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    Knize Ten
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    Default Re: S o t D - Friday, 5 June 09

    I'm still immersed in vetiver today:

    Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental

    I am an avid comic-book reader, excuse me graphic novel reader. One of the more fun books to read was a series called Marvel Team-Up, each issue Spider-Man would team-up with another superhero. Sometimes they were cool and sometimes they felt forced. The one constant to everything was Spider-Man. Vetiver sometimes seems like Spider-Man in that many perfumers look to team-up vetiver with new notes to see what will be found. So it is with the 2002 Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental created by Christopher Sheldrake. If I'm looking for a perfumer who knows the art of the team-up M. Sheldrake would be the nose I'd most likely think of first. His ability to find two different versions of chocolate and patchouli in Serge Lutens Borneo 1834 and Chanel's Coromandel is testament to this ability. In Vetiver Oriental the team-up is to put vetiver on top of a traditional oriental base focused on amber and see what this produces. From the top the vetiver comes out, this is the vetiver that feels sweeter and less woody. I characterize this as more grassy and green than rooty and deeper. This is the opposite tack taken from Borneo 1834 where it was the rooty quality of patchouli that was emphasized. The heart of this is centered around iris and this is a perfect choice to hold the middle ground in this team-up. The iris here is both sweet and slightly astringent and actually serves more as a palate cleanser than a real heart of this scent. The heart is the base which is a mix of chocolate and amber. It is the combination of these two notes that create the Oriental half of things. This is a sweet amber combined with a less-dominant cocoa powder accord to keep the sweet of the amber in focus. The best part of the development of Vetiver Oriental is when you get the contrast of the bittersweet green of vetiver, the floral sweet of iris and the deep rich sweetness of amber all together it is truly a beautiful team-up. It reminds me of when Spider-Man and The Hulk teamed up and what sounded forced turned out to be surprising and fun. Christopher Sheldrake has made a scent that is at turns surprising and fun, another successful team-up.

    Have a Funtastic Friday everyone.
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  3. #33

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    tom ford tobacco vanille

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    Happy Birthday, nsamadi!
    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

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    happy birthday nsamadi!

    Floris Cefiro

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    Burberry Brit for Men

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    Creed Millesime Imperial

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    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Assoluta

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    Joop! Jump

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    long day of going elsewhere today, bond #9 riverside drive is what i'm wearing.

    eric b

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    Original Vetiver by Creed

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    Guerlain's Vol de Nuit - comparing vintage versus new extrait today. I really wonder why Mitsouko's reformulation is so loudly debated, given that it's much better done than that of Vol de Nuit. Modern days' Vol de Nuit shows some unfortunate signs of European regulations on raw materials, leaving the emphasis on its amber-soft rather than moss-sharp accord, and so it has lost some of its nightly danger (and longevity). Modern Mitsouko is to my nose much more in tune with its older composition.


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    I needed to wear Caron Pour Un Homme today, for reasons that escape me entirely. It was simply all that would do. CEO of my organization hates the smell of lavender, too. Hope she's too busy to stop by to see me today.
    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...
    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Iris by Prada

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    Nani - Saffron James
    Wishlist is pointless.

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    CDG 2 Man

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    Joop! Jump Electric Heat

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    Default Re: S o t D - Friday, 5 June 09

    In honor of nsamadi's birthday today I'll also wear:

    Noir de Noir by Tom Ford



    Happy Birthday nsamadi!
    "Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have."

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    Invasion Barbare - MDCI

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    Happy Birthday nsamadi!

    By chance, I'm wearing the same thing as you today

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir. Happy Friday!

    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Nsamadi, congratulations!

    Italian Cypress, for me today


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    Green Valley

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    Happy Birthday Nsamadi!
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    Kenneth Cole Signature

    Thank god it's Friday!

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    sotd:
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    "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

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    Happy birthday Nsamadi!

    Tom Ford today eh? Alright, a bit of Ambre Absolute for me!
    top ten: L'Air du Desert Marocain, Black Aoud, Le Labo Rose 31, Bois du Portugal, Incense Rose, Millesime Imperial, Czech & Speake no.88, Terre de Hermes, Musc Ravageur, Nasomatto Duro

    Best layers: GIT and TdH, GIT and BA

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    Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist
    Looking to swap/buy/receive for free () the following samples/decants:
    Indult Tihota & Rêve en Cuir
    Chant d'Aromes extrait
    Vetiver pour Elle (5ml decant)


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    Versace The Dreamer 50ml (1.7oz) BNIB
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    Montana Parfum d'Homme today
    "Are you a god?"
    "No"
    "Are you a wizard?"
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    "Are you a man?"
    "No"
    "Then what are you?"
    "I am awake.."

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    PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather




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    Big Wheel by Stanley home products. This is a most refreshing citrus scent with monster longevity. The Stanley company has been around since 1931. If given an opportunity try this.


    Crisp, spicy botanicals complement a deep, woodsy cedar essence

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    CK One
    Wanted: a cap of Bvlgari Thé Vert

    Wanted: L' Artisan Timbuktu or Fragonard Concerto

    Feel free to visit Polderposh - a young up & coming Dutch fragrance blog!

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    Original Santal (2005)
    by Creed

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