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Ha ha! :grin:
Most cringeworthy ad campaign:
'When the love is just so strong, there are two words you can't help but blurt out'
I'm wearing HR Beau Cavalier Edition today, which is the only EdP version I have tried (a limited edition from 2009, I believe only the bottle was different, the juice as standard). There is no trace...
As a general observation, many seem to become dismissive of designer (or 'drugstore') scents when exploring the wider fragrance world. At a later stage, preoccupation with high end or niche subsides...
^^ yep, you're only halfway round the 360 degree voyage most of us do eventually :)
Luciano by Pavarotti
Habit Rouge L'Extrait
Adding Equipage, Vol de Nuit, Versace L'Homme (vintage still affordable).
Dear John by Gorilla/Lush
Try Black Orchid
'Just Starting Out' might be better.
^^ technically that would be incorrect as this forum is for the discussion of 'male fragrances'. The female fragrance forum is for what the title suggests.
IIRC, the last time someone asked a...
In the UK this is known as 'scouse brow', originally popular with footballers' wives etc and has filtered to all echelons. Sometimes it is hard to keep a straight face.
Unexpected Aventus effect no. 143:
Smaller volumes tend to go 'off' faster, something to do with the air/liquid interface being proportionately greater wrt the total volume of liquid, plus the effect of lower quality plastic caps and...
But seriously, 'Royal' is surely just a general adjective rather than a specific...
English Fern by Penhaligon's!
Ha! Dzhari by Phaedon is a good one.
I only traipse over to Fragrantica if there isn't a useful review or two on a scent here. Often I do find something helpful in the review section (not counting the numerous 'can't wait for this',...
Selfridges stock the Mancera range. Try Kumkat Wood and Cedrat Boise.
ESP is wonderful, but any more than 1 spray is a mistake IMO. The force is strong in that one.
I don't have this problem but it could represent a variety of the Oral Allergy Syndrome. Unlikely if you are OK with fresh or tinned pineapple though (or blackcurrant).
Dandy is louder than Dia and lasts longer, Dia is probably more versatile as it isn't as heavy. Both are great.
Despite the .co.uk bit, it is based in Mallorca, and with the strong £ and weak euro those prices might well be sustainable from a discounter. You might have trouble returning anything across borders...
I was given DHS shower gel as a gift once. I rather liked it. It's much nicer than most scents with the 'sport' label IMO. I must try the EdT.
Thanks for that. One wonders how they get away with this:
I wore it yesterday, it gets a 'not bad' rating from me. I chose it deliberately because I had to attend a meeting with lots of other hot bodies in a stuffy room and I wanted something low key and...
If you can trademark 'Apple' you can surely trademark Green Irish Tweed. Whether Creed did or not I do not know.
Try marketing a Mickey Mouse soap and see what Disney has to say about it! Either Creed don't care (? regard it as good advertising for the bottled scents), or they haven't got the financial clout to...
I have the stick and deodorant, I use the stick whenever I wear HR, but hardly ever use the deo spray (which was a gift). Not sure either add much, but I do like using the stick.
I have a bottle of the current aftershave and wear it whenever I wear HR in any formulation. It's very good. Much more persistent than you might expect (might as well be an EdT), and is the most...
Caldey Island. Job perks to include annual stays on the island and 20% off chocolate and shortbread.
There's lots of these GIT-alikes in the shaving world:
Don't worry, you'll likely be selling most of them before they've had time to spoil :laugh:
Most of mine are in one of these:
With a few more displayed on 2 of these:
Anyway, I think it is very good. In fact, it was my first Creed, and in spite of all the nonsense, remains my favourite.
^^ Black Gold is smoother and the cardamom is less prominent and it lacks the obvious iso-e-super. Also the oud is stronger in Black Gold. The divergence is most obvious in the drydown, when Black...
Not the same, but I found TF Noir EdP to be in the same ballpark.
A further thought...haven't OJ been quite canny here, business-wise? They have sold a lot of expensive fragrance they otherwise wouldn't have sold (ok next day delivery isn't cheap, even though the...
Personally I prefer this one over Puredistance M, Chypre Palatin and Diaghilev (I wouldn't wear the last two, M was OK though). I got 11 hours from my 8 sprays yesterday, although I do feel that I...
^^ Miniatures are usually splashes. They are seldom if ever faked - where is the profit in that? The only possible snags are 1. Used sold as new 2. It's gone off 3. It's been used and re-filled with...
Definitely! Also Eau Sauvage Parfum.
Richard James EdT is very fancy and different to the run of the mill stuff.
I gave it 8 sprays this morning and 5 hours later is still going strong. As commented above, the sprayer is pretty stingy.
Grant thinks he's got problems...
A couple of hours later and the citrus has boiled off completely. Now a bit like a darker, spicier version of Wonderoud.
Ha ha very clever!
