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post #10861 of 21023
PdN Sacrebleu for me today.
post #10862 of 21023
FM - Musc Ravageur, again.

Parfum is really similar to music to me. I'm having a hard time to understand lyrics of music, I mostly listen to it as if the vocals were part of the melody. Likewise, I often smell one big "compound" of smell as opposed to single notes. If I read the lyrics while listening to music, the words are just there. Equally, if I read about notes of a scent, I'm much more likely to be able to differentiate.
E.g. yesterday I was hardly able to tell what the top notes are. Now that I've looked it up at Malle's website, I clearly got the tangerine/bergamot and (a little too much, imo) cinnamon. Sure, my very limited knowledge about parfum (and the notes) might be a reason -- and my imperfect English, however I can watch most movies without a problem non-subbed. And I'm more likely to discern notes if I really concentrate (same with lyrics). But I still see a pattern.

So.. top notes are tangerine and bergamot with cinnamon. Luckily, the tangerine/bergamot lasts longer for me than a few minutes, which apparently is the case for quite some people. In the drydown, vanilla and amber and a little musc take over. Quite "linear", but I still like it a lot.
post #10863 of 21023
Egoiste today, for the first time in ages. This always makes me think of the basenotes moderator, a woman from scandinavia somewhere, who loved this scent and supposedly wore it together with her husband at their wedding
post #10864 of 21023
What is the general consensus of the comparative projection / duration of TF Private Blends vs. Creeds? I'm enjoying my Creeds, but always frustrated at how shortlived they are.

Case in point - warm last day of classes before exams: Virgin Island Water.
post #10865 of 21023
Many have problems with the longevity of Creed scents. I don't, but I don't use them often, so I'm the wrong person to ask. TFPB have been ok-ish to very good so far.
post #10866 of 21023
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

What is the general consensus of the comparative projection / duration of TF Private Blends vs. Creeds? I'm enjoying my Creeds, but always frustrated at how shortlived they are.
Case in point - warm last day of classes before exams: Virgin Island Water.

Well, lots of scents last a while on me but TF Amber Absolute lasts into the next day, easily. Tobacco Vanille also goes strong into the evening.

Although, part of the issue here is that the TF PB series tends to run at EdP strength, while Creeds - iirc - are substantially weaker at EdT concentration. YMMV though, and scents will vary.
post #10867 of 21023
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Well, lots of scents last a while on me but TF Amber Absolute lasts into the next day, easily. Tobacco Vanille also goes strong into the evening.
Although, part of the issue here is that the TF PB series tends to run at EdP strength, while Creeds - iirc - are substantially weaker at EdT concentration. YMMV though, and scents will vary.

Good points, T. Also, I think a lot of the "creed is weak" is overplayed, and I wonder how much is a kind of "confirmation bias" after reading it all the time on the interwebz. They are subtle, they just don't project much, and many of the "popular" scents are citrus topnote heavy. But, honestly, they are still THERE most of the time in terms of the drydown for many hours. I wonder how many who complain are believing that because the initial fresh/citrus/whatever blast disappears that the scent itself disappears?

Nevertheless, like all scents, (and repeated time 900000) a well moisturized skin is a happy skin.

I also wonder how much of Creed's longevity issues comes because Creed is often the "entry" to niche scents for many buyers, who come to it after having done designer and/or mass market, which are often quite loud, in your face, and not terribly subtle. I don't believe Creed's "all natural" claims (any more than I buy their "we're 200 years old" claim or the celebrity claims), but they definitely aren't JOOP and historically were not big "powerhouse" kinds of scents. Neroli Sauvage, GIT, MI, etc.

For example, though many can say that they aren't as substantial as a parfum, I rarely hear "old noses" complain about the longevity of Creed. In fact, usually they are the ones saying, "no, longevity isn't that bad, it's just more subtle." That being said, I'm not saying I find Creed projection OR longevity (OR the scents themselves) anything to go wild about, so take all this with a grain of salt. (note: Aubepine Acacia, Ambre Canelle, and Bois de Santal aside)

Anyway, it was supposed to be sunny and spring-like, so I happily applied far too much Chamade parfum, and now out of nowhere some clouds rolled in and its raining. frown.gif
post #10868 of 21023
Intersting observations on the Creeds. For me, MI seems to last 12 hours at least (I loathe this scent). I get a solid days wear from BdP and REL. Not that familiar with the others, though I kind of like Neroli Sauvage from what I remember.

Today, Chanel No. 19 edt
post #10869 of 21023
Rochas Femme vintage formulation for me today. That's not an ideal fragrance for spring, but the weather is cool and it feels a little like fall here in the STL.
post #10870 of 21023
Chanel Sycomore today. Thanks again to Master Classter for this beautiful, smoky stuff.cheers.gif
post #10871 of 21023
Ah, alas, Spring Break is over and work is getting insanely busy. SO, it's been fun to "sniff" with you chaps, but I must step away for a bit.

I will leave you and wear Chanel no. 5 Extrait. I have no idea what the difference is between that and the parfum; I have one bottle that says "parfum" and another that says "extrait." May just be a different term based on time period. In any case, it's lovely stuff and not nearly as "grandma powder" as you may think.

Be well and talk soon.
post #10872 of 21023
Parfum and Extrait are the same. (although I haven't seen a Chanel bottle that says "Extrait" thus far)
post #10873 of 21023
Smell ya later, rach! (LAWLZ!!!)

I hope your semester goes well.
post #10874 of 21023
Yep, good luck. And have fun!

SOTD: Amouage - Dia for Men.
post #10875 of 21023
Diptyque Essence of John Galliano. I don't smell like an anti-semetic rant, but rather like incense and burning wood and a touch of french milled soap. I know Turin refers to some scents in The Guide and being "better as a room scent," but this is a room scent that's better on the skin. To my nose (and my wife's) it's too harsh when sprayed in the air, but it really mellows on the skin. One of my favorites.
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