Narciso Rodriguez for Him today
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
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
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
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!
"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!