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Burberry for Men
I'm a fan of it. It's not a smell to go ga-ga over, but it makes me feel good in a way that few other scents I own do.
To me, Aqua Marine is more refreshing. It manages to be light while still getting pretty impressive longevity from an aquatic. Aqua is a more robust scent, which for me is actually a detriment in the...
Bleu de Chanel
Green Irish Tweed
I've thought since its release that Spicebomb smells like One Million laid over Burberry London.
Though there aren't hard and fast rules about it, I would say that I try to co-ordinate my scent and my appearance most days.
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Though there aren't hard and fast rules about...
I prefer Bleu, though I own both it and Aqva Marine. Bleu is classier, more versatile, and IMO smells better.
Platinum Egoiste, or Bleu de Chanel if you'd consider that one dry.
Check out Burberry London, too.
A*Men, no contest.
I'd agree with several that have been mentioned already, but of those that haven't...
Creed Original Vetiver
Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
Creed Himalaya, which had a smell and vibe unlike anything I'd tried up to that point. Still just makes me feel good to wear that one, even though it doesn't "smell good" in the traditional sense....
Ambre 114 is nice, but the vanilla element is very strong to me. The other two I've liked best are Ambre Sultan and Omnia Profumo's Ambra.
Pi Neo was the one for me. I never could tell what it smelled like.
Looks like this is the last day of warm weather for a while, so I figured I'd pull out old faithful...
London or L'Instant. I'm 23 and wear L'Instant with no hesitation, if that matters.
Between the two, if you want a woodsier, less sweet scent, you want London. If you want something more...
A solid list all the way down. I doubt you'll really go wrong.
For me, if you like Fahrenheit that should be one of the ones you get. Rive Gauche is good stuff, but it never really got me thrilled...
I own both GIT and Cool Water, and use them for different purposes. I see the similarities, but they give off a completely different effect to me. Not everybody agrees, so I recommend sampling both....
For me, I'd say that you oughta at least give a good chance to get to know:
Winter - A*Men (or flankers)
Spring - Green Irish Tweed
Summer - Mugler Cologne
Fall - Terre d'Hermes
For different reasons, all. This would, in my opinion, be a good core collection:
La Nuit de l'Homme
Bleu de Chanel or Terre d'Hermes
Pure Malt is a...
Green Irish Tweed
Aside from the problem that I just get bored easily, which would follow literally any fragrance I could name...
Pure Malt would be my signature fragrance if... I could wear it more easily in warm...
Pure Malt, and occasionally the original A*Men tend to do it for me.
Now, if the weather's gonna be hot, then it's Virgin Island Water.
L'Instant de Guerlain would seem to fit the bill. It certainly does for me. 1828 by Histoires de Parfums springs to mind, too.
For me, I'm really looking forward to wearing a lot of those, as well...
+1 Eau du Pamplemousse Rose. Also, Concentree d'Orange Verte is a great fragrance. Both have very clear, refreshing takes on their respective citruses.
Yeah, and it tends to be something I haven't worn in a while, or something that I find to be "comforting." For the latter category, A*Men and Pure Malt come out a lot.
I tend to favor lighter stuff as often as not, so I actually have wound up with a pretty well-balanced collection. I have noticed that it seems a lot of people on here aren't too fond of light scents...
Oh, I forgot earlier that Guess by Marciano for Men is also in this category. Has anybody else worn this one? It never gets mentioned on here but I think it's as good as anything else like it.
+1 Gucci PH II
In terms of failsafes (meaning, to me, likeable designer fragrances), the relatively new Original Penguin (in the brown bottle) is pretty likeable. It's very similar to Boss Bottled...
To me they all have this sort of very approachable sweet spiciness to them. I'm not great with note breakdowns or even always getting the vocabulary right, but that's how I'd describe them. I also...
I'm not a huge fan of M7, personally. L'Instant, off this list.
Is there anything in particular you want out of this next fragrance purchase? A vibe, a void to be filled, or something like that? I...
Changes daily, but these would always be up there:
Gotta have an honorable mention: Bvlgari Aqva Marine
+1 on Bang and Burberry the Beat. I wonder if Spicebomb would fit your criteria, too...
