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SOTD: HdP 1740
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Since I finished my taxes in a timely manner, my wife allowed me to get any fragrance I wanted so I bout a 30 ml bottle of Vol de Nuit Parfum. The people at Neiman Marcus here in San Francisco are STELLAR in their customer service. They had to order the bottle, and because of that they gave me a bottle of Guerlain Voile de Poudre Home Fragrance and then a shit-ton of samples:

Derby
Mochoir de Monsieur

Ramon Monegal Dry Wood
Ramon Monegal Mon Patchouly
Ramon Monegal Umbra
Ramon Monegal Kiss My Name
Ramon Monegal Pure Mariposa
Tom Ford Italian Cypress
Dior Cologne Royale
Dior Vetiver
Dior Granville
Dior Leather Oud

These Dior samples are awesome because they are 7.5 ml and come in a cardboard tube. I'm very close to purchasing the Leather Oud.

My wife ended up purchasing a bottle of Jour d'Hermes for herself. Slowly, s l o w l w y she's coming around.
Huh, I thought the Italian Cypress was exclusive to their Milan boutique. Maybe they're going to make it a standard PB? I like it quite a bit.

Dunno.

This morning: Mochoir de Monsieur.
This afternoon: Dior Vetiver.
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2013 today. Wearing Prada No. 3 - Cuir Ambre.

BOO!
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BOO!
Your thoughts on 1932?
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Fougere Marine for a nice sunny day today
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Your thoughts on 1932?

It as absolutely in line with the aesthetic of the Les Exclusifs collection. It is refined, demure, and obviously high quality. I'm not a big fan of the opening, to be honest. Although not mentioned in the official notes I've seen, I'm sure there's iris along with soapy aldehydes. It's just a touch more bitter than I like. But once the top passes, I like it quite a lot. The heart is floral, emphasizing jasmine and rose. (More jasmine than rose, IMO.) The base is a touch sweeter, with some soft ambery notes. There's also a touch of sandalwood, but not enough that I would characterize it as a woody fragrance.

Anyone who likes 31 Rue Cambon or Bois des Iles, or maybe even Bel Respiro should give this a try.
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SOTD: creed royal oud
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Your thoughts on 1932?

It as absolutely in line with the aesthetic of the Les Exclusifs collection. It is refined, demure, and obviously high quality. I'm not a big fan of the opening, to be honest. Although not mentioned in the official notes I've seen, I'm sure there's iris along with soapy aldehydes. It's just a touch more bitter than I like. But once the top passes, I like it quite a lot. The heart is floral, emphasizing jasmine and rose. (More jasmine than rose, IMO.) The base is a touch sweeter, with some soft ambery notes. There's also a touch of sandalwood, but not enough that I would characterize it as a woody fragrance.

Anyone who likes 31 Rue Cambon or Bois des Iles, or maybe even Bel Respiro should give this a try.

This review makes me very excited.

L'Inc, I wore Dior Vetiver on my arm last night and really liked the whole development - I think you've talked about liking it before and me being lukewarm about it. I have put it on my "purchase" list.
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This review makes me very excited.

L'Inc, I wore Dior Vetiver on my arm last night and really liked the whole development - I think you've talked about liking it before and me being lukewarm about it. I have put it on my "purchase" list.

Wow, that's a big turnaround! What changed?

Speaking of vetivers, I tried Le Labo Vetiver 46 at the Le Labo counter at Saks (Houston) the other day. I wasn't a big fan at first, but throughout the day I found myself enjoying it more and more. It's strongly masculine, with a smoky, somewhat rough feel, but it's also nicely rounded out with some ambery notes. I won't be buying a whole bottle, but I could imagine getting a decant at some point.

EDIT: I applied some 1932 again this morning, and I'm not finding the opening quite as bitter as I did last time. There's a sweetness at the top that I'd missed when I wore it yesterday. Still find it quite soapy and aldehydic, reminiscent at least a little bit of the opening of Chanel No. 5.
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I let the vetiver dry down over several hours and found it to be similar in its woodiness to Sycomore (just slightly) but it along with the green notes in the beginning, minus the soapiness that is found in Guerlain's, made me realize what a good scent this is.
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Hermes L'Ambre des Merveilles

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Memo - Luxor Oud

Sahara Noir will be released in Germany this autumn. frown.gif
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Memo - Luxor Oud

Sahara Noir will be released in Germany this autumn. frown.gif

How are you liking Luxor Oud? The first few times I tried it, I didn't get it at all. It just smelled like a standard fruity floral. After a few wears, I suddenly had a Gestalt switch and started picking up on facets I had completely missed.

I talked with TF reps at both Saks and Neimans, and neither even knew what I was talking about when I mentioned Sahara Noir. I sure hope the release date is not autumn in the US!
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How are you liking Luxor Oud? The first few times I tried it, I didn't get it at all. It just smelled like a standard fruity floral. After a few wears, I suddenly had a Gestalt switch and started picking up on facets I had completely missed.

I talked with TF reps at both Saks and Neimans, and neither even knew what I was talking about when I mentioned Sahara Noir. I sure hope the release date is not autumn in the US!
The opening was weird. Smelled almost like those artificial peach/maracuya flavourings. Fortunately, the smell disappeared rather quickly and more woodiness/oudiness kicked in. It's a difficult to grasp fragrance, much like Quartier Latin, but the later stages became quite pleasant. I guess, like you said, this needs a few wearings to better understand it.
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Amyris (MFK) for me today. I got a sample at Neimans, which I'm trying out for the first time.
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