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post #10501 of 20291
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I noticed you used the word "beautiful" twice in one post, which doesn't seem like your regular style...

I was also posting at 4 am, after waking up in the middle of the night due to too much wine with dinner, so my style was probably altered.
post #10502 of 20291
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Today, a cold rainy - saturated - day. Gloomy, except that I know what lies ahead this summer (drought), so I'm totally cool with the weather. Also, still recuperating, so it's not interfering with a run. Also doing my Lenten spin through the herd and wanted something different, that I haven't worn in ages: Giorgio for Men.
I can't believe I thought I might use up this bottle someday. shog[1].gif

I love Giorgio for Men!

I also loved smelling Georgio for Women on women as well and wonder what it would smell like on me.
post #10503 of 20291
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

rotflmao.gif As usual, you've got me beat.
I don't remember if you've addressed this here or not, but what do you think of Dior's rebranding the flanker Miss Dior Cherie as Miss Dior and changing the original Miss Dior to Miss Dior Classic? I'm sure they have their business reasons for doing it, but still.

Don't get me started. Cherie is not Miss Dior!!! But, dior has had little problem destroying its great fragrances and so I can't be surprised by this move.

I joke about Miss Dior and "masculine;" called "miss dior" we assume because of our 2012 "noses" a "miss dior cherie," a light, sweet girly scent that Natalie Portman would wear. In actuality, the 'real" miss Dior, at least before they destroyed it in reformulation, was a very thick, sultry chypre that was (for its time) very animalic. Good dose of patchouli, tons and tons of oakmoss, some subtle florals (that never really rise to the surface), and civet. it's not at all sweet. So, while it may not be "masculine" like Havana, it's very bodily... for a human body.

Anyway, I will see your Rouge Hermes and join you with Parfum d'hermes today, which was the original one that was later changed to rouge.
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I was also posting at 4 am, after waking up in the middle of the night due to too much wine with dinner, so my style was probably altered.

L'heure bleu... yum. All the vintage guerlain parfums are wonderful. There really isn't a bad one... Vol de nuit is also unique... quite dark and earthy.
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I love Giorgio for Men!
I also loved smelling Georgio for Women on women as well and wonder what it would smell like on me.

Giorgio! T and I both have a soft spot for this in-your-face 80's powerhouse.
post #10504 of 20291
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

L'heure bleu... yum. All the vintage guerlain parfums are wonderful. There really isn't a bad one... Vol de nuit is also unique... quite dark and earthy.

I visited the Paris flagship store a few years ago (incredibly beautiful place by the way) and they had all of the classic scents available to sample, in every concentration. Not sure if they've changed in formulation much over the years, but I remember Vol du Nuit being one of my favorites. But really, to be able to small all those scents in the parfum all together is really too much. I could have spent all day. Actually, the one that I really loved and wished I'd bought was Apres L'ondee. Only available as an edt, iirc, but it was great. I loved many of the parfums but they were very expensive, as you can imagine. I'd happily take some Mitsouko or Vol du Nuit, parfum but I think the entry point was a few hundred $$$.
post #10505 of 20291
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post

I visited the Paris flagship store a few years ago (incredibly beautiful place by the way) and they had all of the classic scents available to sample, in every concentration. Not sure if they've changed in formulation much over the years, but I remember Vol du Nuit being one of my favorites. But really, to be able to small all those scents in the parfum all together is really too much. I could have spent all day. Actually, the one that I really loved and wished I'd bought was Apres L'ondee. Only available as an edt, iirc, but it was great. I loved many of the parfums but they were very expensive, as you can imagine. I'd happily take some Mitsouko or Vol du Nuit, parfum but I think the entry point was a few hundred $$$.

OH, the flagship is absolutely drool worthy!

Interestingly, though it's been almost 10 years since I was there... back in the mid 2000's the perfume became exponentially cheaper the more you got. Yep, 30mls was 200-300 euros... but then strangely a damn LITER of parfum (in a gorgeous bee botttle the size of a mortar shell!) was something like 1300 euros.

