My collection so far... what do you think?

    My collection so far... what do you think?

    post #1 of 13
    Thread Starter 

    I've worn frags for a long time... however when I was younger I usually just had one single frag that I wore and no collection to speak of. Here are a few of the frags I wore in years past...

    Red for Men - loved the original juice. Women would compliment me constantly. The reform smells terrible.

    Cool Water - wore it often since it's what I had but discovered I wasn't an "aquatics" type.

    Fahrenheit - wore it only occasionally.... didn't appreciate it as I should have.

    Sometime around 2010 I purchased a cardboard box full of half used frag bottles at an estate auction for $20. I think there were 15 different frags in all. this is what really started me on this whole fragrance thing. In the collection I bought were...

    Rochas Man

    Escada Magnatism

    Bond no. 9 I love New York

    Bulgari Black

    Versace The Dreamer

    Armani Mania

    There were several other frags that I didn't care for and can't recall the names... anyway the Bulgari Black really got my attention.

    Now about a year ago I had run through all the different frags I had purchased in that collection and found myself out of any bottles that I liked so I started purchasing more .... here is my collection today

    Rochas Man

    Bulgari Black <favorite>

    D&G The One

    V&R Spicebomb

    Original A*Men

    A*Men Pure Malt <favorite>

    Love & Luck <don't like it on me>

    John Varvatos Platinum Edition

    Paul Sabastion PS Special

    A few that I want to get soon..

    Guicci pour homme II

    Le Nuit De l'Homme

    Prada Amber pour Homme

    So anyways thats my little collection at this point but it's sure to grow. I think it's obvious that I like wearing the darker frags and would really appreciate input from others on here as to what frags they would recommend I try. I would like to find some frags that are more "fresh" and less "dark, spicy, smokey" but I just don't care for the citrus smell that seems to be so common. Any help????

    post #2 of 13

    Ya i would start buying samples or decants before going out and spending money on scents you might not like. There are a few really good companies out there or check the Marketplace here on the forum

    post #3 of 13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by curbieView Post

    I've worn frags for a long time... however when I was younger I usually just had one single frag that I wore and no collection to speak of. Here are a few of the frags I wore in years past...

    Red for Men - loved the original juice. Women would compliment me constantly. The reform smells terrible.

    Cool Water - wore it often since it's what I had but discovered I wasn't an "aquatics" type.

    Fahrenheit - wore it only occasionally.... didn't appreciate it as I should have.

    Sometime around 2010 I purchased a cardboard box full of half used frag bottles at an estate auction for $20. I think there were 15 different frags in all. this is what really started me on this whole fragrance thing. In the collection I bought were...

    Rochas Man

    Escada Magnatism

    Bond no. 9 I love New York

    Bulgari Black

    Versace The Dreamer

    Armani Mania

    There were several other frags that I didn't care for and can't recall the names... anyway the Bulgari Black really got my attention.

    Now about a year ago I had run through all the different frags I had purchased in that collection and found myself out of any bottles that I liked so I started purchasing more .... here is my collection today

    Rochas Man

    Bulgari Black <favorite>

    D&G The One

    V&R Spicebomb

    Original A*Men

    A*Men Pure Malt <favorite>

    Love & Luck <don't like it on me>

    John Varvatos Platinum Edition

    Paul Sabastion PS Special

    A few that I want to get soon..

    Guicci pour homme II

    Le Nuit De l'Homme

    Prada Amber pour Homme

    So anyways thats my little collection at this point but it's sure to grow. I think it's obvious that I like wearing the darker frags and would really appreciate input from others on here as to what frags they would recommend I try. I would like to find some frags that are more "fresh" and less "dark, spicy, smokey" but I just don't care for the citrus smell that seems to be so common. Any help????

