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Bleu would be my choice.
Winners - Tom Ford Noir 100ml $104.00. Seems high for an outlet store.
Cant pick just one, in my collection I equally dislike the following:
Dior Homme eau for men
Acqua Di GIO
VIW is fun and relaxing in the right situation. I am glad I have a bottle.
Pure Havane was second to Pure Malt for me until...
The other day I wore Pure Havane on a warm Canadian day and was surprised how nice it worked with a bit of warmth. The top notes came alive in a...
Of which I own all 3...
I don't find Creed OV and Mugler Cologne that similar. There are some parts of connection but overall from start to finish they are different. So maybe they are in the same...
These days, Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale.
Designer - Sephora
Niche - Lucky Scent
Selecting a scent can be tricky as one never knows how people around them will react.
What will work best for a date?
What will work best for an interview?
What will work best for an...
My 50ml Bleu de Chanel has pristine lettering. I have been using this as my daily scent for over a month now.
The ebay bottle, they mention it was impacted by a leaking bottle. I would think the...
Agree. Have tried many of the substitutes but they just don't compare. Don't assume similar is the same or even close. Vibe maybe but vibe can be more of a classification of a type.
Creeds have a...
Tried it last week. I don't recall it smelling like YSL L'Homme.
Fresh opening and a light clean wood-ish dry down. Its pleasant enough for casual use.
It it were half the price I would have...
I have tried may of the aquatic recommendations over the last few years and I just don't like this category.
Before I started this hobby I purchased a bottle of Baldessarini DelMar (Blue Juice). I...
If your looking forward to A*MEN Pure Wood release follow the link posted by Meow7.
The hype train has left the marketing...
DH reform has a bit more coco than the original. I find the latest DH a very slight departure from the original formulation. However, the reform heads a very slight amount in the direction of DHI...
I followed many of the reviewers over the last few years. I too have noticed the change. It sounds like a lot of work for the reviewers to make the videos. I would also imagine finances kick in as...
2 full bottle sprays under the shirt
Subjective question. However, a while back I was out sampling and this customer beside me was frustrated as he was sure his bottle of play intense smelled different to the one he was sampling. He did...
vahebaboomian, having had a look at your collection i would suggest you pass on DHI for the time being as you have DH. I would also suggest you pass on GIT and go for Aventus. If you have tried GIT...
highend, I would skip DH as you already have DHI. I would bypass GIT for the time being. You have Bleu de Chanel that you can use as a versatile office day to day scent. I would suggest you go with...
The logo on my bottle is not perfectly aligned but not as far off as the one shown. I looked at a few testers at the mall and they were not perfectly aligned either. So who knows if this is an...
CK one summer 2014 does not smell like VIW.
VIW has much more body and power with a base that is denser. VIW has the coconut vibe and for sure lime.
CK 2014 is more transparent with a lighter...
Winners (Canada) has been rather empty for the last couple months.
Today they had two 120ml bottles of Creed Silver Mountain Water, 2013 date code. 199.99 per bottle (prices are increasing).
OP, you mention top tier stuff. Id suggest you skip a couple cheap purchases in the future and go for your mentioned Tom Ford and Creed's as samples. Samples can bring some sanity to the vast array...
For consideration - Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale.
Finally showed up online at the The Bay (Canada). To bad its not in store for testing. I really want to check this one out but I am very hesitant for blind buys.
I'm not crazy about Bois du Portugal but its not awful.
However, Acqua di Gio is a scrubber for me. I just cant tolerate it.
Purchased a 50ml bottle. Finally arrived here in Canada at The Bay (exclusive). Looking forward to the nice iris opening as per homme without the strong silage. This will be excellent for work. I get...
1) Dior Homme Intense
2) Mugler Pure Malt
3) Bleu de Chanel
Purchased from Costco Canada 50ml for $49.99. Last time I checked there were none in stock.
Packaging and scent is the same as the local authorized stores.
Winners - Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense 49.99. Forget the size, seemed expensive, passed.
MI, its more practical.
This is a rare price. From what I see at Wnners this is a seldom seen clearance price. Aventus usually sells for 250.00 at Winners. Now for us Canadians ordering from the USA its not a great...
Latest price for Aventus has been 250, at 147 its time to pull the trigger. Couple weeks back Creed Neroli was on clearance for 90,00. Bonds tend to go for 200 but I did see a few on...
I would suggest you just roll with DHI. DH is more feminine. There is enough similarity that you might be better off buying something else.
Retail work, connecting with your customers, go with the compliment getters. You mention you get compliments with Bleu and DH, go with those. I would have picked those anyway.
There are many I don't like but Tobacco Vanille makes me gag. I guess this makes it the worse for me.
I cannot wear Acqua Di Gio and Tobacco Vanille. They both make my stomach turn.
Were overdue for something new.Yesterday I asked my local SA if she had heard anything new for Mugler. She had no idea. Waiting I am, waiting...
I confess, I caught the hype train heading to Pure Malt and Dior Homme Intense. It's a tie for these two as my best blind buy.
Maybe I would give it to Pure Malt as a good friend of mine brought it...
Bleu de Chanel?
I would remove the following as they are lower quality to the rest of your fine collection:
Versace pour Homme
Days ago I just bought 125ml Rive Gauche at a Canadian Walmart for $25.00.
One for the work day. I consider how it will impact those around me so light, casual, 1 spray.
One for the evening. Something warm, relaxing, comfortable, not too challenging, 2 sprays.
drakkar noir, from a friend, for free...wear it!
Its a great scent. One spray to the chest.
Enjoy this one now and down the road it will bring back memories.
Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is much higher quality. Its also more sheer.
