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    Default Re: S o t D Monday 5 October

    This morning it was: Eau de Rochas by Rochas (first time from a sample - thanks Ruggles



    This afternoon it is: Sous le Vent by Guerlain (also from a sample from my buddy Ruggles)


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    My bottle arrived today, so I am wearing Yves St. Laurent Body Kouros.

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    Keeping up the tradition, its a big exam day

    ---> Davidoff Cool Water

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    Warm (hot, really) here today and very humid so I chose the hard to describe La Base for Him.

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    escada homme
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Roadster

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    Tonight I am pitting the recent reissue of Havana against the 'vintage' version of Havana.

    Two spritzes of vintage Havana on my right forearm, then two spritzes of the reissue Havana on my left forearm.

    Note: Updates to this post will continue approximately every half hour tonight until I either get tired of doing so or go to bed.

    Initial observation: The usual Havana cacophony opening for both with a blast of concentrated citrus/spice dominating a tobacco background. For the first 5 minutes the reissue is brighter, sharper by, say, 20% in opening notes. But isn't that to be expected when pitted against a vintage fragrance that has been imprisoned in the bottle for over 10 years? I think so.

    20 mininutes in: No discernible difference. I cannot distiinguish between the two. They are absolutly identical at this point to my nose. Still the concentrated citrus/spice/tobacco but now deeper, less sharp and much richer and with considerably more depth of notes.

    50 minutes in: Middle notes of pepper and rum beginning to appear intertwined with the citrus/spice and the tobacco notes getting stronger. Again, both vintage and reissue are so similar at this point I could not tell which is which if I didn't know where I spritzed each. This is a sleek, muscular thoroughbred fragrance, glistening in the sweat of an early evening workout it is fully enjoying.

    90 minutes in: Spices, rum, and citrus conncentrate opening notes beginning to mellowing but still dominant. Tobacco somewhat stronger than in the opening notes, but so nice! Florals beginning to show: hyacinth and Jasmine according to the Basenote Pyramid but I cannot be definite about which floral I am beginning to detect, only that it is a slightly floral note in the mix now. Magnificent overall sillage for both reissue and vintage. Makes me want to bury my face in my forearm (either) and just sniff and sniff..The reissue is ever so little behind in development but with the identical mix of wonderful aromas. Myohmyohmy...I am slap-in-the-face reminded why I love this fragrance so damn much! So similar still you would think it was the same bottle.

    120 minutes in: Identical development, sillage and notes .Intense. Magnificent. Heading into drydown with Smoke, Fruitwood, Tobacco, some Rum, Vanilla beginning to emerge with some Floral and definitely some Spice left to strut it's stuff. All melded together in what I call Heaven on both forearms. Stopping here because as far as I am concerned Aramis has re-created a nearly identical fragrance to their original Havana in the reissue. Draw your own conclusions. I have mine now.
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    Eau de Grey Flannel (1996)
    by Geoffrey Beene

    Top Notes:
    Anise Star, Mandarin, Cypress, Cedar Leaf, Lemon Oil, Thyme.
    Middle Notes:
    Lavender, Eucalyptus, Clary Sage, Patchouli..
    Base Notes:
    Sandalwood, Sheer Musk, Soft Woods, Vetiver.
    "Work is the curse of the Drinking Classes"

  9. #99

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    MPG
    Parfum d'Habit


    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

  10. #100

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    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Tea For Two

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    Terre D'hermes By Hermes

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    Serge Lutens Serge Noire this evening.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Sybaris - Puig

    Aldehyde, Basil oil, Cumin, Green Note, Lemon, Mandarin
    Artemesia, Carnation, Cinnamon, Geranium, Jasmin, Juniperberry, Sandal
    Amber, Leather, Moss, Oilbanum, Patchouli, Styrax, Vetiver

  14. #104

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    SotE - YSL Opium PH

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    SOTE is Creed Royal Ceylan. I love this, gorgeous floral woody spicy- and such a different take on tea. Doesn't get a lot of love here, but I think it is beautiful.

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  16. #106

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    Tabarome Millesime

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    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT
    ...James

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    Parfume d'Habit- MPG

    3 sprays

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    Real Patchouly by Bois 1920.
    I almost went without wearing a frag tonite, but then......."oh yeah this one!". So comforting - it's perfect for tonite.



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    Virgin Island Water

    Creed

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    Hermes - Bel Ami (vintage)

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    Ambre Soie fro Armani's Prive Line.
    Gary

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    Creed Silver Mountain Water!

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    Day:



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    Has everyone checked out my Top 100 Blog??
    Currently wearing: Lys 41 by Le Labo

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    Eau de Grey Flannel : Geoffrey Beene
    I love Jasmine.
    Currently wearing: Amyitis by Mona di Orio

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    Day: Terre d'Hermes
    Evening: L'Eau d'Hiver
    You are not your perfume.

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    SL Fleurs d'Oranger
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