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post #11056 of 19056
Today: L'Artisan Al Oudh
post #11057 of 19056
Has anyone a rec for cheap small (2-2.5ml-ish) atomizers? I've found http://www.ebay.de/itm/5-Parfumzerstauber-Parfum-Zerstauber-2-5-ml-klar-NEU-3-/200721238161?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item2ebbeb0891#ht_3336wt_1064 (5 for 4€ incl. shipping), but maybe you know better/cheaper ones? Don't need too many, probably like 30-40.

SotD D.R. Harris - Arlington. Very nice, fresh cologne for hot weather. Citrus in the beginning, fern emerges during the drydown. Well balanced, very refreshing, good value. You can apply very generously because it's pretty light. I spilled like 0.2ml on my hand (damn sample vials...) and it was prefectly fine. Longevity is ok, probably 5-6 hours.
post #11058 of 19056
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My love for Tam Dao is endless and deep as the swimming pool in B-52's "Private Idaho". Seriously, it's like my fave.
10 Corso Como is a strange scent and I wonder if it used to be different back in the day to have such a reputation as a classic niche scent. It has that funkiness that is reminiscent of Oud 27 yet I find the former scent to be sickening.

I believe it re: Tam Dao. It's just right.
10CC has changed iirc, I never knew it before now but remember some lamentations posted elsewhere. I just wanted to know what the fuss was about. Not interested any longer, though.
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PM sent...
I can't find anything really wrong with Tam Dao, and yet every time I've worn it, it just seems to darn boring. Duelle's a nice one I think, I'm considering getting a bottle.
7 veils, lol,

Yes, she pushed it on me thinking it would be great, and I quite liked it. She's supposed to send me a decant when she gets home.
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I've been impressed with Trumper's stuff that I've smelled - they are well constructed of what seem to be well made ingredients but are kind of old fashion smelling in a classic sort of way.

The few that I've tried have been okay, the better ones were close copies of Chanel scents (Curzon - Antaeus and Sandalwood - Egoiste). Although Curzon once gassed me out of my office, and I never wore it again.
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Here ya go, Thomas - try layering Tam Dao with Terre d'Hermes and see what you think. When I do layer that's what I most frequently do.

Oh, I can totally see that working. I'd wanted to try TdH with Kiehl's musk but hadn't gotten around to it.

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Today, Guerlain Vetiver. I still have the big bottle that I bought years ago, it's time to start burning through it.
post #11059 of 19056
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Since I'm home by myself, the bedtime scent is Mona di Orio Amyitis.

The descriptions I've read of this intrigue me. What's your opinion of it?

Pre-shower: Nuit de Tubereuse
SOTD: Aventus. Not really my style, but nonetheless it's clearly a very good fragrance. Felt right today for some reason.
post #11060 of 19056
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Since I'm home by myself, the bedtime scent is Mona di Orio Amyitis.

The descriptions I've read of this intrigue me. What's your opinion of it?

Stanky. But in a good way - it evolves over a long period of time. It's quite a unique scent to me and I'm yet to figure it out.
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Realizing that I may be asking for trouble: Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, even though it's only 70 degrees out.
post #11062 of 19056
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Realizing that I may be asking for trouble: Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, even though it's only 70 degrees out.

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post #11063 of 19056
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Stanky. But in a good way - it evolves over a long period of time. It's quite a unique scent to me and I'm yet to figure it out.

That's the impression I had gotten from the descriptions I'd read. I should try this out, although I just spent a lot of money on fragrances! Maybe next month.

IMO, Un Jardin sur le Nil is good for any weather, but especially good for spring/summer.
post #11064 of 19056
Jubilation XXV today
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L'inc wearing Aventus? Jeez, next I'll be wearing "Hugo Boss." (haha)

Having a "l'eau" week (did Givenchy and Lalique on Monday and Tuesday) and will do Eau de Rochas today. Like the other great "eaux" (Dior Eau Fraiche and Sauvage, Cristalle, etc.) this one is not your brother's Aqua di Gio.

The Rochas original (came out in 1970, IIRC) is in the neighborhood of Eau Sauvage and Neroli Sauvage, being a drier citrus with woods. Longevity is very good for what it is. There is also an "homme" version, but I have NO clue why they bothered; there is nothing feminine about the original.
post #11066 of 19056
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L'inc wearing Aventus? Jeez, next I'll be wearing "Hugo Boss." (haha)

Ouch!
Aventus seems like a fragrance that would be worn by a guy whose friends call him "broseph."
post #11067 of 19056
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Aventus seems like a fragrance that would be worn by a guy whose friends call him "broseph."

Literally laughed out loud at that.

My few decants of Aventus haven't screamed pineapple like I've read, but it's been rather spicy to start. Spicy stink.
post #11068 of 19056
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Aventus seems like a fragrance that would be worn by a guy whose friends call him "broseph."

Literally laughed out loud at that.

+1 Aventus

But to me as well Aventus seems to fit - mind you this is just my imagination - the type-A banker type of dood.
post #11069 of 19056
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Is anybody out there thinking of running an Aventus split? If so, please let me know, I'd am interested in a larger quantity split.

i'm in...
post #11070 of 19056
^Have we taught you girls NOTHING in the 11000 posts in this thread???? (haha)

Anyway, Chanel no. 22 tonight (vintage EdT.) It's so heads-and-tails above no. 5 that only the power of marketing remains. Don't get me wrong... no. 5 is a classic scent, even if you don't "like" it... but all that no. 5 does well is perfected in no. 22, and all that no. 5 lacks (that dry, almost frigid crispness and lack of warmth) is solved in no. 22. It's structurally quite similar... floral aldehyde... but the base has a warm incense note that is so lovely that I think alongside no. 5 (with labels removed) almost nobody would choose the latter. I recently did a "left/right" test of no. 5 extrait on the left and no. 22 on the right... I saw what they have in common (a lot)... and then I saw them separate and the no. 22 shine while no. 5 just stayed dry/cold as a bucket of sand.

Anyway, the Les Exclusifs isn't BAD... but it plays up the aldehydes/sweetness and plays down the incense, which is a shame. Still, though, it's worth a spritz.
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