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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    Thanks, Profumo. I was reading that with interest as Alien has been quietly whispering to me from the depths of my subconscience since I smelled it about two years ago. And yesterday I smelled it on someone walking ahead of me on the street, and it smelled great. But every time I get close to it I'm no longer sure I can deal with the cloying. I think it's totally not for me, but then it won't go away!
    Definitely sample this one and wear it before buying if possible. I have also smelled this on someone in passing and thought how beautifully different it was, but when confronted with it close up all night it just became too sickeningly sweet.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
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    I'll never forget strolling around that rose garden in my London Summer and the Israeli tourist sisters that shared the walk with me. Thanks for that, man.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    Thanks, Profumo. I was reading that with interest as Alien has been quietly whispering to me from the depths of my subconscience since I smelled it about two years ago. And yesterday I smelled it on someone walking ahead of me on the street, and it smelled great. But every time I get close to it I'm no longer sure I can deal with the cloying. I think it's totally not for me, but then it won't go away!
    Perhaps a sample to whiff now and again on a blotter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Profumo Saggio View Post
    Definitely sample this one and wear it before buying if possible. I have also smelled this on someone in passing and thought how beautifully different it was, but when confronted with it close up all night it just became too sickeningly sweet.
    Good advice Profumo.

    For all that I really enjoyed this perfume, it is unrelenting. Once it hits the rose note, it does not stop sounding it for a very long time.

    On the sweetness - yes - I was very scared after smelling this on a blotter as it was almost cloying, but on my skin it became more herbal and spicy.

    That said I wouldn't recommend any rose fragrance to anyone who wasn't a fan of the scent, even then I can't bear Lipstick Rose by the same house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    Assiduosity, I am sure not one that is laughing at you. I applaud what your doing. It would be a great thing at the end of the trials to put together a list of unisex frags, borderline unisex frags, etc.. as a thread of reference to new board members that may like unisex frags the way some of us guys do. Keep up the good work!


    Cheers!
    Thanks for the vote of confidence and encouragement southerngardens.

    I'm thinking that I'll do a round up towards the end of the month - plus a list of maybe the top 50 suggestions.

    The total list is now over 300!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assiduosity View Post
    Good advice Profumo.

    For all that I really enjoyed this perfume, it is unrelenting. Once it hits the rose note, it does not stop sounding it for a very long time.

    On the sweetness - yes - I was very scared after smelling this on a blotter as it was almost cloying, but on my skin it became more herbal and spicy.

    That said I wouldn't recommend any rose fragrance to anyone who wasn't a fan of the scent, even then I can't bear Lipstick Rose by the same house.
    My advise on sampling does hold true for most fragrances but here I was referring to Mugler's Alien. I purchased this the other night after just getting a brief sniff from the card at the store. Fortunately i used the sample of it that I got at the same time for my actual wearing that night. The bottle is surely going back today. Grape, jasmine, and a sweet, woody amber did not sit well on my skin.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
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    It's a little after midnight. London. The lines are closed.

    Today, 17th December 2012, I will be wearing:


    Yves Saint Laurent Opium

    What will I wear tomorrow? Choose from the following 10...

    CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense

    Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue

    Chanel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Coromandel

    Prada Prada (Amber)

    Chanel Chanel N°19

    Calvin Klein Obsession

    Estée Lauder Azuree Pure


    Estée Lauder Cinnabar

    Cartier Must de Cartier

    Or the newcomer...

    Pierre Balmain Balmain de Balmain

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    I vote Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue for the 18th.

    Thanks for sticking with this. It's appreciated!

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    I can't believe I managed to forget Ralph Lauren. So I have to recommend Safari (not pour homme, boring thing that it is) and Pure Turquoise. I bought both for the bottles and ended up wearing them happily. Also Kenzo Armor with it's awesome rice note.

    Niche -

    Annick Goutal's Rose Absolu. This could be hard to find, which is a shame, and the price is getting silly for something that's little more than a cologne, but a simple and eminently natural mixture of May Rose, Turkish Rose, Bulgarian Rose, Damascus Rose, Egyptian Rose, Moroccan Rose and not a godamn thing else makes this one of the best scents out there for a rose lover. These arn't girly headspace notes, but old, ballsy animalic roses in all their composty, masculine glory.

    Being a vanilla whore I also have to recommend Annick Goutal's Vanille Exquise, which was said to have been inspired by cleopatra's milk baths, well modern historians often claim Cleopatra was - pop-culture aside - a rather masculine looking young lady. If you can wear hypnotic poison you can wear this. It's about as far from sugar-cookie vanilla as vanilla can get.

