im new and would like to know/learn more. :) btw im in my mid 30s.
my current rotation...
issey miyake l'eau d'issey pour homme - it's ok, safe & fresh; long lasting; gets compliments
versace man eau fraiche - same as above
*the above 2 were all safe blind buys for summer/day scents. they're ok but im ready to try some other clean, fresh, long lasting fragrances come next summer.
creed aventus - love this one!!! enough said. :p
creed green irish tweed (decant) - reminds me of cool water which was my signature scent for the longest time; need to try this on some more to know if it's really a keeper **i would like to get some recommendations that has a similar vibe with these scents (git and cw) tia!
creed imperial millesime (decant) - somehow too feminine for me; not going for this one anymore
*i dont normally go for the niche fragrance coz of the co$t but since im now getting into fragrances more than ever, i figured why not. im glad that aventus wasn't a dud!
1 million paco rabanne - smelled this on a magazine peel off; hands down my most complimented scent. ladies cant get enough of this! i get asked a lot what im wearing.
la nuit de l'homme ysl - my very recent purchase. too early to give a verdict to but i like it. really loving the notes on this one.
mancera the aoud (decant) - blind buy - was trying to mix things up :/ ; i haven't even worn this one as i think this just isn't for me! im sure other people find this pleasant but i just dont wanna smell it... 'dont wanna be around it! one word - potent! ..and not in a good way at least for me.
jpg le male ** i blind buy most of my stuff. i go with reviews and recommendations but after blind buying this one... i think i need to change my ways, quick! hence, that's why im here. this one was a total dud! i dont know what it is about this one but that strong vanilla note is not to my liking! correct me if im wrong though for pointing out 'vanilla' coz im really bad with distinguishing notes but i think that's what it is. it's too strong, overpowering and gives me a slight headache. i just dont like it! although the few times ive worn it, ive gotten compliments but i just can't get over that very strong note. believe me, i tried ( primarily coz of the compliments).
anyway with those said, i was hoping to get some advice on what to get next and also what to do next. im thinking of getting more into splits and/or buying decants first as i dont wanna waste money buying bottles that i wont be wearing (ie. le male, the aoud). also, i would like to mix things up on my collection. as you can see, they are mostly in the same group. but be aware of what i said about jpg le male and the aoud by mancera - i wanna avoid these groups. and if giving recommendations, i'd like them to be long-lasting as much as possible. compliment-getter would be a plus also. thanks in advance guys and gals!
ps. is vetiver based fragrances be a nice try for me? if so, which ones should i go for? will they have the same vibe as creed git / davidoff cw? sorry, im really new to this. 'dont know the different notes yet (and probably never. :/ ) thanks for any help and suggestions.