I think it's a bit too formal and heavy for an everyday/signature fragrance.
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I think it's a bit too formal and heavy for an everyday/signature fragrance.
I sampled Aria di Mare yesterday and liked it. It's an aquatic scent that is fairly common, but it's slightly powdery and a bit more subdued than most.
I liked it, and it has a very nice, long...
.7 or 1 ml is plenty for me. All I need is 1-2 dabs on the back of my hand to make a decision.
And I've got plenty left to repeat, if necessary.
Miller et Bertaux Green, Green, Green.....and Green :thumbdown:
Xerjoff Comandante - way up :thumbsup:
Lorenzo Villoresi Mare Nostrum - Aura Maris :thumbsup:
II Profumo Aria di Mare...
Not a fan of most of the Mancera line, including Cedrat Boise. I thought I liked Lemon Line until I got sick while wearing it. :)
Lorenzo Villoresi Mare Nostrum - Aura Maris
II Profumo Aria di Mare
Xerjoff's 40 Knots, and after sampling today, I'm thinking about buying Xerjoff's Comandante as well. It's excellent stuff that I'm surprised isn't talked about more. Very appealing and classy.
I have not tried all of them, of course, but my favorite is "kind of" in your list, and that is Crabtree & Evelyn's Extract of West Indian and Sicilian Limes (which is no longer made).
The presentation was worthless to me when I bought my bottle.
In fact, I intentionally tried to find a Kilian bottle without the presentation, as I knew that it only inflated the price without...
I have bought 3 vintage fragrances lately. They are all excellent and reasonable in price.
Equipage (One of my favorite fragrances now. My bottle appears to be from the early 1990's and it is...
I agree with you about the Encre Noire. Even though I actually did like the smell, I decided to sell my bottle because I couldn't think of any place I could wear it unless it was by myself at home....
As is always the case, the value of an unused bottle of Vetiver '48 today is simply whatever someone is willing to pay.
I don't know what the seller is asking, but I wouldn't be surprised if the...
+1 on this all the way. Santal Imperial is easier to wear and a little more versatile. Bois de Santal is one of the best Mysore sandalwoods ever, IMO, and it is VERY strong. A little goes a long way....
Sampled Mazzolari Nero and Brioni by Brioni today.
Did not care for the Brioni at all.
The Nero is nice, but another Aventus wannabe. It's a nice wannabe, but I'm not sure that it's that much...
I've tried a lot of fragrances I hoped would be a mostly linear lemon, and I have been disappointed with all of them. I've wasted a lot of money buying and sampling them.
The closest I've come to...
You won't lose your money, as Essenza Nobile and First in Fragrance fully insure everything.
One of my favorites for hot weather is Creed Selection Verte, with one of the best combinations of citrus and mint you'll find.
Actually, after I opened the box, I found that it was actually packed quite well. Plenty of bubble wrap (although not on each individual box) and what appeared to be some kind of foam top and bottom....
Added By Kilian Straight to Heaven, Heeley Coccobello, and updated.
I received my package today (26th), and the address label was printed.
I ordered on May 10th and received it on the 26th.....so 16 days from ordering to receiving. Not horrible, especially for the...
I think lighter leathers can certainly be worn in the summer.
Nicolai's Baladin and Helmut Lang's Cuiron come to mind.
For less than $30 a bottle, I'd throw Gianfranco Ferre for Man into the mix.
I believe this is your best bet. It fits perfectly with your description of wanting something similar to Polo green, but more modern/refined. Very nice stuff, indeed.
40 Knots is the other one I love in the Xerjoff line. I just bought it as a matter of fact.
Mefisto is also excellent, but it smells like a Silver Mountain Water clone. Excellent stuff, and I...
Very bottle worthy, especially if you can find a split of it. One of the best in the Xerjoff line, IMO. Quite versatile and easy to like by the masses.
I hope the first batches aren't overly smoky! :tongue:
Twisted Lily is carrying these now (and has samples).
I tend to skip over threads dealing with...
Talk of Oud fragrances (and houses that make them)
"Is my bottle real?"
"Recommend me a _____ fragrance."
I'm much more selective than many people, apparently.
