Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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  1. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    It's the first day of the semester today. I always treat that like the first day of the baseball season, where the ace of the pitching staff gets the honor of making the start. Dans Tes Bras gets the fragrance version of the honor today.
     


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    I was standing in a subway car wearing DC 1913, next to a pre-teen boy and his family. He started complaining "something here really stinks" [​IMG]
     


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    A few spritzes of Riverside Drive (from the swap box) today.
     


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    I was standing in a subway car wearing DC 1913, next to a pre-teen boy and his family. He started complaining "something here really stinks" [​IMG]

    I got the same treatment from a young lady a year or so ago when I wore Mouchoir de Monsieur. Unfortunately I had no subway nearby for plausible deniability.

    Yesterday and today: Sushi Imperiale. I will empty this damn bottle.
     


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    Hermessence Poivre Samarcande for me; it is hot in Tokyo today and I cant wait to stink up Shinjuku! This one is a lovely, minimal, peppery sort of scent... sort of reminds me Cuiron with how close it stays to my skin, but has a little more kick. Though, it is only my second wearing, so I cant really give a full description until the whole thing has settled.

    I really like Poivre Samarcande. I have a little 5 ml decant that I've pretty much finished and it kills me that the bottle is so expensive. It reminds me of a fresh green peppercorn, right off the tree, crushed between your fingers. It is a little light but I think it's a great non-citrus summer scent. For some reason I always want to wear it during summer rain storms.

    Cuiron, for what it's worth was incredible strong on my skin and gave me a headache, so I sold my bottle years ago.


    I got the swap box today and I'm wearing Chanel PM, from a decant that had my name on it. Was that from Thomas? I don't remember asking for it but I'm so happy to have it. I sold my bottle a long time ago and now I wonder if the bottle I had was reformulated or had gone off. This is much stronger than what I remember - or at least the oak moss is more balanced and prominent. How hard is it to find vintage bottles these days?
     


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    - or at least the oak moss is more balanced and prominent. How hard is it to find vintage bottles these days?
    Vintage juice is weird, there are times when you can't spit without hitting a bottle, then other times when you nearly have to give a kidney to get it. I have had several chances to purchase vintage PM, and have done so. Often comes up on ebay and basenotes, generally for reasonable prices. I find a lot of difference between the old PM and the PM Concentree... though not as much between the old PM and the square/rectangular "Pour Monsieur" bottle. (the 100ml one that I don't think they sell in the States anymore.) Overall, the older juice is definitely more "chypriffic." Tiffany for Men is one that a lot of old-school PM fans have found as a good alternative.... made by the same parfumeur, and quite similar in character, and still available NIB from the Tiffany store for $75 or so. I have been enjoying my old-school stinkers. Vol de Nuit yesterday. Haven't decided about tomorrow... Maybe Miss Dior or maybe I'll go whole-hog with Giorgio for Men.
     


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    Concentree is a completely different scent, with the oddball nutmeg note. This PM might not be different than the bottle I sold - it might just be that my nose has changed. This one reminds me a bit of Guerlain Derby, which I love but I also always considered to be a much bigger and richer chypre. I'll keep an eye out for Tiffany. I've also heard good things about it but I've never given it a sniff. That one and Lauder for men are on my list right now.
     


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    It's the first day of the semester today. I always treat that like the first day of the baseball season, where the ace of the pitching staff gets the honor of making the start. Dans Tes Bras gets the fragrance version of the honor today.

    I'm jealous, I love Dans Tes Bras - but cant justify the price for the bottle..
    Amazing fragrance though.
     


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    Concentree is a completely different scent, with the oddball nutmeg note. This PM might not be different than the bottle I sold - it might just be that my nose has changed. This one reminds me a bit of Guerlain Derby, which I love but I also always considered to be a much bigger and richer chypre. I'll keep an eye out for Tiffany. I've also heard good things about it but I've never given it a sniff. That one and Lauder for men are on my list right now.
    That makes sense; I always thought it SMELLED like an entirely different scent, but didn't know the real story. While you are touring, try Aramis JHL as well. Not saying that it is like these others, but it is one of my favorite "gentlemanly" scents. Really quite a surprise to me, when I first smelled it. It is released again in the original formula in the "Aramis Gentleman's Series" (or some name like it), along with Havana and others, for $50 or so for 100mls. Derby was nice, though I didn't try much of it (I think I swapped once for about 10mls on basenotes years ago.) My recollection of it was that I kept saying to myself, "I like this, but I like my dry leathers of the Knize Ten variety!" [​IMG] You might also really like Lutens Cuir Mauresque or Parfum d'empire Cuir d'ottoman. D'ottoman was probably my favorite of the bunch, from a scent point of view, but a little hard to wear with any frequency. Kind of like changing your motorbike oil while wearing a Seraphin jacket.
     


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    V&C Tsar.
     


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    I got the swap box today and I'm wearing Chanel PM, from a decant that had my name on it. Was that from Thomas? I don't remember asking for it but I'm so happy to have it. I sold my bottle a long time ago and now I wonder if the bottle I had was reformulated or had gone off. This is much stronger than what I remember - or at least the oak moss is more balanced and prominent. How hard is it to find vintage bottles these days?


    yep. Glad you like it!

    FWIW, I tried current production PM at a duty-free in Cancun and found it to be a greenish-tinged charcoal sketch of the original. Eventually it was recognizable but never really bloomed. What I have is from early '80's production of thereabouts.
     


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    Jean Paul Gaultier l'homme.
     


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    I'm jealous, I love Dans Tes Bras - but cant justify the price for the bottle..
    Amazing fragrance though.


    I don't actually own a whole bottle of Dans Tes Bras either. I got a decant from The Perfumed Court, which is a pretty good option if you want a high-priced fragrance but can't afford a whole bottle. It's a bit pricey, but it does enable you to wear fragrances that would otherwise be out of your range.

    I'm wearing L'Artisan Mure et Musc today. Does anyone else have strong color associations with different fragrances? Whenever I wear purple I find myself reaching for Mure et Musc. (The label for that one is purple, so there's nothing too mysterious about that association.) When I wear brown, my first impulse is to go with leathery fragrances like Bel Ami.
     


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    I'm wearing L'Artisan Mure et Musc today. Does anyone else have strong color associations with different fragrances? Whenever I wear purple I find myself reaching for Mure et Musc. (The label for that one is purple, so there's nothing too mysterious about that association.) When I wear brown, my first impulse is to go with leathery fragrances like Bel Ami.
    You think maybe its due to the fact the the label for Mure is purple and BelAmi is brown?
     


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    ^I really WANTED to like Mure et Musc. I had a whole bottle, and used only a tiny bit before trading it off. I just couldn't get into it. Nevertheless, I definitely get the "purple" reference. Though, honestly, with bel ami, i think of a darkish blood orange red, or almost terracotta color. For brown, I think of Knize Ten or MPG Parfum d'habit. For very dark brown, almost black, definitely a Montale Oud. Light brown, a suede scent, like Daim Blonde. Or Lubin Daimo, a long-discontinued scent of which I have a secret supply in a wine cooler, hidden away. I think color associations, though, are fun. I wonder what color would be McQueen Kingdom? Probably some sort of raunchy pink. [​IMG]
     


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