Cologne Advice

    Cologne Advice

    post #1 of 15
    Thread Starter 

    I've been browsing this forum on and off, and went for a few starting scents a few months ago. The only colognes i've tried/own are D+G The One, Drakkar Noir, Aqua Di Gio, and Burberry Weekend. Out of those, the only one I only enjoyed was D+G. I didn't mind ADG and it's a nice summer scent, but that's about as far as my praise goes for it. 

     

    I also really enjoyed one of the Ralph Lauren scents (I believe it was Polo Black), when I tried it at a mall. Any advice for my next one?

    post #2 of 15

    Chanel Allure line

    Dunhill Desire duo

    post #3 of 15
    Bleu De Chanel
    post #4 of 15

    Possibly also ADG Essenza (in my opinion, both bit different and better made than ADG, also longer lasting) and Burberry The Beat may be worth a try. 

    post #5 of 15

    Some good tips here dude........

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQoJfLxVeUg

    post #6 of 15

    Bulgari Aqua and Pure Havane.

    post #7 of 15
    Givenchy Pi

    It gets quite a few compliments from the ladies.
    post #8 of 15
    Another you might like is Cologne Sologne by Parfums de Nicolai.
    post #9 of 15
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks for the Advice guys, i'll check em out

    post #10 of 15

    I would recommend going to a department store like Nordstrom, and get a little sample sprayer of every single darn fragrance they have. I say this because you know that you are eventually going to want to try every fragrance, so just get samples of them.

    post #11 of 15
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
     

    I would recommend going to a department store like Nordstrom, and get a little sample sprayer of every single darn fragrance they have. I say this because you know that you are eventually going to want to try every fragrance, so just get samples of them.

     

    It's a bit harder since I live in Canada. I can get a spray, but it really doesn't give me an idea. I am tempted to try one of the cologne sample sites. However, i'm gonna go to Sears and at least get an initial smell of some of them.

     

    I compiled a list of the ones i'm going to try, but I would love everyone's input as well. This is the list I narrowed it down to, i'll be buying 2 of them:

     

    Hanae Mori (HM)

    A-Men

    Burberry The Beat

    Burberry London

    YSL Pour Homme

    212 Men

    212 Chic

    Guerlain Homme

    Rochas pour Homme

     

    I'm trying to narrow it down to these ones since I found a promotion right now. Basically would come to about $75 + tax for 2 (50 ml or 100 ml, depending on which one I pick). As I said previously, the only other one I really have in my collection is D+G The One.

     

    EDIT - Has anyone ever used myperfumesamples.com? I'm tempted to order a few from there, just curious if it's legitimate or not.


    Edited by PAZ - 9/3/13 at 11:09pm
    post #12 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PAZ View Post
     

     

    It's a bit harder since I live in Canada. I can get a spray, but it really doesn't give me an idea. I am tempted to try one of the cologne sample sites. However, i'm gonna go to Sears and at least get an initial smell of some of them.

     

    I compiled a list of the ones i'm going to try, but I would love everyone's input as well. This is the list I narrowed it down to, i'll be buying 2 of them:

     

    Hanae Mori (HM)

    A-Men

    Burberry The Beat

    Burberry London

    YSL Pour Homme

    212 Men

    212 Chic

    Guerlain Homme

    Rochas pour Homme

     

    I'm trying to narrow it down to these ones since I found a promotion right now. Basically would come to about $75 + tax for 2 (50 ml or 100 ml, depending on which one I pick). As I said previously, the only other one I really have in my collection is D+G The One.

     

    EDIT - Has anyone ever used myperfumesamples.com? I'm tempted to order a few from there, just curious if it's legitimate or not.

    Hi PAZ. A woman's viewpoint. Scent your car with Givenchy Pi, not your skin. Women love the vanilla and caramel in this. My husband and I went to a series of display homes. Every woman commented on his Terre D'Hermes. Was quite piqued. Dior Homme is lovely. Rochas Man gets a bit of attention as well.

    Noble Cedar (Chopard) is a manly fragrance that is inexpensive but does not smell synthetic at all. Pour Monsieur is wonderful. If you are anything like me my nose gets horribly confused at Perfume counters. I like to wear on skin, no more than two at a time. Everything I have mentioned should be at a department store counter except the Chopard. 

    post #13 of 15
    Since you're going to sample briefly at the counter, my advice would be to pick 2 and wear them on each arm. Make notes about what you like/dislike about the fragrance at different points in its development, say at 0-5 min, 15-30 min, 60-90 min, 4th hour etc. This may help you decide if a fragrance meets your requirements before deciding on a full bottle purchase. Some fragrance have very attractive top notes but don't smell as good by the 1st hour.

    Welcome to Basenotes! smiley.gif
    post #14 of 15
    A couple less expensive ones to try are Nautica Voyage for warmer weather and CK Shock for cooler weather. Both are very pleasant and can be found online for around $20. Although they are cheap, their quality is on par with those on your list imo.
    post #15 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post

    A couple less expensive ones to try are Nautica Voyage for warmer weather and CK Shock for cooler weather. Both are very pleasant and can be found online for around $20. Although they are cheap, their quality is on par with those on your list imo.

     

    Agreed both are very decent I like Shock the best of the two and I'm pretty sure you will like Burberry London - and since I always do - I recommend you also give the entire Michael Jordan line at least a sniff or two - they all smell like more than they cost especially MJ Legend and Michael Jordan.

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    9/2/13 at 11:15am

    PAZ said:



    I've been browsing this forum on and off, and went for a few starting scents a few months ago. The only colognes i've tried/own are D+G The One, Drakkar Noir, Aqua Di Gio, and Burberry Weekend. Out of those, the only one I only enjoyed was D+G. I didn't mind ADG and it's a nice summer scent, but that's about as far as my praise goes for it. 

     

    I also really enjoyed one of the Ralph Lauren scents (I believe it was Polo Black), when I tried it at a mall. Any advice for my next one?

    9/2/13 at 11:49am

    Tony T said:



    Chanel Allure line

    Dunhill Desire duo

    9/2/13 at 11:49am

    hednic said:



    Bleu De Chanel

    9/2/13 at 12:18pm

    Ken_Russell said:



    Possibly also ADG Essenza (in my opinion, both bit different and better made than ADG, also longer lasting) and Burberry The Beat may be worth a try. 

    9/2/13 at 1:01pm

    Dailey said:



    Some good tips here dude........

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQoJfLxVeUg

    9/2/13 at 10:18pm

    Pedro A said:



    Bulgari Aqua and Pure Havane.

    9/3/13 at 2:57am

    InfiniteParadox said:



    Givenchy Pi

    It gets quite a few compliments from the ladies.

    9/3/13 at 7:53am

    hednic said:



    Another you might like is Cologne Sologne by Parfums de Nicolai.

    9/3/13 at 8:49pm

    PAZ said:



    Thanks for the Advice guys, i'll check em out

    9/3/13 at 9:45pm

    Willanhanyard said:



    I would recommend going to a department store like Nordstrom, and get a little sample sprayer of every single darn fragrance they have. I say this because you know that you are eventually going to want to try every fragrance, so just get samples of them.

    9/3/13 at 10:10pm

    PAZ said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
     

    I would recommend going to a department store like Nordstrom, and get a little sample sprayer of every single darn fragrance they have. I say this because you know that you are eventually going to want to try every fragrance, so just get samples of them.

     

    It's a bit harder since I live in Canada. I can get a spray, but it really doesn't give me an idea. I am tempted to try one of the cologne sample sites. However, i'm gonna go to Sears and at least get an initial smell of some of them.

     

    I compiled a list of the ones i'm going to try, but I would love everyone's input as well. This is the list I narrowed it down to, i'll be buying 2 of them:

     

    Hanae Mori (HM)

    A-Men

    Burberry The Beat

    Burberry London

    YSL Pour Homme

    212 Men

    212 Chic

    Guerlain Homme

    Rochas pour Homme

     

    I'm trying to narrow it down to these ones since I found a promotion right now. Basically would come to about $75 + tax for 2 (50 ml or 100 ml, depending on which one I pick). As I said previously, the only other one I really have in my collection is D+G The One.

     

    EDIT - Has anyone ever used myperfumesamples.com? I'm tempted to order a few from there, just curious if it's legitimate or not.


    Edited by PAZ - 9/3/13 at 11:09pm

    9/4/13 at 12:47am

    Bal a Versailles said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PAZ View Post
     

     

    It's a bit harder since I live in Canada. I can get a spray, but it really doesn't give me an idea. I am tempted to try one of the cologne sample sites. However, i'm gonna go to Sears and at least get an initial smell of some of them.

     

    I compiled a list of the ones i'm going to try, but I would love everyone's input as well. This is the list I narrowed it down to, i'll be buying 2 of them:

     

    Hanae Mori (HM)

    A-Men

    Burberry The Beat

    Burberry London

    YSL Pour Homme

    212 Men

    212 Chic

    Guerlain Homme

    Rochas pour Homme

     

    I'm trying to narrow it down to these ones since I found a promotion right now. Basically would come to about $75 + tax for 2 (50 ml or 100 ml, depending on which one I pick). As I said previously, the only other one I really have in my collection is D+G The One.

     

    EDIT - Has anyone ever used myperfumesamples.com? I'm tempted to order a few from there, just curious if it's legitimate or not.

    Hi PAZ. A woman's viewpoint. Scent your car with Givenchy Pi, not your skin. Women love the vanilla and caramel in this. My husband and I went to a series of display homes. Every woman commented on his Terre D'Hermes. Was quite piqued. Dior Homme is lovely. Rochas Man gets a bit of attention as well.

    Noble Cedar (Chopard) is a manly fragrance that is inexpensive but does not smell synthetic at all. Pour Monsieur is wonderful. If you are anything like me my nose gets horribly confused at Perfume counters. I like to wear on skin, no more than two at a time. Everything I have mentioned should be at a department store counter except the Chopard. 

    9/5/13 at 10:18pm

    Diamondflame said:



    Since you're going to sample briefly at the counter, my advice would be to pick 2 and wear them on each arm. Make notes about what you like/dislike about the fragrance at different points in its development, say at 0-5 min, 15-30 min, 60-90 min, 4th hour etc. This may help you decide if a fragrance meets your requirements before deciding on a full bottle purchase. Some fragrance have very attractive top notes but don't smell as good by the 1st hour.

    Welcome to Basenotes! smiley.gif

    9/6/13 at 9:22am

    timmy-j said:



    A couple less expensive ones to try are Nautica Voyage for warmer weather and CK Shock for cooler weather. Both are very pleasant and can be found online for around $20. Although they are cheap, their quality is on par with those on your list imo.

    9/6/13 at 9:28am

    Katana said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post

    A couple less expensive ones to try are Nautica Voyage for warmer weather and CK Shock for cooler weather. Both are very pleasant and can be found online for around $20. Although they are cheap, their quality is on par with those on your list imo.

     

    Agreed both are very decent I like Shock the best of the two and I'm pretty sure you will like Burberry London - and since I always do - I recommend you also give the entire Michael Jordan line at least a sniff or two - they all smell like more than they cost especially MJ Legend and Michael Jordan.