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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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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).
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.
 

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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.

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.
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.
 

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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'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.
 

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Bought a bottle of Coromandel and picked up a sample of Paris-Biarritz, which is part of a three-part series Chanel released last summer. It's ... nice. I guess a bit of grapefruit and aquatic notes at the top, then lily of the valley in the heart, and vetiver in the background. It's a touch salty. Totally pleasant and wearable. Vaguely reminds me of Tom Ford's Gray Vetiver, although without the strong lemondrop note (I like the Chanel version better).

But it also feels miles away from Chanel's Exclusifs stuff, which feels better blended to me. This one feels nice and young, maybe without that old feel some people probably associate with Exclusifs. One of the things I like about the Exclusifs line is that you often can't really pick out single notes -- it just smells the way it smells. And it's not so conceptual (e.g. this is a walk in a forest or whatever). Paris Biarritz feels more like it's moving with the crowd.

On the upside, it's only $80, which is very affordable. The bottle looks nice. A solid summer choice, although a bit of a let down for me for some reason.
 

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Today was a few solid sprays of AdP Leather that still maintains the base note after 10 hours
 

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Wearing Tobacco Vanille in the office today.

I've noticed that some people seem to have a strong reaction against the idea of wearing TV to the office. I'm not sure why, it's always seemed very...inoffensive to me. But I get a lot more Vanille off it than Tobacco.
 

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Has anyone tried Indult's Tihota? It's often described as the ultimate vanilla. I like vanilla scents, but wondering if it's a straight vanilla like Mona di Orio's Les Nombres d'Ore Vanille. Or if it's something a little more complex.

Is it basically like smelling a vanilla bean?
 

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Amouage Journey Man today. They've taken the whole "spice cabinet" type of scent and actually made it smell proper. The added fruitiness sets this apart from other spicy scents, and the overall quality of this is top notch. Just like Epic Man, this one really makes me think of the ancient Orient.
 

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Anyone 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.
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 man
 

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Le Labo tragic here:
Currently wearing Vetiver 46, usually wear Santal 33. Undecided about the former, not so the latter.
 

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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!
 

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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!
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.

As far as black tea fragrances, I don't know many, but surely you've tried Gucci Pour Homme II? That is a proper black tea and cinnamon scent.
 

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