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    I'd like to use this thread as a continuing bit of encouragement that everyday folks we pass on the street still like fragrance. It's also a place where we can brag about our good noses when we identify something a stranger was wearing.

    I'll start: this week I smelled Gucci Rush on a woman waiting for the elevator in a lobby at corporate headquarters.
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    Sensing few to no easily recognizable fragrances like ADG being frequently worn by others, on the street.
    But ADG seems to be, if not omnipresent, quite likelier to be encountered randomly, at almost any given hours of the day, on the streets of the town where I live.
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    Dior Sauvage yesterday at the bank.
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    Yesterday Le Male by one of my employees in my firm.
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    Oud Palao on a couple of women in my small town. I introduced a small sample, to one of these girls, a couple of months back. It seems to have spread.
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    Yesterday Le Male by one of my employees in my firm.
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    Also I keep smelling Vetiver at work. I think it's an oil.
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    Interesting! I mostly smell the typical Macy's counter fragrances at work. Mostly Armani Code and AdG.

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    Also I keep smelling Vetiver at work. I think it's an oil.

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    I could've sworn I smelled someone wearing Sel Marin on the train the other day. For the life of me I could not work out who it was. Smelled good, and works much better in the cold weather than the calone bomb aquatics I smell here all year round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    I could've sworn I smelled someone wearing Sel Marin on the train the other day. For the life of me I could not work out who it was. Smelled good, and works much better in the cold weather than the calone bomb aquatics I smell here all year round.
    Sel Marin is outstanding, must make a nice change.

    I was in a shopping centre in Sydney yesterday, smelled Dior Sauvage a couple of times. Assumed people were testing it from store.
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    Seem to smell Aventus a lot more these days.
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    I smelled last month some one wearing a perfume I designed. Many miles away from my home town, totally different people. I think he or she bought it some where. It was the most wonderful feeling.

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    I love Gucci Rush! Good catch. I wish I smelled that more often. I think the guy next to me earlier at the city center was wearing Polo Double Black.
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    The whiff of Cool Water from someone walking past during the work day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Interesting! I mostly smell the typical Macy's counter fragrances at work. Mostly Armani Code and AdG.
    I work with a lot of men and women from India. I do think it's a man from India whom I keep passing in the hallway that is the source of the vetiver.

    Quote Originally Posted by caribbeanisland View Post
    I smelled last month some one wearing a perfume I designed. Many miles away from my home town, totally different people. I think he or she bought it some where. It was the most wonderful feeling.
    Amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowan View Post
    I love Gucci Rush! Good catch. I wish I smelled that more often. I think the guy next to me earlier at the city center was wearing Polo Double Black.
    It's an old favorite. I keep finishing and buying bottles of it. It's probably my most-bought scent over the years.

    Tonight I met a friend for drinks and she was wearing Hanae Mori.
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    I rarely spot scents in my hometown, but when I visited Madrid last September, I smelled Angel on three occasions during a week.

    At work I can smell a couple of after shaves (one sort of vetivery, another sweetish-spicy) but have no idea what they are, and am not going to ask.
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    One that I've smelled on a woman was Un Bois Vanille. I could smell notes of vanilla and coconut coming off her. I have come across women wearing this scent on several occasions. Women must really love this fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    One that I've smelled on a woman was Un Bois Vanille. I could smell notes of vanilla and coconut coming off her. I have come across women wearing this scent on several occasions. Women must really love this fragrance.
    The coconut must be what annoys me about Un Bois Vanille. Hm...

    This morning I smelled Cashmere Mist on the elevator.
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    Every once in awhile my CEO wears something that just rings like a bell, and I love it. It's a sharp, green, soapy floral, somewhere in the realm of Chanel 19, Cristalle (probably the closest direct comparison), Prada Infusion d'Iris, with a modern Hermes-like spareness. Next time she wears it, I'll have to ask.
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    i hope you fired them
    lol!
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    And I smelled something that-- literally-- stopped me in my tracks.... first I wasn't sure but then, I approached the lady and said,
    'Madame, forgive me for such brash intrusion, but are you wearing Sotto Voce by Laura Biagiotti?
    Because if you are--- then behold me, utterly delighted".
    The lady, in turn, almost squeaked,"Yes, oh my God, yes! How did you know? Oh, no one knows much about these perfumes anymore!"

    And we chatted about her love of perfumes. She almost hugged me before I left the shop.
    Also I'm forewarned for future now!
    My usual reticence and touch-me-not personality may not survive many more such interactions. LOL.

    PS: btw, I was pleased as punch to have recognized it well.
    But Sophia Grojsman's perfumes have a distinct mark on them, you can't miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Interesting! I mostly smell the typical Macy's counter fragrances at work. Mostly Armani Code and AdG.
    Yeah same here. BdC, Fierce, Be Delicious.

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    I have been smelling quite a lot of heavily laced lemon fragrances on young men (20s-30s) in my hometown these days--everywhere from university to Starbucks to dinner last night

    I am sure it is something trendy right now but remain puzzled as to what exactly.

    On a separate note, I smelled Guerlain Vetiver in the office hall, got up to see who it was, but alas they'd vanished.
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    This thread has made me realise just how little I'm on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nairn View Post
    And I smelled something that-- literally-- stopped me in my tracks.... first I wasn't sure but then, I approached the lady and said,
    'Madame, forgive me for such brash intrusion, but are you wearing Sotto Voce by Laura Biagiotti?
    Because if you are--- then behold me, utterly delighted".
    The lady, in turn, almost squeaked,"Yes, oh my God, yes! How did you know? Oh, no one knows much about these perfumes anymore!"

    And we chatted about her love of perfumes. She almost hugged me before I left the shop.
    Also I'm forewarned for future now!
    My usual reticence and touch-me-not personality may not survive many more such interactions. LOL.

    PS: btw, I was pleased as punch to have recognized it well.
    But Sophia Grojsman's perfumes have a distinct mark on them, you can't miss it.
    It cuts both ways.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Seem to smell Aventus a lot more these days.
    Yes! Our city is full of it.

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    My dentist's receptionist is wearing something that I recognize but I can't quite place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin Dave View Post
    I have been smelling quite a lot of heavily laced lemon fragrances on young men (20s-30s) in my hometown these days--everywhere from university to Starbucks to dinner last night

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    Geez, I envy all those sure shots above. I get some whiffs of scents on the street sometimes, but they can be anything, it's just musky stuff, woody stuff, sport stuff. It's all too quick and too vague to get a precise idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Geez, I envy all those sure shots above. I get some whiffs of scents on the street sometimes, but they can be anything, it's just musky stuff, woody stuff, sport stuff. It's all too quick and too vague to get a precise idea.
    Same, a vague sense of something is all I usually get unless it's something ridiculously distinct and usually over-sprayed, like Angel.




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