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post #8671 of 19976
Kingdom today. This one literally puts a smile on my face every time I smell it. It's so good!
post #8672 of 19976
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


I think they wised up to the idea that the Estagons (their word) were eating into sales of their fancy (and beautifully crafted) regular bottles, so they replaced them with single use 90ml non-atomizer refills. I have never seen either version in person though. Edit: This is wrong - some fragrances still come in the large Estagon size, Rose Poivree, for example, but not Sel de Vetiver.

The 90ml and 250 ml bottles are really beautiful though, with or without the leather cover, and they are refillable. For a fragrance I like, I don't mind paying up for a well-crafted bottle, but it has to be really well-made. TDC does it right, in my opinion - they don't cheap out on any part, even the cap.

Good point, and true. TDC bottles are gorgeous. Jasmin de nuit, another TDC gem, was one I never would have needed/wanted 250mls, so having the 90ml purrrrdy bottle was really nice. Osmanthus and Bois d'iris were ones I wore quite heavily (meaning way too many sprays), so I liked having the big aluminum bottle.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Kingdom today. This one literally puts a smile on my face every time I smell it. It's so good!

Kingdom puts a "smile?" Ah, euphemisms for smut come to SOTD. (haha)

I appreciate Kingdom; I even respect it. But, damn, I just can't wear it or enjoy it. I had the set once with the body cream. Imagine all the foulness of Kingdom in a body lotion. It literally smelled like creamy BO. Cumin and funk in a tube. haha given how much I like Eau d'hermes, Jicky, etc., you'd think I'd have liked it. BUT, alas...
post #8673 of 19976
Vetiver Extraordinaire. I haven't worn this in a while. A great, sharp vetiver.
post #8674 of 19976
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Originally Posted by Goombi View Post

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I was trying out the frags at Kiehl's today.
And has anyone tried the Pour Homme there either?
SAs told me that the line was being discontinued. Only things remaining would be the EDTs.

I found the Kiehl's scents fairly boring (the oils)... I've got a bottle of the Musk, actually it's one of the first bottles I bought getting into this hobby based on Rach's rec and PhatGuido wearing it a lot a few years ago... barely touched the stuff though (edt). The PH oil is quite nice IIRC, sort of like an Azzaro PH so quite spicey. I just found 10ml for $30 too expensive for me, and the rollon format makes me think of rotting skin in the bottle...

Do you mean they're discontinuing the Original Musk?
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post

TF Black Orchid this evening. I bought this for my lady this afternoon and stole a spray just an hour ago. I grabbed it for her with the notion that I'd take 10mL or so for myself as the men's Basenotes community has fought the "gender" of this perfume to no end. It's on my wrist now and it smells incredibly familiar - perhaps too familiar. I didn't think it'd be common around these parts, but I must be wrong. I'm in the heart of this now and it is indeed very floral at this point. I have to admit, it is borderline cloying on me. Maybe I'll leave the whole 29.9mL to remain as hers.
hmmm, one of my first loves/dares when I got into the hobby. I think the trick is to apply VERY lightly, like one to two sprays max (chest and wrist). It's pretty potent stuff.

I bought it to not only push my comfort on the fragrance-gender issue, but also because it's so complex I think it takes some time to really deconstruct and understand it.
post #8675 of 19976
Haha rotting flesh.

They're discontinuing the perfume oils (roll-ons, dabbers), but not the EDT of musk.

Wearing musk today, and it is quite disappointing.

I will try the PH though. Thanks.
post #8676 of 19976

M7 Fresh is nice. I get more woody notes than the original as well. I have a small sample from the last swap box.

 

Today is my new reigning favorite: Chanel Sycomore.

post #8677 of 19976
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post


That's another one that will enter the Patou Pour Homme category of lost classics...

I agreed with most of what you said about the supposed discontinued "classics," but Patou is really a special scent. I could imagine Frederic Malle releasing a scent in that vein. The little decant I got several years ago is getting very low. I wish I could have a bottle, though I wouldn't pay a fortune for one.

Another one that I think has been badly harmed by reformulation is Chanel Pour Monsieur. The original is so much rounder and fuller than the current edition. They smell superficially similar, but the experience of wearing them, especially over time, is very different.
post #8678 of 19976
By the way, I'm wearing Essence of John Galliano today (no Nazi). One of the great hidden bargains out there. Yes, it's a room spray, but it's still the best campfire incense scent on the market.
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arghh. Are all new bottles of Chanel Pour Monsieur the new formulation? I just discovered this from the last swap box and really like it, but it must be the new one, yeah?

 

Yeah, that Galliano is pretty great.

post #8680 of 19976
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post


I agreed with most of what you said about the supposed discontinued "classics," but Patou is really a special scent. I could imagine Frederic Malle releasing a scent in that vein. The little decant I got several years ago is getting very low. I wish I could have a bottle, though I wouldn't pay a fortune for one.

Another one that I think has been badly harmed by reformulation is Chanel Pour Monsieur. The original is so much rounder and fuller than the current edition. They smell superficially similar, but the experience of wearing them, especially over time, is very different.
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

arghh. Are all new bottles of Chanel Pour Monsieur the new formulation? I just discovered this from the last swap box and really like it, but it must be the new one, yeah?

 

Yeah, that Galliano is pretty great.


If you miss the old Chanel PM (and rightly so), try Tiffany for Men. Made by Polge, and with much of the very sharp chypre character. I quite like it, and it's readily available. BUT, full disclosure, I'm one of the "weirdos" who actually really likes Chanel PM eau concentree... so I may not be the best recommender for Chanel PM alternatives.

Others to try in the "Chanel PM" vein but that aren't chanel PM might be something like Pasha de Cartier, Moustache de Rochas (vintage, but easily found for super cheap).

It's almost nighttime in japan, and I'm meeting a friend for dinner. A shower and change of fragrance. I'm thinking for this evening... Chanel Coco.
post #8681 of 19976
I put on the new Chanel PM this morning and it is still a very good scent - it's just clearly missing something compared to the original.
post #8682 of 19976
Since rach brought it up: LV Incensi today.
post #8683 of 19976
Jovan Musk for Women today. smile.gif
post #8684 of 19976
cool water
post #8685 of 19976
Nancy Boy Signature Body Spray
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