Sables is an interesting choice and I agree good for overcast days. It's all great in gloomy winter weather. I think one of the major notes you are getting (that is something like the vanilla/spices combo) is called "imortelle," which is one of those love-it or hate-it notes. It's also prevalent in Dior Eau Noire, which causes some to think they smell similar. The Sables, though, is much earthier and deep, but they both are nice!
As for me:
8/22: Pengaligon's Blenheim Bouquet (I like the way it warms up in the heat).
8/23: Bvlgari Eau ThÃ© Blanc
8/24: Erolfa (Creed)
8/25: Comme des Garcons Series 3: Cologne Citrico
8/26: Montale Greyland
8/27: Bond no. 9 West Broadway
8/29: Royal Scottish Lavender (Creed)
8/30: Masaki Matsushima Mat; Male
8/31: Prada Infusion d'Iris (just came out this month; sort of a softer, lighter Dior Homme without the leather. Technically, the Prada is marketed as a woman's scent, but it's no more feminine than the Dior. And, I find it a lot more interesting than the other upper-mainstream Iris scent, Hermes Hiris. )
9/1: Morning: Creed Bois du Portugal
9/1: Evening: I've been invited to an "80's theme" party tonight, so aside from my Miami Vice style outfit (vintage Versace, of course), Chanel Antaeus is going to compliment nicely.
9/2: Bond no. 9 Fire Island
9/3: Etro Mahogany
9/4: Thierry Mugler B*Men: one of the only scents I can think of with a prounounced note of rhubarb. Weird, but fun, and sadly discontinued...
9/5: Wet, humid, gloomy... a perfect day for L'artisan Voleur de Rose
9/6: Fresh Cannabis Santal
9/7: Etro Sandalo
9/8: Viktor & Rolf Antidote
9/9: Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne
9/10: Voleur de Rose (again)
9/11: morning: Frank Los Angeles no. 1/ had an evening dinner engagement and worn Serge Lutens un Cedre
9/12: Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne
9/13: Creed Royal Scottish Lavender
9/14: L'artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch (the weather is fluctuating daily between sunny and nice ((yesterday)) and wet and dreary (today). Nothing better than L'aP PP on a dreary day.
9/15: Creed Aubepine Acacia
9/16: Bond no. 9 Fire Island
9/19: Comme des Garcons Citrico layered with Vettiveru