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    Default Jubilation XXV=Fou d'Absinthe

    Getting the same top note of what appears to be a combination of dried-up fruit and roasted beef. So this is supposed to be the highest quality perfume? Where's the incense? Where's the wood? Kyoto,Timbuktu and Sequoia are among my top 5 but with this I am hugely disappointed. I hope I have gotten the wrong sample

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV=Fou d'Absinthe

    My guess is that you're splitting the incense notes and mixing them into (1) moist fruit, and (2) the woody notes. Therefore you're interpreting the dry incense aspects as a distortion of the fruit and the fecal/ambery aspects of the incense as distortion of the wood. I smell all three (cherry-like fruit, incense, and wood) very clearly, and very enjoyably.

    Keep sniffing it. I didn't really appreciate it fully until the end of the first day I wore it, but when I did, I sat in my truck in the garage for 15 minutes sniffing it. Good stuff! Also, don't be afraid to use a bit to sniff it. Yeah, it's expensive, but the more you test, the more clearly you'll smell things.
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    I always thought there was one part Sequoia in Jubilation XXV.

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    Redneck Perfumisto: I applied rather liberally, and that's why I feel the syrup/honeyed note is choking me. In contrast to what a lot of people perceive as too light, I find it super heavy. It's SL down a notch yet still potently sweet. Although I do agree it has super low sillage.
    nsamadi: I hope I can get to the Sequoia part you mentioned but two hours in the scent has mostly gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    I always thought there was one part Sequoia in Jubilation XXV.
    Agreed.

    One part Sequoia, plus the fruityness is slightly reminiscent of Divine's L'Homme Sage. No Roast Beef in here to my nose.


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    The incense I get out of it is like an unburned stick, compared to the burning cone of Avignon. I hope you are able to spritz it, I'm not sure sample from vial would be as effective? It's a 10hr scent on me, at low sillage.

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    They are vaguely reminiscent. But FdA is full of pine, no incense, while Jubilation is basically a strange sweet incense scent. I prefer FdA to Jubilation.

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    Jubilation XXV = Fou d'Absinthe? Nah - not even close, at least to my nose.

    Jubilation XXV: plummy fruit, frankincense, immortelle, amber, and spices.

    Fou d'Absinthe: artemisia, anise, conifer resin, and a fougère accord.

    Jubilation XXV appears to be a real love-it-or-leave-it kind of scent. Either you very much like it, or it makes no impression at all. It took me quite some time to decide what I thought of it, but in the end I wound up admiring it.
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    I personally get no relation between Fou d'Absinthe and Jubilation XXV, and certainly no roast beef.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV=Fou d'Absinthe

    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    I personally get no relation between Fou d'Absinthe and Jubilation XXV, and certainly no roast beef.
    Q: Where's the beef?

    A: Tom Ford Extreme!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDG View Post
    Getting the same top note of what appears to be a combination of dried-up fruit and roasted beef.
    Sorry -- but no. Hell no.

    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    I always thought there was one part Sequoia in Jubilation XXV.
    Hell yes! Blame Duchaufour!

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    Wow if this isn't testament to how different we all experience scent I don't know what is.
    These two scents couldn't be more different on me.
    I don't think I can even imagine the circumstances under which I would even try to look for the similarities.
    But on CDG he smells something entirely different and similar. Very cool.
    I think this is one of the things that makes this passion so interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Q: Where's the beef?

    A: Tom Ford Extreme!
    Sheesh, luckily I don't get it there either. Don't get me wrong - I love roast beef. But I wouldn't consider rubbing it on myself.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Q: Where's the beef?

    A: Tom Ford Extreme!
    So true. Ghastly.
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