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Thread: S o t D, Monday, 10 May 2010
Top Notes : Aldehyde, Bergamot Oil, Clary Sage Oil, Mace, Orange, Rosewood
Heart Notes: Carnation, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Pine Needle
Base Notes: Moss, Musk, Patchouli, Tonka, Vanilla, Vetiver
A spicy-floral chypre from 1970, this is a heady combination laced with aldehydes and some clary sage in the top notes. Carnation is the head of the floral accord in the heart with jasmine and muguet completing the triad. A chypre base adds musk, coumarin, vetiver, and vanilla for depth and roundness. Some people find this slightly medicinal (I suspect the nutmeg and mace play a role in this impression); others, like me, just find it exotic, like a beautiful face endowed with a strikingly odd nose — but the tones are so warm and rich, the angles and planes are so perfect, the underlying structure so blatantly classical that the beauty of the whole is undeniable.
Last edited by JaimeB; 10th May 2010 at 06:14 AM.
Yr good bud,
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Vol de Nuit parfum
royal english leather by Creed
Hermès Bel Ami (the new version)
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Lalique Encre Noire
Divine - L'Homme Sage
Strong espresso and Habanita Parfum this morning...
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
paco rabanne pour homme eau
Mitsouko parfum de toilette.
The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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Both Eau de Toilette and Cologne
for comparisment, I'll report my
thoughts in my SotE post, for those
Vetiver 46 Le Labo
Excellent scent, but not a vetiver.
Vetiver The Great!!!
Antaeus, by Chanel.
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Roadster - Cartier
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
EAU NOIRE ( from samples )
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
Chanel Pour Monsieur
I love cologne.
MFJ Lumiere Noire pour homme
Exploring this line - subtle - quite fleeting.
Sienne I`Hiver. Eau d`Italie
Mona di Orio
Looking for Creed Spice & Wood / swap fragances , Creed Vingate Tabarome and more... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374...me-Cuir-Beluga
Or Black (Morabito)
Perfumes are drugs. The only reason I smell them and wear them is because I like them.
"You have to paint things black if you want to make future possibilities more vivid."
- Michel Foucault
Another Cartier, but Declaration for me.
My SOTD is Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT (vintage). Have a great day everyone!
Top notes: Lemon, Mandarin, Bergamot, Rosewood
Middle notes: Cinnamom, Patchouli, Cedar, Carnation
Base notes: Vanilla, Amber, Leather, Benzoin
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Top Notes: Pineapple, Lavender, Iris Leaf, Bergamot.
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Black Iris, Rose, Geranium, Egyptian Jasmine.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Amber, Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla, Oakmoss, Vetiver.
Bulgari Black this morning
Weather cooled down a bit! ?????????
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Van Cleef & Arpels - Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
B*Men by Thierry Mugler.
Today the weather is cold here, so i thought it was a great time for vintage Habit Rouge decant:
Royal English Leather for me, too.
Guerlain Eau de Cologne du Coq. I am thoroughly enjoying it today.
Tom Ford Azure Lime
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
Amouage Reflection Man.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
Virgin Island Water
SotD: Creed's Royal Scottish Lavender.
Sonoma Scent Studio - Incense Pure
It is Shalimar Day and so one must go with the flow.
I always have a hard time wearing this because this was one of two fragrances that my mother wore. It is gorgeous but I get a wicked Oedipal complex when I have it on.
Have a Melodic Monday everyone.
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Vetiver 46 (Le Labo)
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Yuzu Fou by Parfum d’Empire
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
"Nothing breaks up a team faster than.. Herpes"
-- Top --
(1) Guerlain Tonka Imperiale (2) Creed Millesime Imperial
(3) Creed Silver Mountain Water (4) Creed Aventus
(5) Creed Green Irish Tweed (6) Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt
(7) Amouage Reflection Man
Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue by Atelier Perfumes (from a sample)
A very generous SA (I think he was flirting with me) at Neiman Marcus yesterday gave me a sample of this one, and WOW it's a winner. Too expensive but oh my...this orange lover has hit the jackpot. Summer is here and little puffs of orange zest are swirling all around me.
- Eau de Toilette -
As for the Dior Homme, I get more longevity and sillage outta the EdT,
and it is at the same time more sweet and lipstick'ish, than the cologne.
Indian Vetiver by Bath & Body Works.
Montale - Black Aoud
Diptyque, L'Ombre dans L'Eau