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post #14881 of 19995
Today: Odeur 71.
post #14882 of 19995
SOTD: Mancera Sand Aoud
Yesterday: Tobacco Vanille
post #14883 of 19995
Vintage Caron Pour un Homme. Excellent...
post #14884 of 19995
I have switched into Lumiere Noire for the evening. I don't like this, or the other Francis Kurkdjian's, as much as lots of others in the online fragrance community.
post #14885 of 19995
I've soured on Aqua Universalis Forte myself. I mean, its still nice, but not nearly as much as I felt after I first tried it. The oud is still nice, but not more or less than any of the other stellar ouds out there.
post #14886 of 19995
Acqua Universalis is the only one I really like. (I haven't tried the Forte.) I haven't tried the ouds, mainly because I'm not a big fan of the other scents from the lineup.

As far as ouds go, I think my favorite is the Mona di Orio. I liked it the first time I tried it, and I'm liking it more and more every time I wear it.
post #14887 of 19995
Lumiere Noire took me a while to warm up to, but I love it now. If I recall, you're a PSU grad as well, so we can still be friends.
post #14888 of 19995
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Originally Posted by sjmin209 View Post

Lumiere Noire took me a while to warm up to, but I love it now. If I recall, you're a PSU grad as well, so we can still be friends.

Are you a PSU grad? What did you study?

I've had Lumiere Noire for at least a year and a half now, and I still don't like it all that much. I don't dislike it, but it just doesn't do much for me. That's really how I feel about almost everything from the Kurkdjian lineup.
post #14889 of 19995
Fragrance gents, I have a few questions and where else but here.

How do you guys store your fragrances? I have heard they need to be in a dark and slightly cool place. Mine sit on my dresser away from my window. Is that appropriate as it stays away from direct sunlight.

Also as a general rule of thumb where and how much fragrance does one apply? Normally speaking on a parfum I will spray once on the neck and once on each wrist. On a toilette I will spray once on each side of the neck and once on each wrist.

I know noobish, but just thought this would be the best place to ask.

Thanks
post #14890 of 19995
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Fragrance gents, I have a few questions and where else but here.

How do you guys store your fragrances? I have heard they need to be in a dark and slightly cool place. Mine sit on my dresser away from my window. Is that appropriate as it stays away from direct sunlight.

Also as a general rule of thumb where and how much fragrance does one apply? Normally speaking on a parfum I will spray once on the neck and once on each wrist. On a toilette I will spray once on each side of the neck and once on each wrist.

I know noobish, but just thought this would be the best place to ask.

Thanks

You want to keep your fragrances away from heat, humidity, and light. It sounds like your dresser would be a fine place to put them.

There really isn't a rule of thumb on how much to apply. Different fragrances have different projections, even when they are in the same concentration (parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, etc.) For example, Tom Ford Black Orchid (an edp) has massive projection; with two sprays, people will smell you from a distance. On the other hand, Volutes (just to take an example that came to my mind) is also an edp and doesn't project much at all. You'd want more sprays of that than you'd want of Black Orchid.

One important thing to remember is that you will become somewhat anosmic to your own scent. (That is, you'll stop smelling it after a while.) And so you might end up applying more and more so that you can smell it. If you do that, you'll end up projecting a lot more than you realize.
post #14891 of 19995
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Are you a PSU grad? What did you study?

I've had Lumiere Noire for at least a year and a half now, and I still don't like it all that much. I don't dislike it, but it just doesn't do much for me. That's really how I feel about almost everything from the Kurkdjian lineup.

Econ., then English.

Lumiere Noire is the only one I really like. I can handle Absolue Pour Le Soir as well.
post #14892 of 19995
Duel today, Cuir Mauresque yesterday
post #14893 of 19995
IN your dresser is good, on TOP of your dresser is not as good, maybe even bad.

today, Gucci PH II for a hot summer's day. Really nice, for about 2-3 hours, now gone.
post #14894 of 19995
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

You want to keep your fragrances away from heat, humidity, and light. It sounds like your dresser would be a fine place to put them.

There really isn't a rule of thumb on how much to apply. Different fragrances have different projections, even when they are in the same concentration (parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, etc.) For example, Tom Ford Black Orchid (an edp) has massive projection; with two sprays, people will smell you from a distance. On the other hand, Volutes (just to take an example that came to my mind) is also an edp and doesn't project much at all. You'd want more sprays of that than you'd want of Black Orchid.

One important thing to remember is that you will become somewhat anosmic to your own scent. (That is, you'll stop smelling it after a while.) And so you might end up applying more and more so that you can smell it. If you do that, you'll end up projecting a lot more than you realize.

Thank you for your response. This helps a lot. I do see that some sprays dispense more than others.

On a last note application on the neck and wrists is the best location to apply?

My fragrance is bond no 9. New York oud
post #14895 of 19995
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Thank you for your response. This helps a lot. I do see that some sprays dispense more than others.

On a last note application on the neck and wrists is the best location to apply?

My fragrance is bond no 9. New York oud

I should have been clearer about projection. That's a sort of technical term that I didn't define, and it looks like I may have given you the wrong impression. Projection is a property of the fragrance, not the sprayer. Greater projection just means you can smell it from farther away.

NY Oud has very, very big projection, so I would be conservative in applying it.

There are lots of opinions about where best to apply the fragrance. I put mine on my wrists and a little on my neck.
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