Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread - Page 1670
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.
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.
- 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.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 8/2/16 at 5:43pm
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.
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...