Kaern

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  • Hey Kaern. hope all is well at your side. I just want to have some words of yours on Lui Rochas as i have been told that its really an amazing creation , i did not see your review on that, would be grate full if u write some lines about Lui.
    cheers
    ok.. what do you prefer if u have to choose one Dior Homme or L'Instant Guerlain Pour Homme
    Thanks for responding Kaern.. i just dont like when somebody says you smell feminine. But i think the leather makes it masculine to some extent or do you think that Dior homme can be termed as Masculine???
    hi kaern... hope u r good. once again the xpert opinion is required from your good self.. Dior Homme : I like it very much but reluctant at times to wear it due to the notion that its not for men rather its clearly a female fragrance ...do you agree with this... im not metro sexual.
    I am sure that was not a compliment , as i dont even know the "P" of perfumery and you have been in this business since decades i guess. I may have got the female version which has a listed note of Iris.

    I have learnt a lot with your reviews and comment.

    regards.
    I dont know why iam getting a persistent vibe of Dior Homme from L'Instant De Guerlain at middle notes, may be its cocoa or lavender....
    do u get something like that kaern.???
    I am testing tuscany at the moment after reading your review... still trying to find how its different from Azzaro PH. its becoming softer and does not contain soapy notes imo.

    You are expert to me. look at your reviews man. no match
    one more thing i would like share that when i sniff La instant de guelain i get sweet powdery vibe a little very little spicy too , i just wanted to know wether it is pour homme or pour femme as i dont have the original bottle nor the complete name.

    regards.
    Thanks. I got samples of these two, thats y i thought lets take the expert's opinion any ways lets c .
    but the following of Egoiste is fanatic.
    I also want you to pls write your 10-15 most favorite male Fragrances which u consider as classics whether they r modern or old.
    hey hope you are doing well.. I would like have your words on Chanel Egoiste and YSL Rive Gauche ..pls. dont be too precised pls.
    For your understanding i can say the Eau de toilette is 10% base and 90% alcohol , this 10% base is imported here as concentrated perfumes, Normally Baldessarini lasts to 4 to 6 hours but if u wear the concentrated baldessarini which i do most often, it lasts daysssssssss rather than hours.
    They are available in our local market costing 200 to 500 rupees for 10 to 12ml. These are sold as the alternative to perfumes with their names. if i can have your email address i will send you the pics and names of these. haven't you tried Arabian Ittar like Sultan , Al-Khaleeg, Fawake etc..? these are same in look but fragrance is changed.
    I think pure parfum has alcohol in it -- it would smell odd otherwise -- where do you get these from and how much do they cost you??
    I am talking about the concentrated perfume (the Eau De Perfume has only 20% prefume but concentrated is 100%) being created by very famous companies where top noses are employed and u can see the names of those companies followed by a perfumer's name in the introduction of various perfumes here in Basenotes. i am not mentioning the name deliberatly.
    There is a difference between essential oils and concentrated perfume (do you mean eau de parfum?). Eau de parfum will have alcohol in it -- about 80-20 ratio. Eau de toilette is about 90-10. Essential oils are distilled by various methods, but wouldn't represent an actual perfume like Black Code. Do you mean Grasse in France? -- they are probably concretes or solids.
    But when ever i wear this (we call it concentrated perfume) people recognize it as the relevant cologne , for instance if i wear concentrated Armani Code , one of my friend who uses original Alcohol based cologne of Black Code by Armani , immediately smiles and says u wearing code na ??....so as others.

    This is a totally different industry originated from France , companies create the base.. and exports it as for industrial usage.
    I tried Havana Reserva today ,,, it did not inspired me.
    It shouldn't do -- having no alcohol in it --- I've never had any essential oils -- too viscous for me. Let me know. Also -- have never tried 'Havana' by Aramis, the tobacco note is supposed to be pretty good in it -- I like Tuscany.
    It shouldn't do -- having no alcohol in it --- I've never had any essential oils -- too viscous for me. Let me know. Also -- have never tried 'Havana' by Aramis, the tobacco note is supposed to be pretty good in it -- I like Tuscany.
    I have got some thing to ask .... if we have only base (essential oil , concentrated perfume) will it smell like the alcoholic version(after getting dried/ set)?

