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SOTD (sort of): the Imperial Hotel Tokyo's shower gel. Pine dominated, but a really nice Japanese pine that has little in common with floor cleaner where pine is more traditionally found. It goes well with the view on the pine forest of the Imperial Palace just under the hotel windows.

 

Triggered me into buying a sample of AbdesSalaam's Persona.

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Yardley English Blazer Back is today's scent for me

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I've "inherited" a few products (soap, shampoo, body cream...) of the AdP main scent thanks to a brief stay in the Presidential Suite of the Shangri La in Sydney (best upgrade ever? probable). 

The house gets little love but I quite like it, it's not as offensive as some of the other mainstream stuff (cough Azzaro cough). It's recognisable enough that I immediately spotted it on my neighbour. Would I buy some? No. There's better ways to spend the money (plus, for what it's worth, the products kind of suck functionally; you're better off with the $1 soap and $5 shampoo from the supermarket own brand). 

Consensus has it that amongst the flankers, the Essenza one is the best. I've personally only tried Fico di Amalfi in "depth" (i.e. several hours, repeated) and it had a terrible drydown, mix of ethyl vanillin and coumarin and I don't know what else that just produced a sickening, boring, fairly cheap feel; the lack of citrus synthetics had the distinct disadvantage of not cutting through the cloying sweetness as would normally be the case on a mainstream drydown. Diptyque's Philosykos is a far superior fig. The rest have pleasant top notes as expected from mainstream fragrances (which sell off the 30 seconds the customer spends on the paper strip) but nothing I'd want to bother sampling.

If you're looking for a classic old school cologne, do check out Tabac (tuberose-tobacco), or http://yeoldecivetcat.blogspot.sg/2015/11/panama-1924-by-boellis.html.

Thank you so much for this helpful and informative reply! Much appreciated.
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SOTD. Blind buy off eBay, but I was persuaded to try this after Rach's, recommendations on Roudnitska a while back. It was a risk, but all good. Smells very good still, and has this lovely, powdery drydown after a bright citrus opening. I've been wearing two dabs for about 6 hours now and it still lasts. Oakmoss is just starting to make an entrance. Very pleased.

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SOTD. Blind buy off eBay, but I was persuaded to try this after Rach's, recommendations on Roudnitska a while back. It was a risk, but all good. Smells very good still, and has this lovely, powdery drydown after a bright citrus opening. I've been wearing two dabs for about 6 hours now and it still lasts. Oakmoss is just starting to make an entrance. Very pleased.


Good find; though in general I'd be scared of vintage juice unsmelled in person only because it's quite a crisp, light frag and if the topnotes degrade... yikes!
But, it's important in Fragrance history because it was the original source for what later became both Diorella and the famous Eau Sauvage. You can definitely get the family DNA in the drydown. It's considered something of a Roudnitska First Draft. Though, it definitely stands on its own. Enjoy it!

I'll join you and wear the same thing today. smile.gif
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Today I'm wearing Etat Libre d'Orange's Fat Electrician.

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SOTD is The Night by Frederic Malle. This is way beyond what I'm willing to pay for a bottle, but I do enjoy it a lot. It's a very funky barnyard oud with an absolutely beautiful rose that becomes more and more prominent throughout the drydown. If this were the price of a regular Malle bottle, I'd probably buy it.
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Sultan Pasha Tabac Grande yesterday. I think I've done a 180 on this one. The vanilla comes out too strong and makes it cloying - perhaps the tobacco is gone.

 

It was supposed to be a quick dinner out but we met friends and ended up drinking well into the night and as such I had to endure it for hours more than I thought. Not doing it again.

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SOTD is The Night by Frederic Malle. This is way beyond what I'm willing to pay for a bottle, but I do enjoy it a lot. It's a very funky barnyard oud with an absolutely beautiful rose that becomes more and more prominent throughout the drydown. If this were the price of a regular Malle bottle, I'd probably buy it.

Interesting; I haven't heard of/tried this one. I shudder to think of the price, given what even a "regular" Malle runs.

I'm doing Cologne du 68 today. It's growing on me more and more, though there is still something a touch too tonka-y, nutty in there. Tonka (and that sort of sweet, dry bean-like note) is one that just doesn't click with my nose.
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The price for The Night is around $800!

Today I'm wearing TF Oud Fleur. This is my favorite of the TF oud scents. It has the dirty spiciness that I love in TF London, but with the added brightness of rose.
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^ It's around $580 (50ml) shipped at EN, but still...
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The price for The Night is around $800!

Today I'm wearing TF Oud Fleur. This is my favorite of the TF oud scents. It has the dirty spiciness that I love in TF London, but with the added brightness of rose.
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^ It's around $580 (50ml) shipped at EN, but still...

IMHO the whole Oud thing is getting way out of hand; I sincerely hope Estee Lauder isn't planning to use Malle as a flagship "ultra super premium" market to float ridiculously overpriced juice to rich people spritzing in their Bugattis. I'm not saying it can't be good... Ropion is a gem... but that pricing starts to get into Clive Christian "most expensive perfume in the world" territory and all the accompanying ass-hattery.

Anyway, I'll definitely sniff and try it if I get a sample... but sign me up two big bottles of Parfum Therese, Portrait of a Lady, Musc Ravageur, or Bigarade Concentree for that. Or, heck, a 30ml pure parfum of Vol de Nuit at full retail.

Speaking of... I think I'll do that for my SOTD (Malle Parfum de Therese)
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I'm in Jordan at the moment and literally every block has a perfume store. They're more common than supermarkets.
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I'm in Jordan at the moment and literally every block has a perfume store. They're more common than supermarkets.

Did you visit any of them?

Today I'm wearing a new kid on the block: Knize Ten. Seriously, this is a timeless fragrance.
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Lonestar Memories. This is not the kind of fragrance I typically enjoy, but I really do like it. It's a very aggressive smoky leather, but that is all balanced out with the signature Tauerade heavy sweetness.
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