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Vintage Pino Sylvestre alwayz puzzled me. A sweet-sweet jam of pine cones.
L'Artisan Tea for Two smells like "colorado" cigar leaf to me.
As to some extent experienced cigar and pipe smoker I usually wonder if perfumers behind "tobacco" scents actually smelled the leaf,...
Dear friends, thank you ALL once again for your suggestions!
I went on a hunt the other day. Trophies of the chase are:
1) MUGLER Cologne (new, production of 2013, EDT)
2) ATKINSONS Posh on the...
Thanks all for the wide range of suggestions, keep 'em coming.
Will see what I can find in my neck of woods.
Johnnyacl , great story, thanks a lot!
Sadly, I don't have any friends with at least shadow of interest in fragrance world.
Actually the story reminded me of a tasting party when I brought 4...
Paco Rabanne Tenere
Donna Karan DK Men / Fuel for Men
Karl Lagerfeld Jako
you don't have to wear a *tobacco* fragrance to compliment you pipe smell.
I'm an occasional pipe and cigar smoker too (on a fading phase of this habit), and from my personal...
Dear fellow Basenoters,
advise me please on modern scent, that you think of as a citrus Eau de Cologne composition (say, structured in a classic sort of way),
but with some unusual development in...
Bought me Creed BdP and CdG Monocle 2 Laurel yesterday. Both great fragrances!
I second that. Newer Antaeus was my big disappointment. Much lighter.
Still it's quite of character if you don't know vintage. I'm not recommending the new (lots of interesting modern leathers...
excuse me, but I'd REPLACE the second point with Boucheron Pour Homme Eau de Parfum.
This citrus fragrance would concur with vintage Eau Sauvage but totally beats Eau Sauvage Parfum in...
I dunno for US but here in Moscow, Russia Terre d'Hermes is ALL OVER the place.
It phased out the Aqua di Gio and Fahrenheit from those who wear
I have the bottle just like in the Directory except or it's 200ml splash.
Bought it about the year 2008. It's been sold out everywhere, now it's hard to find in Moscow.
Btw not seen any newer...
I have small 1oz "pre-C" bottle but not-so-vintage it is.
As for C-s, I recently bought regular EDT (non Concentree) with C on RED...
From what I tried and own:
Comme des Garcons EAU DE PARFUM (original)
I'd say be magnanimous... leave AfterShave there for those who couldn't get EDT.
And treasure your EDT, good price though!
I get Michael vibe, though Le Dandy is a bit lighter and more refined.
I don't get Le Male except some fruitiness at the top of Le Dandy.
... hehe, okay, it has that French "Le" thing in its name...
Congrats on this vintage Jazz bottle! That's great!
Count me as fan. I own medium formulation (transparent bottle, silver cap). Took quite a quest to get it.
Never saw it in fragrance & cosmetics retail chains here in Moscow.
Dunno for vintage...
for now, Jaipur EDP by a long range
The long gone Helmut Lang by Helmut Lang
I also have a bottle of early 00s. This is a great scent, more formal than casual.
IMO it was THE last Dunhill scent (chronologically) worth trying.
I started with EDT with great pleasure, no disharmony detected (ahem, it was 90s vintage juice btw)
later switched to EDP which I liked much better.
Count me in that "Sorry for your Old Lady...
Me and my then wife liked French production much better than later Puig version.
Gave the bottle away to her as it smelled much better on her than I liked it on myself.
Not much from my colleagues and friends:
"it smells like weed" - Black Afghano
"noble" - Caron 3rd Homme
"too cologney" - Gucci Nobile
"some pleasant herbs" - Safari FM
"fantastic" - Habit...
What I'd call a fall fragrance helps to get through a drizzling weather on an endless chain of all-cloudy days.
Has to sharp, strong and vigorous.
Aramis Tuscany, Gucci PH (2003), Lapidus PH, Etro...
I have "middle" version bought in early 2000s. It had me getting used to it for a dozen and a half wears. A kind of beast.
Never had a chance to smell original vintage though.
I remember only the Givenchy stuff. Great cologne
as a pipe smoker for about 15 years I can only tell about
- Michael for Men by Michael Kors
- Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens
Haven't any chance to try most of niche stuff...
Comme des Garcons ODEUR 53, most definitely
Nina Ricci Phileas
Habit Rouge, Jaipur Homme EDP and Opium PH
Yep, I get a toothpaste/medicine vibe from time to time
I owned only a mini bottle of this one. Mineral and outrageously synthetic scent, but interesting in its own way. I had noy enough feeling for a full bottle, although it was dead cheap.
