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Nino Cerruti 1881 (1990) Martin Gras Aromatic Oriental
•Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Clove, Basil, Tarragon, Cypress, Rosemary, Lavender, Juniper Berry •Middle Notes: Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Blackcurrant •Base Notes: Sandalwood, Wood Musk, Balsam Fir, Amber
A top note accord of citrus with green and aromatic notes yields to a floral-fruity heart undergirded by woody oriental notes. This is one I had nearly forgotten, but wanted to revisit after reading Luca Turin's review in "Perfumes: The Guide." I confess that I thought the top notes a bit harsh, but now I see that they lead to a beautiful masculine floriental with delicate resonances that are well worth wearing for their subtle radiance.
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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.
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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.
Mitsouko EdT (old refill bottle - 93ml)
Vintage Chanel No 19
28 La Pausa - Chanel
Wishlist is pointless.
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Iris Bleu Gris
Guess by Marciano for Men
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Jil Sander Woman III (vintage)
Eau de Parfum
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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
JPG - Fleur du Male
Live Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent
Caractere by Daniel Hechter
* I am getting quite fond of this simple leather chypre.
Le Male par Jean Paul Gaultier
Orange Blossom, by Gorilla Perfumes (Lush)
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Yesterday's SotE: Empress of India by Essentially Me.
Top: orris, rose otto, neroli, green mandarin, bergamot, coriander
Middle: rose absolute, jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose
Base: opoponax, vanilla, tonka, sandalwood, frankinscense, musk
I was doing other things than paying full attention to the scent last night, but my first impression is that this is pretty feminine. The top and middle are mostly floral, with only a very small amount of citrus/spice at the top, and a rather femme floral, at that. The base moves into what is mostly sandalwood, and not very sweet, either. I'll have to pay more attention next time.
SotD: Thu by Sigilli.
Top: lavender, anise
Middle: sage, ferula
Base: lavender, ferula, musk
Gerald wrote that "Thus is focused on anise...", but I find this to be much more centered on the sage, very herbal/green, and not very sweet. It is the Pyrgos from Sigilli that is the anise monster.
Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli
Good morning! My SOTD is Hermes - Terre d'Hermes Parfum.
Top notes: Orange, Shiso, Grapefruit
Middle notes: Flint, Mineral Notes
Base notes: Woody Notes, Oak Moss, Benzoin
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