Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Dmax, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    Yesterday: Terre d'Hermes
    Today: Philosykos. Love the fig, live the fig.
     


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    L'Artisan Mure et Musc. Love the blackberry, live the blackberry. (And the musk too, in all fairness.)
     


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    Yesterday: Rose 31
    Today: Montale Black Aoud

    I'm working through a bunch of roses right now and i'm almost afraid both of those are going to win. why is the good stuff always so expensive? [​IMG]

    Rochas Man. I wish New Harlem didn't smell better than this. Oh well.
    Hmmm, I've got to get me some of that to try. BN reviews seem to indicate Rochas is really almost as good an a far lower price, but is it just a poor substitute?


    today Eau Premier again, tomorrow I think I might try Viktor & Rolf - Antidote
     


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    I haven't smelled Rochas Man, but I have a bottle of Body Kouros and I'm slowly accepting that I don't like it as much as New Haarlem, of which I just have a tiny decant. As much as I like New Haarlem, I'm not sure if I'd buy a bottle at full price. If I started down that route, I think I'd buy several other bottles first - Vetiver Extraordinaire, Sarasins, Mitsouko Parfum, Apres L'Ondee.

    Jules today.
     


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    Master-classter,

    ^Try Montale Aoud Queen Roses. Wow, what a rose. TDC Rose Poivree is also neat, though very different from what you usually expect from a rose scent.

    Kenzo Tokyo for me today. Found a bottle for the equivalent of $7 and thought I would give it a try. Not a bad woody/mild citrus/incense-ish scent, though longevity is really quite poor (looking over some various reviews, others have noted this problem as well.)

    It tries to be in the same league with CDG Incense series (especially Kyoto and the like), but lacks the punch, the uniqueness, the quality, the longevity, and the quirk.

    Again, though, it is NOT a bad scent, especially if you come across a cheap bottle. For $7, I like it a lot, and the Kyoto CDG runs $65-70 for 50mls, which is more than I want to spend on an incense scent.
     


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    Terre de Hermes today. Dry cedar/vetiver. Similar to Encre Noir IMO.

    PS I might buy a 1.7 oz of New Harlem for $99. Considering I only have 3 actual bottles now the price isn't that outrageous.
     


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    Terre de Hermes today. Dry cedar/vetiver. Similar to Encre Noir IMO.

    PS I might buy a 1.7 oz of New Harlem for $99. Considering I only have 3 actual bottles now the price isn't that outrageous.


    Have you tried it before? Just asking because it is a neat scent, but not terribly flexible or usable all that often. It layers VERY well with others, but is quite a heavy gourmand and so in various types of weather, or with varying types of activities, can be a real stinker (in a bad way!)

    I had a bottle but found myself using so infrequently that I traded it off for something else. If you have tried it and love it, then go for it, but if it would be a blind buy... keep in mind $99 is NOT really that great a bargain for a 50 ml scent, whether Bond or not.
     


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    Basenotes was more fun when I joined, but I disliked the massive pro-Creed bias. Perfumeoflife was I think a bit more fun as well a few years back, but it's awfully woman-centric and they've run off some of the more interesting people in favor of a code of pleasantness and harmony.

    In terms of the big houses, my preference runs towards Caron.
     


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    Have you tried it before? Just asking because it is a neat scent, but not terribly flexible or usable all that often. It layers VERY well with others, but is quite a heavy gourmand and so in various types of weather, or with varying types of activities, can be a real stinker (in a bad way!) I had a bottle but found myself using so infrequently that I traded it off for something else. If you have tried it and love it, then go for it, but if it would be a blind buy... keep in mind $99 is NOT really that great a bargain for a 50 ml scent, whether Bond or not.
    I've gone through 3 samples. I like the smokiness in it. I dunno I really like gourmands but now I'm way more picky. I've tried all of the major ones and found flaws in all of them. I'm looking for one that doesn't smell too much like baby powder or an A*Men iteration. I can see where I wouldn't wear it too often, 1.7 oz is probably way too much juice.
     


