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    Default Fueguia's 1833 Caoba

    Any opinions about this? I want to contrast mine: how does this compares to other patch - centered scents?
    Sorry to ask but I do so based in the fact that it is nearly impossible to get niche stuff in this forgotten-by-God corner of the world (not only due to lack of distribution, also because imports substitution policies and heavy taxation).
    I can compare it with Coromandel since I have a bottle in my rotation: IMO, F's Caoba is quite bold and rustic, rough I would say, lacking craft however interesting in the contrasts of the three different patchoulis used. I'd say I feel more comfortable wearing F than C since I find this last one is quite feminine to my nose.
    I can compare it also with G Gentleman, I do get it I it's a good one albeit on the line of an abundance of synthetic notes - glue comes to mind.
    Note as to others like the ones usually mentioned like Profvmvm.

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    Default Re: Fueguia's 1833 Caoba

    Pollux I am curious, if you don't mind my asking, how many fragrances from this Argentine house do you own? I know they have a large number of scents.
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    Default Re: Fueguia's 1833 Caoba

    Large number... More than necessary, really. Besides the fact the House's descriptions of their scents are quite inaccurate.

    Here goes my list:

    Xocoatl

    Cándido López

    Ballena de La Pampa

    Otro Poema de Los Dones

    Quebracho

    Magallanes

    El Otro Tigre

    Caoba

    Juan Manuel de Rosas

    La Joven Noche

    Hornero

    Beagle

    Thays

    In short: wonderful orientals, mediocre aromatics - well, Thays is quite good, IMO.

    As to the first ones, Beagle, Caoba, Otro Poema and Cándido are among the best.

    Juan Manuel is a two rose and pepper scent which is very nice.

    Xocoatl is unbearable.

    La Joven Noche is sandalwood all the way down.

    El Mono is a cinnamon centered scent.

    El Otro Tigre smells like Jules.

    I visited Fueguia's lab: at that time Bedel was working on a vetiver scent that was amazing. He could not launch it due to costs. Same thing happened with a tuberose scent. He wants to make a difference from the raw materials he works with, but he admits it is very difficult getting these and keeping costs at hand.

    One more thing: the rum in Beagle is not a metaphor. I was asked about it when wearing it.

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    Default Re: Fueguia's 1833 Caoba

    Thank you for taking the time to answer.
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    Default Re: Fueguia's 1833 Caoba

    You are welcome!

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