Vintage Arden for Men and Tam Dao
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Vintage Arden for Men and Tam Dao
Maybe 10%? Troisieme Homme is the sweetest thing I own and I do not wear it often for that reason, love it though I so. Zino I count as sweet and I do love and wear that. Otherwise, not so much.
So true! I do like the Cuir Pleine Fleur idea, though.
Caron's Pour un Homme
Given your modern line up, maybe having one throwback scent would be a good idea. I think that Azzaro Pour Homme would be a nice addition--a little retro yet classic and VERY good smelling.
The pedigree, the prestige... this should be a great fragrance, but on me it opens with lemon Ajax and never drifts from that single note. Instead of summoning up images of posh nightclubs in...
How weird--the two couldn't have less in common.
I am not personally a fan but I always felt that his work was very much appreciated here on BN--more than warranted, in my opinion. Anyway, he had a great exit and I am sure that he got what he...
Guerlain. Full stop.
Green Irish Tweed
It really is unique and worth a try. Every time I wear it I ask myself, why don't I wear this more often? If you haven't tried them, smell Marcello's other masterpieces, Halston Z-14 and Estee...
Vintage Z-14 and Dunhill Edition
No, not me. I mean, there are scents where the woman's version is better --on a woman-- but not enough that I would wear it.
Lots of vanilla with bergamot, opoponax and civet. A BEAUTIFUL scent but definitely not unisex. Shalimar, that is. Smokey Poppy sounds interesting--is it marketed as a feminine?
Your fragrance life is just beginning! All/any are good, but Heritage or l'Eau Boisee are good choices. I think that their Vetiver is always a great way in to this house. There is no turning...
I like From Pyrgos (Bright and funny but with a bit of a chip on his shoulder) & Pour Monsieur(Shamu--come back--we miss you!), The Scented Hound and the Sniff Box (Beautiful drawings along with the...
Lipstick on a pig?
Vintage Z-14 or Heritage
Whatever it is, it should be something that is likely to stick around, unlike many of the niche houses that will not probably be in existence in ten years time. I wore Edition on my wedding day and...
Tons of Estee Lauder stuff at my local Marshalls--also several bottles of Aramis Gentleman. Not sure if it is any good so I didn't get one. Also, an intriguing scent from Lanvin called Me--no idea...
What is an ML? I think that we all speak in shorthand a bit too much here....
Caron's Troisieme Homme
My wife loves Dunhill Edition and Aramis on me.
Of course, the feminines have a common thread (and beautiful it is....)--was just thinking of the masculines.
SO funny. I may admit to Cristalle.... And Nuits d'Harien--that is so butch that few women could pull it off. Vive la difference, I say.
I may go splash on some Ungaro II on the strength of it!
Unisex cologne but a traditional wet shaver
I don't get a sense of a "Chanelade"--Pour Monsieur and Antaeus have little in common other than their brilliance and after that nothing is consistent or even good, IMO. Egoiste maybe..... Guerlain...
I really like the original but liked the low key aspect of it the best, which is in line with their leather goods.
Fragrance free, I'm afraid.....
"Trousery civet?" I think that a new phrase has been coined!
Knize Ten and Golden Edition both have phenomenal longevity!
My two favorite houses........ The closest they come to colliding for me is Heritage and Bois de Portugal--they are nowhere near identical, but the lines blur a bit.....
There is a weird, over-heating cable note that I hate--burning hot rubber and electronics. Tresor by Lancome smells of this to me. Not sure what is at the heart of this.
R de Capucci comes to mind. Mitsouko, yes, definitely!
Most: TF Italian Cypress. Least: Halston Z-14. Irony: they are the same thing.
Great idea-- some real treasures there for someone. No real danger but something funky is going on there!
Extremely feminine to me (my mother and grandmother's signature) but if you wear it, you will be the best smelling man in the room, even if not perceived as a very many one.
I love old pharmacies--you never know what treasures are lurking on their shelves, and usually the older (read more valuable vintage) are on sale just to get them out of the way. I finally went into...
These always remind me of the crown of lower Egypt (deshret) worn by the Pharaohs......
I agree--actually all of the Varvatos frags would fit your visual, and could make a complete fragrance wardrobe.
No spray bottles as I recall, just Flacons and the packaging looks exactly the same. At that time it was the only place to buy Creed in Los Angeles and a great shop. There was a Ted Lapidus right...
Vintage, but the newer one is still so much better than most of what is out there that you can't go wrong. Great stuff. Wear more often!
I used to get Creed in the 70s at a store on Rodeo called Mr Guy--seemed hugely expensive at the time but then, I remember at that same time a pair of Gucci loafers down the street were $100 and that...
Guerlain with Creed coming in a close second.
Tsar gets my vote
They are really wonderful scents and these sound interesting, chive not withstanding.....
Great haul! EdC is my favorite version of Guerlain's Vetiver, which is one of the greatest fragrances ever made. Full stop.
Not to me, and you will be the best smelling man around!
Both great scents. Dunhill is safer blind, more of a traditional masculine, gentlemanly. The Caron is great but has a whole lot going on, very floral and for that reason--for me-- more challenging...
I have never smelled it. It seems to me to be an unsupported brand here in the US--not many stores carry it, no advertising, etc., not sure if there is a fashion brand to support this or just a...
