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<mark>Tetracom</mark>Tetracom   11.01.2021 | Perfumes & Brands

What are you testing today?

...Darkmatt3rHappy new year! 🥂@ Skatedrew, thanks! You really can't go wrong with Chanel and pizza... 👍@ Tetracom, I had Amouage "Ashore" on my test list for awhile until I saw someone compare it to Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers and knew for sure I didn't need that particular 90s scent recap in my life. I'll be sure to check out "Crimson Rocks" at some point as it does sound interesting! I tried Jovoy "Remember Me" the other day and found it quite cozy - like wearing a warm chai tea latte. I don't think I could fully appreciate it in my subtropical climate as much though. Needed to be somewhere with a chill in the air, cozied up next to a fireplace. :) I was surprised to find it having a somewhat similar vibe to Kilian's "I don't need a prince by my side to be a princess".I'm all out of samples finally, and in the process of moving again in 3 weeks, so I'll probably be out of updates for awhile, unless I happen to stumble on some perfume when I'm out and about. Hope everyone has a very enjoyable start to 2021!I've finally tested YSL Opium, just to compare it to Amouage Fate Woman, and I have to say, Opium is for sure my fav among those vintage powerhouses. It has this oldschool thing that if you dig your nose into it it smells completely different from sillage cloud. Fate Man and Women are more wearable for me, than Opium, but it is great. If I happen to come across partial/swap I would get Opium.
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<mark>Tetracom</mark>Tetracom   01.01.2021 | Perfumes & Brands

What are you testing today?

...Darkmatt3rI'm testing out Perris Monte Carlo "Tubéreuse Absolue" today. This scent smells very natural & beautiful to me and is perfect for the 80°F/27°C sunny weather we are having today! ☀️ It reminds me quite a bit of "Carnal Flower" but much nicer, imho. I don't need a bottle, as I already own "Love Tuberose" and it's in a similar vein as well; Tubéreuse Absolue is less sweetened and has some fresher, green aspects. Very enjoyable to sample, 9 / 10 ☆This is my favorite tuberose fragrance so far! I also like Carnal Flower less than this one, but I respect CF a lot :) . What always amazes me is lavender and vetiver in PMC, they just fit there somehow, and make it very fresh.I've tried new 4 Amouages recently: Enclave, Crimson Rocks, Meander and Ashore, and I would rate them this way:Enclave 4/10 (greener version of Sauvage, done in Amouage way, with TONS of ambroxan), Ashore 6/10 (pedestrian jasmine), Meander 7/10 (fresh 'jungle' sandalwood, really nice, I would say that it should have been named Beach Hut Man, instead of Meander), Crimson Rock 8/10 (the best in the collection, reminded me cinnamon bombs like PdM Oajan or Hermes Ambre Narguile with an added thick fruity jammy rose on top. Magnificent and addictive)
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<mark>Tetracom</mark>Tetracom   25.12.2020 | Perfumes & Brands

What is your favorite vetiver fragrance?

...Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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<mark>Tetracom</mark>Tetracom   11.12.2020 | Perfumes & Brands

What are you testing today?

...Darkmatt3rTetracomI've tried only Invasion Barbare before, and was a bit underwhelmed.I've tested Lady Tubereuse and 17 Tubéreuse Couture, and they both a better in a drydown, but not in the opening (at least for me). 17TC is too similar to Fracas in the opening, and I don't like Fracas. It was nice to test them, but its not something that I would wear, I realized that I dislike white floral scents with particular type of sweetness, it bothers me a lot, and they all come off as very 'not me'.I thought "Invasion Barbare" smelled like an affluent, older man with good taste.Those tubereuse perfumes sound interesting; hopefully, I'll get to try them one day! Someone sent me a sample of "Fracas" in a swap a couple of years ago and I didn't like it at the time, smelled sort of old-fashioned to me. My taste in fragrances have shifted since then to include more floral scents, so I should re-test. I was bored last night, so I ordered a bunch of samples from various places. "Petit Fracas" is on the list, so I'm probably most excited about trying it, as the notes list caught my eye. From the Piguet brand website: Flirtatious Petit opens with notes of fresh citrus and pear that lead to a vintage heart of tuberose and white flowers. Musk and sandalwood warm toward the scent’s finale just before a subtle burst of sinful chocolate lays down an irresistible surprise. 😍Yes it is, but Invasion Barbare, IMO, is boring AF. Like, its very well done, but has no spark in it. I quickly forgot it and didn't want to touch agin.I have a sample of Petit Fracas that I want to try soon. Today I've tested Bois Mysterieux and La Religieuse . The first one is a weird sparkling woody-leathery scent, which resembles heavy dark leather/oud/cumin fragrances. Unfortunately, its not a good substitute to excellent Dior Leather Oud. La Religieuse is divine simple slightly animalic jasmine. I just tend to like simple, 'boring', white floral fragrances, and I dislike complex or overtly sweet ones. La Religieuse is quite interesting because it really reminds me of Chanel No. 5, but without anything Chanel.
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<mark>Tetracom</mark>Tetracom   11.12.2020 | Perfumes & Brands

