You could give Lauder's Beyond Paradise Men a shot. Also, if guava works, maybe Calyx by Prescriptives.
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You could give Lauder's Beyond Paradise Men a shot. Also, if guava works, maybe Calyx by Prescriptives.
To me, Mugler's Cologne is the freshest and longest-lasting, Hermes' Eau d'Orange Vert is the most iconic, and YSL's original Pour Homme is a better version of the citrus up front,...
Definitely a polarizing fragrance. It's unique, I'll give it that. But I cannot imagine wanting to smell like...that.
It may be a stretch, but you could try Cartier's Declaration Bois Bleu if you happen to see it.
Awesome- that's right down the street from me. Thanks, Cacio!
This is one I've wanted to try forever, but I'm never high-end shopping whilst in Europe. I wonder if it's not in the US because of it's ingredients or just a marketing gimmick.
From the entire line, it's Paris by far but even I don't have the balls to try to pull that off. From the mens line either Rive Gauche or the much-maligned L'Homme Libre.
Tuberose is my favorite note and Carnal Flower is my favorite fragrance, so much so it's almost sacred to me. Others I like are Douglass Hannant for Robert Piguet (which also produces Fracas), Gold...
JAR is a jeweler in Paris on the Place Vendome. Astronomically expensive jewels and I think the frags are about 800USD and up.
It's lovely, but I would never think of it as cheerful or "holiday". Funny how fragrance can say different things to different noses.
La Unit- what an awesome name that would be!!
I'm sure they'll all sell out the second they go on sale. But not for Christmas since I imagine they'll all end up in the Middle East.
I don't feel strongly about it one way or the other, but I'm fascinated by the discussion! Finally something other than the usual strokefest over the newest niche offering.
I love wearing summery frags in the winter because they wear almost like sunshine, reminding me that summer will indeed return. Great mood lifter on a cold, dark day.
I'll second Coco Extreme from Comptoir Sud Pacifique. Again, I'm baffled by the suggestions given here. I think the OP is looking for a frag that has more than a barely perceptible microdrop of...
I hate it. It's just sickening to me. I think it polarizes because A) It's so intensely sweet B) It's TOO gourmand- chocolate and honey? Blech! C) It's a hugely sweet gourmand sitting on top of...
I have VIW and love it, although I am a fan of beachy scents generally. If you are too, be sure to try Beach by Bobbi Brown. BTW where did you see Bermuda Tonic for sale?
All of the Fendi fragrances were discontinued. There is only one in production, a newer feminine.
This could easily have been marketed as a shared fragrance, a la CK One. It's not a statement or challenging fragrance. It just smells really nice.
First of all, Bang has been a strong seller and would not have been an RTV (return to vendor) due to lack of sales. Typically fragrance distributors do not even offer RTVs at all. If recalled, my...
I think the original Romeo Gigli pour homme would fill the bill.
I've been infatuated with Comptoir Sud Pacifique for ages, but it's awfully hard to find on-counter, at least in Chicago. The directory doesn't have a great deal of info, either.
I'm hoping that a...
I think I would've liked Bermuda Tonic a lot more. Pity it's discontinued and becoming impossible to find.
I remember that one was much more popular than the other, and I liked the less popular one. Does anyone remember which was the biggest seller?
I always think of Rive Gauche PH when I think of barbershop scents.
TF's White Patchouli contains an aromachemical specifically used to mask smoke smells. They use it straight in hotels and bars. Maybe try that?
I like the one from Annick Goutal. Also, Marc Jacobs did a Gardenia tonic which has a bit of melon in it. It comes in a huge bottle and is really inexpensive. Isn't VG the one with that weird,...
Chanel maintains a very tight distribution network so the discounters usually have trouble getting it.
I like it a lot, especially the Bois Bleu flanker.
CSP's Vanille-Abricot smells exactly like cake.
CSP has a number of great coconut scents, including the aforementioned Mage d'Orient. Also, Vanille-Coco & Coco Extreme.
Personally, I think it's wildly foolish to buy anything of great value or likely to be counterfeit (fragrance, bags, watches) on e-Bay. I visit China often and I can tell you that the good fakes...
Though not wildly popular, Bois Bleu is one of my favorites generally and the only of the Declaration "family" that I like. The others have too much of that Ellena sweaty accord for my taste.
Diamondflame you beat me to it! But, they could still use Gang Bang if they ultimately do an EDP for Bang.
I've had the Kiehls grapefruit oil and it lasts a fairly long time and is easily reapplied. I'd add a recommendation for Pamplelune, and also suggest Calyx.
That's too bad. I've ordered from them over 20 times and couldn't be happier.
WWD= Womens Wear Daily. "The bible of the fashion industry".
From WWD, these are the 10 best selling fragrances in the United States:
1.Acqua di Gio
3.Bleu de Chanel
4.D&G The One
5.D&G Light Blue
7.Gucci by Gucci
Elixir des Merveilles to "match" it; Carnal Flower or Calyx to fight back the gloom.
When I think of minty frags I thing of Geranium PH and Royal Water.
Another oud; thank God! < yawn >
Burberry Brit is rosy, and Kelly Caleche is easily worn by men.
Carnal Flower without a second thought.
Maybe try New West?
Carnal Flower, or CSP's Vanille-Abricot layered over a slathering of Coconut Skin Trip body lotion. Anything spicy or aquatic just gets lost in the crowd.
