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Creed Green Irish Tweed and Bond No. 9 Chez Bond are supposed to be very similar (at higher price points). GIT has a permanent place in my fragrance rotation.

AC,

 

Thanks  I may head to Walmart to try GIT.

 

Cheers,

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*regrette
I smelled this over the weekend and was amazed at how soft and well behaved it was considering its reputation. I mean, I guess it's animalic compared to Physiosport or Axe. 

Thanks for correction. What would my French teacher say, oy.

Also, so a point about MKK as a general idea here which I'm sure I've mentioned before... I think sometimes you have to look at a scent within the context of the TIME it was released in. Lines like Serge were out there, as 50ml for $150 in simple packaging, ie 'niche', doing pretty extreme scents at a time when everyone was doing aquatics and fougeres. Are there 50-100 other good musk scents out there now? Sure. For example, Armani Privee Bois D'Encense. Sure CdG has a whole line of incense, but back then there weren't too many. I mean even say Gucci PH. It's a good scent no doubt, but I'm not sure if it came out today in an overcrowded niche market it would really stand out. I think it has appeal as a nostalgic gem amongst a "sea of aquatics".

So I think MKK is a solid scent and still stands up well today. Will I keep my bottle, I'm still debating to be honest. I also quite like MFK's Absolu Pour Le Soir for example and have a bunch of other dirty animalic musk scents to compare it to.

The other point I'd make here is that if you're average Joe smelling mass market stuff, then frankly any Lutens will probably knock you over (good or bad), and something like MKK would likely get an ew gross reaction. But for someone like you who's going through niche, and not only that but also appreciates the weird odd stuff and is right in the phase of seeking out the ends of the spectrum, you've probably run way past this point already.
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Today I'm wearing Dior Homme.
post #25129 of 25724
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Lalique makes some lovely scents. I always liked this one (and, as I talked about often, Eau de Lalique was a favorite spring/summer scent).

 

Yeah I got this a few years ago and didn't click right away, but I've taken to it. It's got a nice wood-y "Ellsworth Kelly working in a barn-coverted-studio out in Connecticut" vibe to me. 

 

 

You mentioned florals a couple days ago. Today for me: Givenchy Insensé.

 

 

 

It's a little more thoughtful/complex than the name and "Friends"-esque ad suggests. 

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Aziyadé by Parfum d'Empire. A very pleasant sweet datey cumin scent. I've definitely been in a cumin mood lately; it's one of my very favorite notes.
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Puredistance - M, for me today

post #25132 of 25724
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Lalique makes some lovely scents. I always liked this one (and, as I talked about often, Eau de Lalique was a favorite spring/summer scent).

Yeah I got this a few years ago and didn't click right away, but I've taken to it. It's got a nice wood-y "Ellsworth Kelly working in a barn-coverted-studio out in Connecticut" vibe to me. 


You mentioned florals a couple days ago. Today for me: Givenchy Insensé.





It's a little more thoughtful/complex than the name and "Friends"-esque ad suggests. 

This is a very interesting fragrance and smells like the inside of a florist shop, with an emphasis on the stemmy smell of cut flowers.
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bois d'ascese all day everyday god it's awesome why don't they make bigger bottles
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You mentioned florals a couple days ago. Today for me: Givenchy Insensé.





It's a little more thoughtful/complex than the name and "Friends"-esque ad suggests. 

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This is a very interesting fragrance and smells like the inside of a florist shop, with an emphasis on the stemmy smell of cut flowers.

Yes, that's a nice one; a rarity in the spectrum of masculine florals. It also amazes me that they retained the name for the awful, boring "Ultramarine" version that you used to find absolutely everywhere on the cheap.

I decided to play today layering Jardins de Bagatelle with Cartier Declaration. Before one goes, "WHAAAAT?" the Jardins has a neroli/orange blosson on top of the florals, while the Cartier has a sharp orange top with the cumin base. SO, interestingly the big, lush white floral of the Guerlain took on a decidedly (nice) stinky base. Definitely had a roudnitska like vibe...
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I've never been able to enjoy Insensé. I find it too sharp green and way too masculine for my taste. I think that since I love feminine florals, I don't feel any need for a masculinized floral.

I'm wearing Rive Gauche (the feminine) as my SOTE.
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The other point I'd make here is that if you're average Joe smelling mass market stuff, then frankly any Lutens will probably knock you over (good or bad), and something like MKK would likely get an ew gross reaction. But for someone like you who's going through niche, and not only that but also appreciates the weird odd stuff and is right in the phase of seeking out the ends of the spectrum, you've probably run way past this point already.

I was thinking about that a couple days ago as I was demonstrating Pricentile to the wife of a friend. I asked her what he wore so we could look for it, and she said "I don't let him wear anything, cologne stinks". That's also what I had thought recently about my MFK Aqua Vitae Forte after it hung on for 2 days and 3 showers.

 

Mainstream fragrances in their race to the formula cost bottom and to win the 10 seconds on-strip in-the-mall race, have ended up creating highly projecting, pungent scents with no link to anything warm blooded like a musk deer. Like my friend's wife, I do think most of them "stink" (a different kind of stink) and MKK is, in contrast, easy on the nose. 

 

I'm preparing a nice little article on how MSRP varies between countries. Some fun insights so far. I wonder why for some products, brands don't let sites display MSRP at all...

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Heads up, Surrender to Chance has a Guerlain closing out sale: http://surrendertochance.com/guerlain-closeout-sale/

 

40% off at checkout with guerlain40. 

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Heads up, Surrender to Chance has a Guerlain closing out sale: http://surrendertochance.com/guerlain-closeout-sale/

40% off at checkout with guerlain40. 

That would be a good chance to sample some of the vintage juice, for those who maybe haven't had it before. Gives a nice opportunity to see what we've all been talking about these years without having to mortgage the house. Thanks for posting it!

The Jicky, MItsouko, and Vol de Nuit Extrait samples (at 40% off) are a good bargain. I've got more than enough, so I won't be ordering. But, it's definitely worth a try.

Speaking of, I think I'll do Vol de Nuit today.
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My mom is staying with me right now, and each night we are going through five or six fragrances I pull out for her to smell and wear. She has loved Vol de Nuit the most so far. I must say that it is definitely in the running as the most beautiful perfume I've ever smelled. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I use the word stunning to help describe it.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

My mom is staying with me right now, and each night we are going through five or six fragrances I pull out for her to smell and wear. She has loved Vol de Nuit the most so far. I must say that it is definitely in the running as the most beautiful perfume I've ever smelled. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I use the word stunning to help describe it.

That's great! I agree that there are very few (even among my favorites) that I could say are STUNNING. Many I like, even love, but stunning is rare. Jicky, Diorella, etc. are amazing creations... but I wouldn't really call them stunning. The one that pops in mind for me that did that as a recent scent was Portrait of a Lady. Another probably is the vintage Patou JOY extrait... that intensity of rose is, well... stunning.
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