It would probably be a viable alternative, lol.
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It would probably be a viable alternative, lol.
Unfortunately I have. The newer version is not the same.
It has the same "skeleton" of the original, but not the depth, and "spiceyness."
It's not as rich as the original. When you spray it on,...
The problem isn't with longevity. It's with the deepness and richness of the fragrance.
I still have it on, and I'm sure it will last about 6-8 hours, but the problem for me is that I knew the...
Not really. Have you actually sampled vintage Ungaro III?
The current swill that's sold now smells like pure alcohol (vodka).
But the quality of the rose in the vintage actually reminds me of...
Another one bites the dust. I'm wearing the new Allure Homme right now.
Got 80mls of the reformulated version for $40 off of eBay.
Batch code 7403 (February 2014).
That's about what it's worth,...
Vintage Ungaro III
It's still available for not so outrageous prices on eBay ever now and then.
LeMale and all of it's flankers that i've tried so far
Profumum Roma Antico Caruso
It really does smell like LeMale, but not the original.
It smells more like LeMale Terrible. I like it, but it's just not full bottle worthy for me considering the...
You need to sample Colonia Essenza. It's the most potent of all the Colonia flankers, and the best.
Better than the original. More complex, better ingredients, better all around. It will stand up...
I've owned bottles of the 1st and 3rd formulations. This is a case where there is a big difference between vintage and reformulations, to me at least.
The original vintage is deeper, smoother,...
Not to me. It smells like an unwearable, bastard child of Azzaro PH/Rive Gauche PH
But that's just my opinion. It's one of the most overrated fragrances on Basenotes IMO
Just stick around and keep checking their prices. They periodically raise them, inexplicably, then lower them
back again. For example, the other night I almost ordered a half full bottle of...
AdP Colonia Essenza--call me crazy, but I just started using a 2014 bottle and I swear it's already been reformulated (came out in 2010).
If you love this one, try and track down bottles as close to...
Fragrance reformulations are a way of life now, and have been for a while.
There's really nothing we can do about them unfortunately.
For a variety of reasons, the fragrances we loved at one time...
Don't own some of these now, but ones that come to mind:
Vintage PdN New York--opening is "ok" but the dry down lasts ages and is magnificent.
Guerlain Heritage--opening blast is strong and...
Frederick Malle Cologne Indelebile
AdP Colonia Essenza
Amouage Memoir Man
Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
Carven le Vetiver EDP
Too many others to name, but these are a few that immediately...
Just received two eBay purchases:
2oz Cosmair Polo 80% full for $26 shipped.
and a 3.3oz Worth PH Concentree for $16 shipped.
Couldn't be happier with both, especially for the price. ...
Amouage Memoir Man--certainly unique. Nothing else I've ever sampled comes close to the smell of this one.
Profumum Roma Acqua Viva--Long lasting hyper realistic citrus.
I agree with the Rive Gauche recommendations.
Would also add MFK Masculin Pluriel. The top notes are not that similar.
They're more focused on lavender, and I don't detect any anise at all, but...
Of the ones I've owned or tried:
Guerlain Heritage EDT--recently got a bottle of the EDT from 1998, and I actually prefer the version I had from
2010 or so. Smell is basically...
Esencia Loewe. Masterpiece. All seasons. Unique. Within your budget.
If you're looking for a lavender based scent, then it's the L'Occitane hands down.
It's a rustic, masculine, peppery lavender with rough edges, in the best possible way.
Rive Gauche has...
I would wear Gucci Envy. I've never smelled this one, unfortunately, but I'm familiar with the notes and what it should smell like.
I think it would strike a nice balance between your more...
Found a bottle of the current formulation for $10 at TJMaxx.
Tried it a few years ago, when I was first getting into fragrances, and hated it.
I absolutely love it now. It's...
La Nuit de L'homme.
Smelled it in the winter of 2010, and it was instant love.
It's what got me interested in buying/collecting fragrances.
Prior to that, I had worn simple, run of the mill...
+1 to the Prada Amber comparison, but I would add that it smells like Prada Amber and the reformulated Egoiste layered together to my nose.
I wish I still owned those two bottles to compare.
I looked last night, and there were still several bottles of this one on eBay going for $30 or less shipped.
It's absolutely worth it for that price. I'm thinking about getting a backup bottle if...
I'm testing this one tonight, along with a couple of other scents, and I like it a lot.
I'm not a huge fan of vetiver when it is the main attraction in a fragrance.
Le Vetiver EDP is nice because...
Automatic blind buy for me as well. Glad to hear it's priced below the Leather/Oud range.
TAKE MY MONEY NOW! LOL
Got a barely used, 4.2oz bottle of Escale a Portofino for $40 shipped off eBay this morning.
