The New Guy Seeking Advice

    The New Guy Seeking Advice

    post #1 of 2
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    Hey gents (and ladies),

    I've been "lurking in the shadows" for a couple of months now and thought it would be a good time to introduce myself and ask for some suggestions. Let me start by saying that I found this 'blog' almost by accident and have found it insightful, not to mention entertaining. After a long night of partying I accidentally shattered my half-full bottle of Armani Code and started looking for a replacement. One thing lead to another and my obsession began. Disclaimer: Please bear with me as I'm pretty new to the fragrance game (as defined as having more than two scents at one time).

    Some background. I'm in my late 20's and currently living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, although I've lived in the U.S., Europe and Africa. The weather in PR is HOT... if you've ever been to the Caribbean you know what I'm talking about. The term 'endless summer' applies (average temperature is in the mid 80's) so keep that in mind. However, I do like to travel to other, cooler places so its always good to have variety.

    My current rotation:

    - Terre d'Hermés EDT (classy, versatile, great for work)
    - Bleu de Canel (very versatile as well, women enjoy it, modern aromatic)
    - Armani Code (my casual night out scent, gf loves it)
    - Hanae Mori HM (stay-in, lounging, casual. Inexpensive work horse. Unique)
    - Spicebomb (great party scent. always gets compliments)
    - Concentré d'Orange Verte by Hermés (a green citrus scent. Great for warm days when I want to change it up)
    - Tom Ford Grey Vetiver (classy and very clean. Go-to for work)
    - Guerlain Homme Intense (summer night scent. Mint/rum/lime mix is unique. Compliment getter. Modern a la Bleu de Chanel)
    - Allure Homme (Chanel)
    - decant of Virgin Island Water by Creed (weekend day scent. Beach scent. Casual night out in warm weather)

    As you can probably tell, I like fresh, citrus, and clean scents but I'm not afraid of spice, florals and even some vanilla and chocolate. I enjoy scents considered as 'sexy' by the opposite sex. Not too fond of very sweet scents or scents that can be categorized as "too serious" and/or "old." I don't need to attract a lot of attention from 10 feet away but like when people notice me when I come in close. I like each of my fragrances to each have its own personality and purpose.

    I sampled Creed's Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed and really enjoyed them both (thinking of getting myself a 4 oz of one for Christmas).

    Which one would be a better addition to my collection? Which other fragrance do you think I should consider? I've got work covered with Terre and Grey Vetiver. Something preferably versatile enough to wear in various seasons. Also looking for a James Bond scent, a Don Draper at the Oscars scent. Something you use when you really want to impress while wearing a nice suit outside of work.

    I've heard good things of Montale's Red Vetyver, expect good things of Encre Noire Sport, and I've read good things on Dior Homme Intense, Pure Havane/Pure Malt/Pure Coffee but I'm afraid the "Pures" might be really sweet. Longevity is important and projection a plus.

    Sorry about the length, guys. Any suggestions are welcome!
    post #2 of 2

    Hi & welcome, thehighend!

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    10/25/13 at 12:18am

    thehighend said:



    Hey gents (and ladies),

    I've been "lurking in the shadows" for a couple of months now and thought it would be a good time to introduce myself and ask for some suggestions. Let me start by saying that I found this 'blog' almost by accident and have found it insightful, not to mention entertaining. After a long night of partying I accidentally shattered my half-full bottle of Armani Code and started looking for a replacement. One thing lead to another and my obsession began. Disclaimer: Please bear with me as I'm pretty new to the fragrance game (as defined as having more than two scents at one time).

    Some background. I'm in my late 20's and currently living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, although I've lived in the U.S., Europe and Africa. The weather in PR is HOT... if you've ever been to the Caribbean you know what I'm talking about. The term 'endless summer' applies (average temperature is in the mid 80's) so keep that in mind. However, I do like to travel to other, cooler places so its always good to have variety.

    My current rotation:

    - Terre d'Hermés EDT (classy, versatile, great for work)
    - Bleu de Canel (very versatile as well, women enjoy it, modern aromatic)
    - Armani Code (my casual night out scent, gf loves it)
    - Hanae Mori HM (stay-in, lounging, casual. Inexpensive work horse. Unique)
    - Spicebomb (great party scent. always gets compliments)
    - Concentré d'Orange Verte by Hermés (a green citrus scent. Great for warm days when I want to change it up)
    - Tom Ford Grey Vetiver (classy and very clean. Go-to for work)
    - Guerlain Homme Intense (summer night scent. Mint/rum/lime mix is unique. Compliment getter. Modern a la Bleu de Chanel)
    - Allure Homme (Chanel)
    - decant of Virgin Island Water by Creed (weekend day scent. Beach scent. Casual night out in warm weather)

    As you can probably tell, I like fresh, citrus, and clean scents but I'm not afraid of spice, florals and even some vanilla and chocolate. I enjoy scents considered as 'sexy' by the opposite sex. Not too fond of very sweet scents or scents that can be categorized as "too serious" and/or "old." I don't need to attract a lot of attention from 10 feet away but like when people notice me when I come in close. I like each of my fragrances to each have its own personality and purpose.

    I sampled Creed's Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed and really enjoyed them both (thinking of getting myself a 4 oz of one for Christmas).

    Which one would be a better addition to my collection? Which other fragrance do you think I should consider? I've got work covered with Terre and Grey Vetiver. Something preferably versatile enough to wear in various seasons. Also looking for a James Bond scent, a Don Draper at the Oscars scent. Something you use when you really want to impress while wearing a nice suit outside of work.

    I've heard good things of Montale's Red Vetyver, expect good things of Encre Noire Sport, and I've read good things on Dior Homme Intense, Pure Havane/Pure Malt/Pure Coffee but I'm afraid the "Pures" might be really sweet. Longevity is important and projection a plus.

    Sorry about the length, guys. Any suggestions are welcome!

    10/25/13 at 1:08am

    lpp said:



    Hi & welcome, thehighend!





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