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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    I saw Cosi fan Tutte, which is Italian in a sense at least. I try to be polite in that context and wear something light and unlikely to offend. But as I mentioned in another thread, a guy sitting near me smelled like stale human urine. (I should add, though, that an older lady sitting right next to me was wearing a very old fashioned dense floral. I couldn't identify it, but it was quite nice.) I see Carmen in a couple days; not sure what's best to wear for that! Then I've got tickets to a couple performances of Alice in Wonderland (Unsuk Chin), including the US premiere. It's my favorite opera in the world, and I'm very excited to see it. (I watch the DVD of the Munich world premiere a lot.) I'll have to wear something very modern and challenging for Alice! Maybe Le Feu d'Issey.

    Pre-shower: Jean Patou Joy
    SOTD: Datura Blanche by Keiko Mecheri. I'm becoming a very big fan of this one.
     


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    Today: Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
     


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    For Carmen, something with leather and tobacco.
     


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    For what it's worth, Clinique Happy has always been a favorite in my family. But you can get free stuff just as easily from the clinique counter at a Dillards or Macy's...
     


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    He lives in England.

    Anyway, at least here in Germany, it's very exhausting to beg for samples. Most SAs are very pretentious and don't like giving you anything. Chanel is the only house that actually sends you samples via mail (I've asked three or four houses). Hermès doesn't even offer samples of their Hermèssence line in their stores from what I have heard (but I guess that's the case worldwide).
     
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    I'm very fond of this scent
     


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    Yeah it can be difficult to get the samples, although some stores are great. My GF is also very good at getting me lots at once by chatting to the lady SAs. I just thought I'd buy 2ml as I know I like it and it was cheap. I will try to get some samples of it again soon though.

    Thanks for the tip re Chanel, I like their Allure and Platinum egoiste quite a lot
     


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    I have experimented with many cuirs, but not that one.
     


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    It's heavy duty! I need something that olfactoraly projects my raging masculinity and this is my next contestant after trying tincture of pituitary hormone from Russian bears.

    Maybe I should just stick with Chloe.
     
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    Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune today. Sweet grapefruit without some kind of bitterness and tang. Drydown is better. Longevity not great, maybe 4-5 hours.

    SotN: Muscs Koublai Khan.
    And Amouage - Beloved. Pretty decent. Quite expensive, so just for special moments. This review sums it up quite good: http://www.nstperfume.com/2012/05/02/amouage-beloved-fragrance-review/ .
     
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    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    I usually find it helpful to rank my cuirs from tops to bottoms.

    Patou 1000 for me today... pre-P&G (which is essential in marking your Patou... it's perhaps the only fragrance company in the world that after being purchased by a big conglomerate went DOWN in price... because they cut down on the goodness in the juice. Joy extrait for sure had this happen... and 1000 was another; it was impractical to produce at its original formula... it's a wonderful, powerful old stinker but you can tell even in the old EdT that in a market-driven profit world, this scent would stay untouched.)
     
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    :laugh:
     


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    try'd out prada pour homme intense today,

    wasnt crazy about it but i thought it was a nice scent for sure
     


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    Well I'll be damned, it never even occurred to me to rank the cuirs that way. I could have spent my money a lot more wisely if I'd thought of it. I guess I never had a clear enough sense of what I was paying for, so I was always disappointed. :embar:
     


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    This evening: supplemented my Montale with Oudh Attar.
     


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