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post #15661 of 19914
Off topic: has anyone noticed how quickly and easily members of Basenotes are banned? I see a long-time member who is banned and then investigate their posting history and see no reason why it's done.

Dicktures???
post #15662 of 19914
Yes, I've definitely noticed that. They moderate with a very heavy hand there. I post very differently over there because I'm worried someone will take a post the wrong way and I'll be banned. It's really ridiculous.
post #15663 of 19914
Yeah, there's not a lot of critical thinking over there and I want to call people out for being idiots but it would be the proverbial turd in a punchbowl.
post #15664 of 19914
I am in Louve for the evening hours.
post #15665 of 19914
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Yes, I've definitely noticed that. They moderate with a very heavy hand there. I post very differently over there because I'm worried someone will take a post the wrong way and I'll be banned. It's really ridiculous.

Grant, et al are probably trigger-shy with all the down-time they've had in recent months. FWIW, I've not peeked in BN in years. I read it as a very acquisition-oriented board and cut my participation when i stopped buying scents (well, slowed it down). I've done the same with a few FB groups, too.

yesterday: Live Jazz
Today: not sure yet
Tomorrow: Pour Monsieur (new job!)
post #15666 of 19914
SOTD: Aventus

What are some spring/summer recommendations?

I'm sort of regretting I got rid of TdH last Fall now. And I like VIW but I won't buy a frag that has poor longevity and stays close to the skin.
post #15667 of 19914
Today: Dior Homme.

I'm surprised to be seeing a similarity with the l'Homme de Coeur I wore yesterday, but with a creamier, more vanillic opening. I never really liked this, but I'm trying to push myself into experiencing more gourmand-y fragrances. Something about smelling like a cookie seems boring to me, but I think the iris in this takes it in a slightly different direction. Whether that's far enough remains to be seen.

Winterbourne: I'm looking at springing for the Chanel Eau de Cologne from the Les Exclusifs line later this summer. It's a bright, sophisticated and classic lemony citrus eau de cologne; "sporty" but refreshingly plain-spoken as well (if a perfume can be plain-spoken...)

Alternately, I think Master-Classter might have still have a bottle of Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta he's willing to part with. It's got a nice orangey/bergamot/citrus opening, with an interesting musky (and I think a bit powdery) dry down. It seems old world to me; sophisticated but a but louche as well. It's a good deal, so you should PM him for more info if it sounds interesting.

Of course there are many more that other SF members with more experience can point you toward—
post #15668 of 19914
Tilleul by Parfums d'Orsay, today.
post #15669 of 19914
This morning: Diptyque Volutes, which happens to smell a lot like Dior Homme to me as well.
post #15670 of 19914
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

This morning: Diptyque Volutes, which happens to smell a lot like Dior Homme to me as well.

really??? puzzled.gif

Will have to check if it's Volutes or something else I was sniffing.

ETA: Volutes Edp from a sample Rambro sent. Maybe it's the drydown that throws me: Dior Homme consistently goes to Cocoa Puffs + lipstick after a few hours or a good run.
post #15671 of 19914
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Tilleul by Parfums d'Orsay, today.

This one is a scrubber on me, unfortunately. For whatever reason, fragrances that feature linden as a prominent note give me headaches. (The same is true for Zeta by Tauer.)

Pre-shower: L'Ombre Fauve. Trying this for the first time today. This is a very pleasant amber and patchouli scent. I get more patchouli than other reviewers seem to get. At the top, it's bitter and somewhat animalic, but it dries down to a more powdery amber. It also seems to become smokier as it dries down. I like it a lot, although it's not really a great spring/summer scent.

SOTD: Chasse aux Papillons. This is perfect for spring and summer. (Yes, it does have some linden, but to my nose it's the tuberose and orange blossom that dominate.)
post #15672 of 19914
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

This morning: Diptyque Volutes, which happens to smell a lot like Dior Homme to me as well.

really??? puzzled.gif

Will have to check if it's Volutes or something else I was sniffing.

ETA: Volutes Edp from a sample Rambro sent. Maybe it's the drydown that throws me: Dior Homme consistently goes to Cocoa Puffs + lipstick after a few hours or a good run.

Sorry, I'm talking about the EdT instead of the EdP. I was testing both last night on blotters and found the EdT to be drier in the beginning and more like the Dior Homme. I also had a sample of DH and sprayed it on a blotter last night as well.
post #15673 of 19914
Amouage Ciel today.
post #15674 of 19914
Armani Code today.
post #15675 of 19914
Today: Dior Leather Oud - some musty, dirty shit right here. It is a smell I'd imagine Viking Berserkers smelling like after getting off their long boats and ready to crack some skulls open.
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