Hey guys, another blog since I have a little time. I'm sure some of you are asking why is Marc not doing any hauls or anything major. One reason yes I am slowing down and purchasing things for my new home, but also I am in the middle of a move and I am overseas so this makes things tricky for me since my new home is not mine until mid July and I do not want to start shipping thousands of dollars worth of fragrance until I know that I am settled in at home. So no overseas blind buying until I am settled. As far as this goes, I am sampling all my samples I have bought over here and have compiled a to buy list. Niche & Designer.. let's start with niche, now the way this works is from #1-5 are bottles I will purchase for sure, the others I am still on the fence. So let's take a look at my list and see what I am looking at for purchasing in the next coming months.
#10) Sel de Vetiver by Different Company
This would be my first fragrance from this company. I have been looking into this fragrance house for the past 6 months and I am decided that this is the one from this company that I will get first. The nose behind this is actually JC Ellena's daughter Celine. This has almost a smokey vetiver feel to it but of course with some saltiness to it hence the name Sel which means Salt in french.
#9) Bois Farine by L'artisan Parfumeur
Talking about JC Ellena here he is . I am always looking out for his creations and this one has been on my list for a bit also. I am really into these AP fragrances and decided to go with my fav. nose instead of top sellers for this house. I am on the fence on purchasing this but still interested.
#8) Jasmin & Cigarette by ELDO
I was really wanting to get Fat Electrician from this company (vetiver based fragrance) but am really liking this one right here the most. This is a EDP and has a hint of feminine and masculine, a true unisex fragrance maybe hinted more to the females but the smokey tinge of tobacco keeps me coming back.
#7) Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
This one would be my 2nd from this house after getting Chergui. I'm not going to lie I am following the trend here and going with the most popular from this line. Chergui was first in line and did very well so I will continue this trend with this line. I love powdery ambers so this one should do well with me.
#6) Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley
While everyone is talking about Sel Marin I am going in a total different direction with this house. I got the underrated Menthe fraiche and now I am getting one of the better leather scents out there IMO. This one is a must buy for me and don't be surprised if I am unboxing this in August.
#5) Erolfa by Creed
I was considering my next Creed as Original Vetiver, but lately Erolfa has been getting my interest. So be it, Erolfa will be my next Creed purchase and yes this is a blind buy.
#4) Bigarade Concentree by Frederic Malle
Well this one is not too complicated to figure out. It's really a solid summer fragrance. I am trying really hard to find some well done summer fragrances and this one kinda fits the bill. It hot and humid here at the moment and my sample of this stuff is shinning in this heat. So props and yes this is a def. buy on my list.
#3) L'air du desert Moracain by Andy Tauer
I'll be honest with this one. I was just waiting for Luckyscent to get the new bottles in since the older bottles are fugly. Now that they are in this one is ordered as soon as I get home.
#2) Back to Black by Kilian
I was actually surprised with this one. I was not overly impressed by this whole line since I got samples of all of these to try out. I really really wanted to like this brand, but they failed and I put the samples away. Then one day I gave this one another shot, and it did it for me right away. Since then I have exausted my sample of Back to Black and I am craving more. Consider this bottle bought once I get home.
#1) Jubilation XXV by Amouage
I wanted something from Amouage. Not sure if the appeal is the bottle or the name or maybe both. Perhaps it the juice inside. Either way this one is on my must buy list. I got great results with my sample and I have been waiting to purchase this bottle since 2009 so this is the time that I jump into the Amouage craze. Call me Crazy !!!