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post #24031 of 25723

Question for the vetiver fans: any of you tried any of the Les Nez vetivers (e.g. Turtle Vetiver) and is it worth sourcing?

 

SOTD is nothing, since I'm stuck in a plane for most of the day. Maybe a dab of the Carven vetiver again. 

post #24032 of 25723
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Originally Posted by crdb View Post

Question for the vetiver fans: any of you tried any of the Les Nez vetivers (e.g. Turtle Vetiver) and is it worth sourcing?

I've never tried the Turtle Vetiver Back and Front fragrances, though I have really wanted to because of the the reputation they have.
post #24033 of 25723
I tried out Frederic Malle Monsieur at Barney's today. It is . . . not good. There is an off-putting note somewhere that I also found present in Bruno Jovanovic's other creation for Malle, Dries Van Noten. And for me, patchouli should be a complementary player, not the main scent.
post #24034 of 25723
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How about THAT as a floral "masculine"! Rose and white flowers right? Does the orris come through at all? How do you compare it to Man?

Lyric Woman is absolutely wearable for a guy. I just checked Luckyscent and they've got it all the way at the Femme side of their gender continuum, but I don't think that's right at all. To my nose, this is all about rose and rich spices, with cardamom at the fore. Honestly, I don't pick up a whole lot of orris. To me, Lyric Man is a much brighter, happier scent. The lime note at the top is really amazing, IMO. There's nothing corresponding to that in Lyric Woman, which is much richer and denser from beginning to end.

I was intrigued by Lyric Woman the very first time I tried it. I wasn't sure whether I loved it or whether I thought it was unwearable. That was largely due to the cardamom. But pretty quickly I realized that I loved it. It's near the top of my list of favorites in any genre.

My SOTD was Jicky edt.
post #24035 of 25723
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I tried out Frederic Malle Monsieur at Barney's today. It is . . . not good. There is an off-putting note somewhere that I also found present in Bruno Jovanovic's other creation for Malle, Dries Van Noten. And for me, patchouli should be a complementary player, not the main scent.

That's interesting because I love Dries van Noten, but I don't like Monsieur at all.
post #24036 of 25723

SOTD, sort of, is a bit of vintage Nahema on my hand to learn more about it. Alas. I don't get it; also, I think some of the notes used in Nahema are now used in certain brands of toilet paper I'm familiar with and... I can't get rid of the association. Finally, my hand is now itching where I put the extrait. 

 

Nevertheless, nice to be back with the collection. Lesson learnt: 4 scents is not enough for a week long trip.

post #24037 of 25723

Talking of SOTD (doesn't have to be yours, right?): I walked past a gate at SYD to get to my gate, and I was hit by this pure, beautiful vetiver. A few meters later I spotted the only people in a 20m radius.

 

The wearer(s?) was sitting with his buddy... on their wheelchairs. Both well past their 90th birthday, and with airport staff to ferry them around.

 

Certainly got me to wonder about my own vetiver habit. Were they men of timeless taste or am I stuck in the past?

post #24038 of 25723
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Today I'm wearing a mysterious free sample that was sent with my bottle of Pardon. It just has the letter "E" on it. I suspect that it's Eight & Bob.

Is there any chance that the sample is Eau d' E by Bogue Profumo?
post #24039 of 25723
Went through duty free and sniffed the usual stuff. Put on some liberal sprays of Chanel Egoiste and on the next flight a combo of Hermes Eau and Concentree D'Orange Verte
post #24040 of 25723
Today I'm wearing Jasmin et Cigarette.
post #24041 of 25723
Finally got to test a sample of Thierry Mugler cologne. Was very nice in the warm weather but didnt last too long.
post #24042 of 25723

With the weather here now hitting 20 Celsius I finally have the excuse to dust off some of my spring/summer scents - Creed Selection Verte, Windsor and Feuille Verte, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino and Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi.  Also putting my pure Reunion Island vetiver essential oil back in the rotation.  Exciting times!  :)

post #24043 of 25723

SOTD is Caron PUH. Such metallic top notes, maybe it's my atomizer. The rest is almost the definition of classic.

 

I just finished Denyse Beaulieu's book on her perfume creation with Duchaufour. Worth a read if only to get some insights into the creative process, the amount of work that goes into something that can then be dismissed in 5 lines on Basenotes kind of thing. Not a fan of her philosophy of life, though. Anyway... she talks at length about Duchaufour's Secretions Magnifiques and how the effect is achieved and what it smells like. Seaweed is one of the numerous "notes". 

 

So this morning, I have a quick sniff through a bunch of options and after a few more "classic" ones (Penhaligon Blenheim, Eau de Guerlain, etc.) I fall upon Green Irish Tweed. Lo and behold, in the mindset of Beaulieu I could not help but immediately think of the, ahem,  "Secretion", that the aquatic notes bring forth. Ruined the fragrance for me - much as I appreciate the art, I can't bring myself to wear this now!

post #24044 of 25723
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Lyric Woman is absolutely wearable for a guy. I just checked Luckyscent and they've got it all the way at the Femme side of their gender continuum, but I don't think that's right at all. To my nose, this is all about rose and rich spices, with cardamom at the fore. Honestly, I don't pick up a whole lot of orris. To me, Lyric Man is a much brighter, happier scent. The lime note at the top is really amazing, IMO. There's nothing corresponding to that in Lyric Woman, which is much richer and denser from beginning to end.

I was intrigued by Lyric Woman the very first time I tried it. I wasn't sure whether I loved it or whether I thought it was unwearable. That was largely due to the cardamom. But pretty quickly I realized that I loved it. It's near the top of my list of favorites in any genre.

My SOTD was Jicky edt.

I thought the original was a misprint. Isn't there a Lucky man by the same company as well?
post #24045 of 25723

Vintage Cabochard de Gres EDT on my hand. First time.

 

So beautiful. I have no words. This hits me on the same level as Carven's Vetiver. I could wear this every day for a while and not get bored.

 

In theory this is floral. Although the flowers are held tightly in a large and beautiful leather pouch. It is most definitely masculine, today. So, voila. Floral masculine. 

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