobar yesterday from a sample I've had forever. I'm really impressed with the dry down this morning. It goes on a bit sharp with woods and that melon note, but today there's a soft rich sandlewood hum.
I'm going to see a movie this afternoon at a local mall that has a Barney's, Neimans and Nordstroms. I'm determined to douse myself with something interesting. Either Portrait of a Lady or maybe that new Tom Ford Cafe Rose.

I know others have mentioned a melon note at the top of Rocabar--I think b1os did too--, but for whatever reason, I don't get it. What I do get is a very strong dill note. I wonder if we're smelling the same thing but mapping it differently?
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I also don't get melon from Rocabar, though I'm glad to see it being discussed. I dusted my bottle off earlier this week & remembered how much I enjoy it.

Today I'm wearing Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia, a motor oil / brake fluid / leather concoction from about ten years ago which has always reminded me in a strange way of Dzing!. If Dzing! is a hay-filled barn where a few animals have bedded down, Nostalgia is that same barn converted into a hobbyist's auto shop.
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