Originally Posted by HORNS
This evening I put on some of this and find it to be an amazingly current scent - it could be easily a creation from Histoires de Parfums. It is a patchouli bomb, but absolutely not in a hippie way but in an oriental way, with a smoothness reminiscent of Coromandel
but with a baking spice and even incense halo. I would describe it as a very comforting scent, as well as sophisticated in the way these inherently heavy components have been deftly blended.
Also, this can be still bought at a very good price even though it's been discontinued.
Agreed...I think it's an amazingly smooth and comforting smell as well (even with that sharp patchouli opening—) Funny, HdP is one of the few current lines that I really enjoy, but interestingly, I've been drawn to vintage fragrances much more over the last few months.
I can't remember if you said you tried Patou Pour Homme, but that's another old-school fragrance that knocks me down. It's beautifully balanced, and has a really interesting green pepperish opening, that makes it seem almost gourmand-y. I am seriously coveting a bottle and I just finished my sample, so if anyone wants to go in on a split, I'm down...
Originally Posted by Osiris2012
Is this the one you're talking about? http://www.basenotes.net/products/balenciaga-pour-home
Think I skipped over trying this one in the past due to the lavender note but some high praise there, particularly as a boozey scent, and from you guys if that's the one you're referring too.
Funny, I don't get an especially strong lavender presence in this (but I don't get much lavender in many traditional fougères, anyway...)
Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
Pre-shower: Ungaro II. Haven't worn this in a while.
What is your impression of this? This is one of the older fragrances that I'm interested in checking out...
Scents of the week: Guerlain Vetiver, HdP 1828, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, Timbuktu, Sycomore, Eau de Rochas, Habit Rouge