Miller et Bertaux
Spiritus / land
l`eau de parfum #2
Incense, Woods, Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Tobacco, Rose
Thread: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Top note: Lemon, Lavender, Nutmeg, Birch leaves
Middle note: Tarragon, Geranium, Rose, Anise
Base note: Cedarwood, Sandal, Vanilla, Amber
There are different versions of the notes: some include rum, ambered cherries, and chocolate; others, Moroccan geranium. I couldn't tell you everything that's in this one; but the overall impression is spicy and oriental, and maybe a hint of green and leather. This is certainly an energizing scent for me. It has a great deal of "presence" without being loud or raucous.
A bit sharp at first (perhaps the nutmeg and anise?), it dries down to a suave and elegant finish.
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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.
Miller et Bertaux
Spiritus / land
l`eau de parfum #2
Incense, Woods, Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Tobacco, Rose
Last edited by PigeonMurderer; 13th May 2008 at 04:40 AM.
Another day in lovely Eau du Ciel.
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
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Sampling L'artisan Timbuktu. This one has a rather impressively long list of notes but it just seems to fall flat for me. I can hardly smell it, and what I can seems kinda 'green', a slight floral, and something vaguely medicinal. Just seems kind of bland and boring on me unfortunately.
Eau de L'Occitan
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
LesNez: The Unicorn Spell
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LT Piver Vetiver
Dali - Le Roy Soleil
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Guerlain's Vol de Nuit extrait + EdC
Clair de Musc together with a spritz of A la Nuit.
Sunny and warm here! :bounce:
Salvador Dali - Laguna pour Homme
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L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme
Cuir de Russie (Chanel)
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Profumi del Forte
Iodate, balsamic and marine notes, wet woods, bitter Sicilian orange, bergamot
Egyptian jasmine, Philippine elemi, fennel, basil, fresh fruits
Oak moss, sandalwood, white musk
Rose Absolute edp by Yves Rocher
It is rosy and jammy, I am suprise YR makes such beautiful scent.
The very original and marvellous Annick Goutal, SABLES
I'm in one of my favourite standby scents, Un Parfum des Sens & Bois by TDC, nose Celine Ellena.
This is peppery white violets with ginger. It is both delicate and woody at the same time, an intriguing combination. It is always a huge pleasure to wear, and holds my interest throughout its lifecycle. I love the bottle, the colour of the juice, and the scent. TDC is a wonderful house.
Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
"The Licorice LeMale"
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Still had a sample of this lying around, time for a first wearing now. Quite pleasant spices and flowers that seem to work well in the sun.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Guerlain's sparkling Pamplelune for another very warm day.
The most excellent mood lifter for me.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
All-Nighter transitioning to All-Dayer with back to back Finals:
Caron Pour Un Homme
Top notes: Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot, Lemon
Middle notes: Clary Sage, Rose, Rosewood, Cedarwood
Base notes: Vanilla, Tonka, Musk, Moss
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
Lorenzo Villoresi Dilmun
top notes: citrus, rose, jasmine, orange blossom, green leaves, neroli
middle notes: petitgrain, laurel, opoponax, incense
base notes: elemi, vanilla, cedarwood, sandalwood
Have a great day, everyone.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
(With a small spritz of SL Un Lys on my other hand for comparison.)
Aloha Tiaré - Comptoir Sud Pacifique
I'm sitting at the airport waiting for my connecting flight to Denver. I left the house in a bit of a rush as the cab service was early and didn't pick a SotD for the flight. Also forgot my neck pillow and just bought yet another. I could open a neck pillow shop. Southwest Regional Airport has at least two Brighton stores and I didn't know they carried fragrance. I'm wearing Dream on the left arm and Laugh on the right. Laugh smelled nice in the bottle, but then the jasmine hit my skin and did its evil little thing. A la Nuit this is not. Dream on the other hand is a not unpleasant fruity floral. Their website states: "The Dream scent is an oriental floral with peach and melon notes combined with florals of rose, jasmine, carnation, orange flowers and ylang ylang. A dry-down of patchouli, musk and spices with a note of white ginger." Fairly lightweight and pleasant. The bottles are very lovely; decorated with Brighton's signature silver frou frou flourishes.
Like these two scents, I'm having mixed feelings-- happy to be going home, but sad to leave my Mom.
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Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
-- Absolutely Fabulous
SotD: Agent Provocateur Maitresse
Now scent twins with Moltening in Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin.
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Richard James Cologne
(If you haven't tried this guys, try it, it's absolutely fantastic and has a Heritage-like elegance to it)
Ava Luxe Ambra Tibet
I'm still having a tough time smelling anything and have been reduced to scents that
a) I know what they smell like
b) behave predictably (no complex stuff here)
c) don't make me queasy (which is removing 99% of the florals in my collection, including my beloved Serge Lutens and Frederic Malle's)
I am soooooo looking forward to trying new stuff again. I've got a large bag of goodies I am DYING to sniff.
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"Wardrobe" and Reviews of everything I've tried to date. Please come visit and let me know what you think.
SotM = Nasomatto - Duro
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Everyone smells great today! I've now got yet another little scrap of paper with three or four "scents I want to try" written on it... I do hope the Wardrobe functionality is back soon. I'm starting to feel like a hamster with all these little bits of paper.
Yesterday's Dark Amber and Ginger Lily inspired today's choice for a bit of comparison -- sampling Penhaligon's Lily and Spice. Notes (from NowSmellThis) include lily, saffron, patchouli and musk. The spices are very subtle and the lily is straightforward and has great "stage presence" without being loud. I like this one quite a bit, and it's suiting my slightly understated mood today.
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...
I love this stuff. I don't get testosterone monster, more tailored hippy back from warmer climes. And it evolves beautifully from the start, grabs you by the lapels and starts telling stories. We have a return to springly normalcy here in the State of Middle Temperament and my muscles are unkinking to greet the sun.
Bvlgari pour Homme
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Guerlain's Muguet, thanks to the extremely kind and generous Whisperingleaves (thank you!).
It's a pure and lovely fragrance, perfect for this May morning.
Creed Original Vetiver
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Montale Aoud Lime
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Paul Smith Story
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
Gohdd, I love this stuff.., Geo.F.Trumpers Sandalwood. Dont look for the Sandalwood, enjoy the smell. Ahhh.., just breath it in.
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Second day of Sample Week (or maybe Sample-2-Full-Bottle....this could get expensive) in a wonderful chameleon...
...starts out as a slightly green, gentle floral then takes you into an herb garden with a slight, not unpleasant soapy updraft. Great for this coolish Spring day!! Manymany thanks Asha for the sample!!
Tavorna, I'm with you on Timbuktu. But my opinion is based on a small, enough- for-one-wearing, sample. Whaddya think? Should we give it another try?
ComDiva - I liked LandS too! Surprising (to me) for a Penhaligon.
Strollyourlobster - you should go pro!! That's a funny and very informative review!!
Coco - isn't YR fab!! Have you tried their Amber???
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Paul Smith London as SotD
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Don't you smell good....
Com Diva- subdued?
Dear, dear- we MUST do something about that...
I'm in Serena's new Sacred oil-
It's very tenacious and calming-
For all you wood-lovers out there, like myself.
Be well !
Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." -Oscar Wilde
Absinth - Nasomatto
Midnight Violet by Ava Luxe
"The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the "thinker." The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.
You begin to awaken"
-- Eckhart Tolle
Santa Maria Novella, Marescialla'.
Like wearing Vespa fumes while riding through Florence!
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Jo Malone's Dark Amber and Ginger Lily
Thank goodness we have a respite from rain today. Jicky, a lush and optimistic scent, for me today.
Estee Lauder PC Tuberose Gardenia...just rec'd today
Lol! Yes I'm starting to get a wee bit impatient. I know my wardrobe will be rather different when I update it. Especially the "to test" part - it used to have so many in there because I just wanted to smell everything!
Nice review strollyourlobster - maybe I should give it another go....
Whoa and gorgeous flowers Mike Perez.
Fragrant Zebra, where do you find the PC TG in Aus? I haven't seen it at all!
Anyway, off to sleep soon, might have a little squirt of Pi... yum!
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Smells good out there....today I'll be wearing Verte Violette!
Day three of L'Artisan sampling: Passage d'Enfer
Oddly doesn't smell like incense at all and is like a peppery soap.