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post #14626 of 19986
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Nice to have you post here DWFII, I've done a lot of searching on the old, old Basenotes forums for good information about pre-Aventus fragrances and saw you posting there relatively often. smile.gif

Thank you. I'm not an expert on fragrances by any means. But I'm old school enough that I prefer fragrances that are not "gender confused", as who should say. I thought Basenotes was a great source of information and learning but I encountered too many people over there that didn't understand that perspective. The notes I prefer are notes that I encounter in my life and that I think represent my outlook on life--leather, Scotch, wood shavings, smoke...that kind of thing. Fragrance is just like a suit or a pair of shoes, IMO--it is another aspect of the "face" we present to the world.

Not for me Chanel #5. tinfoil.gif

YMMV

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Edited by DWFII - 1/16/13 at 9:09am
post #14627 of 19986
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I was seriously thinking about that one for today myself. Also, I don't think I'd noticed before that you use British English spellings. I guess it makes sense.
I actually switch in between them. redface.gif I think written BE looks better but I don't/can't really pronounce it the proper BE way (yet?) so I should probably use AE spellings. Whatever. If I may ask though -- what makes sense about it? smile.gif

I just applied Rocabar lightly today. So I'll apply something different for the evening. Not sure what yet. Maybe Noir Epices?
post #14628 of 19986
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Never nosed either Pure Malt or A Men but if I understand what you're looking for, you might try Fumidus by Profumum--maybe the quintessential Scotch and cigars fragrance. Starts off almost too much jazz-nightclub-the-morning-after, but it quickly mellows out to something that just feels like you've had a comfortable and pleasant evening with Churchill and Hemingway...or maybe Simon Fraser on June 7th...and the night's still young.

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.

@b1os: I just thought it made sense since you are a European. When I see Europeans writing English, I find that they typically use British English.
post #14629 of 19986
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

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. smile.gif

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Edited by DWFII - 1/16/13 at 3:04pm
post #14630 of 19986
DWFII have you tried Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford?

You should also check out Sombre Negre by Yosh because it smells like the finest rolling tobacco.
post #14631 of 19986
Today Millesime Imperiale sampled, not impressed.
post #14632 of 19986
Piper NIgrum.
post #14633 of 19986
Sampling : Narciso Rodriguez for Him. Very musky, maybe not right for the stinking hot day we are about to have.
post #14634 of 19986
Narciso Rodriguez for HIm is one of my favorites. It has a weird note (some call it "wet pavement") that some find to be off-putting, but which seals the deal for me.
post #14635 of 19986
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

DWFII have you tried Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford?

You should also check out Sombre Negre by Yosh because it smells like the finest rolling tobacco.

I think I have smelled Tuscan Leather at a men's wear shop. But as I said I pretty much have a favourite for every base note I want to project.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

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 trouble with "leather" fragrances is that none of them really and truly smell like leather. I'm surrounded by leather all day so perhaps my olfactory nerves are inured to it but most chrome tan leather has no smell to speak of and the naturally bark tanned leather smell is pretty earthy and dense.

Baker outsole...the premier bark tanned soling leather in the world smells almost like truffles in dirt...or as one wag put it "like beer hall vomit." I don't agree in the least little bit with that last sentiment, but while attractive to me, most people would not find the smell "pretty" in any sense of the word. Leather itself doesn't smell sweet by any means.

So what do "leather" fragrances smell like? Like the conditioners and emollients that are rubbed into leather--mostly beef and sheep tallow, lanolin and occasionally cod oil (which, after some aging smells remarkably sweet), combined with some additional fragrance. Vintage English Leather is redolent of Properts Saddle Soap, for instance. Kolnisch Jucten smells like Russia calf but the critical base note there is the birch tar that is used in the tanning and dressing.
post #14636 of 19986
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Originally Posted by sjmin209 View Post

Narciso Rodriguez for HIm is one of my favorites. It has a weird note (some call it "wet pavement") that some find to be off-putting, but which seals the deal for me.

I found out that the perfumer was Francis Kurkdjian, which is pretty impressive for a pharmacy fragrance that's often on discount.
post #14637 of 19986
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post


I was seriously thinking about that one for today myself. Also, I don't think I'd noticed before that you use British English spellings. I guess it makes sense.
Don't remember if I've already asked, but what do you think of M/Mink?

Pre-shower: Pure Malt. I don't know if it's possible for a scent to live up to all the hype this one has gotten, but it is very good.
SOTD: Mona di Orio Oud


Yeah you asked me but I only gave it a small sampling then, I gave it a full wearing today. I really don't see or understand how people can have such revolting reactions to M/Mink, it smells odd but it's definitely not unwearable; I wore it to work today. Unsweetened honey and ink is the best description I've found.

post #14638 of 19986
what does ink smell like?
post #14639 of 19986
I agree with gong that M/Mink smells like really dense ink. Have you ever smelled ink from an ink well? Or after a pen explodes? It's in the ballpark of that.
post #14640 of 19986
SOTD: 3ème Homme...
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