I haven't tried African Leather, but I can say that I'm a big fan of every Memo fragrance I've ever tried.
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Diptyque Eau des Sens.
Really quite a beautiful orange blossom, and it stays so through the drydown. But a bit too sweet/gourmand (by association, not obviously), again, for a masculine scent; better than rose, though. Some people seem to think of it as citrusy, I don't see that at all - it's very obviously blossom, not peel oils. I definitely can't smell the top note of bitter orange. Tempting as a cologne replacement nevertheless, even with the mega-sillage.
Tried Byredo Chembur and 1996. The former fell apart after a couple hours (I can understand why people call the incense note unidimensional and synthetic). I'm sticking with Amouage for that kind of thing from now on. 1996 smells, to me, like mould - is that the ambroxan? After 4-5 hours I couldn't handle it anymore and washed it off. Aside from maybe Pulp and Mojave Ghost, neither of which I can wear, I am really not impressed by Byredo. Maybe it's the kind of house you wear to score intellectual points.
Vintage hunting went well. Chanel Parfum mini, unopened Sikkim EDP, mini Crepe de Chine, Max Factor Electrique and some other little-known 50s era minis. Topped it off with a Chester Barrie SC and ties form Marinella and Santostefano. And to cap it all off, won a vintage Dior coffret on eBay, including Jules, Eau Savage, Fahrenheit and Savage Extreme. A good day's shopping.
Got my Amouage samples that I was waiting for. Why does Lyric Woman smell like its for a man and Lyric Man for a woman? I would treat both as unisex and say that Lyric Man is more rosey in a Portrait of a Lady way.
Fate Man smells alright... What were you hinting at here L'Inc?
Journey Man smells like a good woody incense frag.
Epic Man, also good.
They forgot my Reflection Man