The Fragrance Thread & SOTD

linen like the fabric or linen like laundry?

i didn't know linen fabric had a particular scent.
Thank you!! Full story: I’ll go ahead and get ouds/spicy/ vanilla/ tobacco/leather type scents that I like, but I figured I’d get one that the missus likes - since she seems to be wrinkling her nose at whatever I try on these days. When I asked her to describe a cologne she does like all she could come up with is ‘the smell of crisp linen’, which I took to mean the fabric and was more confused than ever. But maybe it’s a mild detergent smell, hahah.
 
Thank you!! Full story: I’ll go ahead and get ouds/spicy/ vanilla/ tobacco/leather type scents that I like, but I figured I’d get one that the missus likes - since she seems to be wrinkling her nose at whatever I try on these days. When I asked her to describe a cologne she does like all she could come up with is ‘the smell of crisp linen’, which I took to mean the fabric and was more confused than ever. But maybe it’s a mild detergent smell, hahah.
ask her to clarify. or better yet take her to a saks or a neimans and go fragrance testing together.
 
Do you guys rate Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte?

For a unisex fragrance, I always considered it masculine and we were in the Bijenkorf department store last weekend and had a whiff and it still smells the same to me. Last time I bought some must be nearly 20 years ago now.
The original, yes.
 
As it's the Black Friday sales, thought I'd see what the reduction was on the Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte, but they only had the sampler left. Tried the Hermes Rhubarbe Ecarlate, wow instant hit and bought the 50ml immediately, for €51.00. Now I'm not so sure, the kids have said it smells a bit more feminine then masculine and think they may be right. I'll try it again tomorrow as it was layered on Taylor of Bond Street's Tobacco Leaf aftershave.

I'm a sucker for those citrus colognes and Hermes are very good at it. Something vibrant for the lock down ahead, effervescent.
 
That Hermes Rhubarbe Ecarlate is good stuff, it's just an instant kick. Could even be a hangover cure. Not something you would splash on every day, but in the mood, it's going to really deliver.

Reminds me a bit of Penhaligon's Limes, gets limited release every couple of years. Unisex yet masculine and powerful in the right cirumstances.
 
Byredo Blanche could be an option for her.
Smells clean.
This. Our even better, -provided, you have no outstanding body odour issues- go sans scent.

I bathe twice daily. Sometimes, three if I have a mid-morning/ early afternoon work out and tbh I seldom use fragrance these days. Other than light deodorant and cream/lotion (which I make myself).
 
This. Our even better, -provided, you have no outstanding body odour issues- go sans scent.

I bathe twice daily. Sometimes, three if I have a mid-morning/ early afternoon work out and tbh I seldom use fragrance these days. Other than light deodorant and cream/lotion (which I make myself).
You’re an odd duck
 
In the sales I got the original Hermes Orange Verte and the Citron Noir too. Again good stuff, Not for everyday, but if you've got a good rotation of colognes and aftershaves on the go, they fit in nicely.
 
Louis Vuitton Ombré Nomade. This shit is fantastic. I’m definitely getting some of this.

Got three samples of these last year while picking up a purse of SO, very very impressed by the smell and longevity; reminds me of early Tom Fords. 375 a bit steep but I love it.
 
Got three samples of these last year while picking up a purse of SO, very very impressed by the smell and longevity; reminds me of early Tom Fords. 375 a bit steep but I love it.
so far this is the only one of the three ouds that i've really loved. definitely worth a split its so damn strong you only really need one spray to last you the whole day.
 
Not sure what happened, but lately I find I'm bypassing my great scents for a splash of plain old Murray and Lanman Florida water.
 
probably not a bunch of stodgy old tories in the fragrantica readership
I've gone off Penhaligon's of late. That Cairo hasn't wowed me in the long term. I've still got the Blenheim Bouquet aftershave splash. Sartorial was their last affordable offering that was up there with the best.

Really good rotation going on at the moment and nothing is getting mundane as I've a dozen plus aftershaves and scents on the go. The Hermes Citron Noir and Rhubarbe cologne are outstanding.
 
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are there any other scents we'd be interested in splitting up? i've got to order the supplies and there's a minimum so i need to stock up on bottles.
 
Nothing on my must-have list right now but if there is another split going I’ll look into it and may jump on board
 

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