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  1. lpp's Avatar
    Thanks for posting, jarroditshallbe

    It is so interesting reading such a thoughtful post - communication is a challenge sometimes.
  2. dreese's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjarksd
    See you're starting to do a few reviews. Great idea. I'm in the same boat. Three kids, divorced, and have a limited budget. I buy a lot off of eBay to save money, but am always looking for those hidden gems that only cost a few bucks. Lucky You smells really good on me (like Irish Spring soap), but many other don't have the same experience. Bogart pour Homme is another little gem I like...smells like cheery pipe tobacco...very sweet and linear, it projects, and I like the smell. There's quite a few inexpensive fragrances out there that are not often discussed that are pretty good. For Spring I'm a Halston 1-12 guy...I prefer it over Z-14. It's less musky to me and more "fresh".
    I love Halston 1-12! Even though it has been discontinued, I still find it on Amazon for around $10 and it lives well in the bottle without becoming concentrated. I have never tried Bogart pour Homme, but have been a big fan of One Man Show that is also a Bogart scent (I think). I agree Lucky You is really enjoyable. As Summer approaches, I have loaded up on fresh and aquatic scents to try during the season. I have to say that my most pleasant surprise since I got into sampling more fragrances has been how utterly pleasing the Samba scents have been. My favorite summer fragrance for the last year has been Samba Ice. Now that I have almost finished trying all of the Yacht Man fragrances, I plan to purchase all of the Sambas now.
  3. LoveCologne89's Avatar
    Thank you! Nice to know someone who appreciates his quality line or even still knows about him and his career. Cheers mate.
  4. tjarksd's Avatar
    He's part of the picture...but he really is more of a figure head anymore. I'm not saying they fragrances don't deserve his name as I'm sure he (or a board he has assigned the duties to) has final say on what goes to market...but with that many perfumers behind him he's not doing it all on his own.

    "Thomas Carlyle Ford, better known today as Tom Ford, is an American fashion designer and film director. Initially trained as an architect at Parsons School of Design, Ford spent a year working abroad at an internship for fashion house Chloé and developed a feel for the fashion industry.

    Ford concealed his architecture background and displayed considerable personal charm in his pursuit of a job in the fashion industry. His first position was with American designer Cathy Hardwick. He accepted a position with Perry Ellis, but knew better prospects were available in Europe. Prestigious Italian fashion house Gucci was struggling at the time, and Ford accepted a position in Gucci's women's Ready-to-Wear division in 1990. Ford achieved considerable success at Gucci, eventually heading up multiple divisions before being named Creative Director in 1992. Ford's efforts were pivotal in Gucci's turn-around. The company was nearly bankrupt when Ford joined the organization, but when he left in 2004, the company's value had more than doubled. During Ford's tenure with Gucci, the company acquired Yves Saint Laurent, and Ford created provocative, controversial and highly successful ad campagins for YSL fragrances Opium and M7. These ads were an early indicator of Ford's future direction.

    Tom Ford returned to the U.S. and announced the creation of his own brand in 2005. The company offers fashions, accessories and eyewear, and is known for its sexually-charged advertising. Ford also formed a partnership with Estee Lauder that same year, for the development of fragrances and cosmetics. The first fragrance produced under this alliance, Black Orchid (2006) was an immediate success. A series of successful fragrances for men and women have since been launched, along with a prestige line, Tom Ford Private Blend, whose first fragrance was Purple Patchouli in 2007.

    Ford's career took an unusual turn in 2009 when he directed his first film, "A Single Man," which was well-received by critics and filmgoers and earned a number of awards and nominations for the director and actors.

    Designer Tom Ford has 46 perfumes in our fragrance base. The earliest edition was created in 2006 and the newest is from 2014. Tom Ford fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Givaudan, David Apel, Yves Cassar, Yann Vasnier, Calice Becker, Shyamala Maisondieu, Antoine Maisondieu, Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Olivier Gillotin, Clement Gavarry, Tom Ford and Firmenich."
  5. tjarksd's Avatar
    See you're starting to do a few reviews. Great idea. I'm in the same boat. Three kids, divorced, and have a limited budget. I buy a lot off of eBay to save money, but am always looking for those hidden gems that only cost a few bucks. Lucky You smells really good on me (like Irish Spring soap), but many other don't have the same experience. Bogart pour Homme is another little gem I like...smells like cheery pipe tobacco...very sweet and linear, it projects, and I like the smell. There's quite a few inexpensive fragrances out there that are not often discussed that are pretty good. For Spring I'm a Halston 1-12 guy...I prefer it over Z-14. It's less musky to me and more "fresh".
  6. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Great post! And I agree! Thanks for that!
  7. dreese's Avatar
    Yes, I have thought this for a long time. Mine definitely become stronger and more concentrated in the bottle. In fact, some of them begin to do this after a year.
  8. LoveCologne89's Avatar
    Lol
  9. LoveCologne89's Avatar
    There really good on clothing only a little bit is required though
  10. LoveCologne89's Avatar
    From what I have read you seem pretty on to it. As an amateur myself I'd agree that people say this smells like such n such or this is 'basically' this or that. I even had someone same Black XS smells like Rochas man! But more importantly u mentioned the fact that when the word strong is used it could represent many things. The first impression I get is something like royal oud or Bulgari man. Something too sweet and I'm thinking honey,amber,floral,woody scents. But it's more on the person actual nose doing the talking. If someone like a cologne or loves certain ones then they'll describe it as such by using phrases such as 'it's so sweet, and smells wonderful on MY skin, and it has musky or spicy base' with out actually knowing which notes are contained within it. Therefore people read these reviews and think that's it's a must have simply because of people's review when in reality it may not be for them. Terre d'hermes a classic to me. And to myself it's smokey and very earthy sort of scent as described in my review of it....see what I mean in stead of describing the orange, gun flint, peppers, vetiver etc. overall my point with this is maybe a bit of guidance or encouragement to people not to lead others astray into a risk by purchasing something based on reviews and furthermore it's amateurs like us that make the experienced noses that you may have become (gotta start somewhere) so basically more of incentive for people to stop doing this and rethink there so called familiar fragrances would be constructive critism. After all some colognes are absolute legends that should be and are appreciated for their quality. When people don't know then one should help them if it means it can be useful for other who may be reading it and become misguided. You make a valid point and have even reconsidered my opinions on the way I'll review scents if that helps.
  11. derekbgreene's Avatar
    I LOVE oils but I can't wear them because they cause me to get a bad skin reaction.
  12. jarroditshallbe's Avatar
    That escalated quickly.
  13. LoveCologne89's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lpp
    Maybe just respect that his taste is different to yours?

    The people who formulate perfumes don't only work on stuff specifically for wearing anyway.
    Hey are just a A-hole on a daily basis or is it just myself. You also have no taste unless......
  14. LoveCologne89's Avatar
    Lol you don't think tom ford is a designer? I think u need to better research and stop being and idiot!
  15. pluran's Avatar
    He has quite the nose behind him? What does that mean? You're talking about the perfumers who make his perfumes? He's not a perfumer. I don't think anything he's made is any good. Few houses represent mediocrity better. Tom Ford is owned by Estee Lauder Companies.
    Updated 30th March 2014 at 11:38 AM by pluran
  16. lpp's Avatar
    Maybe just respect that his taste is different to yours?

    The people who formulate perfumes don't only work on stuff specifically for wearing anyway.
    Updated 29th March 2014 at 09:48 AM by lpp
  17. LoveCologne89's Avatar
    Lol wow bro, fair enough each to their own is all I can say. The spicier scents seem to work for me and is more attractive to the ladies too but any suggestions u may have I would be happy to hear from
  18. RichNTacoma's Avatar
    I guess this really must be chocked up to, "to each his/her own." To me, it was horrible and unwearable. It smells like organge window cleaner to me, and actaully makes me feel as if I am putting something toxic on my body. I actaully had was on my way to work, and had to reshower, chance my clothes, and start over.
  19. LoveCologne89's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jarroditshallbe
    Ipp, you make me feel worse for what I am actually doing. And love cologne, that is a good idea.
    Thank you my friend, one thing I've always found with fragrances though is each to their own be interesting however too se something new that who knows might spark a love for it as I have found with a few frags of my own!
  20. jarroditshallbe's Avatar
    Ipp, you make me feel worse for what I am actually doing. And love cologne, that is a good idea.
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