Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. b1os

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    When you order samples, splurge a little on the Xerjoff Zafar. It's great. I got it as a Daily Chance Special and don't regret it.
     
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    Will do.
     


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    Anything new on the market these past 3 months? I spied the Bloomies counters last night and there was nothing.
     


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    Hey, great to see you back here!!!

    Here are some of the major releases of the last three months. (Some might be a touch more than three months, I'm not sure exactly.)

    Dior Eau Sauvage parfum
    Dior Oud Ispahan (Collection Privee)
    Dior Grand Bal (Collection Privee)
    Aedes de Venustas edp
    Amouage Beloved
    Keiko Mecheri Bespoke (a line with seven fragrances)
     


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    Welcome back, Rambro, if only for the time being! :)
    And what L'Inc said. I don't know of others. Or, well, actually I do. Xerjoff's Oud Stars are relatively new. Very expensive (what else did you expect..) and I've only sampeled Zafar, but it's unique and very good.
     
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    Hai Cupcake!

    Thanks for the list. None of those sound particularly interesting to me. Tried any of them out? Any winners?



    Thanks Smiley! Still, every time I see that name I think it reads Jerkoff.
     


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    Beloved is quite good! But I'm not sure you'd like a mix of a powdery floral/herbal with a touch of candy fragrance a lot?
     
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    So yeah, I continued my Amouage days. Day 3 today, I think.

    SotD: Amouage - Silver. Nice. Lots of frankincense, drydown is great.
    SotN: Amouage - Beloved. Good opening. Drydown gets better and better. Partially has a Guerlain vibe (the same "structure" I get from scents like Vol de Nuit, Shalimar etc. vintage parfums).
     
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    I think Oud Ispahan is definitely a winner. The four Keiko Mecheri Bespoke scents I've tried are all good, but none of them make me want a whole bottle, even if they were reasonably priced. I've heard glowing reviews of Canyon Dreams (from the Bespoke series) from people whose opinions I respect a lot, but I haven't tried it yet. I'll definitely order it with my next batch of samples. I've also read lots of good reviews of the Eau Sauvage parfum, but I haven't tried it.

    I switched into Puredistance M extrait. I've never liked this from the first time I tried it, but for some reason I'm actually enjoying it today. I've always thought it was an extremely well blended fragrance, but I found it too leathery. (I'm not normally into the leather scene, so to speak.) Today I'm picking up a sweetness I hadn't noticed before.

    @b1os: Unfortunately, I'm not having great experiences with Amouage. I love the opening of Lyric Man, but in the heart I get a floral shampoo vibe that I don't like. Amouage Gold is very nice all the way through, but I don't love it.
     
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    :( Sorry.

    The leather in M isn't that extreme, imo, when I think of scents like Tuscan Leather.
     
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    Based on the descriptions, those should be right in my wheelhouse. But as Thomas has mentioned, it's often the tiniest element that makes the difference between an absolutely wonderful fragrance and one that's just okay.
     


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    I was going to ask you about that one. Oh, well. I haven't seen it in stores here yet but will keep my eyes open. Sounds like an interesting idea to bring that out in parfum concentration.

    Today, Mitsouko edp
     


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    I enjoy Eau Sauvage, but I'm not a superfan, and so I haven't been especially motivated to try the parfum. That said, it's apparently quite a bit different from the edt.
     


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    eau sauvage parfum? Really? did Roudni make it in that form?

    Eau sauvage seems a strange one to make into a parfum. It's SUPPOSED to be a fresh, crisp citrus EdT. Mitsouko? Sure. Jicky? Absosmurfly. But, Eau sauvage? Strange.

    Must learn more about this one...

    Anyway, I'm going to apply Diorrissimo extrait just to cope.
     
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