Creed Millesime Imperial
Patou Pour Homme
Annick Goutal Eau de Charlotte
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
My newest possession ...
QUORUM by Antonio Puig
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Pascal Morabito Or Black
Creed Week continues with
Top Notes: Bergamot
Middle Notes: Sandalwood
Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Ambergris
This is a very straightforward sandalwood, with a little bergamot in the top and some other woody and coumarin notes in the base, plus the ever-present Creed signature ambergris. Not great on longevity, this scent is nevertheless redolent of aristocracy and conservative notions of style. If you like solid and reliable scents that send a message of (perhaps slightly smug) self-possession and self-regard, this is for you. The other possibility is that you like something very obviously old-fashioned; simple, yet brilliant in its simplicity; and satisfyingly (if fleetingly) beautiful; then this is for you, too. Personally, I think I'll take it on the latter terms.
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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.
Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs (1978)
Perfumers: Raymond Chaillan, Robert Gonnon, Paul Léger, and Roger Pellegrino
Top notes: Bergamot, Galbanum, Hyacinth, Honeysuckle
Heart notes: Lily, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Ylang Ylang
Base notes: Frankincense, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Amber, Oakmoss
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Paul Smith Story
Fleur de Male - Jean-Paul Gaultier
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Azzaro pour homme
I love cologne.
Chevignon (brand) for Men
Chanel - Allure homme
Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Maison de la Vanille - Vanille Noire du Méxique
Shalimar, vintage parfum
Mathilde Laurent's Roadster
Notes of : Labdanum, Patchouli, Vanilla, Bergamot, Mint, Vetiver
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
Creed Green Irish Tweed
LES PARFUMS MYTHIQUES
MONSIEUR DE GIVENCHY
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon.
Middle Notes: Lavender, Lemon Verbena.
Base Notes: Hinoki wood, Oakmoss.
YSL - Rive Gauche
Guerlain Habit Rouge
Io Capri - Carthusia
Wishlist is pointless.
Creed Green Irish Tweed
by Jacques Fath
Top notes: Basil, Bergamot, Carrot, Green Notes, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Petitgrain Oil
Middle notes: Ginger, Jasmin, Lily-of-the-Valley
Base notes: Amber, Moss, Musk
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
Carthusia Uomo makes its debut.
Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgment juxtaposes the beautiful and the sublime. The beautiful is ordered and pleasing because of its symmetry and our ability to comprehend that organization. The sublime shocks and frightens by virtue of being something that our understanding cannot order or contain... it does violence to our imagination and gives us a perverse pleasure in reminding us of our inadequate smallness.
Jean Patou's Sublime edp lives up to its name for me.
The citrus, jasmine, patchouli and sandalwood combine to bring a rich and creamy flowering oriental that never ceases to fascinate.
I offer you perfume,
More for its pleasure than for yours;
You perfume perfume.
--Anonymous Ancient Greek Love Lyric
The Different Company
My favorite iris scent
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur (cologne).
A sample of Hugo XY for another beautiful spring like day! I really like this one!
Awoke feeling lady-like (don't ask me where THAT came from) so have reached for...
....a gift from the incomparable Mouse
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Histoires de Parfums 1969, from a sample.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
Balsamo della Mecca by La Via del Profumo
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Good morning Basenoters!
Today: Number 1 for Men by Clive Christian
Have a great day everyone!
L'air du desert marocain
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme. Chilly, dark, rainy day - warm comfort fragrance.
L'Artisan Parfumeur's Un Zeste d'Ete for me today. Couldn't figure out what else to wear on a rainy Friday.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Kenneth Cole Reaction
Wearing this for nostalgic purposes today (and also in an attempt to finish off the bottle). I wore this back when I first started dating my wife. She loves it. I really enjoy the melon note -- the reason I bought it. Too bad it's so fleeting.
Bond No 9 Chez Bond
Aftelier - Blond Tabac
Nathalie Lorson Poivre 23 Le Labo 2008
Notes: Bourbon pepper, citrus, incense, cistus labdanum,
Australian sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, gaiacwood,
Finishing my amber week with one of my newest amber finds.
One of the enjoyable aspects of having the group of artisanal perfumers that have arisen in perfume is they don’t have to choose to play it safe. They are allowed to follow their artistic vision and because they aren’t playing to a mass audience they can make choices in materials and composition that bigger Houses don’t have the freedom to do. Liz Zorn is one of these artisanal perfumers and her Soivohle brand has some of the most interesting compositions out there. What is especially interesting is when a perfumer, like Ms. Zorn, chooses to interpret a well traveled note like amber and add her own twist to it.
Her perfume Amberene is that take on amber and she somehow takes a note that I have variously described, many times, as warm or medicinal or edgy; and makes it bright and shiny. She does this by using notes that would normally add a heft to a fragrance and by adding them in with a light hand she keeps Amberene a sprightly nimble fragrance on my skin.
Amberene begins with a fanfare of cardamom which comes across almost lemony in its brightness. The amber is present right at the beginning too but in a far off way like it is on its way but not quite there. The heart takes incense and adds it to the amber, but this is a light incense, and while the amber intensifies in the heart the incense stays at a distance. This makes it almost a grace note in relation to the amber but this works better than you might imagine as the resinous character of the incense never overwhelms and instead drifts as if on a breeze over the amber base of Amberene. The base takes a turn for the sweet with the introduction of vanilla but as with the incense in the heart the vanilla is kept modulated and it never takes Amberene into the sweet territory that vanilla sometimes imparts to a fragrance.
Amberene has above average longevity and modest sillage.
Ms. Zorn has taken amber and really created almost a classic eau de cologne splash out of it as it feels refreshing when I wear it. She just might have created the ideal warm-weather amber fragrance in Amberene.
Have a Felicitous Friday everyone.
More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/
Allure Homme Edition Blanche (2008), by Chanel
Melancholy, rainy day here ... Feels like a Narciso Rodriguez for Him day.
Costume National - Scent Intense
Dunhill for Men (1934)
Lemon, Clary Sage, Petitgrain, Lavender
Rose, Jasmine, Orris, Carnation
Cedarwood, Vetiver, Tonka, Leather