Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. giony

    giony Senior member

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    Wearing CdG Sequoia..boozy redwood...that would turn into Haagen Dazs dulce de leche after chemically mixed with my sweat...yes, the smell/taste of ice cream, in a very yummy way, I guess :D
     
  2. MyTailorIsRich

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    Bois de Portugal. I haven't worn this in a quite a while. It has a distinct cinnamon note on the top that I don't remember.
     
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    Wow, you are generous to your friends! I love Black Orchid too, but to me it's just too heavy to wear in the summer.

    Dans tes Bras today.
     
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    Bel Ami on a hot summer's day. Surprisingly, it doesn't become overwhelming
     
  5. Krish the Fish

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    I've been using samples of Aventus recently because when I first sampled it at my local Saks, I was repulsed by the top notes of it for some reason, but that may have been because I used ones of those tester paper things on it. My brother bought some fragrance there in May so they gave him a couple samples of Aventus to try out. He isn't the adventurous type, so I figured what the hell. Loved it on myself... so just bought a bottle.

    I'm intrigued by the new "Royal Exclusives" collection, so I'm gonna see if I can get some samples of Original Cologne and Spice and Wood to see if they're something I might want to get a decant of. I'm not too keen on spending $600 per bottle, but I want to smell how they are.

    But today was GIT for me.
     
  6. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Yep, this was always a hidden summer gem for me as well. The lemon comes off, the spice comes out, and it really does well in the heat. :)

    I'm layering again today... this time Diorissimo with Guerlain Samsara edp. Really a lovely combo... Diorissimo is a Lily soliflore, and Samsara is jasmine and sandalwood. So, you get a lovely floral bouquet with the sandalwood at the base. As well, Diorissimo has a jasmine note, so they go well together. It's rather muggy and cloudy today, so it doesn't fit the weather. I think on a clear, sunny, breezy day this would be heavenly. BUT, I'll have to wait until next spring to try that.
     
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  7. Master-Classter

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    yeah I've got a bottle of the Ungaro II, sort of an impulse buy since it gets such good reviews. My thoughts are teh same as with many guerlains like Jicky, it's beautiful, well designed and built, but just too outdated and not right for my age group as well. So I'm going to take a decant off my bottle of UII and then give it away or put it in the swapbox or something. I find UII is a good cheaper alternative to jicky, and while i like the fresher opening, i think Jicky is better blended overall. Still, I have a much stronger appreciation for the real heritage that guys like Guerlain have earned.
    I really like this one too, along with the Sequioa. I just wish they came in 50ml bottles... Still considering getting it though and splitting it. Do you have a bottle or a sample?
    old friend, he could use the help in the ladies dept, and I got it as a backup in a trade, so I figure my bottle is potent enough for one lifetime. Still, it's one of my favorite frags.



    today and yesterday i've been wearing Dior Homme - I don't think it's very good in the extreme heat, too cloying.
    This morning I tried Le Labo's Neroli again and I've got to say there's something I really like about this one. It feels sort of cottage-y or craft store like, I'm not sure why, but it's really unique. I just can't get on board with their prices.
     
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  8. NaTionS

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    Just getting into the fragrance game, Gucci Envy today.

    RE: Black Orchid, that's a woman's perfume isn't it? Or is it unisex?
     
  9. ThomSquared

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    After an extended amount of time loitering around this thread unnoticed to get some information on scents for myself over the last couple weeks I have finally found a little wiggle room in my budget this week to finally buy a decent cologne since I finished my last bottle of Aventus the other day. After gathering some information on Le Labo scents I decided to head down there and sampled the Rose 31, Oud 27, and Vetiver 46. Unfortunately none of them really worked out for me, probably because I was stuck on Aventus for such a long time... Oud was just TOO woodsy and very strong, Vetiver gave me a little bit of a headache and seemed like a scent I could just never get used to (even though I like some Vetivers) and the Rose 31 almost had me until several women (including my girlfriend) kept telling me I smelled like either their mother or grandmother, these idiotic comments began rubbing off on me and I did indeed start sensing a little older more feminine type of scent that made me think a little more about my decision.

