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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    SotN: Hermèssence Vetiver Tonka and Osmanthe Yunnan.
    Vetiver Tonka -- the name nails it. Prominent vetiver (very prominent in the drydown) and some tonka. Sweet in the beginning, dry(er) in the drydown.
    Osmanthe Yunnan begins with a very floral/fruity note. Apparently it's apricot. It's nice, fresh and good for summer.
     
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  2. HORNS

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    This evening: Chanel Bois de Iles
     
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    Today, No. 19 edt, for a fresh springy day.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wore this today as well. I hadn't worn it in several months. I remember liking it then, but now I find it too heavy. You're right, the incense/spice is much more prevalent than the vetiver. I much prefer Sycomore or Guerlain for vetivers. I like a few Le Labo things (Santal 26 and Rose 33) alright, but somehow they don't really do it for me.
     
  5. Homme

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    I like Sycomore for vetiver. Found Guerlain's to be a little too soapy for me.

    Arabie today. Delicious.
     
  6. HORNS

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    My wife slept on the couch because I sprayed on too much Bois de Iles yesterday evening.
     
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    Really?! That's surprising - normally I find it feminine and unassuming.

    Today: CDG2Man. I seldom wear this and I know why, but it's dry enough to handle summer.
     
  8. HORNS

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    She hates perfume.
     
  9. L'Incandescent

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    @HORNS: Wow, it seems like Bois des Iles should be impossible to hate. Also, I've got some Chanel No. 18 on the way. I'm looking forward to trying it.

    Pre-shower: Tauer Maroc pour Elle. I appreciate Tauer's scents a lot, but I've never understood the appeal of this one. I still don't.
    SOTD: Lorenzo Villoresi Musk.
     
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    Mixed some moss breches with greyland today, kinda interesting
     
  11. HORNS

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    I'm not wearing any perfume today. :embar:
     
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    Wrapped up Bond no.9 - Brooklyn.

    Going to be a "no" for me after a few wearings. The grapefruity note at the beginning is pungent, and then the earthiness afterwards dissipates too quickly to be worth it.
     
  13. Thomas

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    :eek:
     
  14. owin

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    no rosey skin scent for me?

    or maybe i was to specific ? :)
    (tomorrow i ll stop by mall and ask clerk for his advice(which is usually a terrible idea)
     
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    It's my penance for my stinkin' up the bed last night.
     
  16. b1os

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    I don't remember what you were exactly looking for, but I found Hermèssence - Rose Ikebana to be realitvely close to the skin (but then again most are, at least to my nose...). And really good for summer. I'd suggest trying/sampling a couple. Either go to a store and get samples there (apparently that's easy in the US) or order from Surrender to Chance or The Perfumed Court.
     
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  17. b1os

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    Today Le Labo - Santal 33. No fan. Patchouli blast.
    And Amouage - Salalah Green. Very nice. Drydown was very Hermès-y today, something like an oriental mix of Osmanthe Yunnan and Voyage d'H.
     
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    b1os is right: Rose Ikebana sounds like a very good match. It's definitely not too feminine, it sits close to the skin, and it's not powdery.
    Another one to try is Prada Infusion de Rose. I just tried this for the first time quite recently, but I think it also meets your criteria very well.
    Rossy de Palma by Etat Libre d'Orange is also worth a try, though it might be harder for you to find in a store.
    I imagine a lot of people would say Le Labo Rose 31. It's very popular among perfumistas. I have to say that I find it much more of a peppery and woody scent than a rose scent, but it's definitely quite masculine. It also has a bit more projection than the others I recommended.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot one of my favorites: Diptyque Eau Rose.
    Also agree completely with Thomas below about Dark Rose.
     
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  20. Thomas

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    Rose and me don't get along so well. Good luck, though.

    Actually, the closest I come to rose is Chanel Egoiste. That's about it.

    Hang on a moment, hit up Czech & Speake for their sample set, gratis (iirc). They do three rose scents: No. 88, Rose, and Dark Rose. Dark Rose is, IMHO, the best of the lot.
     

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