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Now discontinued in the shops. I was looking forward to sampling this after recommendations here
Oh no, people are just listing their favourite frags here
That's not important. Hahaha
Well, I'm definitely going to try L'Eau Bleue d'Issey Pour Homme after all the recommendations
Some very interesting suggestions. Thanks guys
...in the manner of Blue Encens from Comme des Garcons, perhaps...?
Something with a 'blue' metallic feel but something taking it away from an Aqua. Maybe something with cardamon or cooler herbs....
I do find it interesting that it's often the lighter version of a fragrance that can be more attractive.
After the almond cake mess of the original the cologne slips on very easily. Much lighter, more enjoyable. Anyone agree?
Exactly my experience, too! :)
I quite like it. I'm not familiar with other Euphorias but this is pleasant and harmless.
What is 'Creed Millisime Imperial'? Never heard of it.
I have the Davidoff and it's great. One if the most underrated scents.
Yeah, those are the Demeter frags ( now sold at Boots the Chemist, amazingly). They rarely get talked about here on Basenotes.
I hope that sooner or later someone will come up with a mainstream designer abstract perfume. It might change the market a bit. It needs a kick up the backside.
Interesting suggestions. Btw, I have smelled M/mink and find it revolting
There was a time when people were exploring the smell of plastic swimming pools and more outlandish things, like the CDG Series 6 stuff. It was gonna be the future. We've had a few brief triumphs and...
Nope. Doesn't annoy me when used accurately to describe these two:
Dior Sauvage - generic washing powder detergent musk smell
Chanel Bleu - generic showergel, shampoo and deodrant smell
Begone! Get thee hence to thine own forum post haste.
It's a quality, spicy fragrance but I got fed up with wearing it pretty soon after purchase.
the closest to pipe tobacco
Well, you're right from a forensic point of view but it's obviously associated with females through cultural association and there's not much you can do about that
It's a miraculous scent... with a long history of feminine use. If that doesn't bother you any version will do.
I don't think layering works because the top fragrance always wins out.
Kids know nothing. Ignore them.
Couldn't agree more. Crappy idea for a thread.
It's magic stuff
Drunk people say I smell good. Sober people are too sober to comment.
Yeah, I bought it last year. It smells great. I'm not familiar with the 'relaunch' you're referring to.
NEVER BLIND BUY
Get this one!
We've had this question several time before and the answer is still the same: 16- 21 years.
Yes. It lasts all day. Stop worrying about it!
If only we could erase that idiotic Luca Turin review we wouldn't have these ridiculous conversations about its quality.
Little has remained? You are joking, aren't you? :)
It's an amazing vintage. It smells sensational.
Mernardo is my all time favourite but people here critisize her work for it's vanilla obsession..and at the same time dont like her when she comes up with distinctive oddities like Kokorico. She's a...
Agree! Kokorico is fabulous, quality stuff
Another vote for
Kokorico You can bet it'll be an in-demand classic in a couple of years
Piment Brulant Totally unique, one of my go-to scents...and pretty much ignored here
It's a very impressive scent, alright.
BTW, It's quite similar to M&S Autograph Sports (At £18 for 100ml)
As someone who occasionally attempts to make perfume i think this is a very interesting idea. It's about time it happened and someone broke the veil of secrecy that surrounds formulas - of course we...
It's well made...but the pine...just not my thing.
I love it and wear it regularly. It's strangely abstract in nature, not easy to define, simultaneously warm and cold and NOT the vanilla monster some people claim.
Amazing stuff and quite unique.
Un Jardin En Mediterranee - more intriguing and multidimensional than the others,
I don't know the male version but the feminine 'B' is truly remarkable and one of the best things I've ever smelled.
Caron pour un homme now and again
It sincerely wasn't directed at anyone in particular and I think it's great when these big discussions pop up on Basenotes; when there's a wider discussion of culture and commerce and everyone...
There's a deeply silly subtext in some of the posts here that attempt to suggest a product for the masses has to be bland to achieve popularity and is therefore undeserving of criticism due to its...