I'll throw in some classics: YSL Jazz (current formulation is good)
Rum is kind of interesting...
The bottle must be producing sound of starting Harley Davidson when you apply the scent
From my recent read I got that Cartier VII L'Heure Defendue is really good. Didn't have a chance to sample.
And it can bite your wallet too...
I think Le Dandy is the best D'Orsay has to offer for men. Had to stock up back then. Dunno for the current formulation.
That pineapple fruity smell puzzled me a bit for about a dozen initial...
I also remember that Tilleul by D'Orsay remained to be a very good fragrance.
Based on my experience in FMCG tea manufacturing company (which in some way has some business with all 4 companies of...
It is more of a revival though, but I find current Vetyver Givenchy a wonderful scent. Never smelled the vintage.
I forgot Chanel Pour Monsieur, it has almost the same scent as I used to wear (I heard that oakmoss thing) ... just fleeting.
Ladies and Gents,
speaking of male fragrances (ok let shared ones count too),
what particular compositions do YOU think survived the reformulation and remained decent or even good.
Compliments never did it to me.
Now I mostly don't care for them whoever's talking... but I thank them anyway.
A particular scent takes place in my warbrode only by my personal feel about it. My...
Tried both by 50ml worn. Switched to EDP after that. Gives more characher out of it and lasts quite a while.
Believe me or not,
it's unbelievable LAPHROAIG single malt scotch note (on my skin) for what I *instantly* purchased Histoires des Parfums 1740 after testing.
Same here. I also mistook new for vintage (no regrets though).
After the surprise of having both new and vintage, I did hand2hand and felt the new is a watered down vintage.
They're so similar that...
I'd bet my 2 cents on that "Ultimate" is new marketing trend like "fresh", "sport", "blue" and "black" a while before.
I'm really looking forward to take a sniff of Dior Homme Limitless, Gucci...
Montale Vetiver des Sables if they still produce it. Vetiver with rose... I like to give it a spin from time to time
Parfums d'Orsay with their Le Dandy
Out of not-so overlooked Paco Rabanne, there's a hidden gem Tenere
Trussardi with their macho beast black Trussardi Uomo
(not sure of Marshalls/TJMaxx though)
Me too, at first, thought the title read "WHAT BUDGET scents..." ...hehe
Pino Sylvestre and Grey Flannel already mentioned.
Joop Homme, One Man Show and Bogart (original) seem to be pretty...
I wore a small decant of BdP about 5 years ago. Is it still just as good?
Caron 3rd Man and SL Daim Blond
My personal faves are Vetyver and Monsieur de Givenchy (vintage),
Insense (vintage, dunno for the current) is holding a position of one of the most unique scents ever, IMO.
Gentleman (vintage) was...
I'm of the opposite opinion.
Ditto Ungaro III, and I don't get no rose in Zino.
Acteur and Egoiste - yes.
looking at your wardrobe, I'd suggest:
1) Le 3me Homme by CARON - which is something along the lines of Le Male, Cool Water and Chrome that you own
2) Voyageur by Jean Patou if you can find...
Eroica by Kanebo (well, I know Moon_fish owns it too),
Dunhill Blend 30 (must be some more BNers to own it, I guess, but not mentioned above),
Bugatti (Version #2) by Ettore Bugatti...
Well, where's Mark/need5398 when we need him! ;)
what a nice set of hesperides... Eau Sauvage, Guelrains Eaux, Monsieur de Givenchy...
Based on your wardrobe, I'd suggest
You almost have to shower yourself in the newest production ChanelPM how fleeting it is...
Sad as it is, but I'm thinking of giving up buying latest productions of classic scents that I owned and...
Annick Goutal DUEL is a great tea fragrance,
not sure about inexpensive price tag though.
Fine fragrance for all occasions (latest formulation, haven't tried vintage).
Good longevity and projection. Lasts all day on my skin.
I thinks it's SOTD.
I admit to say I have to.
The newest production of Cartier Santos is so much "watered down" (ok, "thoroughly and artisanally tuned to meet the taste of modern target consumers", if you know what I...
Very nice "can't go wrong with it" aromatic fougere. Good choice!
Both Egoiste and Antaeus also GOT to be vintage, as new also are gone in 5-10 mins, at least on my skin.
Just spotted two last 1oz travel sizes at a local outlet. Cost a $30 each (sellers already consider it a rarity).
