Guerlain Homme Intense is lovely. I'm actually a fan of Homme and the two flankers, even though they don't get much love on Basenotes. Speaking of Guerlain, have you sniffed the new Shalimar Parfum Initial yet? I know it's marketed for women, but I've actually fallen for it in a big way. It reminds me of Dior Homme a little. I think it's very wearable by a man.
Yeah, Dublin isn't too bad for fragrance shopping. The Tom Ford stuff in Brown Thomas is always worth a visit. The Dundrum shopping centre has a big range too in Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser! You should hop on the Luas and check them out next time you're down.
Hey, I've been around here enough to know this - you spend a year or so on this place, and you'll be dissecting fragrances with the best of them. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the folks who start out not trusting their noses, end up being some of our best sniffers - perhaps because they seem to be very careful. And from what you said so far, it sounds like you're already making a great start.
You will definitely enjoy the Intense. It has a grab-bag of notes in it - you'll have your longest list of identifiable notes on that one, for sure! Enjoy!!!
Thank you! Actually, the two people with the most extensive wardrobes here are probably hednic and noggs - 4 digits! Very impressive. I do have to worry about where to put them all. But it does have a purpose. I love to be able to compare and contrast fragrances as I write about them. Really, I have less of a wardrobe than a personal library. Fragrances are like books to me - and like books, I find that if I part with even one, I will kick myself later when I need it for a reference.
It doesn't help that I fall in love with entire lines, too. Guerlain Homme.... Yes, I'm a sucker for it. The new Eau is on my short list, and will inevitably find its way into my collection. No apologies! No such thing as too much fragrance!
Hey! Yeah, it's not bad in Dublin alright. There's still plenty that we don't get here though. I was in London last weekend and it was properly amazing. I had to restrain myself! Hehe.
I haven't been to Belfast in a little while, but I used to pop into House of Fraser in Victoria Square and Debenhams in the Castle Court. There's a men's clothes shop that sells Creed stuff too I think?
Nice to hear from a relatively local fragrance fan!