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SOTD: Vintage 80s Cabochard. A Bernard Chant creation, so although originally marketed to women, there is more than a passing resemblance to Aramis (and Azuree for that matter). A dark and dry leather chypre with a green citrus opening that leads to a muted floral heart and a smoky sandalwood/ patchouli/incense-y drydown. Really nice, and surprisingly masculine...
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Following up on a suggestion from B1os and L'Inc, finally got my hands on a sample of Allure Edition Blanche. Hot damn, that shit smells great. Thanks.

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Reading some good reviews here and elsewhere, I'm interested in getting a bottle of PdN New York. However it seems like the reformulation is a major let-down according to BN and Turin. Is it still worth buying, do you think?
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Reading some good reviews here and elsewhere, I'm interested in getting a bottle of PdN New York. However it seems like the reformulation is a major let-down according to BN and Turin. Is it still worth buying, do you think?
Has this been confirmed by Luca Turin? Or was it someone over BN saying so? Do you have a source to PdN's supposed interview/speech where she talks about thinking of discontinuing it? I'm asking because, as I've quoted here, the customer support from PdN said there have been no changes. Neither to the fragrance nor to the label. (given that the people at BN posted pics of the black label, I suppose the support might have been answering regarding the European market though). Anyway, if I were you, I'd contact the support too and see what they tell you, also about the label (blue/black).
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Rambo bought a big bottle of the "vintage" that he's willing to do splits of, or at least he was a few weeks ago.
post #15846 of 20224
Pre-shower: Eau Rose by Diptyque
SOTD: Noir de Noir
post #15847 of 20224
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Has this been confirmed by Luca Turin? Or was it someone over BN saying so? Do you have a source to PdN's supposed interview/speech where she talks about thinking of discontinuing it? I'm asking because, as I've quoted here, the customer support from PdN said there have been no changes. Neither to the fragrance nor to the label. (given that the people at BN posted pics of the black label, I suppose the support might have been answering regarding the European market though). Anyway, if I were you, I'd contact the support too and see what they tell you, also about the label (blue/black).

A thread about this on BN quoted Turin (2011): ""Keeping New York identical in the face of both citrus and oakmoss restrictions is beyond the reach of even the most talented, high-minded, and diligent perfumer. Patricia de Nicolai is all these things, but the new New York is damaged goods. There should be a waiver customers can sign to get the old stuff."


I'm not knowledgeable enough to know how much store to set in this. Perhaps seeking out a vintage sample is the best bet.
post #15848 of 20224
Mazzolari Ambra for me today. This is not what you'd think, given the name. The opening is citrusy, with a very prominent spiced orange note that's a little bit boozy. The first minute or so is heavenly. From there, some floral notes emerge, and it dries down to a more conventional amber.
post #15849 of 20224
Today: Dior Leather Oud - I haven't showere for a couple of days and thought I'd just celebrate my funkiness.
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Done woth the L'Antichambre sample set now. Today is Serge Lutens Arabie. This is a pretty potent scent of smoky spices. I normally use two spritzes, but one of this was quite enough.

Yesterday I tested the Shalimar EDT. I didn't like the citrusy opening, but it seemed to settle into a much more appealing scent later. Trouble is, it took quite a while. Do you guys consider this a unisex scent, and/or OK for the office?
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Rambo bought a big bottle of the "vintage" that he's willing to do splits of, or at least he was a few weeks ago.

Yup, still here. If anyone wants some, let me know.
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Yesterday I tested the Shalimar EDT. I didn't like the citrusy opening, but it seemed to settle into a much more appealing scent later. Trouble is, it took quite a while. Do you guys consider this a unisex scent, and/or OK for the office?

I think it's definitely unisex and definitely ok for the office. But if you have any worries about it, you might want to try Habit Rouge if you already haven't. It's often referred to as the masculine Shalimar. (I prefer Shalimar myself, though.)
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Today, after my shower: Les Nuits d'Hadrien.
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I think it's definitely unisex and definitely ok for the office. But if you have any worries about it, you might want to try Habit Rouge if you already haven't. It's often referred to as the masculine Shalimar. (I prefer Shalimar myself, though.)

Thanks L'inc. I actually use the Habit Rouge shower gel.
post #15855 of 20224
Trying out something from Olfactive Studio - Lumiere Blanche, which reminds me of the original Burberry For Men.
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