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    Default S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Guerlain
    Sous le Vent
    (1933)
    Jacques Guerlain
    Green Floral Chypre

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    Top Notes: Basil, Bergamot, Galbanum, Lavender
    Middle Notes: Clove, Jasmine, Tarragon, Carnation
    Base Notes: Oakmoss, Iris, Woods, Patchouli
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    A mélange of green-herbal, spicy, and floral notes on a chypre ground. This is a very fresh, green chypre, however; a substitution of tonka bean for the patchouli in the base could easily have made it a green fougère, and the lavender does lend it that sort of character. This comes only in eau de toilette formulation, which is rather appropriate to the freshness of the composition. Sous le Vent is French for "leeward," as in the name of the Leeward Islands. The scent was supposedly composed by Jacques Guerlain for Josephine Baker in 1933, for her to apply after her dance performances, which were the rage of Paris at that time. The scent starts out very fresh: dry citrus, herbal, very green. It becomes subtly floral, the jasmine not predominating (but boosting the floral side of the lavender a bit); the carnation contributes a clove-like spicy freshness, and then there's some more green. The iris comes on as slightly earthy, but never chases away the green theme; and the woody notes give it depth and a certain roundness. It has a decent sillage and longevity for an EdT, but doesn't project especially far. Hug someone, though, and they're sure to notice.
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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Jacomo De Jacomo


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    Egoiste

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Terre d'Hermes

    I'm liking this more and more but my g/f really doesn't care for it. Seeing as it's still a 'like not love' frag, I'm going to pass on getting a bottle.
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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Muscs Koublai Khan.

    Trying for the first time - incredibly polite - I'm surprised.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    A*Men - Pure Malt
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Gucci - Envy

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    L'Occitane Thé Bergamote
    Last edited by noggs; 18th December 2009 at 06:10 AM.

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    Scent and Christmas shopping in Copenhagen today.

    Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 18th December 2009 at 05:52 AM.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    By the end of the 4th day wearing VdN, I started to tune it out. It was a short week...

    Sotd is vintage Chanel No 19 edt.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Lubin - Le Vetyver
    decant sales:
    Crystal Flacon

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    Costume National - Scent Intense

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    Thumbs up Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Hello Basenoters. Have all a fantastic Weekend

    Jean - Paul Guerlain' s




    Top Notes
    bergamot, orange, aldehydes, green accords, lavender, lemon, petit grain, violet, clary sage, nutmeg
    Middle Notes
    pepper, coriander, orris root, rose, jasmine, carnation, honeysuckle, geranium ,Llily-of-the-valley. Base Notes
    cedar, vetiver, patchouli, amber, tonka bean, oakmoss, sandalwood, vanilla.
    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
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    Monsieur Rochas Concentrée - Rochas

    Possibly the finest aromatic fougère ever.
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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Michael Kors

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Knize Ten

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    SERGE LUTENS
    Cedre
    Notes: Tuberose, Amber, Cinnamon, Musk, Cloves.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    La Rose Angel
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Profvmum Roma. Victrix

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Havana Vanille - L'Artisan Pafumeur
    Last edited by vandair; 18th December 2009 at 08:27 AM.
    Wishlist is pointless.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Day

    Pour Homme (1913) by Domenico Caraceni



    Evening/Night

    Sycomore (New) by Chanel



    Thanks Mike! You were right, it does smell a lot better in cooler weather. I like it a lot more but I don't know if I'll buy a bottle, though still a nice scent.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    CH Men Carolina Herrera


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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
    Last edited by MikeFromManhattan; 18th December 2009 at 09:37 AM.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    powerful cistus etc from - Incense by Norma Kamali
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Grigio Perla

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Tom Ford for Men
    I love cologne.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    21 Costume National

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    My SOTD is Givenchy Vetyver.
    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

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    Default Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    Guerlain SDV

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