Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    It really is. I tend to be "meh" about most new scents, but this one really is spectacular. It was love at first sniff for me in a way I'd not felt in a long time.

    Montale Jasmine Full today. I don't have (or want) a full bottle, as Diorissimo parfum is the best "full" jasmine you'll get... but the decant I have from a friend is fun for hot days.
     
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    I'm curious, what do you mean by "'full' jasmine"? Have you ever tried Diptyque Olene? To me that's the ultimate jasmine soliflore but I'm not assuming that's what you meant anyway.
     


  3. L'Incandescent

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    Speaking of Diptyque, I'm wearing Opone today.
     


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    Caron Eau de Reglisse today
     


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    TF Lavender Palm. Needed something with great longevity. Did the job well.
     


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    What is it about most of the TF private blends that gives them such fantastic longevity? (as I personally believe any true perfume should be)

    I remember spraying some Tobacco Vanille on one hand and some Tuscan Leather on the other. Stuff was recognizable for hours after - even after a swim it was still on the back of my hands. :slayer:

    Needless to say things like Azure Lime (which I love on its own for different reasons) or that one in the turquoise bottle don't last the same, but still...
     


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    By "full" i just mean a rich, indolic, wet, thick jasmine. Not a "fresh" one like most have, but the kind two days past its prime, close to death, in a climate of 102 degrees with 98 percent humidity. The kind that stinks. "Jasmine full" doesn't quite do that, despite the name, though the quality is quite nice. I find that lower quality stuff has a "nose tickling" sort of astringency to it that is not so good. The current Diorissimo EdT has that, sadly. :(

    YSL RG extrait today... almost finished with this bottle and loving how it comes alive in the heat. The "green" note in it, which was intended to be very synthetic in quality, gives a sort of strange, metallic twinge. Very 1970's, but as I said before, 1970's in a way that must have seemed very futuristic in the 1970's... like seeing the old Star Trek movies or Logan's Run.
     
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    Have you tried Olene, rach?
     


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    Sorry, I forgot to comment on Olene! No, I haven't tried it, but will put it on my list of sniffers when I'm back in the USA. I've had 4-5 Diptyques, but never that one. Some I liked more than others; I think T ended up with some of my "l'autre."
     
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    You can't not like L'Autre!
     


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    I put on the sample of the Hermessence Poivre Samarcande and it just pissed me off because all I get is a severely stripped-down Terre d'Hermes.
     


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    O, HAI!
     


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    That's interesting, I don't get a strong TdH vibe from Poivre Samarcande. Maybe it's because the notes that really jump out to me in TdH--cedar especially--are the ones I don't like, and those aren't in Poivre Samarcande.



    Oh, hey there! You must be chiming in to register your agreement!
     


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    Fico D'Amalfi testing today. First time trying out a citrusy fig scent, got a sample from Barneys after I told the lady that I really liked it. It's definitely a more unisex smell and isn't very overpowering, not sure if I like it because it's different and I'm not sure to it or that it's a great scent.
     


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    Today: Eau Illuminee by Parfums DelRae, which is a local (San Francisco) perfumer who makes lovely complex scents with not IFRA restrictions. This particular perfume is a lovely citrusy fougere in the same vein as Chanel Pour Monsieur (not the Concentree one) and has that beautiful rich, herbaceous, earthy, but all light-handed drydown.
     


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