Thread: S o t D, Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Top Notes: Lemon, Mandarin, Blackberry
Middle Notes: Pepper, Angelica, Cardamom, Juniper
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Ambergris
A refreshing, masculine, tonic fragrance. It is characterized by spicy and green/herbal notes, with citrus and fruit in the top note and a woody-ambery base. I first encountered this scent a few years ago and took it on a trip to Hawaii with me. At that time, I was very struck by the juniper, angelica and spice notes, which along with the citrus, put me very much in mind of gin and tonic. Ever since that time, I have always associated this scent with the Islands and with the cocktail hour. I think these are pretty good associations for a fragrance, so I can't help but think highly of it.
Last edited by JaimeB; 10th June 2009 at 06:52 AM.
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.
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Escada - Magnetism
Lots of pink pepper and tolu balsam in this, along with some kind of thin synthetic jasmine like note and/or myrrh. (I don't mean thin as a bad thing here - the other notes add the fullness while the jasmine isolate (or similar synthetic) offers the kind of grape like note, I believe.)
I'm liking it quite a bit!
Quite a transformation from top to heart notes in this frag. The leathery heart is impressive.
Last edited by SculptureOfSoul; 10th June 2009 at 07:25 AM.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Me, too: Escada Magnetism
Snarky is as snarky does.
Royal Court (2002).
by Anglia Perfumery
Top Notes: Orange, Bergamot, Lemon.
Middle Notes: Lilac, Jasmin, Rose.
Base Notes: Sweet Musk
F by Ferragamo pH Black
This is one underrated, relatively uncelebrated but BEAUTIFUL frag. Black-peppered, tonka-sweetened leather. Calls to mind Jil Sander's Man Absolute (its tonka for JL's vanilla).
I haven't done this on this thread before, but i strongly recommend sampling this unsung beauty.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Ulrich Lang - Anvers 2
unico grande amore.
Chanel Antaeus and Prada No 3 Cuir Ambre
Bergamote - TDC
My SOTD is Yves Saint-Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Star Anise, Rosemary
Middle Notes: Lavender, Geranium Leaves, Cloves
Base Notes: Vetiver, Gaiac Wood, Patchouli
Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread
SotD: Lalique pour Homme Equus EDP by Lalique
I try another full wearing today with 5 spritzes, including two to the undershirt. My nose still can't detect much even from the beginning. Most likely have to let go this one.
SotE: Black Diamond EDP by Canali
This is another EDP that kind of disappoints me, but at least I don't have to sink to nose so deep to smell it.
Last edited by zliang; 10th June 2009 at 04:04 PM.
Endymion by Penhaligon's, from a sample vial. Thanks to Joe.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Cartier Eau de Cartier concentrée
I'm scent brothers with petruccijc; Rive Gauche pour Homme
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Aramis - Havana Reserva
Guerlain Mitsouko vintage 1940's extrait
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)
Versace The Dreamer 50ml (1.7oz) BNIB
"The Sunshine bores the daylights outta me!"
Gucci - Envy
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Today is a big day for me,
It's a head to head.
Égoïste Vs Égoïste (EDT Vs Cologne Concentree)
One on each arm, by the end of the day I hope we have a winner.
For good, anatomic reasons, scent fosters memory more readily than any other sense.
AdP - Colonia
Grain de Plaisir - Maitre Pafumeur et Gantier
Ubar Amouage (new) on one hand and Dia Amouage on the other
They add something to each other. First is jasmin indolic, second is light version of Gold (OK, the daughter version of it)
Vetiver The Great!!!
Phileas by Nina Ricci
A much-missed and wonderful Nina Ricci's classic.
Vintage perfume sale!!!