Rach have you tried AdP's Magnolia Nobile maybe?
Today I'm wearing vintage Givenchy Gentleman. I'm not a huge patchouli fan, but this one really works for me. I still stand by the description a lady friend of mine gave it: "essence of man".
You would have loved the mismatched pair of Cleverleys I saw in the op shop last weekend. One shoe was well wider than the other. I returned them thinking they'd be useless, but all along I could have sold them to you!
Today I am wearing vintage Monsieur de Givenchy. This was an eBay find, in a lot with Gentleman and Interdite. Monsieur is a citrus-woody scent with neither dominating - very refined.
I had another skin reaction yesterday, to the Gucci Pour Homme. I think I understand why the EU moved to control some fo the ingredients in these older frags.
Not so much a brag today as a sob story.
Shoes are crap in Melbourne op shops; I find almost nothing in decent condition other than a few Ballys. So I was shocked to go into an op shop on Saturday and find a pair of Alfred Sargents. Right next to them was something that really got me going - a pair of Cleverleys. I most definitely have never seen them in an op shop; they are hardly sold anywhere here.
I paid for both pairs and got home. Took them out of the bag to brag...
Sorry for the promo. I have some shoes that people here might like:
1. Alfred Sargent black Aldwych brogues, 11G
2. Alfred Sargent black Compton captoes, 9F
3. Grenson black cap toes, 8G
PM me if you’d like to know more.