Thread: S o t D, Sunday, 2 May 2010
Cologne du Parfumeur
Notes: Calabrian Orange Blossom, Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary
The notes in themselves suggest nothing out-of-the-ordinary in this scent, but the fragrance is not quite like any other eau-de-cologne-style scent I've ever smelled before. As a sales gimmick, Guerlain has been offering a special drink at the Paris opening for this which contains the notes listed above (the lavender in the drink is a lavender syrup). In the days when perfumer's alcohol was not denatured, but potable, people did drink the cologne to right real or imagined maladies. Strangely, this does smell almost drinkable — not recommended given today's denatured perfume alcohol. The smell is very Guerlain, even without the guerlinade signature base notes: really elegant, unobtrusive, yet anything but below-the-radar. Very refreshing and citrusy, with a distinctly green and herbal drydown, a slightly resinous one, which is perhaps due to the rosemary. Generous quantities at fairly reasonable (for Guerlain) prices. I got the 8.5 oz. (250ml.) size. A good thing, because it will require reapplication if you want it to last. Recommended.
Last edited by JaimeB; 2nd May 2010 at 05:27 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.
Maison Franci Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
Like Chocolateguy put it; it's a beautiful sunday, so;
Eau de Toilette Intense
YSL Pour Homme
Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme.
Annick Goutal Folavril
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui (vintage formulation)
Lots of smoky O-A-K-M-O-S-S with soapy herbs and a fine doze of precious spice oils.
Five beautiful stars
Last edited by PigeonMurderer; 2nd May 2010 at 07:36 AM.
Hermès Eau des Merveilles, for this lazy sunday with my girlfriend.
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
L'Artisan Parfumeur - Tea for Two
Creed Original Vetiver
For swap/sale: Vintage MPG Santal Noble, vintage Tiffany for Men, Dueto Golden Boy, 1 Million Absolutely Gold, 1 Million Intense, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber pour Homme DELUXE version, Loewe Pour Homme, vintage YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Spicebomb, Obsession, others...
- and Knize Two (sample) on my right wrist (that I usually reserve for something spontaneous to try)
Last edited by Larimar; 2nd May 2010 at 10:56 AM.
Been saving clams for Ineke's Field Notes From Paris (which is still on the lust list, by the way) when this came my way via Amex reward points!!
Has the same dry crackly kind of tobacco together with cascarilla oil, pimento berries, pine needles, sage, and tonka bean. Not warm and cozy...perfect for a cool spring morning.
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
My SOTD is Kenzo Air Intense.
Top notes: Bergamot, Anise, Cumin
Middle notes: Angelica, Haitian Vetiver
Base notes: Pure Vetiver Extract, Light Woods, Amber
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Davidoff Cool Water
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Acqua di Selva
Crisp citrus ,
Lemon , basil and galbanum , floral
Sandalwood and treemoss .
Looking for Creed Spice & Wood / swap fragances , Creed Vingate Tabarome and more... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374...me-Cuir-Beluga
Going fresh today and scent twins with bossanova_boy.
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria.
Have Sunny Sunday everyone.
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Creed Bois du Portugal
Looking for: Creed caps
GUERLAIN VETIVER By Guerlain
Love By Kilian
Last edited by b3t0_1972; 2nd May 2010 at 01:21 PM.
Starting the day with a light spray of Dior Homme Cologne. Nice and light.
Something totally different today CARAMELLA CHE PIZZICA - by ANTIMATERIA of Italy Lovely fresh fruity citrus, ideal for Summer if it arrives in the UK
Frapin. Passion Boisee.
SotD: Chanel Pour Monsieur
SotE: Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire (from a decant)
Last edited by nenugal; 2nd May 2010 at 01:45 PM.
I love cologne.
Acqua di Parma - Colonia Assoluta
Last edited by perfaddict; 2nd May 2010 at 01:48 PM.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
SotD: MPG Santal Noble.
Guerlain's Vetiver pour Elle - a salty-spicy vetiver.
SCENT FREE today!
Black Cashmere - Donna Karan
Last edited by foetidus; 2nd May 2010 at 02:14 PM.
by Christian Dior
Top Notes: Rose, Magnolia, Muguet.
Middle Notes: Apricot, Peach, Cinnamon.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Heliotrope.
St barth homme mmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
#TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89
Rive Gauche pour Homme
a dark green-orange layer
Quorum + Azzaro pH
Concentre D'Orange Verte
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Dioressence Vintage Parfum
Notes: aldehydes, greens, jasmine, geranium, cinnamon, carnation, orris, ylang ylang and tuberose.
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Opium Pour Homme EdP
Yves Saint Laurent
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
Vintage Habit Rouge edc
Creed Millesime Imperial.
SotE - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne pour le Soir.
No. 5 edt, by Chanel.
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Chanel No. 5 extrait
A newly owned just opened vintage bottle
Last edited by jdemetre; 2nd May 2010 at 04:09 PM.
Knize Ten vintage cologne.
Very different from the modern version, by the way.
Vetiver The Great!!!
American Eagle True. vetiver, cucumber and a lil bit of citrus? smells great