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Today, Egoiste
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Sampled Eau Sauvage today. It is an OK scent for the office.
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Dans tes Bras
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CDG Avignon. Normally I consider this a winter scent, but today I was decanting some and though...why not? Why not, indeed.
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picked up a bottle of AMEN pure malt the other day from another member... The idea of aged wiskey barrels intrigued me. Threw a few squirts on, enjoyed it quite a bit but it wasn't the boozy element I was expecting. fast forward to today when I am redonning the same tshirt I was wearing to continue work on my racecar and OMG I was knocked over by the smell when I pulled it over my head. The combination of cigs and what was obviously some raging alcoholic with a scotch spillage problem was simply overwhelming. It was pretty epic and I strangely enjoyed it.
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Green Irish Tweed

And, Yes, to double Ron Swanson avatars!
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CB I Hate Perfume White Soap Essence
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Originally Posted by kevinsp8 View Post
Gucci Envy for men... great assertive masculine scent... much better than the one for women IMO... same interesting 'green' note with added ooomph. Recently discontinued, now or never.

one of my most complimented. definitely one for special occasions. gets cloying everyday.

terre d'hermes again.

my next purchase might be colonia assoluta or concentree d'orange verte. or maybe time to grow up a lil bit and get habit rouge edt or legere.
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Le Labo Vetiver
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Thanks for the reply. BTW, the Gucci I bottle I have up for sale is only a 1.7 oz. Nowhere on the bottle does it indicate the volume and for whatever reason, I thought it was a 3.3 or 3.4 oz bottle. I'm glad I didn't sell it to anyone when it was represented as such. Anyways, ad has been updated with correct info.

Today: Eau Sauvage


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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
Yes and no... CDOV is a bright clean citrus with some herbs and wood and leather (?) as I remember it. So it's fairly clean citrus with a little grounding. Pamplelune is quite simple, with a tart but creamy grapefruit, and then a bit of vanilla and patchouli. It's less refreshing, quite a bit sweeter (where CDOV has almost none), and maybe even a tad fem. It's a simple but well made frag, and you can get 75ml's for under $40 online. That being said, as usual I suggest sampling before buying. Any dept store with a guerlain counter should have a bottle to test from.

Gucci I is probably too heavy and smokey considering your weather. If you want a woody type of frag that wears lighter there are many options, depending on if you liked the Cedar of Gucci I, or want to try something else like sandlewood, pine, etc.


today, ELDO Praise of a Traitor - it's a little 'raw' but held up nicely under the summer heat with good sillage and longevity. At under 30 years old, I do feel like I'm kicking it a bit (80's) oldschool.
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Today, Antaeus
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Yesterday: Tom Ford Extreme.
Today: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir.
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Tried two scents of note last week, Chergui and Eau d'Hermes, both of which I have been wanting to try for a while. I grabbed both from the traveling sample box, and they both knocked me over. I usually don't like scents as intense as Chergui but it was fantastic. It is so different I don't know how to describe it. It was also the fist scent my wife asked me to not wear again .

Eau d'Hermes is also fantastic: a civet/leather/lavender. If you want to try a scent with civet this one is very approachable. Of course, with lavender in it you are open to the old "smells like my grandfather" criticism. Just don't go there.

Highly recommend giving both of these a try.
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opinions on ysl kouros wanted... yay or nay?
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Originally Posted by MyTailorIsRich View Post

Eau d'Hermes is also fantastic: a civet/leather/lavender. If you want to try a scent with civet this one is very approachable. Of course, with lavender in it you are open to the old "smells like my grandfather" criticism. Just don't go there.

Highly recommend giving both of these a try.

+1 on Eau d'Hermes. If I ever had to reduce my fragrance collection to one, I think this is the one I'd keep. Its composition is perfect, IMO. The citrusy top adds a lot of vibrancy, preventing it from being a stereotypical old man fragrance. As far as the aromatic notes go, my nose picks up the sage much more than the lavender. For me, though, the star of the show is definitely the cumin; I smell all the other notes as framing that.

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opinions on ysl kouros wanted...

yay or nay?

Yay for Kouros! It's very brash and loud, so it's important not to overapply. The top is especially harsh--lots of people have compared it to a urinal cake--but as it dries down it becomes much more incensy and even a little bit sweet. Great for fall and winter, but terrible in spring and summer in my experience.

Yesterday: Lolita Lempicka, which is about as different from Eau d'Hermes and Kouros as can be.
Today: Diptyque L'Autre
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