Montale Royal Aoud
Patou pour Homme (1980)
by Jean Patou
Top Notes: Hot Pepper, Lavender, Tarragon, Black Pepper, Bergamot, Galbanum
Middle Notes: Bourbon Vetiver, Cedar, Patchouli, Clary Sage
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Mysore, Cistus Labdanum
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Habit Rouge (vintage Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain layered with a tiny bit of Habit Rouge l'Extrait (from a sample) by Guerlain
Old world meets new. Beautiful!
Dior Fahrenheit Absolute homme edt
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Harris Marlborough cologne
Envy for Men by Gucci
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
New York by Patricia de Nicolai
HABIT ROUGE by Guerlain
Notes include: Violet Leaf, Patchouli, Amber, Musk.
Mitsouko EDP (Guerlain)
Creed - Santal Imperial
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
Creed Millesime Imperial mmmmmmmmmm................
“Government big enough to supply
everything you need is big enough
to take everything you have.”
Green Valley by Creed.....A Good day to all at Basenotes!!!
SotE - L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme.
It looks like I'm going to spend this week wearing department store fragrances, which isn't a bad thing.
All too often I am in search of the next great little fragrance from the heretofore unknown little perfumer that I forget to sniff around at my local department store. One of the fragrances that has been a mainstay at my department store counter for over 30 years is Halston Z-14. I’ve always thought it to be an average fragrance that for the right guy would be above average but not this guy.
When I heard Carlos Benaim was taking the original Halston Z-14 and giving it a reworking and releasing it as Halston Man in 2009 I can’t say that I was rushing right out to try it. My local department store SA gave me a healthy sample of it and there it sat until it started to leak a bit. As I kept working around my sample drawer I kept getting a nice whiff of something. It wasn’t until days later that I picked up the leaking bottle and realized that the source was Halston Man. I was now a little more excited to wear it. When I realized how much I like M. Benaim’s re-interpretation of Polo in Polo Modern Reserve I decided I was a lot more excited to wear it.
The top of Halston Man starts fairly fruity with a mix of citrus and passion fruit. What keeps it from getting out of control, and too fruity for my taste, is the addition of artemisia as that note adds an herbal woody edge that counterbalances the fruit. The heart is a masculine lavender added to the cool zing of cardamom. I loved M. Benaim’s use of cardamom in Polo Modern Reserve and here, again, in Halston Man it adds a needed bit of spice to the lavender and allows the development to turn away from the fruit and toward the lavender. The base is a standard mix of patchouli, musk, and labdanum but while commonplace it is appropriate in balance to what has come before and well executed.
Halston Man has excellent longevity and above average sillage.
Halston Man is by no means a ground-breaking fragrance but it a competently composed designer fragrance and as these things go Carlos Benaim is proving to be quite the shrewd engineer when it comes to taking the familiar and making them interesting, again.
Have a Twinkly Tuesday everyone
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Cinnamon leaves, Black pepper.
Heart Notes: Mimosa Flower, Port wine, Leather notes.
Base Notes: Guaiac wood, Oakmoss, Opoponax, Tobacco leaf.
A tasteof Heaven
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"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
Hugo XY - a modern, fresh, clean, semi-aquatic sleeper-of-a-fragrance...I just gets the job done.
Czech & Speake, Frankincense & Myrrh
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M7 (current) - Yves Saint Laurent
Trying out Steven deMarcado's No. 11 (Cereus). A nice version of those thin, modern, vegetable, slightly sour, fragrances for the office, guaranteed not to offend anybody.
Caron Impact Pour Un Homme
Route du Vetiver (vintage juice) by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Why don't I wear this more often? I love it.
Guerlain L'Heure Bleue EdT circa 1970's
Montale Royal Aoud
Creed Week/Day Two- Royal English Leather
Jicky edc after yoga class
Royal English Leather -Creed
Work - Hugo Boss Boss #6
Not work - Calvin Klein Contradiction for Men
Dior Homme Cologne for the day.
Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
Granted, we've known each other for some time. It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine. ~ Common Sense
Back to Frapin - L'Humaniste for today
Varvatos Rock Vol. 1
C&S No. 88 from an official sample. Loving the sandalwood! Not getting the rose as I expected, though.
Serge Lutens - Fille en Aiguilles
Sheesh, what a day. I wore Diptyque Philosykos today, but was too busy to ever really get to enjoy it.
This evening I'm wearing Dior Eau Noire and it couldn't be more perfect. It's such a peaceful, settling scent.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Not bad, now that the note of BO has faded away.
Santal Noble - MPG
creed silver mountain water
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Caswell-Massey Jockey Club tonight
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Serge Lutens - Borneo 1834
Guerlain Shalimar EdP
Patou PH for me, too.
Guerlain Héritage EDT
Hermessence Ambre Narguile by Hermes
Chanel Allure, again... its been like 5 days now, I just got it and can't get enough of it. I will try my best to reach for something else tomorrow