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I would seek out Lavender Palm - it's a relatively light and green lavender fragrance and quite unobtrusive if you live in Japan. It has a distinctive aloe component.
They went all out on that bottle. Love it!
My recommendation on a bone-dry tobacco is Yosh Sombre Negra - it doesn't have any sweetness to it. My favorite tobacco scent.
Eau de Herpes.
To me, Voyage EdT and Parfum are delights and two of my favorite summer scents. He's an icon and his fragrances are definitely not for everyone but he has been true to his aesthetics. The BBC...
I came on to say Tam Dao as well. I'd include Dior Vetiver to this list of elegantly simple fragrances.
That's the one I own as well.
Is DelRae still available, Kumquat?
Reminds me of this:
Lucky dad is more like it. Sheesh, and the sellers on eBay are proud of what they are selling, with the price for a 100 mL bottle going for $375! My dad loves it, though, and that's the only thing...
Awesome. Thanks for that and I was wondering myself. I bought one at Christmas as a gift for my dad. I wish there was another that I could purchase for that price!
I'm right there with you on Chergui, but I'm hoping that, over the years, my tastes will change and that it comes into my favor. Another one is L'Instant de Guerlain.
I say Tam Dao EdT or the EdP, but the EdT is my first love and as a physician also find it perfect for use in the clinic. Another recommendation based on my experience would be Trumper's Sandalwood,...
Are we talking about just eau de toilette here or the parfum versions? My totally unfounded speculation here is that the parfum versions would be kept at a higher quality with the IFRA regulations...
Does he still not know who Luca Turin is?
It's great to finally see your collection, Master-Classter.
Looking up Room 237 on Google, there's obviously a movie with that name that does a crazy analysis, with multiple perspectives, of The Shining; and interestingly enough, the card that Bruno sent with...
CREED is the most bestest. Period.
Hold it - you mean to tell me you don't own a bottle of this?
To answer the OP's question, it is worth finding even a current bottle because it doesn't matter what the old formulation may or may...
"Now" is the operative word - just wait until 100 bottles feels normal.
I'd say Tom Ford's White Suede for a tame crowd pleaser. Otherwise, the de facto king of leathers is Knize Ten.
I will often use Coco parfum or 34 Boulevard St. Germain at home, and rarely out, because they are very comforting.
I've got to second the recommendations for Sonoma Scent Studio's Incense Pure, with its unburnt and evergreen quality resins.
Jubilation XXV is absolutely another one to consider, and a similar one...
Intriguing article. Thanks for sharing this!
Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui has always smelled very waxy to me, and it's one of my favorite fragrances of all time.
1981 is a heavyweight fight. I say Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui as the defining fragrance while many others will say Kouros. And the, holy shit, there's the ubiquitous Giorgio and Stetson! But wait,...
I realized from this thread I'm promiscuous with my collection. Probably 70%.
FIVE sprays per wearing?!
Ahh, thanks for that.
Thank you for coming on here to address this issue, Luca.
Question: I've heard on NPR and then read about the new finding that humans can smell up to a trillion, or more, smells. This finding seems...
Can we package this thread up and shoot it into the sun now?
Chanel Bois des Iles EdT - so warm and cozy on a cold day.
I love fragrances. I love food, wine, beer, liquor. I love cashmere. I love beauty, and this is what it comes down to for me. There's a woman who grows and distills lavender up in Sonoma County, and...
Mine would be a bottle of Chanel Cuir de Russie eau de cologne from the 50's-60's from a wonderful person here on Basenotes.
Yeah, this is a high quality thread.
Always Geranium Pour Monsieur.
A big +1 on Odeur 71, and I'll add CdG Serpentine.
That's alright, OP, now you have Basenotes street cred.
Nice, James! Good review. I realized that the powdery effect is the ink that Bruno uses as the common, signature note.
Hey! So, I wore it last night and definitely got powder about three hours in and then it disappeared after about two hours.
I was fantasizing that I should make a thread "what clognes make u want to take a dumpp".
Edit: I missed the thread already made that is eerily similar to mine.
I didn't get any powderiness from either.
OK, it arrived several days ago but I finally got access to it and am wearing it today. Just beautiful. The narcissus is green and clean.
Bi-weekly. Unless they aren't.
