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post #10936 of 19914
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Their is a fragrance by Bond No. 9 of which I am wearing New York Oud. It is deemed a rose/oud accord in which many people like it, but you can't prove subjective opinions to be true. Their just opinions not facts. In conclusion, I like New York Oud, in which I am wearing today, which is just an opinion not a fact. The First Amendment lets us say our opinions unlike the Nazi's.
(I've been reading my students' term papers lately. I thought I'd share my misery with all of you.)

ESL or the current state of literacy?

I was wondering if anyone here has tried Eau de Cartier Concentree. I like it quite a bit, but have read some bad reviews of it on Basenotes. Is my unsophisticated nose steering me in the wrong direction? I've followed the advice of some on this site (mostly Thomas) and have liked the results (Guerlain Vetiver, Eau Sauvage, YSL Live Jazz, Chanel Platinum Egoiste, Terre d'Hermes, etc.). I haven't seen anyone mention Eau de Cartier Concentree so my guess is it isn't regarded very highly. Any thoughts?
post #10937 of 19914
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

You are correct, I didn't see your post. I didn't get a chance to get to know the fragrance as well as I would have liked to. I had a small sample of it, but it had leaked in transit. I recall that the rose was quite prominent, and it was on the feminine side for a scent that's marketed as a masculine. All of which is to say that I liked it quite a bit. I should probably get another sample. (I'm trying to go through April without buying any frangrance. So far, so good.)
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I think you should order it next time. It's pretty good.
post #10938 of 19914
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Originally Posted by lbcgav View Post

ESL or the current state of literacy?
I was wondering if anyone here has tried Eau de Cartier Concentree. I like it quite a bit, but have read some bad reviews of it on Basenotes. Is my unsophisticated nose steering me in the wrong direction? I've followed the advice of some on this site (mostly Thomas) and have liked the results (Guerlain Vetiver, Eau Sauvage, YSL Live Jazz, Chanel Platinum Egoiste, Terre d'Hermes, etc.). I haven't seen anyone mention Eau de Cartier Concentree so my guess is it isn't regarded very highly. Any thoughts?
I haven't tried it, but I can tell you that perception of scents is subjective. You might like what the majority likes. Nevertheless, you might enjoy what "no one" likes. Enjoy it for yourself! Your nose can't steer you in a wrong direction.
Have you tried Eau de Cartier (pas concentrée)? It seems to review better.

SotD: FM - French Lover (Bois d'Orage in the US)
Edited by b1os - 4/20/12 at 6:25am
post #10939 of 19914
Violet Blonde again for me today.
post #10940 of 19914
Satori Iris Pour Homme
post #10941 of 19914
Quote:
Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Their is a fragrance by Bond No. 9 of which I am wearing New York Oud. It is deemed a rose/oud accord in which many people like it, but you can't prove subjective opinions to be true. Their just opinions not facts. In conclusion, I like New York Oud, in which I am wearing today, which is just an opinion not a fact. The First Amendment lets us say our opinions unlike the Nazi's.
(I've been reading my students' term papers lately. I thought I'd share my misery with all of you.)

oh, jeeeeeez.

Today, Ambre Fetiche, from a decant I've had in my backpack for at least a year now.
post #10942 of 19914
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Violet Blonde again for me today.

I always read this as Violent Blonde
post #10943 of 19914
Was able to go to the new Nordstrom today - because they've only just opened, everywhere you go in fragrance there's little decant bottles and sprayers to make your own samples. Got a bit overeager and got a serious amount of free juice.

T'erre d'Hermés
Un Jardin Sur le Nil (already owned, but got MOAR)
Un Jardin Sur le Toit
Un Jardin Mediterranee
Dipthyque - Vetyverio
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Bond No. 9 Brooklyn
Park Avenue
Bleeker Street
Wall Street
Little Italy
New York Amber
New York Oud
Chanel Antaeus

Very excited for the next month or two.

Wore Little Italy out and about today. Loud citrus - grapefruit, mandarin, and nectarine I think was the official notes list. Loud and fleeting, but perfect for the day while it lasted (4-5 hours?)
post #10944 of 19914
Last night, Shalimar
Today, Egoiste
post #10945 of 19914
Busy weeks, so no time to post.

