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post #15451 of 20498
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

How is Byredos Sunday? I have wanted to try it but cant find it at Barneys

I quite like it actually. It's a lighter scent than the incenses I've been trying recently, suitable for the sunny Autumn weather we're getting. It's not too floral; I can still smell some of the spice in there. Good longevity and projecttion, at least plenty for the office.
post #15452 of 20498

Trying out Tom Ford Oud Wood and Tobacco Vanille today.

 

Still undecided. Compared to Amouage (especially Memoir and Library Opus II), these are a bit one-dimensional. Not to mention pricey.

post #15453 of 20498
I have switched into Acteur for the evening hours.
post #15454 of 20498
The new Killian Forbidden Games. Blerg
post #15455 of 20498
Forbidden Games doesn't seem like your kind of scent at all!
post #15456 of 20498
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Forbidden Games doesn't seem like your kind of scent at all!

well, being the marketing geniuses that they are, the good people at Killian neglected to put any sort of useful information on the sample pack that said sample came in. thus, my disappointment.
post #15457 of 20498
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

M-C, is the book you are referring to worth reading?
I've really only just started it. So read about how various ingredients are sourced and processed. TBH I've flipped through it a few times and it's a lot of eye candy, so I can't say much yet for the content, but I'd say it might even be worth getting (considering it's like $25) because it's a large format book with just beautiful pictures. Maybe for a coffee table or side table or something. And of what little I've read, RD's passion is so obvious. He's a little over the top but I find it inspirational and it makes me want to fall in love with this stuff all over again. So in short, I can't say much yet on the real content, but it's beautiful and isn't that worth the $25? YYMV
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Just received a whole shed-load of samples from M-C, so lots of new things to try.
Today is Byredo Sunday Cologne.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

How is Byredos Sunday? I have wanted to try it but cant find it at Barneys
Good stuff! Enjoy! I think SC was an attempt to make a modern minimalist-styled EdC along the lines of Aqua Di Parma. It's got a clear citrus, then a bit of spice (sweet anise, maybe nutmeg), and then a sort of woody herbal base. I get some peppery lavender in there too. I think it's pretty decent juice, is it worth their asking price, I'm not completely sold on that one. But adding in price as a factor is a contentious move and I understand why people feel that way.
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Le Labo Santal 33 smelled like wood planks in a carpenter's workshop, together with varnish. Intriguing but I do not want to smell like a block of wood. Might work if you layer something on top. But way too pricey if I need to do that.
lol, IIRC this was originally released as Santal 36, the room spray and then adapted as a fragrance. It's one part spicy wood, and one part Marlboro man. I actually quite like this stuff but I do agree it seems to smell more like a room spray than person scent anyway.
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Trying out Tom Ford Oud Wood and Tobacco Vanille today.
Still undecided. Compared to Amouage (especially Memoir and Library Opus II), these are a bit one-dimensional. Not to mention pricey.
Seems like a common "complaint" about the Fords. They're reasonably complex, well blended, last long and project, but overall they just seem a bit too 'simple'. I think it's either a result of the "American" design, in which case it was designed to be that way and criticizing it for that may not make sense, or maybe even based on the intended consumers' tastes. Maybe he knew the people buying it wouldn't want a whole long up and down story a la french and instead just want it to smell 'like that' all the time. Dumber down yo.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

The new Killian Forbidden Games. Blerg
huh... I think it's the only one of the new three worth smelling, that being said I don't think it's particularly good/interesting. Though there is some sort of weird note I just can't put my finger on. I think it's a litche skin or something, sort of a nutmeg like dry spicy wood note. You're not missing much.
post #15458 of 20498

Found it. No wonder it smells familiar.

 

This:

 

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Smells like this:

 

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post #15459 of 20498
well then, no wonder I like it!
post #15460 of 20498
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

Not 100% sure. You could ask the gents on basenotes: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/318843-PdN-New-York
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Dear customer,

We are delighted of your interst in our perfumes.

New York has not been reformulated and only exist in blue labels. There is no plan in reformulating the fragrance or changing the labels.

Best regards

PARFUMS DE NICOLAI
Weird.
post #15461 of 20498
Headsup for Amouage Woman fans. Fragrancenet has some unboxed 3.4 oz bottles for $65 - and another 15% code on top. Gold, Epic and a few other women's fragrances are still there.
post #15462 of 20498
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

Not 100% sure. You could ask the gents on basenotes: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/318843-PdN-New-York
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Dear customer,

We are delighted of your interst in our perfumes.

New York has not been reformulated and only exist in blue labels. There is no plan in reformulating the fragrance or changing the labels.

Best regards

PARFUMS DE NICOLAI
Weird.

 

Weird indeed. Patricia de Nicolai, herself, has talked about New York's reformulation in the past. And whoever you contacted has/have no idea about it.

post #15463 of 20498
Yeah, the gents at BN say that she thought about discontinuing it. Do you have a link to the source, i.e. the interview or whatever it was? I could send it to PdN's support so they get up to date.
post #15464 of 20498
That's odd. Talk on the web just takes it for granted that there's been a reformulation.

Pre-shower: Lagerfeld Photo vintage. I first bought this in the summer of 1992. It brings back good memories.
SOTD: Dries van Noten. I am sure my excitement about this will fade at some point, but for right now I'm loving it.
post #15465 of 20498
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Headsup for Amouage Woman fans. Fragrancenet has some unboxed 3.4 oz bottles for $65 - and another 15% code on top. Gold, Epic and a few other women's fragrances are still there.

Thanks for the headsup. Picked one for my wife


SOTD: Pal Zileri Viagio Africa
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