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post #13366 of 19914
Bandit edp for the evening. I haven't worn this in forever. I was looking through my box of fragrances that I never wear and found this one, which frankly I'd forgotten I owned. I'm liking it a lot. I don't think I liked leathers in general when I first got it, which explains how it got put in the box of fragrances I never wear.
post #13367 of 19914
I, too, like Bandit. I find it a little hard to wear, but it's really one of a kind.
post #13368 of 19914
This morning and hopefully most of the day: Vol de Nuit Parfum. I swear that lady at Neimans made a 5-6 ml sample of this for me.
post #13369 of 19914
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

This morning and hopefully most of the day: Vol de Nuit Parfum. I swear that lady at Neimans made a 5-6 ml sample of this for me.

LUCKY!

I've been in transit, so haven't read the thread for a few days. The earlier discussion of Jicky definitely sounds like civet that the poster mentions. He might also try Ungaro II and see if he gets a similar funky note in it.

ANyway, back home and going through the closet... so Ocean Rain today. Roudnitska's last scent, you can definitely feel the DNA. It's sort of DIorissimo meets Acqua di GIo (haha). It has the Roudnitska base in it, the complex Eau Sauvage, Diorella, Eau d'hermes, etc. sort of spice... but with a very fresh water fruit note (not the rotten fruit of Dior DIor).

All in all, a very neat scent, though quite subtle.
post #13370 of 19914
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

LUCKY!
I've been in transit, so haven't read the thread for a few days. The earlier discussion of Jicky definitely sounds like civet that the poster mentions. He might also try Ungaro II and see if he gets a similar funky note in it.
ANyway, back home and going through the closet... so Ocean Rain today. Roudnitska's last scent, you can definitely feel the DNA. It's sort of DIorissimo meets Acqua di GIo (haha). It has the Roudnitska base in it, the complex Eau Sauvage, Diorella, Eau d'hermes, etc. sort of spice... but with a very fresh water fruit note (not the rotten fruit of Dior DIor).
All in all, a very neat scent, though quite subtle.

Glad to see you back! I'm curious about that water fruit note you mention. To my nose, it's not a rotten fruit, but i'd definitely characterize it as overripe. Specifically, it smells like an overripe cantaloupe.

I have found that I don't actually enjoy it as a fragrance to wear, but I'm glad I have at as a historical artifact. I agree completely that Roudnitska's DNA is as clear as can be in this.
post #13371 of 19914
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Glad to see you back! I'm curious about that water fruit note you mention. To my nose, it's not a rotten fruit, but i'd definitely characterize it as overripe. Specifically, it smells like an overripe cantaloupe.
I have found that I don't actually enjoy it as a fragrance to wear, but I'm glad I have at as a historical artifact. I agree completely that Roudnitska's DNA is as clear as can be in this.

I guess I've gotten used to the truly rotten note in DIor DIor and Diorella (not to mention the "more" overripe of La Parfum de therese), but definitely I can see your point. Though, like you, I wear it for the historical value, on a shelf next to Eau Sauvage, Diorella, Diorissimo, etc. it wouldn't hold up. It sort of feels like their ugly little sister (haha).

I've never read, but want to know, the history of how it was developed and how Mario Valentino got the formula. Was it one they commissioned by Roudnitska? Or was it one he had "floating" out there already made that they picked up and then marketed? Was it one that somehow got sold there after he died or was very elderly? I don't know, but it just seems strange that a man who made his name with Dior, HErmes, and with written "philosophies" of fragrance would make a commercial scent called "Ocean Rain" with Mario Valentino.
post #13372 of 19914
I'm very curious about the history of Ocean Rain too. I'm not typically someone who cares a lot about the aesthetics of the bottle or the box, but I can't help noticing that all the elements of the packaging for Ocean Rain seem very cheap. Everything about this one is so much at odds with his earlier work.
post #13373 of 19914
O.K., so I'm enjoying stage 2 of my Vol de Nuit when I had to meet up with an older couple who I've know for years, and the husband pulls out a bottle of Marbert Man, wanting me to smell it and then insists that I spray some on my arm. Fuck!

He tells me I can have the bottle, so I take it and will store it someplace:

post #13374 of 19914
^Hey, how'd you get a picture of my closet, Horns??? (haha)

L'inc, +1, and unfortunately I've never really been able to get much info on it. Lots of reviews/opinions, but not much info other than "in 1990 Roudnitska made a fragrance for Mario Valentino called 'Ocean Rain.'" Well, DUH.

The best review I saw of it called it an "indolic aquatic." That's spot on, IMHO.

You're right, though, about the packaging (in addition to the name and everything else). A true fragrance "WTF?"
post #13375 of 19914
Back to Black for me today. This reminds me strongly of a certain ex, and so I don't wear it much even though I like the fragrance a lot.
post #13376 of 19914
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I'm a very big fan too. In fact, Dans tes Bras has been honored with a couple of opening day starts. (I think of the first day of the semester like the opening day of baseball season.) But because there are so many other fragrances I also love, I don't wear it as often as I should.

I wore this yesterday as well. I like it better than when I first got it.
post #13377 of 19914

How do you all feel for the smell of 1 million? Thinking about buying it.

 

700

post #13378 of 19914
Bois du Portugal
post #13379 of 19914
Pour un Homme tonight. Creme brulavender.
post #13380 of 19914
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How do you all feel for the smell of 1 million? Thinking about buying it.

1 Million, to me at least, is really a young person's scent. (It's like Le Male that way.) It's big and loud and sweet and spicy and unsubtle. If you're planning to wear it to work or to any kind of environment where you need to maintain some standard of formality, then I don't think this is the scent for you. On the other hand, if you're looking for something to wear more informally and that will probably be popular with the ladies, then I think 1 Million is a good choice. Although another thing to consider is that 1 Million is very popular, so you're going to smell like lots of other people. Not sure how important a consideration that is for you.

Pre-shower: Dana Tabu. Reached into my box of scents I never wear again and fished this one out. It's an old-fashioned amber with a strong animalic, civety dimension.
SOTD: L'Artisan Al Oudh.
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