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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    SOTE is Sotto La Luna--Gardenia by Andy Tauer. Reviews of this have been either strongly positive or strongly negative. The moment you smell it you know it's an Andy Tauer. Nonetheless, it is very unusual. For starters, gardenia is not the main player here, despite the name. It peeks through in the heart, but even then it's not all that prominent. It opens up very fizzy and sweet, a bit like Sweet Tarts but less tart. I also get the sense of some kind of overripe fruit, but I can't really place it. As it dries down, I pick up bitter almond notes that actually remind me a little bit of Une Rose de Kandahar. The base is very sweet vanilla. When I first tried this last night, I didn't like it. But then I found myself sniffing my wrist over and over, which is almost always a good sign. Now I'm at the point where I'm enjoying it a lot.
     
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    Chanel coromandel today. reminds me of serge noire just less sweet
     
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    This is one of the Tauer scents I took with my on holidays. I like it too, although to me it was a tad cloying and rich for the warm weather we had there. You’re right about the mixed response to it; one guy I know who smelt it recoiled in instant disgust.
     
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    Got myself a bottle of Jubilation XXV two days ago and been wearing that. Beautiful, complex fragrance for those who like the incense style, but it is not as heavy as Avignon. Avignon is frankincense-heavy, while this one has a lot of oppoponax, apparently, though I don't know what that smell exactly is.
     
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    This is such a beautiful fragrance and the best patchouli out there - how they do this and not make you smell like a filthy hippie is beyond me.
     
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    Hoy llevo Nueva York
     
  7. L'Incandescent

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    Pre-shower: 1932 by Chanel
    SOTD: Dré van Newton (or whatever it's called)
     
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    Just recently finished my 10ml decant of that one myself actually. I think of it as a more or less modern take on classics like Aqua Di Parma, a somewhat streamlined simpler version. Pleasant but probably too boring for it's own good. Though I do like that sweet anise note in there, that always stood out to me. Not a bad scent, but just too inoffensive I think. Perfect as an office scent, or something for a guy you'd describe as reliable. Like so many Chanels, it's a good quality somewhat generic scent. The body wash is actually quite nice.
     
  10. Homme

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    Two (comparatively) cooler days in sydney, leather oud today and vintage mitsouko extrait yesterday.
     
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    SOTD: TF Tobacco Oud layered with a little Oud Wood. I find that on its own, the Tobacco Oud is a bit too sourish and screechy. The Oud Wood mellows it out. The Oud Wood smells slightly different (and better) than the one in the old bottle with the gold label, but the SA told me that according to TF information, no reformulation took place. As I tried the previous Oud Wood during summer, and the "new" Oud Wood is now worn in winter, perhaps seasonal and temperature changes may have accounted for the difference in perception.
     
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    Dries van Noten
     
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    SOTD Bentley for Men Intense. Smells very familiar but still can't pinpoint it. Gucci I? Black Afgano? Pardon or a mixture of everything? Anyways it's awesome just wish it has more punch...
     
  14. L'Incandescent

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    SOTD is Beige by Chanel.

    I tried this on paper recently when I was in Seattle. I loved it immediately and so I bought a 6.8 oz bottle on the spot ($300). It turns out I don't like it quite so much on skin. It's still quite good, though. It opens up with a big freesia note, but develops from there into a honey sweet, shimmering floral. The floral note that emerges after the freesia is a very creamy, tropical smelling flower. I'm guessing that's the frangipani. It's pleasant, but not as amazing as I thought.

    (The part about buying the bottle on the spot is a lie. I added it to make my story more compelling for the reader.)
     
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    SOTE is YSL M7. It's a rich, warm oud scent.
     
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    Amouage Memoir Man. This one's really growing on me. It smells like a hike through a pine forest.
     
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    SOTD Montale Black Aoud
     
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