10 Corso Como
Last edited by gupts; 22nd January 2010 at 04:24 AM.
10 Corso Como
Nihil Obstat Ben
Molinard Homme IIyia sou mitsara
Les Parfums de Rosine Rose d'Amour
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Frédéric Malle Éditions de Parfums
Dans Tes Bras
Top Notes: Bergamot, Clove, Jasmine
Middle Notes: Violet, Incense
Base Notes: Cashmere Wood, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Heliotrope, White Musk
An engaging aroma from the start: gentle, but a definite presence, making a fresh and slightly spicy impression, not exactly floral, but something woody-resiny tinged with moments of floral notes. When it dries down, it smells remarkably like clean, fresh skin, redolent of warmth and health. How Roucel does it is a mystery; from the pyramid, one would expect a slightly floral woody oriental. Indeed, in a sense, it is just that; nevertheless, it is the "skin scent" par excellence. Truly amazing how the warmth of skin can be encapsulated in such a fragrance!
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.
Changing my scent to Dirty English.
Last edited by Ronin; 23rd January 2010 at 04:56 AM.
Amouage Reflection Man
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Iris Bleu Gris
Opium pour Homme - YSL
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Knize Ten was lingering on the sweater I'm wearing today, so I took this as a sign. K10 it is.
Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
Parfums D' Orsay
Lavender, Neroli, Petit Grain, Bergamot
Coriander, Jasmine, Cloves, Sage,Ylang-Ylang
Amber, Oakmoss, Cedar.
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
Ulrich Lang - Anvers 2
unico grande amore.
Futur by Robert Piguet
reformulation of last year done by Aurelien Guichard
great perfume in the way LT like it - live flowers (jasmine+Ylang) and some great black fatty smoke!
(Seems to me, RP predict some ecological problems in 1967 for the future)
Vetiver The Great!!!
Creed Green Irish Tweed
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Wanted a vetiver with bite this winter morning.
Le Labo Vetiver 46
It is certainly a truism in perfumery that there are a million vetiver stories in the scented city and this is but one of them. To stand out amongst those million vetiver stories a perfumer must take some risks and push the envelope a little bit. Nathalie Lorson and Dominique Ropion have succeeded in doing this with Lalique Encre Noire and Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire respectively. Those fragrances are successful because of the choices of the notes around vetiver which expose new facets of something very familiar.
In 2006 Mark Buxton created Vetiver 46 for Le Labo and I think it is right up there with Encre Noire and Vetiver Extraordinaire. Mr. Buxton uses many of the same components you find in those fragrances but exposes a medicinal quality to vetiver which I found surprisingly compelling.
The top of Vetiver 46 starts with a smoky vetiver reminiscent of Vetiver Extraordinaire but very quickly that smoke is sliced through with a piquant black pepper so intense it stands right up to the vetiver and holds its own. This combination of smoke and pepper and vetiver is not an easy combination to like and those who aren’t crazy about unusual mixes of notes will probably not enjoy it as much as I do. The heart gets very woody as the clean woods of cedar and gaiac appear over the vetiver. A strong incense accord joins the woods and vetiver in the heart and this makes for an arid almost dusty version of vetiver as if from an apothecary jar to be brewed in a tea. The base finishes with a deep comforting amber for the vetiver and incense to settle upon.
Vetiver 46 has above average longevity and average sillage on me.
I’m not talented enough to pick out all 46 ingredients in Vetiver 46 but the ones I can experience combine to make one of the finest vetiver fragrances out there.
Have a Fantastic Friday everyone.
Baie de Genievre
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
My SOTD is Prada Infusion d'Homme. Have a great Friday everyone!
Notes include Tunisian Neroli, Iris Pallida, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Incense and Benzoin.
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Apparition Homme Intense by Ungaro
I don't actually mind the original, but the flanker! Good griff, it's an amazing little beast.
Boucheron PH EDP
Yohji Yamamoto - Homme
Aramis Devin 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
By Kilian - Back To Black
Bond #9 Andy Warhol - Union Square (from a sample)....a melon-y green aquatic on me. Gonna give it some time.
I remember when Union Square was a pretty green park - on last visit there was a sort of farmer's market and a lotta trash. Hmmmn. NO connection to dear Andy who lived in his own freaky world and was WAY more original than this...
But what do I know?
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
by Lorenzo Siena
Top Notes: Citrus Sparkles, Fresh Pineapple, Ivy Greens, Mint Leaf
Middle Notes: Iced Lavender, Rose, Muguet, Star Jasmine
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, White Musk
CdG 2 Man
Montale - Red Vetyver
Diptique L'eau de Neroli
(and a few dabs of PG Drama Nuui on my hand)
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Sous Le Vent by Guerlain (from a sample - thank you NEoTY26)
This, ladies and gentlemen, is my newest Guerlain I-want-so-bad-I-can't-stand-it fragrance.
Creed Green Irish Tweed. I wanted something comfortable today, as I am flat worn-out.
Infusion d'Iris EDP
By Man by Dolce & Gabbana
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Number 3 / Le 3me Homme / The Third Man (1985)
Patou pour Homme Privé
Pure Borneo Oud Oil
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XXL by Daniel Hechter
Creed Feuille Verte.
YSL Rive Gauche
CHIC Pour Homme by Carolina Herrera
Finally getting around to doing a full test of some more Smell Bent. Tried Hungry Hippies a while back and loved it. Today is Debonaire on one wrist and Horny Little Devil on the other. I like Debonaire, but I am entranced by Horny Little Devil. I think I'll get a full order of this one. I also want to try some of the new scents... especially Bollywood (sounds like Egoiste, but I'm hoping amped up rose, cinnamon, and sandalwood)
I offer you perfume,
More for its pleasure than for yours;
You perfume perfume.
--Anonymous Ancient Greek Love Lyric
Iris Nobile (2004)by Acqua di Parma
Fragrance notesIris, Star Anise, Bergamot, Cedar Blossom, Orange-Blossom water, Vanilla.