    Apart from suggesting the obvious in avoiding aquatics there is still not much to go on in your post. There are sooo many frags out there that don't feature prominent citrus it is difficult to know where to start.
    I can only suggest the usual which is not to do any blind buying and try to get to a department store where you can try frags out to your heart's content. If your main concern is price then start with the cheaper options. If not then start anywhere, but don't try too many at once or you won't get a true idea of any of them, and bear in mind that you may well get a different impression from a scent the next time you try it.
    If you can't get access to a big range at a store you can sometimes get a large bag of mixed samples on ebay cheaply or choose a a large number of 1ml decants with highly reduced postage costs.

    post #4 of 13
    I would recommend your trying Carbone de Balmain
    post #5 of 13

    an everyday frag

    ADG

    360 Red

    Bvlgari Pour Homme

    post #6 of 13
    Try Patchouli 24 by Le Labo.

    It's very similar to Bvlgari Black.
    post #7 of 13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by curbieView Post

    So anyways thats my little collection at this point but it's sure to grow. I think it's obvious that I like wearing the darker frags and would really appreciate input from others on here as to what frags they would recommend I try. I would like to find some frags that are more "fresh" and less "dark, spicy, smokey" but I just don't care for the citrus smell that seems to be so common. Any help????

    My recently discovered secret weapon...

    Kenzo Homme

    This stuff is unique. Truly.
    Smells marine, Asiatic, green... Evokes a beachy riverside, bamboo, deep within a forest sort of feel.

    My description can't really do it justice though. If you want a fresh scent not only without a hint of citrus but without much of anything in common with other fresh scents out there, give this a try.

    Can find it pretty cheap from tons of online discounters.
    Nobody wears it, so, I don't think you'd find a counterfeit.

    post #8 of 13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    Try Patchouli 24 by Le Labo.

    It's very similar to Bvlgari Black.

    Huh? They aren't alike whatsoever, even if Annick Menardo did make them both. Black is a minimalistic trifecta of rubber, vanilla, and benzyl salicylate; Patchouli 24 is vanilla, hickory, and pickle brine. That is, unless my bottle of Black is corrupted beyond recognition and the in-store bottle of 24 just came back from a Texan barbeque.
    post #9 of 13
    Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza
    post #10 of 13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by treeman5823View Post

    Huh? They aren't alike whatsoever, even if Annick Menardo did make them both. Black is a minimalistic trifecta of rubber, vanilla, and benzyl salicylate; Patchouli 24 is vanilla, hickory, and pickle brine. That is, unless my bottle of Black is corrupted beyond recognition and the in-store bottle of 24 just came back from a Texan barbeque.

    They aren't alike whatsoever you say.


    It's easy to get frustrated and blow up, but instead I urge you to do a search.
    Try searching 'Bulgari black patchouli 24'.

    Clearly I'm not alone in my dysfunction.
    post #11 of 13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    They aren't alike whatsoever you say.


    It's easy to get frustrated and blow up, but instead I urge you to do a search.
    Try searching 'Bulgari black patchouli 24'.

    Clearly I'm not alone in my dysfunction.

    Did I blow up? My opinions are self sufficient--I don't need to do a "search" for my ideas to be valid, or at least valid to me. And don't patronize people: it doesn't look good.
    post #12 of 13
    [VIDEO[/VIDEO]
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by treeman5823View Post

    Did I blow up? My opinions are self sufficient--I don't need to do a "search" for my ideas to be valid, or at least valid to me. And don't patronize people: it doesn't look good.

    The first part was supposed to be a joke. It is sometimes missed that tone of voice cannot be heard in text.

    Latter part is true.

    You were urged to do a search to see that a lot of people find them similar.
    Isn't this the point of an online discussion forum? To learn and develop.
    post #13 of 13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    [VIDEO[/VIDEO]
    The first part was supposed to be a joke. It is sometimes missed that tone of voice cannot be heard in text.

    Latter part is true.

    You were urged to do a search to see that a lot of people find them similar.
    Isn't this the point of an online discussion forum? To learn and develop.

    I don't see the relevance of your last point. I simply don't agree that Patchouli 24 and Black are similar. That's it.
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    8/5/13 at 8:53am

    curbie said:



    I've worn frags for a long time... however when I was younger I usually just had one single frag that I wore and no collection to speak of. Here are a few of the frags I wore in years past...

