Serge Lutens' MIEL DU BOIS!!
Thread: SotD - Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Boss Number One
by Hugo Boss
Thanks atrac for championing this fragrance - I would not have tried it otherwise!
Top notes: Aldehyde, Artemesia, Basil oil, Bergamot oil, Juniperberry, Lemon
Middle notes: Clary Sage oil, Green Note, Honey, Jasmin, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Rose
Base notes: Amber, Cedarwood oil, Cinnamon, Moss, Musk, Patchouli, Tobacco
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
Serge Lutens' MIEL DU BOIS!!
"A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion. " MICHAEL EDWARDS
Opium Eau d'Orient
Parfums de NicolaiVetyver
L'Occitane - Citrus Verbena Intensa
I love Jasmine.
Banana Republic Classic
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
The jasmine, nutmeg and cinnamon goodness of Antidote!
Rive Gauche pour Homme.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lime, Lemon, Black Pepper, Wild Basil, Rhubarb, Cypress
Middle Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine, Lily, Mimosa, Cedarwood, Sandalwood Vetiver
Base Notes: Tonka, Vanilla, Musk, Amber, Olibanum, Oakmoss
This is a captivating scent. It grows on you slowly, but it blossoms beautifully. There's a lot going on in this scent. The pyramid is crammed with different notes, but somehow, it's all making beautiful harmony. Apart from the hesperidic notes in the top, the rhubarb and cypress (also in the headnote) pick up the cedar, sandalwood, and vetiver in the heart. The floral accord lends a touch of sweetness without overwhelming the greener, spicier and darker notes. Some oakmoss, along with tonka bean, in the base gives this a fougère quality, anchored by the florals and bergamot; and yet this is balanced by oriental notes in the base. It's not cheap, but in my estimation, it's much better than some that are even more expensive!
Last edited by JaimeB; 24th July 2008 at 06:52 AM.
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'Air du Desert Marocain from a decant
I love cologne.
Adolfo Dominguez - Agua de Sandalo
Found a bottle on eBay! :bounce:
Fuel For Life by Diesel
Ralph Lauren Polo Sport
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Notes : canapa sativa seed oil, pepper, pimento, coffee, ebony wood, chocolate, bourbon vanilla pods
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Thierrry Mugler - A*men
Dove for Sensitive Skin (face)
Bomb Cosmetics - Sicilian Citrus Grove Shower Gel
Annick Goutal - L'Eau d'Hadrien
for the office
Dove for Sensitive Skin (face)
M&S Ingredients Lemon Shower Creme
Creed - Himalaya
for a night out
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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
Guerlain's L'Heure Bleue vintage extrait. Compared to the EdT version, the extrait lets the extremely spicy - and long-lasting - flower notes come to the fore: carnation, rose, violet. Only very late, vanilla, tonka bean and iris soften the scent. Maybe I shouldn't have put it on for the office? Anyway, it's wonderful. Dark. "Old".
Last edited by Mr. G; 23rd July 2008 at 08:01 AM.
Andy Tauer L'air du désert marocain
Aloha Tiaré - Comptoir Sud Pacifique
Creed Bois du Portugal
Guerlain Eau de Cologne Impériale
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
I'm wearing Chergui today.
I've trademarked the color bleu
Bulgari pour Homme Extreme.
~ My Wardrobe
Burberry Summer For Men
Hammam Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
Last edited by DesGrieux; 23rd July 2008 at 11:39 AM.
Top notes: terragon, sclary sage, Italian lemon
Middle notes: lavender, mandarin orange, juniper berries
Base notes: patchouli, cedarwood
Last edited by Apis; 23rd July 2008 at 11:19 AM.
Guerlain Vetiver (1990's formulation)
Happy Wednesday Guys.
Today I am wearing:
Caron Le 3me Homme
It took me so long to wear my first Caron and now appropriately Le 3me Homme is the third one I wear and it is marvelous. All three of the Carons I've worn are so different and all so good on me. This one has a floral heart that just feels so amazing on me. It leads to a very intense base of musk and cedar and a touch of vanilla that is perfect. I think Yatagan will have to be a purchase in my future.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
Trying out two Malle samples today: Bois d'Orage and Vétiver Extraordinaire.
One of PARFUMS MDCI's jewels:
Ambre Topkapi (Pierre Bourdon)
Excellent for today's kind weather.
Oak moss, vetiver, sandalwood, rosewood, leather, Darjeeling tea, amber, musk, vanilla, jasmine, violet, bergamot, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, basil, thyme, lavender
Last edited by BrothaG; 23rd July 2008 at 11:30 AM.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
BrothaG - I think I am going to follow in your footsteps and go with an MDCI.
Came downstairs pre-ablutions and spritzed on Vera Wang Princess (thank you for the sample Musse) but I don't think I'm going to stick with it. To me - very Un-Vera. I love her sensibility but I don't think this frag reflects it - at least not on me - to me. The list of notes is semi-pretentious (to me) and the one that stands out the most is Pink Frosting Accord...super-sweet.
Need to go upstairs and launder self and find me some Invasion Barbare
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
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
Messe de Minuit....Etro
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Hermes Bel Ami
Green Irish Tweed - Creed
C & S 88
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
CB I Hate Perfume
Rare, vintage, and niche off-site sales.
Splits: O'driu, La Via del Profumo/AbdesSalaam Attar, Nasomatto, Chanel Les Exclusifs, Profumi del Forte, Mona di Orio, Kurkdjian, Slumberhouse.
New atomizer and decanting supplies for sale.
For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm. - Vladimir Nabokov
I decided to go with Tom Ford Noir de Noir from a sample. I already wanted a full bottle of this just from the bit I tried on my hand before, but now I really want more after giving it a full wear this morning! I'm afraid it's a bit more potent than I'd realized and will be staying in my office for a few hours to let it settle down though
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Narciso Rodriguez for Him
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Today I am reveling in Neil Morris Fragrances Midnight Sea.
Notes: Water lily, vanilla, patchouli, dark musk and ozone notes. Gorgeous. Perfect to celebrate the fact that I GOT A NEW JOB!!!! Very excited, also very nervous. I wonder if there's a perfume out there infused with valium...
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...
Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
SoTD: Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle
SoTE: Straight To Heaven by Kilian
Last edited by teger; 23rd July 2008 at 01:36 PM.
Montale Aoud Damascus
Timbuktu. A re-sampling.
Catherine Deneuve: "You should put scent where you like to be kissed."
ST Dupont Essence Pure
My Top Six - Guerlain Vetiver, Santal Noble, Bois Du Portugal, Antaeus, GIT, Vetiver Extraordinaire
Tom Ford - Moss Breches
Last edited by Schachman; 23rd July 2008 at 01:38 PM.
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Crabtree and Evelyn
Extract of West Indian and Sicilian Limes
Gucci Pour Homme today. Seems like I have to be in the right mood to wear this one, which means my 100mL bottle should last a lifetime.
Hugo, 38 going on 18
Last edited by ToughCool; 23rd July 2008 at 02:12 PM.
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."