This is an outstanding fragrance - a parfum essence and quite pungent!
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any information about its history or note pyramid.
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
Homme de Grès
(1996) I looked all over, but couldn't find a pyramid for this one. I suspect it's lemon, herbs, lavender, woods and a touch of leather scent and perhaps spice. So, a little smoky, a little leathery (birch tar?), but mostly herbal and citrusy. This is edgy enough to be bracing, but not enough to be annoying. The best thing about it its is straightforwardness. It gets to the point and keeps to it. It is not linear; rather, it develops quite nicely. Even so, it sticks to its theme and is consistently lemony.
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
Of which I have tried, this is still definitely my favourite one from Ellena. A mainstream success, that is "underrated"(?) among many frag-heads.
Ladies love this one, and the most importantly, so do I.
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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
I'm in Dior Homme (Olivier Polge). Dry, slightly leathery, iris and peach. I don't get any lavender. The dryness tempers the sweetness to provide balance. There is a whiff of plastic about it, but it has enough goodness going on that it doesn't matter. I like it slightly better on someone else, and even better just from the bottle, but I'm still happy to wear it. It was a perfect choice for me this morning.
I'm coming down with a cold and might not bother with fumes for the next few days if it gets any worse.
SotE is now L'Occitane Vanilla - whilst at L'Occitane we asked if they had vanilla fragrance and they pointed me to the home fragrance. Sprayed a little on the back of my hand - I likey! If only it came as an EdT/EdP Does anyone wear home fragrance on skin???
In beautiful Molinard Fleur de Figuier (Les Fleurs de Provence) from Miss C. A different fig scent, showcasing the dry green and cool aspect of fig as opposed to creaminess of L'Artisan Premier Figuier, woody sweet earthyness of Diptyque Philosykos and honeyed ripeness of Balenciaga Cristobal. A must try for every fig fan. (You know what to do, do you? )
It is my very first time with Jicky. I haven't fallen in love like this in a very long time. I had forgotten how much I could love a fragrance. This is olfactory perfection to me. Jicky might be my desert island fragrance. Or...if I could only have six, Jicky would definitely be one of them. It certainly has a lot of character for an edt, doesn't it? This is why I love fragrance...that element of surprise. I have embarked on a classics sampling phase and I can't wait to try some others, but I can't imagine anything better than this.
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Dimitri, how is the Monk working for you, and do you have the newer (late 2006 I think) formulation? I thought the first version was just okay, but the reformulated Monk blew my socks off and had me throwing my credit card at Mr. Storer like a frisbee.
Originally Posted by sestra
Wow, Sestra, I want to smell DH on you! No lavender? Sounds very cool but the exact opposite of how he wears on me. Lavender powerhouse, and very sweet.
Originally Posted by Twolf
Molinard Fleur de Figuier
Twolf, SO glad to hear this is making you happy! Wear and share in good health, my friend.
Speaking of wearing and sharing, thanks to Tdem1961 (who also smells particularly gorgeous today!):wave: , I am testing Richard James. Delighted, contended sigh. This is beautiful, though it's weird, I'm actually getting cigarette smoke notes rather than tobacco in places. It also seems unavailable in the US. Has anyone seen this (the 2003 Richard James, not the Richard James Cologne by Richard James) in the Marshall's jackpot anywhere? I might "need" a small bottle...
Top Notes: Bergamot, mandarin, ginger, green tea leaves, petitgrain, rosemary, basil.
Middle Notes: Cardamom, coriander, tuberose, lily of the valley, rose, lavender.
Base Notes: Suede, patchouli, sandalwood, tobacco, amber, vetiver, musk, oak moss.
Wishing everyone a thrilling Thursday!
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...