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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    Bogart's City Tower.

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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    Continuing amber week in a good one introduced to me by the lovely and talented pomander.

    L’Artisan Ambre Extreme

    If you were taking the SAT’s and you came across the question “Jean-Claude-Ellena is to Extreme like hand is to _____?” The word you’d use to fill in the blank would probably not be glove. More likely it would be some non-sequitur because Ellena is known for the minamilist take on perfume composition and when I see extreme in the name of a fragrance I expect something with some power. Nevertheless, in 200, M. Ellena created Ambre Extreme for L’Artisan and while it is by no means a fragrance I would describe as extreme in the sense of power it is an extremely good amber.

    In many ways Ambre Extreme exhibits all the hallmarks of an Ellena fragrance. A few notes, in this case six; each phase has a distinct feel, and it all floats in a self-contained bubble. Ambre Extreme is a straight and simple amber but M. Ellena chooses his complementary notes wisely and so it takes that simple amber accord and enhances it throughout the development of Ambre Extreme.

    Ambre Extreme starts with a soft cardamom and nutmeg laid over the amber. This gives a soft beginning that keeps the amber from getting too edgy on me. A very discrete rose enters in the heart and it adds a floral counterpoint but the amber is really the dominant note through thew middle stage of this fragrance. The base adds patchouli and vanilla. The presence of vanilla in other amber fragrances makes it too sweet for my tastes but in Ambre Extreme M. Ellena keeps the vanilla’s volume turned way down so it enhances the amber instead of detracting.

    Ambre Extreme has above average longevity and moderate sillage on me.

    While it might be hard to fill in the blank on my first hypothetical SAT question my second one might be easier “Jean-Claude Ellena is to Perfume like artist is to ______?” My answer would be intelligence and Ambre Extreme is a good example of M. Ellena’s intelligent ability to enhance a central accord into something unique.


    Have a Thrilling Tuesday everyone.

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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    Unscripted - Patrick Dempsey
    Wishlist is pointless.

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    Andy Tauer - Lonestar Memories

    Applied it from a sample. I'm not liking this one at all. Way too sweet for my taste -- almost cloying. I can only hope it loses some of this sweetness as the day progresses.

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    Escada pour homme (1993)

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    L'Alta Follia di Aquarama

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    Bvlgari Black

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    Scent twin with dr.creed...

    Jaisalmer 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: Jardins d'Amalfi by Creed

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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    Vetiver Pour Elle by Guerlain


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    Still quite chilly today so my choice is the spicy and sweet, rose and woods of Chanel Egoiste.


    A "Cinnamon Twist" Rose--that's Egoiste for me!

    Top Notes
    Sicilian Tangerine, Brazilian Rosewood.

    Middle Notes
    Cinnamon, Carnation, Coriander, Damask Rose.

    Base Notes
    Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ambrette seed.



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    More for its pleasure than for yours;
    You perfume perfume.

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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste

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    ~Mark~

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    Coupla sprays of Guerlain Vetiver and one of Creed MI. Great little combo, in my opinion. Lovin' it.

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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    SotE sampling from decant

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    Creed Royal English Leather
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    II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.

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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    Habit Rouge Sport!
    Choose to believe, choose joy.
    Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.

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    Caron Third Man
    I love cologne.

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    Kouros by YSL

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    Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire

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    Burberry - London

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    Chilly and storming here today, sounds like Yatagan to me!

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    BPAL, Mad Hatter

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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    Egoiste (Chanel)

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    Bois du Portugal
    Currently wearing: Coriolan by Guerlain

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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    Patricia de Nicolaï's Vanille-Tonka (Parfums de Nicolaï) A woody rather than gourmand vanilla. Smells like paperbacks from the 50's.
    Last edited by ROtto; 9th March 2010 at 04:39 PM.

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    Default Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 9th March 2010

    SotE - Herrera for Men.

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    Rive Gauche PH in the morning, and Body Kouros in the evening.

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    Montale Vetiver des Sables - A very unique not-quite-aquatic fresh scent.


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    Nicolai - New York

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