Top Notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot Leaves
Middle Notes: Lavender, Patchouli, Cedar
Base Notes: Tuberose, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Vetiver
I'm in the minority among Basenotes reviewers of this scent. Here's my take on it: Elite is woody-floral with a green citrus top. The notes, to my nose, marry very well. It seems a bright and optimistic fragrance, not what one would usually think of when seeing patchouli, cedar, oakmoss, vetiver, and sandalwood all stacked up in a fragrance; but in Elite, the top notes and the unusual combination of lavender and tuberose give the whole a real lift and brighten it considerably. Even in the drydown, the gentler notes persist. This may not be to the taste of those who prefer "modern" fragrances, but it's pretty well put together and deserves the occasional outing.
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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.
Creed - Néroli Sauvage
Opium pour homme edt
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Saturday night. I need a scent that is romantique, dark, strong, and seductive. So I choose Montale Black Aoud.
Day: Paco Rabanne XS
"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."
Baldessarini - Strictly Private
smooth woody scent with slightly gourmand touch during all the development
Vetiver The Great!!!
Trying out a bunch of stuff, Unforgivable, Gucci PH II , 212 Men, Davidoff Echo and Very Irresistable. First and last are my favs among the bunch. D:
LF: CAP/LID for Creed Original vetiver and Creed Millesime Imperiale, 75ml. Please pm me.. Thanks!
Ferragamo F Pour Homme Black.
Hermessence Ambre Narguile
Going out to celebrate my wedding anniversary. Dinner followed by drinks. There was no way in the wide world that I was going to wear anything else
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
Canoe - Dana
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Top Notes: Lavender, Bergamot, Petitgrain, Orange, Lemon.
Middle Notes: Sage, Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Carnation, Geranium, Rosewood.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Labdanum resin, Amber, Musk.
Top notes: Ginger, Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon
Middle notes: Sandalwood, Haitian Vetiver
Base notes: Musk, Tobacco, Tea
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
Eau Sauvage (Dior)
Wow! How appropriate on this sunny late-summer-morning. I had breakfast early this morning in a little bar, sitting outside in the not-so-hot-sunshine. Everything fine! I so wish I had a new girlfriend to share such experiences. Someday!
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Obsession Night for Men (2005)
by Calvin Klein
Vetiver, Patchouli, Vanilla.
"Work is the curse of the Drinking Classes"
Luten's Chergui today... smells great... or is it the crispy bacon that I just made for breakfast??
Vol de Nuit parfum.
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My SOTD is Kenzo Air Intense.
Top notes are caraway, anise and bergamot.
Middle notes are Tahitian vetiver and angelica.
Base notes are amber, white woods and vetiver.
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
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Tom Ford for Men
I love cologne.
Perry Ellis for Men 2008
Fumerie Turque (Lutens)
Honey & Lemon by L'Occitane
Vintage perfume sale!!!
L' HOMME SAGE
Divine's divine perfume!!!
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
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
I'm obsessed with beach images and this photo inspired my SOTD, Guerlain Apres l'Ondee
beauty guru & perfume whisperer
Vetyver... Lanvin also!
last night I put on a dab of Serge Lutens Arabie
Then I got a high school hazing at 3AM I just got back
and I smell of baby food and other discusting food items
even though I've taken 2 showers
I am not afraid... I was born to do this.
-Joan of Arc
YSL pour Homme (1971)
by Yves Saint Laurent
Top notes: lavender, lemon verbena, petit grain, bergamot and lemon
Middle notes: rosemary, carnation, clary sage, brazilian rosewood, geranium and marjoram
Base notes: sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, vetiver and cedar.
Bois de Santal by Creed (from a sample - thanks AnthonyDG)
I remember trying this, thanks to zztopp, back when I was going through my sandalwood craze. I'm reminded, when I wear this, of the outstanding vintage Casswell Massey Sandalwood cologne that I wore as a young adult and at the time, didn't realize how wonderful it really was. The Creed is a tiny bit lactonic, which annoys me just a tiny bit, but besides that I can see why this scent has such an esteemed list of fans here on BN. I'll call it Grandfather Sandalwood. Not because I think it's for older men, no, more that I think of it as being older, wiser and having more seniority than other sandalwoods on the market.
Une rose chyprée - Andy Tauer
Wishlist is pointless.
Scent for the Gym
Sous Le Vent
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Iquitos - Alain Delon
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Wearing another Lutens this evening... the one and only Ambre Sultan!
Dior's Pure Poison Elixir EDP
Testing Ford's White Patchouli and Lempicka's L
WP is winning, but L is also very enjoyable.
Green Irish Tweed
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
M. MicallefRed Sea(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
Amouage Lyric Man
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lime
Middle Notes: Rose, Angelica, Orange Blossom, Green Galbanum, Spicy Ginger, Nutmeg, Saffron
Base Notes: Pine, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk, Frankincense
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Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
Monsieur de Givenchy.
GUEIRLAIN VETIVER by Gueirlain
Cuir de Lancome.
I'm wearing FRANK Los Angeles No. 2 today. The GF wore it the other day and it was fantastic... hopefully it's that good on me.
Czech & Speake No. 88 for the evening.
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I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Especially nice to see Shachman here, though perhaps *I* am the one who's been more off the board lately.
Belated birthday wishes to Neil Morris, and with intense thanks to SMM, my SoTD is my newly refreshed supply of Guerlain Bois d'Armenie!!!! After more than a year with my bottle being AWOL, my fabulous ScentSon showed up for dinner last night with a MONSTER d*cant of BdA... easily enough for me to claim it's back in my collection! Words cannot describe how pleased I am. It's like having an old friend suddenly re-surface and being able to pick up as if you'd never spent time apart.
(In fact, I couldn't wait and spritzed some on my elbow last night... Walked past one of my DS#1's friends, who paused a second and then said, completely unprovoked, "Wow, something smells like incense.")
I have also managed to do -side-by-each comparisons of my sample of Penhaligon's Elixir and spritzes from my FBs of Costes and Padparadscha. Happy to confirm that all suit me, all are gorgeous, and all are sufficiently different from one another that I must add Elixir to my WishList immediately.
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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...
SoTD: JPG - Fleur du Male
SoTE: Yohji Yamamoto - Yohji Homme
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Red Aoud by Montale (from a sample - thanks ComDiva)
There is an album by the female rocker Liz Phair, titled 'Whitechocolatespaceegg'. Red Aoud smells like the title of this song. Wow.
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