Thread: SotD Thursday 11 June
A subtle warmth on this rainy day in a beautiful bottle
Head notes: Nectarine and Green Foliage
Heart notes: Green Apple, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine Tea, Violet and Vanilla
Base notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Musk, Amber and Vanilla
Congratulations to Ines!!!
A great Thursday to you all
Last edited by Riannon; 11th June 2009 at 09:49 AM.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Still brimming with joy after yesterday's sniff with tang! There was a couple of comical situations but my favorite-- which I did not give much thought at a time and somehow it cracks me up now -- occurred while smelling candles, and this dialogue is about a particular candle called "Market Place":
"This one smells like L'Artisan".
"All of them!".
So, L'Artisan it is! Which one? Mimosa pour Moi.
Have a nice Thursday and hugs to everyone who needs them.
Very Michael Kors :bounce:
Parfumerie Generale Aomassai.
Creed's amazing ROYAL DELIGHT
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
My SOTD is Caron The Third Man/Le 3me Homme.
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
Because I'm feeling a little sleepy this morning, I'll need
b: refreshing citrus
Got both covered in the gorgeous CSP Ecume de The. Why do the discontinue the best ones????
Have an excellent day everyone
Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse
Twolf, LOL @ "All of them!" Sounds like it was a fun meetup.
Guerlain Bois d'Armenie. Oh, for a full bottle of this heavenly potion.
Have a lovely day, all!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
A day which will start with annoying company team building exercises but promises to end with a very pleasant evening among new friends.
To get me through the annoying and to the evening I am pulling out one of my big guns:
Patou pour Homme
Masterpiece, the word is thrown about quite a bit here on Basenotes. It is probably as subjective a term as it gets especially in realms of the senses. My check on what a masterpiece is came near the end of a two-week trip to Italy. We had been to Ravenna, Venice, and Florence; and on our last day had finally booked a ticket to the big art musesum in Florence, The Uffizi. We had been in a number of museums at this point and to say I was burnt-out on looking at paintings would be putting it mildly. I was walking into a gallery and going "pope, baby jesus, mary, medici, next!" Until I walked into one and went "pope, baby jesus, mar....oooh wait that's different". I'd walk up for a closer look and the artist would be Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, or Carvaggio. These pieces stood out. They had something extra or different. Sometimes a depth and sometimes a use of color that was clearly unique from the other well-executed paintings surrounding it. The point here is that when you encounter something different than the rest you immediately know it. So it is with Jean Kerleo's 1980 masterpiece Patou pour Homme. Patou pour Homme is easily one of the best scents I have ever worn on my skin. From the first time I wore it until this time there has never been a time where I haven't been blown away by its beauty. What makes it so special on me? This is that rarest of scents where I can pick out individual notes but it is the harmony with which they combine which makes this special. This is perfectly embodied in the opening of this scent. The beginning is an herbal medley of bergamot, sage, pepper, and tarragon which is quickly joined by lavender. When I first spray on Patou pour Homme the herbal character roars out of the gate but the lavender is right there to bring it under control and make this an accord that is spicy and floral without being identifiably one or the other. This is the rarest of scents in that it can take well-trodden notes and combine them in a new way to make me experience them differently. This happens in the heart. How many scents have vetiver, cedar and patchouli? How many scents would amp up the clean lines of cedar, combine it with vetiver to give it an edge, and add a little earthiness in patchouli? Probably the same number. In Patou pour Homme. Kerleo chooses to let the patchouli take the fore and uses the clean lines of cedar and vativer to constrain its usual expansive nature. This turns into a patchouli that is dry but not earthy. It becomes almost resinous, like incense and incredible, on me. The heart comes off like an incense accord but an incense I've never smelled in real life. This is the rarest of scents in that all that has come before sets you up for a knockout punch at the end. Kerleo was clearly going for a fougere feel and his base goes for that using oakmoss, sandalwood and labdanum. The labdanum comes first as it continues the resinous feel of the heart and allows the transition into the base. This base has one of the most arid sandalwoods I've tried and in conjunction with the labdanum and then the oakmoss this forms a woody mossy resinous accord that is gorgeous. It lasts and lasts and lasts on me. Patou pour Homme deserves to be in the Uffizi of perfume so a bored colognoisseur can walk in and go " aquatic, oriental, chypre....ooh that's different".
