Your post is very reminiscent of my post about this horrible scent of some10 or 12 years ago. A slaughter house smells much better than this scent.
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Your post is very reminiscent of my post about this horrible scent of some10 or 12 years ago. A slaughter house smells much better than this scent.
If you like Tom Ford scents, then these bottles ranging from 50ml to 250ml to litre size may be of interest to you....
If this is the same oud scent I tested in Abu Dhabi a year and a half ago, my thoughts then we're that it was very nice and interesting for about an hour or so, after which it reverted to smelling...
Sorry for the tardy reply.
It doesn't matter what those notes say. I perceive it as mossy green. If you come across Michael Edward's fragrance recommendation suggestor at various sites, you will...
I wasn't fond of either of them.
To my nose, all the other Joop Homme flankers I've tried have been better.
Kiton Men - my secret weapon that landed me my wife-to-be 14 years ago.
She did not have a chance.
I am really sorry to hear about this shocking misfortune which has befallen you Richard.
I wish you all the best.
Chrome Intense isn't as potent or long lasting as my bottles of Chrome - but I bought them a long time ago.
That said, Chrome Intense seems to have pretty standard lasting power and strength.
If i want the smell of talcum powder, I find I get it even more strongly and more long lasting by just applying Royal Copenhagen EDT.
One note (I don't know which) is sharper in the original, but nowhere near as sharp in the next version.
Otherwise, I find it very difficult to tell the two apart.
Yet that slightest of...
I've smelled Royal Water which was unisex in a tester, and Royal Water which was way too feminine in the bottle I bought on-line (I had to give it to my wife, it was way too girly for me).
Soap bars do a pretty good job of washing dirt off.
And they do a good job of getting suntan lotion off.
When I've used milder soap like Dove to wash suntan lotion off - it didn't work very well.
There is nothing masculine in Mugler's Cologne to my nose.
I've never been able to see what the great attraction of it is to guys, whereas it is pretty obvious to me why guys would like the more...
That is definitely a bargain!
You've no doubt seen my post on the main board "Rive Gauche PH Gets The Darndest Reactions",
I haven't been game to wear it to the beach since.
Might be worth a...
Can you make out the batch numbers for Friday's and Tuesday's bottles?
It might help clarify matters.
Also check for variations in printing on the boxes and the bottles.
I think the L'Artisan ones are probably the best value ones at their sale.
I think they all smell pretty good, though a bit lacking in the projection I like (requires quite some over-spraying).
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Amount spent has now exceeded...
Mennen Skin Bracer (1934), and Old Spice (1937) are plainly really old (if not deceased) men's scents which I've used often in the past, and still do occasionally.
But they don't smell in any way...
Thanks. but you are referring to pre-shave oil rather than shaving oils, which are used solely by themselves, without shave soap or cream.
It's a fine scent - but to me not worth paying US$135 a bottle.
Tuscany is good, but doesn't last as long with strength on me as much as the other two do.
Try get soem sprayed on your wrist and time its longevity on your skin.
In an interview here many years ago, famous perfume reviewer Michael Edwards said he stored all his scents upside down (or rightside up, if the scent had the sprayer at the bottom - like Rochas Man)....
Yes, he was the first to alert us to how Rive Gauche PH has a very pronounced effect on some women.
I didn't know there was a difference between the bottles till three years ago when I posted a thread about Rive Gauche PH, and on the second page of responses, there was a post containing a picture...
It is only "vintage" if the back of the can at the bottom says
If the "Parfum" is missing, then it is the first reformulation of the scent.
If you don't use at least six sprays, then you send out the clear message that you don't want anyone to notice you.
True, the ad says "This product may be used as a prep under a shaving cream or gel."
But that is not the primary mode of usage described earlier in the piece. To my mind, using it as a prep with...
To my mind, the difference between applying scent to micro-nicks while shaving, and applying stronger scent to micro-nicks after shaving (in the form of aftershave splash and aftershave balm) is a...
Good points. I've never understood the need to ask here for advice on Blind Buying, unless one is after advice on specific aspects of the scent like longevity and sillage, or more subjective aspects...
I was just watching Trump's inauguration.
I didn't see too many bald heads there - which I suspect means that like or not, the public don't generally vote for bald guys.
Fairly similar state of...
I just read the bottles of my King of Shaves oil, my Somerset shaving oil, and my Oscar oil. All say to wet the face with warm water, apply some drops of oils, and to shave. The Somerset one says for...
Like many other responders to this thread, you are talking about Pre-Shave Oils rather than shaving oils - which are used solely by themselves for shaving, as specified in the instructions on the...
Get a hair transplant before your hair falls out, and no one will ever notice.
Why go bald when you don't have to?
Why be stingy on spending money on yourself?
And look at the...
Good to hear that you found it very useful.
The main problem with the Razorpit is that some people don't read the instructions - namely use it after each shave to clean the cartridge razor, and...
