Newb here to learn

    Newb here to learn

    post #1 of 138
    Thread Starter 
    Hey all, just a guy looking to understand what it is he likes, why, and what others like on him and why.

    Currently have...

    Acqua Di Gio (number 1 fave unequivocally)
    Safari (2)
    CK One
    Hugo
    Tommy
    Cool Water
    And something for work I don't love/don't hate by RL in dark Grey bottle.

    I don't have the most keen sense of scent I guess. Always get compliments when wearing Di Gio & Tommy. Sometimes with CK One. I personally really love Hugo, but nobody else seems to comment on it, so perhaps it just isn't a good blend with my skin...? Cool Water is just for nostalgia, like Drakkar Noir.

    I've found all Calvin Klein stuff to be essentially the same. They're all immediate classics as far as I'm concerned, obsession and eternity are simply awesome, but grew old quick.

    Any suggestions for me, good place to start for someone very uneducated in all this?

    Thanks a million!

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    post #2 of 138

    Welcome!

    Acqua di Gio is an aquatic perfume. Aquatics are based on materials like calone, which to some smells like the ocean. I am not a fan of this genre, but it is the most successful in modern mainstream masculine perfumes. Calone can be very loud and jump out at people, which is why, likely, it gets compliments: people compliment when something's so strong that they have to pay attention.

    Anyway, the other famous aquatic is Eau d'Issey, which is even more powerful (though rougher) than AdG. And then there's the viciously strong, barely breathable (for me), but equally successful D&G Light Blue.

    Just for a change, you could try some fresh perfumes in different styles. For instance, you could try perfumes based on vetiver (fresh and green), like Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Guerlain Vetiver.

    cacio

    post #3 of 138
    Thread Starter 
    I'm totally into trying new scents. So what genres are the others I've listed, just for a reference point?

    I've looked into the Tom brand, very spendy but I'm open to a try. Could probably find a tester or small 1oz to attempt...

    Thanks

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    post #4 of 138
    Burberry London or Carbone de Balmain perhaps are worth a try.
    post #5 of 138

    Dior Homme Intense.

    post #6 of 138

    Cool water, Ck one and Tommy are generally speaking (synthetic) modern fresh perfumes, some of them with citrus. Hugo is a lavender, I have not tried Safari.

    So it seems for now you prefer fresher, cleaner things. That's why I suggested vetiver, which also smells fresh. But perhaps it's just that you have not yet tested many heavier, warmer perfumes.

    Tom Ford is certainly worth smelling, though it's very expensive, so I wouldn't certainly rush into buying. I think that the two most talked about here on BN are Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather. They are, however, not fresh, but warm, gourmand the first and leathery the second.

    cacio

    post #7 of 138
    Thread Starter 
    I'm very interested in stepping outside my comfort zone and trying something else so that's much for the informative input, it's truly greatly appreciated!

    Thanks to all of you for your suggestions! I'm a head first sort of guy, wouldn't want to be another way. So I'm going to blindly buy some bottles and start learning what I like and don't. Those I don't will be recycled as gifts, just like every other hobby/collection I've been into. Lol

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    post #8 of 138
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacioView Post

    I think that the two most talked about here on BN are Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather. They are, however, not fresh, but warm, gourmand the first and leathery the second.

    cacio


    So these Tobacco Venille and Tuscan leather, are they specific brands and/or models (models? Lol), or scent types, like "fresh" or "aquatic"?

    Forgive the ignorance please... lol

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    post #9 of 138
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post


    So these Tobacco Venille and Tuscan leather, are they specific brands and/or models (models? Lol), or scent types, like "fresh" or "aquatic"?

    Forgive the ignorance please... lol

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    http://www.basenotes.net/products/tobacco-vanille

    http://www.basenotes.net/products/tuscan-leather

    These are pretty much the complete opposite of fresh/aquatic fragrances. Definitely better suited for cooler weather, whereas your aquatics are oriented towards warmer weather.

    post #10 of 138
    Thread Starter 
    So is a weather thing not age? Lol

    Good to know. And I sit here reading my post about expense shaking my head. This will be the cheapest thing I've ever been into. Lol

    So don't let cost sway any of your suggestions, I'm sure it won't be long before I'm spending thousands. Lol

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    post #11 of 138

    samples from DIOR,chanel,ysl

    post #12 of 138
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony TView Post

    samples from DIOR,chanel,ysl


    Okay, cool, thanks for the suggestions, I will.

    So it sounds like there are online sources for samplers and sample packs by brand, which is a much better option for me than brick and mortar. So I guess I'll try some stuff out and go from there. Perhaps, eventually, I will grow a discerning nose for this.

    Thanks again all! Keep the suggestions rolling!

    What are good sites for samples? I've found testers discounts and open box items, which is great once I find something I love, but in an effort to reduce unnecessary overspending, I'd like to start small. Seems logical anyway. Lol
    post #13 of 138

    surrendertochance.com is a good place to find samples. They have a great selection and hand decant everything themselves.

    post #14 of 138

    Oops, I talked about Tom Ford because I thought that's what you meant by the "Tom brand, very spendy". In any case, Tom Ford is one of the many brands to try, together with the suggested Chanel, Dior, YSL, Bulgari, Kenzo, etc.

    I don't know the best sources for mainstream samples. Bu if something's found in the usual dept stores, one can simply stop by the perfume area whenever one goes to the mall and spray one's way around. Just to get some ideas. Spraying on paper doesn't necessarily give the same impression as spraying on skin, but it gives a good idea of what the scent is like.

    cacio

    post #15 of 138
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacioView Post

    Oops, I talked about Tom Ford because I thought that's what you meant by the "Tom brand, very spendy". In any case, Tom Ford is one of the many brands to try, together with the suggested Chanel, Dior, YSL, Bulgari, Kenzo, etc.

    I don't know the best sources for mainstream samples. Bu if something's found in the usual dept stores, one can simply stop by the perfume area whenever one goes to the mall and spray one's way around. Just to get some ideas. Spraying on paper doesn't necessarily give the same impression as spraying on skin, but it gives a good idea of what the scent is like.

    cacio


    Is exactly what I meant by Tom brand. You got it man.

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    post #16 of 138
    Thread Starter 
    Well I just checked out some samples from a site, rosemary frags. Looking forward to trying some stuff out. Thanks again for the advisements fellas!

    Here's my first batch:

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    Chanel Egoiste Platinum
    Dior eau sauvage
    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
    Guerlain la cologne Du parfumeur
    Tom Ford Moss Breches
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    post #17 of 138

    All very fresh and clean (I don't know Moss breches so I cannot say about it), so you should like them. Some more citrusy (AdP, Eau sauvage), some more soapy (Rive Gauche), plus the (to me offensive) marine Light blue.

    cacio

    7/6/13 at 10:20pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Hey all, just a guy looking to understand what it is he likes, why, and what others like on him and why.

    Currently have...

    Acqua Di Gio (number 1 fave unequivocally)
    Safari (2)
    CK One
    Hugo
    Tommy
    Cool Water
    And something for work I don't love/don't hate by RL in dark Grey bottle.

    I don't have the most keen sense of scent I guess. Always get compliments when wearing Di Gio & Tommy. Sometimes with CK One. I personally really love Hugo, but nobody else seems to comment on it, so perhaps it just isn't a good blend with my skin...? Cool Water is just for nostalgia, like Drakkar Noir.

    I've found all Calvin Klein stuff to be essentially the same. They're all immediate classics as far as I'm concerned, obsession and eternity are simply awesome, but grew old quick.

    Any suggestions for me, good place to start for someone very uneducated in all this?

    Thanks a million!

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

    7/6/13 at 10:42pm

    cacio said:



    Welcome!

    Acqua di Gio is an aquatic perfume. Aquatics are based on materials like calone, which to some smells like the ocean. I am not a fan of this genre, but it is the most successful in modern mainstream masculine perfumes. Calone can be very loud and jump out at people, which is why, likely, it gets compliments: people compliment when something's so strong that they have to pay attention.

    Anyway, the other famous aquatic is Eau d'Issey, which is even more powerful (though rougher) than AdG. And then there's the viciously strong, barely breathable (for me), but equally successful D&G Light Blue.

    Just for a change, you could try some fresh perfumes in different styles. For instance, you could try perfumes based on vetiver (fresh and green), like Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Guerlain Vetiver.

    cacio

    7/6/13 at 10:52pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    I'm totally into trying new scents. So what genres are the others I've listed, just for a reference point?

    I've looked into the Tom brand, very spendy but I'm open to a try. Could probably find a tester or small 1oz to attempt...

    Thanks

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    7/7/13 at 6:27am

    hednic said:



    Burberry London or Carbone de Balmain perhaps are worth a try.

    7/7/13 at 6:31am

    sjg3839 said:



    Dior Homme Intense.

    7/7/13 at 9:25am

    cacio said:



    Cool water, Ck one and Tommy are generally speaking (synthetic) modern fresh perfumes, some of them with citrus. Hugo is a lavender, I have not tried Safari.

    So it seems for now you prefer fresher, cleaner things. That's why I suggested vetiver, which also smells fresh. But perhaps it's just that you have not yet tested many heavier, warmer perfumes.

