I like SL Arabie.
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I like SL Arabie.
Prada Infusion d'homme
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
They are playing football.
I would choose ribbed bottle Guerlain vetiver since it's inexpensive, serious, manly, simple and smells nice. Not sweet though.
I do not think there is any 'East Asian' scent except some Comme des Garcons. Maybe some of Hermes unisex/feminine scents could be recognized as idealized Asian girl(with long black hair and pale...
Mature, fresh, blind buy, Sephora... I concur with Bleu de Chanel.
CdG Odeur 71
Luca Turin states A*Men is hard to imagine on a guy but would be a great feminine.
Somehow I get that nightmarish serial murderer vibe on Eau de Gentiane Blanche... I do not know why since this scent is not dark, only sandy.
I think Bleu de Chanel, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta, Polo Modern Reserve are all inoffensive scents so does fit here.
I thought Fahrenheit was lone wolf type of man. 'Manly confident romantic but hate girls because cute girls remind him the dead girlfriend' sort of people you see at movies.
What about Dior Eau...
Polo Modern Reserve
So it has gone dark smoky edible mysterious instead of smoky sweet floral mysterious according to TS & LT? Quite intriguing.
Ck in2u him
I thought Histoires de Parfums 1740's topnote was pirate-like.
Well... does US stores tend not to have Narcisso Rodriguez for him? It seems abundant here, like Bulgari Blue or Bulgari Black. Maybe I should send some NR for him bottles to my relatives in USA.
I think Montale is strange... At least Black Aoud was...
I cannot tolerate it on my skin and the reason was its ink smell. Dark mysterious but not for me.
Well, I bought another Antaeus bottle from a basenotes member so I tested it at home yesterday. When I sprayed two bottles at each arm and I did not find the difference(at least not yet). On another...
Yes, I concluded my first experience was with a vintage one indeed. It seems my juice is nice, only reformulated.
Girly Alexander Sentiment
It seems Surrati's are half price of Montale's. I would like to know whether the longevity of Surrati Black Oud is half of Montale's as well, or the duration is less than half?
P.S. oops. I found...
+1... Wish they would.
I do not think it is fake since I bought from the department store where Chanel boutique is built. I should further investigate the matter. Worst thing would be damaged juice, but I hope maybe my...
Trumper Spanish Leather has some soapy accord, too.
+1 on Prada Infusion d'Homme. I wouldn't call it impressive, but it is nice. Slightly sweet but clean.
Antaeus - Why I smell this very faintly?
I recall it was a proper beast when I sampled the tester on 2009... Now I find my 100mL bought on 2011, fleeting and airy.
I sprayed on back of my neck 2...
1 spray of Dunhill 1934 on wrist was too much for me, so I started spraying chest.
Eau du Cologne type citrus scents remain good choice for summer.
Yes, indeed it was exceptionally well made but too sweet on my skin. I do not know why it was called gothic-dark though.
Wow. Everyone tell me to sample first. I shall heed advice of this forum and sample it.
I am currently thinking about blind buying Loewe Esencia.
My favourite scent is Antaeus and C&S Neroli - it seems I like 'formal aloof cold or formal dark brooding' type.
I do not appreciate...
Perhaps Guerlain Vetiver? Strawberrynet.com has nice price for non-US customers.
Well... 10 Corso Como has quite a lot of niche scents. L'Artisan (sadly no Voleur de Roses or Mechant Loup, but have Tea for Two I remember.), Juliette has a gun, Balenciaga pour homme(lol), Keeley,...
Much easier to wear, dry and green, smells nice and clean. Reliable blind buy, if that kind of thing exists. So I think it will make a good 'entry masculine cologne' for beginners. Even that big...
I had problems with Gris Clair in Korean summer(lower temperature than Thailand for you Westerners). It became steamy wood scent instead of cool austere lavender when I smell my wrist on hot humid...
Think a cafe. And a high school girl and a lavender scent wearing man who are next to her, both in cafe. Now give that man a cigarette so the high school girl constantly cough. That's what would I...
Sorry for the bias.
2. C&S Neroli
3. No. 19
5. Serge Lutens Arabie
6. Knize Ten
7. C&S Oxford & Cambridge
9. Tea For Two
Your description matches my impression about Tea for Two.
Since I read Naed_Nitram's review I was fascinated by Balafre.
Get my suit from the fire, sell suit, buy bottles of scent... ...sorry. The scent that I like best would be Antaeus, but I would save Gucci Nobile from fire since it is discontinued and expensive....
CdG Zagorsk is what castle dungeon would smell.
I think these as 'well-groomed gentlemenlike' scents(=dandy in my mind) which not has been mentioned in this thread.
The drydown of Marquis de Sade 1740
Chanel Pour Monsieur
C&S No. 88
Well... I started this scent thing with Chanel Antaeus!
I would recommend (purely based on my preferences)
L'Artisan - Tea for two, Mechant Loup
Guerlain - Mitsouko, Vetiver
Dior - Fahrenheit...
I ordered sample pack free last year but it did not arrived.
The different company Sel de Vetiver for 3.?
You can use ghillie suit or traditional Eau de Chloroform scent from black van approach if you are not sure of your sneak ability. Patience would be key.
Penhaligon's Endymion would be formal edible scent.
I am slightly worried too about reformulations, even though Amorepacific made Lolita Lempika some success on world market.
I think it was relatively obscure news worldwide.
Hope Amorepacific relaunch discontinued scents and have no reformulations!
What about Penhaligon Sartorial?
Two bottles of Kouros.
Souk - I sense coriander... and very nice amber! I do not like amber in general, but it is quite good I would admit. More male oriented I think?
Sikar - Always confuses between Souk and Sikar when...
So Esencia did not reformulated like Loewe para Hombre, yet? I shall find one on ebay soon!
Received all 3 samples and I am anxious to try!
Americans use ounces and old world people use mL. That is all...... Convert 4.0oz to ml and see what happens.
I think it is worth more than 30$. It slightly sweet, slightly smells of 'cold urban male'. And I concur with el_payo.
You should include powerhouse group. :cool:
What about Acqua di Parma?
Oh... I was going to suggest Bleu de Chanel too. What about Dior Farenheit or John Varvatos Artisan?
It is widely known as "Italy Towel" on Korea. Google translation is rather depressing but I can translate it. A Korean named Kim Pil-gon originally made it from Italian viscose so it became the brand...
It seems Yuzu and Lime scent are already sold out some time ago and only "Chai" scent remains, which have notes of cardamon, ginger and fennel. Should I expect sweet Burberry london for men here?
I found this line on local internet seller's clearance section. Scent 15$/100ml, soap 4$/130g and aftershave balm 8.5$/250ml. Not a bad deal, I think I should try aftershave balm. Does both scents...
What about Lalique pour Homme (Lion) ? It is somewhat powdery, warm, quite smooth, gentlemanly and not overpowering. Though I do not think it is that hard to pin down the notes.
I had some inconsistency smelling on scents too, but funny thing was I was only using 1 bottle, and scent was sometime nice, sometime weird. I finally figured out what was the reason that kept my...
I will suggest to try Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere, too. I image it as a witty cute girl with a kind heart would wear. Certainly wouldn't say it is common, it is not sickly sweet, not aquatic and is not...
Black Aoud is very powerful masculine spice scent.
I have to agree. Trumper's smells like lime smell without anything(such as sweetness) added.
My friend intrigued me into the world of scents. He urged me to try Chanel series so I sniffed Allure homme, Allure homme Edition Blanche, and Antaeus as my first sniffs of bottled scents. And I...
A testing paper of Odeur 71 made me dizzy for 10 minutes and nauseous for 3~6 hours.
If you do not so sure, buy first bottle on department store and next bottle on online. You would surely know if the scent is legit when you used 50ml worth of a scent before.
English Fern by Penhaligons
1. Guerlain Mitsouko - Emotion enducing masterpiece
2. Caron Third Man - Somewhat sweet, smoky lavender
3. Czech & Speake No. 88 - Dark Spicy Rose with British feeling
4. Rive Gauche pour Homme -...
5. In where I live average male seems to use fresh-aquatic scents only, and even Polo and John Varvatos Artisan (designer thingy with wood or citrus) are rare. Though, it might be different in...
Hermes - Un Jardin Sur Nil, Eau D'orange Verte
Bleu de Chanel, Platinum Egoiste +1 (Though not inexpensive.)
What about Burberry Weekend for man, Lanvin Sports, DKNY Men(Not delicious men)?
I would recommend Geo F Trumper's West Indies Extract of Limes for a lime scent. Quite nice, somewhat strong and refreshing, but has a bit short duration.
I will second Bleu de Chanel too.
I wished to say Antaeus but Antaeus 100ml is 108$ here on department stores.
I thought Truefitt & Hill Grafton was a green soapy scent with a nice masculine feel as well, though not as elegant as Nobile.
I would like to join, so I PMed. (International).
Of I had tried (Some imaginary visual description here)
Domenico Caraceni - My sister think it is a sublime scent (on a paper). Definitely a single's scent, a scent of a loner by her description....
Does the counterfeiters bother to make some bottle of fake Antaeus or fake Pour Monsieur not concentree?
They are selling Brut $100 a bottle. I must admit that I am fairly amused.
Status report from 4 December 2009:
Bought Dunhill 1934(reformulated brown colour box/cylinder bottle) but after a few try I realised this is not a cold scent. Quite soapy and warm, it wouldn't be...
Thanks for the all the people who responded! I should go for some samples first.
I'm new to this, and in this region of earth I couldn't access to the vast scents without some delivery fees.
By reading the descriptions of basenote I am under the impression that I...
I'm also in my "WTB my 1st scent" level. My gay friend told me Chanel Allure Homme series is good, so I get to the store to snuff that stuff. I didn't like Chanel Allure Homme and their cousin,...