Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread - Page 1657
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.
Tonight I'm wearing Amouage Fate Man.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.