Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Dmax, Aug 22, 2007.
Musc Ravageur today. Incredible longevity. Decent projection.
Hot and sunny today, Philosykos. Will be a go-to come summer.
T, L'inc, Rambo, Horns and other old timers of this thread will agree (I'm sure), but damn... SOTD has been great lately. I'm not sure if it is a testament to the hard work of some posters in spreading the love of off-kilter scents or if it's just the wider availability of good juice... but we've really come a long way since its origins.
Great job, guys, and keep up the good work.
In particular, what impresses me is (1) the willingness to ignore marketed "gender" of scents, (2) expansion beyond brand/fashion/mass market scents easily available, (3) not much belief in the CREED hype, (4) expansion beyond "fresh" or "clean" scents, and (5) a willingness to see scent as important a part of a wardrobe as shoes, shirt, or tie.
If you read the first few pages of this thread, or other threads on scent from 2005-2008, you'll see that 1-5 were rarities. That largely it's become second nature here really shows a lot of progress. Seriously, in some of the older threads, members who posted elsewhere about the $1000 pair of shoes they'd just bought would say something like, "scent is lame" or "what a waste of time/money." No more! The sniffers are in charge of the field.
Chanel Gardenia for me tonight. Unfortunately it's quite rare in concentrations larger than the current watered-down Les Exclusifs (which I don't recommend), and even in other forms not particularly outstanding. BUT, it's a hot, humid night and I'm in the mood for a rich, warm floral. SO, it was a good pick...
Nuit de Tuberose is a lovely perfume.
Thanks for the compliment to us all, rach.
This evening/tonight I wore Chanel Cuir de Russie since it was a pretty good continuation of the Tabac vibe.
I actually had a very similar thought just a few days ago, but without all the supporting evidence that rach provided. This thread has really been on a roll.
The only Gardenia I know is the Les Exclusifs, and I've gotta say I was very disappointed by it. If I'd smelled it blind, there's no way I would have guessed it was a Chanel. It is the most generic, lowest-common-denominator floral. Moreover, it doesn't really smell like gardenia!
I really wanted to like Nuit de Tubereuse. As I mentioned, I tried it largely because I read a wonderful story related to it on grain de musc. (I admit that I am sometimes more sentimental than a guy should probably be: I get weepy at movies, and even at the opera. Oh well, c'est la vie.) Unfortunately, the peppery notes ruin this for me. I don't hate it, but I don't really enjoy it either.
I hope I don't ruin the momentum of the thread with my SOTD, which is By Kilian Pure Oud.
<3 you too Rach'ela
I wish i could contribute more. Only have 2 10ml atomizers and, considering the humidity here, usually they've sweated away in an hour. :sadpanda:
I'm digging the Duc De Vervins (DV) by Houbigant Paris and Kiton - Men. Both are nice summer time fragrances, but DV is definitely "year-round". I find the Kiton a bit light and doesn't seem to last as long on me. But, for a nice elegant scent - Clive Christian 1872.
I still like Acqua di Parma Colonia for its rich scent that I enjoy wearing any time!
Moinard - Habanita parfum. Smokey, leathery, fruity (to me also aldehydic). Reminds me a little of Bois des Îles, just a little more fruity (cherry?) and sweet (drydown).
For the evening: Manoa - Shams. So powerful.
Do people still read my screen name as the first syllable of "rachel?" It's funny because I didn't get it for several years; it was made from "Rachmaninov" so like "rock." People would call me Rachel and I'd be like, "WTF?"
Anyway, to l'inc, the current Gardenia (meaning the one Polge made in the 1990's and that the LEs Exclusifs copied, albeit watered down) is a complete reformulation/recreation. From what I"ve read, the original Gardenia from the 20's is totally different, though it's been off the market for so long I'm not sure how much juice is out there. Apparently it was more of a floral aldehyde, dryer, crisper... than the one Polge did, which is really quite lackluster (considering that it was produced originally in a limited edition that cost a lot.)
IT's Monday in Japan, so back to something for the weekday... Rochas Moustache!
Do you mean you're layering Manoa and Shams? Or did you mean Memo Shams? In any event, I'm curious what you think of the Shams. I've tried two scents from this line (the two you sent me), and have a high opinion of both. Especially Manoa.
FWIW, I've been guessing at the pronunciation of your username for the past however many years. Turns out I've been guessing right!
EDIT: I pronounce b1os like the ancient Greek word for life. I imagine that is probably wrong, though.
I scrubbed off the Pure Oud, which was starting to get on my nerves a little. (I don't know why, but it has that effect on me after a few hours.) I replaced it with something about as different as could be: Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere.
Some time ago some old members talked about their usernames (me, manton, jlibourel, rjman, etc.) We all had the same basic story; a screenname made circa 2000 or so that was, at the time, boring and only intended for a relatively short time. Most fora then were small, and nobody knew about "witty" screennames. At the time, I was playing some rach pieces on the piano, hence "rach" seemed to make sense. JLC are my initials.
I think we all figured to change it (sadly, since moving and working with Japan a lot in the past 5-6 years, no way to move a piano into my small place and so the "rach" makes no sense!), but then we became known by those names, and so they've stuck... now years and years later. People have called mine "rachel" and then the jlc "jaeger le coultre," thinking it was some sort of affected love for the watch. They make nice timepieces, don't get me wrong, but they're my own initials.
My favorite name explanation was RJman... his real name isn't related to that, but being as witty as he is, he took to signing things "Richard Jerome de Mans" or something like that. There is a circonflex somewhere in there, but I can't remember how to put one on this japanese keyboard!
Eau Premier is nice; it would be one I'd put in my rotation and just might after I use up a lot of other juice.
I think they do. Plus, Rock'ela just sounds weird.
Jeez, you uncultured bitches need to get out into the world.
When was the last time you heard of people going to a concert to see Andre Watts play the Ray-ch 2? j/k
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