New to the world of perfumes,Please help me find some good floral and fruity MEN's fragrance

    New to the world of perfumes,Please help me find some good floral and fruity MEN's fragrance

    post #1 of 16
    Thread Starter 

    Greetings to everyone,

    I am a 30yr old male living in a very hot and humid place(India).I got addicted to the world of fragrances off late and would require your help in selecting my next one.

    So far i have bought the below ones based on the reviews in the internet sites.

    1.David beckham intense instinct(30ml-25$) : Very mild and low sillage.(Waste of money)

    2.Bogart pour homme(100ml-15$): Sometimes good and sometimes bit overpowering.i like the opening.Very sweet.

    3.Davidoff cool water(125ml-31$)- Good and i like it.Decent sillage and longevity.

    4.Bentton cold(100ml-9$)- Fresh and good vfm.

    As of now i can identify only few notes like Lavender in Coolwater,coriander in cold,Melon in Instinct.

    I like floral and fruity perfumes i.e something like women's perfumes.

    In india,availability is limited,Only popular ones are available online here.

    Please suggest my next perfume,which should be long lasting and also floral or fruity?

    And also out of the below ones which is the best bet?

    1.Azzaro chrome legend-125ml- Around 35$

    2.CK one shock 200ml Around 40$

    3.Ferrari -Red,scuderia racing,black,etc all cost around 25$

    4.212 Sexy men 50ml-25$

    5.Issey miyake 75ml-30$

    6.Drakkar noir-100ml-30$

    In these prices range,we can also get Le male,eternity,ck one,etc..

    I have not tested anything except for CK one shock- Ck one was sweet and good.

    Please do suggest.

    post #2 of 16
    Here are two suggestions for you. Not sure of availability in India.

    Wild Fruits by Mancera
    Pretty Fruity by Montale
    post #3 of 16

    Floral isn't very common in masculine perfumes nowadays, unfortunately since I like them a lot too. But many perfumes marketed to women work well on men too.

    Aramis 900 has some flowers (rose and others) over a nice patchouli masculine base. It's not very expensive either.

    In perfumes marketed to women, you could check Kenzo Flower (floral melony, fresh smelling, it's very similar to an old perfume for men called Royal Bain de Caron). And Lolita Lempicka is also quite masculine in feel, licorice, some fruit, some flower, masculine patchouli base.

    cacio

    post #4 of 16

    Burberry Brit has a nice touch of roses to it. You might actually like it!

    post #5 of 16

    the old insense by givenchy. very masculine. the most masculine and elegant at the same time floral i know of.

    post #6 of 16
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks a lot @hednic, @cacio, @Souryu, @mspa fore your suggestions.

    I could not find most of them here online especially in discounted items stores,only Burberry brit is available,

    Can you please suggest the best one for me from the below list.There is some sale going on and i would like to pick up a couple of fragrances from the list.Being a starter,I want to start with the reasonably priced fragrances.

    1.Azzaro chrome legend-125ml 35$

    2.CK one shock 200ml Around 40$

    3.Ferrari -Red,scuderia racing,black,etc all cost around 25$

    4.212 Sexy men 50ml 25$

    5.Issey miyake L'eau d'issey 75ml 30$

    6.Drakkar noir-100ml 30$

    7.Kenzo L'Eau par pour homme 100ml 30$

    8.Versace Eau Fraiche edt 100ml 30$

    9 Jean paul gaultier Le Male 75ml 33$

    10.Burberry brit 100ml 35$

    Sorry for the long posts.

    post #7 of 16

    From your list, L'Eau D'Issey is the best value in my opinion. You get a lot of good quality for juice for a very attractive price.

    post #8 of 16

    Among the previously posted suggestions, I'd recommend: Azzaro Chrome, Ck One Shock and L'Eau par Kenzo. Among alternative/fuerther suggestions, I'd also include (at least to be tested): JPG Fleur de Male, Dior Fahrenheit 32 and Dune pour Homme, Joop Nightflight.

    post #9 of 16
    Kenzo L'Eau par pour homme would be my choice from your list.
    post #10 of 16

    From that list

    Issey Miyake

    Jpg Le Male

    post #11 of 16
    Figgy Philosykos by Diptyque could be a thought. I know its not on your list but EDP is something else.
    post #12 of 16

    +1 Philosykos is an excellent recommendation.

    Another one which seems like it fits exactly what you're looking for is by a smaller house called "Imaginary Authors," the name of the fragrance is "Falling Into the Sea," it's a tropical fruity-floral aquatic. A big litchi fruit note over exotic tropical flowers and a little bit of the beach. Labelled as unisex but too feminine for my tastes, it sounds exactly what you're looking for.

    You can order from their websiteor from indiescents.com

    If you're considering the Issey Miyake, you might want to buy the Summer Edition 2013 instead of the regular version. It's much fruitier, as it's centered around kiwi and pineapple (and it's just a better frag in general). Those can be found for more or less the same price as the regular version.

    post #13 of 16

    JPG - Fleur du Male (Neroli)

    Cartier - Declaration d'un soir (Rose)

    /JRV

    post #14 of 16
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks a lot guys for replying.
    @ Souryu, @ Ken_Russell, @ hednic, @ Tony T, @ TN Blue Mike, @ Buysblind, @ jrv82

    So there is no clear favorite.I went to mall along with my friends and tested 212 sexy men,Chrome legend,Le male,Burberry brit,Issey miyake L'eau dissey and Versace.

    Most of them including me liked 212 sexy men.

    I also sprayed Le male and issey miyake in my inner elbows and 212 in my wrist to see how long they last.

    After 6hrs, to my untrained nose,Issey miyake smelt similar to Cool water(Davidoff) and le male was sweet with some more additional note like mint.212 felt sweet and good.

    i woke up next morning i.e after 16hrs,i could smell le male but very faint though. Others not a trace.

    But overall,Liked 212 sexy men in that list so went for it.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ken_RussellView Post

    Among the previously posted suggestions, I'd recommend: Azzaro Chrome, Ck One Shock and L'Eau par Kenzo. Among alternative/fuerther suggestions, I'd also include (at least to be tested): JPG Fleur de Male, Dior Fahrenheit 32 and Dune pour Homme, Joop Nightflight.

    Yes Azzaro chrome and Ck one shock is definitely in my wish list.Thanks for other suggestions.I will try some samples if possible.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BuysblindView Post

    You can order from their websiteor from indiescents.com

    If you're considering the Issey Miyake, you might want to buy the Summer Edition 2013 instead of the regular version. It's much fruitier, as it's centered around kiwi and pineapple (and it's just a better frag in general). Those can be found for more or less the same price as the regular version.

    I am not sure if i can get that shipped to India that easily.I will try out the summer edition.

    post #15 of 16

    Charriol Pour hommeis one you should highlyconsider.

    Pear, marigold and rose.

    Works and diffuses very well in the heat.

    post #16 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jps18View Post

    Thanks a lot @hednic, @cacio, @Souryu, @mspa fore your suggestions.

    I could not find most of them here online especially in discounted items stores,only Burberry brit is available,

    Can you please suggest the best one for me from the below list.There is some sale going on and i would like to pick up a couple of fragrances from the list.Being a starter,I want to start with the reasonably priced fragrances.

    1.Azzaro chrome legend-125ml 35$

    2.CK one shock 200ml Around 40$

    3.Ferrari -Red,scuderia racing,black,etc all cost around 25$

    4.212 Sexy men 50ml 25$

    5.Issey miyake L'eau d'issey 75ml 30$

    6.Drakkar noir-100ml 30$

    7.Kenzo L'Eau par pour homme 100ml 30$

    8.Versace Eau Fraiche edt 100ml 30$

    9 Jean paul gaultier Le Male 75ml 33$

    10.Burberry brit 100ml 35$

    Sorry for the long posts.

    From this list, I could recommend 5, 9 & 8, in that order.

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    10/4/13 at 11:17am

    jps18 said:



    Greetings to everyone,

    I am a 30yr old male living in a very hot and humid place(India).I got addicted to the world of fragrances off late and would require your help in selecting my next one.

    So far i have bought the below ones based on the reviews in the internet sites.

    1.David beckham intense instinct(30ml-25$) : Very mild and low sillage.(Waste of money)

    2.Bogart pour homme(100ml-15$): Sometimes good and sometimes bit overpowering.i like the opening.Very sweet.

    3.Davidoff cool water(125ml-31$)- Good and i like it.Decent sillage and longevity.

    4.Bentton cold(100ml-9$)- Fresh and good vfm.

    As of now i can identify only few notes like Lavender in Coolwater,coriander in cold,Melon in Instinct.

    I like floral and fruity perfumes i.e something like women's perfumes.

    In india,availability is limited,Only popular ones are available online here.

    Please suggest my next perfume,which should be long lasting and also floral or fruity?

    And also out of the below ones which is the best bet?

    1.Azzaro chrome legend-125ml- Around 35$

    2.CK one shock 200ml Around 40$

    3.Ferrari -Red,scuderia racing,black,etc all cost around 25$

    4.212 Sexy men 50ml-25$

    5.Issey miyake 75ml-30$

    6.Drakkar noir-100ml-30$

    In these prices range,we can also get Le male,eternity,ck one,etc..

    I have not tested anything except for CK one shock- Ck one was sweet and good.

    Please do suggest.

    10/4/13 at 2:10pm

    hednic said:



    Here are two suggestions for you. Not sure of availability in India.

    Wild Fruits by Mancera
    Pretty Fruity by Montale

    10/4/13 at 2:40pm

    cacio said:



    Floral isn't very common in masculine perfumes nowadays, unfortunately since I like them a lot too. But many perfumes marketed to women work well on men too.

    Aramis 900 has some flowers (rose and others) over a nice patchouli masculine base. It's not very expensive either.

    In perfumes marketed to women, you could check Kenzo Flower (floral melony, fresh smelling, it's very similar to an old perfume for men called Royal Bain de Caron). And Lolita Lempicka is also quite masculine in feel, licorice, some fruit, some flower, masculine patchouli base.

    cacio

    10/4/13 at 3:01pm

    Souryu said:



    Burberry Brit has a nice touch of roses to it. You might actually like it!

    10/4/13 at 5:39pm

    mspa said:



    the old insense by givenchy. very masculine. the most masculine and elegant at the same time floral i know of.

    10/6/13 at 1:10am

    jps18 said:



    Thanks a lot @hednic, @cacio, @Souryu, @mspa fore your suggestions.

    I could not find most of them here online especially in discounted items stores,only Burberry brit is available,

    Can you please suggest the best one for me from the below list.There is some sale going on and i would like to pick up a couple of fragrances from the list.Being a starter,I want to start with the reasonably priced fragrances.

    1.Azzaro chrome legend-125ml 35$

    2.CK one shock 200ml Around 40$

    3.Ferrari -Red,scuderia racing,black,etc all cost around 25$

    4.212 Sexy men 50ml 25$

    5.Issey miyake L'eau d'issey 75ml 30$

    6.Drakkar noir-100ml 30$

    7.Kenzo L'Eau par pour homme 100ml 30$

    8.Versace Eau Fraiche edt 100ml 30$

    9 Jean paul gaultier Le Male 75ml 33$

    10.Burberry brit 100ml 35$

    Sorry for the long posts.

    10/6/13 at 2:05am

    Souryu said:



    From your list, L'Eau D'Issey is the best value in my opinion. You get a lot of good quality for juice for a very attractive price.

    10/6/13 at 6:45am

    Ken_Russell said:



    Among the previously posted suggestions, I'd recommend: Azzaro Chrome, Ck One Shock and L'Eau par Kenzo. Among alternative/fuerther suggestions, I'd also include (at least to be tested): JPG Fleur de Male, Dior Fahrenheit 32 and Dune pour Homme, Joop Nightflight.

    10/6/13 at 6:55am

    hednic said:



    Kenzo L'Eau par pour homme would be my choice from your list.

    10/6/13 at 6:55am

    Tony T said:



    From that list

    Issey Miyake

    Jpg Le Male

    10/6/13 at 6:57am

    TN BLUE MIKE said:



    Figgy Philosykos by Diptyque could be a thought. I know its not on your list but EDP is something else.

    10/6/13 at 7:30am

    Buysblind said:



    +1 Philosykos is an excellent recommendation.

    Another one which seems like it fits exactly what you're looking for is by a smaller house called "Imaginary Authors," the name of the fragrance is "Falling Into the Sea," it's a tropical fruity-floral aquatic. A big litchi fruit note over exotic tropical flowers and a little bit of the beach. Labelled as unisex but too feminine for my tastes, it sounds exactly what you're looking for.

    You can order from their websiteor from indiescents.com

    If you're considering the Issey Miyake, you might want to buy the Summer Edition 2013 instead of the regular version. It's much fruitier, as it's centered around kiwi and pineapple (and it's just a better frag in general). Those can be found for more or less the same price as the regular version.

    10/6/13 at 11:06am

    jrv82 said:



    JPG - Fleur du Male (Neroli)

    Cartier - Declaration d'un soir (Rose)

    /JRV

    10/8/13 at 2:48am

    jps18 said:



    Thanks a lot guys for replying.
    @ Souryu, @ Ken_Russell, @ hednic, @ Tony T, @ TN Blue Mike, @ Buysblind, @ jrv82

    So there is no clear favorite.I went to mall along with my friends and tested 212 sexy men,Chrome legend,Le male,Burberry brit,Issey miyake L'eau dissey and Versace.

    Most of them including me liked 212 sexy men.

    I also sprayed Le male and issey miyake in my inner elbows and 212 in my wrist to see how long they last.

    After 6hrs, to my untrained nose,Issey miyake smelt similar to Cool water(Davidoff) and le male was sweet with some more additional note like mint.212 felt sweet and good.

    i woke up next morning i.e after 16hrs,i could smell le male but very faint though. Others not a trace.

    But overall,Liked 212 sexy men in that list so went for it.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ken_RussellView Post

    Among the previously posted suggestions, I'd recommend: Azzaro Chrome, Ck One Shock and L'Eau par Kenzo. Among alternative/fuerther suggestions, I'd also include (at least to be tested): JPG Fleur de Male, Dior Fahrenheit 32 and Dune pour Homme, Joop Nightflight.

    Yes Azzaro chrome and Ck one shock is definitely in my wish list.Thanks for other suggestions.I will try some samples if possible.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BuysblindView Post

    You can order from their websiteor from indiescents.com

    If you're considering the Issey Miyake, you might want to buy the Summer Edition 2013 instead of the regular version. It's much fruitier, as it's centered around kiwi and pineapple (and it's just a better frag in general). Those can be found for more or less the same price as the regular version.

    I am not sure if i can get that shipped to India that easily.I will try out the summer edition.

    10/8/13 at 9:27am

    tdwctdwc said:



    Charriol Pour hommeis one you should highlyconsider.

    Pear, marigold and rose.

    Works and diffuses very well in the heat.

    10/13/13 at 5:30am

    The Colognnoisseur said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jps18View Post

    Thanks a lot @hednic, @cacio, @Souryu, @mspa fore your suggestions.

    I could not find most of them here online especially in discounted items stores,only Burberry brit is available,

    Can you please suggest the best one for me from the below list.There is some sale going on and i would like to pick up a couple of fragrances from the list.Being a starter,I want to start with the reasonably priced fragrances.

    1.Azzaro chrome legend-125ml 35$

    2.CK one shock 200ml Around 40$

    3.Ferrari -Red,scuderia racing,black,etc all cost around 25$

    4.212 Sexy men 50ml 25$

    5.Issey miyake L'eau d'issey 75ml 30$

    6.Drakkar noir-100ml 30$

    7.Kenzo L'Eau par pour homme 100ml 30$

    8.Versace Eau Fraiche edt 100ml 30$

    9 Jean paul gaultier Le Male 75ml 33$

    10.Burberry brit 100ml 35$

    Sorry for the long posts.

    From this list, I could recommend 5, 9 & 8, in that order.





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