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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.

Good review. Femme is an interesting addition to the Roudie DNA. Very early in his career, along with Diorama.

I'll join you spritzing just before bedtime.

In the morning, maybe I'll do Moustache.
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SOTD today was Etrog from Arquiste. This is a citrus/wood formulation, which is not bad for a spring day. The citrus dominates at the outset but it is more about the woods in the drydown, which hangs about quite well.

Tonight was a really special occasion for me; my eldest boy turned 30. (Christ I feel old typing that). So for something really special, SOTE was Envy for Men.
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Wearing Floris Santal with a flannel sport coat on a crisp, fall day in New York.

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Today is Creed MI. I quite like this one for a sunny day; it's pretty unobtrusive but lasts well enough.
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Pre-shower: La Fin du Monde. I am going to fess up I am constantly underestimating this scent. The reason is that my perception is affected by the marketing. The bottle has the radiation symbol on it and the advertising copy makes it sound like like it has something to do with doomsday scenarios and whatnot. But really this is just a nicely crafted, pleasant bright iris scent (a bit like Dior Homme), but with a touch of metallic gunpowder and rounded out with a bit of styrax. This would be perfectly at home in Dior's Collection Privée. In fact, from now on I'm going to try to imagine it in one of those bottles rather than in the Etat Libre bottle with the radiation symbol.

SOTD: Rubj edp. The very opening is a bit much for my taste (big, funky passionfruit note), but within a few minutes after application it becomes a very beautiful, warm, somewhat high-pitched floral. Cuminphobes might be put off by this scent, but I am a cuminphile and so I love it. Whenever I wear this I find myself sniffing my wrist quite a lot.
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Pre-shower: Jasmin et Cigarette. This is a fantastic scent whose name pretty well captures what it is. This is just the kind of scent that niche houses exist to produce.

SOTD: Dries van Noten. I warm, spicy, woody scent with a touch of patchouli. People complain sometimes about how linear this is, but it smells great and that's what matters most IMO.
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Mugler Cologne today. This is full-on soap, but a very refreshing one. Along with Monsieur Balmain and Eau de Rochas, I reckon this is one of the best-value summer scents around.
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SOTE is Nin-Shar by Jul et Mad. It's a rose/oud accord, but it's unlike any other rose/oud accord I've ever smelled. The opening is rosy and boozy and fairly sweet. The oud is present from the beginning, but it never overpowers the other notes. As I've mentioned multiple times, I'm a very big fan of this house.
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As I've mentioned multiple times, I'm a very big fan of this house.

I find their prices just downright scary.
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As a man of wealth and fortune, I do not even think of such things as price. (Not literally true.)

I am wearing TF Velvet Orchid. I was disappointed the very first time I tried this, but now I love it.
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From great value summer scents to er, not so much: Ciel pour Homme. I find this one all over the place, frankly. It's essentially a lightish lavender but it dries down to some sort of faint fruity smell, which I guess is peach. I think if I was reaching for a summer frag from this house I'd choose Reflection, but really Amouage is all about cold weather incensey scents for me: Epic, Memoir, Lyric and the like.
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Sotd amouage beloved man
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^^ What do you think of it? I'm a fan of much of the Amouage lineup, but I haven't tried that one yet.

SOTD: TF Arabian Wood. It seems like I'm the only person in the online fragrance world who has a strongly positive opinion of this one. It's a beautiful, bright floral with rose in the forefront. The top is too sharp and green for my liking (it's similar to Chanel No. 19), but that aspect disappears quickly.

SOTE: L'Artisan Rose Privée. First time trying this. I didn't check who the perfumer was before I ordered this, but as soon as I applied it I knew it was Bertrand Duchaufour. He really has a signature style. This openings up with a really surprising citrusy note, which I don't like a lot. That disappears soon enough, making way for another surprise: a minty, earthy basil. The main player in this, of course, is rose. It's not a plush, velvety rose, but a lighter, brighter rose. My favorite part, though, is a hint of lilac that starts to come out in the middle of the drydown. It really softens this scent, which is otherwise a bit rough for my taste. (I experience basil as a prickly note, sort of like violet leaf.)
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^^ What do you think of it? I'm a fan of much of the Amouage lineup, but I haven't tried that one yet.

SOTD: TF Arabian Wood. It seems like I'm the only person in the online fragrance world who has a strongly positive opinion of this one. It's a beautiful, bright floral with rose in the forefront. The top is too sharp and green for my liking (it's similar to Chanel No. 19), but that aspect disappears quickly.

SOTE: L'Artisan Rose Privée. First time trying this. I didn't check who the perfumer was before I ordered this, but as soon as I applied it I knew it was Bertrand Duchaufour. He really has a signature style. This openings up with a really surprising citrusy note, which I don't like a lot. That disappears soon enough, making way for another surprise: a minty, earthy basil. The main player in this, of course, is rose. It's not a plush, velvety rose, but a lighter, brighter rose. My favorite part, though, is a hint of lilac that starts to come out in the middle of the drydown. It really softens this scent, which is otherwise a bit rough for my taste. (I experience basil as a prickly note, sort of like violet leaf.)

Still testing it out right now but so far I like it a lot...it does not have the traditional amouage DNA of the deep rresinous spiced infused incense character (interlude, memoir, jubilation, and epic) but it still smells very good. It actually smells like it could be made by creed, and if in that case would actually be one the best in creed's fragrance lineup..Beloved has a very masculine and luxurious feel to it... It has the vibe of a very good old school fougiere, however it is very well blended and complex without being avante garde, too daring, and weird... It is very wearable(cooler weather only), versatile, and most of all, the scent trail it leaves is behind is amazing...it has the potential for major compliments. As far as projection and longevity, still to be determined...
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DS & Durga Italian Citrus.
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