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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    A predominant note in my collection is leather, followed by vetiver. These two notes define a lot of the fragrances in my collection (Leather: Kolnisch Juchten, Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, Knize Ten, Cuir de Russie; Vetiver: Dior Vetiver, Guerlain Vetiver, Diptyque Vetyverio, Coeur de Vetiver Sacre) but a note that I really like having as a component of the overall composition is geranium, jasmine, and oud. For geranium and jasmine, geranium especially, it is hard to find a male-marketed fragrance that does NOT have one of or both notes in it.

    A note that I've grown to love over the past year is artemisia. All my life I have gone up and pinched trees, bushes, and herbs and smelled them, and artemisia is ubiquitous, though highly-varied, around the world yet I had no idea throughout my life and travels that I had experienced the smell of many varieties of this genus of plants - it grows well in hot dry areas, so my childhood in Texas along with my travels through Southern France and Italy have exposed me to this genus numerous times without me knowing what they were. They were all fragrant and herbaceous. Some were wilder and pissy-smelling. But they always intrigued me and now I'm able to notice it in fragrances.
     
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  2. Master-Classter

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    +1 to Guerlain. I've found the EdT's are fine, the EdP's are nice, and the pure parfums make you realize what Guerlains can really be.
     
  3. James1051

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    SOTE: Tauer Une Rose Chypre.

    For me, this fragrance does several things right: the bergamot on top is really nice. I do love bergamot. Also noteworthy, the bitter, green geranium providing a backbone for the fragrance from start to finish, and something for a guy's nose to latch onto. And, I'm liking the vaguely oriental dry down. At this point you've got the geranium, some incense and labdanum.

    But, URC comes up short for me in two crucial respects:

    -I don't get any oakmoss, and boy could this fragrance use it, to balance the fruit juice. Yeah I know oakmoss has been banned by the know it alls, but some houses are finding a way to put some OM in their juice. (see Chypre Mousse). I was damn tempted to inject a bit of vintage Bel Ami or Chypre Mousse into my URC sample.

    -The "rose" does not bear the slightest resemblance to roses, imo. I know what roses smell like, having grown them, antiques, ramblers, teas, you name it, my entire adult life. I detect no rose in the scent, just a Fruit Juice substitute. Man, that disappoints.

    This was the first Tauer I tried that didn't really move the needle for me. But then, LADDM, Incense Extreme and Lonestar Memories are very tough acts to follow.

    oh well! bring on the next rose sample!
     
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  4. California Dreamer

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    Dior Homme (first reformulation) today.
     
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    Today my SOTD is Arabian Wood by Tom Ford.
     
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    Today: L'Occitane Cade aftershave. Dry as a bone.
     
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    YSL Rive Gauche today, lovely frag. It was a blind buy and at first I thougt I had made a mistake, it took a couple weeks of wear before I started to enjoy it. I did not get the barber shop vibe initially but it sure shines through now.
     
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    YOSH White Flowers is my SOTE (Scent of the Evening).
     
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    XerJoff - Zafar
     
  14. HORNS

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    Rive Gauche is solid. A classic smell that I'm glad I blind-bought myself.
     
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  15. HORNS

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    L'Inc, do you own a bottle of Bois Morocain?
     
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    I have a sample, but not a bottle. I can't remember, are you a fan of that one?

    Pre-shower: Santal Majuscule
    SOTD: Eau Rose by Diptyque. (Diptyque is hard to type.)
     
  17. Master-Classter

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    Today Tom Ford Tobacco Oud... I still like it. Probably only decant worthy and it's better than many of his more recent releases. Anyone compare this to Volutes and have an opinion?
     
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    pre-shower: Slumberhouse Mare
    SOTD: Oriza L.LeGrand Chypre Mousse
    both excellent Spring scents
     
  19. California Dreamer

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    Speakeasy today.

    Found some interesting stuff at the market today; a bottle of Jardin Sur le Nil with just a little bit left, Hiris moisturiser, and sample of Dahlia Noir and Bottega Veneta EDP.
     
  20. James1051

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    That's a nice little haul you made there, CD!

    Wearing Jardin du Nil this morning, as my pre shower scent. A dry geranium-rose combo.
     
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