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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.

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    Terre d'Hermes

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    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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    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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    Penhaligon's ~ Opus 1870

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

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    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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    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.
    BNIB: Pure Malt, Floris Vetiver, LIDGE, Bentley Intense, DH, Vintage Rive Gauche pH, M7 gel, Roma (women's), MPG Racine, Obsession, etc.:
    http://tiny.cc/rd8ptw
    (swaps)
    http://tinyurl.com/a7qoley
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    UK Swap Thread: Niche & Designer bottles for decant swaps

    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 La Nuit de L'Homme
    7) CHANEL Bleu de Chanel
    8) SCENTSTORY 24 Gold
    9) CREED Aventus
    10) COMME des GARÇONS Amazingreen

    ✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧ UK Niche, Rare & Designer Complete Decant List UK ✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧

    ✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧ Facebook Decant List ✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧✧

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

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    Just Cavalli Blue

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    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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    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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    Allure Homme

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    Tom Ford for Men again
    I love cologne.

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    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."
    Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
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    "Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
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    Santos Concentrée....Cartier
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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    Czech & Speake

    Paradisi



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    Figue Amère

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    Polo Double Black.
    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

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    Alain Delon • IQUITOS

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    Annick Goutal - Les Nuits d'Hadrien

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    SOTD



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    Dzing!

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    Serge Lutens Serge Noire

    Ashes and spice, dark and nice.

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

    Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums Carnal Flower again

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

    (Sotd2) Hermes ~ Equipage

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

    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.


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    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

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    Rochas Man
    De gustibus non est disputandum

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

    Creed Erolfa.

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    Domenico Caraceni

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    D & G pour Homme

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

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

    sotd:
    Christian Dior
    Bois d'Argent

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    Czech & Speake Frankincense & Myrrh

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

    Nuit de Cellophane by Serge Lutens (first time from a sample - from my buddy Ruggles)


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    Les Nuits d'Hadrien - Annick Goutal

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    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble


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

    Guerlain's Chant d'Arômes extrait - together with Vetiver and Chamade one of Jean-Paul Guerlain's best.


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

    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.

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

    L'Artisan
    Fleur de Liane
    from a sample

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    Yves Rocher - Nature pour Homme
    dr.creed's decant sales
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    Crystal Flacon

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    Terre d'Hermes

    all is right in my world.

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

    Guerlain Habit Rouge Sport

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