Mario ValentinoOcean Rain
Thread: S o t D - Friday 22 May 2009
Le Labo Rose 31
Mario ValentinoOcean Rain
Versus Time for Action : Versace
I love Jasmine.
The Body Shop - Javari
Blue Seduction (2007) by Antonio Banderas
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Diptyque Eau Lente
T for Him by Tommy Hilfiger
Mr Clean and Boring- that description fits this scent to a T. While I like the 'clean laundry' notes, this genre has been taken a hugh step further by Prada in their more refined and interesting Infusion d'Homme. I need more excitement in my life so I have to pass this rather likable and genial scent up.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
L'Occitane notre flore Cedre
Opium pour Homme EdP (YSL)
Guerlain Vetiver eau glacée
unico grande amore.
Andy Tauer - L'air du desert Marocain
Herrera for men
It's summer now in my country, so I'm enjoying Tea for Two
Dia Man - Amouage
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
Chanel No. 19 EDP
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!"
Dior Homme by Christian Dior.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Dzongkha - L’Artisan Parfumeur
Tea with Milk, Incense, Cedar, Vetiver, Spiced Notes
Indian Papyrus, Iris, Leather
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
Frederic Malle - En Passant
Off to hear science today and yes I am excited about it. I understand if the rest of you aren't
Need to wear something that doesn't cause mass hysteria.
Montale Red Vetyver
Pierre Montale has made a name for himself with the extensive Aoud based line of scents he has designed for Montale. As much as I like and admire those, my two favorite Montales are non-aoud scents Blue Amber and the 2008 release Red Vetyver. Red Vetyver is a complex citrus forward scent and you won't hear me use complex and citrus-forward in the same sentence too often. Red Vetyver bursts to life with a grapefruit that sparkles over a base of vetiver. The razor sharp cut of vetiver in contrast to the citrus is a brilliant beginning. After a while the spicy kick of pepper joins the grapefruit and vetiver and this blend lasts for a good while and adds some heat to the chilly top. Red Vetyver finishes out on a bed of clean cedar and earthy patchouli which is the kind of depth you want a scent like Red Vetyver to close with. Red Vetyver has been unfairly compared to Terre D'Hermes and I think that comparison is because they were both introduced within a year of each other and they both start with such distinctive grapefruit tops. Terre D'Hermes is classic Ellena minimalism at play. Red Vetyver is almost the exact opposite of that and happily so.If you like the Montale Aouds cross over to the non-aoud side of the street and give yourself a chance to be impressed, like me.
Have a Flashy Friday everyone.
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Narsciso Rodriguez for Him
Have a Happy and Safe
Memorial Day Weekend!
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Prada Infusion d'Homme
Sandalwood is the only note listed.
Last edited by TwoRoads; 22nd May 2009 at 11:15 AM.
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
Eau Dynamisante - Clarins
Wishlist is pointless.
Animale Animale for Men
Tauer Incense Rose
Kenzo Homme Fresh
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Lancome Hypnose Eau Fraiche
Guerlain's Mitsouko new EdP - lovely!
SOTD: Mare by Creative Universe - MY favorite aquatic
Geranium pour Monsieur
notes: geranium from China, rhodinol (a fresh-smelling raw material extracted from natural Chinese geranium), mint, aniseed, spices such as clove and cinnamon, sandalwood, and a large dose of white musks. incense resinoïd and styrax benzoin from Siam
Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile
A whispering iris, perfectly refreshing for this bright day.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
My SOTD is Prada Amber pour Homme.
Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Cardamom
Middle Notes: Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Vanilla
Base Notes: Vetiver, Neroli, Orange Blossom, Saffron, Suede
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
Coriolan today. The below link is to a short Wikipedia article about the Roman General whose story inspired the name of the fragrance.
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
SMM, I like your review of Red Vetyver. I can not describe scents very well, so you did a bang up job
And that my friends is also my scent of the day.
Eau des Merveilles by Hermes (from sample - thanks Mike)
Oh yeah. This is great, surprised this doesn't get more wear here.
Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford (from a sample - thanks cairomerta)
My prediction: A lot of you guys are going to love this one.
"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple"
-- Jack Kerouac
SotD....Rive Gauche PH
SotE... BLV by Bvlgari
For a hot summer day in downtown Houston, Texas....
Vétiver Extraordinaire (2002)
by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
Everyone in my sillage will have a nice, cool, refreshing vetiver punch to the nose!
sotd: habit rouge
sote: c&s no. 88