    Red for Men - loved the original juice. Women would compliment me constantly. The reform smells terrible.

    Cool Water - wore it often since it's what I had but discovered I wasn't an "aquatics" type.

    Fahrenheit - wore it only occasionally.... didn't appreciate it as I should have.

    Sometime around 2010 I purchased a cardboard box full of half used frag bottles at an estate auction for $20. I think there were 15 different frags in all. this is what really started me on this whole fragrance thing. In the collection I bought were...

    Rochas Man

    Escada Magnatism

    Bond no. 9 I love New York

    Bulgari Black

    Versace The Dreamer

    Armani Mania

    There were several other frags that I didn't care for and can't recall the names... anyway the Bulgari Black really got my attention.

    Now about a year ago I had run through all the different frags I had purchased in that collection and found myself out of any bottles that I liked so I started purchasing more .... here is my collection today

    Rochas Man

    Bulgari Black <favorite>

    D&G The One

    V&R Spicebomb

    Original A*Men

    A*Men Pure Malt <favorite>

    Love & Luck <don't like it on me>

    John Varvatos Platinum Edition

    Paul Sabastion PS Special

    A few that I want to get soon..

    Guicci pour homme II

    Le Nuit De l'Homme

    Prada Amber pour Homme

    So anyways thats my little collection at this point but it's sure to grow. I think it's obvious that I like wearing the darker frags and would really appreciate input from others on here as to what frags they would recommend I try. I would like to find some frags that are more "fresh" and less "dark, spicy, smokey" but I just don't care for the citrus smell that seems to be so common. Any help????

    8/5/13 at 8:55am

    Van Buren Boy said:



    Ya i would start buying samples or decants before going out and spending money on scents you might not like. There are a few really good companies out there or check the Marketplace here on the forum

    8/5/13 at 9:04am

    martinijo said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by curbieView Post

    I've worn frags for a long time... however when I was younger I usually just had one single frag that I wore and no collection to speak of. Here are a few of the frags I wore in years past...

    Red for Men - loved the original juice. Women would compliment me constantly. The reform smells terrible.

    Cool Water - wore it often since it's what I had but discovered I wasn't an "aquatics" type.

    Fahrenheit - wore it only occasionally.... didn't appreciate it as I should have.

    Sometime around 2010 I purchased a cardboard box full of half used frag bottles at an estate auction for $20. I think there were 15 different frags in all. this is what really started me on this whole fragrance thing. In the collection I bought were...

    Rochas Man

    Escada Magnatism

    Bond no. 9 I love New York

    Bulgari Black

    Versace The Dreamer

    Armani Mania

    There were several other frags that I didn't care for and can't recall the names... anyway the Bulgari Black really got my attention.

    Now about a year ago I had run through all the different frags I had purchased in that collection and found myself out of any bottles that I liked so I started purchasing more .... here is my collection today

    Rochas Man

    Bulgari Black <favorite>

    D&G The One

    V&R Spicebomb

    Original A*Men

    A*Men Pure Malt <favorite>

    Love & Luck <don't like it on me>

    John Varvatos Platinum Edition

    Paul Sabastion PS Special

    A few that I want to get soon..

    Guicci pour homme II

    Le Nuit De l'Homme

    Prada Amber pour Homme

    So anyways thats my little collection at this point but it's sure to grow. I think it's obvious that I like wearing the darker frags and would really appreciate input from others on here as to what frags they would recommend I try. I would like to find some frags that are more "fresh" and less "dark, spicy, smokey" but I just don't care for the citrus smell that seems to be so common. Any help????

    Apart from suggesting the obvious in avoiding aquatics there is still not much to go on in your post. There are sooo many frags out there that don't feature prominent citrus it is difficult to know where to start.
    I can only suggest the usual which is not to do any blind buying and try to get to a department store where you can try frags out to your heart's content. If your main concern is price then start with the cheaper options. If not then start anywhere, but don't try too many at once or you won't get a true idea of any of them, and bear in mind that you may well get a different impression from a scent the next time you try it.
    If you can't get access to a big range at a store you can sometimes get a large bag of mixed samples on ebay cheaply or choose a a large number of 1ml decants with highly reduced postage costs.

