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Tried White Oud by Code Deco. Not that impressed. A soft, soapy sandalwood with a hint of sweetness. At least it does not smell of Iso E Super. 

 

Also, finally finished the prices-after-Brexit article (conclusion: go check out the UK sites now, it's worth it...): http://www.pricentile.com/article/did-brexit-make-british-retailers-competitive?a=47

 

The most interesting was that whilst the US used to be the cheapest origin including shipping, the UK has taken over, at least for the perfumes that are listed there and in the US (obviously not everything is distributed everywhere). 

 

I spotted some funky activity between sites, I know of at least two that follow each other's price changes within 50 cents. Might be worth another article. Also let me know if you want to know anything, the data is there and I love digging (we're crawling around 2.5 million product pages a day at the moment).

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Today I'm wearing Yosh Sombre Negra.
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Pre-shower: Eau de Néroli Doré. I've worn this a few times now and every time it's been a scrubber. There's something in there that gives me a headache. I'm not a big fan of neroli anyway, so the chances of my liking this one were going to be low in any event.

SOTD: Rubj Voile d'Extrait. As I've mentioned before, I actually prefer the edp.
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This evening I'm wearing Masque Milano Russian Tea.
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MFK Pluriel masculin.

 

I don't like fougeres, as established earlier. But this modernises and smoothes the general idea, removing the loudness. The cedar and vetiver give it a bit of sweetness if that makes sense, enough for this not just to be a lavender absolute. This is the light blue shirt of MFKs, unobtrusive and utterly safe in a formal setting. Longevity is pretty good, the fragrance itself is quite linear like AUF/AVF, what you get in the top note stays around for hours.

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Wearing Crown Perfumery Spiced Limes today.
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Cuir Beluga today. Don't get much cuir in the first hours, a honeyed vanilla is the dominant note from pretty early on. It's pleasant and perfectly wearable but a bit too linear and "unexciting", at least on this outing.
Edited by DeSense - 7/6/16 at 8:54pm
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Cuir Beluga used to get so much love online. But I've always found it pretty uninteresting. It's nice, but not much more than that IME.

Pre-shower: Eau de Rhubarbe Écarlate. This is among my favorites in the cologne series.
SOTD: Plum Japonais for a night out at the ballpark.
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Ubar by Amouage. I don't know why I wore this; I don't like it at all. I actually had to roll down my windows on my drive to work so that I wouldn't be overpowered by the smell of this. It's a big, heavy ambergis floral that gives me a headache. Somehow this gets a lot of love among parfumistas.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Ubar by Amouage. I don't know why I wore this; I don't like it at all. I actually had to roll down my windows on my drive to work so that I wouldn't be overpowered by the smell of this. It's a big, heavy ambergis floral that gives me a headache. Somehow this gets a lot of love among parfumistas.

Wow, and you are always so careful with your pre-shower testing.

I'm getting over the flu so I'm wearing Eau de Lavande by Diptyque.
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That's the thing, I knew perfectly well based on pre-shower testing that I didn't like this! I don't know what possessed me to wear it.
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Wore Hermes Jardin de Monsieur Li today. Kept getting whiffs of eau de merveilles of sorts, a warm metalic floral amber musk type smell, even a few hints of oceanic salty fishy Mugler Womanity vibe in there too. Feels like part of the Jardin series, none of which really do a whole lot for me. I like the Toit the most but even then not by much.
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I really wanted to like Monsieur Li but I don't at all, precisely because of the oceanic salty Womanity vibe. My favorite in the Jardin series is definitely Sur Le Nil, but Sur Le Toit is also really good. Après Le Mousson I find almost unwearable.
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SOTE is Papillon Tobacco Rose. Probably a more accurate name would be Hay Rose, but that doesn't sound nearly as compelling. I wasn't a huge fan the first time I tried this, but it's growing on me. The rose is definitely the star of the show. It's a rich, somewhat boozy rose. There's just a touch of sourness that I think comes from the hay.
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Back to Amouage Lyric Man here. This honeyed rose is best savoured at home or in an informal environment; it would be a shame not to be able to pay attention to it. Still, if I were to criticise it would be that the honey is a little strong, imbalancing the structure somewhat. 

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