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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

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    James1051 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I haven't smelled the recent one, but the vintage is very good with the anise quality.

    Have you smelled Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur? I find Yohji to be similar in some ways to it.
     
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    Pre-shower: Tam Dao. If sandalwoods could compete in the Olympics, I'm pretty sure this would get a medal. (I still think Bois des Iles would get the gold.)
    SOTD: Gris Montaigne.
     
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    Is the current version of Yohji appreciably different than the older version? I would suspect not but I haven't heard either way.
     
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    I'm very happy to hear praise for Tam Dao - it's still one of my favorites and my very first niche purchase.
     
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    I don't know firsthand, but I read that they were pretty similar.
     
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    I have (smelled Heeley's CPF). I prefer the Heeley. I decided, based on only one test, that I like but do not love Yohji Homme. The opening is very good, but after a couple of hours, as the anise fades to a not-sweet coffee note, I kind of lose interest. I love anise scents, and just wish this one could sustain the anise a bit longer.

    But I will try it again.
     
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    Tonights scent is Sonoma Scent Studios' Incense Pure. A bracing forest green incense+pine. Like this one quite a bit.
     
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    What is the shelf life of most perfumes and colognes?

    Inquiring minds...

    Thanks,
     
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    I'm sure someone will provide a more technical answer but basically years if you keep them out of direct light and extreme temperatures. top notes may fade though however baselines will endure if looked after.
     
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    I'm heading to NYC for about a week tonight... planning to visit the usual haunts like Aedus, MiN, Osswald, Bergdorfs, and Barneys. Any new and exciting things you guys recommend to check out? Or something old that's a new discovery for you?
     
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    Maybe check out MFK 754 at Bergdorfs. Only available at Paris mainstore, online and Bergdorfs.
     
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    I'm not sure if it's allowed to post an eveningtime scent (SOTE) in this thread but if so I am wearing B*Men by Thierry Mugler.
     
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    Reached back into the archives today and wore a scent that pre-dates my taking up perfume collecting - Cool Water.
     
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    Great service at MiN and Osswald.

    MiN - Laboratorio Olfattivo Nirmal and Bruno Acampora Sballo. They have the Mancera line, but I found it underwhelming.

    Osswald - the whole Parfumerie Generale line, if you haven't tried many of them. Roja Dove's line. MDCI Cuir Garamante.

    Bergdorf Goodman - sit down and experience (I am not using this word loosely) the whole JAR collection.
     
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    Sonoma Scent Studio's Tabac Aurea today.

    Wow, hard not to like this one: tobacco leaf + animalic leather with a wee bit of amber and vanilla underneath. Extrait concentration.
     
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    Pre-shower: Fracas. People often characterize this as a tuberose scent, but to me gardenia is much more front and center. There's also a big peachy note, not unlike the one you get at the opening of Mitsouko, that helps take some of the edge off the gardenia. (I experience gardenias as raspy and aggressive, and so I always prefer it when there are rounder, softer notes accompanying them.)

    SOTD: Attar de Roses by Keiko Mecheri.
     
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    Sweet Redemption
     
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