Try Zegna Forte or YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense, more potent versions of The One, without the grapefruit.
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Try Zegna Forte or YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense, more potent versions of The One, without the grapefruit.
Black Soul Imperial (I'm holding onto this just in case I come around to liking it's scent or I find a layering combo with it)
David Beckham Homme (got this as a present for Christmas, not tried it...
Blenheim Bouquet. Four notes. Lemon, Lavender, Pepper, Pine. Doesn't get much simpler than this
It must be one of the few early 70's scents to come through its reformulations unscathed, it straddles the Fougere, Chypre and Oriental genres in a way little else does, and the...
Armani Eau Pour Homme and L'Eau D'Issey PH
I really like the original 1881. If this is like that but with Mint instead of Juniper, I'm going to have to try it.
Since you said up front "smells really good to you", you're not looking for a universal scent. Good. It's impossible.
For me it would be Vie de Chateau Intense
That $500 is before sales tax, right? With our (large) sales tax over here, that works out as £33.50 a month. Yeah, that's doable, if you are disciplined. Plenty of good stuff available on line for...
Oh wow, yes, this is insightful. A great citrusy top. followed by a very pine like wood note. And that smells pretty true to the real thing. We have a winner.
Marais point about natural smelling...
The prime candidate for this, for me, is Givenchy Gentleman.
First time I smelt it, I thought ye gods this stuff's awful. I was sure the screenwriter for Anchorman was sniffing this when he came...
And I thought I was the first person here to buy it, just checked my bottle and it's 2P01 (wood cap).
Postman just arrived, with a 100ml bottle of Blenheim Bouquet and 50ml of 212 Sexy Men. The...
I picked up Joop! Jump a few weeks ago. The postman just delivered 212 Sexy Men. Both were amazing cheap deals that I couldn't pass over.
I've always known that these 2, once they dry down, have a...
Is this available anywhere in the UK yet? I'm going to be around Oxford Street in London so could check out all the big department stores up there.
EDIT: Tomorrow - going to be around Oxford...
I was beaten to the punch on Habit Rouge L'Eau
Try Seduction in Black too
My wife never complained, because she was the person who started me off, and she bought a lot of what I have. I am expecting some shock from my next girlfriend.
Or Mitsubishi naming their 4x4, in some countries, Pajero. Which in Spanish means wanker :lolk:
I had a spanish girlfriend for a short while, and she found the website of the Pajero Owners Club so...
Three. Three? Righto, lets give this a go. Well, there would be Verbena, and then, er, Violet Leaf, oh, no, Tobacco, wait, forgot Carnation. No, stop the press, Vetiver needs to be in there. And I...
I think this thread should be thought of more as "which scents get the most attention and endorsements on the MFD forum". What this thread called "Basenotes Sweethearts"
Lynx/Axe Dark Temptation smells like the drydown of Givenchy Play Intense, and works well with most versions of A*Men.
L'Occitane make quite a few almost smell alike shower gels. Revitalising...
Mauboussin Homme, or Pour Un Homme. I'm not sure anyone would really need both.
About 40%, I think. I do have a sweet tooth.
I don't think of myself as a collector. There are just quite a few scents out there that I would like to smell like, and would like to have to hand. And yes, I'm very satisfied with my wardrobe, my...
Grant, the new front page is a triumph! It really surfaces "what's going on " across the whole of the site. I shall give it a test on the phones, since I have still working iPhones, Windows Phones...
Depends on how hot your summers are. BPH isn't a really fresh one, it's a true chypre, smooth but rich. A light application is needed in the heat.
I've just got Roadster, liked it for ages, but the vanilla and the cashmeran do add some sweetness so it's not what the OP is looking for.
L'Eau Bleu D'Issey Eau Fraiche
I'm going to be cremated, so the fire brigade would have to be on standby!
Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche is so close to Bigarade Concentrée, that I'm not sure I could recommend the Malle any more.
Malle's Portrait of a Woman. Despite the name, it's suitable for anyone.
Millilitre . ML is the standard, world wide understood abbreviation for millilitre.
Except for three countries in the world of course. Two of them are Liberia and Burma...
I own 52 different scents, 3 of those have backup bottles. I've probably got a good 50 years supply!
Repulsive? Sure, absolutely. But Offensive? It's an inanimate object dude! Be offended that others wear it, or some perfumer created it, by all means.
