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cacio: I like the idea of a [unisex/masculine] "green floral". I'll read more about the ones you mentioned. Thanks
Thanks, Bigsly, for the input. Amber is not really my cup of tea; rose is fine!
Could you guys please tell me your opinion on Chanel 19?
1. Does it smell dated?
2. How sweet is it?
3. How masculine is it?
4. I'm not familiar with galbanum, which seems to be the main note...
Any news here?
I'm not familiar with the vintage juice so I can't compare. There may be longevity/projection issues though. So I've read.
Zino (current juice) smells just wonderful but I have to agree it doesn't...
This has happened to me a few times.. some for good, some for bad.
In fact, I do not read negative reviews about a fragrance that I already have so as to avoid ruining my own [good] perception of...
Eau des Baux - L'Occitane. It smells great and it's very moisturizing (karite butter).
It smells wonderful. At first I wasn't so excited but it was my first oud so, you know, it takes time to appreciate. I wore it today in cooler weather and I thought it made justice to the name...
You should like Jubilation XXV and maybe Interlude (if you're looking for some niche).
It's Pour Homme.
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Sorry, bud! I usually either run away from cockroaches or squish them. One day I hope to try Eau d'Hadrien somewhere else and will hopefully find out my...
I'm trying to identify this note in Eau d'Hadrien and Eau de Rochas that smells like a smashed bitter ladybug.
(Frankly, it makes me think of a cockroach, but I don't know what...
I tried DHI at the store and it smelled like.... DH (which I have).
I'm intrigued by the comments which say they smell THAT different. They may, since there are two, but as my mom would say (about...
I haven't smelled that many rose perfumes in order to say that I have a top 5 but here's what I have and love:
Windsor ( I love it but until...
Black Musk IMO is very very similar to Black Aoud without the rose.
De Profundis - Serge Lutens
Vintage Zino... YEAH!
I smelt the regular version in store once but can't really remember how it felt. I have the concentré version, though, and it is unisex. Just be aware that it's sweet (sweeter than the regular...
I'm surprised that guava seems to be forgotten by perfumers. It smells so good.
I love eating guava too, especially when it's half-ripe. The smell (and taste) is very fresh and...
Grey Flannel is worth a try
Not that I hate them but they smell so much better on others.
Uhm... at least this time there has been no divergent opinions on its sweetness.
It doesn't sound, however, like it's very versatile. Maybe it's weird like Dzongkha and Timbuktu. Some love them,...
Concentrée d'Orange Verte: from bitter to mild sweet
I've been reading about L'Artisan's Voleur de Roses but I've found so many opposite opinions on this one.
Some say it has a candy-sweet quality. Others say there's no sweetness at all....
Uhm.. I only know CdG 2 out of this list. Based on that alone I'd recommend:
They are quite in the same group, I'd say.
My current favorites are:
Solo Loewe, maybe. For me, however, it smells like Fanta.
I agree with you, but since the OP requested "an eau d cologne with a superior quality, more volume, something that shines", this might just be what he's looking for, especially the "more volume"...
Do you like it? I tried it at the store and was glad I didn't blind buy it. Way too sweet for my taste.
I have Sur le Nil and have recently tried Sur le Toit, which I think has better top notes....
You should definitely try the Jardin series by Hermes. I recommend Sur le Toit or Sur le Nil.
(PS: en Mediterranée is very sweet and feminine IMO).
I have a pair of Kenzo shoes that I've never worn. I never wear my Kenzo frags.
Dear SpicyPepper.. you are assuming I'm looking down on this fragrance. It's quite the other way round! I'd love to smell it but since it's not available in my country and it's not cheap to blindbuy,...
No prejudice intended when I would like to know reviewers' age. Everyone's opinion, regardless of age or gender, is legitimate.
Why is it so common then to recommend this fragrance to younger guys,...
Wouldn't it be easier if age was just shown without having to click here and there? Very little of our private life is on BN (rarely our real names, for example), so why not just set age as public...
