Life Essence by Fendi
Thread: SotD - Thursday, 14 August 08
Fumerie Turque (Serge Lutens)
Life Essence by Fendi
Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Petitgrain, Rosemary
Middle notes: Geranium, Cedarwood, Rose, Orris, Carnation, Cinnamon, Sandalwood
Base notes: Leather, Musk, Moss, Amber, Castoreum and Vanilla
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
Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge
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Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
I am wearing HABANITA at home. I think it is too feminine to wear outside. But it is a delightful perfume.
Ambre de Cabochard - Grès
I love Jasmine.
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Serge LutensGris Clair...
Arpège pour Homme
Top Notes: Nectarine, Pink Pepper, Seville Orange, Neroli
Middle Notes: Nutmeg, Iris, Maté, Jasmine
Base Notes: Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Precious Woods
I used to think I liked Lanvin Arpège pour Homme even better than Dior Homme because it seemed drier to my nose. I think that impression comes from the patchouli in the base of Arpège pH. It seems to make a big difference in the overall feel of the scent. Now, I'm beginning to think that I like them both, but in different ways. the Lanvin does strike me as a bit drier and perhaps more stereotypically masculine than the Dior. But the remarkable thing about both of these is that they brought iris (orris root) back out of exile from men's perfumery; they set the clock back to 16th century Tuscany and made iris a men's note again. That wasn't easy. Others had been trying, mostly niche houses and "edgy" noses. These two were the ones that broke through to the larger market.
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.
Romeo Gigli Sud Est
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Any Knowledge Is Good Knowledge For Me.......
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ : (´¸.•*´¯`*•--> Knize - Knize Ten
Calvin Klein - Obsession for Men
Les Nez - L'Antimatiere
Not sure what to make of this one yet. Smells of the faintest mint and labdanum absolute (which is close to ambergris.) I initially just applied a tiny dab and could smell almost nothing. I just applied quite a bit more and am getting a whisper of the above mentioned notes (well, labdanum absolute is a whisper in itself, more "felt than seen" to steal from the ad copy.) I'm hoping for some kind of mood lifting effect. We'll see.
Guerlain L'Instant ph EdT
I love cologne.
Looking to swap/buy/receive for free () the following samples/decants:
Indult Tihota & Rêve en Cuir
Chant d'Aromes extrait
Vetiver pour Elle (5ml decant)
Versace The Dreamer 50ml (1.7oz) BNIB
"The Sunshine bores the daylights outta me!"
Andy Tauer, INCENSE EXTRÊME, fom a sample
Terre D'Hermes-- to work
Creed Baie de Genievre-- for relaxing afterwards
Tauer - L'air du Desert Marocain
Diptyque - Tam Dao
Creed Millésime Impérial
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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
.................................................. ...................I'm gonna memorize your name.. and then i'm gonna throw my head away!!........:bounce:.............
For swap/sale: Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vint. MPG Santal Noble, vint. Tiffany for Men, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud, 1 Million Intense & Absolutely Gold, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, vint. YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Spicebomb (original), Obsession, others...
Notes : myrtle branch, sap, red tangerine, rosewood, Kenyan cypress resin, coconut milk, sandalwood bark, ambrette seed, vanilla
I am in love
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Shiso (Series 1: Leaves) by Comme des Garcons
Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 14th August 2008 at 11:19 AM.
Sometimes you just want to smell simply good and clear the head.
Last edited by Jock_With_Scents; 14th August 2008 at 11:02 AM.
Yardley English Lavender
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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
Azzaro Pour Homme
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Did a blind grab amongst the sample bags and came up with Gotham - a happy accident. (Thanks Tinks!!)
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Versace Man Eau Fraîche
Happy 12th to the Tigses!
SotD is Red Aoud.
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Eau Pour le Jeune Homme....MPG
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
for a long mountain bike ride in the Scandinavian forest...
"Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain
My swap thread
Coffee: Yemen Mokha Mattari, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press
Music: WMUD, streaming over the Internet here
Frederick Reynolds (Sheffield) "Shoulderless" 5/8 straight razor
Rooney Style 1 Size 1 in Finest Badger shaving brush
TGQ Desert Ironwood shaving soap
QED Texas Cedarwood ASC
Caron Yatagan EDT
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Haven't worn this spicy buddy in a while:
Jean-Charles Brosseau Thé Brun
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Chanel 28 La Pausa
Fleeting Iris ****
Last edited by Sloan; 14th August 2008 at 12:27 PM.
Happy anniversary to Tigs!
SoTD for me is Givenchy III, a Turin/Sanchez 5-star that I recently bought blind after the triple whammy of a conversation with Dimitri, reading the Guide description, and finding it for cheap on Parfum1.com.
I'm finding this a lovely, light, clear-and-yet-deep chypre that unexpectedly manages to pull off the peach note successfully for me. I feel like I'm starting to be able to identify at least some of what constitutes a "great" scent for the Turin/Sanchez team (not completely to my personal taste, but... ), and am very much enjoying this one. Reminds me (in my mind, I'll need to go back and actually sniff it), of a softer and more rounded younger sister to Replique. I definitely see myself wearing this one on a fairly regular basis.
Notes: Bergamot, jasmine, carnation, lily of the valley, patchouli and peach.
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...
Inspired by the song New Amsterdam by Travis, I'm wearing
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Tiffany for Men
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
“… [I] recall thinking that the computer would never advance much further than this. Call me naïve, but I seemed to have underestimated the universal desire to sit in a hard plastic chair and stare at a screen until your eyes cross.” ~ David Sedaris
Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme
Dior Homme edt, a/s gel, deo spray
scent one: hinoki
monocle + comme des garcons
Looking for: Vento Canale, da Gianni Campagna.
Rochas Monsieur Concentree (original formula).
Catherine Deneuve: "You should put scent where you like to be kissed."
Cool Water Deep
Creed Orange Spice
- A spritz of Caron may be quite continental, but (a flacon of) Guerlain is a perfumisto's best friend...
Happy annniversary to Tigrushka and her husband!!!
Off to my company outing on the beach in:
After wearing Red Vetyver last week I wanted to have a recent comparison point. There is a lot of similarity between the two but on me there are enough differences for me to justify owning both.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
Amouage Jubilation XXV
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
I'm wearing Musc Ravageur today.
I've trademarked the color bleu
Hermes Brin de Reglisse from a sample.