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Sotd is TF Plum Japonais.  I may have said this before but I need a bottle (or split) of this. 

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I wore a scent called Ylang 49. It is by Le Labo.
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Today I wore L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver.
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Inspired by @L'Incandescent
I lost some of my rose-shyness and went back to Amouage Lyric Man EDP today. Perfect for a rainy tropical storm, thanks to its simplicity - something like Habit Rouge would just be confusing in this weather. Honeyed rose is all I could smell.

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



See above. I think this is what I was talking about.
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To follow up on yesterday's rich jasmine, but scared of letting the orange blossom out again, I've dabbed a bit of Fracas EDP (by Germaine Cellier; this is the newest reformulation, which LT considers on par with the original) on my wrist. 

 

Buttery tuberose indeed. Rich, complex, very beautiful and enjoyable. LT thinks the buttery note is due to chamomile; I just think it's a creamy note that you find naturally with white florals like jasmine and rarely in perfumes that use synthetic materials (like dihydrojasmonate?) to replicate the original. Although for all I know modern Fracas is made with that. 

 

Do I also detect some more animalic notes? It's not in the ingredients list. Maybe it's just the butter, or the musk base note.

 

Anyway... I'm tempted to play with this one and dab a tiny amount before work, or meetings with more creative types. It has legendary projection (can confirm!) and persistence (we'll see). Might confuse a few folks, but it's just nice to smell during the day. Rose lovers, you should try it some time.

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SOTD: Aventus 16a01. New bottle, first test. Disappointing in terms of sillage and longevity as many really like the drydown of this fragrance, I can barely sense it. Heavy pineapple and fruity onset that turns smoky and abit musky but thats when it kinda vanishes from my nose sadly.

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Quoting Chandler Burr in the NYT: 
 

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 Cellier packed her formula with Indian tuberose absolute, which gives it huge power and “sillage” (the olfactory trail). Like all good perfumers, she was an illusionist. To achieve an even more lifelike, more raw tuberose (this flower smells of armpit, flesh and decay due to heavy molecules called indoles; jasmine is similarly loaded with them), she used an even larger quantity of Tunisian orange blossom absolute, plus some astronomically expensive French jasmine and Italian iris root butter. Add natural violet leaf to give the sweet, heavy scent a refreshingly harsh, wet green aspect, iris for a woody depth, synthetic civet (the smell of unwashed construction worker) for power, the synthetics C18 for an unctuous, milky, soft tropical quality and methyl anthranilate for fizz. - http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/15/scent-notes-fracas/

 

So, it is tuberose absolute and jasmine butter (hence the complexity), but so much for escaping orange blossom! The animalic notes are indeed there, from the civet, and the creaminess is artificially enhanced. Phew, I didn't do so badly.

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2 posts in a row. A sign of spending too much time thinking about these things? Anyway...

 

Caron Pour Un Homme as SOTE.

 

Here's the thing: it's growing on me. After a few wears, I found myself this evening craving its double punch of vanilla and metallic lavender. So simple, so distinctive and dare I say perfect at the same time. It's like a navy suit and a white shirt. Boring? Well executed, it's stunning. Someone met a VC in London once and raved on to me about his crisp white "perfect" shirt for at least 3 full weeks. That person was not in any stretch of the imagination a "fashionista", did not care about clothes, but was impacted like this by a perfectly executed bespoke white shirt. It's not about the shirt being white, or a shirt. It's not about this being a cologne, vanilla or lavender. It's the execution.

 

Which made me think about another dimension of perfume appreciation: habit. Not the red one from Guerlain. But especially with complex scents, and those that have associations in memory, further wears will dissociate the association, and gradually "teach" the scent to your nose. If it is of a high enough quality, it becomes more enjoyable with time as a result.

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I appreciate your thoughts on all this, crbd. I don't agree with everything, but we're talking about fragrances and taste, so what do you expect.

Today I'm wearing Cuir de Russie extrait. This is a new bottle and doesn't have the animalic kick that my older bottle of the eau de cologne has but it's still a fantastic fragrance.
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I appreciate your thoughts on all this, crbd. I don't agree with everything, but we're talking about fragrances and taste, so what do you expect.

Today I'm wearing Cuir de Russie extrait. This is a new bottle and doesn't have the animalic kick that my older bottle of the eau de cologne has but it's still a fantastic fragrance.

Thanks! You should definitely speak up on what you disagree. I love hearing a different POV. Life is complex and I've changed my opinion many times after considering a better one. 

 

Do you think the lack of civet is a positive today for CdR? Makes it a bit more tame and wearable? 

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I wore True Lust Rayon Violet de Ses Yeux. This is definitely not a hit among the online perfumistas, but it is very near the top of my list of favorite perfumes.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I appreciate your thoughts on all this, crbd. I don't agree with everything, but we're talking about fragrances and taste, so what do you expect.


Today I'm wearing Cuir de Russie extrait. This is a new bottle and doesn't have the animalic kick that my older bottle of the eau de cologne has but it's still a fantastic fragrance.
Thanks! You should definitely speak up on what you disagree. I love hearing a different POV. Life is complex and I've changed my opinion many times after considering a better one. 

Do you think the lack of civet is a positive today for CdR? Makes it a bit more tame and wearable? 

I don't know what it is that many of the vintage leather fragrances had, and I'm thinking of Cabochard and Cuir de Russie in particular, that made them smell more animalic and most accurately to me as "pissy", but I don't detect much in the newer stuff. My experience with civet is more poopy than pissy.
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I don't know what it is that many of the vintage leather fragrances had, and I'm thinking of Cabochard and Cuir de Russie in particular, that made them smell more animalic and most accurately to me as "pissy", but I don't detect much in the newer stuff. My experience with civet is more poopy than pissy.

Was that in the top notes or the drydown? I've found a few vintage fragrances to have some sourness in the top notes which rapidly disappears as the base notes take precedence. 

 

SOTD is Amouage Epic Man, for a lunch in a ridiculous Chinese club above the 50th floor of one of Singapore's giant towers. Well, it matched the setting. Having a bit more experience with the fragrance now, I now find it dominated by (a very good) incense from the first minute to several hours later. Not for the faint hearted, though; a single spray is still going strong well into the afternoon as if it had been freshly applied.

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My usual today - Trumper's Astor, good smell but doesn't seem to last, bit like my Floris Limes.

Richard James EDT is £10 on The Fragrance Shop (think that's what it's called) so have taken a punt on that, I'll let you know if it turns out to be a gamble that pays off.
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