Pretty much this. Price is less relevant these days as I will just get in on a split.
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Pretty much this. Price is less relevant these days as I will just get in on a split.
I also found this surprisingly bad. Surprising because I thought it would at least be a wearable aquatic. But it was pretty offensive to my nose.
Not sure if that rumour about the money is true...
I think I know what you're referring to. I kinda get a fizzy bugspray type note in certain ouds that actually appeals to me. Try Oud Silk Mood or Ex Idolo Thirty-Three.
Sorry no similarities to me either
I'm glad you mention that LHBI. I thought I was going to love SOPFH and while it smelt nice, there was something not pleasant when I smelt directly on my skin. Kinda like a generic alcohol smell...
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
So many, but I'll say Black Afgano.
Does anyone know why this is so much more expensive than the rest of the line (on Essenza Nobile)? 150EUR vs 80EUR for most other Manceras.
This could be a winner. Though I suspect it may disappoint the true NR fans with a more "accessible" twist. The original seemed to receive a lot of praise for being.. well, original.
Gucci PH II. I can't see many people not liking this plus it's actually very unique = winner.
Can't remember what the Kenzo smells like but Shelter Island is a a nice creamy marine scent :) Tried it recently and thought it was quite good.
Tried this yesterday and must say I'm a fan. It has the Montale DNA but feels very restrained and balanced. The rose is subtle and the overall feel is smooth and somewhat textured, rather than...
Surprised it took that long for these two stunners to be mentioned.
I will add Xerjoff Kobe.
I've only tried Oud Alif and was also pleasantly surprised.
Maybe try A Lab on Fire. Liquidnight would make a great daily fall scent.
Clive Christian X
Tried this just now. Reminds me of Interlude Man (without the massive dose of oregano!). Well worth a try and nice find OP.
While you do mention that you're not into gourmands, I believe Dior Homme (or Intense) is unique enough to have a place in every collection.
Maybe try Halston Man Amber
Ok fair enough. Yeah shipping was reasonably quick from both those sites.
Yes I'd love to see what they'd do. I could see something like Frapin 1270.
I'm Australian and had excellent experiences from Parfums Raffy and Luckyscent.
Where do you live Messiah? I've seen all those frags in Myer Melbourne.
Received my first compliment in a long time today...
I've had La Nuit for a few years and only worn it a couple times. I find it a bit cloying and sometimes gives me a headache. Anyway today I...
Memoir Man springs to mind for me, but I may be alone.
All these scents seem to get heavy praise, but I'm curious which comes out on top. The problem is I'm not sure how many have smelt all three.
This might actually be close as they both have their loyal fans. My vote goes to LDDM though.
Agree with everything said here.
My picks to try based on notes would be Vetiver Geranium and Aberdeen Lavender.
Cheapie but a goodie: Declaration D'un Soir
Thanks for sharing. My favourite of those would be Aoud Lime.
Definitely agree that this may often be the case
Thanks for the story, bigbz! Stigma aside, Leau D'Issey and 1 Million do seem to have good mass appeal.
The obvious assertion could be that the type of frag would dictate results. However I should...
Yeah I mean naturally I get out and about, whether it be bars or just hanging at a friends place. I really don't expect to ever receive a compliment from a stranger, but based on probabilities alone...
To contrast the thread about compliments received...
I have to say in the 4 years or so since I got into this hobby, I've almost never received compliments on my frags. Let me say, this does NOT...
Hide your wife, hide your kids.
I personally find that DHI works fine in summer. I think you've made a good choice!
Reformulation aside, I think this makes sense for the sake of streamlining their line. This way Oud just becomes a flanker, rather than a flanker of a flanker.
Keep in mind the extended name...
Wow Havane way out in front
I tried many of the Montale ouds and couldn't find the right fit for me, but I think I've found it today in Aoud Musk. Has that signature synthetic Montale oud structure without being too dirty...
Notes sound interesting but wouldn't be surprised if it smells like wet dog (literally).
Oud Royal for me. Oud Wood I find a bit off-putting for some reason. Maybe I need to resample this.
Agree with most of this, except I didn't find it powdery. But I found it sweeter, fruitier, more linear and more feminine that DHI. I do think they have a similar *smell*. Really wasn't a fan.
Aventus is easy any which way.
Tuscan Leather I think is the general public could take it or leave it. It's definitely challenging. I personally think it's amazing but actually don't feel...
L'ol du Desert Marocain
Xerjoff Shooting Stars Set
Nasomatto Pardon (could never justify the outrageous price for 30ml)
I was looking forward to your review of Bleecker St and glad you like it.
I felt the same way as you when I first tried it. I've waivered in my appreciation a bit lately but I'm hoping your...
My answers in bold.
Hoba sounds.... intense.
Scent-less in my opinion for interviews
I actually ended up going with DHI. I know, what a cop-out!
Yeah very nice choices. I kinda like the idea of something more mature and unique, even if you don't usually associate them with "parties".
