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    Default What scent category are you ?

    I unconsciously gravitate towards chypre scents and then orientals . Of course I do love to try everything and I have brief affairs with all kinds of scents ( except for Patchouli Leaves by Montale - we had a bust up on our first date ) but my enduring loves are of the chypre and oriental categories.
    Have you noticed that you tend to love a certain category more than others ? So what are you ?

    I am a chypre-oriental and vintage gal I realise. Sometimes my nose just chooses for me and then I realise ,yet again, it's a chypre ...I wonder what this says about me .....if anything at all .
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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Have you noticed that you tend to love a certain category more than others ? So what are you ?
    Yes! Gourmand/edible!
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    I have been trying to answer this question, and every time I type something I have to start again. I was ready to say I'm a chypre lover, but I think my favourite perfumes come from all categories, but they tend to have an oriental inflection -as opposed to the out-and-out orientals (with a couple of exceptions).

    Another part of me is drawn to the almost stoic quality of conservative masculine scents, but I don't know if I can choose between fougeres and chypres.

    I still have to find an aquatic or gourmand that I really like.

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    I'd say myself mostly a floral, occasionally a chypre gal

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    I used to be an oriental lover almost exclusively,but I find myself getting into the chypre and fougere territory more and more.Like Mysticknot I'm also into the classics.
    Currently wearing: Coco by Chanel

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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    I'm so new to all this and just learning about fragrances...not able to figure out what I am. Here are the scents I absolutely love and wear:

    Chanel 28 La Pausa
    Chanel Beige
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Tauer Un Rose Chypre
    L'Artisan Perfumeur Iris Pallida
    Guerlain Mitsouko

    Lavender -- just a simple lavender since I like to wear in the heat of the summer. I really love the scent of lavender in soap, showering gels, hand lotion etc.

    Love, love, love the following but only wear them at home because they are too personal to wear out...

    Must de Cartier
    Chanel #22

    Love this one because it was what my grandmother always wore but I only have a sample (not sure if I would wear this because it does smell "old lady" to me -- even though I am 70, I don't feel "old lady"):

    Coty Chypre de Coty (vintage)

    Really like and wear the following:

    Tauer Incense Rose
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Chanel 31 rue Cambon
    Chanel #5
    Lolita Lempicka
    L'Occitane Rose Nuit de Mai

    Thanks for bearing with me...

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    I really like all...

    as they say... can't choose between heaven and hell, as I have friends in both...

    I "have freinds" in... airy aquatics,loud florals,heavy "difficult" aldehydes and chypres, thick orientals, childish gourmands, "unisex" leathers and woodies and harsh aromatics...

    can't choose.
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    I like them all...florals, gourmands leather/tobacco, chypres...

    This is like saying what food do you like above all others. Some can easily pick, but I like many cuisines...
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    I can't tear myself into many pieces sorry

    ok .. maybe oriental with gourmand notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavaliercanary View Post
    I'm so new to all this and just learning about fragrances...not able to figure out what I am. Here are the scents I absolutely love and wear:

    Chanel 28 La Pausa
    Chanel Beige
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Tauer Un Rose Chypre
    L'Artisan Perfumeur Iris Pallida
    Guerlain Mitsouko

    Lavender -- just a simple lavender since I like to wear in the heat of the summer. I really love the scent of lavender in soap, showering gels, hand lotion etc.

    Love, love, love the following but only wear them at home because they are too personal to wear out...

    Must de Cartier
    Chanel #22

    Love this one because it was what my grandmother always wore but I only have a sample (not sure if I would wear this because it does smell "old lady" to me -- even though I am 70, I don't feel "old lady"):

    Coty Chypre de Coty (vintage)

    Really like and wear the following:

    Tauer Incense Rose
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Chanel 31 rue Cambon
    Chanel #5
    Lolita Lempicka
    L'Occitane Rose Nuit de Mai

    Thanks for bearing with me...
    I think your classification is "lady with impeccable taste"....

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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    Oh, floral-- especially soliflore fragrances.

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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    As far as fragrance category, I have many of all except floral. My three mainstays are citrus/cologne, chypre and oriental. My tendency is toward classic, well composed scents, typically new releases of older fragrances.

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    I was a chypre lover before I even knew the word.

    So chypres, orientals, florals and vintage.

