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  1. #1

    Default You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #8

    My SO chose a scent today that smelled light, ariy, fresh, almost watery, slightly sweet and downright wonderful. So I asked him what it was he chose and he said....

    Here are the notes, can you name that scent?

    Jan Moran writes: This 1991 scent begins with a citrus splash of bergamot and mandarin, followed by an herbal heart of rosemary and lavender. The Oriental theme develops with sandalwood, cashmere woods, and kephalis wood, while amber and vanilla add smooth subtlety to the elegant composition.

    I was shocked when he told me he was wearing this scent because on me it was barely detectable and I totally discounted it because I don't really care for this designer's other scents. It's been sitting on my swap list for the last 6 months...Now it finds a new life. Amazing how different things can smell when worn by other people!

    Marlen

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    Hmmmm... I'd guess Kenzo PH?

  3. #3

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    Thanks for playing Octothorpe, but no, not Kenzo PH.

  4. #4

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    Bijan with a Twist?
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

  5. #5

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    Ummm Ungaro I???

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    Ungaro I or Versus Uomo as those are the only two on your swap list with a date of 1991. Don't you hate a cheater?

    Aaron

  7. #7

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    Bijan with a Twist by Bijan for Men

  8. #8

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    YES! Indeed it was Bijan With a Twist. And boy was I surprised! On me - "eh", on him - "HELLO!"

    Good job guys, and stay tuned for the next NAME THAT SCENT GAME!

    marlen

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    Default Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #2

    Another favorite of my SO, a huge disappointment to most of us, and perhaps one of the least successful launches in recent memory, this smells incredible on him. I picked up a bottle at TJ's last summer for $6.99 and for that price I figured "hey, I can spray my linens!"...but when he wore it, we both agreed, it was a winner.

    Top Notes
    Elemi Gum, Coriander, Myrtle, Juniper Berry, Artemisia

    Middle Notes
    Atlas Cedar, Sicilian Cypress

    Base Notes
    White Musk

    What is it?

  10. #10

    Default Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #2

    Has to be Oxygene pour Homme.

    The female version smells wonderful, never tried the male counterpart.

  11. #11

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    I agree, it's Lanvin Oxygen Homme (2001)

  12. #12

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    Oxygen Femme is one of my favorites too. Never tried Oxygen Homme, but agree with everybody else. :-)

  13. #13

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    YEP! It is indeed Oxygen! Great job!

    marlen

    next round coming soon!

  14. #14

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    Round 3!

    I remember liking this one when I was in college, but recently upon receiving a bottle of it, I found that although I appreciated this unique scent, I just wasn't into it anymore...probably because I overdid it in college - I remember wearing this the day I fell down a flight of stairs and broke my foot - not a good association! I've never met anyone who actually wore this scent, but if I do, I'll say "You're wearing WHAT?"

    This masculine scent contains a blend of oriental notes mingle with spice, bergamot, jasmine, lavender and is accented with amber, cedar and sandalwood. Topping off with final notes of vanilla and oakmoss.

    good luck!
    marlen

  15. #15

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    Robusto?
    MisterK / Vicomte de K / K
    Ephemeral Top 5: YSL PH HC, Worth PH, Equipage, Monsieur Rochas HC, Acqua di Gio

  16. #16

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    Lalique pH?
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

  17. #17

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    any other guesses?

    shall I give you a hint?

  18. #18

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    Round 3:

    Ahem.. Brut by Faberge? [smiley=thumbsup.gif] or perhaps Balenciaga
    The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
    -- Marcel Proust

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    Quote Originally Posted by scenteur7
    any other guesses?

    shall I give you a hint?
    Please give the sanswer, cant wait!

  20. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by scenteur7
    shall I give you a hint?
    Hints are always nice.

    Aaron

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    Default Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #3

    Ummm... Oriental.... Spice... I guess it is a scent created before the middle 90'... Is it Balenciaga Ho Hang?

  22. #22

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    ROUND 3 Hint:

    "3 little letters"

    gl!
    marls

  23. #23

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    Maybe JHL...

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    1991 Romeo Gigli

  25. #25

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    Ungaro III
    The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
    -- Marcel Proust

  26. #26

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    It was DNA!

    ...stay tuned for the next one!

    marls

  27. #27

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    Round 4

    A friend of mine was wearing this one night while we were out playing pool. He smelled great but I wouldn't normally give him much credit for fragrance choices, so I thought about what this could be...it was light and fresh, but not sporty...slightly powdery with something almost apple-like about it. It had a crystalline, almost watery edge to it, very unusual to men's perfumery. I assumed it must be something from a department store and began to review a list of possible scents in my mind, but when I asked he explained it had been a gift from his mother after she returned from a cruise to the islands. He told me the name and I said "You're wearing WHAT?"

    Top note : Lemon, Mandarin, Cassis, Tarragon
    Middle note : Ginger, Mace, Geranium, Carnation
    Base note : Cedar, Sandal, Tonka, Moss

    but, depending on which website you check, you might also find the following notes:

    Blackcurrant, Bergamot, Galbanum and Clove. Middle notes of Vetiver, Jasmine and Cedar. Basenotes are Amber, Labdanum and the ever popular Musk.

    Anyhow, don't get confused between this 90's masterpiece and its more modern version...

    marlen

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    Default Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #3

    Quote Originally Posted by scenteur7
    Round 4

    A friend of mine was wearing this one night while we were out playing pool. He smelled great but I wouldn't normally give him much credit for fragrance choices, so I thought about what this could be...it was light and fresh, but not sporty...slightly powdery with something almost apple-like about it. It had a crystalline, almost watery edge to it, very unusual to men's perfumery. I assumed it must be something from a department store and began to review a list of possible scents in my mind, but when I asked he explained it had been a gift from his mother after she returned from a cruise to the islands. He told me the name and I said "You're wearing WHAT?"

    Top note : Lemon, Mandarin, Cassis, Tarragon
    Middle note : Ginger, Mace, Geranium, Carnation
    Base note : Cedar, Sandal, Tonka, Moss

    but, depending on which website you check, you might also find the following notes:

    Blackcurrant, Bergamot, Galbanum and Clove. Middle notes of Vetiver, Jasmine and Cedar. Basenotes are Amber, Labdanum and the ever popular Musk.

    Anyhow, don't get confused between this 90's masterpiece and its more modern version...

    marlen

    Quartz Pour Homme
    The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
    -- Marcel Proust

  29. #29

    Default Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #4

    You got it! Congrats to Sentient!

    Stay tuned for #5!

    marlen

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    Round 5

    The other day I was standing behind a friend on a train station escalator when a blast of wind blew through the passageway. I immediately recognized the scent that he was wearing but couldn't quite place it. It was a classic to be sure. I wasn't very taken with it, but my friend is a little older and tends to love his 80's power scents. I was thinking Azarro or Van Cleef, but after he told me what it was, and I was shocked cause I hadn't thought about this scent in ages, I had to ask, "You're wearing WHAT?" It was something I had first smelled in the mid-80's!

    Top Notes
    Bergamot, Aldehyde, Cardamom, Mandarin

    Middle Notes
    Carnation, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Cedar, Sandal, Rose, Orris

    Base Notes
    Vanilla, Moss, Musk, Tonka, Amber, Benzoin, Leather

  31. #31

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    Mmmm, looks like VIP for men by Giorgio Beverly Hills.

    ~Silk

  32. #32

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    Wow Momo - that was fast! Congrats!

    stay tuned for Round 6!

  33. #33

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    Sometimes my friends will ask what I'm wearing and I'm hesitant to say the name because I'm sure they will have never heard of it. But on one bizarre occasion while I was in Bangkok, a friend I met thought I was wearing the same scent another friend of his wears. I was unsure if he would have heard of this, as I was snobbishly sure that this fragrance was totally exclusive and hard-to-find. When I finally told him the name, his eyes popped and he said "You're wearing WHAT? That's my friend's cologne! I LOVE that stuff! It's perfect for Bangkok's hot weather." Sadly he couldn't track it down in Bangkok as it comes from the other side of the world...so I had a friend of mine custom purchase a bottle and ship it to him...

    top notes: Citric and aromatic notes
    middle notes: Apricot, fig, hyacinth
    bottom notes: sandal wood, amber and musk

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    Ummm?!? Apricot... Fig...
    I guess it is O Boticário Acqua Brasilis, isn't it?

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    BINGO! Magnifiscent got it right!

    stay runed for Round 7!

    marlen

  36. #36

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    So recently I've taken a liking to musk scents and have been exploring as much as I can find - everything from Jovan to Kiehls. So I was excited when a friend of mine smelled wonderful at a party last week - fresh, clean, warm...I asked her what it was she was wearing and I thought she said "Pervert Ale". My reply: "You're wearing WHAT?"

    Top: lemon, bergamot
    Base: musk, vanilla, sandalwood

    Good luck!
    marlen

  37. #37

    Default Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #7

    Narciso Rodriguez for Her?
    Cacharel Noa?
    'I am not difficult, I am definite!' - Hedy Lamarr

  38. #38

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    Creative Scentualization Perfect Veil.

  39. #39

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    I think you're right Timberwolf!

  40. #40

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    Lordy Lordy Lordy, Ana! You've done it again!

    I thought the "Pervert Ale" would be a dead give away...I chuckle every time I think of that - it had us in stitches, but then again we were drunk...

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    *muses that it would be pretty awesome if there WAS a perfume called pervert ale*

    ...

    *decides that she would wear it*

    ~Silk

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    Default Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #8

    There are certain people in our lives that we just don't imagine wearing fragrance, so I was intrigued when with a friend on a camping trip this past weekend I smelled something familiar, but not too familiar. I knew that I had smelled it before, but it wasn't something from my collection. I knew it was a recent release, but couldn't quite place what family it was....On my friend there was an almost earthy quality, herbal as if he had just showered with something by Kniepp. When I finally asked him what it was, this friend who would be the last person on earth I'd imagine wearing fragrance replied....I was startled and and amazed, "You're wearing WHAT?"

    Notes:Mandarin Orange, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Elemi, Star Anise, Nasturtium, May Rose Absolute, Ginger Absolute, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Sandalwood and a few others.

    CAN YOU GUESS THE SCENT?

  43. #43

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    L'Eau Bleue D'Issey?
    "Ca sent les pieds!"

  44. #44

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    Agree with Loungeboy, L'Eau Bleue D'Issey.

  45. #45

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    L'Eau Bleue it is, and 1 point to Loungeboy!

    Stay tuned for question #9!

    marlen

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