Gucci - Envy
Gucci - Envy
Boss Soul - the only Boss scent which I can tolerate
Invasion Barbare by Parfums MDCI
Vetiver The Great!!!
Once more, Diors Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
Clinique - Simply
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
Dolce & Gabbana - By Man
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Eau de Cologne
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Once again...Boucheron Pour Homme EDP
Micallef's Black Sea for the first part of the day, but since it has a very short longevity (which I don't mind!) I will wear some Musc Ravageur - Frederick Malle, this evening!
Parfumerie Generale Querelle Haute Concentration.
No less sinister than Jason Voorhees -- I love it
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Wanted something clean and bright this morning.
By Kilian Prelude to Love
I do enjoy when I discover a scent from a House that I don't expect. I've gone through most of the By Kilian line and have found them to be dense collections of notes from the tuberose in Beyond Love to the rose in Liaisons Dangereuse to the tobacco in Back to Black these fragrances can be overwhelming. By Kilian recently opened a section in my local Sak's and I had the opportunity to try all of the fragrances in the line. The one that surprised me was the 2008 release Prelude to Love, which is unusually light and refreshing for a By Kilian fragrance.
Calice Becker, who has been the perfumer on most of the By Kilian line, starts with a lovely citrus mix of lemon and orange with a hint of grapefruit lurking underneath. This is a pretty standard citrus opening but it has an unusual depth to it and unlike many citrus top notes these persist into the heart of Prelude to Love. What they find in the heart is iris and this is the cool version of iris and it is the right choice to match with the citrus. Occasionally this cool iris accord is too cold and leaves me a little frostbitten, as in L'Artisan's Iris Pallida. In Prelude to Love the coolness is a match to the citrus and imparts a refreshing quality to this fragrance.The base adds a little spice in the fresh tones of cardamom and ginger beofre a sheer white musk brings this all home.
Prelude to Love, for a citrus forward scent, has amazing longevity and the lemon in particular lasts a very long time on me. The sillage is modest for Prelude to Love.
When perusing the nine fragrances in the By Kilian line I can easily play the children's game of "Which Doesn't Belong and Why?" and call out Prelude to Love. Even though it doesn't share the same temperament as the rest of the By Kilian line it definitely shares the quality.
Have a Fractal Friday everyone.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
My SOTD is Tom Ford Extreme.
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
Kolnisch Juchten this AM from a Taolady Sample.
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
Noir Épices (Frédéric Malle)
by Yves Saint Laurent
Top notes: laurel, artemisia, coriander, bergamot
Middle notes: carnation, cinnamom, geranium, jasmine
Base notes: vetiver, patchouli, amber, musk
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
Punjab . . . . to ward off the spirits
Last edited by SoGent; 13th November 2009 at 01:34 PM.
Czech & Speake No. 88