Yeah, those would be my exact thoughts. Nicely blended, elegant scent.
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Yeah, those would be my exact thoughts. Nicely blended, elegant scent.
Good one TD!
You know, one of my favorite Sandalwood scents only received one vote in the poll, and it's rarely discussed, but I am very fond of Florascent's Santal. This German perfume is crisp, spicy but just...
Excellent advise, Giaffre.
lol! Good one OO.
I have a full bottle listed on my swap list if you're interested.
Very "coffeeish" scent to me, and a nice all-around scent.
Very nice RC.
Hideous bottle indeed. Bet the scent isn't much better. Pass.
I own both of these, having just gotten Oscar for Men in a swap.
Pigeon Murderer's review put it very well.
These are two fine fragrances that are not expensive.
It's simple--one's a winter...
This line debuted in 2003 to considerable buzz, both here and in the perfume world in general.
For starters, this exclusive line is American, which is pretty rare for high-end perfumery. Its...
Count me as another who is awaiting his bottle from Parfum 1. This wasn't a blind buy for me as I already had a decant and knew what I was getting. It's not surprising to read...
Tell us about yourself and what type of scents you dig.
And let me know if you end up with the Pierre Guillaime line.
Hey Informer, with your Aramis connnection you may be the perfect person to ask this.
Since I joined B'notes I have been searching high and low for "Portos" by Aramis, not Balencegia. I know it...
Several weels ago there was a lot of buzz/discussion about this house.
I decided to order some samples today and cannot find the posts. I want to reread them to get an idea of what each one smells...
I am a HUGE fan of Visit and it's the one scent I recommend to noobs looking for an affordable good scent. IMHO it's one of the very best mainstream frags within the last several years, along with...
I'm looking forward to this one also.
My first sniff of the original left me underwhelmed, but I got it on the second try and bought a bottle. One of the better mainstream releases recently.
What he said!
Never heard of it...and just bought a bottle blind!
This is one very nice scent. It is formal and skews a little "old," but hell, so am I!
Honestly the rest strike me as rather ordinary, with Desire really stinkin' up the place. It's very, very...
I have no suggestions, but welcome aboard!
Thanks, that's great news.
Lol...my thought was, how could you tell?
Good stories guys.
I have always had a certain fascination with colognes...I would see them in their attractive, exotic bottles and wonder what they smelled like...my interest in scent has been...
Yeah, major props for this info TD.
I just ordered a bottle of Cherugi and couldn't be happier to find this awesome scent at such a great price. Meil de Bois is the other one on sale here that...
All I could think of when I saw the women's perfume named "Insane" was, finally....truth in advertising.
Just kidding ladies!!
Rose d'Homme by De Rosine.
Damn. I am wearing this from a sample vial for the first time tonight. This is some SERIOUSLY powerful juice. I'm not sure I'd buy a bottle but I am definitely...
I have never done a turnaround on a scent like I did RG.
I was a big fan of it when I first got a bottle, even though it was more powdery than I usually care for...then I bought a decant of the...
Somedude, are you kidding me???
You HAVE to review this gem for us!
It's Husky...AND it's Musky! Storyof Love indeed!
Plus, it has the "male figure"...
Not to me.
Brit is heaven and Dreamer is hell.
If it's dirty, I'm all in!
I'm a huge fan of RDV by MPG, so if this one is 1/2 as dirty....who's selling decants??
Is L'Instant Extreme the same as EPD?
Still looking for someone to split a bottle with; see the swap page for details.
Excellent point Doc.
I don't get the "poo" either, but I get it in spades with a fancy-pants scent like Santal Noble!
Again, I can't help but wonder if a faint hit of snobbery might be...
Hey man and welcome.
Tell us about yourself and what you have in your wardrobe! Tell us what types of scents you tend to like also. You didn't say you were looking for some suggestions, but you...
That's a direct quote from a review in the directory about my newest great discovery!
