Thread: SotD - Monday, 8 Dec 08
Snarky is as snarky does.
Mauboussin Homme EDT (2003)
Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
Top notes: Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot
Heart notes: Cinnamon, Sage, Patchouli
Base notes: Sandalwood, Musk, French Vanilla
Incense Extreme by Andy Tauer
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
L'Air du Desert Marocain
Woody - Arabian Oud
Vetiver The Great!!!
Notes: Honey, Musk, Incense, Tobacco Leaf, Amber, Iris, Rose, Sandalwood
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.
Verino pour Homme
let me explain
I wasn't thinking about anything
Guerlain's Habit Rouge edt
I have great expectation on this one but on first acquaintance, I was a little let-down. Nothing earth-shaking for me on first whiff. Smell rather 'barber shop' and a little dated, though pleasant.
Well, will try it again sometimes.
Looking for: Andy Tauer - L'air du Desert Morocain & Incense Extreme
Check out my NEW Aussie sale / trade thread here -
L'Air du Desert Marocain
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
The oud/mineral amber is coming through excellently today. It only seems to do this on the forearms, strangely.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Tabac Original aftershave.
Serge Noire - Serge Lutens
Azzaro pour Homme
I love cologne.
Etro Lemon Sorbet
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Lolita Lempicka au Masculin
Top Notes: Green Ivy, Aniseed, Absinthe, Rum
Middle Notes: Aniseed, Praline, Violet
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Vanilla, Rock Rose, Barley Water
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
YSL Rive Gauche.... again!
Double dipping because I have 4 backup bottles currently. Plus the scent is AMAZING. My girlfriend's mother commented on it three different times today. My girlfriend just smelled me all day. I think that's compliment enough.
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Creed Royal Delight
Have a good week, everyone
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Guerlain Cologne Du 68 , been looking forward to wearing it all weekend
Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Clove, Basil, Tarragon,
Cypress, Rosemary, Lavender, Juniper Berry
Middle notes: Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Blackcurrant
Base notes: Sandalwood, Wood Musk, Balsam Fir, Amber
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
Imperial Jade Agatha Brown,mmm wonderful cologne
#TOP 5#: Antico Caruso, Penhaligons Racquets,Domenico Caraceni,Great Jones Bond Nº9,G.Trumper Wild Fern
Caron pour Un Homme.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Lorenzo Villoresi - Yerbamate
My SotD selection today, is a bittersweet one. Not the scent itself, but the anniversary whiich is noted by my wearing it. It was 28 years ago today.....we lost a brilliant soul and a wonderful artist: John Lennon. As a tribute to him I have decided to wear a fragrance that, from what I've read, was a favorite of his.
SotD: Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior.
Thank You, John. Your spirit lives on in your work!
Have a great day, everyone.
Green Irish Tweed
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Caron Pour un Homme.
Sunday 7 December 2008
Morning: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue
Afternoon: Ermenegildo Zegna Z Zegna
Evening: biehl parfumkunstwerke al02 (this afternoon's new Scent Bar purchase)
Bond No. 9
This stuff is gorgeous.
I think this will be a stressful week so doing what I can to postpone that with:
By Kilian - Straight to Heaven
and actually a dab of Frapin 1270 on one hand and a dab of Moss Breches on the other to keep me entertained through the day.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
It's a frigid cold morning here in Somerville and I'm ready to head out into it.
As promised here is the continuation of the story begun in Saturday's SotD threads.
Return to Candy Town Pt. 2 (A Basenotes SotD Tale in 7 Parts)
They say that confession is good for the soul. In that case telling my partner, sakecat22, about the history between The Gingerbread Man and I should make me feel good. I’ll believe that when it happens.
The slide into moral decay happens in the same way that you find yourself at the business end of the dentist’s drill, full of Novocain. A tiny little bit of sugar gets caught and slowly opens a hole in your tooth. That tiny little bit of sugar, for me, was named Mary Jane and she opened a hole in my soul instead of my tooth. Let me tell you there is no Novocain for a corrupt soul who betrays his best friend.
In those early days The Gingerbread Man, Mary Jane and I were the crème anglaise of Candy Town. We’d spend most every night at The Gingerbread Discotheque. The gumballs at the door would wave us past the red licorice ropes where the penny candy cajoled and pleaded to be let in. Once we got in, the scene was a mix of flesh and baked goods all grinding away on the dance floor. The highlight of a night in The Gingerbread Discotheque was when the DJ would let loose a torrent of frosting. Then you couldn’t tell who was baked and who wasn’t. As you walked through the back rooms you would see the most respected members of Basenotes City in close contact with all manner of sweets. I wasn’t any different. I showed up with a different candy on my arm every night and if I was alone I knew I wasn’t going home alone. I woke up every morning with some new flavor at the back of my tongue and a rueful smile on my face. That was because I knew that there was really only one piece of candy I wanted and she was engaged to The Gingerbread Man.
You should have seen Mary Jane on these nights, if you think of her as the cute little taffy, all little girl and red shoes, put that away. On these nights the dress was yellow but it stuck to every caramel curve. The shoes were still red but they were stiletto heels you couldn’t believe she didn’t ooze out of. Even GM was changing he was using a higher quality of sugar for his frosting and different colors. Gone were the traditional red and white, in were blacks and neon colors. The curly cue frosting hair was replaced with avant-garde creations from every hip froster in town. For me I discovered that Possets could make me smell like the candy I wanted to get so close to. When I wore Snowflake in the Martini (Peppermint Top) I never lacked for a refreshing dance partner. When GM and I would enter a room the crowd would greet us as the M-Team. We always felt bad when the “melts in your mouth not in your hands” crew were in the house as we felt sure they thought they were the M-Team. This should’ve been the best of times but when someone wants what another person has it never ends in a sweet way, especially in Candy Town.
And so this story is no different from a hundred other stories. In one night I made a decision which changed everything and led to turning Candy Town into the place it is today.
To Be Continued…….
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Dunhill for Men (1934) as SotD
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
Jaïpur Homme EDP....Boucheron
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Chiwwwy here this ayem....Time for the heavy guns...so
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Joining (sort of) my ScentKids SMM and Sakecat in a gorgeous gourmand... Parfumerie de Generale Coze.
Wishing everyone a marvelous start to the week!
Coze notes: Canapa sativa seed oil, pepper, pimento, coffee, ebony wood, chocolate, bourbon vanilla pods
Last edited by ComDiva; 8th December 2008 at 12:15 PM.
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...
Wearing Terre d'Hermes on one side of my body while wearing Montale Red Vetyver on the other side...
Trying to discern the differences...so far there aren't many
Dior Homme Intense, a/s moisturizer, and deo spray
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Creed Royal Scottish Lavender
Guerlain's Vetiver EdT 1988 edition. Still can't decide which of the three Vetiver editions I prefer - I guess all three. Or should I say four? Vetiver pour Elle is perhaps even one step ahead of its older brother in my Best Of book
Idole de Lubin for a frigid day in Northeast USA
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
l'artisan mure et musc extreme