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    ExtremeK, your powers of prediction are awesome indeed! Congrats on your purchase!
    Congrats to ExtremeK

    I'm glad were all on the same page when it comes to Derviche

    I placed an order for a 60ml bottle, it's wonderful stuff. Can't wait to get it from the mail.
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    Cacio has already sampled the two additional scents - who do I send them too?
    jujy54 is next after Cacio, please send her a PM.
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    Hazel, we had the same favorites, just in a different order: mine were Mousse Illuminee, Derviche, and Chypre Siam. They're all gorgeous, and I'm thrilled Rogue is here.

    So, along with my bottle of Mousse Illuminee came a sample of Flor Mortis. I was really excited to try it. I need to spend more time with it, but immediate my immediate reaction was that its opening is what Tubereuse Criminelle was pre-IFRA -- with the camphor turned up to 11 and a more pronounced smokiness. I'm one of the odd ducks that revels in the opening of TC (vs surviving it), and Flor Mortis is even bigger. The camphorous opening to Flor Mortis lasts far longer on me than it does with Tubereuse Criminelle, which is fine with me but not so much with the rest of my family, poor dears.

    The reason I need more time with Flor Mortis is that on first wearing, when the tuberose finally arrived as tuberose and not camphor, I didn't even notice. When TC moves into its tuberose phase, it warms and blooms, and turns utterly beautiful. With Flor Mortis, it seemed to play a great disappearing act, and, like my experience wearing Molecule 01 or 02, I could only obliquely or accidentally catch whiffs of it. When I put my nose to my wrist, the tuberose was very faint. I find that very odd, so, as I said, I'm going to give it another few wears. Maybe I was just pre-occupied with dinner or something. Or a little drunk, given my husband and I polished off a bottle of wine with our meal and didn't realize it.
    I wish I could join you Hazel in the same appreciation of Mousse Illuminee but unfortunately the negative complements that specifically refers the scent to weed won't work for me.

    Thanks for the impressions on Flor Mortis, you're actually the first one here to write an impression for it.

    Did you get a sample of 40 Love? That's the other new release that's coming out soon.
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    I just tried Flos Mortis.... Wow! Beautiful tuberose and menthol with a smell in the background reminding me of old leatherwork chairs, the ones with the dimples. Very luxurious, best with a suit. Can go either gender very easily

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    I would also like to add that the newer Chypre siam is much closer to the original (his original) than when he started putting out the 30ml version. More of the keffir lime, darker musk

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    I'm bummed I missed this, but I purchased 3 samples myself. Le Canotier and Mousse Illuminee were explained well by others in this thread based on my experience. I haven't tried Chypre Siam yet just because it's been too warm. It seemed like a scent to be worn in cooler weather.

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    jujy54 is next after Cacio, please send her a PM.
    will do

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    Verveine Narcisse:

    The opening is sharp, aldehydic & green, with galbanum & an impression of lily of the valley. l don't get verbena here so much as violet leaf, although there is a grassy note a few minutes in. A little later the narcissus comes through, with the emphasis on its aspects of leather & rain-soaked garden, rather than actual flowers. After the first hour, the base of moss & salty ambergris takes over, & at this point it settles very close to the skin. Four hours in, there's been no further development.

    l expected something quite sunny & bright here, but this comes over as a rather serious fragrance. incense + heliotrope's description of it as "astringent" makes sense to me, & overall her assessment of this fragrance seems to chime with mine.

    Not my kind of fragrance, but surely a great one if you love serious, green leathery florals.
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    Just got my Rogue samples today; if you all don't mind my crashing this thread, I will share my thoughts on them once I get a chance to test them out this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeK;4626546

    So, along with my bottle of Mousse Illuminee came a sample of [B
    Flor Mortis[/B]. I was really excited to try it. I need to spend more time with it, but immediate my immediate reaction was that its opening is what Tubereuse Criminelle was pre-IFRA -- with the camphor turned up to 11 and a more pronounced smokiness. I'm one of the odd ducks that revels in the opening of TC (vs surviving it), and Flor Mortis is even bigger. The camphorous opening to Flor Mortis lasts far longer on me than it does with Tubereuse Criminelle, which is fine with me but not so much with the rest of my family, poor dears.

    The reason I need more time with Flor Mortis is that on first wearing, when the tuberose finally arrived as tuberose and not camphor, I didn't even notice. When TC moves into its tuberose phase, it warms and blooms, and turns utterly beautiful. With Flor Mortis, it seemed to play a great disappearing act, and, like my experience wearing Molecule 01 or 02, I could only obliquely or accidentally catch whiffs of it. When I put my nose to my wrist, the tuberose was very faint. I find that very odd, so, as I said, I'm going to give it another few wears. Maybe I was just pre-occupied with dinner or something. Or a little drunk, given my husband and I polished off a bottle of wine with our meal and didn't realize it.
    +1 , just got my MI today with a sample of Flos Mortis, instant fans! i feel like chewing red currant with a hint of tuberose. another great creation from Mr. Cross! ..& that red juice color really up my appetite
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    Just got my Rogue samples today; if you all don't mind my crashing this thread, I will share my thoughts on them once I get a chance to test them out this week.
    Feel free to share your input on all of the samples that you're able to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    Just got my Rogue samples today; if you all don't mind my crashing this thread, I will share my thoughts on them once I get a chance to test them out this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryogee View Post
    +1 , just got my MI today with a sample of Flos Mortis, instant fans! i feel like chewing red currant with a hint of tuberose. another great creation from Mr. Cross! ..& that red juice color really up my appetite
    Congrats on MI

    I'm hoping to try Flos Mortis myself in the coming days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Verveine Narcisse:

    The opening is sharp, aldehydic & green, with galbanum & an impression of lily of the valley. l don't get verbena here so much as violet leaf, although there is a grassy note a few minutes in. A little later the narcissus comes through, with the emphasis on its aspects of leather & rain-soaked garden, rather than actual flowers. After the first hour, the base of moss & salty ambergris takes over, & at this point it settles very close to the skin. Four hours in, there's been no further development.

    l expected something quite sunny & bright here, but this comes over as a rather serious fragrance. incense + heliotrope's description of it as "astringent" makes sense to me, & overall her assessment of this fragrance seems to chime with mine.

    Not my kind of fragrance, but surely a great one if you love serious, green leathery florals.
    Wonderfully written teardrop

    I do enjoy this scent a lot. The green mossy drydown is my favorite part of the scent. The lemon verbena comes early on in the fragrance but it's short lived. The narcissus florals then takes over before drying down to a bass of oakmoss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valier View Post
    I just tried Flos Mortis.... Wow! Beautiful tuberose and menthol with a smell in the background reminding me of old leatherwork chairs, the ones with the dimples. Very luxurious, best with a suit. Can go either gender very easily
    Thanks for your description on Flos Mortis
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayer7770 View Post
    I'm bummed I missed this, but I purchased 3 samples myself. Le Canotier and Mousse Illuminee were explained well by others in this thread based on my experience. I haven't tried Chypre Siam yet just because it's been too warm. It seemed like a scent to be worn in cooler weather.
    Please sure your impressions once you're able to try the samples. Chypre-Siam isn't too bad in the warmer weather. I actually wore it in 80 degree weather. It's not a bold scent so the warmer weather won't effect it much.
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    Bayrhum-Vetiver:

    l looked up some info on traditional bayrum fragrances, & apparently they are made using the West lndian Pimenta racemosa, a species unrelated to the bay laurel, Laurus nobilis. l am familiar with bay laurel, as l have one in my garden, & the opening of this fragrance smells just like the the pungent, herbal scent given off by the cut leaves when l'm pruning it. Either these unrelated species do actually smell similar, or this fragrance does in fact utilise bay laurel, & not the traditional West lndian bay. This impression is swiftly overwhelmed though, by a strong note of cloves, which continues to dominate for the next couple of hours. There's also something earthy, almost animalic in the mix, & l agree with grayspoole that it suggests moss rather than vetiver. After that first couple of hours, once the clove fades there's a soapy phase, & then finally four hours in l get a softly metallic vetiver in the base. Six hours in, it's still going as a skin scent.

    This one is not for me, & l didn't expect it to be, as none of the notes are ones l enjoy smelling on my skin. But if you enjoy very traditional-style, mature masculine fragrances, it might very well be for you.
    Did this one remind you of the holidays - specifically fresh Christmas trees?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Feel free to share your input on all of the samples that you're able to try.
    Thanks, will do! I got Mousse Illuminee, Tabac Vert, Chypre-Siam, and Manny was nice enough to throw in an extra sample of Le Canotier. I plan on wearing them this week, so I will definitely share my thoughts.

    Wearing Mousse Illuminee right now and I have to say I am very, very impressed so far! This may be my Platonic ideal of a green fragrance. I see a full bottle purchase in the near future!

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    Vintage Tabarome:

    l get just a hint of that "turned vintage masculine" vibe in the opening, before it's overwhelmed by what l'd swear is aldehydes. Does anyone else get this? lt's soapy, powdery, clean-smelling, dry & kind of "white" in tone. Ten minutes in, it all settles into smoky, peppery woods with a faint touch of bergamot. Sniffing up close, there's something vaguely mentholated, then half an hour later there's leather. Ninety minutes in, it all sweetens slightly, & at the same time there's a crisp, papyrus-like note running through it. After three hours, there's salty ambergris & moss, & later a metallic twang, which could be vetiver. There is a vaguely gingery note here too, if l search for it, but at this point it's become a skin scent. lt's still going softly seven hours in.

    Although this does share some aspects with Tabac Vert, to me they don't smell all that similar. Someone else here (was it CuddleCat?) mentioned a difference in the colours that the two fragrances suggest: Tabac Vert being a yellowy green, while VT is more golden brown. l completely agree. However what they do have in common, at least on my skin, is a total absence of tobacco!

    My preference between the two would be Vintage Tabarome, & while it's not something l would wear, l appreciate having had the chance to try this!
    I too prefer Vintage Tabarome of the two. I think the soapy clean vibe that you were smelling was the combination of the tobacco and bergamot notes at the opening. I didn't get any aldehyde in VT when I wore it. That's the first time that I've heard anyone mention aldehyde as well as papyrus. The tobacco dries down a bit while the pepper comes in. The oakmoss comes in at the base with a touch of woods. One of my favorite Creeds of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    Thanks, will do! I got Mousse Illuminee, Tabac Vert, Chypre-Siam, and Manny was nice enough to throw in an extra sample of Le Canotier. I plan on wearing them this week, so I will definitely share my thoughts.

    Wearing Mousse Illuminee right now and I have to say I am very, very impressed so far! This may be my Platonic ideal of a green fragrance. I see a full bottle purchase in the near future!
    I'm looking forward to hearing which are your favorites. My favorite was Chypre-Siam.
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    Did this one remind you of the holidays - specifically fresh Christmas trees?
    No, l didn't get a conifer note, or any kind of woody note at all.
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    Aubepine-Acacia (although l keep wanting to call it Aubergine-Acacia ):

    This has a bright, lemony top note, effervescent like sherbet, underlaid with green notes of galbanum & pine. After fifteen minutes, this settles into a green floral accord, mainly mimosa, with lightly powdery & leathery facets. For me there are no sharp edges or bitterness here, & although the projection is very low from this point, it's a pretty & rather agreeable spring floral. Six hours in there's been no further progression, but it's still humming along softly.

    l'm very familiar with the scent of hawthorn, or May blossom, as a lot of it grows in my neighbourhood & the places l grew up in. lt's one of my favourite springtime smells, earthy & almost fecal in its animalic richness, & l was excited to try this perfume, as l doubted l'd ever find one which reproduced it convincingly. There is a suggestion of it in the heart phase, but it doesn't quite capture that scent for me. This is actually a relief though, both for my wallet & my sanity. Aubepine-Acacia is easily my favourite of the Creeds in this pass, thanks again to N.CAL for giving us the opportunity to try these rarities!

    That concludes my part in the pass. l'd like to give a couple of these another sniff before passing them on to Benz3ne, but will aim to do so within the next week.

    Benz3ne, please PM me your address!
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    teardrop, that’s a wonderful description of Aubepine-Acacia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemelimelle View Post
    teardrop, that’s a wonderful description of Aubepine-Acacia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
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    Alright, here are my notes on Mousse Illuminee. I put it on last night around 6 p.m. (went to bed a little after midnight so I got a good 6 hours of wear) and woke up this morning to the dry down still in full force. Taking a breather from Rogue today, but I will be wearing Chypre-Siam next, as that one seems to be especially popular.

