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I never advocate blind buys, and especially Aramis is very polarising as one can see. But IMO it is quite a fine fragrance.
Ramon Monegal Umbra
Not great, but quite good.
C is for: Cool Water by Davidoff
Why do you hate to say it?
Honestly I like the opening of the original, but can't remember the dry down. How is the dry down on the original and the intense version?
I've been tempted to go for partially used bottles of the...
Thanks for the info, shall sample it!
To the OP: If you are looking for summery fragrances from these houses, be sure to check out
Prada Amber pour Homme
Dior Homme Cologne
Dior Homme Sport
IMO Eau Sauvage, Dior...
Dior Eau, because it is pretty good, and I can never smell the Prada- it's almost like smelling water.
Lemon Line is quite good IMO.
Good, but nothing great IMO.
N is for: New West by Aramis
That's a very good selection. If you're exploring Tom Ford Private Blends, check out Neroli Portofino and Tuscan Leather if you haven't already.
Just realised I've only sampled 4 fragrances from Mugler and like each one a lot.
I only have Pure Havane, so that would perhaps imply it's my favourite. But, A* Men and Pure Malt are great too!...
Personally love Polo original a lot. Don't care about the others.
Good shoes, and a great personality.
E is for: Equipage by Hermes
Perhaps Interlude Man.
The OP clearly says he's looking for something cheap.
To the OP, I would recommend the following:
Lanvin L'Homme Sport
Versace L'Homme is great! Tried Z14 but didn't care a lot for it. Eager to try I12 and Lacoste original.
Happens a lot to me personally on Fragrantica. I look at Basenotes reviews with a grain of salt, but even more so for Fragrantica. At least on Basenotes there are a few reviewers whose tastes match...
I like both and IMO each one is fine fragrance.
But I don't get any similarity at all. In order to have any possibility, either I have to be highly imaginative, or highly drunk, or perhaps both.
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Very good! Congrats!
Agreed, this is a great one. Though it's a bit mature.
I second Jovan and Kiehl's.
That makes it a bit more clear. At first I thought we are talking about niche dates and designer dates!
Do they ship to the US?
Edit: They don't, just checked.
I guess all this layering makes sense when the EdP is roughly just a concentrated version of the EdT, for example Midnight in Paris or Boucheron. Otherwise if they are quite different, there could be...
Thanks for the info! I was pleasantly surprised by the offerings from this house, and shall be checking this one out when available.
Perhaps the feel of the eastern seaboard that you mention can be accepted as a visual interpretation of the olfactory experience of wearing Kenzo pour Homme.
I guess by cologne, the author was referring to Dior Homme EdT, and not Dior Homme Cologne.
I guess in the US people are always afraid of putting on too much fragrance (not that I'm saying that is...
U is for: Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi
A few come to mind:
Kouros- while not green, it is reasonably fresh, mildly floral and works well in the summer
Original Vetiver- very green, very fresh, hint of florals
L'eau Bleue d'Issey-...
Tea Rose by Perfumer's Workshop. Floral, non-sweet.
1 oz was selling for $4 at TJ Maxx on State St in downtown Chicago last week. I regret I didn't pick up a bottle.
She would also perhaps like...
O is for: Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
Not out and out vanilla fragrances, but these two are very nice IMO:
Caron pour un Homme
IMO it is pretty unique. My guess is that you have to look at fragrances that are marketed towards women or both the genders in order to find something similar.
You might want to buy a small 10...
Here are some that I like, but are unpopular or dissed over here:
Bogart Signature- a great smooth leather fragrance with citrus up top. IMO the best from Bogart.
All I can say is that Body Kouros is not versatile at all.
I second that!
Cool Water, simply because it's one of the best. Acqua di Gio is honestly a bit too mature, so is Versace pour Homme. Allure Homme Sport is good, but I'd pick Cool Water over it any day. Cool Water...
Montale Black Aoud is a wonderful, dark rose-oud composition.
Of the two the Guerlain is the better fragrance, but not sure if I'd wear it in summer. For non-aquatic summer fragrances you might want to look at Prada Amber pour Homme, Mugler Cologne and Eau...
G is for: Gentleman by Givenchy
Aw that's bad, you should be treating your sister better!
Take her and your sister shopping (separately) and get them what they like. :thumbsup:
I once mixed up Havana and New West by accident, and it smelled quite good.
I would add Amouage and Montale too.
Just couldn't refrain from bumping this thread. I recently checked out some Montales, and what a great fragrance this one is! Just sublime.
You might also want to check out Green Irish Tweed and Royal Oud from Creed. Though my favourite Creed is Original Vetiver.
Based on my experiences with 3-4 of those houses, I'd say go with Andy Tauer.
I don't know if it is just me, but I recently tried out Dior Homme Cologne, and it seemed to be quite close to the original Dior Homme Sport.
The two are very, very close. The only difference I could detect was Acqua di Gio came across as more smooth and rounded and has the note of rosemary. Acqua di Gio Essenza has this sharpness that is...
Bogart One Man Show is good, but in the same vein there is Versace L'Homme which is a better fragrance IMO. You might also want to check out Armani Eau pour Homme. The best fragrance from Bogart IMO...
(from a sample)
While not my favourite from Creed, it is still quite a good one.
C is for: Cool Water by Davidoff
Given that we have to part with jobs, friends, siblings, parents, relatives, relations, lakes, forests, .... I wouldn't get too hung up on finishing off my bottle of M7 first version, or something...
Mostly people are unsuspecting. And they wouldn't care to check.
Also, my guess is that with such fragrances it is not profitable for counterfeiters to produce fakes that are too far off either in...
Ralph Lauren - Polo
Thanks a lot for the heads up! Though, the only thing I ever sometimes buy from eBay is carded manufacturers' samples.
Agreed. It's a great fragrance, my second most favourite from Creed after Original Vetiver. Just wish it had a little more projection and longevity.
Eye-catching? Definitely. Eye-appealing? Definitely not IMO (don't the bottles look rather tacky......).
Will be waiting to sample this one if available.
Not a lot. It isn't what I'd call a patchouli bomb.
As others have said, Aramis Tuscany and YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme have some similarities.
I find it quite unattractive, and rather chemical smelling for the first 5 minutes or so, but from then on it becomes quite appealing with a smooth blend of cinnamon, ginger and other spices and...