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Friday before vacation. I thought Creed VIW was appropriate.
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I'm wearing Rive Gauche (the feminine) as my SOTE.

Good choice.

And a trip to the wine cooler. wink.gif
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Knize 10. I got a sample this week, tried it monday, and just hated it. the top notes smell like a recently-but-poorly-cleaned gas station bathroom, or like an old lady trying to hide something smelly. i smell no leather. but i'm fascinated enough by my hatred that i keep putting it on, and today, i put on more than i had been and...i like it? i guess it's that in smaller quantities, the bathroom cleaner aspects overpower anything else, but in larger quantities, other things come to the forefront and make it clear i'm not a janitor, though those notes are still in there. then, after a few hours some of those notes melt away, it loses a lot of its sillage, and becomes more convincingly leatheresque. if it transforms again later, i haven't noticed. acceptable, but still, not for me.
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I didn't like Knize Ten when I first tried it, and it's now easily one of my 3-5 favorite scents. I love the floral leather opening, and the warm sandalwood dry down. It's really old fashioned, especially the way it opens, so I see why it's not for everyone. But you may just find yourself growing attached.
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Inspired by recent posts, I wore vintage Guerlain Fleur de Feu as my pre-shower scent. It's a heavy, somewhat aldehydic clovey floral. I'll be honest, I've never liked it. I still don't.

SOTD is Amouage Lilac Love, which I enjoy very much. It's on the short list of my favorite new releases.
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Has anyone tried Roja Dove's Midsummer? Based on the listed notes it looks like something I would enjoy, I'm debating picking up a sample
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Inspired by recent posts, I wore vintage Guerlain Fleur de Feu as my pre-shower scent. It's a heavy, somewhat aldehydic clovey floral. I'll be honest, I've never liked it. I still don't.
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I feel that way with Chant d'aromes. frown.gif

Hermes Concentre Eau d'orange Vert tonight. Wanted something bright and fun. I've probably had 10 bottles of the original EdC over the years, but still enjoy it. I can spritz the shit out of it and it never really stays long enough to offend.

Though in truth, after one explores a Roudnitska take on the citrus note (either in Eau Fraiche, Diorella, Mario Valentino Ocean Rain, or the original Eau Sauvage), anything else seems a little pedestrian. I applaud Ellena's attempts (he was a student of Roudnitska), who in Cologne Bigarade and Declaration comes close.

Note for clarity; Ellena didn't have anything to do with either the original EdC or the Concentree, AFAIK. I just mean that Hermes as a house does some fun stuff.
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^ Funny, I wore Declaration this morning. It's a bit sharp for me. But I like the dry back.

 

 

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Then Chanel Sycomore tonight. Maybe the default go-to for me most days.

 

 

 

Sorry for all the photos. Hope I'm not clogging up the thread. 

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I feel that way with Chant d'aromes. frown.gif

Hermes Concentre Eau d'orange Vert tonight. Wanted something bright and fun. I've probably had 10 bottles of the original EdC over the years, but still enjoy it. I can spritz the shit out of it and it never really stays long enough to offend.

Though in truth, after one explores a Roudnitska take on the citrus note (either in Eau Fraiche, Diorella, Mario Valentino Ocean Rain, or the original Eau Sauvage), anything else seems a little pedestrian. I applaud Ellena's attempts (he was a student of Roudnitska), who in Cologne Bigarade and Declaration comes close.

Note for clarity; Ellena didn't have anything to do with either the original EdC or the Concentree, AFAIK. I just mean that Hermes as a house does some fun stuff.

Eau d'Hermes too! I think Declaration is the equal of those scents. Bigarade goes a bit too far in Elena's modern "transparent" style.
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Just read on basenotes that Tom Ford is re releasing Bois Marocain. :slayer:

 

My sotd is Amouage Beloved Man.

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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. 

It appears that LVMH is stomping on all the decant sites and stopping them from selling Guerlain, so look for more bargains in that space.

STC is offering Jicky at a mere $30 for 1 ml at that sale price. Add in shipping, and I'm afraid I can't kid myself that that's a bargain. I paid $40 for a two-thirds full bottle of 100 year old Jicky, in box.
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Pre-shower: TF Velvet Gardenia. This one always brings a smile to my face.
SOTD: Jasmin et Cigarette. This one does too! Unfortunately, it's just a little bit headache inducing for me.

I was thinking about perfumes I would describe as "stunning." There are a lot of perfumes that I genuinely love but that I wouldn't call stunning. That's not a criticism of them; I think a lot of perfumes aren't really going for "stunning" in the first place. I'm sure there are more I could come up with if I thought about it more, but the perfumes that really come to mind for me are Rubj eau de toilette, Stilettos on Lex and Terrasse à St. Germain by Jul et Mad and Fate Man by Amouage.
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Any risks or downsides to purchasing from fragrancenet? Some crazy good prices on there at the moment
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Just read on basenotes that Tom Ford is re releasing Bois Marocain. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Awesome, I can't wait to proclaim my vintage juice to be so much better than the new stuff.

Today I wore Odeur 71. I know that Linkadessin owns a bottle of this, but I'd like to know other's opinions on this fragrance. Personally, I think it's a masterpiece in weird, avant garde perfumery much in the same way Lampblack is. Hell, I even considerTerre d'Hermes o be in the same style of fragrance.
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Any risks or downsides to purchasing from fragrancenet? Some crazy good prices on there at the moment

I recently asked an industry insider and he told me the grey market was generally safe. He bought a fake once from one these sites, most of the time the stuff was genuine, and in the case it was a fake it was the site's buyers who were at fault (i.e. the company itself was not knowingly selling fakes). 

 

If in doubt bring to an expert for authentication, if fake get written proof and get a refund. If CS is too slow, write a blog/Basenotes post about it showing the written proof and watch it rise to top of search results. This is going to suck big time for the site. 

 

It's on my distant to-do to add site reviews to Pricentile, including authentication check by an expert, because I keep wondering the same thing. 

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