I'm kind of starting to really appreciate these numbers as they tell more about people than about 40 fragrances (IMO one shouldn't be a scentaholic in 3rd generation to tell which ones will get...
I'd second Xeryus Rouge and Versace Dreamer.
Will add YSL Body Kouros, Annayaké Pour Lui (if you can find it) and Uomo? Moschino. Consider at least sampling them once.
I'd say it's near to borderline of being gourmand, but nevertheless - L'Artisan Eau du Navigateur with it's coffee and rum.
While I found TM to be a good citrus-ginger scent all in all, even with a bit formal character to it,
I wonder if perfumer actually smelled any tobacco, and I mean the real stuff - an unflavored...
Jaipur Homme is a wonderful flowery-spicy oriental fragrance.
Must de Cartier PH is just an OK tutti-fruity-woody scent.
considering fragrances from a work-of-art point of view,
there's not enough describing parameter in the rating (like "main theme/idea", "composition consistency", "harmony feel", scent...
themoogle, thanks for a good laugh!
The old saying came to mind: "those who try to doctor themselves with a medical encyclopedia are under serious risk of death caused by a misprint". ;)
Once I felt too tired of wearing cheap DENIM and OLD SPICE aftershaves and decided I want a bottle of something good. My parents made me a gift of CROSSMEN by Coty and I sort of liked...
My guess is 1+9+7+3 = 20,
not that I'm into numbers, but more out of curiosity
I just wear less formal or more relaxed fragrance on Friday than on other workdays.
This week was "dedicated to" vintage Zegna, and today I wore vintage Paco Rabanne PH.
sorry, double posting
What a vintage thread!
The usual answer is "thanks".
BTW most of the time I've got so much to think about, that I don't think of female compliments at all
(I probably WOULD think something if...
Yep, I wear my favourite noname soapy drugstore aftershave, but please don't tell anybody;)
Personally, I find powerhouse stuff to be the best for such days: Aramis Tuscany or Havana FM, Bel Ami, Caron Yatagan and YSL Kouros.
I guess it's not enough, just having an eclectic list to try.
Since we're talking niche, it's time for looking at the ART of perfumery, if you will.
That way, I think it's worth...
The discontinued Gucci PH and relaunched Donna Karan Fuel FM to keep this CDG a company.
I didn't vote.
For me it's fragrance that smells good, not era.
Given those time ranges, each one has its masterpieces and catpisses, so to speak ;)
Well, Ladies and Gents,
I decided to sweep the dust from this one
Zegna is not that old - for example, being 20 y.o. is a middle age for a good...
I'd throw in Hermes Rocabar, Lagerfeld Classic, Paloma Picasso Minotaure, SL Daim Blond and Caron Le 3me Homme
and yes, Azzaro Acteur.
Through a bottle of EDT I came to EDP. Was my first EDP at the time.
I don't think it's worth it having both. Just try both thoroughly and make your choice.
I do take days off this hobby,
particularly, when I need my sense of smell to be busy with something else:
e.g. visiting local cigar club, a wine tasting party, going for a couple of days to the...
haven't tried TV though, I learnt gentle application through Nasomatto Black Afghano which is Extrait de Parfum.
It depends on temps outside, but where I came empirically, is one light...
Not much hippies were here in Soviet Union (back then), let alone wearing patchouli.
I love ETRO Patchouly, Givenchy Gentleman, Lapidus pour Homme and somehow do miss the discontinued LUSH Tramp...
It seems to me, the most impressive thing about FCUK is the marketing.
Here's a brief brand development review from Russian advertology site (sorry for language, but the set of images is quite...
SL Daim Blond usually beats complements out of strangers (as do in their own ways similar to it, D'Orsay Le Dandy and Michael Kors FM).
Well, Russia is not a complement type of country, but what's...
Is that "Demonstration. Not for sale" phrase a kind of "explicit lyrics" respectable scentaholics should be warned of?
for sure, it isn't "forever-the best-desert island-No1 king"...;) for me.
Quite a while ago, my idea of signature scent was the one that reflects my personality (agreed with...
I have a mini bottle (which is about 9 years old, I haven't manage to get full bottle at the time as it was discontinued) and a new 100ml bottle (it wasn't cheap but wasn't big dollars, so...
I started loving Boucheron PH from EDT years ago.
Then I tried EDP and there's no way back for me. Except only the case when I can't find EDP.
BTW noticed both EDP and EDT are becoming a bit harder...