Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul
If you love it and you'll wear it often, I say get it! A fragrance's FBW viability should not be determined by the credibility of the house or its standing here or in the fragrantosphere, but simply by the enjoyment it provides you.
I've got a full bottle of Skarb and someday I'd like to pick up Askew, too. Still have yet to try Blask or Candour. Blask, especially, sounds like one I'll love.- - - Updated - - -
Btw, this may sound like a random suggestion but I find Givenchy Play Sport (which i've been wearing for the last 3 days now) has a number of similarities with Bosque. It's not so spermy (although I did pick up a latex like note in the drydown of play sport once!) but it follows a similar smooth citrus/mint combo into a white musk/white woods dry down. I think Bosque is more unique but my nose prefers Play Sport.
Your post meant a lot reading all that and put my mind at ease haha, as silly as that sounds.
I bought Bosque today (yay!) - I love that spermy note in the drydown, the opening blast is just pure joy to me and I find it to be a more emotional, summery Secretions Magnifique. I do love it so I'm glad I finally bought it.
And talking about house credibility and stuff, I also bought M/Mink by Byredo today :') I never though i'd own a Byredo! I used to think this juice was absolutely repulsive, but randomly I sprayed it on today, let it sit for about an hour and went back for a bottle, it's incredible stuff! So yes, I'm thrilled, gonna post all my purhcases in the today i bought thread at the end of my holiday - it's gonna be a haul and a half! (in my standards!)
I'm fascinated that Skarb was your first bottle, it never really clicked with me, but as an aquatic, I easily consider it one of the best around, although an aquatic is a very layman's way of describing it, it is a lot more than that. Askew constantly appeals to me with it's sweaty/swimming pool/smoky smell. I nearly bought Blask today - but something about it makes me uncomfortable, although the drydown is much more enjoyable. I can't say I truly get the wine and walnut - although there is a subtle nuttiness, and a slight tanning smell - I mainly got violets? And a creamy woods - but it's got some herbal notes and is full of H&G wierdness that made it fascinating - it's a great fragrance though.
I also tried Candour again today - last time I found it to be a floral spicy powder - I was wrong, it is still that, but the bitter greener in it is really unusual, and yet again, that H&G wierd signature splashed over it - it dries down to a sweetish/parchmenty/green/lactonic smell - yet again, the opening was a little too hardgoing for me before I began to thoroughly enjoy it. Still - I absolutely love this house, it's a shame hardly anyone speaks about them.