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Oud for greatness is a winter or cold weather scent.
Oic, sorry for the noob question, but actually what makes it a winter weather scent? And what type of fragrances would be good for sg weather? I am trying to venture out of the common office scents like MB Explorer and also others like the fresh type scents, I find them too boring and generic.
 

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anyone got go perfume store and make a custom fragance for own use?
 

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Oic, sorry for the noob question, but actually what makes it a winter weather scent? And what type of fragrances would be good for sg weather? I am trying to venture out of the common office scents like MB Explorer and also others like the fresh type scents, I find them too boring and generic.
Oud based fragrances feel heavy and overbearing once you’re out of an air conditioned environment. If your workplace aircon is not very effective (need jacket to sit there the whole day) it will feel sickening after a while and people are going to be bothered by you.

Even the easiest oud like a Versace Oud Noir feels heavy here.

If you wanna avoid the typical freshie, you can go for something like a Mancera Cedrat Boise. It’s strong and long lasting without being a freshie but not irritatingly heavy.
 

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Oud based fragrances feel heavy and overbearing once you’re out of an air conditioned environment. If your workplace aircon is not very effective (need jacket to sit there the whole day) it will feel sickening after a while and people are going to be bothered by you.

Even the easiest oud like a Versace Oud Noir feels heavy here.

If you wanna avoid the typical freshie, you can go for something like a Mancera Cedrat Boise. It’s strong and long lasting without being a freshie but not irritatingly heavy.
Thanks for the very detailed explanation, I can see what you mean. If it is going to bother my colleagues then maybe better to avoid haha.

I searched the Mancera Cedrat Boise, and the reviews say that it’s an Aventus smell-a-like, I can imagine is going to smell like the MB Explorer again, which is what I am trying to stray from
 

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Thanks for the very detailed explanation, I can see what you mean. If it is going to bother my colleagues then maybe better to avoid haha.

I searched the Mancera Cedrat Boise, and the reviews say that it’s an Aventus smell-a-like, I can imagine is going to smell like the MB Explorer again, which is what I am trying to stray from
It's nothing like Aventus. Try a sample. I have both and they don't smell anything like each other.
 

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It's nothing like Aventus. Try a sample. I have both and they don't smell anything like each other.
I see, I think I'll go and try a sample. Do you think dark fragrances are suitable for local weather? Do you have any to recommend?
 

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I see, I think I'll go and try a sample. Do you think dark fragrances are suitable for local weather? Do you have any to recommend?
Personally I don't think dark fragrances are suitable. Our humidity makes them potentially offensive to others. And despite how much I might like a oud fragrance, not offending others overrides it. Hence I've sold most of it away.

But it's a journey.

I think you're maybe at the beginning of your journey of discovery. Go try everything. Sometimes you might really like something for a season, then later your tastes change.

For some of the "weird" fragrances I enjoy, I only wear them at home where I know they won't offend anyone.
 

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Personally I don't think dark fragrances are suitable. Our humidity makes them potentially offensive to others. And despite how much I might like a oud fragrance, not offending others overrides it. Hence I've sold most of it away.

But it's a journey.

I think you're maybe at the beginning of your journey of discovery. Go try everything. Sometimes you might really like something for a season, then later your tastes change.

For some of the "weird" fragrances I enjoy, I only wear them at home where I know they won't offend anyone.
I have chanced across dark fragrances from people in my office sometimes although not oud type, they smell quite nice to me actually haha, but not sure if other people share the same sentiments. Or maybe because there is aircon in the office so it isn't that bad. Isn't wearing at home kinda a waste?
 

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I have chanced across dark fragrances from people in my office sometimes although not oud type, they smell quite nice to me actually haha, but not sure if other people share the same sentiments. Or maybe because there is aircon in the office so it isn't that bad. Isn't wearing at home kinda a waste?
Really depends on your perception doesn't it? Complex fragrances are intellectually challenging but not universally liked. We live in a society and need to fit in. The last thing I wanna be is be known as "the perfume guy".

So since some fragrances are are potentially offensive, I enjoy them in private. Not waste at all. In fact, I find it liberating.
 

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Really depends on your perception doesn't it? Complex fragrances are intellectually challenging but not universally liked. We live in a society and need to fit in. The last thing I wanna be is be known as "the perfume guy".

So since some fragrances are are potentially offensive, I enjoy them in private. Not waste at all. In fact, I find it liberating.
Well said and unfortunately very true. Sucks that we live in a society where before we like something, we need to consider if the society likes it first. But then on the other hand, it also makes sense.

But for home use why not get aroma diffusers, isn't that more cost effective haha
 

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Well said and unfortunately very true. Sucks that we live in a society where before we like something, we need to consider if the society likes it first. But then on the other hand, it also makes sense.

But for home use why not get aroma diffusers, isn't that more cost effective haha
It's a different genre. Perfumes are far more complex and for personal enjoyment. Aroma diffusers (I use Lampe Berger) are more the environment.

Play with both!
 

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Just blind purchased armaf ventana. Smell really great! Can’t say for sure it smell like sausage, but I like it!

2nd armaf in 2 weeks. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Just blind purchased armaf ventana. Smell really great! Can’t say for sure it smell like sausage, but I like it!

2nd armaf in 2 weeks. :ROFLMAO:

Have both the Sauvage and Ventana. I feel Ventana's opening and dry down has the Sauvage vibes but overall Ventana is missing the very distinct pepper and ambroxan notes of the Sauvage. Ventana, like most of the other armafs, has terrible longevity though. Can barely eke out 3 hours on my skin.

On the other hand, i managed to snag a good deal online for the Armaf Sillage. Even cheaper than mustafa price. Boy....i get why all the hype and plaudits the Sillage is garnering and why some are even saying its better than the original Creed SMW. Sillage's performance and longevity is even pretty decent to boot. I think the Sillage is a very safe blind buy for the price as there is nothing offensive with the smell (and the price:LOL:).
 

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oops! silly auto correct.

ventana seems to perform quite ok in terms of longevity for me. I been contemplating sillage previously and it looks like I just been poisoned again :ROFLMAO:
 
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