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  1. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Monsieur Montana: agreed!
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    I try not to imagine how Sean Penn would smell.



    And the unwashable stench of having married Madonna.

    ...bottle THAT? No thanks.
  3. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Even if the word "brag" does not have a negative connotation where the OP lives, or perhaps he's not a native English speaker and thus doesn't fully understand the word... even still... the idea...
  4. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    THIS.

    The OP went beyond just talking about so-called "bragging rights," which is a ridiculous concept anyway. Bragging rights? Are there really people who wear expensive perfume for bragging...
  5. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    Absolutely. I'm a big fan of both, but especially of Terre d'Hermes Parfum.
  6. Re: What's good at Macy's to buy ? Thoughts ?

    The collection at Macy's near me is close to being dreadful. Dior Homme Cologne is the only thing I've seen that I'd recommend.
  7. Re: How to tell the difference between the 2008 Gucci by Gucci and the newer, reformulated one?

    Keep in mind that Gucci Pour Homme and Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme are two entirely different fragrances. Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme is a horrible name. It's as if they want to cause customer...
  8. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    ...yeah, but the original post was about bragging and whether or not someone deserves compliments he or she may receive...
  9. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I think some might be missing the fact that the original post suggested people are less worthy of compliments they receive if they're wearing a scent from a sample or a decant, as if to say the...
  10. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    It's pretty clear, it's all about bragging, showing off, feeling to superior to others, etc. No decent person is going to support this.

    I would bet everything that no one here has trouble with the...
  11. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I still think this aspect of the original post makes no sense.

    I understand the idea of preferring actual bottles rather than decants. I prefer bottles too. But I don't understand the idea of...
  12. Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    Royal pineapples.
  13. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Interesting! It's fun to think about. I think we all have those images in our heads of what everybody here probably looks like.
  14. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Uhm... yes... as do a lot of people these days. Am I missing something here?
  15. Re: Opinions on newest formulation of fahrenheit?

    Just about every time a fragrance gets reformulated, the new version is panned here in the forum. I bought Fahrenheit in 2012. At the time, that version was being slammed. Now, people seem to be...
  16. Re: Name of the fragrance(s) which was entirely/quite different on paper than your skin.

    Grey Vetiver. It smells so cold and sterile on paper, yet it's oddly intriguing. I found it appealing, but lifeless, and that kept me from committing to a bottle. It took me two years to finally...
  17. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Sample. Decant. Bottle. Let's put it in context. You're hanging out with friends at a pub. Somebody leans in and says "Hey, you smell really good." Do you smell any less good if you only own a...
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    Re: Flanker Hate

    Some people care too much about things like what a scent is named. OMFG! They named it Royal Oud, but I don't smell oud and it isn't related to anybody so how could it be royal? Meh. I just care...
  19. Re: perfect female fragrance for men

    Black Orchid has become so commonly sold to men and for men that it's now sold in the men's section at stores like Nordstrom and Sephora. I'm pretty sure it's a case where buyers were a step ahead...
  20. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    I wonder if this has anything to do with paypal and ebay going their separate ways, more or less. Perhaps things are changing over there?
  21. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    I was thinking that as well. I don't either, and I didn't get sweetness on skin from it... but I have a sample and I'll give it another go just to be sure.
  22. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Why would you think you wouldn't get compliments from Curve? That's probably my most complimented scent. Sadly, Gendarme hasn't brought me compliments yet, but I sent a sample to a woman as part of...
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    Re: Dior Homme cologne

    I don't think there is one. This appears to come in 2.5oz, 4.2oz and 6.8oz sizes. I know what you're saying though... it would look better to have all of the same size bottles across the Dior...
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    Re: Dior Homme cologne

    I like it! I managed to drop by a store that carries it and spray the back of my hand this afternoon. I'm not sure if I need a bottle of this one yet, but I sure am tempted. Thumbs way up for Dior...
  25. Re: Green Irish Tweed aka Niche Flexall 454 smells old.

    I think trolling comments should be relegated to youtube.

    I guess neither of us is getting what we want. Ah well. Better luck next time.
  26. Re: Chanel allure homme sport eau extreme - Underrated?

    This does not surprise me at all.

    Think about it. When someone smells your fragrance, they're picking up on it a distance, probably for only brief periods of time. But when you are wearing a...
  27. Re: What scents do you wear whilst relaxing?

    Gebrick, that's kind of awesome. I'm a creature of habit too. I have all kinds of habits, and I'm sure many of them probably seem wacky to others.

    Grey Vetiver is such a fantastic scent. It...
  28. Re: Chanel allure homme sport eau extreme - Underrated?

    If you enjoy this one, then it's for you. Enjoy!

    Personally, I can't wear AHSEE. It's a tonkabomb, and no amount of scrubbing would get it off my skin... I just had to live with it for the...
  29. Re: Upcoming new Infusions (PRADA)

    I hope this thread gets bumped up as people start testing them! Some of these sound like they could be fantastic.
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    Re: modern sillage monsters

    I wonder how many of the fragrances being mentioned are actually projection monsters, but not necessarily sillage monsters.

    I find that Royal Oud is very big on sillage, but its projection is only...
  31. Re: How often do you regret your SOTD?

    Bingo. That's exactly what I've done today. I sampled Escentric 02 on a sunny day in the 70s (F) and it was nice. It wafted up gently but consistently, and it just had such a nice vibrant smell. ...
  32. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    Bleu de Chanel. Norlimbanol is a yuck for me. And it's everywhere.

    Acqua di Gio. It's excellent. And at least three guys who live in my building wear it as a signature, not to mention how...
  33. How often do you regret your SOTD?

    THE WEATHERMAN LIED!!! "Come on, man, get it right!" [Raising fist in defiance] Temps where I live never made it out of the 50s today. It's damp and the sun never came out. I was expecting it to...
  34. Re: No colognes last on my skin, any tips?

    The neck is exactly what I'm talking about. If you spray the front or sides of your neck, don't be surprised if you can't smell it after a while. That's a classic sign of olfactory fatigue. Some...
  35. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    I own it and love it. In the air, it's similar to what I'm describing, but it doesn't leave skin smelling particularly sweet. It's excellent though - I even own a backup!



    I don't enjoy AdG...
  36. Re: No colognes last on my skin, any tips?

    Change the way you wear fragrances. In other words, change where you spray, and consider spraying less if you're a heavy sprayer. Wearing too much is the easiest way to give yourself olfactory...
  37. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    REALLY? Guess what just jumped to the top of my list to try. I've smelled DHC, and my first impression was very positive, but I haven't sprayed it on skin yet... so I have no idea how it wears or...
  38. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    Funny you should mention that! As I typed this post, I thought how nice it would be if TdH had s fresher flanker with an amber base or a white musk base instead of the spices in TdH ETF.

    TdH...
  39. Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    I'm buying into a split of Sel Marin, and I'm very excited. This may sound weird, but, I'm looking for other scents that wear similarly though they don't have to smell similar. I'll explain.

    I'm...
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    Actually, I've committed to a purchase, so I'm done with the sample. I'm going to stop using it so I can eventually send the rest to another BNer whenever I get around to my next giveaway. This one...
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    Trying... to........... resist......... I think I.... lied....... and said......... I'd..... finish.... a sample......... first........ temptation......... temptation...... can't..... ...
  42. Re: Millesime Imperial, how many sprays?

    I do! I try to never wear more than 2 and a half sprays, and I've gotten compliments from people who were far enough away from me that I was shocked they could smell it.
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    This is ALWAYS sound advice, my friend. Absolutely. I tend to put a number on what I'm willing to pay, and I wait until I find that price. $140 seems to be around what I'd pay for this one - but...
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    I own Bvlgari Aqva and I enjoy it... but Bvlgari Aqva is no Sel Marin. I find the two scents to be different to the point where one is no replacement for the other.


    DerangedGoose: Oh man, that...
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    I don't tend to buy decants, though I probably should. I buy samples mostly from decantshop, parfums raffy and luckyscent - all of which I highly recommend. The Perfumed Court is my last resort,...
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    I haven't shopped around for decants yet. 8ml for $22.50 isn't bad, but I'd rather get at least 20ml, not to mention how shipping jacks that price up. I don't think I'd pay $25 or more for just...
  47. Re: Frags chosen for life . What are yours?

    As I started typing a list of fragrances, I came to the following conclusion:
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    Oh, bummer! I missed the part about how much I'd have to spend to get free shipping.
  49. Re: Opinions on Amouage fragrances

    I've noticed something interesting with Amouage. Their scents seem to wear well in either cold weather or dry hot weather, meaning very low humidity. I adore Interlude Man. It's in my all time top...
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    Sel Marin - advice?

    I finally got a sample of Sel Marin, and it's outstanding. Before I commit to a bottle of this stuff, I have to ask for a bit of advice.

    A: Is there a way to save some money? It's a pricey...
  51. Re: Wait Just a Minute Mr Postman!

    Don't sample them both at the same time!!!!! That's very important, especially for Ormonde Man, which has a weird (but excellent) airiness about it. It's quite dry, and anything else you wear will...
  52. Re: Which to try from Profumum Roma?

    Wow, wow, WOW. I need to explore more of this line.

    I picked up samples of Ambra Aurea and Antico Caruso at Luckyscent. First, a comment about that, since I'm quick to complain about the...
  53. Re: Millesime Imperial, how many sprays?

    ...?

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01834/ham_1834951c.jpg
  54. Re: Millesime Imperial, how many sprays?

    Exactly this. And it lasts 10+ hours. Here's the catch: For me, Millesime Imperial only wears well on a day when the weather is 70F or warmer. 75F and up is best.

    I often feel tempted to wear...
  55. Poll: Re: Xerjoff Oud Stars - mini reviews (with poll!)

    Awe, come on! It's 2015 already! Where's my smellavision?! I'm dying to sniff along with your mini reviews. We put men on the moon back in the 1960s. Why can't I smell your reviews through my...
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    Re: OS please!!

    lol indeed.

    I love Original Santal, but let's be honest here, if it were made by any house other than Creed, people would be constantly saying it's a knockoff - because it is a knockoff. Instead,...
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    Re: OS please!!

    Original Santal was released two years after Individuel.
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    Re: OS please!!

    Discounters often have this one at around $90 for the medium size (2.5 oz, I think?), so it's not super expensive. Check fragrancenet or Scented Monkey.
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    Re: Amouage Awaits

    If you're buying samples, and want to take a step out of your comfort zone... and if you like wormwood, definitely consider Memoir Man. It's going to be heavier than you're used to, but it's...
  60. Re: I love John Varvatos by John Varvatos; anything else that is similar AND better

    Make sure you try Varvatos Vintage. I'm a fan of Varvatos original too, but Vintage is my favorite.

    I find the Varvatos lineup to be pretty unique. Tom Ford Extreme kind of sort of reminds me a...
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    Re: Amouage Awaits

    Parfums Raffy is my favorite place to get Amouage samples online. They sell 2.5 ml carded spray samples at the best prices I've found anywhere, and their customer service is top notch!

    I'm not...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th May 2015

    SOTM, SOTD, SOTE, SOTN, etc, lol... Interlude Man. It goes on and on and on. And it's magnificent!

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.15294.jpg
  63. Re: d"hermes parfum for older men?

    I think there's a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to fragrance dilution and projection.

    Generally speaking, all other things being equal, the following is true:
    - an EDT will project more...
  64. Re: How often do you wear the 'cheap' fragrances in your wardrobe?

    Fun topic!

    My wardrobe seems more or less evenly split:
    1/3 Niche: Interlude Man, Royal Oud, Millesime Imperial, L'Air du Desert Marocain, etc.
    1/3 Designer: Terre d'Hermes Parfum, Gucci Pour...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 11, 2015

    SOTE: Lonestar Memories, by Tauer

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.4575.jpg
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    Re: I just tried M7!

    I own vintage and M7 Oud Absolu. Here's something weird I noticed. I prefer the smell of vintage M7 if I'm smelling it on paper or straight from the bottle... but for some reason, I get more...
  67. Re: Tried 1 Million Cologne (new flanker)

    It's a shame you didn't try it on skin. I'd be curious to know what the scent evolves into. I think a light application of 1 Million smells great, but I'm not crazy about the synthetic wood note it...
  68. Re: Joop! Homme nothing like Aspen or Cool Water.

    Whew! Thank you. I feel better now... but ...what about 1 Million and Eau Sauvage? Same scent, right? Plz confirm.



    This would be my guess, or perhaps another flanker?
  69. Re: Aventus -VS- Tabarome Millesime

    I'm talking about how the scent smells. In terms of its popularity, it's pretty rare outside of the fragrance community. At least, it's rare where I live.
  70. Re: Joop! Homme nothing like Aspen or Cool Water.

    I heard that Polo smells just like Fahrenheit. Can anyone confirm?
  71. Re: Which Creed have you bought blind?

    I don't think any are a safe blind buy.

    So many people love Virgin Island Water. I'm so glad I sampled it first because it's NOT for me. I think Bois Du Portugal is outstanding, but I'd struggle...
  72. Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    I think the answer is no. I've only noticed it maybe 2 or 3 times in public, and one of those times was at a store that sells it. I'm not saying it's rare, but I don't think it's ubiquitous either....
  73. Re: Aventus -VS- Tabarome Millesime

    I mean it has a mainstream style. The scent itself isn't mainstream, mostly because it's too expensive and doesn't have the kind of wide availability in stores that mainstream designer scents have. ...
  74. Re: How much do you think bottle design/colour influences how you perceive a scent?

    Me too! I don't think light blue juice fits the smell of Gucci Pour Homme II, though it sure does look great in the bottle.
  75. Re: How much do you think bottle design/colour influences how you perceive a scent?

    You bought Jack?! I didn't even know he was for sale!



    True! But we're talking about how a bottle influences perception. Perception is often much different than reality. Perfume houses tend...
  76. Re: Aventus -VS- Tabarome Millesime

    Tabarome is nice. I bought a sample, but I didn't feel compelled to buy a bottle. I like it though. Something about the ginger/tobacco combo works nicely.

    With Aventus, I bought a sample and...
  77. Re: Sorry I know another creed fake question

    I'm confused.

    The bottle looks right. The fragrance smells right. It even lasts a bit longer than the sample.

    Am I missing something here?
  78. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    It's also because the average conversation on fragrantica is just a list of icons and emoticons. I love fragrantica's wardrobe and directory, but their forums are really bad.
  79. Re: First date scent: I have two options, help me decide

    I agree 100%. Especially that last part. A lot of guys take the bullhorn approach to wearing a fragrance around a woman, thinking it'll pull her closer... but that's like screaming instead of...
  80. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    No.



    On Sebastian's part, that's called being an honest reviewer. On Bond's part, it's called bullying.
  81. Re: First date scent: I have two options, help me decide

    I'd choose neither (no offense intended!). Here's why. She's an attractive bartender, right? That means she gets hit on by a billion guys every time she goes to work. Think about those guys for a...
  82. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Wow, that takes some mental gymnastics... to go from calling negativity a cancer to saying that even negative attention is good attention... in the same post. Wow.
  83. Poll: Re: What to wear to my graduation ceremony

    Congrats!!!

    I voted for Millesime Imperial because, usually, those ceremonies are too darn hot. Especially when held indoors. I also voted for MI because a graduation ceremony, and whatever fun...
  84. Re: How much do you think bottle design/colour influences how you perceive a scent?

    D'oh! You're right!!! That just makes it more ridiculous. I'm surprised he's not holding a pineapple and that there's no smoke coming out of the back end of the horse! LOL! Don't get me wrong......
  85. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    You establish that kind of credibility by posting in a manner which shows you know what you're talking about, not by misleadingly rattling of a resume and telling people you know what you're talking...
  86. Re: My Terre d' Hermes edp "set" :)

    Since this is a thread about TdH Parfum... I hope you don't mind if I post a question here for others who wear this.

    What kind of feedback have you gotten on it, particularly from women? I adore...
  87. Re: My Terre d' Hermes edp "set" :)

    Wow - I'd never seen one of those Hermes leather atomizers before. It looks so small in the picture, until I realized the context against the full bottle.

    I'm a huge fan of TdH Parfum. It's one...
  88. Re: How much do you think bottle design/colour influences how you perceive a scent?

    Absolutely.

    When it comes to sampling, bottle design plays a larger role than I'd like to admit. Some of the Diesel scents could be amazing, but I see those silly bottles and I don't bother...
  89. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Well said, Stache.
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    Re: Cologne guy ? Sprays ?

    I wear 2 to 4 sprays, depending on the strength of the fragrance, the weather, and based on what I'm doing that day. 3 sprays is my average. 2 to the chest, 1 to the back of the neck (which also...
  91. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Suuuuuuuuure.

    You're not the only one on this board with major market media experience. The difference between you and I, or you and others here who probably have similar experience, is that you...
  92. Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    Just out of curiosity... do you know what oud smells like, and, do you like that smell? I love the stuff, but it can be polarizing. Oud has such an interesting smell to me, though I struggle to...
  93. Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    What's the climate like? I find ouds to be wearable in summer so long as humidity is low. Royal Oud, in particular, wears fantastically in a dry heat. I've even worn Interlude Man in summer and...
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    Poll: Re: Which to choose?

    I would choose Original Santal - but - I live in a climate where I could easily wear OS for at least 6 months. Have you smelled any of these? OS and Erolfa are polar opposites, with SMW sort of...
  95. Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    Royal Oud.
    M7 Oud Absolu.

    I've found M7 Oud Absolu to be more of a compliment catcher than vintage M7, though they smell similar. I own both versions.
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    Re: Advice after sampling

    Gucci Pour Homme II. Any time, anywhere. It's excellent.
    Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford. Really hard to go wrong with this one.
    Royal Oud by Creed. I even wear it in the summer (though summers have...
  97. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    HA!!! I remember those days! I was in college and I signed up thinking it was one heck of a deal... and then I got stuck with a Bonnie Rait CD because I didn't send back the card in time. Never...
  98. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    Greed is taking something for nothing when you know the price is wrong. Really, now. $0? You know that's wrong, especially since you then came here to post about it. Even if the average price is...
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    Re: How many sprays for work?

    Wow! 5 or 6 sprays! I wore 3 sprays yesterday and it was beastly. I should have stuck with 2. Granted, I'm talking about 2 sprays from a Creed sprayer, which is like 3 from most other bottles. ...
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    Actually, I'm a seller :thumbsup:
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