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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Allez Allez

    Allez Allez Senior member

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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I used up the last of my Poivre Samarcande today. My decant had a visible little reservoir of juice left in the bottom but none would spray out, so I opened it up and poured it onto myself. There was a reasonable amount left in there, and it ended up defeating the normally poor longevity with this one - it's still going hours later.
     
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    SOTE is Ambre Narguile. The quick way to describe this is to say it smells like apple pie. It's a warm spicy scent with cinnamon and amber. There's also caramel, which for some reason I perceive as contributing to the apple pie vibe even though caramel is not an ingredient of apple pie. Like all of the Hermessence scents, it's very light, which you don't really expect from an amber scent. I actually wish it had more density.

    Of all the "exclusive" lineups of fragrance, I think Hermessence is my least favorite. I don't love anything from the series, and there are some I dislike pretty strongly. (I am talking especially about Iris Ukiyoe. But I'm not a fan of Paprika Brasil or Osmanthe Yunnan either.) I do like Poivre Samarcande, though.
     
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    Molinard Homme III today. I bought this ages ago, wore it once and promptly put it away in a drawer. Now I remember why. It starts off very unpleasantly chemical (although it's supposed to be a combination of lemon and garrigue herbs) and loud, and then thankfully settles down a bit, but the dry-down is a pretty unremarkable generic wood plus wet celery with just hints of the listed vetiver and patchouli. Luckily, it apparently doesn't last very long. Although it's not a very popular or commercial scent, to me, this pretty much sums up everything I dislike about contemporary commercial fragrances. It reminds me of the smell of airport tax free outlets.
     
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    What are your Top 2?
     
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    I bet @L'Incandescent can guess them in two seconds flat. That's right L'Inc, I'm throwing down the gauntlet -- the dreaded S/FotDT gauntlet.
     
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    ^^ Probably Guerlain Vetiver and Sycomore. But they should be Dior Vetiver and Coeur de Vetiver Sacre.

    Pre-shower: Leather Oud
    SOTD: Muscs Koublai Khan.

    I must have been in a mood today.
     
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    No shit.

    Trying out for the first time tonight: Bruno Fazzolari's Lampblack - a great dry fragrance of citrus and ink. I bought the sampler "discovery" set of five eau de parfums.
     
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    Pretty close - I figured I would be average and predictable and I was at least half right.

    Guerlain in is my number one by a long shot. I like Creed original Vetiver as a distant second. I did a run of vetivers a while back and I was amazed how many crappy vetiver scents there are. I can't recall if I tried the two you named though.
     
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    SOTE is vintage Givenchy III edt. This is a classic old-school feminine chypre with lots of oakmoss. It's quite green, but as it dries down the white floral notes come to the fore. There's also a peachy note, though not as prominent as Mitsouko's.
     
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    Wearing Lubin Idole EDT today. Yesterday was Tabac Rouge during the day and M7 as SOTE.
     
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    Good choice. One of my favorites. A "friendly" chypre that manages to hold its own (and be distinctive from) the other classic Chypres.

    Cali Dreamer... Idole is a good choice as well. It's been several years since I wore it (I had a decant back when it first came out) and I really liked it.
     
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    Le Feu d'Issey today. I think I described this fairly recently. It's from 1998 (I think) and discontinued very shortly thereafter. It's quite unusual, with a million different things going on at once. The anise note is very prominent at the beginning. From there it becomes a floral with a somewhat sour milk note along with caramel. (No, I am not making that up!)
     
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    I think it's just about time to report a SOTE to Styleforum. Tonight it's Premier Figuier by L'Artisan. It's a creamy, stemmy fig scent. And I've never once noticed this until just now, but there's a lime note buried in there; it resembles the lime note in TF Azure Lime, although it's much further in the background.
     
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    picked up some tom ford neroli portofino and absolutely love how it starts, like its middle but don't much enjoy how it drys down about ~90m in to a kind of blandly sweet soapy scent.

    anyone have recs on something that captures the top/middle notes of NP with greater staying power/longevity?
     
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    Chanel's Eau de Cologne serves the same purpose for me.
     
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    Romeo Gigli Man - meh. Just a standard wood + citrus thing. A bit soapy, not offensive and dries down quickly to become very close to the body, which isn't always a bad thing. Inoffensive.
     
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    And as if my indifference had been noted and cosmic balance restored, just arrived in the mail is a decant of Amouage's Jubilation XXV... all I can say at this point, having merely sniffed it is OMFG - what a complex combination of topnotes - citrus, frankinsense, coriander and more that I can't even identify and it all seems harmonious. Can't wait to wear it, but I will have to - it's certainly not an office-friendly fragrance!
     
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    I think Jubilation XXV is office friendly, but I straight-up don't give a shit.

    Today: Sombre Negra - the truest tobacco fragrance out there, in my opinion, but not the sweet pipe tobacco.
     

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