    8/5/13 at 11:40am

    hednic said:



    I would recommend your trying Carbone de Balmain

    8/5/13 at 11:44am

    Tony T said:



    an everyday frag

    ADG

    360 Red

    Bvlgari Pour Homme

    8/5/13 at 1:21pm

    hedonist222 said:



    Try Patchouli 24 by Le Labo.

    It's very similar to Bvlgari Black.

    8/5/13 at 1:48pm

    fan.of.devin said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by curbieView Post

    So anyways thats my little collection at this point but it's sure to grow. I think it's obvious that I like wearing the darker frags and would really appreciate input from others on here as to what frags they would recommend I try. I would like to find some frags that are more "fresh" and less "dark, spicy, smokey" but I just don't care for the citrus smell that seems to be so common. Any help????

    My recently discovered secret weapon...

    Kenzo Homme

    This stuff is unique. Truly.
    Smells marine, Asiatic, green... Evokes a beachy riverside, bamboo, deep within a forest sort of feel.

    My description can't really do it justice though. If you want a fresh scent not only without a hint of citrus but without much of anything in common with other fresh scents out there, give this a try.

    Can find it pretty cheap from tons of online discounters.
    Nobody wears it, so, I don't think you'd find a counterfeit.

    8/5/13 at 10:11pm

    treeman5823 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    Try Patchouli 24 by Le Labo.

    It's very similar to Bvlgari Black.

    Huh? They aren't alike whatsoever, even if Annick Menardo did make them both. Black is a minimalistic trifecta of rubber, vanilla, and benzyl salicylate; Patchouli 24 is vanilla, hickory, and pickle brine. That is, unless my bottle of Black is corrupted beyond recognition and the in-store bottle of 24 just came back from a Texan barbeque.

    8/5/13 at 10:38pm

    rynegne said:



    Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    8/6/13 at 7:11am

    hedonist222 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by treeman5823View Post

    Huh? They aren't alike whatsoever, even if Annick Menardo did make them both. Black is a minimalistic trifecta of rubber, vanilla, and benzyl salicylate; Patchouli 24 is vanilla, hickory, and pickle brine. That is, unless my bottle of Black is corrupted beyond recognition and the in-store bottle of 24 just came back from a Texan barbeque.

    They aren't alike whatsoever you say.


    It's easy to get frustrated and blow up, but instead I urge you to do a search.
    Try searching 'Bulgari black patchouli 24'.

    Clearly I'm not alone in my dysfunction.

    8/6/13 at 4:54pm

    treeman5823 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    They aren't alike whatsoever you say.


    It's easy to get frustrated and blow up, but instead I urge you to do a search.
    Try searching 'Bulgari black patchouli 24'.

    Clearly I'm not alone in my dysfunction.

    Did I blow up? My opinions are self sufficient--I don't need to do a "search" for my ideas to be valid, or at least valid to me. And don't patronize people: it doesn't look good.

    8/6/13 at 5:07pm

    hedonist222 said:



    [VIDEO[/VIDEO]
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by treeman5823View Post

    Did I blow up? My opinions are self sufficient--I don't need to do a "search" for my ideas to be valid, or at least valid to me. And don't patronize people: it doesn't look good.

    The first part was supposed to be a joke. It is sometimes missed that tone of voice cannot be heard in text.

    Latter part is true.

    You were urged to do a search to see that a lot of people find them similar.
    Isn't this the point of an online discussion forum? To learn and develop.

    8/6/13 at 5:14pm

    treeman5823 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    [VIDEO[/VIDEO]
    The first part was supposed to be a joke. It is sometimes missed that tone of voice cannot be heard in text.

    Latter part is true.

    You were urged to do a search to see that a lot of people find them similar.
    Isn't this the point of an online discussion forum? To learn and develop.

    I don't see the relevance of your last point. I simply don't agree that Patchouli 24 and Black are similar. That's it.





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