Thread: S o t D: Monday, 17 August, 2009
Good morning all, have a great week!
Eau de Santal (2002)
Top Notes: Sicilian Bergamot, Provencal Lavender.
Middle Notes: Black peppercorns, Zanzibar Clove Buds,Cardamom.
Base Notes: Patchouli and Tree Moss.
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
"A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."
"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
L'Air du Desert Morocain to kick this week off.
Black XS/Paco Rabanne
Snarky is as snarky does.
L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Intense
Jean-Louis Sieuzac, Maurice Roger
Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Hawthorn, Cedar, Lavender, Nutmeg Blossoms, Romanian Caraway
Middle Notes: Violet Leaf, Nutmeg, Carnation, Sandalwood, Honeysuckle, Cedar, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley
Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Leather, Amber, Musk, Tonka Bean
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.
Tumulte Homme by Christian Lacroix.
L'Occitane Vetyver (original formulation)
Serge Lutens Arabie
Issey Miyake - L'eau d'Issey pour homme
Creed Original Santal.
Jil Sander - Sander for Man
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
by Geo F Trumper
Top notes: black currant, caraway and coriander
Middle notes: jasmine and lily-of-the-valley
Base notes: sandalwood, oakmoss and musk.
YSL Rive Gauche PH
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!"
Eau des Iles
Jean - François Laporte
MAITRE PARFUMEUR ET GANTIER
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
by SERGE LUTENS
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Top Notes: Galbanum, Neroli, Petit Grain, Bergamot, Lemon.
Middle Notes: Mimose, Iris, Violet, Sage, Rose, Geranium, Narcissus.
Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Almond, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Cedar.
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LF: CAP/LID for Creed Original vetiver and Creed Millesime Imperiale, 75ml. Please pm me.. Thanks!
Horizon by Guy Laroche
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Guerlain Anisia Bella
Blu Mediterraneo Tuscan Cypress.
Santa maria Novella Acqua Di Sicilia
66-60 Alt Innsbruck Eau de Cologne
by Kosmetikerzeugung Reinhold Neuner
According to manufactum.com: “This aftershave is a real rarity. Unlike the usual
tobacco-scented mixtures that often use synthetic tobacco aroma as well as a lot of other
unwanted ingredients, this one is made with only the finest Virginia tobacco (Nicotiana Tabacum).
Because of its high percentage of menthol, it effectively cools the skin. This pure version is not
available in retail any more. Only a couple of old hairdressers in Innsbruck, Austria
still order it directly from the manufacturer who now also bottles it in
vintage-labelled flacons, especially for us.”
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
YSL Live Jazz is still clinging to me from yesterday. Later today I think I'll wear M7 Fresh.
My SOTD is Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Star Anise, Rosemary
Middle Notes: Lavender, Geranium Leaves, Cloves
Base Notes: Vetiver, Gaiac Wood, Patchouli
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
This week I'm going to wear scents that didn't wow me the first time like I thought they would.
Idole de Lubin
Every great artist has their moment where they don't connect with me. Spielberg directed a misfired attempt at romantic comedy in Always. Jean-Claude Ellena decided to try an aquatic with Cartier Declaration Bois Bleu. These are examples where trademark assets of the artist are used in the wrong milieu and create a mistake, for me. Olivia Giacobetti has created some of my favorite scents, she has a style that allows you to feel as if you're experiencing a scent through a light layer of linen in translucent waves. When she chooses her milieu correctly she creates scents like L'Artisan Tea for Two. Frederic Malle En Passant or Costes. When she chooses poorly, as she did in 2005, she creates Idole de Lubin. Mme Giacobetti clearly was looking to adapt her light quality to a boozy, spicy, leather-based scent. The only problem for me is that when I want a scent like that I don't want it to be held at arm's length. I want it to be like a shot of rum which explodes on my senses and I feel it all over. Idole de Lubin holds true to Mme. Giacobetti's aesthetic and that keeps it from working for me. The top of Idole is an ethereal mix of rum, saffron and cumin. They are expertly balanced but they are so lightly apparent on my skin that it seems like they are only present for a heartbeat. They are quickly overwhelmed by a woody accord of sandalwood and another note that is more astringent which, according to the note list, must be doum palm. Here I'm almost glad this is being held at arm's length as the woodiness seems out of balance with the sheer spices of the top. The base turns into a lovely leather and here the opaque quality, that Mme. Giacobetti has used to detriment in Idole, actually works well and the leather applied with a light hand is the best part of Idole de Lubin, for me. Idole de Lubin has good longevity but like most of Mme. Giacobetti's scents does not project very much. Idole de Lubin will go down as one of those noble failures by one of my favorite perfumers.
Have a Munificent Monday everyone
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Geo. F. Trumper Sandalwood Cologne
Geo. F. Trumper:
Mystery and sensuality smoulder beneath the velvet layers of this rich, exotic aroma. Woody warm murmurs exude the piquant suggestion of pepper from its sumptuous, sultry depths. The opulance of this sacred scent pays homage to the steely, masculine form.
This may be the reason that Egoiste isn't marketed in the UK
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For good, anatomic reasons, scent fosters memory more readily than any other sense.
YSL Rive Gauche PH
Creed Millésime Impérial!
Today I wore the disappointing
Creed Cyprès-Musc today
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Acqua di Parma Colonia. Three of the last four days. I need to put a stop to this!
L'eau d'issey PH
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
tommy bahama st barts
Again enjoying Kiehl's original Musk edt.
Penhaligon’s - Douro
“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…."
Alain Delon Iquitos
Sycomore by Chanel
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Amouage Silver edp
Rive Gauche Pour Homme by YSL
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Lanvin Lanvin L'Homme
Riverside Drive by Bond No. 9
Tom Ford for Men. Good for a cloudy morning.
Oud 27 by Le Labo (from a sample - thanks nsamadi)
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