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So my wife is taking this Sake Sommelier class and its resultant test this week (costs over $1,000 - that's $1000 to you Europeans) and some bitch walks in late and sits down beside her wearing Angel.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

So my wife is taking this Sake Sommelier class and its resultant test this week (costs over $1,000 - that's $1000 to you Europeans) and some bitch walks in late and sits down beside her wearing Angel.

If the class materials didn't stress NO frags that's unacceptable. I sit on several tasting panels each week and any scents are forbidden.
post #13338 of 21059
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Anyone have thoughts on Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist???

I hear it's fantastic, but not available stateside last time I checked.
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thank you.
finally managed to locate a better shop and went with DHI, a*men, prada amber intense and midnight in paris.

Good choices. Hope they work out for you!
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Originally Posted by teenagelightning View Post

Odd question!
I enjoy the hell out of fragrances, but I get a bad reaction to quite a lot of them. I'm trying to pinpoint the ingredient and I think it's coumarin? I'm pretty clueless about all of this. The bad reaction is I get this burning sensation in my nose and then get a headache and later feel pretty sick. The quickness with which this happens varies from scent to scent so that leads me to believe it's a specific ingredient. If I walk by an Abercrombie store I'm in actual burning nose pain from whatever miasma billows out their air vents.
I can wear Lush Icon (of all things) and it won't bother me, and thanks to lush's open ingredients list I compared it with a lot of other Lush scents that gave me the bad reaction and noticed that none of the ingredients in Icon have any coumarin or things which contain coumarin (like tarragon). Here's the ingredients of icon: DRF Alcohol , Perfume , Myrrh Resinoid (Commiphora myrrha) , Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus dulcis) , Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia) , Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album) , Mandarin Oil (Citrus nobilis) , *Citral , *Geraniol , *Benzyl Benzoate , *Farnesol , *Limonene
The girlfriend wears Creed Spring Flower and that doesn't bother me either, though she's tried some other scents and they'll trigger the allergy (?)
Is this a common thing? Anyone else have this reaction? If this is a coumarin allergy, does anyone know of some scents with no coumarin or coumarin containing ingredients (cinnamon, lavender, tonka, lemongrass, rose, tagetes, and tarragon)?

Hmmm, off the top of my head I know that coumarin is currently a restricted ingredient, and a quick google check on methyl coumarin yields a note re: allergic photosensitivity (which means you get sunburn more easily). However, I'm not sure it's a big part of A&F's store scent, though I could be wrong.

The bigger issue is that, yeah, some people have reactions and sometimes they're awful. The worst I get is queasy, and that's just from a couple of scents which I've since jettisoned. Good luck!
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So my wife is taking this Sake Sommelier class and its resultant test this week (costs over $1,000 - that's $1000 to you Europeans) and some bitch walks in late and sits down beside her wearing Angel.

oh, wow. that's just...I don't even... I don't know about Mrs. HORNS but my wife would throw the elbow at least once.

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Today, a scent I hardly ever wear: Reglisse Noire - from an indie perfumer called 1000Flowers. Really small outfit, basically a woman who sold off everything and started attending perfumery school. It's quite good - kind of anise/patchouli/cocoa but not overbearing.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

So my wife is taking this Sake Sommelier class and its resultant test this week (costs over $1,000 - that's $1000 to you Europeans) and some bitch walks in late and sits down beside her wearing Angel.

If the class materials didn't stress NO frags that's unacceptable. I sit on several tasting panels each week and any scents are forbidden.

The INDUSTRY stresses no fragrances. This is nothing new, of course. But what's most absurd is that we are talking about sake - probably the most nuanced alcoholic drink in existence and she wears fucking Angel??
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SOTD: Prada Infusion d'Homme, to blend in easily in an heavy schedule of meetings...
Still feels a bit 'soapy' on my skin for some reason...
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Knize 10, a great cold weather frag in my no so humble opinion.

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The INDUSTRY stresses no fragrances. This is nothing new, of course. But what's most absurd is that we are talking about sake - probably the most nuanced alcoholic drink in existence and she wears fucking Angel??

sometimes, you want to say 'fuck me', and sometimes you want to YELL it.
post #13344 of 21059
Been out of the thread for a while, but put on some Amouage Reflection today.

Also stumbled across an ad for Tom Ford Noir. Going to have to try that and see if it displaces Grey Vetiver as a "favorite."
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^^ I wish I knew the answer to your question. I hope someone will be able to help you.
For this evening I'm back, back in the New York Oud.

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Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme
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I'm really loving this Midnight in Paris stuff. I get a lot of the lily, I think, and then the leather - but it comes across sort of like a tack-room scent, or like leather and chalk and hay? At first I though it was just some sort of vanilla I was smelling, but I think there's definitely a bit of hay loft in there, or something barnyardy. I find it very soothing. The..bergamot (?) is nice, too - it makes it sort of wakeful, but in a really roundabout way. Sort of louche, or disingenuous, like your eyes half-open at the first sniff and then close to slits again. Then there's something really masculine at the end, which I can't place at all. Like an anchoring BO smell. I don't know at all what it is I'm smelling, but I find this is a beautiful, calming scent.
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Been out of the thread for a while, but put on some Amouage Reflection today.
Also stumbled across an ad for Tom Ford Noir. Going to have to try that and see if it displaces Grey Vetiver as a "favorite."

Good to see you back!

I bought a bottle of TF Noir a few weeks ago. It's quite a complex scent, with strong masculine peppery notes at the top and a more powdery, somewhat dirty drydown. I haven't seen anyone else saying this, but there's also a note that strikes me as just a little bit vomity, sort of like what a lot of people get out of 100% Love (and what I get out of it too.)

IMO, by far the best of the five most recent Tom Ford releases is Cafe Rose. (Which I did not buy a bottle of. I do not know why.)
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I'm really loving this Midnight in Paris stuff.

Did you get the edt or the edp?
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Good to see you back!
I bought a bottle of TF Noir a few weeks ago. It's quite a complex scent, with strong masculine peppery notes at the top and a more powdery, somewhat dirty drydown. I haven't seen anyone else saying this, but there's also a note that strikes me as just a little bit vomity, sort of like what a lot of people get out of 100% Love (and what I get out of it too.)
IMO, by far the best of the five most recent Tom Ford releases is Cafe Rose. (Which I did not buy a bottle of. I do not know why.)

I'm excited to try it. I'm not usually a civet fan, but haven't yet smelled something unwearable by TF.
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