Another new exhibit for the court:
I received mine late this afternoon and have had it on for a couple of hours. I wore Ormonde Man yesterday to remind myself of that as I expected some similarity and I wasn't wrong. It smells to me a...
Is that you, Walter? ;)
(only joking, we all have different tastes).
Love it :D
Honestly I would urge sampling this one, it is a bit of an oddball. A pretty accurate representation of the chrysanthemum I think - is that a nice smell? Not to me, but YMMV.
This is my favourite:
It makes a good strong flavoursome cuppa. I have to restrict myself to 2 cups a day due to a commitment to caffeine...
Off topic, but I noticed Amazon UK recently started selling Lutens fragrances, at competitive prices.
As you were.
Dior Homme Parfum. Particularly if the stories of Eau Sauvage Parfum being reformulated are accurate.
Bentley for Men Intense.
Just Grapefruit (the Aventus of yesteryear).
My understanding was that the UK prices included VAT so there was no additional duty to pay. Of course the GPO may not always 'catch' the ones with no duty pre-paid but if they do, you then also have...
Creed (except for the few I own) which are mostly vastly overpriced, tackily marketed, cheaply packaged and of inconsistent quality; and I fail to understand why some people get their...
Adding Eau Sauvage Parfum, Chanel Egoiste and Cartier Roadster.
Thanks chief, order placed, sounds lush :beer:
More elegantly, yes; as entertainingly, no way!
Back on topic, feast your eyes:
I only ever get positive comments on this beauty. So much so that I have to beat them off with a sh*tty stick! Which is no mean feat considering I look like one of Dr Frankenstein's rejects.
I thought it was funny myself!
Almost 100 years later, The Fountain is no longer shocking - to...
I only ever gelled with Homme in this line. It's been compared to Quorum but I think it smells much nicer (as do most scents).
As far as rapport qualité prix is concerned, it's one of the best bargains out there.
Is it comparable to anything else? How prominent is the plum note (not keen on strong plum but ok in eg Dia Man).
Has anyone tried this? V tempted but little to go on. Only one review above and one in directory.
West Indian Lime by C&E.
A great, relatively new one is Rania J's Lavande 44. Not much chatter as not many have tried it.
Maxim's pour Homme is an oldie-but-goodie.
For a literal interpretation, try Siskiyou Cedar from Juniper Ridge.
Marlborough grow some of the world's best Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs. The North Island has two main wine growing regions in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Their Chardonnays are superb. I worked in...
^^ you will note from that link that VAT is chargeable on fragrance of ANY value, not just over £15 (as for booze and fags).
I've had more luck in Europe, inc. the Canary Islands. The good stuff is usually on the top shelf (he he); sometimes on the bottom but seldom at eye line.
My shillingi will be staying firmly under my hat, unless they decide to re-release 'vintage' Tabarome or Bois de Santal.
D&G Intenso is looking like the winner of my 2015 'Turkey of the Year' award, so far.
Some of the golden oldies there :thumbup:
I like to challenge my prejudices. The notes list is run of the mill and the Yardleys I have tried to date are crap. But I can't say for certain until I try it, I might be pleasantly surprised; it...
Sounds awful. I'd like to bet this is total dross but I'll make sure to test it to be sure.
Only heard bad things about these. Avoid.
Fumerie Turque is a must try in my book.
Calling Tropics! Another load of blind-bought DHI for returning!
I like these:
Light incense frags: Lutens L'orpheline and L'eau Froide, Idole de Lubin
Heavier: Bentley Intense, Sahara Noir
Middleweight: Frankincense & Myrrh by C&S, CdG 2 Man
Just about everyone has chimed in now, there aren't many fragrances which can arouse this degree of passion. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it. :vrolijk_1:
Your mum is lucky to get that beauty and have such a thoughtful son :birthdays::cry:
This is 'all the rage' I believe:
Boo to Bleu, who wants to smell like everyone else. Booooooooooooring. #Endymion
I ordered a dozen spray samples 3 years ago. Just not my style I am afraid. I found them all very dense and tending toward the crude. An olfactory equivalent of this:
Great quote! Very true.
True, I should have said 'most'. (Although I secretly still suspect it would be everyone eventually, based wholly on my own observations to date).
I would try the recently-discontinued but still available gem Must pour Homme by Cartier.
Lots of beginners are repelled by the urine note, but seem to come round to it eventually. Same as for Aventus.
Tosserand do a range with a coconut oil base, for the National Trust. Sound right up your street.
I would leave Essenza, unless you want the girlies calling you 'grandad'.
Endymion is very nice but Kristiansand New York is just as good and cheaper. Also Avant garde by Lanvin is worth...
Everyone seems to come round to it eventually.
Ye old Bay of E, back in 2011, from Portugal.
I second this, I have the vintage and the best thing about it is the bottle. Otherwise, 'tis a clove bomb.
I've a few sticks but as others have said I mainly use them for travelling. D R Harris Marlborough is my favourite, I love the smell.