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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Well-Known Member

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    I combined my homemade/bespoke scent with some Oud 27 today with the intention of making the dry down more deep and rich. Right now, I like the cedar-floral component of the one I made with Yosh but the tea rose is just too evident at the end. In my limited experience and poor language in applying metaphors to smell, tea rose is a fresher scent and is lasting a lot longer than I expected in the perfume so that's why I need a darker balance.
     
  2. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    Are you going to continue fine-tuning your bespoke scent with the perfumer, or is what you have going to be the final product?
     
  3. HORNS

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    I'm going to take it slow and do some layering and then see if there's any combination that brings more depth to the scent. To me there's something missing - a warmth. I'm ordering 4 ml of ambergris right now . . .
     
  4. tps16

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    Today, Egoiste.
    HORNS, it's great learning about your bespoke perfume experience. Can't wait to read more.
     
  5. HORNS

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    Forgive me if it's one of you guys who have bid on this, but here's a 2.5 oz bottle of Chanel Sycomore that is ending in 6 hours and has one bid for $90 . . .

    Chanel Sycomore

    . . . maybe a 5 ml decant for me if you win it? A little bone thrown to the finder, and all that? Maybe? :embar:
     
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  6. Thomas

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    I'd avoid. Chanels are notoriously counterfeited on ebay. I mean, ridiculously, preposterously, counterfeited.

    ...but if you're interested, I could probably shake the e-tree and see what falls out.
     
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  7. HORNS

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    Sorry for my naive post then! Seriously, I didn't know that the Chanel scents are such a hot item that they would foster such a counterfeit industry. Well, on second thought, maybe I should have known. I thought that, since it was just one person selling one bottle, that it would be legit. I don't know.
     
  8. L'Incandescent

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    There are established e-bay sellers with good reputations that I'd buy Chanel from, but this person has practically no track record.

    HORNS, have you considered just getting a small sample from Luckyscent, Perfumed Court, Aedes, or Raffy?
     
  9. HORNS

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    Yeah, Perfume Court actually has a good deal on 5, 8, and 15 ml decants of Sycomore.


    Thanks for your input, guys!
     
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    That used to be a good gamble: partial bottles used to be a reasonably safe bet, probably a couple of years ago. Nowadays I'm not so trusting on that front. But, yeah: Creed and Chanel are the two worst buys off ebay, and nearly anything vintage. There are a few well-known scammers who buy empty vintage bottles (yes, on ebay) and then refill them with whatever, and then use the disclaimer that they have No Idea how this should smell, it's been Sealed for Eleventy-Thousand years, and the transaction is Entirely At Buyer's Risk.

    I love those people.
     
  11. L'Incandescent

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    Santal Blush today.

    EDIT: Got a compliment from an attractive lady on the Santal Blush.
     
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  12. HORNS

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    Voyage d'Hermes today. I needed something light.
     
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    Nicolai New York, I like the scent but I feel like it would be more suitable for an older person, or maybe more mature
     
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    Again. I get lily in the drydown. Since Lys Méditeranée I get lily in a lot of scents' drydowns. Probably it isn't lily, but I don't know what else it might be.
     
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    Bois du Portugal today
     
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    Santa Maria Novella Sandalo.
     
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    Bottega Veneta; it is just a comfortable scent.
     
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    The lady's version or is there a new one for men?
     
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    unisex, thank you very much.

    There's only one, and its marketed mostly to the girls.
     
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    :foo: You know what I meant
     

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