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It changes every day
I use the EDP without any projection/longevity problems at all. Two sprays under the shirt and it was still detectable by others after 10 hours.
Difficult to find enough cash to support this addiction! ;)
Definitely check out the EDP, IMO, the good just gets "gooder". :D
I get the same vibe from MIP EDP. One of my favorites!
From your wardrobe, I'd go with New Haarlem.
Bottles to purchase, Tobacco Vanille.
Tobacco Vanille. Wearing this one with a new leather jacket makes me want to leap for that full bottle Tuscan Leather. <3
Blood? If you're peeing blood on regular basis, you might want to seek a medical professional. ;)
....lose her on different grounds.....take advantage of possible bottles as gifts first! ;)
Around the holidays.....tell her there are other bottles out there that share some of the notes you like about M7....Tom Ford Oud Wood....Montale Oud line..... after all...relationship is all about...
8 Sprays of Montale Black Oud....I don't think bullets can penetrate that scent cloud!
If I don't like it, it's overrated.
Classic prelude to fights between married couples.
Can you imagine if the thread were titled :" __insert fragrance__ makes me smell like a __insert ethnic group__" ?
Tell me that wouldn't stir up some flame wars on the interwebs. ;)
Funny I came across this one today. Last night, I had a dream (nightmare?) where I put on Midnight In Paris and I found a note that was disturbingly soapy in a bad way...couldn't figure out what it...
Fall fragrance? What's that?
It's a gem indeed! :)
MIP (ETP) by far IMO
Ahh...now it makes more sense. I'd say Egoiste is more versatile than A*Men for most people. But for some of us on here....we don't let occasions/season dictate our choice in SOTD/SOTN. ;) Hell,...
Very different. Nothing in common. No basis of comparison IMO. /End thread.
Tobacco Vanille is for earners!
Give Midnight In Paris a try. I adore Bvlgari Black and MIP is a different take on similar theme. For MIP, I prefer the EDP concentration.
Fragrances are not seasonal and have no gender IMO. It's all made up....like magical unicorns.
Try the Chanels that made Chanel Chanel instead of mediocrity in Chanel bottles.
Whew! I was about to respond with "WHERE ARE ALL THESE STRANGE COMPARISONS COMING FROM?!?" when I read the OP. I get a metallic vibe from PE and CW...that's about it. Egoiste and Platinum Egoiste...
If they retail for $50 per bottle, I wouldn't mind the inconsistencies.
If you like it, even $300 will be worth the price. If you don't like it, $20 would be a steep price to pay.
You can read a million recommendations and it would be less helpful than sampling 5...
Meh, do you really need an online community's validation for your choice? ;)
If you like it....does it matter if others approve? If so, there may be more reconsideration to be had.
Any of them
none of them.
There's a difference between winter and summer frags? I must have been living under a rock.....this is news to me! ;)
Haha! I've actually been offered a job once by a manager passing by when I was explaining and making recommendations to another customer who was just getting his feet wet in the world of fragrances.
As many have suggested here, sample first, don't blind buy!
You don't have to limit yourself to Creed....there's a whole world out there waiting for you to explore! :D
SA: "Hi, anything in particular you're looking for?"
Me: *barely acknowledging her presence* "No"
SA: "Have you tried the new (insert generic fragrance here)?" *hands me scent strip*
No. Not even close.
Just add water, I hear.
I thought the norm was blind buy then whine about how the fragrance sucks on forums.
My two (s)cents: get one of those big Coleman coolers....easy to store and you can stack stuff on top of it. :)
It's to make you feel better after paying for mediocrity.
I have not smelled anything close to Chergui.
And now, post-Basenotes....that just sounds like an unspeakable torture! Eek....gives me chills thinking about wearing one scent for years.
Before BN, I didn't educate Macy SA's when they try to tell me what I'm smelling.
I almost fell over my chair when I read it! LOL
Short answer: No
Long answer: Nooooooooooooooooooo
Tuscan Leather. Again, a little goes a long way. The lady gave me three 4mL vial samples of TL when I bought a bottle of Tobacco Vanille. It's perfect when wearing TV sitting in a car that smells...
Woman at work walked in: "Did you bring food? Or was someone eating...? I don't know....something just smells really good and I'm not sure it's even food!"
Me: "Hmm...some kind of smoked honey...
Get new atomizers IMO. ;)
It's a great fragrance. Easily one my favorites as I'm on my second bottle. Projection is just the way I like it. TV doesn't jump off my skin unless I go liberal on exposed skin. As long as I...
