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post #5716 of 21234
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory today.

That was an interesting one; I had a decant and not a full bottle, and while I liked it, I couldnt imagine liking it or uding it enough to spend the $230 or whatever they wanted for the full bottle. That was my problem with most Bonds; I ended up getting several bottles, and really Riverside Drive was the only one I found wearable on many occasions, or interesting enough to warrant a re-purchase.

The others ranged from neat-but-not-versatile (New Haarlem, Nuit de Noho, West Broadway), dull-as-a-rock (Hamptons), or just plain trying too hard to be amazing, but falling short (Little Italy, HOT Always).

edit; okay, I admit a guilty pleasure for Fire Island.
post #5717 of 21234
The only Bond's I ever liked were the Saks for him and Brooklyn. The new Andy Warhol Montauk isn't too bad either.
post #5718 of 21234
Wearing Terre De Hermes today. When will I finish this 100ml monster!!!
post #5719 of 21234
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Wearing Terre De Hermes today. When will I finish this 100ml monster!!!

funny you mentoin that - on a different board the question came up about how many people had actually finished a bottle of cologne (et al) in the last 6 months or so. Very, very few people could say that they had (some - I gather - really douse themselves), and I can't honestly remember finishing a bottle in the past FOUR YEARS.

Today: Etro Shaal Nur. A warm, summery incense.
post #5720 of 21234
I like Shaal Nur. Nice sort of vanilla-y scent.
post #5721 of 21234
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I like Shaal Nur. Nice sort of vanilla-y scent.

I kind of regret not getting a spare bottle before their prices went up and quality (supposedly) went down. Then again, I've not put much of a dent into this bottle, so it's not like I'll need a new bottle before the Zombie Apocalypse.
post #5722 of 21234
kinda smells like a less harsh gucci pour homme II hey whaddayaknow my nose is getting better at this. it has violet and if i remember correctly the guide says gucci ph II is a violet tea fougere.
post #5723 of 21234
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
funny you mentoin that - on a different board the question came up about how many people had actually finished a bottle of cologne (et al) in the last 6 months or so. Very, very few people could say that they had (some - I gather - really douse themselves), and I can't honestly remember finishing a bottle in the past FOUR YEARS.

Today: Etro Shaal Nur. A warm, summery incense.

My conscience is getting the better part of me and I have resolved not to buy new bottles till I finish existing ones. I mean this hobby is getting out of hand
post #5724 of 21234
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
I kind of regret not getting a spare bottle before their prices went up and quality (supposedly) went down. Then again, I've not put much of a dent into this bottle, so it's not like I'll need a new bottle before the Zombie Apocalypse.
What, supposedly, happened to the quality? Trying out LeLabo Vetiver 46? today. About 2 hours in and its still got a bit of a perfumey quality to it. Will report back.
post #5725 of 21234
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My conscience is getting the better part of me and I have resolved not to buy new bottles till I finish existing ones. I mean this hobby is getting out of hand

LOLOL - I'm there as well. That said I have a couple of swaps in transit, since I ought not add anything. At least the herd isn't growing.

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What, supposedly, happened to the quality?

Trying out LeLabo Vetiver 46? today. About 2 hours in and its still got a bit of a perfumey quality to it. Will report back.

As I'm told, Etro dialed back their scents - the outrage came from Messe de Minuit of a year or so ago. Then again, I already had a bottle and didn't really want another one, so I never verified it for myself. Apprently, and black-and-white box is indicative of newer, weaker production.

One thing I do know - it's more expensive now: On Amazon, the same bottle is $40 higher than when I bought it in 2009.
post #5726 of 21234
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
That was an interesting one; I had a decant and not a full bottle, and while I liked it, I couldnt imagine liking it or uding it enough to spend the $230 or whatever they wanted for the full bottle.

That's how I feel about Silver Factory too. It's unusual and fun to wear, but I couldn't possibly justify spending $230 on it. (I'm wearing a sample I got from Saks.) The only Bond No. 9 that I'd consider spending that kind of money on is Chinatown.

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The only Bond's I ever liked were the Saks for him and Brooklyn. The new Andy Warhol Montauk isn't too bad either.

Montauk is another one that falls into the "interesting" category. The blueberry note on top is unlike anything I've ever smelled in a fragrance before. But again, $230 is a lot to spend for "interesting."

I'm wearing New Haarlem today.
post #5727 of 21234
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
Montauk is another one that falls into the "interesting" category. The blueberry note on top is unlike anything I've ever smelled in a fragrance before. But again, $230 is a lot to spend for "interesting."
I'd never buy any of their crap at retail. If I found a used bottle or a tester on Scentiments/eBay I might bite. Otherwise, its not even worth it.
post #5728 of 21234
I think I posted something rueful about Aramis Tuscany the other day: found it at a Marshall's for $7, passed on it, and then wanted it later, bought it on-line for considerably more than $7, wore it for a few days, and put it up.

Wearing it today, actually.
post #5729 of 21234
Creed Original Santal. This scent is good, f the haters.
post #5730 of 21234
Tom Ford Oud Wood. It takes awhile to get used to, and it is quite heavy when first applied, but once it dies down it is damn nice.
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