Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread - Page 1237
Still having trouble finding that summer fresh scent that will last on my skin. I love GIT, but (if i'm honest with myself), it honestly does not last more than 3-4 hours max on my skin.
As alternatives i have tried Neroli Portofino, which I revisited recently and did not care for it long term. Pour Monsieur, which i liked, but too smokey for the Florida sun. So i plan to look at some Aqua di Parma and Guerlain alternatives. Wish me luck...
MFK: Aqua Universalis Forte, Absolue Pour Le Matin and 754 are perfume grade summer scents.
Atelier Cologne: Grand Neroli and Trefle Pur are also higher concentration absolue.
AdP Blue Mediterrano line is nice, but they are not as long lasting as the above stuff.
Hope this helps.
SOTD: Aqua Vitae
I agree with L'Inc's rec. Un Jardin Sur Le Toit is excellent. I also get decent longevity out of Dior - Eau Sauvage. And Frédéric Malle - French Lover/Lys Méditerannée are both excellent, though maybe too floral to your taste. Géranium pour Monsieur might also be worth a try (also by F.M.).
You could try CdG - Odeur 53 (or was it 71?!).
Edited by b1os - 2/20/14 at 10:37pm
Its Tobacco Day. As I mentioned, I started with Tabac Aurea and wore 2 sprays all day at the office. I like the scent very much, but wanted to see if I could get a full day out of it worn at Workplace (2 sprays) levels. I did. Its a winner. Buying a bottle this weekend.
Got home and put Volutes EdT on the other arm, another winner, just to provide contrast and help me better define two scents I really like. Dang, its good!
Pressing my luck, tonight after dinner, I scrubbed what was left of Tabac Aurea on my left wing and sprayed Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, a frag I have been avoiding. I confess I expected to dislike it, despite the tobacco component, because I thought it would be too vanilla and too sweet. It wasn't. I found the opening very unusual, not at all what I expected. I don't get any tobacco in the opening at all--but rather a tangy, minty, spicy something. With a not cloying layer of vanilla underneath. AFter 45 minutes or so, that super tangy note subsides a bit making way for what I do recognize as a green cigar leaf note. Strange. In a good way. Anyway, its bright, spicy, green, lefty, almost citric, and surprising, AND, importantly, not cloying. Seems like a bit of a projection beast, however. Not sure I'd ever chance it at work, but TFTV is a nice scent indeed.
3 for 3 with tabac today.