This and this
Most compounds used are aromatic compounds (their resonance structures provide stability) so stability isn't the issue.
Projection and longevity are dependent on skin chemistry and varies between fragrances. Marketing ploys are irrelevant.
Hannae Mori HM. An Ex introduced me to it years ago. I used to wear that all the time around her. The end of the relationship was sudden and bitter. I still keep a bottle for nostalgia's sake.
It changes every day.
If you end up liking it, yes.
If you end up hating it, no.
It's not too difficult to walk into a store and check it out before buying. Sample first as it is quite polarizing for potential...
Both are worth owning IMO. Between those two, Egoiste gets used more than M7 for me.
Couldn't throw away the scent strip fast enough when I tried those two.
"Sleeper" VR-4 (twin turbo + all wheel drive + all wheel steering)....put down over 500 ponies to the wheels. But that hobby ended...
Rotation? What's that? I have no idea what I'll put on for the evening until I open up the cabinet to reach for a bottle! ;)
Anything generic and bore them to death!
I would thank you, actually! ;) I would bathe in a tub of TV if I could afford that much juice!
Do decants under $100 count? ;)
If so....decant of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille.
If not...Guerlain Vetiver
Thank you for sharing your insights. I am looking forward to my own full bottle of Chergui soon. :)
The reformulation didn't kill M7 IMO. I have both, the opening is quite similar and the difference in the drydown, if any, is not noticeable on me.
+1 for Dior Homme. Affordable, unique, and quite elegant IMO.
Fragrances have no gender association aside from marketing. It'd be like labeling musical compositions with genders (men's music vs women's music).
Crazy's just a choice. :D
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather and Serge Lutens Chergui would definitely be something you would appreciate. ;)
First 90 minutes were lovely. Then it turns into generic on my skin after that. Life is too short for mediocrity.
What he said.
I'd rather wear hotel carpet cleaners than putting that abomination on my skin.
SOTD: the one and the only....YSL Kouros
Niche, designer, male, female, unisex, formal, casual, seasonal......they're all just labeling and/or marketing ploy that have absolutely nothing to do with fragrances IMO.
If you enjoy it, wear...
No compliments in the world can compete with that! ;)
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Fell in love at first sniff.... I'm on my second full bottle and I am still in love with TV.
Gives me the impression of "trying too hard". It's headache inducing.....on me and on others.
BB is a good one. I never got the "rubber" association with it though.... instead I get a smokey leather dancing with black tea with vanilla hiding in the back.
Come to think of it.....the ones I'll be reaching for in the fall are the same bottles I've been reaching for in spring and summer.... :-p
For me, Tuscan Leather out of those two. Oud Wood is beautiful!
Tobacco Vanille. Tried IC, didn't do it for me. Tuscan Leather is another one that transports me out of this world when I put it on. :)
"Hi, my name is Sillypants and it has been 4 days since I've used Tobacco Vanille...."
As of now....the fall-->winter lineup looks like:
Like many others on here, I use Guerlain Vetiver as a reference vetiver. For me, my favorite vetiver is Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver.
I always have loved and always will love Tobacco Vanille. I'm on my second full bottle!
It is at is best in crisp/cold weather. However, I've discovered one spray of TV works beautifully for me...
Good morning! SOTD: Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver.
With Dior Homme, I used 4 sprays that time (two under shirt and two on exposed skin). Just enough projection to pique interest but tame enough to draw them in for more.
I was out with my friend and her husband.
"Oh my god, that smells amazing...." turns to her husband, "I'm going home with him!"
Her husband comes over to smell me then said
"Oh, wow, I'm going...
I believe for people like us, our HG changes on somewhat of a daily basis! ;)
Closest I have CURRENTLY is Tobacco Vanille. When I get either Amber Absolute or Tuscan Leather, this may change...again. :D
My advice is useless for you as well.
Funny thing is...that's a completely inaccurate depiction of New Jersey....that's a Long Island, NY subculture. Every time I listen to someone from Long Island speak....I struggle to fight my...
Any frag question that comes out of these tools' mouths = worst question
...or anything for that matter...
Non immunologists listening to non immunologists.
Not even close, IMO.....Egoiste, by far!
I get more smokey wood from EN than a vetiver feel. I use Guerlain Vetiver as a reference point (and a damn good reference at that!). My other vetiver is TF's Grey Vetiver. To me, this one is a...