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^ Her Majesty?

Hanae Mori.
post #24932 of 25673
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Hanae Mori.

Cheers! (That's still too advanced for me. wink.gif )
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It all seems to be in order....please feel free to chip in, maybe I was duped ?

Was more concerned about mine.
Yours is from V= 1988 R= Oct as per Raiders.
PS: Is the same batch code at the bottom of the bottle? PPS: Magnified pic and seems like it. So either it's authentic or a really well made fake (j/k, highly doubtful someone would bother).
post #24933 of 25673
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

Cheers! (That's still too advanced for me. wink.gif )
Was more concerned about mine.
Yours is from V= 1988 R= Oct as per Raiders.
PS: Is the same batch code at the bottom of the bottle? PPS: Magnified pic and seems like it. So either it's authentic or a really well made fake (j/k, highly doubtful someone would bother).

Yep the code is the same...it smelt pretty good and three dimensional.
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Left arm, right arm:

 

 

The Equipage is sharper than my TPC vintage, which is probably more recent. The pepper is fresh and slightly overpowering to TPC's softer, more controlled, drier touch. They are superficially the same, definitely the same family, but I can't help but notice that the more recent scent is superior, even as I own a mere 1/50th as much as of the older one. It is, however, more coherent and dare I say, simpler? The older Equipage is more complex and slightly greener. Perhaps I am just used to my sample at this point. After an hour, the TPC Equipage has better projection and has held together better as well, it has a hint of animalic warmth although that is not at all what Equipage is known for! Edit - I know what it is. The older one has less tobacco. Edit 2 - they've dried down to the same thing. 

 

The Givenchy is extremely quiet. I'm used to EDTs from this era having more power. The first thing I smell is alcohol, a rough one similar to Stolichnaya (the cheap red one anyway). The second thing I smell is sharp greenness, perhaps related to violet leaf (but without its bitterness). It dries down to, well, all I can think of is citrus - definitely more lemon than bergamot or Sevile orange - on a soapy Habit Rouge-style base with a hint of sweetness. The citrus has a synthetic edge, or perhaps it is what goes with it that suggests it, bringing it ever closer to commercial (dare I say: cleaning) scents which are all based on linalool etc. instead of actual citrus oils. It hovers dangerously between sophisticated reserve, an expensive soap, and "oh, you've just done the dishes?"

 

At the back of my mind is the spectre of fakes. But who would bother faking either of these for $50? Perhaps top half empty bottles with vodka? The boxes looked pretty tattered... Both will come with me to the next perfume meetup here and I'll get them authenticated by the "pros".

 

Flying out tomorrow to colder climes. Which to take?


Edited by crdb - 7/14/16 at 7:09am
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Upon a second, and stronger application of MDG, I'd say the drydown is closer to Heure Bleue or maybe Apres l'Ondee than Habit Rouge. Subdued, slight play-do feel. 

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Penhaligons Sartorial
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On another note, going to Tokyo for a week. Could use some tips on where to buy parfums (like Yohji's, maybe limited to Japan market only scents, too, and which to "look" at).
Same for Japanese makers glasses frames and sun glasses.

You should visit Parfum Satori, which is a local perfumer in Tokyo who only sells her stuff in Japan. I have three of her fragrances and strongly recommend her Iris Homme.
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You should visit Parfum Satori, which is a local perfumer in Tokyo who only sells her stuff in Japan. I have three of her fragrances and strongly recommend her Iris Homme.

Very good, thanks! Staying in Shibuya makes this an easy trip. I suppose this not selling beyond Japan also means she is not really limited by the IFRA regulations.
Edited by DeSense - 7/14/16 at 9:56pm
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Aesop Tacit today; light and fresh with a stark citrusy note.

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Today I wore the new Amouage Lilac Love. This is absolutely fantastic. It's not really lilac (although the bottle is lilac colored). The main floral notes, to me at least, are heliotrope and rose, but there's also an iris note that reminds me just a bit of the one in Bijou Romantique. But what really makes this scent work is a dry, sweet cocao note that reminds me a bit of L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme. I was disappointed with Opus X, which came out at around the same time, but this one is definitely a winner.
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I seem to be tracking you guys. Yesterday I wore Sartorial, and today Rochas Man. Can't say I'm blown away by either, although Sartorial has a bit of class. I think the Rochas may get moved on and give way to London or New Haarlem. I've been a bit boring lately. Tomorrow is the weekend, and I'm going to wear Slumberhouse Zahd; the hell with it.
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Today I'm wearing Voyage d'Hermes EdT.
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Pre-shower: Amouage Opus X. Still don't like it. The metallic, dusty varnish smell just isn't pleasant at all.
SOTD: Lyric Woman.
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Sorry, stupid question :

What does "pre-shower" mean ?
You spray it on then have a shower to wash it off ? Then after shower put on "SOTD"?
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I do believe that what ol' Leenk-a-dessint is doing.

This evening I'm wearing Diptyque L'eau de L'eau.
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