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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    l've been wearing Prowl today.

    This one has a spicy-woody opening, with black pepper & perhaps some clove, lasting for a good hour before a darkly indolic jasmine comes through in the heart. This is swiftly followed by a softly animalic amber, & five hours in l detect some moss in the base. The projection is moderate, & eleven hours in it's still going as a skin scent.

    This scent purrs rather than growls. l expected it to have a similar feel to Midnight Tryst, but in fact it's more of a comfort scent than a weapon of seduction, & it's somewhat less complex. Midnight Tryst wowed me much more, but this one is still a lovely warm, vintage-style fragrance that l think will work very well on cooler autumn evenings.

    Great review, teardrop - really glad you enjoyed it . It never came across as overtly animalic to me and your perception of it as a soft comfort blanket replicates my own experience. I'll definitely be purchasing a bottle !.
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    Okay, I am an admitted NMF junkie. Having Neil Morris himself based in Boston sure doesn't hurt, and on more than one occasion he has hosted a 'sniff-fest' (like a small house party for fragrance) and I've come home lighter on cash but smelling *fantastic.*

    I currently own a NMF bespoke (Bois de Catherine - kitchen sink list of notes, but generally a woody/spicy floral with a hint of sexiness) and:

    Aegean
    Storm
    Quest
    Earthtones #1 - Dark Earth
    Gotham
    Le Parfum d'Odette
    Le Parfum D'Ida
    Le Parfum, C'est ma Vie
    Midnight Sea
    Rainflower
    Vapor
    Mystic Dragon
    Moulin Rouge
    Dark Season
    Flowers for Men - Lilac
    Intimate Wisteria
    Prowl
    I Know You
    Phoenix Rising
    Seagarden
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    Favorites include Bois de Catherine, Midnight Sea (there’s something about that salty/sweet acquatic note I particularly love), Prowl (purring indeed!), Gotham, Storm, Earthtones #1/Dark Earth, Intimate Wisteria and Dark Season. They’re all quite different from each other, evocative of different moods and seasons, and in general I love the fact that they *are* so different. It’s also very hard for me to separate the perfume from the perfumer, and Neil is absolutely and completely lovely.
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    My samples came just before we left! So, naturally, I brought them all with me

    The first I tried was Dark Season (cinnamon, fir, patchouli, dark vanilla, labdanum, oakmoss, myrrh). As soon as I applied it, I got a Halston vibe -- that fabulous, deep, mossy patchouli. Glorious. It transitioned pretty quickly into a cool, piney resinous cloud. It had that nice pine bite but never veered into the astringent, Pine-Sol thing that some fragrances do. In fact, Dark Season quickly became for me what I had wanted Filles en Aiguilles to be. It's really evocative of a cool, wet forest, but then about 45 minutes in, it starts to warm and just ... envelop. Its dry down is all vanilla, labdanum, and myrrh, sort of like a cross between Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche and Huitieme Art Myrrhiad.

    I *really* like Dark Season and can see it being a winter standout. Mike might like this one, too. Teardrop, not sure how you feel about oakmoss, but if you like any of the ones I've compared it to, you should give Dark Season a whirl.
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    I've just applied Midnight Tryst. My goodness, this one is naughty! Someone should tell Xscent about this civety little number

    I applied just one spray, and the 8 year-old, from across the hotel room, immediately said "Wow! That's strong! But it's good!" He's right -- on both counts.

    It started with a WHOOSH of buttery floral, and I immediately of course thought tuberose, but then it got pounced on pretty quickly by something that reminded me for a moment of the smoky leather of Bandit. I have no idea what I was smelling. Maybe a combination of the rose, magnolia, benzoin, and castoreum (listed on the website)? I could sort of see those combining into what was smelling for the first 10 minutes.

    What happens next, you ask? A warm, ambery civet that'll have you blushing but content to continue lounging right where you are, thank you very much.

    This one's really good, very seductive. It has just enough musk in it that I doubt I could wear it very often because of my particular musk sensitivity, but a single spray every so often? Fantastic.
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    Thanks Jon, ComDiva & ExtremeK!

    ComDiva; how lucky you are to have such easy access to this line! And somehow you just know from looking at his photo that Neil is a really nice guy, it's good to have that impression confirmed.

