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OK, I think I might pull the trigger on Black Oud, Black Wood, & Cigar's 20th Anniversary Edition & call it a year....or two, lol.
I'll also keep my exceptions in check for these, but the notes did...
Has anyone else tried these? I didn't see oud listed in the notes in Black Oud.
I've always felt GPH 1 & 2 were a bit over-hyped though still good. I have about a
week's worth of GPH 1 & won't miss it a great deal. I actually prefer 2 Man & even
Vetyver 46 is quite similar...
I have all 6 samples from Xerjoff's Oud Stars in the mail. I've decided to save up for a FB from my favorite out of those, then give this hobby a long rest.
I like SB, not at first though, but I've always been a little surprised by the amount of love it gets. Egoiste is in a different league
to me at this point & I'd be even more surprised if SB is...
I got around to sampling Les Senteurs Gourmandes's
& Rose Oud.
I think after about an hour on my skin, Amber Oud is my favorite. The rest are good as well, but...
@cacio - I'd probably only be interested in the shower gel, but I just got Kiehl's musk gel at a much more rational price. :-p
I wouldn't get it JUST to stick out from the crowd or whatever, but that can be a bonus...as long it's not a sticking out via overspraying.
@cacio - I saw the other items, but I wasn't sure about...
I have sampled it twice actually & was satisfied with the projection, longevity, and everything, but I was just wondering about others' take on this juice.
I've yet to buy a full bottle of a niche fragrance, but I was thinking of making it Oud 27
just for it's strangeness alone. I almost don't even consider it to be an oud fragrance,
but there is...
Lancome - L'Autre Oud
As they say in internetland..."this"
I like both a lot, but I'll give the slight edge to Havane(PH - 8.5/10, BI - 8/10). Both are worth having eventually though.
Let's face it, Aventus is going to beat anything these days, lol.
Absolue Pour le Soir - Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Aoud Lime - Montale
Rose 31 - Le Labo
Bond no9 - Silver Factory
*BTW, I'm actually not a fan of a few of the ones in your list. However, since...
Is that a real bird? How do you like Reflection?
Mugler - Over the Musk
Actually, I checked their official site, http://www.versace.com/en/fragrances/men/versace-pour-homme, & it DOES list agar wood. Wow, even if it's hardly detectable, I may have to revisit this one out...
I see that, but I wasn't aware VPH (2008) had oud until now. I thought maybe you meant to write Oud Noir. I wonder if that's a mistake on the BN directory.
Versace Oud Noir?
Do you like all 4 ouds from that line? Are they very different from one another?
Hah, why is that? Not authentic?
According to Bond No9: "You’re an oud aficionado? So why not wear it Arabian-style, in a pure oil form traditionally housed in a portable tola. This brand...
H Aoud by Roja Dove is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. H Aoud was launched in 2014. The nose behind this...
There might be a few exceptions where a review needs to be extra long, such as clearing up some questions about reformulations or something, but other than that, don't make a movie about it, lol.
I agree with that & I usually skip through until the final scores on those. 12 mins.? OK, 15? Hmm, i guess I'll watch it all, 18-25? I have other stuff to do, lol.
If he comes back, I think I'll...
Without getting too mean if you don't like his reviews, I'd like to read some opinions on Robe08's youtube channel.
It looks like he'll eventually begin Season 17 of reviewing fragrances.
Are you just being goofy or is there some reason you think it will be "loaded with church incense"?
I'd be surprised if anyone that reads this has smelled it yet.
For Him Bleu Noir by Narciso Rodriguez is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. This is a new fragrance. For Him Bleu Noir was launched in 2015. The...
This one too...
Top notes are peach and saffron; middle notes are agarwood (oud), jasmine and rose;...
Well, I mentioned 3 different items (musk oil, musk edt, & mkk), so I don't know which are you talking about, lol.
Anyway, the musk oil & edt is easily available, but MKK may be hard to find in some...
I have Kiehl's musk oil already, but does anyone know if it is better
to use it to layer with the EDT or does it work just as well on it's own?
I would invest in MKK instead, but I hear it's not...
Just samples only, for now
Hugo Boss Baldessarini Ambre
I know Hugo Boss scents are known for their mediocrity(with a few exceptions), but this one looked like a winner.
Lancome L'Autre Oud...
I'll never get why dudes want girlfriends but that's neither here nor there.
I actually like the smell of about half of the ones I've tried, my favorite being Africa.
Dark Temptation, Peace, Clix, Excite, Anarchy, and a few others are good as well.
However, with the...
I may "upgrade" to LDDM after I finish off Intense, since I do love that one, but I thought Idole was overrated when I sampled it. That has been many years ago though &
maybe I would appreciate more...
I didn't think it was that great after my 1st sample either, but not because I thought it smelled cheap. It just didn't really stick out as something better
than a mediocre fragrance. Although I...
I'm a fan of Bentley Intense but was curious about the original Bentley for Men. Does it differ from Intense enough to
justify owning both? I get the sense that most reviewers consider the Intense...
Those are my current choices as well.
1. What do you consider the best men's designer fragrance?
2. What do you consider the best men's niche fragrance?
I think only about 7-10 designers could be candidates,
but about 20-25...
Pure Coffee - quickly became an all-time favorite for me after sampling
This has recently become one of my favorite fragrances.
I received mine today & have no complaints. I love it.
I'm now ready to try my free samples of those 4 or 5 new releases.
(in no order)
Montale - Aoud Musk
Rodriguez - Musc
Montale - Black Musk
I'm not sure if I tried the pre-reforumlated MKK, but I think it's at least worth sampling for it's...
Black = Body Kouros, different fragrance
That's fine, but I think it's fair to say anyone that's ventured well into designers, niche, oils, etc., probably don't list
Voyage when asked about their top 10, or 25, or beyond, on here or in...
Stick with this hobby for a few years, then see how you feel
I believe it's just the bottle as well. They at least could have made it XMas colors (red and/or green). :grin:
Agree, I'm also a fan. I wish the powerhouse fragrances would make a comeback
and let a lot of these wimpy, mediocre releases become extinct.
Boss, not even close, it's still 1 of the best designers after all these years imo.
Unfortunately, that MIGHT be the only bottle they offer that's worth owning.
I recommend never buying fragrances...
That will be my BDay & since I recently sampled it & was very pleased, I think I've decided to treat myself.
Yea, we definitely differ since as much as I do like those, I would describe them more as very pleasant smelling but not necessarily interesting since they seem to be a bit linear. It's probably safe...
Where am I wrong?
(I know they've been talked to death, but with the recent rerelease of Pure Coffee, I was in a Mugler mood.
Plus, I'm always interested to see other opinions on what I'm...
Good point, I also have a Nov. '13 LIDGE & still thought it was great.
People are saying it's a reformulation & not as good.
I wasn't aware that one one was chocolatey.
It seems that both WW & 2Man are good & Wonderwood is a somewhat safe scent, while 2 Man is more unique and weird in a good way. I think the jury's still a bit out on WO.
I forgot I also just got a...
Oh, how could I forget Pure Wood is also out now? Decisions, decisions
I had RMW & traded it. It smelled too much like glue, vetiver?, & overall, I thought it was pretty boring. One of the rare times I have disagreed with Marc, Robes08, on a fragrance, but I also didn't...
For those that have tried 2 Man, Wonderoud, & Wonderwood, which do you prefer & why? I know GPH & Greyland are also in that genre, but is there anything else you like that is similar & may be a good...
As good as Santal is, Rose is their alpha fragrance.
The Dreamer is my favorite fragrance but I don't care for the opening either. I don't think it smells like cigs & I also don't get a powdery smell either. Touch is pretty good but I was always on the...
sample of Nepal Aoud
They don't list Oud in the notes, lol.
still looking for a Rush replacement & the other 2 looked good as well
I finished a mini of this MANY years ago & came across it recently. I always thought it was FBW.
I hope the site doesn't have it confused with Eau Fraiche though.
Is Oud Imperial Black different than just Oud Imperial other than the bottles? It sounds interesting. In Leather Oud, it was more of the barnyard Oud to me, but it love it overall. Al Oudh was a...
What other Oud scents do you think are similar to Oud 27? The skank was a different kind of skank compared to others to me, lol. It grew on me & I'm a fan now.
As for my favorites, Rose, Santal,...
Their last one sure was good & with cocoa & patch. in this, how bad can it be? They don't seem too happy with the comments though, hah.
& another now for good measure, lol
This & CK One are two that I used to enjoy but would prefer to leave them in my memories of the 90s(along with Jim Carrey).
I actually wouldn't consider this one a classic, but I would CK One & Boss...
still a fan of this one, day or night
I have samples of Angel (women's) EDT & EDP & the latter smells much better to me. I have also read the EDP of Midnight in Paris is superior to it's EDT version. I'd like to know of any other...
The house of Tom Ford was a pioneer in Oud scents?
2. Not sure, but my personal preference is PM for overall smell too
PM smells a little smoother, I guess that's the correct word, to me & I'd give it a 10/10.
PH is great & unique as well,...
They are definitely different & while I like BK, I don't plan on getting another bottle of it once I'm done with mine. It's nonoffensive & smells of quality, but I can only give it about a 7.5...
Thanks, as with everything else, if something's not getting a lot of buzz, there's probably a reason.
Any new opinions on Cartier's ouds?
Well if you have a Honda budget, 24 Gold, Jordan Legend, Animale Animale
a Lexus budget, Pure Malt, Dior Homme Intense, Le Male (the possibilities are almost overwhelming here)
Rolls Royce(ok, you...
I see it's still at lucky scent. Do you guys think $130 is a fair price? I've sampled it & liked it but I'm not sure if there's something similar out there for a better price. I know an advantage it...
That sure is a lot of writing about a scent that's not one of your favorites, lol. The packaging alone would make Interlude worth it to me, hah. I'm not sure why it reminds me of the 80s.
What was your first niche bottle & why did you choose to buy that particular one? I think I have at least sampled most of the best designer bottles but I was curious which niche fragrances BNers...
DHI - 10/10
The One - 6/10
Spicebomb - 7/10
PM - 10/10
PH - 8.5/10