You have some refined taste. Great!
Thread: Carnal Flower
Got a bunch of samples in a few weeks ago, including FM's Carnal Flower. Wore it last night and today, and I am loving it. Not too feminine at all, to my nose. Sort of fruity, flowery and powdery, but still masculine. Good staying power and projection, without being crazy.
I also got Derby (reissue and vintage), Habit Rouge (EdC and EdT), Mitsouko (EdP and EdT-- really love the EdT), Mouchoir de Monsier, Fahrenheit.
I think Mitsouko is my favorite of these, and maybe in my top 2 or three-- maybe even number 1.
Don't like the Fahrenheit, which surprises me, as I thought I would from the reviews.
Still evaluating the others - I like some of the Guerlains more then others, but I can't quite remember which and why, atm.
Carnal Flower is fantastic. Congrats on finding it wearable, I do too.
Also, I find it works just as well in a sharp suit or dressed up for evening fun (wore it for NYE) as it does out in a t-shirt on a hot, sunny summer day. It's surprisingly versatile.
Great sample haul, by the way. I blind bought Habit Rouge vintage edc back at the beginning, and while I initially appreciated it, now I really enjoy the scent. I think it takes time to understand. I'd love to try Derby someday.
Very nice although prefer others in his line.
Thanks for sharing your impressions on Carnal Flower. I'm curious, how prominent do you find the coconut & where does it appear in the development of the fragrance?
"To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower..." - William Blake