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As much as I harp on and on about Diorella, I never actually have done a side-by-side comparison of the new (Les Creations) and the old EdT on each arm. I did today because it was warm. Here's the results: As I always said, the new one is worth the money. Is it the same? No. But, given the issues with vintage stuff, it's worth the effort. The difference is in the underlying "funk," which is basically the issue with all the Dior reformulations of Roudnitska stuff. ...
Welcome, Parker. Nice to see another custom leather maker around these parts. Hmmm... I wonder who that former Hermes-trained Kelly bag maker might be, and if we've talked about her rather often here (haha j/k...) Hope to see more products, pictures, and info. In the long wallet, is the stitching toward the bottom-right intended to be thicker (double stitched?) than the rest. I realize it's a prototype, just curious why it's different than the other stitching. I'd...
I have two 50ml bottles of the vintage juice. A wonderful, boozy stinker completely unlike the thin, pissy new one.
SMW was one of the few Creeds I liked as well. Aubepine Acacia was another.Dzongkha for me today... cheapest and fastest way to get a trip to Bhutan.Good suggestions. I might also add Guerlain Homme for something accessible but not ubiquitous, Guerlain Imperiale for a classic EdC, or Dior Eau Sauvage for an interesting vintage scent.
Dzing! (L'aP) today. I remember having a small bottle of this ten yearsish ago, but it somehow got lost in my rotation and then Timbuktu took over in my L'aP repurchases. Found this one and Dzongkha the other day on sale. Enjoying it a lot now on a second go around. I've been with my "staple" classics so long it's nice to explore something different again.
Have you tried the Creations yet? The (reformulated) Roudnitska classics? They aren't perfect, but are lovely. Give them all a sniff before trying the new stuff. Diorama is the most abused, but Diorella and Diorling are actually pretty good. And Dioressence is as well.
What is a saline note?Sounds intriguing. "salty" scents are hard to find. I'll edit/update later with one that I had years ago that smelled like a New England beach, complete with dead seagulls and detritus from the Garbage Scows. I can't remember it off hand; I traded it, as far as I can recall.It's cold and snowy in the Midwest today, alas, so nothing smells very good. When that happens, I just do CoSTUME NATIONAL SCENT because it's nice, weird, big, and loud. And...
Good finds. Dioressence is probably 1980's, based on the bottle. Not one of my favorite vintage Diors (it's in the same universe as CHAMADE, but not as good), but still a fun one to try.For vintage Diors, the best to find are Eau Fraiche, Diorella, Diorama, and Diorling. I'd add "Dior Dior" but it's almost impossible to find anymore.All of these don't age well, given their crisp top notes, so unless they were stored VERY well... they tend to have some (bad) funk.
Finally something new to report. L'ombre dans l'Eau, from Diptyque. I have a soft spot for blackcurrant, and this one blends it with rose. It's a nice variation from all of my big, heavy stinkers.
I feel so left out. And those are two goodies. Vol de Nuit? Is that a new release (haha wink wink)Mitsukou parfum today. Weather is getting warmer so my thick, surly old stinkers get less and less versatile.Coming soon will be Chanel PM (both the original and Eau Concentree, which I love), and Tiffany Pour Homme. Both are lovely men's chypres you gentlemen should take for a ride.Just because I'm a broken record, another spring/summer favorite is CoSTUME NATIONAL...
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