Originally Posted by the shah
random fashion verbiage :
as we shortly enter another spring, a new year begins, blossoming scents, flocks and flowers, daylight graces linen again. am likely getting the third one, have tried a bunch of different stuff and these are what i keep remembering most.
cdg2man - everydaywear, rei wins at your expense. conventional yet no less pleasing, it's so easy, alternating from frankincense and the aroma of a snuffed candle.
rose oud, by killian - smells like what old men in the mid east douse themselves with by the liter en route to friday prayer. and my yoga teacher, she likes rose water too. though for many it may seem at first feminine, this gender lineage is an american, culturally-constructed myth that leads only to the fellas missing out on a superior, transcendent scent. the rose of eastern mediterannean pastures with the bite of oud.
ambre sultan, SL - playful splash of sunshine, notes of vanilla, a sweet scent for the sunny celebratory days spent in the palace pavilion entertaining the people.
sarassins, SL (nonexport) - intoxicatingly seductive, probably too feminine for most (so give it to her
) but with spring in the air, is that the new jasmine blooms or is it the fellow that passed by draped in silk and a funny hat, possibly a monocle or pocket watch somewhere, lots of colors.
black afgano, nasomatto - a prohibitive cost hinders further exploration, but no more than 2 or 3 carefully placed dabs are required to revel in the rich herbaceous splendour. dark, drug-y, but perhaps too over-the-top attempt at grunge cum
orientalism. it smells of spice, but can't say which. certainly not hashish, which was its cliched inspiration...