Jean-Paul Guerlain Top note: Bergamot, Lavender, Juniper Berries, Violet, Aldehydes, Clary Sage, Green Notes, Lemon, Petitgrain Middle note: Pepper, Coriander, Carnation, Cyclamen, Geranium Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Balsam, Rose, Orrisroot Base note: Patchouli, Amber, Cedarwood, Tonka bean, Moss, Musk, Sandalwood Mostly citrus with vanillic notes and patchouli. The extended list of notes is from parfyym.pri.ee, a wonderful Estonian website on perfumes.
This is a pure smooth woody oriental in a chypre style like nobody would make any more. Has Guerlain tinkered with this one?
The bottle I have seems the same as the original.
Yr good bud,
"Why spend life seeking that which does not satisfy? Why remain a slave, when freedom waits? Let your life shine; illumine the world with your truth!"
Fiat justitia ruat cælum.
Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall. — Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.
Male irato ferrum committitur. It is an evil thing to arm an angry man. —Seneca
My current Fall-Winter rotation: Baldessarini EdC - Canali Men - Dior Homme Sport - Gucci PH I - Guerlain Homme - Issey Miyake L`Eau D`Issey PH Intense - Lalique Encre Noir - Loewe Solo - Terre d`Hermes - YSL Rive Gauche PH
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
another masterpiece kicked to the curb to make room for
fresher more modern fragrances.
Top notes: Absinthe, Bay, Geranium, Tobacco Flower, Coriander, Ginger,
Cedar, Sandalwood, Gaiacwood, Macassar oil
Middle notes: Artemisia, Bergamot oil, Fruit Notes, Green Note, Pine Needle, Carnation,
Cedar, Geranium, Jasmin, Patchouli, Vetiver
Base Notes: Amber, Castoreum, Leather, Musk, Oakmoss, Oilbanum
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
(Sample came a couple of days ago - Hooray!!)
“… [I] recall thinking that the computer would never advance much further than this. Call me naïve, but I seemed to have underestimated the universal desire to sit in a hard plastic chair and stare at a screen until your eyes cross.” ~ David Sedaris
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
P.S. MetroMan...let us know a guy's reaction to Aegean - my yesterday SOTD pick and a real fave.
Hey Taolady I am going to write up my whole week's experience in the Neil Morris scents in my blog over on the blog side of Basenotes on Sunday. Yes, this is a shameless plug for attention
But as a preview I am really enjoying Aegean four hours into wearing it. As I have enjoyed everything I've worn so far but one has stood out for me as just amazing for my sensibilities.
Which one? You'll have to wait and see. That's adding suspense to the shameless plug.
Or maybe not.
Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain, and I'm not even going to check the spelling because it's just a one-extra-button-undone, rock-it-on-the-first-take spring day in Baltimore. Oh, Andy, you shaman of chemistry, you make the women in my office pause by me and for a moment breathe colors and sounds.