    What about Aramis Havana ??? i got the sample(concentrated).
    Yeah --- who wants to read all that on topnotes -- they are gone in a flash anyway. They are just a hook to lure a sale (although some are fantastic) --- it's the heart and base notes that matter; that's what you've got to live with.
    yeah ..Your emotions could easily be seen in your reiviews. "aweful diamonds, offensive to physical(Lacoste PH) etc".
    I see reviews of some writers like articles 2 paragraphs on topnotes only, who got as much time to read till the end.
    That's good!. I don't write anywhere else, but I do check other related sites out -- Luckyscent, Scented Salamander, Now smell this, etc. I've been cutting back on the length of my reviews quite a bit though -- I prefer them to be short, to the point and sometimes thought provoking -- there's only so much you can say about the different notes used and it can become quite tedious and prosaic to read.
    Pithy (with emotion) is much better.
    Thanks . and Thanks to your seniority at basenotes which has enalbled me to see your message as my inbox has been flushed/ formatted by the web development team of Basenotes.

    I dont know why they do these things rather than enhancing the scalability of website ... I would not even open the site of base notes if some seasoned reviewers are not here. Do you write any where else kaern? Fragrantica, Now smell this or what ever...
    Yeah -- Karachi must be pretty uncomfortable at the moment. Try layering the fragrance you wear like coats of paint. It will use it up quicker, but what can you do.
    Its really very difficult for a fragrance to stay/ sustain especially in hot / humid weather , the dwellers of London cant even imagine the intensity of tempreture here in Karachi.

    Nothing works, especially the so called fresh Aqva Pour Homme , Isse miyake,Eau Armani, Cool Water, Acqua Di Gio(i consider it as detergent) blah blah.

    I will try Eau de Gaurlian if its available here.


    GMK.
    Yes, Baldessarini is a really nice fragrance -- I can't imagine anyone objecting to it really. I am pretty much addicted to fragrances as well, but I really do get a benefit from them -- for instance, yesterday it was pretty hot in London and I was wearing Eau de Guerlain and it just shimmered off of me all day -- really refreshing. Also, if you stay clear of the huge department stores where they are only really interested in selling you something/anything (I'm not blaming them) -- there are some really nice people involved in the industry. The sense of tase and smell is very strong and important in humans so I treat perfumers as creative artists who can bend your mind occasionally.
    Ta Ta
    Kaern
    Thanks. I agree that "tastes in perfumes are very subjective " but am also of the considered opinion that perfume is not a private thing it may, even it does involve so many people arround you. One of my friend has allurgy he cant stay in the premesis where he smells any fragrance but today i wore hugo boss baldessari and he was saying what are u wearing , i want this..... ...

    I dont know how but as time passes i am getting addicted of fragrances regardless of any tangible benefit or praise. any way a master is a master and i consider you so. by the way i bought Baldessarini after reading your review.

    kindest regards.
    GMK.
    Thanks. I agree that "tastes in perfumes are very subjective " but am also of the considered opinion that perfume is not a private thing it may, even it does involve so many people arround you. One of my friend has allurgy he cant stay in the premesis where he smells any fragrance but today i wore hugo boss baldessari and he was saying what are u wearing , i want this..... ...

    I dont know how but as time passes i am getting addicted of fragrances regardless of any tangible benefit or praise. any way a master is a master and i consider you so. by the way i bought Baldessarini after reading your review.

    kindest regards.
    GMK.
    Thank you so much for replying Kaern , I just signed in after a month or so and saw 1 notification that was yours. thanks a lot again.

    will you mind if i use to request (once in a blue moon) you for reviewing a fragrance when i am confused?

    regards.

    G M K.
    hi kaern ,
    I am reading your reviews since last 12 to 16 months , Only four reviewers i like here You, Vibert, Sirslarty and jenson and i really like that , i would love read your review on Gucci PH I & II and Mont Blanc Starwalker.
    I'm just saying "hi" because I recognised the Proem album as your avatar. The only Proem I've got is "A Permanent Solution", but I really like it. I'm a huge Autechre fan, myself.
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