Nope. Just whatever you think qualifies.
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Nope. Just whatever you think qualifies.
Post year 2000 scents that smell like powerhouses from years gone by.
First release date must be year 2000 or newer.
This should give some of the old school lovers new legs in fragrances.
Not much for nostalgia here, but I do really like vintage Cosmair Polo.
Takes me back to middle and high school, mid to late 90s.
You could put Green Irish Tweed in the 80s too. A fragrance ahead...
When I tried a test strip from GQ Mag, I noticed a similarity for sure, but I didnt think it was identical.
Its got that tinny musk to it.
Solid fragrance, congrats on the compliment.
Some scents just scream "grandpa's armpit".
Dated: Eau Sauvage
Classic: Polo Green (Vintage Cosmair)
Girlfriend HATES Midnight in Paris EDP.
"You smell like a woman."
My mother gave the same opinion.
Dont care, backup bottle worthy IMO.
Girlfriend loves mall scents like A&F. "clean stuff"....
Give Kiton Men (Red Label) a look.
Great for work and play.
Polo Modern Reserve - 118ml @ $37
DHI - 2013 batch 3U01 tester - 100ml @ $58
Pal Zileri - Viaggio d'Africa - 100ml @ $45
Kiton - Men - 125ml @ $50
Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP -...
I dabbled in niche and have determined niche means "limited accessibility" rather than any indication of quality.
I have about 34 bottles, only 5 are niche.
Not impressed for the typical...
This is why I've stocked up on full bottles of what I like, and backups of what I cant live without.
These regulations will make Axe body spray of all of our favorites.
All in the name of over...
Samples usually, I couldnt risk breaking a bottle with travel.
Whatever im in the mood for, and the season.
"Clean and fresh"
Drives me nuts, especially in the winter.
If a fragrance cant sell on its own merit, cheap tricks will be used.
Snake Oil Sales 101.
Sorry you were duped.
Now you can sell them for a huge profit here on basenotes touting them as "very...
He has testers in stock on the website from what I can see.
Its worth it. Especially if you're a coffee lover fed up with the junk thats out there.
1-2 spray juice.
Not new, but may be new to you!
Legendary Fragrances - Barista.
Most realistic coffee shop fragrance I've smelled, and I've smelled A LOT.
Looks pretty good. Might not need to add anything.
Consider this cheapie but goodie if you do.
Pal Zileri - Sartoriale
How about a true coffee scent?
Legendary Fragrances - Barista
Funny, no one mentioned Polo.
One of the most glaringly obvious choices out there that gets ZERO love on this forum.
Are we doing this again?
Bottles are valued at less than $40 (Internet Sources) for large bottle 2.5oz/75ml and up.
Michael – Jordan Legend
Jacomo – For Men (Silver)
Mont Blanc – Individuel...
Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP (8.4oz worth)
Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee (11oz worth)
Gucci - Pour Homme 2 (6.7oz worth)
Lalique - White (8.4oz worth)
Pal Zileri - Sartoriale (10oz...
24 Gold is just another amped up Amber/Vanilla.
Michael Kors - Michael
Pal Zileri - Sartoriale (Overstock.com)
Lalique - White (Overstock.com)
Lalique - Encre Noire (Overstock.com)
Francesco Smalto - FullChoke (eBay)
Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee (Tester on...
Limited Edition, might only have a few members with this scent.
Pal Zileri - Viaggio d'Africa
Jacomo - For Men (Silver)
$40 on Amazon for 100ml, got the last one.
Not sure how I feel about licorice, but im willing to give it a shot.
I opted for the Midnight version due to reports and reviews of it being less soft...
You didnt say which website you were ordering from.
3-4 months ago I purchased my 3.4 oz bottle for $45.
Michael for Men by Michael Kors, the old one.
Find the Givenchy version. Bottle should say only "Michael".
There are many childish things that occur on the internet.
Fragrantica is not exempt from this.
When I was researching Pal Zileri's Sartoriale, I saw a wild change in the "smells like" vote with...
My experience as well.
1 1/4 sprays to work, and I was pretty ripe all day, but not out of hand.
My old 2010 bottle seems to be a little more rounded than the slightly sharp stuff in Sephora....
Snatch that up before its gone for good.
