Diptyque Eau De 34
ADP Original or Essenza
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Diptyque Eau De 34
ADP Original or Essenza
My favorites are Epic, Dia and Jubilation. I also like Gold and Silver . My least favorite are Memoir and Interlude , but I know that last two are poular.
From the two I would go with Assoluta . In general though I prefer the Intensa. It last longer and it is more masculine . Essenza is also a great choice if you don not mind the rose
I own all three , I wear TDH the most . I think it is more wearable . Chergui is very tricky and I don not think it is an everyday wear . I find myself reaching for Jub less .
I agree with the fact that OA is less medicinal than the original .
I agree with the OP partially . It has become a boring experience smelling fragrances at department stores. There are great designer fragrances , but most of the masterpieces are more than 10 years...
These days I am enjoying Oud Fleur . My favorite is Oud Oud and Grey Vetiver
I never smelled any of the Etat Libre D'Orange
I just happened to wear it today . I have a relatively old bottle. It still smells great . I personally prefer it over Italian Cypress and I own both.
Clive Christian #1
Portrait of A Lady
I also don't sell the ones I don't like. I just keep them and try them again and again. Some of them I became to like like Invasion Barber and Musc Ravaguer, and others I still don't like like Kenzo...
My son asked me for a fragrance, and I gave him YSL l'Nuite. He is 15 and he loves it. I gave him other ones, but this is the one he likes.
Rose: Portrait of a Lady
Patchouli: Chanel Coromandel , Zegna Javanese Patchouli
Amber: Amber 114 and Amber Nuit by Dior
Oud: Oud Ispahan by Dior and Pure Oud by Kilian
Incense : Armani Prive...
Good service . No problems at all
25 % is usually for first time buyers and for special occasions . If you log in from a computer that you did not order from before it will show 25 % , but as soon as you enter your email, you won't...
I still think niche is better quality in general, but not to the point they charge 10 times designers. If some of those Creeds are sold for 30% original price at fragrancenet and lilydirect, this...
MI from the three mentioned.
Nice one for the summer . I like the original , the EDP and the flankers
Like this one. Office friendly , but not ground breaking for sure
It happened to me mostly with sample bottles and travel ones, not much with bottles as long as I kept them upright with the cap on.
I have the original and the musk and I will definitely try this one . I love the two I have
It is a nice one as I remember . I need to revisit it. I haven't used it for a while.
I agree with most of the opinions about it being cultural not ethnicity related. Certain cultures are exposed to certain notes more than others. I grew up being exposed to incense, musk, rose, Oud...
Wish you speedy recovery. Sorry to hear you are going through a stressful period. I would suggest some of the Atelier Cologne frsgrances like orange sanguine . Also Jo Malone is well known to be...
Terre d Hermes
Tom ford Grey Vetiver
Diptyque st Germaine 34
Bond 9 Bleecker street
I think it is true to some extent. The biggest example is a fragrance smelling different on a male vs a female. This gets more noticeable on people who have distinct body odor , that doesn't mix well...
Green Irish Tweed
Welcome to basenotes. I would suggest Dior Home Sport or Blue de Chanel
Great fragrance . Haven't worn it for a while . Time to get the bottle out .
Great fragrance ( the older version) . The newer one smelled almost diluted
Workdays no, weekends yes. I usually use 2-4 fragrances on the weekend and 1-2 on workdays( morning and evening one)
Excited to try this one . I am big fan of this house, especially the Essenze line.
I am hesitant wearing strong fragrances usually to work, but I wore Black Afgano to work, three sprays , but under the shirt. Had no problems. I want to wear Clive Christian X and C to work , but...
Thank you for the responses . Any feedback on longevity?
I don't have Hermes store within a driving distance , so I cannot try them. I also hear they have poor longevity ? Is that right. Please advise.
Jacomo de Jacomo
Portrait of a Lady
Havana by Aramis
Jacomo de Jacomo
Escada pour Homme
Dior Homme intense
There is nothing wrong in taking a break and getting to enjoy what you have. Just don't take break from basenotes:)
I have changed since I started collecting 20 yrs ago , but I think it is mostly related to access. Having access to more niche allowed me to try them over time and like certain notes , that I did not...
I have to agree. It is office friendly and I always get compliments wearing it.
Petroleum is challenging and different from anything else I smelled . It is like being at a gas station . Rosam is good too.
Guerlain extreme Vetiver
I have to agree that I don't like the Vetiver in this one . It smells as dry as the Vetiver in the Christian Dior Vetiver . I own a bottle of the Christian Dior Vetiver and find them very close ....
I think it matters to me when my favorite fragrance gets re formulated only 2-3 yrs after it was released . It is frustrating when you buy a fragrance thinking it is A fragrance, and because of the...
POAL and ADP Oud
A53 was manufactured May of 2013 . In my book it is not very old and should not have changed . The fact it was not sealed and smelled diluted raise concerns . Hope they return it without a hassle to...
