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Discussion in 'The Pavilion' started by Mad Genius, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Patriot
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    yeah lots of fake itur now being made

    I only get ones like this,

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  2. Fireworks11
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    Try to karo.. free main 2-3 spray maar lo next time you go to Dubai mall - they will let u try it for free

    you will like oud type scents, like me.

    bit cheaper one is Armani Oud or Boss Oud

    LV, Gucci, D&G, Cartier, etc are bit expensive.
     
  3. Fireworks11
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    For Itr, best to get from authentic places in Saudi Arabia like Abdul-Al- Samad-Qureshi or Arabian Oud.
     
  4. Mad Genius
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    Thomas Kosmala no 4 is the longest lasting fragrance of all the ones I have tried so far. Montale and Mancera fragrances are very long lasting too
     
  5. Mad Genius
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    @ASLI-PATHAN

    For Dubai weather, I'd recommend you Mancera Kumkat wood. Woody, citrusy scent with very good longevity. For winters, nothings beats Mancera Red Tobacco, a true beast mode fragrance that may choke people around you in a closed environment.

    If you like leather based scents, then you must check out Rasasi La Yuqawam Pour Homme. Lasts more than 24 hours and is almost 95% close clone of Tom Ford Tuscan Leather which is my favorite scent. You can get it easily from any Rasasi store in UAE
     
  6. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Thanks for the info brother. Will definitely check it and when I buy it will upload the picture here.
     
  7. Munna
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    What would I do with all these expensive scents.... main to axe dooderant laga ke bachiyaan phasa leta hun :shrug
     
  8. Munna
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    I have actually been very lucky in perfumes mA as I get so many muftay ke as gifts from friends and family, relatives etc. Even now I have got many on my dressing table (May Allah SWT protect me from buri nazar of the reader of this post ameen) but I have personally bought only 2 myself.

    Personal all time fav for office use have always been L'eau D'issey by Issey Miyake, Farehnheit and Mont Blanc Individuel.

    Currently got Diesel OTB Wild which is a really good and strong one for casual use in Dubai.
    Joop Homme, Valentino V, Helmut Lang, Lacoste Red, XS, Davidoff Hot Water, Merceides-Benz and there are is one more I can't recall right now currently in my use.

    Solo Loewe another underrated one.

    As AP said, I wouldn't invest a lot in expensive perfumes myself. Whatever a nose likes, works for the occasion. I was wearing 55 dirham wala Jameela ittar by Swiss Arabian for last jumma namaz and got great compliments from an old gora guy in the elevator.
     
  9. Patriot
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    wait till you hear about the hair products they use and how much they spend on them
     
  10. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Yaar I bought Mont Blanc Individual from a shop in Sharjah City Center but seems it's fake. I can't feel its smell after an hour. It's almost finished now.

    Bough Azzaro Night from Brands for Less (someone told me they are selling original maal) but also seems fake. It's lying in my car.

    Bought One Million Dollar, Mont Blanc Legend Night, Farehnheit (don't know why people like this *hit) from Paris Gallery all fake.

    A friend brought 212 for me from UK that was original and I like it's smell very good and long lasting.

    Have used so many perfumes Lanvin I like this one, CK One, Cool Water.

    I never look at name. If I like the smell I will take it.
     
  11. Patriot
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  12. Patriot
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    me personally have never used Perfume, only when forced too

    on daily basis I use a Roll on and im good for the day
     
  13. Munna
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    The thing is most of these perfume bottles getting sold here in GCC were out of the factory ages ago and one summer season is enough to ruin their fragrance. I know for a fact that many of the distributors are not handling the logistics of these products very well here.

    So consider yourself lucky if you ever find a long lasting perfume here in UAE unless you go all high end and buy it straight from the brand store instead of retailers like Paris Galley etc.
     
  14. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Since last 15-20 years daily after taking bath I am using Nivea Body Spray Fresh active. Believe me there is non better Deodorant than this one.
     
  15. Mad Genius
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    Mont blanc individuale is week in performance and almost all CK are weak performers. Most designer fragrances these days suck in terms of performance. Also, scent profile matters. Fresh, citrus based scents tend to be weak especially in hot & humid conditions of Dubai, even the authentic ones won't last long and evaporate quickly due to the conditions whereas rich, dark and sweet scents with notes of leather, tobacco, oud, resins, tonka bean, vanilla generally last more compared to the freshies.