Pal Zileri - Sartoriale
Pal Zileri - Viaggio d`Africa
Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
Kiton - Men (The red label)
feydakin9, I just picked up a bottle of Equus EDP.
I take it you like it. What do you get from it?
I mostly bought it for the juniper, its been compared to Lubin's Itasca at some level.
Midnight in Paris EDP
Wet violet leaf, musk and the dry down of Drakkar Noir.
Gross. Avoid blind buying it.
I think its a fine fragrance the way it is IMO.
I cant imagine it with more projection and less longevity.
Sweet and Spicy embodies Bentley for Men Intense, spiced rum and cinnamon.
Viaggio d`Africa by Pal Zileri is a sweet, spicy vetiver.
Ralph Lauren - Polo (Green) - I get comments about it from over 10 feet away, even the non-cosmair formulation
Bentley for Men Intense - Intense sweetness and spice. 1 spray overwhelms me some days.
A bid is a binding contract, stick to your guns, and maintain your proof of purchase in case he tries to declare "a fake" thru eBay to get his money back.
I sell on eBay and fear this...
Thank you all.
Time for me to start sniffing!
There isnt a big deal IMO.
(Other than Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee)
I tried Guerlain Heritage EDT and nearly vomited.
1. Kiton - Men
2. Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP
3. Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
4. Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood
5. Gucci - Pour Homme 2003
6. Creed - Aventus
Its a very well defined, rough around the edges vetiver.
Unforgiving at times, especially if sprayed around the face if you're not used to such a bold scent.
If its Pal Zileri's Sartoriale, I'd pick that.
If not, the Bentley.
How a confident man thinks.
I still havent found a good occasion to break the seal on my 100ml 3U01 bottle.
Then its legit, and dont worry about it.
It is what it is.
How does it smell?
Absoluto is wayyyyyyy outside my comfort zone.
I would call it unisex at best, easily wearable by women.
Im so glad I have 2 samples I'll never use up. :)
C'est la vie.
Original Solo comes...
Rarely, but just bought a couple of mini's today.
Do your homework on the seller, and it works out.
I've yet to receive a fake, just dont buy popular mainstream designers on eBay or Creed.
I have to enjoy wearing it.
How much im willing to spend depends upon how much I like or love it.
Even if my sample/decant was enough for a couple of years, would I be pissed if I came back and it...
Im asking specifically about Cosmair Polo.
I dont get salty at all, but I do get cypress which is quite sharp and green.
In all fairness, the vetiver part of Encre Noire is similar in general to that of Sycomore.
I think thats where the...
There are "Cologne" and "Eau de Toilette" Cosmairs out there as well.
Not sure if there is a difference there either.
Any experts on basenotes?
I wore the sport version last week, its pretty nice. Dry down is similar.
The Cashmere wood (very cedar-like), Haitian vetiver and musk dry down actually made me lose sleep after 16 hours of wear...
Is there a difference in the scent strength?
Is it Eau de Cologne vs Eau de Toilette?
Or is it just non-sprayer top?
Will do. If not here, then on FragReviews.com with a more formal, graded review.
Wearing Platinum again today, sprayed it around 3:45, 2 sample sprays to the neck, died down after about 2 hours and...
Darker than Grey Vetiver.
Smells like vetiver and the earthiness of rich top soil, but refined.
Tough to describe, its pretty rich without being too sharp or dated like some old school vetivers...
Thanks for the reports.
I've picked up samples of the original as well.
I'll try the Platinum again tomorrow.
I was certain it had a mandarin feel to it.
After my haircut, I'll put it on in the car for the 30 minute ride home.
I cant escape!
The mandarin note, does it smell smoothly cheap to you hednic?
It doesnt have that citrus bite to it.
I've smelled it in a previous encounter with Mont Blanc Exceptionnel.
I've been dabbling in this lesser known house from Spain.
Samples are on eBay for a reasonable price.
I've tried Solo Platinum and wasnt overly impressed.
There is a mandarin note in there thats...
Kiton Men for a great easy to wear scent.
Legendary Fragrances Barista for a phenomenal coffee based gourmand thats niche but affordable. All coffee note lovers need to try this.
I picked up a 10ml decant in a big swap.
Thats about how much I'll end up wearing this.
I think your observations are on. Not too many good quality resinous pine scents out there that DONT smell...
I personally dont like it, but I dont think its dated.
Too sweet for me without any sort of food backing.
How to make money in the 21st Century 101.
Bentley for Men Intense.
I smelled it at Macy's and was wondering the same thing.
A big blob of sugared water. Weird.
I think Issey Miyake Summer 2014 is superior, albeit a bit more expensive per ml.
Not technically a designer, but in that price range and availability:
Comptoir Sud Pacifique: Amour de Cacao
Smells like a cold, creamy, chocolate pie with orange zest on top.
This is the new...
I've tried these:
Montale - Aoud Ever
Montale - Dark Aoud
Montale - Kabul Aoud
They're just not for me.
I've heard Aoud Ever is very likable, and even that one is marginal-like territory,...
1 spray of this for the evening, no scent during the day.
Can we get your #1 for each season hednic?
Just the numbers, plus give me your #1 for each season if you'd like.
Winter: 17 - Gucci Pour Homme 2003
Spring: 8 - Kiton Men
Summer: 7 - Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee
Fall: 18 - Comme des...
Mugler - Taste of Fragrance - warming chili pepper note that morphs into a spiced cake.
Lalique - White - Green lemon leaf, white pepper and a nutty tamarind.
Bentley for Men Intense.
Really strong stuff, 1 spray im overwhelmed.
Zero appeal for me with this house.
I dont know how they continue to put out combinations of completely unappealing notes and still sell enough to stay in business.
There is virtually no credible information on this one, I thought it was an opportunity to bring a possible gem to light.
As I speak, 8 hours in I can still get whisps of it from my...
There is a light vanilla note peeking thru after 5-6 hours.
The metallic note is fading a bit and its warming up more.
Definitely worth the $26 for 100ml.
I think I'll put it on my cheapies list...
Still going. Drove to the supermarket with the 1 spray, the car was a little warm inside, and it reignited the gunpowder note.
It projects quite a bit with only a little bit of heat, so I could see...
After 2.5 hours, the grainy, rough flint note has smoothed out into a glossy, wood & metallic musk.
Its the rifle, the stock after its been cleaned up.
Its quite an abstract concept thats...
I took a shot at this one just because the notes intrigued me, and it was relatively inexpensive.
I picked it up on eBay, 100ml for $26 shipped.
I gotta say, this is interesting.
The first few...
Green Irish Tweed
Gucci Pour Homme II
Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee is a safer, friendlier vetiver fragrance in the same price range online.
Francesco Smalto - Full Choke
Lalique - Encre Noire Sport
If it smells the same, its real.
Strength is a ploy to buy it from Macy's.
Buy from reputable discounters in the future, fragrancenet, beautyencounter, fragrancex, even overstock.
I have 5ml decant of Sycomore.
Its interesting how it plays earthy and fresh in waves, but other than not, not a big fan of it.
I wouldnt pay the premium asked. Only worn it once. Encre Noire's day...
Caron Pour Homme 25 ounce 750ml
CONUS ONLY PLEASE. (but I will make a few exceptions to eastern Canada)
Issey Miyake Summer 2012 - 4.2oz bottle - 99% full
Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Mokha
Welcome to Basenotes.
Try spraying twice in the same spot to increase the amount of fragrance oil in the area.
My list of great ones under $40 for a large bottle 2.5oz and up.
Michael Jordan -...
Fille is quite sweet to me.
If the pine were to be stronger than the sweet notes, I'd likely have bought a bottle.
Ralph Lauren - Polo, mean green.
Reminds me of high school when it was worn by everyone.
I think I'm one of the few to wear it now, love it.
If I dont want to smell like an old man and cant appreciate the composition, how can I not dismiss it?
To me, in my mid-30's, it smells like funk in a bottle.
Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts - Wet bar party at the beach.
Issey Miyake l'Eau d'Issey Summer 2014 - Great summer fragrance with ripe grapefruit highlighted instead of yuzu.
Like: Midnight in Paris EDP
Dislike: LIDGE and LIDG
Lalique - White
Pal Zileri - Sartoriale
Big bottle sizes in your price range.
Great quality for the price.
Abercrombie & Fitch Woods - Lavender is quite sweet, and soapy with a hint of vetiver to give it a woody vibe. Lady killer.
Best: Midnight in Paris EDP, Lalique White, Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee
Worst: Narciso Rodriquez for Him, Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir, Emper Invitation.
Sometimes you cant sample to...