Gucci Pour Homme II
Thread: S o t D - Tuesday, 2 June 09
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.
"Until you practice surrender, the spiritual dimension is something you read about, talk about, get excited about, write books about, think about, believe in — or don’t, as the case may be. It makes no difference. Not until you surrender does it become a living reality in your life."
-- Eckhart Tolle
Now it's Habit Rouge EdT Légère (Guerlain)
Tiffany & Co. Tiffany for Men
Eau de New York by Bond No.9
Lui - Rochas
Rare, vintage, and niche off-site sales.
Splits: Naomi Goodsir, Histoires de Parfums, Houbigant, Diptyque, Ormonde Jayne, O'driu, Timothy Han Edition Perfumes, Folie a Plusieurs, Andrée Putman, Mona di Orio
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...