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Thanks HORNS and L'Incandescent—definitely looking forward to my decants coming...(I also ordered Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare, Profumi di Firenze Tabacco, Guerlain Vol de Nuit Vintage Parfum, Guerlain Derby, and Parfums DelRae Debut, so it's going to be like Christmas when they come in...)

Wow, L'Incandescent. Secretion Magnifiques—you are a stronger man than me!

HORNS, I have vintage decants of both Jicky and Mouchoir de Monsieur, and they both seem to have a similar civet note to the Vol de Nuit (of course less than Jicky and much less than MdM. ) I get the VdN civet note *just* at the very opening, and then it subsides within five minutes, it seems. Perhaps I'm smelling a different kind of animalic and identifying it as civet? On a side note, I made the mistake of wearing MdM over the summer in NYC. Bad idea....) eek.gif

Today it was a toss up between vintage Givenchy Gentleman, Vintage Azzaro Pour Homme, and the Knize Ten I just got. Knize Ten won out for the second day. It just felt more appropriate, especially when I went outside to walk around in the wind and blowing leaves of NYC this morning...It's really growing on me—wonderful!
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Wow, L'Incandescent. Secretion Magnifiques—you are a stronger man than me!

This is probably the first time this sentence has ever been uttered. Probably the last too.

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Today: L'Artisan Al Oudh, from a sample I've had forever and been using it every once in a while. The oud is accentuated by a strong tobacco note.

I wore this yesterday and had an interesting insight: I was walking outside where it was a bit windy, and I realized that this is quite a bit sweeter and less challenging than it seems when I put my nose near my own arm to smell it.

Pre-shower: A*Men Le Gout du Parfum. I think I've gone back to my original assessment: it's an interesting idea, but it really just feels like two different blocs of scent combined in a way that doesn't make for a coherent olfactory experience.

SOTD: Chanel No. 22 Les Exclusifs. I don't have a precisely worked out top ten list, but this has to be in it. I've never tried any of the formulations other than Les Exclusifs, but it's hard for me to imagine them being better than this. If they are--and lots of smart people say they are--then they've got to be amazing.

EDIT: Just got a compliment from a colleague on Chanel No. 22. He described it as "very gentlemanly." Interesting.
Edited by L'Incandescent - 10/29/12 at 2:15pm
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This is probably the first time this sentence has ever been uttered. Probably the last too.

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Wife is out of town: Portrait of a Lady. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Wife is out of town: Portrait of a Lady. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

How can anyone not like Portrait of a Lady? Maybe you just need to wear it more in her presence until she comes to appreciate its qualities.
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It makes her ANGRY, as in she starts busting my balls about shit that I did wrong over the past year. cold[1].gif
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Switched into L'Air du Desert Marocain this evening. There aren't many fragrances that I've had so strong a change of heart on. I used to love this one, but when I bought a new decant, I didn't like it nearly as much. I seriously wonder if there aren't batch variations accounting for this. I remember my first decant as having a very pleasant, thick, ambery sweetness that emerged fairly quickly after those harsh top notes. That's not to be found at all in the decant I have now.
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Hampton - some Saks and Niemans carry Caron but they are few and far between. Making a few calls might help narrow it down. The 3rd Man is a good scent, and cheap online, so if it doesn't work out you can offload it without taking too much of a hit. For something more recent, try Tom Ford Extreme. Not the regular Tom Ford which is watered down IMO. Lots of the guys on here like TF's Grey Vetiver as well. Both should be easy to find at any men's TF counter. Or regular TF counter for that matter.
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Switched into L'Air du Desert Marocain this evening. There aren't many fragrances that I've had so strong a change of heart on. I used to love this one, but when I bought a new decant, I didn't like it nearly as much. I seriously wonder if there aren't batch variations accounting for this. I remember my first decant as having a very pleasant, thick, ambery sweetness that emerged fairly quickly after those harsh top notes. That's not to be found at all in the decant I have now.

I think L'Air is a beautiful scent, but I find that those sharp top notes are relentless and make the scent more or less unwearable. I do get the ambery heart, but I never lose that sharp overbearing woody note.
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Have many of you guys visited the Scent Bar in Los Angeles?
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Have many of you guys visited the Scent Bar in Los Angeles?

i did a few weeks ago. I dont know much about fragrance as a lot of folks here but there was some cool shit there. It was busy so just sniffed around a bit on my own
post #13407 of 20768
Had a hard time deciding this morning, but I eventually settled on Fumerie Turque.
post #13408 of 20768
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Switched into L'Air du Desert Marocain this evening. There aren't many fragrances that I've had so strong a change of heart on. I used to love this one, but when I bought a new decant, I didn't like it nearly as much. I seriously wonder if there aren't batch variations accounting for this. I remember my first decant as having a very pleasant, thick, ambery sweetness that emerged fairly quickly after those harsh top notes. That's not to be found at all in the decant I have now.

I've just tried CDG's Ouarzazate and am really, really loving it. Is this in a similar vein? Anything involving "desert" really tugs on me. If so, could you maybe throw me some recommendations? Luckyscent's "If you liked..." feature is telling me to try something called Padparadscha.
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Switched into L'Air du Desert Marocain this evening. There aren't many fragrances that I've had so strong a change of heart on. I used to love this one, but when I bought a new decant, I didn't like it nearly as much. I seriously wonder if there aren't batch variations accounting for this. I remember my first decant as having a very pleasant, thick, ambery sweetness that emerged fairly quickly after those harsh top notes. That's not to be found at all in the decant I have now.

I've just tried CDG's Ouarzazate and am really, really loving it. Is this in a similar vein? Anything involving "desert" really tugs on me. If so, could you maybe throw me some recommendations? Luckyscent's "If you liked..." feature is telling me to try something called Padparadscha.

I'm a big fan of all the Incense Series but especially Ouarzazate.
post #13410 of 20768
Today: Knize Ten because it's cold and foggy. I love its petrol aspect.
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