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post #23521 of 25695
SL Arabie. Smells like heavily spice fruit cake, strong and lasts well. For the cold weather, I think, and maybe not a regular candidate for the office. Fine on casual days, which at my new job is pretty much every day.
post #23522 of 25695
My SOTD is Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage. This scent reminds me a lot of Creed Spice & Wood, particularly in the dry down. I like S&W a bit better because of its fruit notes, so B d'O will not find a place in my collection despite being one of the better Malles I've smelled.
post #23523 of 25695
Today I am wearing Onda.
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post #23525 of 25695
For the warmer weather today I wore Terre d'Hermes. It reminded me of golfing as I think I wore it every golf outing last summer.
post #23526 of 25695
Ha, damn. He's in Toronto to boot! Looks like someone already bought the set.
post #23527 of 25695
I probably would have gone for it, except I already have a bottle of Jules, and I already went nuts this weekend on rare minis, so I thought enough was enough.

Philosykos today.
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post #23529 of 25695
I think it might be time for a new fragrance review here in SOTD. I just tried Frederic Malle's new Monsieur. It's a patchouli bomb that's reminiscent of Ford's Patchouli Absolu: both feature a refined, dry, streamlined patchouli note. Unfortunately, I don't really like that version of patchouli much at all. Luckily, the sharpness of Monsieur is rounded out in the middle by a pleasant boozy note and later in the drydown by warm vanilla. I like this scent much, much better once it gets past the harsh patchouli opening. But even then, I'm not that big a fan. I don't think this will be a regular in my rotation.

Tomorrow I will probably have a review of another Malle scent. I wonder which one it will be?
post #23530 of 25695
Russian Tea today. I've decided to wear tea fragrances all this week in honour of my mum, who loved a good cuppa.
post #23531 of 25695
My SOTD is Gucci Pour Homme. Nice woody scent that really does smell like pencil shavings. Not worth paying a premium for due to its scarcity, however.
post #23532 of 25695
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Shipping too expensive for me, but could be worth getting onto for USians.


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-cologne-set-RARE-Jean-Patou-pour-homme-Guerlain-Derby-Dior-Jules-/231852115761?hash=item35fb768731:g:U6QAAOSwx-9WyNkd

That was quite the score.
post #23533 of 25695
The Night by Frederic Malle. I blind bought a bottle of this because of all the great reviews on auparfum.com. At the top it's a very dense, dark oud with hell of barnyard facets. To be honest, it's too barnyard for my liking. About an hour or so into the drydown, a bright rose starts to become more prominent. At that point the scent becomes really lovely. (The barnyard elements recede as the scent develops.) By the end, it is actually a little bit reminiscent of POAL, but it takes a very long time to get there.

* The second sentence should not be interpreted as literally true. I purchased a "bottle" of 1/4 ml size.
post #23534 of 25695
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

The Night by Frederic Malle. I blind bought a bottle of this because of all the great reviews on auparfum.com. At the top it's a very dense, dark oud with hell of barnyard facets. To be honest, it's too barnyard for my liking. About an hour or so into the drydown, a bright rose starts to become more prominent. At that point the scent becomes really lovely. (The barnyard elements recede as the scent develops.) By the end, it is actually a little bit reminiscent of POAL, but it takes a very long time to get there.

* The second sentence should not be interpreted as literally true. I purchased a "bottle" of 1/4 ml size.

OK, that disclaimer at the end made me feel better since I said what may be interpreted as a snarky remark about this fragrance a few months ago.
post #23535 of 25695
I tested it out a few times when I was in NYC and they told me it's 60% PaoL and 40% Oud, give or take. Basically a 'masculine' and pumped up version of PoaL. I thought it smelled great, like many Malles, in terms of the quality of the construction, but like many Malles, I didn't find it personally clicked and made me feel like I had to have it. Even if it were the same price as PoaL, I'd still just get a 10ml decant, but considering the cost and limited availability, it's a pass for me.


SOTD (yesterday) was Divine L'Homme Sage. I put it on with some trepidation, expecting that I might have fallen out of love with it but honestly I enjoyed wearing it all day and smelling it still today when I woke up. Wonderful stuff and a pleasure to wear, so this bottle's staying in the collection. Next up is V&R Antidote, which I have next to it and feel like they have some overlap with a bit of a kitchen sink green fruity smokey combo.

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