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    Default Fragrances that have much better scent clouds vs smelled up close or on paper

    These stand out to me:

    Bleecker St - great scent cloud and get compliments but smells too sharp up close
    Santal 33 - pickles up close but man this smells good from as a scent cloud

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    Default Re: Fragrances that have much better scent clouds vs smelled up close or on paper

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    Default Re: Fragrances that have much better scent clouds vs smelled up close or on paper

    Dior Sauvage is one that comes to mind. It smells decent when I catch it on someone else, but up close it’s a mess.

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    New Haarlem comes to mind. It's harsh smelling in close proximity but smells better at a distance.
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    All of these have some scratch synthetic chemically harsh notes (some more than others) when smelled up close that aren’t noticeable from a couple feet away or in a sillage trail.
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    Grand soir for sure!! Smelling up close I guess this harsh note. But the scent cloud smells like rich amber

    Viking too, the scent cloud on this one really makes it an all around well made scent.

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    I went through a phase recently for a bit where I was experiencing fragrances when wearing them in a blah manner thankfully it passed. Sometimes when wearing a fragrance I agree up close it can be harsh or grow tiring but the sillage you know is way better. I have never experimented with different application methods always to the chest, I’ve grown accustomed to always smelling the fragrance and would hate struggling to smell it. For me the list of fragrances I feel this way about would vary day to day because some days fragrances smell better and are enjoyable more than other days.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that have much better scent clouds vs smelled up close or on paper

    Dior Sauvage would be a leading example.

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    Aventus. by far...

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    Default Re: Fragrances that have much better scent clouds vs smelled up close or on paper

    Wow, I have to say, both Santal 33 and Sauvage from afar are particularly objectionable to me.

    First things that come to mind with the original question are Kouros and Leather Oud, both of which are far less challenging from a little distance than smelled right up close.




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