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post #14716 of 19056
Took a whiff of musco real aftershave yesterday. If i like the classic 'barbershop' scent that it carries, what would a better version be?
post #14717 of 19056
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Originally Posted by olivier.nyc View Post

MiN is where you tell your significant other you will be "stopping by" for "a minute just to quickly check a just arrived Mona di Oro" and end up spending most of your afternoon experimenting and comparing niche fragrances...
One extra pit stop to Santa Maria Novella before a winter pear martini at Pravda for a complete soho saturday afternoon. biggrin.gif

I did the same thing (—stopping at Santa Maria Novella after MiN...) and picked up a decant of Colonia Russa, but really wanted the Italian liqueurs in the shop (I guess they can't sell them any more because of FDA regulations or something like that...too bad.)

@HORNS: Yeah, that guy is a bit pretentious and bitchy, but he warmed up to me after a while. The girl, Olya, was the friendly one...

SOTD: Knize Ten.
post #14718 of 19056
Pre-shower: Philosykos
SOTD: Aftelier Wild Roses
post #14719 of 19056
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Originally Posted by Maquis View Post

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Originally Posted by olivier.nyc View Post

MiN is where you tell your significant other you will be "stopping by" for "a minute just to quickly check a just arrived Mona di Oro" and end up spending most of your afternoon experimenting and comparing niche fragrances...
One extra pit stop to Santa Maria Novella before a winter pear martini at Pravda for a complete soho saturday afternoon. biggrin.gif

I did the same thing (—stopping at Santa Maria Novella after MiN...) and picked up a decant of Colonia Russa, but really wanted the Italian liqueurs in the shop (I guess they can't sell them any more because of FDA regulations or something like that...too bad.)

@HORNS: Yeah, that guy is a bit pretentious and bitchy, but he warmed up to me after a while. The girl, Olya, was the friendly one...

SOTD: Knize Ten.

Yeah, he said that "We're closing soon and if you want any samples you need to let me know now because they're *VERY* labor intensive to make." So I pulled two of them for him to make which took all of one minute to make. I said that what he said was ridiculous to which he responded that he thought that I was going to pull more. I said "Well Hell I am going to go pull more!"
post #14720 of 19056
SOTD: A random pick from my samples box - Escentric Molecules Kinski.
post #14721 of 19056

SOTD Gucci Pour Homme I

post #14722 of 19056
I got a birthday present delivered to me today. It was a bottle of Azzaro Acteur! Of course I had to try it on right away. It's a spicy, boozy rose that I'm liking quite a bit.
post #14723 of 19056
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Yeah, he said that "We're closing soon and if you want any samples you need to let me know now because they're *VERY* labor intensive to make." So I pulled two of them for him to make which took all of one minute to make. I said that what he said was ridiculous to which he responded that he thought that I was going to pull more. I said "Well Hell I am going to go pull more!"

Ha! I hope you snagged a bunch...

I've had similar experiences with other boutique (and mainstream) perfume shops here in the city (the guy at the Hermes counter at Bloomingdales barely hides his contempt every time I approach...) With Aedes de Venustas, while I really like one of the founder/owners, I'm still working another of the employees there to be more helpful and less off-putting. I get the feeling that part of it is snobbery, but that part is also just being tired of dealing with amateurs who have no desire to learn, who request free samples, and then never buy anything. Still, if I'm going to drop $250 on a niche bottle of perfume, I think that burning through a few samples to get there should be acceptable...
post #14724 of 19056
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Originally Posted by 1969 View Post

Took a whiff of musco real aftershave yesterday. If i like the classic 'barbershop' scent that it carries, what would a better version be?

I've never smelled Musco, but I'd recommend Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Pour Homme as an über-dry fougère that has a classic barbershop vibe. It's not too expensive, either.

But then again, it's not an *aftershave*. (Personally, I would just ditch the whole aftershave genre and instead go for a good quality unscented facial moisturizer and then use a fragrance that you like...)

Just my 2 cents...
post #14725 of 19056
I agree on Rive Gauche, and would add that Aramis Tuscany and Azzaro Pour Homme are a couple of classics that have similar personalities.
post #14726 of 19056
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Originally Posted by Maquis View Post

I did the same thing (—stopping at Santa Maria Novella after MiN...) and picked up a decant of Colonia Russa, but really wanted the Italian liqueurs in the shop (I guess they can't sell them any more because of FDA regulations or something like that...

You should try Opoponax smile.gif
post #14727 of 19056
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I did try the Naomi Goodsirs, and like several of the lines MiN carries needs some olfactory rumination to get what they are about - the lines MiN carries is well-curated and very niche - i.e. unconventional and take some time to figure out what works for you.

MiN is a great boutique, but the lighting is absolutely atrocious in there and the bitchy queen, who I can only assume is one of the managers because I don't see how the woman also working in there could be above him and still allow him to act the way he does, is quite annoying.

I actually like the dark monastery like lighting. And they have a great selection of candles as well... I've never been to Aedes but I like MiN over Bergdoff. Barney's staff is super nice and they have a lot of cool stuff that MiN does not have (apart from bois 1920). Am I missing some required visits ? And no, I won't consider the Creed store on UES required. wink.gif

I never got attitude and nothing but great service at MiN.
post #14728 of 19056
The guy I'm talking about at MiN is actually very helpful and was very helpful to me. He went around and pulled stuff for me to try, and that's more than the vast majority of people in retail do for me - and that means that he's got a good comprehensive knowledge of the products MiN sells.
post #14729 of 19056
I'm wearing Bond No. 9 Washington Square today. Rose and vetiver are the notes that are most prominent to me, but it's also pretty leathery. When I first got this scent, I loved the rose part, but the vetiver was too strong. (I'm not a big fan of vetiver unless it is well blended.) I'm getting to a point now where the vetiver doesn't bother me nearly as much.
post #14730 of 19056
L'Inc have you tried Coeur de Vetiver Sacre? Very well blended IMO.
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