Kouros in any of it's incarnations without hesitation.
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Kouros in any of it's incarnations without hesitation.
Lord Grantham. Since his allegiance lies with England, I can see the previous response of Blenheim, but what a travesty it would be. I'd much rather think he would be wearing the likes of Vintage...
Aspen. I tried to get along with Pino, but I couldn't make it work.
And I thought I was the only one that thought they smelled similar. Identical? No way. But close enough.
All of the best floral leathers have been mentioned -
Chanel Cuir de Russie
Cuir Pleine Fleur
Azzaro Pour Homme
Tabarome and Bois du Portugal
As for their offerings marketed specifically for men, I agree. I dislike most of them. I do like Egoiste, but I'm not head over heals for it. I think their gems lie in the Exclusifs line.
I'll start by saying I'm not a huge Aventus fan, although I find it to be pretty decent stuff. I bought it simply because my wife went bananas over it when I brought home a sample vial from a Saks...
Azzaro PH is tops in my book in the genre, but Aramis Tuscany is probably the closest to it followed by RG.
Original Vetiver gets my vote as tops for Summer, but several of them are certainly feasible for wear in the warmer weather.
Derby also growing on me.
Honestly outside of Dior Homme and Intense, I can't think of a single designer frag released in the last 4 years that I can tolerate. They just don't make them like they used to. I suppose Tom...
The intense version of RG ruins RG. DHI is the winner.
I wouldn't wear either in the winter. Both are very much warm weather frags to me. If forced to choose between the two for winter, I would go with Himalaya. I could just never wrap my head around...
I probably wear Azzaro Pour Homme the most of all my frags.
Odori Cuoio. I've been mad at myself ever since I sold it.
Leather Oud. I can't quit smelling it, but I don't really like the way it smells...
Another veteran wetshaver here too. It's one of the most soothing rituals in the world. For some reason, the perfect shave and shaving in general just screams fougere to me and I feel awesome after...
Cuir d'Iris is too heavy on the patchouli for me to enjoy it. I get that "wet cardboard" feel from it where Cuir Ottoman is the smooth buttery leather that I enjoy and is the clear winner between...
It's a classic 80s aromatic fougere, but there's nothing really special about it. I can't really think of I time I would reach for it over anything else if I owned it.
I don't recall Zino being a terribly huge hit when it came out. Certainly not like it's next release from Davidoff - Cool Water. I did buy a bottle back of Zino then and wore it a bit through High...
Didn't get many compliments in HS for my frags, but I wore plenty of Polo and Polo Crest. Those were my signatures with an occasional squirt of Zino or some such thrown into the mix.
Just when I think I have found IT I grow weary of it and move on. There are a few ITs that I come back to though and that I assume I will never be without. It still doesn't cure the hunger to keep...
It's great stuff and something about the fall season begs me for a few wearings of it. I like the most recent version in the tall glass, but I haven't had extensive experience with the various...
I have the original "vintage" Dior Homme and I like it. I went through a 3 ml decant last fall of DHI and I really like it for the cooler weather, but I'm not sure which version it was (vintage or...
Cuir Ottoman. The best from your list and one of the best leathers period. Second for me would be CPF, but I like a little more punch from my leather than this one offers.
Polo Green is much better than Polo Black. :-)
Or if that is too much to swallow, how about Modern Reserve? I rarely get frag compliments (other than while wearing Aventus), but I did get a...
Second the Eau des Baux recommendation if you can handle some cedar and incense along with your vanilla. TV is my personal favorite which you will soon get to try.
I've heard great things about...
I must have tried something different than you guys did when at Saks over the weekend. Nothing special imo.
Smells good, but not a very complex scent or I am blind to the subtleties. I like it, but it didn't blow my mind and the longevity for me is actually not great compared to other Creeds.
I can't quite come up with 20, but in no particular order:
1. RL Polo
2. Azzaro PH
3. Davidoff Zino
4. Dior Homme
5. Dior Homme Intense
6. Dior Fahrenheit
7. HL Cuiron
8. YSL Kouros
Apple to orange IMO.
Likely oakmoss or patchouli. I love the former, but could live without the latter.
+1. They should release an EDP.
Another for Zino.
Definitely NOT worth $165. That said, I haven't purchased a better quality atomizer and I was in the same boat. No way in hell was I putting Vintage Tab in anything but. It hurt to spend that...
Cuiron - I have about ~10 ML left and after it's gone, it's gone!
Creed Cuir de Russie - I have ~30 ML left of this one.
Kolnisch Juchten. Birch tar heaven that cuts right through the wintery winds.
MMMMM my favorite genre. My top 10 favs in no particular order:
1. Tuscan Leather
2. Cuir Ottoman
3. Oud Cuir d'Arabie
4. Cuir de Russie (Creed)
5. Cuir de Russie (Chanel, pure parfum)...
I am completely obsessed with leather scents and OCd'A is one of my absolute favorites of all time. I struggle with LO. I find it much skankier and much more heavily weighted on the oud wood side...
I haven't experimented much with fragrances marketed to women, however I have asked my wife how Chanel Cuir de Russie smelled on me and she said it definitely smelled like a men's scent.
Polo Green and Azzaro Pour Homme.
Fumerie Turque is the first that came to mind
It's a leather for people that don't like leathers. "This is supposed to be a leather scent?" was my first thought. It's not a bad scent, but not for leather lovers. It's a very clean feeling,...
The Dior Boutique?
You, sir, suffer from hyper hydrosis. I used to have it. Everyone's skin and skin chemistry is different. That's why you'll see 800 different remedies for it: Shaving, using x brand of...
I use a beard trimmer and run over the brows on a long setting. It typically doesn't remove much at all, but it catches the stragglers. I hit the middle with tweezers
Badger & Blade ftw IMO...
