Comme des Garçons - Palisander
Thread: Today I Bought: August 2010
Marc Jacobs Bang
Comme des Garçons - Palisander
Creed Virgin Island Water
Kouros, Quorum, Cigar Aficionado, Tabac, Lapidus & free shipping
(I availed myself of the 15% off sale at parfum1.com, squeaking in with over an hour and a half to spare, assuming it will end at midnight hour of New York.
I stocked up on things ostensibly for Mr cathodera, but not being a respector of gender differences in fragrance, I will not hesitate to consider them "ours" and perfume myself at will).
Last edited by cathodera; 4th August 2010 at 12:10 AM.
One man's conspiracy is another man's business plan
On my trip to the beach this past week, I purchased:
Brooks Brothers NY Gentleman
Tom Ford for Men
My Mark Birley also came in the mail while I was gone. Man, it's good.
A Sunday visit to Marjo for:
Caron Pour Un Homme
Caron Le 3me Homme
Yves Saint Laurent Live Jazz
Karl Lagerfeld Kapsule Woody - at A$29 for the 75ml bottle, I couldn't resist.
A brand new bottle of
Sous le Vent by Guerlain
Quietly, this chypre has overtaken Mitsouko, in my ultimate-chypre-love. I am eternally grateful that now I have a full bottle, to outlast my slowly dwindling decant bottle. Yay!!
I also got two samples I've never smelled before: Jicky parfum by Guerlain, both vintage and new juice.
... Enjoy a new month with a new scent ... A nice surprise for me ... Very smoky, very woody ... with jasmine, vanille, gaiac wood, tobacco... A very interesting scent ...
Last edited by chocolateguy; 3rd August 2010 at 11:55 AM.
Today from LuckyScent:
Parfumerie Générale Querelle (2006) Spicy Oriental
•Notes: Citrus, Iranian Black Caraway, Myrrh, Cinnamon, Haitian Vetiver, Incense, Oakmoss, Ambergris
"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.
Comme des Garçons Wonderwood, 100 ml.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
I've just come home with a 60ml bottle of
Rive Gauche pour Homme, EdT Intense.
A*Men Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler (2009)
And i tried Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford. In first sniff i didn't like it, very bitter. But after 10 minutes i sniffed my skin. really it's Gr8. It's my next target.
A 4 ounce bottle of Aventus
Angel Schlesser - Oriental Edition II
Trussardi - L'Uomo
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
- Clive Christian C for Men
- Guerlain Homme Intense
Sampled it but will stay OFF the Bangbus for now. Interesting top notes though.
Bought blind, based on the notes and a good price. My initial impression is that it's a lot like Bogart,
maybe a bit softer/warmer. Not a bad start - I guess I'll see what it's really like after a few wears.
I had a little too much to drink the other night and apparently bought a bottle of Usher Most off Ebay, just found out when I got the shipping confirmation in my inbox.
Welp, hope it's good!
I refuse to sink.
Shalimar Guerlain (C) 1980 EDT 30 ml
and something like above 30 perfume ingredients from perfumerapprentice.com
and Orange Star Andy Tauer and Carillon pour un ange sample I got as DRAW PRIZE!!!
Vetiver The Great!!!
Tested this numerous times, and I love how deceptive this one can be. It's light, yet strong at the same time.
I'm getting this one blind. Was somewhat torn between this and Epic (which I have tried), but based on the reviews so far, I kinda think Reflection will be more wearable. Helps that reviewers like Vibert owns a bottle of this, so I'm sure I'll like it too
Last edited by ccck; 4th August 2010 at 12:25 PM.
I just bought samples of:
Idole de Lubin
Acqua di Cuba by Santa Maria Novella
Bois De Violette
Vetiver Oriental by SL
Let's see which ones will capture my heart worthy of a full bottle. =)
My blog: http://scentedpassion.blogspot.com/
Sublime by Jean Patou
Old 50 ml bottles of
"Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain
My swap thread
Marc Jacobs - Bang deo stick
From Lucky Scent
L'Eau du Navigateur, 100ml.
Fig Tea, 30ml.
Now the long and excruciating wait.....how long till WonderWood is in stock.....how long until the order is sent....the daily checks to see where the parcel is. Then woooohoooo!
Sandalo Inspiritu from Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.
Very nice warm natural sandalwood with a bit of zing on top - really good stuff - what a surprise to find something like this still available.
Amouage Tribute and Al Andalus
If you bought directly from DSH then of course you've seen that the scent is discontinued. (The good news being that remaining stock is discounted.) My possibly crackpot theory is that the composition requires Mysore sandalwood, which as you know has become nearly impossible to source...
50 ml AdP - Colonia Assoluta
Used a 100 dollar Saks gift card, so no money spent this time.
Douce Amere. Is this confirmed to be discontinued? I still see it is available on the main Lutens website. Anyhows, just thought it would be wise to get it now, just in case, it starts to dwindle.
Guerlain - Habit Rouge Light
Mazzolari - Patchouly
Creed Cypres Musc
New 3.3 oz bottle of Carven Homme comes to daddy's doorsteps this afternoon. Got it online for 14.95! BAM!
Will be my SOTE, damn the 103 degree heat!
I bought Bond No. 9 Brooklyn from a good basenotes buddy (Thanks Glenn!).
Tomorrow I plan on wearing the L'Occitane Eau du Badian I just acquired in a swap with another good friend (Francois).
Forgot to post in the July Thread. But I just got in my Habit Rouge Sport today.
Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
Granted, we've known each other for some time. It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine. ~ Common Sense
A gift from a Basenotes buddy:
Philosykos by Diptyque
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier-Parfum d'Habit
Montale - Royal Aoud 1.7 oz
Just got back from a trip to Marocco and brought with me 4 perfumes.
An Amber/Aoud combo, similiar to a smoother, sweeter Aoud Cuir d'Arabie - Oil
Pure Amber - Diluted in alcohol to an EdT
A greenish fougere, resembelance to Eau de Glorie - Diluted to an EdT
Guerlain Vetiver Sport
One Million by Paco Rabanne 100 ml
In a Free shop for U$S 61
Arabie (50 ml)
Jubilation XXV (50 ml)
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.
Vintage Extract of Mysore Sandalwood by Crabtree & Evelyn
I used to wear this when I was a kid, and I have always wished I could get a bottle again. Finally I have it!! I don't really care if this actually has Mysore sandalwood in it, I just think it smells fantastic.
Last edited by md1grwl; 24th August 2010 at 01:25 AM.