Thread: S o t D - Wednesday, 1 April 09
Czech & Speake
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
SotD is Jessica Simpson High IQ
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Hermes Terre d'Hermes
Scent One: Hinoki by MONOCLE X CdG
serge lutens borneo
Commes des Garcons - Kyoto
Not having the best day, so I find this scent to be quite calming
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
Dior - Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
La Nuit De L'Homme
No joke...Armani Code EDT and Deo...
Current faves: Aventus, Eau Des Baux, Green Irish Tweed, MFK Masculin Pluriel, Royal Oud
Bois du Portugal
Paul Sebastian. Sotd. Hauntingly beautiful
Vetiver (the EdC) by Guerlain
I forgot how infinitely wearable this is.
Quorum. So underrated, so inexpensive, but I love it.
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Banana Republic - Cordovan
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Happy April, everyone!
Today I hauled out a sample vial of Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere since it's still (just barely) cool enough for it.
Cadjmere Notes: Myrtle branch, sap, red tangerine, rosewood, Kenyan cypress resin, coconut milk, sandalwood bark, ambrette seed, vanilla.
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive
PDN New York
"Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better" - Robert Redford
No. 88 by Czech and Speake
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Sampling CdG Sequoia
If Hinoki is cool autumn rain, Sequoia is warm spring sun, on a friendlier budget.
Armani Privé Eau de Jade
Christian Lacroix - Tumulte PH
L'Artisan - L'Ete en Douce
Fleur de Cassie
Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du désert marocain ; C&Z - No 88 ; Francis K. - APOM ; Creed - Aventus ; Amouage - Epic ; Profumum - Dulcis In Fundo ; Amouage - Opus V
Paco Rabanne 1 Million
Wishlist: Tom Ford Extreme, The One by D&G, 1 Million, Dirty English
Thierry Mugler - Angel Men
"I don't know what the different scents is. I just know what I like." -- Sephora SA
JHL by Aramis.
Morgan de Toi Homme
Habit Rouge EdC from a sample, in honor of the Final Spritz competition.
Editions de Parfums Malle Angéliques sous la pluie
Tang inspired selection.
Etat Libre d'Orange
ENCENS & BUBBLEGUM
Off-Site Decants =) (updated 05/16/12)
Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi
SotD: Etro Etra from a decant. Not my cup of tea...
SotE: Mitsouko EdC
"Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain
My swap thread
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
Today, I am sampling another of Mr. Polge's modern masterpieces:
On first wearing some time ago, this fragrance seemed a tad weak, lacking in sillage and longevity. However, today I am finally getting it. It is a modern take. It is not supposed to have monster sillage like the 80's powerhouse juices. Polge structured the fragrance to wear close to the skin in a very provocative way. Thus, the name, Allure.
I quite like the opening. I am definitely getting vanilla and some other perhaps woody or perhaps very light musk notes. It does not wear terribly long, but at this point, that is really not the issue for me with this lovely fragrance.
I will quite likely give it another two or three wearings, and if everything works out well, I feel fairly confident that it will move up to a very prominent place on my potential acquisition candidates for my wardorbe.
Everyone have a Wonderful Wednesday!
SOTE is Cannabis Rose - Fresh
Oxygene by Lanvin
Axe Essence; "double pits to chesty", as the commercials say.
Actually, it's Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male for me today.
"It always seems impossible until it's done." -Nelson Mandela
My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."
Parfum d'Empire - Cuir Ottoman
L'Artisan Parfumeur • TIMBUKTU
Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Parfum d'Habit
Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée
YSL, Opium EDP
Guerlain Vetiver this evening:
SotE: C&S Citrus Paradisi
This just isn't working for me.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
SOTD: My first test, trying to figure out L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme by Kenzo.
I love the first blast: sparkly lemon/lime soda and ginger ale, which is quickly joined by pulpy apple juice.
Soon, some very faint musk and sandalwood (more the creaminess than the woodiness) come in, but it's not really a base, because it wears off very quickly one me. By then, the top has faded into a decent but kind of dull lemongrass.
After only an hour or two, all that's left on me is a VERY faint colone base (I think that's what it is - it's that funky "aquatic" melon) with a tiny bit of residual lemon.
If they could somehow reformulate this to make that amazing top last longer and put some balls into the base, this could be an amazing scent.
I really like this, but it just doesn't last long enough on me.
Has everyone checked out my Top 100 Blog??
All this talk on the boards has me craving Black Aoud
Am I not the only one who would need to make a LIST every day?!
Today: (so far)
Acqua di Parma Intensa
Creed Bois de Santal
Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah
PS - April Fools. Please forgive me, my beloved Terre and Homme. I actually wore Clinique Happy For Men. I missed you both terribly, although Happy did not leave me totally unhappy. But I did feel the need for something with some cojones - even if only a figment of my imagination.