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Terror of Sarmant today.
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@crdb
Enzian. Knowing what it smells like is a feat.
Option B, cornflower, much more common and not limited to mountain meadows, not much of a scent, though.
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@crdb
Enzian. Knowing what it smells like is a feat, though.

Not quite what I was thinking about. Lower altitude where you still have trees. I'll find a photo some time. 

 

Anyway, the soapy hint earlier has developed into a quite boring sweet, slightly smoky sandalwood drydown in just four hours, with perhaps a hint of musk. 

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^ Was never really much of a botanist. smile.gif
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Rose Nacrée du Désert. It's a dark, earthy, somewhat medicinal oud with a plush, velvety rose. I've been a big fan of this since the first time I tried it.
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Today I wore vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur - it's a bottle from the early 90s and is head and shoulders above the current stuff, but what do you expect when your talking about one of the greatest chypres of all time with the severe restrictions on oakmoss.

Tonight I'm wearing Amouage Fate Man.
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Today I wore vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur - it's a bottle from the early 90s and is head and shoulders above the current stuff, but what do you expect when your talking about one of the greatest chypres of all time with the severe restrictions on oakmoss.
 

Interesting, I tried PM at the Chanel store and was really not impressed and couldn't get what the fuss was about.

 

Time to go vintage hunting.

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SOTE is Jul et Mad Nin-Shar. This one is from the Les White collection. It's a very sweet rose liqueur scent with a relatively discreet oud note. For some reason it reminds me a lot of the grenadine from the kiddie cocktails I used to drink when I was a youngster of youth. I like it, but it's just a bit too sweet.

I like everything Jul et Mad has released except for Aqua Sextius, which smells to me like a more expensive Womanity. But the first three are still the best. It was literally love at first smell for each of them.
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Hermes Vetiver Tonka today.

 

As expected from Ellena, it is perfectly balanced and wearable, an accomplished work, no obvious flaws. However, I can't help but think that simplifying the vetiver, and accentuating its caramel, hazelnut, roasted nuts accords at the detriment of the more fragrant, complex, coriander-like aspects is a bit less interesting. This is the kind of scent that you give a 7/10, mention bien, well done for a good job kind of thing - kind of like Hermes products, well made, admirable, guaranteed quality, but not really taking any risks (and, of course, priced very high for what they are - why should I pay SGD 600 for a Hermes tie when Sam Hober will make me a better one to my specifications for just USD 100?).

 

I know I should buy more scents like these but I am more drawn to the Miyakos of this world, no matter their flaws. 

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Spoke too fast. Couple hours later, the drydown is identical to Encre Noire, those slightly sickening synthetic woods (I just opened my bottle to check and aside from a bit more fruity spiciness, EN is the same). Another sample vial I won't be wearing.

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Vintage Chanel PM is lovely, of course. I still think the current is okay, but I agree the older is better.
You can also try the vintage Tiffany for men, which is a very, very close sibling (same nose).

Today I did some old Chanel CdR... stunk up the whole place in true Rach style.
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Vintage Chanel PM is lovely, of course. I still think the current is okay, but I agree the older is better.
You can also try the vintage Tiffany for men, which is a very, very close sibling (same nose).

Today I did some old Chanel CdR... stunk up the whole place in true Rach style.

The vintage eau de cologne?
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Today I wore vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur again.

This evening I am wearing Vero Kern's Rozy eau de parfum. I must say that she's one of the modern masters of perfumery.
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Today I wore vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur again.

This evening I am wearing Vero Kern's Rozy eau de parfum. I must say that she's one of the modern masters of perfumery.
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Pre-shower: Mazzolari Ambra. I've never been a fan of this one, and I'm still not. The name is pretty misleading, IMO.
SOTD: Fate Woman. This is lovely. Whenever I wear this, my very first thought is "Opium!" But it develops into something much more complex and interesting. It's a warm spicy, powdery floral that dries down to an ambery base.
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