New here. Just checking in

    New here. Just checking in

    post #1 of 22
    Thread Starter 

    Hi guys, girls,

    I was looking for a new fragrance and stumbled upon this wonderful site. After lurking a bit, I joined. I am definitely a novice and not really exposed to many 'niche" fragrances, but I am excited to change that!

    Upon reading and trying (dept store) I recently ordered some small decants to get started. I ordered Versace Pour homme, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, and the original A* from Mugler ( I ordered this one really to try and start testing my nose, as it seems to be such a "polarizing" scent)

    I also currently have samples from Rhobani 'One million', YSL 'L homme', Armani 'Code' and 'AquaDiGio', and Ermenegildo Zegna 'Zegna Colonia'

    Just background:

    I'm male 30 something, My current fragrance is D&G light blue which gets me more compliments than any other cologne I've ever worn. My wife says, "it just mixes with your natural scent beautifully".

    One of my all time favorites was 'Classic' by Banana Republic. I wore this back 10+ years ago and I'm not sure if women liked it on me, but I didn't care because I liked it so much! I also tend to like the mainstream Hollister, A&F stuff, I just won't wear it anymore.

    Any suggestion for things to try would be great!

    post #2 of 22
    First welcome to you! Enjoy your time and learning experience on Basenotes!

    Some suggestions:

    Burberry London
    Bleu De Chanel
    Eau Sauvage
    post #3 of 22
    Welcome RN! Hope you enjoy the community and stay around a while. As for recommendations I would say try everything. Visit department stores, Sephora, Ulta, etc. and try everything you can. Sephora is good about giving samples (up to 3 I think) so that you can give them a test run on skin. Not sure what is available to you locally so I'll throw your first (somewhat) niche recommendation out there: Creed Green Irish Tweed. The most versatile fragrance I own.
    post #4 of 22

    Welcome, bro. You will find some outstanding people here at BN.

    Fragrances (frags as we sometimes say here) can be alot of fun.

    Well, some of my favorites include

    Van Cleef and Arpels pour homme

    Prada Amber pour homme

    Bleu de Chanel

    1 Million

    Bogart pour homme

    Xeryus Rouge

    Quorum (very macho, not for everyone)

    I think I would also like D&G Light Blue, as you and your wife do, but it is considered to have rather poor longevity by folks here.

    post #5 of 22
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks for the responses. I went to Sephora and scored a bunch of samples!

    Hanae Mori: HIM

    YSL: L'Homme

    YSL: La Nuit de L'Homme

    Versace: Pour Homme

    Versace: Eue Fraiche

    Score!

    I wish I had more posts and could trade! I have a full bottle of Ed Hardy and 90% bottle of Lacoste Essential I would practically give away.

    post #6 of 22

    YSL- La Nuit and Libre

    Armani- Diamonds and Code- try all 3

    Chanel - the Allure series- all 4

    Gucci- GPH and GPH2

    post #7 of 22

    Hi RN45 and welcome to Basenotes! I like what you said about sampling A*Men purely out of curiosity. I love that approach. Take your time, enjoy your recommendations, and think about keeping notes! Enjoy the ride....

    post #8 of 22

    Welcome, RN45 - please enjoy yourself - and thank you for reading the trading rules :)

    post #9 of 22

    Gucci Pour Homme II. Welcome to basenotes.

    post #10 of 22

    gucci pour homme 2

    post #11 of 22
    Thread Starter 

    So you guys think I should try GPH2? .....j/k lol After that many suggestions, how can I not! I'll be out to sample it this weekend!

    post #12 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RN45View Post

    I ordered Versace Pour homme, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, and the original A* from Mugler ( I ordered this one really to try and start testing my nose, as it seems to be such a "polarizing" scent)

    Any suggestion for things to try would be great!

    I think you will really dig Chanel Allure Homme Sport. So far it is my best go to for summer (fresh and nice, versatile, casual, classy). It's very very good but DO NOT OVER SPRAY with this one it will drown you out. It lasts forever and projects like crazy! Just don't over spray. One to the neck and one to the wrist would suffice. Or one to the chest (over clothes) and one to maybe the back of the neck or something. I find the more subtle this stuff is the better it is. One spray could accomplish this.

