Santa Maria Novella Melograno
Calèche Fleurs de Méditerranée
Notes: Moroccan Mimosa, Turkish Rose, Egyptian Jasmine, Beeswax Absolute, Heliotrope
A limited edition, this is a beautiful composition based on mimosa, rose, and jasmine with beeswax absolute and heliotrope. The mimosa's floral note is slightly green, lending a bit of freshness to this rather rich fragrance; the beeswax gives depth and a gently animalic touch, while the heliotrope contributes the gourmand redolence of almonds and cherry pie. It is definitely an opus of elegance and style, deep and reassuring. Ellena's genius for making a great deal of a minimal set of ingredients is amply evident here.
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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.
Santa Maria Novella Melograno
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Mure et Musc Extreme - L'Artisan Parfumeur
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Still wearing Geir on my wrist from hours and hours ago. This stuff has staying power.
L'Eau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Chanel's Sycomore ... Layered 2/3 .... to 1/3 SCP's Vanille-Mocha.
It works !... well it does to my nose anyway ! ... It transforms up the Sycomore nicely, for a change. The vetiver-vanilla-coffee/choc is a good combination, I think !.
Perfumer : Christopher Sheldrake from England
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Mitsouko by Guerlain
I love the vintage edc of Mitsouko very much and so I was very curious to try the modern edt. It's still as lovely as ever, the loveliest peace note in a perfume. And one of the greatest perfume ever made. Strangely, its the edc which has more potency over the modern frag. Now, the parfum awaits me.
Un Parfum des Sens et Bois
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Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Monsieur de Givenchy
Creed Silver Mountain Water
I am anticipating that this fragrance, although somewhat cliché to some, might make an excellent all around play in my wardrobe. It is very refreshing, exudes a certain sense of Creed refinement, and would work quite well in the hot Houston summers or for that matter, play out very well in more formal occasions.
I certainly hope that this fragrance demonstrates the longevity that other Creeds sometimes do not.
Everyone have a Great Sunday!
L'Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two
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!"
Rive Gauche pour Homme EdT (YSL)
Sampling Micallef - Avant-Garde today from a sample that a good friend suggested!
Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Clove, Basil, Tarragon,
Cypress, Rosemary, Lavender, Juniper Berry
Middle notes: Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Blackcurrant
Base notes: Sandalwood, Wood Musk, Balsam Fir, Amber
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
L'Air du Desert Marocain
Top: Bergamot, Mandarin, Neroli
MId: Lavender, Mint, Sage, Pepper, Cardamom
Base: Sandalwood, Violetwood, Amber, Vanilla
My SOTD is Alan Cumming - Cumming.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Scotch Pine, Whiskey
Middle Notes: Cigar, Heather, Douglas Fir
Base Notes: Leather, Highland Mud, Peat Fire, White Truffle
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
Gucci Envy for Men
Frapin - Caravelle Epicee
Creed Cyprès-Musc. A walk through an ancient forest.
I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind--Kansas
Visit my swap thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/304...iginal-US-Only
A Ultra-rare spanish gem ,back from the grave
Andros by Parera
#TOP 5#: Antico Caruso, Penhaligons Racquets,Domenico Caraceni,Castle Forbes 1445,T&H Grafton
Givenchy - Greenergy on top of Gendarme - Gendarme
nothing good came out of this ...
L'OMBRE DANS L'EAU
Fresh' Cannabis Santal
Knize Ten Golden Edition
Incense extreme by Tauer layered over C16 by Indult
Guerlain - Mitsouko EdT
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Long day of reading essays and writing comments today and I look forward to several frags and maybe a gallon of good coffee to keep me alert.
Dior Homme Intense, deo spray, & a/s moisturizer
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Parfumerie Generale Iris Taizo
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Ambre Gris by Balmain.
Emporio Armani He
For now, Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar. I may migrate to something else later...
Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac....
Courtesy of Redneck Perfumisto, thanks bro
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
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Finally feeling better today. I've got a musk duo of Kiehl's Original Musk body wash plus Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Him (oil) with a nice layer of Amouage Lyric Man on top. It's quite the combo so far
Guerlain L'Heure Bleue EdP
Uomo by Carthusia (first time from a sample - thanks Ruggles)
What an odd fragrance...it does that sweet/warm back-and-forth thing so nicely. It's slightly tart and then sweetens in an acidic way. I love it.
Happy Birthday CologneJunkie and NeoTY26!
"Seize opportunity by the beard for it is bald behind"
That's the part of niche that I like - the way that some people who are doing it can drop a scent in strange territory that just makes me go "WTF? Is this crap or genius? Why can I not stop sniffing this stuff?" Neil Morris Rumi was like that for me."I had to test Incense Rosé a few times before I could begin to wrap my brain around it."
Have a great day!
Today it is another hot day and I wanted something with heft so courtesy of bbBD I am in:
Parfumerie Generale Cuir D'Iris
Pierre Guillaume has really done an incredible job of creating a number of different scents in his Parfumerie Generale line. Over the course of these creations it is clear that he has a particularly deft hand with gourmand notes and with leather. In the 2008 release Cuir D'Iris, part of the Private Collection, he perhaps creates his most intense leather to date. Right from the top you get leather and it is the leather of a fine leather arm chair. At first that seems to be all that is there but then ever so subtly you smell the vase holding the bouquet of irises that is next to this armchair. This is a powdery iris which is delicateley added around the edges of the leather. I'm not sure I would've placed iris in the name of this scent for all of the heft it brings and the length of its stay. The heart of this mixes a little chocolate in with the leather this is the cocoa powder version of chocolate which comes across less rich and compliments the leather center. The base is all amber and leather and this is exquisite in its depth as the rawer edges of amber rough up the leather and make for an excellent ending to this scent. If you're an iris lover and not a leather lover I wouldn't bother with this one because the iris is really only there for a short time. If you are a leather lover this is a must try because it is one of the finest pure leathers out there, to me.
Have a Sultry Sunday everyone.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
I bet a homeless man would smell clean wearing this.
Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
Granted, we've known each other for some time. It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine. ~ Common Sense
Guerlain's JICKY, Eau de Parfum
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 Perfumes
YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
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Tauer Perfumes L'air du Desert Marocain
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