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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Just hearing the name makes me dislike it.

    ...today Acqua di Parma, an older bottle that has grown immensely on me. Today though it had a bit of powder/rose going on early in the development - not enough to make me run for the showers though. It was very nice.

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    So, I have a quandry that does not deserve its own thread. I have some Amber Absolute and it is now discontinued. Let's say I have 20 ml of AA, and another 30ml en route. I can get an additional 30 ml or so but I think the swapper wants my Tobacco Vanille in exchange. At that point I don't know that I'd give up the TV to get the AA
     


  2. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    ^I'm with you, T (on Clive!)

    Speaking of smelling and being expensive, am trying to work through this 30ml bottle of Acqua Fiorentina (Creed) as my SOTD

    A nice, harmless waterfruit/apple/citrusy aquatic. I wish someone who bought this would be forced to wear a Roudnitska stinky fruit (Diorella, Dior Dior, or Parfum de Therese) just to see how a fruit note can be done in a way that has backbone, depth, and yet still be very wearable.
     
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  3. HORNS

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    This evening because it's warm and sunny: Silver Mountain Water
     


  4. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    A little bit of AA goes a very long way; 50ml is a lot, IMO. If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't make that trade.

    Have you ever tried Profumi del Forte Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea? It's a very pleasant amber, less boozy than AA and a bit softer with more vanilla sweetness.
     


  5. Rambo

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    If the price is good then I say do it. A) you KNOW you'll be able to source the TV easily, and B) You have Angel Pure Havanne which you enjoy even more.
     


  6. tps16

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    Today, important business lunch, so Chanel PM. This seems to be the perfect scent for conservative offices and lunches with bankers. It stays very close to the skin and does not offend anyone. I may like Mitsouko more, but I don't think it would go so unnoticed and might generate some rather strong reactions in people. What other scents do you guys like for conservative environments? Acqua di Parma sprayed lightly?
     


  7. b1os

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    Yesterday The Different Company's newer edc series. The lime and midnight one. Wouldn't buy samples again, the former isn't my favorite style of lime edc and the latter I don't enjoy.
     


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    YSL Jazz
    PdN New York though I've never smelled it
    I totally agree with Acqua di Parma
    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale
    Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien or Les Nuits d'Hadrien
     
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  9. Rambo

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  10. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Pre-shower: Bond No. 9 Washington Square. Love the top and the base, not nuts about the heart.
    SOTD: L'Interdit vintage edp.
     


  11. CalTex

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    I was worried about that as well. It did smell nice, woodsy/pine is how I would describe is, but it's close to 500 USD for 1.7 oz and I can not justify that. Maybe if I find it on a discount site I will try it. Maybe it would be better to wear it during the fall?

    I tried the sample of byredo you sent me today, I like it. Has a nice warm spice scent, maybe not ideal for the summer but I think it would work well in the fall/winter.

    T,

    The name...well...I can't defend the name lol
     


  12. b1os

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    Tom Ford Private Blend - Italian Cypres. Nothing too complicated, just a very nice scent with good longevity and good projection. I like it a lot.
     


  13. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Even on deep discount, the Clive Christian would be too expensive, IMO. There are plenty of very good spicy tobacco leather scents at a fraction of the cost.

    Was it the Baudelaire you wore today? (IIRC, the Byredos I sent were that, Bal d'Afrique, and Fantastic Man.) If it was Baudelaire, then yes, I agree that it's not ideal for summer, especially summers down there. Fantastic Man would be the best of the three for summer.
     


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    I have the Clive Christian 1892 for Women (bought because it was a daily chance special). It smells pretty good on women, I don't like it as much on myself. But I agree, it's definitely not "worth" 600€/100ml, unless you don't give a fuck. I'd much rather get the Xerjoff - Zafar. :laugh:

    L'Inc, do your STC bottles have screw caps, too? If they do, I'd check the seal and secure it with Scotch Tape or so. I found the bottle of my Chanel Eau de Cologne nearly empty last week. The screw somehow loosend. 90% gone. And I liked it! :(
    Speaking of it, I need to do it, too (damn laziness).
     
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    Thanks, guys! Will definitely check out some of these when I see them. I've smelled the Guerlian EDC Imperiale, which I liked. Seemed to have no lasting power on me though. I'll try it again the next time I see it.
    Today, Chanel No. 19 edt
     


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