Five O'Clock au Gingembre - Serge Lutens
This one is sweeter than I remember... Hello fall weather!
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Five O'Clock au Gingembre - Serge Lutens
This one is sweeter than I remember... Hello fall weather!
So funny, I was thinking the exact same thing about Rive Gauche PH!
Have you tried Patchouli Patch by L'Artisan? It doesn't have any of the gourmand notes you listed, but it does have a pillow soft white musk accord that is super smooth. I find it to be a delicate,...
Habit Rouge EdC
Le Labo sells samples... don't pass up the Patchouli 24!
It is in the same vain as Cool Water, but much more smooth and natural. It could indeed be called the "niche" Cool Water by some. I love LDDM, but it sort of requires you to love and appreciate...
A good friend of mine has a ~liter (same size) of Eau D'Orange Vert. It looks badass on his bathroom shelf.
+1 on GIT. My favorite Swiss Army Knife from your list of houses.
Carner Barcelona - never tried any
Heeley - only tried Sel Marin and Menthe Fraiche, like both, but these are warm weather ones...
Hednic, I would love to add in some usage statistics and run a bunch of pivot tables off of your data! It would have lots of pretty colors.
Darn! I really enjoyed seeing you there. We are patiently awaiting the new book...
I'm also curious if anyone has tried them... I almost blind bought but they are still sitting in my cart. Haha. Apparently they make candles exclusively for Gilt Group?
I really enjoy Astier de Villate, their candles have this sheer throw throughout the house, a really wonderful line (My faves are Aoyama? and Rue St Honore).
Diptyque is my gold standard. Never...
Enjoying my candle of "Tuscan Leather" by Tom Ford. A great find while shopping at outlets!
Surprised that no one is mentioning Mugler Cologne or Original Vetiver! I always get a clean laundry vibe from them.
Makeupalley.com has reviews. It's obviously designed for female users, but their reviews section is really good and pretty easy to search.
Oribe Rough Luxury
I prefer the original black canister, but the "soft" version is nice too
I've went through 4 bottles of Eau de Campagne so, that one I guess.
Honorable mention/second place goes to Rive Gauche
It's definitely real. I'm familiar with the scent. I think it is just an old bottle.
I have a supposedly vintage bottle of Antaeus but I have no clue when it was made. My partner said it was his father's from the 80's, but I don't know how accurate that is. I will try and attach some...
This is a valuable post on the subject. The fragrance palate is a crucial component in the opinions regarding preference, longevity, etc. I used to think Prada Amber pH was smooth as butter, but...
If you do some eBay, google shopping, or Amazon searches, you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
I'd also recommend:
Ambre Sultan, Chergui, Daim Blond, etc (the entire...
It really isn't a parallel, but the dried fruit accord in Ambre Narguille brings up the candied ones in...
Obviously it's got much more wood prominent notes, but it does also...
It's hard for me to pull off some of the 80's era and vintage feminines in my wardrobe. I'll either wear in privacy or in the dead of winter to minimize projection.
Caron 3rd Man
Thank you, I will have to look into those! I'm probably going to get some decants of a few on my list.
I was doing a search on eBay yesterday and this came up, I've never seen this label on any SL...
So, I'm reviving an older thread in search of my hunt for orange blossom and neroli. I recently bought Fleur de Male, but I am not fully satisfied with the base and it's powder overload. I think what...
How dare you?! Two of my favorites.
Ambre Sultan for the win, though.
Bois ..... any of the series, Violette is my favorite
Five O'Clock au Gingembre
Iris Silver Mist
Santal de Mysore and Majuscle
Minimalist - Patchouli Patch
Aabstract - Patchouli 24
Main theme - Borneo 1834
Start a good skincare regimen.
Skinceuticals Antioxidant serum (Phloretin CF or CE Ferulic)
Night cream that exfoliates with AHA/Glycolic
Harmful ingredients? Please clarify, a lot of people view this differently (sulfates, parabens, etc). Most all shampoos contain sulfates and they aren't "harmful", but they are detergents and might...
I was totally thinking the same thing! Where can I get in line to buy some vintage Chanel PM?
Let me go clean up my drool.
Santal Blush - Tom Ford
I think it's quite creamy and right on the unisex border... but then again I wear some florals.
Like JiveHippo said, decants allow you to purchase smaller...
