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Anything in my wardrobe except Opium or M7. Just don't overapply.
A few that get a lot of use:
YSL Pour Homme (1971)
Armani Eau Pour Homme
Either Givenchy Pour Monsieur or Versace L'Homme.
I have been enjoying classic-styled fragrances the most lately.
YSL Pour Homme is truly exquisite.
Enjoying Opium Pour Homme tonight for the first time in six months or so.. Yes, cooler weather changes things.
Azzaro Pure Vetiver.
I have had to put up with so much body odor and over-the-top vanilla spritzes on women that I would welcome the opportunity to say something in reply to a derogatory comment about a fragrance. But I...
Everyone should own Grey Flannel. (I think it is in the new US health care bill.)
I am 44. See my wardrobe. I can't choose just three. Each is extraordinary when I choose to wear it. Even the cheapies (which most of them are).
+ VC&A Pour Homme
P.S. The VC&A PH bottle is also very classy. All the photos I saw online do not do it justice at all.
I have worn VC&A PH once now, and I am very impressed. A really extraordinary fragrance.
First tried on the wrists, right out of the box, and it was somewhat intimidating due to its strength. ...
Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
My favorite tends to be whatever I am wearing at the moment. Today I am wearing VD&A Pour Homme for the first time. It is amazing. Haunting. Perfect for October (in the northern hemisphere).
I really like YSL Pour Homme in the winter. It is very citrusy, especially in the initial stage, but the cold really helps bring out the warmth that is also there.
Yes, thank you! The Fougerites group is here: http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=73
I like this characterization of men's Opium -- it is very, very distinctive. Too distinctive, maybe, but too good to ignore. It certainly does not disappear into the background. And even the...
The edt is about all that is available in much of the US, and so that is what I have. But I would not want anything any stronger or longer lasting than the edt -- it is nearly immortal as it is! ...
This place is awsome. Thanks for all the comments!
I was leaning toward VC&A, and went ahead with this one.
Opium PH edt
I am leaning toward one of these two for my next purchase.
I have been reading up on Givenchy Gentleman Van Cleef & Arpel's Pour Homme. Both 1970's fragrances, they seem to have some...
I agree, Ken. And classic Old Spice might just be leading this.
YSL Pour Homme is exquisite.
YSL Pour Homme
It had been a couple of months since I'd worn this, and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy this fragrance.
I think we all know this Lui (below), which might account for the confusion.
I am sure I am not the only one to notice the several fragrances by various houses with the name "Pour Lui." Here is a sample from the fragrance directory:
Really!?!? Maybe they should raise the price of all their fragrances to above $60/bottle.
No votes for Black Tie??
A vote here for Live Jazz.
Generally I prefer darker fragrances, with a few exceptions. Live Jazz is very unique, especially if you pay attention past the first 30 minutes or so -- really a...
Jazz has a nice nutmeg note, with some cinnamon. Jazz also fits your description of "verging on carnation rather than a big clove hammer."
Aye, this is always nice at the office. Noticeable, but not like your are trying too hard.
Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
Rive Gauche PH
Caron's Third Man
I agree, Perfaddict. PV is severely ignored and underrated. It is extremely strong (so you don't have to use much) but is very nice if used in careful doses. And it lasts for more than 24 hours. ...
Oscar de la Renta POUR LUI.
It is a magnificent fragrance, and to me it seems only appropriate for personal or special occasions. All just my opinion, of course. Age doesn't enter in to it.
After the first hour 3me becomes much less flowery as the moss, musk, tonka, and (very slight) vanilla join the rose note to produce what to me is a masculine fougere. I would not call it a...
What kind of unlce gives his 18-year-old nephew Opium??
You live in Spain, and nothing by Puig or Loewe? At least try Sybaris. Is Quorum popular there?
And then there is the famous Loewe house -- how about their stuff?
But I think frankincense can be nice.
Myrrh typically has the effect on me you describe. I never thought of it as morbid, but as old and rotting -- I can see your point. I would never buy a myrrh-heavy fragrance.
Some consider PS by Paul Sebastian to be similar to the original Old Spice. You might start there. From there I would suggest shaving-scent related fragrances: Rive Gauche PH, Azzaro PH, TOBS...
Oscar de la Renta POUR LUI.
A great combination of dark, fresh, and just a little green.
(And I would call this a fougere, as it contains lavender and oakmoss and because of the overall feel...
Which is a better winter or cold weather fragrance?
Bogart (1975) by Jacques Bogart:
Rosemary, Lemon Blossom
Nutmeg, Clove, Geranium
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Not sad, but I was thinking just last night how powerful the sense of smell is vs. how little people really pay attention to it. I purchased some frankincense oil recently because I wanted to know...
Fougeres are great fall and winter fragrances. In celebration of fougeres, a new group has been created: Fougerites.
Come join in the...
I will keep these because I think they are exquisite in some way, but rarely wear them:
Opium PH edt
Armani Eau PH
YSL Paris is a fine rose fragrance.
As I started to reply I realized the fragrances that came to mind are those matching this category -- released in the last dozen years or so. John Varvatos, Armani Code, etc.
Live Jazz here, too!
It does look like YSL Pour Homme has been discontinued, at least from the US web site.
The international web site still has a more...
YSL Pour Homme (Lemon)
Azzaro Pure Vetiver (Green)
^ Came here to say that.
Also, Eucris. (Both have a wonderful dark black currant note.)
I Azzaro PH in all weather, but especially in colder weather. Sometimes I think I sense a very faint orange or orange-peel note, but then I think I might just be susceptible to suggestion and the...
This looks like a change from the aluminum:
P.S. Maybe it is just the 2 oz. bottle...
I bought this blind, also. And even though it is exactly what I expected and I like it very much, I don't like wearing it much. I am waiting to try it again in cold weather.
Opium PH EDT is just about my favorite fall/winter night-time scent.
One of my favorites, definitely. It is my most often-worn work-day fragrance, mostly because I enjoy it so much myself, not so much for the fact that it is appropriate for work (which it is!).
I am bumping this old thread because I am wearing YSL Pour Homme (original) today, and after several months of experience with this fragrance, I have found every wearing to be increasingly enjoyable....
Taylor of Old Bond Street's Sandalwood is really very nice and creamy, with rose accents.
I have too long been purchasing less expensive fragrances, even though they are very good. Much of my wardrobe is from YSL. But I am finding I really prefer "old school" fragrances, especially...
I agree with Shamu just about word-for-word.
I voted for Azzaro but I really would not want to be without RG PH. If you can't buy both at once, I would buy the RG first, and then save up for...
I am no vetiver specialist, but the description "bright, fresh, semi-sweet, citrusy vetiver" reminded me immediately of YSL Pour Homme. It is one of my most favored fragrances and seems to be highly...
YSL Pour Homme (1971)
It has been a few weeks since I have used either bottle, but I have two bottles of Opium PH edt, one 30 ml and one 100 ml, and I have owned each for less than a year. Tonight I used it and the scent...
This is unusual, but try if you are about to give up on LJ: Leave the bottle in a car for one day, during a warm day, but make sure it is protected from direct sunlight. The warmth will "cure" the...
Anything by Geo F Trumper or Caron.
These do not have all the notes you asked for, but seem to be along the lines of what you might be looking for:
Bergamot, Artemisia, Cumin, Lemon, Grapefruit .
Patchouli, Jasmin, Pine, Sandal, Cyclamen, Carnation.
Le No. 3 - Caron
Eau Pour Homme - Armani
Jazz - YSL
[and it would be a tragedy to never wear Quorum again]
Armani Eau Pour Homme
And very happy with this choice today!
Artemisia, Lavender, Bergamot
Nutmeg, Geranium, Carnation, Cinnamon
Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Leather, Amber, Moss
Last night - Opium PH EDT
Today - Quorum Silver
Just smelled Opium PH (edt) again today after a few weeks of not smelling it. It is really amazing. Even if you don't end up loving it, if you haven't tried it you are missing out on an...
I agree, more or less. I love Armani Eau, but have not been driven to buy other Armani products. However, the Armani Eau Pour Homme aftershave balm is very excellent.
The similarities between RG and APH consist also in their common suitability or appropriateness for daily wear. They are practically interchangable in this sense. I like RG very much, but am siding...
I'm over 40 and I love YSL PH. I have not tried the concentrated version.
Taylor of Old Bond Street:
Taylor of Old Bond Street - Shave Shop aftershave
Azzaro Pour Homme
(A very good combination!)
Yves Saint Laurent
Try Taylor of Old Bond Street's Shave Shop aftershave. It goes very well with Azzaro PH!
On the other hand, Geo F. Trumper is still producing excellent things.