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    Default SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Chopard
    Casran
    (2000)
    Nathalie Lorson

    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.

    Last edited by JaimeB; 13th May 2008 at 04:49 AM.
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    Default SotD Tuesday 13 May

    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.

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    Default Re: SotD Tuesday 13 May

    Another day in lovely Eau du Ciel.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Diptyque
    Opone
    Last edited by ajmc; 13th May 2008 at 04:44 AM.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Dolce & Gabbana "Pour Homme"

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    LesNez: The Unicorn Spell
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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    LT Piver Vetiver

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Dali - Le Roy Soleil
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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Clair de Musc together with a spritz of A la Nuit.

    Sunny and warm here! :bounce:

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Tavorna View Post
    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.
    I had the same feelings about Timbuktu when I first sampled it. Now I own a bottle and the fragrance is one of the strongest I've ever encountered. It also lasts more than 24 hours and most important I'm able to detect it anytime. When I made a side by side comparison with Dzongkha, it was perfectly clear for me that I prefer Timbuktu by a mile.

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    Salvador Dali - Laguna pour Homme
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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008



    Cuir de Russie (Chanel)



    Last edited by pluran; 13th May 2008 at 08:19 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Profumi del Forte
    Tirrenico

    Top notes
    Iodate, balsamic and marine notes, wet woods, bitter Sicilian orange, bergamot

    Middle notes
    Egyptian jasmine, Philippine elemi, fennel, basil, fresh fruits

    Base notes
    Oak moss, sandalwood, white musk

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Rose Absolute edp by Yves Rocher
    It is rosy and jammy, I am suprise YR makes such beautiful scent.

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    Thumbs up Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    The very original and marvellous Annick Goutal, SABLES

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Costume National
    SCENT INTENSE

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Lapidus PH (1987)

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
    "The Licorice LeMale"
    Last edited by moltening; 13th May 2008 at 09:08 AM.

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    Etro ETRA

    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

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    All-Nighter transitioning to All-Dayer with back to back Finals:

    Guerlain Heritage

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Caron Pour Un Homme
    by Caron

    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

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Lys Mediteranee

    (With a small spritz of SL Un Lys on my other hand for comparison.)

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Aloha Tiaré - Comptoir Sud Pacifique

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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.
    Last edited by Heartwood; 13th May 2008 at 10:32 AM.
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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Tom Ford for Men!

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    SotD: Agent Provocateur Maitresse

    Now scent twins with Moltening in Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin.
    Last edited by jillsy; 13th May 2008 at 10:43 AM. Reason: punctuation

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Richard James Cologne

    (If you haven't tried this guys, try it, it's absolutely fantastic and has a Heritage-like elegance to it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tavorna View Post
    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.
    Please, give Timbuktu another try. With me it was love at first sniff, but I can understand many people don't take to it so quickly. Today I'm wearing Patchouli Patch, another all-time favourite (another one that Luca & Tania have blessed): a civilized, exquisite patchouli, that won't make people around you flee.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Creed Himalaya

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    SotM = Nasomatto - Duro
    "Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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.
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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Givenchy Gentleman
    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.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    My favorite...

    Bvlgari pour Homme

    ...today.
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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Creed Original Vetiver
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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Montale Aoud Lime
    BNIB: Pure Malt, Floris Vetiver, LIDGE, Bentley Intense, DH, Vintage Rive Gauche pH, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, etc.:
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    Vetyver....Carlo Corinto
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Gohdd, I love this stuff.., Geo.F.Trumpers Sandalwood. Dont look for the Sandalwood, enjoy the smell. Ahhh.., just breath it in.
    Last edited by Glenos; 13th May 2008 at 12:08 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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???
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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Paul Smith London as SotD
    Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me
    Like days of old. Lighting the spark of love that fills me
    with dreams untold..--Twilight Time

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    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 !

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
    "An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." -Oscar Wilde

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Toscano (Santa Maria Novella)

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Absinth - Nasomatto

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Midnight Violet by Ava Luxe

    "One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple"

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Santa Maria Novella, Marescialla'.

    Like wearing Vespa fumes while riding through Florence!
    Choose to believe, choose joy.
    Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Jo Malone's Dark Amber and Ginger Lily

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Thank goodness we have a respite from rain today. Jicky, a lush and optimistic scent, for me today.

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Estee Lauder PC Tuberose Gardenia...just rec'd today

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by ComDiva View Post
    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.

    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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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Smells good out there....today I'll be wearing Verte Violette!

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    Default Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Day three of L'Artisan sampling: Passage d'Enfer

    Oddly doesn't smell like incense at all and is like a peppery soap.

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