Originally Posted by HORNS
M-C, is the book you are referring to worth reading?
I've really only just started it. So read about how various ingredients are sourced and processed. TBH I've flipped through it a few times and it's a lot of eye candy, so I can't say much yet for the content, but I'd say it might even be worth getting (considering it's like $25) because it's a large format book with just beautiful pictures. Maybe for a coffee table or side table or something. And of what little I've read, RD's passion is so obvious. He's a little over the top but I find it inspirational and it makes me want to fall in love with this stuff all over again. So in short, I can't say much yet on the real content, but it's beautiful and isn't that worth the $25? YYMV
Originally Posted by California Dreamer
Just received a whole shed-load of samples from M-C, so lots of new things to try.
Today is Byredo Sunday Cologne.
Originally Posted by justinkapur
How is Byredos Sunday? I have wanted to try it but cant find it at Barneys
Good stuff! Enjoy! I think SC was an attempt to make a modern minimalist-styled EdC along the lines of Aqua Di Parma. It's got a clear citrus, then a bit of spice (sweet anise, maybe nutmeg), and then a sort of woody herbal base. I get some peppery lavender in there too. I think it's pretty decent juice, is it worth their asking price, I'm not completely sold on that one. But adding in price as a factor is a contentious move and I understand why people feel that way.
Originally Posted by Petepan
Le Labo Santal 33 smelled like wood planks in a carpenter's workshop, together with varnish. Intriguing but I do not want to smell like a block of wood. Might work if you layer something on top. But way too pricey if I need to do that.
lol, IIRC this was originally released as Santal 36, the room spray and then
adapted as a fragrance. It's one part spicy wood, and one part Marlboro man. I actually quite like this stuff but I do agree it seems to smell more like a room spray than person scent anyway.
Originally Posted by Petepan
Trying out Tom Ford Oud Wood and Tobacco Vanille today.
Still undecided. Compared to Amouage (especially Memoir and Library Opus II), these are a bit one-dimensional. Not to mention pricey.
Seems like a common "complaint" about the Fords. They're reasonably complex, well blended, last long and project, but overall they just seem a bit too 'simple'. I think it's either a result of the "American" design, in which case it was designed to be that way and criticizing it for that may not make sense, or maybe even based on the intended consumers' tastes. Maybe he knew the people buying it wouldn't want a whole long up and down story a la french and instead just want it to smell 'like that' all the time. Dumber down yo.
Originally Posted by Rambo
The new Killian Forbidden Games. Blerg
huh... I think it's the only one of the new three worth smelling, that being said I don't think it's particularly good/interesting. Though there is some sort of weird note I just can't put my finger on. I think it's a litche skin or something, sort of a nutmeg like dry spicy wood note. You're not missing much.