    You must try Rasasi perfumes, very good quality and performance for a very cheap price.
    Rasasi Fattan is clone of Terre D Hermes with better performance and you can easily get it for 50-60 dirhams.
    Al Wisam Day (Clone of Creed Silver Mountain water) is another geat value for money scent. Longevity is average though.
    Rasasi Hawas is another fresh scent which is a hybrid of Sauvage, Invictus acqua. Longevity is 12+ hours and I've already told you about La Yuqawam which is the longest lasting Rasasi but needs to be sampled first because it has a very strong note of leather which few people may not like.

    Perfumes of Mancera and Montale are very very long lasting, a bit on the expensive side but definitely value for money. 2-3 sprays and you're good to go for the whole day. 1 or 2 spray max in case of Mancera Red Tobacco or Montale intense. You won't be able to finish their bottles because you'll be spraying very little.
     
  16. Mad Genius
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    @Munna is right. Extreme heat and sunlight ruin a perfume. Also never place your perfume near the window on the dressing. Keep it in a cool and dry place. Your perfumes would be fine for years
     
  17. Mad Genius
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    @ASLI-PATHAN Why did you purchase Fahrenheit when you didn't like it. Never blind buy a perfume, go to a mall. Test it on your skin. Walk around for a couple of hours, eat, do shopping etc and if it's still projecting and you like the dry down then come back and buy it. Buying a perfume based on initial notes is a big no as perfume develop on the skin and different notes come out with time. Dry down could be completely different than the opening notes in the case of more complex perfumes.
     
  18. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Yeah that was a mistake. Someone told me it's good and I bought it.
     
  19. Mad Genius
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    All the Mancera, Montale and Rasasi I recommended you are bottle worthy. I never buy a bottle if the scent and performance doesn't justify the price.

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  20. Patriot
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    is this your collection ?
     
  21. Mad Genius
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    Yes
     
  22. Mad Genius
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    Don't spend much on hair or skin products. Larki thori hoon. @Fireworks11 and @Prince Pathan would probably have all kinds of shower gels, moisturizers, face washes, hair waxes etc
     
  23. Fireworks11
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    Lol, I do use Kevin Murphy clay paste sometimes to add a slick look to my hair, it provides a firm hold to the hairstyle.
     
  24. Fireworks11
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    Need to try out some of these Leather, Tobacco and Woody ones. Love such scents.
     
  25. Mad Genius
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    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather is the best leather scent. The leather in it is too harsh animalic though. Rasasi La Yuqawam is a slightly sweeter version of Tuscan Leather I'd always recommend Rasasi over Tuscan leather as you get almost the same scent in less than quarter of the price
     
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  27. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Nice collection. I had used a couple of them. Black one in the right corner forgot its name and one million
     
  28. Mad Genius
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    These are just Rasasi, Montale & Mancera's. Black one is Rasasi Egra. It's a clone of Creed Green Irish Tweed. Smells a bit like Cool Water but a bit much greener & citrusy. Smells like breeze coming from a meadow of freshly cut grass just after the rain. Very refreshing but longevity is not not good, 4-5 hours max.

    One Million is the worst one I have. Haven't used it like over an year. Would probably sell it
     
  29. Fireworks11
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    No don’t think I would like those sweet choc/honey ones. Prefer woody/leather/tobacco.
     
  30. Fireworks11
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    Thanks, will try it out
     
  31. Passionate Pakistani
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    Not too fussy about fragrances tbh. I will use whatever available on dressing table. Lol

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
     
  32. Mad Genius
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    What happened to your plan of getting settled in Islamabad?
     
  33. Passionate Pakistani
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    My wife got a job in MSF at Timergara.. very good package and she has applied for jobs in Isb, lets see what happens

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    D&G - The One - Mysterious Night
    D&G - The One - Royal Night

    Tried these two. Such exotic, intense, masculine, woody scents. Might buy one.
     
  36. Mohsin
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    D&G Light Blue Pour Home Eau de Toilette is beyond exquisite.
     
  37. Mad Genius
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    Coincidentally, got light blue intense today as summer is coming
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  38. Disco Lemonade
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    Zara perfumes seems to be cheap. which ones are good for the ladies as gift.
     
  39. ASLI-PATHAN
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    I bought few days back Rasasi La Yuqawam Pour Homme along with Rasasi Shuhra. Both are amazing perfumes.
     
  40. Mad Genius
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    Both are excellent beast mode fragrances especially La yuqawam is an elite scent. The type of which you expect CEO's to be wearing. Don't use them in heat though otherwise you're gonna choke people around you. But could word indoors in air conditioned environment. Did you try their light and summer fragrances in store. Fattan, Hawas and Al Wisam day are very good ones for summer
     

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