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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    It was fun trying to figure out what to wear today, I have a tiny sample of this that was gifted to me eons ago and I never wear it. So today I thought...WHAT are you waiting for Mike? Wear it today! So I did:

    Black Orchid Parfum/Extrait by Tom Ford



    So, this is not the Black Orchid (the Eau de Parfum) that you all are familiar with - this is the PARFUM version of the scent ($600 / half ounce). Ford released only a limited amount of these bottles (I only ever saw them for sale at his boutique in Madison Avenue & at Neimans) and there is a BN thread about it. Years ago I went through my Black-Orchid-phase - loved it to pieces and then sort of got burned out on it after some time. It's not an 'easy' scent to wear regularly, especially here in Miami with our weather. Which always surprises me because inevitably I smell it on so many people in Miami (men and women). It's so over the top and so distinctive, it's impossible not to recognize it on someone as soon as they step into the same room as you. Since it's release it's inspired many scents (IMO Costume National Homme, Santal 33 and Black Amethyst by Bath & Body Works [no joke]). The PARFUM is exquisite. It has a slightly more boozy top notes that quickly fades into a sort of brown-sugar-meets-truffle smell from the original just more subdued, richer...chewier. I only have about 1/4 of 1 ml left in my vial and I only used half of it this morning - dabbing it on my arms and chest...and I am HEAVILY scented. I imagine I will smell this strong all day. I always liken Black Orchid to Poison - not the smell, but the sheer strength of the scents are matched. Go big or go home.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Montblanc Individuel.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    SOTE
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  4. #64

    Thumbs up Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014 -- לכבוד שבת קודש

    Blade: Geneva Cutlery Co. Antlers (Geneva, NY) 5/8
    Brush: Plisson #12 in Pure Black Badger 22mm
    Suds: TGQ Gentlemen's Whiskey
    Scent: Demeter Whiskey Tobacco



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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Vintage Equipage


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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    SotE - Ghost Man.



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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Frapin L'humaniste.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Armani Prive Oud Royale_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud Musk______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014


    SOTE : TdH edt
    "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 "

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia.

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    Blue Sky

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    SOTE: Blanche Immortelle by Atelier Cologne

    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals don't warrant or deserve other individuals' acknowledgement or respect.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Yves de Sistelle Chess tonight
    Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell

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    Tom Ford Tobacco Oud
    Top 10:
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Himalaya
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Royal Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Bleu de Chanel
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense

  16. #76

    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    SOTE -- Fire Island by Bond 9

    Just got out of the pool and getting ready to fire up the grill tonight. It's beginning to seem like summer already!

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    I'm wearing Bond Success Is A Job In NY today.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Testing my soon to come fragrance on skin...MadHat Joban: Blood Orange, Musk, Choya Loban, Guiacwood, Myrrh, Oud, Sandalwood
    Madhat Scents - My personal limited run artisan perfume project. Jour et la Nuit (17/18th Century Style Chypre - Oakmoss/Resins/Musk/Vintage Civet Tincture) / SantL (A Mysore Sandalwood reference fragrance...Mysore/Woods/Spice) / Limed - ONLY 7 Bottles Remaining (Lime/Sandalwood/Cedar/Ginger/Coconut Lactone

    ***MadHat Samples now available at Surrender to Chance here.
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    SALES THREAD Dior Vetiver / SSS Incense Pure / Mancera Kumkat Wood / Slumberhouse & More...

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by pirop View Post


    Encre Noire
    Same here. The weather around here is so bad that I had to turn the heater back on for a day or two, so this seemed like a smart choice for weather in the 50s today (and tomorrow, too - but check back then for my SOTD).
    Celebrating 10 years on Basenotes - and smelling better than ever

    My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Bond Chez Bond

  21. #81

    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum by YSL

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Parfum d Empire Cuir Ottoman in the evening and vintage Shalimar extrait to end the night.
    Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. Proverbs 27:9 KJV

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Yves de Sistelle Chess tonight
    Hardly ever hear this one mentioned on these boards. Love it too!
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals don't warrant or deserve other individuals' acknowledgement or respect.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday, May 16, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed

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