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    Default What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Years ago when Galop d'Hermes was first released, I didn't like it at all. The leather note was way too overpowering to me and at odds with the fruity quince note. I was definitely in a very "I hate 99% of fruity fragrances, they are awful" stage of my fragrance journey. I remember strongly disliking it.

    But last week I was at Hermes smelling some stuff and the SA handed me Galop. I expected to hate it. But--- that wasn't the case! I was in absolute love and tested it on my skin right away. The leather was soft, the fruit was an amazing touch and I'm discovering I don't hate fruit-forward fragrances as much as I thought I did. Only some of them.

    Needless to say, I bought a bottle and was very happy with my purchase.

    What have you written off in the past that you've recently come around to find out you enjoy?
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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Jasmine Rouge. Was given a 30 ml decant a while back and didn't care for this one. Just decided to give a try last night on the back of my hand and started to appreciate this one. Made it my SOTD.
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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Not being a fan of JCE's later works, I have never been a fan of the Hermessence line although I have and love Poivre Samarcande. I have recently really been enjoying Paprika Brasil (which I did not when I first got it) and may buy others. I do have Cuir d'Ange as well which I quite like but leans feminine to me.
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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    So far, fortunately haven't changed my mind about anything that is in my very large collection.
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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    Not being a fan of JCE's later works, I have never been a fan of the Hermessence line although I have and love Poivre Samarcande. I have recently really been enjoying Paprika Brasil (which I did not when I first got it) and may buy others. I do have Cuir d'Ange as well which I quite like but leans feminine to me.
    I recently bought Paprika Brasil for my boyfriend! Glad to hear it is being enjoyed.
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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    So far none I did sell off a sealed bottle of Guerlain Vetiver Extreme though, I have the original Guerlain Vetiver and never got around to wearing the Extreme I don’t feel I was missing much.

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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Can think about especially two examples, one vintage, one current-both familiar with and owned at some point.

    While did perceive them as good fragrances trying to appreciate the true value of their obviously fine ingredients, so no remote trace of dislike nor criticism towards these (well, apart from not being overly enthusiastic bout each in the past) never thought will end up liking them even more over/with time eventually.

    These two fragrances being Lancetti Uomo Concentree among the vintage, while l'Erbolario Absinthe among the current ones.
    Currently wearing: Antaeus by Chanel

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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    With quality versus space being a growing concern, I'm beginning to evaluate some of my seldom-desired designers, particularly the Ed Hardy range and a few others. It isn't that I don't think they're good-smelling (or a tremendous value), but there are other things that could easily take the same space.
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    After about a 4 year break I bought a bottle of Creed Aventus. I wore a lot of it starting in 2010 and needed to take a break from it. I smelled the sillage on a friend and thought I'd place it back in my rotation. I'm quite pleased with the 2016 bottle I bought although the formulation has changed to some degree from the original issue.

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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Blah de Chanel EDT now is Bleu de Chanel EDT.
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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Terre D'Hermes. Finally got on board.
    december line up: z zegna milan • scent one hinoki • le labo baie 19 • le labo thé noir 29 • moth and rabbit la haine • heretic blood cedar • bvlgari man dark orient • madras cardamom • phuong dang artist • hermes osmanthe yunnan • boadicea the victorious imperial • olibanum profumum • fahrenheit parfum • dusita issara • papyrus oud/71 • oud alif • sahraa oud • mfk oud extrait • baccarat rouge 540 extrait

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    Vintage Safari
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Clubman Special Reserve...............none of these work for me and hope to deal away.

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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkittlesen View Post
    Vintage Safari
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Clubman Special Reserve...............none of these work for me and hope to deal away.
    We should talk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    We should talk!
    You bet, lets do it!

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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkittlesen View Post
    You bet, lets do it!
    PM sent.
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    Default Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Thanks Danny




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