Guerlain Vetiver (a fresh new bottle: again reformulated ?)
Thread: S o t D - Saturday, 18 Apr 09
Curve Kicks, from a sample. Ick. It tries to be Ulysse and fails; it comes out more like a poor quality version of Insense Ultramarine.
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."
Guerlain Vetiver (a fresh new bottle: again reformulated ?)
Bel Respiro by Chanel
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Easter in Greece goes well with Incense Extreme by Tauer Perfumes
Happy Birthday to strollyourlobster! Go stink up the town young man!
I had a good day today. I snuggled a baby, had the Wild Poodles kiss me and went to Saks and spent too much money because of the sale.
Now I'm safely at home and am going to test a host of Parfumerie Generale samples that arrived from Elba this week.
Have a Splendid Saturday everyone.
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Gendarme on my chest, Nasomatto Silver Musk on my neck and hands.
HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS, STROLLYOURLOBSTER!!!!
(Please ignore the "engagement" notice... This was the cake that most resembled a lobster going for a walk!)
Hey, Petruccijc, can I please, um, "borrow" the guy from your SoTD ad? TOTALLY yummy.
Today I have been a bit eccentric... went for a great workout in two lovely "inter-seasonal" fragrances for me -- Parfums d'Empire Osmanthus L'Interdite on one wrist and Van Cleef & Arpel's Automne on the other... Then post-workout shower slathered on Bath and Body Works Vanille Noir body lotion.
My poor recovering bunny boys approve of the vanilla... And the boldest has already proved his continued post-neutering butchness by jumping OVER the extra-high gates in our doorways, twice in the last hour.
Van Cleef & Arpel Automne notes: Italian lemon, black currant and red berries, white sandalwood, lily and almond; base notes of heliotrope, cedar wood and musk.
Parfums d'Empire Osmanthus L'Interdite notes: Osmanthus, rose, Sambac jasmine, green Chinese tea, musks, and leather.
Bath and Body Works Vanille Noir notes: Madagascar Vanilla, Dark Vanilla Bean, Black Plum, Bergamot Orange and Warm Musk.
Last edited by ComDiva; 18th April 2009 at 07:25 PM.
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...
dior homme again
my stuff for sale!
Peppermint | Series 5: Sherbet by COMME des GARCONS
The hint of green leafs makes this.
SOTE is Tam Dao
Tauer's Vetiver Dance.
I think this may be my second-favourite vetiver.
Outrageous by Frederic Malle
Philosykos. Just awesome
Nasomatto - Silver Musk
Prada - Prada Man/Amber Pour Homme
Tom Ford - Oud Wood
A L'Artisan Cap (old or new style)
Clothing + Goodies for sale!
Tabac Original A/S to hang around the house today. I'll switch to Annick Goutal Vetiver for church service tonight.
Creed Baie de Genièvre
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Calvin Klein - Eternity Summer for Men 2007
Profumi di Pantelleria Maestrale
Déclaration Eau Généreuse
Top Notes: Mandarin, Neroli, Coriander, Bergamot, Artemisia, Caraway, Russian Birch
Middle Notes: Cardamom, Black Pepper, Jasmine, Juniper, Orris Root, Iris, Cinnamon, Ginger
Base Notes: Cedar, Vetiver, Leather, Amber, Oakmoss, Tea Notes
This is my favorite version of Déclaration. I think the appeal is that the basic Déclaration idea is translated into an Eau-de-cologne style. The re-balanced citrus and green notes in the top take some of the bitter birch tar edge off the basic fragrance and enliven it just enough to make it a good warm-weather wear. The trouble is that it's nearly impossible to find; but the trade-off is that the bottle I have is huge! Jean-Claude Ellena has done a great job on this one! I find this version of Déclaration very energizing and invigorating. It hangs around just enough, with good sillage, but it's not a one-two punch. With warm weather approaching, I find myself looking forward to the treat of wearing this again.
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.
am armani code, changed shirts and put love and luck on
pm since I wasn't too into my morning choices, I put Encre Noir on and that hit the spot. I am now craving something CDG. Another change?
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
I can't remember the last time I wore this, but I'm sure glad I did now! This is really spectacular.
Il Profumo - Chocolat Amere
SOTD is YSL L'Homme, again.
Stetson, from a tester in the grocery store.
Finishing up today in Aramis Havana Reserva
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Today I enjoyed a full wearing from a recently acquired 100 ML bottle of:
Cartier Declaration Essence! (Thank you Michael!)
What a joy it is to wear this fragrance. Others may have other candidates in mind, but from my somewhat limited experience with JCE's work, this may be his finest.
Everyone have a Terrific Sunday!
Vetiver Dance - Tauer
Rare, vintage, and niche off-site sales.
Splits: O'driu, La Via del Profumo/AbdesSalaam Attar, Nasomatto, Chanel Les Exclusifs, Profumi del Forte, Mona di Orio, Kurkdjian, Slumberhouse.
New atomizer and decanting supplies for sale.
For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm. - Vladimir Nabokov
Andy Tauer's L'air du désert marocain.
Drove up to Oakland to visit a couple I've known for years, who have birthdays a few weeks apart. I got him Antoine Maisondieu's Jasmin et cigarette (smelled great on him, by the way), and found out she moved out a few days after their youngest son turned 18. Oh well. She'll have to wait till next week to get a bottle of Aurelien Guichard's Chinatown.
Noir Epices - Frederic Malle
Comme des Garçons
Series Six: SYNTHETIC
H&M Comme des Garçons
SotE: Davidoff Adventure
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Tom Ford Arabian Wood
SOTD: My first test of Palisander by Ava Luxe.
This has been one of the worst ones I've tried since starting up my sampling binge.
It started off with the smell of a cardboard box, with some baby poo in the background.
Later, I smelled butter and a hints of burnt popcorn and smoke.
Eventually, it settled to the smell of a cardboard box full of dirt and a little bit of manure. But a little rubbery, too.
That rubbery note morphed into the plasticky smell of a diaper.
Remarkably, the box of dirt eventually became rosewood. But with the diaper still there.
I already know I'm very sensitive to civet, and it's clear that rosewood doesn't work for me either.
Oh well, at least it was interesting...
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Creed Bois du Portugal
Habit Rouge EdT (Guerlain)