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    Default S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Christian Dior
    Dior Homme
    (2005)
    Olivier Polge
    Floral-Woody Oriental
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    Top Notes: Sage, Lavender, Bergamot
    Heart Notes: Iris, Cacao, Amber, Cardamom
    Base Notes: Haitian Vetiver, Indonesian Patchouli, Leather
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    This was an unusual scent for men when it first came out. It seemed a bit too powdery, too floral, too sweet. Yet it made an instant hit in a big way, and other designer fragrances for men began to feature iris in imitation of it. I know this isn't for everyone but let's face it: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Having said that, let's look at the composition. Iris: powdery; lavender: herbal-floral; cacao and amber: sweet. But also, sage: green; bergamot: green-citrus; cardamom: spicy; vetiver and patchouli: woody; and leather. There is a lot of balance for the powdery, sweet, and floral notes. I believe that balance, along with the novelty of this kind of offering as a mainstream men's scent, is what made it a success. This bring iris (orris root) back out of exile from men's perfumery; they set the clock back to 16th century Tuscany and made iris a men's note again. That wasn't easy. Others had been trying, mostly niche houses and "edgy"noses. This was the one that broke through to the larger market.
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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    What a rich scent to head out for the day on this moist and misty (but it's clearing up) morning...
    Fourreau Noir (Serge Lutens)

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    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Hermès Bel Ami
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    YSL Live Jazz

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    Sl mkk
    jtd

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    Serge Lutens - Santal de Mysore
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    Crystal Flacon

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Thierry Mugler - A*Men

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    The smell of burningly hot radiator

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Platinum Egoiste, big day today

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    Snarky is as snarky does.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Knize Sec.

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    Creed. Millesime Imperial.

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Aigner Man2 - Etienne Aigner
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!
    Currently wearing: Chastity Men by Rasasi

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    Calvin Klein - Obsession for Men

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    Olivier Pescheux's





    Head Notes : Bergamot, Grapefruit, Amalfi Lemon, Mandarin Orange
    Heart Notes : Geranium, Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Carrot Seedes, Nutmeg, Clove
    Base Notes : Vetyver, Musk, Virginian Cedar
    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
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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Giorgio for Men
    I love cologne.

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    Bogart Pour Homme

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Chanel No 19, vintage parfum

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Fumerie Turque

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    Axis Caviar oudh-wood

    Not bad at all, here you can smell oudh, although in a synthetic way.
    Current Top 5

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    New-York by Parfums de Nicolai
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    AZZARO
    ACTEUR

    Top Notes: Mace, Bergamot, Calamus, Cardamom.
    Middle Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Cedarwood, Carnation.
    Base Notes: Oakmoss, Amber, Musk, Leather.




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    Chanel Pour Monsieur.
    Currently wearing: Bogart by Jacques Bogart

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    Antaeus, by Chanel.
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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    French Lover Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle

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    Signoricci (1976)
    by Nina Ricci

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