Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Dane

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    Amouage Dia today. After sampling almost the entire line, my favs are:

    1. XXV / Memoir (tie)
    2. Dia
    3. Reflection


    I love XXV, but I find it wears you...Dia is more subtle and easier to wear regularly. Reflection is gag-worthy. [​IMG]
     


  2. Master-Classter

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    Today, Juicy Couture Dirty English... a good spin here and a cool bottle and it's cheap, but somehow I just don't think this will make the cut since it's good but not great in any way.

    tonight - left hand Trumper's Astor, super green/mossy thing. not my cup of tea at ALL, but i'm sure someone will like this. right hand - Royall Lyme, this is growing on me. a bay rum + musk. Very old world and I suspect I'll probably appreciate this more in 20 years.
     


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    Really??? It's so good!
    Yeah, I don't know about that. I got sort of a nutmeg-y/cumin-y smell and it just really wasn't anything special. I got a nice sized sample so I'll give it another shot.
    Amouage Dia today. After sampling almost the entire line, my favs are: 1. XXV / Memoir (tie) 2. Dia 3. Reflection
    Dia then XXV so far. Didn't get a Reflection sample but I did get a Lyric to try out.
     




  4. Sesame Seed

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    The general guideline is that you keep them from light and heat. Light is generally more damaging than heat, which is why a lot of folks who have a number of bottles tend to keep them in their boxes at all times. Also: exposure to air (e.g. - splash bottles) tends to allow the scent to start degrading in the bottle.

    That said, mine stay in either a drawer or the closet - both of which tend to be pretty cool.

    Some folks with really rare/irreplaceable scents use a fridge - again, keeping it in the box as well.

    For reference, the Osmotheque in Paris (perfume library/museum, for lack of a better way to put it) uses refrigerators to preserve the scents they've amassed over the decades, and access to their scent library is tightly-controlled.

    That said, even with those precautions, bottles can still turn for any reason or no reason at all.


    Fridge is a pain in the ass. I just keep mine on a closet shelf and out of the bathroom light.

    Thanks, guys. We've had about 5 consecutive days of 35+ degrees and very humid. They didn't have a chance. It's a shame really because it makes me think twice about what I keep. I guess after this month, I have a nice stretch of 9 months, but next summer might see a few more casualties.

    T, I have to thank you for suggesting CSP O'Pomelo to me a while back. It's a favourite "ňústinky' citrus (along with Pamplelune, and maybe Bigarade Concentree). There is a pomelo effect in the accord similar to that of the outer skin of the fruit. It's no pomelo tree but it's nice enough. Longevity is shockingly bad. I still like having it on hand, though. Unfortunately, it's one of the many that turned.

    Today, it's Iris Silver Mist. This is the mother of all irides.
     


  5. Thomas

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    CDG Avignon. Spicy, smoky, and dry dry dry. Not yet sure if it's a keeper. Might have to layer with something like Kiehl's Musk next time.
     


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    ^^ I used to layer it with various Montales.

    Yvresse today...Mitsouko yesterday...life's a peach.
     


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    ^^ I used to layer it with various Montales.

    Yvresse today...Mitsouko yesterday...life's a peach.


    Montales are a big no-go for me. I don't even like having their samples around.
     


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    Montales are a big no-go for me. I don't even like having their samples around.

    Ya, me too...but I own one that I found a bit bland after a while, so I mashed them together.
     


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    Lolita Lempicka today.
     


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    Lolita Lempicka today.
    The original? Good lord.
     


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    The original? Good lord.

    [​IMG] Are you suggesting that the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to wear such a fine fragrance? I'm not a man of faith myself, but I do feel fortunate to wear Lolita Lempicka from time to time.
     


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    Six Scents Series Three : Juun J

    A new personal favorite

    [​IMG]


    Also just got a bottle of cdg : incense avignon.
     


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    [​IMG] Are you suggesting that the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to wear such a fine fragrance? I'm not a man of faith myself, but I do feel fortunate to wear Lolita Lempicka from time to time.
    I am suggesting that the Lord has blessed you with an underpowering set of nostrils. I remember trying that LL when it first came out. It made me smell like a French whore. At the end of her shift.
     


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    Are we talking about the women's LL or the men's?

    Either way, I quite like both.
     


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