Cuir Ottoman ~ Parfums d'Empire
Cuir Ottoman ~ Parfums d'Empire
Amouage Tribute Attar
From the teensiest sample, but it'll last forever with how room-clearingly strong this stuff is.
Versace L'Homme today
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Tommy Bahama for Men
Marquis by Anglia Perfumery, originally Crown Perfumery
My SOTD is Comme des Garcons 2 MAN.
Notes include incense, white smoke, saffron flowers, nutmeg, vetiver roots, mahogany and leather.
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Frankincense & Mhyrr
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Tom Ford Oud Wood.
SOTM: ROCHAS MAN
SOTD: To be determined.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
Bois du Portugal
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Boucheron Pour Homme Eau Légère
Aftelier - Blond Tabac
Pacco Robanne XS pour Homme
Encre Noire (Lalique)
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Continuing my run of designer scents today.
Perry Ellis Platinum Label
Guilty pleasures are those things that only we like that we know are not going to be thought of as great by anyone else. They are the movies we stay up too late watching that get one star. They are the bit of junk food we keep hidden in the back of the pantry. They are the teen pop song we sing along to in the car at the top of our lungs, when we are alone. If anyone asks we will sheepishly admit to our admiration of these guilty pleasures but we like to keep them hidden away. The thing that makes them guilty pleasure is these things we like are usually examples of things that are copycat and churned out endlessly but for whatever reason they resonate with us. I’m going to share one of my fragrant guilty pleasures with you the 2009 release Perry Ellis Platinum Label.
I was walking through my local Macy’s and was handed a strip and a sample of this during the 2009 Holiday season. I stuck them in my jacket pocket but the strip got enough on my hand to make me smell it for the next hour or two. My first impression was typical men’s clean and fresh composition. This was too bad because the first Perry Ellis for Men was one of the standout designer fragrances at the department store counter, mainly because it stayed away from the clean and fresh path. The funny thing was I kept smelling it over the next few hours and I started to like it more, enough to give it a spray from the sample on the back of my hand and this time I really liked it even though it was everything that clean and fresh has come to mean.
The top of Platinum Label begins with a mix of orange, bamboo, and rosemary. This is a typical citrus woody opening but the bamboo adds a lighter wood feel and the rosemary adds a herbal foundation to this that works for me. The heart is lavender and balsam and I like the choice to use the herbal character of lavender and the deeper woody character of balsam to intensify the two non-citrus notes from the top. The intensifying wood notes continue into the base as cedar takes its place alongside a typical masculine musk accord.
Platinum Label has average longevity and average sillage.
I can’t say Platinum Label has any particular quality that makes it more interesting than the slew of clean and fresh fragrances crowding the department store counter. For whatever reason it is the fragrance that I’m going to wear while listening to Taylor Swift in line to see the latest Sandra Bullock chick flick while eating a Ho-Ho. Vive le guilty pleasures!
Have a Tip-Top Thursday everyone
first time from a sample
Egoiste by Chanel
IMO, the finest Chanel masculine. Just perfect on a chilly, sunny day here in Miami. Last day in Miami, before my weekend trip to see my parents in CA!