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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 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Ouarzazate is nice. In my opinion it's the berry notes that really make it work. I think it would be unremarkable otherwise.
     

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    Tried a sample of Mefisto Gentiluomo by Casamorati over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I’m sure I can search around and find something close to it for less but don’t really care to invest the time. I don’t own anything in this category and it lifted my mood.
     

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    HORNS Stylish Dinosaur

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    I have a bottle of this and really like it while it lasts. It has a frustratingly short lifespan on me, though.
     

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    Miller Harris - Fleurs de sel. Doesn't project much from my dab sample and the top notes dont' stick around long enough for me to consider this something I would purchase. It dries down to a rather generic powdery soft floral too quickly. Inoffensive, at least.
     

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    I noticed the same thing. It completely vanished after several hours.
     

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    Opium EdT. Nice to use in the winter. I used to own almost every YSL cologne for men then sold most of them. Kicking myself for that when I see the prices for the discontinued ones
     

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    HORNS Stylish Dinosaur

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    The original or the one for men?
     

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    tried Sisley eau de campagne -- don't have the sophisticated vocabulary of this thread to describe it but it is very fresh (good for spring maybe) starts strong but settles down nicely.
     

  9. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    I'm wearing The Night by Frederic Malle. There are a number of oud scents that I really love, but this one is the best. It's a very barnyardy oud with a beautiful rose note that emerges a bit later in the drydown.
     

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    Papillon Salome. I like it because it lives up to its name. I smell like a dangerous first-century dancer.
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    actually, what i'll probably wear in spring: ds & durga's debaser. fig, coconut, tonka bean, and white woods. very sweet and creamy. im wearing it today and really like it, but can also imagine it going with things i want to wear this spring.
     

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    HORNS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Damn, good for you to wear this fragrance, junior. It ain't exactly easy.

    Today, I'm wearing Ormond Jayne Black Gold. I always think of the opening to the Beverly Hillbillies when I use or talk about this fragrance.
     

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    It's lovely, but boy is it pricey. I need to get into a more lucrative line of work (drugs, arms, conflict diamonds, trafficking...) to afford that on a regular basis.
     

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    When I started getting into perfumes I went through a classics phase (I think most enthusiasts do). But then you realise that many of them smell old fashioned today or have been re-formulated beyond recognition or that other makers have done the same thing but better (or at least more contemporary), and you keep a few of your favourite discoveries and move back to the present.

    But now I find myself going back to some of the classics again. I really don't want to be the guy that searches for vintage editions on shady internet forums just to be able to say stuff like "yes, Bandit is a women's perfume but if you try the original formula I think you'll find that it's one of the best chypres for men as well". But then someone finds a vintage (my guess is late 70s early 80s) bottle of Caron Pour un Homme and I can't resist. I find lavenders really difficult to pull off but combined with vanilla and the surprisingly aggressive musk (a smell like play-doh and urine), it's just lovely. For the grown-up man.
     

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    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    As a university professor in the humanities, I can afford multiple backup bottles of The Night without even feeling the pinch. (Not actually true. I buy little decants.)

    I suspect this might be a minority opinion here, but in most cases wearing the classics feels like the perfume equivalent of wearing a costume. It's hard for me to focus on the quality of the perfume because the dominant impression I get is just how dated it seems. Luckily I enjoy contemporary scents much more than the vintage ones anyway.
     

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