Tom Ford - Black Orchid
Thread: SotD - Thursday, 8 May 08
Bond No. 9 -- New Haarlem
Thanks to noggs :-)
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Tom Ford - Black Orchid
question the Question!!
by Ava Luxe
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
Dia by Amouage
SL Vetiver Oriental
Ralph LaurenPolo Blue
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Homme de Grès
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.
Cartier : Déclaration
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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Geo F. Trumper Skye
For the second day in a row (sampling): Dali - Le Roy Soleil
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Yves Saint-Laurent L`Homme
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
Sampling MICHAEL STORER MONK
Sampling SL Datura Noir today and I LOVE IT!!
Happily, even the boyfriend admitted "It's ok" which means he likes it.
Expecting another long and hot day - Terre d'Hermès sounds quite perfect to me
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Ava Luxe Gardenia Musk. Summery and light.
Space NK Man (from a sample). A bit sweet right now but it smells very pleasant!
My limited 'drobe: Boss In Motion, Armani Code, Concentre d'Orange Verte, Paul Smith Story.
Hermes- Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
feminine topnotes married to masculine basenotes. Weird.
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???
Guerlain, HERITAGE, EdT
Gendarme - Sky
Jillsy - L'Occitaine definitely used to have a vanilla edt. Some online searches might produce some.
Lovely summer day here again and I'll be in my Eau d'Hermes to go to the Mai Markt in town. (May Market - no idea what this is but the Klaus Market at xmas was great, so...)
Have a great day all.
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Guerlain Sous le Vent
Notes include lavender, tarragon, basil, citrus, carnation, oakmoss, iris, woods, patchouli
Have a great day, everyone.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
ELdO Divin' Enfant
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
J'adore - have had the bottle for about a year and I think this is the first time I've ever worn it!
Sestra- So glad YOU noticed the 'plastic' too-
Once it goes, it's smooth sailing; like Lys Mediterannee, with its Calone-y horror note- [for me, at least], once it's gone, I enjoy it.
Terry baby- dance for me, honey.
I LOVES your banana tutu !
Mama's a melony funky skunky monkey in Diorella.
I love this odd chypre thing.
Thierry Mugler Cologne
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Chanel Anteaus is my SotM
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Vettiveru - CDG
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? )
Yesterday, roses and honey, today roses and oranges....
from Les Parfums de Rosine!!
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Mugler Cologne as SotD
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Yipes! It's a brave new world of SotD.
I'll get into the co-ed spirit with Gendarme, which sounds pretty good to me on this soft rainy morning. Perhaps it will shift my crumpled T-shirt mindset to something with a bit more starch.
Please, spritz responsibly.
Lys Mediterranee by Frederic Malle....
Dolce Vita parfum by Christian Dior
Spider Lily by India Hicks Island Living for Crabtree & Evelyn
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Burberry Brit for Men
Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread
Jicky edt this morning.
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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For my trip back to Florida a scent that reminds me of growing up there. Also one that won't choke my seatmates on the plane:
Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree
Like it even more the second time around. Just feels like Terre D'Hermes more understated brother. Really great scent.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
Divine L'Homme Sage
We are recently reconciled after a period of not speaking.
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 dimitri
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 sestra
Twolf, SO glad to hear this is making you happy! Wear and share in good health, my friend.Originally Posted by Twolf
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...
Creed Royal English Leather
Guerlain Habit Rouge
L'Artisan's Mure et Musc. I needed something light today.
versace - blue jeans
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Prada Amber pour Homme
Daytime Today: Castile by Penhaligon's
This Evening: Eau de Cartier by Cartier