"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
SL ~ Ambre Sultan
Montale Aoud Legacy
Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....
Tom Ford Fleur de Chine
molecule 01 - escentric molecules
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
L'Essence de Cerruti.
Azzaro - Azzaro pour Homme
sample of Fusion Sacree for Him - Bekkali
Habdan by Parfums de Marly
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Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve other individuals' acknowledgement or respect.
Oliver Durbano Black Tourmaline
Karl Lagerfeld Lagerfeld Classic
34 Boulevard Saint Germain by Diptyque34 Boulevard Saint Germain.jpg
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
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest
- Benjamin Franklin
............................. Versailles Pour Homme - Jean Desprez
Ungaro III 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).
Marbert Pure Man (1989) by Marbert
Aventus...well, it was yesterday......but it's still lingering on my top, so I'm gonna leave it there as I literally completely ran out of Aventus yesterday and want to make the most of it
Yves Saint Laurent Opium pour Homme Eau d'Orient
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
Good Morning! Dior - Leather Our from a decant.
Hi, everyone! Giving a proper full wearing to Byredo Black Saffron courtesy of the marvelous Furriner at our Chicago meet-up. Liking it quite a bit so far...
Black Saffron notes: Pomelo, Kashmiri saffron, juniper berries; violet, leather, rose; woods, raspberry, vetiver.
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)
Olfactive Studio - FlashBack
41 degrees this morning, 7:30 a.m. in Memphis. Took my MFK APLS out for a spin. Just a small spritz on the wrist, one on adams apple and even smaller behind each year. This guy is behaving himself, still animalic, but not all that wild. Gonna be a nice day.
Pure Malt is doing quite well on these chilly autumn days.
MPG Santal Noble
Equipage (vintage) by Hermes
"Human interaction can be hell. Or it can be a great spiritual practice."
-- Eckhart Tolle
Today I'm wearing my sweet heart, she is all over me Dior Homme Intense ...love her!
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
I'm wearing Bottega Veneta today.
I've trademarked the color bleu
Indonesian Oud by Zegna
Notting Hill by English Laundry. Nice little scent, but not big bottle worthy. My half-ounce spray will be all I need.
Tomorrow I will finish out the mini set trial with Riviera. So far, Arrogant is the only one I really like a lot.
Chanel ~ Sycomore
L'Instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme (LIDGE)
SotE - VC&A Bois D'Iris.
BVLGARI pour Homme
Body Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent
Montale Wood - Spices
Dior Jules for me this evening
Se son fiori fioriranno ...
M7 (current formulation)
Top 5 for Winter:
1) Musk Oud - By Kilian
2) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
3) Back to Black - By Kilian
4) Encre Noire - Lalique
5) M7 (vintage or Oud Absolu) - YSL
My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."
Arpege pour Homme.
YSL La Nuit de L'homme
Current Top 10:
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Creed Silver Mountain Water
Creed Royal Oud
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
Tom Ford Amber Absolute
Tom Ford Italian Cypress
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
Bleu de Chanel
YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme