L`Artisan Fou d`Absinthe.
A fantastic day for everyone. Good Morning
Le Troisiéme Homme
Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin Orange
Lavender, Clove, Coriander
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
L`Artisan Fou d`Absinthe.
Eau de Givenchy
Top Notes: Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Fruit Notes, Green Note, Spearmint, Tagetes
Middle Notes: Honeysuckle, Ylang-Ylang, Cyclamen, Jasmine, Narcissus, Tuberose, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Rose
Base Notes: Cedar, Moss, Musk, Sandal
A very pleasant green floral, in my opinion suitable for both sexes. It strikes a fresh-floral note and reveals the green and mossy woods aspects more and more as it dries down. Citrus, fruity, and green notes (with marigolds) in top lead off, followed by a floral bouquet of white flowers with honeysuckle, orris, and a light rose, all supported by a base of woods, musk, and moss. This is especially good to wear in fine weather; it matches the sunny mood. Its a pretty optimistic scent, giving one a feeling that everything is going to be just fine: "Everything's coming up roses and daffodils" (well, narcissus...). A very definite thumbs up for this Daniel Molière classic from 1982.
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.
Norma Kamali – Incense
I love cologne.
Jil Sander Scent 79.
Azzaro pour homme
Gender Bending in Ladyboy by B Never too Busy to be Beautiful this morning. Who knew Banana Absolute and Violet Leaf would smell so damn good together?!
The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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Loewe Para Hombre (1978)by Loewe
Top Notes: Bergamot, Petitgrain, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary .
Middle Notes: Patchouli, Geranium, Sandal, Vetiver, Clary Sage, Carnation .
Base Notes: Moss, Musk, Amber, Leather, Tonka Bean.
Montana Parfum D'Homme
Thierry Mugler - A*men
The Different Company Rose Poivrée
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
YSL - Rive Gauche
Fleur Du Male
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EdT
Lalique - Encre Noire
Top notes: Coriander, Lavender, Anise, Bergamot.
Middle notes: Carnation, Cinnamon, Licorice, Brazilian Rosewood, Geranium.
Base notes: Leather, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Coffee, Rum, Cedar.
Zegna - Z Extreme
Jil Sander for Men
Himalaya, as a rather sarcastic hommage to the conference in Kopenhagen. Maybe in some hundred years this Creed fragrance will be everything that reminds mankind (or aliens?) of the Himalaya. :-)
Bulgari PH Extreme
2010 - Smell Bent
Wishlist is pointless.
am 10 Corso Como
pm Santal Noble
Tiffany for Men Sport
Sport is an innocuous word. If you make it plural and attach it to car it conjures images of sleek design and high performance. Keep the plural and add it to the word bra and you get a functional useful piece of everyday clothing for an active woman. Do a search using the word sport in the Basenotes Fragrance directory and you will be directed to a motley assortment of 87 fragrances none of which I would describe as sleek, high performance, or functional; insipid, lame, and useless are the adjectives that spring to mind. The word sport on a bottle of fragrance usually makes me roll my eyes and that some of the truly great fragrances like Habit Rouge and Dior Homme have spawned ridiculous sport versions do nothing to temper my disregard for the class....and yet. In every group of things there has to be one member that might make the grade; one sport version that might be a highly performing sleek and functional fragrance, doesn't there?
Jacques Polge is one of my favorite perfumers and has created many of my favorite fragrances out there including Tiffany for Men, which is one of my top 10 men's fragrances. Unfortunately M. Polge has also created one of the insipid versions of a sport cologne of another favorite when he perpetrated Allure Homme Sport, in 2004. This has all the purported hallmarks a sport fragrance is supposed to have; easy wearability, bright citrus notes paired with clean cedar notes. It is all eminently forgettable and did not prepare me to be experience his first attempt at Sport in 1998 when he created Tiffany for Men Sport. Everything I dislike about Allure Homme Sport, and most sport fragrances in general, doesn't exist in Tiffany for Men Sport, for me. Where most of the 87 fragrances on the sport page of Basenotes reek of citrus and cedar overload neither note is to be found in Tiffany for Men Sport, and that's what makes it so enjoyable for me.
Tiffany for Men Sport begins with the greener citrus note of citron and it is paired with a wonderfully sharp juniper berry. This has the effect of being refreshing without being boring. The heart brings in a mix of spices in pepper and coriander matched with the "green rose" accord of geranium. The heart of Tiffany for Men Sport is a great little blast of green. The base is a creamy light sandalwood that never rises in intensity and thus keeps Tiffany for Men Sport on the light side as I imagine M. Polge expected a sport fragrance should do. One thing I really appreciate about Tiffany for Men Sport is that M. Polge creates a fresh and clean fragrance without resorting to loading up on the citrus and woods and instead uses a balanced hand and a different set of notes to create the same effect.
Tiffany for Men Sport has slightly below average longevity on me and slightly above average sillage. Again probably by design as this seems like what a sport fragrance is supposed to do.
Does Tiffany for Men Sport redeem the other 86 sport fragrances in the directory? No, I still think they're all mostly glorified underarm deodorant. I think I'm going to go cross the word sport off the Tiffany for Men Sport bottle it doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the boring fresh and clean sport masses. I'm just going to call it Tiffany for Men II from now on.
Have a Tranquil Thursday everyone.
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My SOTD is Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme.
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Acqua di Parma
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Annick Goutal´s Mandragore EDP
Parfums de Nicolai Nicolai pour Homme
Another wonderful Nicolai sleight of hand with lavender. The shifting contrasts of cool galbanum (I think) and mint played against warm spices, and medicinal lavender against comforting tonka, make this one interesting all day long.
Narciso Rodriguez for Him today
I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind--Kansas
Ambre from Baldessarini
L'Occitane Eau des 4 Voleurs
Terre d'Hermes Pure Perfume
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Vetiver by Adolfo Dominguez
Terre D'Hermes Parfum
Picked a sample up yesterday while poking around at NM.
Jean Claude Ellena´s Vetiver Tonka
What a fine-smelling bunch you guys are today! Lots of incense/resin/spice choices -- Think I'll add to the fray.
Jon Rodgers, I love Jil Sander Scent 79 for Women... I have no idea how the men's version compares. Have you done a side-by-side sniff or other comparison? Inquiring minds want to know.
I'm home with a sick kid (stomach bug apparently - Yuck, but at least not flu) and trying to multi-task: Working remotely, doing the Mom thing and running various time-sensitive errands. Need something comforting and elegant, so I'm test-driving Ava Luxe Incense. Wow. I'm a big AL fan, and this one is spectacular for incense-lovers. Serena describes it as
"...linger[ing] on the skin as a wearable incense and dries down to a very soft exotic woodiness." Works for me!!!
AL Incense notes: Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Elemi, Frankincense, Copal
Myrrh, Labdanum, Katafray, Tamil Nadu Sandalwood, Cedar
Tibetan Musk, Peruvian Balsam.
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...
Vetiver pour Elle by Guerlain
Poopoo Pidoo by EgoFacto (Thanks Mike)
Opening with a blast of citrus and something salty - almost calling to mind the salt in Eau des Merveilles (also the aquatic note in S-eX to a lesser extent). In the mid-notes the floral heart starts to peak out, which is powdery, but perfectly balanced by those salty notes. This keeps Poopoo Pidoo from going full on powdery floral. Following the introduction of the floral is an almost creamy note. This ends up slightly gourmand and woody. So you have a salty, semi-sweet, with a touch of powder and some flowers. Then dry down into some frothy woods. Really excellent. Don't you just love my attempt at describing fragrances
Smoked Amber by D.S. & Durga
Full Choke (2004)
by Francesco Smalto
gifted a brand new bottle of this for XMAS from an awesome friend and basenoter.
Vintage Givenchy Gentleman (1974)
Perfumer: Paul Lèger
Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon
Heart notes: Tarragon, Cinnamon, Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Honey
Base notes: Cedar, Amber, Civet, Vetiver, Patchouli, Leather, Oakmoss, Musk, Vanilla
Caravelle Épicée by Frapin
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Czech & Speake Cuba (sample)
Winter Woods by Sonoma Scent Studio
Fragrance Notes: Guaiacwood, cedar, sandalwood, birch tar, cade, oakmoss absolute, castoreum, amber, labdanum absolute, vetiver, ambergris, musk.
Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Balmain de Balmain
Bois du Portugal
Finished up the sample, need to get a FB!
Bulgari Pour Homme.
ajmal misk ghazelle
my stuff for sale!
"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
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
C H R O M E by A Z Z A R O
Profumi del Forte, Tirrenico
Top notes: "Iodate, balsamic and marine notes, wet woods, bitter Sicilian orange, bergamot"
- Reminds me of a humid onshore breeze, bitter, salty, marine ... without the unrelenting plunge into cucumber that "marine notes" often means. The citrus doesn't really come in immediately, another nice change, without dominating the rest of the scent. I'm thinking the "wet woods" might include vetiver?
Middle notes: "Egyptian jasmine, Philippine elemi, fennel, basil, fresh fruits"
- Green, resinous, and something pleasant in bloom, yes.
Base notes: "Oak moss, sandalwood, white musk"
- The white musk starts in early. Maybe that's what's helping give the impression of warmth and humidity.
Last night was Tom Ford Urban Musk with a single shot of Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille on top. Great blend!
Today is Narciso Rodriguez musc collection edp
Last edited by jrd4t; 10th December 2009 at 06:16 PM.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!