TDH EDP and Encre Noire.
This thread sure explains why I like Declaration, Terre d'Hermes, and Encre Noire. I still don't know what the hell it is. LOL. I guess it's a molecule that produces a velvety wood note? *shrug*
Lalique Encre Noir
Terre d'Hermes EDT and EDP
Cartier Declaration essence
I have all these and I love em, does that make me an ISO E SUPER lover ?
http://www.nextel-coating.com/nextel/default.asp Literally nobody will stand to have it around everywhere!
Let's go back to -basenotes- that leave something to discover.
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Iso E Super is hit and miss for me. JCE seems to use it better than Duchaufour does, and whoever blends for Ormonde Jayne uses it beautifully. Mark Buxton also seems quite fond of it. Favourites:
The Different Company Osmanthus
Le Labo Rose 31
Frederic Malle French Lover
Frederic Malle Angeliques sous la pluie
Black Ink, baby!
How can you guys actually " know" if a scent contains iso-e super, or do you only " think" it´s in it by smelling.Than you must have a pretty good and trained nose.(which unfortunately I doubt is the case for the majority of visitors on here)
Pretty hilarious if you ask me,a bunch of fragrance lovers, talking like perfumers or fragrance analists.
Or do you analise your scents with a spectroscope at home?
Sorry,but watchin all those " iso-e-super"bla,bla.. threads, I just had to get it off my chest.
No offence to some real perfumers visiting this board (if there are)
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eric, once you know exactly what a molecule smells like, it really is not that hard, given that there's a fair amount of the chemical in the perfume so you can detect it's presence as an individual note. very small amounts can be a different story, and requires a trained mind's nose indeed. but then again, hobbyists can educate themselves. you can buy small amounts of these chemicals (they are usually cheap). dilute them to 10% in ethanol and they're ready to be explored.
I'm hyposmic to Iso E Super. To me, it smells like almost nothing.
It strikes me as being to perfumery what Monosodium Glutamate is to food. Will we eventually have the "Chinese restaurant effect", where perfume bottles come with stickers saying "Contains NO Iso E Super"?
As Gido said, for some chemicals, one can readily detect them even if one is not a professional ( most, I honestly can't identify individually, but some are fairly obvious to me, like fragrances with high amounts of eugenol or methyl-salicylate ).
someone - incidentially me pointed out, Iso E Super is a so called fixative technically spoken. This implicates some issues when overdosed. These are a bit different from former aroma chemicals as Hedione pp.
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Un Jardin sur le Nil
Light Blue for Women
CDG 2 MAN
...are all very good ones.
Angeliques sous la Pluie and Bigarade Concentree might have a little bit in them, but it's not noticeable to me, and therefore just right. Those are actually my two favorite scents right now.
Sales thread here
If fragrance has a gender, so does all art.
Rive Gauche PH. (It does contain ISO E S, does it not?)
any more recent scents contain super iso E in it?!?
Don't know about recent ones, but Terre D'Hermes would be my favorite.
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Recent is a relative term. Mine are Terre d'Hermes (edt or pp) and Encre Noir.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Escentric Molecule - Escentric 01
my current top five (always in transition)
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
eau de gloire parfum d'empire
Dia man Amouage
comme des garçons man 2
It's generally something I dislike in large quantities. Vitriol is possibly the only fragrance so far I don't mind it in but this is also not a favorite.