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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Crabtree & Evelyn? Why on earth would you blind buy that?

    Their Sandalwood got a few recs, particularly for its price point ($45). The big complaint about it was that it was too soapy, which was a deal-breaker for me. That said, I have a soft spot for C&E based on their Sweet Almond Oil products, especially their shave cream (now discontinued). Once they closed their last standalone boutique in Houston, they've gotten more difficult to find. They had a great small shop in the Galleria years and years ago, and then they expanded to a bigger space, which evidently was too big for their revenues, so they pulled out altogether.

    Along those lines, I briefly considered springing for Taylor's of Old Bond Street Sandalwood which is even lower on the price scale...but that too would have to be a blind buy - but I have tried Trumper's Sandalwood which is a dead ringer for Egoiste...which brings me back around to something that is plenty good enough regardless of the (very reasonable) price. I really ought to stop looking.
     


  2. El Argentino

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    Is it expensive? I assumed it would be around normal prices. I only sprayed a strip but my impressions was a nice, somewhat dry wood (agarwood) with a bit of richness. Not stinky or spicy in a dirty way at least. perhaps even a little boring. It must have developed somehow becuase the next morning the strip just had a light sweet smell, almost a bit milky.

    From what they're showing on their website, the 2.5 oz bottle is at least $300.

    Most of their other ones are 240-280 for the 4 oz. one, with Aventus having been the most expensive of the "basic" scents.
     


  3. Master-Classter

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    oh wow. ok who wants to buy this sprayed card? only $10!
     


  4. L'Incandescent

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    Muscs Koublai Khan today.
     


  5. MyTailorIsRich

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    Vintage Ungaro III today (thanks MC). The vintage red top stuff makes the new black top seem a lot more synthetic in comparison. And the new formaulation adds a metallic/acquatic accord on top compared to the vintage.

    C&E Sienna is the only scent I had ever worn until recently and I haven't tried Sienna in at least 10 years. I am curious to try it again.
     


  6. downwithianbrown

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    question to you guys. Today I was in TJ Maxx, and I saw salvator ferragamo for men, it was 15 bucks, and I had my phone so I googled it and saw it had a fig scent, which I like. so I bought it. I really like it. however, right next to the cologne on the shelf, was "salvator ferragamo platinum" basically looked exactly the same as the box i bought, but was white and said Platinum on it. i googled on my phone while I was in the store and couldnt find anything on it. so i didnt buy it. I searched on my laptop just now and absolutely nothing came up for salvator ferragamo platinum. anybody ever heard of this?
     


  7. Master-Classter

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    hot and sunny, so Jardin sur le Toit again. It's 'juicy' and refreshing.
     


  8. L'Incandescent

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    hot and sunny, so Jardin sur le Toit again. It's 'juicy' and refreshing.

    I'm liking that one quite a bit, though I don't get all the notes that the marketing department and some reviewers get, e.g., the compost note. I think I'd like it even more if I got some of those funky notes.

    Kiton Men for me today.
     


  9. Master-Classter

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    yeah I also would have liked some more depth to it. All I'm getting is apple juice and maybe some sort of floral, plus a sense of stone tiles or cold concrete. Feels very Greek islands based on my memories
     


  10. MyTailorIsRich

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    Trying a sample of Tabarome today. So far all I get is weak green tea.
     


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    Yesterday - Tauer Un Rose Chypre - Not half bad at all. Need another sampling on this one to make a final decision.

    Today - PdN L'eau Mixte - Kind of a greeinsh floral. Very bright and summery. Not bad either.
     


  12. TheDarkKnight

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    Have any of you used Dominca Bay Rum? What were your opinions?
     


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    Too hot to wear anything other than crisp and clean today - Gendarme
     


  14. L'Incandescent

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    Yesterday - Tauer Un Rose Chypre - Not half bad at all. Need another sampling on this one to make a final decision.


    I've been really excited to try that for a while now. I've heard lots of good things. I'll be interested to hear your final decision. (No new samples lately for me, as I recently spent lots and lots of money on vet bills for my cat.)

    Fresh Cannabis Rose for me today.
     


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    hot and sunny, so Jardin sur le Toit again. It's 'juicy' and refreshing.

    I'm liking that one quite a bit, though I don't get all the notes that the marketing department and some reviewers get, e.g., the compost note. I think I'd like it even more if I got some of those funky notes.

    In having tried each of the Jardin's (while narrowing down my pick to le Nil), this is the one I liked the least, precisely because the "compost" note was so prominent. Even with a spritz or two on my wrist, I thought it was reeking like fecal matter.


    yeah I also would have liked some more depth to it. All I'm getting is apple juice and maybe some sort of floral, plus a sense of stone tiles or cold concrete. Feels very Greek islands based on my memories

    In forcing myself to smell past the stank, I can see this. The apple for sure, and the Greek description is very telling.
     


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