Thread: S o t D, Wednesday, 1 July 2009
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Patricia de Nicolaï's Vanille Tonka (Parfums de Nicolaï)
Bond No. 9 Astor Place tonight
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
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
"When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"
-- Eckhart Tolle
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.
Big list of niche splits.
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
A*Men Pure Coffee
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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