Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Today: pulled a small decant of Cartier Declaration. Better than I remembered.
    My favourite. [​IMG]
    Really? [​IMG]
    Lutens Borneo for me today
    How is this?
    Guerlain Nahema.
    Most of the BN reviews list this as a rose-ish scent. How's it rate on the rose meter?
    villoresi sandalo [​IMG]
    Excellent
    I always liked that one... one of my favorite sandalwood scents. In fact, I like most Villoresi I've tried; he's not the most easy wearing or versatile house, but really has some lovely ones (Piper Nigrum, for example)
    +1. Have you ever tried his Musk. Very nice. The Uomo and Vetiver generally get good reviews but I didn't really think they were anything special.
     
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    Quick question: Does anybody know what happened to the Basenotes fragrance directory? Almost all of the scents used to have that little note pyramid and now almost none of them do. I realized when I looked up L'In's Guerlain that I was shocked at seeing it.
     
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    Most of the BN reviews list this as a rose-ish scent. How's it rate on the rose meter?


    It's a very sparkly, aldehydic rose with a fairly prominent peach note. The peach is especially strong at the opening; as it recedes, the rose stands out more. I like it a lot, but I'm not sure I would wear it very often if I had a whole bottle. It's very feminine. I think it's definitely worth sampling, though.
     
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    Eh, I'm not that much of a peach scent guy. I like to lick them, sure. Also, big fan of the fuzz.
     
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    +1. Have you ever tried his Musk. Very nice. The Uomo and Vetiver generally get good reviews but I didn't really think they were anything special.
    Totally forgot about Musk! I had a whole bottle of that one. Really lovely. I went through a musk phase and tried all kinds, and found his really a wearable, lovely one. Also Incensi was a standout scent (incense, obviously). Never tried Vetiver or Uomo; I got stuck on Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire and so never expanded much after finding it, and as for "uomo" I found the name so boring I never gave it a sniff. (haha) For the polar opposite musk experience, Keiko Mecheri musc was interesting. VERY arid, dry, but really warmed up with body heat.
     
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    ^^ considered that but went with Caron Pour Une Homme today. Hadn't worn it in forever.
     
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    Polo Black... It's long lasting and subtle, don't hate. (inb4 willpower)

    Polo Black is as good as it gets, no two ways about it. Unfortunately, I feel like I'm "putting on airs" or "acting above my station" whenever I wear it.

    I'm wearing L'Air du Desert Marocain today. I've never been able to pick out a single fragrance as my favorite, but this one just might be it.

    Are the other Tauers this good? This is the only one I've tried so far.
     
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    Polo Black is as good as it gets, no two ways about it. Unfortunately, I feel like I'm "putting on airs" or "acting above my station" whenever I wear it.

    I'm wearing L'Air du Desert Marocain today. I've never been able to pick out a single fragrance as my favorite, but this one just might be it.

    Are the other Tauers this good? This is the only one I've tried so far.


    Incense Rose is quite good but not great. Orris is wonderful but was a limited-edition, and now unavailable. Une Chypre Rose, however, is smashingly, unapologetically, old-school brilliant. imho.

    His new Orange scent (I forget the name) received lukewarm reviews, though.
     
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    This thread should be renamed to "$100+ Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread (Unique fragrances only)"
    Oh please. Caron Pour Une Homme can easily be found at $30 for the 125ml bottle, and has been around since the 50's. That price goes (roughly) for all the masculine Carons. The masculine Chanels are around $80 for the 100ml from the boutiques, and the Guerlains can easily be found on-line as testers in the $30-50 range.
     
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    Comme des Garcons.

    Its the one week a year I wear it. Smells like Christmas.
     
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    Incense Rose is quite good but not great. Orris is wonderful but was a limited-edition, and now unavailable. Une Chypre Rose, however, is smashingly, unapologetically, old-school brilliant. imho.
    Really wanna try both. Also l'Air du Desert.
    Oh please. Caron Pour Une Homme can easily be found at $30 for the 125ml bottle
    Or $85 for a lifetime supply (740ml) [​IMG] e: Today, Royalle Muske. Not bad, a bit old man tho.
     
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    I was at Macy's today looking for presents and stopped by the fragrance area. I didn't see anything interesting, then saw they had Shalimar. I asked to smell it, and (though it was on a piece of paper) I could envision it working for men. Anyone thoughts?
     
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    I was at Macy's today looking for presents and stopped by the fragrance area. I didn't see anything interesting, then saw they had Shalimar. I asked to smell it, and (though it was on a piece of paper) I could envision it working for men. Anyone thoughts?

    I would say it's definitely workable for men, although I think that about lots of feminines that most guys would not wear. (I think that about Chanel No. 5, for example. I wear that one fairly frequently.) But one thing to take into account: as the fragrance dries down, it becomes more powdery. Also, you get more vanilla in the drydown. That's probably not apparent just from testing it on paper. So I'd certainly try it on skin before buying a whole bottle.
     
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    I really bathed in some Shalimar extrait at the Barney's fragrance counter a few years ago. I could definitely see myself owning that one.
     

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