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I think Jicky is still stinky in the edp and perfume versions, but it may be that the perception varies from person to person. To me it's not a poop smell, it's more like a urine soaked vibe.
I thought the re-release was the same as the original? I just googled and I see there's a lot of disagreement on this, as you'd expect.
I have a vintage automatic Seiko diver that I haven't worn for over a year. I'm glad that watches have no appeal for me, one less thing to spend money on. I truly don't get the appeal of a quartz watch - they work fine but we're surrounded at all times by perfectly accurate time keeping machines, so timekeeping seems like the least of a watch's appeal.
Balenciaga Ho Hang. I've had this decant for a long time and don't wear this much. A long discontinued masculine, I often wonder if my decant was from a batch that wasn't well preserved as I find this to be very light, but the scent is nice so maybe that's just the way it is. There's some citrus and herbal notes, much more really - leather? woods? spices? It has the feel of many 70's scents in that it's very complex, but it's a lot more restrained that most in this style....
It took me a long time to warm up to Kouros, but it's become a favorite. L'air du desert moroccain today. I think I always say this but this is so potent on me I often shy away from it, but today it smells perfect. I wish I'd bought a big bottle of this back when it was released and cost a lot less.
I was gonna say this. Cheap enough to experiment with. I actually thrifted a pair of cropped faded black 501's recently and I'm intending to taper them.
Profumum Roma Ambra Aurea. I'm realizing that I haven't delved much into the world of amber scents, apart from Amber Sultan (I also think Tauer's lddm is a sort of amber). This one reminds me a bit of the Lutens but it has a big smokey note in there that gives it an incense vibe. It's a very strong scent overall. I like it, but not enough to buy.
I had an Il Bisonte wallet to which I did nothing except carry normally, and it aged beautifully. And it didn't take anything like 5 years. I think it had a nice patina after a year or less.
A couple of modern, interesting brands to check out would be Commes des Garcons and Etat Libre d'Orange. You can find a variety of styles from each house - from pleasant/easy to strange/avante garde.
Sampling Malle's Une Rose today. Another one I'm surprised to not know (though I may have sniffed it briefly in a store some time back). I think I somehow lumped this with Lipstick Rose in my memory, which was silly because they're so totally different. It's built around a big, juicy rose note. My first impression is that it's somewhere between the fresh, green, rose of Sa Majesty la Rose, and the wet earthy elements of Voleur de Roses. That's a good thing - I like both of...
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