    I'm also putting in a vote for Caron Pour un Femme. Rose Incense and orange. This is beyond amazing.

    I might be back with more suggestions when I've had time to think. I know you've got a lot on your plate though.

    Also, I'm going to put my vote in for Obsession. You've been having too much fun with this :P

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    Apologies all, I thought this had been posted last night, but something obviously went amiss.

    Somewhat delayed, my thoughts on the truly magnificent

    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue

    If sadness has a smell this may be it.

    Not an unending unhappiness, you understand, nor momentary melancholy, this is an emotion, an experience profoundly and long felt that changes a life.

    The first pain of loss comes quick, sharp and spicy. Coriander and anise compete in an anti-septic scratch that pierces the skin, just briefly, but leaves a scar.

    Then funereal majesty, the floral ceremonial heart of the fragrance. Irises, carnations, heliotrope and rose.

    Favourite flowers of the deceased, the family, other mourners and the florist pile up on top of one an other, wreaths placed on a royal catafalque.

    As the procession passes by, a pocket square, scented with powder: sweet, resinous, vanilla-ed is handed you to staunch your tears.

    But still they flow.

    The handkerchief, un-returned, is what you retain now.

    Its silken regularity and honeyed smell transformed by grief into both momento and momento mori.

    The reminder of a living love and the promise of otherworldly reunion.

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    That Jacques Guerlain should have known in 1912 that the sun was about to set on the bright days of the Edwardian age is inconceivable.

    Yet, that his masterwork L'heure bleue, literally 'The Blue Hour' captures the faltering twilight between the bright and hopeful dawn of the twentieth century and the dark, dark night of the carnage of The Great War is unquestionable.

    There is an opening of improvised antibacterials, of coriander and anise long known for their medicinal qualities.

    What follows is not floral but floricultural. Not a bouquet or even wreath but a field, fields of flowers a presentiment of Flanders' poppies.

    And then powder, but it's more like fine fragrant dust. The dust that settles on carefully stored away mourning clothes. Clothes that will see more in the years ahead, in response to unspeakable loss, than is right.

    It's that dusty preservative smell, bezoin, clove, vanilla, a solitary scent of certainty that will come through familiarity to breed comfort rather than contempt, that makes L'heure bleue the ultimate smell of solace.

    Just like grief, and the consoling memories of the departed's life, this is an emotion that sits as easily yet uncomfortably on men and women, young and old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    I vote Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue for the 18th.

    Thanks for sticking with this. It's appreciated!
    Thank your for sticking with the thread - and for voting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    I can't believe I managed to forget Ralph Lauren. So I have to recommend Safari (not pour homme, boring thing that it is) and Pure Turquoise. I bought both for the bottles and ended up wearing them happily. Also Kenzo Armor with it's awesome rice note.

    Niche -

    Annick Goutal's Rose Absolu. This could be hard to find, which is a shame, and the price is getting silly for something that's little more than a cologne, but a simple and eminently natural mixture of May Rose, Turkish Rose, Bulgarian Rose, Damascus Rose, Egyptian Rose, Moroccan Rose and not a godamn thing else makes this one of the best scents out there for a rose lover. These arn't girly headspace notes, but old, ballsy animalic roses in all their composty, masculine glory.

    Being a vanilla whore I also have to recommend Annick Goutal's Vanille Exquise, which was said to have been inspired by cleopatra's milk baths, well modern historians often claim Cleopatra was - pop-culture aside - a rather masculine looking young lady. If you can wear hypnotic poison you can wear this. It's about as far from sugar-cookie vanilla as vanilla can get.

    I'm also putting in a vote for Caron Pour un Femme. Rose Incense and orange. This is beyond amazing.

    I might be back with more suggestions when I've had time to think. I know you've got a lot on your plate though.

    Also, I'm going to put my vote in for Obsession. You've been having too much fun with this :P
    Thanks so much for the niche recommendations - I was thinking of putting a call out there to see if anyone had any thoughts on Annick Goutal. I particularly like the sound of a not-too-sweet vanilla.

    Caron is quickly becoming amongst my very favourite houses and the sound of incense rose and orange is v. v. tempting.

    Finally, err, thanks very much for the vote.

    That's one more for Obsession...

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    Not sure if I'm missing something?

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    It's a little after midnight. London. The lines are closed.

    After the longest time in the top 10 , a slow burner finally reaches the top...

    Today, 18th December 2012, I will be wearing:

    Chanel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Coromandel

    What will I wear tomorrow? Choose from the following 10...

    CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense

    Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue

    Prada Prada (Amber)

    Chanel Chanel N°19

    Calvin Klein Obsession

    Estée Lauder Azuree Pure

    Estée Lauder Cinnabar

    Cartier Must de Cartier

    Pierre Balmain Balmain de Balmain

    Or the newcomer...

    Dior Midnight Poison


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    You have just under twenty four hours... starting now.

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    Dior Midnight Poison.

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    I am glad you had the L'Heure Bleue experience. No offense ,your review was beautifully written and I applaud your point of view, but to me it made LHB out as sad and mournful IMO. I find it a fragrance of introspection,diversion and peace the "Blue Hour" brings to to me as it did to Jacques Guerlain that fateful evening.
    I would like to vote for Dior Midnight Poison or Chanel No 19 next please. Thanks for keeping up with this wonderful experiment!
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    At a new time: post lunch London, the start of the working day in New York and just before breakfast in sunny California. Here's my take on the feintly dishonest but impossible to dislike..

    Yves Saint Laurent Opium

    This is a low down and dirty Shanghai drugs den - as done by Disney.

    The lines are too crisp and considered, the spaces between them filled with notes too technicolor to be true.

    The opening, a sharp whack in the face from a Yellow Peril gangster is perhaps the best part. Coriander and clove and more particularly pepper and jasmine come together with such a clout that I almost apprehended aldehyde in the arrangement.

    But the vicious villain in the mix soon gives way to a cleaned-up comic strip criminal. Incense is more sweetness than smoke, the balsam base more sanatorium than seedy fin de siecle Bund.

    This is the narcotics trade without the nastiness.

    How I longed for a dash of danger, some trouble dressed up as tobacco fumes to be blown in my face. Or for the only unsettling note - cedar - to come more to centre stage.

    But alas, no, this is a beautiful, decorative, well built but ultimately dated take on a world of which we know so much more today.

    This is a fancified but ultimately fraudulent film set fable. A synthetic story of a romanticised regal China with all the rough edges knocked off.

    For all that, like its cinematic synonym: Peter Ustinov in a Fu Manchu moustache and comical conical straw hat, it serves its purpose.

    That purpose is to appeal and, appealing, after an archaic fashion, it is.

    But would I wear it?

    Probably not.

    This is a movie classic, one so much still in circulation and with such scary silage that this is quite a statement to make. Now, I'm not scared of a perfumed proclamation its just I'm not convinced this scent speaks of what I want to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assiduosity View Post
    The lines are too crisp and considered, the spaces between them filled with notes too technicolor to be true.
    Everything in your review describes my experience with Opium pH as well.

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    When my wife's olive skin is sprayed with amber and other resins, it is incredible! Her layered scent of the evening last night was Annick Goutal's Myrrhe Ardente (nearly edible on her!) with a single spray on her wrists of Ambre Fetiche...it was gorgeous.

    She has Mediterranean heritage and several Oud essential oils - including two favorites...one that is intoxicatingly rich essential oil of Oud mixed with Rose Water and the other (for warmer weather, but it works year round), blended with Jasmine essential oil.

    Unreal, truly. I can smell very good and enjoy fragrance on myself - but on her, it becomes divine.

    Cheers.

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    Chanel No. 19 . . . cheers.

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    Wow, great read, loving the reviews. I recently picked up a bottle of the Habanita EdP and am really enjoying it! For me, Portrait of a Lady, l'heure bleue and the popular Sycomore are probably the top 3 I want to sample next from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    When my wife's olive skin is sprayed with amber and other resins, it is incredible! Her layered scent of the evening last night was Annick Goutal's Myrrhe Ardente (nearly edible on her!) with a single spray on her wrists of Ambre Fetiche...it was gorgeous.

    She has Mediterranean heritage and several Oud essential oils - including two favorites...one that is intoxicatingly rich essential oil of Oud mixed with Rose Water and the other (for warmer weather, but it works year round), blended with Jasmine essential oil.

    Unreal, truly. I can smell very good and enjoy fragrance on myself - but on her, it becomes divine.

