Originally Posted by Baron
I'm now reminded of many Lutens I like aside from the ones I mentioned before - Sa Majeste, A La Nuit. Also visited the Paris store and some of the exclusives, like the Bois scents, are pretty great. But especially Sarassins and Rose de Nuit are exceptional.
There are so many in the line that this is easy to do. I actually did the same thing as I went through memory. Also came up with some other "mehs" (Cedre). Probably the most syrupy sweet one, so syrupy sweet that it somehow worked (though I could never wear it myself) was Rahat loukoum. Keiko Mecheri and Montale also did a nice "turkish delight" fragrance. Gourmand fans should definitely try all three...
Originally Posted by HORNS
I guess they have reformulated the Vetiver
again because I sprayed it the other day and thought, "THAT'S what I'm looking for!" In the past I found the stuff to be, well, not vetiver.
For those who like vetiver, you really need to try The Different Company's Sel de Vetiver
. Bottle worthy, for sure and a fresh perspective on this component.
Yes, the TDC is a good one. Several members here (dopey especially comes to mind, IIRC) quite like it. I had some years back, but it was by no means my favorite. As for Vetiver (guerlain), they also changed the bottle design again to look like the old one... so I wonder if they went back to the old recipe? Would be a wonderful sign if so.
Overall, for a small frag house, TDC really has some standouts. Rose Poivree, jasmin nuit, bois d'iris... all excellent. There is also the lesser known Osmanthus, which is a lovely unisex, fresh floral. I haven't tried anything new from them since probably 2007, though, so i don't know recently what they've got...