Why are you asking this? How old are you?
Not prudish... just seems a little silly/for shock value.
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Why are you asking this? How old are you?
Not prudish... just seems a little silly/for shock value.
You can find it at Barneys or the newish Malle boutique in Manhattan.
Regarding Tarocco, I've heard others say it disappears on them, but it's strange because many things disappear quickly on me...
I love civet (no jokes, please!).
I'd suggest Kouros, Jicky, Bond Little Italy, Amouage Ubar, and Lancome Climat.
Interesting that someone mentioned Amouage Gold Man; I'll have to hunt for it...
I think it's great and I sense a similarity to Mauboussin and Idole de Lubin.
Tobacco Vanille will eat Hanae the way Gojira ate Tokyo. Go for it as is.
Seriously, though, use the rubbing alcohol technique, but if you plan on doing this, definitely invest in a supply of...
Of the three you listed, Le Labo Fleur d'Oranger 27 is my favorite. I like Orange Star a lot but it's quite different and can be overpowering after a couple hours; I'd recommend wearing it for a full...
Has that unmistakable patchouli edge but also totally comforting. I love this stuff beyond belief....
Happy to see others who love Tuscany. I'd probably vote for that or Kouros, though Tuscany is WAY more wearable. So many good ones were listed.
Worst: Fahrenheit (mainly because I had a roommate...
Voluspa Baltic Amber
I can't bring myself to pay $70 and up for a Diptyque, Cire Trudon, etc, so a $20 Voluspa works for me just fine, and this is my absolute favorite.
Musky Musky Sexy!
Now, if this had been between Musc Rav & original Kouros, I would have had a really hard time voting!
I do think age 6 is a little young for proper cologne wearing, but playing with samples -- and something like that Demeter Earthworm or Dandelion ... can you tell these excite me? -- seems fine.
Not sure what the point of this comment was meant to be? That we're acquisitive, consumerist whores? :evil: Normally I frown on that myself, but you should see the embarrassing clothing wardrobe that...
I personally prefer Le Male, though I might not wear either of those regularly. Just my personal preference. Antaeus to me is way too strong and a bit too "1980s" and may give off an overly "mature"...
Musc Rav of the choices listed.
But my choice hands-down, always, will be ELdO Vierges et Toreros.
No particular order:
Comme des Garçons
(6. = Hermès)
Um... "conventional/normal"? As opposed to what? "Abnormal" because boys don't use lotion? (end of rant... sorry)
BayKat, I think this is great How do his parents feel? Some may not want kids...
On each side of the neck. Small ones.
The new Zizonia is awesome.
Also recommend Elixir. Douro is very nice, but a bit too old-school fougere style for me; not my personal taste.
- Montale Red Aoud (I can manage two of Black Aoud. Ha!)
- Tauer: L'Air du Desert Marocain, Le Maroc Pour Elle, Lonestar Memories, Carillon pour un Ange
- Carnal Flower
- Hermes Bel Ami
I love this fragrance and split up two bottles about a year ago -- when the price was a more reasonable $179. The Micallef line is really well done. I also love Red Sea and need to test White Sea and...
I've been keeping track of every bottle and decant buy since April and I've averaged about $200/month... which feels like wayyyyy too much over a year's time. I've probably been spending about that...
Hmm, when you say "light" and unisex but similar to rosewater, I assume you just mean something unadorned, but not overly cloying or sweet.
The scent I'm most familiar with that might best fit...
N° 19 extrait
Citrus: Terre d'Hermes (especially parfum concentration), Diptyque Oyedo, Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
I find AE quite unique, but you might want to try Guerlain Bois d'Armenie to see how that works for you.
BWAHAHAHAHA. You are my kind of person! Actually, even for me, 35-40 sounds like a bit much. Dang!
I'd say I use a good 15 sprays of a few things, including the following:
Unless you run in jaded perfumista circles, I doubt that every third person will recognize what you're wearing. At all.
To me it works better as "daily" than "dress up", but I think it can work in...
Agree that Gold Man is a great -- though very pricey -- recommendation. I don't like it much myself as I have some issues with aldehydes.
Just pulled out my sample of Eau Premiere though and it's...
Hrmmm... Brit used to be a major love of mine but there's something to it now that feels a bit cloying and sickmaking. I think I can only wear it in the coldest weather. I still have some great...
