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post #23176 of 26116
Today I'm wearing Amouage Jubilation XXV for men.
post #23177 of 26116
I am wearing one of the most popular fragrances in fragrancery: Coromandel by Chanel.
post #23178 of 26116
Stinking effing hot on the weekend, making Geoffrey's 29C effort pathetic: 38C and 40C (it got up to 43.7C a little further away from the river). I wore Amouage Silver, both because of the weather, and for a very special occasion: we went to a 100th birthday party. Birthday cards from the Queen, the Prime Minister, and all. BIG party.

Today the weather is just a tad more civilised; back to the low 30s. I chose Acqua di Biella No 1. I guess this is a relatively undistinguished cologne, but I don't mind it as an alternative to something like AdP. I got a FB cheap at a sale, and it gets a regular outing.
post #23179 of 26116
SOTE is Vero Kiki edp. These Veros have really grown on me. I appreciated their artistry at first, but I'm coming more and more to actually enjoy them. Every once in a while I find myself craving them. Kiki is so strange: it's a very sharp lavender, but blended with a funky passionfruit and a sweet, round note that fragrantica tells me is caramel.
post #23180 of 26116
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

SOTE is Vero Kiki edp. These Veros have really grown on me. I appreciated their artistry at first, but I'm coming more and more to actually enjoy them. Every once in a while I find myself craving them. Kiki is so strange: it's a very sharp lavender, but blended with a funky passionfruit and a sweet, round note that fragrantica tells me is caramel.

I can't imagine anyone loving Vero's works at first sniff.

Today I'm wearing La Via del Profumo Mecca Balsam.
post #23181 of 26116
still working through the collection, I'm at the stinky stuff now. Yesterday was Dior's Leather Oud. Sweet stinky leather and smokey wood. A little offensive (yay!) but so well composed I have to like it. Pretty sure I'll keep this bottle.

Today it's Nasomatto Black Afgano, which despite all the talk of hash/marijuana etc, I don't really get any of that. I mean it's sweet smokey oily and green, yes, but I don't feel like a druggie. I also find this one doesn't have much projection at all. Wears nicely, but doesn't push much past a skin scent. Hmmm, this one's on the maybe to sell list.
post #23182 of 26116
I actually really liked Vero Rubj at first, but its pretty powerful so I made the mistake of too much for the day.
post #23183 of 26116
Pre-shower: Neroli Portofino. I know this has always been one of Tom Ford's best sellers, but I've never gotten excited about it at all.
SOTD: Venetian Bergamot.
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I tend to agree with you about Neroli Portofino. I mean it's nothing 'impressive', if anything it's rather simple but high quality. I think it's best merits are that it's agreeable, so it's easy to wear and enjoyed by most smelling it. Lasting as long as can be expected for the style and uses high quality ingredients and has decent projection but nothing offensive. Basically it's high quality and rather benign, which for many customers is the perfect thing. Plus those pretty blue bottles look great on the shelf, so there's that haaa.
post #23185 of 26116
SOTE is Jardin du Nil (Maître Parfumeur et Gantier). This starts off very "challenging," with a note reminiscent of sweaty socks. I like challenging notes, but I can't say that I like that. But once the sweaty sock note disappears (about five minutes in), it becomes a beautiful minty geranium and rose scent. Speaking of geranium scents, I like this much better than Geranium pour Monsieur, probably because of the rose.

EDIT: I agree about the TF PB blue bottles. They really do look great. Unfortunately, I don't especially like any of the scents that come in those bottles!
post #23186 of 26116
YSL Pour Homme for me today. Not the vintage, but still OK for a cheapie. Nice lemon and spice opening, pretty good sillage, lasted through the working day on a very hot day.
post #23187 of 26116
I've found with most 'good' french perfume, like say old Guerlains and MPG as the main example here, it's like they are ok with making a really rough opening if you can just give it time to settle in after a few minutes but I think those sort of scents were really designed for a different type of buyer, a more sophisticated buyer who knew to trust the brand and the scent and perfumer and let it go on an adventure. Noawadays it's all about top loading and great openings which usually degenerate into crap. I think if consumers in any industry were better educated and respected the art form more, everyone would be better off. It's like people who think soft jeans, soft leather, etc are 'better' than stiff ones that really break in and are more durable. They're in it for the now and not only don't expect much later, don't even know there's supposed to be a later. Recraftable shoes, what's that? You keep your jeans longer than 6 months? Ew this perfume you just sprayed doesn't smell good, give me the next one. Le sigh.
post #23188 of 26116
I think that the biggest shift in my experience of perfume was learning to wait out the opening. Brash, aldehydic, sharp, cacophonous openings are hallmarks of many of my favorite scents, mostly classics, but I don't think I tolerated any of them when I first discovered fragrances. I think this is why citrus based scents remain so popular - the opening is predictably familiar.
post #23189 of 26116
Trying out new samples today.

Pre-shower: Amouage Epic Woman. Unlike most of you guys, I almost always start with the feminine Amouages and then make my way to the masculines. I'm a big fan of this one, based on one wearing. It opens up with pink pepper and warm spices. I'm not a fan of pink pepper, as it tends to overpower the other notes, but thankfully that phase of the scent doesn't last all that long. It dries down to a beautiful, bright, sweet rose that's actually a little bit reminiscent of Lyric Woman.

SOTD: L'Orpheline by Serge Lutens. DO NOT LIKE! This opens with a really unpleasant, headache-inducing cedar note. (I don't tolerate cedar very well unless it's way in the background. It is definitely not in the background here.) After the initial cedar phase, I detected a similarity to another fragrance that I did not like at all. For a couple of hours I tried to figure it out, but I couldn't place it. Finally I realized that it reminded me of M/Mink. It's the incense note that accounts for the similarity. This will probably not get repeated wears.
post #23190 of 26116
Today is Helmut Lang EDC (earlier version). Didn't really notice it that much, although it held up all day. It's dried down to a musky sandalwood, so I guess Helmut's BF must be a tree (if rumours of this frag's origin are true).
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