Thread: SotD - Sunday, 28 Sep 08
SOTD : Dolce & Gabbana : Light Blue pour Homme
SOTE : Dolce & Gabbana : Light Blue pour Femme
I love Jasmine.
Snarky is as snarky does.
Czech & Speake No. 88
by Czech & Speake
my favorite rose and number three scent overall
Top notes: Bergamot
Middle notes: Rose, Jasmin, Clove, Geranium
Base notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Galbanum
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
Top note: Aldehyde Complex, Bergamot oil, Galbanum, Gardenia, Peach
Middle note: Carnation, Jasmin, Jonquil, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Rose
Base note: Amber, Castoreum, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Vetiver
Top Note: Galbanum, Hyacinth
Middle Note: Rose, Jasmine
Base Note: Oakmoss, Patchouli
This review is for the 2007 reissue. Unfortunately, the notes listed for this on the tester (and in other sources) are just a skeleton of the 1970 version. Whether any of the other original ingredients are present is very hard to say, as I never smelled the original; but it is just possible that Givenchy had some reason to give just the bare bones of the notes, and that not all of the original pyramid was eliminated. I certainly hope that is the case. In any event, the 2007 juice is still beautiful, and while it doesn't have a great deal of longevity, it is quite lovely while it lasts. It preserves the chypre character, right down to the oakmoss, which is commendable, because it is now restricted under EU rules. This version is available only in EdT. Whatever the answer to the question of reformulation, this is a very good scent — a definite "thumbs up."
Last edited by JaimeB; 28th September 2008 at 06:16 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.
Davidoff Silver Shadow Attitude
And then, Kenzo Power and Kiehl's Musk, each scent on each arm.
Last edited by KiatBkk; 28th September 2008 at 02:14 PM.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
" 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)
The awesome Opôné by Diptyque for me.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Vetiver Tonka - Hermessence
Vetiver The Great!!!
Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist
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!"
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ : (´¸.•*´¯`*•-->Serge Lutens - Chypre Rouge
antaeus from a sample
i love the way it dries down and warms up on my skin
Guerlain's Véga EdT - from a bottle produced between 1936 and the beginning of the fifties. Still no damage, except in the first 20 seconds of the top. A warm, shining fragrance, rich on bergamot, aldehydes, spicy flowers and wood.
SOTD: Mugler Cologne
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
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 had some Véga on the back of my hand yesterday, Mr. Guerlain.. wonderful drydown.
A base of Goutal Mandragore and Tauer Incense Rosé for me today.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Chanel pour Monsieur
For swap/sale: MDCI Cuir Garamante, Vintage MPG Santal Noble, vintage Tiffany for Men, Floris Mahon Leather, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense, 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), Obsession, others.
- Ex Vinis - Fragranza Nr. 3 - Ribes Rubrum -
The third fragrance by Ex Vinis "Ribes Rubrum" found its inspiration in the legendary Brunello di Montalcino, whose primary notes are designed around forest fruits.
"Ribes Rubrum" is a warm and rich fragrance with seductive fruity aromas from bergamot and wild berries (blueberries, wild strawberries and red currants) together with floral heart notes of rose, mimosa and violet. The base note distinguishes itself with a gentle interplay of white musk and vanilla.
Head: Bergamot, Forest Fruits (Blueberries, Wild Strawberries, Red Currants)
Heart: Orangeblossom, Rose, Mimosa, Violet
Base: White Musk, Vanilla
Ribes Rubrum means Red Currant in english.
SOTD: Davidoff - Adventure.
I bought it in the summer, because I was looking for a casual summer fragrance. I tried it a few times in the summer and thought it was okay. Today I found out that Adventure is actually more suited for fall because of the spicy notes. Longevity too is better in cooler weather.
Last edited by brainpower1972; 28th September 2008 at 08:30 PM. Reason: added SOTE
I have perverse unseasonal citus urges at the moment so I'm wearing
Geo F Trumpers Extract of West Indian Limes
I find it lasts all day if I use a lot
Looks like Ms. Q. is trying to green us all up! Thanks to her I'm spending the morning in a sample she sent me of her beloved Nanadebary Green - my second try at this frag.
On me the lemony opening is dry, but quickly sweetens to a light leafy greenness that is more floral than green. There's a hint of wintergreen in it somewhere and the bottom's slightly herbed. Don't think it does for me what it obviously does for her very fine nose...for now I'm gonna stick with (sigh) Central Park and Cabochard.... (I know - I know....)
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Polo Double Black - yum. It's making me hungry.
Opus 1870 (Penhaligon's)
Last edited by DesGrieux; 28th September 2008 at 01:54 PM.
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Dior Homme Sport, its growing on me.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Very Sexy II
"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