I'm testing Floris Santal today.
Thread: SotD - Sunday, 28 Sep 08
I'm testing Floris Santal today.
I've trademarked the color bleu
"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
Lalique Pour Homme Equus
Now that's what I call good chemistry!
Moss Breches by Tom Ford (thanks Futami)
I am supposed to be testing Roadster today, but my hand reached for the MB bottle instead and I'm glad I did...I love this stuff.
More Vetiver testing today...
Left arm: Bois 1920 Vetiver Ambrato
Right arm: Hermes Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
Vetiver Ambrato---I am not sure I smell any vetiver! Bois 1920 as a house has a tendency to be very light, and so I really poured on the sample. However, I think all the Bois 1920 fragrances must be sprayed to get the full effect. I can't say I really know what is going on with VA, it is THAT subtle. On the plus side, the sweet amber is a light one, and could be a great day-time scent.
Vetiver Tonka---ouch, near asphyxiation! I thought all the Hermessences were faint and short lived, so I poured this one on, too. The beginning is really more of a burnt caramel, probably from the Tonka. The vetiver comes out a bit later, and unfortunately, has a sort of "fennel" quality to it. That is a very unattractive scent for my skin which tends to amplify this in some scents. Then, the real bomb hit with very heavy sour (probably citrus) and woody notes along with the vetiver. Plus some smoke. It was really harsh and slightly nauseating (gave me a terrible headache). In the late drydown, the citrus lingers and smells of bug spray. I can't say I would recommend this one. It really lacks the refinement of the ones I sampled yesterday.
I'm wearing Costume National Scent Intense tonight from a sample. I'm really doing a 360 on this line... I bought Scent blindly last year and it just didn't work on me and I never looked further into the line. Recently, my Barney's SA sent me a 21 sample and I loved it so much I bought a bottle. On my most recent order, she put in a Scent Intense sample and I love it, too! I think a bottle of this will be in order as well.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Guerlain Homme is my SOTE
SOTD/E: The wonderfully interesting and lovely R de Capucci.
Guerlain Héritage EdP as SotE.
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Yves Saint Laurent
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Musk Ghazelle by Ajmal for the evening!
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Spent my Sunday watching football in:
Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
SotE: sample vial of:
Eau de Toilette
by Comme des Garcons Series 6: Synthetic
town gas, vapours of bitumen, bergamot, earth notes, opoponax, styrax, grilled cigarettes, pyrogenic notes
i have on allure by chanel....
Habit Rouge EdT by Guerlain.
This has to be my lucky fragrance. Everything seems to go well on HR days, just like today. Finishing work well before a deadline, going out and having loads of fun, and coming back to a 2:00 am prayer in a dark and cold mosque, lit only by a single weak white lamp for a great spiritual experience that was magnified by the fact that I was really half asleep and could barely stand on my feet.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
NOW I HAVE ON jOVAN MUSK OIL...HEHEE
Prada Infusion d'Homme
Chanel Bois des Îles
Looking for: Vento Canale, da Gianni Campagna.
Attitude by Armani
Mugler Cologne for the flight home today,
then Premier Figuier for a warm relaxed evening
Vetiver de Guerlain
Homme de Gres
Eom Ford Private Blend, Amber Absolute
Roger & Gallet Bouquet Imperial for me.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Saturday - September 27, 2008
Afternoon: L'Artisan Parfumeur Tea For Two
Evening: Tom Ford For Men
Late evening: Yves Saint Laurent Kouros (being snarky with Snafoo)
Last edited by Astaroth; 29th September 2008 at 07:21 AM.
Etro Sandalo layered over Villoresi Uomo. Can't say the effect was particularly artful but I put Uomo on and it just wasn't enough for the heavy weather we're having.
Jasper Conran 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...