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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   15.01.2016 | Perfumes & Brands

Rive Gauche pour Homme 2003 vs 2011

...Thanks for that information, Guapo. I have a couple of the cans now, and at 125ml they should last me a while, but it's good to know there's no appreciable difference with the newer version. I may even lift the user ban on Mr Triffid, whose style is to borrow my perfumes and spray lavishly and often when he finds something to his liking.
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   10.10.2015 | Miscellaneous

What makes a perfume more suitable for young people?

...I echo what Dulcemio said, Jumbotron; serious perfume lovers tend to eschew age and gender marketing in favour of what floats their personal boat. However, as your question relates to actual votes by members here on Parfumo, I'm guessing Cool Water has garnered 30% of the 'young' wedge of pie because that style of aquatic/calone heavy fragrance came into being in the 90s, which is relatively recent in perfume terms. The logic, therefore, is that you are more likely to smell this 'modern' style on someone born since it's creation as people tend to identify with perfumes from their own era. I don't necessarily agree but that's my theory. Incidentally, 30% young, and 16% old, leaves 54% ...(middling age perhaps?). If you like it wear it, I say! Worth noting that it's fun to play against type and wear the unexpected.
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Miller Harris - worth buying blindly?

..."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.
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Geranium pour Monsieur - Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

Suggestions for a fragrance with geranium?

...I have just added "Acqua di Carthusia Geranio" by Carthusia to my collection. It's all about geranium with some citrus and spice. Worth sampling for geranium lovers
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Powerhouses: do you prefer them sweet or not?

...Not sweet for me . I l love florals and big perfumes - but not cloying ones - so moss, leather, galbanum - anything with some added bitterness or dissonance works for me. With big florals from the pre 90s era, sweetness is less of a problem for me than certain floral notes e.g. big tuberose or big vanilla/amber are not for me. Interestingly, many contemporay men's frags are much sweeter than those marketed to women a few decades ago. I much prefer fougeres and dry masculine leather/woodiy perfumes to some of the modern men's orientals with lots of sweet tobacco and amber/
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   25.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

let's talk about Dior

...That's very interesting Scentfan - seems you're a bit like the canary in the coalmine!I owned J'adore many years ago before it was reformulated, apparently it's changed for the worse. I never repurchased after my first bottle because of longevity issues. Poison has too much tuberose for my liking and ironically, given your comments above, Hypnotic Poison has a synthetic, playdough-y note that prevents me pursuing it as an almond fragrance option. I guess hypersensitivity to smells is a blessing and curse. Rather like putting on magnifying glasses and marvelling at all the crisp detail until one looks in the mirror (horrors!). Myself, I often like fragrances that are a little rough and angular but I don't think my sense of smell is particularly acute - maybe I need the crayon rendering rather than the fine watercolour.
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   24.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

let's talk about Dior

...I like Dior, I really do. I only own three but would happily add others to my collection."Miss Dior Originale" is one of my favourite perfumes. I've never smelled the vintage so I am happy with the reformulation I own. Gorgeous floral chypre that lasts and lasts. "Dune" and "Pure Poison" were both gifts. If the mandarin/jasmine was pitched any higher it would be borderline screechy for me but as is, both are very likeable and easy to wear year round. Dune has incredible projection and tenacity and, remarkably, is only an EDT.I love "Diorella" and "Eau Sauvage" and both are on my to-buy list. That's what I like most about the brand - the old chypres that are still available, albeit not as they once were.Fahrenheit is a probable future purchase as well.Haven't tried any of the private collection stuff yet, they're a bit late to the party really. I feel rather cynical about the concept of 'private' and 'exclusive' lines from designer houses; it all seems a bit pretentious and reeks of marketing spin. Are they just trying to get consumers to pay more for the sort of quality that used to be mainstream? Regardless, I hear good things about Dior's take on the idea and thought Cuir Cannage (why do I always read that as 'Pure Carnage') might be worth sampling, though I doubt it will trump Chanel Cuir de Russie or Cuir de Lancome, both of which I own and also cost less than the Dior option.
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   13.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

What kind of fragrance wearer are you? (poll about fav.note)

...Sorry, thought I clicked it. Done now.
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   13.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

What kind of fragrance wearer are you? (poll about fav.note)

...I pretty much need oakmoss in a perfume to make me swoon. Times being what they are, I have to settle for chypre facsimilies. I would tick most of the categories except the tuberose and vanilla options. Love roses, vetiver, jasmine, sandalwood, oud (not the really rugged stuff), civet, aromatic notes and on and on.....
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   31.01.2015 | Miscellaneous

Correlations between perfume and shoes

...'Fervent hobbyists". Love it!
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Kenzo pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) - Kenzo
<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   31.01.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

The third Kenzo...

