Wow, so many helpful suggestions! Thanks guys, I can't wait to begin the hunt.
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Wow, so many helpful suggestions! Thanks guys, I can't wait to begin the hunt.
Haven't seen a thread on this, but forgive me if i missed it.
Recently discovered I like plum as a major note. What plum fragrances do you like/recommend?
Very familiar with Cuiron and Voleur...
Love it. It sparkles.
Thirded. Love this. A summer staple.
Gris Clair and Chergui by Serge Lutens, Voleur de Roses by L'Artisan, Windsor by Creed (runners up: Himalaya for beauty and Santal Imperial for sparkle), and No. 1 by Clive Christian if that counts...
My normal holiday go-to's would be along the lines of Arabie, Pi, Egoiste, or Le Dandy, but I felt like something extra special yesterday, so I broke out my Clive Christian No. 1. How I love how I...
A sample of Patou Pour Homme Prive which just shot onto my wish list!
SOTD: Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
SOTE: Guerlain Spirteuse Double Vanille
Montale Black Aoud.
Love this thread!
I find Lutens' Gris Clair and Opium PH EDP to be haunting and mysterious, as well as C&S Cuba. They're all strong and can be overpowering, but when worn lightly they're dark...
Dior: Pass (although I haven't tried Eau Noire)
YSL: Opium PH EDP (or Live Jazz depending on the day I'm asked)
This is a great question that I hadn't even stopped to consider until now. Maybe I'll just change fragrances frequently throughout the day.
Sorry, I meant MPG's.
Does anybody else find these two to be similar? I have liked Eau des Iles for years, but when I did a wrist-to-wrist comparison with Timbuktu, I found them to be quite similar for a while but...
I'm very fond of Iquitos. Although it's not in my top ten, I reach for it fairly frequently when nothing else feels right. I don't get rubber from it, but I do get an initial tang similar to what I...
I like this thread because wrist smelling is a frequent behavior of mine! Key drivers of it are:
Richard James (my signature)
Chanel PM (my SOTD)
Clive Christian No. 1 for Men
I just got Luca Turin's new book. I'm in agreement with him more often than not, and even when we differ I appreciate his perspective, but the one exception to that is his apparent loathing of all...
I need the help of at least one of you historians. I saw the attached on eBay, which is certainly not the currently available Mouchoir de Monsieur packaging. My question is: is it...
I just bought a 2.5oz bottle of Creed Santal Imperial on eBay for a fantastic price. I know, I know, but the seller has almost 800 reviews, all positive, and apparently has a store for...
Muscs Koublai Khan.
I know, but it's working for me.
I thought Nil was a tad too feminine for me at first as well, but I grew to love it and get compliments when I wear it so who cares? I also like Mediteranee, but what I like in it is what's similar...
Duro is a bit of a jumble with the oud-like astringency, the smoke, the leather, etc., but I did like it. However, it felt similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain and when I tested them side by side I...
1. Clive Christian No. 1 for Men
2. Richard James
3. L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
4. Creed Virgin Island Water
5. Balenciaga Portos
Something for every season!
Just received my bottle of. . . Rose Poivree!
I wore this from a sample for the first time today and kept reapplying it. I didn't really need to of course, but I kept wanting more! Warm, sweet, sensual, and rapturous with just enough edge from...
Caron Tabac Blond. First time. Wow!
Bond gets fairly universally condemned here, so it's hard to understand how it could be overrated. If anything, I think it's better than it's given credit for here, and therefore underrated.
I wish I'd read this thread before I just sprayed myself with Llewellyn Stardust. The Mexican lime is still a good choice given the atmosphere of chili, guacamole, nachos, etc. in which I'll find...
Penhaligon's Opus 1870.
Czech and Speake Frankincense and Myrrh.
Mr. G, I have been intrigued to get the same small whiffs you describe throughout the day. I felt like the scent retreated from its initial hit faster than most Guerlains which is why I questioned...
Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille
I have a sample from The Perfumed Court, and I rather like it (although my husband said I smell like dessert), and want to test further. My complaint thus far is that I find the sillage and...
Serge Lutens Chene. First time. Marvelous!
SOTD: Millesime Imperial; SOTE: Stardust
Guerlain Derby; not exactly my go-to fragrance, but all day long I've been inhaling and saying, "Damn, I smell good!"
Llewellyn Stardust for Men
There's a winey, dark rosy, smooth velvet quality that I like in Ungaro III, but it stops short of greatness on me (and my husband for that matter) and gets stuck in a cologny place that becomes a...
Probably not so easy to obtain, but Ava Luxe Feu de Bois.
Diptyque Opone; as with several other Diptyque fragrances (Tam Dao and Eau Lente for example), I almost love this one but in the end just like it.
I always think (except that I try not to!) that Creed's Chevrefeuille Original smells like toothpaste water. I love the fragrance, but as soon as I allow the toothpaste connection to register,...
Hermes Bel Ami. Great choice for today; I love it when that happens!
I'm sure the Domenico Caraceni fans will come down hard on me for this, but I think there are similarities between DC and No. 89 as well.
Try Aedes de Venustas and/or Aus Liebe Zum Duft as well: great selection and service.
My favorites are Eau des Iles and Parfum d'Habit, but you might also try Centaure and Jardin du Nil and Baime to get a broader survey of MPG's work (not for the faint of heart in some cases).
Great thread! I'm simultaneously trying to prune my collection to what I truly love (and loves me back) and also reduce my spending. My resolution for 2008 is to sell as much as I can bear to part...
I'm not supposed to be awake now, but since I am, I'll pick an SOTD: today's the day I'll sample Sarrisins (in one of its many spellings!). I have a feeling it's better suited to a spring day, but...
