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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    What's the deal with this line? Do you just have samples?
     
  2. StephenHero

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    Question from a novice: What's the quickest and most efficient way to go about familiarizing one's self with singular scents, so that I have a frame of reference to help find blends of scents that feature notes I like? Just as an example, if I like a cologne and attribute my taste for it to vanilla/tobacco/peach/etc. notes, I want to make sure I'm not actually ignoring some other note that I simply don't distinguish or recognize. So if I simply don't even know what sandalwood/vetiver/verbana/benzoin smell like, how do I go about familiarizing myself with them in a more pure context to build that familiarity? Is there any sort of map that groups individual notes into families that are slightly more descriptive than "floral" or "citrus" and such? I'm sure my terminology is awful, but I suspect you get the picture. Thanks.
     
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  3. HORNS

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    There's http://www.fragrantica.com/ which has a wiki-database of notes per each fragrance/cologne. While not perfect, it's the most accessible way of familiarizing yourself with fragrances that are deemed by other enthusiasts to be similar to ones you already like. Then you must practice and smell lots and lots and lots of fragrances. Do you think you have a good scent memory?
     
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    Jul et Mad is a French company started in 2012 by two people whose first names are Julien and Madalina. (I don't know their last names.) They are a couple, and the three fragrances they put on the market are supposed to represent the stages of their falling in love. I'm a sucker for good stories that go along with perfumes, but I actually tried them before I knew what the story was supposed to be. Both of the ones I've tried--Stilettos on Lex and Terrasse a St. Germain--made an immediate impression on me. They're both stunning. (Also, for those who are so inclined, Julien is quite an attractive guy.)

    I got the two fragrances as part of a 50-sample grab bag I ordered from STC; I had no idea they'd be included, but I'm certainly glad they were.
     
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    SOTD is Coup de Coeur by L'Antichambre. Very mild tobacco scent, with extermely moderate longevity. Annoying, because I needed one that lasts all night today.
     
  7. L'Incandescent

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    Pre-shower: Luxor Oud. I've enjoyed this one more and more every time I've worn it. At first I thought it was a generic fruity floral, but I've been picking up much more of the nuance lately.

    SOTD: Chanel No. 22
     
  8. HORNS

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    Today - custom fragrance by Yosh.
     
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    Last few days, in no particular order:

    TF - Tobacco Vanille
    Keiko Mecheri - Attar de Roses
    Hermès - Un Jardin sur le Nil (also my favorite of the series)
    AdP - Colonia Assoluta
    MMM - untitled [02]
     
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    L'Antichambre Le Chocolat Ambre. I guess if I can't eat chocolate, smelling it on my wrist is the next best thing. Powerful stuff this, and pretty good longevity too.
     
  11. HORNS

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    Today: En Voyage Go Ask Alice.
     
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    How do you like it? Is it a patchouli scent?

    I'm wearing Rose Etoile de Hollande by Mona di Orio today.
     
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    It's OK - a little too much patchouli though, which sounds stupid but I would suspect that Coromandel has just as much but the rough edges are spackled out. It has a honeyed quality that I like, though.
     
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  14. California Dreamer

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    SOTD is L'Antichambre Le Sourire de Diable
     
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    O'Driu Lalfeogrigio.

    Complex, constantly evolving, longevity with just a dab from sample. At Euro888 unlikely to be FBW.

    p/s heard rumours of O'Driu advocating mixing of urine into one of their fragrances. With this information at the back of my mind, I am trying hard to ignore the yellow color of all their samples.
     
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    Looks likes your sample pack has arrived. Looking forward to mine soon.
     
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    Portrait of a Lady is the name of the scent I am wearing today.
     
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    Tried MFK Oud today. I got a lot of saffron up front and really not much oud, even after dry down. I thought I was going to like this more.
     
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    This morning: Satori Murasaki no Ue, which is a lovely rose, jasmine, and violet floral made with a very light touch for the Japanese market. It only lasted for about four hours so I then put on Heely Cuir Pleine Fleur, which will certainly last longer.
     
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    Today is aother L'Antichambre sample: L'Ambre Cachee. A very mild oud scent. As with all this line that I've tried, projection and longevity are just OK.
     

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