Parfum Sacre (Caron)
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Parfum Sacre (Caron)
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Wearing a new amber as I continue amber week.
Neil Morris Regal Amber
Amber is one of my favorite notes in fragrance. I am always amazed at the different way it feels depending on the whims of the artist composing the fragrance built around amber. It is especially fun to see the same artist take amber and interpret it in two very different ways.
Neil Morris has approached amber in a lush way exploring all of the softer aspects of the note while pairing it with smoke, incense and, most unusually plum, to create a memorable fragrance; Burnt Amber. Mr. Morris returns to amber for a second go-around in 2010’s Regal Amber. Regal Amber is a much more contained fragrance than Burnt Amber and it has one of the more focused note lists of any of Mr. Morris’ creations but the notes used combine in ways to make one believe there is much more present and makes Regal Amber something different than its older sibling.
The top of Regal Amber begins with black amber and maltol. Black amber has an intensity that takes the amber accord right up to the edge of unpleasant and by combining the caramel accord that maltol brings to a fragrance the opening stages of Regal Amber feel like a gourmand’s amber. This feeling disappears as black narcissus shows up in the heart and, as one who loves Mr. Morris’ use of narcissus, this takes Regal Amber away from gourmand territory and into something truly unique as the indolic charms of the narcissus combined with the top notes create a unique heart and one that persists and gets more interesting as the narcissus takes over and becomes the dominant partner with the amber. The base is a strong redwood cut with just a little vanilla. The vanilla serves to revive a little of the gourmand feel but the redwood really keeps the sweet aspects of the vanilla well controlled.
Regal Amber has amazing longevity and excellent sillage.
Regal Amber is another example of Mr. Morris’ ability to wring different feels from the same note. With Regal Amber he shows restraint and creates opulence.
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Zino. What a great scent.
Jicky (vintage Parfum de Toilette) by Guerlain
Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui (vintage)
Rare, vintage, and niche off-site sales.
Big list of niche splits.
For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm. - Vladimir Nabokov
Diesel ~ Only the Brave (sample).
Miller HarrisFleurs de Sel
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"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
Ambre Sultan - Serge Lutens
...after using Clubman's bay rum after shave.
Not bad at all.
"A very sweet oriental fragrance. Opium Homme is the male counterpart to the original Opium (Ladies).
The Opium fragrances were banned in some countries because of the name. "
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Etat Libre d'Orange
Montale Musk to Musk
I have a touch of Montale Pure Gold on the back of my hand as well - great stuff! It's like a quirky Chanel Coromandel with a touch of brightness and slightly sweeter undertone.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Christian Dior Diorling
I smell like a spring garden....A manly, spring garden
Sel de Vetiver by TDC
Gris Clair by Serge Lutens
Since it was Jicky this morning, I decided to stick with lavender and GC shakes it up a bit.
Another day in one of my absolute faves, Caron's Yatagan!
Riverside Drive by Bond No.9
I'm having a bad day. Stayed up all night working to meet a deadline and today's been crap so far. Yatagan is a good fit to my mood.
This morning was Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet.
This evening Chergui - Lutens
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Paco Rabanne Pour homme
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.