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."
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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.
Davidoff Silver Shadow Attitude
And then, Kenzo Power and Kiehl's Musk, each scent on each arm.
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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
" 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!
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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
- 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.
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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)
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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
Lux by Mona di Orio
Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
"Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
Dunhill Edition as SotD this dark, rainy south Florida morning. Green fougere with an incense undertone.
Lemon, Petitgrain, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Basil, Lavender.
Clove, Cinammon, Nutmeg, Geranium, Muguet .
Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk
I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind--Kansas
Rive Gauche homme Intense & a/s lotion
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Vetyver by Givenchy (third time from sample - thanks petruccijc)
A vetiver fragrance worthy of respect and admiration. If I didn't already own the vintage EdC Vetiver by Guerlain, I think the Givenchy would've dazzled me more.
For now, though my heart is Guerlain.
Endymion - Penhaligon's
Bond No. 9 - Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue from sample.
A great, contemporary gourmand with a suede feel. Somewhat
similar to Serge Lutens Daim Blond.
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Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
R De Capucci
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Softsoap Cucumber Melon wash
Crabtree & Evelyn Nomad shave cream
Mazzolari Ambra EdT (sample) - so far a nice honey amber. Feels like a nice casual scent. Seems to be short-lived.
Catherine Deneuve: "You should put scent where you like to be kissed."
I am wearing Ava Luxe Vamp, deep with insense, which would be great on a guy.
A healthy application of Thierry Mugler Ice*Men
Messe de Minuit. A damp fragrance for a damp day.
Lime Oud from Montale for the morning!
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Montana Red again - yesterday I got 16 hrs out of it!
Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed
Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime
Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
Caron's Third man. Yesterday, Caron's PuH. What is this Caron fetish I seem to be going through? At one time, not that long ago, I had none of the Caron's. Now, got em all. Like em all except that LAnarchriste is a learning experience to a degree for me.
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Guerlain Vetiver...and I didn't get in before the lock for Saturday, but I wore the same yesterday too.
I'm giving my new bottle of Frederic Malle's Outrageous! another wearing today. It's quite a 'happy' scent on me!
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Hinoki for me today because I wanted my fragrance to make me melt!
sample vial of:
Cuir Pleine Fleur (Fine Leather)
Eau de Parfum
violet, mimosa, birch, soft leather notes and vetiver
Girogio Armani Privé Cuir Améthyste
Parfumerie Generale Coze
Royal English Leather
Aliquando et insanire iucundum est.