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    Default Scents that start out completely differently

    I'm looking for scents that are easily overlooked because they start out completely differently and need something like at least half an hour to develop on the skin. What I have heard is that Serge Lutens scents for example start out like train wrecks, but then - after some time - everything falls into place.

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    Default Re: Scents that start out completely differently

    Isn't this the same question as in your other thread?

    http://www.basenotes.net/community/Y...num=1137952859

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    Default Re: Scents that start out completely differently

    It actually is, but due to my "ambiguous" phrasing people reading the headline don't seem to get what I'm looking for! THis is why I started aa new thread. I am not looking for a scent that smells different on the skin (I know that very well indeed, I have at least 50 frags in my collection! ;D ), but rather for frags that take time to develop and might turn people off at first sniff, so they don't give it a chance...

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    o *Guerlain Jicky -- With this one you'll be guessing what it should smell like on a daily basis!
    o *Patou Voyageur -- It goes thru a lot of drastic change by the time it reaches its base notes.
    o *Alain Delon -- Nice from top to bottom, but I always have difficulty naming it when my dad wears it.

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    Very Irrésistible for Men by Givenchy - Starts out with a strong toasted sesame smell, then settles to a great hazelnut-vanilla drydown.

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    Default Re: Scents that start out completely differently

    Bel Ami from Hermés is amazing. It starts off completely leather and over 12-14 hours does a complete
    u-turn and ends up smelling of beautiful flowers. Most perfumes do it the other way round !!
    Try this test. Spray some Bel Ami on card, wait a minute and smell it.....then leave it for 12 hours.
    Then smell it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I don´t know of any other fragrance that so completely transforms itself over this period of time.
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    Good old Chypre by Coty does that!
    Begins with bergamot & flowers freshness, goes through all the things - to settle into labdanum base!
    (man, it`s amazing to try vintage chypres, like Mitsouko, Bandit and Chypre)
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    Default Re: Scents that start out completely differently

    A*Men changes totally after 20 mins..

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    At first whiff, Herrera for Men makes me want to die. Almost exactly thrity minutes later, I think Ive gone to heaven. Same with Xs (maybe not surprsing, as they both have sharp, somewhat shrill topnotes, clove and mint respectivly, and share the same basenotes)

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    Default Re: Scents that start out completely differently

    Quote Originally Posted by keeg
    A*Men changes totally after 20 mins..
    Totally agree with you on that.

    Other scents that I like with big change drydowns include:
    -Creed SMW
    -Burberry Brit
    -Chanel Platinum Egoiste
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