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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.
If you have any others you would like to trade or get rid of let me know. I know your very respected in the basenotes community,so if we trade i will send mine to you first. Then you can send to me after you recieved mine. I'm new to basenotes and with little ratings. So you can trust im not a rip-off person
Does Santa Maria Novella's Acqua di Cuba have good longevity? And i would love to take the Guerlain Vetiver off of your hands.I do live in The U.S. in boise,Idaho. I moved here from Philadelphia. Would you want to trade for the Guerlain Vetiver? I Have both Boucherons,Rive Gauche,and Arpege Pour Homme I could trade. All frags are pretty much full very lilttle use. Rive gauche has been sprayed 12 times
I asked sir slartys opinion i would like yours also. you know of any fragrances that smell like really good expensive pipe tobacco. i love that smell. Like Vanilla Cavendish or somthing
Wanna trade my Boucheron Jaipur and Boucheron Pour Homme for somthing else you have? somthing long lasting as well. but more along the lines of a Paco Rabanne scent or Guerlain Vetiver. Let me know what you think my friend. I also have a few more im willing to trade as well.
If you can pick 4 of your favorite frag,what would they be? Also,Can you name a few fragrances that you love that are so different and smell of nothing else you smelt before. i love different scents
Thanks for the Info, i will get both and try them... Your reviews are spot on all the time. before i get a frag i always look for your reviews first. Have you smelled Penhaligons 'English Fern' ? Its a different fresh clean scent that reminds me of no frag i've smelled before. Try to get a sample. I like it its pretty good,with good Longevity on my skin :0)
Is there a Paco Rabanne type scent you know of that is a bit better in smell quality,longevity?
I love that original paco rabanne type freshness clean scents,any suggestions
Definitely will have to seek those out, thanks a bunch!
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