Thread: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009
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.
Thanks to a very generous sample from Sloan_8013.
Fleur de Male
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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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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.
"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
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.
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
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
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!)
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