Vol de Nuit..........Daytime
Sometimes life is good.
Thread: S o t D - Friday, 5 June 09
Vol de Nuit..........Daytime
Sometimes life is good.
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Eau d'Italie ~ Magnolia Romana
L'AIR DU DÉSERT MAROCAIN
Vacation day 2: M.Micallef Rose Aoud (for my NYC shopping, which will now be two days, not one)
Report from tour (Jones Beach): Ghost, Drowned > Meatstick, YEM and Rock n Roll were top highlights
Betrand Duchaufour's Poivre Piquant (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
Frederic Malle - Carnal Flower
Amouage Dia for Men for the day... simply an amazing fragrance, even if it doesn't project too much. I enjoy the sillage I get myself - and it truly gives me an uplifting feeling when I wear it!
Neil Morris: Flowers for Men Gardenia.
Cool Water by Davidoff
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Guerlain's Mitsouko tree moss EdT - god I love it, so full of vetiver!
Patou pour Homme (1980)
by Jean Patou
Top Notes: Hot Pepper, Lavender, Tarragon, Black Pepper, Bergamot, Galbanum.
Middle Notes: Bourbon Vetiver, Cedar, Patchouli, Clary Sage.
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Mysore, Cistus Labdanum.
SOTD: Geir Ness - nice, but maybe a touch sweet smelling.
ETIQUETTE BLEUE - D'Orsay
1 part Acqua Di Parma Colonia +
1 part Chanel Pour Homme Concentree +
1 part Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
Sweet Oriental Dream
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Eternity for Men Summer 2008
Chanel platinum egoiste
Paestum Rose by Eau d' Italie
So, with Noir de Noir this morning, and now this, it's gonna be a day of roses.
Day 2 for Guerlain's Vetiver.
Today's SOTD is my first test of Parfumerie Generale L'Eau Rare Matale.
I do love a good, filthy citrus.
On me, this is basically orange with a LOT of pepper, some smoke, and leather. Officially, it's supposed to be black tea, which I can kind of picture, but it's more orange than tea.
On sniffing, my first thought is that this was really familiar....
It's quite similar to Wilkes San Francisco, but the Wilkes has more pepper and some ozone. It also shares some DNA with Ananas Fizz, but Ananas lets the fruit shine brighter than this does. It's also the same idea behind Barneys NY Route de The, but Route is more refreshing than this. And it's impossible to not compare any dirty citrus to Terre D'Hermes - but TDH is downright filthy and has the dusty vetiver going on, keeping the grapefruit from ever really getting bright, while the orange in this is allowed to poke through a bit more without the vetiver going on.
It's nice and very me, but I can't see needing this with it being similar to so many I have...
SOTE is Montale - Red Vetyver
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Le Labo Rose 31
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
~ Robert Brault
My ever faithful and solid Hugo..............
Mukhalat Malaki (Swiss Arabian)
I am wearing Channel Platinum Egoiste and it is magic on this beautiful, hot day.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Kiehl's Original Musk under Caron Yatagan
Tiffany for Men Sport!
I'm currently 6 hours in and there is just the loveliest sweet power to it......mmmmmmmmmmm
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
Happy Friday! Marquis de Sade is my (awesome) sote.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
L;Heure Bleue for me today.
Happy Birthday nsamadi!!!!
Jaïpur Homme edp
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
Thank you to everyone who gave me a warm Birthday wish. Overall, today wasn't the best. Don't want to talk about it, but I got punched in the face. I'm a little pissed off, so I'm wearing...
Avignon by Comme des Garcons Series 3: Incense
Sycomore by Chanel
morning noon night
am. Colon ia by Acqua di Parma
pm. Cologne by TM
Sorry about the shitty birthday, Nsamadi. At least you smell good!
Anyway, my SOTE is a two arm test:
Montale Attar vs. Black Aoud.
They smelled VERY similar in the top notes (rose + crazy medicinal oud), so wanted to try them together to catch the similarities.
I'd always chalked up Black Aoud to a pretty simple mix of oud and rose, but, reading more and sniffing deeper. there's a lot more. I've gotten woods and incense and effervescence and given oud the credit for all of them, but there's actually patchouli and citrus and lots of other stuff coming and going and keeping things interesting.
This is my first time trying Attar, which supposedly actually is the simple rose + oud mix I thought Black Oud was (confused yet?), but with a sandalwood base.
Able to compare them, it seems like a lot of Black Aoud's strength and longevity are actually coming from the patchouli, because Attar is fading fast. That being said, Attar is much more wearable than BA, which I could really only wear out to a club. The sandalwood, while never really center-stage, does a lot to soften the craziness. It comes off as a bit more feminine, and almost work-wearable. The band-aid smell is still there, but just providing texture, as opposed to shrieking at the top of its lungs like it does in BA.
I'm a bit torn as to which I prefer. Attar is eminently more wearable, but the rough edges are what makes Black Aoud so fun. That being said, it would take me 10 lifetimes to use up a 100 ml bottle of either of these, so maybe I should just be content without either one... Oh well, these are strong enough that a drop or two lasts all day, so my tiny samples should last me a while.
Creed - Green Irish Tweed
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!
Encre Noire, three spritzes with a single spritz of Ambre Gris.