L'Instant by Guerlain maybe?
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L'Instant by Guerlain maybe?
RGPH (vintage) is my absolute all-time runaway #1 compliment whore scent.
Not the first time It's been like that...
Re-tried Ambre Nuit again... Opening whiff: "This is like a refined Burberry Brit". After 1 hour: "Yep, Musc Ravageur.".
I think I need a new body...
Creed uses natural ingredients, as such they change over time faster than synthetics.
Perhaps. Though others who hadn't been enveloped in double glory had the same reaction too. LOL
One thing's for sure though - I don't get the hype about Bois d'Argent.
I must have bizarre skin chemistry. I get the Amber and Rose early on, but after about an hour the drydown on both is almost exactly the same. Sillage on both is epic, btw.
Not on my skin. I even asked 2 others to try smelling my left and right arms... They thought I was kidding them and that it was the same juice.
Good lord these smell identical after drydown. At first AN has that gorgeous boozy note, but once that fades, it's the same juice. Grrr.
Just wondering.. A lot of people say 2 sprays is the "limit" of how much you should apply, but for me, after a short while, I just don't get the sillage I expect. So I'm wondering, how do *you* apply...
Wanna swap skin? :D
Unfortunately the opening never ended on my skin...
But from what I could smell on the tester strip, the warm floral (if it comes out...) is stunning.
Was able to sniff this frag today (they had a sampler under the shelf, could not display it yet). It's powerful, and to me, overwhelmingly so. But on the sampling strip it settled down to the...
Nah. It's a fresh, new batch. Only hit the shops 1 week ago. I tried the samplers in the shop itself, and it smells identical.
I spritzed TdH on a paper strip and my Aventus bottle - on the...
Nope, I'm very careful about that. ;)
LOL. It's not a fake. ;)
But maybe I have one of those batch variations that smells totally different again. Should probably let it age a bit.
Well, I have aventus on my left and Terre on my right - it's quite similar.
But then again, my skin chemistry is a bit odd anyway. :P
So I had maaaassive luck on BN - a fellow forumer/lurker who bought aventus and did not like it sold a near-new bottle (lot C42B11N01) for a price that made me ask thrice if he was sure. Well,...
Yes, but the Mitico is an exact Le Male replica. At budget scent prices. :)
...for satisfying my Le Male cravings with Mitico. About $5, just a bit weaker sillage and staying power, but I don't mind squirting on a bit more to compensate.
Torino Lamborghini. The Mitico is a $5 version of JPG Le Male. Only about 80% the sillage and durability, but it smells identical.
An officemate doused himself in Gucci Guilty PH and I thought he overdosed on Very irresistable. Was quite surprised when he said it was "the new Gucci smell". Went to the shop and sniffed it, and...
I've been trying it here in singapore (which seems dominted by hugo boss or clinique happy) and the number of compliments I've gotten from the (much younger than I am) girls was astounding -...
Agree 100%. So I bought a tester bottle of Burberry Brit for 28 USD instead. 100ml of love.
I tried it yesterday too. VERY classy bottle, the sort you'd leave out in your bathroom when you have a new lady friend over... Just looks elegant.
As for the juice, it's pleasant but boring....
On mine it's quite good, I sprayed some at 8am and could still easily smell it when I got home at 11pm. On my clothes it lasted till laundry day
I disagree... To me they smell very different, even more so after drydown!
Eternity Aqua has a definite hint of the regular Eternity, somewhat unmistakeably. But it also has the aquatic vibe, like Herrera Aqua or Bvlgari Aqua. Think of it as a 50/50 mix... One part of you...
Nobody else tried this? :P
I bought Jetlag on a recent trip. It's very light, fresh and definitely wakes you up. must be the grapefruit notes. works great in the morning too, just gives that little kick of energy.
Ah, I was using the wrong search terms. Gracias.
Remember it's prom.... So honestly, from my own experience (my own prom and being dragged to proms by girls i knew from other schools...)
1. Drakkar Noir. Girls love this scent, it reminds them of...
I'm surprised I couldn't see this in the directory... managed to get some today (50% off!) and it's a nice aquatic, one of the very very few that don't turn vile and sour on my skin.
Hi all, I've been reading a bit about the Creed Aventus issues where some batches are vile and some are great...
So which are good? Which are bad? How to tell without buying first?
Cheap? Body Shop Activist. :P
Classy? Musc Ravageur.
I've heard of that one too.... Gonna try it tomorrow, thanks!!!
I'll need to revisit M.I. again I think... Vetiver itself (any incarnation) has just been bad with my skin chemistry, it just turns into soggy moss, and not in a "fresh forest dew" sort of way. i've...
Odd mix here.... Actually been asked point blank by malay girls what I was wearing when i had Rive Gauche on. But JPG Le Male tends to get compliments all around.
Azzaro Chrome? But to me, Burberry Brit always reminds me of cold Europe weather. Dunno why.
First off, I have *way* too many scents... Musc Ravageur, Kouros (various types...), M7 and M7 fresh, fumerie turque, Bvlgari Black, D&G pour homme, JPG Le Male, Burberry Brit, etc etc (I...
I live in singapore (hot and humid) but still bought this when it came here...
It smells like a hot, smoky, sexy turkish shisha parlor that also has a "women of pleasure" business going on at the...
Sillage is strong, but it's also a high school fave... So i think your age is ok for it, though i'd honestly recommend something more "out of the ordinary" like azzaro Chrome.
it's still around, but they only sell it as a gift set with the bath soap. I have a set... Truly great!
Try a search in the directory. Specify tonka as a fragrance note.
I'm with you on that... ;)
Though, in all fairness, M7, like Rive Gauche, is "safe to bathe in". I've never been able to "over-spray" either of them.
