Starting the day with
Azzaro pour Homme
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"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
Terre d'Hermes Parfum
Tom Ford Private Blends
Top Notes: Citrus Fruits, Fruity Notes
Middle Note: Black Violet
Base Notes: Moss, Woody Notes
Strange and a little raspy at first, this eventually sorts out to a very subtly resinous place after passing through some violet-evocative notes. I say "violet-evocative" because this is not the modern take on violet, which is more about violet leaf than it is about the elusive floral violet, which is impossible to distill from the plant and must be hinted at through the use of ionone and other synthetics. The "violet" in this fragrance takes after the floral side in spades. It is well balanced, however, with citrus and other fruity notes in the top, and nicely anchored in a mossy-woody base. This gives the scent the feel of a chypre. It's a fairly deep take on the title player, but then most of the Special Blends are at least somewhat deep and dark. This one, though, does manage to end on a subtler note. It becomes quite soft and elusive at the end. In my book, it's one of the better ones from this series.
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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.
I'll have to go with Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua Colonia
Caron - L'Anarchiste
I pulled out my forgotten bottle of Idylle by Guerlain. Very lovely fragrance but not one of my favorites right now. I am craving for Shalimar and abit of Black Orchid !
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Celine pour Homme EDP
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Davidoff Good Life
Second day in a row
Tauer Perfumes - Lonestar Memories
The Different Company Rose Poivree original formulation
Damascus rose, bay rose, pepper, coriander, vetiver, civet
Good Tuesday all
Christopher Sheldrake' s ARABIE
Parfums Serge Lutens
Notes of Nutmeg, Caraway, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Bay Leaf, Mandarin Orange, Cloves, Cedar
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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
Tom Ford for Men
I love cologne.
Les Nez - Let Me Play the Lion
Such a wonderful, low-key skin scent.
I wish it was more avana and less vanille...
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Capucci pour Homme (1967)
by Roberto Capucci
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Basile, Anise, Petitgrain
Middle Notes: Jasmin, Fruit Note, Lavender
Base Notes: Patchouli, Moss, Amber, Musk, Cistus
Black Aoud (Montale)
SotE: MPG Bois de Turquie
L`Artisan Fou d`Absinthe.
comme des garcons
My SOTD is Boucheron - Jaipur Homme EDP.
Top Notes: Heliotrope, Bergamot
Middle Notes: Amber, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
Base Notes: Clove, Tonka Bean
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
For swap/sale: Fougère Royale, AdP Colonia Club, Tauer Lonesome Rider, MDCI Cuir Garamante, vintage Tiffany for Men, Floris Mahon Leather, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others.
Feeling spicy today, pepper to be more specific.
Hermes Hermessence Poivre Samarcande
No secret of my fondness for Jean-Claude Ellena . I’ve been especially fond of many of the fragrances he’s produced since becoming head perfumer at Hermes. In many ways the Hermessence line is M. Ellena’s exploration of single-note perfumery as each seems to focus on the feeling a note focused fragrance can bring.
Poivre Samarcande was one of the original group of Hermessences released in 2004 it is also the most gender specific of the original four. The peppery feel of Poivre Samarcande is not as strong as Lorenzo Villoresi’s Piper Nigrum nor quite as light as The Different Company’s Rose Poivree; just like Goldilocks, on me, Poivre Samarcande feels just right.
The top of Poivre Samarcande begins with the promised pepper. First the arid feel of black pepper appears followed quickly by the more piquant smell of chili pepper. The pepper is in place for a good period before cedar begins to add its strong lines to the development. The choice of cedar as complement to the pepper is a good one, as it keeps things light while adding some foundation to the fragrance. As the base appears things still stay on the lighter side as a very light mix of musk with a bare hint of moss closes the proceedings.
Poivre Samarcande has average longevity and below average sillage on me. Poivre Samarcande is, like most of the Hermessences, a skin scent for the most part.
M. Ellena has crafted another winner such that when I’m looking at my wardrobe and wondering, “Would you like pepper with that?” Poivre Samarcande is what I sprinkle on my skin.
Have a Trusty Tuesday everyone.
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Bogart Pour Homme
"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."
Azzaro Pour Homme
Hugo Element. I loved this when I had a test spray on my wrist and noted far more than the uber-calone that most reviews suggested - a hint of green, some light citrus and a pleasant oceanic. I'm an unashamed HB fan anyway, but when I went for the normal spray on my chest and behind the ears today I was confused by the slightly sweaty opening, under-whelmed by the dry-down and now, five hours later, am struggling to detect anything at all. Ho-hum.