SpiceBomb (maybe not in severe heat/humidity)
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SpiceBomb (maybe not in severe heat/humidity)
Wow, LostLaowai, what a great idea. I might have to steal that one. Thanks for the awesome tip.
I agree, circle back after a couple of months. I've had experiences where I didn't get a fragrance due to weather, me having a bad week or whatever. Fahrenheit is a stone cold classic for me and I...
GIT: Opened my eyes to how exquisite a scent can be. Now it's hit or miss with me - too much or awesome again. Kouros also still blows my mind - Mr Bourdon you are the man.
He's cute. Maybe rotate a cat in (ragdoll preferred) :-)
I'm looking forward to "winter" here in Central California. Use some of my heavier stuff and get samples of same. My bottle of Chergui is calling to me :-)
Also vintage Azzaro PH (I know it's not modern but it still feels modern. When I first wore it, I was like, "Why would I ever wear anything else?"
Fire extinguisher and monkey gargoyle. I think it was going to get funky after the video ended :-)
Congrats on the very cool find. I have a recent version of the EDT with the gold cannister and love it. It's become my go-to scent when I want class and comfort. Really nice.
Thanks Petrichor for the nice list. I love the chronological order, dates and perfumer info. There's a few I haven't tried, including Joop! (I'm afraid).
For now. Really for me it's "Top 5 in my mind as of this moment." I have a short attention span / perfume memory.
I really like this line. There seems to be a consistent vein of maturity, subtlety and class. My favorites:
900 - Nice herbal rose with incredible patchouli drydown
Devin - Green, interesting, a...
Anytime for me too. It's consistently great year round..
I've been meaning to try it for a while. I think it'll be a love or hate for me. Maybe next time I see it at Marshalls..
They're both good but at opposite ends of the spectrum: HR is classic but is overpowering in the long run for me. The One is more modern and much lighter and to be honest a little boring. You...
You might want to check out the following:
Aqua Fahranheit: Has some of the vibe of the original but better for hot weather
YSL L'Homme: Versatile and classy
Can get free samples of both at...
Dior Homme is still sometimes a tough wear for me. Sometimes pure classic joy, today not feeling it.
D&G The One is nice but sorta boring (sometimes a good thing). Not worthy of a full bottle,...
Thanks for the info on JHL. I'll give it a try..
Wearing Devin today and I love it. After trying summer aquatics and more modern scents, I think Devin holds up great. Interesting and light, wafts of green floating in and out. I have a big decant...
Aramis 900. Nice manly rose with a heavenly patchouli drydown.
Same for me. I like the start and the patch in the drydown, but it gets too strong with just one spray for me. And my wife hates it. I'm going to decant to a smaller sprayer to see if that can...
I think you'll love it. Let us know how it goes..
One Man Show (haven't tried Gold Edition)
Lapidus (yeah baby!)
CK One Shock
+1 Fahrenheit. So good every time I wear it. Classic.
+1 for Jicky. I'm happy every time I wear it.
Yeah, like you might save Grey Flannel until later - that was a rough one for me.. But besides that it's a great list. I've tried and enjoyed most of them. Zino's another one that I bought but will...
I think the current formulation is just fine. I've also smelled some vintage that lost its edge. Also, if you haven't tried Jicky, it's along the same lines and very nice.
There are some nice ones already mentioned. A couple more classics:
This sounds like fun. Do you work in an office? I wore Kouros to work one day and got a couple funny looks from my colleagues (maybe I was imagining it). I love it on the weekends though. I think...
Azzaro PH: 2
Aqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta: 2
Bunch of others: 1
I think both the EDT and EDP have merit. I bought a bottle of the EDT and a large decant of the EDP. The EDT is lighter and has a brighter citrus opening, while the EDP is deeper and more luxuriant...
I need to do something else too. They're sitting on my chest of drawers and looking awfully crowded and unappreciated. I don't have room for another whole cabinet though. I'm sure there are other...
DHI is much more overwhelming for me. I like LIDGE in the evening, but my wife doesn't dig it. Maybe she'll come around..
+1 YSL l'Homme
Also, an earlier poster mentioned Guerlain Cologne Imperiale. Given you like organics, this is a subtle true Eau de Cologne - perfect for late afternoon after a shower or if you're...
Yes, I love it. I hate the name though. It's not too overwhelmingly spicy. It starts with a modern feel, a bit of a 1 Million vibe. Then it mellows out for a long time ( i.e. Ok for work) and in the...
I'm going to have to try some of these. I was just thinking the other day about scents with coconut (never tried any). fan.of devin, please let us know what you end up liking..
Jaipur Homme EDT
About time !
I've got a sample coming from before this thread started. I'm hoping it's as good as advertised by folks on BN.
+1 Pure Havane
I hear you brutha. I've been on a bit of a hiatus for about 5 months. I had accumulated decants and samples and have quite a few bottles and I felt like a rat in a wheel buying new stuff, albeit...
Yatagan. I had a short love affair with it and then had one bad wearing. I guess l'm a little gun shy. Need to get back on the Big-Y horse.
Aramis 900 - The herbacious rosy front end gives way to my favorite patchouli drydown.
Fleur du Male - always makes me happy..
You are so right. Sometimes I wish for the less politically correct '80s.
Vetiver Extraordinaire is very versatile IMHO.
Thanks for the info. The phrase definitely applies. I love this thread - powerhouses are such an awesome weekend luxury for me. I wish I could wear more during the week. Krizia Uomo is my next to...
Ok, you gotta have:
One Man Show
Van Cleef & Arpels PH
Giorgio Beverly Hills
Bogart Pour Homme (not 80's but wants to be)
I agree with following already mentioned (go-to mtg scents for me), of course in moderation:
Chanel Pour Monsieur
I'll also add:
The much maligned...
Sampled 50, own FBs of 15.
I don't like the neroli opening of Colonia but it has a great drydown. I love Assoluta all the way through - the candy lemon beginning is mouth-watering and the fougere style progression is...
The SOTD function tells no lies:
(Reminds me to get on back to the big Y and DH - they've been neglected lately)
+1 SpiceBomb. The One is attractive to me but a little too subtle. SpiceBomb adds some interest although I hate the name and a sample sat in my drawer a couple years because of it. Now I own and...
The Man in black drydown does indeed kick in strong. I like SpiceBomb's better because it's simpler and has a retro vibe with the labdanum. MIB is a bit muddled in the end for me. Alcohol, woody,...
I happen to be wearing Man in Black for the first time today. It doesn't have the initial blast that Spicebomb has; It's more subtle and boozy. The middle is similar in that it almost goes on hiatus...
I finally tried LIDGE recently and really love it for summer evenings. It's at the top of my list right now, bumping Jaipur. Been thinking of buying Jaipur EDT but for some reason just not pulling...
Ok, I know this is gonna sound weird, but the scented filters in the urinals at my work have been smelliing pretty darned good. I'll come in there and be thinking, "yeah, my perfume is kicking in...
Vintage Paco Rabanne PH. The beginning and middle are pretty low key but nice, and then the drydown about 12 hours later is like 'Wow!!'. I also love placing it in history, comparing to vintage...
+1 I'm wearing the vintage today. The drydown is exquisite.
My thoughts exactly.
No, But I have a few I'd been thinking of eliminating. I like to gradually work my way through my collection in combination with sampling.
Have you tried any of the old powerhouses like Antaeus or Quorum? I enjoy them a lot on the weekends (too much for my work).
We're talkin' Columbian, baby. I'm working off of 35 year old memories here :-)
Dude, I just found a knarly decant of Sycomore in the back of my sock drawer. Took a hit and it's creepin' up on me. Niiiiiice! Headin' to Taco Bell for a soft burroto now..
Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried:
- Borneo: I don't like the cacoa/patch vibe of this or Coromandel
- Patchoulie Noir: Really nice, high quality. I'll try again
I'll give the others...
I'd say Fahrenheit is the closest for me.
I came to the same conclusion. Most of the perfumes with "Patchouli" in the name have too much Patchoulicentricity for me. I tried at least 6 of the big recommended ones. Mistral Patchouli had the...
Spicebomb might be a good choice. I think it's a horrible name but great scent.
Thanks for sharing the link. I was laughing like crazy..
[QUOTE=Draven;3533743]I'm liking AdQ leather's notes pyramid very much. I love raspberry and leather so this I will definitely try along with TF Tuscan Leather.
How about Mark Birley Charles...
Wanted to give an update: Last time I wore this my wife was enthralled! A complete turnaround. So much so that she bought me a bottle as an early fathers day gift. And I'm only the dad of our cat...
+1 Krizia Uomo. I've heard good things too and am a covert powerhouse collector.
Maybe Salvidor Dali PH would do the trick. Gotta try it at least once :-)
Good choice. It never fails to impress me. Fahrenheit 32 is also fun but very different - it has a sweet and sour effect..
No can do. Gonna be in the car with my dept manager for 4 hours. Don't wanna get fired :-)
But I will be wearing YSL L'Homme!
Equivalent to a spy carrying a poisen pill? Six hits of Kouros should do the trick :-)
No, I like to experience the whole progression without confusing it with the top notes again.
I'll wear Fahrenheit 32 to work. It's On the sweet floral side and a bit work-adventurous for me. I'd like to wear One Man Show to work. Seems almost doable, but for now only on slow Fridays when...
That's some cray s#$t man. I would say you should go for One Man Show all the way! Have fun..
I got Versace Blue Jeans for $20 at Marshalls last weekend. It's a fun scent..
Wearing one tiny spray of Kouros today and it's a beautiful thing. I found this thread - you have to check out the Man Dom video with Charles Bronson - oh my god that's a classic. If you applied...
Great thread. Thanks for reincarnating it.
In IT too: Database Administrator
Very nice. I'm stopping reading this one now :-)
+1 vintage polo. I'm wearing it today, got a decant from Bigsly, and it's richer and less shrill than the current. It's early yet though.
+1 Jaipur PH EDT - on my to buy list
Have you tried SpiceBomb? I love it..
I have a sample of Bleinheim Bouquet that is gathering dust. Also Havana.
I really want to try Killians Taste of Heaven and Straight to...
Pino Silvestre has a nice piney scent and is very wearable. Maybe more like an Uncle rather than Grandpa?
Just checked out your collection. Some nice stuff there! Enjoy :-)
SB for sure. Bleu is boring to me.
+1 YSL L'Homme
You nailed with Yatagan - same thing for me. One day I'm saying it's my soul scent and the next wearing I'm tempted to rub it off.
Lapidus: Really nice classic powerhouse with a fantastic patchoulie drydown. Great for the weekend.
Guerlain Vetiver: A little dated for me - I like Vetiver Extraordinaire and Sycomore better for...
M7's one that I love or tolerate depending on my mood / weather or whatever. It doesn't help that my wife is not a fan. So I have a nice decant of it to try once in a while..
I hear you. I've slowed down my purchases and get more vial samples/decants, and then I try to work in my wardrobe along the way. Some of those poor bottles are neglected and I'll be selling /...
Yeah, some of the lists that go around have some pretty obscure scents. Sometimes I scratch my head, but different strokes.... I've been at it a relatively short time, so maybe others have learned...
+1, I'm going to check some of these out..
I respect but don't thoroughly enjoy either Coromandel or Borneo. I just don't dig the whole patchouli - cacao combo. It's not about femininity for me, just the feel of the scent.