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post #91 of 20754
Any opinion on the new AdP?
post #92 of 20754
I just received a sample of AdP and found it lacking. Not sure what, but from the first spritz I was just underwhelmed. I'll try it again shortly, but I'm more in a Yatagan frame of mind. In fact, wearing that very scent as I type this. Maybe I just like the smell of burning things.
post #93 of 20754
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
I just received a sample of AdP and found it lacking. Not sure what, but from the first spritz I was just underwhelmed. I'll try it again shortly, but I'm more in a Yatagan frame of mind. In fact, wearing that very scent as I type this. Maybe I just like the smell of burning things.

Another that's just come to mind for you to put on your list, Thomas, is Le Labo Patchouli 24. It's not got much patchouli, but tons of smoke and birch tar. Smells like you've been burning fall leaves for six days without sleep. It costs a fortune, unfortunately, but it's pretty amazing and has some of the best longevity of anything I've tried.

I'm down to my last few mls, otherwise I'd send you some, but there are a number of basenoters (maybe even Phil ((Joel_Cairo)) has some) that could get you a decant to try...
post #94 of 20754
Anyone know what is happening with Basenote? I typed this on Google and it says the Domain name has been registered with someone else.
post #95 of 20754
^They're having some sort of difficulty and the site is down. Over the summer, they switched over to a new server to handle the higher amount of traffic, and I think they're still working out the "bugs." That's just my guess... but I'm sure it will be back up before too long...
post #96 of 20754
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
Another that's just come to mind for you to put on your list, Thomas, is Le Labo Patchouli 24. It's not got much patchouli, but tons of smoke and birch tar. Smells like you've been burning fall leaves for six days without sleep. It costs a fortune, unfortunately, but it's pretty amazing and has some of the best longevity of anything I've tried.

I'm down to my last few mls, otherwise I'd send you some, but there are a number of basenoters (maybe even Phil ((Joel_Cairo)) has some) that could get you a decant to try...

hmmm...the birch tar sounds as though it might share some lineage with Creed's Cuir de Russie. I got a large sample and liked it, but not well enough to actually spring for a bottle, particularly the liter size that seems to be the only one available.

Speaking of leather-based scents, wearing Cuiron today. I should have waited for cooler weather, but around these parts that mean December.
post #97 of 20754
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hmmm...the birch tar sounds as though it might share some lineage with Creed's Cuir de Russie. I got a large sample and liked it, but not well enough to actually spring for a bottle, particularly the liter size that seems to be the only one available.

Speaking of leather-based scents, wearing Cuiron today. I should have waited for cooler weather, but around these parts that mean December.

I didnt see much in common with the Creed and the Le Labo... the Creed has a sort of old-world Gentleman's club feel... the Le Labo is much more direct and dark.
post #98 of 20754
Does Creed`s Cuir de Russie have anything in common with the Chanel fragrance of the same name?
post #99 of 20754
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Does Creed`s Cuir de Russie have anything in common with the Chanel fragrance of the same name?

Have not tried the Chanel, but I cannot really imagine women going for smelling like the Creed CdR. Creed's is incredibly un-womanly. Actually, I can't imagine Chanel making something so incredibly un-womanly, even for a man.
post #100 of 20754
The Chanel Cuir de Russie is actually rather un-feminine though not quite brash. It's a '20s scent that was recently re-introduced in some sort of limited edition. I imagine it's ideal for the women who favors Tabac Blond.
post #101 of 20754
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The Chanel Cuir de Russie is actually rather un-feminine though not quite brash.

It's a '20s scent that was recently re-introduced in some sort of limited edition. I imagine it's ideal for the women who favors Tabac Blond.

Was it the Cuir de Russie that was the 'dirty' scent? There was one - maybe it was No. 19 - that hinted at a darker side behind a good upbringing. Never sure what exactly they mean with some scents. Tabac Blond, I sampled once and not sure what is behind the appeal. Will probably try again when near a sink or shower.

Today - btw - SCS Bay Rum with a Twist. Light and fresh for the coming Tropical Depression that promises to drench our neck of the woods.
post #102 of 20754
L'Artisan's VOLEUR DE ROSES today.
post #103 of 20754
Today I am wearing Comme des Garcon Harissa.
post #104 of 20754
What are some thoughts on rose scents for men. I really like the Frederic Malle Une Rose.
post #105 of 20754
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What are some thoughts on rose scents for men. I really like the Frederic Malle Une Rose.

Winter - yes, but not in the summertime, for me at least. I'm fond of Ungaro III, but it's not exactly a beam of sunlight. I also enjoy using a few rose-scented shaving soaps and creams so I like the scent but have to be judicious in using it.
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