Creed - Narcisse Verveine
Thread: S o t D Monday 5 October
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Creed - Narcisse Verveine
Vetiver The Great!!!
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Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Transparent Musk.
Ivy, Lichen, Hedione.
Maté, Sandalwood, Rosewood.
"Work is the curse of the Drinking Classes"
Gucci pour homme
Creed Original Vetiver
For swap/sale: Fougère Royale, AdP Colonia Club, Tauer Lonesome Rider, MDCI Cuir Garamante, vintage Tiffany for Men, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others.
Eau de Verveine by Penhaligon's
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
I thought I'd start the week with a scent that chaya introduced me to this summer which seems to be redolent of new beginnings.
Miller Harris Fleurs de Bois
One of our family friends growing up in S. Florida grew what she called a traditional English garden and it took her an amazing amount of work to keep this bit of England thriving in the tropical climate. One of my favorite natural scents was walking through this garden just after the late afternoon thundershowers that roll through Miami like clockwork. The combination of flowers and damp and wet were what I came to associate in an olfactory way with a garden. When I read that the inspiration for Lyn Harris' 2009 release for Miller Harris, Fleurs de Bois was her walks through Regent's Park in London after a rain I dared to hope that maybe this smell of my childhood could be captured in a bottle. Happily Ms. Harris has succeeded beyond my most optimistic hopes. While I'm not sure how many proper English gardens have citrus trees around them; the one I grew up with did and the top of Fleurs de Bois is a mix of citrus, mostly lemon, and fresh grass. The grass smell is that wonderful lush grassy smell after a hard rain which has earthy undertones but is unmistakably green. This is a beautiful start but we finally get down to the flowers in the garden in the heart; as iris, rose, and jasmine combine in equal measure. I can pick out each note individually but it is when I stop analyzing and let the bouquet just wash over me that Fleurs de Bois is at its best for me. These floral notes smell like flowers still clinging to the stems and dripping with water as the heart contains a humidity and density that is appropriate. The base contains the wood promised in the name as sandalwood supported by patchouli and vetiver finish this off. Fleurs de Bois has average longevity and slightly below average sillage on me. It is always such a pleasure when a perfumer can re-awaken a scent memory and Ms. Harris has certainly done that with Fleurs de Bois, for me. For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to breathe in a proper English garden after a rain give this a try it might inspire your spring planting.
Have a Masterful Monday everyone.
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Creed Epicéa today. Pine pine pine
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
Guerlain Eau de Cologne du Coq.
C a r n a l
F l o w e r
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On this very cool morning, I chose Witness.
Penhaligon's Racquets Formulas
Burberry London - for the first time this year
Want to buy/trade: looking for some escentric molecules kinski, I have a bunch of decants/samples including escentric 02 and escentric 01
Guerlain Nahema (vintage PdT)
Top notes: Bergamot, Galbanum, Artemisia, Lemon
Middle notes: Jasmine, Carnation, Pine, Thyme, Cinnamon
Base notes: Leather, Olibanum, Cedarwood, Amber, Musk, Moss, Patchouli, Labdanum
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
Patchouly ~ Mazzolari
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Green Irish Tweed (Creed)
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Dr. Vranjes Poivre Vetiver
L’Eau du Gouverneur by Comptoir Sud Pacifique
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke