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  1. Comme des Garçons : Parfum ex pyramide

    Thick and sweet with honey spices and balms, CdG Parfum is not a million cubits from Khyphu the ancient Egyptian temple incense (which they have now reconstructed for the Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris.) Referring back to the prehistory of perfume seems an appropriate place to start your career but this first Comme des Garçons creation by Mark Buxton is a thoroughly incongruous beast; it feels absolutely nothing like his later ethereal work that established him as an avant-gardeist, and it's anything ...

    Updated 29th November 2017 at 07:13 AM by Wild Gardener

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  2. The Official Creed Viking Thread—Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    My initial thoughts I posted on the other thread were that its opening 20 or so minutes really reminded me of a mix between Caron's L'Anarchiste with cinnamon, mint and "clove" type effect, but also with vintage Lagerfeld Photo with that one's lavender. After a bit it morphed, but it's definitely a weird one to describe. Yeah, it has nuances of late 80's/early 90's classic stuff, but with a modern edge. I also get a sea vibe with a marine note, kind of more Bond Wall Streetish - but
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  3. Oman

    There are two things about Oman that make me wish I could go there.

    1. The shipbuilding museum in Sur
    2. The Amouage factory

    I've wanted to go to Oman since about 2011. It was about that time that my friend's brother Clyde asked me if I wanted to help him edit his sibling's book. I said, "Sure!" However, editing a book after the author has died is a tricky thing, especially if one has completely different tastes in literature from the other editor. ...
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  4. The Maestro of the Mainstream

    When you become a passionate perfumista you get the urge to explore unusual things, the oddities, the bizarre, the obscure. By the time you get this far you've reached level 5 on Tania Sanchez's scale of perfume addiction : decadence, but you're also still experimenting as if you were back at stage one : mother's bathroom. By the time decadence sets in you've become disillusioned with the ordinary and the everyday and you start to seek out the weird and wonderful things in the hinterland of mainstream ...

    Updated 1st December 2017 at 05:34 PM by Wild Gardener

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