Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Surfy.MB

    Surfy.MB New Member

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    Agua di Gio works for me today:).

    But why I'm actually writing: Guys, we are conducting a university survey on beauty products, and it's pretty tough to get some men's responses. Please, is there any chance that you could help us by completing this survey, even though it might be considered a [​IMG] here? It would be a great help to us! Thanks a lot!
     


  2. L'Incandescent

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    Divine's L'Homme Sage on Easter Morning.

    I had a decant of L'Homme Sage about a year ago. I thought it was very refined, well-constructed masculine scent. I might have to get another decant.

    Secretions Magnifiques for me today.
     


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    Agua di Gio works for me today:).

    But why I'm actually writing: Guys, we are conducting a university survey on beauty products, and it's pretty tough to get some men's responses. Please, is there any chance that you could help us by completing this survey, even though it might be considered a [​IMG] here? It would be a great help to us! Thanks a lot!


    your survey sucks, I got 1/3 through it and quit.
     


  4. Thomas

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    your survey sucks, I got 1/3 through it and quit.

    man, you missed all the fun. I think the survey was sponsored by Diesel.
     


  5. Thomas

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    Today: wearing Chanel Pour Monsieur. I've been telling myself to wear this more often, and so now I am.
     


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    man, you missed all the fun. I think the survey was sponsored by Diesel.

    Thought I'd give it a shot, but got bored about 6-8 questions in.

    Today I'm sampling Bond No.9 Central Park. I get pine tree, lemon, wood, a hint of mint at times. Classified by Bond as unisex, I'd say definitely more masculine. Seems like it would be a good summer scent. The scent is very familiar...seems like something I recognize from a household cleaner or air freshener (not meant to be a knock on it). I'd like to get a decant of this, but probably just because I'm such a Bond fan boy.

    Edit: not even lunch time, and I barely smell anything anymore. If I had to pick an overpriced summer frag with low longevity, I'd prefer the FM Geranium.
     


  7. Largo

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    What do you scent illuminati think of the Varvatos cologne (the first one, in the black leather wrapped bottle)? I got a sniff of it and liked the odd note of what is apparently tamarind leaves (so they say), but I don't have a particularly refined nose for most colognes.
     


  8. Thomas

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    What do you scent illuminati think of the Varvatos cologne (the first one, in the black leather wrapped bottle)? I got a sniff of it and liked the odd note of what is apparently tamarind leaves (so they say), but I don't have a particularly refined nose for most colognes.

    I think it's great.
     


  9. L'Incandescent

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    What do you scent illuminati think of the Varvatos cologne (the first one, in the black leather wrapped bottle)? I got a sniff of it and liked the odd note of what is apparently tamarind leaves (so they say), but I don't have a particularly refined nose for most colognes.

    I'm probably not among the scent illuminati, but FWIW I think it's a remarkable, innovative fragrance. There's nothing on the market that I'm aware of that resembles it. To me it seems like a more casual fragrance--probably because of the sweetness. I typically only wear it on weekends and on other less formal occasions. But it really is a great fragrance.
     


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    I'm probably not among the scent illuminati, but FWIW I think it's a remarkable, innovative fragrance. There's nothing on the market that I'm aware of that resembles it. To me it seems like a more casual fragrance--probably because of the sweetness. I typically only wear it on weekends and on other less formal occasions. But it really is a great fragrance.

    +1

    My non-illuminati opinion is pretty similar. I don't own it, but my recollection from sampling it was that it was more of a casual/evening scent for me due to the sweetness. Not that it's overly cloying or anything. FWIW, I frequently see it selling at discount stores like Marshalls for $30 something.
     


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    Both are pretty popular. Over the past week I've tried my decant of Live Jazz twice just to see if I could get what all the love is about but frankly I find it has very little personality, and on me at least, almost no sillage or longevity and I sprayed a plenty. I was thinking of buying a bottle (parfum1. com has it for like $20, plus often 20-25% off sales), but it just didn't do anything for me. Shame, since it's cheap and so many like it. Maybe I'm missing something?

    My experience with Live Jazz is like Master-Classter's: I've seen it mentioned favorably quite a lot here, and it's a regular at TJ Maxx, so I thought it would be worth a try. But for whatever reason I hardly ever find myself reaching for it.

    I've had a decant of Live Jazz for several years and I've just warmed up to it this past year. I didn't find that it lacked personality - instead it seemed almost too big with too much sillage. I've gotten used to it and I do like it now, but it's still not my prefered style for warm weather. Sometime fougere scents have strong locker room vibe to me, and this one has it in spades. I like the citrus and the mint, but I can't see it becoming that regular in my rotation.

    I tried the regular Jazz not too long ago and found it sour. It got better as the day wore on, but not enough for me to keep it.

    Live Jazz reminded me of Platinum Egoiste for some reason: the fresh, shiny fougere.

    Thank you all for the replies on Jazz and Live Jazz. I am gonna give Live Jazz another go on a warm day in the next few weeks. I want to like it because it is cheap, but it does not seem to do enough for me to reach for it in favor of other scents. I still need to sample the regular Jazz.
     


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    I had a decant of L'Homme Sage about a year ago. I thought it was very refined, well-constructed masculine scent. I might have to get another decant.

    I agree with you. I enjoy this scent after trying it 4 or 5 times. Nothing else I have tried is quite like it. A little smokey-ness, a little sweetness, lasts a long time. It just seems like a high quality scent that works in many situations. It is on my short list of frags to get a larger decant of.
     


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    Today: Guerlain L'Instant for a long Easter day ahead.

    I really need to try this. Gets consistently good play here and the notes look appealing. Can someone put L'Instant in the SwapBox? Thanks!
     


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    I really need to try this. Gets consistently good play here and the notes look appealing. Can someone put L'Instant in the SwapBox? Thanks!

    I'll put some in.
     


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    Kiton Men for me today.
     


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