(The one in the black cube with the offset sprayer.)
Tom Ford Special Blends
Top Notes: Tarragon, Rosemary, Clary Sage
Middle Notes: Beeswax, Spices
Base Notes: Labdanum, Patchouli, Benzoin, Moss
A deep, spicy and herbal impression slowly melts into something more animalic, resiny, and oriental; a strong allusion to chypre construction can't be missed in this scent. The whole seems particularly innovative in the weight of spice and herbals vis-à-vis the chypre theme. The total lack of florals in a chypre is quite striking, really. This is barely balanced at the tipping point, but its audacity gives it the edge it needs to pull off the stunt with panache.
Last edited by JaimeB; 10th November 2009 at 04:52 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.
(The one in the black cube with the offset sprayer.)
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"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
Green Irish Tweed ( from my 1997 flacon - still working beautifully in case anybody is wondering about age )
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Creed - Bois du Portugal
Green Irish Tweed
Ungaro Pour L'Homme
Top notes: lavender, green notes, petit grain, bergamot and lemon.
Middle notes: carnation, clary sage, jasmine, rose and geranium.
Base notes: tonka bean, amber, musk and oakmoss.
Aramis - Aramis pour Homme
A heavy dose of Sisley Eau De Campagne
Later some Virgin Island Water on top of it.
Jil Sander Man/Feeling Man
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Good Morning everyone, a great Tuesday for all
Jean - Paul Guerlain ' s
Eau de Parfum
limette, orange, bergamot
neroli, cinnamon, cedar wood
leather notes, vanilla, agarwood, patchouli
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
Cedro - Acca Kappa
Wishlist is pointless.
SL Encens et Lavande
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Perfect for the cooler weather.......No. 89(1950)
Top notes: bergamot, lavender, neroli, nutmeg, orange, petitgrain
Heart notes: geranium, rose, ylang ylang
Base notes: cedarwood, musk, oakmoss, sandalwood, vetiver
SotD: Creed Silver Mountain Water
SotE: the original Ajmal Musk Ghazelle, thanks to a really nice sample from Dimitri!
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!"
E L P C Tuberose Gardenia for me again ! Good morning chappies !
FYI, I started a Fragrance Reformulation Record Thread on the Fragrance Industry Board so we can record all the perfumes that have been reformulated or you suspect have been reformulated. Please add your reformulated scents guys ! Thanks !
Last edited by Mimi Gardenia; 10th November 2009 at 08:53 AM.
For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.
I love cologne.
Going with a classic today
Acqua Di Parma COLONIA
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My SOTD is Caron Pour Un Homme.
Top Notes: Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot, Lemon
Middle Notes: Clary Sage, Rose, Rosewood, Cedarwood
Base Notes: Vanilla, Tonka, Musk, Moss
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
SotD: C&S Oxford & Cambridge
SotE: Versace PH
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Habit Rouge, vintage edc
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Le 3ème Homme de Caron EdT
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
The Different Company Sel de Vetiver
Another wearing from my nearly emptied sample of
Mark Buxton Around Midnight
Mustang by Estee Lauder... yet again!
Wearing my birthday present from my ScentMother, ComDiva and Scent Twins with MikefromManhattan:
Lorenzo Villoresi Spezie
We have a wonderful spice store near us called Penzey's and I love when I shop in there that first moment when I walk through the door. My nose is met with a melange of spices and it all smells different and unique every time depending on what is out for sampling and in bulk. I've always thought what a wonderful smell this would be if a perfumer could capture this. Well Lorenzo Villoresi must think the same thing because his 1994 fragrance Spezie does exactly this. Twelve of the 18 listed notes in Spezie are spice notes and they create the feeling of walking in that spice store near perfectly. The entry to Sig. Villoresi's spice rack starts with a mix of coriander and cardamom these are the most prominent notes but off on a far rack the aromatic jars containing eucalyptus and mint are noticeable. Another few steps deeper into the store and I encounter the section containing pepper and thyme which when I turn around on the other side of the aisle, the cinnamon and nutmeg also appear. Underneath all of this floats a cumin note that is exquisitely balanced. Cumin is the note that could have pushed all of the spices to the side but Sig. Villoresi keeps it under control and instead it feels like an appropriate partner. The base carries the clasical mix of rosemary and smoky sage along with a more unusual accord of tomato leaves. This isn't an accord I would think I'd want in a perfume but in Spezie it fits seamlessly and appropirately. Spezie has excellent longevity and sillage. If you are a lover of spice notes in perfumery this is a must try, as along with Piper Nigrum, Sig. Villoresi has made two of the stand-out fragrances in this area of fragrance. Back in the 60's Alka-Seltzer used to have a commercial built around the line "Mama Mia That's a Spicy Meatball!" I'd like to update that line a bit "Sig. Villoresi That's a Spicy Perfume!"
Have a Titanic Tuesday everyone.
Last edited by Somerville Metro Man; 10th November 2009 at 11:50 AM.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
So far it has been B*Men. Later I'll wear Vétiver Oriental (Serge Lutens).
a rich woody oriental with notes of sandalwood,
cedar, patchouli, ambergris, vetiver, spices
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
L'Heure Bleue parfum
Acqua di Parma Colonia.
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Its my birthday today!!
SOTD allure sport
SOTN Patou pour homme
Off to work in Café Café Puro pour Homme
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Des Filles à la Vanille Patchouli
The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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Horizon - Guy Laroche
Aldehyde, Artemesia, Basil, Bergamot oil, Cassis, Green Note, Lavender, Mandarin, Mint
Carnation, Cyclamen, Fern, Geranium, Jasmin, Ozone, Pine Needle, Rose, Thyme
Amber, Cedar, Leather, Moss, Musk, Patchouli, Sandal
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Bond No. 9 New Haarlem today. Ol' Ida might bring us some rain today (hopefully... the yard is thirsty).
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Comme des Garcon Series 2: Red
Frederic Malle x Jean-Claude Ellena
Platinum Égoïste (1993)
Top Notes: Lavender, Rosemary, Petitgrain.
Middle Notes: Clary Sage, Geranium, Galbanum.
Base Notes: Vetiver, Cedarwood, Labdanum, Treemoss.
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Chanel - 28 La Pausa
Bois du Portugal
Acqua di Parma Intensa from a sample. Ya know, this is like wearing one spray of Aramis to your chest...except with Intensa, it takes 8 sprays for the same effect. Some similarities to Tom Ford for Men and Guerlain's L'Instant Pour Homme, as well. Warm and sweet.
I recently bought bottles of Assoluta and Colonia, but I don't think I'll buy Intensa.
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Une Rose by Frederic Malle (from a sample)
This is just one gorgeous fragrance. All I can say is, wow.
"The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the "thinker." The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.
You begin to awaken"
-- Eckhart Tolle
SOTD, from a sample: Arabian Oud, Wafi
Probably applied too conservatively, but what the heck. It's still a nice rose/oud composition