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I think I'm going to ask for Coromandel Extrait for Christmas.

now THAT would be interesting.
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L'Inc - Byredo Bullion??? That sounds promising.

I think there's a good chance you'd like this one. In addition to what I mentioned above, there's also a mildly bitter suede note that's present right from the beginning. That means that, except for the first minute or so, this fragrance won't immediately register as fruity, despite the big plum note.

Pre-shower: Ungaro II. Just because it's been a while since I last wore this.
SOTD: ELDO Dangerous Complicity. This is the other new one that I just got a sample of. It's got strong rum and coconut notes, which is odd for a fragrance released in October! It's fairly similar to Archives 69, but a little less sweet and metallic. I'm pretty sure I like Afternoon of a Faun better than this one.
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Today: CdG Harissa because it's a beautiful warm day.
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Kilian - Sweet Redemption yesterday. Don't like it a lot. Develops that one kind of mint smell. Like in some "bath oils" or 5gum solstice (IIRC).

Today, Tobacco Vanille. Yum.
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Lanvin Scandal - Amazing Leather Fragrance
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This evening: Parfums DelRae Eau Illuminee - for a warm November evening. It's a very good classic fougere.
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Placing an order for Secretions Magnifiques stirpot.gif

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^^ Are you buying a whole bottle or just a sample? Are you getting anything else from ELDO? There's lots of really good scents in their lineup.
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gong, I like your avatar. stirpot.gif
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

^^ Are you buying a whole bottle or just a sample? Are you getting anything else from ELDO? There's lots of really good scents in their lineup.


I'm buying a sample hah, I don't really know too much about the line in general. Anything in particular I should check out?

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I'm buying a sample hah, I don't really know too much about the line in general. Anything in particular I should check out?

Yeah, I figured you wouldn't want to take that big a gamble!

My favorites from the line are Noel au Balcon (which really gets overlooked--its a wonderful spicy gourmand), Bijou Romantique, Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes, and Jasmin et Cigarette. Rien is also a very nice leather if you like that--very bitter. I also like Tilda Swinton a lot, but I've recently been sampling Afternoon of a Faun, which is similar, but which I might actually like better.

Malaise of the 1970s is one of the greatest names in the history of fragrance, but unfortunately the juice is not that great.
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Today: Vintage Vol de Nuit parfum. I really, really love this stuff! This is definitely FBW...

Yesterday: Vintage Caron Tabac Blond. I liked it! Very bitter leather machine-oil with an undertone of a sweet ambery floral. I found that in the drydown the leather gets lost and the sweetness comes out more, but I got some on my collar so that bitter opening was with me all day. I prefer it like that. L'incandescent: I'm really interested in why you you said you didn't like this one! It just seems like a more bitter Knize Ten with a richer, sweeter drydown.

So, I just received my decant of Kolnisch Juchten; I'm trying it out now. I get a really soapy, aldehydic leather in the opening. There's also a another note layered in between those two, medicinal and dry; I don't know why, but it reminds me of that old-school leather dressing that comes in a tin. There's also an old world fusty note in this, it reminds me of a 1970s-era bottle of Eau Arpège I have (my guess is that it's probably some kind of floral that I can't identify. Or maybe it's just the aldehydes?). I like it. I didn't put a lot on, so I'll need to do another test with it really applied to get the full effect. (Thanks to HORNS and L'Inc for the recommendation!)

I also just received a decant of Invasion Barbare by Parfums MDCI, so I have that on now as well. I thought I'd really like this, but I'm not so sure. It had a raisin-y/ bruised fruit and spice opening with a woody, coniferous accord. Now that's gone, and I just get a sickly sweet medicinal green herbal thing. (I got something similar with Divine L'Homme de Coeur--another one I thought would be great, but the sweet green note made me feel a little sick...) I have to say I'm not really into it. I have to try it again, but that sweet green note kind of turns my stomach, so it may end up being a scrubber. Too bad! My search for a really good spicy/woody fragrance continues... confused.gif
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Have you tried Carier Declaration? It's a spicy woody citrus scent with great longevity and animalistic cumin note. One of my favorite scents. Another interesting spicy woody scent is Aramis Tuscany.

I like to suggest some interesting mass market scents alongside all the niche scents that get a lot of attention here because it's good to remember how great some of that stuff is and it tends to be really cheap, too.
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The reviews for Invasion Barbare are so effusive, but I have to say I'm not a big fan of it either. It's one of those cases where I can definitely recognize the high quality of the fragrance, but I don't actually enjoy it. I will say, though, that I did come to enjoy it more after repeated wearings. Nonetheless, it's not going to be a regular in my rotation.

As for Tabac Blond, it's really the top that I find unpleasant. If I can get into the heart, it becomes better. I still don't really like it in the heart, but I don't find it unwearable at least.
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Have you tried Carier Declaration? It's a spicy woody citrus scent with great longevity and animalistic cumin note. One of my favorite scents. Another interesting spicy woody scent is Aramis Tuscany.
I like to suggest some interesting mass market scents alongside all the niche scents that get a lot of attention here because it's good to remember how great some of that stuff is and it tends to be really cheap, too.

I have a 50 ml bottle of Declaration that I like to wear sometimes. I love cardamom (and I find Declaration to be a cardamom bomb...) but it's not really warm in the way that I'm wanting. I'm looking for dark, spicy, funky complexity, and I find it to be a quite "clean" and a bit sweet---like a tasty gourmet bakery product. (btw I've heard others talk of a cumin note in declaration, but I've never been able to detect it. I think I'm hyperosmic to things like costus, cumin and civet, so I'm surprised I haven't smelled it...)

I will look in to Aramis Tuscany (it's been on my radar for a while..) I hear what you're saying about mass-market scents being potential sleepers for quality; I've found some great stuff that way! (flea markets can be great for finding vintage fragrances...) I've even walked, head down, into a KMart to find a bottle of Halston Z-14!
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

The reviews for Invasion Barbare are so effusive, but I have to say I'm not a big fan of it either. It's one of those cases where I can definitely recognize the high quality of the fragrance, but I don't actually enjoy it. I will say, though, that I did come to enjoy it more after repeated wearings. Nonetheless, it's not going to be a regular in my rotation.
As for Tabac Blond, it's really the top that I find unpleasant. If I can get into the heart, it becomes better. I still don't really like it in the heart, but I don't find it unwearable at least.

Yeah, it's that über-bitter opening that I like with Tabac Blond. If there was a way to combine that (or Knize Ten, for that matter) with the creosote/smoke note of Patchouli 24 (but waaaay toned-down), *that* would be the bitter, smoky, take-no-prisoners leather that I'm looking for. I'm looking forward to road-testing the Kolnisch Juchten, though...
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