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^ 15 or so female co-workers. Close proximity. "Job"?
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^Le Male is one of those scents so tied to specific times/events (late 1990's) that it's hard for me to sniff it objectively and as such I find it almost impossible to wear. That being said, in its abundant use of vanilla, I think fans would also dig Shalimar or the old Guerlains we've been discussing above.

It's very muggy/hot here today, so I'll probably do a liberal splashing of Dior Eau Fraiche (the original inspiration for Eau Sauvage and Diorella).
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^ A lot of nice stuff wish I'd love to try one day :fonz: 


Edited by FineMoment - 9/6/16 at 8:15am
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Tonight I am wearing another favorite Jo Malone. Oud & Bergamot with its smoky wood.

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Today I am wearing Annick Goutal Vetiver, a fantastic and strange salty, dirty vetiver with tremendous tenacity.
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

^Le Male is one of those scents so tied to specific times/events (late 1990's) that it's hard for me to sniff it objectively and as such I find it almost impossible to wear.

I pretty much love Le Male. It's just so ubiquitous that I can't wear it anymore.

Around 12 years ago when I was 14-ish we had a French exchange student who had a scent she wore daily. Since she went back to France more than a decade ago, my sisters very occasionally wear "her" scent - and every time my immediate reaction is "why are you wearing Clara's perfume?"

It's one of the few things for which some sort of obscurity and/or exclusivity holds a reasonable justification. Not saying I need a bespoke scent or anything, but I don't really want to smell like someone else.
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Rubj Voile d'Extrait. It's a beautiful, tangy white floral with some cumin. The eau de parfum is much dirtier than this one, with a really funky, almost embarrassingly sexy passionfruit note that's not present in the voile d'extrait. I prefer the edp but I definitely enjoy this one too.
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Of course, as luck would have it, I was wearing Le Male with the girl who is supposed to get Paco Rabanne 1 Million (because she hates ALL men's cologne... Ooohhhh except for that one!!) Ah well, she bought me a nice sushi lunch anyway.

 

Tomorrow is a day off. I have no one I need to impress. I can wear something for myself. 

 

It'll be CK Escape if I'm feeling sentimental (been wearing it on and off, mostly ON when I was young, for over 20 years) or else Bentley Intense if I'm feeling more modern and inscrutable.

 

 

FWIW, I recently had my first true foray into men's fragrance. I ordered 30 samples from surrendertochance.com, myperfumesamples.com, and theperfumedcourt.com. I wore each one for a full day and night and solicited opinions and combined that input with my own opinions to come up with 8 perfumes that just fit me and am ordering bottles of those. As they start to dwindle, I'll do another group of samples and begin expanding my palette some more.

 

Long story short, the ones that I have now that made the cut are... YSL L'Homme Intense, YSL Opium, YSL Kouros Body, Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Bentley For Men Intense, Gaultier Le Male, and A*Men Pure Wood.

 

I seem to love everything that comes from YSL. I hate everything by Givenchy, Guess, Bvlgari, RL, and Prada. And I haven't found anything good, but still hold out some hope for Boss, D&G, Cartier, Dior, and Versace.

 

 

And yes, I have a limit of around $15/oz. I know I could double or triple that if I wanted to, and could, spend the dough. I'm just not there. I have too many other interests.


Edited by TheBenny - 9/6/16 at 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by FineMoment View Post
 

 

Tonight I am wearing another favorite Jo Malone. Oud & Bergamot with its smoky wood.

 

I have the Rose and Oud, I love it.

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Bond 9 Wall Street. Eh and the scent is gone in an hour.
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Originally Posted by TheBenny View Post

Of course, as luck would have it, I was wearing Le Male with the girl who is supposed to get Paco Rabanne 1 Million (because she hates ALL men's cologne... Ooohhhh except for that one!!) Ah well, she bought me a nice sushi lunch anyway.

Tomorrow is a day off. I have no one I need to impress. I can wear something for myself. 

It'll be CK Escape if I'm feeling sentimental (been wearing it on and off, mostly ON when I was young, for over 20 years) or else Bentley Intense if I'm feeling more modern and inscrutable.


FWIW, I recently had my first true foray into men's fragrance. I ordered 30 samples from surrendertochance.com, myperfumesamples.com, and theperfumedcourt.com. I wore each one for a full day and night and solicited opinions and combined that input with my own opinions to come up with 8 perfumes that just fit me and am ordering bottles of those. As they start to dwindle, I'll do another group of samples and begin expanding my palette some more.

Long story short, the ones that I have now that made the cut are... YSL L'Homme Intense, YSL Opium, YSL Kouros Body, Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Bentley For Men Intense, Gaultier Le Male, and A*Men Pure Wood.

I seem to love everything that comes from YSL. I hate everything by Givenchy, Guess, Bvlgari, RL, and Prada. And I haven't found anything good, but still hold out some hope for Boss, D&G, Cartier, Dior, and Versace.


And yes, I have a limit of around $15/oz. I know I could double or triple that if I wanted to, and could, spend the dough. I'm just not there. I have too many other interests.

You're a bunch of bitches' bitch.

Today I'm wearing Amouage Epic Man.
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SOTD is Mitsouko edt. I thought I was going to love it. Eh, I respect it, and it's well composed but I feel it's a bit dated. And I'm 31, straight, and relatively normal... so I'm still deciding if it feels out of place for me. It's great work but I may need 10-20 more years before I feel I've earned this. I'd rather be 25 and avant guard.


Also, hope you don't guys think of me as spammy but that ol' rent always needs paying.... here are my fragrance offerings up on eBay. I'm always adding more as I find them. Lemme know if you're interested in something and I can probably even give you a discount.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Fragrances/180345/m.html?_ssn=scentedskin
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Tonight I'm wearing Les Nuits d'Hadrien.
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TF Black Violet. The name of this captures exactly what it is IMO. It's a dark, dense violet with some kind of candied fruit notes. It's also somewhat woody, but that facet doesn't emerge right away for me. If my memory is right, Luca Turin characterized this as brooding and maybe as gothic. I can see where he's coming from, even though I wouldn't have thought to characterize it that way myself. I've never loved this, but I do find it pleasant.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

TF Black Violet. The name of this captures exactly what it is IMO. It's a dark, dense violet with some kind of candied fruit notes. It's also somewhat woody, but that facet doesn't emerge right away for me. If my memory is right, Luca Turin characterized this as brooding and maybe as gothic. I can see where he's coming from, even though I wouldn't have thought to characterize it that way myself. I've never loved this, but I do find it pleasant.

hmmm. interesting, I'll have to try that.

p.s. I like your new photo. What happened to Dave Davies? :-)

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Today it's Dries Van Noten x Frederic Malle. I really wanted to like this. The powder is nice, but it's too sticky-sweet for me. The dry back is okay, but the first 2 hours are a bit much. Oh well.

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