    ExtremeK; thanks so much for your thoughts! Your impressions of Midnight Tryst echo my own, & your 8 year-old has excellent
    taste! l can see myself ordering a few more samples, & probably a full bottle of something from this line at some point.

    l'll be sampling another on Monday, but keep those thoughts coming, folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeK View Post
    I've just applied Midnight Tryst. My goodness, this one is naughty! Someone should tell Xscent about this civety little number

    Why on earth didn't I think of that

    Delighted to see that my favourite NM seems to be getting so much love

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    Today l'm wearing Rumi.

    This one is the most linear of those l've tried so far, being mainly woods, amber & patchouli from top to base. The patchouli fades a little after two hours, transitioning seamlessly into the sweetness of benzoin. Any floral notes here are too subtle for me to pick out, & six hours in there's no sign of any further development. From the name, l'm guessing that this fragrance is intended to have a contemplative feel, & l guess it is its very simplicity that makes this intention successful. There are no sharp edges here, nothing challenging, just a warm, smooth & comforting scent that l think l would enjoy in cooler weather.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Your impressions of Rumi are very similar to my own, teardrop . I remember someone describing it as "a rose for those who don't usually like rose" (or words to that effect) and I tend to agree. The florals (rose with just a hint of ylang-ylang) are relatively muted on my skin too and the journey from top to base also fairly linear though that is definitely not intended as a criticism. The velvety simplicity was actually what won me over and resulted in a full bottle - I wouldn't be without it now. Glad it has proved to be a hit for you too
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    I did have one a long time ago. I think it was Leather garden. It probably came from you Foustie. I shall have a dig and see if it is still here in the sample files. I have a memory of it being plasticcy. I had a look at the notes and I see I did try it and gave it one star. That's not as bad as it looks because I have to like it a bit to give it any star.
    I think it was the opposite way around because I used it all up. First try I was hit by a really plasticky note too, then I came across the sample ages later and tried it again and I enjoyed it and found it really interesting, a pleather garden!

    I actually have a couple more, a kind Basenoter sent me them a long time ago when there was a discussion about green notes.

    Today, Dark Earth. This is a great smell, and I love smelling it but I'm not sure that I would want to fragrance myself with it. It is certainly very earthy, which seems to be a theme in Neil Morris fragrances?

    The notes are Myrrh, Sandalwood, Golden Musk, Frankincense, Green Note, Earth Accord. My sample is old but I'm sure it still smells the same as when I got it. To me it suggests a sort of derivative patchouli mainly, and myrrh, a suggestion of geranium although it's not noted. This fragrance is very evocative to me. I don't find it human at all. It is a sort of otherwordly landscape. I think that I must have seen a picture somewhere that was attached to this, or I think that Jon sometimes posts nightscape or cityscape pictures with Neil Morris fragrances? Anyway it's a bit of a surreal fragrance to me. Well worth a try if you like Demeter Dirt, or I'm thinking it's also worth a try if you like Etro Patchouli.

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    I've just applied Midnight Tryst. My goodness, this one is naughty! Someone should tell Xscent about this civety little number

    I applied just one spray, and the 8 year-old, from across the hotel room, immediately said "Wow! That's strong! But it's good!" He's right -- on both counts.

    It started with a WHOOSH of buttery floral, and I immediately of course thought tuberose, but then it got pounced on pretty quickly by something that reminded me for a moment of the smoky leather of Bandit. I have no idea what I was smelling. Maybe a combination of the rose, magnolia, benzoin, and castoreum (listed on the website)? I could sort of see those combining into what was smelling for the first 10 minutes.

    What happens next, you ask? A warm, ambery civet that'll have you blushing but content to continue lounging right where you are, thank you very much.

    This one's really good, very seductive. It has just enough musk in it that I doubt I could wear it very often because of my particular musk sensitivity, but a single spray every so often? Fantastic.
    Oh you enabler you! I will have to have a sniff next trip to London in a few weeks. Thanks for the tip
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    Back to sampling again today, with Storm.

    This one opens with a fresh, ozonic accord, somehow mineral & faintly metallic. l'm not sure what papaya smells like, but there is a juiciness here that suggests lime, & after ten minutes the whole thing becomes much more fruity. One hour in, delicate floral notes combine with the fruit, creating a kind of 'pale green' aura. After three hours, there's a soft musk which is slowly sweetened by tonka in the base. From here it all fades to a skin scent, but is still detectable eleven hours in.