    Cheers.

    ericrico
    Thanks for that heartfelt recommendation ericrico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Everything in your review describes my experience with Opium pH as well.
    I've never tried Opium PH and I'm not hugely tempted to. Nothing against this genre - I love Tabu - but I like there to be a hint of menace or at least misdoing about the fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    I am glad you had the L'Heure Bleue experience. No offense ,your review was beautifully written and I applaud your point of view, but to me it made LHB out as sad and mournful IMO. I find it a fragrance of introspection,diversion and peace the "Blue Hour" brings to to me as it did to Jacques Guerlain that fateful evening.
    I would like to vote for Dior Midnight Poison or Chanel No 19 next please. Thanks for keeping up with this wonderful experiment!
    I can totally see that. Definitely an introspective and reflective air to the perfume. But that great wall of floral - it just seems so momentously melancholy to me.

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    Have read all of this, but have not voted or commented yet
    I look forward to your Coromandel review, and I vote for Balmain de Balmain

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    It's a little after midnight. London. The lines are closed.

    Today, 19th December 2012, I will be wearing:

    Calvin Klein Obsession


    What will I wear tomorrow? Choose from the following 10...

    CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense

    Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue

    Prada Prada (Amber)

    Chanel Chanel N°19

    Estée Lauder Azuree Pure

    Estée Lauder Cinnabar

    Cartier Must de Cartier

    Pierre Balmain Balmain de Balmain
    Dior Midnight Poison


    Or the newcomer...

    Lalique Lalique Le Parfum


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    I am going to change my vote to Balmain de Balmain as well.
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    Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue

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    My vote goes to Chanel N°19 .

    I plan to sample it myself no matter what you say about it, but I'm enjoying your writing and insight. Great thread.

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    Dear All

    Apologies, but in error I neglected to post today's review here earlier. On the stroke of midnight...

    Chanel Le Exclusifs de Chanel Coromandel

    An old town music store in midwinter, promised presents massed within.

    I am eight, perhaps nine, and on an indeterminate Saturday in the interminably long weeks of a child's wait for Christmas, I am taken to the city's specialist supplier of stringed instruments.

    After an apparently epic journey, through a day damp but not cold enough for snow, in a car with windows misted by hot breath and my mother's rose perfume; we have arrived and straight away find a parking space right opposite.

    Swabbing condensation with my sleeve from the glass pane on the passenger's side I perceive the name: Polge & Co. And the words that ring excitement out of my slight still-young spine: volins, violas, cellos, double bass.

    The door rings open with a high melodious chime. I am in rhapsody. Rails and rails of naked unstrung maple and spruce bodies await my passionate gaze..

    My momentary open-mouthed awe is disturbed. The owner (sharp featured despite his age, grey hair down to the shoulders and a black polo neck up to his chin) raises a mug emblazoned with an engraving of Beethoven I recognise from text books. 'Welcome' he half sings half shrugs and we catch a draft of the medical citrus and honey of the hot cold remedy he is sipping.

    The doors to this other sense now opened a swathe scent descends on me. Everywhere the smell of wood, the spice of bright varnish and most of all the resinous sweetness of treatments for bows: blocks of near transparent rosin lined up in rows grace a glass cabinet between me and the ultimate objects of my desire. These semi-precious pre-stones glow in the soft tungsten light.

    A hand upon my shoulder. The shopkeeper is knelt by my side. 'And what are we looking for today Sir?' I hear the smile in his voice and breathing in partake his prickly patchouli perfume.

    'He wants a fiddle' my mother laughs, gently mocking my absent grandfather. And the next minutes, maybe ten, maybe twenty, forty an hour even, pass by as if a single moment. A symphony of sincere salesmanship and the faltering first steps of an eager nascent connoisseur.

    The deal is done before the negotiations have even begun. I turn around with a flourish the instrument first held aloft then tight to my chest.

    My mother is at the counter, sipping coffee with the co-owner who has emerged youthful, handsome and deshevelled in a cloud of incense smoke from the secrets of the backroom beyond.

    He calls me over, winking above my head at his long haired lover. He hands me a mug, this one has Mozart on and is filled with milk and honey. He smiles and reveals from behind his back a conjurer's clenched fist. He unravels it to reveal a white chocolate mouse and raises his eyebrows in silent invitation. A look up and my mother nods happy consent.

    I taste the vanilla creaminess in the air before the morsel arrives in my mouth. Then another fist appears, unveils a second sweet rodent and deposits it with aplomb and a plop into my drink. I wait for it to sink and melt before I take a swig.

    And as I sit and drink, first warm musky felt, then fuchsia tissue and finally brown paper wrap my new musical joy. A freshly minted case must wait for another winter.

    Drawing up ready for our departure I inflate my lungs and fill them with the last breaths of owners' and store's aromas'.

    The door opens with the same tuneful peel. My brown paper package in hand I ache anxiously for Christmas morning so that I may open my prize and play this scented song again.

