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Thanks, Demon. First time I'm hearing about it.
So I must have missed the chatter - what does the abbreviation stand for? :huh:
David Jourquin - Cuir Tabac
A patchouli bomb with a bit of tobacco and no discernable leather. Reminds me of the A*Men series, including an unpleasant screechy-sweet, musky vanilla. I'll try it...
At the moment, it's Kouros. Hoping that'll change when it gets hot. I think I've got two or three back-up bottles! :D
My top three go-to scents would be:
Creed Bois du Portugal
Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
They're always good - any time, any occasion.
Good ones. I'd definitely add Bel Ami (1986).
I love several Creeds (especially BDP, OV and Royal Mayfair) and am entirely indifferent to their marketing.
Well, I wore it yesterday, but since I'm just not into Kouros at the moment, I wore Scandal pour Homme at the same time, which was a nice combination. Once the summer heat arrives, I'll give it a...
Cartier Pasha (except for the latest reform.) is another great one in that category.
L'ADDM together with New York Intense. :D
My favorites, in order of preference:
Bois du Portugal
Yeah, I agree with that review - Floris Vetiver is by far the best I've tried from the house, and it's a shame that it was discontinued. I still have a couple of bottles, but my wife (who loves the...
12 sprays of New York Intense. I'm at home today, so that'll likely increase. Oh, and I'm also wearing 3 sprays of Gengis Khan.
Agree with these two. My problem with Azzaro PH is the same issue I have with Rive Gauche PH: anise! Anything with prominent anise is just sickening to me. LIDGE, unsurprisingly, was also not to my...
Voted for Creed, Malle, Amouage and Roja Dove.
Pasha de Cartier
You're very welcome. I'm wearing both right now (so that I could answer your question), and they're similar enough that I'd bet fans of one will like the other. Likewise, people who don't like one...
Good to hear!
I tried the old (now reformulated) New York some ten years ago, and from what I remember, I liked it but found longevity rather poor, which kept me from pursuing it further. New...
I recently got New York Intense (wearing it now - very nice) and definitely find similarities to the wonderful Bois du Portugal. Strangely, though, I've owned (and ultimately parted from) several...
I agree. Royal Mayfair starts out a bit femme, but the cedar & eucalyptus in the drydown bring it into masculine territory for me.
A back-up bottle of Royal Mayfair.
Have you tried both? I like (and own) Pluriel; Santal 33 I found very disappointing.
I always wear a fragrance to the gym - just nothing heavy.
My blind swap arrived yesterday: New York Intense.
Well, as expected, I love it. And also as expected, it has a lot in common with Bois du Portugal (my most-worn frag over the last 10 years), with...
A back-up bottle of vintage Bois du Portugal.
Cartier Pasha (11) and Malle French Lover (4) were my most worn. But I had lots of ones and twos, too.
Gengis Khan, two bottles: one vintage edt and one new (with old-style bottle) edp. Blind buys, of course. And mostly because of Hednic's love for this....
The following carefully stored fragrances are up for sale. See several others available for swap. Happy to provide pictures of anything listed here - just ask!
MDCI Cuir Garamante EdP 75 ml, NIB...
Yes, such a beautiful scent but, alas, so meek and fleeting. French Lover is in the same vein, though, and is more substantial.
Yes, I've done that quite a few times because of reformulation/discontinuation fears. Occasionally, I've regetted doing so (outgrew the frag), but mostly I've been glad about it down the line.
Wearing my no. 1 today, Scandal pour Homme.
Of those I know well, I'd say that Tiffany for Men has that feel to it, as do Bois du Portugal (as already mentioned) and Chypre Palatin.
Same here. Its weakness was an unequivocal deal-breaker.
I've been getting 522 error messages every day in recent weeks. My guess is that the website can't handle the capacity at certain times.
