This is one of the, I forget what they are called, only available in 8.4 oz whopper size .... extra specialities... It is very weird. It smells like a men's restroom at the bus station/subway or other grungy venue. Freaky! But then again, maybe it inspired... the scent of .... funky busstation restrooms complete with cleansers... Smell it and see if I'm not right! Can't say about womens' restrooms. I've been in one or two and they are apt to look so different from mens' that I wouldn't be surprised if they are odorously of another species...
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Histoires de Parfums - Casanova
supermarky 12/11/2012 6:38:00 PM
I like this stuff a lot. Used to think of it as a version of Le Male but then I revisited Lutens' Douce Amere and realized that its is in fact the "key accord", which here is given a sort of Le Male twist/fizz...if you know what I mean? The result is ... more pleasing than either, I find. Used to be I could get this stuff so cheaply $15-45 for a bottle. Now it's not the case lately, at all, since the retail price skyrocketed. And so I think... next time I replace it I might try Douce Amere which has a lot more bang probably'd last longer...and wear similarly enough, and... as far as I know is the "original" (?)
I nevu tawt I'd wuv a tubewose!! This perfume is a wild one. First you get what I'd describe as Drano under the thumb of tuberose. This odd refreshing + narcotic combo lasts some time. Next, after the wintergreen/drano thing burns off, I find myself smelling like some ultrariche milled soap tubereuse. I love soapy fragrances and you cant' do better than that here. Finally the soap component is off and away and you've got this transparent rather light tuberose that is just clear as a bell. What fun! Usually I am not up for wearing anything targeted specifically to either gender, but I very much enjoy not being a girl whilst doing this supposedly parfum de femme. It really doesn't strike me as "womanly" and certainly not, as can be the case with T-flower, "matronly" I love a good linear fragrance that delivers, but here I get 3 in one. Unbeatable. But wait there's one snag. The longevity is not exactly "party hardy" it gets very delicate on me after a not very long while. So...I think I'll just start spraying it less on my skin more on my shirt. About the drano lol I've smelled wintergreen in high concentrations in other perfumes and been immediately put off. Now I wonder if I ought not to revisit some of them. After all, Drano is a pretty great smelling product. I've always felt people should get over the lemon oil = Pledge problem (although I concede that like most hard core perfumisto/as, I'm not prone to great excitement over wearing citruses...) SL bottles. It's a drag when you have them lined up in proud formation and they go keeling over like dominos, ain't it? Some vexations are worth putting up with . . . though....
I got the surprise of my life (well maybe not THE, but a big surprise at any rate) sampling this yesterday in the extrait version, cause the dominant accord I picked up is that of IVORY SOAP!!! leather and ivory soap... pleasant, certainly, but *very* delicate for an extrait, and at such a price! my goodness, there is no way I would purchase it. and even if it were reasonably priced, I don't imagine I would, honestly. but it's pleasant, I didn't hate it by any means.... the one Caron extrait that really rocks my nostrils, btw, is the eccentric Poivre :)
very surprised I never reviewed this before. now that it's available at one of the premiere niche retailers online I expect a lot more people want to know about it. I was lucky that a MUAer turned me on to it a couple of years ago before the latest price hike cause golly is it expensive now! I regard Poivre to be in a category that includes many of the Santa Maria Novella fragrances which I'd call "primatives" in the sense that this is nothing like a contemporary perfume, mass market or niche, due to it's oddness and I sometimes describe one of these oddballs as being the olfactory equivalent of listening to 78 RPM records. Today's slickness is not a part of the package. In fact it's quite eccentric. None of this should be construed to have a negative connotation, of course! For me the story is: it opens with a medicinal clove that reminds me of the dentist's office, of temporary fillings. This in itself is a thrill; it's so offbeat. it ends up a smooth smooth delicate carnation fragrance. And there, I think, you have it! The first time I bought a bottle it was $200 for a used 100 ml bottle 99% full. I sold 10 ml decants for $45 and I forget exactly how many of them I sold but eventually really regretted it. Fortunately the oppty came to get about an ounce for about $80. Thank heavens this surfaced before the stuff began selling online. For today's rate is $100 for 7.5 ml. Yikes! the notes selon Caron: pepper, clove, geranium rose base, jasmine, tuberose, carnation bouquet this is the only relatively old French perfume I wear.
this gets low marks for individuality. as soon as I sniffed it I knew I was smelling a knockoff of some other fragrance, with, of course, the requisite added bit: incense, pine. But the incense and pine are minor players in a perfume that gets its fragrance from Lutens Amber Sultan!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Krigler Established Cognac
supermarky 7/27/2011 12:04:00 AM
wow, talk about intoxicating. the opening is fantastic with a lot of lemon actually, surprisingly... but a swooney, boozey accord that gets inside your nombril and is quite immense... very true to cognac fragrance but... so lovely and seductive... I wish it stayed strong longer. it remains after awhile but not with great projection and as it fades. .. . it goes this unfortunate direction that some other fragrances do such as ... TF oud wood and CdG Palisander... something... a la uremic poisoning, a wee wee-wee-like... but not so bad as to worry about it... but the shadow of the smile is not as flattering to the figure of this grand bouquet... which all in all I quite adore, but shall wear sparingly in this economy. . . sadly. .. *update - I don't think the longevity is bad at all now that I've worn it several times, really) and I'm beginning to wonder how much of that uremic poisoning thing isn't ME not the fragrance when the fragrance dies down maybe it's linalool and me or something...? let's see for information please's sake I'll look up the "notes": ESTABLISHED COGNAC 66 perfume The quintessentialy London classic since its creation. Men have it, women desire it! Simple audacity, world-class composition offers a perfect blend of Cognac, Apple, Indian Tagette, Caramel, Oak... Distincly masculine woody undertones; an eternal favorite. misspellings are Krigler's!