    This has none of the tension or darkness that l would associate with a storm, & is much more subtle in its approach than the similarly-named, acrid scent that is Demeter's Thunderstorm. lt does, however, suggest the freshness of a dew-laden orchard, & l think l'd enjoy this in the springtime.
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    Today l've been wearing City Rain.

    ln the first few minutes, l get an odd mixture of aldehydes, patchouli, heliotrope & green tea, which somehow coalesce into kind of pickled vegetable accord! Just as l'm thinking this isn't for me, l get a momentary whiff of wet pavement, before it slowly settles into a scent of crisp, wet greenery along with soft floral notes, mainly heliotrope. At around the two hour mark, a clean musk joins the mix, & five hours in, the base is softly sweet, floral & faintly ambery, with a hint of a marine note.

    This one does the scent of a wet garden far better than Demeter did, but l would have preferred to smell more of the "city" part here. That smell of rain hitting the pavement after a long dry spell is as intoxicating to me as any garden, but its appearance here was disappointingly fleeting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Today l've been wearing City Rain.

    ln the first few minutes, l get an odd mixture of aldehydes, patchouli, heliotrope & green tea, which somehow coalesce into kind of pickled vegetable accord! Just as l'm thinking this isn't for me, l get a momentary whiff of wet pavement, before it slowly settles into a scent of crisp, wet greenery along with soft floral notes, mainly heliotrope. At around the two hour mark, a clean musk joins the mix, & five hours in, the base is softly sweet, floral & faintly ambery, with a hint of a marine note.

    This one does the scent of a wet garden far better than Demeter did, but l would have preferred to smell more of the "city" part here. That smell of rain hitting the pavement after a long dry spell is as intoxicating to me as any garden, but its appearance here was disappointingly fleeting.
    I was impressed by City Rain, it smells like humidity to me. Like summer. The rain-on-concrete smell is really cool, I don't know how he got that. I had a full bottle and wore it over two summers. I think to rebuy in my next order, but the EDP, that seems like it would be very good.

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    I just purchased samples of Gotham, Burnt Amber and Dark Season. This thread piqued my interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL View Post
    I was impressed by City Rain, it smells like humidity to me. Like summer. The rain-on-concrete smell is really cool, I don't know how he got that. I had a full bottle and wore it over two summers. I think to rebuy in my next order, but the EDP, that seems like it would be very good.
    lt is great, l just wish that effect lasted longer!

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I just purchased samples of Gotham, Burnt Amber and Dark Season. This thread piqued my interest.
    That's great Ryan, do let us know what you think!
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    I'm sampling Posh today. Listed notes are Plum Blossom, Patchouli, Vanilla, Jasmine, Blue Musk, Fruit Notes . It's very much a fruit-chouli, but since I tend to really like fruit-choulis, that's not a bad thing in my book.

    Posh is really well done. Think Visa with plum instead of peach. In the opening, I also got some coconut and tropical fruits, maybe papaya or pineapple. And a delicious dollop of vanilla, naturally. I'm really enjoying it -- it's scratching my itch for autumn, but it's surprisingly not as heavy a hitter as Visa or most other fruit-choulis, thanks to the jasmine, I think.

    Teardrop, I think you might enjoy this one, too. It's kind of an anti-summer summer fragrance, if you can follow that.

    So far, I really like (in order of preference) Hippie, Posh, and Dark Season. I still owe a review of Hippie. That one's just damn good.

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    OK, so I got my samples and have them spread out. I have some initial thoughts.

    Dark Season - Seemed to start off well, but quickly went to flat an uninspiring. The only thing I liked was a trickle of head shop incense that seems to really just be a light conifer/vanilla combo.

    Gotham - Just not for me honestly. Smells like an old school Chanel fragrance. Somewhat reminded me of Bogue Maai, minus the hyraceum and amp up the leather.

    Burnt Amber - Reminds me of CB I Hate Perfumes Burning Leaves meets Frank 2 LA. Smokey and sweet with a plum note hints of Oak. I would definitely purchase this if I didn't already own burning leaves. I enjoy this one, just don't think there's room in my collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I just purchased samples of Gotham, Burnt Amber and Dark Season. This thread piqued my interest.

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    Thanks ExtremeK & Ryan for posting your thoughts!

    Today l'm wearing Rainflower.