Looking forward to trying it out this summer :thumbup:
Can't think of any great niche roses that smell masculine besides Rose 31,
which I'm sure you're already familiar with probably.
There are two on the designer side that smell better than most...
Yes they're unboxed. I've probably ordered around 10 of the "half-used" bottles. 7 out of 10 have been at least 95% full and no issues with the bottles.
Had 3 bottles that were either damaged or...
Off the top of my head, of the ones I've owned or tried here are a few that might fit the bill:
Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street
Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
Claiborne for Men
Happy Father's Day Chuck!
The Colonia Essenza is a real winner in my book, how are you liking it?
Citrus--Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
Fougere--Rive Gauche PH
Oriental Chypre/Hybrid--Tiffany for Men
Mr. Blass by Bill Blass. Has even worse longevity and projection than Dirty English, if that's possible. But, it does smell nice while it lasts, and you can get it dirt cheap online. Some people...
Allure Homme Sport
Got a 1.7 ounce Acqua di Parma Colonia for $57 shipped off eBay. Glad to have this one back in the wardrobe :beer:
Is Memoir Man better in cooler weather? Reason I ask, is I love it, but...
Strongly agree with those who find Infusion D'Homme soapier.
In fact, that's about all I got out of it. A nice, clean soap.
Certainly a winner if you just want to smell clean.
Great longevity and...
Nice opening, less than mediocre dry down
I had a similar experience about a year ago.
For a long time, Rive Gauche PH was my signature. It's the only bottle (tin can, actually)
I've went through multiple times. I'm always on the lookout...
The code on the bottom of the bottle is H20L3A. I think it could be a vintage bottle but I'm not sure.
From everything I've read about Amouage reformulations, I don't think the non-magnetic cap is...
I've tracked a couple of those down on eBay. The sellers aren't willing to let them go for less than $260 shipped for a 100ml.
That's actually not too bad of a price. Do you think the difference...
When I first joined this forum in 2011, it was easier to sell bottles.
The forum was much more active as a whole. More active members = more potential buyers.
More potential buyers = more...
Amouage Memoir Man. Not because it doesn't smell good. It smells incredible.
It would be my signature scent in a heartbeat. But it doesn't last or project on my skin.
I'm at work right now,...
Kiton Men--fresh, not too spicy though. But it's cheap as chips.
Imagine if GIT and Aventus had a love child, and you get the general idea with this one.
Amouage Honour Man
To me, the comparison between vintage DH is the difference between the quaiity of the iris in the original vs. what they have in there now.
And that's basically the same difference between vintage...
Vintage DHI is in another league compared to the reformulated versions.
As you said, much, much smoother.
I've read that most Villoresi fragrances have been reformulated. Is the current version good enough, or is it worth it to seek out the vintage Acqua di Colonia?
Dunhill. Icon may be their last gasp. Unfortunate, as they've made some legendary fragrances like original Edition, Dunhill for Men and Blend 30.
Greetings! I'm a big fan of eau de cologne fragrances, and have tried several, including
a couple on your list, Cologne Sologne and Mugler Cologne.
As Cacio mentioned, the longevity on Cologne...
On me, 2 hours of nice projection, then a little closer to the skin.
Total longevity 5-7 hours like the other poster mentioned.
Actually, it projects really well on me for the first hour.
One of my favorite mixed drinks, especially in hot weather, is Bombay Sapphire Gin, with Canada Dry ginger ale and a lime wedge.
It smells very crisp and refreshing, and tastes even better :beer: ...
Ok guys, thanks for the feedback. I was pretty sure the boxes with the longer
ingredient list were the non-magnetic cap "vintages" but just wanted to make sure.
The only place I've been able to...
Which one of these boxes is the vintage, non-magnetic cap Memoir Man?
Pretty sure I know the answer, and it's the 2nd one, but figured I'd check
and see if anyone knows for sure. Thanks in advance...
Is the mint note dominant, or just complimentary? Also, do you get the "barbershop" vibe some have mentioned?
Way to go Chuck! Gotta jump quick on those Fragrancenet half-used eBay bottles, they go quick.
They have some great deals from time to time.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza.
Mature, sophisticated, classy, timeless.
You're right, vintage Ungaro III is miles better than what's offered currently.
It's deep, rich, full and long-lasting. It's the best masculine rose scent ever created in my opinion.
All 3 of...
Everyone's experience is different, but for me, this one lasts 30-45 minutes max.
If I spray about 20 times all over my chest, arms, torso, it lasts maybe an hour.
I'd definitely get the biggest...
Kiton Men for starters. Less than $30 shipped on eBay. And it's probably been reformulated several times.
Azzaro Pour Homme L'eau is even cheaper than that, and provides the same general smell and...
