Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
Have you ever tried Cumming? (The fragrance, not the activity.) It's very earthy with a strong Scotch note. I have never tried Fumidus, but I 'd be curious to see how it compares.
From the way you describe it, I wouldn't mind trying Cummng, but so far I have not.
Actually, I got some really good advice when I was first on Basenotes and one of them was to check out the The Perfumed Court where they sell decants mostly. But between the advice and what I found on TPC, I just hit upon some fragrances that I liked fairly early on. I didn't have to try a whole bunch of different fragrances...some aquatic, some floral, some food related or Oud related...So I didn't have too many missteps. Yatagan was one I'm still undecided about...sometimes I like it, sometimes I just think its weird.
I occasionally like Kolnisch Jucten, both the vintage and the more contemporary. And the Vintage Creed Tabarome.
And those..along with the Eau du Fier and the Fumidus...are the ones I stick to, pretty much--it's hard enough running down even decants of these, without adding to the list. In all my 67 years, I've never run across a fragrance that better expressed my outlook on life than Eau du Fier and Fumidus a close second.
The fragrance world is moving in a direction that I'm not excited about...and has been since my college days, at least--almost 50 years ago. In fact that's what drove me to BN and TPC...looking for something that I could wear without fear of a pollen seeking honeybee in my ear.
--Edited by DWFII - 1/16/13 at 3:04pm