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Not Gucci as well, please say it ain't so. I think I'm going to hold out for Old Spice Oud.lol
They are very good and professional. I traded in a few bottles for over 30 samples and they came very quickly and were properly labelled.
You cannot like them all I dislike Interlude Man for the Oregano note. Though fragrances that give me that gag reflex if I smell it are Angel Men and Slumberhouse's Vikt.
Balenciaga pour Homme - I was surfing the powerhouse group thread when I came across discussions of this great discontinued fragrance. Talk about it been not touched by reformulation, still great...
That is shame to hear that they have messed with the glorious opening to LN, that was one hell of a opening.
Though if your looking for a dirty spicy musky rose with cumin and pepper then check...
I find Murdocks Patchouli easy to wear in the Summer as it's light and has some floral's mixed in to give it some freshness. I think I'm the only one on basenotes waving the flag for this one as it's...
I can't get enough of this one, it has a lovely jasmine accord that I find addictive.
Aramis Havana is a example of a good reformulation, I could not tell the difference between it and the vintage.
April Aromatics - Precious Woods
Rose Poivree is a lovely but challenging blend of pink roses and Indian spices with a dose of muskiness in the background. Very nice but a acquired taste.
Thanks for the info Grant, interesting to see a lot of florals in this one. They also have a new one coming out in the Autumn called Arkle, that one will be inspired by Steeple-chasing....
I got them from a new UK based decant online store called Scent Samples.
This scent was one of the few last "greats" that had good projection and longevity and smelled fantastic. And if this is true then it's a sad day to see that it has been butchered. Time to stock up...
If it was me it would be the following but really only you can answer this:
Versace Pour Homme
Thing is how long does the scent last and can you re apply it if you have a bottle to the jewellery. I'm guessing there is something that holds the scent in the jewellery.
Three days without the cool aircon will be fine as long as they are not placed in direct sunlight. And even then it takes time for them to go off, I left a old bottle of AdG in front of my sunny...
For me it's:
Vintage Extract Of Mysore Sandalwood By Crabtree & Evelyn
Precious Woods By April Aromatics
As a runner up Santal Majuscule is very nice with it's damascus rose and sandalwood...
Looks like a new bottle design which as people say means reformulation. The one we all know and love is deep and rich in that cocoa goodness and lasts on my skin 12 hours plus. Is this one going to...
Bel Ami is well worth testing out and is not too expensive.
When I got into fragrances years ago I swore I would never wear anything with roses or remotely feminine smelling. I just wanted to wear the manly fragrances with musk, leather, tobacco etc.lol
So the question is now, will women make a comeback to basenotes?
+1 Santal Majuscule - This one is very good.
Vintage Extract Of Mysore Sandalwood By Crabtree & Evelyn.
Have to go with Knize Ten. I get the oily garage mechanic smell for two hours before the floral's kick in.
From a sample:
Long may we rule and dominant basenotes.
The version in the bottle smells inferior and the longevity is halved compared to the vintage tin can version. Try to get hold of the original tin can version if you can.
Also welcome to basenotes!
Sycomore is like Encre Noire's cooler stylish brother who gets the girls. Best to stick with that one and not the obnoxious stinky upstart that girls despise who we know as Encre Noire. lol
drseid, I hope you will be doing some reviews on this house. You have a very good style and I would be interested on your take especially Bohemian Spice. When I was deciding on a full bottle it came...
Relique d'Amour from a sample.
Maybe next time wear something tamer like MKK.
Yes, great smell but suspect longevity. I only get three hours with it been subdued by hour two, but that is from a sample. Though others have reported good longevity.
Versace Oud Noir comes to mind.
24 Gold is very soft and smooth as velvet.
A Taste Of Heaven from a sample.
Cuir Beluga followed by Spiritueuse Double Vanille for me.
A good blend of mainly Rose and cedar which I get about six hours or so with average projection. I've had a bottle of this for years and used to wear it a lot but have moved on to other fragrances.
I have both and much prefer the original though L' Essence is good in it's own right. In L' Essence the sparkling bright citrus opening is missing and it seems to go straight to the mid to basenotes...
From a sample: Memoirs Of A Trespasser......... This one is seriously good, love it!
I'm wearing Santal Majuscule now and it's a lovely combo of Damask Rose (Top Shelf Rose..lol) and Sandalwood. Good purchase, I'm going to have to get some more of this when my sample runs out. Enjoy!
I'm not really expecting to like this one. I have pretty much disliked or not cared for: Interlude Man, Beloved Man, Honor Man, Fate Man. In fact Memoir Man was that last Amouage that I liked outside...
SOTE: Santal Majuscule from a sample.
I agree it's a stand out and it punches well above it's weight. It's a very satisfying romantic rose fragrance with nuances of leather, oud, tobacco and woods within it's composition.
It's nothing like Norne to my nose. PW is earthy, woodsy and green but not smoky.
I concur with CapriDog, a very good review Rynegne. One of the very best Sandalwood's you can buy and anyone who really loves Sandalwood needs to check this one out as it's seriously good!
From a sample: Kobe
Glad your like it as I think it's terrific and for me the rose is front and center.
I get several hours with this one with average to above average projection. I find if you do a few sprays to your chest the scent sticks to your shirt making it last longer. Wonderful scent!
Here are a few that are good for evening wear:
Dior Homme Intense
La Nuit de l`Homme
Thanks for the hearty recommendation. It is a great scent and one worth purchasing.
Yes you do make a good point as sometimes we can become numb to our own scent when others can still smell it. I still have my sample so I will experiment with this.
Well said Mike, as it has now hit the basenotes on my skin I have been quite impressed with it's complexity. And after four hours on my skin it's still going strong with average projection. Also the...
I agree I too thought this was really good but you are lucky to get such good longevity. I only got three hours and it was pretty much subdued and close to the skin by hour two. Otherwise I would be...
The dry not to sweet aspect of the vanilla reminds me of Mona di Orio's Vanilla which is good in it's own right. But imo this one is much better because it has so many things going on and it keeps...
If your paying for the all expenses trip with a stay at the five star Shangri la hotel. I'm sure you will have a lot of takers. lol
The answer would be if any lady smells me wearing them.
I have just got this in the post and it has wowed me. Smoky woods with vanilla on first impressions but it is so much more than this. The vanilla has different dimensions to it because of the amber,...
From a sample: Memoirs Of A Trespasser - I'm going to have to get a full bottle of this, smoky woods with vanilla. It's gorgeous!
Thanks for the update Lpp.
Sorry your not keen on this one Drseid, I guess we can't love them all. I hope you don't feel like strangling me as I have been recommending it.lol
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I tried 24 gold and thought it was very nice indeed, reminded me of soft white chocolate. A bit feminine but if they keep to the same quality as that with these new ones then they could put a lot of...
The newish Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir smells really good but the longevity is only three hours. Though it's pretty much subdued and close to your skin by hour two. Shame!
Murdocks Black Tea
Habit Rouge L ' Eau
Because they are easy to wear in all situations and smell great.
Antaeus is the only scent that I got a lot of negative feedback on. I ended up trading my bottle away as I don't want to be that guy everyone avoids because of his cologne.
Some that are well worth sampling are:
Fetish Pour Homme
From a sample.
This is wonderful stuff, forget Tobacco Oud as the Oud vanishes quite quickly. This is all about Tobacco and Whisky, my type of fragrance. Wonderful!
I was not expecting anything from Tom Fords Tobacco Oud which I have just been testing out tonight. It's going on the list of impressive fragrances, the oud disappears early on and its the tobacco...
I'm just this minute sampling Tom Fords Tobacco Oud and it's very nice indeed. This opens with tobacco and oud and is soon joined by a lovely whiskey note. Spices and a dash of honey soon join the...
From the last 50 samples I have gotten through recently these have impressed me the most.
Five O`Clock Au Gingembre
Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir (Great...
The smoky honey accord on the opening smells like it has gone through a hookah pipe. It has that clean sterile watery smoky aspect to it's nature. Not really keen on it though it does getter better...
It's a good one and I love the tobacco note in this.
Xerjoff Gao has that disinfectant smell.
From a sample.
The Thai & Burmese Agarwood was heavy on the medicinal smell in the opening and then got fruity. Not a favorite.
The one I liked the most was the Pheromone Musk oil which did smell good. I have...
Thanks teardrop that is a hearty recommendation. I think I will purchase a sample, I'm craving vanilla. lol
I was wondering if anyone can tell me if this is a worthy vanilla fragrance. I'm just thinking about getting a sample but don't know if it's just another run of the mill vanilla or something special....