Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. JhwkMac

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    It's looking to be a Tom Ford tabacco vanille kind of day.
     
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    Montale Black Aoud today. Just funked up a meeting with one spray of this potent juice.
     
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    Sticking with the vetiver theme, SMN vetiver today. I would actually consider this a very accurate representation of vetiver. Very earthy grass. I think I'm just coming around to the fact that I really don't like vetiver all that much.

    Don't get discouraged! There are nicer vetivers out there...Sycomore for instance.

    Wearing Caleche Eau Delicate today. A rather butch fragrance for such a nelly name.
     
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    I know that "just a guy with an opinion" Luca Turin compared Rose 31 to carrot juice. I'd agree with him if he was right, but he isn't - not in this case. In 90% of the other reviews he's pretty spot on.

    I am definitely going to steal this line!

    Count me in the "like" Rose 31 camp. I don't love it as much as Willpower and L'incandescent but its pretty damn good still. I'm sticking with L'Artisan Voleur de Roses as my favorite rose scent for now.

    Oh great, here's my first opportunity! I would agree with you about Voleur de Roses if you were right, but you're not--not in this case. In 90% of the other reviews you're pretty spot on. [​IMG]

    Jasmin et Cigarette for me today.
     
  5. Master-Classter

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    Today, Amouage Dia (Homme). Starts pretty gentle, subdued, mildly interesting. Not bad. Now, three hours later it strongly resembles PdN Baladin, except with just enough spice and sunshine to make it worth sniffing. Or, if you prefer, a lighter, easier-wearing Azuree / Aramis.
    hmmm, I tried Dia (for men) once but didn't really get much of a lsting impression somehow. It seemed ok, but nothing about it jumped out at me. It just seemed rather "uninteresting". And certainly for the price I'd rather it make me jump.

    Today: L'Instant pour Homme. More of a blind grab to dash out the door than a carefully considered choice.
    I wore that again yesterday (EdT). It's growing on me, but I still there are so many better options out there for a young lad like me. Maybe if I was old, you know like 30+ [​IMG]

    I've said it before but I hate Rose 31 - I put my two decants into the sample box and sent them away. I find it to be a thin, harsh black pepper scent with hardly any rose at all.
    yeah, I'm in that camp with you. I've been trying to find a rose I like (apparently a rose by another name DOESN'T smell as sweet). that one I found rather peppery and it had a strong cumin note that bothered me, plus there was hardly any rose to be found!

    Don't get discouraged! There are nicer vetivers out there...Sycomore for instance.
    I was just at the Chanel boutique asking about the 75ml sized and it looks like they haven't made any announcement about them in Canada so they won't come in for at least a season or two.


    I've got a pile of Bond samples from ages ago (back when tehy still handed them out generously) so I'm going to work through the whole lot one day at a time of the next couple of weeks.
    Today, West Broadway - I smelled something sweet, maybe floral. Definitely cinnimon, and maybe a patchouli or something? I think it's pleasant, but quite "girly" and not in the way that I would still wear it. Somehow reminds me of a little girl in a polka dot skirt with pigtails laughing or something. It's cute. It's lace, when I want leather.
     
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    Don't get discouraged! There are nicer vetivers out there...Sycomore for instance. Wearing Caleche Eau Delicate today. A rather butch fragrance for such a nelly name.
    Blech. Sycomore is awful. I thought that Heeley Vervine wasn't too bad. Still, probably not something I'd ever buy.
    Oh great, here's my first opportunity! I would agree with you about Voleur de Roses if you were right, but you're not--not in this case. In 90% of the other reviews you're pretty spot on. [​IMG] Jasmin et Cigarette for me today.
    [​IMG] How do you like the JeC?
     
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    Another scorcher which calls for the lemony goodness of YSL Pour Homme
     
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    Saks for Him today

    ...I've got a pile of Bond samples from ages ago (back when tehy still handed them out generously) so I'm going to work through the whole lot one day at a time of the next couple of weeks.
    Today, West Broadway - I smelled something sweet, maybe floral. Definitely cinnimon, and maybe a patchouli or something? I think it's pleasant, but quite "girly" and not in the way that I would still wear it. Somehow reminds me of a little girl in a polka dot skirt with pigtails laughing or something. It's cute. It's lace, when I want leather.


    I found West Broadway to be too feminine myself.

    Bond is having their buy two get one free sale again. Or if you didn't want to spring for two bottles, this should mean a flood of newer stock available on eBay. I'd love to take advantage of this, but money's a bit tight. I even have a flacon of Creed Windsor reserved for me at the Creed Boutique, but I'm still not sure if I'm going to get it. I guess it would help if I knew what it smelled like...
     
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    I guess it would help if I knew what it smelled like...
    It's like the smell of the bubblegum found inside a pack of baseball cards - in particular the powder that covers the gum. Not the sweetness, however. Then add the smell of Band Aids (yes, it does smell a bit like them), a tiny bit of Eucalyptus, and there you go. Actually quite nice and pleasant. Decent lasting power, not much sillage. Better smelling than my description of it. Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Great drydown. Definitely a man's scent, unlike Aventus which is as unisex as can be.
     
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    Today it's Bond - Brooklyn. Cool looking bottle. My first thoughts were, this smells like Encre Noir. It's sort of peppery and smokey, like a vetiver or wood. the note breakdown says gauic wood and Cedar wood or something. Pretty bad longevity and sillage and nothing new here.
     
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    How do you like the JeC?

    I don't like it a lot, to be honest. The longevity is much poorer than most of the other ELdOs. And even though I can recognize the quality of the fragrance, I just don't like the way it smells. I think the main problem for me is the jasmine, which I'm generally not a fan of.

    Muscs Koublai Khan today. I like this one more every time I wear it. I'm not sure my colleagues would agree, but I think it has to be applied pretty generously to get the full effect.
     
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    Bond no9 WALL STREET = the best masculine scent ever!
     
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    Aventus today. Made a trade and got a generous decant. I've grown to really like it - Suede jacket sprayed with pineapple juice. Perhaps a tad unisex, but less so than Silver Mtn Water which IMHO belongs firmly in the chick camp.
     
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    yeah, I'm in that camp with you. I've been trying to find a rose I like (apparently a rose by another name DOESN'T smell as sweet). that one I found rather peppery and it had a strong cumin note that bothered me, plus there was hardly any rose to be found!


    I suggest you try Aramis 900 or Aromatics Elixir. They have prominent rose note but there's a lot of other stuff going on. Green, sophisticated, old fashioned in a good way.
     
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    Yesterday, Bvlgari Black for a cold greyish day.
    Today: John Varvatos.

    I'm trying to work my way through the herd of bottles so nothing remains unused.
     

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