Oddly enough I pulled out my tube of Menscience a few weeks back and have been using it most days since. The feel in using it is nothing like that shaving oils, but you are right - menscience doesn't...
To me a landmark scent would be one which started off a trend or style that took off and was emulated by others wanting to join in on the trend.
So i don't see Kouros, Egoiste and Green Irish Tweed...
You can leave it in either checked or carry-on luggage.
On an international flight, for carry-on, you'd have to keep it in the plastic zip-lock bag for liquids.
The extremely positive reviews of Empire at the Directory and at Fragrantica made me want to buy a bottle of it.
But I can't find a bottle of it in Australia, which is most annoying.
Interesting that they affect you that way.
My mother always used to have Cyclamens around. And my wife always has quite a few around the house too (she brings them inside when they flower, leaves...
...... How come when one places an order at Fragrancenet in the USA, shipping winds up being in part through Australia Post with an Australia Post tracking number? That's the only option given at the...
I wonder if anyone over at Perfumania now feels silly or has been fired after destroying Trump's fragrance empire back in mid 2015?...
Cyclamen are very nice flowers.
I have a cousin who can't handle most fragrances, but she can handle the Colonia type scents, like the Aqua Di Parma ones and also Annick Goutal's Eau De Hadrian (they're all unisex). Other...
I agree. I think Aspen is the more "budget smelling".
I wish I knew what Mojito is meant to smell like. It's not that common down here in Australia, but quite by coincidence I bought a bottle of Mojito mix some six months ago (it was on clearance). When...
Thanks. I haven't seen those two. so look forward to your comparison.
I suspect it was a scent that was initially made to be sold at a higher price, which didn't do well.
Let's face it - if one sees "Caribbean" in the name, one testing it would expect something fruity...
I think it is an excellent oriental Rum scent.
I must admit that I wasn't enthused from initial wrist testing, but it grew very quickly on me in the wearing.
I thought it odd that it wasn't more...
Caribbean Joe seems to have had a few other women's scents out as a house, but the bottle I've got is listed as "Caribbean Joe for Him" in the Basenotes Directory, and "Caribbean Joe for Men" at...
I got my bottle of Caribbean Joe EDT the other day, and my immediate reaction was that it smelled like Aspen.
But today I compared it on my hands with Aspen and Green Irish Tweed.
To my nose, it...
I get one of my smaller toiletry bags, to which I add a sheet of bubble wrap inside, and put 7,8 or 9 smaller bottles into it, with the bubble wrap snaking around them, till it is completely full....
I still really like Aramis - but have a hard time being able to wear it. My wife dislikes it intensely, I gave a small bottle to my nephews who said it was horrible and gave it back (they think it's...
Thanks, but where you have used 15 sprays per millitre. I have only ever gotten that from the sprayers of 30 and 20ml bottles.
More typical is 8 to 12 sprays per millitre, where the 8 sprays was...
Alien and Dreamer's openings both attack the back of my sinuses in a similar manner. But they aren't alike to my nose.
They sold them as travel packs with four 20ml bottles of Chrome per pack.
Ah - so there is still hope that Pure may rival Chrome's performance.
Well, it's only 18C (64F) today in our erratic Melbourne summer. I last wore Chrome on Christmas day when it was 38C(100F).
I still have two 100ml bottles and four 20ml bottles, having used up a...
Kouros only works well on me as a summer scent. It is so fresh that I don't like it as a cool weather scent.
I do own '"Kouros Cologne Sport Eau d'Ete Summer Fragrance", and "Kouros Eau d'Ete...
Thanks - I'm quite astounded by those instructions.
The other manufacturers say to use the scrub every few days, and use their gentle face washes instead on other days.
As I was reading this thread, I was hoping that maybe - just maybe - there would be a Chrome Flanker that was better than the original, of which I own two big bottles and six little ones, and four...
I've smelled them all, and own a few.
Weekend Burberry is still my favourite - with six or eight sprays.
I really don't think much of Invictus - pretty much a nothing scent to my nose - so I've never considered buying it.
On the other hand, a female friend thinks it is hands down the sexiest scent...
The way to make reviews useful is to find people and reviewers with similar tastes to yours.
Recheck the reviews of Silver and Icon, and note who seemed to think the same as you.
Write down their...
I checked Stash out today at a local Chemist selling testers of Stash for A$30 (US$22.5) a bottle.
It is certainly not your typical girly scent, though I'm not sure it is really unisex.
The scent I've easily worn most this year is Zirh Ikon Pure - mainly because it is in the one of our bathrooms where I put on face sunscreen, before going to the beach. Since it is there next to the...
Every instruction i have ever read about facial scrubs (on-line and on the packet) says to you use them twice a week, or possibly three times.
The instruction writers may just be being cautious, but...
I don't use face scrubs much anymore - don't really need them if one wet shaves, except in the eye socket area below the eye and on the forehead (where obviously one doesn't shave).
I own both, but can't see anything in common.
You may be focusing on one or two notes.
