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  1. Re: Top 10 Spring/Summer NICHE scents (non-Creeds) -

    Guerlain Vetiver
    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    AdP Essenza
    Sartorial???? never thought of this for summer...I can see it now though
    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Terre d' Parfum
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    For $4 bucks I ended up ordering too. Too dumb of a price not to. Ill be posting too.
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    Thanks for the link. In case you weren't aware, there are many different interpretations of amber in perfumery from Michael Jordan Legend to HdP Ambre 114 to TF Amber Absolute. All amber, all very...
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    Ive already read all of them. Not a single person describes the amber in their description.
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    Bill Blass Mr Blass

    Ive been reading up on this one. Seems to be an impressive little stunner for dirt cheap. What Im curious of is the amber in it. I see a lot of people get amber here but don't say what kind. Is...
  6. Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    OMG everything!!!!! Buy, buy, buy!!! Where is this place? LOL
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    Re: So... leather isnt really leather

    Ive discovered this along the way a few months ago. I was looking for 'leather' and found what was referred to as leather. In my world, leather is the smell of my hunting boots or my work...
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    Re: A good pine scent?

    I like this, kinda funny but so true.

    Just shows you the power of the pine. My favorite pine would be SL Fille en Aiguilles for strictly pine. So many good ones listed here.
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    Re: My Jardin d'Amalfi is almost gone

    You might as well buy it again now. You know you are going to use it.
  10. Re: Everything you want in a fragrance! At last!

    Im was with you on this thought...lol
  11. Re: It all smells like dust/powder, any others like Polo Modern Reserve?

    Id go with
    vintage Polo-green, masculine tobacco and leather, not a trace of powder
    vintage Halston Z14-cinnamon, leather, and pine....no powder
    YSL Opium-cinnamon and spice, not as old as the...
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    Re: "Green" scents

    Im also a very big green fan. Id recommend:
    Ralph Lauren Polo &
    Slumberhouse Norne
  13. Re: What scent or cologne would you like to be remembered by?

    For me its absolutely vintage Polo since Im completely obsessed with it right now. Its full of character, like me.
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    Re: Considering a new fragrance...

    Id suggest Acqua di Parma Colonia for its all around capabilities. But, Grey Vetiver is hard to beat and very highly recommended too.
  15. Re: Is there any problem with wearing after shave as perfume?

    The only problem I could see would be the strength and longevity as stated above. Otherwise, spray away!
  16. Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    How will this work? A sweet EDC?
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    Re: New Bentley line: Infinite

    Very true.

    I like the sound of the EDT better but I definitely would like to smell both of these.
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    Re: Straight to Heaven vs Aventus

    StH give me OF. But then so does Aventus. Not a fan of either but Id pick Aventus because its more interesting to me.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir vs Epic Man

    Oud and incense have been done before....get Memoir.
  20. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    These are all easily wearable.....a real man can wear Boadicea the Victorious Complex! I cant understand how anyone can wear something this harsh and leathery.
  21. Re: Is Declaration d'Un Soir anything like Rose 31?

    Wow. You have me really interested in Rose 31 with this sentence. I really like d'un Soir; creamy woody rose with good sillage and longevity for me.
  22. Re: Hypothetical: if your gfs parents asked you about your hobbies, would u admit to your frag obses

    A lot of in-laws would see "cologne" as a way of attracting another woman which would not be looked very highly upon. Unless you think they can understand, no need to reveal everything to them.
  23. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme EDT - Discontinued?

    This is great to hear! I have yet to buy a bottle of this one which I much prefer of the extreme counterpart.
  24. Poll: Re: Single most helpful, yet unavailable, piece of information:

    I say add the option and fill it in if you want. If not, don't. Pretty easy......
  25. Re: Fragrance to Compliment or Contrast with your surroundings ?

    I would just wear what you usually do according to the season or however you do it.
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    Re: Kouros 2015

    I cant see them restoring the King to the throne where he should be for 2015. Not with oakmoss being pushed out even more. Its still worth a hope and a try.
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    Re: Pure White Cologne Alternative??

    Its good to hear these two have some similarities as I was just re-testing the Guerlain and found it very clean, citrusy pleasant.

    Where do I buy the Guerlain? Its no where to be found!
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    After reading the hype I was sure I was going to really like this. Got my sample, tried it, hated it. Months later, tried again, not too bad. Weeks later, tried again, WOW, gotta get a bigger...
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    Poll: Re: Do you like Oud...?

    I like oud with a little skank or barnyard. Cant stand oud with rose. Oud and rose is nice but way too overdone in my opinion.
  30. Re: Discovered - RARE MEN´S JEAN PATOU FRAGRANCE

    That would be an amazing time exploring the cellar of an old perfumery shop. Could you imagine what may be hiding in the corner?
  31. Re: Puig buys L'Artisan Parfumeur and Penhaligon's

    My only thought is reformulations! I know that's jumping the gun a bit though.
  32. Re: any link between natural sense of smell and fragrance appreciation?

    Very thoughtful topic here. I like to think I have a keen nose but its hard to say what I may be anosmic to and not smelling around me. Someone must have done some studies on this somewhere along...
  33. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    In Pennsylvania, I smell it all the time on women, almost all of them have some sort of scent be it perfume or smelly hand lotion. The men on the other hand, very, very few wear any scent at all...
  34. Re: Looking for some memory assistance. Circa 1960's

    Neat post. I think it goes without saying that the two must smell very similar for the memories to come rolling in like that. Its hard to trick the brain.
  35. Re: New Acqua di Parma coming in next few months? (2015)

    Im really liking what AdP has been up to in the past and lately. Im excited to see what they bring out.
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    Re: NEW Serge Lutens La Religieuse

    This sounds interesting to me. Maybe nothing new but not a note list ive gave much thought.
  37. Re: Which of my niche scents should I wear to a job interview?

    Nothing. Why risk it?
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    Re: Fav hot weather scent BUT

    Definitely recommend a vetiver of some sort for hot weather. Take your pick but Id start with Guerlain Vetiver.
  39. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Without a doubt! Also enjoying Guerlain home Intense right now. I never came around to Encre Noir, too sharp for my nose. Creed OV and TF Grey Vetiver are nice but nothing new.
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    Re: So I'm reading this review today....

    Im sure somewhere Im using something wrongly but I try my best not to because it gets confusing. We need industry standard definitions!
  41. Re: Which perfume is close to the " Jean patou pour homme"

    Since we have a bunch of people on this thread familiar with PpH, how would you all say this fragrance smells? As in the main notes of the heart and base....
  42. Re: Know nothing of fragrances - buying samples on ebay (Creed).

    Definitely sample as much as you can and don't judge a fragrance by the first 15 minutes. They change a lot from start to finish. Good luck and have fun!
  43. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    I would rather not see them personally. Honestly, if you are wondering "what would ______ wear?" you need to log-off and go play in the real world for a while. Who cares what they would wear!
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    What about Heeley Menthe Fraiche? Would it fit what Im looking for?
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    I just ordered a sample of Geranium pour Monsieur......thanks folks....also checking out Kenzo Power.
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    Re: why so much distaste for drakkar noir?

    Ive heard the dislike for DN from different sources. Unfortunately, I cant comment on the vintage stuff. The notes list reads nice but when trying the newest stuff I really don't get any of it. ...
  47. Re: Do the Tom Ford private blends have ISO E super?

    I don't get a lot of it in the ones Ive tried except Italian Cypress. IC would be amazing if not for the fact that it overpowers my nose and I cant smell it after a while. I would have to guess...
  48. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - something similar ??

    I don't get a lot of NP in Mugler Cologne. NP has a lot of neroli and white floral while Mugler has a lot of vetiver and soap. I find Bergamotto Marino with more similarities, although it has some...
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    Thanks anyway.....I may just blind buy it.

    Ill check out the Eau Aimable again.

    Anymore, something with a bit of minty freshness in it?
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    The Savile Row sounds like exactly what I am looking for. Anyone have a sample they want to cough up or trade?

