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Tubereuse Criminelle

 

 

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I hear it's the Sarrasins of tuberoses.

haha, well, both are indolic, that's for sure.

Tub. Criminelle really hits the rubbery side of tub. Sarrasins, as I recall it, is leather-y, not rubbery.

 

I'd like to try the vintage version of Olene, if I can find it.

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SOTE is Black Rosette by Strange Invisible Perfumes. Okay, I was betricked into thinking this was going to be a lovely rose scent, but I'm here to blow the lid off that scam. Black Rosette is in fact a bitter, minty leather and black tea scent with a little bit of rose peaking through. I do not like this at all.

It's a little bit like Kerosene Whips and Roses, but oddly enough, I like that one quite a bit.
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Blood Oranges by Shay and Blue today
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Divine - L'Homme Sage
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Divine is making a comeback!
You were the one who recommended that one to me L'Inc. I think it's a great underrated scent! My wife has a bottle of L'Infante that's in her regular rotation too.
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I wonder how L'Infante sells for Divine? I don't think it's one of those scents that you love at first smell. It's very demure.
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It's very demure.
I think that's why she likes it as a scent for work. I forget what all she usually wears but L'Infante, FM L'Eau d'Hiver, and KM Paradise Lost are all in the work rotation I think.
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(working through sample pile)

SOTD: Etro Palais Jamais. Hmmm, At first I hated it, now, well I still don't like it but think it's a good creation. What I'm smelling is a dry green woody scent. I feel like I've rubbed my hands on an evergreen tree. It's that green woody smell, a bit menthol/eucalyptus and hints of pine, plus some oakmoss and dry birch tar smoke. There's also some really dry vetiver in here like say Malle's. I'm getting green smokey swirls with black, it's dry and swirling like watercolors. Strange image for this one. Smells like a hike through the woods crunching through green trees. Oh also there's a little candied lime or something in here peaking out now.

now here's where I changed my mind. I think I understand this scent, and can say it's not for my taste, but I know there's a specific group of people who'll go for this. In fact, the more I think about it, it's really a spin on something like Malle VE or the classic 80's aromatic fougeres like Quarom or Paco etc but the big point is it's from ETRO. And once again, I'm going to say that I think Etro, despite recent reformulations which is a real shame, has made some really good scents. They're not Chanel, they're not Dior, etc but they had this exlusive little collection years ago and I think they're quite underrated. I think for them to have made a scent like this was pretty daring at the time and good solid work and if you like smokey piney vetiver type scents, probably worth a sniff. Certainly if you see Etro's line anywhere, give them a smell. I own the Sandalo (warm nutty sawdust sandalwood, vintage is much much better) and am eyeing the Messe de Minuit, but overall I think it's a decent line with some real winners in there and I respect this particular composition for what it is. Not my taste, or even generation honestly, but it's got a place and is a good example of a real idea, so it's not a generic smell they're pumping out, it's a pretty decent line!
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Welp, after watching the "unread post count" in this thread tick to over 2,000, my willpower finally gave out and, against my better judgement, I've picked up a couple samples. More Portrait of a Lady, which smells so good and would be such an irresponsible bottle to buy that I feel guilty using it up but want it all the time; Rose de Nuit, which is really growing on me; and more Coromandel, which, alongside PoaL, is maybe one of the best things I've ever smelled, period. Then I gave in yesterday and ordered a few more (tiny) Lutens samples: Cuir Mauresque, De Profundis, Sarassins, Borneo 1834, and Chene.

That's not really much of a post, but I guess I figured I'd stop by and thank you guys for putting even more stress on my bank account.
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I get lots of compliments on Coromandel. Have you ever tried Patchouli Imperial by Dior? It's another fantastic patchouli, similar in quality to Coromandel.
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Pre-shower: L'homme Sage
SOTD: Ormonde Jayne Ta'if. This is the last of my most recent batch of samples that I'm trying today. Holy Lord, this is amazing! It's a vanilla oriental rose that's almost a gourmand. There's pink pepper and saffron at the top, which gives it some sharpness and tanginess. I am loving this so far.
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No. 19 today.
This, no. 28 and Iris Pallida are getting a work out by me this Spring!
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Armani Code.
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Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
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Today: Laboratorio Olfattivo Nirmal.
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