Thread: S o t D - Wednesday, 1 April 09
Top notes: Bergamot oil, Coriander, Cypress, Green Note, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Pepper
Middle notes: Bay oil, Cinnamon, Jasmin, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Rose
Base notes: Amber, Cedar, Cistus oil, Musk, Patchouli, Sandal, Styrax, Tonka
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
Sample from a Givenchy Pi Neo satchet... smells a bit odd, but I'm at home for the day.
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! =]
Riverside Drive by Bond No.9
L'Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant
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Acqua di Parma Colonia Assolutta
Gilles Romey, Jean-Claude Ellena, Bernard Bourgeois
Top Note: Bergamot, Lemon, Coriander, Artemisia, Juniper
Middle Note: Cardamom, Violet, Orris, Carnation, Cypress, Cedar
Base Note: Patchouli, Benzoin, Vanilla, Oakmoss, Canada Balsam
Woody, aromatic, spicy, herbal, fairly sweet. I find this a very appealing scent. Like most Hermès creations, this smells elegant and toney. I can wear this to work, but not too often; it seems to attract too much attention and distract coworkers and the public. It's perfect for an evening engagement of a more personal character, dinner or a date; perhaps it would be most appropriate at an elegant soirée. The juniper berries and cedar really take the lead with this. Lavender, spices and vanilla provide the underpinning and do the heavy lifting. I'd love to be dressed up sitting at a polished wood-and-chrome bar sipping a Negroni wearing just enough Rocabar to turn a head or two. Key words: Smooth. Elegant. Relaxed. Confident.
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.
Prada Amber pour Homme
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
On a dare that my buddy swore I would never do . . .
Shania : Stetson
Not bad actually . . .
I love Jasmine.
Two months without showering layered with huge pile of shit in my pants and a big piece of Vieux Boulogne in my mouth.
A four part layering of M7, Fleur du Male, Kouros, and Narcisso Rodriguez for him.
Haha, April Fools!
Got an early workout in and needed something cool and refreshing so I went with my newest scent,
No, it doesn't have the depth of many fragrances, it doesn't evolve in any miraculous manner. But it is refreshing, simple, and just plain smells good, and sometimes that's all I need (and want!).
Being April fools today I though I would inflict everyone with the remainder of my 2ml sample of ETdO - Secretions Magnifiques ! ... This should be cool, as I have never actually worn this scent out of the house. It will be very interesting to see how people react to this scent.
I will basically be walking around smelling like someone has just "cum" all over me ! (LOL)
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"The earth laughs in flowers" - (E.E.Cummings)
Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP
Annick Goutal Folavril
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Top Bergamot, Lemon, Lavender, Clary Sage, Spice
Mid White Jasmine, Carnation, Geranium, Rose
Base Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Vanilla, Leather
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Vera Wang for men
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Czech & Speake - Neroli
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dr.creed's decant sales
can be found here:
Ambre Sultan - Serge Lutens
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
YSL - La Nuit de L' Homme
unico grande amore.
Guerlain Vetiver (glass deo from 1996 vintage, smells wonderful)
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Dolce & Gabbana - By Man
Czech & Speake No. 88
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!"
Gucci by Gucci
An unexpected delight. This one is so superior to the men's version in every way that I wonder aloud why Gucci bothered with the men's version. Gucci is also very unisex, so getting this one instead of pour homme is for me a foregone conclusion. For the edp strength, the longevity is quite respectable.
Jokes aside, I`m wearing Cuir de Russie by Le Jardin Retrouve today.
(Actually, I was on perfumaniacs meeting in lunchtime, so it is layered with some EgoFacto scents, Magie Noire Lancome and oud oil also)
Vetiver The Great!!!
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Pi EdT (Givenchy)
Yves Rocher - Altika
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
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My SOTD is Creed Green Irish Tweed.
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I'm in an aquatic mood, hoping for some nicer weather here in Wisconsin, so for my SotA I'm going with:
L'eau Par Kenzo Pour Homme
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Back home, a bottle of Mouchoir de Monsieur was waiting in the mail.
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
L'Air du Desert Marocain
Parfums de Nicolai Odalisque
Creed Original Vetiver
Today it is just Wednesday and the sun is out and its beginning to feel like spring is finally getting a foothold here in New England.
Wearing a new acquisition today and House Brother with jss in:
Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily
Jo Malone is a British perfumer known for their simple one or two-note fragrances. As a line they are usually very high quality and they are ideal for layering. That is why the 2008 limited release Dark Amber and Ginger Lily was so surprising to me. For the first time this was a Jo Malone which felt like it was meant to stand all on its own. So much so that I couldn't possibly think about putting anything on top of this because it is so nice it would ruin it for me. The top of this scent begins with a light combination of spices. First to my nose was cardamom followed by pepper and then ginger. This leads to the heart where the ginger slowly morphs into a lily accord combined with incense. This scent was inspired by Japanese incense ceremonies and it is here where that mood is most evoked as the combination of floral and incense comes off near-perfect for me. In the base is where the amber finally makes its appearance and it is combined with a suede-like leather and sandalwood. I'm not sure this is a "dark amber" but it is a deeper less sweet amber than is usually present in the base of most scents. For me this scent is a complete triumph as it mixes almost all of my favorite things and does it in a way that keeps it from being jarring or banal. From spice to floral incense to woody amber this scent pleases me on every esthetic level I hold for perfume. As mentioned above this was a limited release in 2008 but it was brought back in 2009 also in a limited release and is as the time of this review still available. For me this is the best Jo Malone to date and is one of my favorites in any line.
Have a Winged Wednesday everyone.
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mure et musc extreme
my stuff for sale!
(SotD2) YSL ~ Pour Homme
L'Instant de Guerlain EdT
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Acqua di Parma Colonia.
Montale - Red Vetyver
The more I wear it, the more I LOVE it!
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Finally! After two and a half long weeks stuck in limbo with the Postal Service my package including Garrigue arrived! To me it smells like a mix of Green Irish Tweed with a slightly barbershop twang. Very comfortable and casual. Great stuff!
Dior Homme Intense eau de parfum, deo spray, and a/s moisturizer
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
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
Etro Palais Jamais (sample)