Thread: SotD - Tuesday, 2 Dec 08
XS Paco Rabanne
Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
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Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Looking for inspiration this morning ....amber it is, in the Queen of them all (pour moi) ....
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
"Senseless"? Well, I've been called worse. Conjures images of being held down and beaten and then spritzed back to consciousness.
I like this stuff. It has the green blackcurrent leaf of L'Ombre dans L'Eau but balanced with a very dry amber and some loamy earth notes, which give it a lighter more wearable feel. As the topnotes settle down, it comes into focus nicely.
" 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)
trying to curry favor with an editor today, so this was chosen carefully: iconic, yet understated.
Acqua di Parma Colonia... day two!
Cool morning for us. Mugler Cologne as SotD
"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
Big, huge intense family celebration coming up this weekend featuring DS#2, whose 13th birthday was a few days ago. I already fear I'm becoming "Mom-zilla."
Today I'm giving a full-wearing to my sample of Tom Ford White Patchouli. It's a weird one... At first I thought I was in love, then it quickly became medicinal, and the white flowers/jasmine that hates my skin chemistry is making an unfortunately persistent appearance. But I'm also getting these wonderful whiffs of incense, and clean patchouli, and then the medicinal element (also the patchouli, I think) is a nice contrast. Hmmmm. This is very interesting! But I'm just not sure I smell _good_ in White Patchouli, which is generally my goal with perfume.
White Patchouli notes: Peony, Mandarin, Bergamot, Jasmine, Rose Absolute, Coriander, Ambrette Seed, Sandalwood, Incense, Golden Amber. And, of course, patchouli (though they don't mention it in the note list on Sephora!).
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re 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...
Creed Original Vetiver with Guerlain Vetiver Extreme
For swap/sale: MDCI Cuir Garamante, Vintage MPG Santal Noble, vintage Tiffany for Men, Floris Mahon Leather, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, vint. YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others.
It's a sunny Tuesday and we have a big couple of days at work ahead as we go through our ususal end of year assessment of how we did.
I wanted something light today and I chose:
Nasomatto Silver Musk
This is probably the closest wearing scent I own. It is the epitome of a skin scent on me. It is also a wonderful scent because it has such a delightful development. The top is lightly floral and seems to be mainly rose this leads to that metallic incense note that I get from Silver Factory but here again it is layered in with a much lighter hand. In the base is the promised musk but subtle and warm. This is a lovely scent for one's self because there is no real sillage or projection. If you are looking for a close wearing, complex scent this might just be the one.
Last edited by Somerville Metro Man; 2nd December 2008 at 01:38 PM.
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Well, CK Man faded after about 4 hours so I'm on my third sent today, my trusty (and long lasting!)
Versace Pour Homme
I always get an image of oranges on stones (ala TdH) but near a white water river or perhaps a waterfall. As it progresses it is as if I've moved to the oceanside at middday - warm sand, stones, driftwood. Always fresh, elegant, and mentally uplifting. I love this fragrance.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
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Versace Baby Blue Jeans
but it don't sing and dance
and it don't walk
Silver Mountain Water
Vintage Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Iris Bleu Gris (1988)
Perfumer: Jean Laporte
Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Iris, Vanilla, Oakmoss
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Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
I've been trying to revisit scents I haven't worn in a while. Today, I'm treated with the velvety New Haarlem. Yum
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
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
Paul Smith Extreme Men
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
~ Robert Brault
Montale Fougeres Marine
L'Instant de Guerlain EDT. Perfect for this colder weather we have been having over here.