Azzaro PH: 2
Aqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta: 2
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Azzaro PH: 2
Aqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta: 2
Bunch of others: 1
I think both the EDT and EDP have merit. I bought a bottle of the EDT and a large decant of the EDP. The EDT is lighter and has a brighter citrus opening, while the EDP is deeper and more luxuriant...
I need to do something else too. They're sitting on my chest of drawers and looking awfully crowded and unappreciated. I don't have room for another whole cabinet though. I'm sure there are other...
DHI is much more overwhelming for me. I like LIDGE in the evening, but my wife doesn't dig it. Maybe she'll come around..
+1 YSL l'Homme
Also, an earlier poster mentioned Guerlain Cologne Imperiale. Given you like organics, this is a subtle true Eau de Cologne - perfect for late afternoon after a shower or if you're...
Yes, I love it. I hate the name though. It's not too overwhelmingly spicy. It starts with a modern feel, a bit of a 1 Million vibe. Then it mellows out for a long time ( i.e. Ok for work) and in the...
I'm going to have to try some of these. I was just thinking the other day about scents with coconut (never tried any). fan.of devin, please let us know what you end up liking..
Jaipur Homme EDT
About time !
I've got a sample coming from before this thread started. I'm hoping it's as good as advertised by folks on BN.
+1 Pure Havane
I hear you brutha. I've been on a bit of a hiatus for about 5 months. I had accumulated decants and samples and have quite a few bottles and I felt like a rat in a wheel buying new stuff, albeit...
Yatagan. I had a short love affair with it and then had one bad wearing. I guess l'm a little gun shy. Need to get back on the Big-Y horse.
Aramis 900 - The herbacious rosy front end gives way to my favorite patchouli drydown.
Fleur du Male - always makes me happy..
You are so right. Sometimes I wish for the less politically correct '80s.
Vetiver Extraordinaire is very versatile IMHO.
Thanks for the info. The phrase definitely applies. I love this thread - powerhouses are such an awesome weekend luxury for me. I wish I could wear more during the week. Krizia Uomo is my next to...
Ok, you gotta have:
One Man Show
Van Cleef & Arpels PH
Giorgio Beverly Hills
Bogart Pour Homme (not 80's but wants to be)
I agree with following already mentioned (go-to mtg scents for me), of course in moderation:
Chanel Pour Monsieur
I'll also add:
The much maligned...
Sampled 50, own FBs of 15.
I don't like the neroli opening of Colonia but it has a great drydown. I love Assoluta all the way through - the candy lemon beginning is mouth-watering and the fougere style progression is...
The SOTD function tells no lies:
(Reminds me to get on back to the big Y and DH - they've been neglected lately)
+1 SpiceBomb. The One is attractive to me but a little too subtle. SpiceBomb adds some interest although I hate the name and a sample sat in my drawer a couple years because of it. Now I own and...
The Man in black drydown does indeed kick in strong. I like SpiceBomb's better because it's simpler and has a retro vibe with the labdanum. MIB is a bit muddled in the end for me. Alcohol, woody,...
I happen to be wearing Man in Black for the first time today. It doesn't have the initial blast that Spicebomb has; It's more subtle and boozy. The middle is similar in that it almost goes on hiatus...
I finally tried LIDGE recently and really love it for summer evenings. It's at the top of my list right now, bumping Jaipur. Been thinking of buying Jaipur EDT but for some reason just not pulling...
Ok, I know this is gonna sound weird, but the scented filters in the urinals at my work have been smelliing pretty darned good. I'll come in there and be thinking, "yeah, my perfume is kicking in...
Vintage Paco Rabanne PH. The beginning and middle are pretty low key but nice, and then the drydown about 12 hours later is like 'Wow!!'. I also love placing it in history, comparing to vintage...
+1 I'm wearing the vintage today. The drydown is exquisite.
My thoughts exactly.
No, But I have a few I'd been thinking of eliminating. I like to gradually work my way through my collection in combination with sampling.
Have you tried any of the old powerhouses like Antaeus or Quorum? I enjoy them a lot on the weekends (too much for my work).
We're talkin' Columbian, baby. I'm working off of 35 year old memories here :-)
Dude, I just found a knarly decant of Sycomore in the back of my sock drawer. Took a hit and it's creepin' up on me. Niiiiiice! Headin' to Taco Bell for a soft burroto now..
Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried:
- Borneo: I don't like the cacoa/patch vibe of this or Coromandel
- Patchoulie Noir: Really nice, high quality. I'll try again
I'll give the others...
I'd say Fahrenheit is the closest for me.
I came to the same conclusion. Most of the perfumes with "Patchouli" in the name have too much Patchoulicentricity for me. I tried at least 6 of the big recommended ones. Mistral Patchouli had the...
Spicebomb might be a good choice. I think it's a horrible name but great scent.
Thanks for sharing the link. I was laughing like crazy..
[QUOTE=Draven;3533743]I'm liking AdQ leather's notes pyramid very much. I love raspberry and leather so this I will definitely try along with TF Tuscan Leather.
How about Mark Birley Charles...
Wanted to give an update: Last time I wore this my wife was enthralled! A complete turnaround. So much so that she bought me a bottle as an early fathers day gift. And I'm only the dad of our cat...
+1 Krizia Uomo. I've heard good things too and am a covert powerhouse collector.
Maybe Salvidor Dali PH would do the trick. Gotta try it at least once :-)
Good choice. It never fails to impress me. Fahrenheit 32 is also fun but very different - it has a sweet and sour effect..
No can do. Gonna be in the car with my dept manager for 4 hours. Don't wanna get fired :-)
But I will be wearing YSL L'Homme!
Equivalent to a spy carrying a poisen pill? Six hits of Kouros should do the trick :-)
No, I like to experience the whole progression without confusing it with the top notes again.
I'll wear Fahrenheit 32 to work. It's On the sweet floral side and a bit work-adventurous for me. I'd like to wear One Man Show to work. Seems almost doable, but for now only on slow Fridays when...
That's some cray s#$t man. I would say you should go for One Man Show all the way! Have fun..
I got Versace Blue Jeans for $20 at Marshalls last weekend. It's a fun scent..
Wearing one tiny spray of Kouros today and it's a beautiful thing. I found this thread - you have to check out the Man Dom video with Charles Bronson - oh my god that's a classic. If you applied...
Great thread. Thanks for reincarnating it.
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Very nice. I'm stopping reading this one now :-)
+1 vintage polo. I'm wearing it today, got a decant from Bigsly, and it's richer and less shrill than the current. It's early yet though.
+1 Jaipur PH EDT - on my to buy list
Have you tried SpiceBomb? I love it..
I have a sample of Bleinheim Bouquet that is gathering dust. Also Havana.
I really want to try Killians Taste of Heaven and Straight to...
Pino Silvestre has a nice piney scent and is very wearable. Maybe more like an Uncle rather than Grandpa?
Just checked out your collection. Some nice stuff there! Enjoy :-)
SB for sure. Bleu is boring to me.
+1 YSL L'Homme
You nailed with Yatagan - same thing for me. One day I'm saying it's my soul scent and the next wearing I'm tempted to rub it off.
Lapidus: Really nice classic powerhouse with a fantastic patchoulie drydown. Great for the weekend.
Guerlain Vetiver: A little dated for me - I like Vetiver Extraordinaire and Sycomore better for...
M7's one that I love or tolerate depending on my mood / weather or whatever. It doesn't help that my wife is not a fan. So I have a nice decant of it to try once in a while..
I hear you. I've slowed down my purchases and get more vial samples/decants, and then I try to work in my wardrobe along the way. Some of those poor bottles are neglected and I'll be selling /...
Yeah, some of the lists that go around have some pretty obscure scents. Sometimes I scratch my head, but different strokes.... I've been at it a relatively short time, so maybe others have learned...
+1, I'm going to check some of these out..
I respect but don't thoroughly enjoy either Coromandel or Borneo. I just don't dig the whole patchouli - cacao combo. It's not about femininity for me, just the feel of the scent.
Pour Monsieur. I enjoy it most of the three. Classic that you can go to in any situation.
Congrats on your purchase. MI is an awesome go-to summer scent. Great addition to your wardrobe..
I love it. It's got that One Million feel up front and then some more sober notes at end (labdanum?). I find it very exciting. I think it might work into spring / early summer if not too hot.
+1 Fahrenheit. Classic that you gotta try. I have the current version and love it.
I use the wardrobe feature and like to peek at other's wardrobes once in a while. It's a very useful feature.
I'm wearing Hanae Mori H.M EDT today. Pretty low key citrus opening and after about 2-3 hours some major floral zing kicks in. Reminds me of Lolita Lampicka, but that was a while ago. Anyways, I'm...
Thanks for the insight. I'll have to do some experiments of my own this summer. Pure Havanne will be one of my first tries in the heat :-)
Welcome Lee. I look forward to seeing your posts..
+1 Fahrenheit. Classic, masculine, never fails to impress me.
I hate it when I'm in love with a new fragrance and my wife says "what is that s$&t? - smells like old men's feet"
Same here. I think this is a weird exception. I think FragranceNet is a good site.
Any in particular that you'd recommend?
So many great suggestions. I'm excited to try.. Thanks
Thanks for all the suggestions - it's gonna be fun trying them :-)
I really like the One Million - like bubble gum note in Spice Bomb, and that it gets more complex / mature.
Could you recommend any other scents more mature than One Million but that have that fun...
Fleur du Male
One Man Show
I'm sampling a lot of Patchoulis but no final conclusions..
I'm wearing Nicoloai Patchouli Intense (formerly Homme?) today and I'm in the harsh beginning to middle that was great the first wearing and now on second wearing it's a major challenge. Do I love...
Yes, I love Lapidus PH. Classic powerhouse, very manly with nice patchouili in the drydown. Perfect for the weekend.
+1 Chinatown. I want to buy eventually because it's so special and I love the look of the bottle.
Also Fleur du Male: Sold as a masculine but has a "guilty pleasure" quality that I love. I can...
I think it works great all year round, but if pressed I'd say summer - nice to sweat with some Fahrenheit on..
+1 CK One Shock
-1 Zino: This one can be very overwhelming. I regretted my blind buy of this one.
I love it all the way through but I'm especially fond of the woody drydown. It's definitely a powerhouse, taking no prisoners even after 10+ hours.
Thanks. Trying Nicolai Patchouli Intense today. Really nice stuff. Some florals and leather and I'm thinking a bit of a Guerlain-like feel. I'm very impressed.
I’m trying Mistral Patchouli today, and it’s pretty nice and maybe too lightweight for me. It’s citrusy and fresh, with some patchouli, but the patch must be processed in a different way because...
I blind bought it and I have moments of love, but it's just too overpowering. One spray and when the drydown hits it's blaring like crazy. It doesn't help that my wife finds it too loud too. I'm...
Thanks for all the tips. I'm looking forward to sampling some of these..
Would that be the regular or intense version?
Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Any more (designer or niche) that have a interesting non-patch start but nice patch at the end?
I've been trying some patchouli-focused niche scents like Patchouli Leaves and Patchouli Patch. They're nice but sometimes patchouli is best as a reward at the end of the day. Do you have any...
Maybe too simple, but Old Spice original deoderant (not anti persperant) is good and doesn't interfere with my colognes.