Thread: S o t D - Monday, 1 June 09
Creed Bois du Portugal.
Stephanie de Saint-Aignan
Voleur de Ciels
A masculine 'metallic and milky' jasmine floral-chypre with woods and leather.
My SOTD is ST Dupont Noir.
Top notes are lavender, mint and cardamom.
Middle notes are nutmeg and cloves.
Base notes are hazelnut, cashmere wood and vetiver.
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Dior Homme Intense, deo stick, and a/s moisturizer
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Today I am wearing the fruits of my labor from assisting Lt. Perez on the 3X3 Blind Testing thread over on the ladies board:
Andy Tauer Orris
Andy Tauer is one of the nicest guys in all of artisanal perfumery. He is generous about sending out samples to the community, very forthcoming with information and clearly loves perfume. So why don't his scents send me the way they do others. Tauer has hit a solid 50% and even the ones I like are not my great loves. Until now. I had heard about Orris, the 2006 very limited release, and based on the note list it sounded like my kind of scent. Of course based on the note list L'Air du Desert Marocain is also my kind of scent and it leaves me cold and wanting more. Orris was first released as a series of samples to his faithful blog readers, see what I mean about nice. Then after much begging and pleading Tauer released a very limited edition of 200 bottles. The reason is that it is difficult to source the quality of materials needed to make this scent and that quality is evident at every stage of this one. I am a lover of iris and rose and the use of these with many of my other favorite accords might make Orris as close to a perfect scent for me as I'm likely to find. The top of Orris starts with the mix of iris, rose, pepper, cinnamon and grapefruit. The floral character is what hits my nose first followed by the tang of grapefruit and the zing of pepper and cinnamon artfully kept at a level that keeps the spices from overwhelming the florals. The iris, rose and cinnamon linger and are joined by what might be my favorite incense accord. This is is not the high mass incense or the head shop incense, this is incense from inside a Tibetan temple in which a fire is built as there is a smokiness in conjunction with the sweetness of the incense. Combine this with the now-dominant rose and cinnamon and the heart of this is incredible. Finally the woods make an appearance as a mix of sandalwood and agarwood (oud) show up and now turn this scent into a woody wonderland as the creaminess of the sandalwood complements the strength of the agarwood and brings this to a resounding crescendo at the close. Orris is a deceptively strong scent as it feels like a skin scent but based on the people around me it has some sillage and projection. I'm not in the habit of saying I'm looking for a "holy grail" or the "one scent I'd save in case of nuclear holocaust" but Orris is definitely on the short list of scents I'd consider for those positions.
Have a Marvelous Monday everyone.
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Creed Silver Mountain Water. A first for the year. I am not as fond of this any more.
Adolfo Dominguez Agua Fresca for yet another forcast stormy day.
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Blue Seduction by Antonio Banderas
Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez
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
Versace Pour Homme
by Paul Smith
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Burberry for Men (Version #2) by Burberry
One of the best British men's scent. A shame this is so hardly mentioned when it's just so good. I just can't stop sniffing it on my arms.
Cravache (1963)by Robert Piguet
Top Notes: Mandarin, Lemon, Petitgrain..
Middle Notes: Clary sage, Lavender, Nutmeg.
Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli
Chanel Allure Homme Sport
AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo: Oak Moss
Mugler Cologne. Another hit by Morillas. I tend to love his work.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
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Montale Golden Aoud
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
Hi, all! STILL running. Hope everyone is wonderful...
SoTD is Annette Neuffer's Opulental Avicenna
Avicenna notes: Head: Saffron Absolute, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon Bark, Mandarin, Bergamot, Petitgrain, Tunisian Neroli. Heart: Turkish and Bulgarian Rose Otto and absolute, Moroccan Rose Absolute, Tunisian Orange Blossom absolute, Jasminum Grandiflorum Egypt, Acacia Farnesiana, Indian Tuberose, Broom Absolute, Somalian Frankincense. Base: Beeswax Absolute Supérieur, Opoponax, Elemi, Labdanum, Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, Mysore Sandalwood, Siam Benzoin, Hibiscus Abelmoschus.
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...
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
Jules -C Dior