a rich woody oriental with notes of sandalwood,
cedar, patchouli, ambergris, vetiver, spices
Thread: SotD, Thursday- 12th of Feb 09
a rich woody oriental with notes of sandalwood,
cedar, patchouli, ambergris, vetiver, spices
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
Snarky is as snarky does.
I think I shall wear the regal
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
It's raining lemons on me today and I love it! The happiest and loviest lemon scent for me.
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Bois D'Orage/French Lover
my new holy grail
Green Irish Tweed by Creed from a sample. Don't hit me please!
Once Upon A Time In Nazi Occupied France...A Basterd's Work is Never Done ~ Inglourious Basterds
Bond No.9Saks Fifth Avenue For Him
M P G
To my mind this is one of the most wearable of all amber fragrances, not too cloying sweet, not too "over the top" spicy, just perfect amber goodness!
Pascal Morabito's Or Black
SL Chypre Rouge
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
SotA: Narciso Rodriguez for him
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Rose Poivrée (2001) by Different Company
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Basala for Men
Top Notes: Artemisia, Basil, Bergamot, Nutmeg, Woody Notes, Green Notes, Lavender, Neroli, Rosemary
Middle Notes: Carnation, Cinnamon, Balsam Fir, Jasmine, Rose, Thyme
Base Notes: Amber, Castoreum, Cedar, Labdanum, Leather, Musk, Oakmoss, Patchouli
An incredible mix of green and woody aromas, with a touch of florals, leather, oakmoss and patchouli. This would qualify as a chypre based on notes, but it's unlike any other chypre I've ever smelled. The mix of green and woody notes is unique to my nose. This is a fragrance that would really shine in cold weather, having enough projection to radiate from the skin without the aid of of warm air temperatures, but it can be worn well in cool weather as well, adjusting the application. Quite a coup for Dominique Preyssas, about whom I unfortunately know very little, except that she designed Le Dandy for d'Orsay, Talisman for Balenciaga, and a couple of men's scents for Jaguar. Definitely worth a sniff if you don't already know it.
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.
Acqua di Gio - 3rd day in a row
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Givenchy Pour Homme Blue Label
Penhaligon's - Castile
Colonia Assoluta - Aqua di Parma
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Guerlain Habit Rouge
Top 7 (Feb 2009): Dior Homme (incl Intense & Cologne versions), Penhaligon's Racquets Formula, Kenzo Power, Prada Infusion d'Homme, Gendarme, Guerlain's Veiver & Habit Rouge
LALIQUE ' S ENCRE NOIRE
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
A*men for the first timeout of the house, from a sample... and, honestly...
I REALLY like it... I might actually get me a fb of this!
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
Creed Silver Mountain Water
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!"
Bois du Portugal
Yatagan by Caron
massive classic in pine and leather
Vetiver The Great!!!
Desir de Rochas Homme
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Current Top Favorites:
1) DAVIDOFF Silver Shadow Private Blend
2) BOND No.9 New York Oud
3) LUBIN Idole de Lubin (eau de parfum)
4) MONT BLANC Legend Intense
5) CHARRIOL Eau de Parfum pour Homme
6) YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense
7) DIOR La Collection Privée - Ambre Nuit
8) SCENTSTORY 24 Gold
9) HERMES Voyage d'Hermès Parfum
10) LATTAFA Ameer Al Oudh
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Morning: Dior Homme by CD on one arm and Infusion d'Iris by Prada on the other.
Evening: All Dior Homme.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
HALSTON Z –14
Continuining with Adolfo Dominguez Agua Fresca as SotD
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
The strange and wonderful
Off to slavery in the Flower Shop!!
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Annick Goutal Sables
From a very generous decant from Roberto. I'm fascinated and a little frightened by the power and audacity of this brew, sort of like getting together for drinks with certain wild old girlfriends. I'm really looking forward to the ride with this one. No pun intended. We'll see who wears whom. It's great to be excited by a fragrance.
The ladies are celebrating the Parfumerie Generale creative force by wearing PG today.
I'm joining in and getting into the spirit and wishing Pierre Guillaume a Happy Birthday and celebrating in another of the samples ComDiva hooked me up with:
Parfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve
There are times I want to be a fly on the wall when perfumers are coming up with the name for their creations. Many of them give you insight into the scent you are about to put on. Then there are scents like L'Ombre Fauve. L'Ombre Fauve translates to Bestial Shadow. I don't know what kind of picture that calls up in your mind's eye but with that name I'm thinking an animalic, deep, dark scent. BZZZZT! Wrong! Thanks for playing, maybe next time. The note list is deceptively simple; amber, musk, woods, incense, and patchouli. The result of this is not so simple. The top leads off with a very light amber and incense and is beautifully subtle. The amber is sweet to complement the sweeteness of the incense. The amber changes character almost completely in the heart as it becomes a less sweet, more dry and ethereal amber; as the sandalwood holds court. Finally the amber once again turns into a deeper note, which contains the edgier quality that some people describe as medicinal that amber sometimes gets,which complements the patchouli present in the base. The note list says musk but I'm having a hard time picking it up. With a scent named L'Ombre Fauve I'd expect the musk to be way more prominent instead of having to send a search party out to find it on my skin. This scent feels opulent on me and lush. If I was going to name this I would call it "Study in Amber" because on me it presents three distinct faces of amber through the progression and I want to linger over each one.
Have a Tip Top Thursday everyone.
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SOTD: Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir - from a decant. A full bottle of this is on the way!
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Helmut Lang - Cuiron
Hadrien Absolut - Annick Goutal
Rossy de Palma by Etat Libre d'Orange (first time from a sample - thanks Ruggles)
The juiciest rose I've smelled in a while. Nice yet I'm thinking this is very feminine.
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Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme (1994)
by Dolce & Gabbana
Creed, Original Vetiver
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Patchouli essential oil + CSP Vanille peach for my Vanilla Patchouli combo
Happy, happy birthday, Pierre Guillaume!!!
In honor of PG's birthday, I'm wearing Parfumerie Generale L'eau Guerriere, and tonight will revel in the absolutely beautiful Querelle.
L'eau Guerriere is described in its marketing materials as a powerhouse, but on me, L'eG is extremely close to the skin and subtle. I was expecting a BIG, earthy Ghengis Khan sort of warrior fragrance, and instead got a much lighter, cerebral Sun Tzu military strategist scent. Sillage (and possibly longevity) issues notwithstanding, I find L'eG extremely enjoyable -- tending classically masculine but with some interesting twists to keep it from descending to mundane. Rats, another one for the wishlist. Hey, it's not listed among the PG fragrances yet!
Parfumerie Generale Private Collection: L'eau Guerriere notes: Cinchona bark, sky aldehydes, olibanum, aloe wood, musk.
Parfumerie Generale Private Collection: Querelle notes: Citrus, Iranian black caraway, myrrh, cinnamon, Haitian vetiver, incense, oakmoss, ambergris.
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...
Sung Homme - I'm into unloved classics this week.
My Top Six - Guerlain Vetiver, Santal Noble, Bois Du Portugal, Antaeus, GIT, Vetiver Extraordinaire