Not bad, some interesting choices there to help break the bros out of their usual routines.
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Not bad, some interesting choices there to help break the bros out of their usual routines.
No kidding, probably 3/4 of frags I've tried I pass up because they don't last.
I'd love to wear old school eaux de colognes and bay rums in summer but I can't be arsed to refresh them every 45...
Nothing imo. It's a job interview, not a fashion show.
As a fan of oud frags, I find Montale's Dark Aoud to be harsh and awful. I hate to smell it, much less smell like it.
Much prefer Kilian Pure Oud.
I haven't tried it but I hear the Armani Privé Rose d'Arabie is a more linear version of NdN - I like NdN's opening a lot but the sweet drydown is a bit feminine for me.
+1 on trying Geranium Pour Monsieur, too much mint for me but perfect for summer.
I don't like the Montale ouds at all, Dark Aoud in particular will highlight the sharp, metallic nature of whatever "oud" they're using which to me smells like a wood shop where someone left a thick...
Try the classic colognes like Chanel and Acqua di Parma.
Personally I think it's more fun to wear different frags to suit the occasion, your dress and your mood, but certainly there's nothing wrong with a signature scent. Unfortunately I haven't found one...
A Creed subforum would make Basenotes a lot more interesting place.
GIT is a good, safe work scent for people who think that spending $200 than the price of Cool Water will lend them an air of sophistication. I think Aventus is a great unique frag with very good...
Try different ambers to see which kind you like; Hermes l'Ambre des Marveilles is a good choice as is Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan and the Hermesessnce Ambre Narguille. There are probably lots of good...
In summer I like Fire Island because it smells just like the Bain de Soleil I used to wear as a kid, and my wife loves Coney Island as it's a fun and unique combo of margaritas, candy floss and...
I think if a 50+ year old man walked by me and I smell A*men on him, I would literally stop, turn around, and think seriously about asking him what he was wearing just to be sure.
It sounds like you have a taste for high price tags, not high quality.
Creed definitely has you covered. Looking forward to your 10/10 review of GIT to go with your 2/10 review of Cool Water.
No but there's definitely a correlation between age and experience, and experience and taste.
Yeah, I have a few Tom Ford Private Blend frags and wear a fair bit of Tom Ford. I'd say his clothes and his frags have some similarities, namely that sex is often front and center.
Agreed, that stuff is nuclear strength, odorless, and won't stain your shirts. Accept no substitutes!
As for what to wear after gym class, I'd say the same stuff you put on in the morning? Get...
Lots of frags that smell like tobacco leaves and pipe tobacco, but I've never smelled any frag that smelled like a cigar or cigarette, or a person who was or had just smoked a cigar or cigaratte.
Yeah I own and love NdN so Noir smells pretty good to me, it's just not in the same league as NdN which I don't mind as it's much cheaper.
Snob? No, but it will make you come off as someone new to the world of fragrance and who's spent way too much money on a slickly marketed package.
Me neither, first world problems!
I guess I've spent about $3k total on my current collection of ~15 bottles.
Brilliant nugere. No-go for me because for 99% of people out there, it just smells like another old $15 fougere .
Worst packaging/bottle/sprayer compared to price? Creed, hands down. Caron isn't great but they typically cost 1/5 to 1/10 as much as Creeds.
My personal favourite packaging is Armani Privé, the...
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And finally, Iris Gris.
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I'm a big fan of fresh green frags and have been wearing Bois d'Orage and Sycomore a lot this winter, but on a recent warm day the Bois d'Orage I was wearing really radiated a bit too much for my...
Depends on the frag, I use something like 6 full sprays of Bois d'Encens but for Bois d'Orage I use 3, one on my chest and 4 1/2 sprays on my wrists and neck, otherwise I blow people out of the room!
For me it's the powdery drydown but that wasn't something unexpected given the style of frag.
I don't mind the price or the accolades as it really is the 83 Lafite Rothschild of barbershop...
It's a fake. Send it back and hopefully learn a lesson about buying products from a company with absolutely no quality control and distribution control whatsoever.
I have the Hermes and Malle frags and neither smell like lime and basil really. All of them vanish like a fart in the wind if that's important to you.
A*Men, Pi and One Million, not because they're bad frags per se, just that the guys who wear them apparently have no sense of smell.
Bond Little Italy. Heavy orange opening, godawful synth musk base.
Can't beat Une Rose for day and Noir de Noir for evening imo!
It's been reformulated, like my beloved Gentleman which now smells like an ashtray to me.
Never blind buy a Givenchy.
Bois d'Encens. I don't know about obvious but it's very simple, wonderful, and stays close to my skin, so it's just for me.
Since you're new to fragrances, I highly recommend the beginner's forum.
Try and see, on me for example a frag like Bois d'Orage becomes radioactive in the heat, so I tone down to Fou d'Absinthe or Guerlain Vetiver instead.
Wow it's been almost hours since a Creed astroturfer posted an Aventus thread! Thanks OP!
I didn't want to buy NP, but I ended up doing so anyway just for the longevity.
Yeah it's a bit of a shame because I'm almost allergic to rich incenses like Coromandel and Avignon, but I love the dark dry down of Bois d'Encens, so I can never blind buy an "incense" frag.
I guess you're not a Creed astroturfer or fanboy! :laugh:
Pulp is the rare (unique?) fruit frag that doesn't vanish in an hour on my skin, plus I love the way it smells.
The third one in the series is Cuir Noir.
I hear from my discount frag lady that the Queen Latifah one is a dead ringer.
I love Bois d'Orage but imo it's not too foresty past the opening, on me it dries down to a sweet grass and petroleum which is wonderful but not evocative of a forest in my opinion. Sample before...
If incense and citrus smell the same to you, you could save a lot of money and wear drugstore frags! :D
I like rich incense frags like Coromandel and Avignon but I don't like to wear them; for me Bois d'Encens is much preferable as it's a bone-dry incense with a great unique opening.
I doubt that's the reason, after all most of Chanel's fragrances are feminine but they don't garner vocal hatred.
The herd of Creed astroturfers and fanboys here on Basenotes need an enemy to...
It sounds like he's looking for a more pure, higher quality coconut than the mud in VIW.
Coromandel is a big incense bomb and IMO incense is incense, it's not masculine or feminine these days really.
Vanilla in Tom Ford NdN.
Creed, hands down.
Way too many frags most of which are subpar, ridiculous prices, lousy quality in the bottle/packaging/labelling, scam marketing, zero quality control, extensive astroturfing,...
Another Creed circlejerk thread, this time from a days-old account.
They aren't even trying anymore.
OV would be ok if there weren't a hundred excellent vetivers already on the market.
Since there are, OV is objective crap by comparison, and ludicrously priced given the ingredients.
Does it smell Royal?
This thread has 16 pages.
No fragrance is worth working this hard for.
Your disappointment isn't surprising as I've never heard Kouros described as an incense. Try Chanel Coromandel or Heeley Cardinal.
BdO is much, much, much greener than Spice and Wood. Sample both side by side.
RL Polo as the first men's fragrance I really liked, RL Safari as the first men's fragrance I really loved and made my signature, and Tom Ford Noir de Noir for expanding my horizons so far that I'll...
Tilda Swinton for me.
Every Creed perfume is perfect for every occasion so go nuts.
Rose and oud is a nice combo imo but Montale's harsh oud is a turnoff to me. Une Rose + Pure Oud is a magical combination, or substitute Noir de Noir for Une Rose for a devastating evening combo.
I have a few liters of fragrance at this point, so realistically I'll never run out of anything.
Sycomore for me.
+1 on Bois d'Encens. Remarkable frag, utterly distinctive, very exclusive.
Sides of your neck above your shirt and back of your hands gives you 4 sprays without touching your clothes. Even if you wear the same frag all the time I wouldn't recommend spraying work clothes as...
