I feel the same. That famous (infamous?) note ruined the whole line for me.Where Cologne was a simple vetiver citrus, Platine retains the plastic cherry "amaretto" accord from L'Homme Ideal. If I sniff it up close I don't really enjoy it, it has a syrupy sweet artificial quality that sticks in my nose which is what put me off the main collection.
It does and you're quite welcome.Incenza seems to come off at a better price currently, thanks Hednic
Excellent representation of the two. Speaking for myself, it wasn't easy to get my bottle of Cologne and I know others the hunt. So maybe Ideal Platine Prive could be the easy answer? Well, close... but not quite.Platine - This is 70% Ideal Cologne and 30% L'Homme Ideal EDT. Where Cologne was a simple vetiver citrus, Platine retains the plastic cherry "amaretto" accord from L'Homme Ideal. If I sniff it up close I don't really enjoy it, it has a syrupy sweet artificial quality that sticks in my nose which is what put me off the main collection. However, because it's in a much smaller dose here it's more tolerable and sniffing from a distance adds a different dimension to what is otherwise just Ideal Cologne. Usage over time will be the true test for this one, especially now summer is here, we'll see whether I reach for Platine or Cologne.
It's also more brazenly a leather scent throughout whereas HR was leather prominent only in moments.
Dare I say it, this has replaced Habit Rouge for me and the timing couldn't be better as I was starting to wear HR less often. This has reinvigorated my love of the scent profile I've enjoyed for so long. The best example of hearing the same song by another composer, it reminds me of the original yet moves me in a new way.
Bravo Delphine Jelk.
Platine is different enough to Cologne to warrant owning both. Basically Cologne with a sticky centre (the almond amaretto thing) that adds a touch of complexity which I enjoy.Interesting, seems to echo what many others experienced, it suddenly being very wearable despite an almost similar scent profile. Might have to pick it up after all considering it could be gone before we know it.
Any additional thoughts on Platine Privé?
I thought this as well, the stages are less distinct and it gives the illusion of being linear but I think they're still in there. On reflection this may be what makes it overall feel more modern too because it's quite old school to have distinct stages to a fragrance.I've enjoyed wearing the Habit Rouge Privé and think it's very good, but if there's one thing it lacks in comparison with the original EdT, and even to some extent the EdP, is any sense of evolution. It seems very linear to me, and I get little of the wonderful 'sweet dust' drydown of the former or the balsamic vanilla of the latter. Perhaps I just need to go heavier on the application?
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