Getting into Frags, need some suggestions.

    Getting into Frags, need some suggestions.

    post #1 of 18
    Thread Starter 

    I just started to get into collecting more frags, i used to only use one all the time. I used ADG a lot then moved to Lacost Essentials for a while. Now I've gotten into collecting more and need some help with what to try. My current frags are Lacost Essentials, Perry Ellis 360 Red, Cool Water, and Red by Giorgio of Beverly Hills. I'm really liking the way Red by Giorgio smells, its very masculine.

    post #2 of 18

    Hello Henchman 21, and welcome!

     

    Since you like Red, a powerhouse fragrance, I'm going to recommend Midnight In Paris for Men by Van Cleef & Arpels: it's a leather/vanilla combination with good longevity.

    Maybe also try

    - Heritage by Guerlain, a masculine classic with the main notes being lavender, cedar, tonka bean and vanilla.

     

    - John Varvatos by John Varvatos, sweet, spicy, leather.

    post #3 of 18

    Due to your loving Red, you may want to check out some 80s affordable greats like:

     

    Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills

    Caesars for Men by Caesars World

    JHL by Aramis

    Montana Parfum d'Homme (Red Box) by Montana

    post #4 of 18

    Since you are getting a lot of excellent power house suggestions, and on the chance that you might be a brave experimenter.  I'll go another direction and suggest two or three quite edgy frags that are relatively inexpensive at this time.  If you are interested, BE SURE TO CHECK THEM OUT BEFORE BUYING.  - They are not everyone's cup of tea.

     

    Dirty English by Juicy Couture

    Salvador Dali for Men by Salvador Dali

    Encre Noire (for men) by Lalique

     

    I notice that beautyencounter.com not only has DE & EN, and is selling carded samples of DE.  

     

     You didn't mention your country of origin - Beauty Encounter is an American company. 


    Edited by foetidus - 8/11/13 at 6:53am
    post #5 of 18
    Perhaps Bleu de Chanel or Dior Eau Sauvage
    post #6 of 18

    I second the Montana

    also Carven Pour Homme

    post #7 of 18

    I'll suggest my usual standbys, basically the classics from the classic designers, some of which are YSL- Jazz Live Jazz Rive Gauche, Opium Kouros (the most polarising of which is the last) Chanel- Egoiste,  Pour Homme, Bleu, Allure Homme (of which I believe the first two to be the best though Egoiste is not to everyone's taste) Guerlain and Givenchy do some classic male scents but I believe the current versions of them are nowhere near as good. Of the current ones I would recommend Heritage by Guerlain, maybe still Mouchoir de Monsieur (which can be a bit of a challenge) and L'Instant in it's standard or extreme versions. Dior Homme I would also recommend and maybe also the intense version.
     There are hundreds more butthese are readily available, some at knockdown prices and could be a good start.

    post #8 of 18

    You have some great suggestions already, but one that I might add is Hermes Terre d'Hermes.  It is a "new" classic.  Also, if you have access, try the Hermes colognes.  They have a wonderful series.  I also agree with the Dior Homme suggestion, which you may love or hate, but it worth a try for sure.  The Chanel and Guerlain lines are a wonderful place to sniff around also. 

    post #9 of 18
    Thread Starter 
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll start looking into these. I'm in Texas by the way and the only place I've ordered online is fragrancenet. What do y'all think about the burberry line?
    post #10 of 18
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Henchman 21 View Post

    y'all think about the burberry line?

     


    Brit For Men by Burberry is very good. Pre-Basenotes I drained a bottle of it. It's not much talked about in the forums but go look at the review page, many, many members like it, and for a reason. It's not an exiting fragrance but it's versatile and just smells good. I think Spicebomb stole the spotlight from Brit, well, updated it, really.  So try both Brit and Spicebomb too see how sweet you want to go.

    post #11 of 18

    Welcome Henchman 21! I agree with Cello, check out Dior Homme and the Guerlain and Chanel lines.

    post #12 of 18

    I'm taking notes too! Like Brit a lot. Prefer Antidote over Spicebomb, however it's growing on me. Why the rush on Antidote, rumors? Are they really true, discontinued?


