On me, while Pure Havane does have the longevity, it comes in very much in second place in the projection stakes compared to A*men, Pure Leather and Pure Malt.
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On me, while Pure Havane does have the longevity, it comes in very much in second place in the projection stakes compared to A*men, Pure Leather and Pure Malt.
I don't know which is the mildest Muhle razor, but that's only half the story. The mildest blades I've come across so far (and I still have 20 types to get through) are Shark Stainless steel. On me...
What is this "evaporation" that you fear?
If a spray bottle is evaporating, it is leaking and should be transfered to a big atomiser bottle.
If it's a splash bottle, only open it occasionally and...
One splash bottle of Faberge Macho went bad on me after 25 years, and I had to throw it out.
1881 I have and is a good woody citrus scent for summer.
Moschino Uomo? I've owned for 10 years, and I still have a question mark about it in my head. I like it at first, but then after a while...
Rochas Man has been in department stores down here since 1999/2000, and only started showing up in discount places last year. Similarly, Strawberrynet only started heavily discounting it last year....
If you mean "Animale Animale" the chocolate scent that came out a year before A*men, usage is the same as for A*men - orientals are best left for night time or your days off. No need to give your...
On me, Boss No1 gets pretty weak after 3 or 4 hours. Thus, I've never thought it a powerhouse. How does it last on you?
I'm only a fan of classic heavy metal - from when one could still detect melody in what they were playing (Deep Purple, Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, MegaDeath, Metallica and longest running of the...
80s Powerhouses I own include,
Gianfranco Ferre for Men,
Giorgio for men,
Salvador Dali Pour Homme,
Oscar Pour Lui,
If Ebay doesn't come through for you, what you need is some friend or acquaintance going through Dubai in their travels. I didn't actually see Pure Malt in the airport transit lounge (perhaps because...
There's 12 of your scents that I don't own (and some of those I might yet buy), and I really like the ones you own that I do own, so we share similar tastes.
Kiton Men testers were going cheap in...
I only have Insense and Insense Ultramarine.
My question is how can the highly masculine and highly ultra-marine Insense Ultramarine in any way be a true flanker to the original Insense, other...
I got the Palermo versions of Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille in the mail today, and have had them on my arms for five hours now.
I smelled the originals five days ago, and so am relying on...
Oscar for Men is the only scent I own where I put on six sprays in the morning, and it feels fine and not all that strong. But as the day goes on it get stronger and stronger.
I think I'm just...
I suppose that one really interesting question would be what their version of the men's Gucci Envy smells like, given the recent high Ebay prices. Another would be if their M7 resembles the vintage...
I didn't like it much in wrist tests, but did buy a cheap bottle eventually. Surprisingly, it did become a summer time favourite.
It depends what you mean by cheapies, as there are two types.
The first are the Lomani types - made cheap to be sold cheap, but I have no interest in those.
The second are the formally full...
Yes, you're experience seems very much akin to that of many others. I bought mine as a gift set with a big bottle of shower gel not long after it came out, from a legit store - so the chances of it...
I've just sprayed some Very Valentino and By Man on each hand. There is some similarity, but while By Man was classified as an oriental in the H&R chart, Very Valentino was classified as an ambery...
Unless it's been reformulated recently, Boss Bottled has always lasted for over 8 hours strongly on me, but I do wear it under clothes. But I have had a few scents that conk out on me after a few...
Fascinating observation, thanks.
You've tempted me.
Thanks very much for the clarification.
I just looked up the website at...
Thanks again. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be coming across the Royal Exclusives any time soon.
Interesting what you relate about the Private Blends - sounds very similar in concept to the...
Yes, I am late - mainly because the Tom Fords came out in the local CBD, at around the same I stopped working there and moved many miles away. And the few times I've come across them since, my...
Thanks, I look forward to testing it in two or three months times when next I get to one of the two stores I know that that stock a range of Tom Fords down here.
But I won't be buying it - while I...
Very interesting - you've done quite a U-turn on them.
I see that like me, longevity is an issue (though I suspect you mean longevity with strength). As for prices, I still keep passing on a ...
Not to my nose.
Thanks. Yes, plenty of people are quite taken with Grey Vetiver both here and at Badger& Blade. It's just a bit soft to me, and reminds me somewhat of the vetiver style of L'Occitan's Vetyver which I...
Hmmm - given I'm extremely fond of plum in Boss Elements and The Gap: The Original, that is annoying.
Thanks - that's more for me to check out.
But what Tom Ford doesn't have is a Creed Green Irish Tweed. I've been very underwhelmed by quite few Creed scents too - especially with most everyone's...
You are very fortunate with that SA.
I think that in general, the Tom Ford scents have a bit more body than the Creed scents I've tried. Both are a bit erratic on the longevity with strength...
I haven't tried any of them. I noticed that on a discount website here, they are a lot more expensive than 125ml bottles of Creed. Do you think they are that good?
Drats. I know there was one called Amber something or other there today, but I didn't check it out. I didn't see a Tobacco Oud one there though. Thanks, I'll check it if it's there next time....
Thanks. It's nice to know I'm not alone in my perception. I'm surprised it's your favourite though.
Well, the Neroli Portofino and Tuscan Leather are still on my hand and forearm now - 10 hours after I sprayed them on. Which is consistent with what you report. But they are...
I understand what you're saying - interesting how your views have changed somewhat. I don't agree with it being more appealing - especially when other guys wearing strong underarm antiperspirants out...
I do have subtle scents for when I feel they may be appropriate - Bvlgari PH, F Ferragamo, Emporio Armani He etc. I remember wearing Bvlgari PH as my surgery scent, when I didn't want to distract the...
Thanks for your thought - and general agreement. This London sounds very interesting. I must confess that I didn't actually look for it - and that shopping centre with the Tom Fords is fifty minutes...
Given i had a few hours to kill in a shopping centre today, I thought I'd check out the somewhat masculine Tom Ford scents often mentioned here that I hadn't checked out last time.
There is indeed no reason to pay for it, but I can't understand why you wouldn't try the scents - they're free to try.
So you won't try the scents because you don't like the packaging?
Doesn't make sense to me.
I bought some Ed Hardy watches. I can't see the point of buying or wearing my more expensive designer...
Interesting to see what you make of it.
No one else agrees with me here, but to me Ed Hardy Man reminds me of niche amber scents (and it's amber in scents that makes my wife sneeze).
With the exception of CK One and CK Contradiction, all the scents I know on those lists have excellent lasting power (I don't know two of them).
Good to see that one of my favourites that everyone...
It wasn't being sold iny of the 10 European countries I visited last year, and it's never been sold in shops in Australia. However, there was lots of it in Dubai at around US$65 a bottle at the...
If I were you I'd go to a shop and spray each on the back of your hand or wrists and see what you think after three hours.
I own but can't warm to Live Jazz, but it has very good longevity.
Women like it?
No wonder it gets an automatic bad rap around here - it's not one of those worn for personal pleasure scents that cost an arm and a leg, that no one else notices or wants to notice. ...
I've used up half of a 125ml bottle of this one.
Never had one positive comment. Not even from my wife.
Just about every designer shower gel I've tried has staying power if applied in the manner that most women are taught - which Sales Assistants told me about long before I joined Basenotes.
I came across a cheap bottle a year ago without a tester, and blind bought it.
I have to agree with you, it doesn't smell like an inexpensive scent. It smells quite classy to me, and I've worn it...
I just sprayed some of my wife's Shalimar on the back of my hand.
It reminds me of a slightly more feminine version of KL Homme.
Although after 6 hours, the KL Homme fades a lot , while the...
Yes, it is also very useful when someone points out they weren't fond of a scent for similar reasons to you, but how it has suddenly grown on him or her.
Very negative reviews at Basenotes are pretty often written by the
"If it's not a work of art I dislike it"/ " If I detect anything synthetic I hate it"/ "If it's not a feminine scent, it's...
I wonder what their masculine scent called "Creed" smells like?
Dior Homme and the Intense version do zilch for me.
There are so few men's EDPs that any generalisation I make might be different the next time I smell one. I only own three and two are stronger versions than what were fairly substantial scents in...
That's a a majority of orientals that you've bought.
Interesting to see what you think of Le Male.
Thanks - that's interesting. Curiously, I've never been that enthused by The One either (though I hadn't noticed a similarity)
The scent I am really a big fan of is Ed Hardy Man - but I can't wear...
Dana Canoe from 1936 doesn't smell very dated to me - can easily stand in for something different when a fresh scent is required.
But Dana English Leather from 1949 to me seems like something Julius...
Born Wild and Hearts&Daggers I think are excellent. But I wasn't taken by Villain. I may retest it at some future time.
I have Skulls & Roses Men, and I think it smells very good, though it seems to lack projection and longevity on me compared to other Ed Hardy scents I own. You're right about the bottle, it is great...
The EU - of which I am a citizen - seems intent on reducing some of its member states to third world levels of energy poverty (except for nuclear France, and the newly coal-fired Germany), and making...
Some splashes are good and can be used as Eau de Cologne, some are sub average and not worth the time.
And you can make your own designer balms up very easily, with fragrance free balm.
The women's Angel is even more potent, and I can't imagine a whole office acting like little kids if a woman showed up wearing it.
By the way, I've just read every post in this...
Well, you can always pick up 100ml bottles of Pure Malt and Pure Havane for around $65 each.
Shame you aren't actually stopping in Dubai. Perfume shops in Baniyas Square and on the roads from the...
"..........................thin, screechy, and obnoxiously chemical. " - well, it is called "Wild" after all.
I had to give it three or so wears,
I don't understand this "bad juice" issue.
As someone who has bought some seven or eight or 900 bottles over the years (they're my main form of gifts), I should have had one bad bottle by now -...
But I always spray six or more of any scent on skin under clothes (i.e. it infuses into clothes).
I really like Tiffany for Men, my wife dislikes it.
I've never had a positive comment from wearing Tiffany for Men EDT, but very curiously, I've had lots of positive comments from wearing Tiffany...
Mine hasn't gone off - it was a dud longevity wise from when I first purchased it way back then, and still smells the same now.
Maybe this is a case of reformulation for the better?
But compared to music albums sales, 1 Million is right up there - it has sold more than the total certified sales of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (what's that, ask the younger crowd here).
Dali's Laguna, Rectoverso Man: Blue Atoll and Jill Sander Sun Man come immediately to mind.
If it was only sold in those places, then
840 million = Approx 430 males due to gender imbalance.
Take off a quarter for children and a tenth for the elderly = 290million eligible males
Why do I make such an assertion?
Because i paid $15 for Trumpers roll-on deodorant ten years ago, I first used it ten years ago and in-between then and know - and it is still working fine. As a...
It is some times prudent and/or considerate to be subtle - such as when I have to wait in a crowded Doctors' surgery.
On those occasions I use 6 or 7 sprays of subtle scents like Bvlgari PH, F...
Fortunately, I was one of the few to give it a good wrap at the Male Forum, when it first showed up down here - in the shelves of discount pharmacies for A$60. Then it got popular in Europe,...
My bottle is about 14 years old.
It's only got some strength for about two hours on me - which is extremely disappointing.
I wonder which scent you have confused with Rush?
I've never liked Dior Homme much, but I very much enjoy Paul Smith Man - which is around everywhere down here.
I can tell the occasional time a bottle doesn't pack much punch in the first spray. That smaller spray is immaterial in the scheme of things (unless one is a one or two spray...
Actually, from memory, it was one of the few discontinued gems which was quite popular here at the time of its release. Unlike others which only seemed to grow in popularity after their...
I do not understand - the object is to smell fragrance molecules.
Surely the same molecules come off paper as it does this fabric?
At the end of the day, one's skin is better still, as you smell...
The only way to leave this hobby is some major life event - like bankruptcy, or one's family organizing an intervention.
As for your having enough for more than a lifetime, that strikes me as a...
There is a sticking post at the start of the Masculine forum "Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments? "
If your conclusion were accurate, in the 92 pages of posts there at the...
"Wear what you want" I agree with - but one may want to keep in mind the perceptions of others, if one's intent is to project a certain image.
Colour has no gender either, and I have the...
It has nothing to do with marketing - as others above have suggested.
It has to do with the fact that most men are different from most women. Most women prefer florals, most men prefer woods and...
Given you like relatively strong fragrances with solid projection, quite frankly, if they behave on your skin as they do on mine, I'd pass on both of these.
They are both the only two Tom Fords...
Aramis Lab Series stick is the best and most expensive. Clinque stick is good and a bit cheaper.
Mitchum roll-on and spray are very good (just remember to shake the can).
In fact - they're...
I bought it today.
I think it suffers from having an opening similar to those of cheap musky scents, before settling down to something more interesting and more complex.
Whoever says these two scents are exactly the same, either hasn't compared them directly and are relying on faulty memory, or have a poor nose.
Le Male is the more complex, superior scent.
I agree, the X-Bolt for Men I bought at Lidl a few months back is a bit of a dud.
Lidl is my favourite store in Italy - as I said to my wife - shopping there was cheaper than buying groceries in...
I suggest 4711 Eau de Cologne - smells natural (citrus) and I guarantee that no one will notice you.
Back of hands back of wrists = 4 spots to spray
Back and front of forearms = another 4 spots
Back of each finger = another 8 spots
And sometimes I spray on left and right side of back of hand,...
My suspicion - some nasty older woman in your wife's past wore something with similar notes to VC&A PH.
That's why my wife can't stand my bottle of Tiffany for Men.
To my nose, the only thing they have in common is that I've never been particularly fond of either of them.
Hmmm - I might wear Azzaro PH to the beach tomorrow.
Sad news I'm afraid.
Today I wore 8 sprays of Rive Gauche reformulated to the beach. Same two women were there.
One eventually asked what I was wearing, and thought it very good. The other...
A puzzling request. If the shaving cream/gel weren't in the equation - he'd have hundreds to choose from as all designers put out shower gel, deodorant and aftershave splash/balm for their scents....
I bought a bottle the same as yours at the Harrods sale in London back in 2005.
If the newest version doesn't grab you, the Eau d'Ete version and Tattoo version that came out a few years later...
Well, I don't think compliments from my wife count.
So, I've had zero compliments from wearing my not inconsiderable wardrobe of niche scents, which includes quite a few Creeds.
To the OP -...
Maybe, your next step should be to offer him $18.99 for it?