Thread: SOTD: Monday August 30, 2010
Morning everyone! Have a nice monday!
Last edited by volley2; 30th August 2010 at 01:08 AM.
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Penhaligon s Endymion
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Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
"Nothing breaks up a team faster than.. Herpes"
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(1) Guerlain Tonka Imperiale (2) Creed Millesime Imperial
(3) Creed Silver Mountain Water (4) Creed Aventus
(5) Creed Green Irish Tweed (6) Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt
(7) Amouage Reflection Man
Martine Micallef White Sea
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Witness by Jacques Bogart
Insense by Givenchy (the older release in the yellow box). This is way ahead of its time.
Christian Dior Bois d'Argent (2004) Annick Menardo Aromatic Oriental Cologne
•Top Notes: Juniper Berries, Cypress, Iris •Middle Notes: Myrrh, Patchouli •Base Notes: Amber, Woody Notes, Musk, Vanilla, Honey, Leather
Woody, spicy, oriental. A hint of leather in the base and the civilizing influence of iris in the top. Some people find this a bit sweet, with honey and amber, but I prefer to think of the juniper, cypress, myrrh and patchouli. It seems to me that these balance the sweetness and never really let it dominate the scent overall. This is a bracing scent to me, it keeps me focused and energizes me. While I mostly turn to it in cold weather, it seems perfectly suited for cool summer nights as well. It can make a very nice dressed-up evening scent.
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.
Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
Creed Tabarome Millesime
Happy Birthday ChuckW and SOS.
Last edited by JON RODGERS; 30th August 2010 at 10:41 AM.
Carolina Herrera Chic for Men
Gucci - Envy for men for me as well
Frapin Caravelle Epicee.
Sutra Ylang by Bois 1920.
Happy Birthday, ChuckW
Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Patricia de Nicolaï ’s
BALLE DE MATCH
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
... Amouage Silver Men ...
Sampling Bang again...
Fougere Bengale - Parfums d`Empire
Vetiver The Great!!!
Vintage Poison ... again; again; again!
Today, for my birthday (still on a third shift schedule here so I'm up at night, testing this) I'm sampling
I don't really get melancholy in this scent at all. Yes, there is a watery accord, and it smells like very pure water - hyper real, almost - but this is juxtaposed against the light and dry earthiness of the carrot seeds, myrrh and lovage. The chamomile provides a bright, slightly lemony floral sweetness, and this note lasts for a long time. It smells golden, almost straw-like. Later, it fades a bit and the lovage becomes more noticeable adding a slight saltiness to the scent. It smells pleasantly of fresh sweat. The myrrh and carrot seeds suggest dry, perhaps clay rich earth, and come out even more further into the drydown. The myrrh also provides a bit of a brown sugar note, and earlier in the development the fusion of notes presents something like a bread accord. The addition of the brown sugar note there is welcomed and makes it smell delicious, if not traditionally gourmand.
In some ways the scent calls to mind Sel de Vetiver. They both are salty, airy, slightly citric, and smell of sun baked skin. Sel de Vetiver is more ocean side while Skarb is more dry autumn meadow. Both are, however, quite beautiful and natural.
I do feel like I have not perceived all that the scent has to offer though. The aquatic notes were like nothing I've ever smelled and I did seem to go lose track of them rather quickly, only to pick them up randomly here or there for the first hour or two. I guess melancholy could be construed in the opening through those aquatic notes - it did conjure up the image of the dry meadow finally getting much needed rain. One of those quick but torrential downpours. Melancholy more in the sense of mourning the transition of autumn into winter than a human melancholy, though, imo. It's really beautiful.
Last edited by SculptureOfSoul; 30th August 2010 at 08:17 AM.
Happy Monday! My SOTD is Marc Jacobs Fig. Happy Birthday ChuckW and SculptureofSoul!
Notes include fig, yuzu zest and Tuscan cypress.
Last edited by petruccijc; 30th August 2010 at 09:15 AM.
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Terre D´Hermes Pure Perfume
Creed Erolfa -sample
Thanks for the b-day wishes Petruccijc!
Happy birthday to you too, ChuckW.
I brought cake for all!