Shalimar Eau Legere Parfumee by Guerlain
Needed something bright & alive today, since I didn't get enough sleep last night. This does the trick! It also makes me hungry when I wear this, it smells like an artisanal lemon tart.
Dark Rose (Czech & Speake) - from a sample
Erolfa for me today - complete with the body wash. The weather is absolutely perfect.
Ralph Lauren Polo Green. I've avoided this for 20+ years because it was my daily scent during high school. Now I remember why. It does seem to have changed slightly, the top notes seem different, more powdery, but the dry down is still just as good. Truly classic.
(SotE) Czech & Speake ~ No.88
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
Amouage - Lyrics For Men
Today I'm sampling Parfumerie Generale Iris Taizo. Surprise. I've never experienced a warm iris before - only the cool and somewhat distant types. This one is rich, earthy, and a bit foody, foody first read as chocolate but turns out it's Mexican vanilla.
Lovely, lovely, lovely.
Rive Gauche by YSL
Knize Ten. Still coming to grips with this one.....
Second day sick as a dog with the flu, so nothing for me (not that it would matter,seeing as how I can't smell a thing).
Thanks to a lovely fellow Basenoter, I'm sampling Donna Karan Gold. Lily over amber and a bit of patchoulli. Very nice indeed!
L'Artisan Parfumeur L'eau du Navigateur from a sample.
"Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better" - Robert Redford
By Kilian Cruel Intentions
Guerlain's Vetiver for me. The very end of a bottle. I'm teasing small shots out of the broken sprayer these days, and always need to tilt the bottle in the right position to make each spray.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile EdP
Although more violette than iris, especially in the EdP concentration, this is one I've been agonizing about buying. It's warming up in Texas and this is working very well today. The EDP has terrific longevity.
Balmain Amber Gris.
Caron's incomparable Yatagan.
Chanel Pour Monsieur - This was a recent buy for me and I am so so in love with this fragrance
Penhaligon's Racquets Formula
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
Kiehl's Original Musk
"I don't know what the different scents is. I just know what I like." -- Sephora SA
Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe too
Dior Homme Intense, DH deo stick, and DH a/s moisturizer
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Tabu Vintage Cologne
Thanks ubuandibeme! Sure beats the By Kilian I was wearing earlier. I was visiting all my Kilian samples recently (spraying instead of dabbing) and I still conclude they're all rubbish.
I wore Givenchy Gentleman this morning
and then ramped it up a bit with
Creed Vintage Tabarome this evening!
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Elixir by Penhaligon's (thanks jrd4t)
My SOTE is CDG - Vettiveru
L'Artisan Parfumeur • FOU d'ABSINTHE
Absinth by Nasomatto.
Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene (1976)
Vetiver Carven Homme
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Rive Gauche Pour HOMME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Once Upon A Time In Nazi Occupied France...A Basterd's Work is Never Done ~ Inglourious Basterds
Guerlain Shalimar EDP
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!"
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme EDT
Morning: Gucci Pour Homme (God, the drydown on this is great.)
Afternoon: L'Artisan Parfumeur Tea For Two
Evening: Tom Ford Oud Wood
Just doing them in reverse order today ...
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Hermes Hermèssence Poivre Samarcande
Luctor et Emergo by People of the Labyrinths (from a sample - thanks nsamadi)
I needed a comfort scent tonight, and this one fits the bill. Let's see if this doesn't turn too powdery Play-Doh on me this time.
L'Instant de Guerlain
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses
Probably the best Kilian scent I've tried, though it leans towards the feminine side for me.
Today, I'm continuing my L'Artisan Parfumeurs binge with my first wearing of Poivre Piquant.
It kicks off as pink peppercorn over suede, but quickly fades on me to a very linear light musk with light black pepper over it.
It's quite light and more feminine than not.
Well done, and perfectly nice, but not my cup of tea, really.
I'm actually sampling a number of different things, but the most attention is being given to my "new" bottle of Shalimar EDC I just got from a bnoter. I've totally gotten bitten by the Guerlain bug.
Versace Baby Blue Jeans
The Dreamer as SotE.
I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind--Kansas
Five O'Clock Au Gingembre - Serge Lutens