Have a Torrid Thursday everyone.
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"annoying company team building exercises" Oh yeah. I know how that feels, SMM. My condolences. On the bright side, hopefully yours won't involve donning a wetsuit and having to build a raft and race other teams of colleagues down a river. I'm sure it'a a riot when you're 20ish, but at 40-something I would much rather be left alone with my knitting. (I'm such an old grumpypants!)
On the bright side, you sure do smell good! Yet again your description of a fragrance leaves me wanting to run out and immediately inhale it deeply. Nice review. I hope you're adding all of these to the database.
Another person whose reviews and descriptions always make me want to smell the 'fume described and who I think is adding glory to our database is Asha. And today I have to say 'thank you' to our Gibson Girl for sending me the MIller Harris Fleur Oriental that I am enjoying enormously today. It is soft, powedery, sweet without cloying and warmly enveloping. I think this may be love. I also loved the Cuir d'Oranger she sent too, which I wore to bed the other night. (Ah! That might explain the dream of elegant horses!)
The more Miller Harris scents I try, the more impressed I become. I forsee a splurge.
Have a great day all. Ines - well done, chick!
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Im also in Penhaligon's today Riannon
Seems to me that Tang and Twolf are having ALTOGETHER TOO MUCH FUN. (Envious? Moi??)
Got a plump little surprise packet from Greece yesterday and am now in love with....
....(ya gotta love that bottle.) Staggering number of notes..."carnation, tuberose, orange blossom, sandalwood, patchouli, pink lotus, musk, violet, freesia, vanilla, osmanthus, orris root, peach, jasmine, cloves, heliotrope, pink peony, cedar and geranium" doesn't tell the story.
An old fashioned well blended floral, slightly powdery on me....my mind's eye sees my grandmother's vanity in the late afternoon, warm sunlight slanting across faceted bottles, the air redolent of....something like this!!
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Dark Amber & Ginger Lily, which I've been craving like there's no tomorrow on and off these past few weeks.
I really need me some nifty Dimitri-style pictures of my favourites to use for the Sotd threads - makes them that much more interesting.
It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.
I'm wearing Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare-- literally only one spray is needed, and I know I'll still be smelling it in the late afternoon. This scent is a powerhouse.
Thursday greetings to all
SOTM Aqua di Parma Profumo. Roberto got me in the mood yesterday for this.
Yesterday afternoon I doused myself with Le Feu d'Issey Light, and took a long walk. I really enjoy this scent, although it doesn't quite compare with the original. I have a 10ml decant of that one, and save it for when I can truly savor it. The light version definitely makes me hungry for momma.
SOTE: an Ava Luxe, Ambra Tibet, an oriental spice with a bit of a dirty topnote. DH wore Aramis to bed, which I truly love. He likes it, too.
SMM, your reviews are exquisitely divine and highly enjoyable!
Have a stupendous day everyone!
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
Hello, Fooferdings !
Twolfie / Tang- you had TOO much fun, yesterday...why wasn't I there, too ? [I ask myself...]
RHM- NOW we have to get going on Blazing Saddles, LOL. Don't get me started !
Wordie- you smells purrrty, girl. Having fun, I hope- avec Mlle. Small ?
Ubi- Kisses to your tiny freckled proboscis.
Welcome, Darwinia !
Kisses, Terrykins- you smell fine, baby.
I'm whipped but cheerful.
[Can you tell ? !]
After an insanely loooong day yesterday, I 'channeled' Sunnyfunny, and wore Tocade to bed.
I've NO bloody idea what I'll wear earlier today- perhaps a nice chypre-
But tonight, I think AL Madame X is on my list...
Need to break up the day, to honor a dear friend who merits accolades-
That means crazy 'dies interruptus' ?
