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This is not going to be a helpful review but I got a sample of this based on reviews on this thread. I like it, but don't know what to make of it. It smells odd but I like it, but perhaps not enough to buy the full bottle.
 

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I love that fragrance. It is the most complex and strangest fougere. Certainly not classic.
 

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Got a gift in the mail today from an old friend. Vintage Jicky (pre-war) and vintage Diorissimo (70s bottle). The contemporary Diorissimo is rather unpleasant imho. Sharp and strident. The old formula is much fuller and subtle, with a lovely lily-of-the-valley top note. But the real find is the old Jicky. I never understood that people felt that Jicky and Caron's Pour un homme were the male and female versions of a lavender and vanilla accord, but now I understand. The old Jicky has one of the most beautiful vanilla notes I've ever smelled. Delicious. I still prefer Pour un homme as a scent, but it is amazing that a perfume created 140 odd years ago can smell so great today.
 
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Also a big fan. Really unique and still smells great. Easier to wear than one might think.
I am eagerly awaiting his new one, Attaupe. I got a sample of that and Burvuvu. I’ll report back when I get a chance to try them.
 

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Got a gift in the mail today from an old friend. Vintage Jicky (pre-war) and vintage Diorissimo (70s bottle). The contemporary Diorissimo is rather unpleasant imho. Sharp and strident. The old formula is much fuller and subtle, with a lovely lily-of-the-valley top note. But the real find is the old Jicky. I never understood that people felt that Jicky and Caron's Pour un homme were the male and female versions of a lavender and vanilla accord, but now I understand. The old Jicky has one of the most beautiful vanilla notes I've ever smelled. Delicious. I still prefer Pour un homme as a scent, but it is amazing that a perfume made 140 odd years ago can smell so great today.
Vintage Jicky is one I still need to get my nose on. IMHO, 85% of Guerlain from any timeframe is better than 90% of everything else around.
 

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Interesting review

 

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He pretty much says similar things all of the time about power and edging. It is funny how he has become pretty popular on the internet outside of fragrance circles for just being a character.
 

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He pretty much says similar things all of the time about power and edging. It is funny how he has become pretty popular on the internet outside of fragrance circles for just being a character.
Ah, didn't know it was his schtick
 

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This is not going to be a helpful review but I got a sample of this based on reviews on this thread. I like it, but don't know what to make of it. It smells odd but I like it, but perhaps not enough to buy the full bottle.
I like that one, but it doesn't really perform well when I wear it.

I am eagerly awaiting his new one, Attaupe. I got a sample of that and Burvuvu. I’ll report back when I get a chance to try them.
I really don't like Burvuvu. It just smells like cheap dirt to me. The ones of his that I like are Serin, Vaporocindro, and Selperniku.

Today is Prada Midnight Train.

 

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Even though I have a lot of excellent cheapies in my collection, my snobbery sometimes makes me hesitate to reach for them. Well, when you have a fragrance as good as Lalique Pour Homme EdP, it makes you forget all these irrational thoughts. This thing punches way above its weight, it is frightening. A perfect combination of fruity citruses, airy vanilla, and dusty cedarwood that creates a slightly powdery, yet undeniably masculine scent. I think it's a must have for anyone that appreciate classic French perfumery.
 

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