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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz View Post

The fragrance is just too dry for me and not very complex, linear church smell. Have you also tried CDG Jaisalmer?
I actually only own one, Kyoto, which I find is much warmer and has that coffee accord too. I've been thinking of getting a bottle of Avignon for ages but ultimately have a hunch I'll just do a 20ml of Montale Full Incense instead. I agree it's very dry and simple, so I may even use it for layering and stuff. Have probably sniffed Jaisalmer (the purple writing one right?) but just don't recall. I really need to revisit the whole series actually. Plus Sequoi (red series) is on my retest list too
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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.

still an excellent scent, but note reformulations over the past year or two to comply with IFRA restrictions becoming active as of December this year, so depending on when your sample is from... it'll be a minor variation, but people are talking about it.
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

I actually only own one, Kyoto, which I find is much warmer and has that coffee accord too. I've been thinking of getting a bottle of Avignon for ages but ultimately have a hunch I'll just do a 20ml of Montale Full Incense instead. I agree it's very dry and simple, so I may even use it for layering and stuff. Have probably sniffed Jaisalmer (the purple writing one right?) but just don't recall. I really need to revisit the whole series actually.

Jaisalmer is supposed to be more oriental smelling. They only had Avignon and Kyoto at the store.
Lasting power was rather good though. Frankincense frags are a hit or miss to me, one of the few I like is the discontinued, Gucci pour Homme I, from which I have more then a half a bottle left. But I might sell it seeing the prices they ask for it on the Bay.
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I take back my comment about not liking FRANK No. 2. After spending some more time with it, it's growing on me.

Not gonna lie, when I took my first whiff and immediately didn't like it as much, I still knew there was a chance I could come around to it. Besides, the way it smells from the small sample vial is completely different from how it smells when applied to skin and evolves over the day.

Edit: similarly, really, really liking Chypre Palatin. SO powdery and I love it. L'inc, you nailed it with your recommendation!
Edited by GreenFrog - 9/2/14 at 7:35pm
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^^ Glad you like it!

My SOTE is White Patchouli. My head is stuffed up and I wanted something to clear the pathways of the head, so to speak. I don't think there's a fragrance that I'm more hot and cold on than this one. Sometimes I love it, especially when I get the white floral notes. But other times I find it way too aggressive.
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The SOTD was Satori Iris Homme and this evening I put on one of my night-time long-sleeve tee-shirts and it was still-infused with the Amouage Fate I applied last night, so I decided to layer over that some Cuir Pleine Fleure, which shares the same cumin-like component as the aforementioned Fate.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

^^ Glad you like it!

My SOTE is White Patchouli. My head is stuffed up and I wanted something to clear the pathways of the head, so to speak. I don't think there's a fragrance that I'm more hot and cold on than this one. Sometimes I love it, especially when I get the white floral notes. But other times I find it way too aggressive.

White Patchouli sure smells good on a woman, though. It almost requires tan skin for application and evaporation.
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

still an excellent scent, but note reformulations over the past year or two to comply with IFRA restrictions becoming active as of December this year, so depending on when your sample is from... it'll be a minor variation, but people are talking about it.

Actually my decant is the one I got from you. smile.gif Any idea whether it is the current formulation?
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Welcome to this thread. smile.gif

I've smelled Chromexcel leather several times, and I'd say the best metaphors are: tobacco (fine cigars often, conversely, get compared to leather), but specifically for this leather is the smell of wood/bark and the faintness of petrol, from all the oil they shove in there. Chromexcal and shell cordovan both have this meaty, animalic smell underlying all of it as well.

Thanks HORNS, that's very helpful and exactly what I was looking for. Any scents I can wear that would come close? 

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Wearing Chypre Pallatin and it has a sweet muskiness that actually reminds me of Musc Ravageur.

Do you get this too, l'inc?
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Un Rose de Kandahar today.

When I got home last night, my wife arced up again about PoaL. She says that she can't stand it and it reminds her of deodorant soap. So no full bottle, I guess.
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Actually my decant is the one I got from you. smile.gif Any idea whether it is the current formulation?

hmmm, I can check the PM's but knowing I left the shop about a year and a half ago, plus some more time, I'd say it was about 2 years ago, so in all likelihood, (if there has been a reformulation within the past year) it's the 'original' or older version
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Welcome to this thread. smile.gif


I've smelled Chromexcel leather several times, and I'd say the best metaphors are: tobacco (fine cigars often, conversely, get compared to leather), but specifically for this leather is the smell of wood/bark and the faintness of petrol, from all the oil they shove in there. Chromexcal and shell cordovan both have this meaty, animalic smell underlying all of it as well.
Thanks HORNS, that's very helpful and exactly what I was looking for. Any scents I can wear that would come close? 

You should get a sample of Santa Maria Novella's Nostalgia as well as Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather.
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Wearing Chypre Pallatin and it has a sweet muskiness that actually reminds me of Musc Ravageur.

Do you get this too, l'inc?

I've never picked up any similarities to Musc Ravageur TBH.

I wore PdN New York today. A modern classic.
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SOTE is Aqua Universalis. It's an ideal office scent, very clean with citrus, light white floral notes, and musk.
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SOTE is Interlude. And Reflection. And Fate. And Journey.

Yes, i went to an Amouage function. The Australian launch of Journey, as part of Fashion Week. With a few other people we went through the entire line. Ended up going FB on Journey. Pricey, but they threw in decants of Reflection and Idole EDP, a well as a bottle of Amouage room fragrance, which made the damage easier to wear.
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