Live Jazz has a good rhubarb presence and is a great scent overall.
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Live Jazz has a good rhubarb presence and is a great scent overall.
Wow, so glad I stowed a few bottles away when it was going cheap about 5 years ago.
*cossets collection of original bottles*
I was interested to hear people's views on the re-released version in the 'Tuscany'-style bottle, and how faithful it was to the masterful original (of which I must have half a dozen bottles in both...
Consider Very Valentino.
Can any UK Basenoters tell me who is stocking it, ideally a department store such as John Lewis or House of Fraser?
I tried this out today, full of expectation. It's a pleasant but ultimately unremarkable scent. If I was bought it as a gift I would be grateful but wouldn't buy it myself.
In terms of how it...
Live Jazz in very warm weather - it comes into its own the hotter it gets!
Edition Blanche for cooler summer days - it's too powerful for really warm weather and ends up slightly on the cloying...
Kouros was available in a lighter 'Eau de Sport' version around 1986.
Creed atomizers do seem to release a lot, and are difficult to get to release just a little with a partial depression of the nozzle.
Worse than that though, they never seem to stay straight when...
I am in total agreement with you.
Any scent is 'limited' to a greater or lesser extent - if it sells, it stays in the line up, otherwise it gets discontinued to make way for the next thing.
I've heard it said that Kenzo Jungle is similar but never tried it.
It's been my favorite ever since my good lady wife bought me a bottle back in 1996 or thereabouts. She only did so to justify buying herself the woman's version, which I also adore!
I don't really...
Opium PH EDT.
Heritage has a similar blend of lavender and woods.
Nobody's mentioned Rive Gauche Pour Homme? The rosemary note is front and centre!
Chanel Egoiste. I'm in the thrall of that mandarin/rose/sandalwood symphony.
YSL Opium pour homme, EDP version.
Happy new year.
I'm seeing the year out with the majestic Kouros.
Jaipur, Giorgio Beverly Hills and Egoiste I'd say.
Havana or Czech & Speake's Cuba.
For me sillage is almost something to avoid. I wear scents as a private thing for myself. The more sillage they have, the less I apply to achieve the same effect.
I'm not fond of orange notes in scents so Heritage is an easy choice for me. That said, I would never choose between the two without trying them for myself!
The sublime Chanel Egoiste. Top 3-worthy since that first sniff back in the early 1990s.
That got me green with envy without you needing to say any more! Almost as green as my bottle of Chergui, actually. I have the 50ml spray bottle and the liquid is green, like olive oil.
Czech & Speake No. 88.
My choice would be Mugler's A*men - the simplicity and fun of the metal case with lavender coloured glass star. The accompanying black rubber bottle is both a pleasing companion and a practical...
Creed Millesime Imperial. Managed to get the tiniest of tiny sprays out, but it's still showing no signs of letting up 7 hours after application.
Czech & Speake - Cuba.
It's a curse as well as a blessing - like I say, the smell of this stuff after a full day's intensity is sickening.
This surely is the key. it is such a powerful beast and has to be respected as such.
I also find the opening notes quite acrid, and enjoy it best from around an hour or so in, when it gets a...
Am I the only one who has second thoughts every time I wear MI because the smell of it is so overpowering, several hours after applying? I literally can't get a small enough application out of the...
Didn't Luca Turin describe this one as 'the scent of a gloomy day somewhere really hot'? Does anyone agree with this?
Sometimes you just have to be spontaneous and/or romantic and/or use your imagination.
Issey Miyake Intense is the original updated with a cinnamon note - and far superior for that.
Prada Amber Homme.
L'Instant de Guerlain EDT. Perfect for this colder weather we have been having over here.
Following on nicely from yesterday's Havana. They're brothers across continents.
My wife always notices the fruity and/or aquatic ones - Issey Miyake, Millesime Imperial etc whereas I'll always prefer the orientals.
Creed Millesime Imperial.
I'm always bemused when people say this has no longevity. I have to spray the tiniest quantity possible to avoid being overpowered by it later in the day.
I agree with the first and last aspects of that quote but wouldn't say it was a 'dull' fragrance. On the contrary, wherein lies the problem for me. A nice fresh floral composition gives way to a...
From my recollection:
- Opuim EDP - to the extent that I cannot spray this on directly at all
- most of the old school Aramis fragrances, particularly Tuscany
- Chanel Allure
Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men (the recent reformulation).
Now well into the divine floral middle notes and still going strong.
If that were true I'd rather change the company I kept than this wonderful scent!
I'd love our beloved fragrance houses just to leave things alone but in the real world it's not going to happen and I generally accept that reformulations occur. I'm not sure about re-naming a...
Very Valentino. Today this smells quite similar to the Green Irish Tweed I wore yesterday, but that could just be my mind playing tricks.
On reflection I see a lot of sense in the suggestion that spraying method may account for differences in smell and longevity. I've experienced this, although more so with other...
I have to agree that Egoiste is more a tangy, spicy fragrance than floral. Its beauty is in the floral component being so well balanced with other notes, eg mandarin, saldalwood, ambrette/vanilla.
Green Irish Tweed by (checks bottle) Creed. Anyone heard of this one?
I'm intrigued by the idea that fragrance from the smaller bottles isn't as long lasting or well preserved as the stuff in bigger bottles. Why could that be? Possibly because the 4oz bottles tend to...
I'm pretty sure Egoiste came as an aftershave as well, as I think I had some. The bottle was shorter and squatter than the EDT bottle and it was a splash bottle - ie no spray.
D&G By Man.
Or Gucci Pour Homme if on a budget.
I would say from experience Kouros or Egoiste - I find both a little on the sharp side normally but they sweeten up after the body temperature raises a degree or two.
My best bargain was a 100ml bottle of Givenchy Pi on UK ebay. The seller had mis-read the Greek symbol and listed it as 'TJ'. Got it for the 99p starting price plus a couple of pounds postage - the...
That screams fake to me.
In answer to the original question:
No, but I can completely understand why someone would.
I have posted before that both are similar, especially in the drydown. The difference is how they get there.
I find most Creed scents to be fairly linear.
Now 'temporary unavailable'.
Would a fragrance containing nicotine not have to contain a health warning?
First, the opening post does not deliver what the thread title promises.
Second, I have previously posted that he wears C&S No. 88. At least he does on tour. At least he did on his last tour.
It is my all time favourite and I will be heartbroken if it is discontinued.
I renew the request for online suppliers, particularly UK-based...
I have posted on it before. A lighter version of the original with a clear grapefruit topnote and a more subtle ginger mid note. I think it's better balanced than the original.
I recently underwent a Kouros reamakening.
To explain, this was the first fragrance I bought - on a school trip in 1987! I loved it at the time, but it became quite common and my tastes drifted...
I haven't tried the Paco fragrance so I'm afraid I can't make a comparison. The reference to Happy was the men's version - sorry for any confusion.
Okay, furrther thoughts:
longevity is great - on a par with the original D&G Pour Homme. On me,over 12 hours which is enough.
The dominant note is orange throughout. Not aquatic mandarin...
I'm very keen to hear the views of anyone who tries both. I'd consider going for one of them.
Right. With apologies for the delay, I have now tried this out. I'm still wearing it right now, so it may develop further, but my initial impressions are it is a slightly muskier version of Clinique...
Sorry - there was a change of plan as I was enjoying the Dior Homme too much that I'd sprayed on that morning!
I promise I'll wear it tomorrow and post some first impressions.
Very interesting and thought-provoking article. Many thanks.
Thank you both. The mystery is solved.
I now have a bottle of this and will be trying it out tonight/tomorrow. Watch this space.
I've seen this fragrance in a number of sizes, but more intriguingly described both as regular 'Eau de Toilette' and the grander sounding 'Extraordinary Eau de Toilette'. What if anything is the...
Topnotes are a wonderful blend.
Basenotes a little too overpowering and synthetic.
I neither love it nor hate it, but I'm closer to the former.
Tuscany has a geranium note apparently.
Not to confuse matters, but my BdP has a black cap with gold inlay.
Very useful review, thanks. This is one Creed that seems to have passed me by, but I'm that bit keener to try it out now.
I would say no - the EDP is the better balanced and the EDT is not different enough.
Aramis Bermuda Tonic.
A bit harsh to call it a clone, since it came first, but think of it as the same cocktail but made by a slightly less accomplished bartender.
The last two times I wore No 88 were a funeral on a very cold day and a Nine Inch Nails concert...
It's an easy decision for me - Egoiste. I have owned this longer than almost any other fragrance and it's wonderful.
But what I'm saying is, perhaps fragrance lasts longer with stubble because hair holds onto it longer.
D&G Pour Homme and By Man
Aramis Havana and Tuscany
Boucheron Pour Homme and Jaipur
YSL Opium, Kouros, M7 and Rive Gauche
Gucci Pour Homme and Envy
I tend to find fragrances last longer when I have a bit of stubble.
Is it not the same principle as women spraying perfume on their hair for improved longevity?
Definitely Light Blue.
Thank you. You may have saved me some wasted money.
I'm thinking Rive Gauche.
Czech & Speake Cuba
Creed Virgin Island Water
It's this one I'm talking about:
Not all talcum powder smells the same of course.
The last time I was at the barber the talc used was very like Rive Gauche.
Silver Mountain Water and Millesime Imperial stand head and shoulders above all others in this respect.
Has anyone tried the Jaipur in the silver bottle? What version is that?
One spray either side of the neck.
For stronger stuff, a single spray in the middle or two half sprays if the nozzle is controllable enough.
Once fragrances are on me they don't let go.
Himalaya is the more versatile and romantic.
Devin, 900 and Tuscany are readily available in many UK department stores. Always have been.
I spotted a lot of New West and Havana in Cape Town at the end of last year. When I picked up a Havana...
Strangely (given some of the posts above) I was initially wary of Pi but have learned to go easy on the trigger finger and now love it.
Aramis Always recently fell into the 'outstayed welcome'...