The Fragrance Thread & SOTD

Rambo

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Mancera aren’t mailing any samples right now, so I’m going to place a decant order. Anything else of theirs I should try, while I’m at it? How’s the Velvet Vanilla?
I thought it was a little too powdery. Cedrat boise is the other really popular one. Check basenotes or reddit for reviews. Remember dont buy retail.
 

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Best vanilla scent I can think of is Chanel's L'Egoiste.

But...but...but...its a bit of an 80s Behemoth.

...and that's a compliment.
 

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I have Cedrat Boise. The people says is an Aventus clone, but no way. It is far more warm. It doesnt last on my skin but is one of my favorites.
Red tobacco on the other hand is a bomb.
I have never sniffed lemon mint or aoud lemon that people say are the other goods ones, but I have tried some on the others (gold aoud, gold intensive). In my opinion they are very similar smells and on the heavy side.
 

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I have Cedrat Boise. The people says is an Aventus clone, but no way. It is far more warm. It doesnt last on my skin but is one of my favorites.
Red tobacco on the other hand is a bomb.
I have never sniffed lemon mint or aoud lemon that people say are the other goods ones, but I have tried some on the others (gold aoud, gold intensive). In my opinion they are very similar smells and on the heavy side.
I have the same problem with cedrat. Some people love it to death.

also agreed on trying to differentiate their oud offerings. None of them really stood out but i havent tried them all.


Forgot to add far better than Montale.
heavy agreement.
 

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Red Tobacco arrived tonight and THANK YOU for the recommendation! Not at all what I was expecting but very nice and a nice change from what I’ve been buying lately.
 

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Red Tobacco arrived tonight and THANK YOU for the recommendation! Not at all what I was expecting but very nice and a nice change from what I’ve been buying lately.
I'm interested if you will find that a daily beater, or too overwhelming in the long term to use outside of certain situations.

That tobacco scent I got was great for the first couple of weeks, now it's left on the shelf awaiting the future where I can sport it.
 

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I'm interested if you will find that a daily beater, or too overwhelming in the long term to use outside of certain situations.

That tobacco scent I got was great for the first couple of weeks, now it's left on the shelf awaiting the future where I can sport it.
Time will tell. My first impression is that it is fairly light and wearable daily.

It’s funny you mention daily beaters - I was just tidying up my drawer and thinking I have a lot of half empty bottles I should just wear to use-up. But they are mostly strong scents and I get paranoid about overdoing it with a daytime scent, so my go-tos remain a few of the milder ones like Oud Wood and a L’Occataine.

Anyway, I ordered a couple more Manceras based on recommendations above.
 

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Fragrance market take a beating with corona virus.

It will be back to Brylcreem and Woodbines. With hints of coal tar soap at the weekends.
 
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