Thread: S o t D, Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
Granted, we've known each other for some time. It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine. ~ Common Sense
Yerbamate by Villoresi - Public Holiday here, nice breeze crossing the harbour on the Star Ferry - perfect day.
Escentric 01 by Escentric Molecules
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
"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
Devin by Aramis
Guerlain: Shalimar EDT
Purple Label by Ralph Lauren
"You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson
JF by Floris
Ciel for Men by Amouage
SOTD: Knize Forest
Sample of the Day: Le Labo Patchouli 24
For the first half hour, everything is as the reviews describe - from just a small amount comes smoky birch tar and leather with only a touch of vanilla. An hour later, a bitter woodsy patchouli. Unless the next test turns out better, chalk this one up as Not For Me.
Sienna – Crabtree & Evelyn
“I wanna say something. I’m gonna put it out there. If you like it, you can take it, if you don’t, send it right back…."
Coffee: A 50/50 mix of Sumatra Takengon Classic and El Salvador Orange Bourbon Cultivar, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French
C-MON (Ellicottville, NY) "HF" 11/16 straight razor
"Frank", Sterling-silver silvertip-badger shaving brush
SCS Mocha Creme shaving soap
Thierry Mugler Pure Coffee EDT
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This evening: Montale - Red Vetyver
I will be wearing TDH today from a miniature after a long break from this juice to see if my sentiments have changed.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Bois d'Armenie by Guerlain
My Indian Childhood by D.S. & Durga (from a sample)
Less a fragrance, more like a place you might visit full of smells that you've never encountered before. Something like vegetable wax, like the kind in certain hair pomades...but then a lot of other body/skin smells. Fascinating. I thought this would smell like Arabie and/or L' Autre, yet it is nothing like these. It's an entirely new smell to my Western nose.
Swiss Army Mountain Water...
Parfumerie Generale Bois Blonde
Yet another scent I want to own....
Eau de Santal (2002)
Top Notes: Sicilian Bergamot, Provencal Lavender.
Middle Notes: Black peppercorns, Zanzibar Clove Buds,Cardamom.
Base Notes: Patchouli and Tree Moss.
Cumming- the fragrance
212 by CH Pour Homme
The Unicorn Spell by LezNez
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Patricia de Nicolaï's Vanille Tonka (Parfums de Nicolaï)
Bond No. 9 Astor Place tonight
There are three kinds of people in this world: those who understand math and those who don't (four out of three people surveyed agree with this).
1. Tested vintage Joy EDT vs. Eau de Joy in the morning- a lot of fruity marmelade in the first one (delicious) and too much cats in another. Just too vintage.
2. Desperately deciding what to put on - Chypre Rouge and Cedre were in my mind, but the weather was just too hot (plus I don't know if I have Chypre Rouge - probably there is a small sample somewhere).
3. Finally put Bulgary Black on.
4. The evening - I spent it in the clouds of Balmain de Balmain - suddenly completely attracted to its chypre dry out.
Anais Nin: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
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Bond no. 9 Brooklyn
Amouage Reflection Man!
The first wearing from several samples. This is one of the last Amouage fragrances left for me, so I am going to be sure to provide it with a few complete wearings before writing it off as I have done with the other fragrances from this house.
Creed Millesime Imperial
Vetyver by Givenchy
God this stuff just reeks of class. It's totally blown Guerlain's out of the water for me (and I like the Guerlain a -lot-)
Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
Hierbas de Ibiza
A perfect eau de cologne.
L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
Not as good as the EDT.
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
SOTE: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice
Gosh I forgot how great this...a melange of pine, gingerbread, incense, green notes all with a smidge of vanilla. Although perfect in winter it wears just as well in F 90+ heat.
Incense Extrême by Tauer Perfumes
The Different Company
Carven Vetiver (2006 reformulation)
Mazzolari - Alessandro
As of yet, I still have no clue what I was wearing yesterday as it was a Vial X Stereotomy sent me! It smelled like T42 with a very creamy vanilla character, but as it settled it also incorporated some herbaceous notes and incense. Furthermore, he hinted that it was marketed towards men and came in a brown bottle. Help me! :P
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
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