Answered no: for me, unless I have a real, original bottle (not a decant) of something, I don't really own it. A silly notion, perhaps, but it's just how I enjoy the hobby. :)
The following carefully stored fragrances are up for swap (or sale). Shipping from Austria (Europe). I prefer to swap within the EU but will ship anywhere when very interested. :D
Happy to provide...
Another back-up of vintage Pasha de Cartier.
I had a LOT of single wears in March. My twice-or-more perfumes were:
Royal Mayfair by Creed
Isn't there someone here with a signature along the lines of "If you like a fragrance, buy it. If you love it, buy two of them"?
When I really like a fragrance, I always buy a back-up bottle....
Bois du Portugal
Wow, Dandy, that's a beautiful collection - it took my breath away!
My full bottles:
Bois du Portugal
Green Irish Tweed
If you like Guerlain's Heritage, you'll love Danger. (But I don't so I didn't. :))
My pick is Scandal pour Homme, a classic gentlemanly fougere with amazing depth, one of my absolute favorites.
Many thanks, Jason. That's very helpful. :thumbup:
I just saw that there's a thread about vintage Pasha:
Himalayan odyssey, there's also an older grey box without...
I'm sure Basenoters who have been following the various versions will chime in, but I'm not sure that it's even 'necessary' to go back that far. The version I received today is from 2013 (it's a gift...
This is a timely thread for me. Just three days ago, I gave myself two spritzes from a tester (gold rim) at lunchtime. I owned Pasha over ten years ago, enjoyed it, but ultimately forgot about it. So...
Wearing about 12 sprays (I've lost count) of Malle's French Lover today.
Sadly, that's exactly my problem, too. I do enjoy the beard oil, however, which is gentler and doesn't seem to have much of that note.
Very good news, indeed - a well-written blog with great recommendations for macho '70s & '80s-style frags.
Tuscan Scent - Incense Suede (but only because of its dreadful longevity)
Lonesome Rider (hoping to grow to like it)
Vetiver Extraordinaire (I love vetivers but find this one meh)
Yup, Irish Leather doesn't get a lot of love around here, but I enjoy it a lot! Thanks for reminding me - I think I'll wear it tomorrow. Shams Oud is also very nice.
When I'm really into a fragrance, I'm very tempted to serial-wear it and have often done so. But because of that, I've overworn several of those I've loved. Overwearing can, as I've learned, kill a...
Yesterday's combination worked well: 3 sprays of Aramis Havana with 6 sprays of Roja Vetiver Extrait. Performed nicely till the afternoon. I'll do that one again soon - but with more of the Roja,...
Tom Ford's Oud Wood. I've sampled often and I enjoy the beard oil. But I'm just not sure whether I like it enough, especially at that price. Sometimes I find it brilliant, sometimes astringent and...
I can't change the title of my Marketplace threads anymore... Strange, it always worked until recently. :(
Roja Scandal pour Homme & Vetiver Extrait
Creed Royal Mayfair & Original Vetiver
Houbigant Fougere Royal
Memo Irish Leather
Loewe pour Homme
Lubin Vetiver Itasca
Malle French Lover
Echoing what others have said: my wife mostly wears my stuff! And one that only she wears is Green Irish Tweed. She gets a lot of compliments on it, and it doesn't seem the least bit masculine on...
Agreed. Just fell in love with this about a month ago. I've already bought a back-up bottle. :D
I'd also recommend going with a split.
Tried Equipage Geranium yesterday. A very nice soapy, old-school gentleman's fragrance with a spicy, leathery-rosey drydown. Although it strikes me as a very dated scent (like something from the...
Roja Dove Scandal pour Homme
Creed Royal Mayfair
Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
I love BDP, but it took a few wearings to click. Now I never want to be without it.
Roja Scandal pour Homme
Creed Royal Mayfair
Roja Dove's Scandal pour Homme is my clear favorite in that category. Yes, it's expensive, but I'd really recommend getting a sample if you're looking for a floral fougere with a lot of nuance and...
