Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. HORNS

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    Today: Voyage d'Hermes Parfum
     


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    @green bastard: That's too bad, En Passant is a very nice scent. I'm glad I don't have female friends who strictly enforce gender norms!

    Pre-shower: L'Interdit, 2003-2007 formulation. I still find it completely unremarkable, and wish Givenchy had chosen another name for it.
    SOTD: Bijou Romantique. The development of my feelings about this is interesting. At first I didn't have a strong opinion, but was leaning toward disliking it. After a couple more wearings, I started leaning the other way. Now I find myself craving it.
     
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    I just noticed last night that ELDO renamed their Sex Pistols fragrance. It's now called Malaise of the 1970s. Seriously, that may be the greatest name for a fragrance in the history of perfumery.
     


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    And it's the parfum, no less! :)
     


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    Not sure how it lines up with Sex Pistols but I definitely agree.
     
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    Yesterday, Bel Ami
    Today, Mitsouko edp
     


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    L'Eau was a funny SL take on dryer sheets. Or Gendarme at about 2x the price. Still it had its fans, so L'Eau Froid (Cold Water) is getting a bit of press and has an interesting opening, (incense) but was remarkably fleeting on me. Now that I think of it, Boxueses was also rather sheer and transparent. I think SL is moving away from the spice-market aesthetic that spawned Arabie, Ambre Sultan, and Chergui.


    I wanted to try the Sex Pistols scent a while back but never got around to it. Now that it's Malaise...no thanks.

    Today, btw, wearing some old Brooks Brothers Sandalwood cologne. Rather pleasant.
     


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    The Brooks Brothers? Someone on FB had listed it, the big (6 oz) bottle for quite cheap. I struggled with buying it or not: I had a few bucks in the paypal account, and wanted to try another Sandalwood. But there was nothing at all anywhere on this. No reviews, no commentary, no notes listing - nada. So I was completely blind.

    As for the L'Eau Froid, I got it as part of a sample bag from another friend, who got her bag of samples from a friend of hers who...and well, you know how that works.

    This was odd, though: I received a decant of this stuff called Sigilli - a decant that someone had and didn't care for at all, so it passed down the line with the dismissive comment "oh, men's cologne - LOL" So I sprayed and it immediately reminded me of Clinique Tailoring for Men. Odd. I had a bottle of that in middle school or maybe early high school, it was a really dry, fairly bitter greenish lemonish sterile laboratory experiment that was discontinued. I have no idea what happened to the bottle; I certainly didn't finish it! But it was a strange memory to dredge up.
     


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    Wearing my new bottle of vintage Aramis "natural cologne spray." As I said before, not really sure if there has been a reformulation, but I've never worn Aramis before, just sniffed it in passing. I'm struck by how much this smells like Balenciaga Portos, which I do have. Aramis mush surely have come first though.
     


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    There are still lots of the old Sex Pistols bottles available. I was exactly the opposite: I didn't have much interest in trying Sex Pistols, but now that it's Malaise of the 1970s, I'm very keen to try it. I ordered some the other day, so we'll see.

    I also ordered some Archives 69 because of the pink packaging. I don't know why, but I can't resist pink packaging.

    ELDO Rossy de Palma today.
     
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    First time summer around here this year...

    SotD: Colonia Assoluta.
    SotN: Yerbamate. Too dry, almost offensive bitter/dry. And a tad pee. Drydown is still bitter but more pleasant.
     


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    Anyone been to the Perfume House in Portland and care to share their thoughts on it?
     


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    I'm jealous. :)

    L'interdit today for a warm, but fairly dry day. The fruit/white musk/aldehydes are lovely on this kind of day... it give a dry, slightly powdery feel to balance the heat.
     


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