    Hate fruity and aquatic
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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    Quote Originally Posted by w3pearl View Post
    ....I "have friends" in... airy aquatics,loud florals,heavy "difficult" aldehydes and chypres, thick orientals, childish gourmands, "unisex" leathers and woodies and harsh aromatics...
    Yeah. Rully. (My excuse is that I'm Gemini/Snake).
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    My category would be "classics," both masculine & feminine, especially (leathery) chypres and (floral) orientals and I love gourmand notes, but not gourmand perfumes if that makes sense. I think the unifying theme is woods (but that seems so broad and diverse as to be almost meaningless). But somehow Antaeus, Egoiste, Gucci PH, Givenchy Gentleman, M7, Habit Rouge edp, Heritage edp, Encre Noire, Third Man, and Yatagan fit together with Arpege, Opium, Baghari, No. 19, L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit, Cabochard, Diva, and Sublime in my conception of most pleasurable scents.
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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    I have favorites in many different categories, but woods would have to be my single favorite category.

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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    Has to be Citrus for me, as all my scents have strong citrus top notes.
    I do occasionally go for something citrus/spicy with a bit more bite to it for the colder months.

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    My favorite categories:
    Green florals
    Aquatic florals
    Green chypres
    Floral orientals

    My least favorite categories:
    Knock-you-over-the-head orientals
    Highly aldehydic florals
    Super-foody gourmands
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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    I wish Eclectic was a category. About the only frags I cannot wear with passion are the very highly florals
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    I tend to like the classic chypres and aldehydic florals, though, as w3pearl said above so well, I have friends in various categories. But over all, I gravitate towards the classics in general, and the chypres and glamour-hydes in particular. Great question!

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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    I have fragrances in pretty much every category, but I have to say the spicy orientals with gourmands notes are my favorite, such as: Theorema, Parfum Sacre, Organza Indecence, Sensuous.
    Currently wearing: Farnesiana by Caron

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    Can't but agree with w3pearl; I'm quite schizo when it comes to scents.

    If I have to pick a category where most of my loves belong it has to be orientals - spicy orientals, florientals, all orientals. I also tend to have a soft spot for florals, preferably not too pretty ones.

    I don't care whatsoever about airy and aquatic scents, and citrus isn't my fave either, then again I love my Colonia by Aqua di Parma.

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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    Wood..

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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    Florals, in particular, rich and heady interpretations. It seems to me, something having an interesting or well-done floral note greatly influences how much I'll like it. I'd say, in fact, that upwards of 80% of what I wear has some prominent floral note, even though I appreciate fragrances from most genres.

    I generally need my florals counterbalanced with some "other", however. To list some of my favorites, Oud Cuir D'Aabie ( rose with leather and oud ), L'Arte di Gucci ( rose with animalic chypre ), Gucci No. 3 ( rose with aldehydic chypre ), Carnal Flower ( tuberose and greenery ), Tubereuse Criminelle ( tuberose and wintergreen ), Poison ( mixed florals in a musky oriental ), Tubereuse Couture ( tuberose and sugar-cane ), Midnight Violet ( violet and animalic woods ), Gandhara ( jasmine with castoreum ).

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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    On the "not" side, citruses and aquatics just can't hold my attention. Even if they're interesting and well-made, I simply don't reach for them.

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    I very consciously gravitate toward classic mossy green and floral chypres (predominantly from the 70s and 80s) but it makes me sort of anxious to categorize myself, as if I'll need to make all sorts of disclaimers. I can honestly find something to love in every category there is. My turn-offs would be more about individual notes (and even then only in specific fragrances - cedar and cumin can be problematic, but not always) rather than whole categories.

    But Diva, Aromatics Elixir, Galanos, K de Krizia, Azuree, Jean-Louis Scherrer, Cabochard, the original Calvin Klein, Gucci No1, Gucci No3, Halston, Knowing, Givenchy III, etc, etc....these are the fragrances that shaped my personal ideas of what beautiful perfume should be - how it should smell, of course, and how it should make me feel.

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    Default Re: What scent category are you ?

    Oriental dominates my drobe, followed by skank and gourmand, with a few random florals and one particularly lovely aldehydic floral.
    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    My tendency is toward classic, well composed scents, typically new releases of older fragrances.
    This describes a lot of my drobe, as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    My least favorite categories:
    Knock-you-over-the-head orientals
    Highly aldehydic florals
    Super-foody gourmands
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    I think it's the magic touch of the perfumer that really makes the difference. If Jacques Guerlain made a fruity-aquatic concoction on a base of synthetic woods I think I'd probably love it

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    What an interesting thread...I've certainly enjoyed it.

    And, sean-dt, you have just made my day! I needed that, especially when I came in from a meeting and found one of my dogs had been sick on the floor... So the "lady with impeccable taste" was on her hands and knees cleaning up dog mess!!!

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    A few years ago I might have said 'oriental', but now it's easier for me to say what I DON'T like: very edible gourmands (I tend to like them to smell perfume-y rather than foody) and aquatics.

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