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post #13546 of 20818
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Originally Posted by teenagelightning View Post

Tom Ford Noir: REALLY liked this until i found out it had civet in it and i don't really feel right about scraping an animals ass for like a number of reasons. anything similar sans ass?
I don't think there is real civet in there.
post #13547 of 20818
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Originally Posted by teenagelightning View Post

Tom Ford Noir: REALLY liked this until i found out it had civet in it and i don't really feel right about scraping an animals ass for like a number of reasons. anything similar sans ass?

I would think that the civet note isn't real civet, but rather a synthetic analogue. Perhaps L'inc or others would have more specific information?

Have you tried the Chanel or Guerlain lines? From what I understand, they still use a lot of natural (and quite expensive) ingredients...

Also, if you live near a Le Labo shop---there are at least two that I know of in NYC---you can actually smell many raw perfume ingredients (mostly synthetic, some natural) and perhaps begin to isolate the ones that cause you to have a reaction. They are located on the wall behind the counter; just ask to smell specific ingredients, and they'll open up the bottles for you...

EDIT: (whoops, I didn't see that b10s's post addressed the civet issue already...)
post #13548 of 20818
Pre-shower: Must de Cartier parfum. I've owned this for a while now, but it still seems as weird as it seemed the first time I smelled it.
SOTD: 2nd Cumming

EDIT: I made a liar of myself: I decided at the last minute that my SOTD would be Cafe Rose.
Edited by L'Incandescent - 11/9/12 at 8:12am
post #13549 of 20818
I put Must de Cartier on this morning while I'm drinking coffee. cheers.gif It's a very high quality perfume.

I looked on Fragrantica and did not see any mention of oak moss in its ingredients, but I get a powerful chypre quality through the whole length of the perfume. Anyone else get that?
Edited by HORNS - 11/9/12 at 10:54am
post #13550 of 20818
Indeed it is! Good value.

Today, Dzing!. Good value too! wink.gif
post #13551 of 20818
Today: Kolnisch Juchten - it was rainy yesterday and now it is cold with a wet ground and the smell of decaying leaves and wet earth, so I wanted this dark, DARK leather that smells like I'm walking along a train track in mid-summer in Texas with the fumes of tar and creosote rising up from the crossties. This scent will later fragment into a warm vanilla leather.

For those that have this perfume, have you ever gotten a candied orange at the beginning? I got it for the first time today and it's a lovely rich wintery smell. Very esoteric scent this is!
post #13552 of 20818
Nice, Tiziana Terenzi just released four Extrait de Parfums. Rather cheep too at 135€/100ml. I won a small scented candle from her that smells fantastic.

Gold Rose Oud
Top: fir, ember, bergamot, and sand
Heart: patchouli, black pepper, and rose
Base: amber, oud, sandalwood, musk, and honey

White Fire
Top: oxygen, fresh ice, and green leaves
Heart: fern, white amber, and Chinese jasmine
Base: amber, musk, sandalwood

XIX March
Top: mint, nettle, orange, and green leaves
Heart: jasmine, clove buds, lavender, and cinnamon
Base: cedar, vetiver, musk, nutmeg, rosemary, and sandalwood

Ecstasy
Top: spruce, pine, and stone powder
Heart: patchouli, violet, rose, and incense notes
Base: amber, forest land, wood, cistrose, amber, and sandalwood

I guess I'll order some samples. Not sure about some of the compositions but she deserves a try given that the candle smells so good. wink.gif
post #13553 of 20818
Coromandel is incredible. It smells like when you walk into a really nice hotel in the springtime, and you open the windows and there's that smell of new sheets and freshness, along with a heavy smell of earth and dirt - and then you look over at the bed, and you know you're going to have sex there later, and the dirt smells so dirty, and then afterwards when your sweat is drying and there's a tang of salt that's tempered by something delectably sweet, but, I don't know, almost musky - it has a really seductive feminine aspect to it.

Sycomore is also amazing. I've only worn it once, but I think it smells like a beach in Maine, and peanuts at first, and crashing waves and salt and spray and creaky wood and weird tourist towns selling saltwater taffy.

so much good everywhere!

Also, a huge thanks to all of you guys - my sample buys have basically been directed by the discussions that happen in this thread!
post #13554 of 20818
Yesterday: M7
Today: Poivre Piquant
post #13555 of 20818
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I put Must de Cartier on this morning while I'm drinking coffee. cheers.gif It's a very high quality perfume.
I looked on Fragrantica and did not see any mention of oak moss in its ingredients, but I get a powerful chypre quality through the whole length of the perfume. Anyone else get that?

Do you mean the parfum concentration? The ingredient list that I'm familiar with for this one includes oakmoss in the basenotes. To me it definitely has a chypre quality, owing in large part to to the galbanum.
post #13556 of 20818
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I put Must de Cartier on this morning while I'm drinking coffee. cheers.gif It's a very high quality perfume.
I looked on Fragrantica and did not see any mention of oak moss in its ingredients, but I get a powerful chypre quality through the whole length of the perfume. Anyone else get that?

Do you mean the parfum concentration? The ingredient list that I'm familiar with for this one includes oakmoss in the basenotes. To me it definitely has a chypre quality, owing in large part to to the galbanum.

Yeah, the parfum. What list are you talking about?
post #13557 of 20818
Cartier doesn't list oakmoss either.


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I think I will wear Must de Cartier tomorrow.
post #13558 of 20818
Quick question - on the very tail end of Coromandel, I'm also smelling something sort of sickly-sweet - not in a bad way - that really smells similar to jicky. It's sort of, I don't know, baby powder or violets and baby powder? I didn't see that Coromandel has civet in it, which is what I though was responsible for the similar note in jicky, but can anyone tell me what that is? it's really unexpected; that sweetness that I mentioned in the previous post. Am I making things up? Is that a note that's shared between jicky, coromandel, AND violet blonde?
post #13559 of 20818
I'm talking about Haarman and Reimer.
post #13560 of 20818
I had to look that one up, but then again I have to look up most your joaks (it is a joke, right?).
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