People who use words like "shit" in these forums.
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People who use words like "shit" in these forums.
I'm there also. First, I'm just not finding anything that is really different or interesting enough to buy. Second, I've realized that I'm so busy testing samples that I'm only occasionally wearing...
YES! Give him a gift certificate.
I wear whatever I like regardless of the categorization. Two I particularly like are Coromandel and Shalimar.
This happens to me everywhere I go and it is extremely irritating and frustrating. It's their job to approach you but, after you've stated you need no help, they shouldn't continue to spray cards and...
West Third Brand's Tobacco 1812
Smell Bent's Chile Vanilli - spicy patchouli with a bit of vanilla
Sonoma Scent Studio's Incense Pure and Champagne Bois
Naomi Goodsir's Cuir...
Totally agree with nightcutter
Several times in this forum I have recommend Sonoma Scent Studio. Now I'd like to recommend another company.
Smell Bent is a small, independent perfumer. As a counterpoint to the "seriousness" of...
Hope it's better than the last releases.
The closest I've come is Amber Absolute. Not perfect, but close.
Can't wait until today's "popular," in style fragrances become the "smells like an old man" fragrances in a few years.
That is such a fantastic idea. I have TOO many fragrances yet can't contemplate getting rid of any of them. Let the testing begin.
Wow! You don't like S&R? At least I have the courage to post my own face.
The point I was trying to make is that care must be taken when using only words. Missing body language and tone of voice...
I've had A*Men and all the flankers and Pure Havane is the best.
Since body language and tone of voice can never be included in these postings, it's very important to carefully consider your words and the impact they alone may have on others.
Too many smart a__ __ comments here. Believe it or not, some people were not on basenotes in 2011-12 or whatever year you want to use. If they're new, they can't possibly know what was discussed 3-4...
That was my point during the Creed discussion. Some basenoters indicated they would not buy Creed because they felt their history as presented by the company was fake.
I say to heck with all that...
I've completely fallen in love with Tom Ford's Amber Absolute. Unfortunately, it is discontinued. I have a decant but it won't last forever. So, I'm thinking about trying to recreate it and am...
Harkening back to the recent discussions of Creed's "fabricated" history, does this mean we now also turn against Montale?
OMG! Do you folks actually believe that companies don't exaggerate and lie? I really can't think of one thing currently being marketed that isn't exaggerated.
The point I'm trying to make is that...
IMHO, designer scents come from companies that do other things as well such as Ford and Armani.
Niche refers to fragrances coming from companies that do fragrances exclusively.
I do believe...
Stayed up too late last night and didn't get enough sleep. About halfway to work this morning I realized I hadn't applied any fragrance. I almost returned home but had I done that I would have...
You know, what difference does it make? It's all about the fragrance. If you're so hung up on the "status" of wearing something from a company supposedly created in the 18th century, then obviously...
Yes, Hodor, Hodor...it's anything like Hodor himself, I suspect it would be very much like extreme BO.
Many, but Habit Rouge comes to mind as particularly bad. Also, any "aquatic."
From the notes I should love this. But, I tried it several years ago then tried it again last month and, on me, it is a horrible stink. My wife has also tried it with the same results.
Probably some truth to this but, if the childhood environment/smells have a big impact I'd be wearing Fabulous Fatback, Perfect Pintos, Boisterous Bologna, and Terrific Taters. Occasionally I might...
Great description. I don't like AMen because of the tar note so use this instead.
Absolutely. Two that come to mind are West Third Brand and Sonoma Scent Studio. I have Tobacco 1812 from West Third and it not only smells great but lasts forever. I also have a couple of excellent...
Incense Pure by Sonoma Scent Studio.
I think this is correct. I also think that back "in the day" men used "after shave" to soothe their faces after a shave whethere at home or at the barbershop. They didn't want their fragrance to be...
#1 - Royal Oud
Just be sure not to use too much. Somewhere in the crowd will be someone who doesn't like it. You especially don't want the boss to be that person!
I agree - this one is great.
Ah, those were the days - Hai Karate, Jade East, Brute, English Leather, and Old Spice.
Despite the fact that these fragrances used basically all the major ingredients of today's fragrances, it...
Not a recommendation but wanted to let you know I'm holding 200+ samples right now and would be happy to talk with you about them and what I might have that you want.
Welcome to basenotes.
Please don't wear fragrance to an interview. What if the interviewer dislikes it?
Naomi Goodsir's Cuir Velours (velvet suede) is awesome.
LADDM (sorry for you acronym phobic members)
Made many mistakes but learned from each of them what I DON'T like! I've bought and discarded many more fragrances than are in my current collection. I NEVER blind buy anymore.
Adding nothing to my current collection, I have enough juice to last until at least 2030. My strategy now is to, where possible, buy only decants. That way I will have more fragrances and will be...
Try several offerings from Sonoma Scent Studio. Many feature natural woods.
I got tons of Creeds, Tom Fords, Armani Prive, Jo Malone, etc. at these stores in Charlotte. You just have to act interested and ask. Tell them you don't buy without trying the fragrance for at least...
Holy crap! Royal English Leather for $8,000? I bought a bottle at Neiman Marcus maybe four years ago, didn't like it, and traded it for GIT. Had my crystal ball not been so foggy!
Stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom will cover you up with samples. I recently went to both of them + Hermes and came away with between 15-20 nice samples, some is spray bottles.
L'Air du Desert Morocain
Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri
Serge Lutens Chergui
Madja Bekkali Fusion Sacree pou Lui
Thank God that our "sniffers" are different. We all tend to pick up different aspects of each fragrance. Me? My nose really picks up anything animalistic. I read reviews by others that describe a...
Maybe it's variation in the natural ingredients? Does an orange ALWAYS taste exactly the same?
I didn't make this up - just sharing the research reported in a reputable medical journal. You can base what you do on either the scientific research or your opinion of one. Again, just reporting...
Just read about research concluding that exposure to lavender and tea tree oil actually activate estrogen receptors and block male hormones (Hormones, July-September 2010).
Was wondering what...
Absolutely. Followers are going to wear what is "in" at the moment whether they really enjoy it or not. It's more about what others think. There are followers in every age group, but certainly many...
I actually love both. However, I prefer Aventus because:
TV stays "in my face" all day and becomes overpowering.
Aventus quickly settles down but I get a nice whiff of it throughout the day as...
There are certainly generational differences, but you might also want to consider that "older" basenoters have had much more time to sample fragrances and probably have a much wider range of...
IF the batches are really different, is the difference REALLY that noticeable?
First, I love smells. I would use several fragrances every day if it were practical - when one begins to disappear, on with the next!
Second, because I'm obsessed with the impossible - finding the...
What notes do you like?
Is Creed overpriced? Probably. However, they do use the best ingredients and in the end you get what you pay for. Am I a huge Creed fan? No, of their entire masculine/unisex line, I like only three....
Most of you probably know that there is some controversy about the history of Creed. Some conclude that the earliest reference of a Creed fragrance was about 1975. If that's true, some of the "older"...
Inadvertently left off list:
Nosey 49 wears Aventus, Chergui, Coromandel, Pour Monsieur, Royal Oud, 1725 and others.
Very low - especially among men. Guess most consider it feminine to wear fragrances.
Incense Pure by Sonoma Scent Studio is awesome and, the price is great. If you love a resin smell you'll like it.
B., just like I did when my company implemented a beard free policy.
I love them all, but LADDM is slowly becoming MY favorite to wear. As far as compliments from others, Aventus wins hands down.
I am the obsessed one at my house and it would mean so much to me if my wife would join in.
Too many to list here. A couple that come to find are Z-14, Polo Red, and Habit Rouge.
Whatever that stinky, fecal smell in the base of most Creed men's fragrances is. I also get it in Habit Rouge and M7 to name but a few others. Wish I knew what it is but researching the notes for...
I just want to give a huge THANKS to all you fellow basenoters. Your opinions and advice are invaluable.
It is extremely helpful to learn some basic French. For example:
encens - = incense
paplemousse = grapefruit
cedrat = cedar
bois = wood
cuir = leather
balsam = resin
verte = green
Aventus and Royal Oud
Some of the better frags you might want to sample are:
L'air du Desert Morocain by Tauer (known here as LADDM)
Chergui by Serge Lutens
Invasion Barbare bu MDCI
Coromandel by Chanel
Thanks for all the work you put into developing the list. It is very informative.
An observation - and not a criticism - since more basenoters buy and rate designer frags, the list is biased...
Looking for a Cuir Ottoman decant. Thanks.
Thanks everyone for the most excellent recommendations. I will try them
I've always found Basenoters extremely helpful in making recommendations and ask your help to fill out my current wardrobe. My regular rotation now includes the following:
Check out the La Maison de la Vanille at the Lucky Scent link:
I got their sample pack a couple of years ago and...
Bought Royal English Leather based on opening. Got to the basenotes and it smelled like I stepped into a sewer. The fine folks at Neiman Marcus let me return it for a bottle of GIT. Didn't like it,...
OK - this is intended to be funny so don't be offended. Honey doesn't sour. It's the only food that doesn't spoil.
Love all the Slumberhouse fragrances I've tried. However, for me it was a question of, "Do I REALLY want to smell like this?
I regularly rotate around 20 fragrances and most are highly rated here at basenotes. The only fragrance I get complimented on is Aventus and it happens EVERY time I wear it. Mostly ages in 30-50...
Since I wear fragrance for myself, variety is my strategy.
I really dislike Habit Rouge. I LOVE the opening of Antaeus, but on my skin the basenotes turn stinky. Several others such as Bois du Portugal and Royal English Leather have the same stinky...
MJ Legend is a huge bargain. It is almost identical to Bond New Haarlem and is a fraction of the cost. But, you have to like sweet gourmands...
I concur. For the money, It's fantastic! Better than Tobacco Vanille.
Shalimar, but my wife won't let me wear it. Says it's for women...
If I like it I wear it.
Let me date myself:
Coty Nine Flags Hong Kong
P.S. If you're still looking for ideas, consider these:
To stay out of bankruptcy, I've started buying decants. Decants allow me to have more in rotation without breaking the bank.
To me they're very similar. However, based on a sample, IB is much richer and deeper, has better sillage and longevity. I have 1725 and am trying to purchase at least a decant of IB now. I will be...
It's a gourmand, but Michael Jordan Legend is very nice and is, in fact, almost a clone of Bond New Haarlem. Or rather, New Haarlem is a clone of Legend since Legend came first.