Davidoff Good Life
Davidoff Good Life
by L’Artisan Parfumeur
Top notes: Peony, Cardamom
Middle notes: White Tea, Frankincense, Cedar, Vetiver, Spices
Base notes: Indian Papyrus, Iris, Leather
Have a great day basenoters!
L'Instant de Guerlain eau extreme
L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme : Issey Miyake
CK Euphoria Intense
Really intense!!! Much better and stronger than the original Euphoria which I find so disappointing. I really like it.
L'Ombre dans L'Eau
Sunday 30 November 2008
Daytime: Cuba Paris Cuba Gold (Another sample from Aiona. It's similiar to JPG Le Mâle, but a little more spicy in the drydown.)
Evening: Dolce & Gabanna Pour Homme
Essence de Must pour Homme
Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Anise, Ginger, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Tonka Bean
A spice-laden juice that has more of the oriental or aromatic fougère about it than any other genre (because of the tonka bean in the base, I guess).The top is largely citrus with a good dose of anise, the heart a warm and unusual accord of cinnamon and ginger, and in the base quite a pronounced woody air with sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver, and patchouli. Except for the absence of floral notes, the Essence version of Must pour Homme seems recall the feminine version rather than the other masculine offering. This strikes me as a cool-to-cold weather scent, primarily because of the hearty spice accords, and at the same time it seems to suggest an evening or slightly more formal context than the plain Must pour Homme. The longevity and sillage are fairly tenacious, and the development, while somewhat limited, does tend to play out to a subtler, woodier place than where it starts out. I find this very pleasant, a bit bracing and energizing, and an overall good thing. Kudos to Cartier for this!
Tea for Two
Tea (or smoke/balm) anyone? :grin:
Apparition Homme Intense/Ungaro
Terre d'Hermes. This one will be in heavy rotation until I get some new fragrances next week.
Alain Delon - Samouraï
YSL - L'Homme, from a sample.
Nice, but the heavy tonka reminds me of Santana.
Dukes of Pall Mall, Belgravia
Habit Rouge EDT
Calvin Klein Obsession for men
Guerlain's Parure EdT and a tiny bit of extrait just to make it last. It's often called "Jean-Paul Guerlain's Mitsouko" because of the heavy use of oakmoss, and then plum instead of peach, lilac instead of jasmine. But it also features Jean-Paul Guerlain's own signature way of using a kind of wet, lush and "sexy-sixties" bergamot-top that was introduced with Habit Rouge and followed until Nahema in 1979.
EAU DES ILES
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier ( Jean-François Laporte )
Knowing, Estee Lauder (My secretary likes it, but her all time favourite on me is Kouros...)
Dior Homme by Christian Dior
L'Homme disappeared on me quickly (about 3-4 hours and it was just a whisper) so I'm now testing
Calvin Klein: Man
A rather enjoyable, light and fresh but quite green fragrance.
Jacomo de Jacomo
Christian Dior Fahrenheit
Notes include bergamot, honeysuckle, hawthorn, sandalwood, nutmeg, violet, cedar, patchouli and tonka bean.
Prada Infusion d'Homme again.
Smells very much like another recent favourite L'Eau d'Hiver.
Big meeting today, so something classic and subdued is in order:
Pour Monsieur 1955
XS Paco Rabanne
Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
Dior Homme Sport
Looking for inspiration this morning ....amber it is, in the Queen of them all (pour moi) ....
"Senseless"? Well, I've been called worse. Conjures images of being held down and beaten and then spritzed back to consciousness.
I like this stuff. It has the green blackcurrent leaf of L'Ombre dans L'Eau but balanced with a very dry amber and some loamy earth notes, which give it a lighter more wearable feel. As the topnotes settle down, it comes into focus nicely.
Diptyque Tam Dao
trying to curry favor with an editor today, so this was chosen carefully: iconic, yet understated.
Acqua di Parma Colonia... day two!
Cool morning for us. Mugler Cologne as SotD
Big, huge intense family celebration coming up this weekend featuring DS#2, whose 13th birthday was a few days ago. I already fear I'm becoming "Mom-zilla." :eek:
Today I'm giving a full-wearing to my sample of Tom Ford White Patchouli. It's a weird one... At first I thought I was in love, then it quickly became medicinal, and the white flowers/jasmine that hates my skin chemistry is making an unfortunately persistent appearance. But I'm also getting these wonderful whiffs of incense, and clean patchouli, and then the medicinal element (also the patchouli, I think) is a nice contrast. Hmmmm. This is very interesting! But I'm just not sure I smell _good_ in White Patchouli, which is generally my goal with perfume.
White Patchouli notes: Peony, Mandarin, Bergamot, Jasmine, Rose Absolute, Coriander, Ambrette Seed, Sandalwood, Incense, Golden Amber. And, of course, patchouli (though they don't mention it in the note list on Sephora!).
Creed Original Vetiver with Guerlain Vetiver Extreme
It's a sunny Tuesday and we have a big couple of days at work ahead as we go through our ususal end of year assessment of how we did.
I wanted something light today and I chose:
Nasomatto Silver Musk
This is probably the closest wearing scent I own. It is the epitome of a skin scent on me. It is also a wonderful scent because it has such a delightful development. The top is lightly floral and seems to be mainly rose this leads to that metallic incense note that I get from Silver Factory but here again it is layered in with a much lighter hand. In the base is the promised musk but subtle and warm. This is a lovely scent for one's self because there is no real sillage or projection. If you are looking for a close wearing, complex scent this might just be the one.
Thierry Mugler B*Men
Well, CK Man faded after about 4 hours so I'm on my third sent today, my trusty (and long lasting!)
Versace Pour Homme
I always get an image of oranges on stones (ala TdH) but near a white water river or perhaps a waterfall. As it progresses it is as if I've moved to the oceanside at middday - warm sand, stones, driftwood. Always fresh, elegant, and mentally uplifting. I love this fragrance.
Versace Baby Blue Jeans
but it don't sing and dance
and it don't walk
Bois du Portugal
Silver Mountain Water
Vintage Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Iris Bleu Gris (1988)
Perfumer: Jean Laporte
Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Iris, Vanilla, Oakmoss
Guerlain's Cologne du 68 for me today.
I've been trying to revisit scents I haven't worn in a while. Today, I'm treated with the velvety New Haarlem. :) Yum
Paul Smith Extreme Men
Montale Fougeres Marine
L'Instant de Guerlain EDT. Perfect for this colder weather we have been having over here.