You can never go back.

    You can never go back.

    post #1 of 41
    Thread Starter 

    My step Sons are the best smelling kids in MY neighborhood. Now that i have purchased Bois Du Portugal and New Haarlem, and Oud Wood i can't bring myself to wear One Million, YSL L'homme, Ferrari Black, Burberry,  24 Gold, or Boucheron Jaipur and more. Anyone else get spoiled by the top shelf gear? Is there any other fragrances companies with the classier fragrances? i'm not a snob, i just think in MOST cases you get what you pay for. Greg.

    post #2 of 41
    Clive Christian is one, but there are many.
    post #3 of 41

    One man's trash is another man's treasure..

    I love some of the designer ( cheaper) frags...

    post #4 of 41
    A lot of great niche/high end fragrances, but I still appreciate all the same cheaper ones I loved in the beginning.
    post #5 of 41

    "A lot of great niche/high end fragrances, but I still appreciate all the same cheaper ones I loved in the beginning."

     

     

     

    Same here, I like some of the "niche" and/or higher end stuff - and some, I do NOT see the big deal or the cost to "scent" ratio being good value. Some I like enough to splurge for now and then, I have never gotten to where I DON'T like a "lower end" really - I do tend to wear some less but many I still like a lot.  I have no loyalty to any one "house" nor do I hate any (Abercrombie is an exception due to their attitude) I'm one of the "masses" I guess to a degree i just know what I like doesn't matter to me if it costs $$$$ or $ if I like it, I like it, if I don't, I don't - I don't really want to be "challenged" by a scent either and I am certainly never going to shell out a bunch of money for something I only kind of maybe like just because it has this or that name behind it.

    post #6 of 41

    My standards in perfume are not very high. However, since I started collecting, I stopped buying perfume from those teeny bopper stores like Charlotte Russe, Rue 21, Forever 21, and the like. They all smell of poor quality to me now. 

    post #7 of 41
    Comme des Garcons, Dior and Chanel are my favorite houses. Fragrances range from $55-$220.
    post #8 of 41
    You can still achieve the same classy feel with less expensive fragrances. The trick is to apply them in moderation, keeping in mind the social context one finds oneself in. Similarly you could come across as a social nincompoop wearing an inappropriate dose of an expensive fragrance. Nothing classy about that, surely.
    post #9 of 41

    To me personally, niche fragrances are an entirely different experience on a new level- in a positive way. Yet, as much as I like niche, I do have several favorites in almost any price category. 

    post #10 of 41
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    Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post

    You can still achieve the same classy feel with less expensive fragrances. The trick is to apply them in moderation, keeping in mind the social context one finds oneself in. Similarly you could come across as a social nincompoop wearing an inappropriate dose of an expensive fragrance. Nothing classy about that, surely.

     

    agreed

    post #11 of 41

    eh, somewhat agree but not really. There are plenty of houses like Chanel or YSL that IMO are very reasonably priced and put out generally high quality very wearable scents. When you pay more, you're usually not really getting 'better', just more interesting, which may or may not work for you. As I've gone through the learning curve, I've come to appreciate the great cheapies out there too, so now I just sniff the juice and see if I like it. I can be swayed to love packaging, or brand, or name, but it's icing on the cake, I still have to like chocolate or vanille cake to begin with. But if you find satisfaction from wearing more expensive items, and you believe they're inherently better, then sure, what the hell, go right ahead.

    post #12 of 41
    Only rarely do you get what you pay for. Perfume is no exception.
    post #13 of 41

    I have been much spoiled by niche, but some designers I can still return to.

    post #14 of 41
    Niche or designer makes no difference to me. If I like a fragrances, I go for it.
    post #15 of 41

    I liked designer fragrances as I thought that was all there was. I thought the top clothes brands were the top perfume brands. Once I came onto Basenotes, that soon changed.

     

    For me, I doubt I could go back to designer. I still own some from before, but the only one I'd buy again is Guerlain Homme L'Eau. It's a good summer scent. Not sure it's designer, but it's cheaper than your niche fragrances.

    post #16 of 41
    Lots of designers out there that are niche quality juice, and were made many moons before there were anything called niche.......

    Just avoid the poorly made designers and stay with quality houses and you will soon experience quality and price not always go hand in hand.
    post #17 of 41
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    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post


    Just avoid the poorly made designers and stay with quality houses and you will soon experience quality and price not always go hand in hand.
    Agree.
    post #18 of 41

    I don't necessarily agree with OP about niche=better. I enjoy a few from Burberry namely Brit (both men and women's) and London and think they're great fragrances. 

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post

    Lots of designers out there that are niche quality juice, and were made many moons before there were anything called niche.......

    Just avoid the poorly made designers and stay with quality houses and you will soon experience quality and price not always go hand in hand.

    Yup, I'm wearing YSL's Opium today and it's a great affordable fragrance. You just gotta find the good ones. 

    Reply

    9/13/13 at 5:02pm

    greddyboy said:



    My step Sons are the best smelling kids in MY neighborhood. Now that i have purchased Bois Du Portugal and New Haarlem, and Oud Wood i can't bring myself to wear One Million, YSL L'homme, Ferrari Black, Burberry,  24 Gold, or Boucheron Jaipur and more. Anyone else get spoiled by the top shelf gear? Is there any other fragrances companies with the classier fragrances? i'm not a snob, i just think in MOST cases you get what you pay for. Greg.

    9/13/13 at 5:05pm

    hednic said:



    Clive Christian is one, but there are many.

    9/13/13 at 5:05pm

    Tony T said:



    One man's trash is another man's treasure..

    I love some of the designer ( cheaper) frags...

    9/13/13 at 5:27pm

    dougczar said:



    A lot of great niche/high end fragrances, but I still appreciate all the same cheaper ones I loved in the beginning.

    9/13/13 at 7:08pm

    Katana said:



    "A lot of great niche/high end fragrances, but I still appreciate all the same cheaper ones I loved in the beginning."

     

     

     

    Same here, I like some of the "niche" and/or higher end stuff - and some, I do NOT see the big deal or the cost to "scent" ratio being good value. Some I like enough to splurge for now and then, I have never gotten to where I DON'T like a "lower end" really - I do tend to wear some less but many I still like a lot.  I have no loyalty to any one "house" nor do I hate any (Abercrombie is an exception due to their attitude) I'm one of the "masses" I guess to a degree i just know what I like doesn't matter to me if it costs $$$$ or $ if I like it, I like it, if I don't, I don't - I don't really want to be "challenged" by a scent either and I am certainly never going to shell out a bunch of money for something I only kind of maybe like just because it has this or that name behind it.

    9/13/13 at 8:00pm

    Hayven said:



    My standards in perfume are not very high. However, since I started collecting, I stopped buying perfume from those teeny bopper stores like Charlotte Russe, Rue 21, Forever 21, and the like. They all smell of poor quality to me now. 

    9/13/13 at 9:37pm

    rynegne said:



    Comme des Garcons, Dior and Chanel are my favorite houses. Fragrances range from $55-$220.

    9/15/13 at 2:33pm

    Diamondflame said:



    You can still achieve the same classy feel with less expensive fragrances. The trick is to apply them in moderation, keeping in mind the social context one finds oneself in. Similarly you could come across as a social nincompoop wearing an inappropriate dose of an expensive fragrance. Nothing classy about that, surely.

    9/15/13 at 2:50pm

    Ken_Russell said:



    To me personally, niche fragrances are an entirely different experience on a new level- in a positive way. Yet, as much as I like niche, I do have several favorites in almost any price category. 

    9/15/13 at 3:51pm

    Katana said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post

    You can still achieve the same classy feel with less expensive fragrances. The trick is to apply them in moderation, keeping in mind the social context one finds oneself in. Similarly you could come across as a social nincompoop wearing an inappropriate dose of an expensive fragrance. Nothing classy about that, surely.

     

    agreed

    9/15/13 at 4:49pm

    Master-Classter said:



    eh, somewhat agree but not really. There are plenty of houses like Chanel or YSL that IMO are very reasonably priced and put out generally high quality very wearable scents. When you pay more, you're usually not really getting 'better', just more interesting, which may or may not work for you. As I've gone through the learning curve, I've come to appreciate the great cheapies out there too, so now I just sniff the juice and see if I like it. I can be swayed to love packaging, or brand, or name, but it's icing on the cake, I still have to like chocolate or vanille cake to begin with. But if you find satisfaction from wearing more expensive items, and you believe they're inherently better, then sure, what the hell, go right ahead.

    9/15/13 at 5:11pm

    treeman5823 said:



    Only rarely do you get what you pay for. Perfume is no exception.

    9/15/13 at 5:13pm

    noirdrakkar said:



    I have been much spoiled by niche, but some designers I can still return to.

    9/16/13 at 8:48am

    sjg3839 said:



    Niche or designer makes no difference to me. If I like a fragrances, I go for it.

    9/16/13 at 9:59am

    HAllen said:



    I liked designer fragrances as I thought that was all there was. I thought the top clothes brands were the top perfume brands. Once I came onto Basenotes, that soon changed.

     

    For me, I doubt I could go back to designer. I still own some from before, but the only one I'd buy again is Guerlain Homme L'Eau. It's a good summer scent. Not sure it's designer, but it's cheaper than your niche fragrances.

    9/16/13 at 11:12am

    CHSeifert said:



    Lots of designers out there that are niche quality juice, and were made many moons before there were anything called niche.......

    Just avoid the poorly made designers and stay with quality houses and you will soon experience quality and price not always go hand in hand.

    9/16/13 at 1:35pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post


    Just avoid the poorly made designers and stay with quality houses and you will soon experience quality and price not always go hand in hand.
    Agree.

    9/16/13 at 3:00pm

    tonghpafu said:



    I don't necessarily agree with OP about niche=better. I enjoy a few from Burberry namely Brit (both men and women's) and London and think they're great fragrances. 

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post

    Lots of designers out there that are niche quality juice, and were made many moons before there were anything called niche.......

    Just avoid the poorly made designers and stay with quality houses and you will soon experience quality and price not always go hand in hand.

    Yup, I'm wearing YSL's Opium today and it's a great affordable fragrance. You just gotta find the good ones.