Thanks to my good pal, Noalick.
Thread: SotD - Tuesday - 27 Jan 09
Leonard PH again.
keepin' it musky
Thanks to my good pal, Noalick.
" 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)
Paco Rabanne - XS
An old standby that doesn't seem to get much play on Basenotes these days...
Green Irish Tweed
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
I am in a rosy mood today but also a weird mood therefore I think I'll wear:
Etat Libre D'Orange Rossy de Palma
Etat Libre d'Orange has made its mark on the clever names of its different scents as well as what is contained in the bottle. That's why it was surprising to see them putting out an actress inspired scent. On the other hand Rossy de Palma, star of Pedro Almodovar's Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown, isn't likely to be confused with Jennifer Lopez anytime soon. This is a rose-focused scent which is also unlikely to be confused with the rose water your grandmother used either. Perfumers Antoine Lie and Antoine Maisondieu combined to make a modern rose which also contains elements of the new. For me the difference comes right at first sniff as the rose is present but also a tart manadarin note which plays antagonist to the rose protagonist in the first act. The mandarin slowly fades and as the curtain goes up on the second act the co-star is honey and a sweet aura wraps the rose in what at first seems like a gentle middle when from stage left enters a hint of spice in the personages of cumin and cinnamon. As we move into act three the rose maintains its central role but now gracefully shares the olfactory stage with patchouli applied very lightly over musk and vanilla. The top and heart of this one are a joy on my skin as the rose holds my interest but the mix of citrus honey, and spice as the scent develops really add depth. The base is almost disappointingly normal but then one does need to ground the unusual in the familiar at some point. All involved need to take a bow as I stand and wrist pressed firmly to nose give the Basenotes Salute.
Have a Terrific Tuesday everyone.
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"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
I love cologne.
Etro Messe de Minuit
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Today I'm wearing the, or a, new formulation dismissed by Mr. Turin as "once-great, now a sad woody little thing." I love both versions that I own, and don't think of the new one as an inferior scent.
Creed Erolfa sample.
Creed - Himalaya, ozone-ing
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
I'm beginning to really dig this fragrance.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Givenchy - Vetyver
The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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Cereus no. 5
super rich bergamot, spiced woods and peppery vetiver... it's like falling in love with Terre d'Hermes's fraternal twin brother while dating Terre d'Hermes... it's a fragrance soap opera!
Bulgari Black Ah, smokin' tires!
Ambre Russe by Parfum d’Empire
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Celebrating the sweetness and spice of life with JAIPUR.
Reve en Cuir by Indult
This smells so great when you overapply. I'm surrounded in a cloud of lemon and spices.