Thread: S o t D - Tuesday, 18th May 2010
TDC - Sel de Vetiver
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson
Regal and solemn? Decadent and opulent?... Parfum d'Empire's masterpiece "Ambre Russe" for me today... yet another rainy and cold day (deep sigh)!
Chanel pour Monsieur
L'Art et la Matière
Top Notes: Rosemary
Middle Notes: Tonka Bean, Spices, Honey
Base Notes: Vanilla, Woody Notes, Tobacco, Amber
Initially, there is a blast of something that smells a bit like rum or brandy, but this is ephemeral. Soon the scent begins to show off its title component, tonka bean. When this appears, it seems a bit muddied at first, but that, too, soon resolves, and a clear honey note emerges alongside the tonka. Then, in rapid succession, vanilla, tobacco, and amber. Strangely, the real signature of this waits for the end, which is a while in coming: with all the others setting the stage, a spicy-woody rosemary steals in, and makes this creation truly beautiful. There is a definite unity of style among the L'Art et la Matière series, and this one fits right in, somewhere between Angélique Noire and Bois d'Arménie.
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.
Tom Ford Private Blend - Tobacco Vanille
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
Etro Shaal Nur
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Lalique Encre Noire.
DKNY Men by DKNY
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Blenheim Bouquet - Penhaligon's
Wishlist is pointless.
Frapin Caravelle Epicee.
Caron - The third man
I smell like rotten fruits and fermented coconuts
by Tom Ford
Eau de Parfum
Michael Kors - Michael for Men
Montale Black Aoud (from a decant)
I love cologne.
Chanel Nº 19 EDT
Versus Uomo - Versace
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Grapefruit, Cardamom, Bergamot
Cinnamon, Thyme, Cloves
Patchouli, Sandalwood, Labdanumm
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
Van Cleef&Arpels Pour Homme
Santa Maria Novella
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Good Life by Davidoff.
Habit Rouge, by Guerlain.
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