"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
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
Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare
"I love fragrances because they provide a sheer endless variety: there is a scent for every occasion, mood or feeling. Standing before my collection in the morning matching a perfume to my needs is one of the most enjoyable things in my day"...I don't want to miss that...
Current Top 15 Spring: | Dior Fahrenheit | L'Artisan Parf. Timbuktu | Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum | Tom Ford Grey Vetiver | T.Mugler A*Men Pure Wood | Cartier Must PH | Guerlain L'Instant | Narciso Rodriguez Him | Trussardi Inside | YSL Kouros | C.H. 212 on Ice Black | Versace Versus | Givenchy PH | Lancome Miracle L'Aquatonic | Azzaro PH |
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
Total 180 on this one, I must admit. Absolutely hated it's syrupy sweetness before, now I quickly move past this to the unique and very realistic dry down. Sort of like you've found a large, rectangular sandalwood box and climbed in & closed the lid over you. Smells fantastic on a cold day too.
Caron Pour Un Homme - Vintage with Current, and a couple of splashes of Agua Lavanda incorporated in throughout the day...
“Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”
― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen