Just joined, much to learn

    Just joined, much to learn

    post #1 of 20
    Thread Starter 

    Hi, All - Just joined up because I enjoyed the threads I was reading here and need to know much, much more about scents for men.

    Especially interested in appropriate scents for older men (50's), and scents that won't disappear on me - because no one ever seems to be able to smell anything I wear to work or for social occasions, even if I can smell it on myself. Very odd and, frankly, frustrating.

    Thanks for having me on board - Broderick

    post #2 of 20

    welcome. dior's eau sauvage.

    post #3 of 20
    Thread Starter 

    Looking that up now, thanks!

    post #4 of 20

    Jaipur Homme

    post #5 of 20

    Welcome Givenchy Gentlemen
     

    post #6 of 20
    Always great to have new members - Welcome to you! Enjoy your time here.
    post #7 of 20
    Welcome.
    A fresh scent that would last would be Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey. Not sure if you would consider it to be "age appropriate" but worth checking into.
    Are you looking for a fresh, citrus, aqua, sweet, gourmand, woody or what kind of fragrances do you like?
    post #8 of 20
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks for the welcome from everyone, and all of your suggestions so far, I will look into all of them.

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ChrisKub414 View Post

    Welcome.
    A fresh scent that would last would be Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey. Not sure if you would consider it to be "age appropriate" but worth checking into.
    Are you looking for a fresh, citrus, aqua, sweet, gourmand, woody or what kind of fragrances do you like?

     

    ChrisKub414, my best answer to elements of fragrance I enjoy, since I am just learning about the nuances of scent, would be to list my top favorite scents so far:

     

    - Tom Ford for Men

    - Lagerfeld Photo (original)

    - Bulgari Aqua

     

    I do know I tend not to like floral scents, men's or women's. So more spicy, woody, dark - but also I know I probably need to find something brighter with high citrusy notes for summer.

     

    Just after looking through the forum today I have a huge list of scents I want to explore. This really can become an obsession, can't it?

    post #9 of 20

    Hello Broderick, welcome to Basenotes! Check out Antaeus by Chanel, Jazz by YSL (if you can find the original black and white bottle, much better). For something brighter, try Terre d'Hermes (EDT or Pure Parfum) by Hermes.

     

    Looking forward to reading your pick(s)!

     

    4185

    post #10 of 20

    Welcome!

     

    My skin tends to be dry and it also eats up perfumes. Things that work well on me are leathers or similarly big woody perfumes, eg Bandit, Knize Ten, Azuree/Aramis, and niche leathers like Rien.  Fresh perfumes tend to be more fleeting (except marine ones, which I however strongly dislike), but vetiver does relatively well, so things like Chanel Sycomore, Dior Vetiver, etc.

     

    cacio

    post #11 of 20
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Broderick View Post

    Hi, All - Just joined up because I enjoyed the threads I was reading here and need to know much, much more about scents for men.

    Especially interested in appropriate scents for older men (50's), and scents that won't disappear on me - because no one ever seems to be able to smell anything I wear to work or for social occasions, even if I can smell it on myself. Very odd and, frankly, frustrating.

    Thanks for having me on board - Broderick

     

    Smell everything.

    post #12 of 20
    Hey and welcome!

    You're at the right place.

    There's a plethora to explore.

    If I were you I'd start by genre rather than by brand.

    So for example you could start with leathers that Cacio mentioned.
    There's Bandit by Robert Piguet, Knize Ten, Cuir de Russe by Chanel, Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford and Cuir Ottoman by Histoires de Parfum for example.

    By beginning with genres, you will learn how different houses and perfumes interpret the genre.

    Oh and don't worry about age. Really it has nothing to do with age.

    Perfumes are based on notes (flavors to put it bluntly) and accords (mixtures of notes) that have nothing to do with age.
    post #13 of 20
    Welcome aboard! Along Hedonist's recommendation try Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours and Tauer Perfumes Lonestar Memories. Two very different but very interesting leathers.