It's a copy with only minute differences. And it's 10x the price.
Second wearing today and I just CANNOT enthuse about it at all. So, so bland and RAMMED with cheap laundry musk just like those supermarket fabric softeners that have me recoiling in horror whenever...
Well, I don't know who that is...and it's on the expensive side to be sold to the younger people. My partner is 55 and she hasn't seen the marketing yet!
I can honestly say this is the best female fragrance I've smelled in years. Cool, violet leaf, lily of the valley and a strong green element. I bought it for my partner and it's a hit with her also. ...
My main dislike is perfume collecting is a consumer culture and Basenotes is essentially a website about SHOPPING apart from the perfume DIY section.
I agree it smells a lot like a supermarket laundry softener - which I never use because the smell revolts me. Sauvage is stuffed with a giant dollop of floral musk.
Boss Bottled is sooooo much better than this for an everyday, light fragrance.
Just tried it: a ton of floral musk, lemon citrus and powder.
I don't like it: it's bland, characterless and there's too many supermarket scents that smell like this and I'm unlikely to change my...
Great but not as distinctive or attractive as original Fahrenheit
You may have to be specific about your tastes because you'll get about 300 recommendations which is as good as getting none at all.
That's possible, I suppose.
I'm thinking about selling it, actually.
The fragrance Facebook forums I frequent (that a lot of alliteration) are full of people trying to sell on their bottles of Allure Homme Edition Blanche. I've owned it for about a year and I must...
Three times minimum to make sure. Even then I've made the odd misjudgment...
Caron infinitely superior and probably the greatest male scent of all time...and inexpensive.
Hmmm...also dropped from my local Debenhams...
I've noticed Bulgari products are no longer stocked at Allbeauty.com and they were also unvailable at house of Fraser last time I visited... Which struck me as unusual. Anyone know anything?
I occasionally wear it in hot weather but usually choose something lighter.
I usually wear the stronger scents for gigs; Aventus, LIDGE, Fahrenheit. The keyboard player wears GIT
That's just the title. There's nothing 'green' or leafy/grassy about it.
I don't like either but CW is rammed full of harsh laundry musk, less so GIT.
32 is MASSIVELY underrated. The people who say it a 'vanilla bomb' can't seem to smell its strange, abstract, synthetic character IMO
Like both but prefer 32 and wear it all the time. Unique fragrance.
I recommend Oud27 - raw citric, tangerines, cedar and unique sourness. Absolutely amazing stuff.
Smells like a complete rip-off of Jicky to me.
Tried it. Vegetal, blunt, initial burst of citrus subsides very quickly to an unattractive stale smell.
Didn't like the chemistry. I've sampled nearly all the popular ouds and this ranks as...
I'm not sure I understand your question but I do think it smells great.
As usual people can't figure out whether the 'true' character of this scent should be oily, savoury and petrol-y...or mild, sweet and floral.
Yep, I agree. Don't get distracted with titles/colours/marketing.
I don't recommend buying perfume for others unless you know precisely what they like. I've bought for my partner and daughter but have always got them samples first.
Like the leather Oud. The least fave for me is the patchouli - a yukky, sweetened, ugly monstrosity - like a savoury meal with sugar on top
I'd love a Mac version too...
You probably mean Chanel Platinum Egoiste which does have vague similarities to Eternity.
I like F32 and I also like l'Artisan Piment Brulant.
Smells of Red peppers. Amazing in the heat
Light scents. Heavy ones occasionally.
Anyone want Car Insurance advice here...?
I keep telling people not to blind-buy here and no one takes a blind bit of notice.
It's good - slightly more powdery than the original but not that much different and the original is fresher and projects more.
I love this scent but don't agree the modern version is weak. I bought a new bottle a few months ago. It smells identical to the vintage and last all day. I was quite surprised. I don't think it's...
It's very very very weak. Almost imperceptible.
Anything with 'Desert' of 'Dune' or 'Sand' in the title according to everyone here.