Royal Rugby (Christmas gift) today. Had a traditional Japanese oshogatsu ( New Years lunch), a parade, some football and a nap! Happy New Years to all!
Caron's Pour un Homme is like that to me.
First I have heard of a burnt rubber note in Shalimar?
Shalimar on a young woman is devastating. Okay, on any woman of any age it is amazing. It takes some chien to pull it off, but really grand older perfumes on younger women--I am thinking Guerlain,...
While I may not wax lyrical about his work (and I know the guy!) he certainly is one of the most self-realized humans on the planet. How many of you can say that?
My daughter--a really bi fan of how I smell generally-- once said "you smell really weird--not in a a bad way, but you might not want to wear that again..." I was wearing Habit Rouge. Ouch.
Overrated: Every thing from Bond No.9 (really, anyone actually like this stuff?)
Underrated: SO many, but I am going to say Azzaro Pour Homme l'eau--great flanker, and I don't even like flankers!
Unlike anything else I have smelled--beautiful, and challenging to wear because for that--it is a little too pretty, IMO.
I think that wearing scent is part of being well-groomed and well-presented so I always do at a funeral--just my usual low level--and think that showing up well put together is part of honoring the...
St John is the only one I know of and it is excellent--a natural pairing!
Vincent Marcello and Jean Paul Guerlain
I would say to stay away from Iris/orris as it tends to have a lipstick/makeup vibe to it. While some newer masculines run with this (Dior Homme), it does not strike me as a traditional masculine...
All such great choices- I wore Aramis, not because it smells particularly of Christmas, but because this holiday in particular reminds me of my father. It is a way to have him around even tHough he...
Royall Rugby-unexpected but surprisingly nice. The only frags I gave this year were some Aerin Lauder Lilac Path for my daughter and Shalimar for my mother-both well-received!
Important meeting today, so I wore Italian Cypress. Great stuff. Z-14 revisited, in a good way.
Maestrale by Profumi di Pantarella
Here is my review and while is does not have a pina colada vibe it does have a boozy rum note:
Imagine a virile, musclebound god rising out of the waves; a...
I think that the fragrances of Jean-Claude Ellena have changed the industry--not in a good way, especially, as I am not a fan of his style--and retooled the way we think of contemporary masculine...
Big Hair and shoulder pads done right. My vote for Maddy Hayes? Lashings of Balmain's Ivoire or Estee Lauder's Private...
I think that Bottega Veneta's masculine fragrance could be perfect--fresh and piney with a little leather and musk going on. Great daytime frag., in my opinion.
All Bond No 9
[QUOTE=Ken_Russell;3317581]Gourmand notes with great development during base- Endymion by Penhaligons
Leather with an equally spectacular drydown- Knize Ten
Chypre with all of the richness,...
Z-14. Loved it and have worn it for years. That said, I still look forward to splashing some on (vintage, nach).
The first time I have been excited about a Dunhill launch in a LONG time!
I, too, found a gift set (EdT and AS) with oak moss and bought it quite cheaply--am keeping my eye on it to stockpile if I find any others. I noticed that the gift sets at TJ Maxx have only tree...
I just smelled this from the new bottle at my local Macy's--hadn't smelled it in years and I must say it smelled thin, synthetic and a little screechy--not the way I think of Chanel masculines but...
Baie de Genievre: Three simple ingredients--juniper berries, cinnamon leaves and vetiver (along with the house note of ambergris) make the whole much greater than the sum of its parts.
I love it.
I think that the original screw top bottle for Guerlain's Heritage is very elegant!
I have the EdT. I don't get "headshop" from it (although Zino does remind of that....)--I get bone dry cedar and sandalwood. I am just reporting what others have said.....
I have a hard time with the entire Mugler line up--with the possible exception of their cologne, I find the line pretty unwearable--there is a sweet, dense, rotting note in all of their fragrances...
It is an interesting house. Great candles. The only fragrance I like enough to own is Tam Dao which I really like but my daughter says that I reek of incense every time I wear it--head shop incense,...
Wearing a favorite that I haven't had in rotation for months--Must de Cartier. Damn, it smells good! Why, I ask myself, don't I wear this more often?
Denise Hamilton is a professional perfume critic for the LA Times. She is also an author and a great speaker:
Such good advice, this. Antaeus is really special.
I run hot and cold with this one-I have that version as well and sometimes I like it and other times don't get what the big deal is. I have been wearing it more lately because a friend of mine...
+1 for Baux and Cade--great stuff. Have had and liked Badian as well.
Yatagan is a popular choice for me but I am going with Aramis--reminds me of my dad and this was his favorite holiday.
I think that Bois 1920's Sushi Imperiale smells like Eggnog--pay no attention to the name. This is from the Lucky Scent site: its true spicy nature arrives with the gorgeous spices of cinnamon,...
Great article. Florals have always played a huge role in men's fragrance. I personally like them best in a supporting role, but they are important. My favorite, manly Z-14 has gardenia in it, so...
Habit Rouge certainly has citrus (top notes), creamy heart notes (that famous Guerlain vanilla) and a leathery powerhouse base......
Wearing Elsha Russian Leather today--ambery, birch tarry leather with a dry root beer undercurrent. Just the thing for fall, with a tweed jacket, ancient madder paisley tie and polished wingtips.
Simply the best. You can become the new stereotype for this. Enjoy.