- Oct 19, 2013
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Hm, I was sampling Caron Pour Un Homme last night and enjoying the lavender there. Maybe I'll do some more lavender myself this week.
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It's a weird one. I like it, but it's not a love just yet. Not sure why, but it gives me a feeling of being in a basement full of stale, moist, moldy wood with a lingering honey scent in the air. This is one that I cannot really dissect very well, and will need a lot of time to understand it.I’ve been wearing French Lover the past few days. It’s ok but not a love. On the train last night I thought someone was wearing a musty vintage chypre (it was me).
You are spot on, French Lover is not as open air of a scent as people make it out to be.It's a weird one. I like it, but it's not a love just yet. Not sure why, but it gives me a feeling of being in a basement full of stale, moist, moldy wood with a lingering honey scent in the air. This is one that I cannot really dissect very well, and will need a lot of time to understand it.
Today's fragrance was Incident Diplomatique by Jovoy, which I discovered through this thread. I bought a sample of it the other week and gave it a full wearing today. I absolutely love it. It's unquestionably earthy, woody, and masculine. Somehow, it's a juxtaposition of clean and dirty accords. A beautiful scent that I would absolutely purchase a full bottle of.
I'm wearing French Lover right now, as a matter of fact. At times I just don't know what to think of it. I like how the incense and Angelica complement each other, giving the fragrance a nice, forest-like greenness. But, I just don't find it to be a fragrance suitable for wearing at this point. We'll see if I change my mind after finishing my 10 mL decant.You are spot on, French Lover is not as open air of a scent as people make it out to be.
Incident Diplomatique is one of my real perfume loves and you are spot on again. When it comes to their masculine stuff they are well made/blended but have a rustic side too.
I thought Dark Lord was a lot of fun, but yes, sort of unfriendly. Other frags w major leather notes I've tried and liked: Masque Milano Russian Tea, le labo patchouli 24, l'artisan tea for two, papillon Anubis, Etat libre d'Orange Rien (maybe unfriendly tho), Amouage myths manAnyone have opinions on the best leather-forward scents that aren't too one note? Been trying a few but I'm having a hard time picking. The opening of TF Ombre Leather is great, but all the complexity disappears on the dry down for me. Meanwhile, I rather like Kilian Dark Lord, but it's very polarizing. Also really liked Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather, but it doesn't have much longevity for me.
The Noir 29 is probably the best Le Labo I've put my nose on. I like how it's a slightly sweet, creamy fig. I hate green fig fragrances like Diptyque Philosykos, but this one is actually good. The only other Le Labo I enjoyed was Labdanum 18.I tried Thé Noir 29 by Le Labo the other day, quite nice, quite figgy/slight mango tea at the start.
If anyone has any recommendations for a scent that does actually smell like/evoke black tea, send them my way!