I only want about 15% of the things I sample, so blind buying would not be wise at all for me.
I can see why some might like OS, but I never understood why they put "Santal" in the name, as it certainly doesn't smell like it has any sandalwood in it to me.
If someone wants a fragrance...
Haven't tried all that many, but I do like.....
Noir de Noir
I don't think there's any debate that New York is Nicholai's most popular and successful fragrance. One of the most classic, masculine and gentlemanly scents around.
I believe I'm in the...
If it's really only between these two, I'd have to go with Spicebomb. It's just a much more appealing fragrance than the Chanel, IMO, although Bleu would definitely be more versatile.
I had not heard of this site. Is the way they do things pretty much like the German sites (i.e., they do not charge a VAT tax, free shipping for orders over $300).
It appears they...
If you must, a relatively cheap, but quality citrus-based scent.
Something like Cologne Sologne by Nicholai.
Yes! Thankfully, they got it out only a couple of days after my order. A "CL" number appeared only 3 days after that, so I'm hoping that's a good sign.
If you're trying to decide which to buy, I'd go with LIDGE.
If it's between Pure Malt and Pure Havane, go with the Pure Havane. :wink:
I imagine eBay is the most used avenue for acquiring vintage fragrances. Sometimes it helps to actually put in the word "vintage" for your search, but as you said, you frequently find yourself having...
I will always buy the real deal, but I would also buy a copy of my favorite fragrance if it's super cheap and I find it worthy. Why not?
Lowered Creed Tabarome price and updated.
I like it, but like all of the Amen flankers, the dry down was like all the rest (especially Pure Malt), so I couldn't justify buying it.
GIT is a fragrance that is frequently mentioned with this phenomenon.
Yes, I do believe it because I experienced it firsthand.
Sorry to hear about your trouble, Emoe. I'm waiting on an order from them as well and I certainly hope it goes smoother than your ordeal.
In this day and age, you would think the shipping label...
You can get a sample of it from The Perfumed Court for $7.00 (plus $2.95 shipping). It's only 0.5 ml, but at least it would allow you to sample it. It should be enough to make a decision on whether...
Windsor 2009 flacons initially sold for $605.00. heperd did numerous Windsor splits back then for $140.00, after the 2010 flacon price went up to $640.00. I don't recall Windsor flacons ever selling...
It is a good one. I smelled it for the first time when I went to Nordstrom a month or so ago and I was very surprised by it. Very nice, pleasant dry down.
Wow....remik just posted the price of a 50 ml split, based on the reported pricing, and it's only $107.00! What an unbelievable price!
I believe it was around $140.00 for the 50 ml splits of the...
LHBI.....remik split Sel Marin just last month, so maybe ask if he has another planned anytime soon, as it would definitely be the cheapest option.
Has FiF 10% off code expired yet? If not, it would be a better buy over Essenza Nobile.
I'd like to know their reasons for changing the name. I wonder if it was voluntary or if there was a reason they had to do it.
I was told when the news first came out about...
Is there any way to avoid shipping charges with this company?
Spray or splash?
Right! And you could make it even more difficult by comparing Classic Coke with Diet Coke, or Cherry Coke with Cherry Vanilla Coke. I can tell the differences because, to me, they are very distinct. ...
Not "exactly" for me. Far from it, if it's a fragrance I'm very much familiar with.
This would be like saying people can't tell they're eating a hamburger if they have a blindfold on, and can't...
Don't blind buy. Buy samples and then you'll know for sure.
Probably a little high, but not horribly so.
I'd say about 1 in a million. So I'm telling you there's a chance! :laugh:
If IFRA regulations prevent Creed from making a fragrance the way they have always made it, Olivier Creed reportedly prefers to stop making a fragrance rather than change the formula/ingredients. In...
I would think MOST people could and should be able to recognize scents they are familiar with. We do it all the time in daily life; fragrances should be no different. Being unable to recognize a...
Just called them and they said it was an error. They do not have it.
This 30% discount on "almost everything" is erroneous....at least with the code provided.
Heeley Coccobello and Xerjoff 40 Knots.
Since they were reportedly motivated enough to make a completely new batch of it, I would think they have plans to make it available for a good period of time. If they were to come out with it in...
