Thread: SotD - Sunday, 21 September 08
Nicole Miller for Men
by Nicole Miller
Top notes: Apple, Honey
Middle notes: Leather, Oakmoss, Vanilla
Base notes: Amber, Musk, Sandalwood
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
Vol de Nuit
Top Notes: Galbanum, Narcissus, Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange Blossom
Middle Notes: Iris, Vanilla, Narcissus, Aldehydes
Base Notes: Spices, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Orris Root, Musk
A wonderfully complex chypre with the addition of aldehydes. This is mainly floral, but classed sometimes as a spicy oriental because of the base notes. It has a strong green component in the top notes (galbanum) supported by citrus notes and white florals. The heart is iris and narcissus softened by vanilla and spiked with aldehydic notes. The pure perfume has a marked oriental feel, probably put forward by oakmoss, orris root, and musk; moreover, there is remarkable sillage and above average longevity. A Jacques Guerlain classic from the 1930s that still captivates today.
Last edited by JaimeB; 21st September 2008 at 05:35 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.
Eccentric O2- from a sample.
Any Knowledge Is Good Knowledge For Me.......
Rive Gauche 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
In a very stupid ridiculous mood today - too much drinking last night. :*-(
SOTM: Corduroy : Zirh
SOTA/E : Coriolan : Guerlain
I love Jasmine.
Fou D'Absinthe - L'Artisan Parfumeur
Guerlain's Nahéma EdP from a vial. Can't decide whether I should get this one in extract or if it's simply too fruity-floral in the long run for me. But it's a magnificent rose scent anyway!
Frank No. 2 by Frank Los Angeles
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Creed Bois du Portugal
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!"
i have been given a test vial, so nows the time to try it out
Creed Neroli Sauvage.
I had forgotten how wonderful this is: Lemon, neroli, petitgrain, santal, musk, ambergris. Lovely balance, uplifting, friendly, warm and sunny..
Alexander Julian - Colours
Vera Wang for Men
" Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain."
Saadi (13th Century Persian Poet)
For swap/sale: NIB: Pure Malt, Floris Vetiver, Vintage Tiffany, Duc de Vervins, Charriol Royal Leather, Dior Homme, Bentley Intense; Dior Homme Intense, Chanel PMC, M7 gel, Roma (women's), LIDGE, Spicebomb, Trussardi Uomo, Obsession, others...
It's really been a while since I wore this, but its citrus and mosses work wonders in the sunny autumn weather:
Goutal Eau de Monsieur
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ : (´¸.•*´¯`*•-->Creed - Royal English Leather
Guerlain Herba Fresca
Concentre d'Orange Verte: Hermes
Got all sorts samples yesterday - the most compelling of which is a delicious royal purple, and according to it's site is: "A sumptuous jasmin which smoothes its fur... A sigh of time."
Care to guess?
If you thought Sarrasins you'd be right!! (Manymany thanks to Sloan_8013. ) It opens with a curious medicinal, herbed greenness and quickly segues into a creamy deep-throated jasmine that does indeed have the purr of wet fur. Tres retro!
I ADORE jasmine and this could climb onto my lust-list. Perfect for this promises-to-be-coolish Sunday!!
Last edited by TaoLady; 21st September 2008 at 12:07 PM. Reason: Afterthought
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
CDG - Vettiveru
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Guerlain L'instant Pour Homme
La Nuit as SotD. Something in the way she moves..
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
Montale Aoud Lime edp.......on my way to Mass.
It's a glorious fall day here in Canada.
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Phileas, a lost dry herbal gem by Nina Ricci
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Gaultier - Fleur du Male
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SotD: CdG Vettiveru
SotE: Still waiting for someone to "Pick my SotD!" in the off topic forum
I love cologne.
Acier Aluminum - Creed
For a warm pleasant Sunday, I'm sampling Sonoma Scent Studios' Violet Wood. Green violet leaves, a little wood, dry. Quite beautifully done.
Catherine Deneuve: "You should put scent where you like to be kissed."
Scent One: Hinoki by Comme des Garcons x Monocle
"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple"
-- Jack Kerouac
Concentrée D'Orange Verte
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Today is cool and gray so I'm going with Serge Luten's new Serge Noir.
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant
Montale Original Aoud
Pulp by Byredo
Bought a 15ml decant based Mikes description. Very interesting - nothing like it in my wardrobe.
Rite Aid Night Swept... I mean Mugler Cologne.
Celebrating 10 years on Basenotes - and smelling better than ever
My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."
I think today will be a day of many scents. I've got loads of "chores" to do today, from washing the car to mowing the lawn to painting to shopping. There will be many showers, thus many new sprays!
I started this morning in Creed Acier Aluminium
.... showered and onto washing the car and painting the house:
Bond No. 9 Coney Island
And ending the day in Creed Original Vetiver!
Last edited by jrd4t; 21st September 2008 at 08:23 PM.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Last edited by Bromo33333; 21st September 2008 at 04:43 PM.
“… [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
Patyka Fougère for me today, and unfortunately it's sunny and warm out so I can't wear any of my new fall jackets with it. Blast!
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Day warmed up a bit more than I expected, but I have power finally! So soaking up the A/C in Viktor & Rolf Antidote.
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
After re-re-retesting Guerlain's Nahéma, evening's frag is Guet-Apens - another rich one with a bit of rose
Alexander Mcqueen Kingdom EDP
Scent Twins with Jock_with_Scents wearing Comme des Garcons Vettiveru.
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