Used to be a big fan of Irish Spring. I guess I still am, but it hasn't gotten any play since I discovered Cussons Imperial Leather which StylinLA recommended and it was a great recommendation.
THIS. Back when I had hair, this was the shiznit. Loved it. I liked the American Crew Fiber, but this stuff won my heart and I used it until the day that I started shaving. Hands down the best I...
Renato, I believe that many "designer" deo sticks are alcohol based and the alcohol acts as an agent for killing the bacteria that grows in your pits. Some of the newer ones have gone alcohol free,...
Back when I had hair and before I started shaving the dome, this was my go-to shampoo. I think they only had the original back then, but the lavender sage sounds amazing. I'd probably roll with...
I used to have hyperhydrosis too until I started using Clinique's Skin Supplies unscented antiperspirant/deodorant. It has alum, but it cured me, so I won't be changing any time soon.
There are plenty of good soaps out there. I tend to like the tallow based soaps more than the vegan counterparts (but there are certainly some good vegetable soaps too). A few of my favorites:
There's a sea of great ones, but my favorites:
AdP Collezione Barbiere
STRONGLY disagree. This is the only way to do it.
You have me by about 10 years, but I've been shaving my head for a decade. I do agree on using the latest cartridge system. I'm using the...
+1 on IL. I just discovered this soap a few months ago. It's fantastic stuff (but my mother and grandmother did not use it ;-)
If you're going to go through the trouble of buying a brush, set the gel aside and get a good glycerine based cream or a tallow based triple milled soap. There are endless choices out there, but...
I could never not wet shave. I prefer a straight razor for the best shave, but it did take some practice. Love it though. I shave my head too and neither the straight or the DE work very well for...
Has to be one of the closest polls ever... And I would have expected OV to landslide it. I like both, but prefer OV.
Well there's the cold, dark rainy days and then there's the hot, sticky, humid summer afternoon rains (at least where I live) and it never rains often enough.
I always seem to want to reach for...
Pascal Morabito Or Black
Odori Tabacco is my absolute tops.
Other great ones:
Vintage Tabarome (old-world, peppery, leathery)
Tobacco Vanille (sweet, gourmand-ish vanilla pipe tobacco)
Back to Black (honeyed cherry...
About 2 years I scoured every tobacco frag I could get my hands on in search of the scent that reminded me of my dad smoking his pipe in my youth and this one nailed it.
There are some other...
There are several in the genre, but nothing smells exactly like RG and you may be disappointed looking for alternatives. If you truly love RG, wear it but maybe use a heavier application making sure...
Odori Tabacco is probably my top from Italy. Cuoio is excellent as well.
I also like Bois 1920 Extreme and Sandalo e The
From ADP - Colonia Essenza
I'm not sure why anyone would go through the trouble of faking this one, but if they did, it's such a complex scent I just don't see anyone being able to even remotely approximate it for the sake of...
All over the map. Essenza is my favorite but I like them all except for Intensa.
Yep, I'd agree with classifying the Heeley as cold. Even colder would be the great Pascal Morabito Or Black (cool, crisp violet note, fougere leather), but again not the type of leather I would...
That's a tough one Dullah. I love leather scents more than any other genre and have tried most of them.
The true hyper-realistic leather scent in terms of a chemically treated brand new car...
Leather scents are the best of the best. There are several amazing choices for a leather, but admittedly some more challenging than others. Not knowing your style, I'd say these are the smoothest...
I've paid very little for and get waayyyyyy more out of these than even some that I've paid 10 times the price for:
The only one I have is Chanel's Cuir de Russie. I remember asking my wife if she thought it smelled feminine at one point and she said "Oh no, that's most definitely a men's frag."
I typically detest frags with civet, so I imagined I would hate Kouros. I admittedly prefer Kouros Fraicheur which is very close to the original but with less skank, but I can still wear the...
Creed Original Vetiver
Pass on the current juice. Either find a vintage with oakmoss or get a decant of Tom Ford's Italian Cypress which is very much inline with this scent but made with much higher quality ingredients. ...
I've tried a ton of tobacco frags. My father smoked a pipe when I was little and it's a very nostalgic scent for me. The closest I have found to that pipe tobacco scent that I recall from my youth...
I can sort of see the shaving cream association as the dry down is a bit soapy. Not sure I would have made the association myself, but I guess I can see how that could be perceived.
Eau d'Orange Verte is the most fleeting scent scent I've come across. I literally think it lasted 10 minutes on me.
APH without hesitation.
One of my absolute favorite summer scents. It's very green, fresh, and does not get cloying. Nothing ground breaking or mind blowing, but a great scent to help make the triple digit days more...
My favorites in the scorching heat:
AdP - Any of them but Intensa
DHI for dating/romantic scent IMO.
1. Azzaro Pour Homme
2. Polo Green
Haven't tried the Givenchy yet, but the TF is a vetiver for people that don't like true vetiver. It's a modern, clean, soapy scent and isn't really heavy on the vetiver note. Even so, I do like the...
Azzaro Pour Homme.
TV is a cooler weather frag for me, and not really a beach scene scent so I wouldn't. That said, if you feel so inclined, roll with it.
Smoking is fine as long as it's a cigar.... :-)
Polo is a distant cousin to Yatagan. Also:
If you must wear a sport scent, the newest DHS formulation is supposedly the thing to get. I'm not a sport frag fan, but if I were to be force fed broken glass or wear a sport frag, I'd definitely...
Hard to go wrong with Or Black. It's a fougere with some birch tar added to give it a leathery vibe. Also an interesting violet or sage note to it or something that gives it some freshness.. ...