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post #25036 of 25695
Concerning detergents, musks need to be something that can be left behind when the job of the detergent is to take things off.
post #25037 of 25695
Today I went woody: earlier I wore Comme des Garçons 2 Man with the pencil shavings and then tonight with Wiener Blut Palais Nizzam with its oak.
post #25038 of 25695

My Cyril Salter French Vetiver shaving cream just arrived, so I thought why not shave one more time today. 

 

The reviews called it "pungent" and "smoky", so I was surprised to find a relatively fresh, grassy vetiver, similar to Vetiver Extraordinaire but without that citrussy freshness, maybe a bit nuttier. The scent is weaker than I expected, which is a shame because I like it. 

 

I would shave again but the brush needs to dry first. Next: Cyril Salter Wild Rose. It smells nutty in the box as well, I wonder if it might not be the cream itself.

post #25039 of 25695
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Le Labo is putting their city scents online next month. Samples are available now and I'm thinking of trying some out. Anyone have experience with them? Any recommendations?

FWIW, I like Bergamonte, Patchouli, and Santal. A little ambivalent about Rose and Iris. Don't like The Noir.

City list:
  • Gaiac 10 (Tokyo)
  • Vanille 44 (Paris)
  • Tubereuse 40 (New York)
  • Poivre 23 (London)
  • Musc 25 (Los Angeles)
  • Limette 37 (San Francisco)
  • Baie Rose 26 (Chicago)
  • Cuir 28 (Dubai)
  • Benjoin 19 (Moscow)

Poivre 23 is a darling in the fragrance community. It didn't do much for me, particularly at City Exclusives prices, but is well worth sampling.
post #25040 of 25695
Today I'm wearing Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.
post #25041 of 25695
Today 9c clean blue skies, winter is in recession (maybe) so TF Neroli Portofino an embracing clean fresh fragrance that speaks of the lapping of azure waves on a sun drenched shore and climbing heat is pushing the fragrant oils of wild florals and citrus onto the breeze.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 8/2/16 at 5:43pm
post #25042 of 25695
Amouage Lilac Love. I love this one! I'm guessing it might be too far over on the feminine side of the continuum for a lot of you guys, but I'm perfectly comfortable with it.
post #25043 of 25695

Florabellio by Diptyque.  An interesting one that I keep trying, though I can't say I yet love.  On paper, it's apple, coffee, and sea salt.  And on the skin you get all of those elements.  And yet somehow the balance is right.  Needs several more wearings. 

post #25044 of 25695
Ohh, that sounds interesting. Will keep an eye out for it next time I'm at a Diptyque store.
post #25045 of 25695

I never managed to get into it. Someone on BN mentions it was inspired by Normandy, in which case they're a bit wrong: you'd either get sea notes (by the shore), or you'd be in the countryside in which case you'd get apricot and apple and vanilla and maybe caramel notes, but not sea, and not the more tropical side of osmanthus. The Italian name, and coffee, wouldn't fit the story (as the Chtis movie points out, the north and south of France are practically different countries), and the combo didn't work for me but admittedly I have fairly un-adventurous taste.

post #25046 of 25695

Talking of apricots... SOTD Miyako. Dried apricots and leather and a hint of horse. I think dried apricots and leather share quite a few notes anyway.

post #25047 of 25695
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Ohh, that sounds interesting. Will keep an eye out for it next time I'm at a Diptyque store.

I tried it about six weeks ago and found it to be a hologram of the beach. Definitely not my style but would love to smell it on a chick.
post #25048 of 25695
Is anyone else reading Luca Turin's Perfumes I Love? I'm a huge fan of that guy and think he's one of, if not the most, important people in the world of perfumery, even though he is not a perfumer.
post #25049 of 25695
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Is anyone else reading Luca Turin's Perfumes I Love? I'm a huge fan of that guy and think he's one of, if not the most, important people in the world of perfumery, even though he is not a perfumer.

Yup. He's the reason I paid SGD 21 for my Miyako 5ml.

 

Don't always agree with him but his writing is always entertaining and I love the idea of the blog. We need something like this in men's fashion. I doubt it is possible to "buy" Luca Turin unlike some of the more famous bloggers out there for classic menswear...

post #25050 of 25695
Not sure if any of you have ever heard of this one, but I am wearing a scent called Jubilation XXV by Amouage.
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