... M7 for a very cold day. ..
Thread: SOTD: Monday, January 2, 2012
"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
... M7 for a very cold day. ..
Yuzu Fou by Parfums D'Empire
***My favourite from my collection***
-------- Amouage Tribute Attar
------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
------ Amouage: Fate Man
-------- Amouage: Epic Man
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
-------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Dior: Leather Oud
------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé
G. Nejman (Micallef) Le Professionnel
Piper Nigrum - Lorenzo Villerosi
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Chamade Pour Homme (Guerlain)
Lorenzo Villoresi - Uomo
Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....
Djin by Michael Storer.
My sample was "empty" so I added a few drops of Everclear, waited awhile for it to soak up the last of the fragrant molecules on the dipstick and glass, and then got another wearing out of it.
I think going to such lengths with a sample means it's a pretty safe bet I need a bottle!
Hmm, I don't know how to condense all of that down into something that would actually give you an idea of how it smells. Imagine Yellow Sea minus the heavier incense tones (but keep the sheer animalic element) and cross it with.. hmm, the freshness and hints of roses and fruits in Aventus (and also its smooth muskiness, although the musk here is far different), and add a bit of that 80s dirty 'man musk' to it - just enough that it's noticeable but never over the top as so many 80s scents were prone to be. Plus a bit of an ozonic vibe early on - but a very smooth ozone and not at all the typical 'watery notes' in so many scents.
It's interesting because of its contrasts and unexpected juxtapositions: light and fresh but animalic and dirty. Fruity and sweet but funky and masculine. An odd scent, for sure.
Good morning all !. SotD is Roja Dove Scandal PH (sample).
Giorgio for Men
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Storer's site is down for maintenance/renovation although he's supposedly going to be bringing it back soon(ish) and I believe is going to have a new release or two, as well.
I sent him an email on Friday (firstname.lastname@example.org) but haven't heard anything yet - I plan on picking up a bottle direct from him as it not only pads his wallet instead of the middle man's, but should also be a fresher batch. Note, there's an old EdT version out there and that is not what you want.
I think The Posh Peasant has more recent bottles of it - 1-3 years old - as they are showing the newer rectangular bottle design that he switched to about 3 years ago (if I recall - it may have been even more recent than that).
Also, here's the original notes list from Storer's site:
lemon, grapefruit, ivy leaf, muguet
oolong tea absolute, cardamom seed, pink pepper, galbanum, geranium leaf over roses, lemon verbena
teakwood,sandalwood, castoreum, musk
I think the notes listed over at The Posh Peasant (iris and black currant, amongst others) are also present though, and I know it is on record that Storer has stated that the pheromone-like chemical Aldron is used in the base (Storer is big into pheromones and human-like scents).
lol I dunno why but "posh peasant" makes me giggle
thanks for the info!
Dunhill For Men (1934)
Click to view my swap thread (L'Occitane and Tam Dao products going):
Z Zegna this morning
Thee things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
NICOLAÏ - Créateur de Parfum
Patricia de Nicolaï 's
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
Narciso Rodriguez for him Musc Collection
Current favorite: Chanel Bois des Iles
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
Back to Black by Killian
Wow, I am tired...what a blast I had this week but I can't party like I used to anymore. Off work today, so I'll be spending the day at home until my afternoon massage. Lucky me. Starting off the day in:
Hermessence Santal Massoia by Hermes
"Human interaction can be hell. Or it can be a great spiritual practice."
-- Eckhart Tolle
Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays