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    Red face Michael Storer Fragrances Revisited...And Guess What

    So I ordered a sample card of all of Michael Storer's fragrances about a year and a half or two years ago and did what most of us do. Over the next few days I sampled every masculine and unisex fragrance by rubbing some of one on my wrist and shoving my wrist to my nose and taking a big whiff. Then I repeated the shoving and whiffing every so often throughout the day. I immediately fell for Kadota and Winter Star but did not care much for Djin or Monk (as a matter of fact they both made me wrinkle my nose and pull away).

    Fast forward about two years and I decided to revisit Mr. Storers samples but this time since I was in a hurry to get out the door, I just rubbed some Winter Star on my neck. Wow. I sat for about two hours in a meeting and every time I turned my head or moved I got wonderful, subtle wafts of scent floating up to my nose. It smelled much better this way, rather than jamming my wrist to my nose.

    I decided to try wearing Monk this way to see if the more subtle sniffing approach would make a difference. It sure did. By not shoving the fragrance right in front of my nose and by allowing the subtle notes to more naturally blend together as they came to my nose I was able to make out the gorgeous cocao notes in Monk. I have really enjoyed wearing it since and the cocao in it is awesome - very subtle, and not the nasty, synthetic chocolate that is in many "modern" frags today but more like a creamy cocao powder.

    The botton line is that I think Mr. Storer's intention was for his fragrances to be enjoyed by the more subtle approach from a short distance where the notes can naturally blend together and not through the "cramming your wrist to your nose" approach. Like a fine wine or an expensive cigar, you need to savor it a little at a time - don't just gulp it down all at once. Besides, when someone passes by you in a crowd they don't usually put their noses to your wrist and take a big sniff, they catch just a slight whiff in passing of what you're wearing and hopefully that intrigues them enough to turn their head and ponder whether they should approach you and ask what you've got on.

    If you have tried one of his fragrances and felt it wasn't for you, go back and try it again but resist the temptation to jam that wrist to your nose - put some on your neck, take your time, be subtle, and enjoy it.
    Last edited by jbthorpe; 3rd May 2011 at 02:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Michael Storer Fragrances Revisited...And Guess What

    For me Monk is the best of his line.

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    Default Re: Michael Storer Fragrances Revisited...And Guess What

    I own Winterstar and both versions of Monk. Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum that is.
    I think the Eau de Toilette is discontinued. Good stuff indeed.

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    Default Re: Michael Storer Fragrances Revisited...And Guess What

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    For me Monk is the best of his line.
    Maybe it just took me a while to come around, or maybe my nose has matured over the last couple of years.

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    Default Re: Michael Storer Fragrances Revisited...And Guess What

    Tried Monk, but did nothing for me.

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    Default Re: Michael Storer Fragrances Revisited...And Guess What

    I really enjoy Winter Star, Monk, Kadota and Stephanie.

    FYI - I know Michael's website is down right now and going through a redesign, but he can be contacted at sales@michaelstorer.com.
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    Default Re: Michael Storer Fragrances Revisited...And Guess What

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I really enjoy Winter Star, Monk, Kadota and Stephanie.

    FYI - I know Michael's website is down right now and going through a redesign, but he can be contacted at sales@michaelstorer.com.
    Thanks for the note about his email. I sent him a note and am ordering some samples from him.
    He sent me a note saying that he expects his website to be back up early in 2012. Until then he can still be reaching at sales@michaelstorer.com to place orders if you know what you would like or have questions.

    He mentioned that he will be launching a couple new fragrances and will be changing his selling structure to include single samples instead of the sample packs he sold in the past.

    I am ordering samples of his: Djin, Mink, Stephanie, Il Gardino, & Winter Star.
    Last edited by PaulC; 25th December 2011 at 05:07 PM.

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    Default Re: Michael Storer Fragrances Revisited...And Guess What

    This is true of many - indeed, possibly most - fragrances, I think.




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