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.
Last edited by TwoRoads; 22nd November 2008 at 11:01 PM.
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)
Last edited by KiatBkk; 22nd November 2008 at 03:31 AM.
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
Intimately : Beckham
I love Jasmine.
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!
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Evening: Lorenzo Villorezi - Musk
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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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Iris Pallida 50ml
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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. )
Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
White Musk for Men
The Body Shop
I'm decorating today so wanted to wear something cheap and cheerful
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