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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Dmax, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Today, a cold shower post-run, and the realization that the next six months will be warm to torrid. Time to stow away the ambers and leathers.

    I was reaching for the box of Shaal Nur but my hand fell on Unforgiveable Multi-Platinum instead.
     
  2. kulata

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    Wearing Narciso Rodriguez musc collection today. Its getting hot so time to wear YSL L'homme and L'instant EDT
     
  3. boo

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    Sampling Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche. It's okay, but it's not like I hear angels singing when I spray it. I think Platinum Egoiste, which I already have, would equally suit any occassion where I'd want to wear Edition Blanche. It does make me want to revisit stronger citruses that I had originally dismissed such as Eau Sauvage, Diptyque Tarocco, or F Malle Bigarade Concentree.
     
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    Sampling last night and wearing again today for work Tauer's Reverie au jardin. EDIT: Not quite sure how to describe this one. A little sweet, a little fresh, a little creamy, some lavender in there too. Does not smell bad by any means, but doesn't smell interesting enough for me to reach for.
     
  6. Thomas

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    Today: Rochas Man. Need to hurry up and write a review on this one. Will probably keep.
     
  7. boo

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    Platinum Egoiste today
     
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    Caron Third Man.
     
  9. kulata

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    Encre Noire - Lalique

    I love this stuff!!!
     
  10. Master-Classter

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    today sampling Versace's The Dreamer - sweet and powdery, I haven't tried enough to figure out if I want a whole bottle, but I think I might just pull the trigger anyway, or try find a partial somewhere
     
  11. L'Incandescent

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    Testing C&S No. 88 again today. The opening is wonderful, but the development is considerably less good. It doesn't smell bad, but it loses everything that's so distinctive and interesting about the beginning.
     
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    Testing C&S No. 88 again today. The opening is wonderful, but the development is considerably less good. It doesn't smell bad, but it loses everything that's so distinctive and interesting about the beginning.
    I ordered the sample pack from them and this was one of the standouts that I sniffed briefly and said "oh", nice stuff, can't wait to try it, and the black bottle is kinda, well, sexy, if I may say. But as you noted, I have a feeling the beautiful opening will be rather short lasted and go nowhere from there. Nice as a splash, but I need frags to earn their keep before going full bottle. Another "nice, but not good enough" frag. maybe if I had 50 bottles I'd throw it in there, but at 20-30, it's questionable.
     
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    Bond Riverside Drive today. Just going off a decant for now, but plan on a bottle in the next month.

    Got a few samples from luckyscent (tester vials on arm, not full wearings):

    Six Scents Urban Tropicalia: Juicy tropical fruit. I like it, but I'm concerned on versatility. Great for casual wear. Would be great while vacationing in the Bahamas or something. I called at 4 or 5 NYC stores on the six-scents website listed as retailers, but only found one that actually has the line (Henri Bendel). Must not have done very well.

    Six Scents Illicit Sex: How can you resist a name like that? Got sort of a peppery, sweaty vibe from it. A gentler version of the Kouros opening before the urinal cake sets in. I'd love to try this further, but I think it's just the name and images that it conjures up that attracts me. If it were called Joe's Pepper Sweat Cologne, I probably wouldn't be interested.

    CdG Sequoia: Goes on a bit boozy, but then dries out and literally smells like redwood (duh). I enjoy smelling it, but I'm not sure if I want to smell like it. I'll experiment with this later, perhaps when the weather cools a bit.
     
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    Wearing a sample of Bond No. 9 West Broadway. As much as I dislike the whole idea of Bond No.9 and their pricing, I have to say this is a good scent. Not 'buy-a-bottle-at-retail-price' good, but appealing, direct, and solid.
     
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    CdG Sequoia: Goes on a bit boozy, but then dries out and literally smells like redwood (duh). I enjoy smelling it, but I'm not sure if I want to smell like it. I'll experiment with this later, perhaps when the weather cools a bit.

    I've tried Sequoia a few times. It is a really nice smell, just like the redwood forest in NorCal. I find this one to be a bit linear, though. Even so, sometimes it's fun to just kick it and smell like a tree.

    Today: I think I am going to rock some PdN New York.
     
  16. Master-Classter

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    I prefer Palisander

    today, it's cold and rainy so it's Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla to warm me up.
     
  17. Thomas

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    today: Aramis New West.

    BTW, the current New West doesn't seem as good.
     
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    Bleecker St today, my first choice for a rainy day.

    Wearing a sample of Bond No. 9 West Broadway. As much as I dislike the whole idea of Bond No.9 and their pricing, I have to say this is a good scent. Not 'buy-a-bottle-at-retail-price' good, but appealing, direct, and solid.

    I'll have to try that one. I haven't gotten through most of the "unisex" scents yet.
     
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    I prefer Palisander
    Inspired me to re-sample Palisander last night. I get a nice peppery woodsy smelly that goes on light. Very pleasant, but does not seem to have enough attitude for me to get more than my sample vial. Today I am going to try Diptyque's Tam Dao as I work from home. EDIT: From Tam Dao, I get a buttery, unfinished woodsy smell, a little sawdust. Not sure what the fuss about for this one.
     
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    ^^ Not much point in shopping for a decent sandalwood these days. Once upon a time Palisander was a curry-inspired take on Bois des Iles, and Tam Dao was a milky, minimalist sandalwood...now they smell of half-ass Lutens and Home Depot, respectively.

    Bois des Iles is the only sandalwood still worth smelling...and it's a pale imitation of what it once was. Still nice though.
     

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