    Niche:

    I would say a GREAT place to start would beCreed (Millesime Imperial, Aventus). People will say GIT (green irish tweed) but smell Davidoff Coolwater first as they are identical unless examined extremely close nose to skin. Even then, pretty much the same. Millesime Imperial is great for summer. Aventus is great for summer, spring, fall and you could also wear it in winter but, you will find better scents for winter.

    Another one I could suggest is Amouage. They all have a similar base ingredient though out of what I've tried. So I would suggest trying Memoir Man. I have sampled Jubilation XXV, Epic Man, Interlude Man and they all share a spicy sweet (can't put my finger on it) type scent to me. Lyric Man is just straight Red Rose though. My favorite was Memoir Man it's a dark green, sweet, slightly musty, spicy type smell.

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille you will see a lot of. It's a Christmassy vanilla cocoa scented candle type smell. Very nice.

    post #13 of 22
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DothrakiView Post

    I think you will really dig Chanel Allure Homme Sport. So far it is my best go to for summer (fresh and nice, versatile, casual, classy). It's very very good but DO NOT OVER SPRAY with this one it will drown you out. It lasts forever and projects like crazy! Just don't over spray. One to the neck and one to the wrist would suffice. Or one to the chest (over clothes) and one to maybe the back of the neck or something. I find the more subtle this stuff is the better it is. One spray could accomplish this.

    Niche:
    I would say a GREAT place to start would beCreed (Millesime Imperial, Aventus). People will say GIT (green irish tweed) but smell Davidoff Coolwater first as they are identical unless examined extremely close nose to skin. Even then, pretty much the same. Millesime Imperial is great for summer. Aventus is great for summer, spring, fall and you could also wear it in winter but, you will find better scents for winter.

    Another one I could suggest is Amouage. They all have a similar base ingredient though out of what I've tried. So I would suggest trying Memoir Man. I have sampled Jubilation XXV, Epic Man, Interlude Man and they all share a spicy sweet (can't put my finger on it) type scent to me. Lyric Man is just straight Red Rose though. My favorite was Memoir Man it's a dark green, sweet, slightly musty, spicy type smell.

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille you will see a lot of. It's a Christmassy vanilla cocoa scented candle type smell. Very nice.

    Well you might be able to see from my other post, that my Chanel Allure homme sport initial card sample smelled very different to me than the small atomizer . It's too strong for me, and it comes across as women's perfume. A few folks said to give it a few days and try it again, so I will.
    post #14 of 22

    welcome, I hope you find and smell many good things from this site

    post #15 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RN45View Post


    Well you might be able to see from my other post, that my Chanel Allure homme sport initial card sample smelled very different to me than the small atomizer . It's too strong for me, and it comes across as women's perfume. A few folks said to give it a few days and try it again, so I will.

    Coming from someone that uses D&G Light Blue makes me wonder which AHS you sampled. There is the EDT and EDC version. The EDT is very good, definitely not feminine especially if you have been wearing Light Blue. The other version (EDC) is horrible in my opinion. Smells completely different. It is strong, so don't put 5 sprays of the stuff on. Go light on the trigger and just let it mellow out. Good Luck! beer.gif

    post #16 of 22
    Thread Starter 

    I'm sorry Dothraki, I don't have the vocabulary to explain scents very well yet. It just reminds me of an old womens scent....

    Went to the mall on the way home today. I tried GPH, GPH2 both VERY good! Definitely right up my alley. I even liked the Gucci Guilty. They all seemed very similar, but GPH and GPH2 were great!

    I also tried Creed Millesime and loved it! The Aventus reminded me of my fathers old Canoe,... pine tar? Either way Aventus, not for me. Millesime on the other hand was very nice!

    post #17 of 22
    From Light Blue I think the next move is Terre D'Hermes.

    8/26/13 at 3:02pm

    RN45 said:



    Hi guys, girls,

    I was looking for a new fragrance and stumbled upon this wonderful site. After lurking a bit, I joined. I am definitely a novice and not really exposed to many 'niche" fragrances, but I am excited to change that!

