Diptyque Tam Dao
Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
Diptyque Tam Dao
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Keiko Mecheri A Fleur de Peau
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Eau Noire by Christian Dior
One of my favourite winter colognes ever
Vetiver The Great!!!
Morgan de Toi Homme
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Eau de Imperiale
Cotton Club by Jeanne Arthes
By Kilian Cruel Intentions
Thierry Mugler - A*Men
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Eucris - Geo F Trumper
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Vol de Nuit parfum
Top Notes : Aldehyde, Bergamot Oil, Clary Sage Oil, Mace, Orange, Rosewood
Heart Notes: Carnation, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Pine Needle
Base Notes: Moss, Musk, Patchouli, Tonka, Vanilla, Vetiver
A spicy-floral chypre from 1970, this is a heady combination laced with aldehydes and some clary sage in the top notes. Carnation is the head of the floral accord in the heart with jasmine and muguet completing the triad. A chypre base adds musk, coumarin, vetiver, and vanilla for depth and roundness. Some people find this slightly medicinal (I suspect the nutmeg and mace play a role in this impression); others, like me, just find it exotic, like a beautiful face endowed with a strikingly odd nose — but the tones are so warm and rich, the angles and planes are so perfect, the underlying structure so blatantly classical that the beauty of the whole is undeniable.
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.
Jil Sander, Sander for Men
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Artemisia, Peppermint .
Middle Notes: Pimento, Rose, Pepper, Mace, Jasmin .
Base Notes: Leather, Vetiver, Sandal, Patchouli, Moss .
Francis Kurkdjian's LUMIÈRE NOIRE
From a decant. Thanks very much Eric
Notes of : patchouli, artemisia and rose
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
Creed Original Vetiver.
Le Parfum de Therese.
The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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Longevity on this one is creepy. I've been wearing it since 9AM today and can still smell it (lighter of course) by 4PM...no reapplication...and that to me is weird, to think I've had 2 cigs and been outside, driving in the heat. Weird, in a good way.
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Dans Tes Bras
Robert Capucci PH
Guerlain Vetiver (current formulation): gives its best by the cold weather
My SOTD is Burberry Brit for Men. Have a great day everyone!
Top notes: Green Mandarin, Ginger, Bergamot, Cardamom
Middle notes: Nutmeg, Cedar, Wild Rose
Base notes: Oriental Woods, Gray Musk, Tonka Bean
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Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
Tam Dao by Dyptique +1
Globe by Rochas
Vintage perfume sale!!!
Knize Ten Golden Edition
Bulgari PH Extreme
To start the day I needed something bold.
Parfum D’Empire Fougere Bengale
Annick Goutal’s Sables introduced me to the maple syrup crossed with gingerbread beauty of immortelle. Christian Dior Eau Noire took that immortelle and swirled it with lavender to make something entirely different and equally memorable. In 2007 Parfum d’Empire added a third remarkable entry to the immortelle sweepstakes in Fougere Bengale.
Immmortelle is one of those big bold notes in perfumery which come in and take over everything. It takes a smart perfumer to choose which notes to pair with it. Anything too light and it will get blown away. Anything too strong and it runs the risk of being out of tune. Francis Kurkdjian defined one excellent partner in lavender, in Eau Noire, and that combination is present in Fougere Bengale. Where the two fragrances diverge is after that as Fougere Bengale slides more towards the fougere the name promises.
The top of Fougere Bengale begins with an herbal duet of lavender and tarragon. This is lavender in its slightly astringent, less floral aspect. Matched with the sharp tarragon it sets the stage for the immortelle quite beautifully. The immortelle begins to show up and it first seems like a tobacco note is trying to peek out in the earliest stages before the full immortelle accord appears. At this point Fougere Bengale and Eau Noire feel very similar and side-by-side on my skin they smell pretty similar. Fougere Bengale then takes a turn for the fougere in the title as patchouli, tonka and a dollop of oakmoss arrive to finish this off. The finish of Fougere Bengale is what allows it to stand apart, quite wonderfully, from Eau Noire in particular.
Fougere Bengale has excellent longevity and modest sillage unlike either Sable or Eau Noire. If you’re looking for an immortelle fragrance that doesn’t announce itself to the world Fougere Bengale might be the best choice of the three.
Sables introduced me to immortelle and made me love it. Eau Noire took that love and showed me that there could be more than just immortelle. Fougere Bengalle takes what came before and combines them to make it my favorite of the three.
Have a Terrific Tuesday everyone.
Caron Pour un Homme
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Encense et Lavande
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Michael for Men - Michael Kors
Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte disappeared after a few hours, so now I applied
Café-Café Men today
I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind--Kansas
Vol de Nuit eau de cologne (vintage).
I offer you perfume,
More for its pleasure than for yours;
You perfume perfume.
--Anonymous Ancient Greek Love Lyric
L.T. Piver FLORAMYE (1905)
accidentally I overdosed: 3 HUGE spritzes from an unknown atomizer. Nevertheless great, not nauseating as with contemporary perfumes. On home office today, i'll try it more sensible applied tomorrow in public. The Emperors falconry has a new comrade, an Archaeopteryx.
Can you believe I just discovered Obsession ?
SOME divine BNer sent me a purse atomizer of this sexy spicy ambery delight - just perfect for an indeterminate, grey mizzly day!!
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Vetyver by L'Occitane
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
I had an urge to wear Bolt of Lightning yesterday, but alas by bottle was at home!
So today I'm wearing this and have a little glass vial to refresh as needed. Smells like nothing out there.
This is not a tuberose soliflore, as some say.
Roger Gallet Cologne. The one in the green box, not to be confused with Extra Vielle. Day 3 of this week's R&G binge.
Tom Ford OUD WOOD
Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme EDP
What a pity this has been discontinued.
Vintage Guerlain, Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, and other rare off-site sales.
Frederic Malle, Guerlain, by Kilian, and Amouage splits.
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