Lots of great recommendations here!
What about Muglar Cologne?
Isn't this a modern take on a Eau de Cologne?
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Lots of great recommendations here!
What about Muglar Cologne?
Isn't this a modern take on a Eau de Cologne?
I own Pure Lavender.
While there is nothing special about it, it is a very nice vanilla/lavender fragrance.
Pure Cedrat I had for a while, but it was a very boring citrus scent.
Herrera - Sensual Vetiver (a criminally ignored vetiver)
Paul Smith - Extreme
Pal Zileri - Sartoriale (Gucci Rush's more sensual older cousin, with a WAY better opening.)
Dunhil - Edition...
Creed Vintage Tabarome and Vintage Vetiver are also on the list.
Cuiron, Yang, Yohiji Homme...I know where to get plenty of these for cheap. Maybe I should go into...
I also don't find them too similar.
I do not like the 'cheap bakery' smell of A*men at all.
But I think Animale Animale is a quite respectable gourmand. Not a huge fan, but I like it better...
I agree with all of the above.
It is one of the fragrances I look forward to cooler weather for.
I have to add, do not mistake the fact that OV is inoffensive and 'safe' as meaning that it is mainstream, simple or that you'll smell like every other guy.
OV is complex, well constructed, and...
Feel reassured, OV is not offensive, it is quite refreshing, and not old smelling at all.
I feel it would be a perfect fit for what you're looking for.
Christian Lacroix - Tumulte
Creed - BdP
A very underappreciated fragrance around here. Very good for summer and surprisingly long lasting.
Yang is also very good. But it's a heavier, dirtier fragrance.
It's not exactly a warm...
I meant that it's a sweet fragrance that just sort of hits you over the head with its sweetness and lack of subtlety.
I would have thought my 'Blue Sugar = Hostess Twinky' analogy would have got...
I'll have to agree with Blue Sugar.
On top of it being sickly sweet, it has no class.
Others mentioned, like Hanae Mori and Rochasd man are very sweet, but they are classy and more subtle.
I've made 180 degree changes on my likes and dislikes. I could not say today that one of my 'average' fragrances will not be on the top of my list sometime in the future.
Also, some of my average...
It doesn't get a lot of love around here, but Givenchy Blue Label has a very nice grapefruit note.
Another fan of Geir here.
I do agree it is a sweet fragrance, but not in the same way as say, A*Man.
Very wearable in warm weather. It's a summer go to for me.
Another recommendation for Kenso Power.
I rate it quite highly.
My favorite designer gourmand.
I have no issues with sillage.
7.5/10...maybe close to an 8.
Maybe a little closer related to Eu Savage than D'Orange Verte (both were designed by Edmond Roudnitska), but Rochas Mustache is worth a shot.
Great citrus opening (limes this time instead of...
New of vintage, both are great.
Pal Zileri - Sartoiale
Top: green apple, grapefruit
Mid: amber, sandalwood, musk, vetiver, oakmoss
Bottom: Bulgarian rose, lily-of-the-valley, violet leaf
As one review in the directory...
Creed doesn't even measure a blip on the men's fragrance radar. Look at lists of top selling men's fragrances and Creed won't even be anywhere close to making the lists.
I'll bet the vast majority...
Count me as another fan.
Jaipur is one of my got to 'night out' fragrances.
I'm not making excuses for Creed's marketing practices, but isn't it possible that the fragrance itself came out BEFORE Coty invented the term 'chypre' fragrance classification to describe fragrances...
No house is overpriced if there is a market that will buy their product.
Let's take Creed (since it was obvious this would turn into a Creed bashing thread :rolleyesold:). I like 6 or 7 of their...
Creed is a great house.
BUT don't go into testing their fragrances thinking they are going to be the best that niche has to offer. I'm a fan of Creed, and even I don't believe that is the case.
Guerlain's attempt at creating a commercial hit. Even then, it is better than 90% of the mainstream crap out there.
I will agree with this, but in a bad way.
My girlfriend used to live close to a factory bakery that bakes crap baked goods (like Hostess or Dolly Madison).
When I used to visit her, all I...
Count me as another fan.
I too, get comments from others when wearing it.
DustB, RHM, jcrich, slvbckgorilla, Andrew777, Buzzelpuff, weylin get the sarcasm!
I thought it was obvious...
I got home early from work today only to find the 5 bottles of Creed I own killing puppies!
I get the feeling that they've been doing this for a while, I just happened to catch them this time.
No house is overpriced.
If someone is willing to pay the price of any fragrance from a house because they feel it is worth it, then the house is not over priced, for them.
There are some...