    My non-leather recommendation is Cartier Declaration.
    post #14 of 20

    Welcome! The first ones I tried and liked were:

     

    • Chanel Egoiste
    • L'Instant de Guerlain
    • Terre d'Hermes
    • Habit Rouge

     

    There are places online where you can buy small samples to try for $3 - $6 each. Smell everything you can, read everything you can, and have fun!

    post #15 of 20
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Broderick View Post

    This really can become an obsession, can't it?

    It certainly can.

    Welcome. I would second the leather or vetiver recommendations and add Guerlain Vetiver. Tom Ford has a good one too, Grey Vetiver. For woodier fragrances, you might try YSL M7- now called Oud Absolu.

    Going a bit up market, Cacio recommended Rien from Etat Libre d'Orange. I'd also recommend their Je Suis Un Homme- a citrusy, spicy fragrance with some staying power- it has leather in the base.
    post #16 of 20
    Hi and welcome.
    Chanel Antaeus and YSL M7 are worth a try.
    post #17 of 20
    Thread Starter 

    Wow, I am amazed how active this site is!

    Thanks for all the welcomes and suggestions. I'll be reading a lot of threads here and slowly trying out what I can afford, as I can afford it. And of course, will have to report on my results in the appropriate threads.  ;)

     

    Going to go start having fun with some new scents now - and maybe try actually wearing enough that other people can smell it, eh?


     

    post #18 of 20
    Welcome to Basenotes!

    Did you actually ask those around you? Or like some of us here assumed nobody could smell them since nobody said anything?

    Which fragrance are you using? Projection levels vary with fragrance, concentration, apclass="

    7/4/13 at 4:10pm

    Broderick said:



    Hi, All - Just joined up because I enjoyed the threads I was reading here and need to know much, much more about scents for men.

    Especially interested in appropriate scents for older men (50's), and scents that won't disappear on me - because no one ever seems to be able to smell anything I wear to work or for social occasions, even if I can smell it on myself. Very odd and, frankly, frustrating.

    Thanks for having me on board - Broderick

    7/4/13 at 4:16pm

    Tony T said:



    welcome. dior's eau sauvage.

    7/4/13 at 4:32pm

    Broderick said:



    Looking that up now, thanks!

    7/4/13 at 4:33pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Jaipur Homme

    7/4/13 at 4:36pm

    mccann690 said:



    Welcome Givenchy Gentlemen
     

    7/4/13 at 4:43pm

    hednic said:



    Always great to have new members - Welcome to you! Enjoy your time here.

    7/4/13 at 5:36pm

    ChrisKub414 said:



    Welcome.
    A fresh scent that would last would be Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey. Not sure if you would consider it to be "age appropriate" but worth checking into.
    Are you looking for a fresh, citrus, aqua, sweet, gourmand, woody or what kind of fragrances do you like?

    7/4/13 at 6:38pm

    Broderick said:



    Thanks for the welcome from everyone, and all of your suggestions so far, I will look into all of them.

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ChrisKub414 View Post

    Welcome.
    A fresh scent that would last would be Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey. Not sure if you would consider it to be "age appropriate" but worth checking into.
    Are you looking for a fresh, citrus, aqua, sweet, gourmand, woody or what kind of fragrances do you like?

     

    ChrisKub414, my best answer to elements of fragrance I enjoy, since I am just learning about the nuances of scent, would be to list my top favorite scents so far:

     

    - Tom Ford for Men

    - Lagerfeld Photo (original)

    - Bulgari Aqua

     

    I do know I tend not to like floral scents, men's or women's. So more spicy, woody, dark - but also I know I probably need to find something brighter with high citrusy notes for summer.

     

    Just after looking through the forum today I have a huge list of scents I want to explore. This really can become an obsession, can't it?