I'd go for Prada Amber pH if you're in the northern hemisphere and thus going into fall.
If I can make another "soapy" recommendation for you to sample at some point: Santa Maria Novella Peau...
hahaha.... I own it, and I love it. I just never really thought of it as an iris scent, despite that delicious powdery quality.
Oh boy! JCE fan here, and this does sound more than a bit unusual for something called "Iris..."
Bois Farine is an iris scent...???
Loved Vanille Galante, but the Hermessences price point makes...
Since you mention Aramis, I have to throw Tuscany out there. The 100ml bottle I got over ten years ago will last me the rest of my life, I'm sure.
Also, YSL Kouros definitely needs to be in your...
Iris may be my favorite single note, and my faves are Le Labo Iris 39 and TDC Bois d'Iris.
I'd happily wear Iris Silver Mist if it were easily available and a bit more affordable, but I'm almost...
It's 10pm and my apt in the foothills of Santa Barbara is still so damn hot... trying to get some air moving.
I wore Un Jardin Apres la Mousson to beat the heat, but luckily was also in an...
Doing a happy dance over this news.
Also just remembered Kenzo Winter Flowers, one of my favorites, a musky powdery floral, but not too sweet.
You might want to try Soivohle Transcendental Musc. She sells small sizes, but I don't know how cost effective shipping would be for you in UAE. You're probably on the right track with Ava Luxe Milk...
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic
I don't know those actual scents, but you should try Parfums de Nicolai Balkis.
Should I keep just which one is most expensive and most full?
Hmm. I'd have to say Jubilation XXV, and that's only a mini 30ml bottle.
Also note that Aedes.com does 7 samples for $15. Selection may not be as large as Lucky, but that's a good price for samples. Many lines are exclusive to certain department stores. For a slightly...
1. Olivier Durbano Turquoise. Or Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain -- this one is a powerhouse and just a few drops last forever.
2. Recommend sampling these three: Amouage Dia Homme, Terre d'Hermes,...
Sounds like an interesting layer. Love both of those.
Le Labo FLEUR D'ORANGER 27
The CB I Hate Perfume "At the Beach 1966" is perfect, as mentioned above. Also try his "M Hulot's Holiday."
C&S Neroli is really great. I personally love Le Labo Fleur d'Oranger, but I'm not going to tell you it's masculine.
For more masculine, I highly recommend MPG Jardin du Neroli.
I have to say I haven't "tried and tried" -- I should give my samples a few more wears -- but I am not wowed in any way by Bois du Portugal, much as I wanted to love it. I'll also admint I'm not the...
I think it's fine if you don't want to wear it yourself, but the above is a little judgmental about "flamboyant," who should or shouldn't, etc. Some of us have reached an age where we can handle...
I have a bit left in a small decant but I love it. Much more affordable than Guerlain SDV, and I think I like the Lutens more, actually. Maybe get a decant or split somewhere before committing to a...
Curious if anyone else is familiar with Patou Colony, which is an old leather chypre with a pineapple note woven in. I have a split portion of Aventus on the way, and I don't expect it to be much...
Amouage Dia Homme
Amouage Jubilation XXV
But for more everyday use: Comme des Garçons Zagorsk
L'Artisan Nuit de Tubéreuse
Very much looking forward to this landing at Barneys. I thought I had enough vetivers and could live with just 3-4 good ones in the regular arsenal, but I'm oh-so interested. Thanks for the teaser,...
Eau d'Italie AU LAC
I got a small decant and it wasn't my thing. I got very much a smoky tobacco/ashtray vibe from it for some reason. Saved a sample and swapped the rest of the decant away.
Parfumerie Generale Felanilla
M. Micallef Gaïac -- has a lot of vanilla to my nose, but it's much more than that and OH so good.
Hermès Un Jardin en Mediterranée
I think it's one thing if one lives in a hot/humid region and becomes used to it, but different altogether if you're just visiting/traveling, in which case it can be a hell of a shock to one's...
AdP Colonia Intensa
I personally prefer Musc Rav (it's one of my favorites), but I think M7 is much more versatile and wearable. Still, MR is in my collection, M7, only a decant.
Rose & patchouli? Really? Wow.
I'm not afraid of or "put off" by many things, but MKK gives me a major overripe cheese or dirty socks vibe. Not sexy or rauchy or sleazy, just stinky -- for the...
Diptyque L'Eau de Tarocco
love this stuff... blood orange, saffron, rose
I absolutely love the drydown of Dia, and I just finally received a decant the other day, but I don't know that I consider it a masterpiece. It's a very well-made fragrance with an interesting...
Comme des Garçons Series 8: Grapefruit
This thread is dangerous because it's reminded me of so many things I still want to try or buy... unsniffed, like Fleurs de Citronnier & Tom of Finland.
Anyway, today I bought decants of:...
I've hardly bought anything other than online in a long while, and I don't miss bricks and mortar shopping.
Maybe a 20ml something from L'Occitane.
You know, it happens. I haven't had quite the same experience, but I definitely go off things that I once loved to the point of wanting to wear them almost every day. Sometimes it's weather related....
+1 to Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche, by the way, and it may be easier to sample -- can likely be found at your local Nordstrom or possibly even Macy's.
I don't hesitate to recommend this to anyone, of any age, for any occasion or use. Available for really reasonable prices online. It just smells great. Period.
Some day I might get tired of seeking out new fragrances to sample and/or buy, and when I do, I'll stop. I have calmed down a bit -- the frenzy to try to smell everything gets a bit tiresome (not to...
Also The Perfume Shoppe in Vancouver. I've heard people rave about Nas. (I'm not affiliated, nor have I ever even ordered from her.)
Frederic Malle Noir Epices. Carried by Barneys in the US; a 3-pack of 10ml travel atomizers is available for ~$95. Tremendous lasting power. There's also Mugler Alien, which you can find all over the...
Just received my bottles today from the UK. Huge relief and much-delayed gratification, as the retailer had to reship due to the first parcel being lost!
I love the top notes, which are a...
Just received my bottles (plural... for splitting) today from the UK. Very excited, as the retailer had to reship due to the first parcel being lost!
I love the top notes, which are a...
Interesting that you found KenzoAir floral. I don't get anything floral from it at all, unless you consider anise floral. Girly? Okayyyyyy.
Vetiver Extraordinaire & Chanel Sycomore are the best,...
I wouldn't do it with that one. I've sampled and I don't think it's great. I've bought many an ELdO decant blind, and I'm expecting my blind-buy delivery today of Tilda Swinton Like This -- I'd say...
Sample first. To me, it's a good, true geranium scent with topnotes of mint that (for me) mostly burn off within 30 minutes, leaving that astringent geranium "buzz." I like it, but if you don't like...
About Kouros, check the main directory page: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120917.html
Many reviews there; it's a woody/clove fragrance with a strong dose of civet.
50ml was only $20. How can I go wrong?
I have scent-sucking skin too, but even I don't get that kind of action from Noir Epices (which is a MAJOR LOVE of mine). But yeah, it lasts through the day. If something lasts 8 hours on me, I'm...
I don't think of fragrance in this way anymore (if I ever did). It's liberating. (I'm not trying to be condescending with that comment, just stating something that has really expanded my enjoyment of...
Oh yes. So many nice ones. In no particular order:
Petite Cherie (need to try the edp to see if it's less fleeting)
Still need to try so many.
Another day off from work, so sampling three right now:
- Micallef Vanille Mandarine
- Amouage Lyric Man
- Rosine Une Zeste de Rose
You guys are making me chuckle with your "short lists" of 12-15 fragrances. Heh.
Off the top of my head, I'd have to pick:
- Terre d'Hermes
- L'Heure Bleue
- FM Noir Epices
+1 Ava Luxe.
It's a shame her line is smaller now, and only in oils and extrait concentration; I like Kretek, Mousse de Chine, and many others.
It's available, but no longer on the Kenzo-usa website, so it might not be in production anymore. But you can find it in all sizes everywhere on the internet, for a super low price, too.
I love -- or loved -- Brit, but in heat and humidity, and dancing? Hell no. Too much of everything.
I say London.
Depends what you mean by fairly cheap? I'd say go to an online discounter or ebay and buy a 50ml bottle of Terre d'Hermes for no more than $40, including shipping. Either that or Chanel Allure Homme...
+1 for Rhubarb (I really should buy a bottle). Also:
Zagorsk (best/most wearable of the incense, IMO, though Ouarzazate & Kyoto are both terrific)
Energy C: Grapefruit