What are you testing today?

...Darkmatt3rCan't wait to hear your thoughts on Parfums MDCI! I'm thinking "Peche Cardinal" might be a little too simplistic and light for your taste, but we'll see. 🙂 It's like a fruity "Love Tuberose" to me. "Fleurs d'Oranger" is a very good perfume. I should re-test it down the road. I sampled it in midsummer Southern heat and it felt a bit overpowering at the time, but still nice. i can't wear Parfums de Marly scents; something in their base doesn't agree with me. Their scents do have some massive sillage & longevity though, I'll give them that!I've tried only Invasion Barbare before, and was a bit underwhelmed.I've tested Lady Tubereuse and 17 Tubéreuse Couture , and they both a better in a drydown, but not in the opening (at least for me). 17TC is too similar to Fracas in the opening, and I don't like Fracas. It was nice to test them, but its not something that I would wear, I realized that I dislike white floral scents with particular type of sweetness, it bothers me a lot, and they all come off as very 'not me'.
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<mark>Tetracom</mark>Tetracom   09.12.2020 | Perfumes & Brands

What are you testing today?

...Darkmatt3rTetracomMain question - is it worth the money?If one is a lover of peach, davana/artemisia, & patchouli notes, then I think possibly so. For me, absolutely not. I don't even need a travel spray. I don't like peach in most fragrances, but if I was going to purchase one, it would be Parfums MDCI Péché Cardinal. I definitely think Bitter Peach is worth sampling though! Oh, I found a place with MDCI in my city, I will test them soon! Btw, recently I tried Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger and its SO GOOD. I didn't expect that, because I usually hate orange blossom, but this one is not sweet and is balanced with tuberose, and a overall result reminded my Dior Pure Poison a lot, just slightly creamier and heavier.Also tried Pegasus Exclusif today - its very good, I would say even better than the original.
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<mark>Tetracom</mark>Tetracom   27.11.2020 | Perfumes & Brands

What are you testing today?

...Darkmatt3rI tested out Bitter Peach last night.This opens as a honeyed peach-chouli cocktail with an underlying hint of skank to my nose. The patchouli is the slightly dirty, musky variety. There's something herbaceous, bitter, and almost black currant-like in the top and heart of this, which I couldn't figure out at first. I started scanning my brain for other fragrances I've tested and realized - duh, it's the davana oil note. I've smelled it in Blousy by Miller Harris and The Vagabond Prince's Enchanted Forest ; it's unmistakable in those two fragrances and here as well. Davana is what makes this peach bitter. This was interesting to sample. I was expecting simplistic candied peach rings, but it's actually got a bit more mystery going than that. The drydown transitions into spiced, tangy peach on a bed of vanilla cream, lactonic sandalwood and hints of vetiver. There is a sensuality to it, in my opinion, and I'm not just saying that because it's Tom Ford. 😉 I would surely enjoy the sillage of Bitter Peach trailing off other people, but this is probably not one I would wear for pleasure myself.Main question - is it worth the money?
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<mark>Tetracom</mark>Tetracom   21.11.2020 | Perfumes & Brands

What are you testing today?

...Interesting, when I was testing Sunshine Woman, all I got was a weird synthetic blackcurrant
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