    Mousse Illuminee

    This is possibly my Platonic ideal of a green fragrance. For me this conjures up a “moon garden” - a garden meant to be appreciated at night, full of white flowers. The oakmoss, artemisia, cypress, and other green woody notes give the impression of a mossy garden, with the white flowers and white musk standing in for the moonlight. There is something in the opening with a kind of cool, menthol feeling, that combined with the green notes reminds me of something like an herbal cough drop. In the heart the "cool night breeze" effect dies down a bit, and it has a definite soapy feeling, and reminds me a bit of Mugler Cologne, but it is much more complex than that. I have not tried Polo Green, so I can’t make any comparisons, but I do love TF Italian Cypress, which I’ve also seen compared to PG, and this does remind me of Italian Cypress. This is much “cooler” though, and takes it in a different direction with the floral notes and musk. In the dry down I get what I assume is the oakmoss and white musk. This is my first time experiencing a hefty dose of oakmoss, so I don’t necessarily have a good feel for its character. I don’t think I saw vetiver listed in the pyramid but there is a kind of earthy, grassy quality in the dry down that reminds me of vetiver, though perhaps that is the oakmoss. The projection/sillage is INTENSE - I decanted this into an atomizer and only needed 1-2 small sprays, which lasted for hours. I got constant wafts of this, and it created a wonderful scent bubble ambience. I put it on last night around 6 p.m., and when I woke up this morning it was still going strong in the dry down. When I got in the shower, the steam reawakened it and I got a nice burst of cool, soapy green. Given the potency and very affordable price for the quality, I think this will be FBW for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    Alright, here are my notes on Mousse Illuminee. I put it on last night around 6 p.m. (went to bed a little after midnight so I got a good 6 hours of wear) and woke up this morning to the dry down still in full force. Taking a breather from Rogue today, but I will be wearing Chypre-Siam next, as that one seems to be especially popular.

    Mousse Illuminee

    This is possibly my Platonic ideal of a green fragrance. For me this conjures up a “moon garden” - a garden meant to be appreciated at night, full of white flowers. The oakmoss, artemisia, cypress, and other green woody notes give the impression of a mossy garden, with the white flowers and white musk standing in for the moonlight. There is something in the opening with a kind of cool, menthol feeling, that combined with the green notes reminds me of something like an herbal cough drop. In the heart the "cool night breeze" effect dies down a bit, and it has a definite soapy feeling, and reminds me a bit of Mugler Cologne, but it is much more complex than that. I have not tried Polo Green, so I can’t make any comparisons, but I do love TF Italian Cypress, which I’ve also seen compared to PG, and this does remind me of Italian Cypress. This is much “cooler” though, and takes it in a different direction with the floral notes and musk. In the dry down I get what I assume is the oakmoss and white musk. This is my first time experiencing a hefty dose of oakmoss, so I don’t necessarily have a good feel for its character. I don’t think I saw vetiver listed in the pyramid but there is a kind of earthy, grassy quality in the dry down that reminds me of vetiver, though perhaps that is the oakmoss. The projection/sillage is INTENSE - I decanted this into an atomizer and only needed 1-2 small sprays, which lasted for hours. I got constant wafts of this, and it created a wonderful scent bubble ambience. I put it on last night around 6 p.m., and when I woke up this morning it was still going strong in the dry down. When I got in the shower, the steam reawakened it and I got a nice burst of cool, soapy green. Given the potency and very affordable price for the quality, I think this will be FBW for me.
    Your impressions, particularly with the emphasis on the white flowers and the nocturnal coolness, are much, much more in tune with my experience with Mousse Illuminee than the other reviews posted on this board. I don't get oak-moss at all in the dry-down, and I love oak moss, I wear oak moss oil straight sometimes. I believe I'm getting tree moss instead, which may share some characteristics with a "softened" non-marshy vetiver. But that white floral note pulls Mousse Illuminee far away from any associations with Polo Green or Italian Cypress (I use Floris 1962 when I'm in the mood for a masculine cypress).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctboom View Post
    Your impressions, particularly with the emphasis on the white flowers and the nocturnal coolness, are much, much more in tune with my experience with Mousse Illuminee than the other reviews posted on this board. I don't get oak-moss at all in the dry-down, and I love oak moss, I wear oak moss oil straight sometimes. I believe I'm getting tree moss instead, which may share some characteristics with a "softened" non-marshy vetiver. But that white floral note pulls Mousse Illuminee far away from any associations with Polo Green or Italian Cypress (I use Floris 1962 when I'm in the mood for a masculine cypress).
    Thanks for the insight! I will have to track down some various moss oils to smell them straight. I've found that's the best way to get a sense for different notes. Or, perhaps I will just go out and smell some moss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    Thanks for the insight! I will have to track down some various moss oils to smell them straight. I've found that's the best way to get a sense for different notes. Or, perhaps I will just go out and smell some moss!
    Try the offering from ZOils on Etsy, "Oakmoss Absolute, Evernia prunastri, France"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctboom View Post
    Try the offering from ZOils on Etsy, "Oakmoss Absolute, Evernia prunastri, France"
    Thanks, I will check that out!

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    That concludes my part in the pass. l'd like to give a couple of these another sniff before passing them on to Benz3ne, but will aim to do so within the next week.

    Benz3ne, please PM me your address!
    There's no rush from me, Teardrop. Take your time if required! I've been loving your reviews and, safe to say, you've whetted my appetite to try these out. I wonder whether there'll be a purchase on the cards for me after my sampling... Hmm!




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