Unfortunately I never smell any fragrances around me . One time I was at Starbucks and somebody was wearing GIT ( I think) . I felt excited , but that is rare.
Depends on which website you follow. Amazon lists Nautica Voyage as their best seller, which makes sense , as the other ones mentioned like BDC are over 100 dollars , and not too many people are...
I would suggest filling out few atomizers ahead of time to avoid having to use the falcon repeatedly as you are exposing the perfume to air every time you remove the falcon stopper. This is the...
By the way , lily direct.com has a CC C tester for about 250 . Never seen anybody sell CC testers before .
Great summer scent with good longevity and silage .
Many have used Oud in fragrances years before him. He does a good job though with Oud, especially the Amber Oud
Coromandel followed by Bois de Isles
I recommend Bleecker Street , Chez Bond and SOPH . All great summer fragrances. One that is underrated is Eau De New York . One of the longest lasting cologne type fragrances .
In my opinion, none is a blind buy . They are too expensive to buy blind, and people differ in their opinion of the whole line.. I agree though that you will like C if you like leather . I think it...
I love pure Oud , Amber Oud and musk Oud . Straight to heaven is great too. The only one I regret buying is Sacred Wood .
Lumiere Noire is my favorite from the line too
I like IB better . It has a better longevity on my skin . I have to say , the first phase of it could be annoying, but it gets much better after it dries down
If you want something similar, the Comme des Garçons Man 2 . Very lovely scent with almost similar incense note . Better longevity for sure.
I started using the SOTD feature and it has helped . I also wear 2-3 different ones daily so I get to enjoy them. Still a lot left untouched for quite sometime .
Jacomo de Jacomo
Try Burberry London . They carry it at some of the Sephoras
One of my all time favorites . I finished a bottle of it when it first came out. The newer version is good, but not as good as the vintage .
I think some of them were already formulated even before the acquisition , like my favorite POAL. I have the older bottle still and bought another one just before Estée Lauder acquired them . The new...
Nice article . Nice and accurate description of the current trends. I have noticed over the last few yrs , Saks , Neiman and Barney's carrying more niche fragrances than ever . Somebody must be...
Clive Christian 1 , probably because it is a floral one
Congratulations Hednic. Thank you for always being nice , polite and humble. I always enjoy your advise .
Clive Christian #1
Terre D Hermes
I like the intense version more . I think it is still listed on lily direct.com and other online stores for cheap.
No. I wear it for my own enjoyment. A nice compliment from the wife is good enough.
Overrated fragrances tend to be from only few houses , like Creed, Dior, Tom ford , Chanel and Guerlain . Aventus , LIDG, DH , DHI, TV, and Blue de Chanel are mentioned repeatedly . I don't think...
CDG 2 and CDG 2 Man
M7 and Rive Gauche
Carnal Flower and Chanel 5
I never spray once, but theoretically , it will be Dior Leather Oud and Clive Christian C
Releasing a whole series at the same time gives the impression that less care and time is spent towards them. It gets overwhelming to try all of them and they end up leaving me confused. I haven'...
Vetiver : Terre d Hermes and Guerlain Vetiver Extreme
Oud : too many , Pure Oud by Kilian, ADP Oud, Dior Oud Ispahan and Armani Prive Oud Royal
Amber : Dior Amber Nuit and HDP Amber 114
Portrait of a Lady without a doubt . Rose dArabie by Armani I a great one too.
One of the best oud fragrances . It lasts forever.
Acqua Di Parma , especially their last few releases
Frederic Malle . Simple and elegant .
The winner is La Nuit
The fact that we are talking about it, proves that it is rare for guys to wear fragrances in general, let alone expensive ones like Aventus . I have never smelled Aventus on anybody ever, and smelled...
It has some impact. Scent come first. It is annoying though to buy a nice fragrance in a cheap looking bottle. I enjoy my steak in a fancy plate and won't enjoy as much if it presented in a paper...
360 Red is a very nice fragrance and it gets me compliments every time I wear it . It is underrated.
Nice review Hednic. looking forward to smelling this one .
Having code of conduct and moderators is very important to keep the discussions under control. I noticed a lot of the times being in the middle of an important discussion or topic, and somebody makes...
Acqua di Parma intensa and assoluta are reasonably priced ( about 100 on fragrancenet)
Diptyque 34 st jermaine is one of my all time favorites
Parfume d' Empire Musc Tonkin
Santal Floris less...
I don't think there is a lot hate for them. They just don not get mentioned frequently , because of the last few poor releases, that lack creativity. I like polo blue, Safari and Romance. I still use...
I am going to ask the question again : What is the definition of an "original French Company" ? I am not really sure why Montale is not considered a French Company?
Sorry to say that, but this has been my experience with most of the Creed. They perform poorly. I kept blaming it on my skin, but when I hear others having problems, it confirms my findings. Most of...
Most unique out of my collection would be Portrait of A Lady. Jacomo de Jacomo comes second , as I have not smelled anything like it before.
Interesting topic . I am wondering what is the definition of " an original French company " that you mentioned in the title?