L'Occitane - The Vert (Green Tea)
Thread: SotD - Saturday, 22 Nov 08
by Serge Lutens
Top notes: Oregano, Bay leaf, Coriander, Myrtle,
Middle notes: Angelica, Patchouli
Base notes: Labdanum, Styrax, Tolu balsam, Benzoin, Sandalwood
Perfect for a wintry day in the stands watching football!
Although I live in a small town, the local college has won the national Division III
(small college) football championship nine times in recent years. The playoffs
start today and Mount Union College is again ranked number one in the country.
Edit: Mount Union won 56 - 0.
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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
L'Occitane - The Vert (Green Tea)
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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
Private Collection: Cuir d'Iris
Leather and iris -- balanced and smoothed by slightly sweet creamy amber.
Rosewood, Bergamot, Lily of the Valley
Carnation, Jasmine, Pine
Tonka, Vetiver, Patchouli
Christopher Sheldrake, Serge Lutens
Notes: Patchouli, Camphoraceous Notes, Cinnamon, Spices, Amber, Incense Notes, Woody Notes, Labdanum, Castoreum
Serge Noire opens with a blast of something camphoraceous, and (maybe it's just me) a bit of body sweat. Then it's cinnamon for a bit, followed by incense and dark, slightly smoky woods. Later, there are hints of labdanum and castoreum. (Yes, maybe that's the slightly sweaty note that gave a nod at the beginning, or was it an unspecified spice note, something like fenugreek? remember the opening of Santal Blanc?). This scent seems to be made entirely of base notes; nothing of citrus, florals, herbals, or any of the others that typically inhabit the upper levels. In spite of that, this is a winner: dramatic, surprising, yet a bit melancholy in its preponderance of darker tones. I would say it's one of the better recent Serge Lutens offerings.
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.
L'Artisan's Parfumeur Tea For Two
Balenciaga - Balenciaga pour Homme
Lenstiscus, Styrax (Benzoin)
The opening is unique; a tar - garage accord. It develops one of the most sensual accords I've experienced; a dry, warm sandalwood together with a soft floral note. Exquisite...
Have a great weekend basenoters!
Morning: Burberry - Brit for Men
Evening: Lorenzo Villorezi - Musk
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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
Snarky is as snarky does.
L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzongkha
Stormy, cold weather outside asks for the miraculous comfort of Annayake Miyako
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Shiseido Basala pour Homme
Top notes: rosemary, artemisia, lavender, green notes, fruity notes, clary sage, basil, neroli and bergamot
Middle notes: carnation, fir, cinnamon, jasmine, caraway and rose
Base notes: labdanum, leather, amber, patchouli, musk, coconut, oakmoss and cedar
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Paco Rabanne pour Homme
I love cologne.
#TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89
Les Nez Let Me Play the Lion
Van Gils original.
I bought this last winter and remember liking it. With fall approaching I tried it again a few times, but found it a bit too heavy, until today. Last night there where hailstorms and the weather right now feels wintery cold and I really started liking Van Gils original again. The sweetness and smokyness of this scent really need a wintercold to shine.
Eau des Îles....MPG
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Friday 21 November 2008
Morning: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
Evening: Armani Attitude (I honestly think this is the best Armani fragrance for men.)
Late Evening: Cartier Roadster (from a sample a nice Nordstrom SA gave me ... It's not bad. )
The Different Company, Bois d'Iris
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
White Musk for Men
The Body Shop
I'm decorating today so wanted to wear something cheap and cheerful
The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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Bogart Witness as SotD. Like TwoRoads, afternoon football viewing a good probability.
There are three kinds of people in this world: those who understand math and those who don't (four out of three people surveyed agree with this).
"- Harry, I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange."
I'm in the mood for amber today... so, what about some Ambre Russe? Perfect for this cool day in South Carolina!
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"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
...a Revlon great (for me) Opens slightly citrusy with a vanilla hint, and settles into a beautiful muted tuberose dominated flower heart with undercurrents of spicy musk. No ice in here but wonderfully comforting.
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Black Sea--------> M. Micallef
Working at the bank til' 12, then FOOTBALL!!! Yay!
Opium Pour Homme Eau de Parfum
Yves Saint Laurent
Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about!
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
I'm going to do some freelance design work today, run some errands, and possibly shop for a new car. I'm wearing Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin... a lot of it.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Guerlain No. 68
Guerlain's Vetiver pour Elle. Has been ages, god it's good, even for winter. The quite bitter mix, almost chypre-like.
Yatagan for me.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Givenchy Pour Homme
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Haven't done this in a while, but wearing.....
Tom Ford Moss Breches
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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!"
Tauer's L'air du Desert Marocain once again.
SotE: Guerlain's Derby from an EdT-oldie. This old juice smells almost like gasoline, then softens down to something ... leathery? Soft leather. Herbal leather. A strange marriage. It's both herbal, smoky, leathery and spicy, a sort of minty-cool offspring of the ten years older Parure's pungent mixture of rose, oak moss and leather.
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Went to Scentmother's for dinner last night and she spoiled me with decants of which I am wearing two today:
Donna Karan Essence: Labdanum (Left Wrist)
Donna Jaran Essence: Wenge (right wrist)
Both together in the crook of both arms.
Each of them stand alone by themselves just fine but together they just go beyond 1+1.
Labdanum comes off as a floral incense on me and that is unique. The incense is balanced just right so as not to overpower the floral note at the top.
Wenge is a smoky, woody, resinous scent but more subtle than that sounds. This is a lighter feel than yesterday's CdG H&M cedar top note.
Labdanum + Wenge this is where the true beauty lies. Together these two compliment and enhance each other. After layering the two there is a stronger amber note that comes alive in the combination. Upon re-examining my wrists I realize it is there in the Labdanum but lightly. The Wenge when added in somehow sharpens the olfactory focus enough for the amber to move more front and center and combine with the obvious notes from each of the components to create a new and different creature.
A completely beautiful combination. It is going to be hard for me to wear either of these singly because I now know how well they go together.
Have a Serene Saturday everyone.
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SotA: Versace Pour Homme
Moltening, Hyde65, nsamadi and Fraddicted, you all smell particularly delicious to me today. Please let me nuzzle your necks...What a nice, laid-back day!
Still glowing in the warmth of ScentSon SMM and family's dinner visit last night (dear husband decided after the fact that MUSTARD was what was missing from the "white lasagna" he fed everyone -- I assured him the rest of the feast more than made up for the low-complexity of the lasagna) Afraid the poodles have become my adoptive grandchildren, and I am way too young for grandkids, so perhaps they'll become nephews? Anyhow, I love them to bits, as do my kids, albeit with considerably more enthusiasm than the dear doggies are used to.
Continuing my incense kick with a combo of Cdg Ouarzazate & Cdg's H & M fragrance, which I got a taste of thanks to dear ScentSon... VERY distressed that there seem to be no more full bottles available anywhere state-side. I WANT ONE!!!!
Ouazazate has much more spearmint than I expected. It's nice, but missing the white-smoky, woody aspect I was hoping for.
CdG H&M is straightforward and gorgeous. I want a bottle. Now. Please. Anyone?
Its thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. Theyre confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, Something is just around the corner, what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers Something is just around the corner, something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
Dior Homme Intense edp, DH deo spray, & DH a/s moisturizer
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
H&M by Comme des Garcons