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.
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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.
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! =]
Vanilia by L'Artisan Parfumeur
Vanilla Intense. And very nice, totally gorgeous vanilla this is. I just love it.
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L'Heure Bleue EdP
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
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)
Versace The Dreamer 50ml (1.7oz) BNIB
"The Sunshine bores the daylights outta me!"
Creed Green Irish Tweed layered with YSL L'Homme - really good combination!
Penhaligon's ~ Opus 1870
Santal - L'Artisan Parfumeur
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Mukhallat Al Emirates oil
My C& S Dark Rose alternative
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Classic Chypre 1873
Top Notes: Lavender, Citrus, Neroli
Middle Notes: Mugeut Oil
Base Notes: Moss, Sweet Woody Notes
Today after the gym I think...
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
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.
Usher for men
Wishlist: Tom Ford Extreme, The One by D&G, 1 Million, Dirty English
Just Cavalli Blue
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
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
Yves Saint Laurent
Tom Ford for Men again
I love cologne.
Maharadjah by Parfums de Nicolaï
Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
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."
Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
"Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
Czech & Speake
Polo Double Black.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Alain Delon • IQUITOS
Annick Goutal - Les Nuits d'Hadrien
Serge Lutens Serge Noire
Ashes and spice, dark and nice.
Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums Carnal Flower again
(Sotd2) Hermes ~ Equipage
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
It's cloudy and rainy today... a perfect day to go shopping. I'm wearing Hermes Vetiver Tonka from a generous sample from a bnoter (thanks WL!). This is so much better on my skin than I'd expected it to be. I may just have to get a Disney pass and become friendly with EPCOT this year.
Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums - French Lover
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
De gustibus non est disputandum
Guerlain's Eau de Cologne Impériale for a breezy feeling
D & G pour Homme
Happy Birthday to Fragrant Zebra and irish belated or not depending on how accurate the birthday reminder is.
Today is a rainy, dreary day at Stately Somerville Manor. The Sunday paper has been digested, Wild Poodles are round pools of poodle on the floor and I am going to introduce myself to the DS & Durga samples, New England Pine, Cowboy Grass, Barbados, and Marblehead Reds; I have and dab a little on different parts of my body and see how they develop as I catch up on a few weeks of "Ugly Betty" on the DVR.
Have a Sumptuous Sunday everyone.
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Czech & Speake Frankincense & Myrrh
Nuit de Cellophane by Serge Lutens (first time from a sample - from my buddy Ruggles)
Les Nuits d'Hadrien - Annick Goutal
Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble
Guerlain's Chant d'Arômes extrait - together with Vetiver and Chamade one of Jean-Paul Guerlain's best.
I finally have a full bottle of Kenzo Power, and it's even more glorious in a full wearing than my sampling was. Truly something that melds perfectly with my skin chemistry to make something completely glorious.
L'ArtisanFleur de Lianefrom a sample
Yves Rocher - Nature pour Homme
all is right in my world.
Guerlain Habit Rouge Sport