John Varvatos is really nice. Have you ever smelled it? I definitely recommend it.
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John Varvatos is really nice. Have you ever smelled it? I definitely recommend it.
Calvin is great! I have a mini of it. Really powerful stuff.
Thanks for the replys so far.
I see that Fragrancenet still has some, so I may just get it from them. I'm thinking about what to do if and when they run out!
Hi. I just saw that Black Jeans has been discontinued. When did this occur? I haven't tried to get any in a few years.
Does anyone have any recommendations on similar-smelling fragrances? I love...
I agree with this 105%. Definitely.
Well, I know nothing about Baime & Virgilio, but I am hoarding my 3/4 full bottle of Sud Est. This stuff is, as someone mentioned, similar to Polo. I read somewhere that you have to let it settle for...
Some Male Chypres which may or may not have been previously mentioned:
Tuscany Per Uomo
Monsieur Galimard / Equipage
Jacomo de Jacomo
Halston z 14
I heard of the similarity of Aramis and Cabochard, and of them being layered. I wear both in the following manner and really like it:
2 sprays of Aramis on my chest.
5 sprays of Cabochard on my...
Great stuff for sure! Longevity is suspect on me. How about others?
Salvatore Ferragamo is similar, and is not mentioned much on this Board.
I'm in agreement.
I recently got a medium size bottle of Chaumet Homme which was recommended by Scenteur7. I think it's an incredible scent. I think you might give this one a try if you can mange...
Ditto for Number 22!
I loved wearing Coco Mademoiselle, but recent wearings have caused me to have a pretty strong allergic reaction. This is certainly powerful stuff.
Some of my male...
Here's two that I mention a lot that don't get much coverage here. These are from the Citrus / Aquatic realm:
Clean Men by Dlish
Kenneth Cole New York
For something a bit more masculine...
Hi. It sounds like you bought a fake. Here in NYC, real Chanel fragrances which are sold in discount shops are almost as expensive as those sold in Macy's etc. If you got yours at a price that wasn't...
I wear this whenever I can. It's great on a guy or a gal IMO.
The Versace smells great, but the lasting power on my skin was poor.
Unbound is great!
EdM is very nice, but I have yet to give it a full wearing.
Clean Men by Dlish!
Actually, I know of a few individuals who English Leather actually works very well on. When folks wear these masculine-smelling scents into the drydown-mixed-with-body-chemistry, you would be...
Thank you Moondeva. Beautiful exposition.
Chypres - for instance - took me a while to even begin to grasp. If one has an open mind and is willing to learn...
I tend to douse myself with these type of scents. I never get any bad reactions from anyone. This really cuts the longevity problem in half (or more). I guess that this wouldn't work in an office...
My opinion would be to go with Allure. I am not as familar with Antaeus, but I don't think it is more sexy or sensual than Allure. Hopefully you will get some additional opinions here.
This is a tremendous powerhouse of a fresh, citrus, aquatic type fragrance. I love it, and my girlfriend does too. I have seen testers of this offered on the 'Net for a good deal lower than retail...
That's interesting. I'm wondering re: if it's this family you are reacting to. Here are two from the Woody - Oriental family that I think could easily be found cloying:
- Totally agree.
I really learned a lot here - cool.
I would also like to add the thought that you may want to consider giving Cristobal a full wearing. Wrist tests are a bit different from...
Hi. I disagree and say that IMO, Cristobal "*is* all that."
A Woody-Oriental, the strong topnotes of Lavender and Bergamot are backed up by the Patchouli and Cedar. The Vanilla and Amber base...
This mornings fragrance - Roma by Laura Biagiotti for Women
This evenings fragrance - Guess Man by Guess for Men
I'm familiar with Black by Johan.b. IMO, it is not a long-lasting fragrance. My take on this one is it has been made to mimic Armani Black Code. I'm impressed by one or two of the other fragrances by...
Pasha de Cartier is described with "citrus" as part of the definition in a number of distinct places which describe this fragrance. It is a member of the Men's Woody - Aromatic Olfactory Group of...
Yes, Quasar by Julio Del Pozo. I agree that the scent is not terribly long-lasting, but it is a really beautiful fragrance. I think it's a CK Truth similar.
Hi, and welcome to Basenotes!
I'm at a bit of a loss here re: whether aquatic-type fragrances are suitable for formal wear. I would be inclined to say that they are, but I'm sure some of the more...
Givenchy Pour Homme
Hi. If it turnz out 2 be good, PM me n let me know if u get a chance pleez. Thanx
This is correct. The fragrance is subtle, has an "oceanic" quality to it, is "nice," but certainly not something to vigorously search out IMO.
I just posted in another thread recently re: Horizon. I like and respect it, but I think it is not one that will be easily understood. I have had "old-man-cologne" reactions from folks who smelled...
Thatz a good question supermarky. I don't have a bottle currently, or would send u a decant. If I think of anything I'll let u know.
