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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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    Aha, now you are being evasive, which proves that you've got something to hide (namely a lie).
     
  2. HORNS

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    So, last night, I put vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur on my left wrist and the current one on my right. The citrus in the current one was stronger, sharper, and more "hissy", but it died away quickly to where the next thirty minutes both were similar except for a little stronger oakmoss in the vintage. Then, an hour and a half later, the two diverged to where there was a relatively powerful labdanum in the current one and a classic chypre drydown in the vintage. So, last night, with one of my all-time favorites, I really understood the impact that the restrictions have had on our olfactory works of art. It really is like banning a shade of a color of paint.

    Today, I'm wearing Bel Ami Vetiver - I love the petroleum aspect of this, which I don't hear much of when this is discussed.
     
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  3. L'Incandescent

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    I'm wearing MFK Pluriel Feminin today. I enjoy it quite a lot; as I think I've mentioned before, it's very broadly similar to Jour d'Hermès.
     
  4. Ambulance Chaser

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    Wearing Creed Aventus today.

    Thinking about buying the Tom Ford Private Blend Sampler from STC. What scents listed would you recommended for Spring/Summer? I already own samples of Oud Wood and Tobacco Vanille.
     
  5. Master-Classter

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    yo, I'll just send you a sample pack for free. PM incoming
     
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    Like banning some of the most interesting chords from music.
     
  7. L'Incandescent

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    Like banning the Holy Spirit from the Trinity.
     
  8. HORNS

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    Today I am wearing Au Dela Narcisse des Montagnes - a lovely classic chypre with an intense rubbery green narcissus note.
     
  9. L'Incandescent

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    TF Arabian Wood. I'm inclined to say that this is one of the most underrated TF fragrances, but that's not quite right. It's not so much underrated as it is forgotten. It opens up sharp and green, but also with a waxy makeup note, but develops quickly from there into a lovely floral bouquet.
     
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    It's a very floral fragrance to me, and I think you nailed it with the "waxy" descriptor. I haven't smelled it in a while, but Arabian Wood reminds me of Comme des Garcons 2 for women.

    Speaking of Tom Ford, I got my Bois Marocain in the mail today.
     
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  11. Baron

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    I got to sample some scents from a new niche line that's being launched in June and I have to say, I was impressed. I smelled two roses, one in particular that I think will be very popular, and a lovely lavender that seems to be a modern take on Pour Un Homme. I don't think I can say more but if there's some press about the line I'll link to it.
     
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    Just got my samples of Ambre Baldessarini and Aramis Havana.

    The Ambre is very good, but reminds me of Nuit d'Issey with a big apple top note. Not quite what I wanted.

    I think I'll still buy the Dunhill Custom I was after. I disagree with the "customer comparisons": Ambre smells nothing like DC. Nothing. But still good!
     
  13. kulata

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    SOTD Tom of Finland by Etat Libre d’Orange
     
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  14. Master-Classter

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    today I'm wearing bottega veneta, and not the mens, the "womens" one. I've used this sample probably 3-4 times now and I still find this just really really pleasant. It's above harmless, nowhere near my usual offensive, and it's just a tad womanly, and yet, I just really enjoy wearing it. I'm pretty tempted to get a bottle of this. It's sort of what I was looking for but didn't quite click with in Daim Blond
     
  15. California Dreamer

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    CB Where We Are There Is No Here. I swear the opening of this smells like celery, but it dries down OK, to a sort of jasmine and amber scent. Good, versatile choice for a day when the temperature range is from 12 to 28 and we are getting sunshine, cold, rain and thunderstorms.

    I forgot to post yesterday that I wore Nina Ricci Club. This is one of my favourites among my vintage collection; a strong bergamot opening followed by an evolving, smooth fragrance with a lot going on. Good projection and longevity as well.
     
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  16. L'Incandescent

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    Pre-shower: TF Urban Musk. The best of the TF musk series IMO. For some reason I think of this as a spring/summer scent. It's probably because I acquired it in the summer.
    SOTD: Voyage d'Hermès. I think I've come to the realization that I don't like cardamom. There are two fragrances I think I'd really love if the cardamom were turned down a notch--this and Lyric Woman. I just find it too rich.
     
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    Someone was asking a while back about Tauerville and Rose Flash. I took the opportunity to ask Andy Tauer about it on FB. This is his reply:

    Tauerville
     
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    Aramis Havana = WOW!

    Smells like Tom Selleck's musk after a week at Burning Man.
     
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  19. L'Incandescent

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    SOTE is Rose Flash. It's a big, resiny rose with huge sillage and projection.
     
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    Bois Farine today. This is supposed to be a woody fragrance, but to me it comes across more as a gourmand. I get freshly-baked bread and almonds, as much as I get any woodsy smells. Wife is not keen. I don’t know; maybe I’ll sell this one.
     

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