Dior Homme Intense.
Still, Dior Homme (original) is better blended than either of them in my opinion.
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Dior Homme Intense.
Still, Dior Homme (original) is better blended than either of them in my opinion.
Was in the mood for designer oud and I haven't blind bought anything in years, so:
YvesSaintLaurent M7 Oud Absolu, 80ml
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Wonderful purchase. Enjoy!
Current favourite - Pine. Fille en Aiguilles and Royal Mayfair have really impressed me this year.
Least favourite - Clove. I must be allergic to it or something because Musc Ravageur gives me...
Dior Homme Parfum, due to its diminished/different Iris note
Dior Homme, but this is a matter of preference
Dior Homme Intense, but none of...
Burberry London was my first "love at first sniff" fragrance. I still enjoy it but I don't think i like it as much as I did back then.
My most recent "love at first sniff" was Frederic Malle...
Easily favourite from the house, with Interlude probably coming in second. I like the opening much better than the drydown, though.
Spoiled myself on Serge Lutens today:
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan, 50ml
Incredible. Probably my favourite Creed fragrance of the ones I've tried, recently overtaking my old favourite Silver Mountain Water. The eucalyptus opening is very refreshing and the rose/pine...
Tough choice between Silver Mountain Water and Royal Mayfair. SMW has been my signature scent for years but Royal Mayfair is a new favourite.
Probably SMW, but Royal Mayfair is giving it a run...
Most me - Creed Silver Mountain Water. Just jives with me and I get above-average longevity from it.
Most treasured - Amouage Jubilation XXV. Truly the gift of kings.
Ending October with a bang.
Amouage Interlude Man, 100 ml
This proves just how much personal taste could change. I got a sample of this...
If I could only buy one, Oud Wood.
I own three, though, and all three are at the top of the poll (Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood).
Both smell wonderful, but Oud Wood is significantly more versatile and gets my vote (I own a bottle myself). I wore it a few times this summer and its more subdued nature worked decently in the...
I can see that for the "big three" in terms of popularity, although Tom Ford Private Blend, Le Labo, Serge Lutens, and Bond No. 9 are likely in the discussion too,
Anyway, my picks:
Creed Royal Oud, 120ml
Just in time for the Fall. I've been wanting this one since 2012 but I finally pulled the trigger on the bigger bottle. ...
My bottles (in order of preference):
1. Royal Mayfair
2. Silver Mountain Water
3. Virgin Island Water
4. Green Irish Tweed
6. Millesime Imperial
All are 4.0 oz bottles with the...
Amouage Interlude Man and basically most of the Amouage line.
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, 50ml
My third Tom Ford bottle. With this, Tobacco Vanille, and Oud Wood, I'm set for the cold Canadian winter.
Amazing purchase! You'll love it.
Tuscan Leather blew me away when I first tried the Tom Ford line. It was and still is the most authentic leather note I've ever smelled.
Very good fragrance to have in your collection. I'm...
+1 on Angel Men Pure Leather. It's my second favourite Angel Men after the original. Gets tons of hate for having a mediocre leather note but I find it to be a much more wearable version of Angel...
Absolutely adore Royal Mayfair. Probably my favourite Creed overall now that I've tested it for a few weeks. Better longevity than most Creeds. Way overpriced, but it's worth having in your...
Fragrance > Atomizer > Bottle for me.
Fragrance is obviously king, but I'd rather have a well-performing atomizer than a beautiful bottle. I like Bond No 9 bottles, but their craptastic...
Creed Virgin Island Water, 75ml
I'm a little disappointed because I couldn't get the 120ml (when all of my other Creeds...
Mayfair of the Royal variety from the house known as Creed
Creed Royal Mayfair, 120ml.
Beautiful fragrance. And with that, I'm done buying fragrances until at least November.
Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur - I went from hating it to really liking it to realizing that I may be allergic to something in it :( I've grown to like the clove-heavy opening but every time I wear it...
La Nuit, but I personally don't like the scent and I actually regret purchasing the bottle.
EdP Frederic Malle Carnal Flower or Portrait of a Lady
If I do end up buying something this month, it'll be Le Labo Poivre 23 or Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.
Sadly, I'm not sure I'll buy anything else this month. I spent waaay too much on fragrances in...
My favourite caps:
- Dior Homme and flankers
- Amouage (just wish they didn't make them magnetic)
- EdP Frederic Malle
Oud Wood > Tobacco Vanille > Tuscan Leather > the rest in some order.
Of the ones I've tried, Bergamote 22. I've yet to try Nio, though, but I've heard very good things about that.
Bigarade Concentree is probably the most authentic citrus I've ever smelled, but it...
Bad timing since summer is ending, but I finally gave in:
Creed Millesime Imperial, 120ml
First one I knowingly bought was EdP Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady. I bought others (Bulgari Black, Chergui) thinking they were men's fragrances but were actually unisex.
I dislike that I'm never ever satisfied. I buy one fragrance that I've been drooling over for months and after I get it, I'm already pining over something else.
+1 the opinion that Tuscan Leather is the more unique scent and Oud Wood is the more wearable scent.
Absolutely adore both fragrances, but I do prefer Oud Wood. It's easier on the nose and...
New Haarlem. The only Bond no. 9 I enjoyed.
Musc Ravageur isn't a smell I particularly like, but I appreciate its complexity and depth. Masterfully composed.
This in its entirety. Definitely one of the best designer fragrances out there right now. Dior Homme is more well-balanced IMO, but Intense is popular for reason.
Angel Men Pure Havane, 100ml
Angel Men Pure...
It's probably my favourite of the Private Blend line and my favourite Oud fragrance of the ones I've tried, but I wouldn't consider it the best ever. I reach for my bottle pretty often, though.
Jubilation XXV. Just... wow.
The Dreamer has always been my favourite. It's a wonderful powdery tobacco that gets more compliments than most of my collection. I used to like Versace Man Eau Fraiche but I've found that other...
Tobacco Vanille - Delicious boozy vanilla with a hint of tobacco.
Oud Wood - Very wearable oud. Medicinal in the best way possible.
Tuscan Leather - most authentic-smelling leather I've ever...
Could no longer resist...
EdP Frederic Malle Portrait of a...
Something from Serge Lutens. Would probably go and get that Ambre Sultan I've been looking at.
It's a really nice understated cocoa gourmand. Wearing it today (it is summer but I'm staying home today) and I really enjoy it.
I find Tom Ford Oud Wood wearable most of the year. It's not as loud as most ouds and is very people pleasing.
1. EdP Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
2. Tom Ford Oud Wood
3. Dior Homme
4. Amouage Jubilation XXV
5. Bulgari Black
LIDGE for both.
I actually don't like how La Nuit smells anymore. I regret purchasing it years ago.
1. Amouage Jubilation XXV - I'd never smelled anything more luxurious in my life.
2. Gucci Pour Homme II - Gave off such a cozy aroma that I bought it on the spot.
3. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower -...
I have three 4oz Creed bottles (Green Irish Tweed, Silver Mountain Water, Aventus) that I bought in 2012 for $250-285 each. I wouldn't dream of buying the same fragrances at their current prices. ...
Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille is the most authentic vanilla I've ever smelled on a fragrance, but it's almost too faithful to actual vanilla IMO.
The vanilla in Tobacco Vanille isn't as...
Tom Ford Oud Wood - Wearable Oud
The only Bond no 9 fragrance that I find is full bottle-worthy at the price they're asking for is New Haarlem, which is exceptional. New York Amber is good. Riverside Drive is a nice scent but it...
I don't have much experience with the regular Tom Ford line, but I absolutely adore Oud Wood from the Private Blend and I think it fits what you're looking for. It's a bit more subtle, but people...
50ml bottle of Tom Ford Oud Wood.
Now I just need a bottle of Tuscan Leather and I think I'll be done with Tom...
Own both and like both, but I've owned my bottle of Dior Homme much longer (vintage bottle, too!).
I think Dior Homme is a more well-designed fragrance. Dior Homme Intense performs better but I...
+1 D&G By Man
I totally missed the boat on it and I'd love to smell it again.
Dior Homme (vintage) followed by Dior Homme Intense (any version).
Bought this in advance for Fall/Winter. After sniffing the opening I can see why it's hyped:
Bond No. 9 New...
