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It is a superb smelling composition and rather tame by Slumberhouse standards, but "safe" would not be a descriptor I would use for Kiste. Sample first, but definitely *do* as I think it is a real...
This pretty much sums up my own views.... Very expensive, but pleasant smelling tropical suntan oil. I would pass.
No, not even close.
Probably just as much as *I* can't understand how anyone could like it... ;-). The bottom line is we all have different tastes.
Both are stellar and I own and love them near equally. That said, I have a slight preference for the Moshino.
The smell quite different to my nose, at least (thank goodness). I can't stand Spice & Wood, but quite enjoy the excellent Thé Noir 29.
Well, my favorite composition, Portrait of a Lady is there... Barneys is a great place with a lot of great options, IMO.
It smells great and nothing like the awful Shock.
Yeah, this is the great one. The others are good but far inferior, IMO.
Agree. Stellar, but extremely potent. Love it.
Potion is *far* superior smelling to those, to my nose. It really is outstanding stuff, IMO.
Jardin d'Amalfi. It is easily the best thing Creed has released in years. The other two I can't stand.
One is great (Cool Water, particularly the vintage stuff) and one mundane and uninteresting. Easy choice in favor of the former, IMO.
In no particular order:
Comme des Garçons
Apart from the top two, in no particular order...
Editions de Parfums
The Different Company
Eau de Narcisse Bleu definitely impressed me when I tried it a couple years back. It eventually will be bought and is recommended, though not by any means a game changer. Pretty much all of the...
These three are all extremely good ones for sure... The Turtle Vetiver Series (#1, Front and Back) are also all great, as is Supercillium by O'driù, and of course, my favorite... Les Nombres d'Or...
Certainly none of those stinkers, IMO.
Yes, that is indeed the good one... Well, *great* one is probably more apropos. If oakmoss is what you seek, you will find no better.
I don't know if it is the best selling composition on Luckyscent, but it smells absolutely superb. This comes as no surprise, considering the perfumer is the great Frank Voelkl.
No, not full bottle worthy, IMO. The Intense smells incredible, but Absolute is rather average, IMO.
Love both, but prefer Arsene Lupin (Dandy).
Portrait of a Lady is my favorite, but the extremely strong line has many, many winners and covers a lot of different areas. Try them all!
Not I. I dislike it immensely. I can't/won't wear it, and find it repellant on others.
An outstanding composition in the opinion of this rose lover. My favorite from the house. I can see where some mentioning the "feminine" and linear labels are coming from, but neither are important...
I dislike gourmands, but Le Speculoos by L'Antichambre smelled so good it got me to buy, making it the sole gourmand in my collection.
This. Not a big projector, but it smells excellent and is easily the best thing out of MFK, IMO.
Terre d'Hermès is by far the superior composition, but as an investment, I would buy the MI at that price... Then resell it for a tidy profit.
Terre d'Hermès immediately comes to mind.
Pink pepper at the fore = Tzora by Anat Fritz (and it smells superb)
It is certainly a masterpiece, IMO. One of the best things I have ever sniffed, and created by one of the most talented and consistently good perfumers out there in Frank Voelkl.
Javanese Patchouli is by far the best, IMO, but all of them are excellent. It is very hard to make a bad choice with this line.
Great news indeed! One of the best kept secrets in currently available perfume. A consistently excellent private line now more accessible to all.
This, but all are great choices. It is hard to make a bad decision here...
Success is tied with a couple others (Sec Mag and Mercury) as the worst perfume I have ever smelled. I will not go even *near* this one.
These two near equally. Both are very good, IMO.
"Best" doesn't exist. My *favorite* from your list of mostly duds is easily the sublime Terre d'Hermès.
1872 was a complete dissapointment. Lyric Man is excellent.
Montana Black Edition
Savile Row by Richard James
Mister by Jasper Conran
There are a handful of good or excellent ones, but most disappoint to my nose. The faux history is laughable, but I never cared much about that kind of stuff so just ignore it.
I dislike all three, but the Joop! Homme is crazy bad, IMO.
Something along these lines if I were starting from scratch (as I already own all these)...
Vintage Giorgio for Men 125ml
Portrait of a Lady 50ml (original formula if I could find it)
It smells hideous and I absolutely loathe it like no tomorrow, but performance-wise it is indeed absolutely stellar.
The original vintage Polo by far.
A distant runner-up (but still excellent) is Polo Crest.
Only you can decide which suits you better. I personally dislike both immensely and would urge you to look elsewhere for alternatives.
I enjoy both, but Cuir Pleine Fleur is in another league, IMO.
I find the myrrh in it annoying to the extreme. I could never wear this one, but do enjoy myrrh in many other compositions that more deftly utilize it. I love powerhouses, but not this kind of...
Performance would definitely be in the Parfum's favor, but as it is a stinker and the EdT (especially in vintage form) is a classic, the choice is easy in favor of the EdT, IMO.
Angelo Orazio Pregoni
Mona di Orio/Frank Voelkl/Jean Kerleo
The two long since discontinued and very rare Jean Patou Lacoste releases were great, the rest not so great.
My favorite by far is the extremely natural smelling (and sadly short-lived) Extract of West Indian Limes by Trumper. Great stuff, but more useful as an invigorating aftershave.
Not watching this junk. Who cares about these reactions, anyway?
I was not a fan either. L'Artisan did a *much* better job of replicating bergamot and black tea based Earl Grey (though adding in some nice spice) with its sublime smelling Coeur de Vetiver Sacré. ...
Bentley for Men Intense is superb and CH Men Privé is a stinker. Easy choice, IMO.
Just to give a reference point for my own tastes... I love Vetiver compositions generally, but was not a fan of what many consider the gold standard... Guerlain Vetiver.
I like Royal Mayfair but love Lyric Man. As to suitability for a male, either can work. I confess I actually prefer Lyric Man on a woman, but that is just me.
Well, any of them, really. That said, one that comes immediately to mind as pretty balanced is Tzora by Anat Fritz.
Floris No. 89 (vintage if at all possible).
Try posting in the Aventus subforum. I am sure someone there can get you a good answer...
I don't remember any major performance issues, but I couldn't stand the smell. That, of the two is much worse.
With respect to Clive Christian, X for Men is the standout and is exceptional. The rest range from average to good, but none are really noteworthy outside of X for Men.
Roja Dove has tons of...
I enjoy and own both, but prefer Héritage.
I personally find both horrific smelling, so didn't vote. As to which of the two is best for *you*? I am afraid you will need to sample them both and make that determination yourself. Both...
Tough to do as the two are both very competent, but extremely different smelling. I own Scent Intense, but easily recommend both.
For me it would have to be Patou pour Homme. Make no mistake, it is an excellent composition that I love, but it is labeled by many as the greatest masculine ever, and it isn't even the best thing...
Based on the few compositions I have sniffed using it, the alleged substitute (essentially a sanitized oakmoss) is far from reasonable. Actually, it is a crappy substitute.
Certainly there are many worthy candidates, but no list for me would be complete without Captain Molyneux, Polo and Revillon pour Homme.
Original formula Portrait of a Lady. I also like the earlier vintage Polo recommendation (even if it is indeed an EdT), as it is a terrific everyday perfume that is completely distinctive. Italian...
A superb composition that smells great year-round.
I wish you well with the store and your personal choices, but niche and designer are classifications that have nothing to do with ingredient quality. I find good and bad examples of each in nearly...
The Night by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle is easily my choice. A *real* Oud/Rose combo with a traditional structure.
I love and own it, but agree performance is its weakest attribute.
I am afraid I can't give any detailed thoughts, but I remember trying the current stuff (I would assume) while visiting the snobby Chanel Boutique in Vegas a couple years back and not giving the...
This is the one you are looking for.
There are plenty of excellent Roja Dove compositions, but they are a very different style generally from the ones listed in your OP. My guess is they will not appeal to you, but you never know.... ...
Yep, that's the 30ml. It ain't much to look at, but it smells amazing.
Tuscany is great in its vintage form, but Devin, while well made just didn't do it for me (though has a very loyal following that feel otherwise).
That too is the vintage, circa the 30ml spray that has the same style box if I remember correctly. No issues with this one either.
I am another fan and owner of this one, but find it a lot more rose than Oud (though it is there, and there is some real stuff within). My reference, however, is The Night by EdP Frédéric Malle. It...
That certainly is the absolutely outstanding reference oakmoss driven original. There is also a 30ml spray that looks different, but is also the original formula. The one to skip is the ridiculous...
On my skin, the EdT version of Terre d'Hermes projects better.
I like it, but never quite warmed to it. One of my least liked offerings from an otherwise very strong house.
I am not a huge fan of most of these (though some I at least like beyond the specific ones mentioned next), but a couple are big winners with Dia Man, Jubilation XXV and Back to Black the standouts...
This one without question. Well over 24 hours on skin.
I am not penalizing it at all. I am saying it is an imposter, hijacking the legendary Fougère Royale name solely for marketing purposes. That isn't to imply I dislike the current stuff, as I do...
I only own compositions I enjoy, so I don't know how helpful it is to pick the worst of the best... That said, probably my least liked composition in my collection is Relax by Davidoff. I own a...
I know you aren't looking for this opinion, but I absolutely subscribe to the more expensive does not necessarily (and quite often) doesn't mean better smelling opinion. That said, in your specific...
None. It smells excellent, however.
I like it, but the rerelease is an imposter. The *real* (and original) Fougère Royale is a true fougère and smells completely different (and light years better).
I finally got a chance to sniff this one a couple month back. I definitely prefer it to the disgusting original by miles. This one I would rate as "tolerable". I would never wear it and it's...
While well made, this is the only offering from Aramis, save one other that I just couldn't warm to.
Me too and I agree. As to anonymous perfumers mentioned by another poster, actually they listed them on the initial releases of the line.
I love powerhouses, but don't care for any on your list. The answer, IMO, is the unlisted Giorgio for Men.
No need, as there are literally hundreds of compositions I would rather wear any day of the week over this one. In short, it isn't to my tastes, but I can respect that others enjoy it. I said it...