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post #22966 of 25695
Mugler Cologne today,
Anyone done a side by side with Creeds Vetiver?
post #22967 of 25695
I have a general scent memory for those two and my impression is yes there's a similarity in terms of the green soapyness but they have different textures. The MC is more lime green and white with a thick blobby texture, simple composition etc. The Creed is more green, it's harder sharper and there's more forrest green and charcoal in there. I think it's more hard flat layers and has more moves. Just a general scent memory. Same way that GIT and Cool Water get compared, I mean they are in the same general style and share 'accord' names but transition very differently. That being said, years ago when nobody was doing Creed splits and there weren't many grey market dealers, I bought the Mugler for my collection. What would I do now? Ignoring price, brand, etc, just for the smell, I think the Creed is better, and at split prices it's worth picking up 30-50ml.
post #22968 of 25695
Pre-shower: Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger. If you've never smelled this, just imagine what it would smell like if Serge Lutens did an orange blossom scent. That's what this smells like. (I'm pretty sure it's my favorite orange blossom.)

SOTD: Lyric Woman.
post #22969 of 25695
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Pre-shower: Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger. If you've never smelled this, just imagine what it would smell like if Serge Lutens did an orange blossom scent. That's what this smells like. (I'm pretty sure it's my favorite orange blossom.)

SOTD: Lyric Woman.

Fleurs d'Oranger is a very good fragrance and I have to agree with you that it is one of the best of its genre out there. The last time I smelled it, it was noticeably indolic, which I like in any fragrance that focuses on white flowers to make them more realistic.
post #22970 of 25695
Bought Silver Mountain Water today, so wearing that.
Doesnt seem to last very long on me though
post #22971 of 25695
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Originally Posted by FlyingLotus View Post

Bought Silver Mountain Water today, so wearing that.
Doesnt seem to last very long on me though

To me, this is the best Creed fragrance available and the one that deserved my monies. My bottle lasts a good twelve hours on me though.

Today, I'm wearing Diptyque L'eau de L'eau - this bottle is a decant that I got from my Dad who bought it back in 2009 and I haven't worn it for about three years. It's as good as I remember. It has an eau de cologne structure but with more citrus peel than neroli, and it has a prominent rose geranium note which, combined with the prominent clove note, reminds me of an old-fashioned potpourri. I find it perfect for these warm Autumn days.
post #22972 of 25695
My favorite Creeds are Fantasia de Fleurs and Acier Aluminium. Fantasia is a soapy (ambergris) rose, and definitely on the feminine side. Acier is unlike anything else in the Creed lineup. It's a sweet, dried fruit scent that is somehow classically masculine. People describe it as having a banana note at the top, and I can definitely get what they're referring to.

SOTE is Eau de Protection (formerly Rossy de Palma). It's a gingery rose. Despite the floral notes, I don't think it reads especially feminine. But I am not always the best judge of that.
post #22973 of 25695
Sampling two barbershop scents today -- MFK Pluriel Masculin on my left arm and YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme on my right. Both are perfectly pleasant, but nothing I would rush out to buy.
post #22974 of 25695
Portrait of a Lady today.

I just read that Malle will soon be releasing a fragrance called Monsieur, which is supposed to be a masculine counterpart to POAL. That seems very strange to me for two reasons. First, POAL doesn't seem the least bit feminine to me, to where it would need a masculine counterpart. And second, the notes look quite different except for the patchouli, so it's not obvious why it would be a "counterpart."
post #22975 of 25695
Even more strange about this whole masculine equivalent to Portrait of a Lady is that the perfumer of the former, Ropion, is not the creator in the Monsieur. This is also the issue with me - Portrait of a Lady is one of the top five fragrances of all time for me, so it's doubtful that I will see any kind of improvement.
post #22976 of 25695
I wonder if it's marketing: maybe there are lots of men who are wary of buying a scent called Portrait of a Lady, but could be convinced to by its "counterpart," which has an obviously masculine name.
post #22977 of 25695
Allure Homme Sport today. As a "sport" flanker this is not a bad effort really, although I could wish for greater longevity.
post #22978 of 25695
Today, I'm wearing Pascal Morabito Or Black. I love bitter fragrances, while mostly shying away from anything with sweetness, and man this stuff is bitter. I love it.
post #22979 of 25695
A sample of TF Oud Fleur from @Master-Classter Its ok to me. Nice but not great. TF makes better stuff imo including a couple more samples I have waiting...
post #22980 of 25695
Was just testing it last night and chatting with someone about it. We both agreed that one has a bit of an offputting opening, weird pimentos and musky poopy flowers, but after a few hours it dries down into a more earthy mellow dark wood and spice floral, almost a bit like the Tobacco Oud I think.

Smelled a whole stack of (old) samples yesterday and the two that are still standing out in my mind were MFK APOM and Malle Dries. Something about those two that I want to keep smelling. Also Guerlain Songe D'un Bois D'Ete
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