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post #18316 of 21240
Tonight: Parfumerie Generale Iris Oriental.

Re: Hermessence Collection - the only one I'd consider buying is Vetiver Tonka.
post #18317 of 21240
L'Incandescent, I think it may have to do with skin chemistry too. The big no no for my skin are rose (turns to a sailva scent), vetiver (turns rancid), cumin (armpits) and one other i cannot remember. For example, i found the opening of Guerlain 68 to be simply stunning, and it was great until the spices started asserting themselves. Same experience with Memo Moon Fever, until the vetiver appeared.

I mentioned the Hermessence line as a comparison to the TF lines as these are two i have recently examined. None except TF Champaca and Hermes Osmonthe were close to making FB shortlist. I have not tried Violet Blonde, Sahara Noir and Moss Breches yet. Dont really like amber styled fragrances, and Santal Blush did not leave much of an impression.

The line that I like the most at present is MFK. Only Amyris Homme i cannot wear because the drydown turns me off despite the usual scintillating headnotes. I even liked the Absolue Pour Le Soir.
And the rose in Lumiere Noir only turns rancid right at the very end.

Also like the IUNX line except that none of them last for any half decent level of time, except Splash Forte.

Any fans of saffron here? Recent memorable fragrance is Saffran Troublant by L'Artisan. If only someone can confirm whether Giacobetti was really the nose behind this.
post #18318 of 21240
Safran Troublant is a really nice scent, IMO. I've never heard anyone other than Giocobetti named as the perfumer for this one.

I'm a big fan of the saffron/rose accord--for example in Opone by Diptyque, Dark Rose by C&S, and Rose Oud (by Kilian).

Of all the notes I'm aware of that are used in perfumery, rose is by far my favorite.
post #18319 of 21240
The most unusual note i have encountered so far is shiso leaves in De Bachmakov. One of my friends is of Vietnamese descent, and their family uses shiso leaves in their food. So instead of Russian steppes, the image evoked in my head was Vietnamese home made cuisine.

Having mentioned unusual, I have not tried any ELDO yet, and still plucking up my nerve to get near Secretions Magnifique.
post #18320 of 21240
Speaking of ELDO, Encens et Bubblegum is my SOTE.
post #18321 of 21240
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

The most unusual note i have encountered so far is shiso leaves in De Bachmakov. One of my friends is of Vietnamese descent, and their family uses shiso leaves in their food. So instead of Russian steppes, the image evoked in my head was Vietnamese home made cuisine.

Having mentioned unusual, I have not tried any ELDO yet, and still plucking up my nerve to get near Secretions Magnifique.

I love shiso as a fragrance. And as far as trying out ELd'O for the first time, I'd try something beside Secretions at first.
post #18322 of 21240
Today: Silver Mountain Water

This morning I tried on Byredo's 1996 Inez & Vinoodh, which I rather like. Lots of evergreen that is quite long-lasting in the beginning (over an hour) but then becomes a little richer and complex. Those who like Tom Ford's Italian Cypress might want to give this a sniff.
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Safran Troublant is a really nice scent, IMO. I've never heard anyone other than Giocobetti named as the perfumer for this one.

I'm a big fan of the saffron/rose accord--for example in Opone by Diptyque, Dark Rose by C&S, and Rose Oud (by Kilian).

Of all the notes I'm aware of that are used in perfumery, rose is by far my favorite.

How do you like Neila Vermeer  Mohur? The rose-saffron-sandalwood combo. Am trying that one today.  The sandalwood note is quite nice, and the sandalwood+safran in it reminds me of Safran Troublant. Not sure I care for the rose note in this one though--smells like fruit juice to me.

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The most unusual note i have encountered so far is shiso leaves in De Bachmakov. 

Do you like DeBachmakov, pete? That's been on my list to try for a while.

post #18325 of 21240
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Tonight: Parfumerie Generale Iris Oriental.

Re: Hermessence Collection - the only one I'd consider buying is Vetiver Tonka.

Have you tried Iris Ukiyoe'? I think that one is terrific. The iris note in it is good, but I also get daffodils (narcissus) from this perfume, big time. Not all daffodils are fragrant, but those that are…wow! One of my favorite garden scents. Iris Ukiyoe nails fragrant daffodils perfectly.  I also get early blooming magnolia from it.  IU is on my buy list.

 

I have been looking for Rose Ikebana and Osmanthe Yunnan to try, also.

post #18326 of 21240
Rose Ikebana is a lovely fresh and a bit timid rose, IIRC. Liked it a lot. If you like rose but don't like wearing opulent rose fragrances, it's worth checking out.
post #18327 of 21240
Philosykos today.
post #18328 of 21240
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Do you like DeBachmakov, pete? That's been on my list to try for a while.

I think it is very well done and pretty unique, but i have not tried it on skin, so i still do not know how it will turn out on my skin. I am really partial towards green scents though.
post #18329 of 21240
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This morning I tried on Byredo's 1996 Inez & Vinoodh, which I rather like. Lots of evergreen that is quite long-lasting in the beginning (over an hour) but then becomes a little richer and complex. Those who like Tom Ford's Italian Cypress might want to give this a sniff.

I feel like I'm the only person in perfume world who doesn't really enjoy 1996.
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How do you like Neila Vermeer  Mohur? The rose-saffron-sandalwood combo. Am trying that one today.  The sandalwood note is quite nice, and the sandalwood+safran in it reminds me of Safran Troublant. Not sure I care for the rose note in this one though--smells like fruit juice to me.

That's been on my to-try list, but I haven't done it yet. I have to say, I'm not nuts about fruity roses though. (That's what I was complaining about the other day with litchi.)

I am wearing TF Noir today.
post #18330 of 21240

Scent of Saturday Night:

Amber Absolute. Wow, the praise for this one is certainly justified!  Awesome scent.:worship2:

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