Hi.Once again turning for a piece of advice to someone who creates respectable and worthy image of oneself judging just by the number of your reviews here.We ,europeans, have mostly a very particular idea of them yanks especially when it comes to perfumery which according to some opinions was invented in the USA(right after the USA itself was invented,the very next thing thereafter...).Cut to the chase-my pal is leaving for US soon to do some business and me ,being very keen and eager to try some of them american scent waters,i want to let him get few souvenirs, perfumes that are very specific for USA and which man can not get here in europe.Could you give some names which are 1)exclusively american 2) are worthy the buying 3)for men 4) freely avilable and are not of the posh-niche-la-di-daah type (Clive Chrisitian or Bond9 etc...).Your advice will be highly appreciated.
I'm sorry for the last one - wrong window. And thank you so much for the hint
Could You please help me? I'm in trouble looking perfumes for my GF. I know nothing about perfumes but I checked her wardrobe lately and I noticed she likes scents that could be described as florals broken by fruits. She owns Gucci Rush, Escada Magnetism and an untagged bottle shaped like red apple with golden top). I believe she'd rather prefer a bit darker, misterious scents than lighter and ’careless’ ones.
I would be grateful if You could recommend 3-5 scents which I should check.
I sent this question to Foetidus but he recommended You as an appropriate person to ask for an answer.
Thanks in advance.
Could You please help me? I'm in trouble looking perfumes for my GF. I know nothing about perfumes but I checked her wardrobe lately and I noticed she likes scents that could be described as florals broken by fruits. She owns Gucci Rush, Escada Magnetism and an untagged bottle shaped like red apple with golden top). I would be grateful if You could recommend 3-5 scents which I should check
Thanks in advance.
I just read your review on Salt Air by Demeter, I'd really appreciate it if you could help me on my research..
I'm looking desperately for niche perfumes that smell sunny, fresh enclose the sea breeze and generally reminds you of the ocean!
I'm curious about where you bought your Givenchy Vetiver. I can't find it anywhere (except Dillards.com). Thanks
Do you know of any fragrances that resemble Gucci Nobile?
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I apologize for this long blithering note. But I wanted to construct a background for my request. I humbly request you to point me to colognes that you think I might like.
I've liked Domenico Caraceni 1913 but I couldn't really imagine wearing it. It's smells different but somehow not unique. And the price!!! In the non-Lacoste Booster-like colognes, I really liked Profumi Di Pantelleria - Maestrale and Cumming (hmmm...I must see if you've reviewd this.) I tried a few CdGs. I think I tried Cdg 2, Odeur 71, CdG original. All disappointed. I remember one of them smelling like a pure spices (cardamom, cloves and a little cinnamon).
Tom Ford's (I think it was the Tom Ford for Men) was nice but uninteresting and inoffensive.
I humbly await your reply.
PS: Sincere apologies for the multi-part message. BN forums does not aloow more than 1000 characters per post.
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When I brought my wrist up to my nose my heart sank. It smelled like rancid, old cologne. I couldn't believe it. The same thing happened to me with Eau d'Hermes. To make sure, I sprayed myself again before I left the store. I guess my skin chemistry just doesn't work with them.
I've found myself always gravitating towards fresh, bracing and simple things like, don't laugh, Nivea after-shave balm. I'm sure one of the reasons is that my sense of smell is underdeveloped. I've hooped to find something that smells like these products but that is sharper, longer-lasting than the after-shave and more unique.
The other day, I found a Lacoste Booster tester at a TJMaxx near where I live. Thinking nothing I sprayed my wrist. Hallelujah! This is the kind of cologne I've dreamt of. When I got home I quickly got on BN to see what you had to say. YESSS! You agree that it's wonderful. I also agree on the scandalously short time it lasts on one's skin.
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I'm a newbie to the fragrance world and have enjoyed reading the perfume reviews on this site. I've discovered, as have others, that your reviews are bang-on and supremely articulate and fair. I know that opinions about fragrances are inherently highly subjective and varied. Maybe your tastes are similar to mine?
I've bought and tried samples from Luckyscent and the perfumed court but except for a couple of colognes here and there most seemed to perfumey to me. Some of the ones that are highly respected smelled terrible on my skin. Case in point, a couple of weeks ago I was connecting through LAX and I found myself in the international gate area. I stepped into the duty-free eagerly. A shiver went through me as I saw an Eau Sauvage tester. My hands shaking, I sprayed my wrist and waited. The tension was unbearable. I wanted this to be different and ethereal like the reviews I had read and reread.
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