SotD: Mark Birley
Thread: SOTD: Thursday August 5, 2010
SotE: Parfums d'Empire Iskander
"It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."
Vetiver Dance (2008)
Top Notes: Grapefruit, Clary sage leaves, Black pepper, Lily of the valley.
Middle Notes: Vetiver from Java.
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Cistus, Ambergris, Tonka bean.
Patricia de Nicolai's Vetyver for me.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Click to view my swap thread (L'Occitane and Tam Dao products going):
Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate.
Ferre's Bergamotto Marino.
SotD - Jacques Fath Green Water
SotE - Miss Charming by Juliette has a Gun (this is similar to Ajmal Wisal)
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Six Scents, Series 1
No. 3, "The Spirit of Wood"
by Philippe Paparella-Paris for designer Cosmic Wonder
- YSL Kouros Fraicheur -
Burberry London Special Edition
I refuse to sink.
Tumulte pour Homme
Caron Le Troisième Homme
Green Valley by Creed!!!
SOTE is Carven Homme, first wearing from a new bottle.
Guerlain Vétiver pour Elle (2005) Jean-Paul Guerlain Floral Woods
•Top Notes: Bergamot, Neroli •Middle Notes: Honeysuckle, Lily of the Valley, Nutmeg •Base Notes: Vetiver, Tonka Bean
Green citrus bergamot, white-floral citrus neroli, green-floral honeysuckle, white-floral lily of the valley, the sweet spice of nutmeg, woody green vetiver, and the new-mown hay note of coumarin from tonka beans. Altogether a woody and green scent with traces of sweet florals and spice, with a dryish edge of coumarin powderiness. Vetiver with a touch of fougère? Yes, but too much vetiver to allow lavender in, so a kind of fougère manquée. Yet J-P Guerlain's instincts were dead-on; the right balance for a softer version of the 1961 Vétiver, if anything even woodier, less harsh, for removing the screen of rougher base notes and revealing more of the vetiver. It's quite nice for men, too — despite the rather sexist name.
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.
My SOTE is Marc Jacobs Bang.
Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread
Left wrist: Azzaro PH Elixir
Right wrist: Marc Jacobs - Bang
A/C blasting the heat away so..a mid-Summer Vintage Tabarome night tonight
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
Yves Saint Laurent
SotE: PG's Bois Blond
From one super-woody scent to another -- and they've made an excellent pair --
SOTD: The Spirit of Wood (see upthread for details)
Comme des Garçons