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I think I've gone off this scent. Maybe it needs warmer weather.
Why, is it made by monks or something? Trappist perfume?
Sneezing. Skin redness.
Tam Dao EdP
So basically you want something a bit fruity and unisex that you can convince yourself is very masculine?
The fruit in these two mean that they could easily be worn by most women.
Yes. I get the rose quite clearly. Interestingly the mix of chocolate and rose brings up associations with certain strawberry flavored chocolates for me.
This is one I've been meaning to try but not enough to blind buy a bottle. It seems to fit the bill for the fresh ginger scent I've been looking for.
I like it. I think it's deceptively strong. Not sure about how it will work in the heat. Unlike the others I find it to be much much more about the Oud than bergamot. It uses the same synthetic oud I...
I bought this blind and enjoy it a lot. It was fantastic through the winter, but potent. I think all of my sweaters have a residual smell of this on them.
I try to always get a spray, so the minimum size for that is often around 2-3ml. I'll sometimes get up to 5ml, and that will last me quite a long time due to the number of bottles/decants/samples I...
Not in Australia at the moment, but I tend to rely on buying samples from places like
Often a small decant is...
My signature is smelling really good all the time thanks to a wide and varied array of excellent fragrances.
This are the traditional indicators for me, but it is largely social conditioning. There is also some overlap, especially as tastes and norms change over time. Conversely, on many women I also enjoy...
This. I like Dark Aoud, but I have to be in a certain mood for it. It isn't exactly an easygoing fragrance. Oud Wood is much more versatile and easy to wear.
None. I'm not selling out the integrity of my nation to a commercial concern.
Straight up santalum album, ethically harvested.
To be fair, I don't think you'll find it in any scent. The flavor and aroma profile of good quality tea should be enough to form a fragrance on its own.
Tam Dao EdP
Whether it says it is for men or for women on the label ;)
The only one my wife actually complained about was Himalaya.
Yep, I'd prefer only 20% in that scenario.
No humour please, we're Basenoters.
Cafe Noir by Ava Luxe
The added lime certainly helps give it a lift.
Le Labo's Santal and CdG's Santal from the blue series are certainly fresher examples but I find them to be a bit strident. Certainly not...
Sel de Vetiver.
Reminiscent of the beach without relying on calone. A wonderful scent and a class above most aquatics
Tam Dao EdP
Mostly nothing. I smell the occasional screechy aquatic. This will be worn irrespective of the season rendering them even screachier and thinner in the cold of winter.
Again with this theme. What does it matter? Maybe it's marketing to give it a different kind of exotic appeal. Maybe it's because of the way it is used it owes more to the middle eastern traditions...
Trying this again. once more, I loved this on paper, but there's a note in there that I find unpleasant when I wear it on my skin. A...
Nice. But, more importantly, how do you like it? Are you looking to expand it or cover any gaps in it?
Anything with grapefruit runs the risk of people saying it smells like cat pee.
I think it's good for summer.
I spray it in my eyes and my eyes are now grey. True story.
Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
Glad to hear it kind of worked. Hedonist222 gave me the tip originally.
Terre d'Hermes Parfum - Terre d'Hermes perfected.
My first thought was maybe you don't actually want a vetiver scent. I don't see the need to chase a vetiver scent just because you feel you should have one in your collection. I'm sure there are...
Both great scents that perform well in hot climates. I have full bottles of both, but I'd say Issey is more accessible so a better starter fragrance even though I think I like the Hermes a bit better.
I'm interested. I always meant to try iris and vetiver. Cedre sounds interesting too.
I like the suggestion of an Oud oil. Really I think I'd spend it on travel or some new headphones.
My toilet deodorizer spray reminds me of Aventus. It doesn't really smell the same, but there's something about it that is similar to Aventus clinging to clothing a few days after you last wore it.
And EPIC MAN after the gym.
Depends on how broken. I've had luck unblocking/unlocking a sprayer by pushing a needle or piece of wire down the tube.
I like it. Loads much faster than the regular site.
I'll happily spray something different over the remains of whatever I've applied that morning, but I will usually take the scents themselves into consideration, so I'm happy to apply something...
Forgot to put anything on before I rushed out the door this morning. No April fools joke.
Lots of likeable, wearable scents. Of the ones I sampled Original Santal and Royal Oud left me scratching my head.
Guerlain Homme and its flankers.
Many good recommendations in this thread.
I definitely have the same problem with scents turning sweeter on my skin.
Nostalgia closely followed by Dark Aoud
I work from home
If I like it is is high quality :P
I think too many people overrate their ability to appraise the quality of the ingredients in fragrances, and while I know there are numerous Basenotes members...
Usually none, but I've done this a few times for the same reason.
DHP and LIDGE draw for gold. Depends on whether I'm looking for patchouli and cocoa or chocolate and leather.
Then again, I'd say DHI is the most versatile. The other two are pretty heavyweight.
Great scent. I find it hard to wear outside of winter. Makes me a little sad that the cold weather is ending in the northern hemisphere.
I swore I'd never wear fragrance, but here I am.
Don't know. Don't care.
No need to thank me for this sterling contribution.
So you should be able to post anything and "they" should take it in good humour and relax, but god forbid that "they" should post whatever they want and maybe expect others to be relaxed and take it...
Artek Standard has something milky in the drydown that I dislike.
Sometimes I enjoy being able to experience variations on a theme that I like. Sometimes the original didn't quite do it for me but the flanker perfects it (TdH Perfume), so even though it is usually...
I like the cut of your jib.
I've been successful so far. I've bought numerous samples that I didn't like much, but my tthree full bottle blind buys were good. What's more interesting is that they are all gourmands which is a...
Unfortunately not. I kind of went from wearing no scents straight to full Basenoter mode without having a period where I has just one or a couple of signature scents.
Personally I get great performance and longevity from this and every other Creed I've tried.
Split of Songe d'un Bois d'Ete arrived safe and sound. Beautifully packed and presented as always. Thanks for all your effort Remik. Greatly appreciated.
French Lover, although it may not meet your performance requirements.
Terre d'Hermes Parfum
Epic Man layered with Tam Dao EDC, because everything benefits from a little extra sandalwood.
Or rather S*Men ;)
I think it might be tricky getting the proportions, etc. right. I predict that DHP would overpower the others.
Guerlain Homme has a lot of knockers, but I enjoy it. Worth it for the mojito opening alone.
There's even a link to an excel file tallying the numbers in that thread. Personally haven't gotten any compliments on any of those.
Sugi by CdG
Waiting on the split of Oolang Infini I've joined to fill up so I can get it for spring/summer.
Nothing else really calling to me. Gelsomino (Jasmine) by Santa Maria Novella is a bit tempting,...
Terre d'Hermes Pure Parfum
All of them. Choice may also vary depending on the hat. Or maybe it's just that the type of hat varies with the weather...
Do you think making little hats for my bottles and decants would help...
Zagorsk by Comme des Garcons
L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme (cocoa)
Dior Homme Parfum (chocolate)
Cafe Noir by Ava Luxe (coffee)
This. The man knows what he is talking about.
Hi no Ki
Sounds like the results are pretty much as I expected.
As I usually only spray under clothes, it might be OK for someone like me who would like some on my neck or something without really yelling...
But kind of wishing I'd worn something else.
Tam Dao without any hesitation. For spring though I'd go for Sugi.
Neither. They don't stand up to such high heat and humidity. I wore Aventus in similar conditions inVietnam and found it cloying. It kind of fell apart.