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Happy to hear other recs.

I like the idea of a sweet coffee fragrance that's easy to wear.

Coffee? It's a bit more, perhaps tiramisu, but not too sweet and I find myself reaching for it very often: Milano Caffe by Dominique Dubrana (http://www.basenotes.net/ID26140320.html).

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Happy to hear other recs.

I like the idea of a sweet coffee fragrance that's easy to wear.

Bond No. 9 New Haarlem is a classic in the sweet-coffee-easy-to-wear category. It's more expensive than Rochas Man, but it really is wonderful. (I should add, though, that it's apparently been reformulated. I can't vouch for the newer version.)
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Election day today. I am wearing La Fin Du Monde in anticipation of the likely result.
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SOTE is Nanban by Arquiste. This is just absurdly good. It's a beautiful warm spicy, smoky wood scent with frankincense. It's not a genre I typically wear, and so I tend to overlook it. But I think a lot of you guys would love this one.

I think I made this comparison the very first time I described it, but it reminds me a bit of Diptyque 34 Boulevard St. Germain. They don't really smell similar, but both have so much going on that you'd think it should be discordant, but somehow it works perfectly.
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Finally got my decant of Miyako by Auphorie.

 

Quite disappointing. I love osmanthus, and Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan is my go to light pleasant scent as a result. So Miyako was shocking - straight up enormous cowpat (I believe it's a very high concentration, which could be why) a la Sultan Pasha's Aurum d'Angkor with some kind of apricot accord. A friend smells cumin, although I was too fixated on the cowpat. I guess cowpat = enormous floral (seems to be the pattern here) so maybe those who like dirtier florals might enjoy this one. 

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Also had a chance to sample a second edition (EDT above Equipage, in small print, probably late 1970s/early 1980s) bottle of Hermes Equipage which I could compare with my sample. It was very different: much more pepper, rounder, more carnation, and less soapiness and brightness. I somewhat prefer it. Can't wait to try the first edition when it arrives.

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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

SOTE is Nanban by Arquiste. This is just absurdly good. It's a beautiful warm spicy, smoky wood scent with frankincense. It's not a genre I typically wear, and so I tend to overlook it. But I think a lot of you guys would love this one.

I think I made this comparison the very first time I described it, but it reminds me a bit of Diptyque 34 Boulevard St. Germain. They don't really smell similar, but both have so much going on that you'd think it should be discordant, but somehow it works perfectly.

I just looked at the notes on Fragrantica. It sounds really good and something that I'd like.
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I quite like coffee as a note and I have a few around that accord. New Haarlem is one of them. Ava Luxe Cafe Noir is an indie and you might quite like it. Not as sweet and would also layer nicely with your Bois D'ascese. Montale does one called Cafe Intense. On the cheapie side but actually very good is one by Sebastien called Espresso Royale. There's also Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe which has a bit of a coffee vibe along with vetiver. Off the top of my head that's what I can think of for coffee specifically.
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Originally Posted by crdb View Post

Finally got my decant of Miyako by Auphorie.

Quite disappointing. I love osmanthus, and Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan is my go to light pleasant scent as a result. So Miyako was shocking - straight up enormous cowpat (I believe it's a very high concentration, which could be why) a la Sultan Pasha's Aurum d'Angkor with some kind of apricot accord. A friend smells cumin, although I was too fixated on the cowpat. I guess cowpat = enormous floral (seems to be the pattern here) so maybe those who like dirtier florals might enjoy this one. 

I met the perfumers and sampled this at the AIX scent fair a little while back - I didn't have this impression at all, though I was sampling lots of things that day. I remember the big floral with apricot and leather, and I was fairly impressed. They were also super nice guys, apropos of nothing I suppose.
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Yes, a leather is definitely there and big and could be the source of the cow idea. 

 

Point is, if you're buying osmanthus and expecting the delicate smell of the plant... 

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Today I am wearing Sakura by Satori.
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Overseas atm and had to vote at the embassy; wore 'afternoon of a faun' by ELDO for the polished wooden floor smell that would have been in the air had I voted in some church hall back home. Yes I was thinking this as I applied it.
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Election day today. I am wearing La Fin Du Monde in anticipation of the likely result.
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Pre-shower: Lonestar Memories. Given my general preferences, I should not like this one nearly as much as I do. The sharpness at the top is a bit much for me, but the drydown is wonderful. If I had to give someone a quick lesson in what Andy Tauer is all about, I'd have a person smell either this one or LDDM.

SOTD: Taste of Heaven--by Kilian. It's a pleasant lavender and vanilla. I don't love it, but I certainly do enjoy it and would recommend it to anyone interested in lavender fragrances. (The price is excessive, but that's another issue I guess.)
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I gave Miyako a second try today. Given my suspicion that it is very high concentration (I was told, 100%) I sprayed from a large distance and had my arm exposed on only 20% of the spray area. 

 

I finally get the leather, although it is well blended, and not the thick dirty Knize Ten leather jacket but more of a suede wallet kind of leather, and some dried apricots and a note that is similar to dried yuzu stuffing which you can get in Japanese cooking. And maybe a slight hint of a blue flower that grows in mountain fields in summer whose name escapes me. Still not osmanthus, but very interesting and quite pleasant. And no cowpat!

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I tried on a sample of House of Matriarch Blackbird today and I must say that it is very similar to Anubis by Papillon Perfumes.
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