    Edited by 12Gents - 8/12/13 at 10:09am
    post #13 of 18
    Thread Starter 

    I'm gonna check out Zirh Ikon as well, read good stuff about this one. Anyone got experience with this one?

    post #14 of 18
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post

     


    Brit For Men by Burberry is very good. Pre-Basenotes I drained a bottle of it. It's not much talked about in the forums but go look at the review page, many, many members like it, and for a reason. It's not an exiting fragrance but it's versatile and just smells good. I think Spicebomb stole the spotlight from Brit, well, updated it, really.  So try both Brit and Spicebomb too see how sweet you want to go.


    I think there are some bad burberry scents ( for me Weekend is awful, Touch boring, and The Beat mediocre) Brit though I think is nice, especially if you like powdery rose scents and London is a good boozy cinnamon type thing. 
     Can't agree with the spicebomb recommendation though (and it's not Burberry and it's more expensive)

    post #15 of 18

    Terre D' Hermes is a good one to try.

    post #16 of 18

    You should try 212 MEN by Carolina Herrera! it's fresh and long lasting at the same time. It's a very unique scent

    post #17 of 18
    Onyx and Acteur (Azzaro) along with Ikon are inexpensive. My husband has oily skin and Acteur does amplify the rosé in it. Try Bvlgari Black. Tester bottles are very reasonable on FragranceX. In the realm of mineral scents I love Terre D'Hermes on him and when he's away I wear it.
    post #18 of 18
    I am dopey. I forgot my fave. Rochas Man. When I bought it for him on release I didn't know it was an Angel derivative.
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    8/10/13 at 10:38pm

    Henchman 21 said:



    I just started to get into collecting more frags, i used to only use one all the time. I used ADG a lot then moved to Lacost Essentials for a while. Now I've gotten into collecting more and need some help with what to try. My current frags are Lacost Essentials, Perry Ellis 360 Red, Cool Water, and Red by Giorgio of Beverly Hills. I'm really liking the way Red by Giorgio smells, its very masculine.

    8/11/13 at 2:09am

    furrypine said:



    Hello Henchman 21, and welcome!

     

    Since you like Red, a powerhouse fragrance, I'm going to recommend Midnight In Paris for Men by Van Cleef & Arpels: it's a leather/vanilla combination with good longevity.

    Maybe also try

    - Heritage by Guerlain, a masculine classic with the main notes being lavender, cedar, tonka bean and vanilla.

     

    - John Varvatos by John Varvatos, sweet, spicy, leather.

    8/11/13 at 3:25am

    drseid said:



    Due to your loving Red, you may want to check out some 80s affordable greats like:

     

    Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills

    Caesars for Men by Caesars World

    JHL by Aramis

    Montana Parfum d'Homme (Red Box) by Montana

    8/11/13 at 6:38am

    foetidus said:



    Since you are getting a lot of excellent power house suggestions, and on the chance that you might be a brave experimenter.  I'll go another direction and suggest two or three quite edgy frags that are relatively inexpensive at this time.  If you are interested, BE SURE TO CHECK THEM OUT BEFORE BUYING.  - They are not everyone's cup of tea.

     

    Dirty English by Juicy Couture

    Salvador Dali for Men by Salvador Dali

    Encre Noire (for men) by Lalique

     

    I notice that beautyencounter.com not only has DE & EN, and is selling carded samples of DE.  

     

     You didn't mention your country of origin - Beauty Encounter is an American company. 


