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Great. Like TF BO, Dior Homme was one I tried almost as soon as it came out. I had fashion pieces from Hedi's earliest seasons, and this EdT, and also the limited ones (Bois Noir, Cologne Blanche, etc.).Great blast from the past, and a great iris scent. I haven't smelled it in years, so I have no idea if it is still the same.
Tom Ford Black Orchid today. I had a bottle (and loved it) when it came out ten or so years ago, but never replaced it. Had a sample and applied, and immediately remembered why I liked it. Among newish mainstream/designer scents, it really is fascinating. It manages to be dark, rich, warm, sweet, yet compelling without being cloying. Good sillage, good longevity. It also has this sort of gourmand-like feel, without being in any way a gourmand. It definitely still...
Some good ones today/yesterday. And L'inc, glad to see you sharing the love of fine sniffery. Then again, it's hard not to love Malle once properly introduced. I'm going to wear a sample of Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit I received the other day; it's nice, and I love Grapefruit scents. I can't say I like it better than Pamplelune, but it's still a crowd-pleasing, user friendly grapefruit with a hint of sparkle (hence Hesperides). In general, though, I like my Grapefruits...
I'll make a list of feminine marketed Guerlain scents for you fellas to try, in order from unisex to "tough for a man to pull off well:" Totally Unisex (IMHO): Jicky Cologne du 68 Shalimar Mitsouko Do-able: Vol de Nuit Vega (though $$$ and hard to find) Samsara (especially vintage juice or parfum concentration) Voile d'ete Tough-ish, but still possible: L'heure Bleue Chamade Tough: Chant D'aromes Jardins de Bagatelle Champs Elysees L'instant NOTE: I'm ignoring Lui,...
Continuing Guerlain Week, I'll do the EdP of Jardins de Bagatelles (in the bee bottle). It's way too feminine to recommend as a daily wear for most users here, but the EdP tends to feel richer/darker/deeper than the EdT. This one reminds me a lot of Gardenia or Une Fleur by Chanel, but with a much better/deeper base. Both are classic white florals, but the Jardins pushes it much further (especially in the drydown). If you can make it past the initial LOUD blast of...
I love L'h B, but see your point. While I find Mitsouko or Shalimar very unisex, definitely L'h B tends to be much softer and in the more feminine territory.Vol de Nuit EdT today; a true gem. Quiet, cool, and "airy," a scent that definitely is named appropriately.
I must say this Old Tankard Ale is a lot of fun for the $$$.
I accept! Today Guerlain Cologne du 68.It's an odd one from the house and without its name I wouldn't necessarily be able to trace the lineage. That being said... if one likes L'instant PH, I think would be a hit as well. It's got that similarly odd balance of soft and sweet, but also woody/resinous with some citrus. However, each is really well balanced/blended, so it moves back and forth within these different families without any one part being discernible.It's one...
IMHO, this thread needs more discussion, challenges, interaction, etc. Too much just posting SOTD's without commentary. I'd love to see more reviews of members after they try challenges, or discussing in more detail why/what they like. The point of niche fragrance is that it's quite personal... but honestly, I don't really see what/how/why I should go out and search for these new gems. Hashtag... challenge!
Agreed. One of my favorites. Really wonderful.
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