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Tonight I'm wearing La Via del Profumo's Sharif. I really enjoy putting this line of fragrances (I currently own bottles of Sharif, Arabia, Oak Moss, Sandalwood, Hindu Kush, Mecca Balsam, Oud Caravan No 3, Tawaf, and Il Giglio di Firenze) on in the evening since they are absent of synthetics and are done in a style that is warm and comforting. That, and since they are all natural they tend to not last too long and thus have dried down and mellowed out by the time I hit the sack.
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Sprayed on new arrival vintage Derby tonight.
Holy canoli, powerful stuff. The oakmoss and musk are in full force with this one. Starts pungent and spicy, almost hot. Few hours in I'm getting citrussy hints. Curious as to how this will develop.
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Celebrating a brief respite from two consecutive weeks of rain in DC with Green Irish Tweed.
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Yeah Ive heard positive things about the oud and thats the reason why I wanted to try the leather. Have you tried Acqua Di Parma's colonia oud?

I have, and own a decant of it. There are a ton of different ouds out there, but I think there are a few too that are quite different, not necessarily better, but different and worth trying. Creed's Royal Oud and AdP Colonia Oud. I think they're both examples of something a little 'different' from the category. Now I'm trying to think of a few others but drawing a blank. Hmm, even Tom Ford's Oud I find is rather warm and nutty and oily. Most of the new ones, like Polo Supreme Oud are all doing variations of Oud with a rose/patchouli direction, or Oud with a smokey wood barnyard funky etc direction. Actually for example, Kurkdjians oud line, versus Kilians oud line, versus the two Dior Privee ouds, would give a sense of the range. I just went to go look at my own collection and honestly I own a few of the above ones and that's it. There are just too many out there these days that aren't really unique.

I own the
two Dior ones (Leather Oud, Oud Ispahan),
Kilian Pure Oud and Incense Oud,
Tom Ford Oud Wood (just sold it recently but others like it), kept Tobacco Oud
Aqua Di Parma Colognia Intensa Oud,
Creed Royal Oud,
Mona Di Orio Oud,
L'Artisan Al Oudh
Montale Black Oudh
and that's about it.

I have a few others as decants, like Armani Privee Royal Oud, Kurkdjian Oud (I want the others too), Le Labo Oud 27, YSL M7 (original formula), Guerlain Songe D'un Bois D'ete, etc. Oh and recently I found Diptyque's Oud Paleo quite nice and plan to pick up a 10ml sprayer of it.
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Rocabar for me today. It's a gray, rainy day, and so this seemed appropriate. There was a time in the early 2000s when this was among my very favorite scents. It's not anymore, mainly because I've tried a million things since then, but I still like it quite a lot.
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I accidentally put on Penhaligon's Sartorial today. I was reaching for a different sample, but pulled this instead. I've tried this in the past, & kind of thought meh. Today, though, I'm really enjoying it.
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I have, and own a decant of it. There are a ton of different ouds out there, but I think there are a few too that are quite different, not necessarily better, but different and worth trying. Creed's Royal Oud and AdP Colonia Oud. I think they're both examples of something a little 'different' from the category. Now I'm trying to think of a few others but drawing a blank. Hmm, even Tom Ford's Oud I find is rather warm and nutty and oily. Most of the new ones, like Polo Supreme Oud are all doing variations of Oud with a rose/patchouli direction, or Oud with a smokey wood barnyard funky etc direction. Actually for example, Kurkdjians oud line, versus Kilians oud line, versus the two Dior Privee ouds, would give a sense of the range. I just went to go look at my own collection and honestly I own a few of the above ones and that's it. There are just too many out there these days that aren't really unique.

I have a few others as decants, like Armani Privee Royal Oud, Kurkdjian Oud (I want the others too), Le Labo Oud 27, YSL M7 (original formula), Guerlain Songe D'un Bois D'ete, etc. Oh and recently I found Diptyque's Oud Paleo quite nice and plan to pick up a 10ml sprayer of it.

You never tried Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie?

Today I'm wearing Vermeire Mohur Extrait. Stunning rose with lots of high quality sandalwood and orris root.
Edited by HORNS - 5/12/16 at 1:24pm
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Any suggestions on where to purchase scents?
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Any suggestions on where to purchase scents?
Where do you live?
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Where do you live?

I'm in Philly.
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I'm in Philly.


US, outside of mainstream department stores, off the top of my head:

 

FragranceNet (more mainstream)

StrawberryNet (ditto)

Lucky Scent (mixture of mainstream and harder to find)

Surrender to Chance (mostly samples, but larger decants too)

The Perfumed Court

Bergdorf Goodman (pricey, but some exclusives)

 

I'm sure I'm missing some

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FragranceNet (more mainstream)

StrawberryNet (ditto)

Just be aware both of these are potentially grey market (see: http://that-smell.com/2010/07/06/the-grey-market-and-how-it-works/), and SN ships from Hong Kong, not CONUS. Also check for tester bottle (no cap, no wrapper) vs full product. Of the ones we put up on Pricentile, FragranceShop.com is also US based and PerfumeStore.sg is occasionally cheapest with US as a destination although SN usually wins (see: http://www.pricentile.com/search?q=chanel+allure&ship=US&pay=USD&type=et&size=50-100&sort=price).

 

Talking of which, I'm removing it from the signature as the project is getting more serious and I don't want conflicts of interest. Let me know if you want other sites added. Tempted to try and integrate the sample sites since their search is so bad.

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Just be aware both of these are potentially grey market (see: http://that-smell.com/2010/07/06/the-grey-market-and-how-it-works/), and SN ships from Hong Kong, not CONUS. Also check for tester bottle (no cap, no wrapper) vs full product. Of the ones we put up on Pricentile, FragranceShop.com is also US based and PerfumeStore.sg is occasionally cheapest with US as a destination although SN usually wins (see: http://www.pricentile.com/search?q=chanel+allure&ship=US&pay=USD&type=et&size=50-100&sort=price).

Talking of which, I'm removing it from the signature as the project is getting more serious and I don't want conflicts of interest. Let me know if you want other sites added. Tempted to try and integrate the sample sites since their search is so bad.

Sounds like the hair industry (regarding hair products).
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Any suggestions on where to purchase scents?

http://www.basenotes.net/forums/142-Fragrance-Splits-Board
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Ha, let me know if AA also smells like cowpat for you! Your choices are quite biased towards florals, which I think he does very well (perhaps the natural ingredients just have more complexity than replicating it with synthetics).

 

I really liked the idea of Cite des Anges but, having encountered the real thing here enough times was scared away by the durian. That stuff is noxious! Worse when you eat it - guaranteed nausea for 6 hours.

 

An accidental further wear of Tabac Grande (opened the wrong vial) led me to sample more of its gourmand side. I'd say it's actually sweeter than Carnival d'Havana. It felt different from the first wear. I wonder if they react to the air or evolve with time - Ellena mentions perfumes have to macerate for a few weeks after being manufactured to settle fully before being shipped.


I really enjoyed AA. Well, most of it. The jasmine/rose opening was glorious, but even better was the sweet spot where jasmine crossed with the animalics (about 30 mins to an hour in). Here was  the perfect balance of pleasant and challenging. Unfortunately it went downhill after this (3+ hours) and the 'cowpat' notes you describe really dominated. It became a skin scent at 5 hours, at which point the fecal notes were replaced with pleasant but boring warm wood notes 

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