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Feminine Leather scent

...The most 'feminine', in my opinion, is En Avion, which is an absolutely sublime extrait.
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   25.04.2012 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier's Or des Indes. I love the 'metallic' facet of this opoponax reference scent. It wears so well on fabric like hardly any other I can think of.
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Looking for the summer scent

...I was also rather smitten by Goutal's Hadrien Absolu... if there was no Sous le Vent.
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Looking for the summer scent

...Delphine, do you have a Guerlain Boutique nearby?
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Looking for the summer scent

...Sorry to come up with something 'a bit special' (difficult to get etc.), but I am sooooooo in love with Sous le Vent (Guerlain). It does it all. :)
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Leather chypres

...Habanita in extrait concentration!
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Vétiver de Frédéric - Frédéric Haldimann

So many great vetivers...

...Racine is (maybe) all I ask for when it comes to vetiver-centered frags.
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Yellow Sea - M. Micallef
<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   22.04.2012 | Perfumes & Brands

Micallef Yellow Sea

...I found it unspectacular and the 'honeyed' vibe really puts me off.
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Bigarade Concentrée - Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

The best Eau de Cologne

...My style is Maitre Parfumeur's Eau Pour le Jeune Homme, Nicolai's Cologne Sologne or Guerlain's Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat.
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   22.04.2012 | Miscellaneous

Your favourite reformulations

...I am not saying it is the better perfume, but I think the current Vol de Nuit extrait is a perfect modernization and I enjoy wearing it more. It's beautifully focused on jonquil and an oriental (vanilla-ish) base devoid of the drama the vintage has. However, the vintage is the quintessential Guerlain to me. It combines everything that made Guerlain what it was.
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   17.04.2012 | Miscellaneous

Your favourite reformulations

...Blasphemy!I prefer the new Tabac Blond over the original.End of Blasphemy! :lol:
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Tabac Blond (Eau de Parfum) - Caron
<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   17.04.2012 | Perfumes & Brands

Tabac Blond

...The original Tabac Blond and the vintage Habanita Extrait were definitely linked. The opening blast of the original Tabac Blond also clearly reminded me of Knize Ten. However, it is soon obvious that the original is loaded with animalics. It does remind me of the great Lanvin classics from the 1930s. If you deducted the florals (sweetness) from them, they could all - Tabac Blond included - be variations on the same theme. I also found Patou's Normandie slightly reminiscent of the original Tabac Blond. I admit I was a bit underwhelmed by the old stuff, maybe also because I am well familiar with the great Lanvins. Today Tabac Blond is so unique and there is nothing like it in its composition and blend (extrait concentration!). I only have a small decant of the old jus and I bet there are people here who hoard a bottle or two... :)
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   14.02.2012 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Mouchoir de Monsieur, Jicky's sexy brother... it's just that he is more aware of his effect. :)
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   10.02.2012 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Sous le Vent
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   10.02.2012 | Miscellaneous

If you could have your own perfume/cologne ?

...I'm in a 'fundamental' chypré mood at the moment... I would want to push my current obsession Sous le Vent more into a dark dry hard-core chypré direction (base) without losing the brightness and fun of the top and heart - more oakmoss, a slightly more animalic touch plus labdanum partly replacing the patchouli and increasing the overall level I suppose.
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   10.02.2012 | Miscellaneous

Trip down memory lane : Perfumes you loved as a teen

...I went through what was three bottles (I think) of Pasha de Cartier when I was 12-16. :lol:
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   28.01.2012 | Miscellaneous

Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?

...Mouchoir de Monsieur, the better Jicky today! :wink:
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   24.01.2012 | Miscellaneous

The classiest scent in your wardrobe

...I think I have to agree with Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum. I think you can only feel underdressed wearing this. :wink:
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<mark>Larimar</mark>Larimar   22.01.2012 | Miscellaneous

Storing & Organising Your Perfumes

...I have an antique sort of standing desk with a wooden lid to close everything. It's a chaotic system. I often rearrange things on a 'I need new space' basis. I like opening the wooden lid and see all my 'lovelies' crowded in front of me. :) I have boxes in the basement for back-ups and so forth.
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favorite Gourmand note

...Gourmands are often tricky territory for myself, but I agree with a dark, smoky vanilla.
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