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Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread

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

  1. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Vintage Nina Ricci Club today. I don't really know what to make of this one. I like it, but it is well-blended to the point that I can't really pin down individual notes. A bit of lemon here, I think a bit of sandalwood there. Good for th eoffice.
     
  2. L'Incandescent

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    Pre-shower: Amyris Homme. Lots of reviews online say this smells really common, but I don't agree with that at all. I think it's quite an interesting scent. It's definitely herbal, with a prominent rosemary note. But it's also ambery and chocolatey. Fragrantica says there's coffee, but I don't smell that to be honest. (But as I've said many times, I almost always fail to smell supposed coffee notes.)

    SOTD: Sahara Noir. Warm, spicy frankincense. Lots of people say this is similar to Amber Absolute, but it's not at all.
     
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    Agree with you about Amyris Homme. Its not a world beater, but it has an interesting combination of notes that are stitched together very well.

    Welp, I grabbed the wrong decant today and ended up wearing Tom Ford Mardarino di Amalfi, rather than Costa Azzurra, which was my intent. In any event, I thought it (MdA) was just OK. Kind of underwhelming for a TF, actually. It comes across as a run of the mill Eau de Cologne built around neroli. In this category, I prefer the Chanel, a couple of Guerlains, MPG's Jeune Homme and MFK's Cologne PLM. I think Tom Ford kind of mailed it in with this one. Glad I only bought 5mL. Ah well,
     
  4. L'Incandescent

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    SOTE is Le Feu d'Issey. It's practically impossible to describe this because there's so much going on. It opens up somewhat harshly with lots of anise. It develops into a milky, caramely floral that sometimes smells bready and sometimes smells like sour milk.
     
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    Last night I slapped on (spritzed from an atomizer [sorry L'Inc, for poaching your schtick {or is it a schtick?}]) some MPG George Sand - high, HIGH quality patchouli with lots of amber at first, sandalwood (creamy), and to me just a hint of rose.
     
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    Today: Chanel Pour Monsieur.
     
  7. California Dreamer

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    O'Driu Lalfeogrigio today. I really didn't like the opening of this, but I like it now. A mellow sandalwood scent with a touch of pepper.
     
  8. L'Incandescent

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    Pre-shower: Bond New York Amber. This is one of my favorite ambers. It's got a boozy sweetness, but it's also spicy, with a prominent pepper note. I'd probably like it more if there was just a touch less pepper, but still.

    SOTD: Muscs Koublai Khan. The top smells like when you smoke free base cocaine.
     
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    ^Well that was unexpected.

    I wore figs Philosykos yesterday, toothpaste Géranium pour Monsieur today..
     
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  10. Fred G. Unn

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    I actually have a sample of that one on the way. I'm curious to see if I get any coffee from it since I have the same issue with coffee notes too. I have a bottle of Bond New Haarlem, but I guess what everyone smells as coffee smells more like anise to me.
     
  11. L'Incandescent

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    I agree, it really is surprising that they'd load up an amber fragrance with so much pepper!

    SOTE is Hermès Rouge. This is an old-school scent with bright, bitter ylang and various spices at the top. It dries down sweeter and more powdery.
     
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    Anyone here tried My Parfum's line, especially Morpheus?

    Online shop with a store in Berlin. Allows one to design/create own perfume with selection of bottles and personalised labelling. Morpheus is a blend of musk, tobacco, suede, tonka beans and vanilla.

    Very intrigued, but kinda difficult to buy without sniffing first. They should start a sampling program, but I dont think they have the funds to do that yet.
     
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    Takes a while to get used to the opening of all their stuff, doesnt it? But they are all pretty good once passed the initial stages.
     
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    Scent of the day for me was Donna Karen Fuel, I should hopefully be heading into the city over the weekend and finally smell/purchase some Penhaligon's.
     
  15. L'Incandescent

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    Pre-shower: Incense Oud. There's a lot more incense than oud in this one. There's also a floral sweetness to it. It's fairly light for an incense, and sits close to the skin. I enjoy it, but not enough for it to be a regular in my rotation.

    SOTD: MPG George Sand. Amazing patchouli.
     
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    Is it too "old-school" for someone your age or is it appropriate? :hide:
     
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    Who am I to judge? :satisfied:
     
  19. California Dreamer

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    Tabac Rouge today. This one is perhaps a little sweet and a touch powdery; I would have preferred a more prominent tobacco note.
     
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    Today: Cuir Garamante - many times I wear this I just smell the vetiver a la Le Labo's Cuir 28 but today I got reminded of a patchouli-stripped Patchouli 24.
     

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