Spent today in London meeting up with a friend, but he had to leave early so naturally I trotted off to Selfridges - and I have now, at long last, tried Tom Ford Noir de Noir.
Tom Ford: Noir de Noir
I think for me this one falls into the "simplicity as genius" category. It's rose. Just rose - but cut with something a little bit darker. It sadly didn't last that long on me but I did get the chocolate note in the drydown, as well as something very like leather.
Chanel changed all their "eau de toilette concentree" products into eau de parfum. That happened to Allure Homme Edition Blanche as well as to Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme and Pour Monsieur Concentree.
It must be admitted that a large portion of my fragrance hobby is an attempt to find scents that are attached to the most powerful moments and moods of my youth. I found this Andy Warhol comment on Scentbird's website regarding the experience of perfume:
"I switch perfumes all the time. If I've been wearing one perfume for three months, I force myself to give it up, even if I still feel like wearing it, so whenever I smell it again it will always remind me of those three months.
Here is evidence of a gigantic sniffathon yesterday. These are only the ones I took on card, so missing about five times as many that were merely smelled directly from the spray tops.
4160 Tuesdays (coloured ones), Bentley x 2, Frederick Malle, Roja x 6, Bvgari x 3,
YSL x 3, Tauer x 4, Atkinsons x 2, Tom Ford x 2, Loewe x 3, Lancome, Lalique, Boadicea The Victorious..... (can elaborate if you wish)
Updated 11th September 2014 at 10:35 AM by mumsy
Creed Original Vetiver
Euch, euch, EUCH. Everything I hate about mens' fragrances, all rolled into one tidy green-gradiented package. To me it said fougere, or rather screamed it constantly while trying to prise the lid off my skull with a rusty knife. Washed it off. I tried it in the attempt to find out what vetiver actually smells of, but I'm inclined to think it may not have been a good example fragrance for that. Ah well; chalk this one up to an educational failed experiment...
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