Jacques Polge Woody Chypre ------------------ 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.
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Yr good bud,
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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)
I like that one Joe! Etat Libre d'Orange puts out some nice smellin' frags.....
Amen!! And I luvluvluv their irreverence. This "modern take on vetiver" sounds intriguing. And come ON - what better on an elegant frag than a butt-crack!!
After yester's reviews I was torn between Eau de Merveilles and any kind of tuberose - and the latter won out.
Ava Luxe Tuberose Diabolique
(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
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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