"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
I need to try that Eau D' Hermes! Perhaps Tuesday I will pull from the Hermessence line for my SOTD.
Etro Shaal Nur (1997) Woody Oriental
•Top Notes: Lemon, Coriander, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Rosewood •Middle Notes: Thyme, Tarragon, Rosemary, Karo Karoundé, Rose, Petitgrain •Base Notes: Nutmeg, Amber, Labdanum, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedar, Opopanax, Incense, Musc
Citrus-herbal with woody oriental notes of depth and character. Etro has done a very good job on this one. The base notes really work well together, and are responsible for giving this a slightly smoky, mysterious vibe. I think this could work as a daytime scent in cool weather, and as an elegant fragrance for evening dates, especially ones where one wishes to project an air of urbane savoir-faire and coax one's companion to explore an enticing invitation to get to know each other better. The heart note contains karo-karoundé, an "exotic and carnal flower" (osmoz.com) from Africa that figures in a few other scents and lends a real air of mystery, beauty, and sensuality. The incense, opopanax, cedar, patchouli, labdanum, and amber in the base also contribute to making this deliciously deep and rich. Too bad Etro is getting harder to find...
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.
Profumum Antico Caruso
Ice*Men by Thierry Mugler
Guerlain - Cologne du 68
simply because im doing absolutely nothing tomorrow except going to a couple morning classes. noone i really needa impress or anything
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Black Oud by Montale (bespoke with double extract). Trails of divinity.
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
Bel Ami - Hermes
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Eau de Toilette issue
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
Allure Homme Sport by Chanel.
(From a sample.)
There is an odd 'sour' note running through this (top and middle, at least) that I don't much like. Not an interesting 'acidic' note, really, but a "rotting citrus" sour note that I find unappealing.
Creed. Bois du Portugal.
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Déclaration by Cartier
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
... Davidoff Zino ...
Morning everyone. First Citrus in quite a while...
Leonard pour Homme
Costume National - Scent Intense