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post #23536 of 26120
L'homme sage is one of those scents I really like but have a very hard time wearing. That may have changed, as I've gotten more comfortable with louder fragrances, but from my memories, it's always fatigued my nose during the course of the day. I still have quite a bit left in my decant so maybe I'll try this one soon.

I wore Ambre Sultan yesterday. I've been wearing this pretty often lately, and maybe it's a good example of what I was just talking about. I've always loved it, but now it also feels easy to wear, even on a warm day like yesterday. I think this is the one Lutens oriental that I'll buy a full bottle of once my decant runs dry.
post #23537 of 26120
Dior Gris Montaigne. It's a sharp patchouli and rose scent with a pleasantly rendered bergamot. As it dries down it becomes a bit more ambery. This has always been in the category of scents I like a lot, but just a little bit less than the scents I have in my top tier.
post #23538 of 26120
So I did go ahead and wear L'homme sage and it's still a tough wear for me. I'm not sure what note it is that bothers me - the lychee maybe, or the styrax (I don't know what that smells like so just guessing). It's the sweet, sharp note that's present at the opening and for me, inever seems to quiet down or go away to any degree. It seems very loud to me, such that I feel self conscious wearing this in public.
post #23539 of 26120
Yesterday I had Silver Mountain Water for tea. Today is Oolang Infini. Goodness this is weak; I can barely tell that I've got perfume on at all.
post #23540 of 26120
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Yesterday I had Silver Mountain Water for tea. Today is Oolang Infini. Goodness this is weak; I can barely tell that I've got perfume on at all.

I tried a sample of SMW when I took Mrs GF to dinner for her birthday last month was disappointed as about a hour after I sprayed it on it had dissipated leaving nothing behind.
post #23541 of 26120
I remain convinced that Creeds are actually good solid scents, BUT only in the heat. Any sort of cool weather or dry skin and they're gone. I think they really need hot radiating skin to bloom.

Re: L'Homme Sage, huh, I had never thought of it as a particularly large projection scent, I mean certainly present but not loud. Maybe I was gassing everyone out and didn't know it! I think what held me back on this one was a certain raw sharp smoke note that bore through my nose and into my brain, but I've come 'round on it now. I find it a nice balance of a sweet fruitiness with a smokey side, almost like a predecessor to Aventus in a way.

Re: Ambre Sultan, I believe you can find these off eBay and fragrancenet for pretty cheap, like $70-90, maybe even with further coupons applied. I never really liked this one, having found the green bay leaf accord throws me off, plus I found it dried down too powdery. I do love Amber though and own Tom Ford Amber Absolute, Armani Privee Ambre Soie, Hermessence Ambre Narguile, Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche, MPG Ambre Precieux, and probably a few others I'm forgetting about. And yet, I've just never liked Ambre Sultan, even though I own probably 6-7 other Lutens scents.
post #23542 of 26120
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

I remain convinced that Creeds are actually good solid scents, BUT only in the heat. Any sort of cool weather or dry skin and they're gone. I think they really need hot radiating skin to bloom.

Interesting comment it was 32c plus god knows the humidity count was in Sydney when I wore it. And I was eating Thai food which up'ed the ante body temp wise.
post #23543 of 26120
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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.

This is my wife's favorite, and I will never understand why they discontinued it given the popularity and positive reviews.
post #23544 of 26120
I don't find L'Homme Sage to be especially loud either. I wonder what's up with that? I enjoy the scent, but unfortunately it gives me a headache.

Ambre Sultan is probably my second or third favorite amber. Amber Absolute is first, and Tauer's Amber Flash is the other competitor. (Bond's New York Amber is also great, IMO.) Unlike many in fragranceland, I'm not a huge fan of Ambre Precieux, which I find a bit too old-school masculine for my tastes.
post #23545 of 26120
Yesterday I wore Morabito Or Black - a really bitter fougere that is like Rive Gauche Pour Homme but much more bitter. I really like this scent.
Today i'm wearing 34 Boulevard St. Germain.
post #23546 of 26120
Fragrance fans, the latest lucky scent email peaked my interest, what's the verdict on the new tom ford Soleil Blanc?

Regarding creed, had the same experience with smw and Himalayas. GiT, ViW, Aventus..all the warm weather ideal ones though have good longevity and projection.
post #23547 of 26120
Soleil Blanc is a pleasant buttery white floral and coconut scent. It's definitely got a suntan lotion vibe. It's somewhat reminiscent of TF's recent Venetian Bergamot, but less overtly floral. I like it, but it's probably not going to be a regular in my rotation. (I like Venetian Bergamot better.)

I'm wearing ELDO Cologne today. It's quite similar to Eau d'Orange Verte, except it doesn't give me a headache and it lasts much longer.
post #23548 of 26120
Thanks for the impressions. Is it a candidate to replace VIW?
post #23549 of 26120
It is definitely in the same general category as VIW. Of the two, I prefer Soleil Blanc.

You might also want to try Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes by Etat Libre d'Orange.
post #23550 of 26120
My TFOTD was Bvlgari Eau The Vert (slim bottle). I didn't do this one justice as I put on some heavily-scented sunscreen as well, and that was all I could smell. I reapplied some in the afternoon. It has neither strong sillage nor especially good longevity, but it is exactly what it purports to be: a fresh green tea fragrance.
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