    I have some neroli fragrances that I absolutely love but I don't really consider...
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    Plenty of great suggestions here, thanks!

    Ive tried Insense and love it but its not airy enough for me. I have a bottle of Cuir Pleine Fleur and LOVE it! Almost forgot about those two.
    ...
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    Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    Hey folks. Im looking for a light, airy masculine floral. Something along the lines of Guerlain Homme Intense, Amouage Gold Man, or Issey Miyake original. Anything out there along those lines with...
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    Re: Need help identifying cologne!!!

    Any pics of the bottom of the bottle?
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    Absolutely! This one is great. Huge bottle at a joke of a price. Pure L-A-V-E-N-D-E-R
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    Id recommend Colonia, Essenza, and Assoluta. I think the one that's probably the most crowd pleasing from this list would be the Assoluta but they are all really nice. Great citrus, good longevity,...
  56. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    I have very few that are straight up sweet. Some of the others may have a sweet note in them but they aren't sweet overall. I tend to avoid sweet frags as they give off a vibe that I don't like.
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    Re: violet perfume & lavender perfume

    hedonist222, if you are still into lavender it would be a big mistake to not check out Agua Lavanda by Puig. Its straight up earthy lavender in an EDC format for dirt cheap. Very good specimen for...
  58. Re: Three New Les Liquides Imaginaires!! Les eaux Arborantes

    Damn!!! This is the most interested ive been in a while. All three look very intriguing, especially the Tellus. When are we doing a split on these?
  59. Re: Costume National launches "Soul," a new ambery woods scent.

    Yeah that's what I thought. I was really excited reading the notes until I got to the amber and vanilla. Has generic-sweet-bomb written all over it.
  60. Re: Calling on all Narciso Rodriguez for Him fans and owners

    Im on the fence with it. I bought a small sample of it and don't find myself reaching for it very much. I know its a better designer fragrance but it doesn't get me going.
  61. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    Yes and no. Yes because I have many great fragrances from vintage to designer to niche. No because I would like to fill in some gaps where Im lacking variety in certain genres.
  62. Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    Much better....probably masterpiece material here were talking about.

    Very good everyday frag, once sales get too low, I believe it will go too.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage bottle

    I believe there is a really good thread on here somewhere for dating Eau Sauvage. Ill see if I can find it.
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    Re: Hypothetical time

    Best answer here by far!
  65. Re: Stuff you overhear or are told while testing Fragrances

    I try my best to steer clear of most SA's offering advice.
  66. Re: *NEW* Lanvin Éclat D'Arpège Pour Homme 2015

    From the picture and notes listed above, I really had no hope for this one.
  67. Re: Do you have back ups of low production perfumes?

    Ive bought a few back-ups recently. Ive seen a few come and go and have a descent grasp on when the time is right for a back-up. I agree that more designers are backed up due to two reasons. One,...
  68. Re: AB Silver Spirit vs Insurrection Pure II vs Glenn Perri's Unpredictable Adventure?

    Buy the real deal!!! Weve all been down this road before and mostly regret getting the second best.
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    Re: I was wondering...

    Suck it up! Just because someone smells funny doesn't mean they have nothing interesting to say. I bet Hemmingway had some funny smells about him through his lifetime.
  70. Re: 40% off HEELEY fragrances at La Petite Parfumerie

    This is a great deal! I wish I could justify another bottle of Cuir Pleine Fleur.
  71. Re: Current version: Santos vs Santos Concentree?

    We need someone who owns one or the other to chime in. Anyone? Am I going to have to make the sacrifice and buy both for the sake of figuring this out?
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    Re: Flashback-inducing frags

    For some reason Polo Green takes me back to my younger days. I just feel so relaxed and calm smelling it.
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    Re: Spraying clothes

    Ive been spraying my clothes for a long time, no problems so far. Spray away.
  74. Re: Current version: Santos vs Santos Concentree?

    We need more answers on this. Ive been eyeing up regular vs concentree since I smelled the concentree at Nordstrom last year. I remember I liked it a lot but cant remember what the progression of...
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    Id hate to add it all up. I think it would make me realize how much of a problem this is. Remember, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.....so don't admit to it!!!!.....or...
  76. Re: Tea for Two was on the US L'Artisan website...

    I don't know if this is a practice in the fragrance world but does anyone think they may be taking orders and treating them as pre-orders, kinda gauging how much to make?
  77. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    And was dirt cheap too, now its doubled or tripled in price. Very good summer fragrance. Still need to buy the biggest bottle I can find. Quickly!
  78. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Very interesting thread here and im really glad someone dug it up. My vote goes to Quorum, vintage of course.

    Im still trying to wrap my head around someone saying that Aventus is an oakmoss...
  79. Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Over: DHI
    Under: Halston Z14
  80. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    Most: Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur

    Least: RL Polo
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    Re: Vintage Pine Monsters

    I love Z14! Its probably my second favorite fragrance, seems to fit me perfectly also. It is very good in all forms except the newest without oakmoss.
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    Re: Do fragrances go off?

    How many sprays to clear out the straw? Ive never tried....
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    Re: Vintage Pine Monsters

    Nevermind, Neal. I just saw a price for one on the 'bay. $595 for 100ml. Not worth it to me.
  84. Re: So I Put My Fragrance-holism Into Spreadsheet Form!?!?

    That's it? Only 179? If you aren't interested in this hobby maybe you should find something else to do. J/K Sampling is VERY addicting.
  85. Re: Thinking about watering down my Aventus with Ab spirit silver

    Owwww boy, now you really started it.....
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    Re: Vintage Pine Monsters

    In your own words, what does Halston 101 smell like? Its breakdown looks interesting...
  87. Re: What do you think is the most distinguishable note?

    Oakmoss and vanilla. You could throw vials of oakmoss or vanilla into a blackhole across the galaxy and I would easily be able to smell them.
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    Re: Vintage Pine Monsters

    Been busy with work and finally getting back to this thread. Lot of good suggestions here. Vintage Loewe Esencia (current is not piney), Granville, Blenheim Bouquet (looks thin and lemony from the...
  89. Re: Your favorite from Acqua Di Parma house of colognes?

    Essenza is the close winner for me followed by Colonia. Intensa was a different leathery take on the genre. The new Leather was good but I found it too feminine.
  90. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    VERY well said SportsFan.....I couldn't have said it any better....
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    Re: Fragrance dilemma

    I recommend against LDDM. It gives me anosmia. I found that out after I bought a bottle. Sample it first!
  92. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    I don't think the old powerhouses will ever be done the same way again. Powerhouses may come around again but in a different form. Think Slumberhouse or maybe something like Egoiste extrait.
  93. Re: Thinking about watering down my Aventus with Ab spirit silver

    I wouldn't do it. If you really want to mix the two to see what they smell like together, buy a 2ml atomizer and mix in there. It could be god-awful and at least youre only out 2ml of fragrance. ...
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    Re: Gucci pour home ii . Thoughts?

    Mine is more of a skin scent throughout the life of the frag but it does last all day. Its a very nice tea, tobacco, and cinnamon fragrance as stated above. Im sure it would be perfect for work,...
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    Vintage Pine Monsters

    Im really into some vintage Polo and Z14. What are some other vintage 'pine monsters' from back in the day that exude deep, green character? Im talking truly deep, green fragrances, not something...
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    Re: David Yurman Limited Edition info

    I know at least one person on here owns this.
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    Re: My leather collection

    The hardest part about this maddening hobby is knowing when you've found your favorite 3 or so to buy. The nagging question "did I miss something great or will the next one be 'the one'" always...
  98. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    Invasion Barbare or Grey Flannel both last tremendously on my clothing....days.....
  99. Re: Am I the only one who thinks that Tobacco Vanille smells like Spicebomb?

    Im with you on the BtB for a tobacco vanilla kick but TV and Spicebomb are leagues apart. I prefer Spicebomb by a mile with its leather, tobacco, and cinnamon. TV is too gourmand for me.
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    Re: Best boozy/spirit type frag?

    PdE Ambre Russe.....great boozy amber with amazing staying power and sillage
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