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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. audiophilia

    audiophilia Distinguished Member

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    Floris Santal today.

    Really lovely.
     


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    Initially tried on some Brandy EDT without blotting a couple drops on a piece of a papper to sample. Big mistake. Scrubbed both wrists until raw then applied some Egoiste Platinum.
     


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    Guerlain Pamplelune for me today... grapefruit, vanilla, and patchouli makes for a very unique citrus with depth and some funk.
     


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    Had a bunch of samples shoved on me recently, so I'm slowly working through them. Yesterday was Escada Moon Sparkle, which reminded me a little too much of an air freshener.

    Today is Burberry Touch, which I'm enjoying. Unique scent, but with just enough male assertiveness in the mix.
     


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    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage formula)
     


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    Jil Sander Stylessence EdP Intense today. A dark, rich, very "modern" sort of scent and one of the few with a discernible hinoki (Japanese cypress) note. It sort of reminds me of a 23rd century version of Costume National Scent Intense, only drier and less heavy.
     


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    Le Labo Vetiver 46. I was supposed to switch to Douro for the evening, but forgot.
     


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    California North 'Fresh(?)' today-small company based in Sausalito. Very Sexy by Victoria's Secret on other days.
     


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    Le Labo Vetiver 46. I was supposed to switch to Douro for the evening, but forgot.

    I tried to remedy the error with an application of Derby, which is quite similar to Douro. So far, it is going o.k.
     


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    Today: Chanel Pour Monsieur for a long last day of the weekend.
     


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    Early Monday morning: BOO!!!

    Chanel Antaeus: YAY!!!
     


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    YSL Cinema for me today, Tom Ford's last fragrance project at YSL before he left in 2004. This one is a weird one... vanilla and woods in the base, but a dry flower and almond in the top notes. It's not exactly masculine, but hardly feminine either. It's a weird, subtle, woody, almost smokey and bitter fragrance that nevertheless is strangely compelling...
     


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    Hi. I'm new to the fragrance game and I went out yesterday to pick up some samples to try. Today I'm wearing Bigarade Concentree by Frederic Malle which I picked up at Barneys. I like it very much so far. It's supposed to be a bitter orange scent which I get, however it also reminds me of gin and tonic....I find this interesting.
     


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    Hi. I'm new to the fragrance game and I went out yesterday to pick up some samples to try. Today I'm wearing Bigarade Concentree by Frederic Malle which I picked up at Barneys. I like it very much so far. It's supposed to be a bitter orange scent which I get, however it also reminds me of gin and tonic....I find this interesting.

    Funny review of Bigarade on Basenotes: "Cab driver eats an orange."
    I own it as well and like it. Turns to a soft floral after a while on me, complete opposite of the opening whammy.

    For me today - L'Artisan, Tea for Two, paired with a navy chalk stripe suit and a cold morning.
     


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    I tried to remedy the error with an application of Derby, which is quite similar to Douro. So far, it is going o.k.

    An observation about Douro/Derby: I have noticed that the Penhaligon's scents I use are non-temporal in that they tend to stay within a very narrow range from the moment you put them on until they fade away. Douro, for example always smells like Douro; same with Blenheim Bouquet. Derby goes through a phase, especially in the opening, where it is very much like Douro - I suspect that is the classic chypre accord - and then changes into something else, something more reminiscent of Habit Rouge and perhaps generic Guerlainish.

    English Fern, while it stays within a narrow band, does shift a bit more than the pther two Penahaligon's scents I mentioned.

    Today, Blemnhein Bouquet.
     


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