Request: can someone here give me a rundown on Hugo Boss Elements Aqua please? How is it?
212 - Yes!
Casran - Yes! (good lower-priced substitute for 212 IMO)
Pleasures - Yes!
Z - Yes!
Well... macys.com actually didn't have the (two) latter. Thatz why I chose the former (the best for the occasion - though I really like Azzaro Chrome as well). Maybe you can get to a Macy's near you...
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I own zero (0) niche fragrances (none).
I enjoy smelling nice in "regular" stuff. Since I'm not particlarly wealthy (yet... I'm workin' on it!), it's been the way...
Well... I have a ton of fragrances (never bothered to list them here in the wardrobe section yet) and can honestly say that I enjoy every last one of them to the max. I own and wear both mens and...
Murmure by Van Cleef and Arpels for Women
Blast of feminine florals to open, intoxicating unisex drydown followed. I received compliments all day long!
Thanx Marlen! I'm sold.
Let me add my two cents:
I consider these unisex and have absolutely no trouble wearing them:
Must de Cartier by Cartier for Women
Krazy Krizia by Krizia
KK is now discontinued, but if you...
Macy's doesn't seem to have it, but how about something from the venerable house of Rochas?
I'll more than second these:
CK Be & Escape
Really great fragrances.
Did you forget CK Truth?
I did and I really liked it. I never gave it a full wearing, but it smells very much like the ocean. Very nice fragrance IMO.
Since you asked for 2 or 3 I will also give these:
Vera Wang by Vera Wang for Men
L'eau D'issey by Issey Miyake for Men
Vera Wang is more of a masculine brew, while L'eau D'issey is floral but...
Hey, I went to Macy's Online store and I'll give you the best one I liked from there. I have more, but here's my first choice:
Platinum Egoiste by Chanel for Men
That's one I really like and I...
For something "very masculine" I would like to list a few that are in my collection:
Sung Homme by Alfred Sung
KL Homme by Karl Lagerfeld
Krizia Uomo by Krizia
Jacomo de Jacomo by Jacomo
Hey, I like Horizon. I have a nearly-full 3.4 oz. bottle of it. I'm a bit dismayed by the fact that some of my friends think it smells like "old-man-cologne." Never mind.
Ok, if I mention Laguna...
For "masculine smelling" stuff can you get a hold of Versace L'homme? What is available in your area?
Halston Z-14 and Halston I-12 come to mind as not being expensive
Hi Crispy129 and welcome to Basenotes.
I tried that cologne once and thought it was ok. It is a "no-name" brand and it's not worth much money. How much were you going to have to pay for it?
Absolutely. Very good choice!
Here's another one of my favorites. You don't hear a lot about it, but you would be surprised by it:
Romeo Gigli Uomo
It's in the Oriental - Spicy family, as is...
Dior Higher is a masterpiece! I heard of a good combination and tried it. I get a *ton* of compliments on this one:
Peach Fragrance Oil with Dior Higher on top.
Yes, Higher is more of a "summer...
Hi, and welcome to Basenotes!
This one's a bit expensive, but it is quite good. You may not try it now, but one day if you get a chance. I think you'll like it...
Basala by Shiseido
Aramis is a very powerful masculine-smelling fragrance. It's date of creation is 1966, and it's classification is Woody-Chypre.
I heard of a good combination which I tried and liked a lot:...
Balenciaga Pour Homme
I got a nice compliment on this at 5 PM. I applied 3 sprays at 7 AM. How's that for longevity?
I thought that Laguna Homme smelled plastic too.
Relax never does to me. I haven't smelled anything like this though. I'm hooked & a believer.
I wanna try Zino too. I hear a lot of good things...
Cool. No, it does not look anything like that. Furthermore, I can't find any information about a product fitting that description.
It's very interesting that there are evidently two different...
Cool! I really really like the stuff, and I'm happy to hear that you obtained it, and seem to really like it as well. I have learned a lot from the above description also. Thanx for the...
Hi frank06, and welcome to Basenotes!
Yeah? It's very hard to find a big bottle of that stuff here in the USA. I have some that I got from minis that were still available.
This is a very good,...
I haven't smelled Michael lately, so I cannot give you an first-hand, in-depth description. I know that John Varvatos is quite similar, and *that* stuff is real smooth (I have some now). My opinion...
Here are some of mine that I trust for dates:
Unbound by Halston
Clean Men by Dlish
Kenneth Cole New York
Romance by Ralph Lauren...
Whoa! You've got some great fragrances!
Next (my choices):
Interesting indeed. Can you access that page? Does the bottle look the same as the one on the site (if you can)?
Please try to ascertain that it is not in fact "Bonne," instead of Jess. Since the last name is identical, I'd be willing to bet that it is "Bonne."
Hi mrhorn300, and welcome to Basenotes!
I can't answer your question for I haven't sampled either Vintage Tabarome by Creed or Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris.
What I can do is tell you from...
Wow! Off topic, but...
These folks are selling a bottle of Eau de Patou for $120! I have a bottle I paid next to nothing for... and it's full! (knock wood)
Here they are:
This will bring you to the first link after the paid adds.
When you get...
The site actually works fine for me. Here are the details:
Bonne Bell Skin Musk Oil
(1/2 oz. Perfume Oil, Huile de Parfum. Supplies are limited.)
That's what it sez...
Yes! Very good point to mention this, HackerX. Overspraying would cause some difficulty. Better play it safe in this regard Prg_22.
I am in agreement. Well thought-out answer, I might add.
I'll second this opinion:
Does that make it easier Prg_22?
Let us know what you already have, as we have said, or let us know if you want us to recommend something new for you.
Hi prg_22 and welcome to Basenotes!
Yes, like Thrax says, let us know what else you have to work with. We can help you based on that.
Rochas Man is one of my favorite "gourmand-like" fragrances.
Hey, maybe it's just in NYC / The "Liberal East Coast" that such things are accepted as a matter of course? Maybe in Texas or the Deep South (for example) people would receive harsher treatment for...
LeMale, I am getting some type of error message when I click the above link. I went to this site from a "favorite" link that I had in my browser and it worked fine...
Hi. My boss mentioned that she used to wear this and really raved about it. Let me see if I can locate some. I saw some a while back...
Since the topic has been raised...
Two of my own experiences (honest):
Here in NYC there are all types of cultures and folks representing them.
1.) One of my coworkers is a self-proclaimed...
I know that this topic has been covered a lot here at Basenotes: Men wearing fragrances marketed to women, and vice versa.
As a man who wears many fragrances marketed to women, I can tell you from...
Samsara by Guerlain for Women
...layered over Samsara Ritual Body Lotion
Good solid choices that I am familiar with.
That Colonia Assoluta is tremendous!
Hey moondeva. I have a feeling you are really going to like this stuff. Let me know what you think if you get a chance.
Cool. Glad to hear that you made a choice, and that you are feeling good about it.
Allure is a very nice fragrance. Yes, it's strong. I try to gauge the strength I will want/need and learn how...
Here one for you. This one smells superb and stays close to the skin so as not to be too loud and offensive in an office setting:
Signature by ST Dupont for Men
Hi. I have a 2 oz size bottle of KL Homme by Karl Lagerfeld. I am very happy with this cologne. Here's my rundown:
KL Homme is a Winter / cold weather fragrance. It is quite heavy. One could wear...
That's funny yo!
I have it. Remember that it's Cologne strength. The lasting power is quite low.
Tempore Donna by Laura Biagiotti for Women
Of ones I have and love, I can definitely agree that these are two solid fragrances that more than fit the bill:
Nina Ricci's Memoire D'homme
Good luck choosing!
Hi. I like both. I would like to have them both.
I think that Platinum is the one that I would like to have more.
Allure is a cool - colder weather scent IMO. Something to think about in NYC...
What? Balanciaga Ph is really something! I'm lucky to have found a bunch of minis of this which I have wisely hoarded. Stuigi has a bottle of this and is willing to part with it? Somebody's gonna be...
Well, I guess I'm in the minority when I state:
Davidoff Relax is really good. I'm very happy that I learned about it here. I have a lot of minis of this, and now (cold weather) is the time to...
Well... if this stuff lasts long too...
Smells great & lasts long = tremendous fragrance
Yes, "cycling" comment is baffling. I see no reason why the ladies would not be turned on by this stuff...
Count me in man!
what1sth1s, some of this stuff is "aquired taste." When I first started out I could not deal with or understand certain types of fragrances. Example: Chypre.
Now, I still have...
Hi. How about Versace L'homme?
Here's one you will get a "kick" out of if you can get hold of:
Photo (old version) by Karl Lagerfeld
I second that notion: sensual
I think the ladies will respond to the uniqueness and the quality of this one. Very nice.
On a related note... I recently sampled Lalique Equus which has Mace in...
Joop! is strong and long-lasting. With something like this (or Envy for that matter), you always have the option of just using a little. Strong fragrances oftentimes drydown beautifully, and become...
Glad I was able to help.
My girlfriend likes the following as well. These are also very unique. She's Filipino. She says these remind her of flower scents from that region:
L'eau D'issey by...
It does not strike me as being an AdG clone. Others may disagree and say that they think it is, but I don't happen to think so.
I really like the bottle design. Very cool. That cap is sleek.
I don't know if I would call it "sweetness." It is certainly not "sweet" in any gourmand sort of way. I *would* describe it as smooth.
It's pleasantly smooth if you will. It's not loud... more...
I say, "a lot of citrus/fruity fragrances are similar, but this is unique."
Azzaro Chrome maybe, or Halston Unbound.