Thread: S o t D, Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Top Notes: Lemon, Lime, Coriander, Clary Sage, Myrtle, Bergamot, Cedar Oil, Fruity Notes
Middle Notes: Thyme, Basil, Rose, Jasmine, Orris Root
Base Notes: Labdanum, Beeswax Absolute, Oakmoss, Castoreum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Amber, Leather, Musk
Antaeus is a masterpiece of its genre. The combination of myrtle and clary sage in the top note is an incredibly powerful reinforcement of the woody notes of cedar and sandalwood, and the perfect complement for the chypre accord of bergamot, oakmoss and patchouli. in fact the patchouli function in the chypre accord is helped by labdanum in the base, as well as being strengthened by the animalic notes of beeswax and castoreum. This scent has a wonderful sillage and longevity. It is attributed legendary powers of seduction. That's as may be, but for whatever reason, it undeniably turns heads. Some people put this down as a power scent from the 80s, and they may have reason to categorize it that way, but it is paradigmatic of its type, and far above even the best of its imitators.
Last edited by JaimeB; 27th April 2010 at 06:10 AM.
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.
Chanel pour Monsieur
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
TL pour lui
by Ted Lapidus
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
A woody manly scent from Caron
Serge Lutens - Bois de Violette
Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa.
Joining JaimeB in vintage Antaeus
Van Cleef & Arpels - Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme
Michael Kors - Michael for Men
Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Dior Homme Intense, by Christian Dior.
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It felt like Knize Ten and man, what a choice on this sunny, crisp morning!
millesime imperial by creed
Carven Homme by Carven
Top Notes: Orange, Mahogany, Coriander, Lavender, Vodka, Sage, Lemon.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Geranium.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Musk, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Cedar.
Arsene Lupin Guerlain - on my left hand, and La Cologne du Parfumeur Guerlain - on my right hand!!!
Both are wonderful, but I gonna buy this Arsene Lupin this Autumn definitely!
(you could read my short review in Launches 2010 thread)
Vetiver The Great!!!
eau de Cartier concentrée
Looking for Creed Spice & Wood / swap fragances , Creed Vingate Tabarome and more... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374...me-Cuir-Beluga
Escale a Portofino - Dior
Wishlist is pointless.
Dunhill for Men 1934
Villoresi Uomo Profumo
Back to Black By Kilian
Xerjoff - Nio Arrived today along with my Mefisto and Fior d'Ulivo - amazing juice
Serge Lutens Chergui
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Dior Eau Sauvage
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Richard James Cologne.
Serge Lutens Five O'Clock Au Gingembre
My SOTD is Etat Libre d'Orage Fat Electrician.
Notes include vetiver, vanilla bean, opoponax and myrrh.
Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Bit of a testing day.
am: the greens: Chanel's Cristalle edt vs. No. 19 edp. Hmmm...
pm: Dior's Poison edt. Odd. Not sure about this one, although it's quite lovely as it dries down.
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!
Creed Neroli Sauvage, with a top up of Virgin Island Water at lunch time.
Bvlgari Pour Homme
Never worn it on such a warm day. Very pleased.
After yester's reviews I was torn between Eau de Merveilles and any kind of tuberose - and the latter won out.
(MORE than Criminal - Diabolicall!)
This is still available in the perfume oil and if you're a t-rose fan you oughta try it. Two varieties of tuberose, light carnation and bitter orange over a kick-ass amber. For me it has the dizzying headspace of a big bunch of the flowers in a warm room. NOT for the faint of heart.
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
When I tried to post the name of my SotD, an error message popped up: reply too short.
L'Artisan Parfumeur Mûre et Musc.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
Pierre Montale' s
( from samples )
Last edited by ROBERTO; 27th April 2010 at 02:27 PM.
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
Eau de Guerlain, for the old-fashioned mood, but never out of place.
Chanel Pour Monsieur
SotD: Caron Pour un Homme. This is usually a bedtime frag for me so my mind is kinda confused.
Last edited by Aromabar; 27th April 2010 at 03:35 PM.
Mark Birley for Men
212 Men by Carolina Herrera
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Pour Lui by Oscar di La Renta (1981)