Beat Generation: probably anything patchouli….
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Beat Generation: probably anything patchouli….
They all sound like rehashes of their previous exclusives….
According to some, it completely falls flat in the base. Like an amazing 15 minutes ride during the opening and then YAAWWN. I'm still somewhat intrigued but my expectations lowered a bit...
Of the 177 revealed so far I own 9, sampled 42, owned 1.
Great additions. I forgot to include Nu_Be Oxygen.
Here are some (for further infos on the following fragrances you might want to check the reviews section)…
CDG EDP 2011 (melted...
Crazy solid line. Love Aramis (original), Tuscany Per Uomo, 900, JHL and New West.
Djedi, Guerlain's Cuir De Russie, Attrape Coeur. Donna Karan Fuel
I haven't changed my mind one bit about Lavs. I still think it ranks up there amongst the most interesting takes on this biblical resin.
Xerjoff, Roja Dove, Clive Christian, Le Galion, Creed...countless others.
Plain gourmand vanillas, screechy aquatics a-la Light Blue Pour Homme / L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme...any in the Dolce & Gabbana's range with the only possible exception of By Man.
I understand you want other suggestions beside those you mentioned but, really, if you want very affordable stuff you canMt go wrong with 4711. With that said, you might also want to give a chance to...
Oyedo. A weird all-citrus flavored candy.
Hinn by Pekji
Lisa Kirk Revolution
Dr Vranjes Vetiver
Nico Uytterhaegen Nononsense #5
Herve Domar Diamant Noir
It's the Puig branch of CDG releasing Floriental so I'm pretty sure it will lean towards the decent but kind of meh side of the spectrum.
Most likely from the 80s/90s then
Dose it have a silver stripe on the cap?
Songe D'Un Bois D'Ete
Mona Di Orio Oud
I f affordable means *under 50 euros* (and you like leathers a-la Tuscan leather) I'd say Monotherme Leather. If you're up for a slightly more challenging price tag (from 50 to 100 euros), there are...
way too many and things are getting even worst with more and more *old fragrances* with just a new name slammed on the bottle….
If you're talking about fragrances the *were* ahead of their times when originally released, well, then many…In my opinion, *ahead of their times* means that people weren't completely ready to...
I'm glad they changed the bottles / presentation. The original ones were beyond hideous.
Agree on all counts with Luca here.
Completely agree. On paper I thought Ariel would have been my least favorite but it came out I actually love it.
Another one for Sycomore
The whole thing is hilarious to say the least. Nocolai charging almost twice as much their former prices for basically the same fragrances with just the word *intense* slammed on the bottle, Lutens...
In no particular order...
Bois De Santal
Helmut Lang. Beside re-introducing their former trio of fragrances, they haven't produced anything new since 2002...
Countless including, in no particular order...
Jicky (any strength any eras)
Shalimar (any strength in vintage formulation)
L'Heure Bleu (PDT)
Mitsouko (PDT, Perfume, EDC)
Here are some fragrances that include ginger amongst their notes that i particularly appreciate...
Onda Voile D'Extrait
Gucci Envy For Men
Smoke by Goti
I totally agree but I guess we're two of the very few to like those flacons…at least compared to wider perfume consumers that usually not hang around in perfume-forums...
Here are some of my favorites…
Simple and straight-forward:
Von Eusersdorff Classic Patchouli (Ambery patch. Refined, earthy and intoxicating)
Farmacia SS Annunziata Patchouli Indonesiano (no...
The Synthetic Series had quite a striking packaging but the atomizers had serious leakage issues. Perhaps they're trying to fix that? Just a guess....
I'm a simpleton but patch + vetiver always do the trick for me.
Awesome! Fingers crossed they won't be reformulated :)
Amongst those you mentioned, Sandalo, Piper Nigrum and Uomo. I also like Theseus.
Alright…so, patchouli aside, here are bunch more you might want to consider (if you haven't already)…
Sonoma Scent Studio Forest Walk
Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier Iris Bleu Gris...
Coven is probably one of the earthiest fragrances I've ever tried. Mare is a great call too...are you fine with the earthiness provided by patchouli? Give also a chance to Les Liquides Imaginaires...
I haven't tried many of these arabian cheapos but Kalemat Black is kinda good If you're ok with sweetish notes...
Being a big fan of most of the other fragrances in the line, I'm surely interested. I just hope that cedarwood note won't drive it towards generic mall-style masculine territories,,,
She always cracks me up :D Big fan here!
I just tried Jus Interdit and after quite a promising, kind of musky opening, the fragrance turns into a pleasant and yet totally been there done that woodyamber drydown. Good MEH, If that makes any...
His work is massive and surely influential but, to my personal tastes, he's too pop / mainstream. I like some of his stuff such as Mugler Cologne and Le Baiseur Du Dragon. He Also did a good job with...
Amongst stuff released during the past five years, I'd say Vero Profumo Rozy, Masque Montecristo, Bogue Maai, Hermessence Cuir D'Ange, Unum L.AVS, Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver, Papillon Anubis, Pekji Holy...
1- fragrance that just annihilates the rest with sillage (projection)
Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient
2- fragrance that seems to go on and on and on.
Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient
Congrats. No, no particular precaution needs to be taken with Pekji's fragrances. The concentration is high but I don't think they're exactly *extraits*. With that said, if you apply them on skin and...
Humannature, why don't you introduce yourself? It's a nice habit for new members to start an introductory thread so that people can have an idea on your tastes, penchants, perfume-related background...
I think civet is indeed included in the composition.
No beeswax for me either (even if it could easily be one the notes) and very very little guaiacol too though. The most dominant note in my experience was a clovey / eugenol accord and woods. Yes, I...
Thanks Mumsy for trying to bring this thread back on topic. I'd love to remind everyone that this is about Pekji perfumes and not about people writing reviews. Honestly, I don't see the *outrage*...
I like both but I think they can both get easily boring in the long term. With that said, I probably prefer J25.
Something by D.S.& Durga
Sounds nice and extremely simple….
Yeah…too much of everything. Too many promises and too little substance. More and more packagins and brands positioning.
This is so important of you, Luca. The new *leitmotiv* in several...
Sounds really nice. I'm really looking forward to this one and my appreciation for Tauer is growing and growing by the day. I'm not a fan of all of his fragrances but the guy is totally *no-bull####*...
Very subjective topic here…in my opinion most Manceras and most Montales.
I like both and don't have any longevity issues with either but the suggestions of CDG2Man and Odoon Are seriously worth pursuing...
If you're into long lasting fragrances, Hermessence is probably something to avoid, With the exception of Ambre Narguile which is quite tenacious, the rest of the range is all about watercolor type...
That Dior sounded really unappealing since day number one.
It will surely survive me...which is kind of scary.
I like a lot of them but Rien / Rien Incense Intense are probably my favorites. Also like Je Suis Un Homme, Eloge Du Traitre, Tom Of Finland, Like This, Charogne, La Fin Du Monde and Fat Electrician
Thank you Andre for hosting me!
Here Are some...
Periplo by L'Erbolario
Paul Smith Story
A bunch in the Lush range
Go Amouage. Either Jubilation XXV or Epic Man. If you're ok with green, Memoir Man could be a good fit too.
Several including, Diorella, Derby, Knize Ten, Kouros, Jicky, Mitsouko, Chanel Cuir De Russie, vintage Bandit, Bel Ami, Fahrenheit...several others.
I like both but find the PG more original and more refined. With that said, in order to properly appreciate Jardins De Kerylos, you have to be fine with smooth florals.
Huge fan here!
Incense Suede by Ferragamo. I had great expectations for this but it turned out to be a dud.
Thanks Hoschhti :)
I didn't say aggressive. I said passive aggressive…which is different…but that's ok :)
As someone else said before me, you can objectively review baby diapers, toothpaste, hotels, bus-service, not fragrance, not music, not movies and not art more generally. That's probably just me but...
Summer is all about vetiver and light spices for me…
Eau De Tarocco
I also enjoy green-floral stuff a-la Sous Le Vent and Mito.
Noboby is objective when writing about fragrance. This is simply because fragrance is probably one of the most subjective things ever. This is due to countless aspects ranging from the fact everyone...
I love the Internet. It gets surreal at times :D
You're Talking about Helmut Lang EDC
Lutens leans definitely towards the sweeter side of the spectrum as a house and while some of their fragrances can result too sweet to some, I suggest you to warm up to them before dismiss any of...
Never even heard about this. Sounds like something to keep an eye out for…thank you.
Cuir De Russie for me….
Several. Way too many to mention...
None of those, for me :(
Artistic directors are just as important as perfumers. The most blatant example being Comme Des Garcons and the work Christian Astuguevielle has done with all the perfumers involved in the brand.
Yeah, spraying clothes is probably the best advice in your case. If you feel adventurous, check out any of the woodyamber-driven compositions by Montale / Mancera. You won't get rid of those even...
I received samples of the whole line and I'm more than impressed. I'm still making friends with them but my idea is that they're all standouts in their respective genres. Nothing to envy to super...
Re your first question, perhaps putting an eye on the marketplace could be an option…
Re your second question, if what draws you to Sel Marin it's the transparent woody / vetiver aspect, you might...
I think any fragrance can be worn in any season. It's not a matter of weather or climate but just cultural aspects.
In the meanwhile…my interview with Filippo Sorcinelli of Unum is out now on the Basenotes' homepage…
Check it out here http://www.basenotes.net/features/3141-interview-with-unum
As far as my wardrobe goes, I wear whatever picks up my fancy at the moment. No matter if it's a cheapo or something more *high-end*. Lately I've been on a big kick for Periplo by L'Erbolario which I...
What would you expect from a desert-themed fragrance? Dry woods? Spices? Sweaty notes? Incense? I'm genuinely wondering here…
If a dark amber incense is what you're after, Tom Ford Sahara Noir...
I rarely relate to this concept but when I do it's generally either for leathers or incenses. Lavs is exactly this to me. A great variation on a theme I love to death.
I'm with you here, Claire. My love for the *woodiest* Lutens comes and goes continually.
Lavs by Unum
Anubis by Papillon
Resist Me by Liaison De Parfumes
Lampblack by Fazzolari
Incense Pure by SSS
I only like a very few from this line but I would suggest Olibanum and Santalum. If you're fine with straight-forward smoky vetivers, Fumidus might be worth checking out too…
I rarely happen to smell something on others and even more rarely I recognize what others are wearing…e few exception made for Terre D'Hermes which I always recognize and oudy stuff by Montale. These...
Memoir Man is the first one that comes to mind…not very tropical but humid, dark and earthy.
Fantastic! Enjoy it in good health.