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It's a stressful day for me because I just spent a hell of a lot of money on oral surgery for my cat yesterday and now I'm hoping he'll be better (and that my money was not wasted). So I decided to wear one of my very favorites today: ELDO True Lust Rayon Violet de Ses Yeux.
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Nio by Xerjoff for summertime...

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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

It's a stressful day for me because I just spent a hell of a lot of money on oral surgery for my cat yesterday and now I'm hoping he'll be better (and that my money was not wasted). So I decided to wear one of my very favorites today: ELDO True Lust Rayon Violet de Ses Yeux.

Good luck to your boy.
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My Summertime recommendations:

Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle
Granville by Dior
Lumiere Blanche by Olfactive Studio
Nuits dHadrien by Annick Goutal
Lampblack and Five by Bruno Fazzolari
Santal Massoia by Hermes
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this morning: L'Artisan Timbuktu. Florals, incense, and vetiver are not really my deal, but i seem to be good at forgetting that.

tonight: L'Artisan Dzongkha. Now we're talking. Weird, smokey leather. The vetiver here I can deal with on account of the rest of it. I'm gonna wear this a lot.
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Getting away from niche offerings, my cheap-and-cheerful summer recommendations:
  • Monsieur Balmain
  • Guerlain Cologne du 68
  • Eau de Rochas
  • YSL Pour Homme

Today I'm wearing Gaultier 2 (or Gaultier squared, whatever). Very odd bottle design. Do you empty one half and then go to work on the other, or work through the two halves at the same rate? My left brained thinking demands an answer. Oh, by the way, it's nice.
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Last night I applied some CdG Black on wrist and it was ugly. A sheer fresh ashtray with the cig butts still smoking on putrid level. Glad I haven't bought a bottle yet. Previous occasion I liked it a lot. Never had this kind of very opposite experience with a scent. Weird.
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Today I decided to wear Silver Mountain Water - this is not a light scent despite what the name implies. It's the only Creed I own and one of the few I like. Vintage Tobarome is the other.

SMW was one of the few Creeds I liked as well. Aubepine Acacia was another.

Dzongkha for me today... cheapest and fastest way to get a trip to Bhutan.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

[*] Monsieur Balmain
[*] Guerlain Cologne du 68
[*] Eau de Rochas
[*] YSL Pour Homme
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Good suggestions. I might also add Guerlain Homme for something accessible but not ubiquitous, Guerlain Imperiale for a classic EdC, or Dior Eau Sauvage for an interesting vintage scent.
post #24399 of 25686
APOM pour Homme by MFK today. As soon as I woke up this morning I knew I wanted to wear an orange blossom scent, and APOM is definitely that. The listed notes are orange blossom, amber, and cedar, but I'm picking up more than that. I get some peppery notes at the very top and I think there's some ylang in there. Also, I'm quite sure the note that's called amber contains a good amount of benzoin, which seems to be a signature note for Kurkdjian.
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Today I'm wearing Bruno Fazzolari's Lampblack.
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For my SOTE I went with the other Francis Kurkdjian masculine orange blossom: Fleur du Mâle. When I first tried this--probably five years ago--I thought it was one of the worst things I'd ever smelled. I literally thought my sample must have gone bad. Now I actually enjoy it quite a bit.
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Gave SP AA another try this morning. Still the exact same cowpat, all the way through the 3 hours I resisted washing it off. Oh well. I'll probably donate my vial to the Singapore community or try and swap it for something.

Washed it off, then Apres l'Ondee as SOTROTD. I try, but I can't get as excited as LT and TS about this one. It's just... mild. Well executed and boring.
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Today I'm wearing Lonestar Memories by Andy Tauer.

Yesterday evening I put on some Cadavre Exquis by Bruno Fazzolari and Antonio Gardoni. It's considered a gourmand but is not sweet at all. It has a smell of overbaked flourless chocolate cake, with a smell that reminds me of something organic that is just overheated. Another image I get is a pair of leather boots that were put into a locked wooden box and left out in the blazing-hot sun and then it is opened. There's definitely a roasted coffee component as well - as if they were able to tease out a pleasant facet from the noxious smell of coffee roasting.

I think these two guys are superstars and are incredibly humble (people who are at the top of their game very often are). Antonio sent me a large assortment of his fragrances right after he composed Cologne Reloaded and Eau d'E and Bruno always takes the time to hand-write a note and reach out to people out of the blue. I wasn't a big fan of the Bogue offerings so I sent them on to someone else to try. Those two guys, though, I just wish them the best in what they do because they have the skill and passion to elevate the world of perfumery on top of being just good people.
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They were set up at adjoining tables at the AIX scent fair, and I spent some time talking to each of them. Antonio didn't speak english very well, but he was very gracious and I thought his scents were interesting. He had a couple of white florals made with gardenia and jasmine. The interesting thing is that he uses raw materials from flowers that are harvested early, so that the note is muted and green rather that heady and sweet, as you'd typically get with those notes. It was an interesting interpretation of the style. I'm sorry to say that I didn't pick up any samples from him, or really spend a lot of time at his booth, simply because I'd never heard of Bogue. There were so many booths there, I wish I could have gone both days and spend more time.
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SOTD AdP Quercia. After about 3 hours in i pick up pear, cedar and lime&sugar. Its somewhat like a mojito with xante and some cardamum and vanilla. Sillage is quite bad though..
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