More of a burnt marshmallow, but yeah smokey in a sense.......my nod goes to YSL's Body Kouros
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More of a burnt marshmallow, but yeah smokey in a sense.......my nod goes to YSL's Body Kouros
I just recently tried this one from a store tester and it seemed really good. Very close to the early-2000's Michael that I owned. I have yet to purchase and wear the latest incarnation, but it...
Hawk, I agree. It's been a while since I tried Encre Noir, I should really revisit!
Oh, and I also wanted to add in something with respect to the OP's pal loving the scent of gun oil. To my...
Something smoky, rich, and savory: MadHat Embers, by our own rynegne. I tried this and it smells so smoky and rich....amazing!
Green and woodsy: I get that type of vibe from L'eau Bleue...
From this list, these are the ones I currently own. Some I wear more than others. Compliments are generally rare.
4. Green Irish Tweed (17.9)
5. L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme (14.7)
13. A*Men (9)...
The current Tabarome Millesime is miles away from the vintage original Tabarome. Like chalk and cheese.
Yes, that is the older style. Pre 2011, I believe? I know for sure it was the one made in 2008 and earlier....
If you're good with big bold floral notes, then you will be OK with Grey Flannel. Remember, this is a classic powerhouse scent.....
From your list, I picked Grey Flannel and Lanvin's Avant Garde. I also selected a choice of my own, and that choice will be Jacomo De Jacomo, the original in the black bottle.
To show what you are wearing when you write a post, go to the directory, dial up the scent you are wearing, and in the middle of the page near the fragrance's info you will spot radio buttons, marked...
I agree with this. Azzaro Pour Homme is indeed classic and timeless, but IMHO, certainly not dated! Run with it!
And Rive Gauche is like a more understated and slightly refined as APH. Say, it...
Interesting thing that I have learned about a dog's perception of scent. A dog's sense of smell is so finely tuned, it can smell every aspect or component of what comprises the smell. Take for...
Trying out a sample of Anvers by Ulrich Lang today. Interesting stuff! Problem is....I'm not sure if I really dig the stuff or if I'm indifferent towards it!
Listing a few scents I have no desire in keeping. Prices include continental USA shipping only (nothing outside lower 48, sorry) and PayPal Friends and Family pay option. I'm...
Amouage's Epic Man from a sample.......
Drakkar Noir? Hmm...not getting that. To me, DN has a load of lavender, juniper and oakmoss. Not really getting that combo from Intenso.
SOTE: Coach Leatherware #3
Versace L'Homme ('84)
So I'm wondering aloud if this is a safe blind buy........
I own H.M. and do have some sweeter scents. Wonder if I should give it a spin.
I concur. I own the Original EdP and it's great. I also have sampled CdG 2Man and that's a good one too. Not a lot of experience with others though.
I own a tester bottle of the latest version. Growing up through the 80's, the smell of RL's Polo was part of the overall experience. And as many here have said, the earlier Cosmair version is a bit...
Yes both the same. When my brother bought a bottle in the late 70's, he got the little flannel bag. Not sure if they still offer that.....
There is not a lot about the original Michael that I would consider 'gourmand' or edible other than the star anise and the fruit notes. To my nose, it's so much more of a spicy/woodsy scent....
Well, hello there!
So I was out today and happened by a Nordstroms store and I thought: What do they have that I have not yet tried? I saunter over to the Men's Fragrance selection and have a...
I think I get what DolceTheDon is saying. I was out today and decided to test Intenso again. Along with D&G PH in its latest form.
I get the sandalwood in Intenso, but also feel it is very...
OK so I was at Nordstroms and they had a bottle of Michael Kors for Men (latest version), and I tried some. I DOES smell like they're trying to recreate the original Michael for Men. but it's just a...
Gendarme for this sunny Sunday.
Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene
So, how does one tell the two versions apart? I looked them up in the BN directory, and the only difference I see initially from a distance is that the 2008 version has a transparent cap, allowing...
SportsFan....yes that's the one! And even though just sampling on my hand, yes it does stay close and work as more of a skin scent. More subtle than Gendarme or Monsieur Balmain, and a bit more...
Brain's still working.....
Lapidus Pour Homme: Opaque, white-stone looking bottle. Came out in the 80's, has the similar "tobacco + honey" vibe of Avant Garde. Also budget-friendly.
Here's another take. If someone already linked this, sorry. But quite forgiving the Interwebs is. (in Yoda voice)
OK I can toss a few out there:
Vermeil for Men: The bottle looks like a giant lighter. Campy? Uh, yes.....but a great scent! Smells like the 80's but came out in the 90's I believe. Easy on...
Can we trust Larry David that the scent is boring? :)
And hey, maybe I should use the search feature, but I gotta know: What happened to Michael Kors' Michael in the cube-ish bottle, dark juice...
Sometimes, zeal and excitement get the best of me. When it's attached to my wallet, then I get worried. Here it is: A few nights back, I was poking around on eBay with a couple of...
One of my co-workers wears it and it is pleasant and mellow on him. I tried it and it just doesn't have enough "oomph" for me. It's a great choice for office wear, but I guess the psychosomatic...
Azzaro Pour Homme
Off the list you have:
JHL and Opium Pour Homme
and to toss in another......
CK's Obsession For Men
Paco Rabanne XS
Jaipur Homme is bright, sweet and kinda soapy where Guerlain Vetiver is pretty green dry, and soapy with a pronounced tobacco and cedar drydown. But that's on me now.....
Jo Malone 154
Cool Water by Davidoff
Well.....I didn't Guerlain's Vetiver in your collection. Besides, Paul and Keith have hung out before.
I say Habit Rouge.
