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post #25276 of 25682
Interesting choices, gentleman. Some commentary:

Karavanserai is a new one to me; I've never tried any from the line!

Patchouli 24 was a really nice surprise when it first came out about 10 years ago; I managed to go through an entire 100ml bottle. A very unexpected and unique take on the note; more than a full-on patchouli scent, it's instead a very dry, woody scent with a lot of birch/tar. Very masculine and without anything sweet.

Dans tes bras! Malle is always a good choice; even those scents from his catalogue I don't "like," eg: Lipsick Rose... I still can appreciate. (contrast this to Lutens below). Dans tes bras is by another of my favorite "noses" Maurice Roucel. So many of my all time favorites ended up having his hand in them (Bond Riverside Drive, Helmut Lang EdP, Rochas PH, Gucci Envy, L'instant, Musc Ravageur, etc).

Lalique (Encre Noire above) as a design/fashion house manages to do some very interesting scents. I always recommend picking up a giant bottle of Eau de Lalique on the cheap for a nice, interesting summer scent.

And @l'incandescent ... immortelle and cumin? Sounds fascinating. Given my love of great stinkers, you'd think I'd immediately seek this one out. And yet, on me cumin is a REALLY tough note to pull off. I try and try to like it more than I do... but alas there is always a "bad" stinker moment for me. Kingdom, Grayland, even Declaration give me that "YIKES!" tinge for just a moment. Strange that civet, rotten melon, and fecal rose don't do that.

As for Lutens, I've not kept up with the house in at least five years. During my very active Basenotes/collecting days, I managed to buy/swap/trade things to end up with probably ten different ones from the line. And honestly though I TRIED TRIED TRIED to love them... not a single one had that YES! connection (Ambre Sultan, Fumerie Turque to Arabie to Chergui to Cedre to... you name it... even Miel de Bois).

It's still early AM here; I haven't yet decided what I'll spritz. I'm leaning toward CoSTUME NATIONAL SCENT (the original EdP).
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Tonight I'm wearing a perfume I created with Yosh Han. I wanted a masculine floral which is heavy with carnation and has cedar, a small amount of patchouli, and bay leaf. Adding to the floral mix is ylang ylang and jasmine.
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Today I am wearing Tom Ford Noir Extreme, being a person who finds vanilla a little too sickly sweet I was surprised by this one, it's other notes manage to balance it well making for a pleasant aroma. It also lasts quite well.

post #25279 of 25682

Today am very excited to wear this 150-year aged oud for a special occasion.

 

I don't wear it often. Its very deep and complex and I received it as a gift. Very valuable to me  :violin:

 

 

It was distilled from rare grade agarwood of Kalaka Himalayan mountain before it was aged for 150 years

 

 

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Today am very excited to wear this 150-year aged oud for a special occasion.

 

I don't wear it often. Its very deep and complex and I received it as a gift. Very valuable to me  :violin:

 

 

It was distilled from rare grade agarwood of Kalaka Himalayan mountain before it was aged for 150 years

 

150?!

 

You can't just post a photo and leave us on our hunger... review? 

post #25281 of 25682

Honestly am not good at describing scents in words.

 

But I can say +30 year aged oud or even pure oud in general might not be everyone's cup of tea and could be a love or hate. For me personally I love it for some occasions more than anything else.

post #25282 of 25682
Today I am wearing Bel Ami Vetiver.
post #25283 of 25682
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Today am very excited to wear this 150-year aged oud for a special occasion.

I don't wear it often. Its very deep and complex and I received it as a gift. Very valuable to me  musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif


It was distilled from rare grade agarwood of Kalaka Himalayan mountain before it was aged for 150 years

Very interesting. That's quite a gift you got there.
post #25284 of 25682

If anyone is curious to test something similar there is ASAQ shop in Paris. Located at 45 Avenue George V. They have the 120-year aged Kalakassi oud at 400 euro. They also have a 150-year but not as pleasant IMHO.

https://sastore.asqgrp.com/stores/international/al-aoud/incense/21001.html#tab

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Yesterday: TF Santal Blush. Of course this is primarily a sandalwood scent, but what I really love about it is the little bit of funky spiciness that's in there too. I've always thought there was some cumin in it, but a little research tells me that it's caraway I'm smelling.

Today: Muscs Koublai Khan. Musky and animalic, but there's also some very pleasant labdanum sweetness. I don't find it to be as provocative as many others do, but it is definitely not a clean scent.
post #25286 of 25682
Have been wearing Muscs Koublai Khan a few times over the past couple of weeks too! I'm comparing it to MFK's Absolue Pour Le Soir and can't decide yet...
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If anyone is curious to test something similar there is ASAQ shop in Paris. Located at 45 Avenue George V. They have the 120-year aged Kalakassi oud at 400 euro. They also have a 150-year but not as pleasant IMHO.
https://sastore.asqgrp.com/stores/international/al-aoud/incense/21001.html#tab

Yeah, that's something that I just don't know about to appreciate. In my budgeting of obsessions I've ended up excluding oud oils.
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Today I'm wearing Gucci Pour Homme, Tom Ford era.
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Today I'm wearing Gucci Pour Homme, Tom Ford era.

Always a solid choice. One of the great mainstream designer scents. I remember getting a bottle when it first came out in the early 2000's; that dark, leather-and-pencil-shavings note was so fun and unique. Tom Ford really did some remarkable fragrance work at both Gucci and YSL (or, rather those came out during his tenure). YSL RG PH, M7, M7 Fraiche, even Cinema was unique. And of course all the Gucci ones (of which Rush for Men, now discontinued, was surprisingly good as a full-on patchouli blast).

Cologne du 68 again today (Guerlain)
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Today I'm wearing Gucci Pour Homme, Tom Ford era.

Always a solid choice. One of the great mainstream designer scents. I remember getting a bottle when it first came out in the early 2000's; that dark, leather-and-pencil-shavings note was so fun and unique. Tom Ford really did some remarkable fragrance work at both Gucci and YSL (or, rather those came out during his tenure). YSL RG PH, M7, M7 Fraiche, even Cinema was unique. And of course all the Gucci ones (of which Rush for Men, now discontinued, was surprisingly good as a full-on patchouli blast).

Cologne du 68 again today (Guerlain)

Yeah, I'm glad I got a bottle of it. It's a perfect scent for a Fall day.
This evening I'm wearing Bel Ami.
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