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Still on Amouage Epic Man from yesterday. Amazingly, my two little sprays of the EDP lasted through as many showers. And this is the new reformulation, supposedly weaker - what a beast the original must have been!

 

Creed Original Santal is lined up for when Amouage finally dies.

post #23852 of 25683

MFK Oud Velvet Mood.

 

Nicely suited for lounging in a leather armchair somewhere with cool music (kruder & dorfmeister - the k&d sessions), cool drinks (negroni), cool ..., you get the drift.

 

As it is I'm wearing it to the office. No one ran off yet.     

post #23853 of 25683
SOTE is Tauer Lonesome Rider. Other than belonging to the same broad fragrance category, this isn't much like Lonestar Memories at all. (I had read some reports that it was.) It opens, surprisingly, with a light citrusy note, although I can't determine exactly which citrus it is. And of course the main player is leather, supported with a bit of incense and with warm spices. I pick up some rose, but I find that iris is the most prominent floral note, especially as it dries down. Leather isn't my favorite genre in the world and so I can't say I love this, but I do think it's very good.
post #23854 of 25683
^ I'm happy to have this in my collection, but im a big fan of leathers and appreciate the different incarnations of it - it's the perfect foil for my girliness.
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post
 

MFK Oud Velvet Mood.

 

Nicely suited for lounging in a leather armchair somewhere with cool music (kruder & dorfmeister - the k&d sessions), cool drinks (negroni), cool ..., you get the drift.

 

As it is I'm wearing it to the office. No one ran off yet.     

Have you tried the MFK Oud and, in the long run (i.e. multiple daily wears), what are your thoughts on the difference between it and VM? 

 

I was considering the VM for a while, but it's a steep MSRP, even for refills. On the paper strip, I slightly preferred the sharper feel of standard Oud but my wife much prefers VM. 

 

Can't see why VM wouldn't be appropriate for the office... it's a very refined, well balanced scent IMHO. Almost too much so for casual occasions, if anything.

post #23856 of 25683
@crdb

I got a few spray samples once and just rediscovered them. No idea what the stuff retails for in full size, probably better this way. Oud isn't one of them, though, so can't compare.

And agree, VM is very fine for the office, too. Very smooth, not offensive in any way, not projecting too far either (I used sparingly). Sillage is pretty good, though.
post #23857 of 25683
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@crdb

I got a few spray samples once and just rediscovered them. No idea what the stuff retails for in full size, probably better this way. Oud isn't one of them, though, so can't compare.

And agree, VM is very fine for the office, too. Very smooth, not offensive in any way, not projecting too far either (I used sparingly). Sillage is pretty good, though.

Well, the original Oud is over SGD 500 (USD 350) for 50ml here at Escentials (afaik the only shop which has them), and they're always out of Oud series samples, which is a shame because there's no way I'm blowing that much on a full bottle without trying it for a few days, not when there are so many other good things on the market. Savour those sprays, each is a few dollars...

 

MFK justifies the high prices by - in theory - using high quality ingredients. And his PR is good on that front: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/24/t-magazine/francis-kurkdijan-fabien-ducher-rose.html

 

How long do they last? My paper strip from a week ago is still very much VM scented... is there much variation between the top, heart and base notes?

 

The MFK I don't understand is the now-flagship Rouge Baccarat. I tried that one 3 times so far and still can't smell anything. I literally only smell the ethanol. Must be asnomic to its main ingredients...

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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

SOTE is Tauer Lonesome Rider. Other than belonging to the same broad fragrance category, this isn't much like Lonestar Memories at all. (I had read some reports that it was.) It opens, surprisingly, with a light citrusy note, although I can't determine exactly which citrus it is. And of course the main player is leather, supported with a bit of incense and with warm spices. I pick up some rose, but I find that iris is the most prominent floral note, especially as it dries down. Leather isn't my favorite genre in the world and so I can't say I love this, but I do think it's very good.
I've decided this smells like apricots on me, not in a pleasant way

Today I'm trying a sample of Abdesalaam Attar's Milano Cafe. Smoke, chocolate, suede and a strange plastic smell - not a great combination
post #23859 of 25683

@crdb

 

Longevity is pretty good on APOM and VM (both EdP, btw). I'd say easily 8 hours plus, and that after my nose got used to it, on clothing probably even longer.

 

At the moment we have some kind of cold epidemic floating around, plus it's low humidity here as usual, so not the best basis for a full-blown scent/sense experience per se.

Limited by that, VM dries down very nicely and I can't make out much of a change from start to now (~8 hrs in). If there is a top note, it escapes pretty quickly (or my nose doesn't capture much of it). The name is very fitting.   

post #23860 of 25683

Interesting. The Amyris Homme that I put on just a few hours ago is already gone. I did like the top notes, but there was not much left after just half an hour, and nothing now...

post #23861 of 25683
À la Rose by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. This is one of my favorite roses; it's a bit comparable to Diptyque Eau Rose.
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À la Rose by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. This is one of my favorite roses; it's a bit comparable to Diptyque Eau Rose.
Have you tried LM Parfums - Army of Lovers? It's my favourite rose
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Nope, I haven't tried that. What's it like?
post #23864 of 25683
I am wearing Jasmin et Cigarette.
post #23865 of 25683
L'Incandescent, I love it. It's a powdery rose with a very subtle base of something animalic - not enough to be distracting, but enough to add an additional layer of interest and depth.
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