Pour Monsieur (Chanel)
Thread: S o t D, Thursday 7 May 2009
Pour Monsieur (Chanel)
Happy birthday lilkcceleb.
Z Zegna Extreme. I bought this one blind and should be getting it in the mail today and I anticipate wearing it.
Last edited by Ronin; 7th May 2009 at 09:41 AM.
Paco Rabanne pour Homme today
"Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be"--Anonymous
A bit cool, rainy humid day.
Sandalo.... Lorenzo Villoresi
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Happy birthday, lilkcceleb!
Top notes: Bergamot, Petitgrain, Lemon tree, Lavender
Middle notes: Sage, Coriander, Cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Geranium
Base notes: Vanilla, Tonka bean, Labdanum, Cedar, Moss, Birch, Caraway
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
The sun came by for a visit yesterday afternoon but has now left for whatever part of the country its been shining on for the last week. I needed something citrus, something interesting, and something new:
Hermes Eau de Pamplemousse Rose
Jean-Claude Ellena has been blazing quite a trail at Hermes since taking over as House Nose. The extension of the Jardins and the creation of the Hermessence lines have been mostly triumphant to me. It was with a lot of interest that I approached Eau de Pamplemousse Rose. In 2009 Ellena wanted to add a couple of new editions of eau de colognes to Hermes' 1979 classic Eau D'Orange Vert which was created by Francoise Caron. Ellena had stated he wanted to offer new interpretations of Kolnisch Wasser. This collection of Eau D'Orange Vert, Eau de Gentiane Blanche, and Eau de Pamplemousse Rose are to be called collectively "Les Colognes Hermes". How would Ellena's minimalist style mix with an eau de cologne style meant to be light and airy? The top of this starts with the titular grapefruit and it is so realistic that it is a transcendent note. It is a pity that it lasts for what seems like only a few minutes. As the grapefruit disappears the more familiar and longer lasting citrus note of orange takes its place. Because that grapefruit note is so beautifully realistic the orange is almost a disappointment to my nose. Thankfully the heart of this picks up the slack. It is here that a very sheer rose note appears along with a green note I couldn't quite place but also left to be sheer and it felt like I was smelling my rose garden after mowing the lawn. According to the note list the green is coming from a new note called rhubofix which is supposed to impart "a zesty freshness and unique green rhubarb effect". I definitely get the green effect and it does seem to keep the zestiness of the citrus at the top. The base is all vetiver and it is the right compliment to the citrus and the rose and it is also kept on the light side. Ellena has a love for the light and I find Eau de Pamplemousse Rose to be closer in style to the two early Jardins, Mediterranee and Sur Le Nil than to Eau D'orange Vert. On the other hand I do find Eau de Pamplemousse Rose to be a quite modern take on Eau de Cologne and Ellena has shown once again that he is attempting to keep Hermes both commercial and artistic. So far, so good.
Have a Torrid Thursday everyone.
Last edited by Somerville Metro Man; 7th May 2009 at 07:54 PM.
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used up my sample of Bond's Chez Bond. I do not prefer this to GIT.
Almost Friday! I'm wearing Idole de Lubin today - one of my favorites.
A Taste Of Heaven by Kilian
SotD: Azzaro PH EDT
SotE: L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EDT
Bond no.9 Riverside Drive layered with Bond Bleecker St.
Original Vetiver from a sample
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Bond no. 9
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
I'm really loving this stuff
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Burberry Brit for Men
Montale Golden Oud
I really am not sure sometimes why I wear anything else or seek out any other frags.
This one is just perfect for me.
Fresco di Vetiver
I Profumo di Firenze
Fraiche Badiane - MPG
Star anise, Notes Spiced
Fou d'Absinthe L'Artisan Parfumeur