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post #10966 of 21234
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

trust me when I tell you, both as a customer who's tried and as a current SA, think of testers as golden geese, little by little is ok, but taking in a 30ml atomizer or even 10ml (ok maybe) might end very badly...
today, left wrist Chanel PM edT... I can see the classic design in this and immediately thought of Jicky and Mouchoire, etc... but I'm assuming it's been killed with reformulations because it didn't last long at all.
right wrist - eau de marvailles - eh, pleasant but nothing interesting/unusual. So this is what amber smells like?

Well, sure - but a tester of something you can't even get any longer? It's not like you're going to make a sale based on it. Maybe there's a halo effect but that's as far as I can think that one out.

Chanel PM is indeed squandered by reformulations, it's still recognizable but not like it once was. But Hermes Eau des Merveilles, on me at least, is more orange/pepper than amber. Try TF Amber Absolute for a smoky custardy amber. Oh, wait, Yves Rocher Ambre Voile is a pretty straightforward amber without a lot of ornamentation, pretty reasonable, and might be locally available for you.

Today: CDG Avignon. Dry resinous church incense.
post #10967 of 21234
So I can shoplift it without recourse?nod[1].gif

OoooKaaayyy fine, I'll live with what I have (I wasn't going to do that anyway). This is more of a PSA to those who have not tried Pure Malt to get down on it.

This morning I'm wearing Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud, in which I can detect oud but smells heavily of vanilla as well - kind of cloying.
EDIT: spoke too soon before I read up on this. I think the sweetness is not from vanilla but maybe from saffron because I get that softness that is kind of like Safran Troublant and I'm confusing it with sweetness and over the last hour I now notice that it is drying out a little bit.

Master Classter, do you have a vintage bottle of Pour Monsieur? I believe that I am categorically not a fan of Chanel, but happen to really like a few of the offerings, like Pour Monsieur Concentree and Sycomore. I look forward to trying Bois des Iles, though.
Edited by HORNS - 4/24/12 at 7:07am
post #10968 of 21234
Pre-shower: Burberry Body. This is probably my number one guilty pleasure fragrance since it went on the market in 2011. It's quite girly, with a sparkly peach note on top that's jazzed up with a little absinthe. It dries down into a very sweet, powdery rose with a fair bit of vanilla.
SOTD: Voyage d'Hermes. No guilt for enjoying this one.

EDIT: @ HORNS, who posted at the same time I did. I am looking forward to hearing your impressions of Bois des Iles. I hope you get to try it soon. (It has held the number one spot on the very prestigious L'Incandescent Favorite Fragrances in the World list for quite a while. Violet Blonde is a close second.)
post #10969 of 21234
wait so how deo you get samples? you just go and ask for a sample bottle?
post #10970 of 21234
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Originally Posted by yjeezle View Post

wait so how deo you get samples? you just go and ask for a sample bottle?

Yep. Some have them and some don't.
post #10971 of 21234
Amouage - Memoir Man. This is the most "extreme" scent I've tried so far. It's a powerhouse and has a very unique smell. I'm not sure what it is. Probably incense, but I don't notice it in the other Amouage's, so I guess that ain't it. Absinthe smells different, too. I don't really like it, but it has something special about it. Weird.

^^Can no one help with the dilution?
Edited by b1os - 4/24/12 at 6:28pm
post #10972 of 21234
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

SOTD: Voyage d'Hermes. No guilt for enjoying this one.

I wore the perfume today and really like the development over the hours.
post #10973 of 21234
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I wore the perfume today and really like the development over the hours.

I wore the edt and got quite good longevity. I applied it very liberally, and it was still there nine hours later.
I've had a shitty day, so I switched to Violet Blonde, which always makes me happy.
post #10974 of 21234
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I wore the edt and got quite good longevity. I applied it very liberally, and it was still there nine hours later.
I've had a shitty day, so I switched to Violet Blonde, which always makes me happy.

Will need to track this down, being your all time #1 and all...
post #10975 of 21234
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Will need to track this down, being your all time #2 and all...
ftfy teacha.gif

SotD Epic Man by Amouage. I'm really loving it right now. Woody, resiny and a little fruity. The break I took from Amouage scents for a couple of weeks really helped me realize how much I like (most of tongue.gif) them. Sometime in the future I need to sample the rest of the line, but for now I'm still waiting for my Surrender to Chance orders. Bloody USPS. Some packages are sitting in Chicago, some in LA for ten frickin days now. Just get it on the plane, duh!
Edited by b1os - 4/25/12 at 4:11am
post #10976 of 21234
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

ftfy teacha.gif

Yeah, Violet Blonde comes in at a strong number two on the prestigious L'Incandescent Favorite Fragrances in the World List behind Bois des Iles. But it's still definitely worth checking out, IMO. I should add, though, that Master-Classter, whose opinion is always worth listening to, thinks that Violet Blonde is appropriate for a 50 year old woman. (FWIW, I'd say more like a 30-something year old woman.)

Anyway, I'm wearing YSL Rive Gauche today. (The feminine.)
post #10977 of 21234
So I pulled a L'Incandescent and did a "pre shower SOTD" with Samsara EdT. ffffuuuu.gif It reminded me of a million times I sat in a restaurant in the 1990's and had my experience with the food and wine ruined by some woman sitting near me with this shit on.

Today's scent now is L'Artisan Al Oudh. I like this one a lot.
post #10978 of 21234
I wish more guys in real life would "pull a L'Incandescent," but alas. shog[1].gif

Also, with apologies to rach, I share your opinion of Samsara.
post #10979 of 21234
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Master Classter, do you have a vintage bottle of Pour Monsieur? I believe that I am categorically not a fan of Chanel, but happen to really like a few of the offerings, like Pour Monsieur Concentree and Sycomore. I look forward to trying Bois des Iles, though.
nope, just the current EdT formulation off the shelf at the shop. I can see the structure/dna here and it probably would be perfect if you like that kind of combo. of course the current version feels stripped down and doesn't last very long, like they've kept photocopying it over and over...


SOTD: L'DDM... first time actually wearing this believe it or not. Had a decant for about 3-4 years but never got round to wearing it... and you know, it's ok, but I wouldn't say I'm crazy in love. I do fine there's a similar feeling to some of Tauer's other frags, that I just find something too dry and raw about his mixes... so we'll see how this one goes.
post #10980 of 21234
Aramis 900 for the last two days. Really like this one. It's a good example of a scent that reveals very little of itself in the opening, but let's itself develop over the whole day. I don't think many modern scents are structured that way - they pump up the opening in order to make an impression at the perfume counter. You only get a dense green herbal blast when you spray this on, and later, in the middle of the day, you realize you're wearing a deep but restrained rose. The clean herbal character remains, but it doesn't dominate like it does at the start.
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