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Cuir Mauresque yesterday, plan to stink in meeting backfired since it was postponed at the last minute to late in the afternoon. CFO was instead treated to a sweet leather :/. Stinking hot today, Chanel PM.
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Vintage Derby
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

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 haven't tried any of those CdG Incense scents, so I don't know how they compare to L'Air. But I think it's fair to say that L'Air has made one of the biggest splashes in the fragrance community over the last five years or so. It really is remarkable, and definitely worth a try.

I switched into Nombril Immense for the evening. It's a very pleasant patchouli scent.
I also put a bit of Fleur du Male on my left arm just for the heck of it. From the first time I tried this, I thought it was awful. I still do. I think I'd actually rather wear Amarige than this! (Yup, I said it.)
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I haven't tried any of those CdG Incense scents, so I don't know how they compare to L'Air. But I think it's fair to say that L'Air has made one of the biggest splashes in the fragrance community over the last five years or so. It really is remarkable, and definitely worth a try.
I switched into Nombril Immense for the evening. It's a very pleasant patchouli scent.
I also put a bit of Fleur du Male on my left arm just for the heck of it. From the first time I tried this, I thought it was awful. I still do. I think I'd actually rather wear Amarige than this! (Yup, I said it.)

I find it surprising that you've never tried them. Order the samples from Lucky Scent. They carry all the lines. Kyoto and Avignon are the most popular.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

I find it surprising that you've never tried them. Order the samples from Lucky Scent. They carry all the lines. Kyoto and Avignon are the most popular.

Are you suggesting that I violate my self-imposed fragrance buying moratorium for the second time in a month? smile.gif

I don't dislike incensey scents, but they're not at the top of my list of favorites either. So there are definitely some scents in that genre that I should try, but haven't yet.

EDIT: I just tried the experiment: I actually do prefer Amarige to Fleur du Male. (It never occurred to me to compare them head-to-head because I am not a masochist.)
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BTW agreed on LDDM, I love ambers and incense and stuff but all of Andy's stuff feels too 'raw' to me. I've lightly tested LDDM a few times and have usually found it to dry and smokey but in a way that gives me a headache. Much prefer the richness of Amber Absolute, or the warm boozyness of Ambre Russe, or the light watery touch of Ambre Narguile, or a similar smoke and leather of Ambre Fetiche, well you get the idea...


for Incense frags, the CDG series is worth sniffing, as is James Heeley's Cardinal and Armani Privee's Bois D'Encense and then also Annick Goutal's Encense Flambouyant
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Meh, I was completely unimpressed with the Heeley's that I tried. Plus, that name sounds like a sneaker with wheels in the bottom.
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Pre-shower: Fresh Cannibis Rose. Makes me feel like a hippie when I wear it.
SOTD: A*Men Pure Malt.
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Today: Habit Rouge EdT.
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Rach might chuckle at this but it's Bel Ami today. Bel Ami and I have a complicated history, from the day Rach recommended it to me - and funny enough it exposed an odd psychological weakness I (some of us) have re: scarcity.
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Bond No 9 - Cooper Square... sample is almost gone. I really like this but I don't think I love it. There's a note I think I love (I'm pretty sure its myrrh). Anyone have any thoughts on or favorite fragrances with a prominent myrrh note?

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Today: Knize Ten
Yesterday: Villoresi Incensi
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Rach might chuckle at this but it's Bel Ami today. Bel Ami and I have a complicated history, from the day Rach recommended it to me - and funny enough it exposed an odd psychological weakness I (some of us) have re: scarcity.

Ain't that the truth. Memories of "should have purchased" nag me all the time, even though I know in my heart very well that I simply did not like the scent. Then I remember, and say to myself, "What the fuck do you think you're trying to do? Build an American Osmotheque?"
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Ain't that the truth. Memories of "should have purchased" nag me all the time, even though I know in my heart very well that I simply did not like the scent. Then I remember, and say to myself, "What the fuck do you think you're trying to do? Build an American Osmotheque?"

Exactly. EXACTLY.

Bel Ami - I bought it blind and hardly ever wore it. Liked it well enough but never once wore it because I was 'feeling it'. I had to remind myself that I have it and should wear it once in a while. So I decided - out of the blue - that I needed a backup bottle (because in like 4 years I'd used up maybe 10ml) and found that it had been pulled from general distribution. Only available at the Hermes boutiques, at full retail - naturellement. So begins a frantic scramble to get more Bel-Ami - calls were placed to various outlets, requests posted on various boards, etc. Finally someone comes through with a bottle he never wears (what are the odds) and Then I had Two bottles. Neither of which I ever wore. Finally I swapped one of the bottles out for something else I thought I wanted but, again, never wear. Le sigh.

Part of the issue, though, comes from the imposing nature of the Timeless Classics and all the people who do U-turns on them. Today I heard from a friend how she Finally Gets Shalimar. Finally. Years of trying and today it clicked. You hear stories like this, you find a classic that doesn't work and buy it anyway hoping that one day it comes to you and you're happy and part of the all-knowing good-taste crowd because you now like the Timeless Classics. It's insidious, I tell you.
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Creed Vintage Taberome. (One of my all time favorites.)

I never wear it in the summer, but it's a great fall/winter scent.
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