Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
I may be going fragrance shopping again today, so in case I need to try some stuff on skin, I'm going with a light application of:
Eau Sauvage (Vintage)
Top notes: Rosemary, Caraway, Fruity Notes, Basil, Bergamot, Lemon.
Middle notes: Coriander, Carnation, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Orris Root, Jasmine, Rose.
Base notes: Amber, Musk, Oakmoss, Vetiver.
Oh Happy Birthday, LeeSee!
Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Modoc Shooting Stars by Xerjoff
Vetiver The Great!!!
A*men Pure Malt
Tom FordTuscan Leather
"You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand
"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
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
The Different Company
Notes: Bergamot, Citrus Notes, Precious Woods, Ginger, Orange Blossom, Green Leaves, Rhubarb, Musk
Citrus is not something I usually think of in the same context as rhubarb. Ginger, on the other hand is a possibility; I remember a little fresh juice joint that made a mix of orange, carrot, ginger, and beet juices — surprisingly yummy. The woody notes, orange blossom, and green notes make up a curious heart note for this. Rhubarb and musk make an odd base note as well. The whole thing is offbeat and kind of bare-bones, in the characteristic minimalist style of J-C Ellena. But off-beat is not at all bad, just different, and maybe even refreshing... And the rhubarb and citrus did smell a bit familiar: now I recall Ungaro Apparition Homme and its Apparition Homme Intense flanker, with their top notes of rhubarb and mandarine. But the TDC has none of the oriental notes of AH Extreme or the licorice and vetiver base of AH. Bergamote is softer and more powdery in the drydown, not at all unpleasant. Full marks to this for having the guts to be a little bit out-there.
Last edited by JaimeB; 14th January 2010 at 05:09 AM.
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.
Deep Forest (1995)
Top Notes: Hesperides, Citrus, Neroli,Orange,Bergamot,Rosemary, Nutmeg.
Middle Notes: Cinnamon, Lavender, Patchouli, Vetiver.
Base Notes: Moss, Musk, Labdanum, Incense
Thierry Mugler - A*men
Offrez-Lui by Galimard
Les Parfums de Rosine Twill Rose
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Creed - Bois du Portugal
Pasha - Cartier
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Gucci - Gucci pour Homme
Good Morning everyone
Lorenzo Villoresi ' s UOMO
Bay Leaf, Petit Grain, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Coriander, Lavender, Resin
Juniper, Sage, Neroli, Clove, Pepper, Thyme
Sandalwood, Patchouli, Musk, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Rosewood, 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
La Perla Touch Grigioperla.
My SOTD is Kenzo Jungle l'Elephant.
Top notes: Mandarin, Cardamom, Cumin, Clove
Middle notes: Ylang-Ylang, Licorice, Mango, Heliotrope
Base notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Amber, Cashmeran
Une rose chyprée
Notes include: Rose Damascena Absolute, Bay Leaf, Cinnamon, Bergamot, Lemon, Clementine, Bourbon Geranium, Laudanum, Vetiver, Oak Moss, Patchouli, Vanilla.
Paco Rabbane's hypebeast for the past year, One Million. Technically it is the next day here in California for the past 2 1/2 hours. I just took a shower and gave a little spray of my decant of this on myself. Upon sniffing, I can tell that I'm not really gonna like this one much to begin with and it'll take a while to grow on me. It's sweet, synthetic, and sorta loud. That's just on a single mist of One Million on my chest. I was planning on wearing this to Vegas on Friday, now I'm having second thoughts. LOL. Although it IS the perfect thing to wear at such a place.
Last edited by Hollandaze; 14th January 2010 at 09:30 AM.
YSL Rive Gauche PH
Guerlain Après L'Ondée vintage extrait, courtesy of the lovely 3xasif
Looking to swap/buy/receive for free () the following samples/decants:
Indult Tihota & Rêve en Cuir
Chant d'Aromes extrait
Vetiver pour Elle (5ml decant)
Versace The Dreamer 50ml (1.7oz) BNIB
"The Sunshine bores the daylights outta me!"
