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    Question Question on the notes in Tiffany for Men

    Hi everyone!

    Just a quick question; I noticed on Fragrantica (one of two listings for Tiffany for Men) that it also contains vanilla and incense. I don't see these two listed here in basenotes. Do you know if either of these two are in Tiffany for Men?

    Have a great week and thanks for replying!

    Ben

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    Mr. Reasonable, where are thou? You're our resident Tiffany specialist..

    Quote Originally Posted by elbenja View Post
    Hi everyone!

    Just a quick question; I noticed on Fragrantica (one of two listings for Tiffany for Men) that it also contains vanilla and incense. I don't see these two listed here in basenotes. Do you know if either of these two are in Tiffany for Men?

    Have a great week and thanks for replying!

    Ben

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    Honestly, I never noticed either vanilla or incense, but TFM is a very complex beast, and it would not surprise me if its very significant base contained one or both of them. Yes, hopefully M.R. or one of the other Tiffany lovers will show up!
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    Yes, for me there is a vanillic quality and the incense is probably the dry sandalwood note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Yes, for me there is a vanillic quality and the incense is probably the dry sandalwood note.
    If that's part of the sandalwood note, then I'm definitely getting that.

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    I finally managed to reach 15.. After almost 7 years in Tibet..

    At this rate I'll never reach the minimum 50 threshold. I give up, 30 Roses..

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    If that's part of the sandalwood note, then I'm definitely getting that.

    Congratulations on 8000 posts, Bigsy!!!

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    A good pyramid for Tiffany for Men:

    Bergamot, Lavender, Mandarin, Cardamom, Lemon, Green Note, Rosewood
    Carnation, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Coriander, Anise, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Iris, Cedar, Rose
    Sandalwood, Labdanum, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Frankincense, Amber, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Musk

    Lists of notes are always relative and these days they're often a complete fantasy. The average fragrance contains more than 200 ingredients, mostly synthetic, regardless of the house, the smell, or the cost.
    Last edited by pluran; 21st October 2012 at 06:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    If that's part of the sandalwood note, then I'm definitely getting that.

    Congratulations on 8000 posts, Bigsy!!!
    Thanks! It seems like when incense is listed as a note it can be that dry/sandalwood type of quality, and it can also go the other way too (sandalwood listed as you think of it as incense).

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    Honestly, I just love wearing the stuff! I have no idea what's in this but I'll happily buy the list pluran posted. It's like Patou Pour Homme, another one that lists everything but the kitchen sink but is so much more than than the total Sum of it's parts that definition seems almost pointless. With these two I just sit back and enjoy the ride.

    The closest I can get for Tiffany for Men is that it opens with a promise (the vertical lift of bergamot and herbs that says hale and hearty chypre) and concludes with a surprise (the golden glow of sandalwood underscored by the forest floor of oakmoss and whatever else might happen to be growing in there). I'll try to look out for the frankincense next time . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    ..... It's like Patou Pour Homme, another one that lists everything but the kitchen sink but is so much more than than the total Sum of it's parts that definition seems almost pointless. With these two I just sit back and enjoy the ride........

    It is ridiculous how well made it is.

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    Frankincense is in all kinds of older fragrances but you don't necessarily smell it as you'd imagine. Also, in most of the older stuff you'll usually see it listed as "olibanum" rather than incense or frankincense.

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    I experience TFM as a richly accessorized sandalwood, with the emphasis on “rich.”

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    I apologize in advance I'm stealing the material below from at least couple diff sources:

    Fragrances are always compared to music, with their notes and their development over time, but on occasion they're more like paintings. Some fragrances are like big, complex canvases, and some are crayon doodles using two or three colours. By reading the notes, 1 thinks sthg ought to be thrillingly complex or appealing but is often frustrated and disappointed upon introduction; the fact is that 1 can't ever tell what a fragrance is going to smell like just by looking at the notes. I neve judge a book by its cover. Likewise, I don't give notes much thoughts. Personally, I think they're (un)intentionally misleading by letting you think sthg is there when it actually isn't(or simply mythical notes; CDG scents r a prime example). On the contrary, I frequently smell notes that aren't even listed. I smell a distinct rose in Bluemarine Bellissima, for example(perhaps it's considered "morning dew drops"), given ROSE is a hard note to miss b/c we all run across it on a daily basis! Sometimes it works in reverse. People like the idea of lavender but don't tend to like the real thing. Most of the lavender-scented products are actually lavender "fantasies," an industry term for a hint of a scent that is combined with others. Lavender is usually combined with fruit, floral, woody or vanilla notes.

    Mr. Reasonable, on behalf of Basenoters USA(or just those of us who attended the last Vegas meetup), pls organize a future event for us in the Pacific? Going around scent shopping in HK & smelling Amouage w/ u & coconut was definitely a rare treat..

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Honestly, I just love wearing the stuff! I have no idea what's in this but I'll happily buy the list pluran posted. It's like Patou Pour Homme, another one that lists everything but the kitchen sink but is so much more than than the total Sum of it's parts that definition seems almost pointless. With these two I just sit back and enjoy the ride.

    The closest I can get for Tiffany for Men is that it opens with a promise (the vertical lift of bergamot and herbs that says hale and hearty chypre) and concludes with a surprise (the golden glow of sandalwood underscored by the forest floor of oakmoss and whatever else might happen to be growing in there). I'll try to look out for the frankincense next time . . .
    On Sillage:

    If someone can smell me at more than an arm's length away, I'm probably wearing too much of whatever I applied; if she can distinctly make out the top notes, then perhaps I left the house a bit too soon..

    On icebreaker:

    I tend to compliment people on their frags to make short talks rather than anything more meaningful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    ...it opens with a promise (the vertical lift of bergamot and herbs that says hale and hearty chypre) and concludes with a surprise (the golden glow of sandalwood underscored by the forest floor of oakmoss and whatever else might happen to be growing in there) . . .
    Loving this description, Mr R. Great stuff though a recent bottle I tried recently smells somewhat weak. Has here been a reformulation?

    Anyway I wouldn't get all hung up on a notes list. As Pluran pointed out, it should not be interpreted as an 'ingredients' list.

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    I have been dreading this question, Diamondflame.

    It is so good this one, and so under the radar, that I was hoping any IFRA compliance at 'the lab' would come later, rather than sooner - i.e. when it was time for a new batch, and given the slow sales and the fact they hide the stuff in the stores anyway, I was hoping that may not be for quite a while. Even so, have been happily buying a bottle every few months to put aside . . . I guess it may be time to get serious.

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