Gianfranco Ferre's Acqua Azzurra.
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Gianfranco Ferre's Acqua Azzurra.
SotE - Gucci PH II.
Le Dandy - D'Orsay
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Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
2nd day in a row..
Chanel No. 19 EDT
Allure Homme Sport by Chanel
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
I'm taking a break from the testing of samples for a day and will wear Code. I know it's getting too popular and as the case with ADG will become a hated scent because of this but it's just so good. Spicy, sweet, earthy and it seems like it's formulated perfectly for my Mediterranean bloodline skin in it's dry down.
Although I'm thinking of going back to get me a bottle of the Fresh Cannabis Santal. Ever since wearing it the other day I can't get that scent out of my mind. It has a pleasant opening that is kind of sweet like cotton candy but quickly settles into something that really is reminiscent of a red hair Sativa and a dry down that is both woody and fresh at the same time. Not particularly a sillage monster but is adequate and the longevity is pretty good on me.
Edit: It seems I'm now a full fledged 'basenotes member' not just a 'new member' anymore and I got two stars!!!! Go me! Go me! Go me!
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Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Habit Rouge by Guerlain
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
Sote: Shalimar pdt
Jessica McClintock Scott McClintock (1993) Woody Oriental
•Top Notes: Bergamot
•Middle Notes: Lavender
•Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk, Sandalwood. Patchouli, Amber
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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.
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My SotE today is Creed Windsor
SotD: Andy Tauer's Lonestar Memories
SotE: Ungaro III
This afternoon for me it's:
Rose Poivree (vintage juice) by The Different Company (BIG THANK YOU to nsamadi)
I forgot how devastatingly good this juice is. And this vtg juice is so strong just one spray is scenting me quite adequately. Rose and pepper everywhere, here at my office desk!!!
Chanel - Allure Homme Cologne Sport
SotD: British Sterling, specifically the EdC from Dana
File under "inexpensive masculine barbershop oriental, suited to tropical heat"
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SOTE is CDG - Artek/Standard
Complicated today. Started with PdN New York. Had forgotten how good it is. Late in the day I put on some Caron Third Man. And now I'm continuing my layering adventures with PdN Balle de Match, wearing it on one arm with Aramis. Liking it. So I really smell.
Today first full wear of Nemo! This stuff is great but it just doesn't work with the heat here right now. It's good in the AC just dont go outside. Cant wait for cooler weather to try this further.
I don't care, I like what I like and if alot of others like it, too, so be it. Just recently my samples of Code ran out so I was buying a bottle and the sales guy at this store was trying to talk me out of it. I have it in my hand and am standing in front of the register and he's telling me how I don't want to smell like every other guy and if I like that I'll like this other scent that smells exactly like Code but I'll be different then. So I ask him if I want to be different why should I buy something that smells exactly like it? He just kind of stuttered.
So I said I'll spray one on one arm and the other on the other arm and think about it, did that and walked out of the store. He chased me out there trying to get me to buy one of the two and I told him he needs to learn to stfu when someone knows what they want and are standing in front of the register with cash in hand and the item in the other.
The other scent smelled amazingly identical in opening notes but the dry down was so woody and wimpy it disappeared on my skin in an hour or so where the Code kept it's presence and spice for hours. The next day I went to another store where I found Code for sale for $25 less on the same size and thanks to the pushy SA I found a better retail source with wholesale pricing, well once I got the special pricing from the cute female SA and she said she'll give me a discount on anything I want since her family owned the store.
Tonight I'm going to rock Rochas Man since I have a date and we probably will get cozy.....and no it's not the SA from that store...haha
Creed's Green Valley
CDG2 and got a compliment....grrr
Im the be$t @ thi$
Halston z-14. It seems like I havent worn it in a while.
Vol de Nuit (vintage parfum) by Guerlain
Costume National - 21
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
Tuscany per Uomo
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
Wednesday morning, AKDT
Blade: C-MON "Blackie" (Ellicottville, NY) 6/8
Brush: Rooney Style 1 Size 1 in Finest Badger
Soap: QED Wild Rose
Scent: Le Labo Rose 31 EDP
Great pictures and choices as always JB, I especially liked your summer solstice post.
I wore Fragonard Vetyver today in the extreme heat and humidity. After dark fell and I could take a run I picked a vetiver essential oil after the shower.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
SotD was Wolfgang Joop - Freigeist
SotE: Borneo 1834