Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread - Page 1648
Well, if it's truly the original, it's close to 100 years old and might have gone off; if it isn't, I heard later reformulations could get pretty cheap...
Well, Pricentile right now is bog standard price comparison. I thought it would be useful to add a "site quality" angle. So, we're going to make a few orders from each of the sites we list, and check how the process goes (and maybe test customer service, etc.) and put the reviews on Pricentile. It's hard to find unbiased site reviews on the web, and I've seen a lot of forum questions along the lines of "can I trust StrawberryNet?".
The problem is if we list hundreds of sites, we have hundreds of orders. And the stuff has to go somewhere. My wife and friends will definitely get a few bottles, but I'm suggesting SF members could make some of the orders on our tab, and keep the bottles.
Now is a good time to suggest sites we don't list to be added :P
That sounds promising. I have this on my trial list. Is your review for the current (2012+) or original (pre P&G) edition?
This one: http://theperfumedcourt.com/products/yohji-yamamoto-yohji-homme__yohjiyamamotoyohjihommepg.aspx - no details on the year.
It got a bit sourer with time, maybe the gourmand notes surfacing as lavender slowly evaporates. Still, it's the kind of understated fragrance that works with you as opposed to on you.
Diaghilev is still there, in its spicy drydown, but with a bit more cooked fruit.
"Designed by Tom Ford M7 is a heavy, rich, intensive and masculine fragrance, dominated by dark, warm and dry precious woody notes with an accord of raw materials and a heavy, natural, earth-like note originating from vetiver. The formula of this perfume encompasses assorted trees and raw, odorous plants. The composition begins with elegant citrus notes of Italian bergamot, Sicilian mandarin and rosemary from Southern France. The warm heart contains one of the most expensive components—Agarwood, followed by vetiver. The perfume closes with a soft ambergris trail and musky notes." Fragrantica
Edited by haTTer - 6/20/16 at 8:31pm
Testing out vintage Equipage today.
It's not mixing super well with a new "body cream" I'm trying out as an aftershave, something in a purple bottle I picked up at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo called "Harnn Oriental Herbs" which is mostly hesperides but not as pleasant and fresh as l'Occitane Citrus Verbena or whatever it's called. I should have stuck to l'Occitane.
I walked past a shop in Sheung Wan this morning and was hit by a giant of a vetiver smell, like a wall of a pure, strong Carven Vetiver-like scent. Bent down to smell the red-brown root packs at the dried goods shop on my left (looked like vetiver roots on Google Images) but all I could smell is dried hay. Mystery.
Perhaps it was lemon grass?