Would that be available anywhere?
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Uhm.. one more to try!!
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I really wish "AGE" was shown next to everybody's member name on Basenotes so that we could more easily figure tastes based not only on gender but also by AGE. It would be very helpful for me, for...
I agree. CDG 2Man is not dry to me either. By the way, it's my SOTD (after months).
Out of what is in my wardrobe, I consider Dsquared He Wood Rocky Mountain quite dry.
PM on D&G pour Homme
How sweet is it? Would you consider it aquatic or ozonic?
Best sprayers I own: Narciso Rodrigues for Him and Dior Homme
Worst sprayers I own: Eau de Rochas pour Homme and Benetton Colors for men
Only sold in Brazil, as far as I'm concerned:
Essencial by Natura
Tabac by Mahogany
Flor de Pimenta by Tania Bulhoes
Do you guys have anything to add about Revillon R? There are very few reviews on this Maurice Roucel.
Ps: It must be that supposedly marine-ozonic note...
I love Rose 31 but it gives me a headache that will last as long as the fragrance (= all day).
I think it's not listed on BN. On Fragrantica there are two. Which one is the one?
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Sorry... are you talking about the double post? My browser crashed and ended up...
Uhm... that's really exciting! (25 positive reviews on BN. No neutrals or negatives).
Fragrancenet sells a 25.5oz bottle (!) for $ 15.19. Oh là là! (What one doesn't pay for the fragrance he/she...
HackerX: I'll try it. Thanks!
Cazaubon: I have the L'Occitane's lavender. It is indeed good but a bit too ozonic, in my opinion. I wish it were more wild.
I have a "body and massage gel" from...
I used the search engine but did not really find what I was looking for so here I go...
I would like to have a lavender soliflore. Actually, a lavender "solinote".
I went to my...
Declaration Cologne is great for the summer. 50ish for 3.3oz.
Roger & Gallet - Bois d'Orange - 20ish for 3.3oz.
You deserved a gift for that post. :laugh:
I usually spray 4711 on my pillow.
I got in touch with Dior and they did tell me to call Sao Paulo. I did and the SA told me to send her an email. I'll update when I have news from her.
I know they're different. It's just that they have been on my to-try list and I would like to see what you guys would recommend if I were to pick only one.
I know they're marketed to women for a...
I don't know many cheapies so here's my two cents:
- Romeo Gigli Man
- Benneton Colors for men
Dzongkha! It arrived today. Uhm... I think people around me will find it a bit disturbing but I just loved it.
Uhm.. I thought it was more expensive than that. I want it now! I love rose scents. Although that "jammy" vibe scares me a little bit, the "skanky" side turns things around, I hope. I'll see if...
The best from the Eau des Baux line is the soap. You guys should try it. It's my favorite soap ever.
I bought the EDT expecting I would smell the same fragrance as in the soap. Helas, non. I gave...
vinramani09: It seems that it's not that simple to get one's hands on this perfume. Now I understand why people do not mention this often. It's quite pricey, too, I hear.
cacio: There's a Maison...
Black Aoud - Montale
Green Irish Tweed
Bois du Portugal
L'instant de Guerlain
I started to read about Dior's Oud Ispahan and I kind of expected to find more about it. There aren't many reviews on this one. Could it be because it's not THAT good compared to...
Depending on how many fragrances you've smelled in your life, they might smell quite similar.
If I were to touch DA, it would be a sharp blade or hot water. It would look like a black hole had...
Our cultural background influences a lot! Lavender, for example, it typically associated with masculine fragrances out there whereas in Brazil, where I live, it's associated with a woman's fragrance....
I couldn't help laughing at how outraged you are. Sorry. It`s not disdain, it`s sympathy.
I actually like Encre Noire and I`m not fond of stinky scents. Whenever I wear it I give it one third of a...
Same experience here.
Am I allowed to say I don't like GIT? I have a bottle and the times I pushed myself to wear it I regreted. Humpf..
