Hi Ody -
I've been reading your reviews, and would like to ask for advice. I enjoy very much Terre D'hermes. I like the woodsy (cedar/vetiver), but by the time I got to the drydown, all I could smell on my skin was a very faint musk and powder. I do not really like either of those 2 smells. I did enjoy the subtle rose/floral up front and middle, and the light citrus up front as well, I also liked the benzoin in the middle.
Can you think of something that has those elements, but more woodsy, not musky and no powder drydown? I don't mind the linearity... THANKS for your opinions!
Yes, I totally enjoyed the SF trip. SF is dangerous for me! LOL. Thanks for reaching out.!!!
You're welcome, Ody! I've seen you around, but nice to finally make our friendship "official." Have fun in SF, and LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU BUY!
I just wanted to say you're one of my favorite reviewers on this site, and I enjoy your zen-like approach. We have similar tastes as well - I love fresh citrus and green fragrances, as well as classic aromatic fougeres and chypres. I can't stand most of the overly sweet or heavy orientals and tooty-frooty scents that most people my age enjoy (I'm 18). Keep up the good work!
Knowing your love of green, outdoorsy scents, I wonder if you've tried 1903 by J. Peterman?
Thanks odysseum. I have never smelled Polo Crest, and won't be paying big bucks for it - I will probably be outbid as it is on ebay. I have told my wife I intend to cull my collection, so I probably need to even curtail buying this one.
Thank you for the hearty welcome!..Reading some of the visitor comments i realize that you are the go to guy for green scents and i hope to benefit from your knowledge so that i may makes a wise choice when selecting a new fragrance for myself
Thank you ody, I already have a sample of Eloge du Traitre on the way, good to see I'm on the right track. The fragrance I seek need not be overwhelmingly animalic - perhaps a light musk or ambrette would even be enough. But it should be intensely bitterly green. "Powerful" is probably a good way to put it.
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