Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread - Page 1610
SOTD... Habit Rouge yet again. I feel like we're not done here.
Making a sample order shortly... anything I should consider? What would be your top 5 wishlist right now? Anything from AbdesSalaam? Which Nicolai? Which Frederique Malle? Suggestions very welcome. There's already 5 vetivers in the cart. Debating adding vintage Guerlain Derby.
So springy and green. A real bright vetiver. Perfect for a sunny spring day in portland after the rain has cleared up.
Side note, im getting some mad et len samples, does anyone have any favorites or suggestions to check out?
Ive had bottles of hummus, terre noir, and encorce.
Still sampling the La Curie scents. Faunus, the oud scent, wasn't really my cup of tea in the end. I think the quality is good but it has a similar note as Dior Oud leather - a dusty sharp oud note rather than the more medical note. Anyway, that note rubs me the wrong way in the Dior and it does so too with Faunus.
Today I'm trying Larrea. Her site describes it thus: Ghosts of a desert monsoon. Dust encounters rain. chaparral, musk, petrichor, ozone, leather.
I generally hate that kind of description, but the interesting thing is this scent does smell like a desert rain storm. The ozone/aquatic note is present, but thankfully it's subtle. Otherwise it's has that desert sage/smoke/leather vibe that appears to be her trademark. I like that her scents are interesting but generally restrained and easy to wear. I also tried Ossuary a couple days ago, and my main impression is that there's too much overlap with Incendo. I'd be interested to see her depart from the chaparral/smoke/incense style, and it appears that Sub Rosa, listed as 'coming soon,' will try to do that. Not sure if I'll buy a larger bottle of any of these - she does sell 10 ml travel bottles, which I wish more brands would do. If I were to buy one it would probably be Incendo.
Im interested in her scents, I like the sounds of Lerrera. I may buy a travel bottle sight un smelled, would this be a safe bet if Im a fan of CdG incense series?
I happen to be wearing Incendo again today, and that one really calls the incense series to mind. I'd recommend that one, but I think Larrea is good too, and with that rainstorm note maybe you'd appreciate that element more than another smoky incense.
Is this still only available from that store in San Francisco?
SOTD: TF Japon Noir. I've said this before, but I might as well say it again: when the TF PBs were still quite new, they had a trunk show in Cincinnati that I went to. After smelling this one, I thought "Wow, this is unlike anything I've ever smelled before." I felt the same way about Amber Absolute. I was a really big fan of the Tom Ford aesthetic from the beginning.
crdb, throw down a few accords/notes or houses or perfumers etc you want to explore... either stuff you like and want more, or stuff you haven't smelled and don't know where to start etc... I can run with something if you say I tried these Vetiver scents but want something more XYZ, or I haven't tried enough florals, what are good ones, or I like X house but don't know which scents to try first, etc...
My approach at the moment is of discovery, so other than the vetiver extravaganza (which is more a function of getting certain very famous vintages) I would quite like to explore beyond my comfort zone. However, I'd like to avoid aquatic, salty notes. I just can't stand them in most fragrances. I also have too much pure citrus at the moment (like Eau de Guerlain) and a fair bit of rose (Lyric Man, Goutal's, etc.) and incense (Epic Man, etc.), so these are less high on my priority list.
Thanks to good experiences with vintage Habit Rouge, Carven Vetiver, Cabochard and a couple others, I think I'd like to further explore these kind of rounded, high personality works that came before the 1970s. But I'm not a fan of many of the feminines like Apres l'Ondee or Heure Bleue.
On the list right now:
Guerlain: Habit Rouge Dress Code, Vetiver original formula
L'Artisan: Timbuktu, Dzongkha
Hermes: Bel Ami (modern, alas; no samples for vintage), Equipage original formula, Osmanthe Yunnan (I love real osmanthus bushes, discovered in Japan one summer, they drove me crazy as I couldn't find the apricot tree responsible for such a wonderful smell!)
Givenchy: Gentleman original formula, Eau de Vetyver original formula
AbdesSalaam Attar: Milano Caffe, Venezia Giardini Segreti, Tabac, Hindu Kush (any other suggestions welcome)
Nicolai: Le Temps d'une Fete, Cuir Cuba Intense, New York
Roja Dove: Vetiver Extrait, Diaghilev (doubt I'll like it, but I want to know "vintage Mitsouko" and RD does not sell in SG)
Amouage: both Dias although rethinking about it. Not a fan of Ciel or Sunshine, and Dia sounds similar.
Other: Tauer ADM, Rubini Fundamental, Heeley Cuir PF, YSL M7, Ciampagna Liquo, Azzaro (top up), Bentley for Men Intense, Knize Ten original formula, Yohji Homme, Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood
Oh and to stay on topic... SOTD was Lyric Man. It's fine within the confines of an office. Taking the MRT at rush hour, I was surprised at how close "honeyed rose" becomes to "crowd sulfur notes". Not the most pleasant. I'll keep this one out of crowds...
@crdb, add Roja Dove - Enigma Pour Homme to your list, it's bloody expensive but probably my favourite fragrance.
Stupid question, perhaps; but, how strong is the cognac note? And, ahem, how easy to mistake for a layman for an early morning drinkie?
Some associations are best left out of business occasions :P
I ran my vintage Jicky past the cognoScenti there, and they all agreed that it is in great shape.