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There's definitely a poopy note...

That is spot on.

Today, Dior's Eau Savage for evening, after Guerlain's Habit Rouge Legere during the day.
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Versace's The Dreamer
MontBlanc - Presence Cool
Guess Man
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Versace's The Dreamer MontBlanc - Presence Cool Guess Man
"Dreamer," IMHO, is one of the most interesting mainstream/designer scents out there, along with Cuiron, M7, Prada Amber PH, and Gucci PH (the Tom Ford one). I'm not saying I just adore them all, but where most design houses put out the same "fresh/boring" lukewarm stuff just to make quick sales, those have some backbone and are actually very good "Scents."
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there's definitely a poopy note. That is spot on.
Ah yes, the wonderful fecal or "baby shit" note, loved and hated in equal measure but responsible for some of the niftiest stinkers in all of history... Jicky, Bois de Santal, the old Cuir de Russie, too. A lot of people get the poop-note from civet-heavy scents (of which the above all have in abundance), but it seems that civet smells as many different ways as there are people sniffing it... For example, Rose Poivree has civet, but I don't get "baby shit." Jicky, though, is like lavender and baby diapers, to my nose.
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Diptyque "L'Ombre dans l'eau" today.
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Guerlain Homme today!
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Guerlain Homme today!
Is this the new one? IF so, I haven't tried it yet... give us a review... (I LOVE L'instant, so I have high hopes for this one as well)
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Ah yes, the wonderful fecal or "baby shit" note, loved and hated in equal measure but responsible for some of the niftiest stinkers in all of history... Jicky, Bois de Santal, the old Cuir de Russie, too.

A lot of people get the poop-note from civet-heavy scents (of which the above all have in abundance), but it seems that civet smells as many different ways as there are people sniffing it...

For example, Rose Poivree has civet, but I don't get "baby shit." Jicky, though, is like lavender and baby diapers, to my nose.
Another good analysis of shit smells. You are right that the note in Dzing! is nothing like that in Rose Poivree. The latter is civet, which smells of ass. The note in Dzing! is a sweet poopy note that is very different.

Once again, you have also mentioned a few of the scents that are my interest list - namely Jicky and Cuir de Russie. I have tried both as samples in stores and was unimpressed, but I realize that I take a long time to discern what is interesting in a scent and usually need four or five real wearings before its complexities come through. Since Chanel sells Cuir de Russie in only the extra large size and the sales staff at both Bergdorf and Saks are annoying, I will likely get to neither any time soon.
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I sampled L'Artisan Parfumeur's Tea for Two yesterday, and instantly fell in love. Got the 100ml, and it'll be my primary fall scent. The mid notes (I get tobacco and Earl Grey tea) and base notes (honey and vanilla) totally do it for me.
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I think I wore SCS Lavendula Oakmoss this afternoon and currently wear Caldey Island Lavender. It's interesting for a soliflore. There's a bit of raunch that kicks in after 30 minutes or so, which makes it the polar opposite to the SCS from earlier today. Ah well.
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Andree Putman Preparation Parfumee today.
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Since Chanel sells Cuir de Russie in only the extra large size and the sales staff at both Bergdorf and Saks are annoying, I will likely get to neither any time soon.
I've been able to get the EdT in a 100ml size; check the Chanel website as sometimes you can order it directly from them. I got that, Bois des Iles, and Gardenia in the 100ml sizes for around $87 a bottle (but, the last time I ordered was 2-3 years ago). Nevertheless, for full effect, you ought to get the CdR Parfum; it's expensive ($160 or so) and is obviously a smaller size, but it's really quite extraordinary. The actual standout, IMO, on the list I made is Creed's Bois de Santal. It's REALLY hard to find and, AFAIK, only comes in the "Private" collection, but it really is the best, shitty-smelling sandalwood I've found. I miss my bottle terribly and haven't been able to find another... I agree with skipping Bergdorfs or Saks... I'd purchase a lot more fragrance from them if they would teach their SAs not to act like hyper teenagers and treat their customers like complete idiots. I want somebody who knows their stuff or will just leave me alone... they aren't going to sell me a bottle of $230 Creed by telling me, "You know, Jay-Z wears this!!!" Anyway, Anthousa Citrus Sorbet for me today... a very dry, tart citrus that, as I told Dopey, is like Eau Savage without the foul note.
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. . . Nevertheless, for full effect, you ought to get the CdR Parfum; it's expensive ($160 or so) and is obviously a smaller size, but it's really quite extraordinary. The actual standout, IMO, on the list I made is Creed's Bois de Santal. It's REALLY hard to find and, AFAIK, only comes in the "Private" collection, but it really is the best, shitty-smelling sandalwood I've found. I miss my bottle terribly and haven't been able to find another... . . .
The Chanel store in NY carries only 200ml bottles of the EdT, last I checked but I will stop in again this week. If they have the Parfum, I'll buy it on your reference (well yours and a bunch of others, but yours is enough to push me over). Creed is another maker I am in no rush to dive into because of marketing and image issues, but that I consider my problem - if I took enough time to sort through their lineup, method and style I expect I wouldl think about them differently. But now I just think of them as a firm that is pushing dead celebrities on me. And if I come across Bois de Santal, I'll give it a spin. Today - TDC Sel de Vetiver: apart from being my favorite and one of only two scents I like enough to lay down extra supply, it is a reminder of my own learning curve. I disliked it on the first few wearings as I was able to focus only on the obvious opening. With a little wearing experience, I not only came to appreciate the wonderful dry down, but also learned to smell right through the bright grapefruity opening notes to what lay past within and beneath. This awkening will never happen with something I smell only in samples, at least not yet, so serves as a reminder to me not to trust my initial impressions of anything based on only one or two wearings, let alone one or two sprays.
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Today: Kouros Fraicheur, a reminder of why bathing is important.
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Today: Kouros Fraicheur, a reminder of why bathing is important.

Auditioning for Turin's ghostwriter?
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Auditioning for Turin's ghostwriter?

HA! While I love Turin's writing I doubt I will ever be so effortlessly elegant. I did review Giorgio for Men at peredepierre.com, though.
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