...Pierre's granddaughter surely? And yes, that young man is surely averting his gaze and thinking of England.
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Suggestions for a patchouli-centric fragrance

...Thanks for reporting back Greysolon. It's always good to have feedback, even better when there's a few winners amongst the suggestions.
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Kenzo pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) - Kenzo
<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   30.01.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

The third Kenzo...

...Those Avon ladies know how to sell a product. And just in case there's any confusion they called it "Aromadisiac For Her". I guess you spray it on first.Or for the gents...He knows where this goes by the look of it..
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Kenzo pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) - Kenzo
<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   30.01.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

The third Kenzo...

...I was beginning to feel so disrespectful and dirty after your explanation of the Kenzo bottle design but then came..."Full Choke" (splutter) By god, that will be hard to beat!Fortunately Pierre Cardin is (was?) a bit of an old sleaze and thoughtfully provided variations of this flacon for both genders to enjoy.
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   30.01.2015 | Miscellaneous

Correlations between perfume and shoes

...It is so much easier for a man to have a signature shoe!
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   30.01.2015 | Miscellaneous

Correlations between perfume and shoes

...I'm not a shoe person at all, or at least not someone who covets designer heels. I do love a good boot but it's more likely to be a Doc Martens or something funky and practical. I have to wear boots for work every day (more Blundstone than Manolo) so maybe I've just given up on trying to walk in anything dainty. And I like being able to bounce around, not teeter. Also a good thong is hard to beat (that's flip flops to the rest of the world and jandals for you Kiwis).As Pipette said, you can wear perfume regardless of your attire but shoes are problematic. They go our of fashion, they have to fit properly (I have different sized feet, dammit) and they have to be appropriate to the occasion and outfit. The same could be said of perfume but I find it so much more enjoyable to build a wardrobe of scents rather than shoes. My "other" collection is silver jewellery and turquoise so I'm definitely not immune to self adornment!
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   29.01.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

The third Kenzo...

...I can't help with the original query but couldn't help noticing (and commenting obviously) on how phallic those bottles are: the shape, the curve, the cap, the texture on the original. The new plastic one is indeed a poor substitute, rather like some kind of prosthesis (but commendably large).
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   26.01.2015 | Miscellaneous

Grey market Blues

...I had a look myself (at Raiders site) and couldn't see specifics for the Paco Rabanne brand but I'm sure if you contacted Andre he would be able to help.
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<mark>Triffid</mark>Triffid   25.01.2015 | Miscellaneous

Grey market Blues

...I was also going to suggest Raiders of the Lost Scent. I've bought Calandre from an online discounter here in Australia and there's no doubt that reformulation has weakened the scent. Interestingly, I wore Calandre during the 80s and I never thought it smelled as much like Rive Gauche back then as it does now (my sister wore the latter). Likely my faulty memory, though.To be honest, I wonder how much of a market there would be for fake Calandre? Bar codes were introduced in 1990 so your bottle is no earlier than that.
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Geranium pour Monsieur - Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

Suggestions for a fragrance with geranium?

...I love geranium too. My absolute favorite is "Geranium Bourbon" by Miller Harris. This is a luscious, addictive, but very rosy fragrance - you really need to love rose for this one, although the geranium is also very pronounced. Again partnering geranium with rose, is "Aoud Roses Petals" by Montale. The geranium is most obvious when compared to other rose/ouds in the line that don't feature geranium, such as Aoud Queen Roses. I could name other geranium/rose combos but I suspect that's not the style you're looking for. My other favorite is "Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003)" by YSL which partners geranium with subtle anise and other aromatic notes - a far more appealing combination than it looks on paper.
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