I walked into My Chemist today, and noticed that they had a boxed tester sale. I bought Calvin Klein Reveal for Men for $15 (the real box thing still costs $80 at Priceline).
They also had Mercedes...
From memory, I think I paid around US$30 for each of my two bottles many years ago.
It's an okay scent, but I wouldn't even think of buying it at US$140.
I find it intoxicating and think it's great.
Ever since joining Basenotes, Ive always been in the very tiny minority here that likes Sung Homme.
Just to confuse matters, I own both and think Third Man pretty lame, and Caron PH the more interesting - though it may seem dated to others.
L'Anarchist I like most, and my wife hates Yatagan....
Thanks very much fror that.
My low carbohydrate/ low alcohol beers are ready for Christmas lunch.
Though, after visiting Las Vegas back in June - where it was 46C (115F) every day - it doesn't...
Best wishes for Christmas to all of you.
It's 36C (97F) down here today.
I pretty much have to wear Chrome if I want something that won't melt off me.
I've got the Parfum version which smells a bit different from the EDT version.
Maybe it's just me, but I often really, really like scents that others describe as a "chemical mess" - often greatly...
Yesterday, 22nd December, I shaved with the Bic Flex 3 Blade and decided that it was now definitely no longer shaving close enough, and decided to retire it to the bin.
I got four months out of...
While it depends on the sprayer, I think the answer is probably yes.
Certainly nearly every 30ml bottle I have has a tinier spray output than its 100ml equivalent.
Thanks. The Tom Ford Noir keeps dropping - it was $130 a few weeks ago. Will it drop further I wonder?
That can't be entirely right Ray - as evidenced by the presence of all those MyBeautyspot counters in the middle of shopping malls selling much the same scents as in Chemist Warehouse, and the...
Today's Ozsales sale might be of interest.
E.g. Jaipur Homme at $55, Aspen at $12 (this is the one that smells somewhat like Green Irish Tweed - though not in a direct side by side comparison)...
I don't understand the concept of a comforting scent.
I own both. I don't think either are particularly masculine. The SMW stands out more.
So I take it that your Terry White's have good scents often on sale i.e almost on par with Chemist Warehouse, but a smaller range?
Some of ours do - but not all.
I remember a chap from WA...
I might try shaving in the shower one day - just to say I did it. i've got plenty of oils to choose from.
In the last few years I've bought about 10 used testers for $5 each from the My Chemist in Frankston shopping centre. They only put them out every now and then. I've bought nearly full bottles of...
Thanks. I'm nearly at the four month mark of using the very same Bic Flex 3 disposable - I used it again five or six hours ago, and it is still showing no sign of going blunt.
If it works for you...
I bought a bottle of MTV Man for $9 after the 10% discount, see
The notes seem better than it actually smells.
Oh - and thanks...
Well today - 13 December - is 10% off all fragrances at my local Chemist Warehouse.
Hmmm - I wish I looked like him!
I've told the story here before how one day at the office years ago I had some GIT on.
A female colleague said,
"What's that terrible smell?..... It's...
I have two bottles of each.
Green irish Tweed is the better office scent because unlike Kiton, it generally repels women. Makes life less complicated.
They don't smell alike to me.
I have a 16 year old bottle of Drakkar Noir - it is not a strong scent compared to many other 80s scents.
if you ever go to Salzberg in Austria, it will go down very well, since they sell bottles of...
When using electric razors, I find washing my face with Sapoderm (or any other skin drying-out type soap) before hand, waiting for my face to dry, and then using the electric...
Thanks. I have amended the incorrect spelling in all my posts.
As for shaving oils, I am not surprised that they work for you.
I posted a thread about them earlier this year....
No problem. If you get it, it will be interesting to compare performance.
I've seen Pino Silvestri scents here and in Italy forever, but until the other day, I was totally unaware that they also...
To me, Splash Summer Ticket is a somewhat greener version of the original Joop Splash, neither smell like Joop Homme.
While Summer Ticket is fine, I prefer the original - though it took a while for...
A local chain (Chemist warehouse) had lots of tubs of Pino Silvestre shaving soap discounted at A$6.99 (US$5.25) for a 5oz tub, so I bought two out of idle curiosity.
The soap itself is typical of...
What's happened to the crowd around here?
I remember when people couldn't stop talking incessently about tea scents like Yang, Tea for Two and Bvlgari Black.
Has sanity eventually prevailed?...
If you like Joop PH, there are also Joop Summer Ticket (not as intense), Joop Sexy in Pink (Joop with leather), Joop Sport (aquatic joop), Joop Hot Contact (spicier Joop), Joop Homme Extreme ( a One...
This thread piqued my interest. So I went and checked the bottle I'm using and it is made by Scannon in Paris. I checked a cheap bottle I bought recently and it was made in the USA. And so i sprayed...
No, i didn't commit. I've smelled the others there, but Sartorial would be a blind buy for me - and I'm not sure I want to expend that much money on something that many describe as being Brut-like (I...