One of my favorites I have yet to purchase.
I do like Mugler Cologne but I'd pick Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.
Hanae Mori EDT 50ml ($10.00 Winners)
Perry Ellis 360 degrees for men 100ml ($7.00 Zellers)
rive gauche 125ml from Walmart ($25.00)
TheDreamer, sounds like success to me. You sampled, bought and found that what you were looking for was already there, Dreamer. That is a blessing, to realize you have what you wanted all along. Have...
Before joining basenotes I remember seeing many bottles of GPHII and GPH discounted at Winners. The packaging pattern still sticks in my mind. I was able to smell an open bottle of GPHII shower gel...
Love might be a bit strong but I do like Marc Jacobs Bang. It does not do well here but I like it.
Agree, peace of mind.
Don't know if this is good or bad but my bottle has
DAVIDOFF / EAU DE TOILETTE block
Lancaster on the bottom of the bottle
Lancaster on the box
Tony, you have alot of series in your collection. How about Mark Jacobs Bang Bang?
Shirondru, time to give Creed Aventus a sniff.
Both of these were part of my start into fragrances so many years ago. I recently got the reformulated Perry Ellis and its not the same as Vintage. I did some digging around town and managed to get a...
TMAdidas, Bleu de Chanel
FSU92grad, you have Dior Homme and MIP, how about adding Dior Homme Intense. It would match the quality of your collection.
Un Jardin Sur Le Nil. Its on my target list to purchase. I really like this one.
Chanel, just could not enjoy them. Recently I got a bottle of Bleu de Chanel at a discounted Costco price. Enjoying this a fair bit these days.
I was looking for a non-allergenic scent to wear at work. Gendarme kept showing up in my search. I tracked down a bottle and blind bought it. This and Clean Men are my least favorite fragrances....
OP, ditto, it was time to branch out...
Waiting for my Lucky Scent order of the following samples:
Amouage Epic, XXV, Lyric, Memoir, Reflection
Kilian Taste of Heaven, Back to...
This scenario would be difficult on so many levels, cant imagine it. Push come to shove I would go for a bottle of Dior Homme Intense for the comfort. I don't think at a time like that I would be...
Any fellow Canadians with an update from Fragrancenet?
I sent them a couple emails and no response with regard to Canadian orders.
If you could find it I would suggest trying Odori Iris.
Ordered from Toronto boutique about a month ago. $80.00 per bottle. To bad they did not send the samples of Derby and Double Vanille.
Make sure you like dry cocoa and strong patchouli if you go the...
First online fragrance purchase was FragranceNet. They became my gateway to fragrances as Canada is very expensive. Sadly they no longer ship to Canada. The first order was:
Creed MI 75ml
BLEU DE CHANEL EAU DE TOILETTE 50ml for $49.99
Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes
socalwoman, that was commitment putting this list together.
Fragrancenet is great, wish I could still order from them (Canadian limitations).
Where was this post 4 hours ago! Oh well, just placed and now waiting on a 14 sample batch from LuckyScent.
For those that posted, thanks for your suggestions. I'll consider these for a future round.
If I recall, we can add Bond No9 to that list as well.
Friendly reminder, a safe scent is in the nose of the one pulling the trigger. Looking at this list there are some that I have an alergic reaction too. A safe scent is something you know does not...
An old friend...Perry Ellis for Men (old school). Its been 20+ years since I wore this one. It was discounted and could not resist. Sadly it has changed from its original formulation. Fond memories....
This might be over the top but the fate of Dior Homme Eau for Men rests in the delivery and review from hednic?
hednic, kidding of course but yes really interested. Thanks in advance.
OP, I understand what your getting at, just not sure how it would all work out.
Thanks for suggesting an idea that could be helpful, especially for those of us that have country limitations to...
Dreamer to me is a scent to have in your collection as a reference point as it gets mentioned on a regular basis.
I don't mind it and it does get compliments. Thinking way back to 20, no man. I...
I don't know about a pledge to stop but I'll pledge to get more focused. I want to be way more selective and start digging for interesting scents. Problem is my city has a horrible selection and...
Silver Mountain Water
Recently blind purchased LIDGE and DHI because my city is lame when it comes to fragrance selection.
DHI is very nice, a pleasant surprise. I feel comfortable wearing DHI and it lasts on my skin....
I own both. Compared to each other I would suggest:
Buy VIW (smooth, bright, interesting, uplifting)
Do not buy Tommy Bahama Set Sail SB (smells like chemical lime mess)
VIW should stay at the...
Silver Mountain Water
Cloying, gag reflex, nausea or me. This is one of the few I actually washed off.
Tried it a couple times, same result.
I prefer the smaller scale as it brings me more clarity / less choice.
Numbering is in relation to owned, samples, tried.
I consider opening to dry down.
I do not consider longevity or...
Mont Blanc Individual
The unpopular Gucci's
Many Bond No.9 that have been sitting for over a month at $199.99 per bottle.
Mugler Pure Shot
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Toit
I have not found a bottle from these houses that I would like to purchase / keep. However, I'll keep sniffing.
Best batch is the one discounted by 50%.
PoloSport and Polo Blue?
Cucumber is my least desirable note thus far.
Funny, I kinda liked Wall Street.
-A*Men - 4/5 (own) Like the opening and dry down.
-Pure Malt 4/5 (own) Like all stages but there is a hint of synthetic in there.
-Pure Havane 3/5 (own) I don't really care for the strong / rough...
Yup, I like it. My bottle is a few years old, whatever version that is.
I got a bottle for cheap. I don't like it.
I agree with smoothie72, "One spray can be suffocating. I have tried it in different seasons and different settings. It seems to be the definition of...