Thread: SOTD: Monday September 13, 2010
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"You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson
Chanel – Cuir de Russie
Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme (2004) Béatrice Piquet, Sylvaine Delacourt Amber Fougère
•Top Note: Lemon, Bergamot, Badian Crystals, Pepper, Elemi
•Middle Note: Indian Jasmine Petal, Mysore Sandalwood, Lapsang Tea, Bitter Cocoa Bean
•Base Note: Hibiscus Seeds, Patchouli
Woody, spicy, slightly floral, and gourmand all at once, this is an unusual scent. The top is citrus, spice and resin; the heart, white floral-sandalwood accord on a tea and chocolate gourmand center; and the base, with patchouli and the malvaceous seeds of hibiscus, gives an intriguing slant of depth and provides fixation anchoring the whole. This produces an overall feeling of warmth and woodiness as well as a touch of resinous earthiness, both of which enhance the mildly floral central gourmand theme. Very nice for day or evening social occasions, it radiates the right amount of warmth and inviting coziness to set one's companions at ease.
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.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Givenchy - Gentleman (vintage)
Montale - Crystal Flowers
Bvlgari Aqua Pour Homme
Havana - Aramis
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Ralph Lauren - Polo Modern Reserve
EAU DE LIERRE
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
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne pour le Soir.
In the mood for honeyed rose and a hint of incense to finish the day.
Creed. Original Vetiver.
Jubilation XXV by Amouage.
I got a weird blast of fruit (pineapple?) at the opening that scared me a bit (I hate 'juicy fruit' scents), but it disappears almost immediately into the incense notes that everyone describes.
- Ungaro 1 -
Habit Rouge, by Guerlain.
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Amouage Memoir Man
Good morning! My SOTD is Givenchy Vetyver.
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