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Today I'm wearing Lampblack.
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Executive Style is a continual source of sartorial advice (not) for Australian members. This gem from the Telegraph, London comes from ]15 lessons a man should have learned by age 30

11. Have a signature aftershave
Aftershave is one of those things you can never really buy for yourself. It's a birthday present from your mum or a Christmas gift from your godmother. Maybe you'll get some for Valentine's Day. Make it easier for everyone, then: stick to one scent.

Today Grey Flannel EDT
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Pre-shower: Amouage Gold. I've never been able to get into this one. It's an old-school, elegant feminine powdery floral.
SOTD: The Night. I enjoy this a lot, but there's no way I'm buying a whole bottle. It is a very barnyardy oud with an absolutely beautiful rose that emerges later in the drydown.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

This is one that I get nothing at all when I have tried it.

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Originally Posted by sjmin209 View Post

Yes, but it's a strong nothing.

Yes! It was very strong but yet it was hard to smell. Weird. There's something odd about it. I even put a little extra on and couldn't really get the scent. People said that they could smell it on me though.
Edited by Tck13 - 3/31/16 at 2:53pm
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Tried Naomi Goodsir - Bois D'Ascese today. Unusual scent. Kind of woodsy... I liked it better after a couple of hours...

http://www.basenotes.net/ID26136744.html
Edited by Tck13 - 3/31/16 at 2:54pm
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Here's a very good write-up on Iso E Super, which is consistent with what Master-Classter said about an isomer, but maybe not exactly. I do know that people get olfactory fatigue of Iso E Super very quickly, and that's why people can smell it a mile away and late in the day while what you put on has been an afterthought for hours up to that point.

http://www.fragrantica.com/news/The-History-of-Iso-E-Super-in-Perfumery-7729.html
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Nice writeup! I got lost in some of the chemistry there but the overall point I got was that it's more of a compound than a single molecule and there are various versions of it. And it seems to be in many fragrances, in some cases at very high doses.
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MFK Pluriel Masculin today. A clean lavender fougere, supposedly with high quality ingredients. I quite like it.

 

It is a little bit like going bespoke. Should you take the opportunity to try an interesting cloth from Loro Piana or Dormeuil, or stick with a classic, low-number worsted in charcoal or navy you'll actually wear every day? Amouage is like a custom tweed; I love wearing it, I love it when others do it, but the opportunities to wear it are few and far between; and this MFK is like the safe (or boring) choice of a well made charcoal worsted.

 

In the same vein, has anyone tried Boellis' Panama 1924?

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Executive Style is a continual source of sartorial advice (not) for Australian members. This gem from the Telegraph, London comes from ]15 lessons a man should have learned by age 30

11. Have a signature aftershave

I read that and thought it was bollocks. When I look at all the fragrances I have, wearing just one all the time would be a boring waste. Just as we wouldn't wear the same outfit to work every day, I reckon we should think about wearing different fragrances to round off our outfit and mood.
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My favorite today, TF Bois Marocain.  :slayer:

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Executive Style is a continual source of sartorial advice (not) for Australian members. This gem from the Telegraph, London comes from ]15 lessons a man should have learned by age 30

11. Have a signature aftershave

I read that and thought it was bollocks. When I look at all the fragrances I have, wearing just one all the time would be a boring waste. Just as we wouldn't wear the same outfit to work every day, I reckon we should think about wearing different fragrances to round off our outfit and mood.

There's a lot of people who think that one should have a signature scent, including people like Frederic Malle. I get it and actually appreciate this concept being implemented by people close to me, but there lies the heart of the issue for me - a signature scent seems to be good for those around the person and not necessarily for the benefit of the wearer themselves.

Today I'm wearing Diptyque L'Eau de L'Eau.
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that people who like wearing new fragrances are generally more open to new experiences and enjoy taking on the perspectives of another personality, meaning I'd assume most of us have an artistic side and are 'emotionally intelligent' or at least rather emotionally active.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I read that and thought it was bollocks. When I look at all the fragrances I have, wearing just one all the time would be a boring waste. Just as we wouldn't wear the same outfit to work every day, I reckon we should think about wearing different fragrances to round off our outfit and mood.

Agree it never ceases to amuse and amaze me the advice peddled by 'Sartorial Experts'😂 As for a signature scent I would say Eau Sauvage would be mine seeing I've used it for over 30 years. But not every day of the week or all year round for that matter. My boss at The Treasury used to wear Fahrenheit every day without fail, sorry but it reminds me of mosquito repellent.

Today P Frapin & Cie 1270 not sure whether to wear it or drink it.
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Trying Slumberhouse Sova again since i found it so bizarre and repellent before. Today it's doing better. I'm mostly noticing its drying tobacco smell and nothing else, and that's been good so far.
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Pre-shower: TF Lavender Palm. I haven't worn this in quite a while. It's never been among my favorites in the TF lineup. It's a sharp lavender with a strangely sweet musk in the base.
SOTD: Moon Aoud.
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