Serge Lutens Gris Clair
Thread: S o t D - Tuesday, 2 June 09
Tom Ford Amber Absolute
Serge Lutens Gris Clair
Montale Red Aoud
We are experiencing some "June Gloom" which I love. Chilly, overcast weather is much better than the blazing heat that will come soon. Bulgari Black and a hot cup of coffee goes so great with these mornings.
Bond No. 9
Baby Blue Jeans
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Vintage Ungaro III from a sample... Incredible!
Prada Amber Pour Homme: inspired by the thread on the subject.
Dior Homme edt, deo spray
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
"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
Bertrand Duchaufour's Dzongkha (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
Wearing Scent Intense by Costume National today
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Knowing, Estée Lauder
General waving and support at everyone...
I'm trying to generate some warmer weather via my SoTD choice, which always seems to smell big and blowsy (in a good way) to me: Lalique by Lalique EDP
Lalique notes: Mandarin, orange blossom, magnolia, cedar, oak, warm vanilla.
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...
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
~ Robert Brault
By Man by Dolce & Gabanna (first time from a sample)
The hype about this discontinued gem is warranted - it's lovely stuff.
Green Irish Tweed
Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
L'Eau de Navagateur by L'Artisan Parfumeur
Serge LutensVetiver Oriental
Last edited by ajmc; 2nd June 2009 at 06:22 PM.
A hot and sunny day here. I'm in Guerlain Vetiver edc, and it's rocking my day. I'm ready for burial now. This is the stuff for the ages!
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Acqua di Parma Colonia (1916)
by Acqua di Parma
Fragrance notesCitrus, Lavender, Rosemary, Vervain, Bulgarian Rose.
First started with Hadrien Absolu..
then tested Chanel's beautiful 28 La Pausa
.. and now in need of a serious cool-down again with the first mentioned
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Gucci Pour Homme II
Nasomatto - Silver Musk
Prada - Prada Man/Amber Pour Homme
Tom Ford - Oud Wood
A L'Artisan Cap (old or new style)
Clothing + Goodies for sale!
Wearing Kenzo Power again today from my Sephora sample. I like it. I am not used to such a powdery frag but I still like it.
SOTD: Second day in a row for Polo Modern Reserve (2008). My wife still REALLY REALLY likes this one.
Eau d'Hermes -Hermes
Incomparable and comforting skin scent.
CdG Man 2 today... so very similar to Le Labo Vetiver 46!
Geir Ness. Geir
Opium pour homme EDP
UN JARDIN SUR LE NIL
Today I'm trying my first test of a Parfumerie Generale, their semi-new Louanges Profanes.
This one started out pretty odd, but got nice.
The opening smelled like menthol and something vaguely aquatic - the closest thing I could compare it to are those big blue sore throat lozenges, or maybe Aim gel toothpaste.
After about an hour, a strong baby powder came in over the weirdness, eventually bringing the blue menthol to an end.
The menthol strangeness was replaced by a peppery bread note, still under the heavy powder.
Eventually, the pepper subsided and some light florals came in.
For the last few hours, this has basically smelled like L'Heure Bleue (weird spicy bread) with powder on top and a bit of flowers peeking through the powdery haze.
Recommended for L'Heure Bleue fans who want something more powdery and feminine, who are willing to wait through an hour of completely unrelated and strangely masculine topnotes...
Czech & Speake Cuba from a sample
Kouros Cologne Sport
You are not your perfume.
Geneva Cutlery "Pyramid Nº 7 SS" (Geneva, NY) 5/8 straight razor
"John Bull" (Rooney Style 1 Size 1) in Super Badger shaving brush
QED Vetiver shaving soap
QED Vetiver ASC
Guerlain Vetiver EDT
Pruning Shears by Demeter
One of my favorite rose scents...quite tenacious for a Demeter too.
Now it's Habit Rouge EdT Légère (Guerlain)
Eau de New York by Bond No.9
Lui - Rochas
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
Tonight is my first sampling of Escentric Molecules Escentric 01, and this is really a confusing scent. Up close it smells like cedar and celery, not good. But I keep getting wafts of something that smells SO good, and I'm thinking to myself, this can't possibly be that cedar and celery monstrosity can it? Weird.
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
Christian Dior Cologne Blanche
I've been wearing this every single evening/night for the last couple days. Adds a nice refreshment in the summer heat and I love splashing it on (though I sprayed it on today). I may finish my bottle by the end of summer. I also re-tried the Bois d'Argent and it's lovely stuff. I may rock it a lot this summer as well.
eau de toilette
The wonderful AROME 3 by D'Orsay.
Light, clean, fresh, lavender, amber, musk.....what's not to love?
A too-late-and-no-one's-going-to-read-it post for my SOTE:
Montale White Aoud.
The top was oud, but really toned down. Its medicinal ferocity was squashed by huge doses of powder, while there was barely a rose to be seen. The oud then basically faded, leaving Montale's weird powdery super-sweet but somehow-not-very-gourmand vanilla marzipan base that turned me off of some of their non-oud selections. There's some flowers here, but it's more of a loukhorn (spelling??) effect than a real floral.
So, all in all, this shapes up to be Montale's Sweet Oriental Dream fragrance with some oud just to keep it from smelling too edible.
Recommended to people who don't like oud but want to try something with it, just to see.
Or people who don't like gourmands unless there's something sort of rubbery and gross in it (A*Men or Bulgari Black fans, maybe)
Tiffany for Men Sport!
SoTD - Green Valley (Creed)SoTE - Vintage (John Varvatos)
Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligon's
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...