I shower at night, and don't apply fragrance until the next morning.
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I shower at night, and don't apply fragrance until the next morning.
I have a travel size (maybe 50ml) of Mark Birley that is crazily over-engineered and for its size, is quite heavy.
Seconded. This is the only scent that gets compliments for me.
Italian Cypress lasts forever on me.
I went to a Burberry boutique a couple of weeks ago to ask about this. They said that Burberry was bringing their fragrance line in-house, and London wasn't one of the ones they brought in. The...
Thank you for the recommendation - this is EXACTLY why I posted this thread!
Ummm - we're grown men talking about fragrance and a hobby. In some sense, they are all silly threads. We're not talking life and death here.
So I have maybe enough London left for one or two more wears. Do I get a new one? Do I replace it with something else? This is the second bottle I've gone through, but the old itch to try...
My guess would be that if a model (male or female) is the "face" of a particular fragrance/marketing campaign, he or she is most likely contractually obligated to wear the fragrance for public...
+1 from me.
Done it twice!
1. Brand new bottle of Guerlain Vetiver, bought duty-free in Boston to be worn on a London vacation. I may have worn it two days, but I didn't "get" it. LEFT IT IN THE HOTEL ROOM....
TF Tobacco Vanille; although for me I can only wear this at night
Andy Tauer's LDDM: this may just be the thrill of the new - I have a sample and wore it two days ago. I kept the empty vial just to...
If you're not already familiar with them, Luckyscent is FANTASTIC about providing little glass decants with purchase. You can also buy just samples quite reasonably.
Here's the question for all...
I'm going to suggest you get something new for this occasion - a fragrance that will always have the "wedding" association with it.
I just found out yesterday I got a new job (whoo hoo!) and would like to commemorate/celebrate with a new scent. I'm going shopping tonight; pretty much everything under the sun is available at the...
Mistakes so far:
YSL Pour Homme - I'm all for classics, but this is just "old man" on me
Caron Pour un Homme - Awful
Tom Ford Italian Cypress - I have it, I wear it occasionally, but for the...
Guerlain Habit Rouge
I've used the face lotion in the past; currently using their thickening shampoo. Good products and the scents do not interfere with other fragrance.
Miss Dior (original) EDP: my Mother. So strongly that I contemplate buying it just to have it to smell. Thank God my Mom is still healthy and active!
Colours by Benetton: First teaching job. ...
I wear my entire collection to the office; subtlety is all.
I sampled this about a month ago - and really liked it on me.
212 projects like high-beam xenon headlights on me. It's the only frag I wear that has ever produced a spontaneous comment from a (female) stranger.
"Do you think the natural glow will come with the gain in muscle?"
I can only talk from experience, but it worked for me. I feel much better, so naturally I look much better.
Embrace the paleness, man - don't obsess about it. You're quite right in not wanting to go the fake tan route - it always looks a disaster. Once you've got a little bit of tone in those muscles,...
Christmas Eve: Avignon
Christmas Day: toss-up among London, Tobacco Vanille, M7, or something fresher? Like Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir or maybe even ADP Colonia.
Rive Gauche PH, hands down.
My SOTD is Paul Smith Extreme - nice enough, but nothing to write home about. This thread has got me thinking "why don't I wear just the ones I could wear every day and not tire of?"
Wearing it today, as the result of reading this thread yesterday. Fantastic stuff. BTW - it seems to be fully stocked in every shop in Paris and Frankfurt.
Love, love, love it. It was one of the first I used. Very 80's.
It would have to be either Rive Gauche or ADP Colonia.
Black Walnut! I hadn't even thought of it as a contender, but it might be just the thing.
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OK, so trying this today. Not really making the cut, sad to say. It's nice...
Exactly my response when someone asks me too.
Thanks for all the great suggestions. As of right now (Wednesday afternoon) I'm contemplating Sycomore, or maybe both Tom Fords (Extreme and GV). I'll post the "winner" when I really decide.
Strongly seconded here!
Two-week business trip coming up for next week and the week after. I'd like to repeat the two-week challenge I did last year:...
Anyone know where one can purchase?
A lot of good responses- thanks guys!
@DavidRuskin: The "animalic" quality is exactly what makes me think of trying it.
@CHSeifert: I'd have less compunction if it were just any old feminine...
CH 212 Men
I love the smell of accordion! As far as you fragrance search - sample, sample, sample. Not too many at once, obviously - but we could be recommending things until the cows come home, but until you...
So my Mom wears this (what is now called the Original, not the rebranded Miss Dior Cherie) - and for her birthday I got her a EDP bottle with no sprayer. A few days ago, I was transferring it into...
THIS - hated it.
I like Mark Birley for Men; true that it's quite fleeting. It's one of the few that I reapply if I'm going out after work. It's also one of the only scents that has produced a nice compliment, so...
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Don't know about the fragrances, but I'm guessing you are AB - me too! We're rare, apparently...
It all depends on the sprayer - for some I do 5; others I do 10.
Also had the same problem - now quite thinning on the top. It may be just your genetics, rather than any product. That said, I'm a big believer in the Nancy Boy hair products. Also, I've recently...
First of all, welcome!
