Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Master-Classter

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    Oh, I just wanted to thank you guys for those who put some samples aside for me. Thanks!!!

    today - I layered Terre D'Hermes and Guerlain Homme. Not bad, not bad at all.
     


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    C&S 88 today. Rather pleasant this time around. I like that it stays close to my skin.
     


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    Anyone here use Knize Ten regularly? I'll be in Milan at xmas and wondering what it retails at, and significantly, what it's like.
     


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    Anyone here use Knize Ten regularly? I'll be in Milan at xmas and wondering what it retails at, and significantly, what it's like.
    Hmmm, not sure how easily you'll find it there, but it should be easier than over here. Anyway, Knize Ten is an old-school masculine, which means floral/leather, and loud. Could tip over into 'stodgy' and ought never be worn with t-shirts. Try before you buy, and apply lightly. And, FWIW, it took me a few tries to come around to this - at first I could not scrub it off fast enough. you'll notice: soapy/powdery, carnation, cloves, other spices, maybe some orange peel. Hours later you should have a spicy ambery leather with a strawberry note buried underneath.
     


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    So - today...Knize Ten. It's cold out there.
     


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    Hmmm, not sure how easily you'll find it there, but it should be easier than over here. Anyway, Knize Ten is an old-school masculine, which means floral/leather, and loud. Could tip over into 'stodgy' and ought never be worn with t-shirts. Try before you buy, and apply lightly. And, FWIW, it took me a few tries to come around to this - at first I could not scrub it off fast enough.

    you'll notice: soapy/powdery, carnation, cloves, other spices, maybe some orange peel. Hours later you should have a spicy ambery leather with a strawberry note buried underneath.


    Mazzolari is the only place to find in IT, I believe. Thanks for the comprehensive info.
     


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    with a strawberry note buried underneath.

    Aha! Just as I suspected. I remember there being a rasberry note in Ford's Tuscan Leather and then when I jsut sampled Knize 10 I thought I was getting some sort of sweet fruitiness but questioned if it was a sort of memory flashback of the Ford one. Okay okay, interesting.

    do you think without that little sweetness it would have been too dry or robust or something? I notice that fruit and leather isn't too uncommon - Michael Kors, Lutens Daim Blond, and then TF TL plus K10.


    Today - Givenchy Very Irrisistable Fresh Attitude (try not to snicker). It had a very brief grapefruit and mint opening (like a few seconds), then moved into a sort of mocha like thing. a very nice contrast actually, now it's a subtle chocolately thing.
     


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    CdG Zagorsk today. This one has definitely grown on me.
     


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    Well, I generally take Luca Turin's word on it when he says that the really compelling scents have something a little deliberately off-kilter with them. Opium and the bubblegum note, for instance. I don't think that leather without fruit would be unwearable, although I don't think it would be compelling without something else to balance it out. Lots of scents are a combination of elements between which you find a wearable balance: the fougere (lavender + vanilla), the chypre (bergamot, labdanum, oakmoss), orientals (clove, patchouli, opoponax, etc), and even the gourmands with their chocolate/coffee/floral mix.
    I think that fruity leathers are just easier to wear for the current style: nothing too formal or stuffy.
     


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    ELdO Rossy de Palma today.
     


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    ELdO Rossy de Palma today.


    How do you like it?
     


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    ELdO Rossy de Palma today.
    Tried that 2 days ago.
    How do you like it?
    My opinion - not bad but doesn't come anywhere near the complexity of the other good rose scents. Been on an ELdO kick the past 3 days 3 - Rossy de Palma - not bad but nothing special. 2 - Delicious Closet Queen - There was so much going on here that I didn't know what to think. Sweet and a bit cloying. Today - Jasmine et Cigarettes - I get a vanilla flavored tobacco scent. Sort of like someone cutting open a cigar and rolling the inside in a vanilla bean.
     


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    Tried that 2 days ago.



    My opinion - not bad but doesn't come anywhere near the complexity of the other good rose scents.


    Been on an ELdO kick the past 3 days

    3 - Rossy de Palma - not bad but nothing special.

    2 - Delicious Closet Queen - There was so much going on here that I didn't know what to think. Sweet and a bit cloying.

    Today - Jasmine et Cigarettes - I get a vanilla flavored tobacco scent. Sort of like someone cutting open a cigar and rolling the inside in a vanilla bean.


    To me, Rossy de Palma is roughly in the same category as Une Rose and Sa Majeste La Rose. That is to say, it's a very bright, sharp rose that emphasizes the stem almost as much as the rose itself. (Completely unlike the very popular dark roses that are paired with incense or oud, like C&S No. 88, Black Aoud, Noir de Noir, etc.) ELdO lists lots of notes, but for me the ginger is what really jumps out, making Rossy de Palma feel a bit cold and unapproachable. I like it a lot, although a bit less than the other two.

    I've grown to like the DCQ more and more. The sweet note reminds me very much of raspberry lip gloss. The juxtaposition of that with more traditionally masculine notes is interesting. The name of this one actually does have something to do with the fragrance itself.

    The best of the ELdO's, in my opinion, are Secretions Magnifiques and Encens et Bubblegum--I absolutely adore both of them.
     


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    Ormonde Jayne - Zizan

    Probably will be my go-to daytime scent for a while now.
     


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    Patchouli 24 today.
     


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