Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Some fragrances will certainly "read" more feminine and others more masculine. But that's a matter of cultural interpretation that changes a lot over time. There's a very wide range of fragrances that are perfectly wearable for men and women, including classic feminines like Chanel No. 5 and Shalimar. That said, I would feel uncomfortable wearing fragrances like Creed Spring Flower or Guerlain Champs-Elysees, which are feminine in an excessively sweet, girly way. (Just as I would feel uncomfortable wearing a purple hoodie with unicorns bejeweled onto it.)

    I'm wearing Womanity today!
     


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    Some fragrances will certainly "read" more feminine and others more masculine. But that's a matter of cultural interpretation that changes a lot over time. There's a very wide range of fragrances that are perfectly wearable for men and women, including classic feminines like Chanel No. 5 and Shalimar. That said, I would feel uncomfortable wearing fragrances like Creed Spring Flower or Guerlain Champs-Elysees, which are feminine in an excessively sweet, girly way. (Just as I would feel uncomfortable wearing a purple hoodie with unicorns bejeweled onto it.)

    I'm wearing Womanity today!


    I'd feel uncomfortable wearing Spring Flowers or Champs-Elysees because they're bad. [​IMG]
     


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    Wearing LL Poivre 23 today. I love it! It's a bit reminiscent of Patchouli 24 in that it has a smokey warmth about it, but it's more accessible if that makes sense.
     


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    Wearing LL Poivre 23 today. I love it! It's a bit reminiscent of Patchouli 24 in that it has a smokey warmth about it, but it's more accessible if that makes sense.
    I really need to find a cheap sample of this. Too bad Lucky Scent doesn't sample this one.
     


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    Creed Vetiver today.
     


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    Decided to test TF Moss Breches today, undecided about it. I find it too sweet at first, but once it settled i think it's great
     


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    Bleu De Chanel is my favorite.
     


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    Wearing LL Poivre 23 today. I love it! It's a bit reminiscent of Patchouli 24 in that it has a smokey warmth about it, but it's more accessible if that makes sense.

    ech, one of those city exclusives. If I ever make it back to London, I'll have to hit up both Le Labo and Ormonde Jayne. Could be catastrophically expensive.

    today: a blustery cold evening, followed by a cold morning, and I was so undecided about what to wear - so much I've not even sniffed in forever. So I went with CDG Avignon and then added some Kiehl's Musk.
     


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    Bleu De Chanel is my favorite.

    Why??? [​IMG]

    Le Feu d'Issey for me today. Milky goodness.
     


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    ^^ ever tried the Izzey Bleu one?

    today, an unmarked/faded sample from the box, pretty sure it's Cannabis Rose.
     


  11. L'Incandescent

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    Why??? [​IMG]

    Le Feu d'Issey for me today. Milky goodness.


    If you enjoy milk that's three weeks past its expiration date!

    Twill Rose for me today. A very pleasant, soft rose, but probably not bottle-worthy.
     


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    ^^ ever tried the Izzey Bleu one?

    today, an unmarked/faded sample from the box, pretty sure it's Cannabis Rose.


    Yes...not dissimilar (is that a word?), but not nearly as good.

    If you enjoy milk that's three weeks past its expiration date!

    Twill Rose for me today. A very pleasant, soft rose, but probably not bottle-worthy.


    That's why I love it!! [​IMG]

    Twill Rose...pleasant???? Whaaaaaaa??? That stuff is pure skank on me...nasty filthy little thing, and not in the good way.
     


  13. L'Incandescent

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    Twill Rose...pleasant???? Whaaaaaaa??? That stuff is pure skank on me...nasty filthy little thing, and not in the good way.

    Are we talking about the same fragrance? If I were to pick a fragrance that no one would ever describe as skanky, I might just pick Twill Rose. To me it's a delicate, inoffensive, somewhat sweet rose.

    I'm beginning to worry, though: just within the last week or so, two fragrances that I like a fair bit--Twill Rose and Rose Poivree--were described by others as skanky. (Rambo described the latter as smelling like unwashed lady parts.) Maybe there's something that I'm missing, but that everyone around me is not!
     


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    I'm wearing Armani Code today. One of my all-time favorites. [​IMG]
     


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    Are we talking about the same fragrance? If I were to pick a fragrance that no one would ever describe as skanky, I might just pick Twill Rose. To me it's a delicate, inoffensive, somewhat sweet rose.

    I'm beginning to worry, though: just within the last week or so, two fragrances that I like a fair bit--Twill Rose and Rose Poivree--were described by others as skanky. (Rambo described the latter as smelling like unwashed lady parts.) Maybe there's something that I'm missing, but that everyone around me is not!


    I kinda feel the same way when I'm wearing Kingdom, Kouros, or Mouchoir de Monsieur. Like everyone else smells something rank, but I don't - and it's me.
     


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