well I've tried this several times now and I feel it is a kitchen sink including choatic adulteration of "Olibanum" which fragrance I didn't like so much at first but came to adore. I don't nkow maybe there's another level of "Getting used to" or as I have sometimes said, not as ambivalently as it might sound, "allowing onesself to succumb to the will of the fragrance" but I just find it a chocolate-y mess - yes, I even get chocolate in this fragrance. And that's the part where I think they've gone too far. This might have worked for me if it weren't so sugar-y sweet. Still it gets nods for simply being a good strong perfume, as is usually the case with the just about always exciting Profumum. This one, along with Ninfea, is one of the few misses for me from the line though.
from the jubilee "1612" pair of limited edition fragrances, Ottone is a very retro stinky men's fougere. To my nose, completely hideous! Sorry Santa! The other of the ltd edition celebrities, Porcellana (having nothing to do with the age spot covering cream as seen on TV in the US in the 70s/80s, perhaps even now) is more noteworthy and bottleworthy to boot! Porcellana I might purchase 1x, Ottone is for me a scrubber!
this limited edition fragrance is rather lovely, but totally derivative of Armani Prive Pierre de Lune. The opening is a bit different, warmer, and bodes for an interesting variation of the Armani. However, in time what one ends up with is simply a weaker version of the Armani. Not sure what the price is on this. Ironically, the packaging - an opaque white bottle, a departure from the standard SMN clear class bottle - is in itself almost a nod to the packaging of the Armani, which comes with its plastic "moonstone" cap! It is a very cool looking variation on the SMN bottle, actually.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Profumum Antico Caruso
supermarky 4/5/2011 3:29:00 AM
Gee I thought I'd reviewed this already. It came to my attention when Angela at Scent Bar singled it out as "a sleeper" and I got to liking it quickly am on my 2nd bottle actually. One day at Ametron - a sort of audio/video techie supermarket in LA the check out boy asked me, "Are you wearing Le Male?" and I realized that indeed this is an upscale version of same. Funny about Le Male, it's a fragrance I've never liked, it's so shrill, but it's inspired a number of lovely look alikes such as Histoires de Parfums Casanova and even Serge Lutens Chergui. the drydown of Antico Caruso is a tad funky, a bit... bacteria-ish somehow... this is not a plus. Yet, I still enjoy wearing it.
the food association is very precise for me: sweet and salty popcorn known as "kettle corn" this might have been a Demeter number! But you know what, I like it! gorgeous in a woody way, if you know what I mean: gucci rush (for men), let me play the lion, jubilation XXV, others of that ilk
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Profumum - Acqua di Sale
supermarky 1/29/2011 10:37:00 AM
Just to put this stuff in context with respect to the experiences I've had with other scents, for your possible edification... I decided I'd really like to get ahold of it after trying it from a sample and forming the belief that twas at least as hardcore a realistic beach scent (minus coppertone, minus any floral/melon type additions) as I have yet found. So when I finally scored some on Ebay (months and months and months later - it's not one of the ones you frequently find for auction) I was disappointed that in a full application it was nowhere near as dire as brinefest vintage Erolfa (which is less realistic but quite a bit more intense - the Erolfa that's sold now has been tragically adulterated with fruityfloralsomethingorother). If you think this smells like detergent/dryersheets (I get a little of that but thankfully only a tiny amount) stay away from Lorenzo Villoresi's misleadingly titled room fragrance "Sapone de Mare" ("Sea Flavor") because it is absolutely a detergentfest fragrance along the lines of a bath&bodyworks "sea cotton" scent I've tried. I think this stuff might be really interesting as a room fragrance so I will be giving it a try as such in one of my little votive candle driven diffusers in which I add perfume to water finding it to work very well indeedio at scenting a rheum. UPDATE from the same day lol : I have to say I'm having this "I keep wanting to smell it, thinking about it" reaction. . . that may pull this into a more wearable space in my life after all after some 18 hours. . .
well I feel pretty strongly about this fragrance - I hate it! lol it just smells synthetic and horrible to me... scrubber/blech only as people are complaining who like it scrubbing isn't required since it's yet another fadeawaytonothing artisan special . . . bei mir it's not a green violet as others are sayin either, no no no! ... finally for something vaguely like this but a tad more natural, and not at all a green violet, I'd recommend instead the SMN violette . . . it's not a favorite of mine either but is way better than this ...
Coniferous goodness, woody warmth. I have not smelled such a piney perfume before. Pine oil is even worse situated in our scent histories: lemon oil smelling so much like lemon Pledge is nowhere near the problem that pine oil recalling Pin-Sol is! Good Fir strikes a nice piney like note that doesn't go too far...and lets in the wood and... I find after wearing this quite a bit that it sometimes does sometimes does not evolve into something like 'green irish tweed' which is pretty fascinating ... considering how remote the opening is from that feel. un coup de genie?