Re: Longevity and projection - you really need to try these on your skin. Longevity and projection vary WILDLY depending on the wearer's body chemistry,...
I own it (I think my third bottle of it) but I don't love it - I like it, it's good enough, but I don't think I'll replace this last bottle.
Well, I want to smell it anyway - I'm a big fan of ADP Colonia and Intensa - and also oud. If it's exclusive to Harrods, so bet it. I'll be in London in August.
Really excited about this! I was at the mall earlier today - had I only known! Maybe I can sneak over there tomorrow.
Hasn't happened to me yet.
Rive Gauche PH
This thread may cause me to pull the trigger on this one. I had a sample from Luckyscent that I LOVED.
Tom Ford Extreme @ Nordstrom. Pretty much a total whim purchase - I've had a sample for a while that I really liked. Went in there to buy a shirt, and see what happens? No shirt, btw...
I'll second the last three posts: Rive Gauche, Grey Vetiver, Eau Sauvage
I work out after work, so generally it's whatever I was wearing during the day - I don't reapply. It's really interesting, however, that while most fragrances are pretty gone by 6 pm, a few linger...
Also a fan of Black Walnut. If I remember correctly, it was released the same year (around the same time as) Burberry London. I think I may have acquired them both on the same shopping trip. It's...
212 was my signature for a while until I gave up the idea of a signature. That said, it's still in heavy rotation in my wardrobe, and it remains one of the two fragrances that have produced...
I wore Italian Cypress a few weeks ago, and I was immediately struck by its similarity to SOMETHING - but maybe it's that "powerhouse men's fragrance" scent that is shared by Z-14 and all the others...
Another vote for Visit. I have Pour Homme but for some reason, it just reads as "grandpa" on me.
I really like this one; I still wear the original as well.
Of my own: Tobacco Vanille
Of all time: Miss Dior (Original) - my mother wears this and it reminds me of being a child, in the best way.
Talk about complicated!
Paul Smith Extreme Man
Carolina Herrera 212 Men
I recently did a two-week run of Rive Gauche only as an experiment while I was on a business trip. RG does not disappoint - it stood the test.
I really like MB Black Pepper - when I wear it I also wear the matching deo. At least, I feel like I'm getting some longevity from it that way.
It reminds me a lot of Arpege PH. Can't say I'm a fan, although I do like Arpege.
Eau d'Issey PH - in the interest of finshing up the bottle!
Or ring the Chanel boutique in London directly. If you have the money to pay, I'm sure they'd figure out a way to get it to you.
Well - It's great enough to withstand a two-week RG only experiment I just completed. LOVE it. Need to get another in reserve. I was in Paris over the weekend and it seems true that only the...
Sycomore - liked it so much yesterday I'm wearing it again today.
First wearing: Chanel Sycomore
Egoiste first wearing! Whoo Hoo!
The only time I pronounced it "American" was when I was looking for it in my local Boston Neiman's - I went to the counter and asked if they had Habit Rouge (French pronunciation). Blank stares. ...
As many other posters have mentioned, Intensa is substantially different from its "brothers" or perhaps "cousins" is a better term. I love it, but I can see it might be an acquired taste,...
Starting out the second week of just Rive Gauche! Holding strong to the original concept of the challenge. Although shopping yesterday I did get the deo of Egoiste as well. Both edc and deo STILL...
I got this more or less blind about 3 months ago, and I'm liking it a lot. The only previous exposure I had to HR was from a duty-free in JFK - I spritzed my hand with it. HATED the opening then -...
Cacio - believe me, I was looking for Jules! I happened to find a bottle two years ago at my local Neiman Marcus, of all places, and it's still pretty full. However, I'll get another if I find it!
Update - well, the duty-free at Charles de Gaulle had a 50ml Egoiste, which came to Frankfurt with me. I felt kind of funny buying fragrance at 6:30 am, but do airports count as real places in time?...
Thanks for responding all! The winner was YSL Rive Gauche PH. As of right now, I didn't get the Egoiste, although they haven't called my flight yet. They only have the 100ml size here in Boston. ...
I'm on a two-week business trip, and I decided rather than take a few with me, I'd stick with one for the duration.
It had to be both office and apres-work appropriate; complex enough that I...
Third compliment EVER yesterday from my (lady) barber - 212Men strikes again!
+1 on this - I may need to wear it tomorrow. It's in the directory as "Colors Uomo".
Also a big fan of 212Men (today's pick).
I'm with Ratfink on this - annoying. The "real" Miss Dior will always be the right one in my book.
I can't say whether one "should" buy the matching deodorant (or any other ancillary products - shampoo, after shave balm, soap, etc. - for that matter). I have the matching deo for about half the...
You might also want to see a dermatologist - the redness might be rosacea. I have it myself, and no amount of self-inflicted regimen worked until I saw the doctor. Now I just put on some...
What he said.
1. Acqua di Parma
2. Eau Sauvage
3. CK Eternity (didn't we all have this at one point?)
4. CK Calvin (back in the day)
5. Benetton Colours (also back in the day)
Another vote for M7
Christmas Eve: CdG Avignon (I'm singing in church) - puts me in the mood.
Christmas Day - still undecided. I could make it a CdG weekend and go with Sequoia or 2Men; or I might crack into my new...