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rach, when was the last time you were in Japan? Random question, unlike the other statements I've made toward you recently.

Hadn't really thought about it since you asked... and as I do the math, I'm a little surprised to find it's been well more than a year. Time flies when you're busy (can't say "fun"), but hey, a man's gotta eat.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

rach, when was the last time you were in Japan? Random question, unlike the other statements I've made toward you recently.

Hadn't really thought about it since you asked... and as I do the math, I'm a little surprised to find it's been well more than a year. Time flies when you're busy (can't say "fun"), but hey, a man's gotta eat.

If you haven't given it much thought, then I'm to assume you haven't given any thought on when to go back?
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If you haven't given it much thought, then I'm to assume you haven't given any thought on when to go back?

I doubt I'll go back to LIVE for more than a few months at a time (or at least not until Japan changes its laws so I can have a spousal visa there).

For a vacation/visit probably next spring if we can swing it. I don't really have a Japan-centered research project going now so it's not so easy to swing travel budgets through school. And with a Japanese significant other, going back and forth for two on our own dime can get a little pricey unless it's something important. I'm Prof Fab, not Baron von Fab. wink.gif
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I'm just Baron.

Aromatics Elixir tonight.
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SOTE is Amber Absolute. IMO this is the king of the amber scents. It's a big, boozy, smoky, rich amber with frankincense. There are lots of people online who insist that TF Sahara Noir is similar to this, but they are "bearing false witness" so to speak.
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Caron Pour Un Homme (sample courtesy of @Master-Classter). As most will know here, it's one of those classic Mediterranean scents: start off all lavender and lemon, followed by a bit of clary sage and rosemary, and then slowly eases off into a smooth and soft vanilla. Some people say it's just soapy, but I think it's quite subtle and perfect for a warm summer day.

 

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I doubt I'll go back to LIVE for more than a few months at a time (or at least not until Japan changes its laws so I can have a spousal visa there).

For a vacation/visit probably next spring if we can swing it. I don't really have a Japan-centered research project going now so it's not so easy to swing travel budgets through school. And with a Japanese significant other, going back and forth for two on our own dime can get a little pricey unless it's something important. I'm Prof Fab, not Baron von Fab. wink.gif

 

We've just come back from a year in Japan which effectively ends my most recent research... my wife is also Japanese, but yes, once you add a kid into the equation, the price of back-and-forward really starts to get prohibitive...

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Originally Posted by Connor Rowe01 View Post

Has anyone tried using the company Scent Trunk? Saw something about them, they give you samples of cologne for the month.  Seems interesting and something I am going to try, but just was wondering if any of you guys had success with them? Thanks!

It doesn't look like they have a very good selection of fragrances. Moreover, I would much rather choose for myself which fragrances to sample. With online decanters like STC and TPC, I don't see much to recommend Scent Trunk, to be completely honest.
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Don't worry; it's like riding a ........bicycle.


They also make a good face powder to combat afternoon oiliness.

Do you have Cuir de Russie?

China has a terrible selection of fine and niche scents. The best one can get are Aqua di Parma or Hermes which are respectable but completely unexciting. Everything is of course overtaxed,

I buy 80-90% of grooming products and perfumes overseas and then have them shipped over here. In fact I just bought a bottle of Kilian's "Straight to Heaven" in the U.S.
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

I doubt I'll go back to LIVE for more than a few months at a time (or at least not until Japan changes its laws so I can have a spousal visa there).

For a vacation/visit probably next spring if we can swing it. I don't really have a Japan-centered research project going now so it's not so easy to swing travel budgets through school. And with a Japanese significant other, going back and forth for two on our own dime can get a little pricey unless it's something important. I'm Prof Fab, not Baron von Fab. wink.gif

You should visit China if not just to see what kind of a divergent society they've created from the same establishments and artistic, social traditions. Plus the intrusion of the urban Soviet Socialist system on what been pre-49 still feudal/imperial cities excepting Shanghai.
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I wouldn't call Hermès and AdP unexciting. Perfecting a certain kind of scent (or at least coming close to perfection) doesn't warant the label boring.

I've worn Les Zazous today. Starts of borderline feminine, imo, but gets more masculine over time. Will have to wear it once or twice more to get a better opinion.
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They also make a good face powder to combat afternoon oiliness.
Do you have Cuir de Russie?
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CdR is perhaps my favorite of all Chanels. I've long since used up my stash, though, and so have been without for a long time. I managed to find no19, n22, n5, even Gardenia and Une Fleur in some neat old parfumeries around Japan... but they never had CdR. My guess is because it's so wonderfully foul. The Japanese tend to hate civety pouder sort of stinkers; Jicky I never could find either (though Mitsouko I found quite easily).
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You should visit China if not just to see what kind of a divergent society they've created from the same establishments and artistic, social traditions. Plus the intrusion of the urban Soviet Socialist system on what been pre-49 still feudal/imperial cities excepting Shanghai.

It's definitely on my list; for as many times as I visited or lived in Japan I'm a little surprised I never actually visited China. But, then again, my Japan time was never as a vacation and always for work, so the chance to travel around Asia really never presented itself.
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

I doubt I'll go back to LIVE for more than a few months at a time (or at least not until Japan changes its laws so I can have a spousal visa there).

For a vacation/visit probably next spring if we can swing it. I don't really have a Japan-centered research project going now so it's not so easy to swing travel budgets through school. And with a Japanese significant other, going back and forth for two on our own dime can get a little pricey unless it's something important. I'm Prof Fab, not Baron von Fab. wink.gif

You should visit St. Louis some time just see what kind of society we've been able to build from the traditions of Budweiser and frozen custard and Provel.
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You should visit St. Louis some time just see what kind of society we've been able to build from the traditions of Budweiser and frozen custard and Provel.

Can we take the walking tour of the fine parfumeries of East St. Louis?
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Egoiste today.
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You should visit St. Louis some time just see what kind of society we've been able to build from the traditions of Budweiser and frozen custard and Provel.

Can we take the walking tour of the fine parfumeries of East St. Louis?

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