Creed Royal Delight
Diptyque Tam Dao
Creed Royal Delight
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!"
Black Aoud (Montale)
My SOTD is Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur (Fine Leather).
Notes include violet, mimosa, birch, soft leather notes and vetiver.
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tom ford amber absolute
Jovan Ginseng NRG
IMO, a very under-rated frag. Figgy initially, but dries down to a subtle ambery musk. One of the best scents i have bought recently (and we are talking of Tiffany for Men, No 88, DKNY Fuel, etc,etc) and just $9 at Walmart!
Last edited by perfaddict; 29th July 2009 at 11:10 AM.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Off to the doctor this afternoon to get poked and prodded in my annual physical. I expect it will be a love fest, or not.
Was in the mood for a powerhouse today.
Every once in a while I want to wear something that leaves a fragrant trail behind me. Much like in the old Looney Tunes cartoons featuring Pepe Le Pew when his scent is depicted in a colorful cloud emanating from his tail. Not that I want to smell like Pepe Le Pew, mind you. When I get in that mood I almost always look to the powerhouse section of my wardrobe and the scents that were created in the late 70's and early 80's. These are masculine scents that wear gold chains, shirts unbuttoned down to their navel, and Italian leather shoes. They're not subtle, they are a sign of their times, and the shoes still look good. Rochas Macassar which was created in 1980 by Nicolas Mamounas is a perfect example of this style of perfumery and at least for me still works when I'm in the right mood for it. The top is a mix of absinthe and pine. This gives it a slightly astringent, medicinal quality which somehow keeps its balance on my skin. The heart is a mix of the clove-like quality of carnation and the rose-like quality of geranium mixed with a healthy dose of patchouli. Here is where the power of Macassar really comes to the fore. The carnation really picks up the astringency of the top notes and carries it to a deeper more comfortably aromatic space as the geranium and the patchouli complete the transition. The base is where Macassar really shows off its hairy chested masculinity with a mix of vetiver, oakmoss, and musk all in support of a fine, deep leather accord. The supporting players to the leather really add to the overall feel of the base and make this an extremely satisfying close. Needless to say Macassar has a lot of sillage to it and lasts a long time as do most of the powerhouses of this era. Macassar is a scent that was unapologetic in its forwardness and I share that quality in my enjoyment of it.
Have a Wondrous Wednesday everyone.
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Guerlain's Samsara vintage extrait. Jean-Paul Guerlain later admitted that he never was fond of the name. His working title was "Delicia" to reflect both the gentle sweetness of the fragrance and his attraction to an equestrienne called Décia who served as his inspiration. In the end, the managing part of the family wanted something more aggressive.
I love cologne.
'Happy herbs' and citrus in the sunshine with MPG Grain de Plaisir
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Mathilde Laurent's ROADSTER
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
Creed Himalaya this AM.
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
C16 by Indult
Hermès Hermèssence Poivre Samarcande
Lalique pour Homme....Lalique
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
issey day today!
Creed Green Irish Tweed
by Bond No. 9
Brooks Brothers New York Gentleman
Perfect work day scent. A bit of classic married with a dash of contemporary.
Very nice Vetiver, Musk, Moss in the drydown and long lasting.
French Lover/Bois d'Orage
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
Tom Ford for Men
1740 Marquis de Sade
Histoires de Parfums
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Bois du Portugal
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio