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post #24121 of 25683
SOTE - Coromandel.

I'm truly in love with the sophistication that is Chanel Les Exclusifs. This one wears warm, cozy and should motivate the SO to snuggle up and sniff your neck without end. Says female but have no qualms wearing it myself.
Don't get that much Jasmin or Patchouli, more Amber, woods and Frankincense. Will spray heavier next time.
post #24122 of 25683
Today I am rocking that Shanghai Lily. It's a lovely, bright floriental. I find it a bit metallic too, but I don't think I've seen anyone else describe it that way.
post #24123 of 25683
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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.

That smell is pervasive from start to finish. I can only assume it's a high quality musk or something with a nitrogen that results in that, but only an ameture guess.

Today I'm wearing Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela.
post #24124 of 25683

Anybody tried these ASAQ attars/oils? http://www.theworldinscents.com/collections/sample-packs/products/oud-7-pack-vials

 

Thinking of pulling the trigger. But I can't stomach the price for the ultra-aged ouds, yet. That sampler only has a 2 year aged oud.

post #24125 of 25683
I think I've had my fill of Middle Eastern fragrances and oud oils. I have lost my interest in pursuing these for a while.
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I think I've had my fill of Middle Eastern fragrances and oud oils. I have lost my interest in pursuing these for a while.

What happened? All smells the same in the end? Or an incompatibility with your climate? Quality issues?

post #24127 of 25683

SOTD was Aramis.

 

I usually try it next to big brother Cabochard, and always held back from it as a result - since Aramis is much more structured, its leather from a horse saddle to Cabochard's Birkin. Probably doesn't help that the box it shipped with was accidentally soaked in Azzaro.

 

This time was a clean start, and it felt almost feminine from being so soft and balanced and well behaved. Must try with suit.

post #24128 of 25683
Today I am wearing Chanel No 19 parfum. I put on the latest today and tonight some stuff from the early 1980s. This fragrance hasn't missed a beat.
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No meetings today. Out comes the Habit Rouge vintage. I like it more with every try. It's just so... balanced, a true "finished product". I should really get a reformulation to wear and compare.

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Ormonde Jayne Ta'if. About two years ago this was at the top of my list of favorites, but now I just find it so-so. For some reason, I can't get past the peppery notes the way I used to.
post #24131 of 25683
Been travelling lately, so I've been trying samples.

Friday: Ortigia Sandalo. This has to be one of the best sandalwood fragrances I've tried, in the sort of soapy/barbershop tradition. Great longevity and projection. I have grabbed a near FB already.
Saturday: nothing .Spent the whole day hauling rubbish and clearing out a house instead.
Sunday: Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese. A huge, smoky monster of an opening that I couldn't really get past. Later on it is more of dry, burnt woods, but I don't think this is for me.
Monday: RLdO Rien Intense. i probably preferred this incense-y opening to Bois, but I'm not crazy about the drydown.
post #24132 of 25683

This might interest some of you.

post #24133 of 25683
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Today I am wearing Chanel No 19 parfum. I put on the latest today and tonight some stuff from the early 1980s. This fragrance hasn't missed a beat.
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No meetings today. Out comes the Habit Rouge vintage. I like it more with every try. It's just so... balanced, a true "finished product". I should really get a reformulation to wear and compare.
Whoa, that is eerriiieee timing... I was vintage hunting and picked up a few bottles and came here to post to see if anyone wants them and I only bought 2 things, and guess what, it's Habit Rouge and Chanel No 19. I mean that's seriously weird and eerie no? The first two posts on the page are these exact two scents and that's exactly the two I found and bought and was going to ask if you guys wanted... phew, weird.

Anyway, so I did some mom/pop store vintage hunting and picked up a few bottles. I have them listed over on eBay too but figured you guys might be interested. Lemme know if you think I'm being spammy or PM me if you're interested... All pretty reasonably priced I think!

Vintage (80's?) Guerlain Habit Rouge EdT 50ml
Chanel No 19 (can anyone date these?) a 100ml refill bottle and a smaller (50ml?) tester bottle Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



And some other random niche-y things... Vintage Creed, Bois 1920, 06130, Jo Malone Oud, CdG, Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum, Guerlains, Hermes Hermessence, Margiela, Fords, etc... (Click to show)












post #24134 of 25683

Monsieur Balmain today.  :)

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I woke up this morning thinking "Wow that is a pleasant scent that I am smelling. It must be my SOTE." (SOTE was Amazone, which I don't really like.) Then I realized it was Ta'if, which I just "threw shade" on in an earlier post.

Today is Une Fleur de Cassie. It is probably tied for my favorite fragrance right now, although my informal rankings change quite a bit.
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