Went to the outlets yesterday after work to browse, and was pleasantly surprised.
Went to a gray market vendor (the fragrance outlet?) and they were, of course, running a deal. 50% off marked...
Anything safe for the face is fine for the body, it just doesn't work in reverse sometimes because facial skin is more sensitive. It would be rather expensive to use as a body self tanner based on...
Thanks Danny. I hear Clarins just introduced a product called Golden Glow Booster. I want to try it. Evidently there is no smell, and you add it to your existing skin care moisturizer.
I'm not an everyday shaver, as my beard doesn't grow that quickly yet (I'm 28). I usually exfoliate with a scrub in the shower on shave days. This tends to loosen up the follicles a bit.
I'm wondering (and I'm going to guess) how you are testing these? It must be on paper.
You really need to spray on your skin in order to smell the full development over time. These niche frags...
I find vanilla can work in summer, just limit the dosage. I like:
Dior Eau Noire
I'd probably go with something from Mr. Dove's line as well. I fell in love with Neroli when I stayed at the Setai in South Beach in March. So much so that I smuggled tons of the toiletries back,...
I'd recommend going into the cosmetics stores in the Tanger outlets. I think the one I love is called "The Cosmetics Company Store" or something generic like that. It is all Estee Lauder owned...
Kiehl's Antiperspirant and Deodorant Cream is basically unscented. You use like half a pea for each arm so the 50mL bottle lasts quite a while. The bottle's round tip doubles as the applicator....
Ok, this is a mixed bag here.
Skin type - Are you pasty white or olive or dark? When concerned with tanning, your skin's melanin content (more makes you darker) is the main concern. People with...
Use something with a guard. They make specific "body shavers" now. I bought the Philips "Bodygroom" and I find that a 3 in the groin faded up to a 1 works nicely. You can remove the guards and shave...
I'd recommend a nightly exfoliant, retinol based. Along with an antioxidant serum from Skinceuticals (Phloretin CF). Their serums actually get Vit C and other antioxidants to absorb into the skin...
+1 On Aesop, their stuff is so potent smelling yet it doesn't linger or overbear afterwards. I love the Geranium Body Wash and the Vetiver you mentioned above. The lotions and scrubs are great too.
What about 1-2 squirts of Timbuktu? I find it woody enough yet lighter than Polo. Not really related in the notes, but it has a lighter feel to it.
Caron - Yatagan today. There's a storm coming, thought I could use some dry support!
I actually started writing a monthly fragrance column on a "men's interest" site. I tried to make topics relevant, recommend scents, explain and debunk trends (oud!); however I found most of my...
That's amazing; I'm going to copy you on that decision. Now what if it's 4 fragrances you're debating? Divide them into 15 second intervals!
Idole de Lubin EdP. Had it for a month, wore it a handful of times. It was too sweet and dense; I had smelled the original (which I loved) and received this one as a gift. It was good, just not good...
You're right about the potency of the creams and basically all of the other bath products. Their shower gels and lotions reek of quality, all the way from the scent to the packaging. I crave their...
About Mr. Blass, I'm curious on this one too and I'm about to order a bottle.
Fashion designer Michael Bastian actually helped this one come to fruition when he was working at Bill Blass before...
I used to own a bottle, and I loved the opening, but unfortunately the dry down was ruined after I made the "pencil shavings" association from LT's review.
Eau de Campagne
You could stay within that house and try Silver Mountain Water. It's not much "deeper" but it is sweeter I'd say.
It's funny you mention Timbuktu, because it's one of my favorites and it definitely does not screech at all to me. A lot of generic designer masculines do though.
I have noticed certain fragrances smell too "harsh" or abrasive to my nose (like sniffing rubbing alcohol). Some of these I used to enjoy, but they seem dominated now by synthetic notes, particularly...
I've bought from multiple sources; eBay (check seller feedback ratings), here in the BN Marketplace, and retail. You can find a much better deal when buying online... Do a quick eBay search and...
I agree with the Dzing! recommendations, but for some reason (maybe the papyrus note) I get a little old book vibe from Dzongkha
My fourth bottle of Sisley - Eau de Campagne. This is my longest owned favorite and will most likely forever be a staple for me. Constantly used in the warmer months here in the south. It just fits.
Also, does anyone happen to have a sample of Eau d'Hermes laying around? I have yet to smell this one and can never find one at the boutiques. I guess I could always order from TPC but...
Eau de Campagne, first time this year actually.
The only thing I have that I would ever to 8 sprays of is Eau de Cologne Imperiale, and even then I only did 3 this AM. Better to be subtle at the office!
I agree with Al Oudh, also
Serge Lutens - El Attarine - it's honeyed, but has that "dirty" cumin vibe going on
Hermes - Poivre Samarcande - very sheer, but definitely dry, aromatic, and slightly...
I find this happening with L'Artisan's Nuit de Tubereuse .The opening is light, sweet, and floral-feminine, but as the scent develops on skin it gets a "saltier" vibe and heads towards a more unisex...
Seriously man, you live in the perfume mecca of the US, trek over to Barney's and sniff to your heart's content! Also worth checking out is Aedes de Venustas in W. Village.
What's the % left and $ of Neroli Portofino?
Rive Gauche, 2.5 or 4.2oz? Interested!
Is there no love for Dzing! anymore? This is my favorite vanilla based scent. It is more prominent in the base of course.
I am in agreement with hedonist about Patchouli 24 as well. A fantastic...
3. Habit Rouge EdC
4. Jicky EdP
5. Vetiver pour Elle
These. I'm not familiar with L'Instant pH, I do need to smell it.
Today it's Ambre Sultan. It's been too long, old friend!
Sampling Jeaux de Peau. I like this one; only if I'm hungry though.
I see what you're saying, I think this can be attributed to the rose in the amber accord. I happen to love it.
So, OP, do you like rose in compositions?
Finally getting cooler here in Charleston.
I used to have a sample of this and gave it away in a swap. It reminds me more of a woody-chypre than a vetiver centered accord. Soft, a little mossy. The vetiver definitely plays backup singer.
Oud Cuir D'Arabie, Eau Noire (decant), and Timbuktu come to mind.
My Top 5:
Iris Silver Mist
Bois de Violette
Least fave 5:
I would bask in your sillage!
Today I'm wearing Cruel Intentions - By Kilian from a sample that the most generous rubegon gave me in our swap. Just masculine enough, although I'm awaiting...
Any of the Eau line (du Coq, Imperial, etc) from Guerlain.
For sure, they are different. But there was a distinct similarity... I'll have to do a side by side.
My roommate came downstairs the other night and I smelled something totally familiar; the top/heart notes of Jo Malone's LBM. I asked if he swiped my bottle (which he is known to do) and he said "Oh...
He actually went there. :-)
Kidding, I love it there, and also love the fragrance.
I have sampled it and it is very nice, a bit powdery on the rose for my taste (and masculinity), but would be a great feminine scent.
All my bottles are kept at room temperature in a dark cabinet and come with original boxes and caps. I can supply pictures on request.
Shipping included. I accept PayPal, buyer is responsible for...
I have heard of reformulations from LT I believe...
I've only had one bottle of Ambre Sultan, so I can't comment on the variation, but I do hope it hasn't been reformulated; it was my first true love in niche and a blind buy at that! Could we say...
All of these. From Creed I've had great projection from GIT and SMW with good longevity.
You might want to check out the fougere genre as a whole, it usually is perceived as "fresh". I really...
Going to the softer side. Recently purchased some samples from Le Labo (Oud 27, Patchouli 24, and Iris 39).
This starts off with a fantastic...
Bath and Body Works' Cucumber Melon... just kidding
I enjoy Premier Figuier for its grassy opening, but your MJ is in the same vein. A lot of people here prefer Phylosykos over the PF, both are...
You're right on the medical and culinary industries, but more recently I've heard about fragrance bans in public places where anyone is involved in customer service; this could go many directions to...
It is a brick and mortar... sorry!
Speaking of TL, which I love, there is an Estee Lauder based outlet store here (Cosmetic Discount? something generic) that has a 100mL spray going for ~$215. I think that is a pretty good discount,...
I just laughed out loud. I love the French!
But seriously, I do enjoy BG, but prefer the Fire Island vibe a little more. I have my Premier Figuier for my coconut fix.
It isn't received well. This is why, I think, many places of work have banned use of personal fragrance. All you over-appliers out there, you're giving us a bad reputation!
It reaches summer temps here in SC the majority of the year, so I have recently been acquiring juice more attuned to the weather.
This summer my key players will be:
Colonia Assoluta- AdP
Habit Rouge EdC