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 05:52 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 06:25 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
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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.
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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
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!!!
Dunhill - Edition
And what a wonderful fragrance this is! Warm yet fresh, Spicy yet lemony, but above all very refined and conservative.
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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 need something comforting today so it has to be Guerlain SDV
Bigarade Concetree FM (too much feminine)
Chanel Egoiste. Haven't worn this for a couple of months and had forgotten how damned good it is.
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
eau de campagne - sisley
Wishlist is pointless.
I love cologne.
Oscar de la Renta pour lui
Creed Original Vetiver
For swap/sale: Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vint. MPG Santal Noble, vint. Tiffany for Men, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense & Absolutely Gold, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, vint. YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others...
Eau d'Italie - Paestum Rose
Guess Men (1991)
Top notes: Aldehyde, Bergamot oil, Fruit Notes, Lavender, Lemon, Orange
Middle notes: Carnation, Cedar, Cinnamon, Fern, Fir, Jasmin, Orris, Rose, Ylang-Ylang
Base notes: Amber, Labdanum, Leather, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandal, Vanilla
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
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Clive Christian X
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
ACQUA DI PARMA
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
On my walk home last night I caught the scent of the first roses of the year and wanted to wear some today:
Washington Tremlett Black Tie
There are arguably more quality rose scents out there than any other note. Rose has certainly been one of the notes perfumers have used from almost the beginning. The British perfumer Washington Tremlett released Black Tie in 2007 and in many ways it feels like many other rose scents out there but yet somehow manages to feel unique. As I wear Black Tie I am reminded of many other scents I've tried. At the top Black Tie starts with a lovely saffron and sage accord. The saffron is reminiscent of both Czech & Speake Dark Rose and L'Artisan Safran Troublant. As this moves into the heart a rose geranium mix takes over. Again this reminds me of the other Czech & Speake, No. 88 as well as Domenico Caraceni 1913. The base is a mix of sandalwood, vanilla, musk, and patchouli but it comes off with a strong agarwood character to my nose and that makes Black Tie very reminiscent of many of the Montale Aoud scents. When a reviewer is mentioning other scents from other Houses one could take that as a sign that the scent being reviewed is maybe not so good or original. Actually the opposite is true. The fact that Black Tie calls to mind a number of scents that I like is a good thing. Black Tie has taken many of the things that work best in those scents and fused them all here into a beautiful whole. In many ways Black Tie sort of feels like a "greatest hits" musical compilation for my nose. One that I'll enjoy "listening" to over and over.
Have a Worthy Wednesday everyone.
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Bulgari Black for a meeting with my BUPA rep..
(that's private medical insurance co. for non UK Basenoters info....)
Bond no. 9 Hamptoms
Serge Lutens : Ambre Sultan (1993)
A sensual and impulsive amber.
Composition : Amber, Resins, Patchouli, Angelica roots
Also known as : The Oriental one
Character traits : Daring, Classical, Sophisticated
“The creation of Ambre Sultan was inspired by a piece of amber offered as a gift to Serge Lutens on his first journey to Marrakech in 1968. For several years, Serge Lutens kept the precious gift in a burr thuya box. Over time, the two became inextricably one…” AMBRE SULTAN reveals the intriguing combination of these two elements. An essence that embodies to perfection the art of perfume-making by Serge Lutens.
Last edited by PigeonMurderer; 10th June 2009 at 12:41 PM.
Touch for Men (2000)
"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
Frederic Malle - Dans Tes Bras
Incense extrême by Tauer Perfumes
Cartier - Santos Concentree
Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana