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    Penhaligon's English Fern

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    Happy Birthday to Snafoo!!!

    I think it is going to be amber week and I'm starting with a new one.

    Christian Dior Ambre Nuit

    In 2004 Christian Dior released, under the aegis of Hedi Slimane, three fragrances that were sold exclusively in their Dior Homme stores. Bois D’Argent, Cologne Blanche, and Eau Noire were three very good fragrances and like Oliver Twist, colognoisseurs wanted “more, please.” Unfortunately M. Slimane left Christian Dior and it seemed this expansion in to niche men’s fragrances would also be gone with him. Now, five years later we find that Christian Dior was going to pick up the ball and add a new fragrance, Ambre Nuit composed by Francois Demachy. As always when something comes back, after the creative inspiration has left, one can have some trepidation at the result. For me I am pleased to say that Ambre Nuit can easily be seen on the shelf with the first three as an equal and not a poor relation.

    Ambre Nuit begins with a breath of bergamot and pink pepper. The pepper is only the first spice to come as there is a beautiful mélange of spices in the heart and all of them are combined with a biting spicy rose accord. It isn’t listed but I keep thinking I get a hint of oud deep in the heart of Ambre Nuit and whatever it is makes for an added depth to the heart of Ambre Nuit. The base is a light application of cedar and gaiac. Throughout the development the amber is present; it is soft and rich and keeps this fragrance cohesive and consistent. The omnipresence of the amber can make Ambre Nuit feel almost linear in development and in my first wear of it I thought that might be a problem. Subsequent wears indicate that M. Demachy was after a subtle effect and it is achieved especially with a slightly heavier application that I usually use.

    Ambre Nuit has average longevity and modest sillage, it is almost a true skin scent as you have to be very close for another person to detect it.

    I am delighted to find Christain Dior back in the men’s fragrance business and I am especially delighted to find they have as much respect for the line as I have. Ambre Nuit does not suffer by comparison to the past.

    Have a Mirthful Monday everyone.

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    Avignon by Comme des Garçons
    “As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
    Currently wearing: Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford

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    Mugler Cologne EDC -- lots of it (have to if I want it to last longer than a few minutes).

    It's getting into the 40's today in Wisconsin, so I'm pretending like it's spring.

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    Viktor & Rolf Antidote...for the second day in a row.

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    A day under the Big Top with:

    Dzing! by L'Artisan Parfumeur

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    Gucci Envy

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    MAESTRALE
    Profumi di Pantelleria

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    All the green threads heralding spring and the weekend of chypre sniffing got me craving my very first foray into vintage perfumery, Replique by Raphael Paris, for today's SotD. I have both vintage parfum and edt and they are stunning. A perfect green for winter without being "wintergreen" (neither pine nor mint) and although a heavy and warming green a nice choice for the not-quite-spring-yet climate here.

    Notes include:
    Top: Bergamot oil, Clary Sage oil, Coriander, Neroli, Orange
    Heart: Clove Bud oil, Jasmin, Orris, Rose, Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang
    Base: Amber, Civet, Leather, Moss, Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla

    I get a lush, citrusy, animalic, spicy, barbershop, green, floral, oriental, chypre (yes it's a kitchen sink scent, but not overwhelmingly so) vibe that starts bright and ends dark.

    *I should add that although intended for women when crafted in 1944, this reminds me more of Tiffany for Men, Guerlain Heritage, a green Habit Rouge, Polo Modern Reserve, and other woody masculines than any feminine scents I like to wear.*


    This ad shows the parfum flacon.

    Long Lost Perfumes makes a contemporary copy... I haven't smelled it, but the vintage pops up online quite a bit.

    Hope everyone has a great start to the week!
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    Francis Fabron's Vetyver (Givenchy)

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    Bois du Portugal for me today--really love this one.
    Last edited by Oviatt; 8th March 2010 at 03:12 PM.
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    Aramis, original version...wonderful.

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    SotE - Creed Neroli Sauvage.

