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    Default S o t D, Tuesday, 17 August 2020

    Yves Saint-Laurent M7 (2002) Jacques Cavallier, Alberto Morillas Amber Oriental
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    Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Rosemary •Middle Notes: Vetiver, Agarwood •Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Mandrake Root
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    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,
    "And find
    "What wind
    "Serves to advance an honest mind."

    Like the lyric, M7 is mystical, magical, and profound.
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    Advice from Zino Davidoff:


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    ... Amouage Opus 1 ...

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    Habit Rouge EDC by Guerlain

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    Montale - Attar
    decant sales:
    Crystal Flacon

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    Van Cleef & Arpels PH

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    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

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    YSL Jazz

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    zara amber
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Kouros

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    Inspired by the sweet vetiver topic of last night, I layered Vanille Exquise (annick Goutal) with Vetiver by L'Artisan and the result is great.

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    Good Life by Davidoff.

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    Jacques Guerlain's

    MOUCHOIR
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    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..."
    Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth
    Perfumes

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    Michael for Men.

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    Per the recommendation of my very esteemed friend, easyfish, I am wearing the superb:


    Sergio Tacchini by Sergio Tacchini

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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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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 17 August 2020

    Good morning everyone! My SOTD is Dior Homme.

    Notes include Lavender, Sage, Cardamom, Iris, Cocoa Bean, Amber, Vetiver, Patchouli and Leather.

    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

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    Very Valentino pour Homme
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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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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    After three unscented weeks, it's good to be back with that dusky oriental temple queen of yesteryear, Guerlain's Shalimar vintage Parfum.


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    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui

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    Business travel day. A discreet spray of Pour Monsieur Concentree.

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    New West by Aramis

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    Today I am wearing - Laurel by Monocle/Comme des Garcons
    I love how it envelopes with depth and warmth.
    Here in the UK it has turned decidedly colder - the sky is grey and the sun is in - so I need the warmth!

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    Alexa Lixfeld - 002

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    Amouage Homage (from a sample - thanks, jcrich!)

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    Hugh Parsons Blue!
    "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each!" - Henry David Thoreau

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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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    Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc by Bvlgari
    “As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke

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    Puro Lino this AM
    Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell

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    Floris Vetiver

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    Sybaris by Antonio Puig

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    Annick Goutal's marvelous Eau du Sud
    '...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    Route du Vetiver....Vintage MPG
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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    Azzaro Pour Homme. Can't sell it, might as well wear it!

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    Celebrating my mums bday, tremendously enjoying cooler,rainy weather it is once again time for the magnificent L'air du desert Maroccain ~ Andy Tauer

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    Givenchy
    Pi


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    Felanilla Parfumerie Generale .... I had forgotten just how great this stuff is

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    John Varvatos Black Artisan

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    Ulrich Lang-Nightscape

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    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes!
    unico grande amore.

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    Olivia Giacobetti's Tea for Two (L'Artisan Parfumeur)

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    Aramis Havana

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    Subtil by Salvatore Ferragamo

    "Subtil for men is a blend of classics, urban elegance and sensuality. Spicy freshness of cardamom, ginger and mandarin orange, followed by an aquatic note of lotus is in the top. This freshness continues in the heart of the fragrance with laurel. Nutmeg blossom and violet give a delicate accord to the whole composition. The sensual and masculine base is made of dry amber, patchouli and musk. The perfume was created in 2003." From Fragrantica.com
    +"Do you spray below the waist?"
    +"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing,
    you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer
    +"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you." - Dr. W. Dyer

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    Guerlain Homme L’Eau

    Fragrance notes for the woody citrus aromatic include bergamot, grapefruit, mint, geranium and rum.
    Looking for Creed Spice & Wood / swap fragances , Creed Vingate Tabarome and more... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374...me-Cuir-Beluga

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    Penhaligon's LP No. 9

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    SOTD:
    A Taste Of Heaven By Kilian

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 17 August 2020

    Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier by Guerlain.

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    this evening

    La Nuit De L´Homme

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    L'Artisan Premier Figuier.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    ...again

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 17 August 2020

    Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 17 August 2020

    SotE -


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    Hamptons by Bond No.9
    Gary

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    SotD: PdN's Carre d'As

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    Default Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 17 August 2020

    Lalique pour homme
    Don't Smell the Flowers,
    They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio

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