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I have samples of Trudon's Mortel and Revolution. I like Mortel -- on me, it's mostly just a nice frankincense. fairly linear. i thought about buying it, but it doesn't last all day. i'm particular about longevity. Revolution is pretty good: i was repelled by its opening of herbs and rubbery smoke, but then it settles down to be more of a smoky/woody thing which reminds me of a campfire that has burned out.
 

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Vintage Aramis yesterday; vintage Kouros today. Apparently in an animal sort of mood. Unleash the beast!
 

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Antique Jasmin from Rogue today. Juicy Jasmine and an old lady soapy quality. Love it, but nobody beats jasmine like Libertine's Sex & Jasmine. Recently bought a bottle after sampling.
 

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I have samples of Trudon's Mortel and Revolution. I like Mortel -- on me, it's mostly just a nice frankincense. fairly linear. i thought about buying it, but it doesn't last all day. i'm particular about longevity. Revolution is pretty good: i was repelled by its opening of herbs and rubbery smoke, but then it settles down to be more of a smoky/woody thing which reminds me of a campfire that has burned out.
That’s unfortunate to hear about Mortel. I think you recommended Montale Full Incense before is that more persistent? Deux Is the one I’m most interested in. Supposed to be crisp and green which I’ve been enjoying a lot lately. Samples of Chanel-Bel Respiro and Parfum D’Empire-Corsica Furiosa. Stuff like that always smells so modern if not futuristic.
 

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You know, it’s funny—I make notes about my samples, but I don’t have anything written down about Montale full incense, though yeah I liked it enough to finish the sample of it. Sorry I don’t recall its longevity.

The king for me is still Sultan Pasha’s Pure Incense. Montale Full Incense is a lot like it from what I recall.
 

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Broken out in a rash from my 2 recent la curie purchases, faunus and larrea. But only on my neck despite applying elsewhere also. Likely culprit?
 

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Has anyone tried fragrances from A.N Other? Interested in giving WD/18 a go.
 

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Pivoting from several days of hairy-chested stuff (Polo, Kouros, Aramis, etc.) to sort of the opposite pole -- Clinique Aromatics Elixir (vtg bottle, MiUSA). Big floral/patchouli chypre with a bit of leather (though I wouldn't call it a leather fragrance). Lots of rose and jasmine, plus a noticeable and unusual chamomile, with a stout chypre backbone. It's a bit on the femme side, but smells basically similar to Aramis 900 (but turned up to 11 if not 12) so if you can pull that off this won't be trouble so long as applied sparingly. It is *strong* - I put on two sprays and am regretting the second.
 

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Hmm. This is only my third or fourth wear of the Aromatics Elixir, and I have to say it takes a pretty sharp masculine turn in the drydown. There's a big sandalwood that I hadn't noticed before - so at this point in the day it's basically sandalwood/patchouli/moss. Part of what makes fragrances so interesting - they reward careful study!
 

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Histoires de Parfums 1899 today. This has a really soft feel, yet it's potent and very aromatic. Not aromatic in an herbal sense, but rather the aura it projects. I find this scent to be versatile, but I think it's better suited for classy occasions.

The kind of mellow, transparent sweetness is one of my favourite things about it. It's almost like a red apple that lacks flavour. Doesn't sound great, but it is. But, the real magic in this is the juniper. Love that note, and it works beautifully with the soft cinnamon.

I don't think the SF crowd would be into it, but it's worth a sniff.

Pivoting from several days of hairy-chested stuff (Polo, Kouros, Aramis, etc.) to sort of the opposite pole -- Clinique Aromatics Elixir (vtg bottle, MiUSA). Big floral/patchouli chypre with a bit of leather (though I wouldn't call it a leather fragrance). Lots of rose and jasmine, plus a noticeable and unusual chamomile, with a stout chypre backbone. It's a bit on the femme side, but smells basically similar to Aramis 900 (but turned up to 11 if not 12) so if you can pull that off this won't be trouble so long as applied sparingly. It is *strong* - I put on two sprays and am regretting the second.
Would you say Aramis 900 is heavy on the civet? I'm not really into civet or animalic scents at all, but I can tolerate it in some compositions. I've been impressed by the fragrances I've smelled from Aramis. Havana is absolutely magnificent. I'm interested in 900 and Devin, but I'd have to blind buy them.
 

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Would you say Aramis 900 is heavy on the civet? I'm not really into civet or animalic scents at all, but I can tolerate it in some compositions. I've been impressed by the fragrances I've smelled from Aramis. Havana is absolutely magnificent. I'm interested in 900 and Devin, but I'd have to blind buy them.
Check if you can find a "Gentleman's Collection" gift box from Aramis on eBay -- they made a lot of them (I would guess as gift-with-purchases) when they relaunched Havana, Devin, JHL, etc. back in the late aughts. It's got 7ml (ish?) minis of all the classics except the eponymous Aramis. I think they are generally available for a decent price. Devin and 900 are both good, though I found them a little lacking in staying power (though others have said the opposite - part of the issue might be that I have them in small 10ml decant sprayers that may not put out a lot of juice compared to the bottle sprayer.)

I don't smell a ton of civet in 900 or Aromatics Elixir, and certainly compared to stuff like Lapidus Pour Homme, Balenciaga Pour Homme, Kouros it might as well not even be there. But as ever YMMV.
 

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