ST Barth Homme
Runners up: Montana and R&G Open
ST Barth Homme
As always, I cannot make up my mind. All of these satisfy me immensely:
Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
Patou pour homme
Il Profumo Vetiver de Java
Chevalier d'Orsay (swap)
Creed Orange Spice
Acqua di Parma Colonia
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NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
Narciso Rodriguez for Him
Bogart pour Homme
Black Aoud by Montale
Patchouli Leaves by Montale
Chergui by Serge Lutens
Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
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Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
"Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
I bought Kouros this year - highly satisying.
Le Labo Rose 31 & Patchouli 24, though I haven't received my P24 yet...both lovely additions to my wardrobe....
also in the middle of receiving Rose Poivrée and Domenico Caraceni...haven't tried them yet, but I hope I like.
Tiffany for men
Patou pour homme privé
Third man Caron
all of them absolutely enjoyable.
Black Aoud and Kiton Men are both deeply Satisfying. I also enjoy Eternity. I have armani code and explorer on the way but I may not get to enoy until the new year or shortly before.
Virgin Island Water
Un Jardin en Mediterranee
mark birley and Millesime Imperial.
It's my SOTD and it's Serge Luten's Santal de Mysore. This is by far the most satisfying and beautifully made scent I own. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to get a bell jar from Paris and I had no idea what to choose because I love so many of the Luten's offerings. I asked around and my friend Shannon said that without a doubt, it had to be Santal de Mysore. Well, I had never tried that one and it was a blind buy. However, I am thrilled that I took the risk. It is the most true to life sandalwood balanced perfectly with spices and accented with gourmand notes like toasted coconut and cinnamon. This is breathtaking and every time I wear it I get a compliment.
My runners up are: Aoud Lime and Black Aoud. Both long lasting with killer sillage. These were bargain basement prices from the Swiss Montale Boutique sale. God, that was stressful!
L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EdP - ! (I shall be stocking up)
Black Aoud - SILLAGE, LONGEVITY, and it smells good!
Do decants count? If so, then Muscs Koublai Khan and Patou pour Homme for sure. I'd buy full bottles of these in a New York minute if they were available in the U.S.
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Late in the game, that is very late in the year, but I truly love Royal Briar by Carroll & Co. Everything about it is a surprise. The quality; the wonderful scent and the story of how it was resurrected after dying an untimely death at the hands of the Atkinsons people. I am not sure how I going to deal with the fact that one of my favorites costs $25 for 4 oz., but I guess I will deal with it.
Superb every one.
Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood...by far.
keepin' it musky
french lover, black aoud
current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors
Christian Lacroix, Tumulte PH.
A superb cedar fragrance without any distracting elements.
Habit Rouge from tvlampboy. Thanks Matt.
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.'' --Saint Augustine
“Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.”--Alexander Solzhenitsyn
SMN Peau d'Espagne
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'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.
Bond New Haarlem
(I may as well just say Maurice Roucel, huh?)
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Of the many good finds in 2007 the best have been:
Le Labo Rose 31
Domenico Caraceni 1913
MPG Santal Noble
Caron Third Man
Creed Original Vetiver
For swap/sale: Fougère Royale, AdP Colonia Club, Tauer Lonesome Rider, MDCI Cuir Garamante, vintage Tiffany for Men, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others.
In no particular order:
Bois 1920: Agrumi Amari di Sicilia, 1920 Classic and 1920 Extreme
Diptych L'eau Trois
And on a lower level, Polo Explorer, which actually smells ok on me.
Mazzolari Lui. I had been looking for a scent with scarcely controlled earthy passion, pleasant but nearly too much, and this is it.
Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer
Not necessarily my favorites of the year, these were the most satisfying because I grew to like them much more than expected:
PdN New York
MPG Ambre Precieux