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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday...Back to one of the holy trinity - Caron Yatagan.
     
  2. Maharlika

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    Joining the Creed wagon, my scent of the day is: Feuille Verte, an appropriate scent for a hot day.[​IMG]
     
  3. Thomas

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    It is Thursday and I am wearing a decant of L'autre from Rach2jlc. I was Warned that it is a Scent With Presence, and I must say that I agree. Yes, I tested it before wearing to work today, and it is a gem of a scent.

    First impression: Oh Crap - it's a re-tread of Pierre Cardin for Men. Maybe you recall the 70's era bulb-top bottle. Yes, I had it and I seldom wore it - it was a hand-me-down as all my scents were in those days. I think my folks still have that bottle (still 90% full) somewhere in the dark crevices of their many cabinets.

    Second impression: Chergui, with a bit of cumin and a hint of Frankincense. Nice - I like this better than Chergui (which admittedly isn't saying much), it's got personality.

    Settling down: A little green around the edges. Still that spicy presence with a bit of tang, well-balanced, slightly cloying at times, but notably different from today's popular offerings, and definitely to be worn again, preferably in the cooler months.
     
  4. rach2jlc

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    ^I thought you might like it. For me, Diptyque is such a weird house... some of their fragrances are middle-of-the-road and pleasant, like Tam Dao, Philysomething(however you spell it), but then they have some that are downright weird. L'autre is odd, as is Virgilio... it's the greenest of the green with some rather unpleasant soapiness thrown in.
     
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    Antaeus today despite hot weather. [​IMG]
     
  6. LabelKing

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    Miller Harris's Terre du Bois.
     
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    Miller Harris's Terre du Bois.

    I am considering getting a full bottle of this after trying a decant. Does it have any lasting power for you? It does not seem to last that long on my skin.
     
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    This today.

    [​IMG]

    Created by "zee man weez zee big mustach"

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Swann

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    I am wearing Eau d'Hermès by Edmond Roudnitska today.
     
  10. Thomas

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    Today it is an old standby, a relic from my younger, care-free days. Chanel Platinum Egoiste. Not really liking it like I once did, this is more of a trip down nostalgia lane.
     
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    Any opinion on the new AdP?
     
  12. Thomas

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    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.
     
  13. rach2jlc

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    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...
     
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    Anyone know what is happening with Basenote? I typed this on Google and it says the Domain name has been registered with someone else.
     
  15. rach2jlc

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    ^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...
     
  16. Thomas

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    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.
     
  17. rach2jlc

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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.
     
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    Does Creed`s Cuir de Russie have anything in common with the Chanel fragrance of the same name?
     
  19. Thomas

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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.
     
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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.
     

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