I much prefer the Parfum over the EdT. The overall scent is much better, IMO, and the longevity is really excellent for me.
L'Homme Blanc Individuel.....interesting take on the Parfum. I never...
I'd say it does smell like Aventus in the early stages, although a somewhat watered down version.
In the later stages, it develops into a scent more its own.....kind of a fresh, fruity scent for...
I have also heard that it's supposed to be in a variety of sizes, which is what people have been wanting.
It will be interesting to see what they do.
If they were to come out with 2.5 oz and...
Got my order in last night. Saved a lot!
I just found out that the 3 free samples don't go along with this promotion.
The only criteria that really matters to me is the smell, and if I like it. I can make up my mind easily with only a 1 ml sample vial.
Nothing else is a significant consequence to me......unless...
I fell for this fragrance a couple of weeks ago when I ordered a vintage (80's) sample of it. But I have been unable to find a good bottle of the initial release from the 80's, and unfortunately, I...
Fragrances with average projection.....3 sprays. I'm mainly interested in spraying enough so "I" can smell it.....not other people.
I'd much rather wear too little than too much.
I'd go with Eau de Cologne, because when blind buying, it's the safest. I doubt any lady would NOT like the smell of it. It's one of the best citrus/florals I know of. Great for summer. Just a...
I'd go with GPH, simply because it's the better value.
As far as the fragrances, I love both of them, but Purple Label's longevity is not good.
It smells great for about an hour on me, but...
I was just told "sometime in the summer".
Never had this happen with a bottle of cologne, but we had some painted ceramic Christmas ornaments that we had to get rid of because they smelled like B.O.!
LOL....talk about Zeitgeist!
What's that picture, hednic......a deflated football?
I'm oud-free and PROUD of it! :wink:
Are you saying you can enter both discount codes and get both discounts? I could only enter one or the other, but not both.
Is there no way to avoid shipping charges with this company?
Nothing at all wrong with being picky. You like what you like, and vice versa. There's nothing that says you MUST have "x" number of fragrances. Good thing you sampled all those fragrances before...
I like Murdock's Black Tea on rainy days, as well as Tea for Two and Coeur de Vetiver Sacre.
Green Valley and Original Vetiver, too!
You did the right thing in buying the parfum, IMO. I like it much better than the EdT. The longevity is great and the projection is average for me.
Don't worry about any stories of it being an...
Love the dry down especially from OV.
One of my favorite summer leather's (actually ANY leather) is Parfums de Nicolai Baladin. It is a little longevity-challenged, but I think it smells great and it is certainly non-offensive.
Did you see any 200 year old Creed bottles, or does he keep those in the back of the store? :laugh: :wink:
A very nice lady, indeed! :smiley:
I have not smelled Great Jones, so I can't comment on which one you should get.
But I HAVE smelled the vintage PR and current PR and I recommend that you should NOT get the current formulation....
I've noticed that Barista is marketed strictly as a women's fragrance, and not as a unisex fragrance.
To those who have tried it and are recommending it for men, I'm assuming you disagree with it...
Dna....also check out Crystal Flacon. It's a great place to get samples. Good prices and reputable members.
And don't forget that DECANTshop has a 20% off sale going on right now until May 11th...
I like the coffee notes in Xerjoff's Uden and 40 Knots.
Keep in mind that some people's favorites have been discontinued and are no longer available.
Windsor was discontinued but is about to make a comeback in another month or two. I don't know that it will be as good as the first couple of batches that were made in 2009 and 2010 (due to current...
I LOVE Jardin d'Amalfi on women! Very much!
Since you love Aventus so much, then I would think you would like Spice & Wood, too. They both have the smoky/fruity thing going for them.
2. Pure White Cologne
3. Vintage Tabarome
4. Green Valley
Many men say that Jardin d'Amalfi is too feminine for them. Since you don't care for femme fragrances, you likely would not like Jardin d'Amalfi, so S&W would win by default.
I also prefer S&W to...
Royal Service smells very much like Pure White Cologne. I doubt most people could tell them apart.
I have 4 and 7, and like 5 and 14.