It might smell feminine to some. It depends on the culture (customs, background, etc) of the people surrounding you (family, friends, colleagues).
It's not the type of fragrance that is definitely...
MR reminds me so much of Joop Femme. It seems it's just me though.
I see a forgotten bottle of Midnight Poison on that shelf, Mad14. It's mine, now. Thanks.
My 800ml 4711 :happy:
Did you know about this (below)? Your husband must be part of the 2%.
One million people may be using deodorant needlessly, a study has suggested, as they have a gene that means they do not...
Thanks, l'homme blanc! I will check their prices. I was checking the Perfume Court but they don't ship to Brazil.
Looks like these are ones I should avoid for it's citrus and church, right?
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"Moon Aoud" sounds very intriguing. I'll be reading more about this one hoping it...
Jardin sur le Toit
I'm trying to get into the niche world now (although I'm not really virgin to it), especially Montale and Amouage. It is however very hard for me to get to know the scent given the...
I came across Coriandre by Jean Couturier on the internet and got interested by the comments people have made about it. I am seriously considering a blind buy, so I would like to ask...
Would you like to sell yours?
When I smelled GV for the first time (a blind buy), I hated it. I actually couldn't believe that horrible liquid was meant to be worn.
Well.. it turns out that GV is now my signature scent (I...
I managed to place my complaint on bbb.org. Hope to come here soon to tell you guys everything has been solved.
Curious remark: Fragrancex's homepage now boasts a huge "WE LOVE BRAZIL" sign (web...
Good for you, voidvader, my fellow citizen! I sent you a private message.
I wouldn't mind paying LEGAL taxes. Only one or two out of my ~20 orders should be taxed since most of them are under US$50. I just hope Receita Federal believes the [low but real] price stated by...
Just wanted un update from voidvaider and dani_brasil (possibly other Brazilians) about their fragrancex orders from last year. Have they arrived?
I've placed more than 20 orders (gifts for...
So it's off. It might be too old. I'll have to smell it somewhere else.....
Uhm... My Heritage has just arrived and I wonder if it's original (or OFF). It doesn't seem to smell like the reviews I've read about it. There is NOTHING sweet here. Absolutely nothing. It's just...
Here I go:
Esencia - Loewe: yes, 5! Wonderful drydown. At first it smells a bit dated but later it gets so classy and manly. Not for young -30 I'd say. The later drydown (after 5 hours) is boring....
Prelude: I decided to post this thread because I feel I'm not alone in this:
I love Zino Davidoff. However, the fact that I love it doesn't justify my posting this thread.
Here's a new thread I believe will help both Zino lovers and haters:
Mugler Cologne: It's a great fresh smell for after a shower. It works well as a body splash because it won't last more than 30min. After 10min those nice top notes fade away and it starts...
uhmm... thank you, CanwllCorfe! I'm curious about it now. I've just scanned some reviews and fear it might be too sweet. Anyway, I'll do more research. Starting with you: how would you describe its...
Thank you! Are they similar fragrances anyway? (I suppose because they share the same name)
knit_at_nite: My queen.. I've been reading about Erolfa and it might please me better than MI ... I've worn Guccy Envy today.. I'd say it's a "yes", now, but so far it scored only 1,5 (out of 5).
I'd like to hear from you about
Comme des Garçons 2 X Comme des Garçons 2 Man
Which one do you prefer? Which one is safer? How about their sweeteness?
Some more to come:
Esencia - Loewe
Narciso Rodrigues for him
Old Spice !
Eau de Merveilles - Hermès
Havana - Aramis
Guerlain Homme Intense
L'eau par Kenzo (I know this one)
Encre Noire: yes, around 4, I think. Very manly and with a strong personality. Smells like just cut wood.
Tommy Bahmma set sail St. Barts: yes, 3,5. Not wonderful but very innoffensive...
Burberry London is probably what you want. Manly and a bit sweet. Problem is it's TOOOOOO weak.
M7 is not what I would call manly. Definitely! Besides, the scent is awful (my personal opinion, I...