Elizabeth Arden - Green Tea
Thread: S o t D - Wednesday, 3 June 09
"The stench / The stench / Of summer sex / And CK Eternity / Oh hell, yes"
-Fall Out Boy, from "Uma Thurman"
Elizabeth Arden - Green Tea
Tiffany for Men Sport!
Cedars of Lebanon (Abdul Samad Al Qurashi)
Cologne Blanche by Christian Dior
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
~ Robert Brault
Christian Dior - Eau Sauvage
Today's SOTD: My first test of Parfumerie Generale Un Crime Exotique.
The top was like a cheap mall-store orange spice candle with a generous hit of what I'm assuming is vanilla bourbon, which always smells like cotton candy to me.
This is supposed to be gingerbread and tea, and I do get a hint of tea hours later when some of the orange spice candle scents subsides, but the cotton candy just won't give up.
This would make a great a soap or something, but not a $105 perfume. Sorry...
María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño
212 SEXY MEN
Last edited by silverbullet; 4th June 2009 at 12:32 AM.
"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
Essenza di Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna
Finishing up the day in Eau de Patou pour Homme.
"Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be"--Anonymous
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Paco Rabanne pour Homme
Rive Gauchè PH..... superb!!
My Sote.....Diesel Fuek For Life Summer Pour Homme
Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain
Unfortunately my throat cold moved into my nose today, so I am really stuffed up. But in between the congestion, I get tiny whiffs of my scent and it's just lovely stuff. So grateful to have this one in my wardrobe.
"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
Montale Black Aoud
am Eau D' Orange Vert
pm Santal Imperial from a sample
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Top Notes: Black currant, Mandarin, Basil, Lavender, Mandarin
Middle Notes: Carnation, Cinnamon, Magnolia, Lily of the Valley, Iris, Geranium, Lentiscus
Base Notes: Amber, Cedar, Leather, Oakmoss, Musk, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Fir Balsam
A floral for men, and what a floral! An incredibly rich mix of floral notes in the heart with a citrus-fruity herbal top, and grounded in woods and amber. A kind of light chypre accord (no patchouli, but oakmoss in the base, with citrus top notes) complements what is essentially a fougère fragrance. Can men wear this? Some men think it feminine, but it was made for us, guys! I say "Hop to it!" The name, by the way, is French for "senseless," "foolish," "insane." A good name, I think, since it really does drive me crazy!
Yr good bud,
"Why spend life seeking that which does not satisfy? Why remain a slave, when freedom waits? Let your life shine; illumine the world with your truth!"
Fiat justitia ruat cælum.
Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall.
— Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus
Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.
Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
CK Euphoria Men
With a dull evening ahead of me, I went shopping!
So, my SOTE is a bunch of tests:
Left wrist: Le Labo Bergamot 22.
The first 2 or 3 hours were mostly a green forest scent, complete with moss, with a tiny, tiny touch of bergamot brightening the top a bit. As the night progressed, the bergamot has strengthened, while the forest has died down. Oddly, this works way better than it sounds like it should. Recommended for fans of Bois D'Orage/French Lover (mtgprox, I'm talking to you...)
Left arm: My second try of Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur.
This time, I'm getting more mint and less geranium. Aside from an awkward point in the beginning, the mint + green leaves mostly comes off as a refreshing tea (this same kind of mix is the main point of Barneys' Route De The Pour Homme, but it has tobacco in it, too). I'm not getting the rose geranium or anise I got last time. And I'm still not completely sold - it's getting sour on me somehow...
Right Arm: Fantastic Man, brand spanking new frag with a cheezy name from Byredo.
Spicy, woody, and a tad musky, with a touch of incense. Classic in its inspirations but still very "now." I get non-sweaty cumin, bark - probably cedar, fragrant wood furniture, sap, someone burning incense while camping in the woods. I could see this becoming a basenotes favorite with the fans of this sort of thing (I'm thinking of Odysseus, based on his SOTD reviews). Kind of a more wearable Dzongka or a less artificial CdG incense series. Definitely worth checking out.
Rose des bois - AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo
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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
Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme