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Perhaps Toronto's mayor would have some input on this one.
Good story! I just bought a small 50 ml. today, as a matter of fact, after my brother had given me a tube of the shower gel for Xmas. I like the fresh minty top-note most of all..very natural. Now I...
Gee, where was I when that Cozy Cedar was being handed away..doh!! I am a faithful Krigler fan, and have happily sampled just about every one of the line, except the very newest additions. They...
I agree; this is a classic men's rose, understated but elegant, like a tweed jacket and tartan tie. On first sniff some may find it a bit fusty, and then delegate it to the over 40 crowd, but Windsor...
Gee, and here I thought that was hi-tech headgear to get a hands-free, super concentrated, sniff of the scent.:laugh: Thanks for the info Hednic.
Voted for you today, Paul. Your sample pack really blew me away. Move over Slumberhouse, PKiler has arrived!
In case you are serious, I excluded Creed from this poll, but they handily took top spot in the first poll. In this poll if you wish to vote for Creed again, you need to check off "other".
New grouping, excluding the winner of first poll. After this is complete, I will present my hypothesis for discussion.
Vote now, and thanks for looking.
Not much info available, nothing on their homepage either. Apparently the official release will take place to the media on Jan 22/2013. L'Artisan is making a new collection starting with Calinga, and...
It's always nice to have friends over unexpectedly.:)
Thanks for this informative piece.
+1 Dzing(very mild leather note)
+1 Fumerie Turque
Another real head turner is Dirty from Lush, but I don't know if that qualifies as a niche.
Actually, now that you mention it, last time I tried Al Oudh I thought that I got a whiff of Dzongkha or Timbuktu. Must be that smoky incense vibe. It didn't strike me as the circus tent musk of...
Bvlgari pour Homme Extreme
And at the upper end of the scale, Creed Original Vetiver.
While visiting Istanbul recently I was approached by numerous street hawkers selling sealed, apparently brand new, boxes of Chanel. The prices were ridiculously low, and went even lower...
Masterpieces from modern designers:
Commes des Garcons- Avignon
Le labo- Patchouli 24
Serge Lutins- Gris Clair
Modern masterpieces from classic designers:
I find that rather interesting, don't you?
Thanks for looking.
Sounds like your bottle is off, but speaking of a pickle note, I remember my first couple of tries with L'Artisan's Dzongkha made me think of dill pickle. I've gotten over it now though, as my...
I am polling to discover which house, of the ones mentioned, the Basenotes community believes makes the most, best, "for male" perfumes. So if one of these houses happens to make 3x as many scents as...
I hope to purchase LdDM this year, but I have not yet smelled it. I loved your very detailed review, as well as your writing style and review format. Thanks Noirdrakkar
Chanel No.5 EdP.
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Well at least you didn't pay $50 for Breath of God:vrolijk_26:
I voted for Grey Flannel. It has held up amazingly well over the decades, and comes across as sophisticated and sensual. Fahrenheit has changed greatly over time, and has lost its originality.
You raise very good points docluv. Firstly, when I look at the fragrances listed in most databases, including the directory here at Basenotes, they all seem to reference a gender to which the perfume...
You make an interesting point when you write "all scent is genderless". I wonder if this is the goal of modern perfumers in general: to make perfumes that are genderless? Have perfumes become scents...
I have a theory, and am conducting research to support or defeat my theory. I will make my point after the poll closes. I believe that polls on basenotes are carried out for many reasons: discussion...
Which house offers the best selection of "for male" fragrances? Variety and quality should factor in to your response.
Another for Eucris. Love that juice.
AYALA MORIEL.She is a talented perfumer who makes high quality, mostly natural, if a bit pricey, perfumes as per her website www.ayalamoriel.com She also offers workshops, and a diploma type course...
I am curious to hear your take on Kere, as I am unfamiliar with that juice. Cheers on a nice selection of the Slumberhouse offerings, and remember to apply lightly at the start.
La Chasse aux Papillons from L'Artisan is delightful, but quite under rated; Sake from Fresh is sublime, but relatively unknown; and Iris Ukiyoe from the Hermessence line is remarkable, but rarely...
I would choose Chergui from your wardrobe, or maybe(chuckle)$1million. I would definitely not wear Wall Street.
So true N_Tesla, and I will make a point to try it the next time I visit the Guerlain boutique..it sounds intriguing.
You could try the Fragrance DIY forum here on basenotes. There's a lot of useful info found in the various posts. However, if you go to wikipedia and type in "Eau de Toilette" there is a subsection...
But it feels like 78 with the humidity, right?
Which do you consider the "great houses"?
Nasomatto seems to be always highly priced wherever I look.
I will try it for you Insomniac, and will happily give a detailed critique:engel017:
Bois d'Armenie is the first one I bought, after paper testing a several from the line.
Eau des Baux will meet your requirements handily. But you could always try annointing yourself with that toilet air freshener just for the fun..unless a rash breaks out:2vrolijk_08:
An interestiing question. I imagine that perfumes are developed and tested in a low humidity, comfortable temperatures, e.g 22-24 degrees celsius(72-75 degrees fahrenheit) I would think that at...
I'm on board the smoky Sycomore train..woohoo! But as for smoke in general, I find Fumerie Turque from SL hard to beat. Smells like the inside of the smokehouses along Chemin Royale, Ile d'Orleans,...
Arsene Lupin Dandy hands down..this is psychic cos' I just put some on before tuning in to basenotes!
Handbag? Lipstick?! Girly :shocked: Did I get on the wrong ship?
Glad to see you managed to get one of the three you were wondering about, and Dzongkha is definitely unusual. I should revisit it in the same way you want to review Timbuktu. Sadly, I noticed...
There have been several..mostly the heavily aldehydic types, but Cool Water does not work at all for me.
Creed- Bois du Portugal
Bond- Great Jones
Tom Ford- Italian Cypress
Amouage- Lyric Man
Malle- Vetiver Extraordinaire
Lutens- Borneo 1834
By Kilian- A Taste of Heaven
Chanel Allure Edition Blanche, and I second Dior Dune.
At first glance I find that you have a decent, broad range of scents. You have rated all but one of your wardrobe with 4 or more stars, so why fix something if its not broken? I guess you are looking...
I voted yes. But I rarely wear it; I keep it in an "ivory tower" and wear it exclusively to family gatherings.
2 man, but I need to try more, especially the incense series, e.g. Avignon.
My oil came from a local artisanal supplier here in the montreal area. I went to his shop, but his website is www.diamantbulle.com I don't know if the website is available in english, but the owner...
Mine too and what a wonderful review ericrico, you write so evocatively that I was entranced by your thoughts.
I managed to obtain my first small bottle(30 ml) of Haitian vetiver oil today. It is not pure, but is a dilution of 30% vetiver essential oil in a neutral carrier. It bowled me over! I put a very...
The easiest civet note to like is in Cuir Mauresque from Serge Lutens. If you don't like it there then no civet for you!
I like to smell it, but I don't wear it. If I am in the mood for a TF, I will put on some Oud Wood, or TF for Men. Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather just sit on my skin.
One aspect that seems to be common to Amouage perfumes, they are masters of projection, and Reflection is no different. They were meant more for a stretch limo than a cab.
OMG! It must be nice to be living the life..I am, at once, extremely envious, and terribly pleased to read your article. Well done! Kudos to Grant as well. As an aside, I am pleased to write that I...
Depending on your pocketbook, Krigler Cozy Cedar Wood has an outstanding cedar note, but it is pricey(samples can be had from their website for $7.50). Gucci Pour Homme has a decent cedar note. Again...
Bois du Portugal
Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
Voted for the Caron, but I haven't tried the Caldey Island.
I went in to my local Holt-Renfrew at Xmas and was browsing the Creed counter. There were several tester bottles of discontinued frags, including Aubepine-Acacia and Green Valley. This teasing...
Juliette Has A Gun Discovery Kit..approx. 9x2ml samples of the entire line, and if you decide to buy a fb, the cost of the kit is deducted from the cost of the bottle. It used to be around $25 for...
Thanks Buzzlepuff! Love the bottle.
I have been complimented on my Antaeus deo on many occasions and I know I was not wearing any perfume at the time...it must have decent projection. :huh:
Tea and dark berry notes.
Caron Pour un Homme hits all the barbershop notes for me.
Hi- no, I have no proof that testers are watered down, my remark is more a reflection of the thread "question about designer testers at the mall" by comfortablynumbbg written dec29/2012, as well as...
Mitsouko, Dzing, and Bvlgari Black spring to mind. Be bold!
I definitely am a seasonal type: I find that certain perfumes seem to work better, and somehow smell brighter, as the mercury rises or falls. I am not sure if the perfume makers intend this, or if it...
Thats very odd. I only need 1, or max 2, sprays of patch. It is quite powerful out of the gate and lasts all day. Maybe you are anosmic to the materials:do you have problems with patchouly in...
My selection for winter and day use is the Gucci; for outings, evenings, and anything not studies-related, I suggest Rochas Man. The Gucci is very versatile and non-offensive: just the ticket for a...
I am a fan of Original Vetiver, from your list. It is not a typical vetiver and, in fact, many question the validity of its name, but I find it to be as aromatic, light, and refreshing as the...
Nice review, sounds like fresh herbal bouquet.
I believe you would be well served with L'Instant from Guerlain, and for a fresh citrus, Monsieur Balmain will do nicely.
I will tell you mine if you tell us yours:
Obama- Grey Flannel from Geo. Beene
Mitt Romney- He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood from Dsquared
Clint Eastwood- Knize Ten from Knize
After watching a youtube broadcast of Katy Puckrik's, I decided to pick up a small bottle of Creed Original Vetiver, and I have no regrets.
Thanks Sultanpasha, it was Trebor that spurred me to this quest for knowledge. I will have a peak at the vetiver group postings. I am sure there is a treasure trove of info contained therein.
Excellent reviews by all involved! So many interesting new fragrances to hunt down.I look forward to the year ahead, and wish a happy, healthy, scent-filled new year to one and all. Thanks to Grant...
Thanks so much WillC. I will try to obtain some of that bourbon vetiver oil from Aqua-oleum; at roughly $35 plus shipping, that seems to be a great deal compared to some of the prices I have paid for...
I am in the same age group so I think you might like Canali Style or any other from the Canali line-up; Declaration from Cartier is another consideration. If you live near enough to a L'Occitane...
Krigler has a very good cedarwood note in several of the masculines. Also, Jazzy Riviera is a splendid citrusy,woodsy perfume. The masculines don't last more than 2-3 hours on my skin, but they are...
Nice wardrobe so far, and some really interesting samples on the way. You might like to try Creed Original Vetiver, and Timbuktu from L'Artisan. Congratz on your growing collection.
You could try "Atlantic" by Strange Invisible Perfumes. It is a masculine, well made, good ingredients, nice balance, with an interesting note of peppermint in the heart. It leans more to the...
Love the Chanel, like the Dior, have fond memories of the Givenchy, but Guerlain Vetiver is the classic of choice for me.
I'm a Lyric Man man.
In the posting of Apr10/10 Neal lamented the rising cost of F. Malle perfumes, in particular the Vetiver Extraordinaire. The thread was resurrected yesterday, and I commented that 2010 was the good...
Any idea of how expensive/50ml? I am a fan of Duchaufour's work, so I am guessing it will be on the high side, based on your comments re:quality.
Yatagan...let the howlin' begin:coolold:
and for LRRH - Angel
It just emphasizes the point that if you like something and can afford it, buy it. Or as Luca Turin writes in the introduction to his perfume guide: "And if you love something, buy two bottles,...
Most perfume collectors generally store perfumes in a coolish,stable temperature, and away from sunlight. My understanding of perfume is that light or heat can cause an undesireable change to the...
Love 1270, but for something similar with greater projection and better longevity, you could try splashing on a little of their Grand Cru cognac...heady stuff :p
Ahhh the good ole days...and to think this was only 2 yrs ago:cry:
No, but it is one of the big boys :thumbsup:
At 50% off they are getting closer to a fair price point. See if they will give you some samples, before you take the plunge. Most that I have sampled smell nearly the same as other, less expensive...