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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I've also seen rumors floating around certain corners of the Internet (as well as in some self-published "zines") that you've switched into Womanity for the evening, HORNS. Is it true?

Only on weekends, actually. Evenings after work require too much time to get done up.
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Day 3 of a cold, not sure why I'm bothering but I put on some Brooks Brothers Sandalwood this morning.
post #13293 of 19848
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Only on weekends, actually. Evenings after work require too much time to get done up.

Of course, I should have thought of that before buying into the rumors.

Rose Oud for me today. I realized on the drive into work that I actually prefer Cafe Rose, which is similar. While Rose Oud turns a little bit fusty, Cafe Rose remains powdery and bright throughout its development.
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SOTD: D&G Anthology LE FOU. Just because. It will not last though I might have to layer it this afternoon...
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Well, here I am, beginning a downward spiral into yet another money-draining hobby. The abyss, it looks into me.

I finally had a chance to go and test quite a few scents after reading this thread (and several others) for a few months. I smelled way, way too many things today for my novice schnoz to make any sense of them by the end of the afternoon, and a lot were horrible, but some stuck out to me: Dune (not homme) is good. Maybe great. Violet blond is very pleasant. The ones that really jumped out at me as being something special were Jicky and something called "Midnight in paris" by someone I can't remember. Actually, I take it back. I'd include Dune with those two as being really good. Awesome, actually.
Also a plus was the fact that everyone I was talking to really knew their stuff. Or seemed to, at least - I really don't know enough to judge. But dealing with friendly salespeople almost made me miss the days when I couldn't just order everything on the internet.

Can someone tell me what that faintly feminine musk in Jicky is, and maybe a couple more scents that have a similarly, um, sensual note? I love that.

Anyway, it's been awesome to read through this thread, and the wealth of knowledge here is invigorating and not a little contagious. A big thanks to Rach, whose posts are always descriptive yet accessible. I can't believe I've waited so long to, um, stick my nose into fragrances.
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Enjoy your journey! Let's wait for Rach regarding the civet (which most likely is what you smelled in Jicky). wink.gif
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^^^
You may be looking for the civet note in Jicky. Rach is our resident expert in civet. I don't remember what Dune smells like, but I do remember about 20 years ago having a huge crush on a red-headed shop girl and loving her perfume, which turned out to be Dune.

I wore Aramis yesterday from an oldish looking bottle I got off ebay. I hadn't smelled it in a long time and was surprised to find it more sweet and spicy than I remembered (was expecting something a bit more leather/animal brutish in the mold of Yatagan.) Still, very nice.

Today wearing Essence of John Galliano on another damp day.
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Today, sampling Penhaligon's Endymion. Utterly boring.
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Today, I wore Amber Absolute. Zafar from yesterday was still going strong. I can still smell it, even though I dabbed some AA on top.

Just applied some of the Soryo No Kaori which is a "mukhalla" (arabian "oil") consisting of oud, hinoki wood oil (and maybe some other oils). Quite interesting so far. Like a woody oud oil, if that makes any sense.
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SOTD: D&G le fou from this early am, now layered with Victor & Rolf SpiceBomb for a détonant mix smile.gif Getting ready for sky fall...
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Rach is our resident expert in civet.

boy that's an understatement.
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thanks for the recs but i haven't been able to locate any of these in european webshops frown.gif

Hmm, the Chanels you may have to hit up a boutique for, but the Ambre Fetiche, Habit Rouge and Varvatos should be pretty easy to find. Neither are especially expensive, either.
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Well, here I am, beginning a downward spiral into yet another money-draining hobby. The abyss, it looks into me.
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Can someone tell me what that faintly feminine musk in Jicky is, and maybe a couple more scents that have a similarly, um, sensual note? I love that.
Anyway, it's been awesome to read through this thread, and the wealth of knowledge here is invigorating and not a little contagious. A big thanks to Rach, whose posts are always descriptive yet accessible. I can't believe I've waited so long to, um, stick my nose into fragrances.

Ah, welcome down the rabbit hole. Jicky is indeed something special. Probably caught a whiff of the civet. In higher concentrations it's revolting, but diluted and put with vanilla, birch tar, etc - it's a whole different story.
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post

^^^
You may be looking for the civet note in Jicky. Rach is our resident expert in civet. I don't remember what Dune smells like, but I do remember about 20 years ago having a huge crush on a red-headed shop girl and loving her perfume, which turned out to be Dune.
I wore Aramis yesterday from an oldish looking bottle I got off ebay. I hadn't smelled it in a long time and was surprised to find it more sweet and spicy than I remembered (was expecting something a bit more leather/animal brutish in the mold of Yatagan.) Still, very nice.
Today wearing Essence of John Galliano on another damp day.

Hmm, may have to dust off that old decant then. I saw it the other day, haven't touched it in years.
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Today, I wore Amber Absolute. Zafar from yesterday was still going strong. I can still smell it, even though I dabbed some AA on top.

Just applied some of the Soryo No Kaori which is a "mukhalla" (arabian "oil") consisting of oud, hinoki wood oil (and maybe some other oils). Quite interesting so far. Like a woody oud oil, if that makes any sense.

That sounds really good and a lot like the attar I have as well.
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Today: Balenciaga Pour Homme - such a lovely, sophisticated fragrance. It is definitely of the genre of "1980's Powerhouse" fragrance, but it is pretty near a perfect, elegant culmination of this style with its soft sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, vanilla, and lavender, which I would consider an Oriental. It's been discontinued but still widely available for sale, so if you guys are looking for something warm and rich for the upcoming cold days I highly recommend this.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Today: Balenciaga Pour Homme - such a lovely, sophisticated fragrance. It is definitely of the genre of "1980's Powerhouse" fragrance, but it is pretty near a perfect, elegant culmination of this style with its soft sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, vanilla, and lavender, which I would consider an Oriental. It's been discontinued but still widely available for sale, so if you guys are looking for something warm and rich for the upcoming cold days I highly recommend this.

I ordered Balenciaga Pour Homme last week and now your comments make me even more eager to try this fragrance soon. What other fragrances would you recommend that are on par with Balenciaga Pour Homme?
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