Givenchy Pour Homme
Thread: S o t D, Friday, 28 August 2009
Gucci Envy for Men
Givenchy Pour Homme
Dior Homme Sport
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Guerlain Homme edt
Acqua di Parma
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
I'm hoping UPS delivers my Helmut Lang EdP today, as that shall the the one.
It is cool today only 65 degrees here in NYC
Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
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Apres l'Ondee is perfect today- powdery dew topped flowers
beauty guru & perfume whisperer
Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma
Vintage perfume sale!!!
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), Obsession, others...
Stardust for Men today
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
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Paco Rabanne - Black XS
Another day for me in the glorious Serge Lutens Filles en Aiguille, thanks to a tester vial from my brother MikePerez, who I finally got to meet, and who (along with his DH) is even more wonderful in person than he is here on BN!!!
FeA is a beautiful, piney/sweet fragrance that for me alternates between elegance and comfort. Love it!
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
Here we are as the London contingent kicks off Basenotes Meet-up Weekend. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's get-together in Boston.
Today I'm trying something new.
Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile
I went to graduate school at the University of Georgia and one of the lingering scent memories of Athens, GA was the smell of the magnolias. Magnolia has a beautiful scent to me and a perfume that is centered around it is one that will appeal to me. Enter Antoine Maisondieu who has designed the 2009 release for Acqua di Parma, Magnolia Nobile. This is the second in the Nobili series to 2004's Iris Nobile. I am a big fan of Iris Nobile because the iris really stands out in that scent and I was hoping for the same thing in Magnolia Nobile. The top is what seems to be the Acqua di Parma trademark opening, bergamot and lemon. I wonder if you are forced to begin with this if you are asked to design a scent for Acqua di Parma. As a beginning it is fine but the sameness of it has the effect of making one stifle a yawn because you've encountered this beginning so many times before. Thankfully, just as in Iris Nobile, the titular star of the show makes its appearance quickly and powerfully as magnolia comes into play. This is a magnolia in full-bloom on a humid early summer day in the South. There is a hint of green but the floral sweet character of magnolia is cleanyl delineated in the heart of this one. The magnolia is joined by a touch of jasmine and a hint of rose but, as in Iris Nobile, those are mere grace notes; the heart of this is magnolia pure and simple. The magnolia stays in place for a good long time before slowly giving way to a woody vanilla base cut with a little vetiver and patchouli. It keeps the sweet level on a par with that of the heart and thus allows the magnolia to continue to linger without being overwhelmed. Magnolia Nobile is a close wearing long lasting eau de parfum. As they did with Iris Nobile, Acqua di Parma has created another singular floral sensation in Magnolia Nobile, let's hope we don't have to wait five more years for the next Nobili.
Have a Fervent Friday everyone.
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Sandalwood....Taylor of Old Bond Street
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Allure Homme Edition Blanche
Black Aoud by Montale
Néroli Sauvage by Creed
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Lanvin Vetyver. New to Basenotes... only my 2nd post. Just wanted to say hi to everyone! Love this site!
Czech & Speake No. 88
Python Uomo by Trussardi
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Dirt by Demeter
First wearing, loving it so far
Acqua di Parma Colonia
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