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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Suggestions on something "conservative" for a freak

    I can add ELdO's Rossy de Palma as a suggestion to try. Since you appreciate the Robert Piguet fragrances, you might enjoy VISA. The top is white peach but the rose/leather drydown is well worth the wait. Both last a very long time.
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    You sound like a pretty femme fatale in a grey tailleur iez!
    I could see you wearing something like Chanel Coco (the original one, not the madamoiselle) or even Bois des Iles from Les Exclusifs. Some otners I could see are
    Malle's Un fleur de cassie
    Caron Narcisse Noir
    ELdO Rien
    Serge Lutens Datura Noir
    Serge Lutens Bois de Violette
    Creed Angelique Encense
    CDG Series 1: Tea
    Annick Goutal Heure Exquise
    Guerlain Sous le vent
    Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia
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    I do think you'd like Cuir de Russie, in the parfum form. I don't know exactly how it compares to the 80s version, but I have some vintage EDT and I find the bases to be comparable. To me it's warm animalic leather perfection, like a second skin (and wouldn't project too much for office wear).

    Speaking of ELdO, I just tried Rien again. This is a BIG, powerful, long-lasting, totally unsweet woody leather. Seems like it would be worth trying, at least to see how dry you want to get. Not sure about it being office-appropriate unless dabbed very lightly!

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    Update a year later: Wordbird very kindly sent me a few bottles of my long time favourite FdB edt. This, with pure oudh oil underneath has since been my everyday fragrance. It makes me feel like I'm really myself, lovely and weird in the same breath. Not too discrete and not too offensive. The combination is warm and dry, with the FdB camouflaging the more difficult aspects af the oudh. This combination works anywhere for me. Thanks for all your input!
    Currently wearing: Tam Dao by Diptyque

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    Oooh, sounds really nice! I never thought of layering FdB with anything

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    I didn't realize this was an update on an older thread until i got down to the end and your layered scent sounds wonderful, but if you're still searching/sampling, seeing that you're a Piguet fan with Bandit and Fracas, have you tried Baghari? It's definitely sweet and floral, but spicy and woody for sure. It's one of my favorite florientals along with Patou's Sublime. Vintage Replique is another oriental chypre I love that you might also enjoy... this is much greener than the other two, but just as sumptuous. All have fabulous drydowns, all are classic if not strictly conservative, and as I guy I wear them all the time without hesitation.
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    Do try!

    Ungaro I - (Though a male scent, can easily be passed for a womans scent.)
    Bal A Versailles ( A very dark and decadent scent..sinful!)
    Black Orchid (Extremely potent and I'd say it is judicious for a woman of whimsical persona.)
    Mitsuoko - (Mildly spicy with a peach/musky/dark/vanilla trance)
    Bandit - Robert Piguet (Great scent, mildly animalic and abundantly dark!)

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    Montale's Black Aoud

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    My suggestions, for your continuing adventure, are:

    Parfums d'Empire Ambre Russe

    Parfumerie Generale Coze

    Acqua di Bella Ca' Luna

    The Party The Party In Manhattan

    Paco Rabanne Metal

    Pierre Balmain Balmain de Balmain

    Hermes Amazone

    Courreges Empreinte

    Estee Lauder Azuree

    Chanel Vintage Pour Monseiur
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    How about A Travers le Miroir by Thierry Mugler? It's a bitter Tuberose that's woody and herbal. Seeing as you own Fracas this may be right up your street, it's not common either.
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