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post #10801 of 20224
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Chergui
How do I remove scents from clothing? I don't wash my woolen v-necks very often and as time passes by they smell like a wild mixture of perfumes. Not that it disturbs me, but it changes the scent I'm wearing. If I wear a light scent, it (or rather my wrist where I applied the scent) will soon smell orientally, woody, sweet.

have you considered steaming? I don't wear a lot of knit wool, and fresh air tends to work for suits/jackets, as they don't get as much skin contact anyway, so I don't know much about caring for them... but I use a whirlpool fabric freshener sometimes and find it works great for getting things like smoke smell out of a pair of jeans I don't want to wash.
post #10802 of 20224
Well, for smoke smell in my raw denim jeans I just hang it in the fressh air and it will be fine. But perfume is so intense. Even if I steamed it, after one wear it would already smell of the perfune I wore for the next two weeks or something. FWIW, if it's one any help, I'm speaking of lamb's wool, merino wool and cashmere. Is there no trick to easily remove the smell? Like some "scent-absorber-stripes" you put in the sleeves while they rest in the wardrobe or something?
post #10803 of 20224
Today, Habit Rouge
post #10804 of 20224
D'orsay Tilleuil today for a lovely, sunny spring day. Wonderful green citrus with some woods and vetiver. It was always good, and Giacobetti did a good job in her reformulation. It's a little too "clean" to be a true "Prof Fab Fave," but it's still a wonderful spring/summer scent.
post #10805 of 20224
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Well, for smoke smell in my raw denim jeans I just hang it in the fressh air and it will be fine. But perfume is so intense. Even if I steamed it, after one wear it would already smell of the perfune I wore for the next two weeks or something. FWIW, if it's one any help, I'm speaking of lamb's wool, merino wool and cashmere. Is there no trick to easily remove the smell? Like some "scent-absorber-stripes" you put in the sleeves while they rest in the wardrobe or something?

No, not really, short of washing. It fades eventually but I've heard of the smell lingering for weeks.

Put it this way, the only trick I've heard about getting a 'scrubber' off involves a lot of water, laundry detergent, and some vigorous scrubbing.

...

Today, spinning through the last neglected parts of the herd for Lent (no-buy, wear everything I have except that ghastly Ho Hang THANX RACH WHERE CAN I SHIP YOU A BAG OF FLAMING DOG POO TO RECIPROCATE?)

...where was I? Oh yes, I pulled my neglected bottle of Terre d'Hermes out of the drawer and applied thinking I'll just ignore it and it will go away soon. Well, as it turns out it never really develops any flesh or warmth, but I find it appealing all the same in a Wire Mother way. Sycomore also - on me - has the Wire Mother vibe going despite the alleged sandalwood note, and these two scents more or less occupy the same territory and their drydowns practically converge in a woody/peppery flintiness that works under some conditions.

BTW, irony of all ironies, I had just been ruminating on just how far back I can pare the herd and remain satisfied. I was down to 10 bottles, and now this. Ah well.
post #10806 of 20224
I like Ho Hang, but my decant is pretty damn fleeting. I've wondered if it's a good example or if it's lost some oomph over time.

I've been wearing strong "winter" scents recently in relatively warm spring weather, and I like the way the heat accelerates them toward dry down. Yesterday it was Yatagan - it's such a heavy brutalist concoction, but once the heat opens it up I can distinguish more notes, more subtlety.
post #10807 of 20224
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post

I like Ho Hang, but my decant is pretty damn fleeting. I've wondered if it's a good example or if it's lost some oomph over time.
I've been wearing strong "winter" scents recently in relatively warm spring weather, and I like the way the heat accelerates them toward dry down. Yesterday it was Yatagan - it's such a heavy brutalist concoction, but once the heat opens it up I can distinguish more notes, more subtlety.

You are welcome to my bottle. I just want to be rid of the damn thing.

I'd heard similar about Chergui, as an example, but it gets so hot down here that I dread being gassed out of my office. It's happened before, and I'm generally modest about applying.
post #10808 of 20224
Well, I don't think I could do it with Chergui, or any really syrupy oriental. Those things are too much for me.
post #10809 of 20224
Rach luvs the stink, huh?

Today: Habit Rouge
post #10810 of 20224
Snowfall today while it was 70 degrees yesterday.

Pulling out a cool-weather favorite in Amouage Reflection. While not initially thrilled by the sample I purchased from The Cologne Review, this has grown on me more and more as I pull it out again and again. Subtle, spicy, while smelling like an incense filled room of a Persian palace at dusk.
post #10811 of 20224
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Today: Habit Rouge

Seems like this has been worn quite a bit lately. I don't wear this much, but I decided to make it my SOTD. Not a favorite, but it's certainly good.
post #10812 of 20224
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Seems like this has been worn quite a bit lately. I don't wear this much, but I decided to make it my SOTD. Not a favorite, but it's certainly good.

I can never own or wear HR; the single nastiest, most reprehensible human being I ever met in college (a Frenchman, no less) wore it as a substitute for bathing and so I can't even get a remote whiff of the scent within my entire zip code without going "BLEGHHHCCCCCAAAAARGH." It's a shame, because as a scent itself I think it's quite a unique addition to masculine parfumery.

Anyway, only partly sunny today and with a chilly wind, so not sure what to pick. Not a good weather/balance for fragrances, so probably I'll do the fruity chypre of Balmain de Balmain. I like it as a "fallback" scent, and its good in general (and cheap!), but it doesn't develop much and isn't complicated. Nevertheless, it should be right for today!
post #10813 of 20224
Iris 39 by le labo.
post #10814 of 20224
Dior - J'Adore. Unfortunately the EDT. Very light -- lasts very short.

I've found a Dior - Pure Poison miniature flacon. My mother didn't like it and forgot about it. I like it quite a bit.
post #10815 of 20224
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

I can never own or wear HR; the single nastiest, most reprehensible human being I ever met in college (a Frenchman, no less) wore it as a substitute for bathing and so I can't even get a remote whiff of the scent within my entire zip code without going "BLEGHHHCCCCCAAAAARGH." It's a shame, because as a scent itself I think it's quite a unique addition to masculine parfumery.
Anyway, only partly sunny today and with a chilly wind, so not sure what to pick. Not a good weather/balance for fragrances, so probably I'll do the fruity chypre of Balmain de Balmain. I like it as a "fallback" scent, and its good in general (and cheap!), but it doesn't develop much and isn't complicated. Nevertheless, it should be right for today!

Sorry HR is ruined for you. It's become my go-to scent for many occasions.
Today, HR's older sister, Shalimar
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