sampling - Penhaligons Lp No.9
Warm weather made a change of plans necessary...
Vétiver pour Elle
Top Notes: Bergamot, Neroli
Middle Notes: Honeysuckle, Lily of the Valley, Nutmeg
Base Notes: Vetiver, Tonka Bean
Green citrus bergamot, white-floral citrus neroli, green-floral honeysuckle, white-floral lily of the valley, the sweet spice of nutmeg, woody green vetiver, and the new-mown hay note of coumarin from tonka beans. Altogether a woody and green scent with traces of sweet florals and spice, with a dryish edge of coumarin powderiness. Vetiver with a touch of fougère? Yes, but too much vetiver to allow lavender in, so a kind of fougère manquée. Yet J-P Guerlain's instincts were dead-on; the right balance for a softer version of the 1961 Vétiver, if anything even woodier, less harsh, for removing the screen of rougher base notes and revealing more of the vetiver. It's quite nice for men, too — despite the rather sexist name.
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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.
Azzaro PH .... been a long time !
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18th hasn't rolled around for me yet but I'm planning on
SOTD: Guerlain Homme.
SOTE: Rive Gauche ph.
Today I am going to try layering for the first time thanks to a suggestion from Chocolateguy:
Pour Homme II
Eau de Santal
A well constructed, beautiful creation of spices and woods. Doesn't need to scream.
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Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
Visit my swap thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/304...iginal-US-Only
Cuir de Lancome.
Jo Malone - Dark Amber & Ginger Lily
Pi Fraiche : Givenchy
I love Jasmine.
Lauder for Men
by Estee Lauder
Top notes: Juniper, Clary Sage, Tagete, Anise, Galbanum, Green Notes
Middle notes: Jasmin, Carnation, Muguet, Fern, Rose
Base notes: Cedarwood, Sandal, Amber, Patchouli, Vanilla, Musk, Moss
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
Envy for Men
La Myrrhe by Serge Lutens
Like Luca Turin said, this smells a lot like a concord lime (or grape). You know that odd and deliciously juicy fruit that has a tart green smell with a sweet strawberry tone to it as well...
Perhaps it`s just me and my skin, but when I apply this it delivers a strange and almost worrying physical reaction: It feels cool on my skin for the first 30 minutes or so, like I had applied a bit some ice gel...
Talk about refreshing fragrance!!
The best citrus I have ever worn and it will always remain in my top 20 overall. I love it and it lasts around the clock.
One of my girlfriends favourites as well; she really likes to use this one and she is one damn picky lady when it comes to perfumes!
She loves it on me, too.
Yuzu, grapefruit, lime, orange, mint, thyme, and woods are the official notes.
Eau de Patou - late 70s / early 80s version, 50 ml smooth cylindrical bottle with elongated blue top.
This is just slightly more 'robust' in a chypre-ish way than the later 90s version, where the floral presence is played up a little more. Both are beautiful.
Yuzu Fou by Parfum d’Empire
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Mark BuxtonBlack Angel(from a sample)
"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
OBSESSION by Calvin Klein
Set Sail South Seas for Men by Tommy Bahama.
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Guerlain Vetiver *vintage*
Diptyque - Tam Dao
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Parfum d'Habit
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
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.
Bois 1920 Extreme.
Azzaro Pour Homme
Kobe by XERJOFF
It becomes addictive stuff! I wear it 3 days in a row, at home and in office. Mornings and nights.
I`ve never thought that some citrus cologne could make me addicted to citruses.
Kobe is not just citruses (neroli is especially fantastic here, for my palates!) but some rosewood, patchouli and oud too... Anyway the start is really great!
Vetiver The Great!!!
Coriolan - Guerlain
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration
"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."
CZECH & SPEAKE
Notes include: Saffron, Agarwood, Sandalwood, Rose, Patchouli, White Amber.
Guerlain Vetiver 80's EDC
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!"
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
TGIF indeed, although work is not quite over yet.. but well, there's a weekend coming up
Wearing the spicy woods of Floris of London's EAU DE SANTAL EXTREME today.
Enjoy your Friday!
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"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Chanel Allure Homme
I love cologne.
Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
An amazing vetiver, fantastic !!!
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
Acier Aluminium (Creed)
Chanel - Égoïste (vintage AS)
Christian Dior - Fahrenheit
(I'll be testing the new Absolute today for comparison
...as well as the new Havana)
My SOTD is Burberry Brit for Men. Happy Friday everyone!
Top notes: Green Mandarin, Ginger, Bergamot, Cardamom
Middle notes: Nutmeg, Cedar, Wild Rose
Base notes: Oriental Woods, Gray Musk, Tonka Bean
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Same as Roberto. Vetiver Extraordinaire!
Allure Homme Cologne Sport - Chanel
First time wearing this, is it just me? or does this smell like Ivory bar soap?
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LF: CAP/LID for Creed Original vetiver and Creed Millesime Imperiale, 75ml. Please pm me.. Thanks!
Let me Play the Lion
LesNez Parfums d'Auteurs
Creed Erolfa. Probably not the best choice for today.
Happy Birthday to my "brother" Neil Morris! "Mom" always liked you best.
Happy Rosh Hashanah i think I might be at ComDiva's before the night is through.
It has been a week of strong close wearing scents and I reached to the back of the decant drawer for this one, and scent twins with NEoTY26
Serge Lutens La Myrrhe
As an inveterate lover of all things resinous, myrrh is the hardest of the resins to get comfortable with. It can come off as medicinal and sometimes just presents too many rough edges that it makes it difficult, for a perfumer, to work with. I think myrrh has been one of the more mis-used notes out there but when a perfumer has a plan it can sing out beautifully. Serge Lutens and Christopher Sheldrake clearly had a plan when they composed their 1995 release La Myrrhe. They take the very prickliness of myrrh and use it to offset some other prickly notes and make an edgy modern classic. The myrrh in all of its raw glory is apparent, right from the first moments, and it is set against and enhanced by a burst of sparkling aldehydes. There is also an intense anise accord that feels just right, here. This is a typical Lutensian intense opening and it is not going to be for everyone. For me, it is full of razor sharp edges that I keep chasing down. I find the complexity on display mesmerizing. Eventually the aldehydes recede and then a sweet, contrasting honey note appears and this serves to highlight the sweeter character of myrrh and to mute the more medicinal aspects. As this continues to develop I get a lot of sandalwood which matches the sweetness level introduced by the honey but doesn't take it any deeper. Finally a musk and amber base helps warm this up at the very end. La Myrrhe is a beautiful piece of perfume composition that is not easy to wear. While I think everyone should sniff this I'm sure that not everyone can, or should, wear it. La Myrrhe has over 24 hours of longevity on me and is a close wearing scent with little sillage. For me, La Myrrhe is a classic baseline scent and an example of the pinnacle of what myrrh can be in a perfume.
Have a Funtastic Friday everyone.
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Michael for Men by Michael Kors
Kenzo Pour Homme
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Gucci Envy for Men
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Guerlain's Vol de Nuit extrait from a very old bottle. It has aged beautifully!
FM Geranium pour Monsieur
Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!