Thanks for the excellent reviews, Claire and HackerX!
I've now had several more wearings, and I am definitely growing to like Lonesome Rider. I still get an imitation bacon bit note right at the...
I remember there being a LOT of talk about L'Artisan ten years ago when I starting hanging around here. That really has dissipated. I suspect, as many have already pointed out, that the weakness of...
It is rare that I do not 'layer' fragrances - though, from a semantic stance, I prefer to think of it of as wearing multiple fragrances rather than combining them, as 'layering' suggests.
My overall take is that Creed offers average-to-good longevity. Ratings for those I own:
Excellent: Original Santal (too bad I'm not crazy about the smell...)
Good: Bois du Portugal
Hmm, I'm finding it much, much weaker than my other two Tauers, L'ADDM and Lonestar Memories, both of which have fantastic longevity.
Lol, my experience was similar. I was initially drawn in by the tobacco, bought a bottle, and soon found that the unpleasantness of the bubble gum note overshadowed the niceness of the tobacco. I'd...
I just got my samples and have put on a couple of spritzes. The top is very citrussy - wasn't expecting that. There was also a weird smokiness that reminded me of imitation bacon bits - the stuff...
Vintage MPG Santal Noble with Amouage Sandal Attar
Okay, so I decided to put on a fresh spray before bed and was hit immediately by a cloud of... cola! Rather distinctly, in fact.
Same here. On the Tauer thread, I said that I'd ordered samples. Well, that's true, but I also blind ordered two bottles. :laugh:
Yes, I can still smell each separately but also the combination. A couple of days ago, I wore Bel Ami, Bois du Portugal, Roja Vetiver, and a bit each of L'ADDM and Roja Fetish pour Homme. It was...
For me, it's clearly Scandal pour Homme, which is my favorite of the line. Vetiver Extrait is also very versatile.
Okay, so my blind order arrived today, and I've had it on for about an hour. I fully understand Francolino's comment:
For me (so far, at least), it indeed has a LOT in common with Aoud Musk...
And...? Would love to hear your impressions! Mine should be arriving by Friday.
Ha! Very good. We really should do a Basenotes version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. You've got day two nailed.
You're right - changed.
Okay - thanks, guys. I'd missed that thread. Oh well...
According to someone on the German Parfumo forum, new stock of Gucci pour Homme I has shown up in the Kaufhof department store!
Here's the thread (with pictures):
One is that I rarely wear just one fragrance at a time. Especially when I'm at home all day, I'll often wear many (five to ten) fragrances at once: megalayering. And I love it! It's also a great...
Samples and a bottle (preordered) of Andy Tauer's new Lonestar Rider.
Two Roja Doves - around € 400 each.
I love Lonestar Memories, so this one sounds great. Samples ordered!
Oh, my - that sounds perfectly wonderful! :2vrolijk_08:
After reading this thread yesterday, I placed a blind order. Really looking forward to it.
Yeah, a sample would have been a more sensible choice, but this thread did me in. ;)
Ugh, I misvoted - chose Aventus, from which I really do not get good longevity - average at best.
Blind order! :shocked:https://essenzanobile.sa.metacdn.com/images/product_images/info_images/Editions-de-Parfums-Frederic-Malle-Bruno-Jovanovic-Monsieur.jpg
Why, thank you, Ryan!
It looks like a lot of us went for variety in January - the numbers seem unusually low this time around.
A lot of diversity this past month, but the most frequent were:
The One EdP (5)
Bois du Portugal (3)
Royal Mayfair (3)
Give Royal Mayfair a try.
I picked Aventus, Bel Ami (vintage only) and M7.
Unfortunately, I found them both dull and commonplace, evocative of supermarket shower gels and deodorants.
Just got my bottle of Royal Mayfair - it was a blind buy. I've had it on for half an hour or so, and my first impressions are:
- Nichier than expected! This is the biggest surprise. Creed usually...