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post #13726 of 20818
I got a bunch of new samples yesterday & have been trying to quickly get a feel for each. I haven't had a full wearing of any of them yet, but here are my thoughts so far:

Lorenzo Villoresi Aura Maris - Villoresi's newest is a marine scent, & starts off pleasantly citrusy. Nothing earthshaking on first sniff.
Frapin Speakeasy - This I like. Starts off with lime & booze, and moves into powdery tobacco territory with the booze still lingering. I'm looking forward to a full wearing.
Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours - Smells exactly like Robitussin at first, but mellows out quickly and moves into a fruity/leathery stage that class to mind Back to Black. If I have any left in my BtB sample, I want to try these side-by-side.
Kerosene Wood Haven - The opening citrus is unusually sour to my nose, but disappears quickly. THis moves into a solid but so far unremarkable wood stage. Smells like a whole lot of cdG.
post #13727 of 20818
Carnal Flower
post #13728 of 20818
Pre-shower: Joy (Patou)
SOTD: Rose Etoile de Hollande by Mona di Orio. It just came in the mail today. It's a peachy aldehydic rose, in the ballpark of Guerlain Nahema, but more complex, and with a more interesting drydown.
post #13729 of 20818
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I'm not a big fan, to be honest. The top is tart and fruity, which to my nose is something appropriate for a young woman. (I was about to say a teenage girl, but that's not fair. It's more grown-up than that. But it is a young scent.) As the top notes dissipate, it becomes a pretty floral, with white florals playing the lead role, supported by a sweet vanilla base. If pretty fruity floral is what you're looking for, then I think this would be a good option. But that's not a genre that's especially compelling to me.

That's disappointing. I've been looking into discovering more orientals of late, and was hoping it would be interesting...
post #13730 of 20818
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That's disappointing. I've been looking into discovering more orientals of late, and was hoping it would be interesting...
Which orientals have you tried so far?
post #13731 of 20818
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That's disappointing. I've been looking into discovering more orientals of late, and was hoping it would be interesting...

I've seen this described in some places online as an oriental, but I don't experience it that way at all.
post #13732 of 20818
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Which orientals have you tried so far?

Not many, that's the problem. I've worn Shalimar Eau de Parfum, Vol de Nuit Parfum, and—if it counts—Frapin Caravelle Epicée. I'm trying to find a well-balanced spicy fragrance that's still a bit understated...

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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I've seen this described in some places online as an oriental, but I don't experience it that way at all.

Since Turin describes this as a "dusky oriental" in the guide (with really no other descriptors), I was hoping it would be spicy. Shame that it's more floral than spicy...
post #13733 of 20818
Wow, I just read Turin's review, and what he describes has almost no relation to the scent that I own. My experience is more in line with what online reviewers at BN say.

Have you ever tried Feminite du Bois?
post #13734 of 20818
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Not many, that's the problem. I've worn Shalimar Eau de Parfum, Vol de Nuit Parfum, and—if it counts—Frapin Caravelle Epicée. I'm trying to find a well-balanced spicy fragrance that's still a bit understated...
You should try Amouage's attars (and probably their parfums too), Ambre Fétiche, (Encens Flamboyant), New York Amber/Oud, Incense Oud, the whole Prada Exclusifs lineup, most of Memo's scents, Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Midnight Oud/Dark Rose, many Serge Lutens (like Chergui, Ambre Sultan, Musks Koublai Khan), some A*Men (or all?), Amber Absolute, Tobacco Vanille, Zafar, Opium. These are just some of the ones I've tried and are listed at fragrantica as "orientals". So there's obviously lots more, but these are quite good, imo. Not sure whether these all count as orientals but I guess so.
post #13735 of 20818
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I've got a sample of the recent Vol de Nuit and find it to be a beautiful perfume, but have no frame of reference to its predecessors.
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Maquis, I hate the recent EdT version. It stands no chance to the vintage parfum.

b1os and HORNS, I went down to Bergdorf Goodman's today to try the current version of Vol de Nuit Parfum (they have an amazing collection of Guerlain, with fragrances that I believe are usually found only in France).

Sadly, it was substantially different than the vintage; the opening had more of the classic Guerlinade vibe (Jicky-ish, but with a slightly funky, animalic note that persisted well in to the drydown), and also a bigger citrusy/hesperidic note. The—for lack of a better word—roasted nuttiness of the vintage was muted, and overall it was just brighter, cleaner, and lighter.

It was still very nice, but really nowhere as deep or rich as the vintage...
post #13736 of 20818
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Wow, I just read Turin's review, and what he describes has almost no relation to the scent that I own. My experience is more in line with what online reviewers at BN say.
Have you ever tried Feminite du Bois?

Luca Turin's writing ability and wit is what makes The Guide so wonderful, but in this review I think he was waaaay too metaphoric...

I have tried FdB, but I felt it was a little too sweet for my taste. I liked the dried fruit aspect (if I'm remembering it correctly—) but wanted it drier, darker, spicier. I think I still have a bit left in a decant somewhere, so I'll dig it up and try it again—

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You should try Amouage's attars (and probably their parfums too), Ambre Fétiche, (Encens Flamboyant), New York Amber/Oud, Incense Oud, the whole Prada Exclusifs lineup, most of Memo's scents, Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Midnight Oud/Dark Rose, many Serge Lutens (like Chergui, Ambre Sultan, Musks Koublai Khan), some A*Men (or all?), Amber Absolute, Tobacco Vanille, Zafar, Opium. These are just some of the ones I've tried and are listed at fragrantica as "orientals". So there's obviously lots more, but these are quite good, imo. Not sure whether these all count as orientals but I guess so.

Wow! thanks, b1os. These are great suggestions. I've smelled a few of these, but not worn any (well, actually, I put on some of my wife's vintage Opium earlier tonight to see how it would work on my skin. She thinks it smells too much like her—and it does—so I don't think I'll be wearing it... biggrin.gif, but I do like its spice. I have to admit I have a resistance to oud. That sweet, medicinal note at the top turns me off, but I need to wear it through to the drydown to see how it works on my skin...
Edited by Maquis - 11/17/12 at 9:05pm
post #13737 of 20818
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Interesting. Why?

Perfect to me, because I was long looking for a lighter oud, not too floral or sweet and well balanced.
Surprisingly, because I was not expecting to find it from Acqua di Parma... wink.gif

I am getting a bottle.
post #13738 of 20818

sotd: dipytque - l'eau

post #13739 of 20818
I bought a bottle of vintage Lagerfeld Photo last night. That was the scent that first made me fall in love with fragrances, way back in 1992! I already own a bottle, but it is the reformulated version, which is very different and not nearly as good. I haven't smelled the vintage version in years; I wonder what I'll think of it?

Pre-shower: Cruel Intentions. This is a very nicely blended, complex heavy rose scent. There's some oud in there, but it plays a supporting role. Also, I'm not typically a big fan of vetiver, but it's blended wonderfully here. I enjoy it a lot, but there are so many rose scents I both love and own, so I don't wear this much.

SOTD: Anne Pliska for a long day on the road. (Driving up to visit family in Wisconsin.)
post #13740 of 20818
Anyone sniffed the new Kilians yet?
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