I wore the Halston 1-12 today. Not anything to do with this thread of course. It's ok -- a well-contructed synthetic. I'll keep it around for trips to the DMV, the courthouse, and other official places where I wish to project a clean, inoffensive vibe. There aren't many of those places
Jardin sur le Nil
Originally Posted by odysseusm
I'm glad to see Yatagan and Bois D'Orage as contenders. Keep thinking about Eau de Campagne and Jardin sur le Nil, I like those a lot.
is just so mild and soft. It's not bold enough. Eau de Campagne
is still a bit offputting on paper, but it's undoubtedly a well-constructed juice -- I'll keep at that one. The tomato leaf is a bit overwhelming still.
Keep thinking about Pino, it took me a while to appreciate it.
Okay. It wasn't boldly coniferous for me. All that linalool really cheapened the picture for me... I'll try it again but I think my uncle's getting my bottle!
Between Victrix and Laurel, I prefer Victrix for a much more complex laurel note.
is definitely the better of the two, I agree. I wonder if Profvmvm makes candles...
Hard call between Sycomore and Encre Noir, they are both good vetiver scents.
. I am fascinated by that one. Though actually I don't consider it a pure vetiver frag. However that's okay with me.
1. Try frankincense/incense scents. Frankincense in particular can have a very dry, green/coniferous note that is fantastic. Czech & Speake's Frankincense & Myrrh and Profvumum's Olibanum are outstanding. Also Armani Prive's Bois de Encens. All of the Comme des Garcons Incense series are good, you might particularly like Ouzarzate.
Incense notes kind of "freeze" fragrances for me; they stabilize too much for what I'm looking for in this thread. I like very alive notes (=vibrant green and animalic).
2. Try what I call "garrigue" style scents. This is a French term for the scent of dry wind coming off dusty hills, sweeping over resinous scrubby bushes and herbs. Parfumerie L'Eau Guerriere, Parfum d'Empire Eau de Gloire, Stephanie de Saint Aignan's Li Altarelli, Romeo Gigli's Sud Est.
doesn't sound that green after the opening. Pass.Eau de Gloire
sounds a bit incensey but I'll give it a shot.Li Altarelli
has a marine note which makes me wary, but it sounds interesting.Sud Est
sounds like an intense, herbal take on traditional cologne. I will give a shot since it's so dry.
3. Other herbal scents. Antony Logistics Spirit, Maitre Parfumer et Gantier Grain de Plaisir. L'Artisan Parfumer's Fou D'Absinthe (perhaps my second favorite scent).
sounds like something I'd dig, will order a bottle. Whoever heard of upscale body spray?Grain de Plaisir
sounds like a serious contender. Will sampleFou D'Absinthe
sounds great, will sample
En Sens de Bois
4. Check out Miller Harris, especially En Sens de Bois and Fleurs de Sel. Fantastic!
: more incense huh. maybe...Fleurs de Sel
sounds like a version of "beach" that's up my alley. will sample
5. Creed's Cypres-Musc (probably my favorite scent) and Epicea (a bit heavier coniferous).
sounds a bit traditional. Would definitely sample if I weren't concerned I might fall in love and not be able to afford more.Epicea
doesn't seem like a match for this thread, but I will likely try it because it sounds interesting.
6. In a class by itself, Santa Maria Novella's Potpourri. This not a Victorian fluffy bouquet, this simply is one of the most amazing, versatile scents you will encounter. So substantial and yet so elegant. Lots of mysterious herbs and spices (my third favorite scent).
: why the hell not