Pretty sure hednic has over 1,000 bottles.
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Pretty sure hednic has over 1,000 bottles.
TK Maxx website currently has 100ml L'artisan tea for two l. £29.99
Yeah, how dare he make fragrances with mass appeal. You'd think Guerlain were trying to make a profit or something.
A made to measure or bespoke suit will fit you better than an off the rack suit (although knowing you hednic, you're probably talking about bespoke kiton/brioni suits!)
No offence, but this entire post is elitist, pretentious rubbish.
These are my criteria for a signature scent (not looking for suggestions):
* It must smell nice, but it doesn't, perhaps shouldn't, have to be my absolute favourite.
* Must be wearable all...
What is your record for number of bottles purchased in a day? (Decants of 10ml or more included).
I know of one Basenoter who has bought 27 bottles in a day (not me!!); can you beat that?
Creed Neroli Sauvage might be available for slightly less money than the TF and has a closer resemblance than the Mugler or AdP.
Anything by Trumpers.
Or maybe Jil (Bernie) Sanders for men.
Err...how many of these can be bought for under $50??
Creed Spice and Wood. Three sprays on the back of my hand, but could barely smell anything. This is very light with very little projection. Natural smelling, and decent quality ingredients, but when...
Which men's designer fragrances released post 2000 are/will be considered as historically iconic fragrances?
The very last drops from my bottle of GPH II for a job interview.
I can't take Xerjoff seriously. A brand seemingly designed to appeal to Russian oligarchs.
If I ever start talking about batch codes, please kill me.
The note breakdown sounds like it is going to be distinctly feminine.
As you work on Wall St, perhaps Greed by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab would be suitable work scent.
Huh? I don't get any iris in dhc at all. It's a great scent but totally different to dior homme edt.
a very juicy and natural citrus on top with a subtle floral hint from the grapefruit blossom....
Leather oud stinks. I can appreciate it from a conceptual point of view, but it's not something to wear in public.
Well it's not nonsense. There are 3 people on this thread alone who get a definite comparison to spicebomb. Not similar enough that they could be confused for one another, but there's something a bit...
VIW was copied from Bath and body work's Coconut Lime Verbena (discontinued). Coconut Lime Breeze, also from BBW is also meant to smell similar.
Citrus Wood by Yardley. A terre d'hermes clone which is at least as good and much cheaper that TdH..
Re the comparison to Spicebomb, there is definitely a noticable similarity between the two. RO is dryer and less sweet, but I saw the similarities the moment I first tried RO.
You can like the smell and still get screwed on the price. Why is RO even more expensive than the 'regular' priced Creeds when it doesn't even contain real oud?
There is definitely a difference in style between French and Italian styles of fragrance. French frags tend to be more formal and focus on florals whilst Italian is more relaxed and focuses on...
I thought you only collected French companies.
Sounds like she goes for sporty scents, so Dior Homme sport is worth a try.
How dare you criticise the Aventus subforum. I'm off right now to spray some X01M456 batch Aventus on me, come round your house and waft it in your face. Get ready for a royal pineapple assault on...
Dior Homme Intense (2012 formulation) - 50ml bottle (around 25ml remaining) £20 *SOLD*
Dior Fahrenheit - 100ml bottle (around 60ml remaining) £25 *SOLD*
Chanel Allure Edition Blanche - 50ml...
Normally I never blind buy, but I want to try Caron puh and there is no way for me to sample it cost effectively. I may have to blind buy a small bottle unless a UK basenoter is feeling generous.
A man with good taste obviously.
Sounds nice. Do you know of any fragrances which use it to a noticeable degree? (Designer preferably)
What ingredients are used to give fragrances a smoky note?
Mouchoir de monsieur
Gucci pour homme ii
So you're cheating on your wife?
Febreeze winter garden (sadly discontinued).
Too sweet and a bit screechy.
I don't understand why someone would buy an expensive gift for their boss?! Gifts should flow down, not up.
Wearing a fragrance in the hope of receiving a compliment will almost always end in disappointment.
Waste of a fragrance, but a cheap lavender water could work.
Dior homme cologne is great on a hot day.
Gucci pour homme ii
Chanel pour monsieur
Bumping a thread which is over 10 years old must be a new basenotes record!
Lavender: a soothing masculine fragrance or what your grandma smells like?
Notes will include bergamot, pine and patchouli.
My all time favourite is gucci ph ii
Also like Chanel pour monsieur, bottega vaneta pour homme.
Not a fan of gourmands or sweetness. I guess I am looking for a masculine warm, spicy, woody scent....
Aargh. Bel Ami is Hermes of course! Oops.
Thing like songe d'un bois are beyond my price range. If heritage had MdM's drydown instead of Lidge's drydown, that would be ideal.
Not a single one that I've tried.
Habit rouge: too powdery and dated
Vetiver: old man smell
MdM: really wanted to like this one. I really love the drydown, but struggle with the topnotes and...