My local Sephora sells Serge Lutens and Sephora is basically a Serge Lutens boutique to me at this point. I only ever go there to sample fragrances from that house. I'm fortunate that they carry...
Rainy gloomy day, so I'm sticking to one of my favourites:
This thread sounds like it could go bad real quick..
That said, I wish Gucci would discontinue the entire Guilty line and bring back Gucci Pour Homme I and II
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Silver Mountain Water
Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
Gucci Pour Homme II
Creed Silver Mountain Water
Le Labo Rose 31
I wear those fragrances more for me than for others as they don't project too crazily on me.
Between your two choices, I'd vote for Millesime Imperial but it really depends on which scent you like better. They both perform roughly the same for me.
I definitely prefer Silver Mountain...
Burberry London is one of my favourite designer fragrances of all time. Absolutely full bottle-worthy. It does have a festive feel to it but you can absolutely wear it in fall (best time IMO),...
Testing this guy out today. Warm weather be damned:
Pure Malt. Still need to get a bottle of Havane. I keep putting it off.
Perfect for a warm summer day
So stoked. Can't wait to see if Poivre 23 or Vanille 44 are as good as people say they are.
Sean John Unforgivable Multi-Platinum is probably my rarest fragrance. I found it at a small shop in a mall and it was basically a $50 bottle of Creed Millesime Imperial.
I also have a bottle of...
It'd bug the collector in me if the bottles were redesigned. One of my favourite aspects of niche houses is uniformity of bottle designs because they look great grouped together.
I actually like...
+1 on Gucci Pour Homme II and Burberry London.
The former was my go-to "deal with university stress" fragrance and the latter evokes memories of Fall and Holiday seasons.
Sampled it a week ago at a Guerlain boutique.
It smells lovely but it almost smells too much like vanilla, if that makes sense. Other vanilla fragrances are still discernable as...
From that list, Silver Mountain Water. If it lasted longer it'd be the perfect fragrance because I adore its smell and it is super versatile.
They're the exact same fragrance. The metal flask can be opened and refilled.
Definitely Tom Ford and Creed. The former works great for Fall/Winter and the latter works great for Spring/Summer.
Taking Rose 31 by Le Labo for a spin today:
Bought some unisex gems today. First from both houses:
Le Labo Rose 31 - 50ml
EdP Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur.
Yuck. I've grown to like some difficult openings before but this is a bit too much for me. Still ended up getting a small sample just in case I end up liking...
Dior Homme Intense
- Beautifully done
L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme
- Still testing
- DAT OPENING
I don't have a ton of fragrances that aren't well hyped. I don't go out of my way for the more obscure stuff given my limited budget.
I do however have a bottle of Sean John Unforgivable Multi...
Today I bought: Hype Edition
L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme 75ml
Aventus. I agree with you, bigtyivier2k2. Whenever I wear Aventus I'm basically guaranteed a compliment. I like my other fragrances better but they don't get the attention that Aventus does.
Oud Wood is great, but Jubilation XXV is exceptional.
Monday the 20th is my first day at my new office job. I need a scent that exudes confidence and excitement. I have just the thing:
Bought a 50ml bottle yesterday as my first Tom Ford Private Blend. Absolutely in love with Tobacco Vanille but I can't wear it out of the house in the hot Toronto summer. I'll wait until the snow...
Pure Malt and Pure Leather are my favourites. The latter I find somewhat underrated.
I also really like Angel Men but it's in third place for me.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Probably a mistake because A: it's incredibly hot today and B: I went to church with it on. Still great, though.
It's a wonderful fragrance and it is by far the most complimented in my collection. However, It isn't my favourite scent and I actually prefer my other two Creed bottles (Green Irish Tweed and...
Visited today. Can't say enough good things about the store. Purchased Jubilation XXV and had incredible service and a nice chat about fragrances. Well worth the trek north from Eglinton station...
One of them is a very nice scent, but the other one is one of my all-time favourites.
Silver Mountain Water.
Well... my first fragrance purchases since leaving the game for 2 and a half years happened today...
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Tom Ford Tobacoo Vanille
Also got four Amouage...
Spent the day indoors because of this crazy winter chill. Decided on Silver Mountain Water.
Yeah, it'll only be two overnights out in the trunk until I get there. Glad to read that it likely won't be an issue. Thanks guys!