Morning everyone! Have a nice monday!
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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?
L'Heure Bleue vintage EdP
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.
Creed Tabarome Millesime
Happy Birthday ChuckW and SOS.
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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.
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Happy Monday! My SOTD is Marc Jacobs Fig. Happy Birthday ChuckW and SculptureofSoul!
Notes include fig, yuzu zest and Tuscan cypress.
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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!
Penhaligon's English Fern
Montale - Red Vetyver
Burberry (Classic) for Men
Happy B'Day SOS
Thanks for all the Birthday Wishes! Y'all are a great bunch of friends! SOS, how old? I'm clocking in at 43 today.
I'm wearing my gift from my wife, Bleu de Chanel. I had too much cake this weekend.
Attrape Coeur Guerlain
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Marc Jacobs for Men
Happy Bday, you two
I'm in Meharees, again.
Awesome stuff!!! as good as is gets.
Looking for a (Partial) Bottle of
Paestum Rose, Ormonde Man
I'm now selling a few BN favs offsite: Reflection Man, 1270, L'Humaniste, etc.
Scent Intense by Costume National
Avignon by Comme des Garcons
"The top notes open in distinguishing frankincense and myrrh scent, which lead to the mysterious heart of solemn smoky and balsamic notes. The dry vanilla and soft French chamomile notes tame and make this inscrutable mystery closer to us.
The main notes are several kinds of incense, chamomile, vanilla, patchouli, rosewood and ambrette."
+"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
Scent of the Evening
Vintage Eau de Toilette
Dior Homme Intense deo stick
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Bleu de Chanel
Angel Schlesser Homme
Happy birthday, ChuckW!
Happy birthday, SoS!
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Habit Rouge EdC
Serge Kalouguine's L'Eau Trois (Diptyque)
L'Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
SotE - Xerjoff 17/17 Homme.
Black Suede Touch by Avon
Vetiver (vintage EdT) by Guerlain
Live Jazz by YSL
Maxims de Paris (1984)