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post #24526 of 26119
Don't remember if I asked you this but is your Borneo a 50ml atomizer or a decant of some sort?

I used to work for Byredo and Bel D'Afrique is an excellent scent indeed, one of the top 3 sellers when I worked the line.
post #24527 of 26119

^ I also loved Black Saffron. Bal d'Afrique is pretty unique in my not-so-vast experience with perfumes. I just wish it lasted longer (about 5 hours). 

 

Since you worked for them--how would I order the extrait version? If it's even available...

post #24528 of 26119

Byredo is releasing an exclusive line this fall with leather notes. But small bottles and Im not sure there will be sprayers..

post #24529 of 26119
Knize 10 Golden Edition today. One of the most monster leathers I have; makes the Heeley Cuir look like a quivering child.
post #24530 of 26119
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Knize 10 Golden Edition today. One of the most monster leathers I have; makes the Heeley Cuir look like a quivering child.

 



How does it compare to the original (vintage) Knize 10?
post #24531 of 26119
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Knize 10 Golden Edition today. One of the most monster leathers I have; makes the Heeley Cuir look like a quivering child.

 



How does it compare to the original (vintage) Knize 10?

Can't help there - I've never tried the vintage.
post #24532 of 26119
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

Don't remember if I asked you this but is your Borneo a 50ml atomizer or a decant of some sort?

I used to work for Byredo and Bel D'Afrique is an excellent scent indeed, one of the top 3 sellers when I worked the line.

It's the original atomizer.
post #24533 of 26119
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Knize 10 Golden Edition today. One of the most monster leathers I have; makes the Heeley Cuir look like a quivering child.

 



How does it compare to the original (vintage) Knize 10?

I've smelled both, they're quite similar. The original is more raw and leathery, the gold is softer.
post #24534 of 26119
Oops I did it again. 20ml bottle of Vanille by Remeniscence. So Im wearing that with some added patchouli.
post #24535 of 26119
There's no company with a lower percentage of their lineup that I like than Byredo. (The only one I like a lot is Baudelaire. I had high hopes for Rose of No Man's Land, but I dislike it a lot.) For whatever reason, Bal d'Afrique leaves me completely cold. That said, online reviews tend to be strongly positive for that one.

SOTD is Japon Noir. I was reaching for TF London, but picked this one up instead. It's one of those quickly discontinued scents from the original lineup of PB's that had a lot of character. I like it very much, although it's a bit better for fall and winter.
post #24536 of 26119

I have a very agnostic approach to perfumes. I've no loyalty to any particular house or maker--if it makes me curious, that's good. If it works well on my body, that's great. And if it intrigues me in a good way--I'll buy it. I tried about half a dozen Byredos over the past few days and Bal d'Afrique was the only one that left me unable to pinpoint just what it was all about, other than it smelled so, so good. Light, but complex. Fresh, but dark. Woody, but not heavy, and with a floral quality to it that goes so well in the heat of summer. And a lengthy, leisurely drydown that isn't mere vanilla or musk or powder, but a mix of all with something beyond. It's quiet, but not imperceptible. 

post #24537 of 26119
There are some houses that have produced so many scents I like that I automatically try everything they release, even if the notes don't look appealing to me. Tom Ford, Etat Libre d'Orange, Jul et Mad, and Amouage are in that category. Then there are other houses that produce things I like so rarely that I don't try their new offerings unless the notes look good and they're getting lots of strongly positive reviews. Byredo is in that category for me.
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There are some houses that have produced so many scents I like that I automatically try everything they release, even if the notes don't look appealing to me. Tom Ford, Etat Libre d'Orange, Jul et Mad, and Amouage are in that category. Then there are other houses that produce things I like so rarely that I don't try their new offerings unless the notes look good and they're getting lots of strongly positive reviews. Byredo is in that category for me.

I agree with Amouage, Tom Ford, and Etat Libre d'Orange (I've never tried Jul et Mad) being some of my favorite houses, along with Diptyque and Le Labo off the top of my head. Byredo is down at the bottom of preferences for me as well, along with Killian and Bond.
post #24539 of 26119
As much as I harp on and on about Diorella, I never actually have done a side-by-side comparison of the new (Les Creations) and the old EdT on each arm. I did today because it was warm. Here's the results:

As I always said, the new one is worth the money. Is it the same? No. But, given the issues with vintage stuff, it's worth the effort. The difference is in the underlying "funk," which is basically the issue with all the Dior reformulations of Roudnitska stuff. Diorissimo and Diorama are the most obviously scarred in the transformation; Eau Fraiche and Diorella less so.

The new Diorella retains all the crisp fruity chypre. It also keeps the base. What is lacking is that rotten, animalic funk. So, it's more like a strange fruit fragrance but still very nice. The old Diorella is a strange fruit fragrance, but with a weird funk hiding underneath. It's not something everybody will love. But, for connoisseurs it's lovely. The new one is a nicer roundabout experience. Soft, a little powdery (an augmented chypre), and sharp. The old one is a harsher, warmer, more bodily experience. Like a dress shirt after a day of hard work, and hands covered with lemon or orange pulp.

In short, the new is worth it and still very much Diorella. Nevertheless, it is NOT the exact same fragrance.

I then annoyed my husband by applying this test to his arms as well. Rinse. Repeat.

http://www.dior.com/beauty/en_us/fragrance-beauty/fragrance/womens-fragrance/les-creations-de-monsieur-dior/pr-creationsdemonsieurdiorfpl-y0068201-eau-de-toilette.html
post #24540 of 26119

Creed Selection Verte today. I liked it enough to buy the flacon. 

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