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Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe

How do you like it? I'm not a fan of the Jo Malone line, but I've heard some good things about that one.

After a very long day of travel, I've switched into 2nd Cumming.
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Le Male JPG
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Dull and misty Monday speaks Amouage Epic Man.

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Dull and misty Monday speaks Amouage Epic Man.
Good idea. +1

Where are you from? Italy?
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Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe

I am wearing this too. It's ok. As with most Jo Malones, it pretty much smells like its name and not much else. It's a little disconcerting. I'm kind of yearning for a sweet component.

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Pre-shower: Odeur 71. I've read in a number of places that Byredo M/Mink is a ripoff of this, or at least a highly derivative version. That seems unfair to me. I like both, but I like M/Mink better.

SOTD: Kolnisch Juchten. It's starting to feel like fall here.
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Thanks to those who responded to my previous question. There is something else I wonder that I will venture to ask, hoping for the same kinds of "non-snarky" replies: What is it about the experience of wearing colognes that makes it significant enough to share with SF members in a thread this long? Thanks in advance.
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Thanks to those who responded to my previous question. There is something else I wonder that I will venture to ask, hoping for the same kinds of "non-snarky" replies: What is it about the experience of wearing colognes that makes it significant enough to share with SF members in a thread this long? Thanks in advance.

That's a really hard question to answer, but I'll give it a shot. I think most people think of fragrance as something you wear to impress potential romantic partners, or maybe just to smell nice. If you think of fragrance that way, then there's probably not much interesting to say; something either "smells nice" or it doesn't. Everyone who's a regular poster here thinks of fragrance as something more than that. Perfumery is a kind of art form, and the people here are connoisseurs of that art. There are different genres of perfume (chypre, fougere, gourmand, oriental, fresh, etc.), and there are various interesting and innovative things that perfumers can do within those genres. These general categories guide our perception of what we're smelling, just like categories such as baroque, romantic, serialist, minimalist, etc. guide our perception of music. Those guides allow you to perceive in a very nuanced way, and thus give you lots to talk about. Of course if your primary interest in music were just to have something nice in the background, then it wouldn't seem like there's much interesting to talk about.

I'll also add here that, in our society at least, the sense of smell is very poorly cultivated. (By "our society," I mean at least North America, but I think I can include Western Europe too. I can't make any broader claims than that.) Once you do begin to cultivate your sense of smell, a whole new world opens up for you, and it's quite fascinating. Again, that provides a lot of things to talk about.
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Today: Sycomore

And for L'Inc, I have tried both Odeur 71 and M/Mink several times and only find a very thin similarity between them. Odeur 71 is much more fresh to me, while the latter is very unapproachable. I appreciate M/Mink conceptually but cannot wear it.

Edit: Oh, and yesterday morning I put Parure Parfum on my wrists for 3-4 hours. cheers.gif
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Thanks to those who responded to my previous question. There is something else I wonder that I will venture to ask, hoping for the same kinds of "non-snarky" replies: What is it about the experience of wearing colognes that makes it significant enough to share with SF members in a thread this long? Thanks in advance.

That's a really hard question to answer, but I'll give it a shot. I think most people think of fragrance as something you wear to impress potential romantic partners, or maybe just to smell nice. If you think of fragrance that way, then there's probably not much interesting to say; something either "smells nice" or it doesn't. Everyone who's a regular poster here thinks of fragrance as something more than that. Perfumery is a kind of art form, and the people here are connoisseurs of that art. There are different genres of perfume (chypre, fougere, gourmand, oriental, fresh, etc.), and there are various interesting and innovative things that perfumers can do within those genres. These general categories guide our perception of what we're smelling, just like categories such as baroque, romantic, serialist, minimalist, etc. guide our perception of music. Those guides allow you to perceive in a very nuanced way, and thus give you lots to talk about. Of course if your primary interest in music were just to have something nice in the background, then it wouldn't seem like there's much interesting to talk about.

I'll also add here that, in our society at least, the sense of smell is very poorly cultivated. (By "our society," I mean at least North America, but I think I can include Western Europe too. I can't make any broader claims than that.) Once you do begin to cultivate your sense of smell, a whole new world opens up for you, and it's quite fascinating. Again, that provides a lot of things to talk about.

I agree with a lot of what L'Inc has said here (except I'd say people in France, Italy, and South America have a more cultivated sense of smell). Perfumes are complicated and we enjoy sharing our experiences and opinions of what we catch while wearing them, especially when there are classics that contain 70+ components and they can either show themselves individually or create an illusion when paired with something else. To sum up how I feel about it, perfume discussion is very similar to discussions of wines or Scotch. I've been a huge fan of alcoholic beverages for decades now and usually approach things with a certain level of intensity, and perfumes are just another universe of sensations to explore.
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This evening: Vetiver Extraordinaire
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Iris Silver Mist today
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Pre-shower: Leonard de Leonard, aka the poor man's, 1980s-inflected Parure
SOTD: Parure
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Today: AdP Colonia Assoluta.
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Profumum- Eccelso.

Ahhh.

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