I remain a massive Heat of the Night advocate. On me it was a little fruity, a little floral, but just really blended and complex. It felt really expensive, it’s hard for me to even think of other ways to describe it. Just very high class and fancy. It was a little too feminine for me to want to wear it, I’m Not Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice I’m Sage T-Shirt but I absolutely found it utterly gorgeous. I too will forever sing praises on Heat of night! And I completely agree, it’s soooo gorgeous. I’m not sure whether I consider it feminine in my head because I usually correlate florals/flormands to feminine. One redditor I remember said they thought Coquina was sunshine in a bottle and I disagree, I think it’s Heat of Night (ironically) that is sunshine (and sexy beach holidays) in a bottle. I can totally see this one layered over Manor for men, which is how most of my oud sce
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My hit rate with SS is the lowest of any indie company (20%, maybe?)… but when I hit, I hit big (Chiffon, White Fox, Wilcox’s). But the bad ones are just… awful. Manor, which everyone loves, was the nastiest powdered sugar and chemical laden woods on me. Oh damn really? Why can’t everything just work with skin chemistry ugh. Atleast you’ve managed to find some HG’s, I suppose I had too high a hope where everything I picked would just be an HG for me haha. I’m Not Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice I’m Sage T-Shirt Oh that sounds grim! I will admit though that oud doesn’t agree with everyone and isn’t most people’s cup of tea. Personally I like my perfumes because they have fruity/flormaud top/base notes. Manor is the most linear one I’ve tried. I think I’m very picky about my ouds too because a lot can be a smoked woods assault on your nose.
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I would personally think if you’re not familiar with oud, then Manor can be as divisive as Sea of Gray. But then again, a lot of people here love woody/smokey atmospherics. Oh good, I’m not alone! SS has been on the block for a loooong time and certainly has the fan base that goes with a solid house like they are. I’d like to think that perhaps I didn’t pick things I initially had my eyes on after being swept away by how delicious all the summer scents sounded like (and believe me I did my research on them) so I would like to think I could have had a better outcome but like yourself, I am now apprehensive. Chantilly cream turned out to be so meh to I’m Not Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice I’m Sage T-Shirt me. And I’m quite sound on notes I do and don’t like.