BUT, wore the other day current Mitsouko EdP and vintage parfum on each wrist (EdP on right; parfum left)

Thought I'd comment on formulations.... good news is that to my surprise the reformulation of mitsouko isn't BAD. Initial blast is quite similar... because of course the "peach" note of Mitsouko was not peach, but a molecule.

Drydown shows some difference, but luckily again the reformulation is trying very hard to approximate the original. Like Diorissimo, though, the synthetics and inability to use real jasmine/oakmoss and all the other restricted stuff gives a "harsh" tone to the originals smoothness and/or funk.

SO, you get a sharp dischord where the original gives deeper/woodsy funk. Vintage mitsouko has a depth that the new one lacks. BUT, again, Mitsouko in any form is worth the effort. Same with Jicky and Shalimar. Much less so with Samsara, but part of that may be just because of all the sandalwood/jasmine issues in the last 10 years.

Okay, gotta run. Be well, fellow sniffers.

p.s. tonight's SOTD is Arpege extrait (Lanvin.) Aldehydes par excellence. Deeper/less cold than Chanel no. 5; richer than L'interdit... truly an aldehyde masterpiece.
post #10946 of 19914
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

Busy weeks, so no time to post.

BUT, wore the other day current Mitsouko EdP and vintage parfum on each wrist (EdP on right; parfum left)

Thought I'd comment on formulations.... good news is that to my surprise the reformulation of mitsouko isn't BAD. Initial blast is quite similar... because of course the "peach" note of Mitsouko was not peach, but a molecule.

Drydown shows some difference, but luckily again the reformulation is trying very hard to approximate the original. Like Diorissimo, though, the synthetics and inability to use real jasmine/oakmoss and all the other restricted stuff gives a "harsh" tone to the originals smoothness and/or funk.

SO, you get a sharp dischord where the original gives deeper/woodsy funk. Vintage mitsouko has a depth that the new one lacks. BUT, again, Mitsouko in any form is worth the effort. Same with Jicky and Shalimar. Much less so with Samsara, but part of that may be just because of all the sandalwood/jasmine issues in the last 10 years.

Okay, gotta run. Be well, fellow sniffers.

p.s. tonight's SOTD is Arpege extrait (Lanvin.) Aldehydes par excellence. Deeper/less cold than Chanel no. 5; richer than L'interdit... truly an aldehyde masterpiece.

Thanks for poking your head in, rach! Hope school is going well!

Yesterday, bought a 100 ml bottle of YSL Jazz for $11 and am loving it. It's a classic fougere and blows Houbigant Fougere Royale out of the water.
post #10947 of 19914
This afternoon: Byredo Seven Veils. A nice vanilla & spice, though I seem to have run into several similar fragrances, most recently Liz Zorn's Calcutta.

This morning: Knize Sec. If Ten goes up to eleven, this settles in at around six or so. I like it.

Unfortunately, my allergies have kicked in, so I'm not smelling at full capacity & will have to give each of these another try soon.
post #10948 of 19914
SotD: Égoiste
SotN: Antaeus
post #10949 of 19914
Finally tried Voyage d'Hermes Perfume. I like it - it does last longer than the EdT but maintains in its dry-down the citrus/light floral aspect that I find so fleeting in the EdT.
I also went to Nordstrom and went hog-ass wild with samples:

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Angel Pure Malt
Angel Pure Shot
Guerlain L'Heure Bleue Parfum
Prada Infusion d'Iris
Hermes Terre d'Hermes Perfume
Boucheron Jaipur Homme
Diptyque Vetyverio x 2 - the sales associate told me that I probably needed two so I could really make a decision on whether I liked it.laugh.gif


I also ordered through Nordstrom, online at the store computer because my wife wanted a free gift with purchase, a bottle of Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain. I obviously like the smell of this but my purchase was also based on my love of this niche brand and the years of their beautiful candles that have burned in my home and the Tam Dao that I've worn and Olene that my wife has worn. 34 Blvd St. Germain is supposed to smell like the ambient air in the boutique at the address it's named after, and they claim that the method to discern this smell was to suck up the air in the shop and put it through a gas cromatograph. Well, at least that's what the sales associate told me so take that for what it's for . . .

I do like, though, the way they made the uptake tube in the bottle look like a candle wick.
post #10950 of 19914
I enjoy 34 Boulevard Saint Germain very much. There's a lot going on in that one, but somehow it works.

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