Sooo what you are saying is... 8 sprays of Interlude Man? ;)
But yeah I totally agree with your points remik. And also just to clarify I'm not really looking for a recommendation for myself, I...
It's been a long time since I've been to one but I've got a house party tonight. It's got me thinking about the best frags for the occasion. You know what they're like - quite a lot of people, of...
Prefer Tobacco Vanille
New Haarlem is good. I can't think of any Bonds that are similar to The One.
I like the fresher offerings from Bond 9 such as Bleecker St and Chez Bond. Also like New York Oud and Silver, but...
Never. Unless it's a close friend and I'd only be doing it to satisfy my own ego by correctly guessing the frag :evil:
Allure. Surprisingly out to an early lead in the poll. I'm sure there's a lot of PE fans out there.
Now this is a closer battle. I'll go with Envy.
..and statistics would suggest his date would probably love it ;)
While I'm all for being individual, my vote goes to L'homme following this logic. It's safe and easy to like, so you can let your...
Closer to white marshmallows toasted on the smoke from burning eucalyptus trees, rolled in a bit of human sweat and sprinkled with cane sugar.
It's not bad.
NdN>>>Intense Cafe>>>Cafe Rose
I don't get any coffee from IC or CR (only sampled these). I don't think my nose is broken though as I work in specialty coffee and I do get a realistic coffee note...
I enjoy sampling or buying 10ml decants. However I am craving buying a full bottle blind as I've never done it!
Armani: ADG Essenza
Bvlgari: Pour Homme Soir
Givenchy: Play Intense
YSL: M7 Oud
I personally find it a bit cloying in warm weather, but give it a go yourself and see :smiley:
Gotta go with Dior
Are you sadistic toward Luna Rossa? Thats the only explanation I can think of for putting it in this futile battle :P
^^^Couldn't have said it better
Creed: Create a couple more modern orientals that match the universal appeal of your fresher scents i.e. GIT / Aventus / Millesime Imperial
Nice. I assumed DJs or Myer would be charging exorbitant prices but that's pretty good!
BTW I think Oud Royal is a nice interpretation of oud. It's not too challenging, nothing skanky. A very...
Good frag and good price, especially down here. Where did you buy from?
That's interesting. Do you find it near identical? I also barely get through 10ml decants these days which is one of the reasons I've haven't investigated Palermo much I.e. The value is irrelevant if...
^^i do realise the TF private blends are EDP but my point was that I think the focus on the concentration detracts from the quality.
They do match up pretty closely but I bought the antidote version and it just has this extra synthetic touch that ruins the experience for me. They concentrate (pardon the pun) on ramping up the...
1. New York Oud
2. Bleecker Street
3. Silver (Factory)
4. New Haarlem
5. Chez Bond
Own both. La Nuit barely gets a look-in these days. Pure Malt all the way.
Not mentioned often, but give Lancome Hypnose Homme a try. No leather though.
Glad I could enable you!
I've tried a few of the other By Kilians, including B2B. By all accounts I expected to like this, but did not. Found the powder and big dollop of honey a bit...
Hednic - definitely not purchases, just samples!
JiveHippo - you are right. I did feel neutral as a whole. I think that happens the more you sample and it's been a while since I actually converted...
Thought I’d share some very brief initial thoughts on these much revered frags. Of course these are just my opinion so take from it what you will…
Majda Bekkali - Fusion Sacree For Him: Smelt...
Yeah the idea of citruses (albeit amazing) in Nio does not excite me a whole lot. But I wouldn't be so naive to rule it out before sniffing. Uden sounds more down my alley. But the discovery set...
You've sold me on getting the Discovery set. I'm in love with Kobe but it seems like good value to get the Discovery Set if at least a couple of the other frags are good (Nio and Uden sound like...
This is quite beautiful. A very unique take on citrus. Wore reflection man on the other wrist to compare (they follow a similar theme IMO), and Kobe seemed to have so much more 'clarity', if that...
GPHII or Reflection.
Tried Silk and Cashmere recently. Silk was a very nice oud/rose combo, though a touch feminine for my tastes. The opening is pretty amazing but I agree with Jive in that it does become acrid over...
I'd definitely classify TV as more pleasant.
Mont Blanc Individuel
D&G The One
Givenchy Play Intense
+1 split these puppies
Tried this recently expecting it not to excite me much, but was pretty impressed. I love DHI too but these don't smell similar at all to me.
I think you'll be very happy :)
I got a decant to use for a bit of fun this summer, even though it's not really my style. I must say though I was pretty blown away by the LIME note - just incredible! It's also quite gourmand...
Really want to try this! Does sound redundant for my collection though as I already own Aventus and Bleecker St.
Gucci Pour Homme II
Anyone tried this?
I sampled yesterday and it was actually pretty decent (to my surprise). Nothing too powdery like I was expecting. A kind of fresh oriental, with a fair bit of sweetness,...