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post #13576 of 19947
Pre-shower: Lys Fume
SOTD: M/Mink
post #13577 of 19947
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Originally Posted by JohnnyLaw View Post

I like unusual scents, so feel free to recommend something weird.
If you want weird & woodsy, I'd recommend Slumberhouse Norne.
post #13578 of 19947
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Some news I just saw on BN that will make some of you happy, I think: Yohji Yamamoto will be re-releasing six fragrances that had gone out of production. I know some of you were big fans of those scents.

we were? i can't remember seeing YY mentioned around here.
post #13579 of 19947
I didn't go back and check to make sure, but I'm pretty sure at least one of the regulars here was a big fan of the YY scents. Maybe that person or those persons will step forward and show me not to be a liar.
post #13580 of 19947
I like YYPH. I had a full bottle and sold it because I didn't like that style of gourmand fougere enough to hang onto it in the face of rising demand and prices for bottles. I've since regretted that I didn't hang onto a decant at least because I've gotten to like the style a bit more. From what I can tell though, I think I prefer New Haarlem or A*Men, but I'd have to smell them side by side to be sure and I've never had all three at one time.
post #13581 of 19947
Man, I was going to say I thought it was Baron but I didn't want to look like an idiot if I was wrong! (And I was too lazy to use the search function to find out.)
post #13582 of 19947
Hermès Équipage Original Forumla.
post #13583 of 19947
Today: Kolnisch Juchten. I did it up today and put the remaining amount on. It was a little different—it went on slightly smokier, and I could detect a faint orang-ish note in the opening (lasting into the dry down) and the soapiness is still there (I love that...). I only wish it had more sillage; I could barely smell it walking around outside today.

L'incandescence, do you know if there is a significant difference between the vintage Farina Gegenuber Kolnisch Juchten (the decant I have), and the newer Parfums Regence? I'm interested in purchasing a FB, and I want to make sure I am getting the right one...
post #13584 of 19947
^^ HORNS is going to know more about that than I will. I don't want to say something misleading, so I'll leave it to others.

To be honest, I think a lot of the regulars here are better informed about fragrances in the leather genre than I am--for example, people like Baron, Thomas, Rach, etc. (It's a genre I enjoy and have some opinions about, but I'm better informed about other genres.)
post #13585 of 19947
I don't know anything about KJ, never smelled it (though I've wanted to for years) and didn't know there was a previous iteration. Does anyone know what the store in San Francisco charges for a bottle?
post #13586 of 19947
There's a story of Kolnisch Juchten that may very well be a myth for all I know (as I suspect many of Creed's stories are, for example). It's supposed to be a couple hundred years old, made first by Farina (I think?), the company that made the famous Koelnischwasser. At some unknown point in history, Parfums Regence started selling it.
post #13587 of 19947
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

^^ HORNS is going to know more about that than I will. I don't want to say something misleading, so I'll leave it to others.
To be honest, I think a lot of the regulars here are better informed about fragrances in the leather genre than I am--for example, people like Baron, Thomas, Rach, etc. (It's a genre I enjoy and have some opinions about, but I'm better informed about other genres.)

Thanks, L'Inc. Anybody else have any insight on this?

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Originally Posted by Baron View Post

I don't know anything about KJ, never smelled it (though I've wanted to for years) and didn't know there was a previous iteration. Does anyone know what the store in San Francisco charges for a bottle?

Well, I don't know about SF, but I found an ebay auction of the Parfums Regence version (an EDT) going for $129.99 (BIN) for 100 ml. I was thinking of bidding on it, but wasn't sure it was the right one. (Honestly, the box and printing looks a little sketchy—like the name's been rubber-stamped on. My decant from Surrender to Chance is the "Farina Gegenuber Vintage Kolnisch Juchten Cologne" version, and it has great, classic design, so I'm a little baffled...)

I'm going to need to do more research, I think...
post #13588 of 19947
If you're buying a full bottle of KJ, I think you're almost certainly buying the Parfums Regence. That's what I've got. (Or more specifically, I have a decant from a Parfums Regence bottle.) There's only one place in the US where you can buy KJ, and that's in San Francisco. (That's why HORNS is in an ideal position to know about this.)
post #13589 of 19947
The Kolnisch Juchten sold by Andre at Jacqueline Perfumes in San Francisco is around $85 per 100 ml before tax.

As far as the story behind the perfume, who the hell knows, because I have researched it as well as Parfums Regence and haven't come up with many things - it seems like a big circle-jerk of the same information that is plagiarized from one source to the next with me knowing who was the first to make the claims of the age of the recipe. My understanding from Andre, who is deliberately vague about everything, is that it is an old formula and that Parfums Regence acquired it somehow.
post #13590 of 19947
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

The Kolnisch Juchten sold by Andre at Jacqueline Perfumes in San Francisco is around $85 per 100 ml before tax.
As far as the story behind the perfume, who the hell knows, because I have researched it as well as Parfums Regence and haven't come up with many things - it seems like a big circle-jerk of the same information that is plagiarized from one source to the next with me knowing who was the first to make the claims of the age of the recipe. My understanding from Andre, who is deliberately vague about everything, is that it is an old formula and that Parfums Regence acquired it somehow.

Ah. Thanks.

FWIW, I found these on the interwebz:

The Farina Gegenuber version:


The Parfums Regence version:


If they are indeed the same formula, I think I'm going to hold out for the vintage version if I can find it. I would assume that the vintage has more pronounced leather (since isn't birch tar on the IFRA-regulated list?)...
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