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post #31 of 19807
My scent of the day is : Czech and Speake No. 88. Rich floral/oriental that reminds me of Jermyn Street in London. Absolutely love it.
post #32 of 19807
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My scent of the day is : Czech and Speake No. 88. Rich floral/oriental that reminds me of Jermyn Street in London. Absolutely love it.

You've got such good taste... C&S 88 is also a really good one. I tend to wear my Rose Poivree more, as far as masculine florals go, but you still can't go wrong with the C&S.
post #33 of 19807
Today it's Signoricci, a clean lemon-ish scent. It took a moment to decide, but what clinched it for me was my choice of shaving cream this morning which called to mind Signoricci (or Eau Sauvage, if you prefer).
post #34 of 19807
John, thanks for the detailed reply regarding orange scents.

Today, it's Himalaya again. I'll probably rotate it with Terre d'Hermes and maybe YSL Live Jazz until the weather turns cooler.
post #35 of 19807
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post #36 of 19807
I'm curious to hear your input on other Lutens as well.

I find Lutens scents to be interesting and obviously the quality is very high, but they're almost too MUCH for me personally (scent wise). I mean, they are luxurious, but not like a nice cashmere sweater is luxurious. Lutens is for me the perfume equivalent of a full length mink coat worn by a man with matching gloves and shearling boots.... almost too much or trying too hard.

I've not had the chance to try Borneo 1834 yet, I'll admit, but I've had this same reaction to the seven or eight that I have tried/owned (Chergui, Fumerie Turque, Cedre, Miel de Bois, Cuir Maursque, Daim Blond, Santal Blanc, Arabie, Rakhat Loukhoum, etc.). I'm usually a fan of full-on powerful scents, but they just seem TOO heavy for me. I was really excited to try Chergui, given the number of people I know who just think it is amazing, but I just couldn't make it work.
post #37 of 19807
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Enjoying this scent as I type:


I have this scent that I picked up in Paris last year @ the Palais Royale. It's a very nice 'exotic' fragrance with Patchouli and hint of cocoa playing in the background. I specially like wearing them on hot days. I also have Fumerie Turque, Gris Clair and Cuir Mauresque. They are my Lutens favorites.
post #38 of 19807
Today it's New West, a blast from the past. Okay, the 80's. Not so long ago, but I loved it then and then forgot about it. A sharp scent, a bit of rosemary, citrus, sage. Clean and well-balanced, doubt I could over-apply. Currently looking for this scent in the 55-gallon drum size.
post #39 of 19807
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
I'm curious to hear your input on other Lutens as well.

I find Lutens scents to be interesting and obviously the quality is very high, but they're almost too MUCH for me personally (scent wise). I mean, they are luxurious, but not like a nice cashmere sweater is luxurious. Lutens is for me the perfume equivalent of a full length mink coat worn by a man with matching gloves and shearling boots.... almost too much or trying too hard.

I've not had the chance to try Borneo 1834 yet, I'll admit, but I've had this same reaction to the seven or eight that I have tried (Chergui, Fumerie Turque, Cedre, Miel de Bois, Cuir Maursque, Daim Blond, Santal Blanc, etc.). I'm usually a fan of full-on powerful scents, but they just seem TOO heavy for me. I was really excited to try Chergui, given the number of people I know who just think it is amazing, but I just couldn't make it work.

I'm with you all the way here. I do like Vetiver Oriental because, contrary to what the name would suggest, I find it has a kind of "fuzzy", "matte" quality, while most lutens seem strangely sharp and pungent. I also really like Datura Noir on my girlfriend, but I'm an almond freak.
post #40 of 19807
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This today:


One of my favorites. I love Serge Lutens exotic orientals. They work very well with my skin chemistry. They project such an unbridled exoticism that I understand how they may turn some people off.
The only Serge Lutens that I find that is too much for me is Muscs Koublai Khan. Too much of dirty, filthy Mongolian Horseman funk in that one.
post #41 of 19807
For the past 2 days, it's been Eau de Guerlain. On me, it's a very harsh citrus smell. It's a nice change-up, but I can't wear it too often.
post #42 of 19807
SCS Bay Rum with a twist. Clean, fresh, light, inexpensive weekend smell. Great for BBQ days.
post #43 of 19807
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For the past 2 days, it's been Eau de Guerlain. On me, it's a very harsh citrus smell. It's a nice change-up, but I can't wear it too often.

You want harsh Guerlain? Try Jicky...

Someone once described it as "lavender and a used baby diaper" and I thought they were just being dramatic until I received a decant of it. It's really a spectacularly weird scent, especially for one created so long ago.
post #44 of 19807
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You want harsh Guerlain? Try Jicky...

Someone once described it as "lavender and a used baby diaper" and I thought they were just being dramatic until I received a decant of it. It's really a spectacularly weird scent, especially for one created so long ago.

Some of those old scents are really heavy and bizarre in today's context. Many of them were apparently designed around a certain theme.

I also read that in the 18th century, the French perfumers used pudeur(sp) which was literal baby shit.
post #45 of 19807
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Some of those old scents are really heavy and bizarre in today's context. Many of them were apparently designed around a certain theme.

I also read that in the 18th century, the French perfumers used pudeur(sp) which was literal baby shit.

Exactly. IIRC, Jicky was the name of one of the Guerlains English girlfriends from his schooldays or something. But, I couldn't imagine someone creating a fragrance for me that smelled like that... and I tend to like "off kilter" scents. Nevertheless, that sort of experimentation, adventure, and sheer gall just go to show how generally spineless fragrances are these days. There are certainly exceptions (Frederic Malle is one who gives his parfumeurs free rein, especially ones like Vetiver Extraordinaire). Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is another that tries to recreate those old type of fragrances (MPG is my favorite "stinky" house... many of the scents smell terrible, but in a wonderfully adventurous sort of way). L'artisan Parfumeur, created by the same guy as MPG, is another that when they're on, they're on (Voleur de Rose, Dzongkha, L'eau de l'artisan). But, they too can make some duds from time to time.
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