or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread - Page 147

post #2191 of 25869
creed-santal
post #2192 of 25869
Guerlain Homme today (the one just released). Interesting but will take me some time to figure out. It's much "nicer" than most Guerlains... almost like Guerlain was search for a big hit and made one more pleasant without it's usual quirk or depth. BUT, like I said, I'll have to spend some time with it before making up my mind for sure.
post #2193 of 25869
terre d'hermes
post #2194 of 25869
Returned to the comforting warmth of Chanel Antaeus for a chilly-willy, overcast and wet Wednesday.
post #2195 of 25869
Jicky EdT. Interesting and I like it. It will take a few wearings to get my bearings, but the as-of-today assessment (tried it last night, too) is that it is very similar to Mouchoir de Monsieur and they are close substitutes. There are definitely circumstances where I would prefer Jicky to MdM, but in most of those, I think I would just as soon reach for Chanel's Cuir de Russie.
This is not fixed in stone, and I expect my opinion will continue to develop.
post #2196 of 25869
Opium PH for a wet and ugly morning. I'm happy though because I just made a deal on Basenotes to swap for LV Musk
post #2197 of 25869
Bois du Portugal (Creed) today. Makes one feel like a rich old banker.
post #2198 of 25869
Jicky EdT today, and the opening reminds me of Caldey Island, but where Caldey goes asinic, Jicky adds the vanilla/birch tar. This is quite good but I haven't noticed the diaper note yet.
post #2199 of 25869
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Jicky EdT today, and the opening reminds me of Caldey Island, but where Caldey goes asinic, Jicky adds the vanilla/birch tar. This is quite good but I haven't noticed the diaper note yet.
T, The EdT is tamer than the EdP, but you SHOULD be getting the civet from the start, along with lavender and some muted citrus. You've already got the vanilla down there... but where is teh CIVET???? Maybe the molecules aren't vibrating yet this early in the morning. Nevertheless, everybody's nose catches things differently and if you wear Jicky without getting the poop note... you are missing half the fun! (haha) Jicky haters, though, would say you are blessed!
post #2200 of 25869
Quote:
Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
T,
The EdT is tamer than the EdP, but you SHOULD be getting the civet from the start, along with lavender and some muted citrus. Nevertheless, everybody's nose catches things differently and if you wear Jicky without getting the poop note... you are missing half the fun! (haha) Jicky haters, though, would say you are blessed!

Damnit, I never get the poop notes. Not in Jicky, not in Kouros. What is wrong with me?!?

Also...the question that really keeps me awake at night...Does this mean that I don't smell the poop note but everyone around me does? Or does the poop note just not bloom on my skin?
post #2201 of 25869
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Damnit, I never get the poop notes. Not in Jicky, not in Kouros. What is wrong with me?!? Also...the question that really keeps me awake at night...Does this mean that I don't smell the poop note but everyone around me does? Or does the poop note just not bloom on my skin?
From how 99% of non-hardcore perfume-heads react to Jicky, Kouros, and the Civet monsters, I'd say it's a good bet others ARE getting the poop note and they just don't want to tell you. Another thing, though (which I've discussed before) is that Civet smells VERY different dependent on the scent and with what/how it is blended. It's a weird, foul-smelling chameleon. Sometimes, it smells sharp and sour (the "piss" note), sometimes dark and a little woody/smokey, and sometimes the babyshit/poop note. The Civet I get in Kouros and Rose Poivree, for example, is very different to my nose than the civet I get in Mouchoir, Jicky, or Cuir de Russie. That being said, even if you miss the poop notes, you are probably more attractive to kinky co-workers who like bad smells. You might have secret admirers without even knowing it... but I'm not sure they are the kind of admirers you want. They probably are the kind who buy used underwear on ebay.
post #2202 of 25869
okay, there's something there but I'm not sure what. It's lavender, vanilla, birch tar... baby wipes...slightly dirty but not really fecal. Hmmm.
post #2203 of 25869
Quote:
Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Jicky EdT. Interesting and I like it. It will take a few wearings to get my bearings, but the as-of-today assessment (tried it last night, too) is that it is very similar to Mouchoir de Monsieur and they are close substitutes. There are definitely circumstances where I would prefer Jicky to MdM, but in most of those, I think I would just as soon reach for Chanel's Cuir de Russie. This is not fixed in stone, and I expect my opinion will continue to develop.
Again. View unchanged. I like it, but trying to think about when I would want it instead of MdM or Cuire de Russie. I have a partial answer, though. My wife noticed it this morning and said she liked it. She doesn't like Cuir de Russie very much (or to be precise, she doesn't like its opening, which is the best part; Jicky, or at least the EdT is tamer)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Jicky EdT today, and the opening reminds me of Caldey Island, but where Caldey goes asinic, Jicky adds the vanilla/birch tar. This is quite good but I haven't noticed the diaper note yet.
I get it in the beginning. It is definitely there.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
T, The EdT is tamer than the EdP, but you SHOULD be getting the civet from the start, along with lavender and some muted citrus. You've already got the vanilla down there... but where is teh CIVET???? Maybe the molecules aren't vibrating yet this early in the morning. Nevertheless, everybody's nose catches things differently and if you wear Jicky without getting the poop note... you are missing half the fun! (haha) Jicky haters, though, would say you are blessed!
Same. See above.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Damnit, I never get the poop notes. Not in Jicky, not in Kouros. What is wrong with me?!? Also...the question that really keeps me awake at night...Does this mean that I don't smell the poop note but everyone around me does? Or does the poop note just not bloom on my skin?
Try Chanel's Cuir de Russie. If you miss it there, then you are likely missing it everywhere. In the PP strength, it is really intense.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
From how 99% of non-hardcore perfume-heads react to Jicky, Kouros, and the Civet monsters, I'd say it's a good bet others ARE getting the poop note and they just don't want to tell you. Another thing, though (which I've discussed before) is that Civet smells VERY different dependent on the scent and with what/how it is blended. It's a weird, foul-smelling chameleon. Sometimes, it smells sharp and sour (the "piss" note), sometimes dark and a little woody/smokey, and sometimes the babyshit/poop note. The Civet I get in Kouros and Rose Poivree, for example, is very different to my nose than the civet I get in Mouchoir, Jicky, or Cuir de Russie. That being said, even if you miss the poop notes, you are probably more attractive to kinky co-workers who like bad smells. You might have secret admirers without even knowing it... but I'm not sure they are the kind of admirers you want. They probably are the kind who buy used underwear on ebay.
The only piss/sour civet scent I am familiar with is Rose Poivree, and perhaps also Bandit. Edit: Just noticed that rach2jlc mentioned Rose Poivree, too. That means I am starting to put things in the right place. WooHoo!!
post #2204 of 25869
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
okay, there's something there but I'm not sure what. It's lavender, vanilla, birch tar... baby wipes...slightly dirty but not really fecal. Hmmm.
My family refused to acknowledge Chanel's Cuir de Russie as baby poop. They insist it smells like a Diaper Genie, but the artificial part. Or maybe baby wipes. That tells me that the scent engineers responsible for dealing with real baby poop are employing nasal jujitsu.
post #2205 of 25869
Quote:
Originally Posted by dopey View Post
That means I am starting to put things in the right place. WooHoo!!

Yes, but are you secretly attractive to your kinky coworkers? THIS is the important question.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Health & Body
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread