Newbee seeking guidance..

    Newbee seeking guidance..

    post #1 of 22
    Thread Starter 

    Hiya ,

    Just getting into this after years of using the nearest Lynx to hand!! Felt the need to experiment with frags and have built up a small but perfectly formed collection , so , based on what I have and like ( and don't like!!) , I would appreciate some guidance on where to go next!!

    I have

    AHS which is good for work and i like a lot

    LIDGE which makes me want to eat myself it's so good.

    Guerlain Homme L'eau which I love but needs a nuclear boost to make it last.

    Chergui ( gulp!) which has my head going 20 different ways but love the drydown.

    Code which comfortable but a bit meh.

    Guerlain Vetiver.....unwearable soz!!

    D G The One..soft, pleasant like rather than love.

    Jo Malone Lime Basil andMadarine....amazing,

    Eau De Bavx makes me feel i need to chop down trees , it's so macho but drydown is good..

    Any comments welcome ( good or bad)

    Cheers

    post #2 of 22
    Have you tried any incense or oud prominent scents? If so, is that something you like or not?
    post #3 of 22

    I would absolutely add Dior Homme Sport 2012 to your collection. It is a bit more dressier than Allure Homme Sport, but it smells great and matches your other scents.

    post #4 of 22
    Thread Starter 

    I like the incense in Eau de Bavx once it's calmed down a bit . I haven't tried any Oud yet ...

    post #5 of 22

    Taste of Fragrance by Mugler- compared to Chergui

    Vera Wang- similar to L'Instant

    Clean Shower Fresh

    post #6 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Croeso64View Post

    I haven't tried any Oud yet ...
    Perhaps then Oud by Reminiscence. It's not a heavy oud like others and you might find it appeals to your taste.
    post #7 of 22

    For more macho impressions and chopping down vegetation, I recommend Caron Yatagan (vegetal top, dark woody drydown).

    You also seem to like gourmand, so perhaps either Chanel Coromandel (smooth, patchouli), or the hypergourmand Lutens Jeux de peau (caramel immortelle).

    cacio

    post #8 of 22
    Jubilation XXV will take you to the next level. You can by amouage samples 2ml for $6...split prices...pick up like 10ml and youll be set. Pardon or absinth by nasomatto will get you there as well...pay for quality
    post #9 of 22
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Croeso64View Post

    Hiya ,

    Just getting into this after years of using the nearest Lynx to hand!! Felt the need to experiment with frags and have built up a small but perfectly formed collection , so , based on what I have and like ( and don't like!!) , I would appreciate some guidance on where to go next!!

    I have

    AHS which is good for work and i like a lot

    LIDGE which makes me want to eat myself it's so good.

    Guerlain Homme L'eau which I love but needs a nuclear boost to make it last.

    Chergui ( gulp!) which has my head going 20 different ways but love the drydown.

    Code which comfortable but a bit meh.

    Guerlain Vetiver.....unwearable soz!!

    D G The One..soft, pleasant like rather than love.

    Jo Malone Lime Basil andMadarine....amazing,

    Eau De Bavx makes me feel i need to chop down trees , it's so macho but drydown is good..

    Any comments welcome ( good or bad)

    Cheers

    That a good mix. I don' t know all of them, but the ones I do know I think are quite good, and its a good variety of scents so you have some real options.

    If you're not into the Vetiver now, maybe hang onto it for a while and come back to it later. If you end up trying lots of new stuff, your tastes may evolve to the point where you like it.

    Some others you may want to try if you want to expand your range a bit more:

    A*Men

    Gucci Pour Homme II

    Tom Ford Noir

    Tom Ford Sahara Noir

    Guerlain Heritage

    Hermes Bel Ami

    Eau de Guerlain

    Dior Homme or the Intense (I'm not a fan of Sport or the new Cologne, but the old version of the Cologne is a nice, toned down version of the original)

    Parfums de Nicolai New York

    Chanel Egoiste

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (the green juice)

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    post #10 of 22

    Hello Croeso64! Welcome to Basnotes. What a great start you have made.Lookingat some ofyourpreferences Ithink that you might like to try Prada Amber Pour Homme.

    I agree with Rubegon onDior Homme.Itwould be a nice try for you, you may or may not like it but I think that it will at least interest you.

    If you can get access to Miller Harris, you might like to try Feuilles de Tabac.

    PS: Pardon my ignorance guysbut what is AHS? Will I kick myself?

    post #11 of 22
    :lipsrsealed:

    Edited by O Pomone - 10/19/13 at 1:35pm
    post #12 of 22

    Thank You! embarassed.gif

    post #13 of 22

    Pure Malt, Cuir de Lancome, Prada Amber, Bvlgari Aqva.

    post #14 of 22

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man combines wonderful aldehydes, snuffed incense stick / waxy candle, citrus, woods, vetiver and leather...it's something you should look into based on your likes.

    post #15 of 22
    Thread Starter 

    Wow..thanks everyone for the comments and recommendation.

    It sure is a scented minefield out there but . at least , I have loads to work on.

    Strangely enough , I never thought that smelling like cocoa ( LIDGE) or orange ( Terre de Hermes...one I forgot I have and also like ) would be so refreshing and energizing.

    Anymore help will be received with thanks.

    post #16 of 22
    Thread Starter 

    hey rynegne,

    I ve read a lot about the Slumberhouse range. How do you rate them?

    post #17 of 22

    Slumberhouse produces great, unique scents but I don't find many occasions I can wear them. I would suggest to sample them, not blind buy.

    post #18 of 22

    This is sound advice. They're definitely not for everyone...very strong, class="

    8/27/13 at 1:44pm

    Croeso64 said:



    Hiya ,

    Just getting into this after years of using the nearest Lynx to hand!! Felt the need to experiment with frags and have built up a small but perfectly formed collection , so , based on what I have and like ( and don't like!!) , I would appreciate some guidance on where to go next!!

    I have

    AHS which is good for work and i like a lot

    LIDGE which makes me want to eat myself it's so good.

    Guerlain Homme L'eau which I love but needs a nuclear boost to make it last.

    Chergui ( gulp!) which has my head going 20 different ways but love the drydown.

    Code which comfortable but a bit meh.

    Guerlain Vetiver.....unwearable soz!!

    D G The One..soft, pleasant like rather than love.

    Jo Malone Lime Basil andMadarine....amazing,

    Eau De Bavx makes me feel i need to chop down trees , it's so macho but drydown is good..

    Any comments welcome ( good or bad)

    Cheers

    8/27/13 at 1:50pm

    hednic said:



    Have you tried any incense or oud prominent scents? If so, is that something you like or not?

    8/27/13 at 1:51pm

    silvermountainhigh said:



    I would absolutely add Dior Homme Sport 2012 to your collection. It is a bit more dressier than Allure Homme Sport, but it smells great and matches your other scents.

    8/27/13 at 1:58pm

    Croeso64 said:



    I like the incense in Eau de Bavx once it's calmed down a bit . I haven't tried any Oud yet ...

    8/27/13 at 2:00pm

    Tony T said:



    Taste of Fragrance by Mugler- compared to Chergui

    Vera Wang- similar to L'Instant

    Clean Shower Fresh

    8/27/13 at 2:44pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Croeso64View Post

    I haven't tried any Oud yet ...
    Perhaps then Oud by Reminiscence. It's not a heavy oud like others and you might find it appeals to your taste.

    8/27/13 at 9:08pm

    cacio said:



    For more macho impressions and chopping down vegetation, I recommend Caron Yatagan (vegetal top, dark woody drydown).

