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Home stretch... 

 

Hermessence Osmanthe Yunan, purchased after none of the Singapore stores stocked it: if there is tea I can't smell it (this also happened to me the first time I drank white tea). But the osmanthus is like strolling in Kyoto in late spring, the difference being I didn't know what osmanthus was and spent hours chasing the smell. This is the second time I want to get a full bottle of something. As it is I'm going to be extra careful with my vial. This may well work with the tropical heat; after all Kyoto's spring and summer are pretty warm and humid.

 

Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur: more Fleur, less cuir. Apparently there is violet leaf in there, but I can't smell it. Idem with the bergamot. This is a very "beautiful" scent without veering to the feminine. I should have gotten a bigger sample.

 

Rubini Fundamental: a grape that smells of coconut and grapefruit. As with the previous two, another "beautiful" scent that I would like to try in temperate weather and might work in this heat. Gets uncomfortably close to grape fanta thanks to its sweetness and acidity, but stays on the right side of the line thanks to something giving it the lightest of depth - iris, or the mysterious "velvet accord"?

 

Can't help but think these scents would not have done well in the days when Equipage came out. Too pleasant.

 

Edit: just 10 minutes were enough for the osmanthus to waft away from Hermessence, with the tea notes finally coming out. Tea + fake peach = Lipton Ice Tea. I'm sorry Hermes but that's where I am right now. Still, those precious minutes of osmanthus were worth it.

 

(I haven't touched the Diaghilev. 1. it's liquid gold 2. I somehow don't think a cursory application before a medium haul flight is the right occasion)

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Enigma is my favorite fragrance.

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Today I'm wearing Hermes Bel Ami - petroleum-heavy leather. One of the best masculine fragrances of all time. It smells like an old car that has been taken apart and you smell the leather seating along with the gear grease.
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Today I'm wearing Trussardi Uomo and Le Labo Patchouli together as I want more of the Patchouli elements they the base noted of Trussardi Uomo offers - the combination of the two is less chaotic than the TU alone which tends to become slightly more feminine after an hour or so and a tad sickly the blend if the two is fantastic !


Trussardi Uomo profile below
Top Notes
Lemon, Nutmeg, Bergamot, Galbanum
Heart Notes
Violet, Geranium, Clary sage
Base notes
Leather, Moss, Patchouli
Edited by haTTer - 6/14/16 at 8:33pm
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Rose Noir by Byredo. I've never been a fan of this. But just today I realized that it has a bit of a resemblance to Le Labo Ylang 49, which I enjoy quite a bit. The resemblance is in the later stages of the drydown, not in the opening.
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OT

 

I am in need of moisturizing soap or body wash.  It's OK if it smells refreshing.

 

Suggestions please.

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TF Italian Cypress for me. (Thanks to M-C)
I find this is very well-suited for warm weather and office. Got (female) compliments, too.

I like this one as well but I'm awful and describing scents.
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This evening I put on Dans tes Bras. Strangely enough, and because I own both and never noticed, it smells like Le Labo's Iris 39.
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Today's is YSL M7, the supposedly weaker 12 (14?) ingr. version. My preform brown bottle is still awaiting transit, reminds me.
I find it not too different from Antaeus, first spray gives a fun Dr Pepperish herbal vibe to me.

Then I tried Chanel pH EdT at the mall today. Not my thing, after the fresh lemony opening it turns old fashioned in a non-exciting way. It smells familiar though, someone wore this/similar around me in the 80s.

@taxgenius you and me. wink.gif
Edited by DeSense - 6/15/16 at 3:30am
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Vintage Rochas Moustache today. The only decent moustache I have ever had, as people who've seen my Movember efforts will affirm. Really good for autumn this; a citrusy opening but later developing lavender, honey and vanilla. Still on my wrist 15 hours after spraying it on.
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

Today's is YSL M7, the supposedly weaker 12 (14?) ingr. version. My preform brown bottle is still awaiting transit, reminds me.
I find it not too different from Antaeus, first spray gives a fun Dr Pepperish herbal vibe to me.

Then I tried Chanel pH EdT at the mall today. Not my thing, after the fresh lemony opening it turns old fashioned in a non-exciting way. It smells familiar though, someone wore this/similar around me in the 80s.

@taxgenius you and me. wink.gif

It's so sad - Pour Monsieur is a shell of its former self.
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I like this one as well but I'm awful and describing scents.

I think IC smells like a fresh version of vintage Polo Green.
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well I believe it's more or less a remake of it. That being said I find Polo to be an excellent scent but of the few times I've tried it I find it's a little hollow and whispy and the burnt note is a little too sharp. Sort of like charred dry pine. IC I find much richer and thicker, like with a yellow sap in there and more prominent spices (I like the cinnamon note), and I find it takes a while to evolve (which it doesn't do much of). I used to think of IC as a modern replacement for Polo but I'm beginning to respect the original more and see them as similar styles of scent but totally different structures. IC is something to grow into, Polo is something you've already been wearing for 20 years.
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Today I'm wearing my all time favorite Guerlain Vetiver Extreme
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Today I'm wearing Geurlain Vol de Nuit extrait.
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