    This opens with a burst of rain-soaked flowers & wet earth, very much the scent of an English garden in springtime. For the first hour, though, l detect an off-putting note that l can't identify; a kind of sharp greenness not unlike vetiver, & similar to a raw patchouli. After this stage, it all settles into an accord of floral notes that l can't quite pick out individually. Except for the jasmine, which l can't help feeling doesn't really belong in this English garden along with the hyacinths & tulips.

    lt's only two & a half hours since l applied this, & there's been no further development so far, so l'll report back later on any significant changes. l have to say though that it's not really wowing me thus far, although l might enjoy it more in the spring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Thanks ExtremeK & Ryan for posting your thoughts!

    Today l'm wearing Rainflower.

    This opens with a burst of rain-soaked flowers & wet earth, very much the scent of an English garden in springtime. For the first hour, though, l detect an off-putting note that l can't identify; a kind of sharp greenness not unlike vetiver, & similar to a raw patchouli. After this stage, it all settles into an accord of floral notes that l can't quite pick out individually. Except for the jasmine, which l can't help feeling doesn't really belong in this English garden along with the hyacinths & tulips.

    lt's only two & a half hours since l applied this, & there's been no further development so far, so l'll report back later on any significant changes. l have to say though that it's not really wowing me thus far, although l might enjoy it more in the spring...

    I didn't like Rainflower much either, don't remember why but it was a "sample and toss" for me. Not toss like puke, LOL. Just discarded, it didn't smell right on me.

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    Update on Rainflower; around five hours in l began to like this one more. That out-of-place jasmine disappeared, a soft, aquatic musk came along to soften the edges, & finally l could clearly smell lilac. Very nice in the end, but it took a while to get there.
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    Sampling Chasing Autumn this evening. Wow, this is one brooding and intense scent. The opening is a pungent blast of pine and birch tar which dissipates fairly rapidly, at which point things turn a little sweeter as coffee, amber and resins gradually creep in. Cedar and vetiver form the base structure along with subtle whiffs of spice (nutmeg). I can see exactly what Neil was trying to achieve with this and I think he has pulled it off admirably. It is really evocative - any sweetness is always tempered by underlying sensations of earthiness, leaves turning, tree bark and damp misty mornings heralding summer's demise. I'll be saving what I have left to see in the autumn - bring it on

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    Thanks for posting your thoughts, Jon, you make that one sound amazing!

    As you know, l mourn the end of summer, but one consolation is the smells of autumn. lt seems that so far l'm preferring Neil's "darker" scents, & this one sounds like one l might enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Thanks for posting your thoughts, Jon, you make that one sound amazing!

    As you know, l mourn the end of summer, but one consolation is the smells of autumn. lt seems that so far l'm preferring Neil's "darker" scents, & this one sounds like one l might enjoy!

    I'm pretty confident you would

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    Today l've been wearing Phantom Rain, apparently due for release this year but not yet on the website. According to a link l found on Neil Morris's Facebook page, a "phantom rain" is one that falls in a climate so hot that it evaporates before reaching the ground, & never gets it wet. An interesting phenomenon that l'd never heard of before.

    Also from that page, the notes; linden blossom, papaya, narcissus, dry wood notes & oceanic musk.

    The opening is aldehydic, fresh, fruity & floral, dominated by what l assume is the papaya note. To me it smells a lot like passion fruit, & it remains prominent for several hours, along with an aquatic vibe. There's also a green, slightly sour & very diffusive note here that l slowly recognise as linden. Three hours in, something warmer & darker joins the mix, & at this point l get a nagging feeling that it reminds me strongly of another scent. l think it's somewhere between the incense & lily accord of Passage d'Enfer, & a Tauer fragrance; either Zeta, which contains linden, or Carillon pour un Ange, with its earthy, metallic lily of the valley. There's a softly animalic musk in the base, & like all of the other samples l have it's still going eleven hours in.

    This one is fruitier than l would usually like, but l enjoyed the drydown, & the unexpected direction it took. Another one that l'd probably wear in spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Today l've been wearing Phantom Rain, apparently due for release this year but not yet on the website. According to a link l found on Neil Morris's Facebook page, a "phantom rain" is one that falls in a climate so hot that it evaporates before reaching the ground, & never gets it wet. An interesting phenomenon that l'd never heard of before.

    Also from that page, the notes; linden blossom, papaya, narcissus, dry wood notes & oceanic musk.