    Upon reading and trying (dept store) I recently ordered some small decants to get started. I ordered Versace Pour homme, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, and the original A* from Mugler ( I ordered this one really to try and start testing my nose, as it seems to be such a "polarizing" scent)

    I also currently have samples from Rhobani 'One million', YSL 'L homme', Armani 'Code' and 'AquaDiGio', and Ermenegildo Zegna 'Zegna Colonia'

    Just background:

    I'm male 30 something, My current fragrance is D&G light blue which gets me more compliments than any other cologne I've ever worn. My wife says, "it just mixes with your natural scent beautifully".

    One of my all time favorites was 'Classic' by Banana Republic. I wore this back 10+ years ago and I'm not sure if women liked it on me, but I didn't care because I liked it so much! I also tend to like the mainstream Hollister, A&F stuff, I just won't wear it anymore.

    Any suggestion for things to try would be great!

    8/26/13 at 4:43pm

    hednic said:



    First welcome to you! Enjoy your time and learning experience on Basenotes!

    Some suggestions:

    Burberry London
    Bleu De Chanel
    Eau Sauvage

    8/26/13 at 4:50pm

    chili_willi said:



    Welcome RN! Hope you enjoy the community and stay around a while. As for recommendations I would say try everything. Visit department stores, Sephora, Ulta, etc. and try everything you can. Sephora is good about giving samples (up to 3 I think) so that you can give them a test run on skin. Not sure what is available to you locally so I'll throw your first (somewhat) niche recommendation out there: Creed Green Irish Tweed. The most versatile fragrance I own.

    8/26/13 at 4:58pm

    bigsteve said:



    Welcome, bro. You will find some outstanding people here at BN.

    Fragrances (frags as we sometimes say here) can be alot of fun.

    Well, some of my favorites include

    Van Cleef and Arpels pour homme

    Prada Amber pour homme

    Bleu de Chanel

    1 Million

    Bogart pour homme

    Xeryus Rouge

    Quorum (very macho, not for everyone)

    I think I would also like D&G Light Blue, as you and your wife do, but it is considered to have rather poor longevity by folks here.

    8/27/13 at 1:59pm

    RN45 said:



    Thanks for the responses. I went to Sephora and scored a bunch of samples!

    Hanae Mori: HIM

    YSL: L'Homme

    YSL: La Nuit de L'Homme

    Versace: Pour Homme

    Versace: Eue Fraiche

    Score!

    I wish I had more posts and could trade! I have a full bottle of Ed Hardy and 90% bottle of Lacoste Essential I would practically give away.

    8/27/13 at 2:03pm

    Tony T said:



    YSL- La Nuit and Libre

    Armani- Diamonds and Code- try all 3

    Chanel - the Allure series- all 4

    Gucci- GPH and GPH2

    8/28/13 at 3:47am

    Foustie said:



    Hi RN45 and welcome to Basenotes! I like what you said about sampling A*Men purely out of curiosity. I love that approach. Take your time, enjoy your recommendations, and think about keeping notes! Enjoy the ride....

    8/28/13 at 1:05pm

    lpp said:



    Welcome, RN45 - please enjoy yourself - and thank you for reading the trading rules :)

    8/28/13 at 1:29pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Gucci Pour Homme II. Welcome to basenotes.

    8/28/13 at 5:32pm

    noirdrakkar said:



    gucci pour homme 2

    8/28/13 at 6:07pm

    RN45 said:



    So you guys think I should try GPH2? .....j/k lol After that many suggestions, how can I not! I'll be out to sample it this weekend!

    8/28/13 at 6:33pm

    Dothraki said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RN45View Post

    I ordered Versace Pour homme, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, and the original A* from Mugler ( I ordered this one really to try and start testing my nose, as it seems to be such a "polarizing" scent)

    Any suggestion for things to try would be great!

    I think you will really dig Chanel Allure Homme Sport. So far it is my best go to for summer (fresh and nice, versatile, casual, classy). It's very very good but DO NOT OVER SPRAY with this one it will drown you out. It lasts forever and projects like crazy! Just don't over spray. One to the neck and one to the wrist would suffice. Or one to the chest (over clothes) and one to maybe the back of the neck or something. I find the more subtle this stuff is the better it is. One spray could accomplish this.