    Happy Birthday Snafoo !!.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 8th March 2010 at 03:39 PM.

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    Rocking the Burberry Touch today.


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    PdN New York

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    Caron - The Third Man.

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    Profumo - Balsalmo della Mecca for the 2nd day in a row!

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    MPG, Centaure

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    Ooh, everyone smells so GOOD today.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SNAFOO!!

    Today for me it's:

    Michael by Michael Kors



    First time from a sample - it's OK. It smells like BurberryLondonBlackWalnutBananaRepublicJohnVarvato sallrolledintoone. Nonetheless, this has insane longevity & sillage. Wow!

    I would love to love this - since my name is Michael. But alas, its really boring me.
    Last edited by mikeperez23; 8th March 2010 at 04:27 PM.

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    SotD: Dunhill for Men (2003)

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    Romance Silver

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    Knize Forest
    Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)


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    Serge Lutens - Borneo 1834

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    Dior Homme..!

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    Rive Gauche
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    Last edited by vonMises; 8th March 2010 at 05:30 PM.

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    I've just tried what bit is left of Ineke Derring Do sample and can't help notice how very similar it is to Nobile 1942 - Vespriesperidati - Colonia Maxima.

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    Maitre Tailleurs

    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir

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    MPG Ambre Precieux

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    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
    Last edited by foetidus; 8th March 2010 at 06:19 PM.

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    Belgravia Cologne by Dukes of Pall Mall.
    My Wardrobe
    II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.

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    Sous le Vent by Guerlain


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    Patchouli Leaves by Montale

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    Yves Saint Laurent's Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003) in the morning, and Hermès' Concentrée D'Orange Verte (2004) in the afternoon.

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    Ambre Sultan

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    Annick Goutal -- Sables

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    Sorry, but I'm playing catch-up.

    Saturday I wore Mitsouko edp and yesterday, for the first warm-ish day of the year, I was craving Fire Island.

    Not sure what I'll be wearing today yet...
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    Burberry London

    “Government big enough to supply
    everything you need is big enough
    to take everything you have.”
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    Dunhill 1934

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    Liz Claiborne Spark for Men

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    SotE



    Dior - Ambre Nuit

    (sample)
    ~Mark~

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    SotM - Poison ( vintage )

    *** shower ***

    SotE - Iquitos

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    Terre d'Hermes

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    Testing for the first time: Tauer - Une Rose Chypree.

    This stuff is amazing. Why did I wait so long to sample it?

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    Etiquette Bleue EdT--thanks Primrose!

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    Off to hang out w/ some friends in SoBe tonight, wearing:

    Ambre Nuit by Christian Dior


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    Kyoto, a great frag for these tough days.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Balmain de Balmain - a retro, green, unisex chypre from 1998

    It smells like something a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city-dweller would wear.

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    Aqua Velva Ice Blue tonight. There's something about an Aqua Velva man.

    Happy Birthday Snafoo!
    Last edited by kbe; 9th March 2010 at 12:33 AM.
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    Muscs Koublaï Khän
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    Default Re: SotD - Monday, 8 March, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Ooh, everyone smells so GOOD today.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SNAFOO!!

    Today for me it's:

    Michael by Michael Kors



    First time from a sample - it's OK. It smells like BurberryLondonBlackWalnutBananaRepublicJohnVarvato sallrolledintoone. Nonetheless, this has insane longevity & sillage. Wow!

    I would love to love this - since my name is Michael. But alas, its really boring me.
    Mike, I tried this one for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and I loved the boozy topnotes. But JUST the topnotes, because as you say it veered quickly into John Varvatos/Burberry London territory and was soon boring me as well.


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    Happy Birthday, Snafoo!

    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

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Gary

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    Happy Birthday Snafoo and Mira.....Gary

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    I ended up with Chez Bond today...
    Has everyone checked out my Top 100 Blog??

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    Noir de Noir Tom Ford

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    Agua Lavanda Puig

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    Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel

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    SotD: L'Artisan Timbuktu

    SotE: MPG Bois de Turquie
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
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