    I guess I will call my Le Labo experience strike# 1 in my attempts to be adventurous in finding a new scent. I have heard alot of rumblings about Sycomore by Chanel... Anybody got some pointers on where I may be able to test it? I have also heard of a few more rare versions of Tom Ford, anybody care to enlighten me on this mans line?

    Don't mean to bother at all I just really want to start going to another level when it comes to my scents as I feel I have been a real boring cookie cutter cologne user my whole life. Any and all help is greatly appreciated guys.

    Cheers!
     
  10. willpower

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  11. ThomSquared

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    Hey willpower,

    I saw that you briefly mentioned getting the right batch of Aventus... Care to share that secret with me? I feel like my last one was an absolute dud.
     
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  12. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    If you're getting into the game, FIRST thing is to disregard COMPLETELY whether a fragrance is marketed for men or women. Most all scents are created first as a scent, and many are then sold to companies, which then market them/position them where they want. For example, JC Ellena shopped his green tea scent around for ages before Bvlgari finally picked it up and marketed it as they did. But, the scent itself is just a scent. Many parfumers do that... they have scents sitting on the shelf for ages before they finally get picked up.

    Try something like chanel no. 19 or Cuir de Russie, for example. both marketed to "women," and yet every bit as manly as a Guerlain Vetiver or Tom Ford scent.

    Black Orchid is completely unisex. If you just try frags marketed to "men," you'll miss out on many, if not most, of the TRUE classics of parfumery.

    Welcome to the Fragrance World and Gucci Envy is a good place to start. :) Now, go sniff Black Orchid and fall in love.

    If you live near a Barney's, also go sniff Malle's Portrait of a Lady. It's one that you'll say, "what a girly name!" and then absolutely be willing to give a kidney to buy a bottle. ;)

    To ThomSquared, I like LeLabo, but I think starting off with that one might be tough. It's definitely "perfume lover's perfume," IMHO. The Chanel les exclusifs line is quite nice, and you can sample them at the Chanel boutiques.

    Tom Ford's Private Blend is perhaps what you are thinking, and some of those you might like. You might also like something like his regular line's Grey Vetiver, which is easily found at most major (decent) department stores.

    I think you might also like Bond no. 9 Riverside Drive, if you are looking for a distinctive, but still very fresh, "normal" scent that isn't too weird. It's a really wonderful "gentlemanly" scent.
     
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  13. NaTionS

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    Thanks for the tip rach2jlc.

    Currently looking to buy one or two more bottles. All I have now is the Gucci Envy, Burberry Brit and a bottle of Kenzo that I got as a gift.

    I'm in the SF area so access is not a big issue. When I get the time I'll be interested in trying some Tom Ford and Comme Des Garcons scents. Will keep Portrait of a Lady in mind as well.
     
  14. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, just give it a sniff. It runs about $300 a bottle, so I'm definitely not wanting you to get started in scent with a bottle purchase that big! (haha) It would be like getting your drivers license with a Honda, and then getting a Bugatti right off the bat. Get a Lexus or an E-class Benz first (haha)

    But, CDG also does wonderful scents. Try their "RED" and "INCENSE" series, and also CDG Man 2. It's sort of like the original Gucci PH with less pencil shavings and a more crisp "medicinal" note.
     
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  15. willpower

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    There's a mega thread about it on Basenotes. You need to look at the batch info on the bottom of the bottle and/or the box. This limits you to buying the fragrance directly at the Creed counter of the dept store or from Creed Boutique online, where you can e-mail them and ask them the batch number. If you try the stuff from the tester at the counter and like it, look on the bottom and make sure the box you're buying is from the same batch. C42B11N01 and C4210E01 are considered very good batches, the later in particular. BTW, the area I highlighted is supposed to indicate the year of manufacture on all modern Creeds. A42B10K04 and C42B10K04 are lacking in longevity and pineapple. C42B10J01 is supposed to lack pineapple but has good longevity.
     
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