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post #18406 of 20306

Cool weather here today so rocking Slumberhouse Baque.

 

Take a break from fragrances and gutted that I missed the limited edition slumberhouse offering :(

post #18407 of 20306
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Horns, Do you prefer it to the Not Concentree?

I do. I received a bottle as a senior in high school and have considered it my first love of fragrances. I have strong memories of it coming up from my chest, while in college in a classroom, when I have a panic moment and my body heated up, but the scent of this was beautiful and made it all worthwhile.
post #18408 of 20306
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I do. I received a bottle as a senior in high school and have considered it my first love of fragrances. I have strong memories of it coming up from my chest, while in college in a classroom, when I have a panic moment and my body heated up, but the scent of this was beautiful and made it all worthwhile.

Nice! I will try it. I have Chanel PM and CPM vintage, which would be in any Top 10 list I made. Look forward to trying the Concentrée.

 

For me today, its SL Fille en Aiguilles. I am very enthusiastic about the pine+incense accord. Am a little less so about the SL Arabie-esque fruit mix on top, but none the less enjoy the total composition.

post #18409 of 20306
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Cool weather here today so rocking Slumberhouse Baque.

 

Take a break from fragrances and gutted that I missed the limited edition slumberhouse offering :(

Hi Osiris. I have been looking high and low for Bacque. How do you like it? What are the notes you get from it?

post #18410 of 20306
Rose Oud is what I am wearing today.

EDIT: Sometimes I like to read reviews at Fragrantica, just to see how they match up with my experience. I should stop doing that. Either the average reviewer there has a very bad nose or else they're getting counterfeit versions of the fragrances, because what they say has hardly any relation to what I experience when I smell the fragrances. I read that this doesn't have any oud smell at all, it's just a rose soliflore, and it smells like a cheap Bed Bath and Beyond product.
Edited by L'Incandescent - 2/9/14 at 1:48pm
post #18411 of 20306
Today: L'Occitane Vetyver for a foggy, rainy day. I have a bottle of the "vintage", because it was discontinued and then re-released, but the current one is true to the old one and is a wonderful study of vetiver without it being front-and-center like many if not most of vetiver fragrances. It's a very warm, cozy take on vetiver.
post #18412 of 20306
Philosykos
post #18413 of 20306
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Today: L'Occitane Vetyver for a foggy, rainy day. I have a bottle of the "vintage", because it was discontinued and then re-released, but the current one is true to the old one and is a wonderful study of vetiver without it being front-and-center like many if not most of vetiver fragrances. It's a very warm, cozy take on vetiver.

Yes, I like it too. L'Occi Vet is not the most vetiver-y vetiver, but is a very nice mix of zingy notes on top and more rich woody notes right after/under.

 

HOme tonight after an unexpected absence (finally got power back at my house, after 5 days), I went right for the Profumi del Forte Versillia Vintage Ambra Mediterrenea.

 

Annnnddd, its yet another captivating amber. I have not yet tried an amber I disliked, so take what follows with a few grains of salt.

 

This one is a bit different than the other ambers I have tried and enjoyed in the last several months. From the PdF, I get a sweet amber/benzoin + a distinct petrol/leather note + orange blossom. Sound weird? It isn't weird at all, its a beautiful blend.  Of course, it helps that I really like all three of the above components.

 

Over at BN this one is flagged as a very macho amber. Not sure about that, but it is very beautiful and different from the several other quality scents crowding the Amber Category. Terrific, really.

 

Have a great week all.

post #18414 of 20306

Today, back to old trusty- Egoiste.

post #18415 of 20306
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HOme tonight after an unexpected absence (finally got power back at my house, after 5 days), I went right for the Profumi del Forte Versillia Vintage Ambra Mediterrenea.

I really enjoy this one a lot too. One thing I wish fragrance websites were better at, though, is distinguishing amber from ambergris. For some reason, they class them all together as amber scents. Ambra Mediterranea really features ambergris. I think it's the ambergris that gives this one whatever "macho" qualities it might have. (Of course ambergris doesn't automatically read masculine--think for example of Creed's Fleurs de Bulgarie where it comes off as soapy--but often the note imparts a sharpness to the scent that suggests masculinity.)
post #18416 of 20306
Cologne du 68 today.

Yesterday I sniffed the Nasomatto line at a local perfumer. I think I'd get the sack if I wore Black Afghano to work, so that's out. I enjoyed Duro but found it a bit full-on. The new Pardon was interesting, with a hefty bitter chocolate note in with some woods and a hint of rose to civilise it a bit. I could see myself wearing this a lot in winter but sheesh, it's $230 for 30ml. eek.gif
post #18417 of 20306

Wore NdN today, think im going to relegate this to cool weather evening wear, just don't like it during the day although its not winter either, the weather definitely plays a role in my ideal perception of a fragrance and the optimum occasion to wear them. 

 

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Cologne du 68 today.

Yesterday I sniffed the Nasomatto line at a local perfumer. I think I'd get the sack if I wore Black Afghano to work, so that's out. I enjoyed Duro but found it a bit full-on. The new Pardon was interesting, with a hefty bitter chocolate note in with some woods and a hint of rose to civilise it a bit. I could see myself wearing this a lot in winter but sheesh, it's $230 for 30ml. eek.gif

 

Its not one of my common go to fragrances, truthfully I associate it more with being a winter fragrance but its among one of the more unique fragrances I have and have tried -  although the same could be said about most of slumberhouse I guess. Anyway I get faint boozy notes, spices and the faintest hints of apricot. It goes on a bit strong but settles down very quickly into a nice mellow vibe. Solid longevity (again pretty common trait to most SH sans sona/sana et al ) I use a light touch and get whiffs of it all throughout the day.

 

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Hi Osiris. I have been looking high and low for Bacque. How do you like it? What are the notes you get from it?

 

love black afgano, its not a fragrance you would wear with a suit and tie but a very light spray is fantastic during the winter. PG Coze' shares a couple of the core ingredients but in a much more refined and elegant manner. Pardon would be worth it if it had the staying power of BG or Duro but too ephemeral, are better of just layering lidge (imo).

post #18418 of 20306
First time around the block today with Yohji Homme. So far so good.
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First time around the block today with Yohji Homme. So far so good.

Current formulation?
post #18420 of 20306
Today: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme - a very cozy scent which, according to Fragrantica, is heavy on the cocoa but I don't get a gourmand aspect at all. It's just a very cozy scent.
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