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Today I tried out Dunhill's Icon. I really like this scent; it's musky but in a very mild way. Yesterday I wore Kiehl's Original Musk. I love this one, it's a good, classic masculine scent.

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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!

Hmm, I thought Secretions Magnifiques was created by Antoine Lie.
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Hmm, I thought Secretions Magnifiques was created by Antoine Lie.

Yes, of course you're right.

 

I got confused because a lot of the book is hinting at how Duchaufour feels constrained by commercialism and wants to create fragrances with "imbitable" (unpalatable, although literally means something else) ingredients as he sees it as the direction of modern perfumery, but cannot because he has to sell the damn thing. Beaulieu gives SM as the quintessential and ultimate example of that kind of thinking (as 4'33 or the Darmstadt School might be in music).

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

Are you thinking of Lucky You maybe? There's not a Lucky in the Amouage collection.

My SOTD was Prada Infusion de Rose. It's a fresh, minty rose.

For my SOTE I am wearing ELDO Remarkable People. I wasn't a big fan of this at first, but it's growing on me. It's an aldehydic, warm spicy scent. There's also something tangy in there that I really enjoy, but I can't quite identify the note.
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Cabochard EDT is gone already. Barely been a few hours of staggering beauty, balance and sophistication. Definitely need the parfum but at what price... 

 

Edit: reapplied, went out in the Singaporean heat. With 100% humidity and the smell of tropical trees not too far, it ends up smelling a lot more like mould. I guess that would be the oakmoss. Well, there's another one relegated to temperate climate trips or meetings in buildings with overeager A/C. I sprayed a bit of Aramis not far to do a Chant to Chant comparison, and it fared a little better due to being sharper and more minimalist.


Edited by crdb - 4/18/16 at 5:50am
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Today I'm wearing Voyage d'Hermes EdT.
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One I bet many of you have not heard of.  Creed Aventus today.  :smarmy:  (hey its actually warm out)

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I've been reading Luca Turin's new blog, where he's highlighting new niche fragrances that he likes. He recenty wrote favorably about Incendo from La Curie, a niche brand from Tuscon. I ended up ordering a sample pack from them and wore Incendo yesterday. It's a campfire/incense/wood composition, and I quite liked it. Unlike a lot of amateur scents, it wore well over the course of the day, and it had a nice soft incensey dry down.

I'm trying her scent Faunus today, the notes listed are oud, cedar, bergamot and hay. Early returns are good, will let you know later how it holds up.
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Those sound promising!
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Going through my Diptyque samples and wearing Vetyverio today. I really like this scent, may have to order a full-size bottle.

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I've been reading Luca Turin's new blog, where he's highlighting new niche fragrances that he likes. He recenty wrote favorably about Incendo from La Curie, a niche brand from Tuscon. I ended up ordering a sample pack from them and wore Incendo yesterday. It's a campfire/incense/wood composition, and I quite liked it. Unlike a lot of amateur scents, it wore well over the course of the day, and it had a nice soft incensey dry down.

I'm trying her scent Faunus today, the notes listed are oud, cedar, bergamot and hay. Early returns are good, will let you know later how it holds up.

Did you chat with Incendo about the impact of LT's blog posts?

 

Sultan Pasha told me he is backed up with orders after the last one, my own sampler set is a good week late on shipping and counting (which is fine, I sort of expected it).

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One I bet many of you have not heard of.  Creed Aventus today.  mwink%5B1%5D.gif  (hey its actually warm out)

I started to reach for Aventus this morning, but then decided against it at the last second.

Instead I decided to wear Café Rose by Tom Ford.
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I put on Bruno Fazzolari Five on for this evening.
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Naomi Goodsir - Bois d'Ascese. As much as I like big, smokey campfire scents I don't enjoy this. It's too...raw? And there's an unpleasant sour undertone I can detect

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(shyly posts) SOTD is Lacoste Essential. You know those scents you don't know why but you just like? This is one of those for me. I remember taking the sample and trying it a few times and thinking I don't want to like this becuase it's 'designer' mall brand etc but I gotta say it's fresh and clean and green with a metallic smoothness, sort of like Mugler's Cologne and it's working pretty well. Got a bottle for cheap in a swap so may keep it.
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