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Poive Piquant today
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I wore Rose de Nuit today.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

That's a well-curated selection of bottles you have. Concerning your likes and dislikes, some fragrances that come to mind that I think you should try would be Yohji Homme, and it was currently re-released but I love the anise in the original release.
A tobacco-smelling fragrance, but does not follow the annoying convention that it has to smell like sweet pipe tobacco, is Yosh Sombre Negre. This one smells like fine cured cigarette or cigar tobacco.

Thanks! I haven't tried either of those. I'll add 'em to my next decant order. Wearing Habit Rouge tonight.
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This evening I put on some of this and find it to be an amazingly current scent - it could be easily a creation from Histoires de Parfums. It is a patchouli bomb, but absolutely not in a hippie way but in an oriental way, with a smoothness reminiscent of Coromandel but with a baking spice and even incense halo. I would describe it as a very comforting scent, as well as sophisticated in the way these inherently heavy components have been deftly blended.

Also, this can be still bought at a very good price even though it's been discontinued.

Agreed...I think it's an amazingly smooth and comforting smell as well (even with that sharp patchouli opening—) Funny, HdP is one of the few current lines that I really enjoy, but interestingly, I've been drawn to vintage fragrances much more over the last few months.

I can't remember if you said you tried Patou Pour Homme, but that's another old-school fragrance that knocks me down. It's beautifully balanced, and has a really interesting green pepperish opening, that makes it seem almost gourmand-y. I am seriously coveting a bottle and I just finished my sample, so if anyone wants to go in on a split, I'm down...

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Is this the one you're talking about? http://www.basenotes.net/products/balenciaga-pour-home

Think I skipped over trying this one in the past due to the lavender note but some high praise there, particularly as a boozey scent, and from you guys if that's the one you're referring too.

Funny, I don't get an especially strong lavender presence in this (but I don't get much lavender in many traditional fougères, anyway...) shog[1].gif

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Pre-shower: Ungaro II. Haven't worn this in a while.

What is your impression of this? This is one of the older fragrances that I'm interested in checking out...


Scents of the week: Guerlain Vetiver, HdP 1828, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, Timbuktu, Sycomore, Eau de Rochas, Habit Rouge
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What is your impression of this? This is one of the older fragrances that I'm interested in checking out...

I don't know if you've ever tried Jicky, but Ungaro II is like a modernized version of that. It's citrusy at the top and, like Jicky, has a prominent lavender note. Also like Jicky, civet plays a big role, but it's not nearly as strong and fecal as the civet in Jicky. It dries down sweet with vanilla, but it is aromatic throughout the life of the scent.

My SOTE tonight is Feminite du Bois.
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I don't know if you've ever tried Jicky, but Ungaro II is like a modernized version of that. It's citrusy at the top and, like Jicky, has a prominent lavender note. Also like Jicky, civet plays a big role, but it's not nearly as strong and fecal as the civet in Jicky. It dries down sweet with vanilla, but it is aromatic throughout the life of the scent.

Thanks—I think I remember reading somewhere that it's on the Jicky side of the equation. I'm not a fan of big civet notes overall, but since Jicky is on the edge for me, Ungaro II might be fine. I'm imagining it as funkier Pour Un Homme de Caron with more citrus at the opening...?

Predicted (But Not Ensured) SOTD: This is the last day of an intensive two-week food photo shoot, so in celebration I may just wear Balenciaga Pour Homme...
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I am wearing Balenciaga pour Homme today. (I pronounce it "Balenthiaga," which I think is correct.)
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I am wearing Balenciaga pour Homme today. (I pronounce it "Balenthiaga," which I think is correct.)

Nice. I manned up and (very gingerly) put some on as well. The dry down is reaaaally good...
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Today: Lumiere Blanche - speaking of anise, this has a little dab of it at first as well.
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Nice. I manned up and (very gingerly) put some on as well. The dry down is reaaaally good...

My favorite part is actually the top, with that wonderful lime note. The patchouli, which becomes really prominent in the dry down, is quite sweet, which I think makes it a little less offensive to others than it might otherwise be.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

My favorite part is actually the top, with that wonderful lime note. The patchouli, which becomes really prominent in the dry down, is quite sweet, which I think makes it a little less offensive to others than it might otherwise be.

Interesting, I'll look out for a lime note in the opening next time. I mostly get a bitterness that I recognize from my vaguely hippie early college days. It does get sweeter and softer in the dry down, which is probably the patchouli now that I think of it...

SOTE: Vintage Vol de Nuit extrait (I accidentally got some on my hand this morning and it kept calling to me all day, so I had to follow through when I got home...few things are as creepy as catching a grown man smelling his fingers.)
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Terre de Selment today
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Bergamote 22 today.
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Today: Voyage d'Hermes Parfum
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This evening: Vetiver 46. I really like Le Labo. They're too goddamn expensive but they are very well made with obviously high quality ingredients. Cuir 28 should actually be the vetiver fragrance, though.
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