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I like both but if I only could have one, it would be Avignon
I rotate two. But I enjoy it and look forward to the next rotation. In fact, the weather is so warm here, I switched early. :-)
I like the fragrance but when you consider the price, it is quite the value. It is not my favorite and if I had to pick only one, this probably would not be it but I think I will always own a bottle.
Yes. This one
I was cleaning out my cabinet this weekend and came across a sample atomizer of Black Orchid. I wore it today and I couldn't help but notice a similarity to M;Men. I am not saying I would get the two...
I don't think you can beat Rive Gauche Pour Homme for value. I think I will always own a bottle of it. When I can't think of anything else to wear, this (or Opium pour homme but much prefer RG) is...
I like it but it is one of my few frags where it really depends how I apply it. For me to enjoy this one, I have to spray it from further away. If I do this, it is great! If not, well... it is too......
At one point I was looking for a patchouli frag. I sampled quite a few and none of them did it for me (patchouli wise) so I ended up buying patchouli EO. I love it! I wear it sometimes by itself and...
For as long as I can remember, I have noticed a scent of black pepper on people. It is not common. I mean, I only notice it about once a year or so. But every time I smell it on someone, I wonder...
Of all the Creeds I have sampled (about half), it is only one of two that I would consider buying a bottle of. BdP being the other.
There are a lot of good ones out there. Some quite expensive. On the lower cost side, I like:
I purchased the set of all his scents and I like them all. I also have a couple of his shave soaps.
What he said
I have sampled another 25% or so of the line and haven't found another one I like. Eventually I might get through the rest of the them and find another one or two I like.
FWIW, my wife did not care for florals on me. I wore them anyway. I really like Rose Poivree and she used to hate it. Now she'll say, "that smells nice, what are you wearing?". Rose...
That is exactly what I get. Especially if it gets on my clothes.
Have you tried the new EDP? If you could only choose between the new EDT and EDP, which would it be?
Rive Gauche PH
I received the Ogallala Bay Rum Bonanza and I immediately put some Limes and Peppercorns on. It reminds me of something. But what?
It has been a long time since I sampled Guerlain Vetiver but are...
Thanks for posting the Rum Bonanza. I didn't see that when I was on the site until I looked for it. I just ordered the bonanza, a shave soap and a bath soap.
Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
New York (Parfum de Nicolai)
I started wearing fragrances in my early 40s.
It all started when I got tired of paying so much money for multi-blade razor cartridges. I switched to DE blades and started using shaving soaps with...
(I know, I sound like a broken record)
I like putting on SL Arabie in the morning and after it has already started fading by the end of the work day, a nice sweat brings out something special in Arabie. If it is too strong, it...
SL Arabie for me
Flowerbomb EdP (on my wife)
TDC Rose Poivree
MPG Route du Vetiver
I am on the road this week and I just finished up my sample of Parfum D'Habit today
Aqua di Parma Colonial Assoluta
This is what I use
I don't know anymore. I thought I knew, then I found www.basenotes.net.
When I first started wearing fragrances, I tried several that were marketed to men. I thought they smelled feminine, so...
I love the reformulated MPG Route du Vetiver. I have never tried the original but I am a little sad to think that RdV was once better than it is now.
I was very happy with my purchase of Patchouli...
I do when it is something I have sampled and like then I go out and buy a decant of it. Right now I have 20 in my wardrobe and 4 are decants. It is something that I wear regularly and they last a...
I don't really wear anything regularly because I rotate based on the season. As far as replacing ones when I use them up...
TDC Rose Poivree (but I have so much of it, I will probably...
I voted yes because I like M7 and I like Black Oud.
What Joe said
Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
I know on the shaving forums it seems they all agree that the soap smells good (terrible shaving performance). I know that my local health food store carries Herban Cowboy stuff but I overlooked it...
I was looking for a nice patchouli fragrance. Ended up buying a bottle (not the one in your link) of pure oil and that is now what I wear when I am in a patchouli mood.
I made up a bottle of...
I tried the whole series. I really like Avignon and Kyoto. The rest were just OK to me.
What about augmenting a fragrance with some EO?
Would Vetiver EO work with the reformulated MPG Route du Vetivet to try to bring it back to its former glory?
I like to wear BdP or Blenheim Bouquet. However, I wear those anyway.
I have the reformulation. Never tried the original. I love the reformulation. Definitely my favorite Vetiver.
Vetiver by Lubin, Vetiveryo by Dyptique and Encre noire, are these the green grassy vetivers in the same vein as Guerlain's Vetiver and Grey Vetiver?
That's what I did. I went to Health Foods Unlimited and sniffed 3 different brands of Vetiver EO and none of them smelled anything like the green grass vetiver that I get from Guerlain's Vetiver and...
I have tried many different vetivers and I am not entirely sure what it smells like. I understand there is a rooty version and a grassy version.
How do you get the grassy vetiver scent that is in...
Exactly the same with me. However, what made me wear it a second time was the fact that my wife really (really) liked it.
For warmer weather, I wear:
AdP Colonia Assoluta
MPG Route du Vetiver
TDC Rose Poivree
I want to buy C&Z Cuba and Neroli
I actually only cared for Avignon and Kyoto of that series. I would love to own both. Between the two, I chose Avignon
I re-tried Patchouli Leaves but this time I put more on. I definitely smelled the patchouli at first. Over time I could smell amber/vanilla and sometimes patchouli but when I smell the amber/vanilla,...
Hmmmm. OK. The only thing I want to correct from my initial post is that the scent has evolved after 8+ hours. So it was only for about the 2 to 7 hour mark I got something like VE. Perhaps I am just...
Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Bois d'Iris
Reading the description, I can't really see how they would smell similar. Perhaps my memory of Vetiver Extraordinaire is off. Hmmmm.
I wear all my frags for any occasion. However, I do split them into cold/warm weather. I only wear RG in cooler weather.
They seem similar to me.
My wife picked up some patchouli oil for me yesterday. I dabbed some on. I know this smell. Now I get the hippie references. I remember smelling this a lot more many years ago but never knew what...
I really like Knize 10. In general, I do not like powdery fragrances but Knize 10 is so good. Unfortunately the wife hates it :(
...doesn't stop me from wearing it though
On December 31st 2010, I came across Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. I had never heard of it before. I really like it. The great thing is, so does my wife. I might have to find a bottle in 2011.
Montale Patchouli Leaves
MikePerez, I don't have a frame of reference for patchouli (yet). I thought I did though ;)
I have tried other fragrances (probably many) that have patchouli in it but since I guess I don't know...
First of all, I am very bad at picking out certain notes in fragrances. I am no where near as good as most of you are.
When I first put Montale Patchouli Leaves on this morning, I thought that...
My wife likes Musc Ravageur the most in that way. Sadly, I only had a sample of it and I don't like it enough myself to buy a bottle.
Now, the opposite of that is Knize Ten. She will instantly...
My personal top 5 niche (in no particular order, after Arabie)
- Route du Vetiver
- Colonia Assoluta
- Rose Poivree
Says it is available on this site:
Yes. My first fragrance compliment came when I was wearing Arabie :)
C&Z Cuba. I have had the sample for quite a while. I kinda liked it but was put off by the fecal note. I went about a year without trying it but recently went on a business trip (I like to bring...
I am glad you are recovering. I can understand wanting something to comfort you in such an uncertain time. Makes perfect sense to me.
I get a whole work day out of Assoluta
I have only sampled New York. I like it. I would wear it but I prefer BdP.
Rose Pivoine sounds interesting as I like Rose. I adore Rose Poivree and I have, probably, a life time supply so I doubt...
I received my first ever, non family member, compliment (about a fragrance) from a woman while I was wearing Arabie. :)
SL Arabie is incredible in the summer!
44.99 (I am so close)
2) Rose Poivree
No longevity issues for me
I have the reformulation (ie 100ml bottle) and love it!!! It is my favorite vetiver. On one hand I want to try the original RdV but I don't want it to ruin the new one for me. :)
I think I have some dents in the lid. It does not stay on very well anymore.
Best Bay rum I have ever tried is CO Bigelow (I own it).
...well, it is the only one I have tried. :)
AdP Colonia Assoluta
SL Arabie (yes in the summer. The hotter the better)
When I wear it, I think it is just OK but when I am not wearing it, I can't wait to wear it again. I kind of crave it.
Anyone else feel this way about a particular...
I happen to be wearing it right now :)
Heritage was right there with me.
Which Al Oudh are you referring to? When I look in the BN directory I see several of them. Searching with Google, I found one also made by L'Artisan however, that one is not listed in the BN...
Picked up Rochas Man for $19 today.
Rugged Cowboy? First thing that came to mind was Knize Ten
SL Arabie is my favorite fragrance.
Of all that I have sampled and own my wife says:
I really like 7 of your top 10 but my favorite fragrance is from SL. Hmmmm.
I agree with an earlier poster that I tend to not like most from any one house.
Having said that, I probably don't...
Overrated: hmmm. Can't answer this one. There are a few that I don't like (ie GIT, TdH) that others love but not sure I can say they are overrated. If you like them... Then great!
Everything I own [ fragrance wise but not all at the same time :) ], I wear to work. Including Yatagan.
Black Aoud a close second
That is such a great line! I have used a version of that line recently to get out of trouble. lol
I keep mine separate. When a new season starts, it is like a whole new set of fragrances to enjoy. :)
I got this on a blind buy too. I did not care for it and tried to give it away to various people I know and no one would take it. I ended up trading it here on BN with someone who hopefully...