    Edited by foetidus - 8/11/13 at 6:53am

    8/11/13 at 7:05am

    hednic said:



    Perhaps Bleu de Chanel or Dior Eau Sauvage

    8/11/13 at 7:30am

    Tony T said:



    I second the Montana

    also Carven Pour Homme

    8/11/13 at 7:39am

    martinijo said:



    I'll suggest my usual standbys, basically the classics from the classic designers, some of which are YSL- Jazz Live Jazz Rive Gauche, Opium Kouros (the most polarising of which is the last) Chanel- Egoiste,  Pour Homme, Bleu, Allure Homme (of which I believe the first two to be the best though Egoiste is not to everyone's taste) Guerlain and Givenchy do some classic male scents but I believe the current versions of them are nowhere near as good. Of the current ones I would recommend Heritage by Guerlain, maybe still Mouchoir de Monsieur (which can be a bit of a challenge) and L'Instant in it's standard or extreme versions. Dior Homme I would also recommend and maybe also the intense version.
     There are hundreds more butthese are readily available, some at knockdown prices and could be a good start.

    8/11/13 at 9:03am

    cello said:



    You have some great suggestions already, but one that I might add is Hermes Terre d'Hermes.  It is a "new" classic.  Also, if you have access, try the Hermes colognes.  They have a wonderful series.  I also agree with the Dior Homme suggestion, which you may love or hate, but it worth a try for sure.  The Chanel and Guerlain lines are a wonderful place to sniff around also. 

    8/11/13 at 9:52am

    Henchman 21 said:



    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll start looking into these. I'm in Texas by the way and the only place I've ordered online is fragrancenet. What do y'all think about the burberry line?

    8/11/13 at 10:29am

    furrypine said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Henchman 21 View Post

    y'all think about the burberry line?

     


    Brit For Men by Burberry is very good. Pre-Basenotes I drained a bottle of it. It's not much talked about in the forums but go look at the review page, many, many members like it, and for a reason. It's not an exiting fragrance but it's versatile and just smells good. I think Spicebomb stole the spotlight from Brit, well, updated it, really.  So try both Brit and Spicebomb too see how sweet you want to go.

    8/11/13 at 2:47pm

    Kiliwia said:



    Welcome Henchman 21! I agree with Cello, check out Dior Homme and the Guerlain and Chanel lines.

    8/11/13 at 4:03pm

    12Gents said:



    I'm taking notes too! Like Brit a lot. Prefer Antidote over Spicebomb, however it's growing on me. Why the rush on Antidote, rumors? Are they really true, discontinued?


    Edited by 12Gents - 8/12/13 at 10:09am

    8/11/13 at 4:29pm

    Henchman 21 said:



    I'm gonna check out Zirh Ikon as well, read good stuff about this one. Anyone got experience with this one?

    8/11/13 at 4:44pm

    martinijo said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post

     


    Brit For Men by Burberry is very good. Pre-Basenotes I drained a bottle of it. It's not much talked about in the forums but go look at the review page, many, many members like it, and for a reason. It's not an exiting fragrance but it's versatile and just smells good. I think Spicebomb stole the spotlight from Brit, well, updated it, really.  So try both Brit and Spicebomb too see how sweet you want to go.


    I think there are some bad burberry scents ( for me Weekend is awful, Touch boring, and The Beat mediocre) Brit though I think is nice, especially if you like powdery rose scents and London is a good boozy cinnamon type thing. 
     Can't agree with the spicebomb recommendation though (and it's not Burberry and it's more expensive)

    8/13/13 at 8:26am

    sjg3839 said:



    Terre D' Hermes is a good one to try.

    8/13/13 at 4:11pm

    ELJEFE17 said:



    You should try 212 MEN by Carolina Herrera! it's fresh and long lasting at the same time. It's a very unique scent

    8/13/13 at 11:04pm

    Bal a Versailles said:



    Onyx and Acteur (Azzaro) along with Ikon are inexpensive. My husband has oily skin and Acteur does amplify the rosé in it. Try Bvlgari Black. Tester bottles are very reasonable on FragranceX. In the realm of mineral scents I love Terre D'Hermes on him and when he's away I wear it.

    8/13/13 at 11:07pm

    Bal a Versailles said:



    I am dopey. I forgot my fave. Rochas Man. When I bought it for him on release I didn't know it was an Angel derivative.





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