My girlfriend ran out of La Chasse aux Papillons some time ago. She loves it for Spring/Summer.
I'd rather not pay L'Artisan prices right now, so any assistance in finding a similar fragrance...
Yeah, following up 'Dear Folks at Creed with the loaded and prejudiced statement that they use 'ludicrous marketing spiel' is a great way to approach them :rolleyesold:
Maybe they are...who...
Well, they both come in a bottle and have a sprayer on the top...
Oh wait, Rochas Man's sprayer is on the bottom. So they don't even have that in common.
Not sure why the comparison of 2 such...
Depends on the occasion.
Dia is quote a bit more formal, IMO. So, if I'm going to an evening event or a wedding, Dia is one of the first fragrances I will reach for.
Dia can be worn in warm...
I own both of these and I see no similarities.
2 Man is smokey wood.
Dia is spicy, incense, leather.
Seems the Creed haters can't understand that SOME of us enjoy SOME of Creed's offerings, and we feel that those particular fragrances are worth the price, even if we pay retail. Just like I feel that...
I will go along with the majority, and think that you won't like it. There is enough similarity, especially in the notes you don't like in DH.
I've seen a few people compare Declaration to TDH, but with a cumin note. With similar dry downs.
Funny, there's another thread on BN now that compares TDH favorably to Montale Red Vetyver, a $200+ fragrance. Not that price alone (or ever) should be the judge of the quality of a fragrance.
I like 5 Creed fragrances, but the rest I can take or leave.
What sort of paycheck am I in line for?
Glad to see I'm not the only one that likes this gourmand!
If you want to buy Love and Luck (or Unforgivable) because you like it on its own merit, go for it. It is quite enjoyable.
But if you're thinking it's going to be a cheap MI substitute, it's not.
While I don't prefer TM to the Vintage, I do find that TM is a great fragrance!
I don't really keep track of these things, but if I had to guess, I'd say either GIT, Terre D'Hermes, or Guerlain Vetiver.
I liked this quite a bit when I sampled it in the late Summer.
If it's still available when the temps start to climb, I may have to spring for a bottle.
The longevity on me wasn't great, but...
Some good recommendations so far.
The ones I will +1 on are:
Paul Smith for Men
I know where to get 100's of bottles for around that price.
Do you live near Los Angeles?
Rochas Man - coffee, chocolate, vanilla.
Smells great, projects well, lasts all day.
I can't believe it took a page and a half for this great fragrance to appear.
All those "I hate all aquatics (whether I have sampled them or not)" people out there should try this.
I own both, but would lean more toward Michael.
Zino gets too powdery on me.
But they are both quite good.
My girlfriend had a temporary loss of smell, that lasted close to a year, due to the use of the nasal spray version of Zycam ( a great product that reduces the duration of colds, just don't use the...
As much as I like the good folks at LuckyScent and the Scent Bar (I've made several purchases there), Knize Ten can be had in large supplies no more than about 15 miles away from them.
I love it from top to base.
But If I had to choose, the dry down.
I wore Creed Neroli Savage yesterday.
It worked so well in the heat, I repeated it today.
Got a compliment in my office elevator.
For those that are used to 120 degree heat in Las Vegas,...
Am I the only one that doesn't smell vetiver in Muglar Cologne?
TF Grey Vetiver might just fit the bill.
I know where to get a few bottles and gift sets.
$100+ price tag.
I lean more toward Rochas Man for a pure gourmand.
Not sure why, but I don't quite put the Dior in the strict gourmand category. But I may be off base.
I own 6 Creeds: Neroli Savage, Himalaya, GIT, Tabarome, Erolfa, Imperial.
The shortest lasting is Neroli Savage, and even that lasts 3-4 hours. And it projects quite well.
Seems like with a fragrance like Burberry London, they would have had to pretty far out of their way to cause it to go stale.
I have half a bottle of London that I bought new when the fragrance...
I will agree with the Creed being a better choice.
The Lutens is great, but it is not an everyday fragrance.
I really get disappointed with SA's that know so little.
I've held various sales positions in the past selling various different products. And even when I wasn't on commission, I still felt that...
This looks like it could be a pretty good deal for an almost full vintage bottle. If it goes for the starting price.
If I didn't already have a bottle....
I also sampled these at my local Nordstroms.
To call them generic is an overstatement. They are a meaningless waste.
I also tried Bleu de Chanel. A little better, but still very forgettable.
Count me as another fan of,
Guerlain l' Instant
Generic or not, I quite like this. Maybe it is a type of generic fragrance that I don't have a similar example of in my collection.
I'm not a great fan of L'Homme, but Audigier I like.
