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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Dmax, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    There are facets of tuberose that aren't especially pleasant, at least in an obvious way, but Tubereuse Criminelle doesn't shy away from them.
     
  2. HORNS

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    You talking about Tuscan Leather?
     
  3. HORNS

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    The indoles?

    Oh, for me today: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree.
     
  4. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of the camphorous facets. SL really magnifies them.
     
  5. GreenFrog

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    :nodding:
     
  6. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    Coromandel. This has a pretty good claim to the title "King of the Patchoulis." Is it the best pick for a 92 degree day? No it is not, but irregardless that is what I felt like wearing.
     
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  7. L'Incandescent

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    Pure Oud is my SOTE. Of the original set of Kilian ouds, this is definitely my least favorite. It's a fairly linear smooth, leathery oud.
     
  8. GreenFrog

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    @L'Incandescent, do you have any suggestions for a "powdery" fragrance? Sorta like a baby powder scent but not really, if that makes sense.

    Preferably a light one that's versatile.
     
  9. L'Incandescent

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    My first recommendation would be Chypre Palatin by MDCI. It's both light and versatile, and it's very well constructed. The down side is that it's quite expensive.
    Habit Rouge by Guerlain is another possibility. It's a little more old fashioned than Chypre Palatin, but I think it qualifies as light and versatile as well. I bet others will have some good recommendations too.

    Pre-shower: Rien. Bitter leather.
    SOTD: Eau d'Hermès. Citrusy cumin and leather. One of my favorites.

    I'm quite the people pleaser today.
     
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  10. GreenFrog

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    Thanks! Checking out your recs.

    I haven't added to my fragrance collection in quite a while.

    Is this the bottle for Chypre Palatin?

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  11. Master-Classter

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    yep. he's rather ahem busty (note you can buy the version without the bust for considerably cheaper)
     
  12. GreenFrog

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    I just learned that Bertrand Duchaufour, the guy who made Amouage Jubilation XXV, which happens to be my favorite fragrance, also made Chypre Palatin. We're off to a good start already!
     
  13. L'Incandescent

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    Chypre Palatin is closer to Duchaufour's typical style than Jubilation XXV is, IMO.
     
  14. L'Incandescent

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    I am rockin' Belenciaga pour Homme as my SOTE.
     
  15. GreenFrog

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    I don't know what his typical style is, given that I only have one of his frags.

    That all said, I purchased three samples from lucky scent, what are your thoughts on the other two?

    Parfums MDCI - Sample:Chypre Palatin

    FRANK los angeles - Sample:FRANK No. 2

    Penhaligons - Samp le:Sartorial
     
  16. L'Incandescent

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    I haven't tried the FRANK. It's hard for me to evaluate Sartorial because it's exactly the kind of fragrance I don't typically enjoy. (That's a fact about my tastes, not about the quality of the scent.) It's a fougere (classic masculine fragrance genre--Brut is the example that almost everyone knows) with a strong aromatic (lavender) and metallic opening. It dries down soapy and musky. I think it's well done for what it is, so there's a decent chance you'll end up enjoying it.
     
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  17. GreenFrog

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    Thanks brah, you da bomb.
     
  18. whipstitch

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    hey all. i'm hoping i can recruit some help from some of the noses here.

    i recently purchased some horween chromexcel leather and the first thing i noticed was the incredible scent. since i sell my products exclusively online, i figured it would be nice if i could eloquently decribe what it smells like. i can't. do any of you guys have some shoes or accessories made from chromexcel who could help me put words to this? i couldn't name a note if it slapped me in the face.

    thanks

    p.s. sorry if this is inappropriate for this thread; i mean no harm
     
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  19. L'Incandescent

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    There are some regular posters here who really appreciate leather scents; there's a good chance they'll have a good answer.

    My SOTD is Al Oudh. I've noticed I've had a craving for challenging scents lately. Maybe I'm being passive aggressive.
     
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    Coromandel today, from a sample. Just think, I actually convinced a Chanel SA to give me a sample without buying anything!
     

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