"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
Dior Homme Sport
Vintage Kouros rocks
1) Chergui (Serge Lutens)
2) Dior Homme Intense
3) Aventus (Creed)
4) Allure Homme Sport (Chanel)
5) La Nuit De l'Homme (YSL)
Dior - Leather Oud
AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.
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
and many more niches up for split...
Aventus - Creed
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Hanae Mori - H.M.
Lancome - Balafre
Terre d' Hermes Pure Parfum - long overdue a wearing of this!!!
Terre de Bois by Miller Harris
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
Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
Narciso Rodriguez for Him
"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 12 Winter: | T.Mugler A*Men TOF | Davidoff Zino | Escada Magnetism | V&R Antidote | T.Mugler A*Men PureMalt | Hermes Rocabar | Prada Amber Intense | Versace Man | Reminiscence Noir | Donna Karan DK Fuel | Kenzo Jungle | Valentino V Homme |
Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
SOTM - Loewe 7 de Loewe
SOTD - Comme des Garçons 2 MAN
........Montale ~ Aoud Leather
Gucci - Envy for men
Penhaligon's Juniper Sling.
....................................... Messe de Minuit - Etro
Good morning all. Today is a Midnight in Paris type of day.
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
Beloved Man (Amouage)
Official Launch today at Lane Crawford, Hong Kong. Had a nice chat with Christopher Chong and enjoying this very much - it strikes me as a no-nonsense high quality take on a classic aromatic woods oriental masculine accord. This is not an exotic or challenging Amouage, it is one that I think will be accessible to guys who are 'not into perfume' necessarily but appreciate quality. Like Beloved Woman it is a riff on more classical perfumery, and one that will probably gather steam as word gets out - I may find my way back and buy one at some point, I would certainly recommend it to some guys I know who are not basenotes members.
Byredo Black Saffron.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
Égoïste Cologne Concentrée this morning
There are three kinds of people in this world: those who understand math and those who don't (four out of three people surveyed agree with this).
Chanel Allure Homme Sport. I needed light and bright today.
Fighting the common cold today so nothing.
SotD - Chergui by Serge Lutens (from yuyu15's decant, thanks!)
Chakra 1 Balancing Body Mist by Aveda
Lot's of vetiver, but it fades into the background nicely. Later on I'll dab on some samples from the Men's Sample Pass to liven things up.
"The plant that you have in your home - have you ever truly looked at it? Have you allowed that familiar yet mysterious being we call a plant to teach you its secrets? Have you noticed how deeply peaceful it is? How it is surrounded by a field of stillness? The moment you become aware of a plant's emanation of stillness and peace, that plant becomes your teacher."
-- Eckhart Tolle
De Marco by Oriflame
Royall - Bay Rhum
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Simplex Sigillum Veri
Santa Maria Novella's Pot-pouri. Were I a tiger, this would be my cat nip.
WANTED (full or partial bottles)
Divine eau Divine (refillable)
For Sale:Gucci Pour Homme II , Amouage Attar,Lubin Idole http://www.basenotes.net/threads/313...dwide-Shipping
Bond No. 9 NEW HAARLEM
From a sample. Third time I've reached for this in a week. Something's going on here . . .
L'Artisan Parfumeur Fou d'Absinthe
I'd like to swap:
Tauer - Lonestar memories
Guerlain - Jicky EdT
L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EDT
Today I am wearing a sample of Original Vetiver by Creed. I like this one a lot, but it died off not so long ago, giving me ~5 hours of longevity. That being said, I probably could have sprayed more than I did (3 sprays from a sample vial).
Still, I'll probably get a bottle once spring rolls around.
I'm not your toy.
Tauer LADDM--first wearing. To me it smells similar to Lys du desert (Luckyscent decennial collection) which I sampled recently. I don't like the topnotes, but nice drydown, overall I'm enjoying it.
Gucci pour homme I
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Gucci pour homme I
Sampled this today. I sat down in my chemistry lecture, but before I sat down, my friend (female) said I smelt like cinnamon. Personally I get more incense than cinnamon, but it was clearly quite strong.
Coincidentally, the lecturer touched on perfumes and cinnamon scents whilst briefly talking about alcohols. I asked my friend if she liked the smell of cinnamon and she said she did. I guess it got a compliment?
SotE - Carlos Santana for Men.
Hermes' Eau des Merveilles.