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.
Last edited by JaimeB; 19th September 2009 at 06:12 AM.
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??
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Vol de Nuit parfum.
Last edited by tott; 19th September 2009 at 01:53 PM. Reason: Changed my mind.
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.
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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