Citrus notes by definition will disappear quickly. Cheap frags by Royall and St. John's for example will deliver as much lime longevity as TF at a fraction of the price.
Pure Oud but I have some Extreme Oud coming.
Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie. Exclusive, masculine, buttery smooth leather scent.
You have a lot of modern scents for young guys and girls. Try a classic, manly fragrance like Yatagan, Paco Rabanne, Azzaro Homme, Polo etc.
28's a tough age, the women you're interested in aren't girls anymore (no citrus/aqua), but they're not full blown women yet either (no leathers/aromatic fougeres). Regardless you want something...
Yeah the economics of 100mL or even 50mL bottles don't make sense if you have more than a half dozen or so frags, unless for some reason you're planning to wear them and nothing else for the rest of...
Normally I would say always sample first, but for a popular vintage frag like M7, you can easily resell it if you don't like it.
Guerlain Double Vanille
I get honey and powder mainly. A few other things happening in the opening but they disappear quickly.
Noir de Noir. It's extremely different from the butch frags I usually wear, and there's just something in the opening (grape? cognac? chocolate?) that hits me like a bullet to the brain whenever I...
I bought a 50 pack of small sprays from Accessories for Fragrances for about $30. Transfer the vials into those.
People must think I have some sort of disorder as I'm always sniffing the backs of my hands and wrists out in public. Last night I had Bois d'Orage / Sycomore on my hands and Pamplemousse Rose /...
Informal? Classy? Young/old? Long service? All-night dance?
Out of respect for the people in the pews and at your table, I'd wear Bleu or GIT until the dance starts, then hit the men's room for a...
It's a toilette activity, like brushing your teeth, applying makeup or trimming your nails. It's natural to want to do it in privacy.
No more than a dozen.
Kouros is the scent for you.
Increasingly, a Creed-only forum appears to be the only answer!
It's spoiled, pour it down the drain, crush the bottle underfoot, and learn to never again buy perfume from a niche house that lets any old store resell their wares. That bottle could have been...
They punch way above their weight. That said if you like the juice and don't mind the price, go for it.
This is a great idea.
I'm a smoker but I don't know anyone including me who likes the smell of second hand cigarette smoke though.
If I'm going out for the evening, you better believe people are going to smell me!
However, if I'm going to work with the same people I always work with, I pick the fragrance that I want to wear...
I love Bois d'Orage but on me at least it projects like a beast in the heat. People walking by are transported to a sweet green jungle.
For me, Yatagan and Kouros for very different reasons.
Summer stuff I'm wearing this year will be Neroli Portofino, Fire Island, Bigarade Concentree, St. John's Bay Rum, Pamplemousse Rose and one of the Jardin series (I can't decide which). I had a great...
If you say so, I own By Kilian Pure Oud and Montale Dark Aoud and while those are two very different frags, you can tell the wood used is at least from the same family, while Royal Oud's...
For a different scent that has similarities to Antaeus - similar vintage, complexity, projection, longevity, and impact in perfume history - try Kouros.
Armani Bois d'Encens would work well in that dry, dusty Arizona heat. I wouldn't call it complex but it's definitely sophisticated, very exclusive, and you definitely won't end up smelling like a...
I'd like to hear more opinions on what to do when you receive damaged merchandise in the mail. Maybe someone should start a poll!
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is woody but with spices and citrus as well, fairly young-ish in my opinion. Frankly if you're comfortable wearing Rive Gauche I don't think there's much you can wear that will...
I find TV projects unpleasantly like a beast in summer heat, while TL to me dries down to something that smells like TL minus the leather. Overall I guess I prefer the tobacco leaf in TV since there...
I don't find many aquatics last and project as much as I like, but in that regard I've had good results with Tom Ford Neroli Portofino EDP.
I prefer simple, fresh, fairly cheap scents for summer, and in that regard I think Jean-Claude Ellena at Hermes is the master. The Jardin series, the orange and grapefruit concentrées, Terre, Voyage...