To my nose there's not a lot in it to smell. It reminds me a bit of Pure Shot, although I like PS better honestly. Eau Extreme isn't bad, it just doesn't really do anything to earn my attention.
Ain't nothing wrong with making things match. A time and a place for everything.
I typically don't, but had an SA layer Lacoste White (Blanc?) with Fahrenheit 32 to a very interesting effect. Worth a try sometime.
I'd agree you need to just check out all the exclusive line, but especially Sycomore. My favorites otherwise are Antaeus, Bleu, Platinum Egoiste, and Allure Homme Edition Blanch.
+1 on YSL L'Homme. It's a likeable, classy scent that would work equally well at the office as on a more special occasion. I personally wouldn't say the same for something like Mugler Cologne, which...
For me there's not MUCH point. Though this isn't a hard and fast rule, I can typically smell the difference when we get to the price point occupied by "cheapies." I respect that some people find them...
I agree with others that you probably oughta sample before you buy, but the ones I'd go for are Pure Malt, Platinum Egoiste, and/or Givenchy Play Intense. But mostly Pure Malt.
Um, yeah... +1.
Bleecker Street is the only bottle I have from this house, and it may well stay that way. Quality juice, though.
Salvador Dali pour Homme... Yikes.
I think NY Oud would be the way to go, if only because NY Amber comes off very feminine to me. Both are quality scents, though expensive ones.
Mugler Cologne and Green Irish Tweed.
This, exactly. Plus, it seems that 95% of the advice on the site revolves around being impressive to "the ladies." As long as you don't smell BAD, I doubt fragrance is rarely the most important thing...
Count me among those who get a dark vibe from Fahrenheit Absolute.
As someone who's in the middle of a move, I can't imagine how I'd get these things from one place to another if I hadn't kept the box. Even when I take a couple on weekend trips I put them in the...
It's a cool idea, and I like the smell of books... but I have a hard time imagining myself wearing this, or really even wanting to.
Burberry for Men, Fahrenheit/Absolute, or one of the A*Men series.
Aventus (easy on the trigger)
FOR ME, first to last:
Mugler Cologne (just awesome)
A*Men (that tar note makes it great, though I can't wear it as much as the next two)
Pure Malt (delicious)
Pure Shot (underrated... a...
Unless it's hot out, in which case it would most likely be Green Irish Tweed.
You'll probably expand your tastes over time. I sure did. That said, there's nothing wrong with the fragrances you listed; I still wear Bleu fairly regularly (especially during the work week).
1. Pretty close for me, personally. I don't own either, but like both.
2. Either works here IMO.
4. GV IMO, though it depends to some extent on location and/or season.
5. MI is the safer...
Bleu de Chanel, which I find to be more complex than people give it credit for. Aqua Di Gio is good, too, though its undeniable familiarity makes it less interesting for me to wear.
I'll add the the chorus of people saying it's not a safe blind buy.
I don't remember if Guerlain counts as niche or designer, but their Vetiver is good stuff and comes in under $100. You might also give Burberry London or some of the Cartier fragrances a look.
A*Men or Mugler Cologne, probably. I've got a soft spot for Platinum Egoiste but don't wear it quite as often.
I wear it as a comfort scent at the moment, and plan on wearing it as a daily one in the fall. The trick for me is one, MAYBE two sprays, from about twice the usual distance. The scent is less...
I like all of them.
For those who want to try it, I was able to track down a sample of Absolute off ebay. Worth a shot, as it's a great fragrance (for me, better than the original most days).
I actually prefer Absolute, but I own both. Only have a 1 oz. of Fahrenheit, though, as Absolute and 32 are both worthy accompaniments for me.
I don't really get much similarity, other than maybe they put off a similar "vibe." The Dreamer, for me, is way better.
Bleu would be my number one, and then second would be whichever you prefer of the TDH variants.
For me, it would be Rochas Man, Play Intense, Rive Gauche, or Burberry Brit.
Fahrenheit, La Nuit de L'homme, A*Men, or Boss Bottled would be it for me.
