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I tried Avignon the other day, and I don't see what the fuss is all about. A dry church smell.
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Wearing Iris de Nuit today. Gee, this is disappearing fast on my skin, despite a strong opening. The wife liked it immediately, so I guess it's a keeper despite this.
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Pre-shower: Rochas Femme (vintage)
SOTD: Parure
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Pre-shower: Rochas Femme (vintage)
SOTD: Parure

What is the significance of a pre-shower fragrance? Does it produce notes even after washing?
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Ferragamo Pour Homme

 

Strong at first...  We'll see what gives later......

 

Cheers and Happy Labor Day!  The traffic in my area tomorrow will be horrible.

 

Cheers

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One of the things to remember about Avignon, is WHEN it was made, 2002. Do I think it's unusual, or overly interesting, no, but you have to remember that it was way ahead of the curve. CdG making a whole line of incense, it's sort of their thing (woody incense and avant guard smells) but it's like when Armani did Bois D'Encense, nobody was doing that. We're currently in this whole trend of dry woody incense and oud and stuff but 12 years ago people were still working with 90's gourmands and super androgenous aquatics. So it's sort of a landmark ahead of the curve type scent IMO. Now, sure there are a million 'better' scents, but if they have smelled better than those that came before them, it's because they added notes to the giants before them (Isaac Newton anyone?)
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

What is the significance of a pre-shower fragrance? Does it produce notes even after washing?

Just gives me an opportunity to wear a few different scents per day. I put one on right when I wake up. When I take my shower it washes off and I put on a new one.

SOTE is Datura Noir. I've got a cold, and so I'm smelling this one differently from the way I usually do. It smells sickly sweet to me. It's always got a heliotrope and coconut sweetness, but it seems unusually sweet tonight.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Just gives me an opportunity to wear a few different scents per day. I put one on right when I wake up. When I take my shower it washes off and I put on a new one.

We need a thread FAQ with L’Inc’s answer to this question; he seems to get asked it every second week.

Got an invite to the Amouage Journey launch here on Thursday. Anybody tried this yet? Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

We need a thread FAQ with L’Inc’s answer to this question; he seems to get asked it every second week.

Got an invite to the Amouage Journey launch here on Thursday. Anybody tried this yet? Thoughts?

Not yet, so please report back.

I remember your boozehound streak and your love for Frapin Speakeasy etc. Just wondering whether you have tried Guerlain Homme Intense? Another mojito inspired fragrance.

Today, I tried Guerlain L'Homme Ideal from a sample. I cannot even remember my impression of the notes. Kinda disappointing from Guerlain.

Tonight, TF Tobacco Oud. Impression of sour tobacco with lots of smoke. As stated before, Slumberhouse Jeke is way better and cheaper too, if you can find it....
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Today: Amouage Jubilation XXV
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Amouage Fate Man. This is cuminy immortelle goodness.
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

One of the things to remember about Avignon, is WHEN it was made, 2002. Do I think it's unusual, or overly interesting, no, but you have to remember that it was way ahead of the curve. CdG making a whole line of incense, it's sort of their thing (woody incense and avant guard smells) but it's like when Armani did Bois D'Encense, nobody was doing that. We're currently in this whole trend of dry woody incense and oud and stuff but 12 years ago people were still working with 90's gourmands and super androgenous aquatics. So it's sort of a landmark ahead of the curve type scent IMO. Now, sure there are a million 'better' scents, but if they have smelled better than those that came before them, it's because they added notes to the giants before them (Isaac Newton anyone?)

The fragrance is just too dry for me and not very complex, linear church smell. Have you also tried CDG Jaisalmer?
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As for Amouage, I wasn't even that impressed with Homage (only Amouage I tried) I seem to be the only one though but I just didn't care for it. It seemed all kinds of ingredients just thrown in together, a citrusy frankincense with a little rose? What's the deal here?
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Portrait of a Lady today. I'm trying this again to see if I should go for a full (very expensive) bottle. My wife hated it the second she smelt it, which reduces the attractions of a FB a bit.
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Got my three sample scents from Lucky Scent today. Really fast shipping! I chose free shipping and it got here in 3 business days. Not bad.

As for the scents, MDCI Chypre Palatin ranks as my favorite, Penhaligons Sartorial as second, and FRANK No. 2 as dead last. Didn't enjoy FRANK No. 2 much at all, actually.

Thanks for the MDCI rec L'inc, it's powdery indeed! Just what I was looking for.
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