Old Spice (after shave)
Smells exactly like a Father I never had
Old Spice (after shave)
Smells exactly like a Father I never had
1776 Russian Leather
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by Johann Maria Farina gegenuber dem Julichs-Platz
Top notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Petitgrain, Basil
Middle notes: Fern, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Carnation, Origanum, Aldehyde
Base notes: Leather, Moss, Musk, Civet, Castoreum, Vanilla, Labdanum
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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
Angel Garden Of Stars - Peony Angel : Thierry Mugler
I love Jasmine.
Etro Messe de Minuit
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Chergui by Serge Lutens. So dark and wonderful!
Top Notes: Absinthe, Anise
Middle Notes: Cinnamon, Tiaré Flower, Jasmine, Lily,
Base Notes: Chocolate Note, Vanilla, Musk, Cedar
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.
Le LaboVanille 44
"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
I'm cheating and putting my Saturday SOTD's in the Sunday thread because they're cool and I want people to actually read them...
I went shopping today, so I'm testing four SOTD's.
Left Wrist: By Kilian Pure Oud
I smelled this on a strip on vacation in New York and wasn't very impressed, but I can now see that this has to be worn to be appreciated. It's oud, but with the grossness taken out. Gone is the moldy-abandoned-hospital smell. Gone is the feces. Yes, it's clearly been "dumbed down," but what's left smells great. It actually reminded me a lot of Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, but smoothed out and less potent, with oud poured over it. The base is a mix of oud and peppery cedar. Expensive, yes, but it smells really good.
Left Arm: The new Côte d'Amour by L'Artisan Parfumeur.
Really salty, peppery boiled celery. It's trying for fresh, but missing it by a mile. Oddly, hours later it's kind of fruity and sweet, but so faded I can't discern what it's trying to be. It would take a really heavy application to make this sing, but I wouldn't want to sit through a heavy dose of that mushy celery.
Right Wrist: The upcoming Jasmine Musk from Tom Ford.
The top was really interesting: bright, fresh jasmine, paired with what I think was some sort of citrus over a deep, interesting musk. Unfortunately, this faded really quickly to that generic musk they use in plain white soap. So I now smell like I just washed my hands. Is this some sort of a joke? At least L'Artisan's droopy salty celery was interesting - this is just dumb. I feel sorry for anyone who falls for the topnotes in a store and blows $180 on a bottle of this without giving it some time. Flagrant toploading foul!
Right Arm: Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi by Acqua di Parma.
Another one that didn't impress me on paper, but smelled great on. The fig is deftly blended with citrus and pepper, with cedar in the base. Nothing too complex, but it smelled really good on me.
The new Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte smelled really great on paper. But the reviews here hate it for the heart notes, so I'm turning skeptical.
Fougere Royale hasn't landed yet...
The new Creed Acqua Fiorentina is one of those done-to-death cassis/apple fruity florals. Bleh.
Thanks to the hype, I sniffed Love In White. Weird milky creamy floral. I can see how it would be a total love-it-or-hate-it. I'm leaning towards hate-it...
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Bond No. 9 Chez Bond!
escada pour homme
AdP - Colonia
Amouage GOLD for men
Iquitos by Alain Delon
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
AM: Chergui Serge Lutens
PM: Silver Musc Nasomatto
U N D Ō
Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, Lemon.
Middle Notes: Nutmeg, Coriander, Lavender, Green Tea.
Base Notes: Labdanum, Tobacco Leaf, Musk, Oakmoss, Cedar.
I love cologne.
Top Notes: Lemon, Lime, Basil, Artemisia, Bergamot .
Middle Notes: Hay, Jasmin, Thyme, Orris, Carnation, Cedarwood
Base Notes: Leather, Amber, Moss, Patchouli, Vetiver, Olibanum, Castoreum.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Today we have an orthodox family celebration and thus I am layering 2 of my fave incense scents!
Happy Sunday everyone! :wave::wave:
Givenchy Vetyver & MPG Santal Noble, once again.
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), Spicebomb (original), Obsession, others...
My SOTD is Jean Paul Gaultier - La Cologne Fleur du Male.
Notes include green petitgrain branches, orange blossom, fern accord, and coumarin.
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Guerlain Spirituese Double Vanille
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Outremer (Parfum d'Ambiance)
Top Notes: Citrus, Lavender
Middle Notes: Precious Spices, Dry Warmth
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver
Royall Muske - Royall Lyme of Bermuda
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist
My other half hates cloves however she is out for the day so I am wearing
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For good, anatomic reasons, scent fosters memory more readily than any other sense.
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Ah, Parfum d'Empire's delicious & spicy Eau de Gloire..
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Montale Black Aoud
Chanel Antaeus this morning.
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Well - it started out with New York. But when my checked in bag went thru the thing at Shanghai Airport something went 'beep' and I was asked to look into the Baggage Check room and open the bag before they sent it off to the plane. The young guy zeroed in on the small metal containers in my toilet bag. What's all this then? So I patiently opened the Kilian Travel thing and sprayed Taste of Heaven on my left wrist. He smiled, he nodded. Now then, what's this (TDC Aluminium Travel) thing . . . this was carrying some MPG Eau des Iles (decanted into the 10 ml bottle). Right wrist for this one - his head literally snapped back - whiplash - and the look on his face made up the delay. It was like he'd been hit with a brick. Poor guy . . . I'm back in HK (with everything intact) but who know's what he must be thinking tonight.
Thanks for listening - I feel better now
"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
Héritage - Guerlain
Wishlist is pointless.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
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Guerlain's Vol de Nuit vintage extrait.
EdC 200 ml, Parfum 125 ml, Parfum 30 ml, EdT 250 ml, EdT 93 ml
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Right now: Héritage EdP (Guerlain)
Later on: A*Men (Thierry Mugler)
Serge Lutens Borneo 1834
DIA MAN by Amouage
Secrete Melenage- MPG
Clinique - Chemistry
Vetiver - Guerlain
Montale Aoud Leather
Testing Euphoria by CK today. A nice, slightly fruity, inoffensive fragrance!
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
L'Artisan Parfumeur Fou d'Absinthe
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
parfums*PARFUMS Series 1 Leaves: Shiso by Comme des Garçons
Dior Homme Sport
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Annick Ménardo's Patchouli 24 (Le Labo). Triggers memories of studying in the stacks of an old library. If Mathematics has a smell, this is it.
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Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!