How would you compare XS to, say, Noir Epices? My impression is that both are spicy sandalwoods...
For some reason...
Hmmm... I got a bottle of DK Unleaded for approx $28 and a 50ml bottle of Fuel for about $22 last week here in Singapore.
I'd say Jaisalmer.
It's typical YSL... You GOTTA try it on skin. Same with Kouros, Rive Gauche, etc.
Tea for Two
Looks like a used bottle that was refilled with water.
... Or else it gets the hose again...
This may help:
What form of Musc Ravageur?
I've been in a dilemma over buying an additional bottle or two while it's here... But budget, budget... Plus, it's an EDP, so I'm thinking this one bottle will last ages...
The local specialty scents shop got the F.T. export bottles in stock 4 days ago... Finally got my bottle today. God I love this stuff. Smoky, spicy, smooth... I feel like i'm a Sultan in his Harem.
Good bye!!! Take care, man. :)
There was a good thread on "easy-on-the-wallet gems" that's still on the front page:
Hmmm.... Dior Homme, perhaps?
XS is great... Maybe not in an office environment full of non-stop complaining whinebags, but in the other 90% of office environments, it's a sexy, lively, manly scent that can only garner...
Iceberg Twice, M7 and Rive Gauch have got to be the best bargain-basement deals ever.
It changes for me too... always at the right time, oddly enough...
When i'm talking to people, it gets a bit of the animalistic edge... Attracts women like mad.
When i'm alone and just...
I've received Burberry samples for years as well... Everything from touch to brit to London...
I suggest reading the FAQ sections on "How do I decant?"
No problem! Yeah, I agree, Tam Dao is their best. Philosykos comes in at a close 99% second...
I may still have a sampler of Eau de Lierre, actually. Let me dig it up again.
I tried Eau de Lierre already. It's very "mainstream" and reminds me of L'Egoiste Platinum.
No officer, it's not Very Irresistable, it's just my hazelnut latte!
I think it's ridiculous. Canada will scare off tourists... Heck, you'll be able to smell that stench all the way to europe! Which may make perfume sales there skyrocket... Hmmmm.....
That explains it. :)
It's here too:
I think your nose was off... Aramis Life is an extremely boring, linear frag compared to the complex, will-work-in-any-situation that is L'Instant PH.
Shifts is right... Cool Water and AdG are the 2 colognes almost all people your age wear, along with Drakkar Noir. I recommend "smelling different". Burberry Brit and Burberry Touch are good. Try...
It really does last ages... Even in a hot, sweaty summer day, the sillage keeps pumping out after a good 12-14 hours.
I do understand the deodorant note though. There's a deodorant called "Arrid"...
How could Elemi, a tree native to the Philippines, have been used in Egyptian embalming?
Has no effect. A lot of forumers have had the sprayer *break* but I haven't heard of leaks.
My Bvlgari Black never had problems with the sprayer though.
Agreed. Smells like cheap green apple bubblegum though. :(
Bathe in Kouros!
(though, with the effect Kouros has on my female friends, you may not make it out of the office with your clothes on. But you'll be very happy)
Thank goodness longevity is excellent then. i'll just need to bathe in the stuff before boarding the nice, enclused space of an airline...
honestly, if you want to know what Furyo smells like, I can try to send you a sample. But the easiest way to imagine it is to mix Jaisalmer with Kouros.
It's on it's way. :)
Got lots of bottles of Furyo here.
Kouros is one of those scents that needs a "walk-through" or a very diffused application onto skin... Then you get a really wonderful scent. A concentrated squirt onto paper will only show many...
Then get the Very Irresistable. ;)
Mure is french for Blackberry. :)
This is really yummy:
Givenchy's Very Irresistable for her.
It's a wonderful, light perfume that smells of fresh roses. Good for age 15-25 easy, it's one of my faves to smell on a girl (and i'm not that old). :)
I find jaisalmer resembles Vetiver Extraordinaire a lot
Yes, much like Kouros, this really, really, really works well with a large diffusion zone. ;)
Try doing a search for "office work cologne". We've had many, many, many threads on this subject already.
While Sarah Jessica Parker actually blended her own scents...
I honestly think someone offered Paris 20 fragrances to pick from, and she just picked one that she thought "smells HAWT"
I agree 100%. Also, most people who give you a compliment, unless they're very very aware of how much you spend on your frags, will not be able to tell the difference between a L'Artisan, a Creed or...
For the "underwear"... Is that fresh, or used? ;)
Here in Singapore, they cost about 15 USD for a 100ml spray, and 11 USD for a 100ml splash.
Furyo by Bogart. A smoother, sexier version of Kouros. Dirt-cheap too!
Do a search through wardrobes, maybe someone can send you an empty bottle.
I love the DK bottles... Stumbled across Fuel and Unleaded yesterday, and wanted to buy them based on the bottle alone!
Oh good lord... How could I have skipped this frag for this long? I swear, I'm gonna bathe in this!!!
That wonderful iris and tobacco... It's like a smooth blend of Dolce & Gabbana PH, Boss #6,...
Didn't we already have about 5 "What to wear to a job interview" threads?
Of your list, I'd have to agree on the Bvlgari
You may also want to try Very Irresistable Summer (also has a grapefruit accord) or even Azzaro Chrome.
Chrome is about as "safe" as it gets... and I have yet to find a girl or woman that didn't...
Yeah, I'm having a similar prob... so many frags, not enough years in my life to finish them all! ;)
Thanks to a recent thread on here, I decided to try and find this scent...
w00t! got a brand new 100ml bottle for 15 USD! This stuff is great!!!!