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Yeah, I was one of the Embruns haters. (haha) I think I wrote a bad review of that one on BN. If you like light, try The Different Company OSmanthus. It's also light, but complex, lovely, and unique without being too fleeting or "meh." I'd take it over Embruns every day of the week.
Btw, in case anybody is wondering why I'd ever buy 15-20 fragrances from a company whose products I don't particularly like, about 10 years ago Creed changed US distributors and the old distributor liquidated her entire stock for cheap prices. Back then basenotes was a much smaller community of "noses," and basically we bought her out. She was notoriously bad at communication, flakey, and would sometimes disappear for weeks at a time, but she generally came through, and...
If you're anosmic, I just wouldn't wear one. Get a nice triple mill soap and some unscented deodorant and just let that do it for you. You could also get a perfumed soap (Chanel used to put out some really lovely savons of n19, n5, n22, etc.)If you can't enjoy the smell yourself, why spend lots of money on it? OR, just get something very cheap, like the original 4711 or online discount HErmes eau d'orange verte... they won't last long on the skin, but you can be...
Welcome to the club! I still love this one, and find it remarkably wearable, even after all these years. PM was my "first" real fragrance ages ago, and it's held up remarkably well in my estimation. Try Tiffany for Men sometime, if you like the Chanel. Both by the same guy, both with similar DNA, but they didn't get all screwy with the Tiffany over the years.
Or, Creed is the Rolex/Montblanc of the fragrance world.I've had 15 or more of them, so I feel like I can criticize from knowledge. My overall impression is that they are "nice" scents. Unfortunately, they're sales and marketing strategy is not to let their "nice" scents sell themselves, but instead make up a fake history, outright lie (does anybody think they REALLY use all natural ambergris???), or try to beat you over the head with "snob" appeal or celebrity...
Synthese makes a good point above as well, but if you don't want to start all the way from the beginning... I would start with the last month or so (meaning August 2012 and later). It's really been great recently, with some unique scents. The early days saw a few committed posters and a lot of "ground clearing." Seriously, the evolution of scent discussion on SF has been amazing. Basically, it went from, "I'm not wearing that; it's made for GIRLZ" and "Dude, cologne is...
What about smell of laundry? Linens on the table? What time of day the person took a bath? Unless your sense is developed enough that you can smell, and distinguish, all these and they also nauseate you, you wouldn't get any more of that from a fine fragrance. Good ones create an overall mood or impression, but don't announce themselves.Again, I''m not directing this at you specifically, but at the general dismissive tone about fragrances present in some members above. ...
The thing is, most fine fragrances won't advertise themselves any more than a fine suit will. Sure, that synthetic bergamot monster bought at the department store counter might, but then again the black shirt and shiny white tie wearing fellow two tables away will as well.In short, fragrance is like suits, shoes, and everything else. For every Men's Wearhouse, there is an Attolini... for every JOOP is a Pierre Montale.Many new to fragrances, as many who were new to fine...
Well, I for one would enjoy being your server or having you in my restaurant (if I had one). You aren't being rude, doing anything egregious, or anything negative. You know what you want and aren't making a show of it. All you are doing is showing a wealth of experience and knowledge about fine dining, and any restaurant or server "on his/her toes" or who knows his/her stuff would have a wonderful experience with you.Anyway, I enjoy reading threds/posts like this because...
^If you're not on a quest to "learn" the vanilla note, I wouldn't bother with the Montale. It's quite pricey, and a small sample probably wouldn't give you time/space to wrap your nose around. But, if you happen just to run upon it, give it a sniff. Speaking of, I used to enjoy very much doing those kinds of "learnings" by trying a lot of stuff built around a certain note. It definitely helped to work on civet, which is a strange stinky chameleon. Sandalwood has been...
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