Eau D'Italie, from a sample vial.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Giorgio for Men (1984)
by Giorgio Beverly Hills
Today, I am wearing some from one of my vintage bottles.
A rich mossy woods chypre that was my signature scent for more than
twenty years and, many fragrances later, is still my holy grail.
Top notes: Orange, Carnation, Cinnamon
Middle notes: Patchouli, Amber, Vanilla
Base notes: Benzoin, Honey, Oakmoss
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
Maitre Parfumeur et GantierSoir d'Orient
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 time, I'm wearing an older EdT formulation. (I'm not sure if it's the original 1970 version, but it's definitely pre-2007.) I can safely say that this version is more complex than the new one, if not as "clean" or "brisk." It is very obvious to the nose that the top note is more complex right from the moment of application; the gardenia and peach notes support the other opening factors quite clearly. The drydown is also more evidently elaborate, where the myrrh and animalic notes especially stand out and strengthen the last chord. The middle still seems to have a hyacinth note, but it is considerably denser with the carnation and additional white florals, particularly the green-tinged lily-of-the-valley. The orris also adds an earthiness that is no longer there in the 2007 version. Nothing I say here is meant to dis that newer scent; it is beautiful and well-made in its own right — brighter, cleaner, brisker, altogether more suited to the "modern" taste. But the older scent is a green chypre in the classic mold, comparable to Chanel No. 19 and others in that style.
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.
"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
Snarky is as snarky does.
" 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)
I love cologne.
Maxim's de Paris Pour Homme today
I am in a total Dior mood today, so I am wearing head to toe Dior and everything in-between:
SOTM: Eau Sauvage : Christian Dior
SOTA : Eau Sauvage Extrême : Christian Dior
SOTE: Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir : Christian Dior
All equally as hot as the other ... VIVA DIOR!
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I love Jasmine.
Cœur de Vahiné - Comptoir Sud Pacifique
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
By Kilian A Taste of Heaven from sample
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!"
from their official mini-spray
Goodness!! It's still dark out at 7:00 ayem. Where are you Daylight Savings Time?
Just finished reading the remainder of yesterday's S'n'S and am amber-fied. Gonna go for ...
Youth Dew Amber Nude
... and head out to sit The World's Most Adorable Grandbaby (TWMAG) whom I have not had to myself for TWO WHOLE WEEKS. Sheesh.
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Today, it's Guerlain's Attrape Cœur - perhaps the most catching detail in this oriental confection is its hidden whiffs of Mitsouko's mysterious scent of peachy oak moss. Some would even claim that Attrape Cœur really is Mitsouko turned into an oriental, and while this may be an overly simplistic view, it's not entirely untrue either.
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Amouage Jubilation ,on this rainy day(s)
Route du Vétiver....MPG
Going to the Angola prison rodeo today and think it'll be Eau de Rochas pour Homme since it is rather warm and activities will be outside. Hoping for a fun, if not unusual, day!
Friday 3 October 2008
Morning: Ralph Lauren Polo Black
Afternoon: Ermenegildo Zegna Z Zegna Extreme
Evening: Tom Ford For Men
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Saturday 4 October 2008
Morning: Ermenegildo Zegna Z Zegna Extreme
Afternoon: Andy Tauer Vetiver Dance (from a Lucky Scent sample)
Evening: Comme des Garçons Series 3: Incense Avignon (from a new purchase)
Montale Black Aoud
Aramis as SotD. Elegant and Classic.
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
Ava Luxe Milk.
Sniff and let sniff.
A*Men Pure Coffee although I can hardly smell it through my man cold
Robert Piguet's VISA parfum
I'd really like to smell this on a guy as part of my "Scent Unification"mission.
"Mom, why does the cat smell like Chamade?
(Dean and Dan Caten)
(from sample - 1st trial run)
The notes include white spruce, amber, musk, violet leaves and blossoms, aquatic accord, vetiver and cedar.
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Aliquando et insanire iucundum est.
Knize Ten (Knize)
Vetiver (Eau de Cologne) by Guerlain
Last edited by richard d; 5th October 2008 at 05:17 PM.
Floris Vetiver here. And loving it as always.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Diptyque John Galliano Room Spray
A very nice room spray that can also be used as a skin scent.
Prada Infusion d'Iris
Last edited by Mostapha; 5th October 2008 at 06:23 PM.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Gianfranco Ferre Pontaccio 21
Top Notes: Yellow Mandarin, Lime, Neroli, Cardamom, Rosemary
Middle Notes: Bois de Rose, Jasmine, Narcissus Absolute, Cypress, Sage
Base Notes: Suede, Angelica Root, Patchouli, Myrrh, Musk
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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
Nicolai Pour Homme
This one changes so much over the course of the day that it doesn't get cloying or boring the way so many things do.
Still feeling cruddy today... head hurts... but at least I can smell a little, but yet, something like Mugler Cologne (which I would have liked more... since it seems to give some energy) I needed something to penetrate my thick nose... so I put on some Mazzolari Lui.
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
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
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Arpege pour Homme (Lanvin)
I'm wearing this for the first time and it's coming off as a rather light, "safe" scent.
I'm having a day of chores and such.. I've started it with a great sample of Montale Golden Aoud. It's really a nice blend.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Coffee: India Anohki, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press
Music: NFL -- NY Giants vs. Seattle Seahawks
Valley Razor Co. (Little Valley, NY) 5/8 straight razor
Plisson "Classic Black" in Pure Black Badger #12 shaving brush
TGQ Cavendish Black shaving soap
QED Tobacco ASC
Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac EDP (hat-tip to Sam!)
Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme
i have on Eternity Summer
Opium PH Eau d' Orient
Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??