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    I think the best colognes are those that have seemless transitions from opening to drydown, i.e. they have great heartnotes! Which cologne does it best?

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    Diptyque's Eau Lente, I'll posit. Starts with spice and light clove but dries to progressive beautiful vanilla. I dislike vanilla in most of our contemporary scents because it's used like a gourmand element and smells foody, and cookie/cake-y. I don't like that, but that's not how the vanilla drydown in Eau Lente goes. It's weird, but it's not like a drydown in Eau Lente, it's like a vanilla rising. A minty and sharp vanilla, and it's the one with the most seamless transition, smooth and unjarring, with a beautiful rising and strengthening of the vanilla. Clean, smooth, and amazing.

    So that's the one I say.
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    I really like the Belle en Rykiel transition from gourmand to woody/amber. However, for most frags, I need to blow down the top notes to prevent olfactory fatigue or incorrect calibration.,

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    Tiffany for Men: The transition from robust citrus oil to rich sandalwood is a thing of beauty

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    Diptyque's Eau Lente, I'll posit. Starts with spice and light clove but dries to progressive beautiful vanilla. I dislike vanilla in most of our contemporary scents because it's used like a gourmand element and smells foody, and cookie/cake-y. I don't like that, but that's not how the vanilla drydown in Eau Lente goes. It's weird, but it's not like a drydown in Eau Lente, it's like a vanilla rising. A minty and sharp vanilla, and it's the one with the most seamless transition, smooth and unjarring, with a beautiful rising and strengthening of the vanilla. Clean, smooth, and amazing.

    So that's the one I say.
    This must be a great fragrance because it's either someone's favorite or they love the drydown. Good to know it's got a fantastic transition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I really like the Belle en Rykiel transition from gourmand to woody/amber. However, for most frags, I need to blow down the top notes to prevent olfactory fatigue or incorrect calibration.,
    Interesting, since it's considered a feminine fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    Tiffany for Men: The transition from robust citrus oil to rich sandalwood is a thing of beauty
    Tiffany for Men will be one of my next purchases since it is masculine and reviewed to have one of the best drydowns. Now add terrific transition to its qualities.

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    Domenico Caraceni has an incredibly skillful transition from top, to middle to base. Not a favorite of mine, but it's progression left me speechless.

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    You are speaking of YSL here.
    Rive Gauche, Kouros, M7. They may not have the greatest top notes but they all have some wonderful mid notes. RG. Its top notes smell like shaving cream, but wait until the dry down and you will experience one of the best base notes. My favorite.
    M7 and Kouros may feel way too strong at the beginning, but they mellow down to something powerfull and confident yet nicely done.
    Varvatos gets the best fruity and smooth part after the topnotes.
    Heritage. I am not a big fan of BDP/Obsession scents kind of scents. But heritage is a wondorfull scent after the most bossy and unrefined notes have worn out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Domenico Caraceni has an incredibly skillful transition from top, to middle to base. Not a favorite of mine, but it's progression left me speechless.
    After reading the reviews you have me intrigued with this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40ish View Post
    After reading the reviews you have me intrigued with this one.
    Hurry up and smell it. It's rumored to be discontinued soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    You are speaking of YSL here.
    Rive Gauche, Kouros, M7. They may not have the greatest top notes but they all have some wonderful mid notes. RG. Its top notes smell like shaving cream, but wait until the dry down and you will experience one of the best base notes. My favorite.
    M7 and Kouros may feel way too strong at the beginning, but they mellow down to something powerfull and confident yet nicely done.
    Varvatos gets the best fruity and smooth part after the topnotes.
    Heritage. I am not a big fan of BDP/Obsession scents kind of scents. But heritage is a wondorfull scent after the most bossy and unrefined notes have worn out.
    I've heard the ladies like Rive Gauche. Definitely on the list to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Hurry up and smell it. It's rumored to be discontinued soon.
    Thanks for the tip.

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    The greatest distance between the initial blast and the very drydown of the scents I know is L'Artisan Dzing! A very animalistic and real horseback leather beginning would turn into a sweet, comforting scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    The greatest distance between the initial blast and the very drydown of the scents I know is L'Artisan Dzing! A very animalistic and real horseback leather beginning would turn into a sweet, comforting scent.
    Is the transition seemless or disjointed?

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    Well, I would say seamless (if you mean that ). The sweetness is definitely there below the leathery surface. It's worth to discover, but be careful: from my experience the sample is far from the real juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Well, I would say seamless (if you mean that ). The sweetness is definitely there below the leathery surface. It's worth to discover, but be careful: from my experience the sample is far from the real juice.
    Seamless is what I meant. Thank you for the correction and the recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    Tiffany for Men: The transition from robust citrus oil to rich sandalwood is a thing of beauty
    I absolutely agree!
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I absolutely agree!
    Tiffany for Men not only makes a showing in the drydown but the transition as well. It looks like this is the benchmark.

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