No ridicule from me. Although it's not my favorite lavenders, it is quite a nice fragrance.
Royal Scottish Lavender is probably at the top of my list.
12. You apply a fragrance just to smell while you go to sleep.
AdG came out in 1996, so it misses the parameters of the question by 10 years.
I'm going to agree with most others here and go with, Terre d'Hermes, Dior Homme, Burberry London.
I would not put OV in the mature category at all.
OV does not put vetiver way up front like other vetiver fragrances do. It is fresher and lighter than most.
I say go for it. Not only can you...
I like several of the Aqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo offerings.
Tuscan Cypress is my favorite. Great stuff.
I'll have to go along with the Pour un Homme de Caron recommendation.
As others have stated, CdG is very diverse in their offerings.
The dislike you have for this one fragrance will almost assuredly NOT translate to many of their other fragrances.
Take a sniff of Givenchy Blue Label.
A very nice aquatic with notes of cardamom and pepper. Also has vetiver and cedar at it's base.
Great longevity and projection.
For me it would be Prada Amber pour Homme.
Great opening, but that's it. On me, there is no middle or basenotes.
The opening is all I get for 6 hours. No progression or development at all. I...
Creed Erolfa does the salty, marine notes extremely well. Good longevity too.
I'm wearing it today.
+2 Tabarome Millesime
I find Visit similar to Cacharel Nemo, but I find Nemo more wearable. Nemo seems warmer and more sensual to me. More 'grown up' without being mature.
But Visit is very good.
Paul Smith Story
Lancome Miracle L'Aquatonic
Givenchy Blue Label
Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
Hermes Terre D'Hermes
Dior Eau Savage
I love Dia. It lasts all day on me.
I do find that, as much as I like it, I don't wear it often.
I second that.
I have a chance to buy Dia in the original bottle, about 85% full.
The seller wants as much as a new bottle. Is the original bottle collectible? Is it worth more than a new bottle?
Let me know...
Loved the video! Excited about the fragrance!
I find the following fit your qualifications quite nicely.
Paul Smith- Story
Lancome - Miracle L'Aquatonic
Muglar - Cologne
Hermes - Eu d'Orange Verte
The real question is, is there a fragrance that smells like Mr. Creosote?
+ 4 for Lonestar Memories.
I actually like them all quite a bit, except Feuilles de Tabacc, one of their most liked fragrances.
The opening is so promising, but 30+ minutes in, it turns into the smell of cheap powdered...
So, it looks like I am in the minority (very surprising to me) of people that will choose a fragrance on smell alone, and don't care that much if it has less than optimum longevity.
I want to ask...
I'm with you!
I don't get it. I'm actually pretty shocked that so many would pass up an amazing fragrance if it didn't last as long as they want. :shocked:
It's almost like passing up a meal...
A couple of others not mention so far;
Paul Smith Story - one of the best green leafy fragrances of the last few years. Ivy and green rose.
Givenchy Green Energy - green leafy with mossy...
I guess I'm in the minority, but longevity is not that critical.
If I was comparing 2 fragrances that I thought were of equal quality, sure I'd choose the one with better longevity.
But if I...
56745676Once I started wearing fragrance consistently, I NEVER wear scented deodorant. Why would I want to wear anything that may conflict with my SOTD?
I use various unscented soaps or body...
I saw a few bottles of Muglar Cologne for $19.99.
I also saw those 1.7 oz Christian Audigier for $30. If I didn't already have a 3.4 oz tester I bought for $38, I'd snap this up.
The rest were...
Some great recommendations so far!
I'd like to add;
Richard James - Richard James (also known as Saville Row).
Great suede note that noticeable but nicely balanced.
Christian Audgier -...
One of the best woody, spicy orientals. Similar to Envym but warmer and more sensual.
I just went to the Bond website and sent them a message.
This is a very short sighted decision.
I own 2 bottles of Bond, both of which were purchased because of decants. I'm not about to spend...
Funny that Trussardi Light would be the second fragrance on this thread.
My worst blind buy was Trussardi Fresh. Trussardi Fresh would have to get better to be considered dreadful.
Try Cacheral Nemo. It is discontinued, but easy to find online for a reasonable price.
Hinoki, cedar, cardamom.
This is a sophisticated & sensual fragrance.
It's also one of the highest...
It's not one of their best, but I still reach for it often in warm weather. I also get good longevity and sillage.
And why does every fragrance have to be cutting edge to be good?
There's too many variables to get an entire house with all great fragrances.
Perfumer's and buyer's tastes are just too different to have all great offerings.
The longevity issue is also too...