Imagine a split of that! My guess is that it's much, much more today; virtually every French luxury company (cough, LVMH!) has increased prices into the stratosphere. But, if not a split, imagine trying to work your way through a liter of pure parfum. You'd be buried with that stuff and archaeologists a thousand years int he future would still be sniffing Jicky. lol8[1].gif

Shalimar is another that given its fame I always overlooked because I thought it was so sweet. The Edt, available everywhere, had way too much vanilla for me and so I always assumed I didn't like it. Then, you sniff the parfum and realize it's a very deep, dark, "stinky" scent with plenty of Jicky's civet wonder. The vanilla blends with the rest and its heavenly.
post #10506 of 20291
I love Shalimar parfum too. There's a lot of dark spice and citrus amid the vanilla - it's like a spicy exotic creamsicle.
post #10507 of 20291
I need to get myself a bottle of Jicky perfume. I put some on my wrist at Neimans a few weeks ago and fell in love with it.
post #10508 of 20291
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Next in the sample pile, vintage Guerlain L'Heure Bleu parfum. I've had this sample forever, never really wanted to waste it. Wore a generous amount out tonight. Wow, what a beautiful scent. It took a while to really get to the best part but the dry down is just beautiful.

Yeah, I want to get some of that as well.

Today I sampled on each wrist Odin 04 Petrana and 03 Century. The Century was meh while the Petrana was a lovely violet and orris scent, reminding me to a great degree of Frederic Malle Dans Tes Bras, but I'd rather spend the $120 a bottle that the Odin costs on the Dans Tes Bras which is much more interesting to me.
post #10509 of 20291
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Yeah, I want to get some of that as well.
Today I sampled on each wrist Odin 04 Petrana and 03 Century. The Century was meh while the Petrana was a lovely violet and orris scent, reminding me to a great degree of Frederic Malle Dans Tes Bras, but I'd rather spend the $120 a bottle that the Odin costs on the Dans Tes Bras which is much more interesting to me.

There really are no bad Caron's pre-1990. Samsara was really the last "great" Guerlain, and after that there were many bleghs (Champs Elysee? WTF?) Many, including Samsara, have been heavily played with. frown.gif Mitsuko and the classic chypres especially. Jicky is still lovely and stinky, and Chamade is still heavenly as well.

Tonight is Caron Infini parfum. Basenotes discusses this one as "Hyacinth, oakmoss, and smoke." I concur. It's sort of Guerlain Chamade on a woman wearing no deodorant after a night of dancing at a jazz bar. Not for the faint of heart at all.
post #10510 of 20291
I just need to go a Caron smelling spree.

Today, Le Labo Patchouli 24 since it's Sunday, sprinkling outside, and I can smell as strong and funky and smoky as I want to.
post #10511 of 20291
Divine by Divine. This might just be poised to make an appearance in my top five. This one wasn't love at first smell; of the Divines, L'Ame Soeur and L'Inspiratrice made a stronger first impression. But over the last month or so, I've found myself craving Divine. I've said it a hundred times now, but the feminines from the Divine line are amazing. The only one I don't like a lot is L'Etre Aime Femme, which has a note of immortelle that dominates the composition.
post #10512 of 20291
I should sniff the feminines, because the masculines have fallen out of my favor. I really liked L'homme Sage at one time, but it's become one of those that I can't stand to wear - it causes intense scent fatigue for me. l'homme de coeur is another that I liked at first but I got bored with it. I haven't smelled that one in a while so I'd be curious to revisit it. I remember my gf really hated it, and she rarely hated anything I wore, so that might have contributed to my feelings.
post #10513 of 20291

Fragrance of the day today - Carthusia Uomo!

 

I've always steared clear of really strong masculine scents like Brut and the likes. Carthusia Uomo has it just right.

post #10514 of 20291
Welcome to SF, SmartySFO!

Today I am wearing Portrait of a Lady. It is a fragrance by Frederic Malle. A fragrance about which I have strongly positive feelings about. (Sorry, I just graded a bunch of exams; I've absorbed my students' style of writing.)
post #10515 of 20291
Mark Birley for men today, mixed in with the chlorine smell after a morning swim.
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