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  1. #61

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    I want a little summer feel today and so I'm in:

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vetyver Haiti

    Vetiver may be the most malleable and used note in all of perfumery. Although bergamot would have a case to make, you rarely find bergamot as the centerpiece of many scents. The many takes on vetiver and the ability for perfumers to find new ways to use it without them all feeling the same makes vetiver-centric scents an ever interesting field to explore. Comptoir Sud Pacifique is really more known for its line of Vanilla centered scents and in 1977 Vetyver Haiti was their attempt to marry their vanilla sensibility to vetiver. At the top lemon and bergamot start with a light citrusy feel. I think I would've preferred a sharper more bitter citrus instead of the bright citrus because the bright citrus there, is quickly overwhelmed by a combination of vetiver and carnation. This mix of the green of vetiver and the spicy clove character of carnation make for a spicy heart. The vetiver stays firmly in place but the spiciness of the clove fades away and the vanilla that Comptoir Sud Pacifique is known for comes in. I was expecting a bracing blast of sweet vanilla as that is the hallmark of the rest of the line. Instead this is a lightly applied vanilla and it comes as a perfect light and sweet contrast to the clove in the heart. This mix of vetiver and vanilla stays finely balanced on my skin for many hours and is a lovely companion for the time it is there. Once again I am happy to find that in a different pair of hands a new aspect of vetiver can be discovered.

    Have a Spritely Saturday everyone.
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  2. #62

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    I am wearing

    Davidoff Zino

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    Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours by Guerlain



    We attended the 8th Annual ALS Walk in Miami (my uncle has ALS and it's a condition that is quite crippling over time) and so I needed something that would wear ok in the heat since I sweat a lot and AALV just smells so wonderful in humid weather. I highly recommend it to any fan of lavender scents. Very tenacious, the violets giving it a nice lift in the air all around you. Puffy, solid lavender is the image it gives me.
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  4. #64

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    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble (New Formulation)


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  6. #66

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    On my left wrist Ayala Moriel's Indigo, to refresh my memory of what it smells like, and on my right wrist Guerlain L'Heure Bleue parfum, which I'm wearing for the first time. Not liking L'Heure Bleue - it's doing that soap thing some fragrances do on me.

  7. #67

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    Quorom
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  8. #68

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    Jean-Claude Ellena's Ambre Narguilé (Hermès)

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    I'm about to head to the paint store and do some house painting today and car washing. It's a gorgeous FL day today - perfect day to spend outside.
    I've got on Viktor & Rolf Antidote after shave and EDT for my day in the sun.

  10. #70

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    Comme des Garçons
    Series 1: LEAVES

    CALAMUS

  11. #71

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    Cuiron Pour Homme Helmut Lang
    My tastes are changing, I must say. I haven't worn this in years because I didn't like it. I thought I would try it today for some reason, and I understand the appreciation. Not a fan yet, but not disgusted any longer.

  12. #72

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    Gucci Pour Homme II

  13. #73

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    Tokyo by Kenzo all day. seemed perfect. then tried out the new sisley scents and was completely underwhelmed. the SA seemed really determined to make me buy on the spot, but I wasn't backing down.

  14. #74

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    REFLECTION - AMOUAGE


  15. #75

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    Penhaligon's Racquets

  16. #76

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    CHANEL Platinum Egoiste.

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    Homage by Amouage

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    Giorgio of Beverly Hills for Men

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    John Varvatos Vintage
    Top 5 for Late Summer:
    1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
    2) Aventus - Creed
    3) Flower of Immortality - By Kilian
    4) L'Humaniste - Frapin
    5) Millesime Imperial - Creed

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  21. #81

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    Versace Man Eau Fraiche

  22. #82

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    Amouage Dia, and this is fabulous stuff! Oh, why oh why, does Amouage have to be so expensive?
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  23. #83

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    Plenty of sprays of:

    Minotaure
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
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  24. #84

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    Running a volunteer construction project today. SOTD: John Varvatos

  25. #85

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    Issey Miyake Bleue

  26. #86

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    Scent o' the Morning:

    Black Orchid
    Tom Ford



    Scent o' the Evening:

    Knize Ten
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  27. #87

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    SotD: Guerlain Vetiver
    SotE: Black Aoud

  28. #88

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    Amouage Silver Man - Actually sampled this fragrance today. I think what Amouage tried to accomplish with Silver Man is knock some of the floral notes down of Gold Man and still create a rather elegant fragrance.

    They did indeed knock the floral notes of Gold Man down, but Silver Man still wears to floral and a tad feminine for my taste. I think I will pass on this fragrance as well.

    Best,

    TJ

  29. #89

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    Sisley
    EAU DE CAMPAGNE

  30. #90

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    Polo classic

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    Polo classic

  32. #92

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    A thread about it made me have a lust for it - I'm wearing Le Labo Rose 31 for an evening out in Orlando.


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    Musc Ravageur tonight.
    Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell

  34. #94

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    Right Arm = Tom Ford Ambre Absolute...
    Left Arm = Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    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

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    Default Re: S o t D - Saturday, 9 May 09

    I am testing out Tom Ford Arabian Wood this evening.
    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

  36. #96

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    Brosseau Fruit de Bois

  37. #97

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    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme


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    pc01 by Biehl Parfumkunstwerke (from a sample - thanks NEoTY26)



    Shiny Happy Fruit. How can one not atleast grin when applying something this zany. A giggle in a bottle. Seriously. And I thought Ananas Fizz was fruity. Fun.
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  39. #99

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    Czech and Speake-Cuba in the day,
    GIT for the night.

  40. #100

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    Gaultier2

  41. #101

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    In the afternoon I switched to Tubereuse Criminelle.

    This evening I'm testing more Serge Lutens: Un Lys ( yay ) and Bois de Violette ( nay ).

  42. #102

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    Ambre Sultan - Serge Lutens

  43. #103

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    Diptyque
    L'OMBRE DANS L'EAU

  44. #104

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme

    I'm interested in this one. Thumbs up, I presume.

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    Guerilla 1 by Comme des Garcons (From Sample - Thanks Mike)

    Love this. Starts off with a note that vaguely reminds me of pickles, but not really. Some airy floral notes come in later. Good stuff.

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    Default Re: S o t D - Saturday, 9 May 09

    I went shopping today and had the chance to meet Yosh Han of Yosh at Barney's.

    She's quite nice and younger than I thought she'd be.

    So, I'm sampling Yosh.

    Right arm: U4Eahh!



    It's a mix of pear and melon over aloe. I've been looking for a pear scent that lasts and I think this is it. There's something about how the pear and the melon are quite similar that allows it to keep going for hours. It's bright and nice and the aloe gives it an extra shot of green.

    Left arm: Kismet.



    Her new exclusive for Barneys is a jumble of notes with dill and hay on top, flowers in the middle, and frankincense in the base. According to her, kismet is like fate - the idea that things that seem unrelated are actually working together whether you know it or not to create whatever fate has in store. Hence, a fragrance of seemingly unrelated elements working together to tell a cohesive story.

    The opening was dominated by the dill, while the rest formed a base. Yes, it was pickle-ish, but that faded fast, leaving the dill as more of a tool to keep everything bright. The net effect of everything is sort of a mix of the rubberiness of the frankincense and an unusual, slightly funky tea. She said that this was her more experimental fragrance, but thanks to its natural ingredients, it never really gets as crazy as it could if it used more aromachemicals. Altogether nice, but not really my style...
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  47. #107

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    Morning: L'Ombre dans L'Eau.
    Evening: Dior Homme.
    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

  48. #108

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    YSL - La Nuit de L'Homme
    unico grande amore.

  49. #109

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    Lacoste Essential

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    Default Re: S o t D - Saturday, 9 May 09

    SotM: Tokyo by Kenzo
    SotD: Guerlain Homme
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