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post #25336 of 25683
Eau de Pamplemousse Rose (Hermes) today. My love of a good grapefruit is well documented, and this one is pretty good. I still think Pamplelune is better, though.

This one turns light/floral and then disappears on me, while the Guerlain turns richer with a creamy patchouli/vanilla base. I like that the Guerlain starts very crisp and then moves downward, while the Hermes seems just to stay very linear before fleeting away altogether.
post #25337 of 25683
Have found the same experience on both. I do find that the Hermes is more sort of fresh and crisp so I prefer it in summer. It just fades so quickly. The Pamplelune I prefer in fall/winter since it's a little sour which I wouldn't want to have in the head of summer and then that creamy patchouli/vanilla base stays for quite a while and I prefer that in the cold. I don't think I'll be getting a bottle of Pamplemousse Rose since it's so fleeting and I have other citruses I prefer more like Concentree D'Orange Verte and others.
post #25338 of 25683
Today I'm wearing Les Nuits d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal. This one doesn't get much love, but it's one of my favorites.
post #25339 of 25683
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Today I'm wearing Les Nuits d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal. This one doesn't get much love, but it's one of my favorites.

Wonderful choice. Goutal is, IMHO, overlooked too much as a fragrance house. So many wonderful, dark, bright, loud, quiet scents that push the envelope, yet stay below the radar. The contradiction is part of the appeal. Enjoy it!
post #25340 of 25683
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Today I'm wearing Les Nuits d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal. This one doesn't get much love, but it's one of my favorites.

Wonderful choice. Goutal is, IMHO, overlooked too much as a fragrance house. So many wonderful, dark, bright, loud, quiet scents that push the envelope, yet stay below the radar. The contradiction is part of the appeal. Enjoy it!

Her Vetiver is excellent and a great twist on this genre with its saline note.
post #25341 of 25683
put on a sample of Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese. it smelled wonderful, and then a second later it smelled like Office Depot. the other arm that has a lot less on it smelled much more reasonable. took about 20 minutes to calm down.
post #25342 of 25683
you guys ever try making body wash? i heard pete holmes talking about it in his podcast, as an odd aside to the singer from the national. bronner castille soap, vitamin e and some peppermint oil, i believe he said.
post #25343 of 25683
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you guys ever try making body wash? i heard pete holmes talking about it in his podcast, as an odd aside to the singer from the national. bronner castille soap, vitamin e and some peppermint oil, i believe he said.

I haven't.

Then again, over the years I've tried random DIY stuff and it almost ALWAYS turns out the same. Seems like a fun idea that should take 45 minutes start to finish. Then, eight hours later, after $60 in supplies and after you've made a total mess out of your kitchen/bathroom, you get a final product that isn't nearly a good as the $25 you could have just gotten from the start.

Body wash isn't cost prohibitive and, again, there are so many established selections out there I don't see the point.
post #25344 of 25683
true.
post #25345 of 25683
It's a fun thought, though. I've recently steeped Earl Grey tea in shea butter, which worked great. It's easy with fats/lipids but more unpredictable with soaps since they are made to remove everything.
post #25346 of 25683

Today I dug up a sample of Amouage Honour Man. Had a really funky intro (reminded me of bug spray) but the dryback was really nice.

 

This was part of the Styeforum Fragrance Swap Box (anyone remember that? that was fun). 

 

 

 

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post #25347 of 25683
Guerlain Herba Fresca (Aqua Allegoria) today. I rarely wear this one, but it's perfect for today's weather: humid and rainy, but not really all that HOT. Just sort of "thick." This one cuts through it without being too cloying, too heavy, or too fleeting. As often happens with any fragrance line that deploys a great number of scents in a short time (including Tom Ford!)... there are some hits and misses in the Aqua Allegoria line. My favorites were this one, Pamplelune (of course), Neroli Jasmine, and Winter Delice. Some of the more floral-heavy ones were just "meh;" I find a really outstanding floral is perhaps the most difficult of all scents to pull off (and often takes years and years to develop... ala Diorissimo).

To Parker, Amouage never thrilled me of any that I tried. I LIKED some of them, but like a lot of Creed just was never knocked off my seat by them (which is essential for me for any frag at that price point).
post #25348 of 25683
I'm sampling Tom Ford Sahara Noir today. I picked this up mostly from reading the kafkaesque blog's long piece on amber scents. He compared this one to Amber Sultan and said it was mostly an amber scent. It really doesn't remind me of the Lutens at all. I wouldn't even think to call this an amber scent. It's an incense scent (I get the feeling that you Ford fans already know this). Reminds me of the CdG incense series. It's a nice scent, but I wouldn't dream of paying Ford prices to acquire a bottle.

edit: just looked it up, it's not all that expensive actually. But I'm still not finding anything essential about this one. I'm just a couple hours in, so maybe I'll find unexpected pleasures later in the day.
post #25349 of 25683
Haaa Rach, I only own two Guerlain AA and they're Pamplelune and Herba Fresca. Either great minds think alike or you've influenced more than I realized!


I've tried Sahara Noir a few times and have a small decant. I found it to be a hollowed out incense focused version of Amber Absolute. And yes, something like what CdG would have made too. Decent scent, not great, but pretty solid. I think it just got lost in the shuffle position wise. The bottle color didn't make sense for the scent, the price was too high for signature series but too cheap for private blends, then it was around a while, then pulled back to be a middle east exclusive, etc. Feels to me like someone changed their mind at corporate or someone was replaced or something.


SOTD is a Basenotes old darling. Czech & Speak No. 88. A sort of talcy violet scent. Quite fresh and creamy and pleasant. Unusual, and feels like a classic italian type thing. Mine's not the super original one but it's still like 7-8 years old. Not sure what the line looks like or smells like now but back in the day there were quite a few solid ones from it.
post #25350 of 25683
Today I wore Oud Palao by Diptyque.
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