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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Miran2

    Miran2 Senior member

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    Tam Dao layered?
     
  2. tps16

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    Woke up still smelling of Coco from last night. That stuff really does last!! So I put on Antaeus this morning. They seem like they have quite a few notes in common
     
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    It's quite a linear sandalwood scent and I like to use it's softness, or what others describe as a classic sandalwood "creaminess" to balance out the sharp orange and black pepper in the Terre d'Hermes. I almost always layer the two.
     
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    That one was a long-lasting Basenotes "MUST HAVE" scent. It followed PdN New York and preceded Tauer LdDM. :)

    No Lutens ever really hit any of my buttons... and I tried (and owned) probably 10-12 of them. Kept trying to find the appeal... never did. :(


    Yum! It does last. I have a 30ml bottle of pure parfum... imagine the longevity of that one. You smell it for weeks. :) Really enjoy Coco as one of the 80's "powerhouse" orientals.

    Along with La Baiser du dragon (cartier), it can't be beat.

    Speaking of, tonight I'll go with La Baiser EdP. the pure parfum is thick as motor oil and a little much... but the EdP is lovely. :)

    I'd actually like to replace it with Malle Portrait of a Lady... but at $300 a bottle... I'm still holding off. When you get in the $300 range, you approach Guerlain pure parfums or caron extraits... and it's hard to beat those.
     
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    Mine today is Guerlian Vetiver.
     
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    Yesterday Malle - En Passant.
    Today Chergui.
     
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    Still haven't tried New York.
     
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    I never thought of that. I'll have to try it, because TdH does nothing for me on its own.


    To day, Chergui is the only one that really hit for me. I'm close to trying Santal Blanc but only if I can score a bottle, cheapish.


    I thought it was nice (but not must-have), wife hated it. It was too powdery for her liking.

    Today...Antaeus.
     
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    I never was able to love Chergui. None of the big oriental Lutens ever felt wearable for me. I do like MKK, which is kind of oriental, but on the transparent side. I really love Encens et Lavande. Rose du Nuit is fantastic. I sampled Sarassins in Paris a few years ago and remember loving it, but it was just that once so who knows.
     
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    I love SL's Tubereuse Criminelle and I consider it a great indulgent when I wear it.
     
  11. L'Incandescent

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    I like Chergui, but I can't work up any stronger feeling than that. I've come to like it more and more over time, though. Unsurprisingly, my favorite Lutens fragrances are a couple of feminines: Feminite du Bois and Datura Noir. I also like Muscs Koublai Khan very much; it's my SOTD today.
     
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    Yeah, I'd also heard it was discontinued. I've got a few bottles here at Holt Renfrew though so if you're looking for some I can get it for you. Actually I probably wouldn't want a whole bottle myself but maybe a small decant so PM me if you're interested in a split.
    have only tested this once for fear I'll love it or hate it despite all the hype. I have Gris Clair and am considering a bottle of Fumerie Turque along with encense et lavande. hated Datura, but it's totally you Incandescent.
     
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    That could be taken a couple of different ways! "I hate this thing, which puts me in mind of L'Incandescent, to whom this hateful thing is fitting and appropriate." :laugh:
     
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    Datura Noir reminded me of Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion, except a lot more expensive.
     
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    L'occitane The Vert. Loving it for the hot South American summer.

    Still doesn't have enough longevity or silage, the same problem as Eau de Bois.

    Wish they made their fragrances in EdP strength.
     
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    Can I have some recommendations for a fragrance with mostly citrus notes (orange)?
     
  18. L'Incandescent

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    There are lots and lots of possibilities here. Before we start naming fragrances, it might be helpful to know if you've got a price range in mind. Are you looking for something designer (i.e., something you can buy at Macy's or Dillard's) or are you interested in a niche fragrance?

    @ HORNS: I don't know why, but it's really surprising to see that you're wearing A*Men!
     
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    L'occitane Thé Vert/Green Tea is pretty citrusy... but also with some notes of jasmine. Don't get much green tea on my skin. Plus, it's 50 bucks for 3.4 oz/100ml. Can't beat that.
     
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    For price nothing outrageous.
    Something under 50 a bottle (would most likely be buying a small amount from the ?perfume shop? As a test)
    And I do not have a preference on designer or niche.
     
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