    ***

    Chanel's Coromandel is as melodious and soft as sweet music.

    A swift and citrus allegro opening of orange and neroli quickly negotiates into a second movement mostly played andante.

    Here sweeping string section notes of vanilla, benzoin and incense are prevented from becoming sickly by brief interludes of a pizzicato patchouli, an accord that will eventually form part of a honeyed harmony.

    And whilst in dry down this smells more of white hot chocolate than anything else, the quality of the ingredients, a strong backbone of hardwood and the skill of the their blending ensures that this is more refined music emporium than corner shop or candy store.

    Unisex? Undoubtedly. Wearable? Absolutely. Sparingly. On high days and holidays to make up for a warmth that the weather lacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnosis View Post
    Wow, great read, loving the reviews. I recently picked up a bottle of the Habanita EdP and am really enjoying it! For me, Portrait of a Lady, l'heure bleue and the popular Sycomore are probably the top 3 I want to sample next from here.
    Thank you gnosis.

    I'd be really interested in your experience with Habinita EdP. The really friendly guy in the store where I bought it said it was very animalic on him, but I didn't get any of this - do you? I can imagine it would be a very exciting experience if you did.

    I loved - as you can see from the reviews - all three. I may go back to Sycomore as it faded quickly on my skin and I had some slight reservations perhaps they related to price vs longevity but Portrait of a Lady (if you like, I mean really like, roses) is beautiful and l'heure bleue, well it's a masterpiece.

    Happy hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Have read all of this, but have not voted or commented yet
    I look forward to your Coromandel review, and I vote for Balmain de Balmain
    Thanks for joining in cello - you're very welcome to the crew - and thanks for following and voting!

    Have a great smelling day.

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    A sudden run on No 19 and Balmain de Balmain, which will it be?

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    It's a little after midnight. London. The lines are closed.

    Today, 20th December 2012, I will be wearing:

    Chanel Chanel N°19


    What will I wear tomorrow? Choose from the following 10...

    CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense

    Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue

    Prada Prada (Amber)

    Estée Lauder Azuree Pure

    Estée Lauder Cinnabar

    Cartier Must de Cartier

    Pierre Balmain Balmain de Balmain
    Dior Midnight Poison

    Lalique Lalique Le Parfum

    Or the newcomer...

    Thierry Mugler Alien


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    You have just under twenty four hours... starting now.

    Today's review of

    Calvin Klein Obsession

    will follow in about 12 hours...

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    Still sticking with Balmain de Balmain. And enjoyed the Coromandel review. Agree, it is Chanel smooth but patchouli enough And potent also.

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    Still sticking with Balmain de Balmain. And enjoyed the Coromandel review. Agree, it is Chanel smooth but patchouli enough And potent also.

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    I have to vote for Cinnabar at this point. I am waiting somewhat impatiently for the review of No. 19. This one has intrigued me for some time.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
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    As a lover of old guitars i really loved this review! Is there a fragrance that smells of old Fender Stratocasters and black face Twin Reverbs aged in smoky barrooms? Would buy that!
    Sticking with my vote for Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue but this Pierre Balmain Balmain de Balmain sounds interesting as well.
    Would be interested to hear your thoughts on Midnight Poison but I already own it so it wouldn't affect whether I buy it or not.

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    Thanks for the votes and the kind words all.

    Patience will be rewarded Profumo the No 19 review will be with you around morning coffee your time tomorrow...

    What an intriguing question crow about a scent of guitars, amps and bar room smoke - there must be something out there - there after all a hundred and one Paris jazz clubs on the market.

    I'll get thinking but any suggestions?

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    Great Coromandel review, as usual! I vote for Balmain de Balmain. Can't wait to hear the Chanel no 19 review. I have a lot of favorites and no 19 is right up there!
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    It's a little after midnight. London. The lines are closed.

    A three way tie in the voting. So, on the basis of the perfume longest on the top ten...

    Today, 21st December 2012, I will be wearing:

    CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense

    What will I wear tomorrow? Choose from the following 10...

    Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue

    Prada Prada (Amber)

    Estée Lauder Azuree Pure

    Estée Lauder Cinnabar

    Cartier Must de Cartier

    Pierre Balmain Balmain de Balmain

    Dior Midnight Poison

    Lalique Lalique Le Parfum

    Thierry Mugler Alien

    Or the newcomer...

    Estée Lauder Aliage


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    You have just under twenty four hours... starting now.

    Today's review of

    Chanel Chanel N°19

    will follow in around and about 12 hours...

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