I started a thread a few weeks ago for some suggestions going into my sophmore year of high school. I got a good list together and went to Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom to try some out today. Here's the ones I tried:
Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme
Bleu de Chanel
Dolce and Gabbana the One
YSL La Nuit
Chanel Allure Home Sport Extreme
Hugo Boss Bottled
Versace Pour Homme
Versace Eau Fraiche
Creed Millesime Imperial
Creed Virgin Island Water
Creed Green Irish Tweed
I ended up getting a lot of sample papers . I liked Bleu de Chanel, YSL L'Homme, Versace Eau Fraiche, and Creed Erolfa. The ones that I really really liked and sprayed on my wrists (luckily I had a friend with me so I could use his wrists ) Creed Virgin Island Water, Creed Millesime Imperial, and Creed Green Irish Tweed.
When I asked to smell Green Irish Tweed, the fragrance lady said something along the lines of, "It's kind of a musty smell and I don't really like it." My friend said the same thing too, but when I smelt it I actually kind of liked it. I sprayed it on my wrist and walked around to smell some other fragrances. Now not to sound too noobish here, but after about 10 minutes of wearing, the Green Irish Tweed got insanely good. I can't exactly tell you what it smells like to me because I am just starting out, but it is very clean and fresh with kind of some fresh sweet clover in it. I then asked my friend on the way back home to smell my wrist, and he said it smelled better to him (although I don't think he liked it as much as me). This fragrance is one of my favorites I smelled, but since the fragrance lady and my friend both had doubts about it at first, I am afraid that it might offend some people. What do you guys think? Is this a good semi-dressy or dressy fragrance? Does it offend people, or do you get a lot of complements?
Before I went to the store did some research on some other good summer fragrances and I found that Creed's Millesime Imperial was pretty highly rated. I sprayed it on the opposite wrist from Green Irish Tweed. At first, I thought Millesime Imperial was very feminine. After about three hours now, it has gotten more "neutral", but I seem to have lost that fruity watermelon that people say it has. I didn't get a whole lot of it at first, but now I don't seem to get any. It now just smells kind of like sugar, or I guess sugar cane. I really want this to be good, but I just don't really find it amazing. I also still find it a bit on the feminine side too. Do you guys think it is too feminine? Do you think I should wait until my nose is more experienced before I buy this?
I then sprayed Virgin Island Water on my friend's wrist. Virgin Island Water was very good. Right away it smelled like a tropical drink of some sort, mixed with some sun tan lotion which I hear people say a lot. I really like the smell overall, but I am just not sure if I could see myself wearing it as I live in a dry, hot area, not like a tropical place. Do you think it would be okay to where it here anyways?
I got a few sample bottles too which I will have to try out tonight and tomorrow. The other ones I like were YSL L'Homme Versace Eau Fraiche (which I found to be very subtle), and Bleu de Chanel which I can't remember what it smells like .
What do you guys think? I need about three total, one for going to school (semi-dressy), for summer, and for a dressy occasion. Thanks!