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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
  2. L'Incandescent

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    I should add that Turin's description of Must de Cartier in the Guide is right on the money. It really is the perfume equivalent of the chocolate from the assortment box that nobody wants. For Turin that's a bad thing, but I find it lots of fun!
     
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    It is right on the money, but when it concerns this scent and Chanel Pour Monsieur, fuck him.
     
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    Wait, you love Chanel PM, don't you? He calls it the reference masculine fragrance and gives it five stars.
     
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    Today, No. 19 edt
    Based on your descriptions and Turin's, I'll steer clear of Must. Right now, I'm thinking Jicky is probably my next purchase
     
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    Sorry, P.M. Concentree - the one star.
     
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    Yeah, you and Rach both like it a bunch. In retrospect, that was probably what I sampled at the Chanel boutique all those years ago where I didn't really go for it, but realized I had sniffed my arm maybe a dozen times on the drive home. After that realization I bought a bottle of the original and it was on.

    Turin also one-stars Platinum Egoiste which I think is far better than he lets on.

    ...

    Today, old Guerlain Vetiver, with the prominent tobacco notes.
     
  8. L'Incandescent

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    I'm coming to appreciate the Chanel feminines more and more lately, but I'm still not a big fan of No. 19 edt. It's a very good fragrance, but just a bit too green for my tastes. Jicky, on the other hand, is wonderful! Which concentration are you planning to buy?
    Must de Cartier is just one of those scents that it's fun to have in my collection. It's certainly not going to become my signature scent or anything.



    Which do you prefer, PM or PM Concentree? I've never tried the latter. The regular PM I like very much, but for whatever reason it doesn't make it into my rotation very often.

    I'm in Chanel Gardenia today. Turin gives that one star too!
     
  9. HORNS

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    I prefer the Concentree, but what do I know!

    My wife loves the Exclusifs perfume Beige, and Turin gives it one star, maybe two.
     
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    Today: Eau d'Hadrian
     
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    How do you like this one? Homme ou femme?
     
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    I like Eau d'Hadrien a lot - it's a lovely citrus scent that maintains those citrus notes for quite a while. I'm pretty sure that it is a single unisex perfume. I've used Nuits d'Hadrien for years now and find it more universal in its usage in both warm and cold conditions. Nuits has that citrus but is fortified by a little spice, particularly to my nose black pepper.
     
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    There is Eau d'Hadrien pour homme and pour femme, no? Or are they just different flakons?
    I liked them both. Have only worn them once but I prefer Nuits d'Hadrien, too.

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    the listed notes are the same, but the pour homme version has one sentence added to the description: "Une fragrance universelle pour les amoureux de l'intemporel qui évoque la fraîcheur des agrumes à l'ombre d'un citronnier..." :satisfied:
     
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  14. L'Incandescent

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    :happy:

    Oddly enough, Eau d'Hadrien pour Homme and pour Femme are the very same fragrance. Only the bottles are different.
     
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    Oh, dang, lol.

    Is this the case with all the fragrances from AG? I guess this one is, as HORNS pointed out, simply unisex and because she/they don't have unisex bottlings, they simply sell it for both -- in homme/femme flakons. I figure other scents are different in the homme/femme version. Femme is 93€, homme 85€ -- different flakons, different price.
     
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    "Cruel Intentions" by Kilian is my current favorite. Just hit myself again with it.
     
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    I thought the square flacon was the 100ml and the smaller was 50. At least, that's how it looked when I was getting Ambre Fetiche.
     
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    Nope. The square ones are the male ones. The tall ones with a ribbon are the female line -- they have 50 and 100ml versions of these.
    They also sell these for the femmes, even more expensive:

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    The text and notes of three other parfums I've checked are the same for pour Homme and pour Femme. They're probably really the same, so Annick Goutal either has unisex ones which they sell in different flakons or specifically "masculine" (e.g. Vétiver) or "feminine" (e.g. Gardena Passion) which they only sell in one flakon. Good to know...
     
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  19. L'Incandescent

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    I recall reading this, but I can't remember where so take this with a grain of salt: customers in certain markets, especially the U.S., are extremely averse to buying a fragrance that's not marketed to their own gender. So AG just releases the same product in two bottles; that way men can buy the men's and women the women's.
     
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    Yep, especially because AG doesn't have specific "unisex" bottlings. I guess in this threak we're all aware that the perception of what smells feminine and masculine is not definite and changes with time and culture, but people usually need something to approve them in their decision to buy/wear/do something.

    SotD: Divine - L'Homme Sage. I like it quite a bit. Smelled like hot milk with honey and spices most of the time. Also partially kind of dusty. Good longevity!

    SotN: Red Flower - Ambrette (all natual) éxtrait. Citrus opening, geranium in the drydown and apparently musky ambrette. Decent longevity. See, Andy Tauer, this is how it's done. ;) I like it. Simple but well smelling.
    Also, Red Flower - Guaiac éxtrait. Smelled unpleasantly fecal in the opening, roughly 20 minutes. After that it's a little woodsy, warm, citrusy (orange), probably some rose. Difficult to describe. It's good (after the weird beginning)! When I Google'd it, I found a review by Mr. Chandler Burr. Longevity is ok so far.
     
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