By Kilian Back to Black today.
1969 Parfum de Révolte - Histoires de Parfums
Wishlist is pointless.
Jolie Madame by Balmain
I offer you perfume,
More for its pleasure than for yours;
You perfume perfume.
--Anonymous Ancient Greek Love Lyric
Wanted something that felt alive this morning.
Diptyque L’Eau des Hesperides
Diptyque turned 40 in 2008 and to celebrate they had Olivier Pescheux create three new fragrances which were inspired by Diptyque’s original release in 1968, L’Eau. The three new releases were all attempts to create a 21st century eau fraiche. Of these three fragrances the one I liked best was L’Eau des Hesperides.
The Hesperides are nymphs who tend Hera’s gardens in Greek Mythology. Sometimes they are called the Nymphs of the Evening and I find that appellation appropriate when thinking of L’Eau des Hesperides. Usually when wearing something that is considered an eau fraiche I think of a fragrance that is light and for everyday wear. What I found the more I experienced L’Eau des Hesperides is that it went much better with the cool of the evening than the heat of the day.
The top of L’Eau des Hesperides begins with an orange mix of mandarin and bitter orange. This adds a bit of astringency to the usual citrus opening and it creates an almost dusty arid version of orange, very unique. M. Pescheux’s view of the Hesperides’ garden must be one of citrus orchards and herbs because the heart of L’eau des Hesperides takes a distinctly herbal turn as it develops. Petitgrain leads the way to a mix of rosemary and thyme. This herbal quality is really quite beautiful and adds heft to this fragrance. The base is cedar and white musk which adds a strong woody character with a sheer musk which is a good balance to finish this scent.
L’Eau des Hesperides has surprising longevity for an eau fraiche and average sillage.
Hercules needed Atlas’ help to raid the Hesperides garden in myth. Thankfully M. Pescheux has made it much easier for us mere mortals to enter the Hesperides olfactory garden and I plan on visiting it often.
Have a Terrific Thursday everyone.
Last edited by Somerville Metro Man; 14th January 2010 at 10:33 AM.
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Hehe...Again and again ang again....Rive Gauche PH :P
Light spritz ofcause
Cheers And Take Care!
- I Want To Appreciate You With My Eyes Closed-
Chanel Antaeus Equipped With A Double Whipping Of A Black Leather Jacket
Devin by Aramis, vintage bottle.
I'm pleased to report that the new Gentlemen's Collection re-release, to my nose at least, smells exactly the same as the original.
Vintage Kenzo Jungle L'elephant
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Bvlgari Pour Homme today!
Azzaro pour Homme today
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
by Czech & Speake
Top Notes: Lime, Bergamot, Peppermint, Rum.
Middle Notes: Rose, Clove, Bay, Tonka.
Base Notes: Tobacco, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Vetiver.
Patricia de Nicolaï
- - -
even though it's cooold today, millesime imperial.
For the 5th day in a row...
Amouage Reflection Man
Perfumer: Lucas Sieuzac
Top Notes: Rosemary, Red pepper berries, Bitter orange leaves
Middle Notes: Neroli, Orris, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang
Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedarwood
I still can't get this frag to behave consistently but I'm beginning to understand the issue, I think.
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Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
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for me today versace l'homme
Nu (Body Cream) by Yves Saint Laurent (from a sample - thanks LeNez)
I am still fighting this cold - so I avoided wearing a fragrance and instead wore some of this scented body creme - which is really fantastic. I might need to revisit this version of the scent (I bought and sold the EdP--too many aldehydes)
Terre d'Hermes Parfum
a perfect fit for me.
Vol de Nuit edt (80's vintage)
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Bath & BodyWorks ~ Twilight Woods
Le Labo Vetiver 46
Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!
Git by Creed
Prada Infusion D'Homme
Le Labo Labdanum ## something or another I can never remember its number.
edit - Labdanum 18... I bothered to click my wardrobe button to check.
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I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Opium homme eau de parfum & deo spray
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Jardin du Nil....Vintage MPG
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....