Foren-Übersicht Perfume Recommendations Miller Harris - worth buying blindly?
Syzygy73
Syzygy73
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Syzygy73Syzygy73 Miller Harris - worth buying blindly? 02.06.2015, 19:28
First time post so apologies if I have broken any etiquette. I have been offered Feuilles de Tabac and Terre de Bois by Miller Harris for €25 each (100ml testers). I have never tried them. My question is, are they worth blind buying? I know MH is a quality niche line. Any thoughts?

Regards,

Rob

Briarthorn
Briarthorn
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BriarthornBriarthorn 03.06.2015, 10:42
I'm sorry, I have no experience with those scents. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will reply soon.

Apicius
Apicius
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ApiciusApicius 03.06.2015, 18:01
I have tested a few but so far none of their perfumes made it into my collection. The MH perfumes are high quality niche perfumes but like most you should try before you buy

Sleuth
Sleuth
484 Posts
SleuthSleuth 03.06.2015, 21:10
I've only tried 1 of their fragrances and the performance was disappointing.

NinoKid
NinoKid
NinoKidNinoKid 04.06.2015, 10:48
Hi Rob,

I've got to agree with Sleuth that (from what I've tried) the performance isn't great. That being said, I've only tried Feuilles de Tabac and La Fumee. Going from memory……

Feuilles de Tabac: Dried tobacco leaves; old school; smells like something from Aramis though without the animalic/civet edge; pleasant enough, but dated and in my opinion not memorable.

La Fumee: To my nose, this is a watered down incense frag, though there is more going on than just incense; there's something in it that strikes me as herbal, non-sweet orange, which actually gave me a bit of a headache the one time I wore it. As I prefer things that are edgier and/or more contemporary (unless, that is, the ingredients and notes are so rich and opulent, e.g. Bogue's Maai), I would rather reach for something by Comme des Garçons.

From the above two scents, I would say that Miller Harris conveys an old world aesthetic that utilises watered down masculine notes. For what it's worth, I guess.

Cheers,
Travis

Triffid
Triffid
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TriffidTriffid 13.06.2015, 05:06
Geranium Bourbon from MH is one of my favourite perfumes, a must-try if you enjoy lush rose and geranium, but it's the only one I've tried from this house (yes, it was a blind buy). Performance-wise, it has nice projection and longevity in the "acceptable" range. Not a great deal of development but I'm so smitten with the scent that I tend to forgive any shortcomings.
I've been tempted to blind buy others, especially Fleur du Matin and Terre de Bois, especially as I can buy them online in my own country for less than half retail price, but mixed reviews on performance have given me pause.
On the plus side, the bottles are gorgeous and, like the Lutens bottles, come with the option to use as a spray or splash, very handy for decanting.

Anessa
Anessa
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AnessaAnessa 26.03.2018, 12:00
As for the projection and longevity, It may depend on the scent type. For instance, I find that Tangerine Vert, in this regard, compared with Noix de Tubéreuse, is like Eau de Cologne to Extrait. The latter definitely needs a point/very light-handed application, 1 spray max, best under clothes, or otherwise, it will develop monstrous with good tenacity.

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