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I am of a philosophy that I think is similar to one that Thomas expressed, that I will in general never purchase perfumes of a certain price per milliliter. Therefore I will just not get myself interested in certain brands for the expensive reason and for other reasons as well, and By Killian is one of them as well as Bond NY. Of course I have purchased quite a few expensive and recently made ones but there are exceptions.
What's the ceiling? Kilian refils, for example, are often about 150€/100ml (190$).

Exactly! If I found one that I liked really well I wouldn't hesitate on getting one of those refills.
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SOTD: Bois 1920 Oltremare, which I don't find 'oceanic' as advertised, but extremely pleasant nonetheless.
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What's the ceiling? Kilian refils, for example, are often about 150€/100ml (190$).

Well, for me it's about $2/ml but at that point it's got to be compelling.

An interesting counterpoint is today's scent: Chanel Egoiste.
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Today: Tubereuse Criminelle.
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I am of a philosophy that I think is similar to one that Thomas expressed, that I will in general never purchase perfumes of a certain price per milliliter. Therefore I will just not get myself interested in certain brands for the expensive reason and for other reasons as well, and By Killian is one of them as well as Bond NY. Of course I have purchased quite a few expensive and recently made ones but there are exceptions.

Bond's can usually be found on the grey market. But if you're determined to go retail, they're always running specials where you get a free refill or free travel size or some such shit. It helps to mitigate the cost somewhat.

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Zizanie.
Can someone suggest me a Patchouli fragrance that is powdery, little sweet, with medium sillage and longevity.

L'artisan Patchouli Patch. More on the sensual side of things but quite nice.
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L'artisan Patchouli Patch. More on the sensual side of things but quite nice.

Good call.
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L'etre aime Femme today. I do like this one a lot more than the homme version. It's a bit old fashioned, in that it goes on very dense and tightly coiled with a powdery, sweet and complex aura. It's got a lot going on and it's difficult for me to discern individual notes, but it's a balanced and elegant composition. A few hours in I can start to isolate the immortelle and a fruit note (nectarine says the internet), I really like the way this is developing. It also reminds me a lot of Richard James EDT.
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I'm out of town, so I don't have my whole wardrobe of scents to choose from. It'll be just one scent per day for a while!

TF Cafe Rose today.
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Have you tried Coromandel?

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As HORNS mentioned, Coromandel is definitely a good candidate. I'd also suggest Nombril Immense by Etat Libre d'Orange.

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L'artisan Patchouli Patch. More on the sensual side of things but quite nice.

Thanks for the recommendations Guys. Coromandel was on my try list and I'll now try L'artisan Patchoulli Patch as well.

I was also thinking about Vintage Givenchy Gentleman. Do you think it fits the bill?
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Today: Timbuktu.
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Day: Antaeus
Night: L'Eau de Jatamansi
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I was also thinking about Vintage Givenchy Gentleman. Do you think it fits the bill?

I just put on some vintage Givenchy Gentleman to refresh my memory, but I don't get a lot of patchouli at the opening—it comes out more in the dry down—but I don't see this as a "Patchouli front and center" fragrance. I find it more to be a smoky, leathery fragrance veering towards the earthy, musty & dank side of the equation (I assume from a significant amount of oak moss?)

There's also a slight dark green note—a bit like the one in Paco Rabanne Pour Homme—and there's also a little bit of sweet dried fruit note (but more like prunes, not jammy...) I also pick up a light floral note, although I can't really decipher what it is. (I suck at picking out florals... laugh.gif)

This is pretty strong stuff, and a little bit definitely goes a long way.

EDIT: Ok, I changed my mind. That dry, sour patchouli vibe is definitely making itself known now. (I think the leather & oak moss were hogging the spotlight in the beginning...)
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I just put on some vintage Givenchy Gentleman to refresh my memory, but I don't get a lot of patchouli at the opening—it comes out more in the dry down—but I don't see this as a "Patchouli front and center" fragrance. I find it more to be a smoky, leathery fragrance veering towards the earthy, musty & dank side of the equation (I assume from a significant amount of oak moss?)
There's also a slight dark green note—a bit like the one in Paco Rabanne Pour Homme—and there's also a little bit of sweet dried fruit note (but more like prunes, not jammy...) I also pick up a light floral note, although I can't really decipher what it is. (I suck at picking out florals... laugh.gif)
This is pretty strong stuff, and a little bit definitely goes a long way.
EDIT: Ok, I changed my mind. That dry, sour patchouli vibe is definitely making itself known now. (I think the leather & oak moss were hogging the spotlight in the beginning...)

Your description helps a lot!!

I asked my previous question because I met an older french gentleman recently and after he had left I kept wondering what fragrance he was wearing. I don't think he was the kind of guy who would buy a niche fragrance. The dry down smelled so elegant and unique. It had kind of like a barbershop, oriental vibe (sweet, powdery, patchouli). The fragrance had good sillage but did not smell offensive or strong.

When I think I am done with fragrances for a good while, nature throws some surprise at me.. and I didn't like patchouli fragrances till now..
Edited by Mr_Incognito - 11/19/12 at 7:42pm
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Got a bottle of 1980's vintage Giorgio for Men in the mail today. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Well, it's about 60% full of a 100 ml bottle but that should last me a while. Such great memories of my father and grandfather!
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sotd: Dzing!

wow.

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