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Today I'm wearing Pachouli 24.
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I was in a grumpy mood owing to certain things that have happened over the last couple of days. And so I wore a scent I enjoy quite a bit: TF Venetian Bergamot.
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I woke up to some controlled burning in my city and the smell of smoke everywhere, thought I would go with the flow and wear AbdesSalaam Attar's Chillum.

 

It's a pretty aggressive smoke/wood fragrance but has an undertone of something very warm and comforting, like tanbark and hot wind in summer (a smell locked into my olfactory memory from childhood).

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Sultan Pasha again. Inferno. Amalfi Lemon, Lime and Bergamot? Try Coca Cola. Literally, that's what this reminds me of. Opening a bottle of coke and smelling it in the bottle for the first time. Some animalic notes emerged within 3-4 minutes. Maybe this was not the best idea on a weekday. Here I was thinking "lavender and rose" sounds nice and professional.

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Aerin Rose de Grasse is my SOTE. As the name suggests, it's a rose scent, but it's also a bit woody. There's an aquatic note that I don't like a lot, though. I don't wear this a lot largely because of that note.
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Rose? What a coincidence.

 

Inferno having evaporated in a very small number of hours, I put about the same amount of Ame Sombre G1 on my arm. 

 

There's a giant invisible metallic rose in the room right now with a very slight hint of cumin.

 

edit: 10 minutes in, the metallic side has turned into a resinous note about as strong as the rose, similar to the rosin notes in the other one I can't remember. There's a slight smokiness to it - like fresh cypress. These things really smell like nothing I own.

 

edit: 3 hours, and it has had plenty of time to develop. Honestly, I don't understand this fragrance, and I don't really enjoy it. This and AA were the most praised of the range, I feel like I'm missing something out. On the upside projection is stellar. The whole room smells of woody curried honey rose right now. 

 

Hmm what shall it be tomorrow...


Edited by crdb - 5/5/16 at 3:23am
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^ Certainly interesting read on your experience.

Sprayed on Dior Homme Intense while shopping at the mall. That one has some projective sillage...
It's summery warm here by now. I think this one is better suited for snowy winters warming up in front of an open fire place. Not bad, not sure it's a buy, though.
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^ Certainly interesting read on your experience.

Sprayed on Dior Homme Intense while shopping at the mall. That one has some projective sillage...
It's summery warm here by now. I think this one is better suited for snowy winters warming up in front of an open fire place. Not bad, not sure it's a buy, though.

Funny you should mention a fireplace.

 

Growing up near/in the mountains I had my fair amount of exposure to wood-heated houses and there's a smell that permeates everything, whether or not the stove/fireplace is on. Smoky wood. Now in the Alps we mostly burnt resinous trees like fir or spruce so there's that too. I've found newer fireplaces are a little more leak proof so you just get the heat. But an old stove that's been in your family for 5 generations, or something you find in a chalet in Haute Savoie, that will perfume the house thoroughly.

 

I realized what all of Sultan's attars have in common so far: they would work really well in such a house. They have a natural smokiness and weight to them that would not just pierce through but work well with the stove smell and the rosin connects with spruce logs. It reminds me of a chef who used to smoke, and stopped, and adjusted his cooking quite a bit (using less cooked ingredients, less salt, etc.) as his taste buds adjusted. In a smoky house, most of the Western perfumes would just disappear, too weak to fight what's in the air.

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I wore Fruitchouli Flash today. I received a compliment from a stranger, which took the form of "mmmm you smell gooood!"
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Today I'm wearing L'Occitane Cade aftershave.
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Big fan of that one - good taste
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BOSS EDT from old sample...

 

Cinco de Mayo celebration tonight...

 

Cheers

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Today I wore TF Bois Rouge.
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This evening I applied Guerlain Vetiver.
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Guerlain Vetiver would not be appropriate at my workplace because people would think of me as an agent of the patriarchy. In some workplaces that's fine, but not at mine.

I'm wearing Amouage Gold as my SOTE.
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