    The opening is aldehydic, fresh, fruity & floral, dominated by what l assume is the papaya note. To me it smells a lot like passion fruit, & it remains prominent for several hours, along with an aquatic vibe. There's also a green, slightly sour & very diffusive note here that l slowly recognise as linden. Three hours in, something warmer & darker joins the mix, & at this point l get a nagging feeling that it reminds me strongly of another scent. l think it's somewhere between the incense & lily accord of Passage d'Enfer, & a Tauer fragrance; either Zeta, which contains linden, or Carillon pour un Ange, with its earthy, metallic lily of the valley. There's a softly animalic musk in the base, & like all of the other samples l have it's still going eleven hours in.

    This one is fruitier than l would usually like, but l enjoyed the drydown, & the unexpected direction it took. Another one that l'd probably wear in spring.

    Thanks for a great review, teardrop .
    I have been really interested in hearing about this release and it does sound like it could be another big hit for me.

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    Today l've been wearing Gandhara.

    This is a warm, rich concoction that opens with patchouli, subtle spices & woods. The only floral l can identify here is mimosa, but it's well blended into the mix & not prominent. During the initial phase, l kind of get the "rotting vegetation" referred to in some of the reviews; a combination of indoles & earthy musks? After this, there's a couple of hours where it all retreats into an almost nondescript, retro-style, "perfumey" smell, as if it's old stock that's aged badly. And then thankfully it emerges on the other side as a soft, musky floral. From here, the castoreum begins to steadily strengthen, & is joined by ambery notes to form a smooth, sensuous skin scent in the base.

    Apart from that weird couple of hours in the middle, l enjoyed this one, especially the warm & comforting final phase.

    That's the last of my Neil Morris samples for now, although l can see myself exploring this line further. Midnight Tryst is far & away my favourite so far, & it's quite possible that after a few more wearings l will end up with a full bottle, too.

    Thanks to everyone who has read and/or participated in this thread, & do add any further thoughts if you have them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Update on Rainflower; around five hours in l began to like this one more. That out-of-place jasmine disappeared, a soft, aquatic musk came along to soften the edges, & finally l could clearly smell lilac. Very nice in the end, but it took a while to get there.
    This is the only Neil Morris, I own and it was a blind purchase, based on the promise of lilac. I recall rainy days and lilacs growing up and had a romantic notion about it. It is lovely "in the end" but it could have been more for longer. As you state, the jasmine note is too heady.
    Currently wearing: Bluebell by Penhaligon's

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    I wanna get my mom a perfume for Christmas and I think she might like Neil Morris perfumes. She also really likes Boston so she might think it's neat to have a perfume by a Boston perfumer (maybe she won't really care about that though....)
    I've considered Scent Intense, Rossy de Palma, Ambre Sultan. She used to wear Obsession. She also likes old Opium, Tea for Two, Serge Lutens Cedre, Carnal Flower. So she's kind of all over the board but she likes bolder fragrances, usually with a spicy aspect.
    I think there are a few to chose from, but to narrow it down, does any one have any suggestions?

    I received two samples from a generous basenotes user. They were two that I expressed interest in in this post: Quest and Woodland Strawberries. I'm very bad at describing fragrances, but I like Quest quite a bit (I smell tiger balm and imortelle, although that's not what the notes say. edit: This definitely smells like patchouli, I'm not sure if my first assessment was my nose being weird or if the top notes really smelled like that.), and I think Woodland Strawberries is nice, and greener than I had imagined, but it doesn't particularly speak to me, although it was out of character for me to select it in the first place.
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    Currently wearing: L'Attesa by Masque

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    I wear vintage Opium, Obession & Youth Dew. I also wear Tea for Two and Carnal Flower. I would definitely put Mom in either Prowl or Midnight Tryst. My two favorites from this line to date. I'm also still working through samples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiceGirl42 View Post
    I wear vintage Opium, Obession & Youth Dew. I also wear Tea for Two and Carnal Flower. I would definitely put Mom in either Prowl or Midnight Tryst. My two favorites from this line to date. I'm also still working through samples.
    Prowl and Midnight Tryst seem to be the big winners. I think I'm gonna get samples of Prowl, Midnight Tryst, Rumi, Mystic Dragon and maybe Burnt Amber. And I'll let my mom try them and see if she really likes any.
    Currently wearing: L'Attesa by Masque




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