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SOTD: L'Eau de Serge Lutens for a fresh & clean sunday smile.gif
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Originally Posted by olivier.nyc View Post

SOTD: L'Eau de Serge Lutens for a fresh & clean sunday smile.gif

How do you like that one? I know a lot of people in the online fragrance community were disappointed with it.

It's an unusually warm day in STL, so I'm going with something fresh: TF Azure Lime.
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Double Vanille for the day and I lit an Annick Goutal rose candle for the evening. It's a very rose-y candle (well, plain rose). Maybe tea rose (I mean the "classic" one, that often is used for soaps and such). Yeah, some grandma vibe to it. But then again the smell is calming and relaxing so I guess it helps when studying. Moreover, I got the candle relatively cheap (20€).

Double Vanille is pretty interesting. (I beleive it receives a lot of love from the BN community, IIRC) Blended with some spices, sweet but not too sweet. Maybe some "christmas cookies" chracter. Some tobacco? Maybe rum. (I'm really not good at this)
Edited by b1os - 10/21/12 at 12:11pm
post #13249 of 20576
^See if you can find Montale Chypre Vanille sometime, if you are into vanilla scents. I'm NOT, but that one was a very unique take on the note. For me, a little vanilla goes a long way, and outside the "guerlinade' base it usually becomes too sweet for me. BUT, the Montale was quite different. But, full disclosure, I traded away my bottle 4-5 (maybe six?) years ago, so again I can't remember specifically what made it unique, except at the time that I remember saying, "what a unique/different vanilla!"
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I can't say I love vanilla scents. I do however like Tobacco Vanille for its extreme take on it (very loud), paired with tobacco -- even though it's not my usual type of scent. I totally accept Double Vanille as a good fragrance though. Anyhoo, if I ever get around to see the Montale, I'll try it.
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^If you're not on a quest to "learn" the vanilla note, I wouldn't bother with the Montale. It's quite pricey, and a small sample probably wouldn't give you time/space to wrap your nose around. But, if you happen just to run upon it, give it a sniff.

Speaking of, I used to enjoy very much doing those kinds of "learnings" by trying a lot of stuff built around a certain note. It definitely helped to work on civet, which is a strange stinky chameleon. Sandalwood has been much more difficult, because it is used in nearly everything and there are different varieties (old Samsara's sandalwood is not the same as Egoiste's!) Basenotes in its "strong" period had some good threads like that... things like "bitter citrus comparison' or "civet guide" and such.

Anyway, today I'm layering Kiehl's musc with Chanel Coco. It really works well... it tames the big LOUD Coco blast, but gives a dark gourmand-ish edge to the Kiehls.
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Speaking of vanilla, today I'm wearing Byredo Seven Veils. I'd tried this before and was unimpressed, but it has my attention now. The vanilla isn't very obvious, but is doing some strange things with the carrot note that it opens with.
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I finally got a bottle of Chanel PM -- the regular EDT not the concentree -- at the SFO duty-free of all places.

but wearing YSL M7 Fresh today.
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I finally got a bottle of Chanel PM -- the regular EDT not the concentree -- at the SFO duty-free of all places. .

Welcome to the club! I still love this one, and find it remarkably wearable, even after all these years. PM was my "first" real fragrance ages ago, and it's held up remarkably well in my estimation. Try Tiffany for Men sometime, if you like the Chanel. Both by the same guy, both with similar DNA, but they didn't get all screwy with the Tiffany over the years.
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I know it's a bit boring but I was in the mood for something light...
What I REALLY wanted was Embruns d'Essaouira but I was out. Ironically this is one of the Montale's that also gets some tough love... But I like it. And les gouts et les couleurs... smile.gif
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Originally Posted by olivier.nyc View Post

I know it's a bit boring but I was in the mood for something light...
What I REALLY wanted was Embruns d'Essaouira but I was out. Ironically this is one of the Montale's that also gets some tough love... But I like it. And les gouts et les couleurs... smile.gif

Yeah, I was one of the Embruns haters. (haha) I think I wrote a bad review of that one on BN. wink.gif

If you like light, try The Different Company OSmanthus. It's also light, but complex, lovely, and unique without being too fleeting or "meh." I'd take it over Embruns every day of the week.
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finally finished my decant of Havane Vanille. I haz a sad.
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finally finished my decant of Havane Vanille. I haz a sad.

Poor thing. frown.gif

Tomorrow is my last day in Japan. Haven't decided my scent for the evening, but have decided that on the plane I'll go "sans fragrance." I don't want to kill half the flight with an overdose of Samsara action. "Crowd Pleasers" are fun for a short subway trip, but not a 15 hour plane flight. wink.gif

I'll just lather up good and strong with some n19 savon.
post #13259 of 20576
are you staying in the US permanently? where you gonna be headquartered?
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are you staying in the US permanently? where you gonna be headquartered?

Yep! Going to head back to my roots for a while (haha). So, Prof Fab back in the South. Hilarity will ensue.
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