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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Is it the leather that I'm smelling after it calms down? Leather and vanilla, maybe? I am sort of jonesing for the kind of raunchiness it has once it smooths out. It's like, close, so close. Heady. The last two days, I've started out intrigued, but been turned off by the Deet, or iodine I guess; and then a couple of hours later (like now) I have my wrist glued to my nose like some sort of sociopath.

The birch tar, which gives leather scents their vanilla quality, contains compounds that give out the vanilla scent because lignin, which is in the wood that then ends up in the birch tar, turns into vanillin. See, the vanilla quality in many brown liquors comes from the lignin leaching out of the wooden casks, into the alcohol, and turning into vanillin. Also, vanillin as a food flavoring is a byproduct of wood processing.

You should also investigate the compound creosote and consider that it might be contributing to the smell that you are catching - it's a tar smell that is pretty prominent in this perfume and is a big reason why I say it smells like iodine (I don't know why I make that association).
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Uh-oh! (I mean for the people around you.) Can you describe what it smells like to you?

I don't think I would be offended if the person next to me was wearing this fragrance smile.gif

It is hard to describe this fragrance. I was expecting it to be really foul and unbearable so I tested it on a strip first and it turned out to be quite interesting and unique. So, I tried it on my skin. The whole day I was was trying to inhale to see how it smells, then automatically stop inhaling in between, then repeat over and over again.

Metallic, slightly milky, aquatic, and like semen.

This fragrance definitely pushes the limit and I like it for that.

I had a chance to talk to a female friend who sat quite close to me. I could see her losing sense for a few milliseconds when she smelt this fragrance. It is more unexpected than foul.
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I've had plenty of people compliment me on this in real life. Once a barista at Starbucks who often flirts with me said "Mmm, you smell good!"
On the other hand, I had an ex who wanted to smell this scent I'd been talking about. (Not an ex at the time.) She almost vomited and she made me promise never to even have that stuff anywhere in the house. I did comply with her request and so I was without it for a while. Then out of the blue Rambo sent me some more!

I don't get that milky note that some describe, but that's what made my ex gag. She described it as smelling like rotten milk.
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This morning: Chanel Pour Monsieur Aftershave Balm - original, not the Concentree.
This eveing: Oud 27 - five spritzes of it because I'm going to Costco and hope this cloud keeps motherfuckers away from me.
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Today, Chanel Pour Monsieur.
post #13446 of 20818
Checking in again. Last couple days:
Tom Ford: Noir
Tom Ford Private Blend: Tobacco Vanille, Amber Absolute x2, Santal Blush, Café Rose, Lys Fumé
Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan x2
Kilian: Back to Black
Byredo: Baudelaire, Oud Accord
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Today: Eau Sauvage and have YSL Jazz for backup if everything dies down later.
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today i wore something i havent worn in about 2 years...armani prive Cuir Amethyste...still kinda on the fence..much different than the royal oud i wore this week.
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Checking in again. Last couple days:
Tom Ford: Noir
Tom Ford Private Blend: Tobacco Vanille, Amber Absolute x2, Santal Blush, Café Rose, Lys Fumé
Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan x2
Kilian: Back to Black
Byredo: Baudelaire, Oud Accord

Good to see you back! Maybe I missed it, but I don't remember you giving your opinions on some of these. I'm especially interested to know what you think of the new Tom Fords.

Pre-shower: Montale Aoud Musk. If any man says he enjoys this, I will suspect there is a problem with his mind, such as a disorder.
SOTD: Dior Ambre Nuit. I think this is my favorite of the Dior Collection Privee. Maybe at the end of the day I will have a new mate owing to this fragrance. But maybe not too.
post #13450 of 20818
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Good to see you back! Maybe I missed it, but I don't remember you giving your opinions on some of these. I'm especially interested to know what you think of the new Tom Fords.
Pre-shower: Montale Aoud Musk. If any man says he enjoys this, I will suspect there is a problem with his mind, such as a disorder.
SOTD: Dior Ambre Nuit. I think this is my favorite of the Dior Collection Privee. Maybe at the end of the day I will have a new mate owing to this fragrance. But maybe not too.
Received samples from all new TFPBs (among other samples) from Master-Classter along my decants, thanks again!
Lys Fume won't get any more wearings. Didn't like it a lot, but maybe that's just because I don't want nor like to smell like white lily. But I really liked Café Rose as a rose scent. A little scared that I will be disappointed of Jonquille de Nuit and Ombre de Hyacinthe. But I may as well get it over with and wear Jonquille de Nuit for the evening. Noir seemed interesting, maybe a tad too much on the masculine side.
I layered Back to Black over the remains of Café Rose which was pretty good. Again, needs more wearings.
Oud Accord was fine. I only got some slightly synthetical oud notes, but maybe I just wasn't in the mood. Baudelaire on the other hand was pretty complex, so more wearings it is! wink.gif
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My rank order for the new PBs is Cafe Rose, Lys Fume, Jonquille de Nuit, and Ombre de Hyacinth. Cafe Rose is the only one I really enjoy; the others are just okay. Ombre opens with a very bitter green note, but if you can get past that it becomes much nicer.
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I'm just sad they decided to "replace" such great fragrances like AA and TV with... these. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

I'm just sad they decided to "replace" such great fragrances like AA and TV with... these. tongue.gif

They're not discontinuing TV, are they? That would be crazy.

That really is a strange way to manage a line of fragrances, discontinuing some periodically to make room for new ones. Some of my very favorites from the line, including Japon Noir, Moss Breches, and Purple Patchouli, have been axed. (But I didn't weep when they discontinued Velvet Gardenia, I have to confess.)
post #13454 of 20818
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

They're not discontinuing TV, are they? That would be crazy.
That really is a strange way to manage a line of fragrances, discontinuing some periodically to make room for new ones. Some of my very favorites from the line, including Japon Noir, Moss Breches, and Purple Patchouli, have been axed. (But I didn't weep when they discontinued Velvet Gardenia, I have to confess.)
You're right. I mixed it up. Still, weird.
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Hermes Equipage today.
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