Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui (vintage formulation)
Thread: SotD - Tuesday, 20 Jan 09
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui (vintage formulation)
cuir mauresque (thanks bbBD!)
Derby by Guerlain for the day
Habit Rouge L'Extrait by Guerlain for the evening
Last edited by teger; 20th January 2009 at 03:12 AM.
Acqua di Parma Colonia
by Acqua di Parma
Notes: English lavender, Sicilian citrus, rosemary, verbena,
Bulgarian rose, jasmine, vetiver, Mysore sandalwood,
ylang ylang, cedar, amber, white musk
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
Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
YSL Opium Ph
Givenchy pour homme Blue Label
Snarky is as snarky does.
Gucci Rush for men
This one brought a smile to my face again. For me, surely my absolute favourite and best scent from Gucci!!!
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Top Notes: Calabrian Citron, Neroli
Heart Notes: Buffalo Grass, Sycomore Wood, Cedar
Base Notes: Patchouli, Amber, Vanilla
Lui is a very comforting woody scent, with bits of fresh, green and floral. On me, it goes through a bit of a rough patch between the top and middle notes, but it recovers very quickly, and the rest of the ride is very pleasant. I think this can be a dress-up scent, but I wouldn't exclude it from casual attire days. Maybe not for torn jeans... I don't know what buffalo grass is, but it reminds me of something I first knew as sweet grass. I think it contributes that bit of sweetness I find in this fragrance.
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.
Rive Gauche PH for me today.
Aomassai by PG
I feel like vanilla honey
Vetiver The Great!!!
Planning on getting over the birthday hangover with a love tap from Orson.
Seems like a Tuesday scent, at least on one as balmy (2° F) as this one.
Besides, a little lavender never hurt anyone, mmm?
Yves Saint Laurent
Azzaro Chrome. Just got it today.
"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." -Nagasawa in Norwegian Wood
I love cologne.
Armani Code! To celebrate the free 6.7oz shower gel I plan on getting this morning from the settlement at Macy's!
Tuscany - Aramis
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Guerlain Shalimar EDP
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!"
Divine - L'Homme de Coeur
dr.creed's decant sales
can be found here:
P R O F U M U M
V I C T R I X
- I was sampling this last night and it got me an instant positive response - "Ahh! It smells like I'm living in a garden"
Last edited by Delmar; 21st January 2009 at 06:40 AM.
Dior Homme (again)
Yves Saint Laurent - M7
Last edited by jellybean1973; 20th January 2009 at 01:41 PM.
Divine L'homme Sage
Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
The very last of my sample of MPG's Sanguine Muskissime.
I was going to order a bottle tomorrow, but today this scent turned on me and the musk note is overpowering and rather disgusting. Guess that saves me some money.
Goutal Ambre Fétiche layered with Eau d'Hadrien
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
dunhill for Men (1934)
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
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
Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
A rose wrapped in leather on a chypre base - just wonderful!!!
My SOTD is Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac on this JOYOUS day!
Notes include Cuban cascarilla oil, pimento berries, pine needles, sage, tobacco, tonka bean, and Malay patchouli.
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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
Rive Gauche Intense by YSL
sampling fracas by robert piguet today....
SotA: MPG Iris Bleu Gris
Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
L'Homme de Coeur
First time in ages - it for some reason irritates my nose in the morning. Today left home later, so absolutely had to wear it.
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Back to the grind today. Tom Ford Noir de Noir for me.
I am wearing a sample given to me by the ever lovely chayaruchama:
Histoire de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade
There are some perfumes that are going to have a hard time living up to their name. Any scent named after the most publicized libertine of all time is going to have to be a combination of the sensual and the novel. In this case I think Histoire de Parfums did a pretty good job. The fragrance starts with a bergamot and light leather beginning. It is a quite lovely mix harkening to that which the Marquis is most known for. Continuing that theme the leather deepens into the heart but adds some heat in the form of spices cumin and cardamom. All of this is enhanced with an earthy patchouli. Here is the sensual heat that the name promises. It is as we move into the base that the novel makes its appearance with a candied fruit note that makes for a shift in tone. It doesn't last long before the patchouli ushers in a mix of wood and vanilla in the base with the leather note still present. This is a lush scent which in my opinion lives up to its name.
Have a Terrific Tuesday everyone.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Happy, happy birthday, Jillsy!!!!
Speaking of birthdays, I am back with Dear Daughter from her Great 10th Birthday Extravaganza - which was an enormous success, even though the bus experience was a disaster in both directions. I am concentrating on the good parts, which FAR outweighed the incompetence of Greyhound/Peter Pan Buslines. Full report (minus the bus craziness) at the link above.
Over the weekend, I kept Somerville Metro Man in mind (can't neglect the ScentSon, even while on adventures with the "real" kids ), and tested Isabela Capeto Perfume and Montale Amber and Spices.
The Isabela Capeto was a big disappointment to me... All the notes and reviews sounded wonderful, but I found there was a heavy and unlisted cumin (?) note in there that just did NOT sit well with me. I kept hoping that the scent would pull a "Kingdom" -- dry down to something completely wild and gorgeous. Nope. Just shifted a bit, then left me flat. Ah, well. I bet it smells great on others.
Isabela Capeto notes: Cedar, vetiver, sandalwood, osmanthus, Brazilian marshland lily, black plum, opoponax, black and pink pepper, cinnamon and cardamom.
The Amber and Spices was much more my speed. Brand new so with no notes listed, I definitely get amber, vanilla and what I think of as the classic Montale rose-and-light-aoud base. On first sniff, a woody amber that unexpectedly will absolutely sing in warm weather.
For today, I'm doing a little compare and contrast with Parfumerie Generale: Querrelle and L'Ombre Fauve. Love them both, although they are very, very different. The Querelle is sharp, dark green and spicy. Gorgeously unisex,and works better on my skin than Yatagan. I especially like the caraway element in there. L'Ombre Fauve is an easy sell for me.. Sweet woods, spice and incense on a classic patchouli base. Beautifully done, though not ground-breaking. If I didn't already have so many well done fragrances along these lines, it would definitely go on my wish list. Querelle, however, is now being added.
Querelle notes: Citrus, Iranian black caraway, myrrh, cinnamon, Haitian vetiver, incense, oakmoss, ambergris.
L'Ombre Fauve notes: Amber, musk, woods, incense, patchouli.
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...
L'Artisan - Fou d'Absinthe
Brooks Brothers New York Gentleman
Bottom o' the Barrel day two
the day I reach into my sample drawer and pick a vial out at random
vrrm vrrm, I've always wanted to tear the rear off a car and spray its insides all over me! I never knew cars could smell like spices and musk with a hint of florals!
And my lord, just look at that wonderful font called Brush Script for the word "Red" (looks like this Red if you have it)! Isn't that beautiful?! I've never seen that font anywhere else but on Chinese menus and Microsoft Word! How innovative to see it on an ad for a sports car!