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post #12361 of 19917
TF Neroli Portofino: First time trying it out and it seems to be a good choice for summer. Zesty with orange. Heard that longevity is an issue which is a turn off considering the price tag.
post #12362 of 19917
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My theory on the hype is that men get this rose scent that is muted and plays a wingman to other components so you can wear a "rose" while still being a dude. But that's OK because it might be the gateway into floral scents and the blurring of lines between "masculine" and "feminine" for people.
No pun intended, but it might be "rose wine" of the perfume world as it makes a product more approachable to some.

I just got Rose 31 out again yesterday after not wearing it for 8 months or so and I liked it a lot better than I used to. I don't really get the 'rose' in it, what I do get is a subdued vetiver with a buzzing cumin/pepper haze around it and some cedar. There is something mysterious about it though, and a sense that I can't quite pick out all the parts, which I find very appealing.

I cracked open Santal 33 again this morning and I still find it to be an obnoxious one-note cedar monster that makes my eyes water. I hear so many good things about this, but I can't for the life of me get past the monstrous cedar. I honestly wonder if I got a bad batch or something...

Just found out that my local Nordstrom carries the TF private blend line so I'm heading over there this morning. If I find one I really like, I might have to take it home!
post #12363 of 19917
I don't get the love for Santal 33 either for the same reasons.

Today: Portrait of a Lady - now THAT"S a rose! inlove.gif You get a rose that is accentuated at first by juicy red berries and then an incense starts to swirl around and this part lasts for hours and hours.
post #12364 of 19917

bell'antonio or invasion barbare all day urryday

post #12365 of 19917
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Today: Portrait of a Lady - now THAT"S a rose! inlove.gif You get a rose that is accentuated at first by juicy red berries and then an incense starts to swirl around and this part lasts for hours and hours.

I need to get myself some more of that. Along with Noel au Balcon, it's my favorite fragrance that I don't currently have in stock.

Safran Troublant for me today. I've been kickin' it on the L'Artisan tip the last couple of days.
post #12366 of 19917
Carnal Flowers by FM: tuberose in a bottle.
post #12367 of 19917
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Carnal Flowers by FM: tuberose in a bottle.

Great perfume. Have you tried Tubereuse Criminelle?
post #12368 of 19917
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How come you say you even enjoyed Acqua Universalis?
Well, I didn't in the past.
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At any rate, I've switched into Memo Manoa, which is a very sweet amber that's heavy on the labdanum. I'm becoming a big fan of this, and I'll probably wear it quite a lot in the fall and winter. (Big thanks to b1os for this one!)
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I wore Voyage d'Hermès in the last couple of days because all my other samples were stashed away (just moved out). Yesterday I applied some Héritage and strongly noticed the cocoa note.
post #12369 of 19917
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Great perfume. Have you tried Tubereuse Criminelle?
Not yet. SL send me their entire line of fragrance in a wax sample format. Will check it out over the weekend.
post #12370 of 19917
It's hot and sunny so TDC Osmanthus today. Wish it was longer lasting. Egoiste yesterday.
post #12371 of 19917
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It's hot and sunny so TDC Osmanthus today..

great choice on a unique "fresh" scent that isn't boring. smile.gif

Hermes Amazone for me today; I don't like this one (a floral aquatic from the days of "stinky" aquatics like Eau de Givenchy, Eau de Rochas, Eau sauvage, etc.) Glad I just had a small sample somebody gave me; I've tried this one numerous times over the years and just am not a fan.
post #12372 of 19917

Tried Gucci Pour Homme II. From what I can smell I like it, but my skin drinks it up and I had to press my nose to my wrist to even get anything after half an hour. Too bad.

 
post #12373 of 19917
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Tried Gucci Pour Homme II. From what I can smell I like it, but my skin drinks it up and I had to press my nose to my wrist to even get anything after half an hour. Too bad.
 

Try moisturizing your skin daily with an unscented lotion or oil. It should help with longevity, though Gucci PH II is not going to be one to last days and days, unfortunately.
post #12374 of 19917

Thanks for the tip. Have never gotten into the habit of that, but it is probably a good time to start.

 

I heard it was not the greatest in terms of projection and longevity, and my skin doesn't help either.

 
post #12375 of 19917
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Thanks for the tip. Have never gotten into the habit of that, but it is probably a good time to start.

I heard it was not the greatest in terms of projection and longevity, and my skin doesn't help either.
 

It's a good habit. I think you'll be surprised with the increased longevity, especially with citrus-heavy scents. Enjoy!
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