Thread: SotD - Friday, 16th May 2008
CoSTUME NATIONAL 21
bergamot, milk, orange blossoms, saffron, cumin, pepper, cashmere wood, royal jelly, moss, clary sage, patchouli, olibanum, amber, sandalwood, oudh wood, cedar, vetiver, labdanum, tonka bean, vanilla and musk
Created in honor of the 21st anniversary of Costume National, 21 pays homage to the luxurious simplicity that can be found in the hypermodern and timeless creations of this Italian fashion house. 21, an alluring blend of understatement and sensuality, captures 21 favorite scents of the designer Ennio Capasa. The intriguing list of notes features milk and orange blossom, saffron and cumin, royal jelly and oud, moss and vanilla. Creamy, dreamy, enveloping, 21 is an olfactory vision in white. The tender floral top notes dissolve into the soft spiciness of the heart, where saffron mixes with patchouli, oud and olibanum in an accord of astounding depth and opulence. The sweet darkness of the base notes of tonka bean, vanilla and musk is the very epitome of comfort. At once astonishingly sensual and beautifully tranquil, 21 is destined to become a new cult favorite.
Comme des Garcons Series 2:
HermesUn Jardin Apres La Mousson
today is Chanel scent synchronization day!!
A Gentleman’s Cologne
According to the Fragrance Directory “this was created by Henri Robert in 1955
and was launched as 'A Gentleman's Cologne' in the UK, 'Chanel for Men' in
the USA and 'Chanel Pour Monsieur' in France. In 1989 it was relaunched with
the name 'Chanel Pour Monsieur' worldwide.”
Top notes: Aldehyde, Bergamot oil, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Verbena
Middle notes: Basil oil, Carnation, Coriander, Ginger, Lavender, Orris, Pepper
Base notes: Benzoin, Labdanum, Moss, Musk, Olibanum, Patchouli, Sandal
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
For Chanel scent synchronization day its...
Last edited by noggs; 16th May 2008 at 03:28 AM.
Another day in Folavril, have a fab Friday!
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Chanel Antaeus today for scent synchronization!
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
TdH, I have to go for the winner
Going to bed in Chanel Allure Sensuelle, enjoying it very much! I will synchronize in the morning with those who are going to wear "Bwah dez Eel".
Hermes D'orange Verte with a dash of Chanel No.19
I love Jasmine.
Christian Dior Diorama
I forgot it's Chanel day :-( Otherwise I would have worn Chanel Allure.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Notes: Lime, Pepper, Ginger, Star Anise, Cedar
Peppery, spicy, revivifying in all this heat, I hope!
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.
Yves Saint Laurent - Rive Gauche pour Homme.
Chanel ALLURE HOMME
One of my faves from the Chanel line. Thanks again for this synchronization day, Magnifiscent!
(Oh, and TGIF!!)
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"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Even though I don't love it, Chanel Eau de Cologne.
Patchouli 24 (Le Labo)
oozing quality and sensuality
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Forgot about SSD
YSL - Rive Gauche PH Intense
...will do an Egoiste later
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Morning - Versace "Man"
Evening - Amouage "Reflection for Men"
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Newbie discovering the wonderful world of perfume
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Looking for; http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=210771
Ambre Narguile from the Hermessence collection.
TGIF and raining, or I would have been tempted to spray Guerlain's Pamplelune
For Scent synchronization day, Chanel and Mags, what else than one of the ultimate classics
No. 5 extrait
Today will be spend in the kitchen, preparing a gigantic Indonesian dinner for friends.
Somehow I feel a bit, well, overdressed
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
Chanel No.19, for scent synchronization day.
Coco for SSD
TGIF and a very happy F to you all!
Joining TWolfie and Mags in Chanel
"Bwah des Eel"
for House Synch Day. I said it many times, but I'll say it again: simply perfect
I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker
I'm wearing Cristalle Eau de Parfum for Chanel SSD.
Found a sample of Allure Sensuelle to wear for SSD.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE for all the good wishes, poem (I still haven´t figured out the scent) & adorable emoticons for my bd yesterday!!
LOVE YOU! :bounce:
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The classic and classy Caron POUR UN HOMME, EdT
Since the Male Fragrance Forum does not accept pictures and I am stubborn as hell ......
Again: Happy Birthday, Schachman and congratulations on your 1000th posts
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The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
How nice with a Chanel scent synchronising day!
I am joining noggs, distortech and dora with
Chanel no 19
Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.
Vetiver 46 - Le Labo in honor of Schachman's Birthday and his 1000th post on Basenotes.
Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
Have a wonderful day, everyone.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
In accord with the Chanel sync day I'n testing Allure edp . I don't liike Chanels though I have some bottles in my wardrobe. This Allure is from a store sample. It is so not me. I'll see how far through the day I can carry this before screaming for change. I should have started with a different Chanel, but I think the end result would have been the same.
Many happy returns to Schachman. Enjoy your day.
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Happy Birthday, Schachman !
For SSD, I'm in Cristalle Edp- very iris-y.
Love to you all -
I forgot about SSD this morning and liberally spritzed with Bandit edp for a day of spring cleaning and scrubbing floors *groan*.
If I get chance to have a bth after my labours I'll dip into my decant of 'Bwah dez Eels' as a SOTE.
Stupid to have forgotten - I went and tested Chanel No. 5 edp yesterday and - gasp! - I finally get it!
This was my Mum's signature scent for yonks. I remember being a teenager about to go to one of my first youth club discos and my Mum very generously giving me a squirt of her precious No. 5. I felt so grown up. Until it started to smell exactly like cherry cough mixture! I've never been able to wear it, but finally yesterday I got to smell the roses. It's lovely and I'm delighted to be a proper grown up lady at last.
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Chanel Allure PH
Sycomore for SSD.
The only sample I have from Chanel. I like this! I've neglected Chanel. Thanks for SSD and the motivation to try something different.
Happy birthday to Schachman! Nice to read your posts!
Joining many Bois des Iles wearers as planned. I got the older bottle here and only recently tried the re-formulated version (from Coconut, I guess?) and let me tell you: they are about the same.
I heard that people with colder skins can't "do" Chanel because the dreaded metallic note starts sticking out to almost poke them in the ribs, but what do I know with my warm skin and blue blood? #19, #22, Cristalle, Coromandel, 31 Rue Cambon are staples here. Egoiste -- once in while. La Pausa that nobody was impressed with -- me likey! Can't do #5, not grown up enough yet for this flirty number, or have not tried the concentration I adore (last time I checked I was simply lost at how many different options they got!), although I know someone wearing it every day, rain or shine. Still have not had a chance to try Gardenia as suggested by Miss R. last summer.
Ylang and sandalwood, long-lasting and pure, can't get enough of them today.
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Oh as a young Basenoter lo these 90 days a member I have been a lonely boy unable to join in on an SSD. First the men of the tribe for the day of St. Patrick synchronized around Gucci Envy and Green Irish Tweed. Alas, I was but a scent child and did not yet own these scents. Then the men of the tribe chose Bandit six weeks later but still I was just a tenderfoot unable to join the tribe in synchronization. But now today has dawned bright and the tribe has chosen Chanel and I no longer am the boy left on the sidelines wanting to be part of the tribe. I am now a Basenoter grown and able to be part of the greater whole as I wear:
Also Happy Birthday to Schachman!!!!!
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
Thierry Mugler Cologne
Damn! I forgot about SSD today. Next time, I suggest someone post a message on the male and female fragrance boards a day in advance to remind everyone.
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Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Happy birthday dear Schachman, and congrats on your 1000th post!
May all your moves be winning ones today.
For Chanel Scent Scynchronization Day, I'm in 31 Rue Cambon. Glorious irises and pepper, a few more not-too-sweet flowers and more. This has been described as a chypre with no oakmoss, and I agree. Beautiful. Oh dear, another addition to the wish list...
Tonight I'll probably join the "bwah (ha ha) dez eels" wearers...
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...
Iceberg Twice pour Homme
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
Happy birthday Schachman!
The pine fire and incense you smell from the bottom of the page is just me wearing Gucci Pour Homme.
Antaeus Sport Cologne....Chanel
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Fooey, we don't have a Chanel anything in this house!
Wearing Shalimar eau de cologne on this rainy gray morning.
Scent twins with the Zebra in
A sparkling saucy floral not overly sweet and a real crowd pleaser. "top notes: mandarin, pimento and coriander. The middle notes are: rose, carnation and cinnamon and the base of the fragrance is: amber vanilla and honey."
SMM you've been a member of the tribe from the day you showed up!!
Happy Birthday to my fellow South'rener!!
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
The Different Company • Jasmin de Nuit
Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23
Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me
The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.
"Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
Incense rose yet again. This frag is really starting to hit it's stride in the lexicon of my faves. I have yet to wear it that I didn't notice something new in it.
top ten: L'Air du Desert Marocain, Black Aoud, Le Labo Rose 31, Bois du Portugal, Incense Rose, Millesime Imperial, Czech & Speake no.88, Terre de Hermes, Musc Ravageur, Nasomatto Duro
Best layers: GIT and TdH, GIT and BA
sample wishlist: Roses Musk
Caron Parfum Sacre
Allure Homme Edition Blanche by Chanel
"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
Balenciaga pour Homme
Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
"Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."