Unlike most of the other people, I am more concerned with UA's performance instead of its likeness to Aventus.
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Unlike most of the other people, I am more concerned with UA's performance instead of its likeness to Aventus.
These kind of fragrances are excellent stocking stuffers, that is what I am kind of researching at the moment. I might have to scoop up a bottle of UA. I just need to confirm that it won't have that...
I am hearing crazy good things about UA, what is the longevity like?
Currently my only tobacco scents are:
I am looking for something that is closer to a "pipe tobacco bomb" but am definitely open to any suggestions.
I agree completely. There is no way to have a blanket one size fits all spray amount.
I forgot about the swiping stick on the cap, I use those too. I don't remember if the perfumed court has them or not.
I just dab them carefully onto my skin or clothes.
That is a pretty good round up to smell a a small portion of the grand fragrance buffet that is out there.
Maybe you will love some maybe you will pass, regardless and most importantly, these...
It could be relative to this era of time in fragrance (and art in general) where One Million is kind of the equivalent of announcing your presence with a megaphone.
Some of the synthetic notes are meant to be there for metallic/aldehydic effect.
Voyage is good, from what I hear. I just really believe that for most younger people making topics like this they absolutely would love Allure Homme Sport. It is like the pinnacle of the...
Interesting, thanks for the Kouros insight!
See if you can get some sample vials or decants (I use ebay). They are relatively inexpensive, too, so you can try out a bunch for 20-30 dollars.
Testers are pretty much full bottles that do not...
I'll echo what people are saying about blind buying. DON'T DO IT! Also, like they are saying, as well, don't buy into the hype—wear a fragrance from a tester, sample, decant and see if you still...
Cannot go wrong with Allure Homme Sport. You absolutely will garner compliments with it and it's perfect for your age.
In my humble opinion Curve starts to smell too young at college age.
Chanel Allure Sport
Girls love both and can be worn in my college situations. Trust me.
No, actually, my location and join date are some kind of forum database error. It was in southeast U.S.
It is actually the relatively worse L'Oreal-ceramic-shoulder version. I'm going to a local fragrance store soon to see if they any vintage or near-vintage back-stocked. Truthfully, I like all the...
1. Rive Gauche (I have gotten compliments at midnight from a morning application—the longevity is nuts. I just hope the reformulation is as good. I would get a compliment nearly every week with it...
Bleu De Chanel
(I actually pulled off Givenchy Pi in high school, it has some feminine...
I actually get a lot of compliments with Kouros. It is in my top 3-5 most complimented.
3 sprays, which for me, is a light application.
After leaving the apartment I went to the gas station before going out and cashiers both really liked my fragrance.
The first one (male) asked what I was wearing, and I told him "Kouros ..an...
Depends on the audience. Fragrance heads have a way different reverential outlook than your average consumer.
Should be YSL > all though, heheh.
I've also heard PM was for "occasions" so it is interesting to hear you call it casual. I don't think it is formal in the way citrusy-oakmoss scents are, though, for sure.
I would like PH for most...
What do you BNers consider the most versatile Thierry Mugler A*Men or Pure line fragrance?
I like Pure Malt the most, Ultra Zest and Pure Havane are the most versatile.
I have bought Kouros 3 times.
When I ran out of GIT I bought CW and they are similar enough to where you could consider it spiritual predecessor purchase.
I was going to repurchase RG as well, but they reformulated it. Is the new juice worth the cost?
I am enjoying my M7OA decant more and more with each wearing.....this is entering full-bottle worthy territory. It is incredibly unique and has a nice soothing/sensual aromatherapeutic quality that...
I am curious to hear your (and others') thoughts on the line. There have been some really good elements about the scents, and some underwhelming things, too. It may just be my nose, though, or my...
So, Cuir Impertinent was pretty good, but considering it is very expensive (I could buy some Xerjoff for its full retail price) it was mediocre.
I really wanted CI to be a leathery Rive Gauche,...
It is just ok for the price.
I just got a sample of Cuir Impertinent and immediately (after drying) it smells incredibly similar to a pipe tobacco and coffee soap bar I got from Whole Foods. I want to say it is at least a 70-80...
Reading/watching a lot of reviews has lead me to believe that overall people prefer the newer one to the old one. The original does still have it's loyalists, though.
Waking up and applying, "geeked out" on mourning caffiene — M7 OA was erratic and all over the place, shocking, as if jerked out of a place of comfort.
At work — M7 OA performed like a workhorse....
Oh, I didn't see. A lot of people confuse Pure Shot and Ultra Zest, so I assumed it was that.
Once I finally get the fragrance, I will post some musings on it. I am interested in the dry...
I don't agree, but my actual owned bottle won't be in the mail until this weekend so I can't counter (which is going to be somewhat subjective, anyways) until I have more experience with the scent. ...
You are referring to a different fragrance—this is the one that is Ultra Zest:
On the YouTube fragrance community it is getting nearly 10/10s across the board, I myself find this to be an amazing fragrance, as well.
I think it is like a Pure Malt that I can wear in a lot...
I agree. Can we have this topic removed? This isn't reddit.
I don't think anyone considers 1995 scents smelling old yet.
Givenchy Pi was my signature scent in high school of all things.
TdH makes me a little ill, too and I know t had substantial vetiver in it.
The weird thing is, I find the actual smell pleasant , but it makes me ill in spite of that.
I don't get anything medicinal from it. For me it smells very gourmand (almost like a danish or sweet dough smell) and lots of incense.
I love it.
I get the medicinal cherry in Pure Havane,...
Vetiver, particularly in Grey Flannel and Encre Noire, make my stomach feel ill. Does anyone else have this issue? I have searched this and seems like there is anecdotal evidence that other people...
At the highest level, I would like to think you are paying for olfactory art that enriches one's life in whatever amount it does—all of which leading to greater human flourishing.
This is true, but I think his argument is that the products couldn't compete in the general market, so they need to create one by artificially inflating the prices.
I don't know, I would rather, ideally, companies being ok with making whatever-less amount of profits to produce something extremely high-quality and special.
If it takes a company charging $250...
Many people consider CW to be green, including myself. Past the opening it is more of a green fougere than blue aquatic.
I was looking at prices for M7 Absolou today and noticed it is approximately $80usd for 2.7 fl oz.
This is a little disconcerting since the usual I would pay for this level or fragrance (upper level...
Mine was with Kouros as an undergrad. I was wearing a lot (5 sprays) and when I went to buy something on campus afterwards, the cashier started fanning herself and her knees went weak and she...
Is Cuir Impertinent similar to Rive Gauche at all? On paper it had similar notes.
Joop Homme is beast mode.
How are people liking these fragrances? I like that more houses are creating private lines, I think in the future this permits a larger market for creative scents.
That said, the Les Exceptions line...
It is funny what you say about TdH, many say it smells like womens' perfume.
Grey Flannel (gives me a stomach ache)
What I remember about the old original (nearly a decade ago) was its warm, rich dry down-- does absolu have anything like this? That is what I would be shelling out the money for.
I have replied in excess to the other one I have going about Kouros, so you might have me confused.
Yes, the best compliment I have ever received was while wearing seemingly excessive Kouros.
The vintage M7 costs a great deal, so ideally, if I could just love the new version that would be perfect. What are people generally thinking as far as the comparison goes?
Added note: the Absolu...
I want to try the new M7, though.
M7 and Rive Gauche were the talk of the boards back then. YSL was by far more popular, in the fragrance scene, than it is now—it has leaned more towards Dior.
Pure Leather or Pure Malt. Basenotes, sway me between the two!
I love her articles and videos. She has a great way of reviewing with very descriptive and lively vocabulary.
I like this guy's review of Kouros. I really think he "gets it" and does a good job of articulating the dynamics of the scent:
Similarly, to him, this...
I don't get the urinal vibe. This scent is mostly about incense.
Now that I have 5+ years of experience with this fragrance, I do not think this is at all the "raunch-bomb" people make this out to be. I am pretty sure it isn't even close, and conceptually very off...
For non-cloying scents:
L'Homme (excellent for college and smells great)
Bulgari Aqua line
La Nuit De L'Homme
When purchasing the item, I was unable to select my 5 complimentary items (samples) like I wanted so I could sample their new Les Exceptions line. The rep that I e-mail said he could not amend the...
So what actually killed off M7? Was it too ahead of it's time? I mean ambery and oud fragrances have gotten pretty popular since it's release—even Polo has released an oud fragrance. I remember it...
Tried the funnel, but the shaking worked best. Thanks!!
Anyone have tips on how to do this? I thought I could simply just pour them into the atomizer vial, but that doesn't work as the cologne is too viscous.
Mont Blanc Individuel. Pretty much a $25 Creed.
I found Pure Malt at a local department store, am trying to weigh which would be cheaper—the dept. store or the official website.
I absolutely hate department store fragrance reps, and I try to...
I know it used to be listed, but I cannot find it anymore.
Also, apologies if this is posted in a less than ideal section.
Kouros got a 5 star, if I recall correctly.
What are your (Basenote's) thoughts on what the next emerging trend will be in perfumery? Most recently, I think L'Homme, A*Men, and La Nuit De L'Homme both changed things away from the "freshness"...
From personal experience:
In both cases I couldn't smell them at all on me, so I was really surprised.
Are Scented Monkey and Fragrancnet on eBay legit? I see they are 99 percent positive feed back but do have some negative feedback claiming fakes and counterfeits were sold to them; I do believe that...
I just bought Cuba Oragne and the first thing I thought of was Ultra Zest, with the bright orange smell and underlying gourmand elements. Has anyone done a side by side or are more experienced with...
Do people every get compliments from EN? I usually don't care about that sort of thing, but I can't help but be curious.
An empty bottle of GIT and SMW...if they are even still there.
Kouros, Green Irish Tweed
I second this. GIT, Cool Water, Chez Bond. (all incredibly similar)
After the initial, all too familiar, endorphin rush of getting anything fragrance related in the mail, I ran into my apartment to try this juice out. The initial spray was a single partial-spray on...
I'm starting to wonder if I tried something else because PS smelled very gourmand.
You meant you do like it?
A-Men Ultra Zest was pretty dang good, I thought, after my sampling today at Macy's. I always wondered if Terre D'Hermes was a little more gourmand (or a lot more) what it would smell like and this...
I am not that familiar with orientals, as they have never been quite my thing, but I couldn't help myself from drawing the comparison. I always intuited PS, before trying it, to be an old school...
Just sampled Aramis PH today, and this might be exactly what I am looking for. It smells incredibly similar to Kouros to me—which I love—but, is much more brown, which is what I am looking for in...
YSL Pour Homme in American Psycho.