Well, there's no question what I'll be wearing - Alt Innsbruck Eau de Cologne. It just arrived, and it smells heavenly!
Thread: SotD - Friday, 9 Jan 09
Top notes: Haitian Vetiver, Vetiver Bourbon
Middle notes: Cypress Wood
Base notes: Musk, Cashmere Wood
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
Bal à Versailles : Jean Desprez
Again!! This stuff is awesome.
I love Jasmine.
Rive Gauche Pour Homme again. Need to get a better feel for this one.
Wearing Burberry London after a long time. Man, this stuff is good
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
L'Instant Extreme EdP
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Caron N'Aimez Que Moi
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Des Filles à la Vanille Rivière de Janvier
Fig Note, Green Accord, Cyclamen, Rose, Vanilla
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lime, Lemon, Black Pepper, Wild Basil, Rhubarb, Cypress
Middle Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine, Lily, Mimosa, Cedarwood, Sandalwood Vetiver
Base Notes: Tonka, Vanilla, Musk, Amber, Olibanum, Oakmoss
This is a captivating scent. It grows on you slowly, but it blossoms beautifully. There's a lot going on in this scent. The pyramid is crammed with different notes, but somehow, it's all making beautiful harmony. Apart from the hesperidic notes in the top, the rhubarb and cypress (also in the headnote) pick up the cedar, sandalwood, and vetiver in the heart. The floral accord lends a touch of sweetness without overwhelming the greener, spicier and darker notes. Some oakmoss in the base gives this a chypre quality, anchored by the florals and bergamot; and yet this is balanced by oriental notes in the base. It's not cheap, but in my estimation, it's much better than some that are even more expensive!
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.
M7 again. Won't be wearing it much though for the next few weeks since my bottle was lost in transit/delivered to the wrong location and my sample is almost gone.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Eau de Navagateur - L'Artisan Parfumeur
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Day: Versace pour homme
Evening: M7 (again)
Snarky is as snarky does.
Thierry Mugler - A*Men
L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme
SOTD: Rive Gauche pour Homme
SOTE: Ungaro II, from a sample
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The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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Lorenzo Villoresi Garofano
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!"
Kiki by Vero Kern
The great fragrance = lavender + tonka + smth sweet-n-powdery
Vetiver The Great!!!
Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre
SotD : Mandragore - Annick Goutal
SotE : Resort - Etro
D i o r H o m m e
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
And why not Annake's Miyako for tonight?
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Givenchy Organza Harvest Edition 2007 Jasmin
Muschio di Quercia (Profumo.it)
Prompted by a thread elsewhere on the board...
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
Returning to my roots, if only for a day:
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Tenere by Paco Rabanne and layered with Sexual pour homme...seems to go well with it.Just experimenting with what I have.
Prada Infusion d'Homme
Washington Tremlett, Black Tie.
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Caron Tabac Blond parfum extrait
For SOTD, it will still be M7 Fresh, thanks to a fellow basenoter who provided me with a sample. I sprayed a bit on my forearm yesterday afternoon and all I can say is WOW!
Bond Coney Island
I've trademarked the color bleu
For the first non-ice filled morning this week I am wearing another new one:
Jil Sander Scent 79 Man
I tried this before the holidays and really liked it when I wrist tested it and the SA gave me a sample to try. Giving it a full wear I'm still liking it but I don't think I'm going to love it. The start is sage and incense which comes in a little depper than a typical top but still it gives way to the best part of this scent which is the floral heart. The heart is a mix of jasmine and violet where the sweet of the jasmine and the tart of the violet intertwine really nicely. The only drawback here is the heart of this is fleeting and fast on me lasting for only a short while. The base is leather and vetiver with some sandalwood and is a nice grounding after the heart. This is one which definitely wears close to my skin and looks like it will have longevity issues, as well. This is a well-made scent and it is interesting and I feel like I should like it more, because of all of that, but I don't.
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Miller Harris' Citron Citron
Guerlain Habit Rouge
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Sharing the house with ttcarlo, having decided that if this cold is going to be so damn persistent, I am going to take horrid adantage of it: I'm wearing Serge Lutens Borneo 1834... to work. I figure a few well placed comments about trying to combat this nasty illness with everything from cocoa to Vick's Vapo-Rub will get me complete immunity from anyone who doesn't appreciate my fragrance choice today.
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...
Thierry Mugler B*Men
Top Notes: Fruit notes, Rhubarb
Middle Notes: Sequoia, Spicy notes
Base Notes: Amber, Vetiver
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
sampling gs01 by Biehl Parfumkunstwerke
Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo
Bulgari pour Homme again. Have a good day all.