Smells like a $20 cheapie. Pass
Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
Rive Gauche Pour Homme
Versace Pour Homme
Lanvin Avant Garde
These 5 cover every base for me. Formal/casual, and all seasons/occasions.
My top 5 at...
^This exactly. The opening is nice, but not mind blowing. The drydown smells like a cheap, $20 fragrance. Not worth the money, to me.
I would highly recommend you try a sample of Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza.
A small bottle from an online discounter would still be a little more expensive than L'Homme,
but it is well worth it.
I've owned both. Absolutely loved the EDT, but was not a big fan of the EDP.
It's much denser, and it highlights the facets of the EDT that I least enjoyed,
primarily the lavender and vanilla.
This may be counter-intuitive to the whole purpose of layering (creating a new scent)
but, for those of you that own Chanel's Egoiste and Pour Monsieur Concentree,
when you layer those two, it...
It's not as prominent or strong as the one in Roadster, but it is a little similar in smell, at least to me.
The mint in Roadster is the main attraction until the heart and drydown. I really like...
Xerjoff 1861: Maybe the highest quality citrus opening I've encountered.
A little early in the drydown, but the mint in this one is also outstanding.
It's not intrusive, and compliments--and is...
It's a great niche house, and has a little bit of everything to offer.
I haven't had the pleasure of trying the vintage versions, but I've owned:
As other's have said, Geir Ness and VPH are very close to AHS.
Geir is fruitier, almost a cherry-like vibe. Versace is the closest. Think a more
transparent AHS, only with less longevity and...
For those that are familiar with this one, what are your thoughts?
Is the magnetic cap version close enough to the original?
Or is it worth seeking out a vintage bottle, and if so, where can you...
I recently got a carded spray sample of this one, and I really like it, but
longevity is very poor for me. I've worn it twice now, and it dies on me
after about 4 hours. I'm having the same issue...
I gave it to her yesterday, she seemed to like it.
It smelled great on her when we went out to dinner later.
Eau Sauvage Parfum is very long lasting/potent.
You can usually find it for $60 or less online.
I have a sample vial of this one and really like it for the most part.
The only part I'm not crazy about is the dry-down, which is an almost bitter leather/patchouli, to me anyway. Definitely...
Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions. After a lot more reading and research, I decided to test out
some Chanel fragrances at Belk's. I finally settled on No.5 Eau Premiere. It seems like...
Should have asked her to smell them both together.
She might think differently then. Also, should ask her to smell both a few hours later.
The AHS will still be going strong, and the AXE crap will...
I will definitely do some research on these. I may also be able to sample the No. 19 and Eau Premiere. There is a Belk in my hometown (kind of like the Macy's of the South) and they carry Chanel.
I need some help in deciding on a fragrance purchase for a female friend.
I know quite a bit about male fragrances, but am a novice when it comes to feminine fragrances.
Some details about the...
Wasn't impressed with it either. For the price it commands, it better wow me, and it certainly didn't.
Platinum Egoiste is safe, just go light on the trigger.
And Chanel Pour Monsieur is one of the safest choices possible.
After 30 minutes, no one will know you're wearing it.
Completely forgot about Versace Pour Homme. Great suggestion.
It smells almost identical to Allure Homme Sport, but isn't as dense.
It's a more transparent version. Longevity is not quite as...
All the suggestions above are great. I'll add a couple based on your description of the country club setting: "family oriented, casual dining only...bar is nearly all male."
Terre D'Hermes eau...
If you like the fragrances you mentioned above-and I do-do you think Icon is a safe blind buy?
Eau des Baux wins this matchup easily.
It's a far superior fragrance.
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Fragrancenet has the best price I've found so far. It's 79.99 for a 5oz bottle.
I didn't even know this until last night, but they also have a Sport flanker for Loewe Pour Homme.
It was released in 2014, but there aren't any threads on it here, and only 3 reviews (all positive).
The original Esencia, to my nose, is one of the greatest "green" masculines
ever. If it's...
Thanks so much for the feedback everyone. I'm planning on picking up one of these for spring/summer soon.
I think I'm leaning toward the Essenza now. Can't go wrong either way really.
Need some input on this question. I've owned both before, but wound up selling or swapping them.
It's been a long time since I've smelled either of these. For some reason, I think I recall...
Low Budget--Aqua Quorum, Davidoff Silver Shadow Altitude, Versace Pour Homme, Pal Zileri Colonia Purissima
Higher end--Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Acqua di Parma Colonia/Assoluta/Essenza
Bumping to see if anyone has any new thoughts or reviews on this one.
Comparisons to Egoiste/Rive Gauche/Barbershop make it sound very intriguing.
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Cartier Roadster. Great opening, mediocre drydown.