Thread: SotD - Friday, 12 September 08
by Santa Maria Novella
compiled from several sources:
Tabacco Toscano is a fresh woody-spicy fragrance with
floral and fruity topnotes of bergamot and jasmine
on a base of Tuscan tobacco leaves, amber and birch leaves.
The undertone of citrus, leather, musk, vanilla and burnt malt
reveals a warm and comfortable sensation.
An elegant and distinguished fragrance.
I am layering this with a tiny amount of Musk Ghazelle.
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
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
SOTD : Cabochard : Grès
SOTE : Calvin : Calvin Klein
I love Jasmine.
Allure Homme Sport
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Comme des GarconsIncenseKyoto
Eau de Cartier
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Mouchoir de Monsieur
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Verbena.
Heart Notes: Neroli, Jasmine, Cinnamon, Rose.
Base Notes: Patchouli, Tonka bean, Iris, Vanilla, Oak Moss, Amber, Civet
My take on this one is that it's a beautiful snapshot of what masculine elegance seemed like at the turn of the last century; and having said that, I want it to be the epitome of masculine elegance today as well! The feeling I get when I wear this is superb, like walking on air. No matter what's going on in my day-to-day pedestrian existence, I can't believe there's anything to be concerned about if I smell this good. It's just that it's hard to be other than carefree when I'm wearing this; it takes an effort to feel I'm seriously responsible for anything other than existing and communing with the beauty of life.If there's one word for this scent, as far as I can tell, it would have to be "optimistic."
Last edited by JaimeB; 12th September 2008 at 05:24 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.
Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
A wonderful, wonderful amber. Very close to Blue Amber by Montale IMHO.
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ : (´¸.•*´¯`*•-->L'Artisan Parfumeur - Ambre Extreme
Creed Green Irish Tweed
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!"
L'Antimatière (from a sample)
I love cologne.
Bulgari BLACK for me today.
Last edited by BrothaG; 12th September 2008 at 07:28 AM.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
A first-edition (1969) of Guerlain's Chamade EdT that I just got for a song off eBay. Old as hell, but even the bergamot-blast is preserved intact along with the leathery accord of hyacinth, blackcurrant and sandal.
BTW: Just ordered a copy of Françoise Sagan's novel "La Chamade" to see if Jean-Paul Guerlain's famous "perfumed elevator" scene is really in there...
Last edited by Mr. G; 12th September 2008 at 08:00 AM.
Sampling FRAPIN & CIE, from samples kindly sent by Eric.
The beautiful TERRE de SARMENT
First time, from a sample
by Parfums de Nicolaï
Last edited by Mostapha; 12th September 2008 at 08:35 AM.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Davidoff - Cool Water.
R de Capucci
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Today I celebrate 9 years happily married, so in keeping with the "9" theme, its:
Today I am wearing Cartier L'Essence de Declaration
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
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier
Revisiting Domenico Caraceni from a sample. I tried it once a few months ago and thought it was pleasant but nothing too remarkable. I'm enjoying it much more this time. I could see this getting into my top 10 in time, I think I'll have to pick up a decant of this.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more