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Pre-shower: Le Labo Lys 41. As you might guess from the name, it's a lovely creamy and sweet tuberose and jasmine scent. (That's not quite fair. The lily emerges just a bit later in the drydown.) It is a remarkably legible accord. For me the tuberose emerges first, but then the jasmine appears shortly thereafter. Apparently some people have the opposite experience, with the jasmine first and the tuberose second. When the lily emerges, it creates quite a beautiful accord.

SOTD: Amouage Myths Man. I had high hopes for this one and they were absolutely met. This is a bold, thoroughly modern masculine featuring a really, really big ash note along with elemi. (The very first thing I noticed was the elemi. My first reaction was that it was like a Tom Ford scent: both his Noir pour Femme and Noir Extreme feature elemi prominently.) The heart is a lovely, bright floral and it dries down to a leathery base with labdanum. I highly recommend this one.
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Are you looking for recommendations from within the Ford line to check out? Or just in general? (in which case which lines do you have access to?)

In general. I'd prefer things in a lower price range than TF, but open to anything I can get decants/samples of. I have a Saks local to me, so anything at that level or below, or anything I can get samples of on the eCommerce. I'd like to narrow it down to 5-10 samples/decants to order.
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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.
I like the bel ami vetiver better, feels more powerful.
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Today I'm wearing Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui.
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Creed Royal Water - lemon cleaning product in an expensive fragrance bottle

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SOTD - TF tobacco vanille, this one seems to perform better in humid and fairly warm temperatures.

SOTE - TF Neroli Portofino.
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Roja Dove Nüwa. I find myself put off by Roja Dove, especially his tacky brand of self promotion and the absurd prices he charges for his scents. And so I'm not strongly inclined to think positive thoughts about his work. But Nüwa is absolutely beautiful. If you are a cuminphobe, then you don't want to get within a hundred miles of this one. Without a doubt cumin is the star of this show from the beginning. I love cumin so I'm fine with that. But beyond the cumin, this is a wonderfully blended, highly legible accord. Oddly, for me the bergamot only becomes noticeable once the cumin has started to back off a little bit. It's also mossy, which gives it a bit of a resemblance to vintage Rochas Femme. I definitely like that scent, but I prefer Nüwa. On the spice side of things, you also get cloves and black pepper. There's no way I'm ever buying a bottle of this, but I'm certainly happy to have a sample.

EDIT: I should add that I'm wearing the old version. Apparently this has been completely reformulated to the point where the two scents share only a name.
Edited by L'Incandescent - 6/17/16 at 8:37pm
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Roja Dove Nüwa. I find myself put off by Roja Dove, especially his tacky brand of self promotion and the absurd prices he charges for his scents. And so I'm not strongly inclined to think positive thoughts about his work. But Nüwa is absolutely beautiful. If you are a cuminphobe, then you don't want to get within a hundred miles of this one. Without a doubt cumin is the star of this show from the beginning. I love cumin so I'm fine with that. But beyond the cumin, this is a wonderfully blended, highly legible accord. Oddly, for me the bergamot only becomes noticeable once the cumin has started to back off a little bit. It's also mossy, which gives it a bit of a resemblance to vintage Rochas Femme. I definitely like that scent, but I prefer Nüwa. On the spice side of things, you also get cloves and black pepper. There's no way I'm ever buying a bottle of this, but I'm certainly happy to have a sample.

EDIT: I should add that I'm wearing the old version. Apparently this has been completely reformulated to the point where the two scents share only a name.

 

That is the old Nuwa you are describing. The re-formulated new version is much more elegant. 

 

Edits: Oops just read your edit. I had the old and have a full bottle of the new...the Cumin plays a smaller role...and for the better. The new version is exquisite whereas the old version was too heavily focussed on cumin. 

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I have never smelled the new version, but I've read a lot of people complaining about it online. I think they were complaining most about the fact that the bottle and name are the same, but that it's a completely different scent. In any event, the only reason I went out of my way to try the older version was because I love cumin and I had read that it had a huuuuge cumin note.

I should say too that Nüwa struck me immediately as a chypre. I've read that the new one would be more accurately characterized as an oriental. Is that your sense?
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Tonight I'm wearing something I haven't tried on for a long time - Kouros. I own a miniature from the 1990s. It's an intense fragrance, for sure. Extreme everything, from the rich brown spice and herb aromatics to the pissy animalics. When I put it on, I had a sneezing fit as if I got soap into my nostrils. I'm liking it tonight, though, after it mellowed out and the musk has less things to compete with. It's really reminding me of Muscs Koublai Khan.
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I am in need of moisturizing soap or body wash.  It's OK if it smells refreshing.

Suggestions please.

Moisturizing and refreshing are a conundrum IME. If you really need the former try Neutrogena Moisturizing Body Wash (white bottle, milky liquid).
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Moisturizing and refreshing are a conundrum IME. If you really need the former try Neutrogena Moisturizing Body Wash (white bottle, milky liquid).

DeSense,

 

Thanks, I will check it out.

 

Cheers,

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TF Noir

 

The last of my little squirter......

 

Cheers to all dads

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Rubj Voile d'Extrait. This is my first time trying this. I love the eau de parfum version and so I was very keen to try this one. It's definitely recognizable as Rubj, but to my surprise it's much less funky, and thus much more office friendly, than the edp. Mainly that's because of the lack of passion fruit, IMO. To my nose, creamy tuberose is the star of the voile d'extrait. It's much more prominent than in the edp. It's a bright, tangy scent that reminds me just a little bit of lemon meringue.

I enjoy this very much, but I think I like the edp better. That's probably a good thing for my wallet. (Actually, the price difference isn't as much as I would have expected. But the edp is still less expensive.)
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