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^^ I agree about Malaise of the 1970s. It's ELDO's fresh scent, very similar to Z Zegna. I absolutely love the name, but I can't get excited about the fragrance. Eloge du Traitre, on the other hand, is an absolutely classic masculine.

Anything else that you smelled from ELDO that stood out to you?
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are Creed colognes worth the $250 or whatever Harrold's is charging? I've heard good things about Green Irish Tweed?
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I'm rather indifferent about most of Creed's fragrances. The vast majority of them aren't bad but not great or special by any means either and mostly do not warrant the price tag. If anything, do not blind buy them.
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Anything else that you smelled from ELDO that stood out to you?

Yes, there were many that were intriguing (some more than others:)

• I thought Fils de Dieu was interesting. What at first seemed like an almond note, turned out to be coconut, and then when I realized it was rice, as well, I got it: Coconut & rice! Coconut can have a soapy aspect (since soap can be made from coconut oil), and the rice accord was mellow and earthy.

• I swear to god, Dangerous Complicity smelled like Swedish Fish!

• While interesting, I thought Putain des Palaces was pretty mellow for such an outrageous name (I expected sweaty, hairy animalics layered with jasmine and semen...) I will need to check this out again, though.

• Jasmin et Cigarette: *very* interesting. Don't know if I could pull this off yet (after only a year and a half into this crazy obsession, I'm really still a n00b and a wuss with some more challenging or traditionally feminine notes...)

• Tom of Finland was one of the ones that I put off to the side, so I liked it, but can't remember the notes anymore (I smelled the entire line, so my nose was blown out by the end...)

• I'm not big on chocolate or gourmands, so Noel au Balcon didn't hook me, but I could tell it was well done.

• I liked Delicious Closet Queen as well. (Although the name will give my wife pause, I will get a sample of this one...smile.gif)

There were others as well, but, as I said I was overwhelmed at some point. I'll need to go back again to re-smell some---

Thanks again for the tip on this line, L'Inc...

/// Edited to make a more readable list...///
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are Creed colognes worth the $250 or whatever Harrold's is charging? I've heard good things about Green Irish Tweed?

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I'm rather indifferent about most of Creed's fragrances. The vast majority of them aren't bad but not great or special by any means either and mostly do not warrant the price tag. If anything, do not blind buy them.

As much as I try, I really don't much like the Creed Line. Green Irish Tweed, to me, smells like a nominally better Cool Water. At, like a 600% markup...
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are Creed colognes worth the $250 or whatever Harrold's is charging? I've heard good things about Green Irish Tweed?

Creed seems very hard to get in Aus these days - even for sampling. You can certainly beat Harrolds prices by buying online. If you want to try them properly, it's best to get some decants, test them and order anything you really like online. You can get 2ml carded samples from fragrancenet, for example. Lucky Scent and Surrender to Chance are also good.
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are Creed colognes worth the $250 or whatever Harrold's is charging? I've heard good things about Green Irish Tweed?
Not worth it at that price. You can pick up Creed for $120 on Amazon.com and they really don't smell unique, just refined with better ingredients and longevity can be sub-par.
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AgarAura - Royal Kampuchea (pure oud oil). Very interesting. I'm very much looking forward to Taha's (the guy who runs AgarAura) oud-rose mukhallat.
prices seem steep, don't think I am ready to pay that much. Still treading the lines of swiss Arabian, al-rehab, ajmal, surrati etc.
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prices seem steep, don't think I am ready to pay that much. Still treading the lines of swiss Arabian, al-rehab, ajmal, surrati etc.
Yeah, I just bought a couple of the samples. I'm not wearing it often, and if I do I just dab a little (!) on my wrist. Projection isn't extreme but the longevity is very good. Still going strong after 18 hours.
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SOTD Frapin 1270 

 

I really wish they would release a longer lasting version of this!

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SOTD Tobacco Vanille
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Pre-shower: Flowerbomb
SOTD: Delicious Closet Queen. I haven't worn this in a while, but Maquis's post reminded me. When I first got this, I loved it. Then I went through a phase where it didn't really appeal to me. But now I'm enjoying it again.

@Maquis: Did you try Bijou Romantique? That's one of my favorites from the lineup. Although if you're not a big fan of chocolatey scents, this one might not be for you.

EDIT: DCQ was giving me a headache, so I washed it off and replaced it with Santal Blush.
Edited by L'Incandescent - 1/21/13 at 2:13pm
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Narciso Rodriguez for Him
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Diptyque 34 Boulevard St Germain
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So I took a cue from L'Inc and (since I was off from work today) tried Declaration D'un Soir for a pre-shower testing. This one really smelled great on paper, but changed considerably on my skin. I got more black pepper at the opening on paper, but on my skin it just kind of flattened out, allowing a sweet hollowed-out rose to come out, but then develop into a somewhat harsh synthetic floral. Unfortunately, I really wanted to like this, but it started giving me a weird allergic skin reaction, so I had to scrub. I'll try again another time just to make sure it wasn't a fluke, but damn, I'm a little bummed out it didn't work out.

SOTD: Saw a movie with friends, so I wanted something without too much sillage. Acqua di Colonia Russa fit the bill a little too well, and I ended up having to layer it with some vintage Eau de Rochas Pour Homme just to get any projection at all. It was a nice reminder of Summer in the dark of Winter, though...

@ L'inc: I remember Bijou Romantique, but unfortunately the notes have been lost in yesterday's olfactory overload. If it was a strongly gourmand or chocolate fragrance, I probably just sniffed the sprayer tip and then put the cap back on shog[1].gif. (I'm just starting to push myself to understand gourmands better by starting off with mildly sweet vanilla/amber-based fragrances first, and working my way up from there....)
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