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I like a lot about those pants, but I'm not sure how I feel about the cropped cut on winter weight pants.
All that talk about Tam Dao got me to try it out today. I've had this decant for at least 10 years, and it's been nearly that long since I've tried it. It smells a lot more of sandalwood to me now, and less of cedar. It's a a bit too linear for my taste, but it's a nice scent. Rich and creamy.
The U cotton chinos are great. I love the high waist slim fit vibe - reminds me of 60's mod style trousers. If the olive was a true olive instead of brown, I'd have gotten all four colors.
One way to think about the Galliano scent is to think of it as - Essence of Olivia Giacobetti, a perfumer I adore - and just remove the label! Who knows how much Galliano had to do with it anyway. Maybe he gets a licensing fee, which would suck. Unless you buy it used! Anyway, it's a nice scent.
Dyptique Essence of John Galliano today. This is a room spray but I wear it on my body, not sure if they still make this or not. This has a distinct creosote/birch tar smokey note that gives way to a spicy incense, but there's also a light, soapy note (lavender? maybe frankincense from reading other things online) underlying the composition which makes the scent way more transparent and friendly than it might sound. If you can still find this I recommend it to anyone that...
But there is no provision about the early 80's like you mentioned before. If you buy a house today, it will be assessed at the purchase price, and the taxes will not increase more than the restricted 2% per year, no matter how much the house appreciates in value.The rate in CA isn't particularly high - it's 1% plus whatever local bonds and voter approved assessments you have. In Texas it's over 3%, and they reassess every year. So while $28K is a lot in absolute terms, but...
Huh? Prop 13 applies to all houses in the state. You pay on the value of the house at the time of purchase, and it increases a fixed amount (well less than actual inflation - limited to 2%) every year. The only reason your parent's house could have been re-assessed is if they did a major remodel. In that case the assessment is increased by the value of the improvements, as indicated by the building permits.
Tam Dao supposedly smells authentically of true sandalwood, but to me it doesn't smell like other sandalwood scents, it smells more like cedar. I should add that I've never smelled the Le Labo Santal, so I'm not helping at all. But the note that I think of as sandalwood from Santal Noble, or 10 Corso Como or Bois des Iles, isn't really the note I get from Tam Dao.
I love Philisykos, which is fig scent. It's not a gourmandy fig, more of a fig tree kind of scent.
I got some samples from Auphorie and I've been trying them out the last two days. Yesterday I wore Etermal Voyage. I'm actually wondering if they mislabeled this sample and it's actually Regal Secret (which I didn't order), because I was sure there was a pineapple note in this and that's not listed in the notes for EV, but it is in RS. In any case, I'm not a fan. I'm not crazy about tropical fruit scents, and this one transition to a dense sweet incense, and it feels too...
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