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post #151 of 20758
Heh, I've gone the opposite tack - While you gents are off wearing your hoity-toity niche aoud scents, I'm sporting Britney Spears' Desperation. A true uni-sex scent, suitable for the prematurely over-the-hill masses sorting through their existential dilemmas. After the candy-floss scents of Curious and Fantasy, she comes through with a powerful statement of angst, combining a shrill bitter orange opening with a heavy castoreum/latex drydown to signify the frenzied grasping and ultimate resignation of a life in early decline. If Tchaiskovsky's Pathetique symphony had a smell, this would be it.
post #152 of 20758
20th September-- Keeping up with the Montale week, I'm wearing Soleil de Capri.

Here's a photo of the Montale boutique in Paris I visited last year.

post #153 of 20758
Jo Malone Wild fig Cassis mixed with Pomegranite Noir,
paired with blue pinstripe 2B suit and orange tie.
post #154 of 20758
You've got to be kidding me. No one called me out on yesterday's BS fragrance??? BS is exactly what it was, although I make no assurances that Ms. Spears or her representatives haven't cribbed my notes and have begun development on a new scent.

Today, it was in the upper 60's as I began my run, and started the day shaving with a soap titled "Autumn Spice" and it smelled better than any Yankee candle I have ever put nose to. The rich, spicy smell still lingers, and it was an easy choice to put the dry New West over it.
post #155 of 20758
^As a Yatagan man, I knew for a fact you weren't wearing Brittany Spears... whether or not the scent actually exists! For a Yatagan man to buy Brittany Spears would be like the Dalai Lama heading up the Southern Baptist Convention.

Anyway, it's Bond no. 9 Little Italy for me today. Montale week was fun, but it was time to move on (at least until my Fougere Marines gets here!)

The weather has turned hot again, and this one has the bitterest bitter orange on the market... great for giving a little punch when you sweat.
post #156 of 20758
Terre D'Hermes
post #157 of 20758
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Terre D'Hermes

Strangely enough, of all of my fragrances, it's always Terre that gets the most compliments. Creed... never. MPG or L'artisan... never. Montale... never. All of those cost two or three times as much as the Terre, but inevitably complete strangers will come up to me and tell me how good I smell with it on.

Unfortunately, it isn't personally one of my favorites, so I don't wear it that much (unless I'm going to an outdoor party or a meeting or something).

Do you get more compliments with Terre than with your other scents, designprof?
post #158 of 20758
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^As a Yatagan man, I knew for a fact you weren't wearing Brittany Spears... whether or not the scent actually exists! For a Yatagan man to buy Brittany Spears would be like the Dalai Lama heading up the Southern Baptist Convention.

Well, you have me on that one. But, not even a chuckle?

And I've yet to figure out the rampant orange-mania that's rearing its head in these parts. I've got Eau d'orange Verte Concentree and boy is it bitter. I can't imagine anything being more bitter unless we're talking grapefruit. Maybe if I mix it with Rocabar it might develop some warmth. Speaking of, maybe I should have used Rocabar today. It certainly is Christmas weather around here.
post #159 of 20758
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Well, you have me on that one. But, not even a chuckle?

And I've yet to figure out the rampant orange-mania that's rearing its head in these parts. I've got Eau d'orange Verte Concentree and boy is it bitter. I can't imagine anything being more bitter unless we're talking grapefruit. Maybe if I mix it with Rocabar it might develop some warmth. Speaking of, maybe I should have used Rocabar today. It certainly is Christmas weather around here.

Little Italy is bitter to the point of being almost acrid and unpleasant. I only wear it on hot, humid days when I sweat. For some reason, the bitterness gives a crispness when mixed with sweat that isn't wholly unpleasant. But, aside from those rare occasions, the Hermes is MUCH more versatile.

And, yes, I did chuckle at your Britney discussion. I just didn't want to post something TOO sarcastic on the off chance there actually was a Britney scent by that name.
post #160 of 20758
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Little Italy is bitter to the point of being almost acrid and unpleasant. I only wear it on hot, humid days when I sweat. For some reason, the bitterness gives a crispness when mixed with sweat that isn't wholly unpleasant. But, aside from those rare occasions, the Hermes is MUCH more versatile.

And, yes, I did chuckle at your Britney discussion. I just didn't want to post something TOO sarcastic on the off chance there actually was a Britney scent by that name.

Oh, I can't do unpleasant... Actually I had sampled the original EdV, but bought the concentree (blind) and like it so much less. Sprayed maybe twice, but it's such a tiny bottle and I bought it just for the free shipping... Waiting for something to happen - maybe it mellows out, maybe I layer it, maybe I learn to like it, who knows?

And as for ol' BS, well, that sort of truth Never gets spoken in the marketing world. That's the sort of thing that gets image people disappeared. Actually, if I were more timely with the pop culture references, I would have chosen "Paint a Vulgar Picture" by the Smiths instead of "Pathetique".
post #161 of 20758
Thread Starter 
I am continuing my covert olfactory assault on unsuspecting NYC commuters with Montale Royal Auod today. It is gentler and sweeter than Aoud Cuir D'Arabie and so far I have not observed people running away from me screaming.

post #162 of 20758
I received a present yesterday and it came in a white box. It's Bond No. 9's Nouveau Bowary today! I'm still getting used to it--- it's suppose to have Indonesian Patchouli but not smelling it yet.
post #163 of 20758
yes, its a tie with CreedGITor MI
and Dolce Gabanna PH gets a mention, I just don't wear it much anymore.
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
Strangely enough, of all of my fragrances, it's always Terre that gets the most compliments. Creed... never. MPG or L'artisan... never. Montale... never. All of those cost two or three times as much as the Terre, but inevitably complete strangers will come up to me and tell me how good I smell with it on.

Unfortunately, it isn't personally one of my favorites, so I don't wear it that much (unless I'm going to an outdoor party or a meeting or something).

Do you get more compliments with Terre than with your other scents, designprof?
post #164 of 20758
I mistakenly picked up a bottle of Au de Grey Flannel thinking it was the original. Tried it out today and it's much lighter/crisp. It's not bad at all, and will be using it as my work/school fragrance for a while. Even though the weather has dipped a lot lately, and it's probably much more of a spring/summer scent than an autumn scent.
post #165 of 20758
You mean Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel?
If so, I put some on the other day in a fit of nostalgia, my wife hated it immediately...ooops
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