"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
Good morning! Today my new baby. Moderately spritzed it`s just as nice as it gets.
Se son fiori fioriranno ...
Skin on Skin by L'Artisan
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Oud Wood - Tom Ford
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Czech & Speake - Oxford & Cambridge
Jacomo de Jacomo for today morning....
My all time favorite:
Santa Maria Novella Pot-pourri
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud
.......................................... HdP - Noir Patchouli ..........................................
Vendetta pour Homme by Valentino
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
PdN New York
Vintage Carven Homme.
Eau de Toilette Edition
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
Sel de Vetiver
Should wear this more often.
Virgin Island Water this morning
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Amouage Opus IV
Creed Bois Du Portugal
Rummaging through some of my saved gift/high-end shopping bags for a care package, I came across my Barneys bag from the Chicago BN meet-up... Discovered an unmarked sample in there, with a distinctly Lutens purple/grey color and I seemed to recall having requested a sniff of the reformulated Feminite du Bois... It was like a birthday present a couple of months late out of the blue!
The original FdB never worked on my skin, though I recognized it as a beautifully constructed fragrance and it made me sad that I couldn't wear it. The reformulated version probably has some synthetics, but I *LOVE* how it smells on me! I must have the skin of a peasant - can't handle the real, high-end ingredients. I'm also likely to end up with a peasant's wallet adding this one to my Wish List... Ah, well. Perhaps I can manage some self-control ::running to freeze credit cards in the nearest ice tray::
Feminite du Bois notes: Ginger, cinnamon, clove, plum, peach, orange blossom, violet, cedar, sandalwood, vanilla, benzoin.
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...
Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....
Prada Amber Pour Homme
Tom Ford's Plum Japonais
"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 "
Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
layered with small amount of
Narciso Rodriguez for Men EDT.
MFK Lumiere Noire pour Homme
Hi, nice to read this! I know we share some Passion about Guerlain classics. (There`s no such thing as matured Mitsouko Parfum). But this Samsara is REALLY big fun. But it needs even more time to evolve as I thought. While I can go quite liberally with all kinds of Mitsouko, Jicky, the classic masculines like HR or even Vol de Nuit - this one has a too feminine structure if not used sparingly. I used 3 little spritzes this morning and most of the day Samsara was mostly a cool, radiant, clean Jasmine. Now the Sandalwood is creeping around - excuisite! And btw. it was 25 Euros on Ebay ...
Se son fiori fioriranno ...
DSquared2 He Wood Silver Wind Wood
Since it appears to be Guerlain day I'll be wearing Heritage
M.Micallef - Avant Garde
Worth pour Homme
Creed - Spice & Wood
Hello everyone. Have a great day!
Bulgari ~ Aqva
OFF SITE SALES, DECANTS ---Dior,Chanel MFK, MOLECULE 01* VINTAGE ANTAEUS*
Revillon Pour Homme