Kouros Fraicheur. Almost forgot that one.
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Kouros Fraicheur. Almost forgot that one.
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A decade ago was the first time I heard about traditional wet shaving on the Internet. After much trial and error, I concluded that it was better for me to just go back to the basics. All those...
No other note have I tried to like more on me than rose. However, I could not find one that would balance masculinity and joviality or modernity. Certainly the Le Labo came close, but it was far from...
+1 to what the previous posters have said (though, we'll, I tolerate it more than love it). Very 90s IMO. Has the most extensive sillage, though olfactory fatigue is quick to set in. It is one of the...
Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, vintage Ralph Lauren (Green Bottle). Eau Sauvage is very old school, but not rugged. Caron should have a scent you may like.
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Abergris and amber are two diferent materials that "look" similar. Ambergris is a note and has smell. Amber, the fosil does not. Perfumers make acords with resins which they call amber, but in the...
Acier Aluminum. Because it is an excellent balance between powdery, aldehydic, sweet, and fruity. It is pretty linear in its evolution, but each moment of it is quite multidimensional.
Well, I remember when someone (was it Burr? Turin? a basenoter?) said that layering was like wearing a Prada suit over a Dior suit. I happen to agree. True, sometimes it may give you an interesting...
I know! I went into a hiatus for a while until my economical situation gets better. However, I was wondering what the cool guys like yourself are up to this days. So I dropped by for a few minutes...
Am I the only one who finds Kouros to be the cleanest BO smell? Specially when it comes to the fraicheur version, it is devastatingly clean and sexy.
I am going with Prada Infusion.
I am sorry for bumping this non-perfume thread but today I just saw my copy of "The Game" and a bunch of samples some company sent me like 3 years ago. Pheromones, androstadienone, pua...
I am not a big fan of layering.
I had to read Who Moved My Cheese, one of the worst self-help/bussiness book ever.
then I substitute the word cheese with "perfume" wherever I find it in the book...
I like to think that I let my personality to dictate how to perceive what I wear.
Not the other way around.
why does it need to be form an Italian company? IMO, the english houses do the best lavender.
True. However, I still have to defend the "idea" of a white flower - that is, the idea that iris can be considered a white flower. While it is almost mandatory to consider the origin of the notes, I...
Interesting news indeed. :D
It is quite simple and cheap for me:
Get what makes you happy.
that said, i think that if you really want to maximise those 200 usd, you may find better values somewhere else. Maybe the Creed and The mainstream perfume are 90%...
Though some people can certainly pull it off, for me, this falls into the category of "trying too hard".
Forget the sillage, cleavage alone is awesome.
However, let be the devil's advocate for the neck.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-edCROAzmp4 see after 2:11
As far as I know, there have been 3 reformulations.
One was during the mid 90's.
I found about the second reformulation by late 2007, early 2008. I remember smelling Fahrenheit V. 2 (or 3 I am...
At first I am a bit skeptic to admit this as true. though montale does make quite a bit of money, I doubt that it can compare to the very good seller TdH. I could be wrong though, in which case I...
Top 10 fragrances for father day? For what? to give away? to remember? to smell like one?
Some fragrances to remember your father
Lavender is a pretty common note, but it is very rarely handled well. The fact that the sharpness proper of lavender can 'mask' very well the syntheticness of cleaners has made it popular, but it has...
Actually, neuroscience uses (informally) the term "Proust Effect" to talk about involuntary memory produced by the certain phenomena, specially scents.
"And suddenly the memory appeared. That...
Now I have to get job.
And this proves my point: a good number of times, it is all a matter of opinion.
And yes, I do prefer the newer version. Though the jalapeño-gasoline combo was good in the original, the new one...
Signoricci (weird story, but I am willing to count it as reformulation)
Yes, they do have something in common.
Pure, undiluted awesomeness.
Oh it´s official. I have read everything.
OK Redneck Perfumisto, you need to invite me to your parties.
The intense version seems "artificially intensified". In other words, it is intensified by adding strong notes, and in this case, they are also dissonant.
Perhaps the similarities become more obvious if you compare Shalimar Light with Habit Rouge Legere or HR EdC.
Hmmm. And I will have to try L'homme de Coeur as well.
I have to say though, that the iris in shalimar is not all that prominent. I guess what I like the most about SL is that the iris and the...
Oh, that is a nice one too.
On me, very :rolleyesold:
I find it just as masculine as most iris for men/unisex. (Power, Dior, Iris Bleu Gris, Bois d'iris, cuir d'iris, etc).
PS. I also recived quite a few compliments. I...
Rive Gauche of course!
I bet you did not see that one comming :coolold:
I used to find amusing that my favorite Rose fragrance is not all that rose prominent. Yes, I am talking about DC and its chypre spirit adorned by an incense-rose-geranium base. The same happened...
I also found that the vetiver in White Musk for Man by TBS and Burberry the Beat is very similar to the one found in Encre Noire.
I'll throw Lacoste Booster to the mix.
No. Its pyramid is like a castle made out of cards. At first I enjoyed its citrus + incense/cedar + l'eau d'Issey qualities. After a while though, the whole thing sucumbs into a mess that smells...
I am not sure. It has certainly been influential when it comes to the family of aquatics, as it is one of the daddies of all of them. IMO, its influence and novelty status should not even...
I hate to be one of them naysayers, specially when the thread is not about opinions on a scent, but i would recommend you to wait until the drydown before you actually order a bottle.
Just so you...
This one time I tried pasha in an airport duty free shop. I sprayed it once on my wrist, and I made the mistake of not washing it off. While we were in the middle of the flight, people tried to throw...
It is an interesting preception that kenzo creates fragrances culturaly influnced by Japan. IMO, that is great. And eventhough they tend to use westener perfumers (like Marie Salamagne, a woman I...
Well, TM Angel is Different than A*Men. Oh my god! I have become one of them, sorry. What you present has to be a clone of Angel, and TM has its own flankers of angel with tons of patchouli and...
Sorry to say, but Green Valley and Erolfa are pretty unique. What i find more about those fragrances is that they do have sillage, but they have low longevity (around 4 hours)
I'd recommend some other JCE fragrances, specially Declaration Cartier and Un Jardin Sur le Nil.
Tonka Bean! the forgotten gourmand note!
The main gourmand notes (coffee, vanilla chocolate) are warm, sexy and snuggable. And yet, tonka bean is the gourmand note that has presence and elegance....
I did find some differnces between the two scents, but they are so minor that I am willing to say that the juice is the same and the more fruity aspect in the drydown of the travel version is more a...
Spirituese Double Vanille. It changed the way I view vanilla.
Well, I was not trying to correct you. It is just that it was not clear to me how can you be anosmic to something, and yet, be aware that it suits you. The only scenario I could think about was...
Coty Chypre, if only for historical reasons.
Old Spice, old formulation.
Well, anosmia is different than olfactory fatigue. And no, your hypothesis does not hold for me. I think it is just a sad coincidence for you.
I disagree. Actually, I would say that it does not get any more niche than that.
Since I do not wear all the fragrances of a house at the same time, I would say:
Eau d'New york > Mandarine Tout Simplement> Dans tres Bras
Silver Factory>Le P. De Therese>Vanilla...
IMO, Rose d'Homme is a watered down C&S88. I second Asha when she recommends other rose based fragrances.
I think your best choice is HM just because it is a more modern scent. girls your age tend to enjoy that more. opium is a good second choice.
Half of you guys failed the humor test. RELAX dudes!
what fragrance on a man will abolish your "straightness" for a while!?
Curve for men. :grin:
You can always like
Happy for men
Lemme rephrese that: there is no doubt about the "fact" that Edp's smell a lot more thick and greasy as compared to edt's.
I could argue that having mainstream scents does not take away any snob points. Even the biggest snobs can appreciate tabu in a snobbily manner. :D
Nah, but you are cool Nukapai.
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I want to thank you Grant for making this possible....
I tend to pick up randomly from "Modern" and Michel Edwards fragrance wheel, while not using many other models of fragrance families. The unmentionable (osmoz) uses a very weird system which is a bit...
Old Spice Fraiche. I find this one to be quite special and I would have to go to niche brands to find something similar.
A couple of the Beckham scents.
Carlos Santana. ...
Sometimes you just need to spray more to apreciate the full power of a fragrance. Sometimes you need to spray less. The correlation between # of sprays and how a fragrance smells is not always...
I would like to believe that I really do not care about the concentration of a certain fragrance, but, at least statistically, I tend to prefer EdTs over EdPs. For fragrances where two...
Keep in mind that is the opinion of one person. There is no objective way to say whether CW, Chrome, or Voyage is better. There are just opinions and subjective appreciation. I think they are about...
Interesting. I find this to be a very soapy cologne. And BTW: a badger brush and a Tabac Shaving Soap is the single best thing you can do to improve your shaving routine :p
Is this getting personal?
Heck, I do not care if someone considers my fav. fragrances masterpieces. I do not care for the masterpiece threads (that is why they do not affect me, and that is why I so...
OH man I hate to say this (nah, not really) but my experience is the opposite. First, I do find it feminine. Heck I have 4 feminine perfumes on my today and yet not one of them smells as feminine as...
None at all? I can see how you agree more with hirch_duckfinder, I also agree with most of what he says, but I do not think the differences between the markets of perfumes are so polarizing. Still, I...
I agree with that.
Now, let me modify the rest of your post just a little bit.
The average level of niche scents has plummeted and it is getting really difficult to find anything of value, while...
For me, the dry down is the phase of the fragrances where the top notes have evaporated, or at least settled. Depending on the fragrance, that may take 5 minutes or 2 hours.
IMO, Patchouli is The Earthy Note, not vetiver.
In that case I would recommend Voleur de Roses, Fresh cannabis Rose, and Ice*Men.
Empty Bottles?! Can a bottle of perfume ever be empty? I have never finished a bottle of perfume in my life.
One time, my girlfriend was in another room, aprox 20 feet away from where I was. I could not see her, but I was able to smell that she was spraying my fragrances on her ( .~~). She was surprised by...
I'd recommend Ice*men
The hardest for me was not a note, but a family: chypre.
Three reasons for this:
1) Modern chypres have nothing in common with older chypres.
2) A while ago, many people used to equate chypre...
That is actually a good rec.
Pure Sport, has an aquatic smell. These brands should interest you:
You seem to like woods. I would second these:
Polo Green Reseve.
It depends. Gucci is great at handling woods and cedar.
Bulgari is good with tea notes.
Yang rulez yo!
L'Eau de Jatamansi is also good, but ephemeral.
I was hopping to forget this thread but I could not. now i feel like I need to get some BdI. *sigh*
That is exactly what happens with my sample. It seems as if the sillage withdraws after a...
Everything I knew about the fragrances I own has been melting away in the last few weeks. Everything I spray on me is so darn different than the memories I have of it, and sometimes it feels as if I...
I do not write that many reviews, but I rarelly regret my posts (I only regret those where I was a #### to someone). I think that if I wrote something about a fragrance, I did it because it was a...
Yes, they do smell a like. I am one of them people who thinks Unbound is better, as it lacks the uncomfortable creaminess that I have been smelling in AdG lately. Someone will say that they are not...
Interesting. :) it is kind of hard to describe roses :o
I have 5 vials of roses and below I have paired the two most similar. Disclaimer: This review is based on these five vials. There are too many...
I am not sure if Otto is shorthand for ottoman, but as far as I know, ottoman rose and Bulgarian rose are very similar. Bulgarian rose is a rather soft sweet smell.
Tea Rose is a bit heavier, and a...
i generally never agree with the opinions of turin. Still, I applaud his effort to spread some perfume education around. I have never bought anything because of his recommendation, and i do not think...
Wow, those are nice. The meeting between pop art and data analysis! :eek: what's not to love?! I want to print that on a t-shirt!
I am waiting for reviews too!
I am afraid that SDV guerlain has left me craving a good quality Vanilla.
OK this is going to read as a cheap way out but, I meant essential oil :D
Still, it seems that i was wrong about amber being odorless. I thought it only produced an odor as it was burning, but it...
international economic crisis and all, DC is back in production baby!