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Ah, benzoin, so that's what it is. I've smelled a few ambers like L'Artisans and MPG's that have what I always described as a sort of melted plastic vanilla smell and I think it's that benzoin. Never really realized that's what it was, or liked it either. Huh.
I have a little decant of her Amber. Found it smooth, nice, well rounded, but really nothing much of note. Not even something I would say oh hey it's worth smelling etc. I have a bottle of her Vetiver and same story, basically good but not all that interesting. I find her Musk quite interesting, very fatty and white. Her Cuir is wow, blows me away and I hate smokey leather so this one is instant headache for me but if you're into those Knize 10 type things then this is...
I've seen a few Mortlachs and based on what I've heard I've been interested in trying them but they always seem so expensive and the bottles are pretty small like 500ml or something
Estranged, your chest/shoulders compared to your waist looks like this - IIThe jacket was designed for someone that looks like this - VSee the picture below.. You have narrow/short shoulders and a small chest so there's a bunch of fabric there not being filled out. That's why there's extra fabric bunching up in the chest near your armpits (red), it's why there's divots forming at the top of your arms (blue), and it's also why there is extra fabric bunching up on top of...
My 2 cents... Shirt and hoodie are loose layers and wrapp-y, watch is casual menswear so very out of place (replace with nothing or maybe one of those black bead things), pants are modern slim military as are the boots. So... drop the watch and change to looser pants and casual shoes like a slip on or sandal etc. Keep the pants+boots combo, just not with those tops. Try it with a chunky oversized sweater or something or slim turtleneck etc...
I put it together several years ago and it's in desperate need of an overhaul (speaking of which if you guys have anything to add let me know and I'll edit it). I intended it as a surface level but fairly broad bunch of links so partly the breadth not depth was the intention, but secondly it was also based more on the links I had available and was organizing, rather than what I ideally would have liked to have covered.Depth takes years of exposure or personal work to find...
whoa, he lives!
Yep, go to Basenotes.net, the subforum of just starting out, and then there should be a sticky thread (which is horribly in need of an update I admit) called 'the resource archive for self-education about fragrance'. It's a good starting point!
yeah I don't really own too many solids and given the choice always prefer at least an oil, or of course ideally an alcohol/synthetic base. I have tried the diptyque and Kilian ones and they were nice, but would and do own the perfume versions instead
3/8th of an inch versus deeper 1/2 inch ones. In my opinion, having a single 3/8 gives a little extra fabric to account for hands/objects in pockets, raising legs while stepping, etc, whereas 1/2 inch and even two of those just add a lot of extra bulk.
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