Thread: S o t D - Thursday, 05 Mar 09
Ungaro I (1991)
Dior Homme Intense
Serge Lutens Borneo
Client meeting today, so it's
Rive Gauche Pour Homme
Yves Saint Laurent
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Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Cadjmere, by Parfumerie Generale
Today a male parfume that I love very much:Gucci pour homme...have a nice day.....
Montana Parfum d'Homme (new) is my SotD
we have seen the enemy...and he is us.-Pogo
Bond No. 9 Hamptons - it's my way of hoping the weather warms up today. Also, a bit of Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Him, because it's so good.
As I head off to judge Science Fair two this morning I felt the need for leather:
Helmut Lang Cuiron
I do have to admire a scent which has a note list like this; top notes, "fluid" leather; middle notes, "sensual" leather; and base notes, "noble" leather. If that doesn't give you a clue about what this scent is all about then I don't know what will. Created in 2002 and now discontinued, but rumored to be making a return, Cuiron is a benchmark leather scent. While the description of the top notes might be a little grandiose they do capture that this scent goes through three distinct transitions of leather. The "fluid leather" stage is paired with a plum note and that is a good pairing as the sweetness of the plum plays counter to the leather in a quite pleasant way. The "sensual" leather of the heart is the intense leather reminiscent of Knize Ten. This level of leather can come off as having a note similar to petroleum products like gasoline or motor oil. It needs to be kept in check by the perfumer to be successful and it probably will be specific from wearer to wearer how prominent this note comes off on them. For me, it is a comforting note which is part of a deep leather scent and never becomes too much and it smells intense. Into the base and the "noble" leather, this is a softer suede-like leather which reminds me of the transition in Serge Lutens Daim Blond after the early apricot has left and all you are left with is a luscious suede leather. The base of this is a little more intense than the suede in Daim Blond but that is the way it should be. Especially as the transition from the more intense leather in the heart requires more chutzpah to not be overwhelmed. Very late in the development I get hints of sandalwood, which is not listed as a note. As Cuiron tends to last, as a close wearing scent, on me for 12-14 hours I get a lot of opportunity to tease it out and it sure seems like sandalwood is there. For those who want to experience all of the highs and lows that leather can bring to a scent Cuiron is a great experience. One I hope can be brought back into production so that more will be able to take the ride.
Have a Thoughtful Thursday everyone.
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Rose 31 by Le Labo
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Montale - Red Vetyver
Central Park (2004)
by Bond No. 9
Tommy Bahama Very Cool
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
SotE: Narciso Rodriguez for him
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
A hefty dose of PdN New York.
Burberry London Special Edition
Montale Blue Amber
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Tommy Bahama original. Just for me. Warm, soothing and sweet. And it does kinda smell like me after a day at the golf course. Hard to imagine a young man in this stuff (under 35).
Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
"Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
Dolce & Gabbana pour homme
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Molinard II for men.
Inspired by a recent thread, I'm giving my Himalaya sample a go. It's a little under a year old and I get none of the amazing peppery topnotes that I remember. All that is left was some citrus and the Creed base. Very dissapointing, as I was expecting to love it and purchase a bottle.
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Dior Homme Intense eau de parfum, DH deo spray, and DH a/s moisturizer
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.