No. 5 edp by Chanel
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.
Big list of niche splits.
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.
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
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....
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