Code of Conduct
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 121 to 144 of 144
  1. #121

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Dior Homme.
    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

  2. #122

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    SOTE: Chergui - Serge Lutens

  3. #123

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    SOTE: Arpege by Lanvin
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

  4. #124
    rogalal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Berkeley, California
    Posts
    3,378
    Blog Entries
    33

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    SOTD: My first test of Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka by Hermès.

    The opening was that intense blast of pepper I've gotten from other Hermes (Mousson, Terre).

    When the pepper settled, the vetiver came through.

    It's not the medicinal vetiver of Geurlain, it's the greeny vetiver of Jo Malone (which I personally prefer, BTW).

    Later, to my surprise, it morphed into what I've come to think of as "that garrigue smell" (to steal OdysseusM's term) I learned from Sud Est. I never realized it was a product of the vetiver mixing with the pepper. While I think I smell oregano there, it's entirely possible that I may have been mis-reading these notes as oregano on some of my daily reviews. Argh - live and learn...

    I was also looking forward to trying this to experience tonka without the omnipresent sandalwood or vanilla it's usually buried in. To my suprise, the tonka + pepper was the citric ambous almost-grapefruit basenotes of Terre d'Hermes.

    There was a recent thread on here comparing the two and I think it's an apt comparison. Replace TdH's grapefruit with vetiver and you basically get Vetiver Tonka.

    Not that that's a bad thing, but TdH is about 1/4 the price...

    Nice, but not $200 nice. But if I splurge and get the 4-pack Hermessence travel size sampler, I'll enjoy this, but it's not FBW for me.
    Last edited by rogalal; 26th March 2009 at 11:50 PM.

  5. #125

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Wheatly Brothers (Sheffield) "Wheat Sheaf" 6/8 straight razor
    "John Bull" (Rooney Style 1 Size 1) in Super Badger shaving brush
    TSD Anise shaving soap
    Witch-hazel
    Etro Anice EDT


  6. #126

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Chanel Sycomore

  7. #127

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    L'artisan - Dzongkha
    I have just tested a sample of this a couple times and am loving it.
    Today one person complimented it, but another told me I smelled like sawdust...

  8. #128

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    SotE: L'eau Par Kenzo PH
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

  9. #129

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Frédéric Malle • NOIR EPICES

  10. #130

    Thumbs up Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    I'm wearing Yatagan. Yet again!!!

  11. #131

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EdT.
    Gary

  12. #132

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Sampled I am king by Sean John, nice opening but the drydown is

  13. #133

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Opium pour Homme - YSL

  14. #134

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Equipage

  15. #135
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    here
    Posts
    2,622

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Victrix by Profumum

  16. #136

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Perry Ellis 360 Red

  17. #137

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur


  18. #138

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree

  19. #139

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Today was Creed - Erolfa!

  20. #140
    rogalal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Berkeley, California
    Posts
    3,378
    Blog Entries
    33

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    SOTE: Went shopping, so I now have Vétiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle on my left arm.

    I've smelled it many times on paper and was always turned off by its astringency. But a helpful fellow shopper suggested that it smells way better on, so I tried it. It's definitely not as harsh on skin as it is on paper, but there's still a little band-aid smell going on.

    On my right arm, Barneys Route du Thé Homme. I bought this one for its minty vanilla chai meets tobacco weirdness. Nice!
    Has everyone checked out my Top 100 Blog??

  21. #141

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Rose 31 by Le Labo
    Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)


  22. #142

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel

  23. #143

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Thursday, I had the chance to re-sample a very highly anticipated and what could be the best offering of Tom Ford's Private Blends:

    Tobacco Vanille

    I am really not that interested in how the official pyramid on this fragrance is supposed to play out. What I experience from the initital top notes unitl now, more than 18 hours after application, is a very lovely combination of tobacco and vanilla notes. The notes play off each other in a very provocative manner, and what is in my opinion, true fragrance art. I really think this fragrance represents the best of Ford's work I have yet to experience.

    Unlike many of Tom Ford's other rather disappointing offerings, I am in absolute love with this fragrance. This could indeed become somewhat of a signature scent for me.

    It is very nice, but the price? With Houston sales tax, I am looking at $194.85 USD for the 50 ml spray or $487.13 USD for the 250 ml flacon. This is true of course unless I can acquire this much desired fragrance for less. This is possible, but somewhat unlikely.

    By the way, this fragrance DOES get the desired response from the ladies. It happened to me twice today. They HAD to know what I was wearing. This is just icing on the cake.

    But as far as a purchase, that ultimately comes down to one's perception of value like most other things.

    I hope Everyone has a Fantastic Friday!

    Best,

    TJ

  24. #144

    Default Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Iris Pallida

    L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan

Similar Threads

  1. SotD Thursday 1 January 2009
    By tigrushka in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 2nd January 2009, 06:13 AM
  2. SOTD Thursday 15 March
    By ajmc in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: 16th March 2007, 06:28 AM
  3. SotD Thursday March 15
    By Coconut in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 16th March 2007, 03:18 AM
  4. SOTD Thursday 2 March
    By ajmc in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 3rd March 2006, 05:27 AM
  5. SotD Thursday, March 2
    By Margareta in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 3rd March 2006, 02:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000