Between Orange Sanguine, Cedrat Envirant, and now this, it seems like Atelier has really nailed the citrus genre.
Thanks for the update!
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Between Orange Sanguine, Cedrat Envirant, and now this, it seems like Atelier has really nailed the citrus genre.
Thanks for the update!
Only on nights that my daughter goes to bed hungry.
But then I'll wear a gourmand and tell her to close her eyes and imagine the food is real.
I think it's great. I thought it was pretty similar to BdA in smell but stronger--denser, more projection, and better longevity. I own BdA, but if I didnt, I'd have a tough time choosing between the...
Comme un Evidence Homme by Yves Rocher
With fragraces that can cause that reaction I'll spray on the back of the neck instead. It keeps the cloud from wafting right up into your nose all day, but you're still able to smell it easily...
Thank you, sir!
They usually send me one every month, but I didn't get one for January.
Anybody have one?
Sportsfan, thank you so much for updating us and officially verifying the discontinuation of Guerlain Homme. This is unfortunate! I think Guerlain Homme is an excellent fragrance (and I assumed it...
I thought it was "bah bah blacksheep."
For myself, I realize that Guerlain are reaching out to a younger audience with this one. That isn't in question. What is in question is the quality and originality of L'Homme Ideal. I don't mean to...
In my opinion, Vikt. It's darker than Norne to me. That weird licorice note just adds an eerie quality to the whole thing.
Could be that I wore it last year when I was home sick with the flu...
For once...yes. Completely satisfied.
That's not to say something won't come along and catch my interest, but I'm totally happy with what I've got and feel that it's more (way more) than enough.
Invasion Barbare and A Taste of Heaven
*steals L'Homme's Aventus and shimmies out the thread*
About 50 percent of my wardrobe contains an easily discernible sweet note. And of this 50% a little over half are dominated by a sweet smell.
25 percent hovers around the fresh citrus/aquatic,...
Says the guy with the broken sarcasm detector...
I just realized this today.
But hey, you can buy a 100 ml on eBay for $265. So don't worry about !
Not as shallow as you, but I generally stay away from decants for this exact reason. And I definitely appreciate a good bottle and to some extent a good box.
And a scuffed up, raggedy bottle and...
Actually it just arrived today. What's weird is it only cost me $17 from Yves Rocher directly. And I was able to choose a "free gift" which consisted...
Yeah, I can understand why you guys like it too. The quality is good. It's just not my style at all.
And no, it doesn't smell anything like Body Kouros.
If you guys have any interest in Yves Rocher fragrances, now's the time to jump. Besides the fact that everything's 50% off right now, check this out...
A few days ago I purchased "Nature"...
This more or less summarizes my thoughts on Jaipur. I'll add that it feels ridiculously formal in a "dandyish" kind of way. I picture a guy with a powdered face and gray wig when I smell it, like...
I loathe this.
Earlier this year Oxymusc by A Lab on Fire. I was so psyched up for this and it was completely the most disappointing thing possible.
Hydrogen by Nu_be was also completely...
Great stuff! Enjoy!
Based on some of your favorites, you might like L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain.
Don't get any "skank" in 24 Gold. The opening smells like a fake rubbery Oud to me. It's the one thing about it I don't like. The rest smells pretty good though, and I get white chocolate raspberry...
You should make a poll about it. Maybe see who prefers Black XS to Eau Sauvage, or Amouage Library Collection Opus IV.
Their youtube videos explain a lot.
Nah, far from it.
It just doesn't smell like a young club scent.
Ahhh...didn't read through your whole post the first time (I don't think anybody did) because I thought it was just an...
+1 Cedrat Envirant
I also recommend Dior Homme Sport or Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
I think prosperonline nailed it in his assessment and Wolfpocalypse Now's comment about the citrus is accurate as well.
I just got a bottle of the EDP in a couple of weeks ago. Having owned the...
I guess "hype" wasn't the right term. I could have used "positive reviews" instead. Because you're right, there's really not a lot of "hype" around Russian Tea.
Anyway, I eat my words. ...
I find your whole take on this incident a little confusing. To begin, the customer was fairly polite. I couldn't find one rude comment in his message and he went into great length to explain...
I think you handled it well in the end but understand the buyer's frustration.
It sounds like you posted the sale without taking the time to accurately represent what you were selling. Did you...
Encre Noire Sport is a great suggestion, just be mindful that the vetiver note is still very prominent.
I also like the idea of switching it up a little and moving toward something different, so...
I'd start with El Born
+1 Izod for a good cheapie that has a prominent cucumber note.
Also look into Yves Rocher Nature Homme, a very underrated green scent with cucumber as one of the main notes.
For a more bizarre...
Maybe give "Songe d'un Bois d'Ete" a shot. The saffron is pretty strong in it and overall it has a sort of animalic/oudy/leathery feel. It might be too animalic for what you're...
Your first impression echoes my sentiments exactly.
However, the EDP is very good.
Nice score, Mega! It's good to hear a solid report on this one.
I'll definitely be tuning in to this thread to read your updates.
Shelter Island by Bond, though in my opinion it doesn't get any better than Sel Marin.
See if you can test out Calvin Klein Euphoria Gold.
Or from your list, The One is a nice option.
I like them.
Paris*LA is my favorite gourmand right now. They released it a couple months ago. I love it.
Almost Transparent Blue is great. Liquid Night is very good too.
From what I sampled...
I'm not a big fan of Drakkar, personally.
Terre d' Hermes Parfum
Also, Scent of Peace for Him, more fruit than citrus specifically, but it works surprisingly well in cold temps.
Eau Sauvage Parfum is a fantastic scent, and I...
I'd also add Shelter Island by Bond to this list. This was a quiet release that kind of slipped under the radar, but it's a great little summer aquatic, a breezy cucumber seaweed scent with some...
Couldn't agree more. I have no plans to buy anything. I only want to enjoy what I have and very gradually trim down my collection.
Buy the way, Rich...It's on it's way! (Sorry for the...
Did a poor job keeping track this month but I know the two I wore most were:
Scent of Peace for Him
Actually this is pretty close to the amount I'll go through in a year (four 50 ml bottles...except for CPM which is 75).
But that doesn't mean I'll come even close to finishing one of...
A few last purchases to close out 2014. Guess I'm hunkering down for a lean 2015. ;)
Get your facts straight first. Then you can be a dick.
"Illogical" was what you said to me in the previous comment. Though I didn't say that because I was being respectful (I've been taught to respect my elders).
Why shouldn't a fragrance have an age...
I would rather buy Bleu.
But, What I would do is spend $35 in a bottle of Acqua Essenziale, a great substitute for Bleu (and even better in warm weather), and spend the remaining $55 on a bottle...
I kind of agree with you. And I think it's funny that in a post of which the premise is an attempt at cultivating civility and respect, some of its biggest supporters are inadvertently showing their...
I didn't say that. I said when someone says "juvenile" to describe a fragrance, I know it's not going to smell like Derby. Just because something smells juvenile doesn't automatically mean it smells...
Well you did just say it was one of the worst releases of 2014. I guess Adam's telling you to get your facts straight.
I've never taken "old man" or "old woman" to have a negative connotation regarding fragrances. Sure, negative, if you're 20 and you don't want to smell like you're 70, but the same applies to the...
Never sniffed TOF, but I don't think you'll regret Uomo one bit. I'd love to hear your impressions after you get to wear it a few times.
Euphoria LIQUID Gold is the one I'd really like to try.
I've only heard very good things about it. Unfortunately, it's not available in the U.S. and I don't think there are any plans to make it...
No, but I get lots of coughing and red eyes...hopefully they just have colds.
Kenzo Jungle (which is good, because the opening will most likely repel anyone within sniffing distance)
+1 Caron Pour Un Homme, or Taste of Heaven, which does the same...
I just got it in today and I'm wearing it right now.
I agree. It's good!
The opening reminded me of Dior Homme immediately but then it moved into a honey/amber/vanilla combo that's really...
How is it "generic?" Somebody explain this to me, because I have never smelled one other fragrance that has a dominant sugar note (that sugary pine sap) like CH Men. I'll be the first person to...
Close scare, Jeff...glad you're well!
Also be careful with nasal sprays as persistent use can permanently damage one's ability to smell.
I just got this in about two hours ago...
First impression is that it's absolutely a natural kind of smell. If they have been used, any synthetics in Winter are gentle and probably only...
Not to discount hednic's suggestion, but for the same price you can also get it from Twisted Lily. I love this place. That's why I'm plugging it. They're generous with sample requests, ship very...
My favorites were:
Dior Homme Eau for Men
Guerlain L'Homme Ideal
I thought the best part about the original was its delicacy. Not too sure I'd want to seen an Intense version of it.
Overrated: Everything you like that I don't like
Underrated: Everything I like
I don't know...
Kumquat's "Please don't use "Old Man" or "Old Lady" as a description....it's offensive" thread has been pretty entertaining. It might be the dark horse of 2014.
Bumping this thread to see if anybody has had the chance to try it.
Apparently it's pretty good--a spicy fragrance with a rich sandalwood note as the star of the show. However, it's still...
Francois Demachy followed by Olivier Creed and Alberto Morillas.
Great, I just ordered a bottle yesterday. :(
Everything I've heard has been positive...until now. :undecided:
Actually Eddie, you might even want to try buying a bottle from them some time. In my experience, there's something about purchasing a bottle from a store, in person, that enhances its personal...
Strictly released this year:
Homme Eau for Men
L'Art de la Guerre
I don't think what you're doing is so bad. In fact, I kind of respect your shamelessness. I don't think I'd be able to keep going back like you do. I'd feel too embarrassed.
I doubt Eddie's going...
Made in Heaven
These two duds released by A Lab On Fire. Fortunately, they also released Paris*LA, which would be on my "best of" list.
Oxymusc is basically non-existent. It's like...
Though I'm not crazy about either, I prefer the EDT. I find it's more interesting, that there's better separation among the notes, and that it develops better. The EDP is thicker, with more...
This year none of my favorite gourmands are on that list. I'm really enjoying Tabac Rouge and Paris*L.A.
From that list I would choose Aomassai, Pure Malt, and Ore in that order.
There ya go...
Kenneth Cole Mankind
Legend by Montblanc
All better, and achieve a similar effect.
I was looking at this yesterday. Please post your impressions of it.
Will it be the masculine tropical we've all been pining for?
The three niche fragrances I recommended the OP absolutely have mainstream appeal. In fact they have more mainstream appeal than most mainstream fragrances.
I thought I read what he wrote... :undecided:
Frags that could be purchased at Sephora? Better than Versace Pour Homme? Non-citrus centered?
I didn't take it that he was looking for...
+1 Dior Homme
You also might like La Nuit de L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
If you like the balance of earthy and clean that you found in Guerlain Vetiver you might like one of these two:
1) Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez: brighter than the Guerlain, and a little...
Something cheap. I have a very small fragrance budget for 2015.
Right now I'm thinking Lanvin L'Homme Sport or Lalique's Hommage a L'Homme.
Order a bunch of samples and go through those slowly until you find something you like. Stop buying bottles for a while. Here's 6 you can add to your sample list, or read up on and see if you think...
Fragrancex is legit as far as I'm concerned, but that's really weird that your juice is clear. Mine is a dark gray, kind of purple (maybe even green in some lights) color...pretty much anything BUT...
That was helpful. I'm sure the OP appreciates this poem.
Still enjoy this one and despite the backlash that always comes along with hype, I'm glad it's getting its time in the limelight. It deserves it.
My only concern is that there's been some kind of...
They all share a kind of sweet, vague designer powdery-ness, probably brought on by lavender combined with a sort of sweet spice like cardamom and backed by vanilla or tonka. While they don't smell...
Acqua di Gio Essenza
I like Versace Pour Homme a lot. I'm not saying these choices are better, but they'd make nice additions, and if you like VPH, there's a good...
Hey bilo, take a look at Tabac Rouge by Phaedon. It's very, very similar to Tobacco Vanille, but I actually like it more because it's not as loud. You can wear it around more comfortably because...
Is black currant the same as blackberry?
If it is, maybe you should check out 777 Stephane Humbert Lucas 2022 Generation Homme
Excellent fragrance. I don't even like the EDT and I love this one. Enjoy!