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    Wink Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    What are some of the fragrances that you've recently purchased or sampled that give you the "WOW" effect?

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    We're close to 2021, so let's go:

    Chris Rusak - 33, Relief and Io. (big wows)
    AdV - Palissandre d'Or and Aedes de Venustas (original)
    CdG - Wonderoud, Kyoto, Hinoki and Dover Street Market (a long time I didn't wear the sample of DSM I had, really great)
    Kenzo - Jungle Homme (yes, I swear!)
    Tom Daxton - Resin Sacra
    Reims - L'Eau Gothique
    Motif Olfactif - Vetu de Vert
    Just Jack - London Eye
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    One of A Kind by Majouri for me.
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    Not a recent purchase or sample, but I seriously enjoyed wearing New Harlem last night. I really must get more wear out of this one...

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    lately for me its been by the fireplace and naxos. both have been an absolute pleasure to wear.
    my top 10:
    Creed Royal Oud
    Ck One Shock
    D&C Pour Homme
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    M. Micallef Emir
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Guerlain Lhomme Ideal Intense
    Slumberhouse Ore
    Maison Margiela By The Fireplace
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Annick goutal Ninfeo Mio
    Currently wearing: Oud Wood by Tom Ford

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    Trussardi Riflesso. What a great scent.

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    I checked out a sample of Siwa by Memo and was wowed. I was about to toss it but thought I'd spritz some on.

    To me, I finally tracked down what it reminded me of that I own and it's Carner's Tardes. I didn't see much similarity with the notes, but I do get a strong almond/heliotrope from Siwa. It's not listed, but I swear that's what it gives me. Anyway, if I didn't already own Tardes, I was seriously toying with the idea of getting a full bottle.
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    Dolce & Gabanna The One Mysterious Night has been a pleasure to wear these last couple of weeks. Creates new ground in the saturated oud/rose market, a very jammy rose, superbly done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    I checked out a sample of Siwa by Memo and was wowed. I was about to toss it but thought I'd spritz some on.
    For me on paper this one smelled nice but on skin it smelled awful.
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    Banana Republic Oud Mosaic
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    Alien Man Mirage wowed me in 2020; I look forward to wearing it more once the weather starts to warm up.

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    Grand Soir as of late. It's just gorgeous in cooler weather and a compliment magnet if that's your sort of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    For me on paper this one smelled nice but on skin it smelled awful.
    Sorry to hear, I had the opposite effect. I had sampled it a while back on paper, but didn't leave an impression. Finally ran into the sample again and tried it on skin and boom! Lucky me, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellbentforleather View Post
    Grand Soir as of late. It's just gorgeous in cooler weather and a compliment magnet if that's your sort of thing.
    Yeah, I'm so happy to have this and every time I go to it I'm just wowed as well. And yes, compliments are abound with it as I had one at the pharmacy last year before pre-Covid.
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    Olympic Orchids - Hamsa
    really nice clean and pure, green/spicy scent

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    Declaration d'un Soir - worn last night and this morning, gentle wafts wow'ing me at random times with spicy rose fresh elegance
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    Majouri continues to fascinate me. Silky Sandalwood is my latest with a "wow" factor.
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    Chanel Coromandel eau de Parfum
    Really, really good. Very smooth and sweet. Perfect for the winter season. I said I wasn't purchasing anything else this year but really tempted to pick up a bottle.
    Current Spring Favorites:
    Roja Parfums Elysium Parfum-Cologne
    Roja Parfums Danger Parfum Pour Homme
    Roja Parfums Diaghilev
    Roja Parfums Oligarch
    Amouage Reflection Man
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Viking
    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    MFK Aqua Universalis Forte
    MFK Aqua Vita Forte
    Dior Sauvage
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Currently wearing: Oceania by Roja Dove

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    Olympic Orchids - Golden Cattleya
    totally different from the other offerings from the brand
    very strong (1 spray fills the room) and really amazing
    never smelled this type of scent before

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    Roja Danger Cologne. Love this and so does my wife. Three sprays gave me great performance yesterday. I own Elysium, Danger and Creation-E, but Danger is my fave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Roja Danger Cologne. Love this and so does my wife. Three sprays gave me great performance yesterday. I own Elysium, Danger and Creation-E, but Danger is my fave.
    It's great, ain't it? If I didn't already have the Parfum, I would have definitely gotten the PC. The DNA is so good. I know it's like Heritage, but it's definitely richer, more opulent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Roja Danger Cologne. Love this and so does my wife. Three sprays gave me great performance yesterday. I own Elysium, Danger and Creation-E, but Danger is my fave.
    I'm really curious about this one. How does it compare to vintage Heritage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    It's great, ain't it? If I didn't already have the Parfum, I would have definitely gotten the PC. The DNA is so good. I know it's like Heritage, but it's definitely richer, more opulent.
    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellbentforleather View Post
    I'm really curious about this one. How does it compare to vintage Heritage?
    It's not as "yellow" for lack or a better word...it's more "orange". I doubt that makes sense.

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    These days it seems my new found love is from the house of Teone Reinthal or TRNP. A few dazzlers for me are East, D'Auigler, Winter Light, Night Song, The Path, White Lotus and Nerfertum.I have not tried Embers of Garden of Pleasures yet which many who are more familiar with house has spoken highly of over the past year. Incredible stuff and at least to my nose echos her talent in blending.

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    Capucci pour Homme. And regardless of its price - but at ~10 euros I can only shake my head in disbelief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    It's great, ain't it? If I didn't already have the Parfum, I would have definitely gotten the PC. The DNA is so good. I know it's like Heritage, but it's definitely richer, more opulent.
    Not to jack a post but the Parfum is on another level! I literally saved months to be able to get a bottle because I was totally mesmerized by it. Was getting by on decants and samples. Ill have to get my nose on the Parfum Cologne version though. I've heard good things about it.
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    Roja Parfums Danger Parfum Pour Homme
    Roja Parfums Diaghilev
    Roja Parfums Oligarch
    Amouage Reflection Man
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Viking
    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    MFK Aqua Universalis Forte
    MFK Aqua Vita Forte
    Dior Sauvage
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Currently wearing: Oceania by Roja Dove

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    It's not as "yellow" for lack or a better word...it's more "orange". I doubt that makes sense.
    haha sort of? What I love about vintage Heritage is the amber/patch/sandalwood dry down. It also smells exceedingly natural to my nose.
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    Xerjoff XXY
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    Orto Parisi Boccanera
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    D.L.Roelen Ambivalence
    WOW this is insane. One perfume you have never smelled before, this is green and floral (maybe a cannabis touch), but SO good and unique




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