Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    Last of my Bois du Cedrat sample today. An Eau du Parfum, and not a very long-lasting one at that. Instant blast of lemon (almost kitchen-cleaner level), followed by a pleasant woody drydown. One-trick pony.
    I like that one but couldn't buy it due to the abysmal longevity. YSL Pour Homme, while slightly more herbal, shares a somewhat similar vibe and has great longevity for a lemon-wood scent. It's also $40. [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks again to you guys for your previous summer scent recommendations. I was gifted a 180ml bottle of ADP assoluta the other day and so far I am loving it.
     


  4. MyTailorIsRich

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    Wow, what timing. I was about to start compiling the thread. I've been working on a seed box for a few months now and just PM'd Rambo earlier this week to ask him if he thought it was time to do another one. Ok, so stay tuned, I'll get this setup later today and then post here and PM you guys for signups.

    yesterday went sniffing around town and was very happy to find and pickup a bottle of Etro's Sandalo, for a very good price too! i went on the cheap and bought a different sandlewood months ago and have regretted it, so wrongs have been righted!


    I've got 10-15 samples I can throw in the box. Definitely PM me for rhe sign-up.

    Where did you score the Sandalo? I have that on my bottle list now.
     


  5. Rambo

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    Where did you score the Sandalo? I have that on my bottle list now.
    +1. I've been wanting to split that forever.
     


  6. Master-Classter

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    I've got 10-15 samples I can throw in the box. Definitely PM me for the sign-up.
    sure, I'll do up the thread later today and PM you along with some others to sign up.
    Where did you score the Sandalo? I have that on my bottle list now.
    +1. I've been wanting to split that forever.
    In the winter I went through a round of comparing various "woods", not that it's my favorite group but I wanted a couple of nice ones anyway. For New Year's I was in NYC and went to Aedus de Venustas and smelled a bunch of the Etros (they're good!), including the Sandalo, which I found to be along the lines of MPG's Santal Noble (sort of a warm, nutty, little spicey, sawdusty, wood) and liked it a lot. But it was about $150-200 I think, and I found a bottle of Casswell-Massey Sandlewood nearby for like $30. Now the CM is more of a soapy clean take on the sandlewood, but I thought it was ok.... that Etro kept nagging at the back of my mind and I was disappointed when I got home without it. There's a local store here that sells an odd assortment of various lines including etro, so on teh weekend I poked around and saw they had a bottle of the sandalo! And they were asking $130, great! no stock though... so then I pitched the store owner and said it was pointless to have the tester out if people couldn't buy the bottles becuase they had no more stock plus they'd be annoyed at having found something they liked without being able to buy it, so could I just buy the tester. It's a sale instead of nothing right? He says sure, I bite my lips and stand there for a minute, he says ok, how about 60% off? I say sure, that seems fair (fireworks going off inside head). So short of the long, I got about 80/100ml, tester with cap for $56 including tax. Booyah! I've already put a few samples in the seed swapbox. MyTailorIsRich - I'll add a sample to the Geranium split package for you to try it. Rambo - I'll add some more vials of it to the swap box. Yesterday, wore 1 Million. I'm embarrassed to say I kindof like it. It's so tacky it's almost good. Though this shit projects like nothing else. Be warned. coming to a club near you.
     


  7. L'Incandescent

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    Yesterday: Premier Figuier
    Today: Rochas Femme (vintage)
     


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    Today, ADP colonia assoluta
     


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    Finished off my sample of Silver Mountain Water today. Growing on me much more than I ever thought it would at first sniff.
     


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    Finished off my sample of Silver Mountain Water today. Growing on me much more than I ever thought it would at first sniff.

    It is decent stuff for sure, I like it as a low key work scent (I put GIT in the same camp). Usual Creed price issue though [​IMG] . There is a split going on right now over on the split thread.

    Tried SMN Acqua di Cuba today. It was a lot different than I thought it would be. Started off smelling like a spicy scented candle and eventually some mild sweet tobacco showed up. Where's the Cuban cigar? Not bad, but I can't get past the scented candle. Got it from Perfumed Court so I assume it's the real deal.
     


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    It is decent stuff for sure, I like it as a low key work scent (I put GIT in the same camp). Usual Creed price issue though [​IMG] . There is a split going on right now over on the split thread.

    Yeah - I've seen the split in the other thread. Thanks for that info - but I'm not in the US for the next three months, and don't want to risk things being shipped places I may not receive them[​IMG]
     


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    Tested it today - pretty nice - mellow sandalwood, a good amount of violet.
    Worth picking up IYO?
     


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    Worth picking up IYO?
    You must try it first due to the cost alone. Le Labo prices just went up. It would be a safe blind buy if it was $60, but it's a lot more than that. It's a very light and dry scent - nothing like spicy Rose 31 or the dirty Patchouli 24. The sandalwood isn't sharp at all but it is ever present in the drydown when the volume gets turned up and the woody scent emerges. I do like the interplay between the violet and sandalwood. Lasts a good long time - 8hrs later still getting sandalwood wafts. It's nice, easy to like - kind of a modern take on sandalwood that doesn't have to be sweet and overbearing like Original Santal. That said, I didn't get the "must get" urge.
     


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    Hugo Boss - BOSS Bottled was my fragrance of the day.
     


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