Bulgari pour homme SOIR
Santa Maria Novella
Notes: Citrus, Scotch Broom, Green Notes, Ambergris
This is a beautiful take on the scent of Scottish broom flowers, with supporting characters, most probably ambergris, but other green notes for sure. This is a very uplifting scent. It really puts the heart back into one. Great for daytime wear, and I think it's equally suitable for men and women. It is in EdC strength, but gives quite good projection. BTW, the name is Ginestra, with an "a" at the end, in case you need to do a search on this.
Last edited by JaimeB; 26th March 2009 at 05:01 AM.
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.
Bulgari pour homme SOIR
Snarky is as snarky does.
Miller Harris L'Air de Rien
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Rochas Man, a decant
One more day in
before I switch things up again.
I get an interesting Mugler like "S" note in the heart of this.. yes, an abstract but enjoyable interpretation of semen. Sweet but a bit musky. I'd like to think this was placed there intentionally by the perfumer to tie into the "XY" man concept.
Last edited by SculptureOfSoul; 26th March 2009 at 05:10 AM.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Last edited by ajmc; 26th March 2009 at 05:20 AM.
Jungle pour Homme by Kenzo
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Le Labo Rose 31
Dior : Eau Noire
L'Artisan Passage D'Enfer
A tribute to the fallen USA L'Artisan boutiques.
seen as how it's 1:30 am here in florida... some of you wonderful people are awakening to greet your day while I have just gotten home from work... at this time, after a long day toiling to please the 800 people that ate at my restaurant today, I am going to be wearing an American Original.
Beer, by Budweiser...
It is not a well constructed fragrance, and it is extremely linear, but right now the aroma of its finely tuned hop accord and generous barley base is exactly what I need to get a good night's sleep... I'll try and update once the sun comes up
At your service
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Shiseido Feminite du Bois~~
Gucci - Gucci Envy pour Homme
Antaeus - Chanel
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
burberry london for men
Derby (the golden box packaging).
Juice is different a bit from the original.
The oomph is to die for. How could they discontinue this!
Guerlain Vetiver (vintage edt)
Puig Quorum (vintage)
I love cologne.
"Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain
My swap thread
My SOTD is Guerlain Vetiver.
Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread
Hermès Bel Ami
Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste
by Giorgio Armani
Top notes: Coriander, Bergamot, Crystalline Rose
Middle notes: Violet, Silver Birch, Patchouli
Base notes: Labdanum, French Vanilla, Benzoin
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
Divine's L'HOMME SAGE ( Yann Vasnier )
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
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
Platinum Égoïste pour Homme (Chanel)
my stuff for sale!
Divine L'Être Aimé
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Angel Garden Of Stars - Peony Angel by Thierry Mugler
A pretty decent variation on the Angel theme. But ultimately pointless and joyless. I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd have like. Strictly for the hardcore Angel fan.
Last edited by xmen; 26th March 2009 at 09:37 AM.
YSL Body Kouros
Thanks to a very generous sample from Sloan_8013.
Fleur de Male
UK Swap Thread: 30+ Bottles & 30+ samples and body washes
Current Top 10: V&R Antidote, Hugo Boss Bottled Night, Lanvin Avant Garde, Chanel Platinum Egoiste, Davidoff Silver Shadow Pure Blend, Creed Original Santal, Cerruti L'Essence, Guerlain L'Instant Extreme, Comme De Garcons Amazingreen, Allure Homme Blanche Edition.
Minotaure - Paloma Picasso
Amouage Jubilation XXV
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
Guerlain L'Heure Bleue Extrait
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!"
Invasion Barbare - MDCI
Dior Homme Intense, deo stick, and a/s moisturizer
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Harvana for Men as SotD. Warm and sunny predicted yet again.
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
L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
A nice match for a rainy spring day, cold but full of promise, magnolia blossoms ready to bloom and roses not unimaginably far behind.
Lorenzo Villoresi Spezie
Maybe, just maybe spring will actaully come and stay awhile here at Stately Somerville Manor. I finally get to take a breath after three long, busy, rewarding days at work. Today I wanted something weird and so I turned to one of the samples that Chaya made up for me on my recent visit to her Den of Scented Delights:
Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant
Y'know how we say we want more movies that take risks or music that doesn't sound like anything else or perfume that is willing to take risks? Very often we say these things but it seems that these artistic efforts that live up to our desires never seem to stick around for long. Today's example is 1996's Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant. This was one of a pair of scents created by Dominique Ropion in this time period and both of them stand out from my impression of Kenzo as a standard designer of solid scents that don't necessarily push the envelope. At least back in the mid-90's the line took a chance and tried to do that and of course they both are discontinued. L'Elephant is full of the spices I love and while most scents would just stop there L'Elephant continues to accelerate seemingly adding every note in the perfumer's arsenal and somehow making it work for me. From the top this blows in on a stiff breeze laden with cardamom, cumin and clove. There is a hint of citrus but it is so fleeting it took my third sniff of this to convince myself it was there. No, the beginning of this is the cool lemon fresh of cardamom, the depth of cumin, and the heat of clove and it works wonderfully on me. If you are cumin or clove averse the beginning of this will be tough for you, let me ask you to be patient beacause as much as I like the top this one just gets better as it develops. The heart starts with a ripe floral mix of ylang-ylang and heliotrope; the contrapuntal beat is provided by anise and this is full-on licorice which in contrast to the sweet floral makes beautiful music. The note list again lists mango as a note but this time I can't convince myself that it's there. This heart smells like a chai tea as the spices are still there but way in the background. Just as I think things are on the verge of getting too busy in comes more in the form of vanilla and amber and these add to the richness of this scent. The development of this just kept piling on so much I was beginning to feel like the olfactory equivalent of M. Creosote and fearing the one thin mint note which would cause my nose to explode. Let me close this with a warning, this scent is not for everyone it has all of the subtlety of a jackhammer at times and then at other times it rewards you with subtle surprises as these notes interact and create different landscapes to explore with your nose. If you're not into trying weird things, stay away. On the other hand if you're a scent adventurer strap on your pith helmet and head into the Jungle and hunt up some L'Elephant.
Have a Thrifty Thursday everyone.
Last edited by Somerville Metro Man; 26th March 2009 at 02:41 PM.
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Creed's Millesime Imperial. Two days in a row for this. Finally, I am enjoying this nearly as much as last summer, so I reached for it again today.
Happy birthday (again), Brielle and ajmc! I'm pleading gremlins in the birthday notifier, but any excuse to continue the celebration!
Jock With Scents, you smell particularly wonderful (to me) today.
My SoTD is L'Artisan Tea for Two with a spritz of Dzongkha on one elbow for no good reason.
Tea for Two Notes: Ginger, cinnamon, green anise, honey, vanilla.
Dzongkha Notes: Lichee, cardamom, peony, iris, tea Leaves, incense.
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...
Creed Love in Black
Ambra Aurea (Profumum)
Balle de Match....PdN
by Olivier Durbano
I smell like salt crystals, it's quite a work of art!
Quand Vient la Pluie (I'm enamored by this one!)
Arpège - Lanvin
Dior Homme......thats what i get when i am away from home and only have two perfumes with me.
CDG 3 (The one you CAN'T find anywhere) for trade.
Full 4 oz Bottle of Silver Mountain Water(95% full) for trade(purchased at Nordstrom not online). PM me for details.
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Creed Green Irish Tweed