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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!

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Originally Posted by crdb View Post

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!

If you're in TST East, drop by Hotel ICON and ask for me.
post #24723 of 26129
Forgot how much I enjoyed the (easily obtained) Cartier Declaration. A wonderfully stinky Ellena juice that hearkens back to the old classics. Great for the hottest summer months.
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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. 

post #24725 of 26129
I'll look you up in Singapore if you're there mid July ?
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I'll be around, looking forward to it. 

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post #24728 of 26129
Intense Cafe, which Montale obviously meant to call Intense Rose, but there was a typo on the label.
post #24729 of 26129
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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!

Vetiver is a grass and smells like hay. :)

post #24730 of 26129
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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...

post #24731 of 26129

Big dose of Givenchy Gentleman vintage as SOTE. The scent feels quite unbalanced; first, a powdery spicy profile, then, the moss comes on quite strongly. I'll have to try it during the day.

post #24732 of 26129
Today I'm wearing a heavy dose of Geranium Pour Monsieur.
post #24733 of 26129
TF Soleil Blanc. It's a summer scent (as you'd guess from the name) with coconut, a bit of lime, some warm spices (cardamom I think), and some white floral notes. It's nice, but I'm just not a big fan of this kind of fragrances. I got a sample because I try pretty nearly everything that Tom Ford releases. (I won't lie, though, I've stopped trying the new blue/green bottle releases.)
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Slumberhouse Kote today
post #24735 of 26129

Tried New York by Nicolai. Wife: "It's strong. Wow, it's really strong. You smell like a pimp."

 

Washed it off. 

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