Prada No 3 Cuir Ambre
Thread: S o t D, Thursday, 4 June 2009
Prada No 3 Cuir Ambre
Le Feu D'Issey
Dior Homme Intense edp, deo stick, and a/s moisturizer
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Mavive - Pure Neroli (received today!)
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Newbie discovering the wonderful world of perfume
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Looking for; http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=210771
I bought a few bottles from scentemental's massive sell-off and one of them was one I've been wanting to try for a long time:
Carlo Corinto Vetyver
It is said, on Wikipedia, that vetiver is present in 90% of western perfumes. For a note that is so widely present it is always surprising to me how versatile it is as an ingredient. As I write this I think of all of the different vetivers I've tried and how they are distinctly vetiver-focused. The best of them manage to find a style and sensibility to call their own and to stand apart from the crowd. So it is with Carlo Corinto Vetyver which first appeared in the 1980's. This is not the same scent which is currently being sold as Carlo Corinto Vetiver the spelling lets you know it is the original version. The newer version is nice, the original version is spectacular. The top is classic lavender and citrus but it only lasts for a little while as the vetiver comes to the fore quickly and takes over the proceedings. The vetiver accord here is a cross between the sweet version present in Guerlain Vetiver and the smoky version present in Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire. When I say cross that's what I mean in that it never reaches the sweetgrass feel of Guerlain or the campfire smokiness of Extraordinaire. Instead in Vetyver it is more like walking through a field of newly growing vetiver in the spring that still has some remnant of the fall burn lurking about. This mix of smoky and sweet is what makes Vetyver a real stand-out for me. The base is a strong hairy-chested sandalwood which is to be expected from a scent that was born in the powerhouse 80's. For those who want a strong masculine vetiver-based scent, with longevity and sillage, Vetyver is very likely the scent you are looking for. This is a sophisticated, thinking man's kind of scent. Too bad Carlo Corinto has chosen to dumb this down and release it as Vetiver these days.
Have a Tricky Thursday everyone.
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Vetiver Tonka - Hermes
Gucci Envy for Men
Wafting bittersweet chocolate, a touch of juicy fruit/florals and sandalwood today: Mat Chocolat by Masaki Matsushima.
Mat Chocolat notes: Top notes of black currant, grapefruit, watermelon and rose; middle notes - dark chocolate and cacao; base notes - sandalwood, coconut and musk.
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
Creed Millesime Imperial. Seems to have a little more sparkle today than the last time I wore it.
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Habit Rouge - Eau de Cologne
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Forza by Tonino Lamborghini
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
by biehl parfumkunstwerke
A rich classical-style oriental with notes of: Roman chamomile, Red pepper, Elemi,
Cistus, Cashmere wood, Styrax, Amber, Incense, Sandalwood, Patchouli
Day #25 SIHNWIAY
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
M7 Fresh (2004)
by Yves Saint Laurent
The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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2 MAN by COMME des GARCONS
Longevity issues. What?
Lalique Encre Noir
Chanel Allure Blanche
Now that my hayfever's more manageable, and as it's a glorious day....
Eau de Guerlain
A Taste of Heaven by By Kilian
joining ranks with Habit Rouge, EdP
There's something in the heart notes that isn't sweet, pretty, or anything else popular ... a dark, slightly bitter, aromatic sap or resin that just gets better every time I wear it.
Tuscany, one of my old school favorites
Maximum strength Sudafed is a Basenoter's best friend for allergy season.
For some reason, Hamptons suits cloudy days well.