Have same problem with Dia and Jubilation
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Have same problem with Dia and Jubilation
I have to admit, I have never seen a fragrance drawing so much discussion like Aventus . Four pages of posts and counting after the initial post 3 days ago. It is amazing . I just wish I would enjoy...
The only difference , I think , is how old the bottle. I checked few times , and I find fragrancenet, Lily Direct and beautyencounter products tend to be more than one year old , while NM and other...
Marc Jacobs from the list . I find the Diptyque Philosykos to be too green, almost unwearable .
Acqua di Parma intense and Tom ford Azure lime. Both have good longevity.
I agree that some Vetiver-based fragrances are not popular , however I had good luck with some like Guerlain Vetiver and Terre d'Hermes . The ones that I enjoy the most like , Sycomore, Christian...
Jacomo de Jacomo
GIT , imperial and spice and wood. Not really sure why, but I wish they were longer lasting .
Just received my share and bottle of Richwood . Thank you Remik for the extraordinary care and attention to details . You are awesome.
Acqua Di Parma colonia intensa ( has great longevity and silage) and Azure lime or neroli Portifino from Tom Ford( I prefer Azure Lime)
Bois des Isles is very close to Egoiste . i think it is a good fragrance . Coromandel is patchouli-besed if he likes patchouli. I second the suggestion regarding sycamore
This means the Oud from other houses is selling, so why not?
Gentleman by Givenchy
DHL by Aramis
Giorgio Beverly Hills
Lately I have been getting a lot of compliments wearing Bleecker street by Bond 9
I like some of this house fragrances but longevity is weak for a niche house
Pure Oud and musk Oud
I like it but I prefer Duro over it as it is more wearable. You have to try it before you buy it. Definitely not a blind buy.
I ordered online from them . I live in the US . It took three weeks. I thought it was too long , but I was not in a hurry. They charged my credit card right away, and didn't process the order for a...
I would try lumiere noire ( rose and patchouli) and APOM ( white floral) both by MFK and available at NM
My favorites are lumiere noire and APOM
Longevity and silage are average. Was not a blind buy for me . I got the discovery set ( I don't know if they sell it) one year before I pulled the trigger on this one. If you have a local SAKS. I...
Portrait of a Lady
Clive Christian X
Notes, price , longevity and sample . Reviewes could be misleading sometimes as what works for somebody , does not work for me sometimes.
From Chanel: Coromandel , Bois de isles
From Armani Prive : Oud Royal and Rose d Arabie
Nice fragrance but weak . Made it hard for me to justify the price. My experience with most of the creed's is similar . They make exceptional fragrances with supotimal performance IMHO.
I have at least one from each family. The one least represented in my collection is fruit as I preferred as a food not as a smell
Portrait of a Lady
I like the saffron one but it is nothing after 15 minutes . I could not justify the price.
Bleecker street and Chez Bond have good longevity and silage
Gucci Envy and M7
Havana and Escada pour Homme .
My favorite tobacco is Dolce and Gabbana before the reformulation . Havana and TF tobacco Oud are also great.
I own both LIDG and LIDGE , they are average . I rarely use them.
How is longevity on this one?
The better one is OI in my opinion , but Amber Nuit is more wearable especially to the office. I love OI , but I rarely wear it to the office. So for your purpose, I would go with Amber nuit .
Spice and Wood . I wish it would last longer though
Chez Bond or Invasion Barber.
Least : Portrait of a Lady, Black Afgano, Clive Chrisitian X and C and Leather Oud
Most: all the Creed I have especially GIT and MI, and some of the newer Guerlain's
One of my favorite notes like in Chanel Coromandel and Zegna Javanese Patchouli.
One of my favorites from Bond 9 and as usual from this house, performance is not an issue. Cannot ignore the resemblance to Aventus though.
Powder by itself is not a note . They usually use different notes to create the "powdery notes or effect" . I find it leaning towards feminine when iris ,violet and heliotropes are used and more...
We all get excited about our choices with fragrances. The fact you apologized in a thread shows that you are a good human being . I will continue enjoying your comments and the discussions here on...
300+ full bottles . I try to use at least 3 fragrances per day so I get to enjoy them all.
It is one of my favorites from Bond 9 and I get compliments every time I wear it .
Sorry , I have both Clive Christian X and Costume National , and I don't find them even close . Nothing as satisfying as Clive Christian X in the fall and winter.
My favorites for the office are : Chez Bond, Diptyque 34, Bleecker Street and Dior Sport. I think I have worn everything from my collection to the office so far except Leather Oud and Montale Black...
The only two female fragrances I like to wear are portrait of a lady and Coromandel . I think a lot of males would wear those two if they were promoted as male or unisex . I don't like to wear flora...
Never done it before and I don't think I will do it for the purpose of completing a collection. I will only buy it if I like it.
My wife hates Clive Christian C and CD leather Oud
My worst experience was with a sales manager at one of the Nordstroms . There was a Bond event ( buy two bottles, get tester free) . She didn't know about it and the bond person was gone for the...
Dolce and Gabbana ( the original 1994 formulation) has a nice tobacco . A newer one that is comparable is TF Oud Tobacco . Neither one is sweet.
Clive Christian X and no 1
Portrait of a lady
New York Oud and killian pure Oud
Acqua di Parma Intensa and many others
Noir de Noir
I only remember the ones gave me trouble , which are The Creeds. I tend not to remember them if they do what they are supposed to do :)
I got it as a gift long time ago and used it once in 10 yrs . It did not make me nauseated specifically , but it did not impress me.
I would not consider any of the ones you tried as masterpieces , and definitely didn't contribute to Guerlain's reputation . If Guerlain stops producing their older masterpieces, they will be less...
Zegna Peruvian Ambrette, Javanese Patchouli and Florentine Iris, love all three especially the Ambrette
Clive Christian No 1
I started doing better after buying fragrances that are dominated by one or two notes. There are still a lot of notes that are hard to differentiate ( especially notes from the same category like the...
Zegna Javanese Patchouli
Thank you for all the suggestions . I am looking mostly for dirty musk. I will order some samples , depending on your suggestions .I do have an older Korous bottle that I will have to revisit. I have...
After collecting enough Oud , leather and patchouli fragrances, I am planning on purchasing few musk-based ones. Please advise. Thank you in advance .
In no order:
pepper in not my favorite note, but I find Clive Christian V wearable.
New York Oud
Sandalwood ( just from testing)
The scent of Peace for him
It was Creed Himalaya. I did not know what niche meant then ( not that I know what it means now) :). I know it was expensive.
It smelled very bad. Luckily I did not spray it on me. Nothing compares to the older version , which I still have and enjoy.
Most months, 300-500. Sometimes more and sometimes less. It used to be on watches .
Here in the US , I think women spend way more than men on fragrances. I think in other countries the gap is smaller .
My wife wears Lovely by Jessica Parker, and it is one of my favorite. On the male side , the only one I still use and like is Usher.
I have Multiple Creed fragrances , some of them are 8 yrs old, and unfortunately always had problems with longevity and sillage . I love those as they smell great , but I quit buying Creed because of...
I love Derby but the new bottle does not measure up to the juice . My least favorite bottles though are the bond 9
Coromandel for me followed by Bois de isles .
None , but I don't wear some in my collection as they could be very loud or offensive .
My favorite Oud that does not have tons of rose is pure Oud by Killian and Oud Royal by Armani . Also MFK makes one called Oud Cashmere Mood that is almost identical to pure Oud .
If you want to...
Aramis Havana ( original) , Escada pour homme , Aramis New West ( original) , Azzaro and Jazz by YSL
Diptyque 34 Germaine blvd ( both the original and the light version) are nice .
Oud Ispahan for me followed by Amber Nuit
I wear certain ones without a problem like portrait of a lady and Coromondal . It all depends if I like it or not .
It is available at beautyencounter.com . The 3.4 is 20% off . This is where I bought mine
Lumiere Noir MFK
Terre d Hermes . I get lots of compliments when I wear it.
They have few on sale at lucky scent right now . My favorites are 1828' and patchouli
Kenzo pour Homme
Tobacco vanilla by TF
Royal Oud from their Prive line and Armani Code . I get a lot of compliments when I wear Armani Code
I think they make quality fragrances , and my favorite is CC X . They are overpriced though.
If online retailers , like fragrancenet , beauty encounter and lily direct are able to discount the product 30-50 % and still make profit! this tells you that the profit is probably 200-400% , but...
Something with tobacco like Tobacco Oud from TF
Quality for me
X followed by 1872. No 1 was too floral for me
I always get compliments when I wear Chez Bond and Diptyque 34 st Germaine
Bond 9 the Scent of Peace for him, Cooper Square and Bleecker Street
Royal Oud by Armani
About 70, but slowed down lately
Bond 9 Chez Bond