He wasn't alone. Other comments *include:
"There’s also a bitterness in the scent that even coats my mouth...
It's loaded with coriander and cumin. Think Kingdom that hasn't bathed for several days.
I love it but can sure understand those who don't.
ahaha!! Pretty funny there Johnny Boy! Had to read it a few times to get it...the first time, I thought to myself...hmmm, never heard of these!
Great suggestions guys, particulary the entire Boss...
I admit it, I'm fascinated by the bottle...anyone ever bought a scent for the bottle alone, just hoping what was inside was wearable?
I've been wanting this one since it came out but don't know...
We often lament the passing of some great frags here...Feeling Man, Patou PH, Prive, DK Leaded, Stardust, Monsieur Carven, Nicole Miller and others...we generally shrug our shoulders and say...
I wish I had a better nose, because I own all three and they are distinctly different and would love to be able to provide some input!
Knize Ten is the "sweetest." CM, to me, seems the most purely...
"Hommes International..." is that, like, yo, Homes!
Sorry, Cedric, I could not resist. Sounds very interesting. Another perfume coming out from a distinguished house is always good news!
Every time a great fight is about to break out, someone has to throw a wet blanket on it!
Just kidding of course. Kinda sorta.
GHOD, Amouage fragrances have been discussed extensively on this board. Do a search and you'll find a wealth of information.
Here's the common consensus:
Gold: Johnson's Baby Power
Well, that's great news!
VDK, you really nailed this very odd scent.
I never wear it but I wouldn't be without it either. Call me crazy. I have worn it maybe 3 times in the couple of years that I have had my bottle and I...
A KICK ASS fragrance.
Cool looking juice too.
Boy...I'd be willing to bet you are in the minority, which is a shame as this is a wonderful scent.
I'm with PM--this one has MEGA sillage on me.
Any of the Feragamos.
Welcome to B'notes.
A more mainstream, uninteresting, boring, mall-store list of fragrances I couldn't even dream up.
Except Pasha, which is indeed a surprising choice....a flower growing through a dungheap.
Is "Pierre Cardin EDT " the exact same scent as "Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur?"
Some bottles say Pierre Cardin EDT. Some say EDC. Some say PM EDT, and there are at least 3 differently colored...
I've never samp'd this one because I thought it would be a cheap, cloying, sillage monster, and not in a good way.
The reviews here are all positive, though, so I bought a bottle on ebay and it's...
Welcome to Basenotes.
While I agree these two don't smell alike, they do have one thing in common--they are by far the best Creed scents out there, and the only two I own or want to own, and I've...
I have decants available on my swap list.
Deep Forest, of course.
Amazing scent that I recently discovered. Buy it if you can find it. But share it with me!
I agree with HackerX too; Route d'Vetiver is unbelievably earthy and dirty.
It's nauseating. Its lack of longetivity is its only redeeming feature.
Agreed; I think they are quite similar.
Yeah, me too. High quality scent.
Trust me, if you can barely smell it, you got the real L'Artisan deal.
I LOATHED Nostalgia and couldn't wait to sell/trade it.
Unique scents? Well, there's a ton, but the one that crossed my mind first was Route de Vetiver by MPG.
This one smells like they pulled...
Masculine, good longetivity, versatile, good-smelling mainstream scent that's appropriate for almost all occasions.
I'm undecided. I have a full bottle on my swaplist so initial impressions must not have been that hot (!) but I'm going to give it another chance.
Welcome to Basenotes, Russell.
I would second the recommendation of selling decants. If you've never decanted it sounds kinda complicated or scary, but it isn't. Go to a site like Sunburst Bottle...
[quote author=guedoguedo link=1141763332/0#0 date=1141763331]I am 24yo, clean cut, 'handsome', well educated, borderline metro sexual
Dude, you'll get plenty of cologne recommendations from the...
Kingdom is a rude, dirty little mastepiece that's suitable for anyone who wants to shock and offend!
A number of people here own or have tried this fragrance and in general it has gotten very good reviews.
It's one of the few "celebrity" frags that stands by itself as a real fragrance.
Tried to love it but couldn't hang.
Like Shifts, I found this one hard to wear. Simply too dense, and this from a guy who loves Lutens.
Anthony, thanks....I did see this site but was hoping to find this scent a little....gulp...cheaper!
Is there a "looking for" forum?
I recently purchased a decant of "Deep Forest" by Bogner. I had never heard of it, but one spray and I was in deeply, truly, madely in love.
I tried to find it...
a) The bulk market for fragrances is not comprised of people enough in the know to want a frag because of its reputation. That would be, as it should be, a fringe market choice.
I want this one badly.
Where can it be purchased? Is it available in the US?
Bob, can you tell me how to order samples?
When I go to "shop online" the page returns to French. Maybe I'm hitting the wrong link. I'd like to order a sample pack like you did.
Even before I started my fragrance hobby, I had heard of Patou PH, and what I had heard was it was considered the "best" of all of the men's fragrances.
Of course now that I own a few bottles, I...
IMO they are more "situational" frags than seasonal...ie, PPH in particular is a VERY formal scent that is more suited for a fancy occasion than, say, waxing your car.
However....as PPH is...
Stu, I can see the similarities.
Not to get off the subject, but which do you like better: Chene or Cherugi?
I have a samp of New Haarlem, and while I can see what people like about it, it's...
Sorry. To me it sounds like yet another overpriced Hermes fragrance that will be totally undetectable within the hour.
This house should have learned from the triple slam by Dior last year of Eau...
Good luck dude and come back soon.
Thanks Bob! It was your great review that convinced me to buy this one to start with.
And ok, stud...butch...I can go either way!
Both of these are completely suitable for a man.
I got mine today and many thanks to Chuck for introducing us to this fine scent, and Vijay for making ordering it such a pleasure. He threw in some very fine samples, too.
I agree with the...
Tobacco and pears.
Sounds awful and works beautifully.
Dennis, I'm glad you like this one. I've been curious about it for a while as the descriptions I have read make it sound like the type of frag I would enjoy. I think it's discontinued as well, which...
Hmmm....there is some confusion here.
The one I am talking about, that I started a thread on, is called "Bogart" in the directory but looks exactly like the picture. It was released in the 70s.
Good night...the beautiful, desolate scenery...the melancholy music....the half-naked men...I thought it was the intro to Brokeback Mountain!
(modified from the original as to not offend anyone...
I started a thread on this one a few weeks ago to get some input as I was buying it blind.
VERY unique fragrance. While I can see the OMS DNA, this one is in a league by itself.
To my nose it...
Eau Savage is indeed a fine scent that I will pass on because of its very poor longetivity.
I'm delighted MuskyMonkey mentioned Paco Rabanne...one of the all time greats. I'm down also with...
That does it...I'm taking mine off my swap list!
Put me down as less than thrilled.
I don't like my sandlewood mixed up with fruit and berries.
Give me Trumpers or MPG's SN any day.
These perfumes look awesome. Very Luten-ish.
I was going to order some samps when I saw that the "currency converter" did not have a link to US dollars and I'm wondering if they ship to the...
To me it's a very pleasant fragrance. Not earth shattering but very nice and hard not to imagine others not liking smelling it on you. Despite its initial strength, however, it does not seem to last...
If you like bold, masculine, boozy scents, you'll dig this one.
Casran is one of the all time greats. I will pick it any day over Angel, HM and any other gourmand scents out there. A masterpiece. So good I rarely wear it....I know that makes no sense. I think...
Ditto. Honestly, I can barely smell it. I'm amazed that it's so powerful on some people's skin.
Sounds to me like you've been doing some bargain basement shopping!
The ONLY Creed I love.