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SOTD - Bois de Cedrat

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It looks like I get compliments on Patchouli Imperial about as much as on Coromandel. Which is a lot.
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Have you ever tried Santa Maria Novella's Nostalgia? Leather and gasoline and axle grease to my nose.
Never heard of it or the house before.

Reflection Man as SotE. Vanilla. Musc. Ylang-ylang and such. Woods. Pretty good. Slightly feminine, but definitely appropriate for most men.
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What's better coromandel or imperial patchouli? I have coromandel and was thinking of another patchouli fragrance to add to my collection. Today wearing Dior Cuir Cannage.
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^^ They are so close in quality, but I prefer Coromandel by just the tiniest bit.

Have you tried George Sand by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier? It was a limited edition, so it's very rare, but it's a fantastic patchouli that's different enough from Coromandel to warrant adding to your collection.

Nombril Immense by Etat Libre d'Orange is also worth a try. It's much easier to find.
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^^ They are so close in quality, but I prefer Coromandel by just the tiniest bit.

Have you tried George Sand by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier? It was a limited edition, so it's very rare, but it's a fantastic patchouli that's different enough from Coromandel to warrant adding to your collection.

Nombril Immense by Etat Libre d'Orange is also worth a try. It's much easier to find.

Very good suggestion, and it's great to hear Patchouli Imperial is considered on par with Coromandel, which is just a phenomenal fragrance. It's also worth considering getting a small 33 mL bottle of the discontinued, yet inexpensive and easy to find, Balenciaga Pour Homme (with the green marbled plastic cap) - it's just a beautiful, deep, rich, patchouli heavy yet has all its cracks filled in with brilliant perfumery. There's a discussion on Basenotes, involving Luca Turin, where this fragrance has an oud component and no one seems to notice because it is so well-integrated as the patchouli. Brilliant perfumery.
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Wow, I have certainly not noticed oud in Balenciaga pour Homme!
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Have you ever tried Santa Maria Novella's Nostalgia? Leather and gasoline and axle grease to my nose.
Never heard of it or the house before.

Reflection Man as SotE. Vanilla. Musc. Ylang-ylang and such. Woods. Pretty good. Slightly feminine, but definitely appropriate for most men.

When you go to Florence, this must be a place where you visit, and commit at least an hour because it is a church who's ran an apothecary since the Middle Ages and carries a large range they have created over the many years. And I'm pretty sure they are all eau de colognes and all have a a lighter Italian touch compared to French fragrances. My favorite is Tabacco Toscano.
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SOTE is Eau Rose by Diptyque. It's a lovely bright, woody rose with litchi.
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Wearing Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche today. I found a FB of this, in box, in a flea market. It’s not the ideal scent for the wintry weather we’re having, but I am impressed by its longevity, still detectable on wrist after about 12 hours. It had a kind of root smell early on, but that has faded and I’m left with a faint powdery sweetness. When the weather gets better this will see more airtime, I think.
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^ that's one I just never really related to. Seems more like the perfumer's indulgence than something commercial so I'm really surprised it even made it to retail. Basically a dark bitter green rooty smokey plant thing. I never cared for it, although on rare occasions when someone wanted something vetiver like but darker I showed it.
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Bullion. Yummy. Another example of a creamy leather scent. Well blended with the plum.
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Only readers of this thread will appreciate this... but I was recently watching an old re-run of Miami Vice and as Don Johnson gets ready to meet some drug dealer on a sting... he splashes on some Patou Pour Homme. For a corny 80's cop show... they really had some neat stuff.... the Versace alone is worth the price of admission.
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Pre-shower: Balenciaga pour Homme. The opening of this is very juicy, with big citrus notes. But as it develops, it becomes a very dusty and dry patchouli scent. The amber also plays an important role. I'm pretty sure the vanilla is Madagascar vanilla, as it has that characteristic booziness.

SOTD: Oud 27. Because I felt like wearing something funky today.
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Thanks for the reply will check them scents out. I love your avatar bjork is one of my favorite artists. Her favorite songs of mine are come to me, Venus as a boy, birthday, motorcrash, possibly maybe. Scent of the night Al-rehab roses.
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