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post #13801 of 21069
Thé pour un Été for the day.

Now I'm crosswearing Dzing!, Poivre Piquant and Tea for Two.
post #13802 of 21069
SOTD: In a nod to the earlier discussion of immortelle fragrances, I'm wearing Sables today.
post #13803 of 21069
I dug out my decant of Richard James to see if I remembered right about the similarity to l'etre aime. Yes, it is indeed similar, not sure I could say how. Both frags have a lot going on.
post #13804 of 21069
SOTD: Gris Clair by Serge Lutens. I like this one a lot. It does get a bit sweet to my taste in the late hours of the day.
post #13805 of 21069
Got my bottle of vintage Lagerfeld Photo in the mail today. That's the fragrance that first got me hooked on perfumes back in 1992, but it's been reformulated for the worse. It smelled every bit as good as I remembered! (I'm not sure if I'd like it if I were smelling it for the first time, of course. But smelling it, I felt like I took a time machine back 20 years.)
post #13806 of 21069
Iris silver mist today
post #13807 of 21069
Dzing!.
post #13808 of 21069
Pre-shower: L'Air du Desert Marocain. I just don't know what to make of this. The first time I smelled this, I absolutely loved it. Eventually I used up my first decant, and so I bought another. The second decant (which is a roller ball, BTW) seemed very different from the first, and I honestly didn't even enjoy it anymore. It seemed completely one-dimensional, focusing exclusively on that patented Tauer sharpness. But now I put it on this morning and all the wonderful complexity is back. I really don't know how to account for that.

SOTD: Rocabar. This was a regular in my rotation at the time I was finishing my Ph.D. dissertation. Those were some very happy years for me, and wearing it again reminds me of those moods quite vividly.
post #13809 of 21069
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wearing it again reminds me of those moods quite vividly.

I consider scents the ultimate time machine. It also strikes me how my first impression of someone can be greatly affected (positively or negatively) if they wear something I unconsciously (or not) associate with someone else in my past. My first bad boss was overindulging in habit rouge, and to this day one will have to work hard to get that stigma away when I first met them...
post #13810 of 21069
Yeah, there's lots of research about the very strong associations we make between scents and remembered events. It's fascinating how that works. Just yesterday I wore the vintage Lagerfeld Photo and I was immediately back in 1992. There's another fragrance--Back to Black--that I wore a lot while I was in a relationship that didn't end especially well. It's still hard for me to wear it because it brings back those memories so vividly.

I find music to be somewhat similar, but the associations aren't nearly as vivid.
post #13811 of 21069

sotd: L'Artisan Navigateur

post #13812 of 21069
Today: Chanel Pour Monsieur. I'm going out to thanksgiving dinner with the family, and didn't want anything too bold...
post #13813 of 21069
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Yeah, there's lots of research about the very strong associations we make between scents and remembered events. It's fascinating how that works. Just yesterday I wore the vintage Lagerfeld Photo and I was immediately back in 1992. There's another fragrance--Back to Black--that I wore a lot while I was in a relationship that didn't end especially well. It's still hard for me to wear it because it brings back those memories so vividly.
I find music to be somewhat similar, but the associations aren't nearly as vivid.

I remember when I first saw Manhattan from the New Jersey shore: I was listening to Joe Cocker "with a little help from my friends" in my beaten up Sony boxy yellow walkman. I was wearing Lapidus pour homme. (well, it was the nineties). I still kept a little Lapidus in France, and I did the experiment of wearing it while listening to that Joe Cocker track... I could SEE a flashback of Manhattan, complete with the twin towers - amazing...
post #13814 of 21069
Lumiere Noire today
post #13815 of 21069
This morning: Mitsouko parfum.
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