Leifer, thanks so much for the Herculean effort! You wrote about a number of fragrances that I'm either experimenting with or dying to try.
Let me urge you to try HOT Always again (a couple of...
Wonderful review, Mike, and now me wants too. Boo! I've spent the day wearing JHL; it sounds like there might be similarities?
I could NOT get warm this morning, so I picked JHL to warm me up. It worked. I smell warm and huggable and just a little fusty.
Crown Sandringham in a big way and D'Orsay Le Dandy to a lesser extent.
Am I crazy or does Stardust have some similarity to Minotaure with the obvious difference that Stardust starts with lime and Minotaure starts with orange? Does anyone else get that?
This is a great thread that has made me laugh out loud several times. . . and yes, feel SO much better.
All of the following have been by middle-aged women at work. That seems to be the audience...
I'm surprised to hear the Kingdom comparisons. I get a strong Kingdom vibe from Rose Poivree but to me Domenico Caraceni is closer to Czech & Speake No. 88 and Floris No. 89 (hmm, I wonder if...
Czech & Speak No. 88.
Creed Feuille Verte. I've done everything but offer my body on the street to get a sample (no wait, I've done that too).
I second all things Penhaligons, especially Racquets Formula, and Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. I would add Truefitt & Hill Grafton and Creed Santal Imperial. I don't remember seeing YSL Rive...
I grabbed one as well; many thanks!
Rive Gauche, Truefitt & Hill Grafton, and Penhaligons Racquets Formula.
Richard James EDT.
Equipage. I need something fierce to elbow my way through the mall.
Chergui and Equipage.
Who knew Santa had such great taste?
I agree with The_Good_Life: Blenheim Bouquet or Epicea.
Chergui (an early Christmas present); rapture!
Lutens Gris Clair.
If you're baking, I'd recommend JHL, Safran Troublant, or Pi; If you're making spicy, aromatic, savory food, I'd go with something honeyed like Chergui. I understand the reservations of some...
Clive Christian X for Men.
Ack, I was at the Marshall's in Boston a couple of weeks ago and didn't see it there. I guess a return visit is in order.
Richard James EDT, PdN New York, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Penhaligon's Racquets Formula, and Clive Christian No. 1 for Men come to mind.
Hubby will wear Burberry London, so we have that covered, and I will probably choose either Pi or JHL, although Gris Clair is a dark horse.
Creed Silver Mountain Water.
Truefitt and Hill Grafton followed by Montale Fougeres Marines. SOTE will be Silver Mountain Water.
This is a bit obscure, but D. R. Harris HIS Cologne makes me smell exactly like a gingerbread man.
I love HOT Always and Fire Island. Bond No. 9 is most successful when it's a little playful, tongue-in-cheek, and therefore creative. I find Saks Fifth Avenue for Men to be quite lovely despite its...
I tried Gris Clair this morning, but it felt wrong, so I switched to Epicea. My SOTE is Voleur de Roses for Candlelight Carols at Trinity Church in Copley Square.
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme. It attracts both men and women who seem to get touchy-feely when I wear it.
Alain Delon Iquitos. It's amazing how often this is just the right thing to wear for me given that it's not in my top ten.
I love Eton College Collection. I wanted to like Shaving Shop; it's a nice fragrance, but it's almost non-existent on my skin, so it's on my swap list.
I'm seeing my personal trainer this morning so I want something sexy for the gym; thanks, BrothaG, for the inspiration: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme.
MPG Iris Bleu Gris. No reason.
D.R. Harris HIS Cologne for the day and D'Orsay Le Dandy tonight. It's holiday party day!
I third or fourth Virgin Island Water, but also try L'Artisan Ananas Fizz, Creed Millesime Imperial, Montale Sandflower, YSL Live Jazz, and Bond No. 9 Fire Island.
I second Rive Gauche; smells like shaving cream.
I like to think i have a sensitive nose, but I find these two to be so similar! I parse them because of the watermelon in MI and the black currant in SMW. If I had to choose one, it would be MI...
I second Chanel Egoiste and would add Bond No. 9 HOT Always. I would also recommend Goutal's Eau de Fier, but it's been discontinued.
I need to feel like a king today: Creed Santal Imperial (from a sample and about to be added to my wish list!).
I fourth the recommendations for Idole de Lubin and also suggest Balenciaga Portos and Creed Bois de Portugal (though it is light in the booze factor).
Clive Christian No. 1 for Men, Richard James EDT, Chergui, and Caron Third Man.
Voleur de Roses would be right up there; can I choose five? :)
L'Artisan's Safran Troublant.
For Thanksgiving, it has to be Givenchy Pi.
Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barths and Creed Chevrefeuille Original; neither is appropriate to the season but one was a giftcard purchase and the other was a darn good deal.
I couldn't decide this morning, so I let my son pick for me: Iquitos by Alain Delon. Not bad for a seven-year-old!
Givenchy Pi. I'm swooning: it's perfection for a cold but sunny day around the holidays. I love it when I pick right!
Caron Third Man when I want something sweet and Terre d'Hermes when I don't.
I really like Heritage, but I wouldn't buy it blind if you're expecting vanilla.
Chergui, Douce Amere, and Daim Blond with Miel de Bois as a sort of "I can't believe I like this" runner up. There are quite a few mentioned here I haven't tried, and that has to be corrected!
You might email Georg at Aus Liebe. I ordered my sample about three or four weeks ago and he carried it then, but his inventory does fluctuate a bit.
Yes, I got my samples of both Caracenis from Aus Liebe Zum Duft. I highly recommend their selection and service.
Ivy League is a completely different animal from PH; it's a very herbal citrus,...