    7/4/13 at 7:08pm

    del said:



    Hello Broderick, welcome to Basenotes! Check out Antaeus by Chanel, Jazz by YSL (if you can find the original black and white bottle, much better). For something brighter, try Terre d'Hermes (EDT or Pure Parfum) by Hermes.

     

    Looking forward to reading your pick(s)!

     

    4185

    7/4/13 at 7:25pm

    cacio said:



    Welcome!

     

    My skin tends to be dry and it also eats up perfumes. Things that work well on me are leathers or similarly big woody perfumes, eg Bandit, Knize Ten, Azuree/Aramis, and niche leathers like Rien.  Fresh perfumes tend to be more fleeting (except marine ones, which I however strongly dislike), but vetiver does relatively well, so things like Chanel Sycomore, Dior Vetiver, etc.

     

    cacio

    7/4/13 at 7:47pm

    pluran said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Broderick View Post

    Hi, All - Just joined up because I enjoyed the threads I was reading here and need to know much, much more about scents for men.

    Especially interested in appropriate scents for older men (50's), and scents that won't disappear on me - because no one ever seems to be able to smell anything I wear to work or for social occasions, even if I can smell it on myself. Very odd and, frankly, frustrating.

    Thanks for having me on board - Broderick

     

    Smell everything.

    7/5/13 at 12:22am

    hedonist222 said:



    Hey and welcome!

    You're at the right place.

    There's a plethora to explore.

    If I were you I'd start by genre rather than by brand.

    So for example you could start with leathers that Cacio mentioned.
    There's Bandit by Robert Piguet, Knize Ten, Cuir de Russe by Chanel, Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford and Cuir Ottoman by Histoires de Parfum for example.

    By beginning with genres, you will learn how different houses and perfumes interpret the genre.

    Oh and don't worry about age. Really it has nothing to do with age.

    Perfumes are based on notes (flavors to put it bluntly) and accords (mixtures of notes) that have nothing to do with age.

    7/6/13 at 5:55pm

    chili_willi said:



    Welcome aboard! Along Hedonist's recommendation try Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours and Tauer Perfumes Lonestar Memories. Two very different but very interesting leathers.

    My non-leather recommendation is Cartier Declaration.

    7/6/13 at 8:32pm

    Gary F said:



    Welcome! The first ones I tried and liked were:

     

    • Chanel Egoiste
    • L'Instant de Guerlain
    • Terre d'Hermes
    • Habit Rouge

     

    There are places online where you can buy small samples to try for $3 - $6 each. Smell everything you can, read everything you can, and have fun!

    7/6/13 at 10:46pm

    Kagey said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Broderick View Post

    This really can become an obsession, can't it?

    It certainly can.

    Welcome. I would second the leather or vetiver recommendations and add Guerlain Vetiver. Tom Ford has a good one too, Grey Vetiver. For woodier fragrances, you might try YSL M7- now called Oud Absolu.

    Going a bit up market, Cacio recommended Rien from Etat Libre d'Orange. I'd also recommend their Je Suis Un Homme- a citrusy, spicy fragrance with some staying power- it has leather in the base.

    7/7/13 at 12:55am

    Puds1970 said:



    Hi and welcome.
    Chanel Antaeus and YSL M7 are worth a try.

    7/7/13 at 7:45pm

    Broderick said:



    Wow, I am amazed how active this site is!

    Thanks for all the welcomes and suggestions. I'll be reading a lot of threads here and slowly trying out what I can afford, as I can afford it. And of course, will have to report on my results in the appropriate threads.  ;)

     

    Going to go start having fun with some new scents now - and maybe try actually wearing enough that other people can smell it, eh?


     

    7/8/13 at 5:18am

    Diamondflame said:



    Welcome to Basenotes!

    Did you actually ask those around you? Or like some of us here assumed nobody could smell them since nobody said anything?

    Which fragrance are you using? Projection levels vary with fragrance, concentration, apclass="