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HORNS

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Yesterday and today has been Kouros.
 

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Yesterday: Afrika Olifant by Nishane. This is a very, very animalic oud. As a rough comparison, it's in the ballpark of Dior's Leather Oud, but it's less loud and it seems more nuanced. I'm enjoying it a lot.

Today: Lutens Fumerie Turque. One of my very favorite Lutens. It's a tobacco with a honey note that walks right up to the boundary of being urine-like. It's powdery, dry, and just a little bitter, but with a warm tonka sweetness. Unfortunately, this has recently become much more expensive because they put it in their new, uglier exclusive bottles
 

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Spring has sprung, so I'm wearing Penhaligons Ostara today. It's a masterpiece of a fragrance with clean, transparent narcissus and was only on the market for maybe a year.
 

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I recently received a sample of Creed Viking. Not sure where I stand on it. Starts out smelling too mainstream (think nightclub), but after dry down it is pretty pleasant. I dig the subtle hint of lemon. After a few hours though it is almost completely gone.
 

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Yesterday - Johri by Ava Luxe. Almost too humid for it when I first sprayed it on.
Today - Bvlgari Eau parfumee the vert (spelling from memory).
 

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Spring has sprung, so I'm wearing Penhaligons Ostara today. It's a masterpiece of a fragrance with clean, transparent narcissus and was only on the market for maybe a year.
Wearing this one again. Definitely a masculine-leaning floral and a discontinued fragrance which can be still bought cheaply.
 

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Yesterday: Ilm by Kemi. It's an oud scent that starts out barnyardy, but with a sweetness that is a little bit reminiscent of ripe raspberry. As it dries down, the woody facets of the oud become more prominent.

Today: Radio Bombay. A sharp, peppery sandalwood with a touch of coconut sweetness and an oddly metallic note.
 

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Today I’m wearing one of first niche loves, Annick Goutal Les Nuits de Hadrian.
 

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Yesterday: Secrets du Paradis Rouge by Jul et Mad. This is on the short list of my very favorite fragrances. It's a slightly bittersweet almondy orange blossom scent. To my great surprise my gf of fiancée ordered me a full bottle of this, which arrived yesterday. The full bottles are absolutely stunning; photos don't do them justice at all.

Today: Garuda by Jul et Mad. A syrupy sweet but also sharp woody oud scent. For some reason, it always reminds me of the grenadine I used to drink in Kiddie Cocktails when I was a youngster. (Apparently this drink is called a Shirley Temple in other parts of the United States.)
 

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What's it like? I vaguely remember Luca Turin saying something about it being dated but I can't find the line right now.
I always have trouble describing this one but I’ll give it a shot.

So to be clear, I have the black cap and orange front - which I believe is the most recent formulation- which does not feel dated to me. It has shades of Cartier’s declaration (heavily imo) and Chanel’s pour Monsieur (a bit less so but there). Probably the best way I can put the most recent formulation of Eau d’Hermes is that if Dior’s Eau Sauvage (most recent formulation) had a leather/anamalic tint and bulked up the spicy mid notes like cardamom and cumin. That said I have not given any of the older formulations a try which I believe the comments by Luca Turin were referring to.
 

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I always have trouble describing this one but I’ll give it a shot.

So to be clear, I have the black cap and orange front - which I believe is the most recent formulation- which does not feel dated to me. It has shades of Cartier’s declaration (heavily imo) and Chanel’s pour Monsieur (a bit less so but there). Probably the best way I can put the most recent formulation of Eau d’Hermes is that if Dior’s Eau Sauvage (most recent formulation) had a leather/anamalic tint and bulked up the spicy mid notes like cardamom and cumin. That said I have not given any of the older formulations a try which I believe the comments by Luca Turin were referring to.
Thanks, much appreciated!
 

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