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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. crdb

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    No no, I'm very familiar with both and it was definitely vetiver. I just couldn't find the vetiver roots wherever they were (didn't particularly spend a long time searching). It is, I have to say, a perfect scent for the current weather!
     
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  2. haTTer

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    If you're in TST East, drop by Hotel ICON and ask for me.
     
  3. rach2jlc

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    Forgot how much I enjoyed the (easily obtained) Cartier Declaration. A wonderfully stinky Ellena juice that hearkens back to the old classics. Great for the hottest summer months.
     
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    I'm back in Singapore, alas. Funny thing is my wife actually knows your name, it seems you are the "life" of the hotel and the travel community keeps mentioning you in reviews (which she read when she was looking up places to stay). I think that's as good feedback as it can get for a hotel manager...

    It's funny, but in a way I think TST is more liveable than HK Island proper (especially Sheung Wan). The streets are much more logical (except having to cross underground next to 1818, that's quite annoying), traffic is better, there's no damn hills and stairs everywhere. And you're closer to the "good" hikes (but, I guess, further from Stanley, Lamma, etc.). It could be that I was influenced by how comfortable Singapore is (wide streets, malls everywhere, etc.).

    Equipage has been a strong clean soapy scent for the whole morning. I'm surprised at how differently I perceive it from the first time. No tobacco, no harshness. Let's see how it survives my next meeting, there's a good 5 minute walk in the bright sun of Clarke Quay this Tuesday afternoon.
     
  5. haTTer

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    I'll look you up in Singapore if you're there mid July ?
     
  6. crdb

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    I'll be around, looking forward to it.
     
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    Intense Cafe, which Montale obviously meant to call Intense Rose, but there was a typo on the label.
     
  9. TheShoeMaker

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    Vetiver is a grass and smells like hay. :)
     
  10. crdb

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    Hmm, I respectfully disagree - perfumery extracts the essential oil from the roots, and having grown up in frequent contact with hay (dried, both in a bale and being broken from it with a pitchfork, drying in a bale, and wet on the field freshly cut) it's a scent I know very well. In Liquo by Campagna, I can distinctly smell drying hay.

    I suspect it was the old guy in front of me who was wearing a vetiver scent. Only logical explanation...
     
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    Big dose of Givenchy Gentleman vintage as SOTE. The scent feels quite unbalanced; first, a powdery spicy profile, then, the moss comes on quite strongly. I'll have to try it during the day.
     
  12. HORNS

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    Today I'm wearing a heavy dose of Geranium Pour Monsieur.
     
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    TF Soleil Blanc. It's a summer scent (as you'd guess from the name) with coconut, a bit of lime, some warm spices (cardamom I think), and some white floral notes. It's nice, but I'm just not a big fan of this kind of fragrances. I got a sample because I try pretty nearly everything that Tom Ford releases. (I won't lie, though, I've stopped trying the new blue/green bottle releases.)
     
  14. sjmin209

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    Slumberhouse Kote today
     
  15. crdb

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    Tried New York by Nicolai. Wife: "It's strong. Wow, it's really strong. You smell like a pimp."

    Washed it off.
     
  16. HORNS

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    This evening I put on Nirmal by Laboratorio Olfattivo.
     
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    After a 3 hour non stop meeting, I left the client office thinking a nice lunch was in order.

    Absinthe's new chef does not try and compete with the most upscale restaurants in Singapore, like Gunther's or Les Amis. Instead, it's light French cuisine, closer to what a good home cook could do, with some touches like caviar on the otherwise standard salmon carpaccio. The interior is comfortable without being ridiculous, there is no music, and the location is ideal right next to CBD, indeed just a few steps from where I was. The target market is the business luncher who is a bit fed up with foie gras everything and bow tie wearing waiters. I had a very civilised lunch.

    This, to me, is what today's SOTD, Givenchy Vetiver vintage, was like. Clean, understated, well realised; it's out of the way when you do not want to think about it, but it's there when you need it and it's beautiful. I do not know the species of vetiver that was sourced, but it's different from more modern vetivers like Encre Noire, less spicy, less pungent, more reserved. Yet persistence was stellar - half a day has passed and it is identical to its opening. Slowly, this is becoming one of my top 3 scents, and it's the vetiver I want to wear.
     
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    Cuir de Russe today. One of those leather scents you can wear in all situations, unlike some of the more shouty ones around.
     
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  19. HORNS

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    Today I'm wearing Amouage Epic Man.
     
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    Le parfum de Therese today. I'd wear this almost exclusively if it weren't so damn $$$.
     

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