Guy Laroche Horizon
"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'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme
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."
Prada Amber Pour Homme
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Vétyver Les Parfums Mythiques
Top Notes: Bergamot, Vetiver
Middle Notes: Coriander Leaf, Vetiver
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver
I must say this smells vaguely familiar to me, though I cannot recall ever having seen it before. Givenchy claims they are relaunching a men's EdT from 1959. It is the coriander leaves that make the scent; the top notes are citrus and the base, wood. The vetiver, of course, is everywhere. The overall impression is quite distinct from any other vetiver fragrance I have smelled. The coriander leaf is a kind of rough green herbal note that isn't exactly spicy, but suggests a hint of spice. Strangely, in this mix it doesn't smell very much like the coriander leaves you use in cooking (the familiar cilantro of Latin American and Asian cuisine). The vetiver (in itself a rather earthy note) somehow transforms the coriander leaf into something less pungent and more... well, exotic... and ethereal. I think if I hadn't seen the note listed on the tester bottle, I wouldn't have been able to guess it was coriander leaf. The juice is really very captivating. I sprayed a little on one hand, and nine hours later, I can still smell it quite clearly; and though it is projecting quite a bit less than it was at first, it maintained a respectable sillage for about five hours. There isn't a very complex development, but there is some, going from a rather distinct light vetiver to revealing the green coriander, and then stabilizing to give a lighter impression, altered to a woodier vetiver. The phrase I would use for the overall effect is a kind of earthy-ethereal depth.
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.
Les Copains Pour Homme (2005)
Top notes: bergamot, lemon, white thyme, orange
Heart notes: cinnamon, water lily
Base notes: sandalwood, patchouli, musk, vanilla, tobacco, labdanum, cashmere wood, violet root & bark
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Notte Bianca by Linari (Mark Buxton)
The only drink my mother ever ordered (if pressed) was 'a Pimms, please'. This ones for her
by Truefitt & Hill
Top Notes: Citrus, Lemon, Galbanum.
Middle Notes: Tarragon, Lavender.
Base Notes: Incense.
Chanel - Antaeus
Parfums de Nicolai - New York
Eau de Parfum
by M. Micallef
Guerlain - Shalimar (vintage parfum)
Chanel No19 EDP
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!"
Nathalie Lorson's ENCRE NOIRE
Marvelous vetivers with that fantastic ink note. This is a dark vetiver, as i love vetiver.
A true masterpiece. Thanks very much Madame Lorson !!!
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
Donna Karan Fuel for Men
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
a little pick me up
SOTA (3 pm here, going out in a bit, i love how this transitions into a creamy citrus that's great for casual evenings)
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LF: CAP/LID for Creed Original vetiver and Creed Millesime Imperiale, 75ml. Please pm me.. Thanks!
Polo Modern Reserve
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Notes include: Violet Leaf, Patchouli, Amber, Musk.
Chergui (Serge Lutens)
Town & Country
by Crown Perfumery
Sadly discontinued, Town & Country was introduced in 1925.
It is a crisp mossy masculine chypre with notes of clary sage, lavender,
rosemary, wild thyme and musk.
It shares a number of notes with Blenheim Bouquet and
is often compared to it. While I also have and love
Blenheim Bouquet, Town & Country seems a little deeper
and mossier and, to my nose, is the superior of the two.
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
My SOTD is Paloma Picasso Minotaure.
Top notes: Coriander, Tarragon, Aldehydes, Galbanum
Middle notes: Lily of the Valley, Geranium, Rose, Jasmine
Base notes: Vanilla, Tonka, Sandal, Amber
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
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
No. 5 edp by Chanel
Vintage perfume sale!!!
PdN Nicolai Pour Homme
Prada Infusion D'Homme
10 Corso Como.
Habit Rouge - Guerlain
Rare, vintage, and niche off-site sales.
Splits: O'driu, La Via del Profumo/AbdesSalaam Attar, Nasomatto, Chanel Les Exclusifs, Profumi del Forte, Mona di Orio, Kurkdjian, Slumberhouse.
New atomizer and decanting supplies for sale.
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
September 1st makes me melancholy as it signals the beginning of things cooling down. It is a cool morning in Boston and I wanted to wear one of my new acquisitions from Saturday's Meet-Up.
S-Perfume 100% Love
One thing I enjoy in my perfume, from time to time, is the weird and wonderful. The rubber note in Bvlgari Black, the tar in Le Labo Patchouli 24, the dried vomit note in Etat Libre D'Orange Secretions Magnifique; okay strike the last one. Sometimes weird just takes you places you don't want to go . Also one persons weird and beautiful is another's "are you kidding?!". All reviews are a reflection of the nose of the reviewer but it is scents like, Sophia Grojsman's 2003 creation for S-Perfume, 100% Love, that are olfactory Rohrshach tests and each person who experiences this scent will get something different from it. What I get at the top is an intense fruity accord which according to the note list should be a mix of cranberry and blueberry. On me it smells closer to cherry, the cherry smell of sno-cone syrup. Very sweet and treading right up to the edge of my sweet tolerability but not stepping over. The fruit stays firmly in place and it is joined by rose and chocolate. Both notes come in, in equal intensity with the fruity beginning, and you get what for some people will come off as a fruity,floral, gourmand chemical spill but on me instead combines into something that seems almost too sweet but its not, something too floral but its not, and something too rich but its not. Somehow Ms. Grojsman pushes right to the edge with all three notes and together they create an accord that works brilliantly on me. The base is almost diasppointingly pedestrian compared to what came before as a mix of musk and vanilla end 100% Love back in common perfume territory. 100% Love is not a shy scent and carries a lot of longevity and sillage so you better like it if you're going to wear it. 100% Love is definitely not a scent that everyone will fall 100% in love with but it is a scent that is 100% creative.
Have a Tranquil Tuesday everyone.
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Aramis Devin today.
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Polo Double Black by RL.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Bvlgari PH extreme
Dreamer by Versace
All the recent talk about Dreamer inspired me to wear it today
L'Homme de Coeur....Divine
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Deauville pour Homme : Michel Germain
I love Jasmine.
CDG 2 Man
Wow, the Devin, gotta go try some of that, I am thinking perfect fall scent, football weather.
CK One Summer 2008
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise
Moschino - Friends
Dior Homme Cologne
Today, I'm wearing my brand new bottle of Dior Homme Cologne, to give me much needed confidence in my first day back to college after a few years off. You know, it's funny, it doesn't matter how old or mature you get, the first day of school never gets any easier.
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
Blu Mediterraneo Tuscan Cypress
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Creed Original Vetiver
Paul Smith for Men
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
SOTD: Knize Ten