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London.
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retried Slumberhouse Sova last night. my god, that's so weird. i can still smell it on me now sometimes and it's pretty unwelcome.
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SOTD is Creed Baie de Genievre. I'm smelling a very clean barbershop-like scent, somewhat similar to YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme and MFK Masculin Pluriel.
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Today I'm wearing Rien. Man, this is a pissy scent and it's amazing that it works so well.
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retried Slumberhouse Sova last night. my god, that's so weird. i can still smell it on me now sometimes and it's pretty unwelcome.

I have a sample of this and all I smell is stewed fruit (prunes?) and old bananas. It's not unpleasant, but it is a little weird. Like much niche, I think it's worth sniffing to know that someone out there can make this sort of smell, but not something I'd wear more than the one time from my sample. Same with Pear & Olive IMO.
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I have a sample of this and all I smell is stewed fruit (prunes?) and old bananas. It's not unpleasant, but it is a little weird. Like much niche, I think it's worth sniffing to know that someone out there can make this sort of smell, but not something I'd wear more than the one time from my sample. Same with Pear & Olive IMO.

yeah i'll never finish my pear and olive sample.
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So much pain right now... I've never dropped or broken any of my bottles, this was a first, and one helluva way to start. Sigh, this was so hard to find and cost me dearly. I feel like crying.


Oh man I'm crying with you
post #23078 of 25723
Today is Malle L'eau d'Hiver. On me this is a powdery floral. Not my favourite Malle, but I don't regret the decant that I got of it.
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Haven't worn Diorella for a few months and gave it a spin today. Couldn't stop sniffing. It's wonderful to enjoy something superlative and still be surprised by how wonderful it is. If you like Eau Sauvage, I think you'd love it. It has less of the pissy hay note and more rich fruit, but still that wonderful crisp funk. Longevity is also much better (alas, Eau Sauvage and its older cousin Eau Fraiche disappear on me pretty fast).
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Pre-shower: Une Fleur de Chanel. I blind bought a bottle of this and spent a "pretty penny" (lot of money) doing so. Fact is, it's just a mediocre floral bouquet with a sharp, green opening.
SOTD: Fumerie Turque. It's a sweet, honeyed tobacco. Some days I love it and some days I just find it to be okay. I loved it today.
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Pre-shower: Une Fleur de Chanel. I blind bought a bottle of this and spent a "pretty penny" (lot of money) doing so. Fact is, it's just a mediocre floral bouquet with a sharp, green opening.

White-topped EdT?

Mediocre it is. Same with Gardenia. Strong, fruity florals very contemporary in flavor. Not bad if you like that (and it's cheap), but not worth the extra $$$. In the long run, worth it just to tell yourself you tried it... but like a lot of those rare OOP juices... not really worth the effort. Just stick with what you like.
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^^ Yup, that's the one. I had never even heard of that scent until I discovered it by accident while I was looking for information on Malle's Une Fleur de Cassie. I got really excited at the prospect of trying this secret Chanel that had only been on the market for about a year. When I found a bottle, I couldn't resist buying it.
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Haven't worn Diorella for a few months and gave it a spin today. Couldn't stop sniffing. It's wonderful to enjoy something superlative and still be surprised by how wonderful it is. If you like Eau Sauvage, I think you'd love it. It has less of the pissy hay note and more rich fruit, but still that wonderful crisp funk. Longevity is also much better (alas, Eau Sauvage and its older cousin Eau Fraiche disappear on me pretty fast).


Is the new stuff still good or do you have an old bottle? I've been wanting to get a bottle of this but I didn't know if it was worth seeking out an older bottle.
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I have both the new and old. What I wore yesterday was the new.

Purists on the perfume boards will have hysterics, but IMHO the new one isn't bad as far as reformulations go. I find a lot of the negativity overblown; or, if not that, maybe that when reviewers try things side by side it's hardly an objective comparison. They already love the original and have a negative impression of "corporate" parfumery... so like seeing a color transfer of their favorite B&W movie... sometimes they just go out of their way to hate it.

And, given the susceptibility of Diorella's all-important crisp top fruity/citrus notes to degrade in vintage juice, coupled with the ridiculous pricing of vintage, I'd just buy the new.

I don't hold this view with all reformulations, of course; Diorella now is definitely not the 2000 "reimagining" of L'interdit that was an entirely different scent. Nor is it the current thin, pissy water of Givenchy Gentleman where the old was thick, boozy, and rich. You'll see in the new Diorella all of what made the original fun, and also how it fits into the DNA of Roudnitska's scent development.

And, weirdly, most online discount retailers are charging more for it than Dior itself is doing (even on ebay it's usually $100+ for the same bottle; straight from Dior it's $98 with free shipping). I guess the aftermarket sellers are banking on the fact that some customers must not know it's currently in production?
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I will keep the Roudnitska theme going:

Pre-shower is Rochas Femme (vintage pdt). This is a classic chypre with a huge dose of oakmoss. It opens up with a fairly dense, rich plum note (although the oakmoss is there right from the outset too). As it dries down, the floral notes become more prominent. The amber also moves more to the forefront, which helps to make this scent, which is not at all "easy," a little more approachable.

SOTD: Rochas Femme (new formulation). Of course this lacks a lot of the mossiness of the original, but it's still definitely a chypre. What hits you first is the big dose of cumin. There's also the classic Rochas Femme rich fruitiness, but the main impression you get in the newer formulation is that of a warm, spicy, comforting scent.
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