Yves Saint-Laurent M7 (2002) Jacques Cavallier, Alberto Morillas Amber Oriental
•Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Rosemary •Middle Notes: Vetiver, Agarwood •Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Mandrake Root
Strange and wonderful, a congeries of exotic notes, from agarwood (oud) right down to mandrake root. Along the way, there are such commonplaces as bergamot, mandarin, rosemary, amber, musk, and vetiver, but the exotics really transform the usual suspects into strange beasts in and of themselves. The overall effect is one of mysterious, slightly pharmaceutical exuberance and sensuality. Mandrake is a plant steeped in lore, a member of the deadly nightshade family (along with belladonna), a plant that induces delirium; and whose resemblance, because of its bifurcated root, to a human figure with arms and legs, caused it to be used in arcane magical rituals. John Donne, the 17th century Anglican priest and mystic, wrote in his famous Song:
"Go and catch a falling star
"Get with child a mandrake root,
"Tell me where all past years are
"Or who cleft the devil's foot,
"Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
"Or to keep off envy's stinging,
"Serves to advance an honest mind."
Like the lyric, M7 is mystical, magical, and profound.
Last edited by JaimeB; 17th August 2010 at 06:25 AM.
Yr good bud,
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Good Life by Davidoff.
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..."
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Amouage Ubar, which I think is going on my to-buy list after the now second full wearing.
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Feuillies de Tabac by Miller Harris.
Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.
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Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
Business travel day. A discreet spray of Pour Monsieur Concentree.
New West by Aramis
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I love how it envelopes with depth and warmth.
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Alexa Lixfeld - 002
Amouage Homage (from a sample - thanks, jcrich!)
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Yohji Homme and Yohji Homme aftershave for a (now cancelled!!) day out. Still, at least I smell good hanging around the house!!
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I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moment's gone
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Dust in the wind
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Annick Goutal's marvelous Eau du Sud
'...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
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Hermes - Terre d'Hermes!
unico grande amore.
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Subtil by Salvatore Ferragamo
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Don't Smell the Flowers,
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