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SOTD - Rose oud By Kilian

I have to admit, I might've oversprayed it. This one has quite the sillage and I also used a fragrance primer today because its going to be hot!

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Luci ed Ombre: incense, what incense? Now the tuberose, yes, I can smell that very well, almost like a mini spray of Fracas. Paired with ginger, which is just about discernable although well blended, it has undertones of hair spray, but feels too natural (yes, I might expose myself to ridicule here, if the formula is synthetic) to come out of a hairdresser's salon.

Tango has migrated to something heavy and floral, definitely jasmine themed. Then, 5 minutes later, into full blown gourmand with honey touches - very similar to Ilha do Mel by Memo.

5 minutes and Luci still has no incense that I can discern. Maybe I expect too much after so many Amouage and Sultan wears - both preferring a nice strong frankincense overdose.
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Vintage Givenchy Gentleman. I'm not actually a huge fan of patchouli usually, but this is certainly one that I liked. I thought it was come on a bit strong in the morning, but I didn't really notice that as the day wore on. Fourteen hours on, it's still there on my wrist.
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Vintage Givenchy Gentleman. I'm not actually a huge fan of patchouli usually, but this is certainly one that I liked. I thought it was come on a bit strong in the morning, but I didn't really notice that as the day wore on. Fourteen hours on, it's still there on my wrist.

 


I've got 2.5ml of this coming soon. Any more notes you care to share about it? Help pass the time kind of thing...
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Today I'm wearing Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta.
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Great writeups, and thanks. I never noticed a berry note in the Russian Tea. I always just took it as a sort of sweet cool musty lemon with a camphorous incense like tea second note. Slightly off balance I find but still miles better than many others I've tested out. A little 'raw' but I like it.

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SOTD - Rose oud By Kilian
I have to admit, I might've oversprayed it. This one has quite the sillage and I also used a fragrance primer today because its going to be hot!
I find this one has a huge opening but after max an hour it settles down a lot and becomes a close to body scent for the rest of the 8-10 hours. The opening is very big though, I remember that.
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Great writeups, and thanks. I never noticed a berry note in the Russian Tea. I always just took it as a sort of sweet cool musty lemon with a camphorous incense like tea second note. Slightly off balance I find but still miles better than many others I've tested out. A little 'raw' but I like it.
I find this one has a huge opening but after max an hour it settles down a lot and becomes a close to body scent for the rest of the 8-10 hours. The opening is very big though, I remember that.

 

Exactly. That is why I thought I had oversprayed it. About an hour in the rose and oud kind of settles and becomes sweet and not so typical rose-oudish. Lets just say this is what I like someone I get intimate with to smell, so maybe not entirely my cup of tea even though it is not a bad scent at all.

 

I gave away a sample of black saffron from Byredo to my lover and she already has a small decant of 1996 which I find super sexy. I really really love 1996 it is a fierce, sexy, ravaging beast. It is something I have worn a lot to things like burlesque and cabaret events where you expect a very flirty and sexy atmosphere.

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Hey folks,

 

I'm in Berlin for the week. Would be interested in picking up some good stuff. No chance I might find Serge Lutens' Musc Koublai Khan, is there? I mean the bell jar...

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not sure it's kosher to post this sort of classified in this thread (i'll happily remove if so!), but i was given a 50ml bottle of D.S. Durga's bowmakers as a gift. i've used it a few times, but it's really not a scent i find myself digging all that much. since i dont have a use for it, i'd love to sell it to a SF-er; ~90-95% left and im pretty flexible on the price. PM if interested!
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is SL MKK no longer part of the export line? I have a 50ml spray bottle was thinking of selling actuall
post #24506 of 25673
Rive d'Ambre for me today. This has some wonderfully rendered citrus notes at the top, and it transitions from there into a warm, comforting amber and cardamom scent. But the citrusy notes persist much longer than you'd expect. I've been a big fan of this since it was first released. As I've mentioned a lot, the whole Atelier d'Orient series is wonderful.
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SOTD Russian Tea by Masque Milano.

The raspberry is a lot less fruity than I expected. If it makes sense (and maybe that's why), it's like these berries teas where it smells like berries but it's not sweet at all unless you add sugar.

2-3 sprays (can't remember, I think 2) were enough for "Goldilocks" projection, just right.

The scent is wonderful, comforting and simple to understand yet unique. This is in contrast to Montecristo which is very intellectually engaging and invigorating but can be overwhelming if you're doing something else. Imagine a lunch in a Michelin starred restaurant. If you're alone, you can savour all the dishes slowly and fully appreciate what went into the food. If you're on a date with your long time partner, you can co-appreciate it in much the same way, although conversation will take some of your attention away. If it's a lunch meeting though, you won't really have a chance to "taste" the food, you'll just gulp it down between words because your focus will be so strongly on what the other person is saying and what you are responding.

From that point of view, Russian Tea is a better meeting fragrance, and Montecristo better for when you have the intellectual bandwidth to appreciate it. Not that Russian Tea is an inferior fragrance, far from it.
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Vintage Givenchy Gentleman. I'm not actually a huge fan of patchouli usually, but this is certainly one that I liked. I thought it was come on a bit strong in the morning, but I didn't really notice that as the day wore on. Fourteen hours on, it's still there on my wrist.

 


I've got 2.5ml of this coming soon. Any more notes you care to share about it? Help pass the time kind of thing...

A lady friend of mine described this as "essence of man". That's a big call, but I think it has something that modern fragrances lack. This one is a pioneer in the realm of big, masculine scents. I do like the leather and civet in this.
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Ex Nihilo - oud vendôme. First time im getting compliments, for scents, in a while.

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