Thread: S o t D - Sunday, 6 Sep 09
Guess by Marciano for Men
O de Lancome
Notes: lemon, mandarin, jasmine, honeysuckle, sandalwood, wild rosemary (from lancome-usa.com)
O de Lancome is immediately refreshing, with a burst of lemon, lime, bergamot, and green notes which have grassy, slightly bitter overtones. The citrus phase of OdL is mercilessly short, and on skin, plays itself out within 20 minutes. During this time, oakmoss, galbanum and orris come to the front, giving a more earthy feel to the composition. The moss and orris are a bit grungy at first, and along with the galbanum, are probably are the main contributors to the bitterness detected earlier. In the heart, there are some faint florals, and to my nose smells a bit like dried rose petals mixed into orris root powder. The late development is dominated by the moss and orris which give a bit of a leathery impression. The deep drydown is mostly a slightly sweet amber musk. OdL is classically beautiful citrus-green chypre which is very light, but wonderfully orchestrated. The bright citrus start is not so long as to be irritating, and is perfect for a quick lift. The mellow heart and base are a soothing counterpoint to the citrus "punch", and brings the pitch down gently into a cloud of diaphanous green powder. Lovely.
Miller Harris Tangerine Vert
Notes: sicilian green tangerines, grapefruit, lemon, marjoram, geranium, orange, cedar, moss, sweet musk (from millerharris.com)
Tangerine Vert starts with orange, tangerine, a mellow herbal accord, and soapy notes over a soft, sweet, but slightly leathery masculine musk. The structure of this fragrance is very much in keeping with traditional Eau de Colognes, except that TV is actually an EDP. As such, the top citrus notes are orchestrated to last a relatively long time. The scent is probably bolstered by synthetic citrus compounds, although the effect is a strikingly real tangerine fruit--juicy, sweet, acidic and vaguely bitter. TV is not a complicated or challenging fragrance. Despite its bright citrus quality, TV is actually quite calming, especially on days that are a bit hectic or anxiety-ridden. There is something about citrus that immediately catches one's attention, taking the focus off of nervous tension and putting the mind into the moment. TV successfully evokes "Tangerine" while being refined enough to wear as a personal fragrance. It is a great all-around, all occasion, warm weather scent, suitable for men or women.
Kyoto (Series 3: Incense) by Comme des Garçons
SotE: Zirh Corduroy
Silver Mountain Water by creed
Brosseau Fruit de Bois
Caswell Massey Jockey Club tonight. With this frag and a voice I could join a Barbershop Quartet and just sing and sing..
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
Continuing with my embarrassing series of wearings of full bottles I've purchased but haven't worn yet, I'm wearing Elizabeth W Vetiver, bought on a whim because it was cheap and decently interesting.
The top was vanilla and patchouli, sweet but not too sweet. Eventually, a dry, dusty vetiver came in under the sweet top, paired with a pinch of citrus. The sweet, creamy feel combined with the citrus give this an Italian feel, with the vetiver acting more as an herbal mixture and providing just a touch of a balancing force to all that creamy sweetness.
To compare it to something more well-known, it's kind of like Hanae Mori's HM for men with vetiver and patchouli.
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I had an odd day. Couldn't shower this AM due to plumbing issues at home, so I enjoyed the basenotes of my bedtime scent, Tea for Two. I found it very comforting. After my shower, I wore Guerlain's Eau de Cologne du Coq.
I'm wearing my sample of Frapin L'Humaniste and absolutely loving it. I smell similarities with both Vetiver Babylone and Angeliques sous la Pluie, but less "green" than both and more citric. Later on I may put on some Dia as well.
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
Piguet Bandit EdT
Dark and dry.
La Nuit De L'Homme by YSL
Vanille 44 by Le Labo
Creed - GIT in the morning
L'Artisan - Patchouli Patch for the night
Nasomatto - Silver Musk
Prada - Prada Man/Amber Pour Homme
Tom Ford - Oud Wood
A L'Artisan Cap (old or new style)
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L'Eau de Tarocco
Top Notes: Orange, Grapefruit
Middle Notes: Saffron, Cinnamon
Base Notes: Cedar, Incense
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.
L' Interdit (Givenchy)
Annick Goutal - Eau de Sud
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Le 3eme Homme Caron
Helmut Lang - EdP
Fleur du Sel