Love to all you sweet creatures-
May your day be merciful, and SMELL GOOD.
Good morning everybody Sotd is Czech& Speake # 88.
"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
I have to go to "work," "work" meaning that I drop by city offices to prepare a CD of background materials for a sponsor rep I'm hosting tomorrow evening and Saturday. I've been told that the office's AC is on the blink, and at 8 AM it was already into the low eighties. Since I get so ill in the heat, I am going to wear L'Eau d'Hiver, Malle's quasi-marine scent.
L'Eau d'Hiver has some resemblance to Rem, in that both capture the idea of a cool water that is far from the briny seashore aquatics. Both are about as naturallly "water" as an indoor swimming pool, but they are refreshing and "blue" with their florals. Hiver has an undertone of shaving product that stops it from becoming foody.
Feeling fresh in Jicky today.
Have a wonderful day!
I'm simplifying my life. For Sale Thread (some niche, some designer):
I'm thinking about L'Artisan's "Jealous" mood fragrance ~ after reading about T&t's fragrant escapades! What fun! For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of real side by side sniffing with a basenoter, it sure beats the heck out of telling your shopping companion, "I'll only be a minute..." and then having to rush your nose through a store, without sharing or comparing, or most of all - understanding! This leaves me longing for August to come, for our "worldwide basenotes meet-up"!
Heading to downtown Chicago later this afternoon, for a party! So for now, a bit of Danica Aromatics I Am Me with lots of bright green apple notes. For the party, it's going to be Trish McEvoy's Sexy #9. This one is a blackberry/vanilla/musk with a tinge of sandalwood & patchouli in the base ~ that wears sort of 'young, flirty & fun'!
Ooops, forgot to thank Chaya for those kisses...I always wanted freckles in real life, and a tiny proboscis, this is as close as I'm gonna come!
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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
Trouble is scrubbed, it's just too much right now. And I have no idea what I will wear today. I've got to go do some weeding and deadheading.
Lol @ "Fooferdings"! That's so cute.
Good morning, Fooferdings, Grumpypants, Posters and Lurkers everywhere!
A cheery hello and welcome to Darwinia!
Riannon ~ Super bottle. Wish P's Artemisia didn't turn soapy on me.
Twolf & Tang ~ Love you, silly gooses.
Lovethescent ~ Ditto the need for caffeine & refreshment this a.m.
SMM & Wordie ~ I swear my heart grows larger every time I see your posts.
Lilybelle ~ Totally agree about the Trouble. I enjoy it most in the drawer where I spilled some.
Oh, heck, EVERYBODY ... don't you know by now I'm fond of all your creative adventures, personal triumphs, humor and good-smelliness.
Comme des Garçons LILY (Series 1: Leaves)
It's a story oft repeated I'm sure: A sample passes under one's nose (in this case, it hailed from trusty Twolf), it kinda registers a , a trial wearing is made, the vial is put in the pass-along pile, it almost makes it out the door when a haunting "better make sure" wearing is made, and, ohh-ohh--this may be something special.
This lily is my lily-of-the-valley scent, but it doesn't get there right off the bat. The juice starts out so bracing and tart (imagine an unripe lemon!), you'd never think it was on its way to becoming a floral. When it finally calms down, POP! you're wearing a bouquet of those pretty little white-bell blossoms surrounded by broad-blade leaves. No old-fashioned romance here, no powder or other add-ons. Luca Turin thinks no one ever really wants to smell exactly like a plant. To quote Bugs Bunny, "He don't know me vewwy well; do he?"
I believe CdG is no longer producing the scent, but stock remains on the market from Lucky Scent, which is where I paid full price for my bottle (that's saying something). I don't wear this scent often, because it's clearly got a springtime attitude, but it's a wonderful shock of scent when I'm wanting an unabashedly fresh floral presence.
Notes: Lily-of-the-valley, freesia, dog rose, green syringa.
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In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
Starting the day in Narcisse Noir
Guerlain Samsara for me today