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.
Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
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?!
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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
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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. :-)
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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Annick Goutal´s Mandragore EDP
SOLOMON saith: There is no new thing upon the earth. So that as Plato had an imagination, That all knowledge was but remembrance; so Solomon giveth his sentence, That all novelty is but oblivion.