Thread: S o t D - Monday, 14th June 2010
Chrome by Azzaro
Vintage Guerlain, Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, and other rare off-site sales.
Frederic Malle, Guerlain, by Kilian, and Amouage splits.
New atomizer and decanting supplies for sale.
For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm. - Vladimir Nabokov
SotE Custo Barcelona man. Created in cooperation with perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. Citrusy zests of Mediterranean lime and bergamot along with neroli and aromatic juniper berries. A heart introduces orange blossom, lemon verbena and black pepper, while a base includes benzoin, tonka, labdanum and musk.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Very Humid and Hot.....Went with Central Park by Bond No.9
William Arthur Breakspeare
Peaceful, elegant beauty as the
ylang ylang is supported by succulent moss.
Drifting through the garden; a butterfly completes the dream.
It seems as if the blossoms go on forever!
Bergamot, Green, Hyacinth, Mandarin
Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang
Amber, Musk, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Powdery Notes, Sandalwood
See my blog; http://www.basenotes.net/blogs/2645-kumquat
Happy b'day to Bookshop88 (good year!), and belated wonderful birthday wishes to our dear RHM and Taolady (who was earlier, but I am out of synch!) !!!
I've spent the weekend renewing my delight in several of my Parfumerie Generale fragrances: Querelle, L'eau Rare Matale, and today - L'eau Guerriere. All gorgeous, all different, and surprisingly , the L'eau Guerriere is the shortest-lasting on me. I'd had L'eau Rare Matale pegged for that dubious distinction, but it would seem I'm mistaken. Ephemeral or not, however, they are all FANTASTIC fragrances, in my opinion! Especially Querelle.
Querelle notes: Citrus, Iranian black caraway, myrrh, cinnamon, Haitain vetiver, incense, oakmoss, ambergris.
L'eau Rare Matle notes: Sage, white flowers, bergamot, black Matale tea, Virginia cedar, Chinese cedar, vetiver, birch, burnt woods, pepper and musk.
L'eau Guerriere notes: Cinchona bark, sky aldehydes, olibanum, aloe wood, musk.
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
Vetiver Dance by Tauer (from a sample)
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I love Grey Flannel and I'm wearing it today. Now I'm desperate for lunch.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Safranier (1996) Spicy Floriental
•Top Notes: Bergamot, Green Mandarin •Middle Notes: Saffron, Rose, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Leaf •Base Notes: Patchouli, Cedar, Sandalwood, Musk
I happen to like saffron, so I guess I'm predisposed to a favorable review of Safranier. The top is nice, citrusy and green; then the saffron, flowers and sweet spices declare this to be an unabashed oriental. The woody musk drydown is the perfect grounding for the other notes. This is rather sweet and spicy, but not overly floral, in spite of the heart notes. It's soft and quietly elegant. The only drawback is that it doesn't develop a lot of sillage on me, and it becomes more muted as it progresses. Still, all in all, it's quite a good scent.
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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.
Coromandel by Chanel.
My Sote will be Wall Street by Bond No.9
Lord's Jester Zephyr
Sample of Antidote by Viktor & Rolf
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212 Carolina Herrera for men
I discovered that is great for rainy days
Japon Noir - Tom Ford
I'm also looking for a bottle of Tom Ford Extreme if anyone has it
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There is no love in modern life
There is no hope in modern life
Voyage d'Hermes.....Just going thru samples
Im the be$t @ thi$
Olivia Giacobetti's Philosykos (Diptyque)
Vanilla & Anise
La Nuit de L'homme
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
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Burberry London EDT.
“Government big enough to supply
everything you need is big enough
to take everything you have.”
Bois Du Portugal by Creed
Xerjoff Bouquet Ideale tonight while taking some pics
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
Habit Rouge (vintage EdT and vintage shower gel) by Guerlain
Gosh what a lovely combo...
Le Labo Rose 31
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This morning the dreamer, midday I sampled Voyage d'Hermes, and this evening I'm wearing PdN's Patchouli Homme, which I am quickly becoming addicted to!