It's simply more wearable.
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It's simply more wearable.
It's almost a "novelty" scent to me...hard to explain. I think there's better in this whole Catholic church genre, including, as has been mentioned, the "incense" series by CDG.
It's called "Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum" and it's WORLDS better than the EDT. I can't think of a fragrance that smells more different between the EDT and EDP versions.
Forget about finding it in...
Yeah, good call.
Advise your son to wear LL lightly!
A couple of spritzes are irresistable...one more, and he'll clear a room!
That's a really good comparison and one I've made before also.
While Patou is my holy grail, LHS comes damned close.
I think you're OK. The Dreamer, IMO, doesn't go through profound changes and if you liked what you smelled initially, go for it.
Just be aware that this is a very controversial scent and not all...
I like Salvador quite a lot...way cool bottle...and it gets very little play here.
Does anyone here really "hate" Creed?
What I HAVE read here over the years are people debating whether they are worth the money, but I don't recall anyone ever saying the house sucks. That'd be...
That's quite a little store you have there. Background, just sitting forlornly on the shelf?
This is a highly desirable scent and congrats on your purchase. I think it's a better composition that...
Right on. I only speak for myself. If you dig it, that's cool.
Personally I save my money for what I perceive as more unique scents, but that's the beauty part of this hobby. I can't imagine a...
Santos, but in the concentree edition.
Now, Varavtos...I like this fragrance quite a bit but don't consider it a masterpiece...that being said, I've received MORE COMPLIMENTS on this one than any...
Bland, watery and uninspired.
BUT...that's just my opinion. I have a strong preference for heavier, full-bodied scents. If you like 'em, go for it.
Zenga scents epitomize everything that is wrong with modern day, "appeal to the masses" mall scents.
Wanna smell like everyone else? Great; go for it. Buy one of the unspeakable Boss frags while...
I could name 10 or 20, but the first one that pops into my mind is Givenchy PH.
Light, classic, and NOT dated...smells like it could have been released yesterday, which is why it's a certified...
There's no scent out there that more closely resembles D & G PH that "Balman" by Balmain. Little known and little discussed. I like it better.
Nice taste, my friend.
Yeah...what he said!
God, I wish I were smarter...
Definitely a toss-up between JHL and Havana. Either one is top drawer, but it depends on the temp, your mood, the occasion, etc. I'm puzzled when I see Havana routinely described as a "formal"...
It's my SOTE.
The very epitome of class.
So what if it's short-lasting? That hasn't stopped Eau Savage's popularity. I just reboot every coupe of hours...it's worth the trouble.
I've owned both bottles and it smells like the same juice to me.
Jules comes on like gangbusters but actually dries down to a relatively tame fragrance, and I didn't find either bottle...
What a truly fascinating experience!
Well, for the record, I own almost EVERY SL fragrance created, including the non-exports, and they are truly magnificent fragrances.
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Enough of the righteous flaming too,...
Well, I tried to apologize if anyone took offense, but I can see that some people lack the class to accept it.
So glad that your French is better than your English!...
Yeah, I get embarrassed by Americans, too...especially those who accuse others of "racism" but can't spell the word.
While some may have taken my post negatively, and I agree that it was over the...
It's simple. Anti-American snobery. No more and no less.
Their refusal to ship perfumes to the West is classic French behavior
I know the truth hurts.
Yeah, ditto. I own a 1/3 ounce decant but would kill for a whole bottle. This house often gets slagged for being too expensive, but the male scents truly are in a class by themselves.
I don't know about gems, but as someone who has a pretty good knowledge about what's out there, and an owner of a very large collection, I am constantly surpised, when I go to ebay and search "other...
Hey Joe, not trying to flame ya...I just think it goes without saying that when one of the countless threads gets started entitled "Your Favorite," or "Your Top Ten," or "Your Top Five," or "What...
As I said...IMO!!
Thanks for getting it, Eluard.
I think it's evident that when I refer to Patou as my favorite fragrance ever, it's a given that I haven't smelled every fragrace ever...
That's the GOOD news!
Difference of opinion's what makes the perfume world go round!
There's no right or wrong here; just preferences.
One man's stinker is a another's garbage.
However. Even as a kid growing up...
I purchased Santal Floris which I find couldn't be much better for what it was meant to achieve. An extremely high quality fragrance.
Wow, you got that right. The concentrated/EPD version is...
I like my sandlewood to smell like that, not sw with rotten fruit predominating.
I have a large, new bottle of Crest but find it quite weak and fleeting.
Double Black is an improvement on the original Black, IMO...more interesting and not quite as mainstream.
PPH EDT came in a splash only.
Don't know how the AS is, but I would still buy it! If it's a little weaker, just put more on!
And yes, PPH is the finest men's scent ever created.
Well, the two biggies are Kouros and Angel but there are a ton more. That's one of the fun parts about this hobby!
My stinker that everyone seems to hate but I LOVE is Paul Sebastin "Fine...
I don'tknow about the rest of you, but I found this article extremely informative and Sheldrake's employment by Chanel to be very exciting. I can't wait to smell his new creations!
I paid a considerable amount for a new bottle on ebay and then sold it to a Bnoter for the same price I paid.
I personally found the lime note offputting, but it was certainly unique.
You're in a lonely spot, my friend!
What he said. Thanks for that amazing list.
Again, is there even ANY comparison?
Yeah, sorry, you're entitled to your opinion, but the votes are in.
PS-- a "couple?"
Do a Directory search of men's Guerlains and ask yourself how many you really know, or own...INCLUDING the...
Doesn't matter. Guerlain shares a common DNA/basenote scent that unifies them as a brand. Whether they released a new scent last year or 20 years ago, no perfume house has given the world so many...
There was a thread recently concerning this subject.
My answer, unabashedly and without doubt, was Guerlain, despite its being in the distinct minority in the voting poll.
So, in your face, and...
Well, as a gay guy with a 300+ bottle wardrobe, I DARE anyone to find a "theme!"
These threads pop up every so often....they are tiresome, non-productive and banal. I mean, how often does it have...
Too bad. Glad I have a new, full bottle.
Wore it just yesterday as my SOTD. Dated but nice.
I love this fragrance. I was probably attracted initially by the beautiful purple juice, but it's far more than that. SH was one of the first fragrances that really got me "into" this hobby.
My post may have been a little misleading or unclear.
If you're about to get it on with a one night stand or someone with whom you have, shall we say, an extremely "casual" relationship with,...
This post is absolutely not meant to be salacious. Turn it in to that and do so at your own risk. We're all mature adults here and I'd appreciate your responses reflecting that.
Does he/she/it do...
That's a beautiful comment on the difference between these fine fragrances that I could never put in to words.
For the record, I LOVE this one. On the other hand...speaking of...
Sory, SM. I can dig where you're coming from, but a "sweet" leather is a very rare and intriguing concept done beautifully in this perfume.
To each his own, my friend!!
They are both repulsive, though I would go with the ubiquitous DHPH if you HAVE to buy one of them.
A better alternative to either is "Balmen" by Balmain. An overlooked scent.
It's utterly disgusting. To me.
When I want sandalwood, I want sandlawood, not some fruity concoction which the sandalwood is barely perceptible.
If you want a Creed with sandalwood, buy...
yeah, I second that. I wanted to love 3rdMan but couldn't. Traded it after the second spray.
LeAnarchist...didn't mind the "orange," but the "metallic" note was a major turn-off.
I love LPH. I bought a huge bottle on ebay cheaply. It's old school classy but not dated.
My only complaint: short-lived.
That's an interesting question.
Most widely owned men's fragrance?
I'd guess Envy.
My second guess would be Angel.
My third guess would be ADG..sadly...lol.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the "concentree" version of PUH. Miles above the original...if only because it lasts!
Expensive, and apparently available in Europe only, but a SUPERB scent....
Nice call, Baron.
There's a perfume store in Portland OR that I visted a few months ago. I was shocked to find they had bottles of NCPH for around 40 bucks.
Needless to say, I stocked up.
I can't comment on the bottle, but I appreciate your starting a thread about this wonderful, overlooked fragrance.
Rose and leather...who knew?
MDB is definitely a love or hate it scent.
Count me as an admirer.
Thank you to the sorelt miaaed Julain/IPaidForThisName who taught me that it's OK to HATE CITUS fragrances, which I do but never had the guts to say so.
PPH is expensive because it's the greatest men's scent ever made. Period.
I would love to know the rationale behind its discontinuece.
Thanks for this post.
I've often wondered if this fragrance has been "watered down" over the years, as well as Jules, as similar fragrance.
I will buy it blind.
Guerlain is the most important, most "French" perfumer in the world (for you Creed enthusiants, don't forget it originated as an ENGLISH company) and I can't...
These are two of the best mainstream releases ever.
There's only one answer...get both. They are so different, you are not buying two different bottles of the same scent.
I thought this one was quite hard to find and expensive?
I love Bogart frags...where should I look?
I've been raving about Open since I joined the board. If there was ever a prize for the "Best Overlooked Scents Ever," this one wins.
Worth PH as a second mention and Monsieur...
Maybe the best Lutens out there, and I far prefer it to Cherugi, though I'm probably in the minority. I own a ful bottle of both.
M7 by far. One of the best mainstream scents ever.
RG is too powdery and the intense version made me hurl.
MM makes some good suggestions.
I'd ad Divine L'Homme Sage, the closest to Patou I've ever smelled. It's not that they even smell that similar, but they do share a scent that is warm, masculine,...
IMO, it sucks.
It's vile, nasty and simply wretched.
I tried. I own a bottle and sprayed it several times in a desperate attempt to like it. Couldn't.
A while ago someone started a thread...
Well, if we're talking just about these three, Dior Homme wins hands down.
Farenheit is a petrol nightmare and Eau Savage is gone in 60 seconds.
I share peoples' affection for Jules,...
The EPD version is the best of all.
Right on Gavis!
Zino is truly an exceptional scent.
"Disgust" with ZINO!?!?!?
You are in a distinct minority, my friend!
About the same as you--65 or 66 dollars at a Mexican airport.
Wonderful scent. Better than the EDT, if only because it's longer lasting.
I've been using cheap disposables for all of my shaving life and decided to get a razor like dear old dad used--a simple DE.
I ordered a nice chromed set from "Amazing Shaving" with Merkur blades....
Yeah, true that. Scentemental and I have done many deals and his taste is impeccable and his knowledge of scent is unsurpassed on this board.
My taste-brother...the esteemed SixCats! Anyone who...
Thanks for taking one for the team!
To each his own, but anyone preferring Farenheit to Egoiste deserves what he gets.
IMO, Tova stands hands and shoulders over Handsome.
I know I'm in the minority, and trust me, I love them both and own them both...but to me, Chene simply smells better.
Good luck and thanks for your service.
Take a "warm" scent. L'Homme Sage by Divine; Visit by Azarro; Nino Cerutti PH; Cacharel PH; Patou; KL Homme; MPG's Eau de Iles; Creed's Tambarone (sp) or...
Thanks for your review.
I LOVE Casran and Nemo is a really good one too, but I got turned off by this one when I read a review that said it was kinda of an aquatic, citrusy scent...but your review...
My experience was the same as Sandlewood's. Excellent, prompt service from Strawberry Net and a really beautiful fragrance.
Nice to hear you compare it to Fendi Life Essence, which is a brilliant...
Gosh...I didn't know Serpent had returned!
Just kidding...I agree with you that KC frags are rather poor efforts, but they fit the vast majority of guys who know or care little about...
Count me as a dissenter.
I was far more intriqued by the bottle than the actual scent.
To me it's kinda "fruity" which is a note/smell I generally despise in fragrances, and I thought its...
Clive Owen isn't "handsome" in the traditional sense, but he has that broding, masculine, mysterious thing going on.
Anyone catch "Croupier?" It made him. Good movie in the film...
[QUOTE=pluran]i used to think like this but fortunately not anymore. i'm one of those intensely masculine guys btw - take care of my family, strong as hell, fought a lot, lots of women, lots of...
I went there last summer on vacation and found nothing, nada, zilch.
The PV airport has a decent store, though, where I bought a bottle of L'Instant/Concentree/EDP which is not available in the...
Definitely twice a day.
One in morning after the shower, and another after the gym in the evening.
On a related question...anyone ever take a bath just to wash off what you're wearing to wear...
PURE EVIL IN A BOTTLE.
Yeah, I think you will be.
This old line represents the best of British fragrance, IMO. I own almost all of the masculine scents and think very highly of them.
I sniffed it yesterday.
I think I like it better than most here because I really dislike amber as a note, so the fact that it didn't punch me in the face was a plus. I found it pretty good,...