Today just feels like a
Mr. Blass by Bill Blass
kind of day!!!
Thread: S O T D - March 3, 2010
Wearing for the first time
Another dark-corner-of-the-frag-shop find...the juice I got is a tad smokier and darker than the one in the pic though, but the juice is still good, I think.
Today just feels like a
Mr. Blass by Bill Blass
kind of day!!!
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The Different Company Bois d'Iris
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"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Kouros’ older brother.
Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin
Middle notes: Orange, Cinnamon, Clove
Base notes: Amber, Musk, Tonka
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Guerlain - Vetiver
My SOTD is Neil Morris Gotham.
Notes include Black Pepper, Yuzu, Rose, Narcissus, Ambergris, Myrtlewood, Russian Leather, Amber and Labdanum.
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Armand Basi homme
Snarky is as snarky does.
Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Mandarin, Neroli, Coriander
Middle Notes: Vetiver, Cedar
Base Notes: Tobacco, Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Tonka Bean, Capsicum
Vetiver, tobacco, coriander, cedar. These are the main notes in this classic of Guerlain's golden age of men's fragrances. The best way to wear this is in black tie. Wing collar, cuff links and shirt studs, an impeccable pocket silk. Then the aroma can develop to its full glory, in the surroundings where it feels most at home. This really is an elegant scent, whenever and wherever you wear it.
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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.
Lalique Encre Noir
It's my Birthday and since I felt somewhat festive I dug up my Jubilation XXV sample!
Have a happy wednesday everyone!
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Roger & Gallet - Vetyver
Lanvin Vetyver (2003)
Perfumers: Léna Pierotti and François Robert
Top notes: Calone, Juniper, Lemon, Bergamot, Sweet Lime
Heart notes: Bitter Orange, Thyme, White Jasmine, Nutmeg, Allspice
Base notes: Cedar, Sandalwood, Vétiverol, Ambroxan, Musk
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Eau de Lalique.
Happy Birthaday, Timaru
Royal Copenhagen Cologne
A more wearable, civet-free Amouage Gold - Man
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ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Davidoff - Zino
Happy Birthday Timaru
Gucci by GUCCI ( from a large decant )
bergamot, cypress, violet
patchouli, olibanumm, amber, elemi resin
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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
Top Notes: Coriander, Cardamom, Rosewood.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Geranium, Red Pepper, Cedar, Sandalwood.
Base Notes: Musk, Vanilla.
Happy bday Timaru!
today, Gucci Pour Homme 2.. and its sickening! wish i didnt have it on!!
Guerlain – L'Instant PH edp
It's a L'Heure Bleue day, an old EdT, very soft and natural.
Chanel - No 19
Creed Bois du Portugal today.
Parfumerie Generale Aomassai
Good morning folks!
Today: Duncan by Anglia Perfumery
Continuing my week of small perfumers.
Vetiver is one of the most versatile notes for a perfumer to use and that accounts for it showing up so much within the field. What is interesting is when a perfumer can take vetiver and twist it into something different and give it a fresh new perspective. That is exactly what Liz Zorn did in Underworld her 2008 release for her House, Soivohle.
If I ask someone to describe vetiver most will conjure up a grassy feeling, maybe a fresh note but it is usually a note that is used in fragrances that are thought of as warm-weather fragrances, although that is an over generalization to be sure. Ms. Zorn has taken vetiver and somehow made it a scent that feels much more powerful and something I wouldn’t consider wearing on a hot summer day. The only vetiver I’ve encountered recently that had a similar effect on me was Les Nez Turtle Vetiver Exercise No. 1. Underworld doesn’t smell similar but both perfumers have taken vetiver and pushed it to the upper limits of its intensity.
The top of Underworld is a mix of vetiver and balsam woods. This creates an accord that is much like walking through the woods early in the spring. You can smell the wood on the warm breeze but there is a heady smell of the leaves that have been trapped under the snow all winter. The opening has an earthy moist feeling to it that feels like that early spring walk in the woods. The vetiver and woods stay firmly at the center of Underworld and over time a bit of full-blooded jasmine adds an indolic flair to the proceedings before a raw unrefined leather appears and takes this to a whole different intensity. The leather in conjunction with the vetiver and balsamic woods create a strong finish to what was already a memorable fragrance.
Underworld has excellent longevity and modest sillage. This seems to be a trademark of the Soivohle fragrances I’ve tried. For a natural fragrance these perfumes have a very good longevity but they all stay close to the skin.
Underworld is perfumery for the colognoisseur. Ms. Zorn is not making fragrances for the lowest common denominator. Her compositions challenge the nose and reward the time spent with them in finding nuance in every sniff. These are not going to be for every person as they can be seen as challenging and they are intense. For those of you who are looking to try something totally different and creative point your way towards Ms. Zorn and Soivohle.
Have a Worthy Wednesday everyone.
Felt figgy and found a sample of
Premier Figuier Extreme.
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
am: Habit Rouge edcpm: Whatever I can fit on my arms
"A-testing we will go, a-testing we will go! Heigh-ho the derry-o a-testing we will go!"
Anakin: What was that all about?
Obi-Wan: Well, R2 has been...
Anakin: No loose wire jokes.
Obi-Wan: Did I say anything?
Anakin: He's trying.
Obi-Wan: I didn't say anything!
Sienna - Crabtree & Evelyn
It´s a cold sunny day... Terre d´Hermes
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIMARU!!!
Vintage (80s) Classic Gold (Medal Edition) by Yardley.
I love cologne.
Acqua di Parma Colonia.
Body Kouros YSL
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
Versace l'Homme (1984)
Top Notes: Pimento,Green Notes,Basil,Petitgrain, Bergamot,Lemon
Middle Notes: Carnation,Sandalwood,Patchouli,Cinnamon,Jasmine,Ce dar,Rose
Base Notes:Labdanum,Leather, Tonka Bean,Amber,Musk,Oakmoss,Vanilla
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No. 88 (Czech and Speake)
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Pascal Morabito Nejma One
L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
Lemon, Bergamot, Badian Crystals, Pepper, Elemi
Indian Jasmine Petal, Mysore Sandalwood, Lapsang Tea, Bitter Cocoa Bean
Hibiscus Seeds, Patchouli
Lalique pour Homme Equus this morning
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Happy Birthday Timaru!!
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Got my Beautyencounter spray sample two days ago and thought I'd give it a full wearing!
In the BMM games, we have TWO beloved Guerlains in competition!
In Guerlain solidarity, I will be wearing Jicky today...go Jicky!
Cast your votes here:
SOTD: Bond No 9 Fire Island
SOTE: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Dior Homme EDT.