Still on the Guerlain kick . . .
Thread: SotD, Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Narciso Rodriguez for Him
by Narciso Rodriguez
Top notes: Violet Leaf, Aromatic Note
Middle notes: White Musk
Base notes: Patchouli, Amber
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
Still on the Guerlain kick . . .
I love Jasmine.
Acqua di ParmaColonia Assoluta
Jardin du Nil
Along with ultra-rare Soir d`Orient, this is my MPG favourite. Some of you thinks this is a stinker, but I don`t see that at all. To me this is a clean, rich, supernatural floral with green and fruity accents.
I smell loads of mint at the beginning, then ripe and juicy blackberries, and also.....ketchup. Yes, this definitely smells like ketchup during the drydown. You shouldn`t disagree.
Forever lasting, unreal creation.
Last edited by PigeonMurderer; 17th June 2008 at 04:59 AM.
I love cologne.
Balmain de Balmain
Top Notes: Bergamot, Galbanum, Pepper, Cassia Buds
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Rose, iris,
Base Notes: Patchouli, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Vetiver
A very green spicy top sets the tone for this revival of the classic chypre style. The innovative stroke here in the green chypre sub-genre is the inclusion of cassia buds to provide an aromatic woody-spicy note in the top. The floral bouquet in the heart is not novel, but seems to me to be remarkably well-balanced. The classic chypre triad bergamot-oakmoss-patchouli gives this a truly classic profile, and the inclusion of sandalwood and vetiver in the base reinforces the woody hint first given in the cassia buds. All in all, very classic, yet satisfyingly updated with a bit of zing. Luca Turin says this is a man's chypre, and I think I agree. At least one woman reviewer on Basenotes does too. By now, the floral accord in the heart would be no surprise in any men's fragrance. I like this for cool to temperate days or summer evenings, but it works pretty well in any weather.
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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.
L'eau D'Issey Souffle Summer
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Yohji Yamamoto pour Homme (2004)
Ralph Lauren Safari
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Ambre du Nepal
The very nice Caron, ALPONA
Jicky for this sunny day.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Cologne à la Francaise (Institut Très Bien)
Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa from a sample.
Just a dab of 4711
Basically scentless for an afternoon at a spa
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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
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Cacharel Pour l'Homme
GF FERRE: Bergamotto Marino
Working Samples Month in:
Serge Lutens Daim Blond
MMMMM Apricots and suede, it shouldn't work together but it does.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
Eau des Îles....MPG
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Hierbas de Ibiza - Hierbas de Ibiza
A delightful citrus and floral fragrance from Spain.
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More flowers today in a sample (thanks Tinks!!) of MPG's Jardin Blanc...jasmine, seringa flower, honeysuckle, tuberose and ylang ylang...."a walk by moonlight in a Mediterranean Garden" (from the site) Yeah Baby!!
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Jacques Fath Yang as SotD. Welcome rain to arrive again this PM.
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
notes : citrus, Iranian black caraway, myrrh, cinnamon, Haitian vetiver, incense, oakmoss, ambergris
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
Nothing like my favorite to make the day flow smoothly.
Prada Amber pour Homme
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I'm wearing Terre d'Hermes today...I think I might be wearing it too often, as I've noticed I don't like the scent as much lately.
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Czech & Speak 88, from a sample
It has disappeared on me. Used half a sample vial. Last night, I rubbed the little daubber on the back of my hand and got a deeper rose, and soap. This morning, splashed it on face and neck, little dab on wrists, nothing.
Creed Orange Spice
Gai Mattiolo Uomo
Concentrée D'Orange Verte (2004)
"A Whiff of Musk from the Past"
Truefitt & Hill 1805. I'd forgotten how masculine this frag comes across without being a complete power frag. It's a nice offset to my usual.
Catherine Deneuve: "You should put scent where you like to be kissed."
Patchouli 24. Always spray some of this on clothing when I wear it because I love encountering the scent on an abandoned shirt or jacket.
L'Artisan Tea for Two
Van Cleef & Arpels.
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Dior Homme edt, deo spray, & a/s gel
Guerlain Mitsouko EdT
- A spritz of Caron may be quite continental, but (a flacon of) Guerlain is a perfumisto's best friend...
Lux by Mona di Orio
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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."
Azzaro Pour Homme. LT reminded me how great this old classic is.
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Creed Santal Imperial
"To be irreplaceable, one must always be different!" - Coco Chanel
Cologne Bigarade by Frederic Malle
Oh please, if everyone around here is going to start telling the truth, I'm going to bed. - The House of Yes
Habit Rouge EdC
Trying out on my wrists this evening: