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Currently playing: Viktor + Rolf Spicebomb, Terre D'Hermes, Biotherm Force, Prada Luna Rossa, Bulgari Man
All different in their own right

I liked the Spicebomb. I didn't find it spicy, despite the name, but it had a nice cedar and vanilla drydown on my skin (even though I don't think those are used in it).

Today was Paco Rabanne pour Homme. I think I added an inch of hair to my chest. Very "green" scent.
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Just stumbled on this thread. I've been stocking up over the sales, looking for a great summer fragrance (we are having a stinking hot summer here).

Today I'm testing Asprey Purple Water. I hate it, frankly. On application it's reminiscent of lemon-scented laundry powder. After a couple of hours, all I can smell is overwhelming musk.

Useless for wearing to work, so this one goes down as a failure, I think.
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Got two bottles in the mail today: Le 3' Homme de Caron and Rive Gauche Pour Homme - two badly-needed classics and of the two I put on the Caron tonight.

+1


Today: Caron Le 3ème Homme.

This seems to get a lot of love on this thread recently, and I understand why. I like the bright creamy herbal floral weirdness. It's not an office fragrance, perhaps, but it would work for going out (which, with a 3-1/2 year old, unfortunately doesn't happen as often as it used to...blush.gif )

Plus, I hear it's fairly inexpensive....
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Been lurking awhile without posting... anyway I'm also wearing Fils de Dieu today.   Tried it for the first time a week ago and love it - definitely need a bottle in my life!

 

Also, any suggestions for woody fragrances - I've tried Wonderwood and Micallef Gaiac recently and liked them  - anything else I should check out? Thanks

post #14465 of 20753
Slumberhouse Norne today. Recovering from a particularly drawn-out cold, so I need something strong.
post #14466 of 20753
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Originally Posted by NorthernTiger View Post

I liked the Spicebomb. I didn't find it spicy, despite the name, but it had a nice cedar and vanilla drydown on my skin (even though I don't think those are used in it).

Flowerbomb isn't very floral either! In fact, Spicebomb is spicier than Flowerbomb is floral.
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Been lurking awhile without posting... anyway I'm also wearing Fils de Dieu today.   Tried it for the first time a week ago and love it - definitely need a bottle in my life!

Also, any suggestions for woody fragrances - I've tried Wonderwood and Micallef Gaiac recently and liked them  - anything else I should check out? Thanks

There are so many excellent woody fragrances, but Tom Ford Santal Blush is the one that comes to mind first. I'd also recommend Byredo Bullion if you can find it. (It was a limited edition.)

Pre-shower: Seville a L'Aube. This is one of my biggest disappointments of 2012. I had high expectations, based mostly on how compelling the story behind it was. (I know I should not base expectations on good stories, but I'm a sucker for them.)

SOTD: Amber Absolute
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I love Santal Blush too. I'd also try Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens.

Haven't worn many fragrances these days. Not sure whether it's because I've just had ten similar-ish samples with me or whether I just wasn't in the mood for. Will have all of my samples available from Tuesday on again so we'll see. wink.gif
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I recently had a sample of CdG red sequoia and that stuff is amazing.
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Eau de Rochas Homme today. Much, much better than the Asprey.
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Interlude Man - meh.
Interlude Woman - meh.
Santal Majuscule - very nice. Sandalwood, oud, rose,...
Voyage d'Hèrmes parfum - rich version of the regular. Seems nice.
Allure Homme Édition Blanche - very nice. I dislike the regular Allure Homme, but this version is very good.
Other than that, the usual in the past weeks, no particular order: Tea for Two, Ambre Sultan, Chergui, Amber Absolute, Tabac Blond éxtrait, Poivre Piquante, Dzing,
I actually tried to ask for some samples (Édition Blanche and Santal Majuscule). No samples left. I know why I'm ordering them online.... some SA told me that they got ten (!) samples along with a new release. And that they were allowed to decant samples by themselves years ago but that it's forbidden now... frown.gif

Quite surprised you don't like Interlude.... I am also a huge fan of Edition Blanche which is in my permanent rotation. And Lutens Chergui I also find fantastic. What makes you give interlude a meh ? I though you were an Amouage fan... My wife hates it too !
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SOTD: byredo baudaire.
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^^ Baudelaire is a great scent that really doesn't get a lot of attention, even in the context of discussions about Byredo.
I'm also a fan of Edition Blanche; it's the only one from the Allure series I like. I bought a bottle of it when I heard Chanel was either discontinuing it or limiting it to the boutiques.
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Eau de Rochas Homme today. Much, much better than the Asprey.

Yeah, the things I've read about Purple Water have not been very kind, but you're going to have to do some type of incredible "slight of hand" with a classic Eau de Cologne to make it stand out among the multitude of concoctions of this style. Check out Chanel Le Exclusifs' Eau de Cologne for the benchmark.
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Today: Tuscan Leather, which does not get a lot of love among critics who I respect, but never mind that because I love the red fruity note that stays along for the whole ride along with the creosote-like leather and iodine-like saffron.
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I did not hear anything about it being phased out frown.gif I saw it at sephora and Macy's just before the holidays, along with some 'new' edition sport extreme, which I did not like either. What do you think of Bleu ? An Italian colleague wears a lot of it and sits right behind me. I like it on him but for some reason it fells flat on my skin frown.gif
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