It starts out with a rather challenging clove smell which recedes over the next few hours to reveal an amazing natural earthy vanilla.
I love the fact that someone actually believed me! Only Hednic could afford to do something like that.
Most women actually prefer no cologne at all on men.
Blind bought Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Jubilee. Didn't like it and ended up pouring it down the drain. There's £1000 I'll never see again.
Pure Malt smells horrible.
Blackbird has been renamed and is now known as Black No.1.
Does anyone know the reason why??
Chanel, Dior and Guerlain are better than any niche brand I can think of. (And btw, Creed isn't niche, it's luxe)
But weren't fragrances originally designed to be sprayed on handkerchiefs etc? I'm thinking mouchoir de monsieur.
Most people on Basenotes say they wear fragrances for their own pleasure and not to please others.
If this is true, surely spraying on your body is the wrong thing to do; wouldn't spraying on a...
Some say it is prominent at the start and fades, others say it appears in the drydown.
Can anyone clarify at what stage the civet is most prominent?
Better to smell of Marx than Rand.
I get good longevity from it, and it's not discontinued. Love it.
Dior homme cologne
Dior homme sport
In that order
Guerlain eau de cologne imperial.
My wife has zero interest in fragrances. Never wears perfume herself.
It's not an amber scent, it's ambergris. Hence the marine notes.
Leather Oud, like a lot of niche fragrances, seem to be designed to show off the creativity of a perfumer, rather than to be wearable. Like those crazy outfits you see on the catwalk.
Chanel pour monsieur
I'm curious why Andre Chose Kouros by Tom Ford as the thread title? I know he was in charge at YSL, but Kouros wasn't sold under his brand or created by him personally.
It's like saying Blue de Karl...
Chanel pour monsieur edt
Well that's subjective: I don't like either of them.
Pick the one you like the best.
Chanel pour monsieur
Try the Terre d'hermes parfum version. I'd be surprised if you had longevity issues with it.
You could also try Galimard Aventure. It's similar, but not identical, and smells a lot more natural....
Oud and lavender???? Seems like a bizarre combination to me!
(In no particular order, except for No.1)
1. Gucci pour homme II
2. Midnight in Paris
3. Chanel Anteaus
4. Annick Goutal eau de sud
5. HdP Amber 114
Most people in the 1st world don't own numerous houses, so perhaps you're experiencing a 1% problem?
This is the first time I've heard of M01 not being Iso e super.
I looked on the Escentric website, and they say it's Iso e super, so who knows.
making your own is often suggested on BN, but I was wondering if a homemade version would be exactly the same?
Are there different qualities or grades of ISO e super available, or is it all the...
It's my favourite scent, and I've almost finished my bottle. It hasn't been discontinued though. It is still available on the Gucci website, and can be found in some brick and mortar stores (in the...
Looking for examples of fragrances which don't smell like a fragrance, bur are more like an extension of your skin.
Things like Molecule 01, NR musc for him, etc.
What others are there?
Came across this vogue article which described Pour un homme as unbelievably sexy.
"...what I loved...
Anyone just starting out will 'regret' some purchases just because tastes evolve quite quickly at first and there is a big temptation to build up a small collection quickly.
What are some good natural smelling citrus/woody or woody designer fragrances? (non discontinued/vintage please)
Does a vintage/discontinued designer scent become niche when it's hard to find?
I think it could reasonably be argued that Chanel's, and to a lesser extent Dior's, primary business in terms of income and sales are fragrances rather than clothes. How many people actually buy or...
It's certainly not a noticeable difference to my nose apart from *very* subtle differences I mentioned. Almost identical imo. (again, I only tested on card). Unable to comment on performance on skin.
I haven't seen it any UK dept store yet. I know it's in Selfridges, but I don't live in London. Keen to sample this.
Vanilla when done well (Mona di Orio for example)
lemon and basil combo
I'm intrigued by castoreum, but not really sure what it smells like.
I find higher end designer (chanel, Dior & Hermes) are better than niche at a fraction of the cost.
tested the original and new side by side on card in store today.
Initial impression is that they smell very similar to one another. It's not a different fragrance or a different interpretation....
It takes at least an hour to get to my office, so it has time to settle down, and about half of those sprays are under clothing. It's also winter and temps are 0-5 degrees.
I would reduce the number...
The Narciso Rodriguez mens line is very confusing.
I've been wearing Midnight in Paris edt to work for the past couple of weeks, and it's working out really well. I think I may continue with it.
6-7 sprays before I leave the house and I get a lovely...
Out of the two, Jazz club.
Currently using Boots botanics shower gel as my regular, and Bulgari eau thé verte for the occasional treat.
Mona di Orio - Vanille
Guerlain - Shalimar
VC&A - Midnight in Paris
Galimard - Flibustier
I've never tried Memoires of a trespasser, but it sounds like something I would enjoy.
What are your thoughts on this?
Quality of ingredients?, Longevity?, everyday office suitability?
Any designer scents which smell vaguely similar?