Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread - Page 1595
Good finds. Dioressence is probably 1980's, based on the bottle. Not one of my favorite vintage Diors (it's in the same universe as CHAMADE, but not as good), but still a fun one to try.
For vintage Diors, the best to find are Eau Fraiche, Diorella, Diorama, and Diorling. I'd add "Dior Dior" but it's almost impossible to find anymore.
All of these don't age well, given their crisp top notes, so unless they were stored VERY well... they tend to have some (bad) funk.
Always been a fan of L'Ombre dans L'Eau.
Today I'm wearing Lonestar Memories.
New fig today: Flagrant Delice by Terry de Gunzburg.
It might come in a deep red packaging, with as feminine a name as it is possible to do. The other samples I have from Gunzburg might be going straight to my wife. But...
This is a drier, more subtle fig than Philosykos, with top notes of groseille (redcurrant), reminds me of my grandmother's home made groseille jam, and just the slightest hint of coconut to Philosykos' coconut blast. And I think groseille + fig = genius pairing. The notes say cassis (blackcurrant) but to me this is groseille.
The thing with fig is that it's overwhelming. It's a heavy, obvious scent and a ripe fig off the tree is a very sweet, flavorful thing with nothing to hold it back. Whereas groseille, you can have 60% sugar in your jam and it's still so sour and fresh and high pitched that it doesn't feel sweet until you get thirsty from all the sugar you just ate. The hint of groseille just cuts straight back through the fig and balances its power out beautifully. Philosykos does this differently, hinting at the tree, which has a drier, more aromatic scent, rather than the fruit.
I don't understand why this is slammed on Fragrantica. Quite a lovely thing. Does not project much, just enough that I can enjoy it, and I think I'll wear it more often, provided it does not devolve on the dry down (that kind of top notes can easily turn into cat urine). I think it's very French, so maybe it's not as appreciated over the pond.
I now understand. Longevity of FD (EDP!) was about... 1 hour. I resprayed, harder, and again, barely over an hour. This is 100% top notes. There's a trace of fig left on my collar, but I think it's side spray (on the cloth) rather than any kind of base notes.
Philosykos remains the king of figs.
Top marks for a great international shipping experience (to Asia). Ordered LADDM and a Creed (with a batch no. request attached to it, which was fulfilled!).
On top received three full-blown EdP samples as requested (all Malle, in surprisingly generous and nicely packaged 3.5ml(!) spray form) plus another three random ones. Oh, and shipping was FOC. Well chuffed.
Edited by DeSense - 4/6/16 at 6:26am