No, because I use Bain de Soleil which is one of my favorite smells ever!
I was just thinking about 273 the other day. I haven't had it since around the time it came out, but I really did like it. I'd go for it if the price is right.
Happy Easter, guys! May your baskets be filled with Malle, Bond and by Kilian!
Brit is the only one of the 3 that I like, but that will likely be a minority opinion.
No mention of EL's Cinnabar?
You want the CSP one.
I'm very heavy handed. Seven is about average to start and I reapply throughout the day.
Is it like Youth Dew?
Between the two I'd go with Bigarade, but Carnal Flower is the best choice from the line (and my personal all-time favorite).
Mugler Cologne, because it's totally synthetic and doesn't smell like anything real. No lemon or limes, no mountain herbs or cool lagoons. Just a spanking, steam-cleaned freshness that actually...
You could also try Jet-Scent by S-Perfume.
LOVE IT! I had it when it was called Azuree Soleil. Totally go for it.
Another strong vote for Marveilles, but I prefer the Elixir to the Eau.
I can't wait to smell the legend for myself! It may have been reformulated to meet US ingredient standards.
@Scentcloud- No Chanel will ever lose a poll on Basenotes.
I like a lot of their fragrances, too. I believe they produce the Tom Ford fragrances as well. From Aramis, I like New West the best. From Lauder I think almost all of them are good. The Lauder...
It would be difficult for me to label an entire house that way. As far as "worth the price" goes for me, it's about the individual fragrance. For example, from Frederic Malle, I think Carnal Flower...
Carnal Flower or KL Homme.
I like Fiji too. I bought the deo to use when I'm wearing VIW. But it's so strong I don't think I could use it with anything else or there would be major clashing going on.
Kauinca you stole my thunder! I was going to suggest EL's Tuberose-Gardenia as well, also the new Douglas Hannant by Robert Piguet.
@Mr. BV- Byzance was something I've had in my wardrobe since it...
Something clean and sheer, I think, like Mugler's Cologne.
I'll add to the Aveda recommendations, particularly Pureformance. You'd probably like their Shampure as well.
I also would suggest Dune, as well as Elixir des Merveilles.
Roadster was composed by Mathilde Laurent, so you may want to check the directory to see what else she's done and sample those. I know she did some of the Guerlain Aqua Allegorias, including...
silentrich- I was just going to suggest Bobbi Brown Beach! I actually have it. But, I like Fire Island as well for those willing to spend that much. Monoi, which in it's authentic state is simply...
YSL's Paris immediately came to mind.
PC T-G is a great choice, as is Carnal Flower. I would add both Fracas and Douglas Hannant as well as Boucheron.
I prefer fresh aldehydes, so I would of course recommend EL's White Linen.
Bond No. 9 and Clive Christian, IMO.
I strongly encourage you to get a sample of Douglas Hannant by Robert Piguet. I've reviewed it in the directory.
L.T. also describes wearing No. 19 as "knowing what it means to be soulless." T.S. describes Cristalle as having a "bitchy, slant-eyed effect". So, take all that for what it's worth... I don't have...
If you want a clean/fresh jasmine try Beach by Bobbi Brown.
Tuberose is my favorite note, but it's also something that people become anosmic to rather quickly. So be sure to get a second opinion as to whether or not Fracas is actually disappearing on you...
I agree that Fahrenheit is pretty much all about honeysuckle.
Also L'Artisan's Bois de Farine- for a bready smell.
It's definitely a gold. It's so overtly butch I have a hard time living up to it, but when you wanna put your man-swagger on, this is a solid choice. Hard to believe it's borne of the same house...
Sophia Grosjman and Dominique Ropion.
Carnal Flower is my favorite fragrance, bar none. I also like Outrageous, though it doesn't get much press.
Cologne by Mugler or eau Dynamisante by Clarins.
I love Fire Island. Really, I'm not a big Bond fan. Other than F.I., the only ones I would want are Little Italy and Chinatown.
I wanted to love it because I love geranium, but the spearmint just kills everything else in it. Toothpaste is a perfect description, IMO.
I'm not a big fan of any of those, but you may want to consider Burberry Brit, which is a dirty rose type scent.
Overall, Terre d'Hermes and Joop! are the frags that have garnered me the most compliments. Sadly, I'm not wild about either. Others are CSP's Vanille-Abricot (You smell like cake!), Giorgio For...
I'm in love with Ferragamo's Tuscan Soul right now. My birthday is later this month and it's on the top of the list.
I don't have any kids but my cat is an aspiring Luca Turin. At the moment, his favorite is Carnal Flower and least favorite is Bobbi Brown Beach. He likes Terre d'Hermes, but prefers Giorgio For...
I would think the wearer wants to smell nice and likes to wear fragrance but has no particular interest/passion for the subject.
And let us not forget Clarins also produces all of the Thierry Mugler fragrances so they do have some expertise in the matter.
I think it smells great! I also like their eau Ensoleillent, which smells just like their sun products.
I cannot imagine some people wouldn't recognize it on you. Whether or not that's an issue is up to you.
I wish I had that kind of space! My empty bottles/boxes go in the recycling bin.
@Pollux- Better ginger than oud, that's all I'm sayin'. :-)
Nope, by Kilian is only at the main Saks store.
I love true ginger notes and I think this is the most attractive bottle in the range. I'll be keeping an eye out for this one.