Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Thoughts on this Tom Ford sample collection?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/TOM-FORD-PRIVATE...#ht_570wt_1166


    Those 4ml Tom Ford samples typically sell for between $18 and $22 on ebay. If you can get the set at the current price, that would be pretty good. Also, because the TF Private Blends have such good longevity, the 4ml samples really last quite a while.

    Everything in the line of TF Private Blends is very good, IMO, so I don't think you're going to waste your money if you sample them.
     


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    Those 4ml Tom Ford samples typically sell for between $18 and $22 on ebay. If you can get the set at the current price, that would be pretty good. Also, because the TF Private Blends have such good longevity, the 4ml samples really last quite a while. Everything in the line of TF Private Blends is very good, IMO, so I don't think you're going to waste your money if you sample them.
    I know it's a really good deal. Thing is, I wouldn't want 4 ml; it's a bit much. Plus, I've been looking at this seller's past sales, and he also sells 1.5 ml spray bottles of 10 TF frags. This is much more appealing to me because a) it's cheaper, and b) they're sprays. Also peculiar is the fact that his sales are always on the cheaper side and mostly have 1 bid sales with no bid wars driving up the price. It's as if no one bids on his Tom Ford frags. Weird. Edit: do these bottles in the pic look like 1.5 ml spray bottles? Seems to be a lot more than 1.5 ml.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_490wt_1202
     


  3. L'Incandescent

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    I know it's a really good deal. Thing is, I wouldn't want 4 ml; it's a bit much. Plus, I've been looking at this seller's past sales, and he also sells 1.5 ml spray bottles of 10 TF frags. This is much more appealing to me because a) it's cheaper, and b) they're sprays.

    Also peculiar is the fact that his sales are always on the cheaper side and mostly have 1 bid sales with no bid wars driving up the price. It's as if no one bids on his Tom Ford frags. Weird.

    Edit: do these bottles in the pic look like 1.5 ml spray bottles? Seems to be a lot more than 1.5 ml..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_490wt_1202


    Ahh, I see. I've refrained from buying from this seller for some of the reasons you mentioned.

    I've got a lot of TF samples that look just like the ones you linked to. I don't know how precisely TF measures, but I can tell you that the bottles say 1.5 ml on them. This might seem like a petty complaint, but I haven't been happy with the way any of my 1.5 ml samples have sprayed. The fragrance comes out like a stream, rather than being diffused. I actually prefer the 4 ml samples.
     


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    Wore Tauer L'air du desert morocain today. Ordered Le Labo Poivre 23 today, and was going to get Gaiac 10 as well, but PC was sold out. If anyone knows where I can get a decent sized decant send me a pm please.
    Where did you get the Poivre decant from? I've been interested in trying that one to see how it stacks up to Piper Nigrum.
     


  5. rach2jlc

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    Where did you get the Poivre decant from? I've been interested in trying that one to see how it stacks up to Piper Nigrum.

    If you are wanting a pepper fest, I'll also recommend a few other "must tries:"
    L'a P Poivre Piquant
    Caron Poivre
    TDC Rose Poivree

    The L'a P is probably the most unique... a pepper with milk. Gives a strange spice/creaminess that is really quite lovely.

    The Caron is pepper with cloves... also unique and, as a parfum, lasts forever, with the best drydown. It's an "urn" Caron, so hard to find... but you could call the Caron store in NYC and they will probably send you a sample (ask for Diane)

    TDC is polarizing... pepper, rose, and civet... so not for the faint of heart, but a wonderful experience.
     


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    Thanks for the recs Rach. I've already tried the LA PP and TDC. Poivre Piquant isn't bad but its not really bottle worthy. Rose Poivree is some of the most god awful smelling shit ever. No Caron outlet nearby and I've never really been that fond of their scents to begin with. Piper Nigrum is really the only one that's been worthwhile to me so far.
     


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    Thanks for the recs Rach. I've already tried the LA PP and TDC. Poivre Piquant isn't bad but its not really bottle worthy. Rose Poivree is some of the most god awful smelling shit ever. No Caron outlet nearby and I've never really been that fond of their scents to begin with. Piper Nigrum is really the only one that's been worthwhile to me so far.
    Haha, not a Civet fan, eh? [​IMG] I guess you don't like Kouros, either? (lol) Civet is the great separator in the fragrance world. But, pepper is a unique note, and pepper fragrances run the full gamut for overall effect. That's one thing that makes it such an interesting note. Piper Nigrum is by far the most different of the lot, with the addition of menthol/mint that gives it a very crisp/clean/smooth feel, where in other scents (TDC, for example) it's almost confrontational, or clashing with the rose. The Poivre (Caron) probably blends it most smoothly. If you like the Nigrum, I think you might like the Caron. BUT, then again, Caron tends to be very polarizing as a house, and this one has the Caron "ness" to it, so I definitely wouldn't do a blind buy. In addition to pepper, you'd also have to like Cloves to like the Caron, so if you hate Bay Rums (or if you know MPG Secret Melange) then it might tell you if you'd like the Caron. The only Caron stores I know that stock the urns are in Paris and NYC... it's not in the usual line-up, so I'd think you could only get it from the store. BUT, they're nice with free samples. [​IMG]
     


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    RP is one of my all-time favs!

    Wearing Tom of Finland today. [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks for the recs Rach. I've already tried the LA PP and TDC. Poivre Piquant isn't bad but its not really bottle worthy. Rose Poivree is some of the most god awful smelling shit ever. No Caron outlet nearby and I've never really been that fond of their scents to begin with. Piper Nigrum is really the only one that's been worthwhile to me so far.

    Wow, that's really surprising! What is it about it that you dislike so much? I actually like it a lot--it's probably somewhere in my top ten.

    Kouros for me today.
     


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    If you are wanting a pepper fest, I'll also recommend a few other "must tries:"
    L'a P Poivre Piquant
    Caron Poivre
    TDC Rose Poivree

    The L'a P is probably the most unique... a pepper with milk. Gives a strange spice/creaminess that is really quite lovely.

    The Caron is pepper with cloves... also unique and, as a parfum, lasts forever, with the best drydown. It's an "urn" Caron, so hard to find... but you could call the Caron store in NYC and they will probably send you a sample (ask for Diane)

    TDC is polarizing... pepper, rose, and civet... so not for the faint of heart, but a wonderful experience.


    Hermes Poivre Samarcande is a very true green peppercorn smell. It's also very fleeting and very expensive.
     


  11. Rambo

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    RP is one of my all-time favs! Wearing Tom of Finland today. [​IMG]
    Blech. And +1 on ToF. I really need to get a large decant of that or start up a split.
    Wow, that's really surprising! What is it about it that you dislike so much? I actually like it a lot--it's probably somewhere in my top ten. Kouros for me today.
    It ranks right below Alexander McQueen's Kingdom for scents that make me smell like an unwashed cunt. Just awful.
     


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    You want my bottle? I'm not wearing it and will give it to you on the cheap.
    Sure! PM sent. Commes des Garcon for me again today.
     


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    Tried tobacco vanille for the second time. It's starting to grow on me.
     


  14. Baron

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    Equipage. Hadn't worn this in a long while. I think of it as a "get down to business" or "well groomed CEO" scent, and I have a lot to do today.
     


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    Where did you get the Poivre decant from? I've been interested in trying that one to see how it stacks up to Piper Nigrum.

    I picked it up from Perfumed Court. I can't find anywhere else with decants of the city exclusives.
     


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