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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. HORNS

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    The cardamom are both prominent in them.
     
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    I've got a 50ml decant of Prelude for sale, just sayin...


    OK, so today I'm back to wearing scents and in the Xmas spirit, it's Serge Lutens Borneo 1834. Somewhat heavy pathouli with a strong chocolate accord and maybe some spices I can't put my finger on. Pretty nice, maybe a bit heavy. In theory, it was made by Sheldrake, who also did Coromandel which I own (200ml baby), but I think they're different enough to warrant owning both.
     
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    Yes, because I started wearing French perfume to the cricket, upsetting the English. Our fortunes turned yesterday as the scent of Royal Water got up their nostrils, and today I settled their hash with a dose of Couer de Vetiver Sacre.
     
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    Coincidentally, Heeley CPF is my SOTD. I really like it a lot, and think it will be a go-to scent for me this spring. But it is a tease--so beautiful, but always just out of reach. From the moment I put it on, I have alternated between swooning for the scent…and wishing it projected just a tad more. Oh well, it will be great for work.

    Now, to find a sale on CPF! tis a bit pricey...
     
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    Well, it's $180 for 100 mL of juice, and for comparison Serge Lutens at retail are the same price for 50 mL.
     
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    good point.
     
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    Today: Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur.
     
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    Rose Nacree du Desert. I don't keep any kind of list rank ordering my favorite scents, but I'm pretty sure this would be near the top if I did.
     
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    Scent of the Evening: Habit Rouge EdCologne vintage. Whoa![​IMG]
     
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    Tonight: Lavender Palm.
     
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    Nice. Do you have a bottle or sample?

    I've only smelled Bandit twice, on paper, and did not like it the first time but revisited it this past November and liked it. Considering that leather is one of my favorites and take up a relatively large percentage of my collection I'd like to try it a few times on my skin.

    Today, speaking of leather: Cuir Pleine Fleur. I'm getting honey with an integrated beeswax along with a super-dry cumin note. The cumin is reminding me of toasting cumin in a cast iron skillet over an open campfire, getting ready to put it into a pot of chile con carne.
     
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    Its a 5mL decant. This is second wearing for me, really like it, and will buy a FB. I get a highly animalic leather to start, horsey leather, followed later by tar-y and petrol notes. I can see where this might be polarizing--don't think my wife likes it much, for example--but for me, its terrific.

    There is a good review on BN talking about the differences between the current parfum, current EdP, and couple of different vintage EdTs. The current formulations are readily available, as is the more recent vintage EdT. Have not found the older original EdT, but eh, if I found it I probably couldn't afford it anyway. The EdP is the one I will buy.

    Edit: anyone tried the parfum? review says it features a prominent rose note, which the EdT and EdP seem to lack. That might be really interesting.

    About Cuir Pleine Fleur, I didn't notice any beeswax, but I did notice that it is a multifaceted fragrance, and so am not surprised that sharper noses than mine are detecting additional notes. Btw, its surprisingly long-lasting. I wore it all day Sunday and woke up Monday morning with the CPF still projecting in its modest way.
     
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    That's the thing about great fragrances is that they will show you something different potentially each time you wear it - you're not looking for it, but it just pops up into your consciousness.

    I'd love to try Bandit parfum.
     
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    Speaking of great fragrances, I am wearing Bois des Iles.
     
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    Scent of the New Year's Eve: L'Artisan Iris Pallida.

    See you guys next year.
     
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    Last night for New Year Eve: Nirmal by Laboratorio Olfattivo.
     
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    Rolling oldschool with some YSL M7
     

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