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post #12901 of 20502
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I think TdH is a modern classic. I actually enjoy Rocabar more, though. I haven't worn it since I finished my bottle a couple of years ago, but I just smelled it again this weekend at Neimans and I was reminded how much I liked it. I think Rocabar is the most overlooked scent in the Hermes lineup.
Well now I'm just going to feel compelled to visit the counter and reacquaint myself with Rocabar...just to see if I need it in my back pocket for future.  Personally, I enjoy wearing a scent for a long time, so that people associate it with me (not my natural scent, haha) and so it has got to be something that I feel really good in. It takes a lot for me to consider changing, and as you go through different stages of life, different scents seem appropriate.

I have bought acqua de parma for my father more than once - in my opinion it's a distinguished scent but stays grounded, and pretty masculine. It's what I think an older man who's done well for himself but isn't ostentatious should smell like.

That being said, it's amazing how different one scent can smell when applied to different bodies - I would never think that just because something works for me then it will work on everyone.

That assessment of Acqua di Parma is a good one and I'm probably going to get my Dad a bottle of Colonia Assoluta soon.
post #12902 of 20502
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I wear nothing else but Pehaligon's fragrances. Today I am wearing Quercos. I usually wear Blenheim/Quercus/ english fern in the mornings and Castile/Endymion/Hammam when out in the evenings.
My favourites are Blenheim, Quercus and Endymion

Why do you only wear Penhaligon's?

I've switched into Rouge Hermes for the evening.
post #12903 of 20502
This evening: Geranium Pour Monsieur.
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Champaca Absolute tonight.
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Yet again some great choices this week. Good work, fellas.

YSL RG edt for me today. The parfum and the EdT are quite close, though the EdT plays up the crispness, while the parfum plays up the floral and green base.

Overall, RG is weird, fresh, and bright... imagine the green of Chanel no. 19 blended with the aldehydic florals of no. 5, and a biting metallic note like something you'd expect from CdG.

It feels a bit dated today, I admit, but I just imagine how modern and WOW it must have felt back in 1970.
post #12906 of 20502
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Why do you only wear Penhaligon's?
I've switched into Rouge Hermes for the evening.

Simply because I like their fragrances. I also have a really good relationship with the manager of my local store in Islington.
He has always looked after me, so I repay him with my custom.
I love the shaving cream too.
post #12907 of 20502
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Simply because I like their fragrances. I also have a really good relationship with the manager of my local store in Islington.
He has always looked after me, so I repay him with my custom.
I love the shaving cream too.
And have you tried other houses as well?
post #12908 of 20502
Well, today just felt like a Pour Monsieur day.

I'd read a comment from someone that chypres are kind of lonely scents - I'm not sure where he came up with that but I can certainly agree that a chypre such as PM doesn't really seek approval - or maybe there's a degree of grown-up self-sufficiency. Although if pressed to define 'approval-seeking' from a bottle of smelly liquid I run the risk of sounding really stupid.
post #12909 of 20502
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Well, today just felt like a Pour Monsieur day.
I'd read a comment from someone that chypres are kind of lonely scents - I'm not sure where he came up with that but I can certainly agree that a chypre such as PM doesn't really seek approval - or maybe there's a degree of grown-up self-sufficiency. Although if pressed to define 'approval-seeking' from a bottle of smelly liquid I run the risk of sounding really stupid.

That's fascinating! I've actually had a similar thought about chypres, although I've had in mind more classically feminine chypres. But I think the point stands either way. The philosopher Immanuel Kant described friendship as being subject to two opposing forces, love and respect. Love draws friends closer, but respect is important to help keep a proper distance. You should be close with your friends, but there's a limit. Chypres have always seemed to me like the respect part of the dynamic: they suggest a kind of distance that is not hostile, but just respectful.
post #12910 of 20502
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That's fascinating! I've actually had a similar thought about chypres, although I've had in mind more classically feminine chypres. But I think the point stands either way. The philosopher Immanuel Kant described friendship as being subject to two opposing forces, love and respect. Love draws friends closer, but respect is important to help keep a proper distance. You should be close with your friends, but there's a limit. Chypres have always seemed to me like the respect part of the dynamic: they suggest a kind of distance that is not hostile, but just respectful.

That makes sense, oddly enough. I've heard that some chypres (Mitsouko in particular) as being the kind of scent that makes you sit upright, or a chair in which you never rest your full weight. And Golconde (JAR) was described as bitchy and broad-shouldered (but I'm going off memory here), almost a bottled version of Joan Crawford.
post #12911 of 20502
Today: Hermes Vetiver Tonka. Again.

I've got a bottle of vintage Mitsouko coming in the mail, which I'm excited to try. Of all the scents that I want as a perfume (Chanel Cuir de Russie, Jicky, etc) I'm very happy to have gotten this one above all. I'd like to hear you guys' experience with the parfum form.
post #12912 of 20502
Pre-shower: Citizen Queen. I used to like this more than I do now.
SOTD: Lys Fume. On the whole, I'm quite disappointed with the new Jardin Noir Private Blends. The only really good one is Cafe Rose, IMO.
post #12913 of 20502
Santal Blush today. Love it.
post #12914 of 20502
Today L´air du desert marocain by Tauer
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I'm wearing the Bergamotto di Calabria fragrance from Acqua di Parma's Blu Mediterraneo line. Even though I love the Acqua di Parma Colonia, it's a bit heavy and old fashioned for a 22 year old. The Bergamotto is much more fresch and better suited for daily use for someone my age. 

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