    Niche:

    I would say a GREAT place to start would beCreed (Millesime Imperial, Aventus). People will say GIT (green irish tweed) but smell Davidoff Coolwater first as they are identical unless examined extremely close nose to skin. Even then, pretty much the same. Millesime Imperial is great for summer. Aventus is great for summer, spring, fall and you could also wear it in winter but, you will find better scents for winter.

    Another one I could suggest is Amouage. They all have a similar base ingredient though out of what I've tried. So I would suggest trying Memoir Man. I have sampled Jubilation XXV, Epic Man, Interlude Man and they all share a spicy sweet (can't put my finger on it) type scent to me. Lyric Man is just straight Red Rose though. My favorite was Memoir Man it's a dark green, sweet, slightly musty, spicy type smell.

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille you will see a lot of. It's a Christmassy vanilla cocoa scented candle type smell. Very nice.

    8/29/13 at 3:56am

    RN45 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DothrakiView Post

    I think you will really dig Chanel Allure Homme Sport. So far it is my best go to for summer (fresh and nice, versatile, casual, classy). It's very very good but DO NOT OVER SPRAY with this one it will drown you out. It lasts forever and projects like crazy! Just don't over spray. One to the neck and one to the wrist would suffice. Or one to the chest (over clothes) and one to maybe the back of the neck or something. I find the more subtle this stuff is the better it is. One spray could accomplish this.

    Niche:
    I would say a GREAT place to start would beCreed (Millesime Imperial, Aventus). People will say GIT (green irish tweed) but smell Davidoff Coolwater first as they are identical unless examined extremely close nose to skin. Even then, pretty much the same. Millesime Imperial is great for summer. Aventus is great for summer, spring, fall and you could also wear it in winter but, you will find better scents for winter.

    Another one I could suggest is Amouage. They all have a similar base ingredient though out of what I've tried. So I would suggest trying Memoir Man. I have sampled Jubilation XXV, Epic Man, Interlude Man and they all share a spicy sweet (can't put my finger on it) type scent to me. Lyric Man is just straight Red Rose though. My favorite was Memoir Man it's a dark green, sweet, slightly musty, spicy type smell.

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille you will see a lot of. It's a Christmassy vanilla cocoa scented candle type smell. Very nice.

    Well you might be able to see from my other post, that my Chanel Allure homme sport initial card sample smelled very different to me than the small atomizer . It's too strong for me, and it comes across as women's perfume. A few folks said to give it a few days and try it again, so I will.

    8/29/13 at 6:01am

    SpicyPepper said:



    welcome, I hope you find and smell many good things from this site

    8/29/13 at 7:22am

    Dothraki said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RN45View Post


    Well you might be able to see from my other post, that my Chanel Allure homme sport initial card sample smelled very different to me than the small atomizer . It's too strong for me, and it comes across as women's perfume. A few folks said to give it a few days and try it again, so I will.

    Coming from someone that uses D&G Light Blue makes me wonder which AHS you sampled. There is the EDT and EDC version. The EDT is very good, definitely not feminine especially if you have been wearing Light Blue. The other version (EDC) is horrible in my opinion. Smells completely different. It is strong, so don't put 5 sprays of the stuff on. Go light on the trigger and just let it mellow out. Good Luck! beer.gif

    8/29/13 at 11:56am

    RN45 said:



    I'm sorry Dothraki, I don't have the vocabulary to explain scents very well yet. It just reminds me of an old womens scent....

    Went to the mall on the way home today. I tried GPH, GPH2 both VERY good! Definitely right up my alley. I even liked the Gucci Guilty. They all seemed very similar, but GPH and GPH2 were great!

    I also tried Creed Millesime and loved it! The Aventus reminded me of my fathers old Canoe,... pine tar? Either way Aventus, not for me. Millesime on the other hand was very nice!

    8/29/13 at 1:35pm

    Bal a Versailles said:



    From Light Blue I think the next move is Terre D'Hermes.





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