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Sorry, L'inc. Bon Courage...
Today: Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline. A HUGE, cold smoke & incense accord with a resinous, piney, medicinal, turpentine-like note. I don't get much spice or leather, but perhaps it will come out more during the dry down. There might be patchouli in there somewhere; we just have to let the smoke clear to find out. Stop, Drop, and Roll...

If you get any of that, then you fared better than I did. To me it was a cold, dry fireplace, all of the smoke and resin somehow separated from any warmth. Intellectually I found int fascinating how he could do that, but I found myself not wanting to smell like that.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

If you get any of that, then you fared better than I did. To me it was a cold, dry fireplace, all of the smoke and resin somehow separated from any warmth. Intellectually I found int fascinating how he could do that, but I found myself not wanting to smell like that.

I agree—like a cold medieval castle with the huge fireplace smoldering, about to go out—like a memory of warmth. Its definitely not a warm smell...

I do get the resinous, piney aspect however. Although I find it to be big and smoky, it's still a very "reserved" smell, and that's why I could wear it over something that's huge & smoky but warm, like Patchouli 24. But I still don't know if I could wear it that much...
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Sel de Vetiver. My inexperienced nose tells me this is Kyoto by CDG, apart from the early grapefruit. Since I've grown very tired of the latter I'm not that impressed.

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Originally Posted by worakl View Post

Sel de Vetiver. My inexperienced nose tells me this is Kyoto by CDG, apart from the early grapefruit. Since I've grown very tired of the latter I'm not that impressed.
don't know Kyoto, but I love Sel de Vetiver. It is one of my favorites and also has a nice narcotic effect on me - once it enters drydown, it is very calming, for some reason.
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Today: Knize Ten
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Creed Baie de Genievre - It vaguely reminds me of Cartier Declaration
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YSL Rive Gauche
post #14153 of 21030
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

how did you like Avignon and Kyoto?

Sorry, I'd missed this. I've only tried Ouarzazate and Avignon so far. Avignon is exactly like everyone says: incense and cold, moist stone. It's interesting, but I don't like it enough to make it a regular in my rotation. I like Ouarzazate more.

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Originally Posted by STATcurse View Post

SOTD: Etat Libre D'Orange - Afternoon of a Faun

How do you like it? I found the immortelle to be just a bit more than I like.

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Creed Baie de Genievre - It vaguely reminds me of Cartier Declaration

I like Baie de Genievre a lot, but I hadn't picked up a similarity with Declaration. It's been a while since I've smelled Declaration, though.

I've switched into Frapin 1270. I had lost this, and I just now found it. My feeling is still the same: like it but don't love it. It's a bit too literal a gourmand for my taste.
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Tonight: Amouage Interlude Man - starts out with a relatively fresh note of some green herbs that then transition to an ambery ancient lacquered wood (much like Cire Trudon's Solis Rex candle). The basenote is a lovely oud incense that strongly reminds me of some oud incense I bought in Japan. I definitely will be using up this sample I got just the other day. I am in no way an expert on this well-regarded house, but this is probably my favorite I've tried so far (I own no bottles) and it seems to me to be a more modern type of fragrance than the ones preceding it.
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Today: Knize Ten

That's what I went with today. Wife thought I sprayed too much and then went into her standard "Gramma's bathroom" commentary.
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Did you tell her to shut her corn dog hole?
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Did you tell her to shut her corn dog hole?

nah. I just sprayed more when she had her back turned.
post #14158 of 21030
I'm going to have some new decants soon if anyone's in the market:

10ml Tom Ford Cafe Rose
10ml Tom Ford Tobacco Vanile
1oz or 10ml of Tom Ford Noir

PM me if you want one of them.
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Pre-shower: Diptyque Volutes edp
SOTD: Rocabar
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How do you like Volutes?
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