I used to be a young woman back in the 80s, but then I started using my Dad's Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui and after about six months I became a man.
Nicolai's New York, which has been around long enough to have its own highly established status.
Edit: beat me to it, cacio.
Crown Eau de Quinine.
So from view of the the Chanel section, I am surprised to only see the eau de toilettes and not the parfums displayed.
And thanks for sharing your experiences and photos, guys - they're very...
Rive Gauche Pour Homme
Yosh Sombre Negra
Just coming on to say "era".
Can't wait to get mine! Never tried it but have a sample of Au Dela and love it. It really seems like a very safe blind buy.
Rose and oud? Who knew?!
Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm surprised Killian's "Blue Steel" look didn't make your phone turn into a butterfly and fly away, leaving a trail of scented sparkles.
Oh, man, I LOVE Ropion's creations for Frederic Malle, but this will be a unicorn of fragrances for me.
Ditto to everyone else's comments - these are two of my favorite notes, and with the master Mrs. Nicolai doing the combining, I can't wait to try it.
I pre-ordered this Au Dela Narcisse des Montagnes the other day because I loved the Au Dela from the sampler pack I purchased, but it has been sold out. I also love the narcissus note in Guerlain's...
aol still exists?
None, but a carton of cigs is another story!
Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme, the vintage juice, reminds me of waking through a bushy meadow during late summer - with the sun heating the multitude of herbaceous plants and tall grasses, already...
Always, but never samples that I am relatively unfamiliar with because I don't want to be stuck in bed with something that I don't love.
This is an important point for us fragrance geeks.
You're not being an idiot. Money is a tool and you used it to get what you want. I've felt like an idiot when I didn't buy a fragrance and it was then shortly discontinued - kind of the opposite of...
I'm probably insane for wanting this. No, I'm definitely insane for thinking I NEED this, but I just finished my sample of Cuir Garamnte and want to purchase a resin bust bottle. Preferably one of...
This was mine as well!
2005, I think, is when I bought my 100 mL bottle and I can't list many purchases, perfume or not, that was a wiser one than this.
This happened FOUR YEARS ago.
The guide copywritten in "2008, 2009" has none of the Incense Series.
Two very good calls.
Sheesh, I didn't even know there were even more than 6-7 to the entire Hermessence line.
Luca knowledge, and apparent interest in the subject, of the components of jasmine and white flowers in general has shed light on my literally life-long metamorphosis from my strongly negative...
The Profumo one reviewed sounds very exciting.
It's funny because I am like this with my wines - storing them in cellar-like conditions in a garage that is set halfway into the earth - but it's all about the balancing of priorities to...
A very cool and transparent incense, propped up by indolic lilies, is Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan.
Oh no, I have my bottles out to be seen. Not in direct sunlight, but there to be appreciated. I'm sure you said that "tongue in cheek".
When I ultimately buy a bottle from MDCI, I will go for the bust cap, spending the extra money for it because it all makes for a very beautiful bottle.
Just about any vetiver.
See, I raided my father's fragrances when I was in high school, so I don't see any reason why any other kid shouldn't except that I never got laid.
Tom Ford Lavender Palm is a good one for sitting up close beside your colleagues. Sycomore and Tam Dao are good ones as well.
I never even heard of this fragrance until now! Looked it up on Fragrantica and it sounds awesome, from the list of ingredients.
I sprayed Comme des Garcons 3 on my sheets the other day and enjoyed it a lot. Very clean.
Ninja - Sombre Negra
Then you should try Le Labo Oud 27. It's got that dank maltiness.
I must, MUST try Lampblack.
OK, just ordered the "Discovery Set".
Hydroponically grown oud?
I think the savory smells of cooked meat: bacon, grilled or pan-seared steak, and the the byproducts of the Maillard reaction to create a new type of "gourmand" fragrance.
Nah, his opinion on how fragrances smell mean nothing . . .
Voluptuous is a good word - I described it the other day as Jour d'Hermes' sexy older sister.
Who is this guy? He don't know nothin. I bet hes never smelled bleu de chanel so what does he know?
I was expecting nothing but ubiquitous designer fragrances, but was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for sharing.
I agree that the older, darker Olene lost its punch, or I would describe it as a "richness" that is secondary to the heavy indolic quality now that it has surely been reformulated. Now, with the...