guerlain vetiver extreme
Thread: S o t d - Saturday, 04 April 09
guerlain vetiver extreme
Turtle Vetiver Exercise 1
Le Labo Rose 31
Some of the notes: Grasse rose, cumin, pepper, clove, nutmeg, olibanum, cedar, amber, gaïac wood, oudh wood, cistus, vetiver and animalic notes.
Dark Amber and Ginger Lily
Parfum Generale - Iris Taizo. Yum, just my type of Iris scent - a touch sweet, and tempered by woods and cardamom. Much prefer this style to the cold, powdery style (eg Iris Nobile).
Costume National - Scent Intense
Today I sampled what many consider to be a classic spring/summer staple and also another fine example of Mr. Polge's work:
Chanel Allure Homme Sport
I must say I did enjoy the bright citrus opening. However, I did find the longevity and projection to be a bit disappointing. I did apply quite liberally.
However, I will give this fragrance a few more wearings before I write it off as not a very good fit for my skin chemistry.
Everyone have a Great Saturday!
Tuscan Soul - Salvatore Ferragamo
Chanel - Allure Homme Sport Cologne
For Sniff n' Speak Saturday I'm enjoying
Dior Diorama EdT (re-issue) pretty much as lush and as buttery a floral can get....
Creed Private Collection (Vintage) Tabarome
Iris de Nuit
Notes: White Cedar, Gray Amber, Iris, Angelica Seeds, Ambrette
Last edited by JaimeB; 4th April 2009 at 11:52 PM.
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.
Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
SOTD: Vera Wang For Men by Vera Wang.
This is my "inoffensive" scent, because I was going to the hospital this morning.
It opens with that same artificial "grapey" bergamot that so many designer scents open with. It also hits with some black pepper and some nice woods.
The woods and pepper burn off almost immediately, exposing a base of light leather. This isn't an animalic, challenging leather. And this isn't an in-your-face "classy" leather. This is inoffensive plain leather, which actually does smell quite good with the bergamot.
Later, some black pepper comes back in, along with some spicy nutmeg, while the leather slowly dies out.
Even with overaplication, there's very little silage (that's why I chose it as my going-to-the-hospital frag). This is a scent for you and anyone that hugs you.
ps - I'll do my S&S floral for this evening...
pps - someone said this thread needs more pictures, hence the silly ad. But it is interesting to see what image was given to scents I try, just because they're usually so different from what I get from the frags.
Last edited by rogalal; 5th April 2009 at 12:22 AM.
Everlast Original 1910
Chrome Legend ......3rd day in row
Mitsouko during the day.
L'heure Bleue in the evening.
Petit Guerlain at bed time.
L'Altra Follia di Aquarama
Original Vetiver by Creed.
Giorgio Armani Privé Eau de Jade
MPG Santal Noble....
top ten: L'Air du Desert Marocain, Black Aoud, Le Labo Rose 31, Bois du Portugal, Incense Rose, Millesime Imperial, Czech & Speake no.88, Terre de Hermes, Musc Ravageur, Nasomatto Duro
Best layers: GIT and TdH, GIT and BA
sample wishlist: Roses Musk
Etat Libre d'Orange
PUTAIN DES PALACES
I've been wearing the underrated GrigioPerla all day.
If they make a scent called that. And not if not. From a sample. But let me recommend in all earnestness Stone's IPA, but with the caveat that it's much better in a glass even if the physics of fizziness seem not to support this view, and if North Korea must shoot something over Japan maybe they could fill it with something that smells good?
SOTE: In honor of floral Saturday, Quelques Fleurs Royale by Houbigant.
If the Vera Wang for Men I wore earlier today was my least offensive frag, then this is my most offensive.
It's not horribly animalic or anything, it's just STRONG. And kind of weird. Even with extremely light application, it's a scent that people can smell coming a mile away. A drop will perfume a whole room and it lasts forever.
This is one of those fragrances where everything is blended so thoroughly that I really have issues pulling out notes.
There's definitely bergamot and citrus in the opening, but the whole scent is dominated by an accord similar to Bulgari's Rose: rose + blackberry. It's the rest I just can't figure out. There's something buttery and a base I just can't place (some sort of moss? some sort of musk?)
There's not much change, but the citruses fade after a while and the base comes out a bit more, but the whole experience comes down to roar of the Bulgarian rose mixed with the berries and the base.
By tomorrow morning, I know from experience that a beautiful vanilla will have come out. That is actually my favorite stage of this frag.
Overall, this isn't a scent I can wear often, but it does hold a place in my heart.
SotE Guerlain L'Heure Bleue Extrait
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!"
Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme
" Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain."
Saadi (13th Century Persian Poet)
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
D & G Light Blue PH
Wishlist: Tom Ford Extreme, The One by D&G, 1 Million, Dirty English
Last edited by kbe; 5th April 2009 at 02:05 PM.
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