Bois des Îles edt + extrait
Thread: SOTD Thrusday 09 September 2010
Good Morning everyone
LE TROISIÉME HOMME
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
Bois des Îles edt + extrait
Jubilation XXV by Amouage
My blog: http://scentedpassion.blogspot.com/
L'Air Du Desert Marocain - Tauer, and... well... hmmm... not sure I like it!
He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Magnetism For Men
Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.
Bombay Sapphire Infusion & Erolfa
BN sales: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/300...avidoff-Bombay.
Off-BN sales (super rare CREED): http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=95
Lalique pour Homme (Lion) EDP
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
... Amouage Opus II ... for a very sad day ...
Dune by Christian Dior.
Jil Sander, Sander for Man
Habit Rouge - Guerlain
Maître Parfumeur & Gantier Parfum d'Habit (1998) Leather Oriental
•Top Notes: Blackcurrant Buds, Bergamot, Petitgrain •Middle Notes: Leather, Geranium, Patchouli, Incense •Base Notes: Sandalwood, Ambergris, Vanilla
That's the skinny on the pyramid. Whereas most leather scents are imposed on a chypre accord, this one is basically an oriental with leather overlaid on it. It is a little "heady" at first (I wouldn't say "harsh"). The closest this comes to any floral note is the geranium in the heart, but that's effectively pulled away from any floral associations by the leather, patchouli, and incense context it's given here. The base is a classic oriental accord. While the top is the usual citrus, there is the addition of a little blackcurrant bud note for a more exotic fruity impression. You really need to like a more formal (and slightly quirky) leather fragrance to appreciate Parfum d'Habit. The French name, by the way, suggests wearing it with evening clothes — you know, the black tie outfit — studs, cufflinks, satin facings, cummerbund, and all. (Definitely possible, but not really required!)
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.
L'Artisan Parfumeur - Tea for Two
Good morning! My SOTD is XPEC Original.
Top Notes: Tuberose, Thyme, Citrus
Middle Notes: Pepper, Fennel, Ginger
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Oakmoss
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“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Nicolai Pour Homme today.
Givenchy III/Vintage Eau de Parfum
Habit Rouge by Guerlain, in honour of my meeting later this evening with none other than Monsieur Jean-Paul Guerlain himself. Visit my blog in the next few days for a write-up of the event.
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Concentre D'Orange Verte
"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