No no, I'm very familiar with both and it was definitely vetiver. I just couldn't find the vetiver roots wherever they were (didn't particularly spend a long time searching). It is, I have to say, a perfect scent for the current weather!
Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread - Page 1649
If you're in TST East, drop by Hotel ICON and ask for me.
I'm back in Singapore, alas. Funny thing is my wife actually knows your name, it seems you are the "life" of the hotel and the travel community keeps mentioning you in reviews (which she read when she was looking up places to stay). I think that's as good feedback as it can get for a hotel manager...
It's funny, but in a way I think TST is more liveable than HK Island proper (especially Sheung Wan). The streets are much more logical (except having to cross underground next to 1818, that's quite annoying), traffic is better, there's no damn hills and stairs everywhere. And you're closer to the "good" hikes (but, I guess, further from Stanley, Lamma, etc.). It could be that I was influenced by how comfortable Singapore is (wide streets, malls everywhere, etc.).
Equipage has been a strong clean soapy scent for the whole morning. I'm surprised at how differently I perceive it from the first time. No tobacco, no harshness. Let's see how it survives my next meeting, there's a good 5 minute walk in the bright sun of Clarke Quay this Tuesday afternoon.
Vetiver is a grass and smells like hay. :)
Hmm, I respectfully disagree - perfumery extracts the essential oil from the roots, and having grown up in frequent contact with hay (dried, both in a bale and being broken from it with a pitchfork, drying in a bale, and wet on the field freshly cut) it's a scent I know very well. In Liquo by Campagna, I can distinctly smell drying hay.
I suspect it was the old guy in front of me who was wearing a vetiver scent. Only logical explanation...