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post #24001 of 25723
I like Chinatown quite a lot, but I can see where you're coming from. IME, Chinatown has a heavy kind of sweetness that is both ripe peachy and buttery.
Edited by L'Incandescent - 4/12/16 at 3:37pm
post #24002 of 25723
That's a very astute description - I hadn't found the words but peachy/butter is pretty right on. It's growing on me, I can easily see why it's such a well loved scent, but it's not a style I typically go for.
post #24003 of 25723
I never clicked with Chinatown personally either. Seems to be quite a bit of love for it online. I tried to like it and even wore it a few times but meh, I can't say I get it.
post #24004 of 25723

Today I'm wearing Invasion Barbare by Parfums MDCI. Violet, lavender and vanilla dominate. It's perfectly pleasant, but isn't one for me.

post #24005 of 25723
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

Today I'm wearing Invasion Barbare by Parfums MDCI. Violet, lavender and vanilla dominate. It's perfectly pleasant, but isn't one for me.

Sounds like Beene Grey Flannel meets Caron Pour Homme, funny to call it "barbarian invasion"...

post #24006 of 25723
I remember when Invasion Barbare was the talk of the online fragrance community. I tried to get excited about it, but I just couldn't. To me, it was the cardamom that stood out most prominently. Over the years I've come to appreciate cardamom more, so maybe I should give it another try.

If I smelled this blind and was asked to give it a name, I would never think to call it Invasion Barbare. Except maybe ironically.
post #24007 of 25723
SOTD was Tom Ford Italian Cypress, which has become the work default when I can't decide what to wear.

Does anyone wear scents to bed? I've read that incense is good for getting a restful sleep, and I've had good results with Tom Ford Japon Noir, but I'm wondering what works for other people.
post #24008 of 25723

Essential oils work better for me. I find the complexity of perfumes distracting when I'm trying to sleep.

post #24009 of 25723
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

SOTD was Tom Ford Italian Cypress, which has become the work default when I can't decide what to wear.

Does anyone wear scents to bed? I've read that incense is good for getting a restful sleep, and I've had good results with Tom Ford Japon Noir, but I'm wondering what works for other people.

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Essential oils work better for me. I find the complexity of perfumes distracting when I'm trying to sleep.

Oh yeah, I try to put on a fragrance every evening. Lavender is great for resting (I go through many Diptyque lavender candles) as well as sandalwood oil. I'll use Anat Fritz Classical because it's such a good lavender fragrance.
post #24010 of 25723
Inspired by recent posts, I went with Chinatown as my SOTE. As I mentioned earlier, I'm a big fan of this one. I also love the bottle.

I always wear scents to bed, but in my case it doesn't have anything to do with getting a better night's sleep. It's just that I have a lot of fragrances and I want the chance to smell one more before the day is finished.
post #24011 of 25723
Rocobar today. I fished this out from the back of my drawer, where the cool weather scents have been pushed over the last few months. Very nice woodsy scent; I'm going to scrabble around the back of the drawer a bit more and see what's lurking there.
post #24012 of 25723
Mr. Blass today. This reminds me of a couple of Guerlains - Coriolan and l'Instant PH. It also starts to resemble Derby in the dry down, so maybe there's an element of homage? I never liked l'instant - there's a note that really bothers me. Mr. Blass has a touch of that in the opening, but it goes away pretty quickly and you're left with an 80's style, full bodied spicy/woodsy/floral masculine.
post #24013 of 25723

Back to Habit Rouge vintage EDC today.

 

First, this "EDC" is quite something in terms of both projection and longevity. It's been almost 15 hours and it's still there and going strong. 

 

Second, the more I wear it, the more I get to know and appreciate it. That's the beauty of Habit Rouge: its complexity is perfectly balanced and the ingredients are so thoroughly blended as to appear as a new scent, rather than two things added to each other.

 

This further convinces me that there is no real way to know what one thinks about a perfume before wearing it several days and getting to know it.

post #24014 of 25723
Habit Rouge is definitely a complex fragrance - one of the most complex masculine so I own. It's also the most "dandified" fragrance I own.

Today I'm wearing Lonesome Rider - I don't think Andy Tauer did anything innovative with this one, but it's hard for me to not like leather fragrances, and this one has a huge amount of good old fashioned birch tar in it. It has that typical radiance that all Tauer fragrances have, which is a unique take on leather, I guess.
post #24015 of 25723

SOTD - Guerlain Mitsuoko

SOTD 2 - Acca Cappa White Moss

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