    You also seem to like gourmand, so perhaps either Chanel Coromandel (smooth, patchouli), or the hypergourmand Lutens Jeux de peau (caramel immortelle).

    cacio

    8/27/13 at 9:41pm

    Foxxworthi said:



    Jubilation XXV will take you to the next level. You can by amouage samples 2ml for $6...split prices...pick up like 10ml and youll be set. Pardon or absinth by nasomatto will get you there as well...pay for quality

    8/27/13 at 10:33pm

    rubegon said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Croeso64View Post

    Hiya ,

    Just getting into this after years of using the nearest Lynx to hand!! Felt the need to experiment with frags and have built up a small but perfectly formed collection , so , based on what I have and like ( and don't like!!) , I would appreciate some guidance on where to go next!!

    I have

    AHS which is good for work and i like a lot

    LIDGE which makes me want to eat myself it's so good.

    Guerlain Homme L'eau which I love but needs a nuclear boost to make it last.

    Chergui ( gulp!) which has my head going 20 different ways but love the drydown.

    Code which comfortable but a bit meh.

    Guerlain Vetiver.....unwearable soz!!

    D G The One..soft, pleasant like rather than love.

    Jo Malone Lime Basil andMadarine....amazing,

    Eau De Bavx makes me feel i need to chop down trees , it's so macho but drydown is good..

    Any comments welcome ( good or bad)

    Cheers

    That a good mix. I don' t know all of them, but the ones I do know I think are quite good, and its a good variety of scents so you have some real options.

    If you're not into the Vetiver now, maybe hang onto it for a while and come back to it later. If you end up trying lots of new stuff, your tastes may evolve to the point where you like it.

    Some others you may want to try if you want to expand your range a bit more:

    A*Men

    Gucci Pour Homme II

    Tom Ford Noir

    Tom Ford Sahara Noir

    Guerlain Heritage

    Hermes Bel Ami

    Eau de Guerlain

    Dior Homme or the Intense (I'm not a fan of Sport or the new Cologne, but the old version of the Cologne is a nice, toned down version of the original)

    Parfums de Nicolai New York

    Chanel Egoiste

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (the green juice)

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    8/28/13 at 3:36am

    Foustie said:



    Hello Croeso64! Welcome to Basnotes. What a great start you have made.Lookingat some ofyourpreferences Ithink that you might like to try Prada Amber Pour Homme.

    I agree with Rubegon onDior Homme.Itwould be a nice try for you, you may or may not like it but I think that it will at least interest you.

    If you can get access to Miller Harris, you might like to try Feuilles de Tabac.

    PS: Pardon my ignorance guysbut what is AHS? Will I kick myself?

    8/28/13 at 4:16am

    O Pomone said:



    :lipsrsealed:

    Edited by O Pomone - 10/19/13 at 1:35pm

    8/28/13 at 4:51am

    Foustie said:



    Thank You! embarassed.gif

    8/28/13 at 9:47am

    Pedro A said:



    Pure Malt, Cuir de Lancome, Prada Amber, Bvlgari Aqva.

    8/28/13 at 11:58am

    rynegne said:



    Comme des Garcons 2 Man combines wonderful aldehydes, snuffed incense stick / waxy candle, citrus, woods, vetiver and leather...it's something you should look into based on your likes.

    8/28/13 at 12:50pm

    Croeso64 said:



    Wow..thanks everyone for the comments and recommendation.

    It sure is a scented minefield out there but . at least , I have loads to work on.

    Strangely enough , I never thought that smelling like cocoa ( LIDGE) or orange ( Terre de Hermes...one I forgot I have and also like ) would be so refreshing and energizing.

    Anymore help will be received with thanks.

    8/28/13 at 12:59pm

    Croeso64 said:



    hey rynegne,

    I ve read a lot about the Slumberhouse range. How do you rate them?

    8/28/13 at 1:08pm

    CapriDog said:



    Slumberhouse produces great, unique scents but I don't find many occasions I can wear them. I would suggest to sample them, not blind buy.

    8/28/13 at 2:49pm

    rynegne said:



    This is sound advice. They're definitely not for everyone...very strong, class="





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