Thread: SOTD - Tuesday, 29th July 2008
Ambre Extrême - L'Artisan Parfumeur
I love Jasmine.
Jean Pascal Pour Homme
by Jean Pascal
suravionline.com: “This fragrance begins with a delicate mixture of bergamot, pineapple
and herbal essences. In the body of the fragrance we find lavender essences
that are softly mixed with jasmine. Musk, wood, amber and moss essences
bring coolness, giving this fragrance an extraordinary richness and personality.”
I think of it as a fruity leather. This sleeper is ranked 12th in my wardrobe.
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
Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien
Le LaboVetiver 46
Tumulte by Christian Lacroix
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Dolce & Gabbana
D & G pour Homme
(1994)Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange, Neroli, Tarragon, Lemon
Middle Notes: Natural Lavender, Clary Sage, Tarragon, Coriander, Cinnamon, Pepper, Violet
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Tonka bean, Musk, Tobacco, Iris, Coumarin
A lot is going on in this one, and while it's very nice, maybe not everything fits. Is this a fougère or an oriental? I can't quite decide; perhaps it's trying to be both. I agree that this uses pretty good ingredients for a designer scent from a smaller house, and while it smells decent, I can't really say I think it's well constructed. The balance seems to be a bit off on the sweet side, and while it packs a good bit of sillage at first, the initial impression breaks down fairly soon and becomes a bit muddy. This is not a bad scent as these things go; it's just that it seems to hold some promise and then doesn't fully meet the expectation. I'll have to go for a neutral on this, although it's fully good enough to wear for everyday work or such routine events.
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.
Commes des Garcons Vettiveru
Asquith & Somerset Margarita Lime Body Wash
Cacharel "Amor pour Homme"
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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
Tommy Hilfiger Cologne Spray
Hate it, but have to wear it. I bought it about three years ago just because of the free TH flight bag that was coming with it. That was not the time when I had a passion for perfumes. The frag is absolutely plain and boring, but i use that bag all the time though
Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
I love cologne.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Anais Nin: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
Link to my perfumery blog: http://aromax-on-line.blogspot.com/
Jacomo de Jacomo Deep Blue
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ : (´¸.•*´¯`*•--> Serge Lutens Palais Shiseido (exclusive line) - Encens et Lavande
The Different Company
Des Sens et Bois
Last edited by Amit; 29th July 2008 at 07:14 AM.
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
the drydown of this one remembers me so much of YSL Opium PH...
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Off to the beach today... Lauder's Bronze Goddess for me!
Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 29th July 2008 at 07:39 AM.
Histoires de Parfums - Noir Patchouli
Cartier - Santos Concentree
SOTD : L'Air du Temps - Nina Ricci
SOTE : Bandit - Robert Piguet
.................................................. ...................I'm gonna memorize your name.. and then i'm gonna throw my head away!!........:bounce:.............
Green Irish Tweed by Creed
L'Occitane Eau de Badian
Antaeus - by Chanel for the morning
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Vétiver Extraordinaire by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle from a sample.
Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
On a slow-moving Tuesday for me I'm wearing another new buy:
Carthusia Numero Uno
This starts with a citrus/herbal top which has transitioned to a woody musky base, a really dark counterpoint to the bright beginning.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
SL Cuir Mauresque
I've trademarked the color bleu
On a citrus jag - so it's a couple of first rate cheapie-but-goodies....Tesco's Lime Mandarin Vetiver (many thanx to Sestra who bagged this for me)....and TBS Zestini!!
"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
Costa Mediterranea....i Profumi di Firenze
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Grey Flannel as SotD
Thee things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Thierry Mugler Cologne
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Curzon Cologne - Geo F. Trumper
Le Vetiver de Lubin
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
(from a sample)
Last edited by fredricktoo; 29th July 2008 at 01:03 PM.
I have begun a Neil Morris adventure, having received yesterday a tester packet that I had ordered. Today I am wearing Posh, which, although Angel-like, does not punch you in the face. It gently and lovingly settles into the skin. I do like it and am sorely tempted, but I must wait until I have tested all.
Paul Smith London
Creed Acier Aluminium. I just don't know...hmmm...it calls Royal English Leather to mind a bit...like a lighter version
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Prada, AMBER FOR MEN
Kiehl's Pour Homme Shower Wash
L'Occitane Cade shaving soap
Hermessence Poivre Samarcande
Catherine Deneuve: "You should put scent where you like to be kissed."
L'Homme de Coeur (2002)
Le 3me Homme
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Christian Dior - Eau Sauvage
Testing... Penhaligon's Opus 1870. Tks, likoulaman!
- A spritz of Caron may be quite continental, but (a flacon of) Guerlain is a perfumisto's best friend...
Montale Red Vetyver
Polo Double Black...... I know RL isn't that well thought of, but this is some good stuff.
My Top Six - Guerlain Vetiver, Santal Noble, Bois Du Portugal, Antaeus, GIT, Vetiver Extraordinaire
Chanel No. 19
Bond # 9 H.O.T. Always (from a sample) Thanks Sir Slarty.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
~ Robert Brault
I feel wrapped in loving comfort wearing Guerlain's Angelique Noire.
...just what I needed after a stressful evening.
Have a good day all.
Very Sexy 2
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio