I don't care about these perfumes.
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I don't care about these perfumes.
I own the reformulated version with the "marine breeze".
It's the only version I've ever smelled and it smells great to me and gets a lot of compliments.
I'm interested in this Confidence...
Yes, strong fragrances with smashing topnotes will turn your nose off.
Aventus is a classic example. Lots of fresh/fruity topnotes + Iso E Super = Instant Nose Fatigue.
Same goes for Vintage...
A lot of them. Fahrenheit, Fierce/Legend, Curve, Terre d'Hermes, Encre Noire, and the list goes on and on.
Aventus has tons of Iso E Super. That's why people get nose fatigue and why it's complimented a lot.
LIDG and the Extreme EDP flanker are certainly unique to my nose.
The heavy patchouli with cocoa had already been used by others.... like Thierry Mugler for example. (surprise, surprise)
I actually quite like this one.
I smelled it on a scent strip.
In the topnotes I get a lot of cherries.
It actually reminds me of a less sweet and more restrained Pure Havane without patchouli.
The cherries are joined by a...
I have to be honest, I also get nose fatigue with this one.
I didn't get it from my sample since those were really small sprays and I didn't apply much.
The sprayer on this bottle is like a water...
I tried it in Belgium.
Ok, so I visited a perfume shop today to sniff around and to my surprise, they had Dior Homme Parfum.
I was the first one that wanted to try it according to the SA.
She sprayed DHP 3 times on a...
If they don't respond to mails and they don't give a phone number, they don't care about the customer.
If they would make a mistake that is negative for the client, that could be a big...
Does she like your Eau Sauvage Parfum?
Your interpretation of the picture is wrong.
DHI is for a lot of people an amazing compliment getter, especially from the ladies.
That's also the case for me.
I am expecting this to be a...
Do you like this one, JiveHippo?
For $1.80 per ml, you can buy the Cologne Concentrees from Acqua di Parma.
They have the high-end packaging similar to By Kilian.
And the ingredients are of a superior quality compared to Heeley....
Poor longevity / projection / sillage.
Simplistic and minimalistic in a very bad way.
They literally seem to contain 4 or 5 cheap synthetics in low concentration.
Disgustingly overpriced for...
I agree with everything you said.
When you see a certain family member or friend only once a week, once a month or even once a year.
And the first thing they do is taking jabs at you. Or...
How do these people know what a french whorehouse smells like?!
That will shut them up, trust me. :grin:
That is certainly not the case with my friends.
To each his own.
Just to make things clear, the "social shaming" for me doesn't happen a lot.
I can barely remember the last time when it happened.
But one time is enough to piss me off tremendously. Even if they...
Exactly. This is one of the hobbies that a lot of people tend to hide.
There is a reason for that.
It's not like I'm being constantly bullied or ridiculed by my family or friends for wearing fragrances LOL.
I was actually talking about toxic friends.
I've had some toxic friends and one guy in...
Honestly, we shouldn't communicate with these neanderthals.
Like sophisticatedscent said, reconsider who you associate with.
It's as simple as that.
Oh God, just give me a sample LOL.
2 sprays max is not overspraying, with exceptions as Kouros / Eau Sauvage Parfum / Aoud Whatever...
I never talk about colognes with anyone, except if they start talking about it in a positive...
The significant other can also have a certain bias against fragrances.
This is bad news for me if it's close to Spicebomb.
Don't get me wrong, I love Spicebomb, but I don't need a variation on it.
I have noticed some family members making fun of it in a way I don't really like.
And you never know what people say behind your back.
Some people have a certain bias against men who wear a fragrance.
It can trigger jokes about your sexuality.
Or they can give you names as "the perfume boy" or "mister cologne".
These stark aoud fragrances from Montale often give me a rotten and acidic vibe.
It might be a matter of perception.
It's also not clear to me if you're smelling the sprayer or you're actually...
DHI is a beast on my skin.
Xerjoff - XJ 17/17 ELLE - Stone Label (sample)
Mazzolari Lui is a masterpiece with high quality of ingredients.
If this Aventus clone will have the same quality of ingredients, it will be a lot better than the Creed offering.
I found an old sample of Caron Le Troisieme Homme.
It's a 2ml decant from Firstinfragrance.
It has to be at least 7 years old.
They claim that the samples should be used within 6 months.
I enjoy it far more when I'm not in the club.
Just 1 spray on the chest and go shopping or go to work or whatever...
Watch the magic unfold before your very eyes.
If I take into account which masterpiece Demachy made for Acqua di Parma, which is Colonia Intensa Oud, where oud and leather play major roles.
So now he walks the leather and oud path again and...
I think this will be a more masculine version of DHI.
Can't wait to try it.
Is it already out in the Netherlands?
Where did you get these decants from?
He compares the car thing with the Puerto Rico heat in the closet.
So even if it was stored in a dark closet, the heat could easily destroy a fragrance.
I have no reason to disbelieve his statement about Aventus going bad since it was stored in bad conditions.
It's my SOTD for the third time now and I have to admit there is something slightly old-school in the drydown.
Some woody-patchouli effect that I associate with the classics.
But it's quite faint...
I think it's quite normal that your Aventus has turned under these conditions.
My problem is this statement by David:
"Many people thought it a very "dated" fragrance when it was released in 1980."
So I logically expected something old-school and dated.
Being the victim of a theft is one of the worst feelings I have ever experienced.
So I know how you feel.
Keep your chin up.
And do something about that mailman.
I've never tried the original PPH, but this seems to be exactly what I'm smelling.
For me it's basically an amped up Hugo Boss fragrance with higher concentration, projection, longevity and sillage....
I'm not saying that some people are lying, but keep in mind there might be a conflict of interest.
People who sell fragrances don't want you to enjoy a 40 dollar fragrance for 10 years.
I have to agree.
Some fragrances give me a different impression with every wearing.
Aventus and the exact clone which is AB Spirit Silver have this effect on me.
I understand why this thread is scary to some.
It's the first time I've read so many posts claiming that fragrances go bad.
I have noticed changes in fragrances. Slight changes.
All of them...
Costume National Homme (sample)
Is anyone else getting a lot of Iso E Super out of this fragrance?
I don't know about you Americans, but the expiration date on raw meat is not a marketing gimmick over here in Europe.
You will get sick if you don't respect it.
People recognise expiration dates...
Oh, we are going back to Huddler?! ;)
Do you think that all their customers search for interviews with the founders of Le Labo?
As reported in this topic, the LL reps are claiming that their perfumes go bad after 2 years, only we idiots...
Would you wear something that is not fresh anymore?
Seriously, I'm not here to play Scrabble.
I've never read any reports about Le Labo fragrances turning bad after the expiration date.
When I buy a $20 cheapie, there is no expiration date printed on it.
These top dollar brands claim to...
I'll never buy anything from companies that lie to their customers.
An expiration date on a bottle of perfume is pure greed.
I don't trust those people.
They want to become rich fast and they...
Wow. These SA's never stop lying, do they?
This is infuriating. I'll never buy Le Labo.
Maybe slightly in the fresh topnotes.
Liquor for example doesn't turn bad because of the high alcohol content.
Whisky is +/- 40% alcohol. Benriach Curiositas has 46% alcohol.
Colonia Intensa Oud
Seems like you're not really blown away by Sculpture?
It's bullshit. I avoid Frederic Malle and Le Labo for this exact reason.
You also see this logo frequently on perfume bottles:
It's similar to the new formulation...
Some people say the "new" Fierce is ruined and advise Legend.
Where's the logic?
The recent formulation of Fierce is vastly superior to Legend.
Fierce is superior.
I have the new formulation and it projects like a bomb on me.
On some days, I get constant whafts.
On others, I can't smell a thing.
I guess it's the Iso E Super playing...
Feel Good Man (sample)
I'm really starting to wonder who these Creed fanboys are. They keep raising their prices and people still care a lot about this brand.
I'm sorry but this smells like nothing. It doesn't do anything for me. It's disturbingly overpriced trash. It smells like an amped up Hugo Boss fragrance.
Same for me...
l'Homme Sage (sample)
Well this is just fantastic.
I'll go for AB Spirit Silver when I want to wear Aventus, thank you.
L'Homme Blanc Individuel is one of the best members on this forum.
It means that you bought Creed.
I get a lot of pineapple out of AB Silver.
I love the fragrance community on Youtube, but you shouldn't trust them for 100%.
A lot of these guys received huge decants of Pure Wood by Thierry Mugler for example.
These guys love to get...
The same goes for the "real" Aventus.
What doesn't smell right here, is the high amount of Iso E Super.
The king of nose fatigue.
It's in the original, and since the clone is a 99% copy, it's also...
By the way, I think you should clone The One by D&G and make it an EDP with high projection and sillage.
I had a suspicion!
Just wondering... how do you know this percentage?
Can I use this as perfumers alcohol to make my own perfumes?
It's a lovely set but I wouldn't use half of what's in there.
Kobe, Uden and Nio are good but the rest...
Where did you buy it in the Netherlands?
This is a fresh, sporty Montale, right?
A lot of Montales perform like a beast.
It's a bit too much for me.
One of my samples is Dark Aoud.
24 hours after spraying it on me, I got asked if I just applied something since the whole...
I love Invasion Barbare. :evil:
Sample is almost empty...
sartorial ( sample)
Did you buy it in the Netherlands?
It feels like I'm wearing nothing.
That's a really bad presentation if you ask me.
Their official samples claim to be 2ml but if you pour it into another vial, you will see that these are not even 1ml.
I don't think you will get a lot of feedback from experienced owners on this forum.
Since there are not many owners of full bottles from Xerjoff quite frankly, lol.
I tried Fiero from a sample...
Today I decided to use the last bit of my sample of Kobe.
The citrusses are great and it has a great smell overall.
It smells amazing.
But something happened in the drydown.
I often picked up...