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post #11851 of 20021
Yesterday I was grilling all day so I doused myself in CdG Harissa. Then, because my wife was going to bed drunk as a skunk I put L'Heure Bleue on my arms, knowing that she wouldn't care.
post #11852 of 20021
living dangerously I see.
post #11853 of 20021
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Well, to make this season a little easier for me, I consolidated all the summer scents into a single drawer. Just one herd to gaze upon and decide from.
Today was easy: Guerlain Vetiver.
Next level - try consolidating them all into a single bottle.
post #11854 of 20021
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living dangerously I see.

I'm a wild, WILD CRAZY man!!

Today: Rose 31
post #11855 of 20021
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Next level - try consolidating them all into a single bottle.

May have to borrow a used magnum and find a sprayer to fit on top.
post #11856 of 20021
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Pre-shower: A*Men Pure Malt

A*Men Pure Malt is Back (large Picture)



A pity that they do not ship outside of the US.

I wore Comme des Garcons: White today. Peppery/spicy. Like it alot and it lasts all day.
post #11857 of 20021
Cuir Mauresque today. I find this to be really very close to Knize Ten - this one is more modern, less floral, more fruity, but still the overall effect is almost exactly the same. I may like this one a little more even, but not sure if it's worth the extra cost compared to Ten.
post #11858 of 20021
Etro Vetiver
post #11859 of 20021
Sorry, long review because I'm excited.

Today is my first time trying Guerlain Parure parfum. I've been very keen to try this for a long time, but I've been hesitant to pay $10 for the 0.25ml sample. (That's what I ended up doing anyway.) It seems like there's a consensus among perfumistas that this is a masterpiece. When I've tried scents like that in the past, sometimes I've fallen in love right away. (PoL is an example.) Other times, I recognize that the scent is very good, but I just don't like it. (Sycomore, Invasion Barbare, for example.) Parure is absolutely in the former category. It's a chypre in the mold of Mitsouko, but much more complex, and with rose playing a leading role. It's also plummy instead of peachy. It opens very bitter and fusty, in classic chypre fashion, but the dark plum really fleshes it out. (IME, in the earliest chypres, that bitterness at the top isn't really rounded out. It's like a rock song without a bass part. Coty Chypre is really like that.) The heart, to my nose at least, is all about the rose. The drydown introduces some very pleasant amber and leather notes. (Although I felt like I got a dose of the leather right at the very top as well.) Needless to say, I'm a big fan.

EDIT: I've read that Leonard de Leonard is similar to Parure, although I think people are referring to the edt. There are definitely some similarities, and Leonard de Leonard really is a beautiful fragrance, but it's no substitute for Parure.
post #11860 of 20021
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Sorry, long review because I'm excited.

Today is my first time trying Guerlain Parure parfum. I've been very keen to try this for a long time, but I've been hesitant to pay $10 for the 0.25ml sample. (That's what I ended up doing anyway.) It seems like there's a consensus among perfumistas that this is a masterpiece. When I've tried scents like that in the past, sometimes I've fallen in love right away. (PoL is an example.) Other times, I recognize that the scent is very good, but I just don't like it. (Sycomore, Invasion Barbare, for example.) Parure is absolutely in the former category. It's a chypre in the mold of Mitsouko, but much more complex, and with rose playing a leading role. It's also plummy instead of peachy. It opens very bitter and fusty, in classic chypre fashion, but the dark plum really fleshes it out. (IME, in the earliest chypres, that bitterness at the top isn't really rounded out. It's like a rock song without a bass part. Coty Chypre is really like that.) The heart, to my nose at least, is all about the rose. The drydown introduces some very pleasant amber and leather notes. (Although I felt like I got a dose of the leather right at the very top as well.) Needless to say, I'm a big fan.

EDIT: I've read that Leonard de Leonard is similar to Parure, although I think people are referring to the edt. There are definitely some similarities, and Leonard de Leonard really is a beautiful fragrance, but it's no substitute for Parure.

Fascinating! From where did you get the sample?
post #11861 of 20021
The Rose 31 I wore today should be more accurately named Geranium 31.

I sprayed on Vetiver 46 now for this evening and find it hard to believe that there are 46 components like the name is supposed to indicate. I like it though.
post #11862 of 20021
Just guessing: http://surrendertochance.com/guerlain-parure-parfum/

SotD: AdP - Gelsomino Nobile.
SotN: Mouchoir de Monsieur.
post #11863 of 20021
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Just guessing: http://surrendertochance.com/guerlain-parure-parfum/

Sie haben natürlich recht!
post #11864 of 20021
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Just guessing: http://surrendertochance.com/guerlain-parure-parfum/

Sie haben natürlich recht!

Thanks.
post #11865 of 20021
Like This Tilda Swinton. Definitely one of the best offerings in the ELDO line. Only a man whose soul is beclouded by nescience would deny it.
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