    Tom Ford is certainly worth smelling, though it's very expensive, so I wouldn't certainly rush into buying. I think that the two most talked about here on BN are Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather. They are, however, not fresh, but warm, gourmand the first and leathery the second.

    cacio

    7/7/13 at 11:12am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    I'm very interested in stepping outside my comfort zone and trying something else so that's much for the informative input, it's truly greatly appreciated!

    Thanks to all of you for your suggestions! I'm a head first sort of guy, wouldn't want to be another way. So I'm going to blindly buy some bottles and start learning what I like and don't. Those I don't will be recycled as gifts, just like every other hobby/collection I've been into. Lol

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    7/7/13 at 11:19am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacioView Post

    I think that the two most talked about here on BN are Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather. They are, however, not fresh, but warm, gourmand the first and leathery the second.

    cacio


    So these Tobacco Venille and Tuscan leather, are they specific brands and/or models (models? Lol), or scent types, like "fresh" or "aquatic"?

    Forgive the ignorance please... lol

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    7/7/13 at 11:51am

    naylor said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeyondTheBoxView Post


    So these Tobacco Venille and Tuscan leather, are they specific brands and/or models (models? Lol), or scent types, like "fresh" or "aquatic"?

    Forgive the ignorance please... lol

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    http://www.basenotes.net/products/tobacco-vanille

    http://www.basenotes.net/products/tuscan-leather

    These are pretty much the complete opposite of fresh/aquatic fragrances. Definitely better suited for cooler weather, whereas your aquatics are oriented towards warmer weather.

    7/7/13 at 12:01pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    So is a weather thing not age? Lol

    Good to know. And I sit here reading my post about expense shaking my head. This will be the cheapest thing I've ever been into. Lol

    So don't let cost sway any of your suggestions, I'm sure it won't be long before I'm spending thousands. Lol

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    7/7/13 at 12:27pm

    Tony T said:



    samples from DIOR,chanel,ysl

    7/7/13 at 12:44pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony TView Post

    samples from DIOR,chanel,ysl


    Okay, cool, thanks for the suggestions, I will.

    So it sounds like there are online sources for samplers and sample packs by brand, which is a much better option for me than brick and mortar. So I guess I'll try some stuff out and go from there. Perhaps, eventually, I will grow a discerning nose for this.

    Thanks again all! Keep the suggestions rolling!

    What are good sites for samples? I've found testers discounts and open box items, which is great once I find something I love, but in an effort to reduce unnecessary overspending, I'd like to start small. Seems logical anyway. Lol

    7/7/13 at 3:30pm

    Nashty said:



    surrendertochance.com is a good place to find samples. They have a great selection and hand decant everything themselves.

    7/7/13 at 3:32pm

    cacio said:



    Oops, I talked about Tom Ford because I thought that's what you meant by the "Tom brand, very spendy". In any case, Tom Ford is one of the many brands to try, together with the suggested Chanel, Dior, YSL, Bulgari, Kenzo, etc.

    I don't know the best sources for mainstream samples. Bu if something's found in the usual dept stores, one can simply stop by the perfume area whenever one goes to the mall and spray one's way around. Just to get some ideas. Spraying on paper doesn't necessarily give the same impression as spraying on skin, but it gives a good idea of what the scent is like.

    cacio

    7/7/13 at 4:17pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cacioView Post

    Oops, I talked about Tom Ford because I thought that's what you meant by the "Tom brand, very spendy". In any case, Tom Ford is one of the many brands to try, together with the suggested Chanel, Dior, YSL, Bulgari, Kenzo, etc.

    I don't know the best sources for mainstream samples. Bu if something's found in the usual dept stores, one can simply stop by the perfume area whenever one goes to the mall and spray one's way around. Just to get some ideas. Spraying on paper doesn't necessarily give the same impression as spraying on skin, but it gives a good idea of what the scent is like.

    cacio


    Is exactly what I meant by Tom brand. You got it man.

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    7/7/13 at 6:42pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Well I just checked out some samples from a site, rosemary frags. Looking forward to trying some stuff out. Thanks again for the advisements fellas!

    Here's my first batch:

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    Chanel Egoiste Platinum
    Dior eau sauvage
    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
    Guerlain la cologne Du parfumeur
    Tom Ford Moss Breches
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    7/7/13 at 6:52pm

    cacio said:



    All very fresh and clean (I don't know Moss breches so I cannot say about it), so you should like them. Some more citrusy (AdP, Eau sauvage), some more soapy (Rive Gauche), plus the (to me offensive) marine Light blue.

    cacio





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