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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    I am curious on your list 15 or so great fragrances. Could you share them with us?
     
  2. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I might be forgetting something obvious because I'm doing this off the top of my head, but:

    Rose Nacrée du Desert
    Cafe Rose
    Oud Silk Mood
    Ta'if (Ormonde Jayne)
    Portrait of a Lady
    Lyric Man
    Parure
    Arabian Wood
    Une Rose Vermeille
    Bois des Iles
    The Afternoon of a Faun
    Coromandel
    Amber Absolute
    Stilettos on Lex
    Fate Man
     
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  3. FlyingMonkey

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    Well, anyone who is looking to clear out, I'm still looking to expand and experiment... so please PM me with anything you might be thinking of getting rid of.

    SoTD today is Dunhill Edition - unapologetically big, old school and masculine. Most people seem to think that this is a spicy citrus but I'd say it's actually a highly spiced floral. The citrus and lavender at the beginning give way pretty quickly to cloves, cinammon, sage and flowers (I think, carnation in addition to geranium). The dry-down is the classic gentleman's club combination of leather armchairs, the faint whiff of cigar smoke and old wood. But the spice persists, which stops it being stale or boring.
     
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  4. Ambulance Chaser

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    Have an after-work date tonight, so wearing Egoiste again.

    Thanks for the detailed feedback and recommendations, @L'Incandescent. I placed an order for the three fragrances I named with surrendertochance, and will look into the ones you recommended at a later point. There seem to be an almost infinite number of fragrances available; any tips on how to begin? I started with this list from D'Marge.
     
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  5. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    PSA: Surrender to Chance has 15% off the following brands: Amouage, Arquiste, Byredo, Caron, Chanel, Creed, Dior, Diptyque, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, and Frederic Malle. Code is SEPTSPECIALS and the offer is good through Saturday.
     
  6. L'Incandescent

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    I think sampler packs are a great way to get started. At Surrender to Chance and at The Perfumed Court, they've got sample packs that are based on certain notes. So if you're looking for fall/winter scents, it would make sense to try out a variety of ambers or maybe tobaccos. You can also get samplers organized by genre, such as aromatic fougere, masculine chypre, gourmand, etc.
     
  7. L'Incandescent

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    Nombril Immense for me today. It's one of what I call the Big Three of patchouli scents. (Coromandel and Patchouli Imperial are the other two. George Sand could make it the Big Four, but I experience that one as being qualitatively different--less of a straight up patchouli.)
     
  8. California Dreamer

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    Thanks for the heads-up on STC L'Inc.

    Today I'm wearing my final Hermessence sample: Santal Massoia. Yet another skin-clinger. Can't understand why anybody would part with big money for these things. Not when you can buy Frapin, Lubin, SL and other far more potent niche fragrances for less.
     
  9. PCK1

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    Oud Silk Mood is soooo awesome....

    thats prob a top of mine too..def at the top of ouds
     
  10. b1os

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    PSA: Fabulous Fragrance Friday @ STC. Lots of of 5 ml decants at $ 5.99/8.99/12.99.Combineable with 5%/8% discount code, or the 15% on selected brands code.
    5.99, 5.99, 8.99, 8.99, 12.99.
     
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  11. HORNS

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    Yesterday, wore Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - I got a sample pack from them and really like this one. In fact, all of these fragrances by him are bottle-worthy. They have this weird but not off-putting signature of a slate-like mineral quality.
     
  13. Cravate_Noire

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    Roja Dove semi bespoke (5)
     
  14. Ambulance Chaser

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    Creed Silver Mountain Water for summer's last gasp. Lovely scent, but projection is not very good.


    Thanks again. You are to fragrances as Huntsman is to spirits. I think I'm going to start with the Malcolm Gladwell "wisdom of crowds" approach to find fragrances that get consistently high reviews and then delve into sample packs when I nail down what note I like.


    I've also heard good things about Amouage Jubilation. How would you compare the two?

    I think I'm going to use the STC 15% code to buy samples of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud, MF Musc Ravageur, Dior Homme Intense, Creed Aventus, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Creed Bois du Portugal, and an Amouage fragrance.

    My Egoiste is running low, and I've actually looked up Egoiste Cologne Concentree on eBay. Hopping down this rabbit hole is going to get expensive. :embar:
     
  15. FlyingMonkey

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    I'm on a real trad man kick at the moment. So the SoTD is Tabac - yes, that one - the old Maurer & Wirtz fragrance. And you know what? I really, really like it. It's a real barbershop kind of smell, but a good barbershop. My dad used to wear this, and it has nice memories of childhood too.
     
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  16. Master-Classter

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    By the way if you're at all into wet shaving, I'm sure most of you guys know but that tabac puck of soap with the tallow give a great shave! And last forever.
     
  17. kulata

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    SOTD L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer
     
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  18. Bill Smith

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    Tabac is one shaving soap I've never tried, my go to's are D.R. Harris' Lavander and Mitchell's Wool Fat. Heard great things about Tabac though.
     
  19. L'Incandescent

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    I'm wearing Amour de Palazzo today. Lovely animalic spicy amber.
     
  20. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I wonder if anyone will be able to guess my SOTE of the evening? Hint it is Chinatown.
     

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