Question for the vetiver fans: any of you tried any of the Les Nez vetivers (e.g. Turtle Vetiver) and is it worth sourcing?
SOTD is nothing, since I'm stuck in a plane for most of the day. Maybe a dab of the Carven vetiver again.
SOTD, sort of, is a bit of vintage Nahema on my hand to learn more about it. Alas. I don't get it; also, I think some of the notes used in Nahema are now used in certain brands of toilet paper I'm familiar with and... I can't get rid of the association. Finally, my hand is now itching where I put the extrait.
Nevertheless, nice to be back with the collection. Lesson learnt: 4 scents is not enough for a week long trip.
Talking of SOTD (doesn't have to be yours, right?): I walked past a gate at SYD to get to my gate, and I was hit by this pure, beautiful vetiver. A few meters later I spotted the only people in a 20m radius.
The wearer(s?) was sitting with his buddy... on their wheelchairs. Both well past their 90th birthday, and with airport staff to ferry them around.
Certainly got me to wonder about my own vetiver habit. Were they men of timeless taste or am I stuck in the past?
With the weather here now hitting 20 Celsius I finally have the excuse to dust off some of my spring/summer scents - Creed Selection Verte, Windsor and Feuille Verte, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino and Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi. Also putting my pure Reunion Island vetiver essential oil back in the rotation. Exciting times! :)
SOTD is Caron PUH. Such metallic top notes, maybe it's my atomizer. The rest is almost the definition of classic.
I just finished Denyse Beaulieu's book on her perfume creation with Duchaufour. Worth a read if only to get some insights into the creative process, the amount of work that goes into something that can then be dismissed in 5 lines on Basenotes kind of thing. Not a fan of her philosophy of life, though. Anyway... she talks at length about Duchaufour's Secretions Magnifiques and how the effect is achieved and what it smells like. Seaweed is one of the numerous "notes".
So this morning, I have a quick sniff through a bunch of options and after a few more "classic" ones (Penhaligon Blenheim, Eau de Guerlain, etc.) I fall upon Green Irish Tweed. Lo and behold, in the mindset of Beaulieu I could not help but immediately think of the, ahem, "Secretion", that the aquatic notes bring forth. Ruined the fragrance for me - much as I appreciate the art, I can't bring myself to wear this now!
Vintage Cabochard de Gres EDT on my hand. First time.
So beautiful. I have no words. This hits me on the same level as Carven's Vetiver. I could wear this every day for a while and not get bored.
In theory this is floral. Although the flowers are held tightly in a large and beautiful leather pouch. It is most definitely masculine, today. So, voila. Floral masculine.