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    Default Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Is there a fragrance that you love but won't wear in public for whatever reason? Maybe it is too strong or has silage that is ridiculously strong? Maybe it offends people that smell it. Maybe it is just too "flowery" or feminine. Maybe it is just too private of a scent and you want to keep it to yourself. If there is one you keep to yourself, what is that fragrance and why won't you wear it in public?

    I have one that I have a small bottle of, Acqua di Gioia. Fresh, lemony, sugar sweet, flowery concoction with a touch of cedar and pepper with an aqua accord. Love this one but it seems really feminine to me, and I wear quite a few scents for women. Pretty bottle too.

    Acqua di Gio fans should sample Acqua di Gioia
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    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    For me, it's Oud 27. Love the dirty musk, but it's just a touch too dirty for public use. Right now, at least.

    I'm not a fan, but I don't see anything wrong with Acqua di Gioia. Proudly douse yourself in it and go out!

    cacio

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    No. Everything I own I wear in public.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Guerlain Samsara & Gucci Rush. I like smelling them but somehow they just don't feel right on me so I use them as room sprays.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Yes I do - L'heure Bleue - Guerlain
    Last edited by Bonoanimoes; 14th November 2011 at 04:13 PM.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. Everything I own I wear in public.
    This is my only one. I am not afraid, maybe just a little shy. I like scents of all sorts and really like things that are a bit of a challenge. Acqua di Gioia is not a challenge, just a little too pretty.
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    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Currently wearing: Pulp by Byredo

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Oriscent Borneo 3000 pure oud oil sample.
    Oriscent Kyara Koutan pure Burmese oud oil sample.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    I'm not sure where i'd wear Musc Ravageur to.
    Currently wearing: Original Vetiver by Creed

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Perhaps Lolita Lempicka. I would wear it out in theory but I have not found an occasion for such a girly scent yet.

    Edit- Wearing this tonight I noticed that the reason I never wear it out much might not be because it is girly but because it truly annoys me : / used to like it but not anymore.
    Last edited by Rüssel; 14th November 2011 at 11:28 PM.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    I'll wear No.88 in public. But generally I only wear it at home.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. Everything I own I wear in public.
    Ditto.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. Everything I own I wear in public.
    same here


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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Everything can be worn anytime.
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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    Is there a fragrance that you love but won't wear in public for whatever reason?
    I'm not sure what you mean exactly by "in public". My ultimate social barrier is the office, with Shalimar and l'Heure Bleue being the only scents (in 'extrait' concentration) I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing at the office (out of ~100 in my wardrobe). Too good to be office scents.

    Otherwise they make perfect leisure / evening / outdoor scents.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Everything can be worn anytime.
    I know that. And that is not the answer to the question.

    The question is: Is there is one fragrance you keep to yourself for whatever reason? In your case, and in the case of many basenoters the answer is obviously "no" and some fragheads want to share everything with everybody! I am seeking answers from those that may have a fragrance that is a private indulgence.
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    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
    Currently wearing: Pulp by Byredo

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    Is there a fragrance that you love but won't wear in public for whatever reason?
    Nope, can't say there is.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. Everything I own I wear in public.
    agree ...

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    I will wear all of my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. Everything I own I wear in public.
    This is how I feel.....Gary

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    No, certainly not!
    I´m wearing perfumes solely for my amusement and edification, anywhere and anytime!

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    I confess, I do, yes, Penhaligon's Bluebell. I just love the smell, but don't think I could carry it off lol
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    I have always been afraid to wear Joy out in public, but maybe it's time to give it a spin.
    Currently wearing: Vétyver by Roger & Gallet

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I confess, I do, yes, Penhaligon's Bluebell. I just love the smell, but don't think I could carry it off lol
    I have smelled this one and I understand why it is a behind closed doors secret pleasure, no more need be said on the matter.lol

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    Chanel No 19 EDT

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Most likely, Armani Eau pour Homme
    Currently wearing: Halston 1-12 by Halston

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Secretions Magnifiques. I enjoy it a lot, but I know that it makes others gag. If others merely found it unpleasant, I'd probably wear it in public. But I can't in good conscience go out into the world with a fragrance that's likely to make some people vomit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. Everything I own I wear in public.
    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    No. Everything I own I wear in public.
    Same here
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Nah, if I like something I'll wear it anywhere.

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    Default Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    only at home? i don't think so.

    more common at home? Cologne Pour Le Soir.

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