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    I've gone through 3 samples. I like the smokiness in it. I dunno I really like gourmands but now I'm way more picky. I've tried all of the major ones and found flaws in all of them. I'm looking for one that doesn't smell too much like baby powder or an A*Men iteration. I can see where I wouldn't wear it too often, 1.7 oz is probably way too much juice.

    This makes sense. I just think that 1) if you have a small collection, then New Haarlem isn`t maybe the best choice. As well, $99 for 50mls of Bond is not a good price at all. If you absolutely LOVED it, that is one thing, but I think there are so many other more versatile ones out there for that money.

    BUT, of course, get what you like!!!!! Just my opinion, having had it and about 10 other Bonds over the past several years. It was probably the least versatile, most rarely worn, and *heaviest* Bond I had.

    That being said, there are those who love it and stand by it. Trust your nose!
     


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    Hi all, I need some advise about TSA approved size for cologne bottles. I will be flying in a few days and it occurred to me that they don't allow 100ml bottles in carry on baggage.
    Good that I realized it now instead of having a bottle thrown out at the airport [​IMG]
    Are those sample sized bottles(the ones commonly seen in department stores, etc) okay to carry?
    BTW - today I am wearing au sauvage again. My "honeymoon phase" with this fragrance seems to be just about over but I still love it! It's a keeper.
     


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    Hi all, I need some advise about TSA approved size for cologne bottles. I will be flying in a few days and it occurred to me that they don't allow 100ml bottles in carry on baggage.
    Good that I realized it now instead of having a bottle thrown out at the airport [​IMG]
    Are those sample sized bottles(the ones commonly seen in department stores, etc) okay to carry?
    BTW - today I am wearing au sauvage again. My "honeymoon phase" with this fragrance seems to be just about over but I still love it! It's a keeper.


    The rule is 3oz but I think they are flexible with 3.4oz, the sensible international standard
     


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    Hi all, I need some advise about TSA approved size for cologne bottles. I will be flying in a few days and it occurred to me that they don't allow 100ml bottles in carry on baggage.
    Good that I realized it now instead of having a bottle thrown out at the airport [​IMG]
    Are those sample sized bottles(the ones commonly seen in department stores, etc) okay to carry?
    BTW - today I am wearing au sauvage again. My "honeymoon phase" with this fragrance seems to be just about over but I still love it! It's a keeper.


    The rule is 3oz but I think they are flexible with 3.4oz, the sensible international standard

    hmmm. My thought is that it's flammable which may prove troublesome. Flammables have to be shipped ground, so I doubt they'd let a full bottle fly. I'd probably go with a decant of 10 ml or less: enough for a trip, but not so much that you'd be upset if it were confiscated.
     


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    John Varvatos Artisan today. I'm a little disappointed, but it's kind of a long story...

    The rule is 3oz but I think they are flexible with 3.4oz, the sensible international standard

    I've been forced to throw away bottles that were labeled 4 ounces and that were less than half full, so I don't know if I'd trust a TSA employee to act sensibly!

    I've gone through 3 samples. I like the smokiness in it. I dunno I really like gourmands but now I'm way more picky. I've tried all of the major ones and found flaws in all of them. I'm looking for one that doesn't smell too much like baby powder or an A*Men iteration. I can see where I wouldn't wear it too often, 1.7 oz is probably way too much juice.

    There's always the decant route. There are a few Bond decant sellers on eBay (I'm one of them [​IMG]). There's one that goes by the name ashlynsthings, or something like that. I have a feeling that she's a Saks employee because she has a big selection (even special editions like New Orleans), sells BNIB bottles well below retail, and claims to be able to produce a Saks receipt upon request. I don't have experience buying from her, but she might be worth looking into.
     


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    Thanks all for replying so quickly to my query. I will carry a few vials to be on the safe side.
     


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