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    Default S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Guerlain
    Cruel Gardénia
    (2008)
    Randa Hammami, Sylvaine Delacourte

    Top Notes: Damask Rose, Peach, Neroli
    Middle Notes: Violet, Ylang-Ylang, Gardenia
    Base Notes: Tonka Bean, White Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood

    I recently decided to get this new creation from the Arts et Matière series. I have to say that I find it captivating. The top notes are classic: an aldehydic peach with orange blossom and rose. The scent then flows into a heart of white flowers with musk and a hint of violet. It finishes with a vanillic-coumarin and sandalwood flourish. It is gentle and not at all loud, but it has a definite sillage. The character of this is reassuring and nurturing, indulging the senses in a wonderfully innocent, yet opulent gesture. I think in certain circumstances it can be worn by a man, lightly and with a suitable insouciance. Probably not for work or a first date, to be sure; but for a quiet afternoon, a spiritual moment, an intimate walk with a knowing lover. Wear it and wink at the world; be shy, but win the universe's tacit compliance with a frank and indisputable suchness.
    Last edited by JaimeB; 29th March 2009 at 05:34 AM.
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    Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.

    Male irato ferrum committitur.
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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Terre d'Hermes

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    The last of a Versace Man Eau Fraiche vial a kind Basenoter sent to me; nice, but not interesting enough to warrant a full bottle.
    Looking for samples, or *cheap* (partial or full) bottles of: Liz Claiborne's Curve and Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce.
    Also, anyone who knows where I can try/sample these in Australia (Sydney) please send me a PM! =]

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Vanilia by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Vanilla Intense. And very nice, totally gorgeous vanilla this is. I just love it.
    Last edited by xmen; 29th March 2009 at 06:57 AM.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    L'Heure Bleue EdP
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Hermèssence Ambre Narguilé
    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)


    Selling/swapping:
    Versace The Dreamer 50ml (1.7oz) BNIB
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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Creed Green Irish Tweed layered with YSL L'Homme - really good combination!

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss View Post
    Creed Green Irish Tweed layered with YSL L'Homme - really good combination!
    My two favourite scents - why haven't I thought of this?

    Also - Valentino V Pour Homme. It's cotton candy time!

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Penhaligon's ~ Opus 1870

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Santal - L'Artisan Parfumeur
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Mukhallat Al Emirates oil
    My C& S Dark Rose alternative


    Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 29th March 2009 at 08:52 AM.

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    Ormonde Man

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

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    Crown Sandringham

    Classic Chypre 1873

    Top Notes: Lavender, Citrus, Neroli
    Middle Notes: Mugeut Oil
    Base Notes: Moss, Sweet Woody Notes


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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Today after the gym I think...

    Black Aoud

    I'm looking forward!
    As above, so below.

    'In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.'
    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Sa Majeste La Rose and Green Irish for sale- P.M. me

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Rive Gauche pour Homme layered with Givenchy Vetyver.
    For swap/sale: Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vint. MPG Santal Noble, vint. Tiffany for Men, Floris Mahon Leather, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense & Absolutely Gold, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, vint. YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others...
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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    ✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧UK Sale Thread: Niche & Designer bottles for sale UK✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧

    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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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Usher for men
    Wishlist: Tom Ford Extreme, The One by D&G, 1 Million, Dirty English

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Just Cavalli Blue

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Habit Rouge EDC

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Chanel Sycomore

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    My SOTD is Prada Infusion d'Homme.

    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

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Czech & Speake No. 88
    by Czech & Speake

    Top notes: Bergamot
    Middle notes: Rose, Jasmin, Clove, Geranium
    Base notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Galbanum
    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

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    Egoiste

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Paco Rabanne ph

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Yves Saint Laurent
    M7

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Kenzo Power

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Allure Homme

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Tom Ford for Men again
    I love cologne.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Sunday 29 March 2009

    Maharadjah by Parfums de Nicolaï

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Santos Concentrée....Cartier
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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