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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Well-Known Member

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    have you considered steaming? I don't wear a lot of knit wool, and fresh air tends to work for suits/jackets, as they don't get as much skin contact anyway, so I don't know much about caring for them... but I use a whirlpool fabric freshener sometimes and find it works great for getting things like smoke smell out of a pair of jeans I don't want to wash.
     
  2. b1os

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    Well, for smoke smell in my raw denim jeans I just hang it in the fressh air and it will be fine. But perfume is so intense. Even if I steamed it, after one wear it would already smell of the perfune I wore for the next two weeks or something. FWIW, if it's one any help, I'm speaking of lamb's wool, merino wool and cashmere. Is there no trick to easily remove the smell? Like some "scent-absorber-stripes" you put in the sleeves while they rest in the wardrobe or something?
     
  3. tps16

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    Today, Habit Rouge
     
  4. rach2jlc

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    D'orsay Tilleuil today for a lovely, sunny spring day. Wonderful green citrus with some woods and vetiver. It was always good, and Giacobetti did a good job in her reformulation. It's a little too "clean" to be a true "Prof Fab Fave," but it's still a wonderful spring/summer scent.
     
  5. Thomas

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    No, not really, short of washing. It fades eventually but I've heard of the smell lingering for weeks.

    Put it this way, the only trick I've heard about getting a 'scrubber' off involves a lot of water, laundry detergent, and some vigorous scrubbing.

    ...

    Today, spinning through the last neglected parts of the herd for Lent (no-buy, wear everything I have except that ghastly Ho Hang THANX RACH WHERE CAN I SHIP YOU A BAG OF FLAMING DOG POO TO RECIPROCATE?)

    ...where was I? Oh yes, I pulled my neglected bottle of Terre d'Hermes out of the drawer and applied thinking I'll just ignore it and it will go away soon. Well, as it turns out it never really develops any flesh or warmth, but I find it appealing all the same in a Wire Mother way. Sycomore also - on me - has the Wire Mother vibe going despite the alleged sandalwood note, and these two scents more or less occupy the same territory and their drydowns practically converge in a woody/peppery flintiness that works under some conditions.

    BTW, irony of all ironies, I had just been ruminating on just how far back I can pare the herd and remain satisfied. I was down to 10 bottles, and now this. Ah well.
     
  6. Baron

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    I like Ho Hang, but my decant is pretty damn fleeting. I've wondered if it's a good example or if it's lost some oomph over time.

    I've been wearing strong "winter" scents recently in relatively warm spring weather, and I like the way the heat accelerates them toward dry down. Yesterday it was Yatagan - it's such a heavy brutalist concoction, but once the heat opens it up I can distinguish more notes, more subtlety.
     
  7. Thomas

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    You are welcome to my bottle. I just want to be rid of the damn thing.

    I'd heard similar about Chergui, as an example, but it gets so hot down here that I dread being gassed out of my office. It's happened before, and I'm generally modest about applying.
     
  8. Baron

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    Well, I don't think I could do it with Chergui, or any really syrupy oriental. Those things are too much for me.
     
  9. HORNS

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    Rach luvs the stink, huh?

    Today: Habit Rouge
     
  10. El Argentino

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    Snowfall today while it was 70 degrees yesterday.

    Pulling out a cool-weather favorite in Amouage Reflection. While not initially thrilled by the sample I purchased from The Cologne Review, this has grown on me more and more as I pull it out again and again. Subtle, spicy, while smelling like an incense filled room of a Persian palace at dusk.
     
  11. L'Incandescent

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    Seems like this has been worn quite a bit lately. I don't wear this much, but I decided to make it my SOTD. Not a favorite, but it's certainly good.
     
  12. rach2jlc

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    I can never own or wear HR; the single nastiest, most reprehensible human being I ever met in college (a Frenchman, no less) wore it as a substitute for bathing and so I can't even get a remote whiff of the scent within my entire zip code without going "BLEGHHHCCCCCAAAAARGH." It's a shame, because as a scent itself I think it's quite a unique addition to masculine parfumery.

    Anyway, only partly sunny today and with a chilly wind, so not sure what to pick. Not a good weather/balance for fragrances, so probably I'll do the fruity chypre of Balmain de Balmain. I like it as a "fallback" scent, and its good in general (and cheap!), but it doesn't develop much and isn't complicated. Nevertheless, it should be right for today!
     
  13. loveswatching

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    Dior - J'Adore. Unfortunately the EDT. Very light -- lasts very short.

    I've found a Dior - Pure Poison miniature flacon. My mother didn't like it and forgot about it. I like it quite a bit.
     
  15. tps16

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    Sorry HR is ruined for you. It's become my go-to scent for many occasions.
    Today, HR's older sister, Shalimar
     
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    I enjoy Rose Ikebana, and I think it's definitely worth a try. (Looks like the auction you linked to has ended, but if you can get some at a good price I'd go for it.) It's a crisp, bright rose with a citrusy top. I'd describe the longevity and projection as moderate.

    Le Labo Oud 27 for me today.
     
  18. b1os

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    Yeah, I bid 13,50€. It's 25€ retail so I didn't want to pay more (esp. cause it's opened and shipping is a few €, too). I'll keep an eye out for it. Do you prefer the grapefruit-rose interplay in Eau de Pamplemousse Rose?

    SotD1: TF - Tobacco Vanille. Vanilla and a little tabac in the very beginning. Vanilla became more prominent in the first two hours. After that, and until now (4 hours), it's mostly honey with a hint of tabacco and vanilla.
    SotD2: TF - Lavender Palm. Very dry, sharp lavender scent. Not bad, but nothing I'd wear too often.
     
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  19. L'Incandescent

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    I prefer Rose Ikebana to Pamplemousse Rose, but they are very different scents. It's been about a year since I've worn Pamplemousse Rose, but I recall that the grapefruit note is definitely the most prominent. It's a very good grapefruit edc. Rose Ikebana is much more rose-centered, with the citrus playing a supporting role. Rose Ikebana would not be out of place in the Jardin series, as it's got a similar vibe.

    Lavender Palm is one of those scents that I've come to like more and more over time. At first I liked it but wasn't nuts about it. Now it's become a regular in my rotation. There's a citrus note at the top--amalfi lemon, I think--that is really compelling with the lavender. The effect is sort of dirty, which is surprising.
     
  20. james_timothy

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    That crystalline spicy transparency (aka, the "Wire Mother") is just what I like about Terre d'Hermes.

    And then, today after a long break, I put back on L'air Marocain and realized that one of the things I love about it is its luscious cozy center ; that which TdH completely lacks. We'll just call that the "Sock Monkey".

    Good Friday, black Saturday, Easter: Dzongkha, L'air Marocain, Dzongkha.
     

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