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Got a sample of L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu the other day to see what the hype is all about. I wore it today, and it really is a great fragrance. Love the aromatic incense and light vetiver.
 

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Got a sample of L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu the other day to see what the hype is all about. I wore it today, and it really is a great fragrance. Love the aromatic incense and light vetiver.
One of my favorites and a "love at first sniff" when I tried it when it was released back 10-15 years ago. L'artisan, with only a few exceptions, really has a stellar catalogue of interesting scents and has been consistently producing good ones for 30+ years. As well, I find them fairly priced compared to other niche houses and without a lot of the annoying hype/marketing nonsense.

Speaking of... I think I may wear Timbuktu today. I haven't spritzed it on in a while.

A few other ones you might try in the warmer weather: Bois Farine, Traversee du bosphore, L'eau de l'artisan, Mimosa pour moi.
 

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One of my favorites and a "love at first sniff" when I tried it when it was released back 10-15 years ago. L'artisan, with only a few exceptions, really has a stellar catalogue of interesting scents and has been consistently producing good ones for 30+ years. As well, I find them fairly priced compared to other niche houses and without a lot of the annoying hype/marketing nonsense.

Speaking of... I think I may wear Timbuktu today. I haven't spritzed it on in a while.

A few other ones you might try in the warmer weather: Bois Farine, Traversee du bosphore, L'eau de l'artisan, Mimosa pour moi.
Yeah, the prices they go for on discounters are very fair for niche fragrances. I also got a decant of Traversee du Bosphore. I tried it on my hand the other day. It's pleasant, though I'm still not confident that it's for me. I really like the leather, iris, red apple, and pistachio combo. I thought Dior Homme was the definition of the makeup bag scent. Not until I smelled Traversee du Bosphore. I see this more suited for women, but I certainly appreciate it.
 

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Anyone have a lot of experience buying fragrances off eBay? I've never done it, largely because I find it sketchy since I don't know how the person stored the bottle. Are there stories of people getting bottles that have been stored in sunlight or something?

cc'ing @HORNS @L'Incandescent and @rach2jlc cause they have a lot of experience with fragrances, but would welcome anyone's input.
 

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Anyone have a lot of experience buying fragrances off eBay? I've never done it, largely because I find it sketchy since I don't know how the person stored the bottle. Are there stories of people getting bottles that have been stored in sunlight or something?

cc'ing @HORNS @L'Incandescent and @rach2jlc cause they have a lot of experience with fragrances, but would welcome anyone's input.
Have bought a few recently from sellers with excellent ratings without issue.
 

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I’ve bought a bunch of vintage stuff off of eBay. My latest was a bottle of the original formula of Eau Sauvage Parfum, with a heavy myrrh note. Prior to that I bought a bottle of Je Suis un Homme. I stick to stuff that is not very popular with the hope/expectation that they are unlikely to be forgeries. I’ll also just get unopened boxes and will just take a risk based on the low price I go for.
 

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I hadn't even thought about counterfeits. I assume super niche fragrances don't get counterfeited, but how would you know if the scent hasn't been stored properly? I assume you'd check it against a sample? Or you just trust the process?

I've had a few samples go rotten from being stored in direct sunlight for a few days, which is why I ask.
 

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If it’s unopened, then I don’t worry about sunlight. I also look at where they’re selling from and will not buy from Texas because I know the conditions in the summertime.
 

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Anyone have a lot of experience buying fragrances off eBay? I've never done it, largely because I find it sketchy since I don't know how the person stored the bottle. Are there stories of people getting bottles that have been stored in sunlight or something?

cc'ing @HORNS @L'Incandescent and @rach2jlc cause they have a lot of experience with fragrances, but would welcome anyone's input.
For me, I have a few different categories of ebay frag purchase, though really I only buy on ebay if it is cheap.

Like Hornsy said, if it's still sealed, then I'm fine. Or, if it is from a longtime seller with a history of positive feedback on fragrance purchases, I'm not too worried.

For others, it depends on just HOW cheap. If it is extraordinarily cheap and something I've wanted (and can't find elsewhere), I'll sometimes do a dice roller and take a chance. Usually this is for vintage frags.

SOTD: Think I'll do Vol du nuit (EdT). It's warm, but not super hot, and I find this one comes alive in dry/warm weather, especially the EdT or EdC.
 
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I hadn't even thought about counterfeits. I assume super niche fragrances don't get counterfeited, but how would you know if the scent hasn't been stored properly? I assume you'd check it against a sample? Or you just trust the process?

I've had a few samples go rotten from being stored in direct sunlight for a few days, which is why I ask.
If you want, with my promise to never ever poach from you, you can send me a link to what you're considering in the future and I can give you my thoughts. I've perused ebay for fragrances very often and can offer you my gut feeling, for whatever that is worth.
 

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If you want, with my promise to never ever poach from you, you can send me a link to what you're considering in the future and I can give you my thoughts. I've perused ebay for fragrances very often and can offer you my gut feeling, for whatever that is worth.
I'm happy to do the same. :)

Today I'm thinking Eau de Guerlain... a nice "Eau" from the early 70's with a bright, sharp lemon. (this one I like better than the older Eau Imperiale or Eau de Coq)
 

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My wedding day (yesterday) fragrance was Wit by Perfums Delrae.
 

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Congratulations, L’inc! Give me your registry so I can send you a third panini press.
 

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Today has been a nice break from the hellish heat we've been having, so I decided to put on Santal by Floris in the day. I just love the simplicity of it, but the gentlemanly scent of this is why I love this so much. I don't have the wardrobe that many of you guys have, but this makes me feel sartorial.

The evening got even better, with rain coming down hard. I put on Honey Aoud by Montale. Really not a gourmand to my nose, and it smells a lot like the holidays, or holiday candles maybe. Great stuff.
 

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Nice perfume article from @dieworkwear if anyone hasn't seen it. I am intrigued by the salt/marine family, which I've never tried, though I'm not sure how far down the spectrum from ozone to brine to seaweed I would/should go in a work context.

Currently enjoying the slightly smoky grapefruit Le Labo Bergamote 22, and some neroli family stuff, which I thought was way too fruity for me but has won me round.
 

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