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    Default SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Old Spice

    In memory of my Dad who passed away 25 years ago today. OS is all he ever used and, naturally, my first experience of fragrance.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Nasomatto
    Absinth
    (2007)
    Alessandro Gualtieri
    Green Woody

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    Notes: Green Notes, Vetiver, Wormwood, Earthy Note
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    Green, earthy, herbal, slightly musky (not in the perfumer's sense, but rather, a bit raw and unwashed). This is "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma," to quote the words of Winston Churchill referring the Soviet Union, uttered in 1939. Nasomatto fragrances doesn't reveal the notes in their formulations, so we pikers have to put our heads together and come up with a best guess among us. Alessandro Gualtieri, the nose of Nasomatto (whose name, incidentally is Italian for "crazy nose"), searches out deeply redolent notes to combine and contrast in ways designed to mislead the nose, one feels; but misleading here means intriguing as well. Absinth is evocative of the liqueur of the same name, but through the rather raw and earthy note of wormwood instead of the usual, anise or fennel note that many of us associate with pastis, the modern, sanitized version of the drink whose effects are depicted in Edgar Degas' painting L'Absinthe. The perfume (and Nasomatto creations are perfumes in terms of concentration) has an elusive element to it, a fleeting, now-you-smell-it-now-you-don't kind of salty vetiver feel. Intriguing, a tad mysterious, evocative of something just out of the reach of memory: remembered... or imagined... or both?
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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Lorenzo Villoresi
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    Last edited by ajmc; 9th January 2010 at 05:29 AM.
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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Ambre Sultan.

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Gai Mattiolo - Uomo
    decant sales:
    Crystal Flacon

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Amouage Homage

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Dzongkha

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Yves Saint Laurent - M7

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    I'm sampling



    I used two very small sprays from the official sample - these two small sprays are likely less than one normal spray. So far I absolutely love it. It's floral as all get out but warm and comforting and assertive and opulent and.. just magnificent.

    I couldn't see wearing this often but I think I'll have to pick up a decant after my sample runs out.
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Monsieur Léonard by Léonard

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    L'Air du Desert Marocain by Andy Tauer!
    "Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Chêne (Serge Lutens)

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Guerlain's Mitsouko EdP. Playing around with a 1996 versus a 2008 bottle, lots of deep sniffs. Hard for me to find proper words. Result so far: 2008 is sharper with a stronger vetiver, 1996 has sweeter-softer notes of cedar and cinnamon, and overall more roundness. Both have their mysterious side, though the round softness of the older model provides an irresistible nostalgia.


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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Monsieur de Givenchy (1959)
    by Givenchy

    Top Notes : Hesperidian Notes
    Middle Notes: Lavender, Verbena.
    Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood.

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    SL Sa Majeste la Rose
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
    Currently wearing: Magot by Etro

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Heritage EdP (vintage)
    For swap/sale: Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vint. MPG Santal Noble, vint. Tiffany for Men, Floris Mahon Leather, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 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), Obsession, others...
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    Currently wearing: Noble Vetiver by Chopard

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia today. This is the first time I've tried this and all I can say for now is that it seems like a strange mash up of Carnal Flower and Dans tes Bras.
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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010



    Still looking for a cap of this, 75ml.
    LF: CAP/LID for Creed Original vetiver and Creed Millesime Imperiale, 75ml. Please pm me.. Thanks!

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Double post. :|
    Last edited by TimothyX; 9th January 2010 at 10:27 AM.
    LF: CAP/LID for Creed Original vetiver and Creed Millesime Imperiale, 75ml. Please pm me.. Thanks!

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Montale black Aoud

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Vol de Nuit vintage parfum

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    D&G L'Amoureaux 6

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010


    Still defying the weather in



    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Old Spice

    In memory of my Dad who passed away 25 years ago today. OS is all he ever used and, naturally, my first experience of fragrance.
    Awwww. That's so beautiful....

    Last edited by TaoLady; 9th January 2010 at 12:06 PM.
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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Christian Dior Dune (vintage feminine version)
    Currently wearing: Ho Hang by Balenciaga

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Dior Homme Intense,because its suddendly winter here,and I think now its the time to spray it!!
    Its a fine combination with snow in the air.

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    L'Heure Bleue edp. Oscillating between a warm cherry pie and frosty iris, both perfect for the snow.
    I offer you perfume,
    More for its pleasure than for yours;
    You perfume perfume.

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    MKK today. Rain and cold.
    "Are you a god?"
    "No"
    "Are you a wizard?"
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    "Are you a man?"
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    "Then what are you?"
    "I am awake.."

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010


    Cold and rainy today. Muscs Koublaï Khän by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    "Are you a god?"
    "No"
    "Are you a wizard?"
    "No"
    "Are you a man?"
    "No"
    "Then what are you?"
    "I am awake.."

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    Tenere....paco rabanne
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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    Default Re: SotD: Saturday, 9th January, 2010

    A*men Thierry Mugler


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