Polo Modern Reserve: Green and musky, just perfect!
Green Floral Chypre
Top Note: Aldehyde Complex, Bergamot Oil, Galbanum, Gardenia, Peach
Middle Note: Carnation, Jasmine, Jonquil, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Rose
Base Note: Amber, Castoreum, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Vetiver
This review is for the 1970 original issue, which I will be wearing today. Unfortunately, the notes listed for this on the 2007 reissue tester (and in other sources) are just a skeleton of the 1970 version. Whether any of the other original ingredients are present is very hard to say, as I smell little difference between the two; but it is just possible that Givenchy had some reason to give just the bare bones of the notes, and that not all of the original pyramid was eliminated. I certainly hope that is the case. In any event, the 2007 juice is still beautiful, and while it doesn't have a great deal of longevity, it is quite lovely while it lasts. It preserves the chypre character, right down to the oakmoss, which is commendable, because it is now restricted under EU rules. The 2007 version is available only in EdT. Whatever the answer to the question of reformulation, both versions are very good scents — a definite "thumbs up."
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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.
Polo Modern Reserve: Green and musky, just perfect!
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Antaeus - Chanel
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Creed - Original Vetiver
SL Vétiver Oriental
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Cuir de Lancome
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Good Morning everyone. Have all a fantastic Monday
Gilles Romey 's
Coriander, juniper,essence of cedar, bergamot, lemon
Carnation, violet, cypress of Italy, cedar, cardamom
Patchouli, benzoin, oakmoss, balsam of Canada, 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 Perfumes
Morning all !
AM - E L Tuberose Gardenia EDP
PM- Mitsouko extrait and EDP
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For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.
Azzaro pour homme
Classic scent - so classic that nobody could recognize and name it on me
Vetiver The Great!!!
Narciso Rodriguez for Him
"A parent's only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed."
Old Spice - having just shaved.
If I venture out I will wear Caron Pour Un Homme.
Guerlain's Mon Précieux Nectar - If you can take L'Instant for men turned even more gourmand, and much softer.
Beyond Paradise PH. Not a popular choice on here but I think it is rather good!
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...two sprays, this time.
Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte edc
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Ormonde Jayne Isfarkand
For swap/sale: Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vint. MPG Santal Noble, vint. Tiffany for Men, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud, 1 Million Intense & Absolutely Gold, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, vint. YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Spicebomb (original), Obsession, others...
Eau de Cartier Concentrée
My SOTD is Prada Infusion d'Homme - clean and fresh, without being bland and boring.
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
Looking for Creed Spice & Wood / swap fragances , Creed Vingate Tabarome and more... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374...me-Cuir-Beluga
Domenico Caraceni 1913 Pour Homme
L'Heure Bleue parfum
Histoires de Parfums 1740, from a sample.
Flower: Winter Flowers Edition by Kenzo
Every time I wear this, I feel like I just got off the barbers chair - it has this cushiony soft scent I associate with shaving soap and burnt marshmallows.
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Cool and rainy here... Azzaro Elixir is a good choice... in my opinion one of the best flankers around and one of the best smelling mass market releases this year.
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
The beautiful Cuiron pour Homme by Helmut Lang today. Taolady!
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Guerlain Vetiver--antidote to my oriental overdosing lately.
I offer you perfume,
More for its pleasure than for yours;
You perfume perfume.
--Anonymous Ancient Greek Love Lyric
Amouage Silver Cologne
Wishlist is pointless.
Eau de Caron Forte (1999)
Top Notes: Orange, Apple, Bergamot, Blackcurrant.
Middle Notes: Coriander, Neroli, Lilac.
Base Notes: Amber, Cedar, Musk.
JHL by Aramis
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yatagan by Caron
Blenheim Bouquet - Penhaligon's
Citrus, Lavender, Aromatic Spices, Pine, Woody, Musk
Guerlain's Sous le Vent EdT - and my New Year's Eve website pic Thanks to Ruggles for musical inspiration!
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"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
Prada Infusion d'Homme
Bel Ami by Hermès
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Creed Orange Spice
Rive Gauche Pour Homme
by Yves Saint Laurent
Top notes: Bergamot, Star Anise, Rosemary
Middle notes: Lavender, Geranium Leaves, Cloves
Base notes: Vetiver, Gaiac Wood, Patchouli, Oakmoss, 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
Number 3 / Le 3me Homme / The Third Man (1985)
Parfums de Nicolai Maharadjah
L'Artisan Dzonghka. I'm sorry this stuff is vile. It smelled like sweet pickles in the topnotes, now it just smells like.....ugh.
Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
Granted, we've known each other for some time. It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine. ~ Common Sense
Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.
Parfumerie Generale - L'Ombre Fauve.
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Tom Ford White Suede today
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Creed Himalaya from a sample
someone please stop me from buying more cologne.
top five: 1) Creed Vintage Tabarome 2) Creed Windsor 2) Serge Lutens Chergui 3) Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur 5) MFK Lumiére Noire Pour Homme
For tonight Black Aoud (Montale).
Eau de Gloire
Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Neroli, Rosemary, Lavender.
Middle Notes: Aniseed, Tea, Licorice.
Base Notes: Leather, Oakmoss, Tobacco, Incense.
Montale Lime Aoud
Polo Double Black - Ralph Lauren