’Vintage’ Giorgio for Men (1984)
by Giorgio Beverly Hills
A rich mossy woods chypre that was my signature scent for more than
twenty years and, many fragrances later, is still my holy grail.
Top notes: Orange, Carnation, Cinnamon
Middle notes: Patchouli, Amber, Vanilla
Base notes: Benzoin, Honey, Oakmoss
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
(1979) Top Notes: Bergamot, Galbanum, Green Notes, Lemon, Mint, Juniper Berry Middle Notes: Carnation, Cinnamon, Fruit Notes, Jasmine, Pine, Thyme Base Notes: Amber, Benzoin, Cedar, Balsam, Moss, Musk Very green and slightly soapy. I like this one because it keeps a tradition alive that seems almost to have died out. It smells good, fresh and green, and it backs that up with a good, solid construction. The foundation of this in woody oriental notes give it presence and lasting power. The middle notes with jasmine and carnation are sweet and spicy, which makes for a kind of "romantic" feel to this scent. Moss and fir in the base make the drydown a little different from today's usual. This is an older, fresher style of woody-oriental accord.
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.
Male irato ferrum committitur. It is an evil thing to arm an angry man. —Seneca
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
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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
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Opium pour Homme Eau d'Orient by Yves Saint Laurent
Something is amiss in this well-mannered flanker. The essence of what makes Opium homme parfume ticks is drastically pared down. So what remains is still a respectable, nice-smelling scent minus the berry notes which I love so much in the parfume. But why settle for a carbon copy when you can have the beautiful sexy beast that is Opium pour homme edp?