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post #17236 of 19075
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Byredo Green today. It's effing freezing again here, so maybe not the best choice.

What is petit grain supposed to smell like BTW? It's the main note of Green's opening apparently, and I have no idea what it is.

It's that sharp, bracing, somewhat citrusy note at the top. Honestly, to me Byredo Green ought to be called Byredo Musk. It's got such an overdose of laundry musk that it makes me queasy.
post #17237 of 19075
Thaks; that makes a lot of sense. It certainly doesn't smell like a green scent now, a couple of hours after applying. I am getting a musk scent which reminds me of candy; the Musk Stick lollies we had as kids smelt a bit like this.
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in my experience, petit-grain has a bitter green somewhat sharp watery quality. It adds a sharp greeness like a leafy stalky angle that accentuates 'freshness'. Doesn't last a whole while.

I really dislike green sort of scents, particularly things like Carnal Flower, or any sort of Galbanum like in Bois D'Orage / French Lover, and yet I have a few that are exactly that like MMM Untitled and (decant) of Byredo Green. I also passionately dislike violets (damn you Grey Flannel for making me gag). But yet there's something quite refreshing about Byredo's Green. It also has some herbs like sage or something, a bit of florals, and then as mentioned, it dries down to a sort of soapy musk.


SOTD - Penhaligon's Sartoriale. Quite nice. fresh clean soapy, definitely refined and very wearable. Minimal sillage but good longevity.



Question - I own Reflection Man and MDCI Invasian Barbare... in my head I lump those two together with scents like APOM and Sartoriale, all based on a sort of white soapy floral powdery sort of combo... How would you guys describe the differences between these 4 and if I own the first two, is it redundant to have either of the last two? Any other rec's along these lines? (eg I own Rive Gauche PH but there's a stack of spices alongside the barbershop stuff so I don't put it with these guys)
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

in my experience, petit-grain has a bitter green somewhat sharp watery quality. It adds a sharp greeness like a leafy stalky angle that accentuates 'freshness'. Doesn't last a whole while.

I agree with Master-Classter here - petit-grain is somewhat reminiscent of the floral neroli/orange flower smell, but with a leafy and stemmy component since it does indeed come from the leaves of the bitter orange tree. Any citrus leaf will remind you of that. It's used in classic Eau de Colognes and prominent in the mid notes.

Today: Dior Vetiver.
post #17240 of 19075
Thanks guys, very informative.

Not smelling anything but musk lollies now. It's pink, not Green.
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SOTD: Frapin 1270

post #17242 of 19075
Today: Vol de Nuit
post #17243 of 19075
I've been sampling Tilda Swinton Like This and find it to be one of the most unique fragrances in recent memory. VERY well made.
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the name alone sounds interesting Horns, will google it later on.

 

SoTD: Creed Original Santal

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SOTD: Keiko Mecheri Genie des Bois. Not lasting as long on me as I'd hoped.
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Tilda Swinton Like This is fantastic, especially for fall.

I'm wearing Opone today. The tie I wore today had roses on it, so I thought I should wear a rose scent to go with it.
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Tonight, I sprayed on an old scent that instantly transported me back to the era of massive shoulder pads and big hairdo, when girls just want to have fun, and boy bands wear makeup and sport gelled spiky hair, singing about girls on film and some snake, a time when greed was good and Foster beer will rule the world.

Guilty: Drakkar Noir
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seeking a rec of similar to Knize 10 but slightly less petroly, slightly more spicey.

post #17249 of 19075
I got YSL Rive Gauche and L'homme Libre this week. Any fans?
post #17250 of 19075
Giving Andy Tauer's une rose chyprée a go this evening. Seriously good juice.
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