Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Yeah, I thought the bay rum was especially surprising in the context of the other notes.

    How did you arrive at that set of notes? Did you go in knowing pretty much what you wanted?
     


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    I had no freaking clue. I wanted something that was totally unlike what I already owned because my logic was why bother otherwise.

    The bay rum was certainly on the fence, but I kept it on the olfactory periphery while we were sampling the scent combinations and I really liked the tension it created. I wanted an herbal for the quantity of floral and a vegetal basenote that was not vetiver.

    On another note, I was surprised at how discordant lavender was with the combinations. I was hoping and trying to get one of my favorite of all scents incorporated but it just wasn't happening.
     


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    YSL Y Parfum. This has to be pretty nearly the perfect feminine chypre.
     


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    SL - Ambre Sultan
     


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    Habit Rouge yesterday and today. This really is a masterpiece. It seems like everyday I am discovering a new facet. I love the vanilla/leather drydown. I am wearing the EdT, though I have smelled the EdC, which may be even better (they only had a tester of edc, arrgh!).
     


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    Yesterday: Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Today: A*Men Pure Havane. Surprisingly good, given the polarizing nature of Angel and A*Men.
     


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    Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain today. I didn't like this a lot at first, but it's really been growing on me lately. There's a lot going on: it's spicy, citrusy, floral, and resiny.
     


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    Malle - Noir Épices. It's good, just a little too pungent/peppery.
     


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    Kolnisch Juchten - perfect for the cold weather and shitty feeling I've been having.
     
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    ^^ I take it you visit Jacqueline Perfumery then.
     


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    Yup! That old man is a fucker, I tell you - a soul who is miserable because he knows time and place has passed him by. I like him though, and talk smack right back to him.
     


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    HAHAHAHA! I've heard the same through a couple of other channels.

    For some reason there's a handful of shops like these where you have to visit X times and mention the right scents at the right times -like a password - and then *POOF* the door to the vault opens.

    A friend was talking about a visit to a small perfumery in France where a random vintage bottle she'd been admiring wound up in her bag. She held on to the bottle for six months, never opening it, until she returned to France and went back to the shop to return it, thinking it was a mistake. Nope - the owner just gave it to her.
     


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    La Tulipe. This might be my favorite from the Byredo line.
     


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    Went with CDG Man 2. Got nice compliment at work. From large chested (female) colleague ;-)
     
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