Yeah, the first time I smelled an Amouage rose attar in MiN, I was pretty blown away. I probably could have bought one, but at the time I had already filled my shopping bag, so I just said "someday". Don't think they make that one any more, but there's always the next one! Right now I get huge pleasure out of skilled mainstream masculines, so I'm pretty happy.
My nose is changing on some of the Creeds, too. I get different notes - take different pleasures than I did back in the day. It's quite enjoyable, actually. Same frag feels like a new one.
Fragrance is a gift!
Let's see if the old beer emoji works.....
Thanks for the reply. I have mellowed on Creed. I used to be so Anti-Creed b/c people praised them for everything. 2 years ago, you could go to a thread "Best Tar Fragrance" and some fanboy would post, "Well it isn't really tar, but I love Creed Millisime!!!" I got sick of it, and lashed out. I do own several now, but I still shake my head at people swooning over some Creeds that are as generic as stuff bought in Dollar General's bargain bin.
I am testing some Attars lately. I fear doing this b/c of their huge price tag, but I need a really big new scent to wow me.
Good to hear from you!
I have been taking a bit of a break, too. Hoping to have more time on here soon. I've taken a break from posting, but not from fragrance itself. I still wear something every day, and I try to keep up on the new releases to some extent - especially because I like mainstream designer stuff more than niche. I think I love fragrance as much as ever. You seem like you still have the love!
You always seemed a bit ambivalent about Creed, but in a good way. It pays to be skeptical of fragrance lemming idols like the Creed brand, while at the same time not having anti-lemming disdain. We need to just sniff the juice and be honest about how we really feel. I have my wife blind-sniff stuff all the time - she just loves the Creeds. I still wear a lot of Creed, Chanel, YSL, and all the rest. A few niche brands peppered in the mix. I do love variety.
When I get back on here more fully later in the year, I hope to see you around!
Thank-you, BetsyMezaros, I'm so happy you enjoyed it!
I think studies like that are a farce. I don't believe women have a better sense of smell. I think that has been proven now on youtube with YEARS of female opinions on fragrances and how poor their sense of smell is. Most girls asked to smell a fragrance almost have to shove the test strip into their nostrils to even smell it. Seems to be a common thing on all the youtube videos.. I think sense of smell is an individual thing regardless of gender. If any thing it would make more sense that men would have a better sense of smell because it is the males in nature that go around sniffing everyone's backside looking for mates. Perfumery just has attracted more gay men and females so it gives off that misconception.
In a study made by experts in the year 2014 from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the National Institute of Translational Neuroscience, Ministry of Science and Technology in Brazil,women do have over 43% more olfactory cells in their brain than in men. Making women the authority in the human sense of smell. i just don't really get it when it comes to the scent skill of gay men. I could agree that maybe due to their artistic inclination, gay men smell more sensible than regular men.
Today I had the luxury of time. I read all of your posts, they were captivating and I could not get enough of them. Bravo! wonderful read, great information and creativity to boot. You have a new fan - Frank.
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