Morning: MPG Racine
Evening: Tom Ford Bois Rouge (sample)
Heh, badass indeed!
Anyyway, another badass: Tom Ford for Men.
De gustibus non est disputandum
Morning: MPG Racine
Evening: Tom Ford Bois Rouge (sample)
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Bond no. 9 Saks for men
Biehl Parfumkunstwerke AL02
Bois des Iles EDT
Guerlain's Vintage Vetiver.
Guerlain Parure EdT (with a dab of extrait underneath)
This discontinued jewel is rarely mentioned, which is probably why it was discontinued a couple years ago for 'low demand'. Parure deserves to mentioned in discussions of the great classical chypres. Parure is set apart with notes of lilac and rose, but also because the oakmoss drydown comes on early and lasts a long time. I have a fairly old bottle, so I don't know if latter bottles would have been effected by the EU oakmoss restrictions, but for oakmoss fans this is a must-try.
Despite vigorous scrubbing in the shower, I think I'm still getting some 'bleed-through' of Chia, yesterday's SOTD. Testament to how damn high quality the Farmacia SS Anunziata line is, but irritating me today since I can't be sure what I'm smelling.
[quote=bbBD;1429646]Guerlain Parure EdT (with a dab of extrait underneath)
You lucky SOB. I think you would be duly obligated to send me at least a 15ml sample as a good will gesture
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Saks Fifth Avenue for Him
honestly, this is my last L'Artisan purchase. their longevity sucks. and this is an EdP too. love the fragrance, hate the fact, that it's almost gone now (been almost 4 hours).
Sampling Guerlain Bois d'Armenie. I've never smelled the little burning papers this fragrance refers to, but it does remind be a bit of Nag Champa incense - but a very expensive, softly powdery Nag Champa incense. It's really beautiful.
Chanel No. 19 EDT
Chanel Pour Monsieur
silverbullet - you're jealous of me? I have a 50ml late-80s tester of Parure. Look at Mr.G's fantastic Parure flacon with the massive 'sculpture stopper'. Gorgeous.
Parfumerie GeneralePsychotropefrom a sample
Notes: Attar of Roses, Honey Notes, Spices
Not at work today, so I thought I would get away with a little mischief in the form of sporting this rosy, honeyed fragrance. It shouldn't raise any eyebrows if worn on a man, but of course, people being what they are, it would... One of the originals from the L'Art et la Matière series, this is a beautiful composition of rose attar (the purest form of rose oil extraction), honey notes (for a slight animalic quality), and a blend of subtle spicy notes; the whole gives this an incredible cachet. It has a nice, but not overwhelming sillage and very good longevity on my skin.
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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.
I craved verbena this morning when I woke up. Must be the warm temperatures and great sun I'm having lately.
Molinard's Vervienne for me, and I splashed it on heavy. Oh baby I wish this lasted.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Christian Dior Dior Homme
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Today I am sampling a fragrance from "the" house
Creed Original Santal
In full disclosure, I absolutely LOVE my GIT and Tabarome Millesime.
However, I do understand where some of the Creed bashers are coming from. This fragrance is wearing with very weak projection and very poor longevity. In addition, what is there, is really not that interesting or provocative. I believe I will pass on this one.
One must wonder how houses like Boucheron and Hermes, for instance, do not seem to have an issue in adding sufficient parfum oil to their fragrances where Creed for some reason does!
Ah, the beauty of sampling before purchase.
Everyone have or continue to have a Great Monday!
Lalique - Pour Homme Faune
Sander for Men
"Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better" - Robert Redford
I'm rockin' the Cuba Gold today. I keep it in my car for fragrance emergencies - if it goes bad, another bottle's just 4 dollars!
SotD: Azzaro pour homme
SotE: L'Eau d'Issey pour homme
I love cologne.
As above, so below.
'In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.'
Martin Luther King Jr.
Sa Majeste La Rose and Green Irish for sale- P.M. me
This morning I wore Gucci Envy - it seemed to smell better today than I remembered it!
This evening I sampled L'artisan Ambre Extreme - actually not bad, and better than I thought I would like it based on the reviews and comments I read. Well, it's still resting on my arm... so we shall see how it develops!
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Black Orchid - Tom Ford
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
John Varvatos Vintage
Top 5 for Late Summer:
1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
2) Aventus - Creed
3) Flower of Immortality - By Kilian
4) L'Humaniste - Frapin
5) Millesime Imperial - Creed
My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."
Caron Pour un Homme
" 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)
L'Air du Desert Marocain
It's warm enough today that I'm getting some serious sillage from this concoction. It comes across as a little animalic in this weather. Weirdly I don't think I've often worn it when it's been over 50F. I like.
[FONT=georgia, bookman old style, palatino linotype, book antiqua, palatino, trebuchet ms, helvetica, garamond, sans-serif, arial, verdana, avante garde, century gothic, comic sans ms, times, times new roman, serif]“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”[/FONT]
~ Robert Brault
Oriental Brulant by Guerlain (first time from a sample - thanks bbBD)
Polo by Ralph Lauren
Once Upon A Time In Nazi Occupied France...A Basterd's Work is Never Done ~ Inglourious Basterds
Versace Black Jeans
It smells true Luxury and elegance, yet fully masculline. The freshness, warmness, sweetness are blended almost perfectly.
Montale - Greyland
Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du désert marocain ; C&Z - No 88 ; Francis K. - APOM ; Creed - Aventus ; Amouage - Epic ; Profumum - Dulcis In Fundo ; Amouage - Opus V
I'm with abc1234 in Carven Homme and I'll second his right on comments!
SOTD: Sisley - Eau de Campagne
SOTE: Dior Homme
Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
SOTD: CDG 2 Man - I really like this, and it has been going all day even while I am crawling around surveying a large warehouse for a robotics project. It does not last quite as well as Encre Noire though. I am starting to be able to tell more and more difference between these two, and I may have to spring for a bottle of 2 Man at some point.
I really really love this..I might have to wear it tomorrow!!!
If God wore a fragrance ,it would be this!!!
Dirty English by Juicy Couture
I've liked this one from the very beginning, but I didn't spring for it until I got a nice gift card. Well, I bought the whole shooting match - EDT, AS, deo, and shower gel. This stuff just smells great to me. Not sure what it is that I like - mostly it's in the heart - I guess it's the woody blend that they advertise as the "Santal Fatale Accord" () - and a bit of the topnotes, but the drydown is perfectly fine. Nice fragrance, a bit like Dolce & Gabbana the one For Men.
Wore Tierre D'Hermes today, and just showered and put on a spray and a half of D&GPH
Looking for Hermessence Ambre Narguile and for TFPB Moss Breches (50ml bottle), willing to pay in cashdollars. PM me!
SotE is vintage Montana Parfum d'Homme (Red Box)
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell