Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford (Private Blend)
Closing the decade with:
Fred Hayman Touch
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
5 O'Clock au Gingembre
Diptyque Tam Dao!
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by Michael Storer
Frankincense, Musk, Lindenblossom, Birch Tar Oil,
Civet, Cocoa absolute, Myrrh & Sandalwood
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
Happy New Year to everyone.
I'm going with my staple:
I couldn't think of any other way to close out 2009.
The Knize Ten
My SOTE is Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP.
Notes include Bergamot, Citrus, Mandarin, Black Gardenia, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Lotus Wood, Orchid, Spicy Floral Accord, Orchid (Tom Ford Black Accord), Patchouli, Sandalwood, Incense and Vanilla.
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Happy anniversary, Haunani!!! Here's to 50 more in wedded bliss!!!
Today I'm reveling in the season and anticipating our New Year's Day party in Neil Morris Fragrances Dark Season.
Dark Season notes: Cinnamon, fir, patchouli, dark vanilla, labdanum, oakmoss, myrrh.
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...
Green Irish Tweed, by CREED.
Tonight we are heading out to a friend's house to ring in the New Year.
I am wearing one of my revelations of the Holiday Season.
Every once in awhile you see a thread pop-up which asks a variation on this question; "Now that you know more about fragrance what scent has gotten better upon further review?" Until recently I hadn't had an eye-opening experience that made me really feel like I could answer that question. Now I have. I received all of the Aramis Gentleman's Collection as a present and I thought I was intimately familiar with all of the six fragrances within that collection. When I finally sprayed on JHL I was shocked to find it wasn't anything like what I remembered. It was incredible on me and I was wondering if they had re-formulated it or done something to tweak it. My old bottle has long gone away and so I had to ask a friend to send me a sample of his vintage bottle. I wore them side-by-side and there was no appreciable difference. This means the difference in perception begins with me.
Aramis JHL has a number of stories around its creation. the most recognized and accepted is that Estee Lauder designed JHL for her husband Joseph and the name, JHL, are his initials. The more cynical amongst colognoisseurs say this is a masculine version of Youth Dew or Cinnabar. If you smell JHL next to either of those the resemblance is clear but JHL is also different than either of those fragrances. What I've found is a cold-waether piece of perfumery that just sings on my skin.
The top of JHL begins in an almost pedestrian fashion as the classic citrus and bergamot notes arrive but underneath is this lightly spicy peppery note which paves the way for the explosion in the heart. JHL's heart beats on a triptych of carnation, rose, and cinnamon. The interplay of the clove-like aspect of carnation with the spicier aspects of rose all interpsersed with a dusting of cinnamon is amazing. What makes it even more amazing is over a good long while, a balsam pine note arrives adding a resinous heft to the original trio of notes and then JHL rests in this phase for a long time and it is perfect on me. Very gradually over hours the basenotes of labdanum, patchouli and sandalwood all enter the play and each accentuates different aspects of the heart notes magnificently.
JHL has super longevity and way above average sillage. This is one you need to keep a lighter finger on the atomizer for.
I am beginning to believe that this re-release of the six fragrances that make up the Aramis Gentleman's Collection might be the perfect starter set for any man interested in fragrance. There isn't a bad fragrance amongst the six but what is surprising to me is that I think JHL might be the best of the Collection.
Have a very Healthy and Happy New Year everyone.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
a couple drops of indian spice oud oil from agaraura.com
a swipe of cambodi ateeq oud oil from agaraura.com.....excellent pure oud oil!!!!
and a shot of nasomatto duro
my stuff for sale!
This morning I decided to wear Aramis JHL. Montreal winter felt less cold because of the warmth emanating from JHL. It will be my S o t D, my S o t E... and even my S o t D tomorrow if I don't wash it off carefully in the shower so as to clear the field for another fragrance... with mixed feelings of course.
If I were to spend the New Year's Eve alone or with only a few close friends, I would have chosen to wear a crisp white shirt and sprayed L'Heure Bleue EDP instead.
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Orris by Andy Tauer
A New Year's Eve tradition for me - I love this stuff. HAPPY NEW YEAR to my Basenotes peeps.
Bond No.9 Signature Scent
SotA: Sampling the following
Ed Hardy Love & Luck Men
Armani Diamonds Pour Homme
MPG Grain de Plaisir (I own this but it's been so long since I've worn it, it's almost like sampling it again )
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Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Aramis - Havana Reserva
SoTE: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree!
Happy New Year Everyone!
Aramis - Havana Reserva
Epic MAN Amouage
pink pepper berry, frankincense, cumin, cardamom, saffron, mace essence, nutmeg, myrtle, geranium, myrrh, oud, sandalwood, patchouli, leather, cedarwood, musk
Happy New Year!
Rare, vintage, and niche off-site sales.
Splits: Ferragamo Incense Suede, Trumper Eucris, O'driu Eva Kant.
New atomizer and decanting supplies for sale.
For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm. - Vladimir Nabokov
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Doesn't smell too good when drunk *like right now) ... mainly getting tar notes - none of that silky smooth vanilla but should make the morning easier. Happy new year!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbGRZghRLVk listen to that and shake your booty!!!!
Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur
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My precious Ungaro I for the last day of the year...
It's never too late to mend.