Identifying unknown scents

Jean-Sté

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Jan 1, 2021
Hello all ! First of all, I apology if this thread is off-topic, or not in the right place: Grant or Furrypine, please delete it.

I''d like a thread where we could post pictures (or not) of scents we've heard about, but for which we haven't much knowledge.
Did anyone hear about "Houbbie" ?

Here are some pictures; thanks in advance.

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hednic

Basenotes Institution
Oct 25, 2007
I've emailed the company in French. Let's see if I get a response although I doubt I will.
 

Dr.Sardonicus

Basenotes Member
Oct 8, 2021
Good thread idea here. Houbbie P.H. looks interesting and I know I've never heard of it before........let alone smelled it. I'd love to hear more on it.

My contribution to this thread is a Veejaga offering. I HOPE I AM NOT DERAILING THIS THREAD and if I've misunderstood the intent of the OP, I apologize in advance.

Hascish Home isn't technically "UNKNOWN" since I've owned it more than once. I can say with certainty that I didn't understand it at the time of ownership and I'm persuaded to believe that most folks in the base notes community aren't aware of its existence.

The first time I bought a bottle was around 15 years ago or so. I reviewed it and gave it a horrendous rating since what I had purchased was a "turned" bottle and I didn't realize it. I had no reference to fall back on and incorrectly assumed it was SUPPOSED to smell that way.

Time goes by and I decided to give it another shot since a few others had reviewed it and had a different experience than I did. Once that bottle arrived, I became aware that the first bottle was rancid. The new bottle had absolutely nothing in common with the first ( Thank God ) and was an eccentric wear, to say the least. Hascish Homme, on my skin, turned out to be a strange merging of earth , varnish, vegetal and leather tones. These are pairings I would never conceive of being compatible, yet I liked it enough to give it a thumbs up.

I'd be interested on hearing information from others on this creation since this fragrance has always intrigued me, is extremely hard to get and information about it is just as difficult to come across.






Veejaga Hascish Homme.jpg
 

Jean-Sté

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Jan 1, 2021
I HOPE I AM NOT DERAILING THIS THREAD and if I've misunderstood the intent of the OP, I apologize in advance.
This is the intend of this thread, so no apologies ever needed ! I've been looking for Hascish for a while now; I'm quite sure I'd be pleased with it.
It came out in 1984; here is one of my "reference sites" for unknown scents :


And all the Hascish by Veejaga:

 

badarun

Basenotes Institution
Jan 15, 2013
Good threat Jean-Ste...

Hashish is a brand that has a few ones around. Potent stuff from my memory on the 1-2 that I might have.

I have to think as to what from my collection can be added to this thread...Will check back in a few days.
 

epapsiou

Always be smelling
Basenotes Plus
Sep 28, 2015
Good thread idea here. Houbbie P.H. looks interesting and I know I've never heard of it before........let alone smelled it. I'd love to hear more on it.

My contribution to this thread is a Veejaga offering. I HOPE I AM NOT DERAILING THIS THREAD and if I've misunderstood the intent of the OP, I apologize in advance.

Hascish Home isn't technically "UNKNOWN" since I've owned it more than once. I can say with certainty that I didn't understand it at the time of ownership and I'm persuaded to believe that most folks in the base notes community aren't aware of its existence.

The first time I bought a bottle was around 15 years ago or so. I reviewed it and gave it a horrendous rating since what I had purchased was a "turned" bottle and I didn't realize it. I had no reference to fall back on and incorrectly assumed it was SUPPOSED to smell that way.

Time goes by and I decided to give it another shot since a few others had reviewed it and had a different experience than I did. Once that bottle arrived, I became aware that the first bottle was rancid. The new bottle had absolutely nothing in common with the first ( Thank God ) and was an eccentric wear, to say the least. Hascish Homme, on my skin, turned out to be a strange merging of earth , varnish, vegetal and leather tones. These are pairings I would never conceive of being compatible, yet I liked it enough to give it a thumbs up.

I'd be interested on hearing information from others on this creation since this fragrance has always intrigued me, is extremely hard to get and information about it is just as difficult to come across.






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Hmm I have a different bottle. Might be older cause has no barcode, greendot etc.
It is a citrusy sweet fougere. In the style of R de Capucci, Phileas, Lapidus PH (76) but has a bit more leathery earthy component.
 

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Redfish365

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May 5, 2021
Well I have something I purchased and can't find anything whatsoever on it.
I assume it's vintage but am not positive.
Scent wise it strongly reminds me of Lord Molyneux..
But I can't seem to find anything on it or on the house of Charles Frantz...

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PStoller

I’m not old, I’m vintage.
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Aug 1, 2019
Well I have something I purchased and can't find anything whatsoever on it.
I assume it's vintage but am not positive.
Scent wise it strongly reminds me of Lord Molyneux..
But I can't seem to find anything on it or on the house of Charles Frantz...
Hah! I’ve been eyeballing that for something like a year. And I could never find anything substantive about it, either. All I know is, Air France gave it away on the Concorde in a toiletry kit during the 1980s, and a trademark registration in the ’90s stated that the name “Charles Frantz” didn’t refer to any particular living person. (It might still have been a particular non-living person.)
 

Jean-Sté

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Jan 1, 2021
Well I have something I purchased and can't find anything whatsoever on it.
I assume it's vintage but am not positive.
Scent wise it strongly reminds me of Lord Molyneux..
But I can't seem to find anything on it or on the house of Charles Frantz...

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Hi ! All I could find is those, but bottles are significantly different:


 

Redfish365

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May 5, 2021
Hah! I’ve been eyeballing that for something like a year. And I could never find anything substantive about it, either. All I know is, Air France gave it away on the Concorde in a toiletry kit during the 1980s, and a trademark registration in the ’90s stated that the name “Charles Frantz” didn’t refer to any particular living person. (It might still have been a particular non-living person.)
Wow! 2 super interesting tidbits though! That Air France was giving them away and that there isn't a real life Charles Frantz! Cool! Thanks for the info!
 

badarun

Basenotes Institution
Jan 15, 2013
The Lancetti brand isn't unknown, but I can't find which men's fragrance this is - is this Monsieur???
 

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nosey74

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Aug 30, 2014

badarun

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Jan 15, 2013
So I spent some time last night looking through reviews of the ladies Lancetti's and couldn't find what I perceive as a green / dry herbal citrus start in anything. I probably slept trying to put this puzzle together.

Will start looking at the mens today, starting with Monsieur.
 

Ken_Russell

Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
The Lancetti brand isn't unknown, but I can't find which men's fragrance this is - is this Monsieur???
Happening to own this one as well, the box as well as the bottle being identical to the one shown-and even though listed as feminine, it is effortlessly unisex or leaning even more effortlessly towards the powerhouse beast mode masculine side (while likely wearable as feminine as well, given the strong heady florals and also the dark spicy resionus incense base).
 

Jean-Sté

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Basenotes Plus
Jan 1, 2021
Not helpful but this fragrance is still being made:


Thank you very much, Nosey74 ! Short after having posted, I've seen their website, too; I've sent an e-mail...Wait and see ! :)
 

PStoller

I’m not old, I’m vintage.
Basenotes Plus
Aug 1, 2019
Has anybody heard about this scent?

I hadn’t heard of it until you posted about the purchase, but I did look up the company at that point. Primarily a facial skincare company, Christian Breton supposedly launched his company in the late 1990s (inspired by his mother’s work as a geneticist in the 1960s), and started a fragrance division in 2000.

What’s odd to me is the bottle design and “atomiseur” suggest an older product. I have a fanciful suspicion, however unfounded, that Christian Breton launched earlier, flopped, and relaunched in the ’90s.

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…and I’ve now seen a couple of references to CB being founded c. 1979 and issuing at least one fragrance in 1980. So, maybe!
 

Jean-Sté

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Jan 1, 2021
I hadn’t heard of it until you posted about the purchase, but I did look up the company at that point. Primarily a facial skincare company, Christian Breton supposedly launched his company in the late 1990s (inspired by his mother’s work as a geneticist in the 1960s), and started a fragrance division in 2000.

What’s odd to me is the bottle design and “atomiseur” suggest an older product. I have a fanciful suspicion, however unfounded, that Christian Breton launched earlier, flopped, and relaunched in the ’90s.

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…and I’ve now seen a couple of references to CB being founded c. 1979 and issuing at least one fragrance in 1980. So, maybe!
How interesting it is, as always when you're in the party, PStoller ! I'm very grateful, really. To me too, "Atomiseur" and the bottle design suggested an earlier scent than the 90s, but who knows ? Maybe I'll get some answer from their website, even if I'm a bit doubtful about it. Tomorrow, I'll open the other two sealed boxes, in order to smell what the scents smell like.
 

Redfish365

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May 5, 2021
I'm hoping someone knows something about this.
All I could find was a Parfumo entry which shows a 1983 date of origin.
It's Monte Carlo Pour Homme and apparently its company is/was in Monaco...
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Jean-Sté

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Jan 1, 2021
I'm hoping someone knows something about this.
All I could find was a Parfumo entry which shows a 1983 date of origin.
It's Monte Carlo Pour Homme and apparently it's company is/was in Monaco...
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The website doesn’t even list descriptions or notes for the fragrances. It’s like the perfumery division is an afterthought.

That was my impression too!

@PStoller & @nosey74 : I've sent an e-mail, but I don't have much hope getting an answer. We'll see !

@Redfish365 : I've never heard of this one, nor seen !
 

Jean-Sté

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Jan 1, 2021
Hello I bought those a few months ago; a fellow BNer (whom I can't recall the name, sorry) posted about this scent; if my memory serves me well, I think this scent was related to James Bond. Does anybody have any clue ? Thanks a lot !

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