"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
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
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
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
Since last night - after a fresh, clean shave...and a nice splash of Original Vintage After Shave Lotion.
Vintage Perry Ellis for Men Original (1985) - incredible stuff from the famous 'signature' box with the squat splash bottle, decanted.
Truly wonderful composition of great quality...cheers,
“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
SotD: Gucci pour Homme, the Tom Ford era version. Must score a back-up bottle of this.
SotE: YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration. I really wanted the classic YSL Pour Homme scent, which is a real powerhouse in vintage formulation. Instead it's a little like classic YSL Pour Homme watered down, with a heavy, fake citrus scent thrown over the top, featuring distinctly Kouros-like pee notes. In the background I can hear the vintage formulation playing, like an echo-y jukebox in a distant, empty room. I might grow to like it, but I really need the vintage version.
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