Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Taking out a sample of Patchouli Patch out for a spin, and I'm alternately reminded why I got it in the first place, and why I swapped it away.
     


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    Taking out a sample of Patchouli Patch out for a spin, and I'm alternately reminded why I got it in the first place, and why I swapped it away.

    Yeah, that's a tough one. Sort of sweet, cloying patchouli. I like it... and actually went through two bottles... but it's NOT an easy wear.

    Montale Patchouli Leaves is a more satisfying patchouli, overall, IMHO. Unfortunately, it's really hard to find and costs too much... but it's great.
     


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    Yeah, that's a tough one. Sort of sweet, cloying patchouli. I like it... and actually went through two bottles... but it's NOT an easy wear.

    Montale Patchouli Leaves is a more satisfying patchouli, overall, IMHO. Unfortunately, it's really hard to find and costs too much... but it's great.


    Yeah, I like it, and then I think it's too likeable and not interesting enough. I do think that L'Artisan did something interesting in creating a fruity vibe without referencing fruity notes.

    If you've not tried Reminiscence Patchouli Elixir, that one's quite interesting.
     


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    What's a safe relatively cheap fragrance thing that I can use on those rare occasions I need to smell good without smelling like a Mexican who used some cheap ass perfume?

    These are cheap and have drawn compliments from women when I wore them. But every person's body chemistry is different so YMMV.

    Ungaro III
    Chrome by Azzaro
    3rd man by Caron
     


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    today Bvlgari Black, feeling weird.

    Been testing/comparing a few
    Azzaro versus Boss 1 - thoughts?
    Kouros versus Fraisheur version - thoughts?
    C&S Dark Rose versus Montale Black Aoud versus Fresh Cannabis Rose versus Rose 31 versus Malle un Rose and also C&S Rose and no88 thrown in there - trying to figure out which I like best. I'm leaning towards Black Oud as my "dark" rose
     


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    I think Rose du Nuit is my favorite dark rose but it's not easy to find. I like the rose in Aramis 900, too. I hate Rose 31 - I have a decant that I'll throw into the swap box.
     


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    Inspired (sort of) by Thomas, I went with Purple Patchouli today. I can't say enough good things about this one.
     


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    C&S Dark Rose versus Montale Black Aoud versus Fresh Cannabis Rose versus Rose 31 versus Malle un Rose and also C&S Rose and no88 thrown in there - trying to figure out which I like best. I'm leaning towards Black Oud as my "dark" rose

    Black Aoud is my fave dark rose.

    I have only tried that, Rose 31, and no 88 from that list though.
     


  9. Master-Classter

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    PS - just checking, how's the box coming along? There might be a few moves around of people.

    Also, just FYI what I'm thinking is that since the last box went MIA along with Rambo...
    Either Hartmann or I will hang onto the box when it gets back to Toronto and then I'm happy to organize this thing again in 4-6 months. I've constantly got a pile of new things to add. Anyway, let me know if you have any thoughts on that.
     


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    Today, back to the patchouli theme with SCS Smoke & Beads. I guess this one's more of a 'fruitchouli' - which sounds rather abominable, but is made considerably better with the addition of smoky incense.
     


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    Today it's Marc Jacobs on the left and Philosykos on the right. I think you all know who's going to win...
     


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    Today it's Marc Jacobs on the left and Philosykos on the right. I think you all know who's going to win...

    Philosykos is wonderful for this time of year. I haven't worn or thought about that one for quite a while, so I'm glad you reminded me of it.

    I'm wearing Terre d'Hermes today.
     


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    today Bvlgari Black, feeling weird.

    Been testing/comparing a few
    Azzaro versus Boss 1 - thoughts?
    Kouros versus Fraisheur version - thoughts?
    C&S Dark Rose versus Montale Black Aoud versus Fresh Cannabis Rose versus Rose 31 versus Malle un Rose and also C&S Rose and no88 thrown in there - trying to figure out which I like best. I'm leaning towards Black Oud as my "dark" rose


    I find fraischeur a bit easier to wear than the original Kouros. I don't think I've reached for the original in quite some time.

    Today: Puig Agua Lavanda in the splash bottle. A light, inexpensive lavender.
     


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    Strangely - today, Knize Ten.
     


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    Truefitt & Hill Trafalgar today.
     


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