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  1. Anise Lovers' Quest: L. Lempicka Au Masculin, Guerlain Après l'Ondée, & others

    I bought Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin the first time I smelled it. I think the strong appeal was largely the anise and licorice notes in the fragrance. Both of these notes are due in good measure to the presence of anethole, a component of natural essential oils present in anise, fennel, licorice, star anise, and anise myrtle; it is also closely related to isomer estragole, a fragrance factor abundant in tarragon and basil.

    Another of my anise favorites is Serge Lutens Douce Amère,
  2. The Scent of Chrism

    Like an angel's breath upon your skin you were kissed
    When I held you the day you were blessed
    With the holiness of times gone by
    The Spirit filled the Cathedral

    The Holy aroma, the scent of ancient times
    Lingered upon your innocent brow
    And I smiled for you were so beautiful
    And your aroma was pleasing to God

    Sparkling Ray of sunshine
    As the light came forth pouring
    Through the spectral windows
    And ...
  3. SotD Wednesday 7 April

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Edward Hopper, 1940

    Mazzolari - Vetiver
    Complex, dry, tangy and green, the notes are appealing to either sex.
    Fresh throughout the day and into the night; when anything can happen.
    Notes: vetiver, citrus orange, lemon, bergamot, soft floral notes,
    nutmeg, light tobacco, sandalwood
  4. New at Niche

    I have recently found an interest in niche frags. My most recent purchase was Bond no9 Silver Factory, which I am in loved with. I have seemed to have grown from " good smelling " to UNIQUE. I was looking on Lucky and want to order some samples. Any suggestions ? My favorite frags are Silver Factory, Lolita Limpeka, Helmut Lang, Yohgi, Dior Homme, o Malone's Pomergranite Noir and Black Vetiver Cafe, and Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver and Black Orchard to name a few. Thank you !
  5. SotD Monday 5 April

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Guerlain - Sous le Vent

    Extraordinary chypre. Tingling topnotes anchored by gentle spices.
    An absolute pleasure; invoking May wine and the robin's song.

    Sous Le Vent features notes of basil, bergamot, lavender, tarragon,
    carnation, oakmoss, iris, woods, patchouli.

    Updated 27th April 2014 at 09:50 PM by kumquat


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