There is an indolic floral note in the middle of it which makes it a no go for me. My wife even thought I'd put the ladies version on by mistake!
Ultra Masculine? Nope!
To answer the second question, Miller Harris Tangerine Vert, Le Pamplemousse or Citron Citron. She also has Le Petit Grain, which is like a much longer lasting Jean Marie Farina.
I see yet another rubber flask in my future!
My wife thought it was just heavenly. But then she always was an IES addict (and I don't use the term addict lightly here)
My biggest regret is Bond No 9 Eau de New York. For some reason, my...
This is like saying "I'm a vegetarian, excluding the bacon and sausages" ;-)
This. Even the current sold stuff has a hefty moss punch.
People describe AHS as an aquatic with a creamy, powdery orange note. You've currently got plenty of fresh stuff, how about something richer for the evening?
Habit Rouge L'Eau (Oranges over a...
Get LLAM Minuit. So much better smelling!
They will only come back, if they can be formulated to work every time, more than 60% of the time.
Another cheapie - Baldessarini Ambre.
But Idole de Lubin would be overall winner for me.
Too much of the mothball like indolic components turn me right off.
It comes from here:
Although Kevin actually worked it out to be closer to 15 sprays per ml.
I chose Aomassai (which is the best Gourmand I've ever smelled), Ambre Narguile and SDV.
The list is missing a few other Lutens (Chergui is not the most sweet Lutens by any means), Coromandel and...
I don't know if the shades mean sarcasm, but I'm deadly serious and seem to be going against the tide of opinion on these two (which is not unheard of, let's face it...)
Eddie, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline...
I have a hankering for something minty, also could get Eau de Cartier, and I need to retest CK Euphoria Gold to see if it's as good as I remember it.
I've got to say I can almost guarantee I'll like a frag without even smelling it, if Annick Menardo has worked on it. So she's got to be my favourite.
I need to include a few honourable mentions...
Easy - H.M.
That wasn't the one I started by any chance?
This thread probably brought the biggest smile to my face:
Despite saying I'd go for Ambre Narguile, I got Volutes as a present and went with that.
TdH Eau Tres Fraiche, and Declaration d'Un Soir Intense for me.
I think fragrances can both dated (most definitely of an age) and timeless (popular across the ages) at the same time. Shalimar, for example. Can it be mistaken for something from this decade? No. Is...
A brand new trend in the last 15 years? Synthetic Oud being used in the west. So M7, certainly.
Did you try Lauder for Men? What did you think?
Another to check out is Boucheron Pour Homme.
The EDP has less of the Lemon top note, less of the Leather and "skanky" base notes (whatever it is that causes them) and in its place a smooth woody note with a tiny bit of the dirty feel you get...
Vetiver just doesn't have the "zingy funkiness" of cannabis.
Anyone that gets one confused with the other clearly hasn't smelt what cannabis really smells like in a while.
Ah yes, this too, because this is typical of one of my Grandma's perfume. The other one chain smoked Menthol Cigarettes so if she ever did use perfume, I couldn't smell it.
Rose notes most...
Photography (got into the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system a couple of years ago, and it's scary how much I've spent since)
Facebook (can't deny it)
I think it smells fabulous, my favourite vetiver, and I've never got any association with pot.
I've mentioned this before. The drydown of Habit Rouge EDT. Thankfully don't get it from the EDP!
Smell Guerlain Heritage. Add more indolics in the top notes. Take away some of the Patchouli from the base notes. That's current formulation Zino.
OK, I've been having a think. This isn't the "Best Warm/Winter Masculine Scent for men" (you'll get as many suggestions as there are days in a year!), but it is probably what you are looking for....
Carolina herrera ch men
- never really got along with this one
dolce & gabanna the one
- Zegna Forte is similar and better
la nuit de l'homme
- one of many Tonka monsters. I prefer Allure ...
Not really, I was deodorant only until my mid twenties (mainly because I had no money until then!).
Hence my first love is L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme, even though I'm now in my forties.
I think what SportsFan meant is that when you are in your 30's you can successfully pull off scents that have "youth appeal" as well as ones that are "mature and sophisticated". He wasn't saying...
You mentioned that you want something similar to Azzaro Pour Homme but warmer, what about Azzaro do you really like? Just for reference, Azzaro is a fragrance type called a Fougere, with an ambery...
I can't add any fragrances to the suggestions given already. But I will say, try L'Occitane Revitalising Shower Gel. It's seriously minty (and I wish L'Occitane did it in EDT form).
Love at first sniff happens, but that doesn't mean that scent is your signature, and it also doesn't mean your tastes won't change and you'll like it forever.
I personally wouldn't put all that...
DSquared Potion is a great one if you are a Cinnamon fan.
I will usually go on a sniffing blitz in Duty Free, testing on paper, and then apply the one that I liked best. Last time I was on a plane, I think that was Mandarine Ambree.
Eau des Baux
Labdannum de Seville (really should have got this one before they discontinued it)
Eau de Quarte Voleurs
Verbena Sorbet (should have got this too).
In the UK, in summer you'd normally spend very little time in air-conditioned spaces. Either because a place hasn't got any on the grounds that the expense is daft for only a few days need a year, or...
I find a lot of citrus frags smell "classical" for want of the better word. Not that I don't like that style, I do, I own quite a few (Armani Eau pour Homme, Blenheim Bouquet, Eau de Rochas Homme,...
Joop! Homme still wins the potency crown for me. Apparently, it's been reformulated and toned down from the 80's original, and yet one spray of todays stuff is still too much for me!
If you are into aquatics, a half way step from them to a full on woody scent is Kenzo Homme Boisee.
YSL La Nuit L'Homme turns into nothing but wood once it gets to the basenotes (smells like...
Citrus Creamy Powerhouse? Hanae Mori HM.
Jazz or Safari drydown? Not so much...
Check out Costume National Homme
I might have worked out why he liked B*Men (and LLAM Minuit) so much.
It seems that Anise (and other Anethole heavy plants like Licorice and Fennel) are effectively "Dognip":
If you don't get Avant Garde, just get CK One Shock and stop procrastinating.
I'd say Bentley for Men,Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche and LLAM Minuit. I've not smelt anything else new to me this year that wowed me.
EDIT: Actually, Declaration d'Un Soir Intense is pretty...
This is what you want. Sold in Debenhams (and unless it's a very small branch, they will have a tester). Tobacco, Suede, Fir Tree, Juniper Berries and Rhubarb.
I'm glad to see Grant is putting his foot down, and I agree that a reminder linking to this thread needs to be put at the top of all forums for a few weeks.
You can't go wrong with either. If you have no problem with Black Pepper notes, then Opium, if you're like me and do have a problem with Black Pepper, then Spicebomb.
Eau du Sud
One of Vettiveru or Original Vetiver
One of Guerlain Homme L'Eau, Declaration Cologne or TdH Eau Tres Fraiche.
La Nuit EDT Cons: The Cardamom note doesn't last anywhere near long enough, and once it's gone, you're left with slightly tonka sweetened sawdust.
Avant Garde Cons: Too sweet for most people.
For us humans, out of our main few senses, sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell, we tend to use and rely on them in that order. And yet smell is by far the most complex of those five. Sight - well...
My two penneth - a powdery "note" itself is neutral. And when I say powdery, I'm thinking of smells that remind me of talcum powder or sherbet. There are plenty of frags with smells that remind me of...
If it is the spicy fresh ginger of the 2008 version of DHS that you are after, then you need to check out Declaration Cologne (in the frosted bottle with the green juice, sadly it seems Cartier has...
I'm one of a handful of BNers that prefers Bentley for Men to Bentley for Men Intense. BI just smells harsh to me, BfM smells much smoother.
Go with what seems to be on every Spanish woman's dressing table - Eau de Rochas
Burberry Touch is not like Body Kouros at all. Plus BK can be found well within your budget anyway.
Cant remember his exact words, but he said something like it "enhances the gastronomic experience".
Flipping it the other way, Chandler Burr is of the opinion that everyone with an interest in scent should go to a high end restaurant wearing Ambre Narguile at least once in their life...
My wife chose to buy me a nice big 200ml bottle of Caron Pour Un Homme precisely so it's unlikely I'd notice some went missing! And she even got a compliment from a stranger on the street when she...
I'd say I only own two or three that are local guy in the street favourites. Everything else is way more obscure. Not obscure on BN, but obscure to the general public. Imagine the scene, someone asks...