I like Intensa, although none of the acqua di parmas have any kind of staying power on me.
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I like Intensa, although none of the acqua di parmas have any kind of staying power on me.
Not only does that description make me want to avoid like plague anything that says "Fracas" on the outside, it also has me considering never eating again.
I completely forgot about Kiehl's Pour Homme, which is awesomely manly and musky. Man, I need to order some of that now.
My house was broken into in 1992 and I got completely cleaned out, including my bottle of Lagerfeld Photo which was my signature scent at the time. I replaced it within a couple of weeks, but any...
Eau pour le jeune homme from MPG to me is the perfect beach scent without resorting to any of the usual cheap tricks.
But if cheap tricks don't bother you, Calvin Klein Eternity Summer 2008 smells...
My favorites are:
Mugler Cologne Hair and Body Shower Gel
The Encre Noire one is really special, but pretty expensive.
I wish they made an M7 Fresh shower gel.
LOLOLOL!! NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!
My work here is done! ;-)
Can you get Encre Noire by Lalique? It's a favorite of a lot of people around here, including myself. Very fresh and bracing and not sweet at all. Good for cooling weather, a sweater-and-jeans...
It's the big paste jewel on the top that really is the cherry on the cake of their awfulness.
Haha, "sangre, sudor, and lagrimas" means "Blood, Sweat, and Tears".
If this scent was real and was like Coldplay's music it would smell like dozens of other successful fragrances without ever...
It's not a fragrance, but I'm all out of Encre Noire body wash and I think I'm going to need to get some more. So nice!
Tom Ford Extreme for Men.
But what if it's awful? Stuff's damned expensive. You just want me to buy it so you don't have to.
I've run to the bottom of two of my wardrobe essentials, Terre d'Hermes and Mugler Cologne. I haven't smelled the new TdH Pure Parfum yet and am wondering if it's worth a blind buy.
Or I could...
Sounds like you're having fun...mikeperez23 is up here with me in Athens, and he said to tell you that he'll be back in Miami in a couple days. :)
A nice refreshing scent - without resorting to 'fresh' or 'aquatic' notes.
It's very floral, which many guys might interpret as feminine, but I think it works on a guy. It also has a lingering...
You can buy Hermes samples at: http://reirien.com/fragrance_samples.aspx
You can buy Guerlain samples at Beauty Encounter: www.beautyencounter.com
Smelled the Eau de Parfum yesterday - nice stuff. Patchouli prominent oriental - easily unisex. Smells like a Serge Lutens scent might, with the sweetness toned down nicely. I'd love to smell the...
Smelled this at Neiman Marcus yesterday, it is no longer exclusive to the Kuwait TF boutique, now it seems as if it's part of the Private Collection regular line up.
I loved it. The SA said she...
Bought Artisan by John Varvatos - I was on the fence about it, but then just reached out and grabbed the bottle, it had to be mine.
I picked it up at Nordstrom's - shopping with mikeperez23 and...
Artisan by John Varvatos - from my new bottle.
I agree with these.
No more M7 Fresh or Encre Noire anywhere.
I *love* this stuff because to me it smells like an update of Z-14, which I used to love.
I don't get Polo at all. At ALL.
I tried this over the weekend but didn't get it, but now I'm sort of wishing that I had. I put it on and thought, "Hmmm, that's kind of nice." But when I joined the rest of the family (I was down...
Yeah, except that after a while with some houses it gets to be like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown. THIS time, no, THIS time it'll be different. Except that it never is.
Comme des Gar็ons, "Avignon": a dark and echoing shadowy frankincense.
Bond No. 9
Luca is the person who has pretty much rewritten human understanding of the art and science of smell.
But other than that he's nothing special.
Hey, CMax! You're totally welcome on the sample and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was a little concerned when you told me (via PM) that you'd ordered M7 instead of M7 Fresh because I've heard that...
I'll have to try this one out and approach it with an open mind.
But seriously, I've known some addicts. Some addicts are friends of mine. And mostly, they don't smell like anything you'd want...
Duh, M7 Fresh of course. Better than the original.
Honestly, I plan on sticking with the EdT. I would maybe pay $150 for 50ml of the EdP without the crystal fla็on.
I believe that Encre Noire and Sycomore can happily coexist in a wardrobe...
That guy just makes me feel bad that I'm not making better progress at the gym. I haven't even gotten around to thinking about the fragrance yet.
I was really looking forward to trying out Lalique's Encre Noire Eau de Parfum. I'm a big fan of the Eau de Toilette, so I was terribly excited when the staff at Aedes de Venusta let me take a...
For going out dancing in clubs, I try to wear something that won't become really overpowering as I start to sweat, so a warm weather scent is best. Even in the dead of winter, you'll find that a...
That would be Gaultier's le Male.
Send me a private message with your address and I'll mail it to you!
It has a crazy kind of gravitas. I feel like we should lay offerings at its feet.
Oh, option B. I'd be putting some into a little atomizer.
LOLOLOLOLOL!!! IT'S ALIVE!!
It's HORRIBLE but I love it!
I think M7 Fresh is awesome and head and shoulders above original M7.
PM me and I'll send you a sample vial. It's one of the best hot weather fragrances out there.
So you're saying that it's an excellent trashy masculine?
I just did a quick bit of research and can only find the aftershave, although people on the Badger and Blade shaving forum indicate that the aftershave is really, really strong and can be worn as a...
Will Mr. Ward be reprising his famous bathtub performance for the advertising?
Inquiring minds want to know.
The only reason I said getting TdH was lame was because I was in NEW YORK CITY where I could buy anything from Comme des Gar็ons to Serge Lutens to anything from the entire Guerlain line (Bergdorf's)...
Me too. Brielle, you're my kind of girl. I want to go shopping with YOU next time.
Kiehl's, I heartily second that. I have some samples around here somewhere and every time I put it on, I have to laugh a little because I'm thinking, "I took a shower and got awfully clean to smell...
Just for future reference, *exactly* how do you say this en fran็ais?
Encre Noire EdP.
I have a sample and it's AMAZING. I'll be doing a review of it in the next few days.
There's a steely blue geranium note in the drydown of "Xeryus" by Givenchy.
I read "citrus powder" and immediately thought of Habit Rouge. I agree with MikeP and Mr. Guerlain that it should be your first choice to try.
Haha, well, it ended up being two bottles, the Aedes de Venusta EDP from Aedes and Terre d'Hermes from Sephora, which is totally lame, I know. I should have gotten something else niche-y, but TdH...
I signed up this morning! Can't wait to get my samples. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect Neroli and some people have said that C&S Neroli might be the one.
Do you hear that, guys? LEAVE CHANDLER'S INBOX ALONE. Poor guy. Now prolly everybody's going to be trying to get an audience with the Pope of Parfum.
It's like this:
When I graduated from...
I found this thread via the site search function and I'm really happy that I found some M7 Fresh, so thanks!
I told Chandler Burr that I'm wearing it nowadays and he wanted to know where on earth...
I don't even *HAVE* a southern accent! It's gone. Been gone since I was a kid. (Air Force family. I have a military brat's neutral accent.)
Maybe it was the overalls and coonskin cap. Nah. ...
This last weekend, there were two women working and a Frenchman(?) who mostly stood behind the counter looking elegant and frozen, perhaps put off by the fact that I was from Georgia. He didn't even...
Oh and the tester I dropped was Yuzu Fou.
Honestly, I just asked. I was surprised how easygoing and approachable he was about it. Of course, I've been writing to him about his books and buying copies for my friends and family since The...
Go for it. But bear in mind that my nose has been giving me grief since Sunday night.
I wish I knew. Frankly my nose is still stuffy and runny from what it is either chronic olfactory overload or the beginnings of a cold.
I did. I just haven't moved them from my camera to my...
"Colonia" is nice, but not as nice as "Colonia Intensa". I kind of feel like "Colonia" is a little dated to tell you the truth. It's nice, but starts to smell like a relic in the drydown.
So, I finally got my Georgia hillbilly self up to The Big City to check out some things in person and boy howdy, was it an adventure. I was with my friend Joel who is not a big fragrance person, but...
OMG, I did the exact same thing. I'm tempted to buy a bottle, by the way, even tho' I already have way too many 'fresh' scents. This is just so nice and undemanding. I bet my coworkers will love...
"Sour Towel Syndrome"? Wow. That's incredibly evocative, and thankfully, nothing I've ever noticed wafting up from my skin when wearing any of the vetiver scents you've mentioned.
I am loving...
I'm wearing Sycomore right now and it does strike me as a drier, "sparklier" Vetiver somewhere between the grainy, hyper-real, drier-than-dry vetiver of Givenchy's Vetiver and Encre Noire. It's...
I can't tell. I think it's Royal Water. Whatever it is smells like a department store aquatic with the volume turned up to '12'. Whichever one it is is soaked into all the cards, so I seriously...
Is it my mind or my nose that's getting a headache?
Mike Perez says I should save them to use as referents for my nose. I dunno. One of them smells so painfully loud and aggressive right now that it's filling my whole office and giving me a...
He's a n00b, although, as I said, a very well-meaning one.
A well-meaning friend decided to go on a sampling run for me at Bergdorf's in NYC. Sadly, he was waylaid by the Creed rep who wouldn't take "no" for an answer. Now I have a dozen samples of...
I was thinking more "Basenotes' Town Tramp" but I think you've got the right idea.
M7 Fresh is my signature scent these days. Each morning I go to put something on and I look at all my options and then somehow end up putting on M7 Fresh AGAIN. I just love it. I even love the way...
As someone who uses a lot of bottled ink on a daily basis, I find the Encre Noire bottle to be especially pleasing as well. Except when I was carrying it around in my bookbag and needed to fill a...
HA! That would be what I would suggest to someone going into combat, as in, the cloud of scent would potentially stop a hail of bullets.
YSL l'Homme is pretty genial and inoffensive. I would recommend that one. Not so generic that it could be mistaken for Axe or your deodorant stick, but neither so elaborate and aggressive that it...
Okay, I think that just made me throw up in my mouth a little.
Thanks for that.
So, Mikeperez23 and I were talking about 'Grass' the other day and he said that he thought that Gap was bringing it back(??!!) and that Joe Petrucci was selling advance bottles of the...
Did the Burberry ad spell it "Beatles" or "Beattles"?
Just curious if they're using that extra 't' to try and skirt copyright laws.
It's just weird. It smells like Tangerine Life Savers!
But I like it!
I've tried to explain the joy of the fresh fluffy kitty smell up close to people who *don't* actually bury their faces in their pets and they're always somewhat skeptical. You say, "It...
I heartily concur. I tend to think of Mugler Cologne as "shower in a bottle". There's something very "steamy bathroom mirror" about the way it smells. I don't know how they did that, but they did....
I have not tried it, but I was very intrigued by Chandler Burr's review of it.
Can you compare it to anything?
Great review, Mikey! Your writing just gets better and better.
Now I want to try this one, although I really think they should have tried to do a little something different with the packaging,...
Then why are Creed fanatics the only people here who go after critics personally for not liking their Precious Darlings? You don't see Mr. Guerlain freaking out and accusing Luca Turin of being a...
I stand corrected. I misread your intentions and I apologize.
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I've never even heard of Red Blaze. Is that a vintage masculine?
MPG "Eau Pour le Jeune Homme". I'm wearing a sample of it right now and if I had the money I would buy it immediately. It's a lovely neroli and citrus combination that goes on like an eau de...
Does someone want to fill me in on this apparent family drama or am I just going to have to sit here wondering what in the hell you're all talking about?
Why on earth should the mods let...
Have you tried CK Truth for Men? It's kind of a 'green' aquatic. It reminds me of cut melon and fresh grass.
Versace, "The Dreamer"
Davidoff, "Cool Water Deep" (Not so bad, really, kind of an Eau de Cologne version of Cool Water with a twist of lemon, but it's just not really me.)
Perry Ellis for Men...
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