SOTE: Minotaure by Paloma Picasso
I tried the most recent version as well as the Dior Homme Eau, and they're both great, but I prefer the Eau just a bit more than the original. But yes, it's quality stuff. Enjoy!
Just personally speaking, I prefer the D&G, even the latest iteration. But I must say, this is because it's been a while since I have experienced Allure Homme. But from my recollection, they are...
Happy Sunday folks!
Just this week, I managed to score a 2.5 ounce splash bottle of Paloma Picasso's Minotaure for a good deal and I was excited to try it out. This wound up being a blind buy, as...
Hi guys. just wanted to chime in my experience:
Recently, a bunch of folks on BN decided to honor and remember Yves Saint Laurent's passing by wearing Kouros on the anniversary of his death. I...
That could be interesting........
My approach to drsillage's wardrobe.....sounds weird, but I'm picking up on stuff he has but I don't. So.....
Encre Noire (tried it, really liked it!)
Esencia Loewe (I'd love to try this!)
Today was my first time smelling Minotaure by Paloma Picasso. Nice, but a bit sweet. Need to get used to it.
Also Mauboussin Homme EdP. Wow....classy stuff!
First time experiencing each of them......
Wow.....lotta you all smell fantastic! :)
I'm celebrating the start of summer break by wearing Eau Sauvage.
I like them both but I feel they are different, and I do not really find either one "soapy" in a sense. Just my $0.02, that is.
Krizia Uomo. Because the '80's rock!
They should just re-release Vintage Tabarome. That would be cool.
Mechant Loup by L'Artisan
Red for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills
Rothschild, if you can locate a Coach store at an outlet mall, that's where you will find the stock and the discounted prices. Here near Chicago there is the Rosemont Fashion Outlet Mall near O'Hare...
This thread reminds me of an interesting story told here on the boards years ago by our own Griff (Jim Griffin, fragrance enthusiast and eBay employee). He noted that once he took a trip to New York...
HOLY CRAP LHBI........Why'd ya' hafta write that and I come across it while I'm in a quiet environment and my students are testing. You have NO IDEA how hard I had to work to keep from cracking up...
When I was getting my BA, a classmate wore it and it smelled great. A few months ago I came across a fellow at a party who smelled like burnt candy. I played nice, and after a bit of convo, he...
Yes, a very dark navy blue. And the script is silver. A very '80's loo, for sure.
I'm enjoying the pleasantness of Lanvin's Avant Garde today.
To me, Chanel Platinum Egoiste smells like......
......like......Paco Rabanne XS is easily $25 cheaper for a similar vibe.
Whoa, if THAT'S the one you scored then it IS vintage!!! I mean, really.....when I bought my first bottle in 1988 they stopped using the "Crown Royal" bag in the packaging. NICE!!!!
I like Etro's Sandalo. Excellent straight-up sandalwood!!!
Second day with Coach Leatherware #3 for Men. Giving it the full-bore run through today, baby!
Today doing a sample wearing of Coach Leatherware #3 for Men. I can see this being a good choice for a cool summer evening.
Saturday was a BIG day. The school I teach at had graduated its second class. So in honor of the class of 2015, I wore GIT
(Sorry for the late post) :)
I have owned Kingdom by McQueen and DK's Black cashmere, as well they have been mentioned, so I will toss in a few that I have worn with success:
Prada (original low, wide bottle)
Congrats DEMON!!! The original Calvin is major awesome, even if it is the 1999-2000 re-release. I got some of that one and it rocks hard!!!
Here's some to try, usually quite accessible:
Eau Des Baux (I know it has been mentioned)
Versace Blue Jeans (a real bargain-beater too!)
Laguna by Dali (almost a tobacco-like vibe with the...
Mugler's Angel for Men is my choice on this rainy Friday.
Givenchy Gentleman. Something in the middle is just bad on my skin. Oh well....can't win them all!
Echo by Davidoff
The scent I really like that is ALL about ginger and amber (especially on my skin)is Clinique's Chemistry. Unabashed, in-your-face ginger! A big fave on my list. Reasonable price and easy to find,...
The one Jovan fragrance I really liked and it stood out for me was Musk for Men Evening Edition. I had a bottle, no spray but "dab" (or splash) on, it was about 25ml and it cost around $7.99 back in...
I own Jo Malone 154 and all this talk is making me consider trying/buying Wonderwood! LOL
Ralph Lauren Polo original (latest formulation)
If you had them only in the bathroom, whether or not you had them near a window, and it was only a short period of time (<a few months), those scents should be fine.
Heritage by Guerlain
SOTE: Halston Z-14 (latest formulation)
Reminds me a lot of Bogart's classic Witness.
In Chicago, Illinois, USA, there is access to a decent amount of brick-and-mortar retailers that carry many different levels of fragrances. In the suburbs, many designer lines may be found at the...
Uh huh!!! :)
OK, from the list, I own:
Eau Sauvage - Timeless classic!
L'Eau Bleue D'Issey - Really green, kinda dry. I like it!
Pour Un Homme - Again, another timeless classic.
I would like to own:
Own them both. Like them both. GIT I like for more formal stuff in warm weather. But I think I would wear Cool Water more often. Just my $0.02 that's all.
Going old school....and loving it! :)
If this scent hits the shelves on September first and IS NAMED "Believe" I will just about have a heart attack! LOL!!
A news blurb regarding Mr. Depp and the upcoming Dior fragrance........
Getting in some time with L'Occitane's classic Eau Des Baux today.
Don't own any, and for being such a fan of mainstream and bargain-basement stuff, I have not tried any from what I can recollect. Not that I have avoided them, just never got around to it. I have...
My commentary on ES from a different thread here........
"Dior Eau Sauvage: Oh? You want OLD SCHOOL???? Eau Sauvage is the principal, provost, and dean of Old School! I remember being a wee lad...