The Dreamer, if you go easy on the trigger. A great floral tobacco. And if you don't mind the price tag, Creed's Original Santal might fit the bill.
I'm also a big fan of Ambre 114, mentioned...
I don't really see it as a daytime thing, though I suppose it depends one what you do during the day. I pretty much only see this as a party scent, which I guess translates to evening. Spicebomb, to...
+1. I find a lot of Bond scents to grow cloying, especially in the Deep South heat and humidity. Creed, on the other hand, lasts when I need it to and only rarely gives me any discomfort.
+1 Green Irish Tweed, Himalaya, Original Vetiver, Guerlain Vetiver (which I don't own, but can tell would fly in any number of situations). Creeds are easy to wear, almost as a rule.
For me, Bvlgari Aqva Marine lasts nearly a full work day. I'd agree with the suggestion of Bleu de Chanel, though, as it puts off a similar "vibe" to an aquatic.
Aqua Di Gio doesn't last on me...
Fahrenheit Absolute sprung to mind. Not necessarily woody, but very masculine, distinctive, and dark. +1 on Bulgari Black, Antaeus, and Fahrenheit, too.
Hypnose Homme is a really nice lavender scent. After that, I'd say either Code, Ferrari Black, or Azzaro pour Homme.
Video production is the only other thing I really will sink money into, but it can occasionally take a good chunk.
Dior Fahrenheit Absolute
Mugler Pure Malt
Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Burberry for Men
Versace The Dreamer
Versace Blue Jeans
+1 Himalaya, Fahrenheit, and Chrome
Bvlgari Aqva pour Homme Marine
I don't know that I have a PATCHOULI frag yet. Ambre 114 and Pure Malt, though.
Versace Man eau Fraiche
Pure Malt, mainly. I dig A*Men as well.
New Haarlem and Play Intense are pretty good, as well.
Not really a tobacco connoisseur, but I really like the way it's used in The Dreamer. Pure Havane is quite nice, too, though not really "me."
I wouldn't have made the comparison either, though I like Bleu a lot more.
My initial thought on Spicebomb was that it's a combination of One Million and London. I like it better than those, though, as I think the combination (at least, of things that are reminiscent) has...
I haven't tried Body Kouros yet, but the other three are all quality scents. In my opinion, Egoiste is probably the one that has the least day-to-day wearability off that list, but other people on...
Green Irish Tweed
Aqva (Aqua) Marine
Ack, forgot Mugler Cologne. Awesome stuff.
I've liked Histoires de Parfums, particularly 1828 and Ambre 114. What I've tried from Tauer has been really solid stuff. And Creed, which is probably the obvious choice (and not for no reason).
If memory serves, I have Z01 as well. I don't get olfactory fatigue per se, but most days it seems that I can smell it a lot better just in the air as opposed to when I put my face down on my wrist...
Word. Hermes also has Pamplemousse Rose and that Jardin series that squarely hit the unisex mark. And, Bond No. 9 has some good frags, with the majority of them falling right in the middle of unisex...
I'm also narrowing down a list of fougeres, and Roadster and Rive Gauche have made it to the final rounds for me.
Fahrenheit Absolute? Better than the original, IMO.
I'd go Cartier. Particularly Roadster or Pasha Menthe. They've got a lot of good woodsy/herbal options that would be good summer night/fall anytime scents.
Mugler Cologne (as well as the A*Men lineup if you want something brilliantly edible)
Bvlgari Aqva/Aqva Marine (my favorite aquatics)
Versace's The Dreamer, mentioned already, is great;...
I like it as one of the easiest-to-wear fragrances I own. It's fresh and clean without being soapy or citrusy (though it does have a bit of soapiness, I guess). It reminds me of a better Chanel...
I get that at first, but it winds up burning down to a more woodsy smell. It's like One Million transitioning into Burberry London, but I actually like the combination better than either of those...
I wasn't blown away by Armani Code Ultimate anyway. It was fine, but I forgot about it the next day. I don't think I really jive with that house.
Anyway, the Gucci pour Hommes might be worth...