Or "will swap 4.0 oz Aventus for Brut 33 Hairspray"
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Or "will swap 4.0 oz Aventus for Brut 33 Hairspray"
Thank you all so much! I'll research them all and am sure to order at least samples.
I just got my bottle of Cereus #5. It's nice but I'm not picking up the similarities. It smells more like Fresco to me. Kind of like a lemon cough drop. It's nice for summer, but I'm thinking I need...
I was thinking Fresco.
I assume she's stunning both appearance-wise and personality-wise. If that is true, it seems a small concession to wear this again. At least then you'll know she's happy.
THAT SAID, why not...
this thread has proven very helpful. Although I wasn't really hung up over the price of tdh, knowing there are inexpensive alternatives means I can buy more! Who knows. Maybe I'll prefer one of these...
I've yet to try Montale. Am I the only one who sees similarities between tdh and Loewe Esencia? LE is less earthy and more soapy.
I'm convinced that this gem is safe for now. Still very worthy of a backup or three. Especially at the reasonable price :) Great quality stuff!
I can smell some similarities between tdh and Loewe Esencia, though I prefer tdh because it smells dirtier or something.
I'm wondering if issey Bleu is comparable? Based on descriptions I've read,...
Almost everything in my list, but I especially appreciate the Eau Des Baux and Loewe Esencia suggestions. Can't deny finding out about Aventus here, which led me to Fresco.
It arrived this afternoon and I couldn't WAIT to tear into it! My daughter finds the Ralph Rocks to be a real hit.
I LOVE TDH!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. It reminds me of Esencia De Loewe. Anyone who likes...
I bought a second bottle. Can't beat this deal!!! The first I bought on ebay and it was leaving like a sieve. The guy gave me a discount, but it made me suspicious. So I bought a 2nd from...
Eau Des Baux, though not a toBacco fragrance, reminds me of ToBacco Vanille, only Better.
Also, where's the love for SamBa Skin???? I know it's a Bit synthetic, But it's nice.
Pierre Cardin, and spray it on HEAVILY
I am so jealous! This was my first designer fragrance in about 1984. I narrowed it down to this or Polo and this won. I will never forget how amazing it felt, walking around the mall, basking in my...
I've yet to find anything close to Halston Man Amber. Beautiful stuff. Sadly, it's pretty much dissipated within a couple hours.
Thanks, Protector, for that input. The Bill Blass is just a sample vial. If it's old school like Giorgio Red, I am certain to dislike it. The TDH is .41 oz. The others are full-sized bottles. I'm...
Hopefully this week:
Mr Bill Blass
I have never tried any, and am basing this blind buy on reviews here and one other place which shall go nameless....
Okay, has anyone TRIED both?
Loewe Esencia. It's like Polo in many ways, but think about a spring morning on the golf course, dew on the grass, and pine trees in the background with a slight breeze. I am an old-school Polo...
Onyx Azzaro and Hei.
How does one procure fragrances on an aeroplane? In the US, colognes cannot be transported via air.
That aside, I love this one, too. You should blind buy L'Occitane Eau Des Baux. I like EDB even...
I have read one or two comparisons, but would like more input. By the way, frangrancenet has a KILLER deal on Amber Man! That said, when mine is gone, I want to have the closest thing as a backup.
Does this smell at all like original Calvin?
...I fear it may be ridiculously strong. What are your opinions? Is it overbearing?
This is for everyone reading this:
I bought one from a "department liquidation sale" along with, I am ashamed to admit, several other frags. The blue label actually looks black, for one.
Bond No 9 witha Bugatchi or Thomas Dean flip-cuff shirt
@ hednic: I have tried it, and it was down to that or The One Gentleman...I've owned 3 or 4 D&G but have never bought La Nuit. Makes no sense.
@Tony: I'll see if they carry the PH. How's the...
I have no idea why I've never bought that. I think it's time.
I wish they carried Chanel Egoiste.
I'll check out the GPH II....thanks!
Eau Des Baux is a tonic for the masses.
Thanks to Mrs Demon and our minions for the Ulta gift card! Based on my top ten(signature), what would you recommend as a good choice in their lineup?
I've thought about YSL La Nuit, but am not...
Douse yourself in GIT or Prada Amber.
I've yet to smell the pure malt. That said, the pure leather is something I find repulsive, while I LOVE Pure Havane.
Vintage Polo. Some would say Tom Ford Cypress.
Plus one on this. Also Made To Measure, Polo Red, and A*men Pure Leather
That was quite the exchange, and very informative. Thank you, SoCalWoman.
Thanks, lpp and hednic. Glad to know the purchase went off without incident for you, HN.
I will look to see if they have an actual customer service #. They have a rarity I need!!!
I did a search on here and saw overstock.com reviewed but this appears to be different.
Anyone here ever dealt with this site? They have some great buys if it's safe and legit.
Please help, and...
So I'm guessing it's me. lol
I should qualify the statement better. I have been trying fragrances for my daughter. At first I thought it was just the Taylor Swift/Halle Berry/name-the-celebrity fragrances, but I started to...
...do 90% of frags in the last 5-10 years smell like green tea?
I HATE it when people complain that it's too strong!!!
The worst thing is that I am scared to complain to management about body odor or strong cigarette odor of my coworkers for fear they will...
...came from youthful insecurities??? I think when I was 15 or 16, knowing I wasn't a jock or in the popular crowd, I determined that I needed SOMETHING to get me in the running, so to speak. I...
You and I have exceptional tastes.
+1 on Dunhill Desire(red)
Also, Varvatos(original), Dirty English, Onyx Azzaro, Eau Des Baux.
In my day(mid-late 80s) it was Drakkar, Polo, Halston, etc and we BATHED in it. I do not recommend...
I have read that Issey Bleu fits this description,but have yet to enjoy it myself. Perhaps those who have sampled it can share.
I am also 46, coincidentally. I would concur that typically that is not a young man's fragrance, HOWEVER...most young men choose acqua di gio or One Million and smell like clones of one another. I...
Thus far I have responded to every single one of your posts. I like the smell of Aventus. It's totally different from anything i had tried up to that point. But you and I agree: that price is just...
Are we thinking cool weather formal? What application are we talking here?
Valid point. Much as soooo many people wanted Muhammed Ali to lose.
I can't believe I forgot the rotting citrus of the entire hilfiger lineup. UGH!
I've been pleased with my Eau Des Baux, and this one piques my curiosity. A masculine, spicy lavender sounds intriguing.
Sadly, they did reformulate Polo and it lost its magic. Eau Des Baux doesn't smell like it, but I would have to say that a person who likes Polo would probably like Eau Des Baux as as well....
Have you tried these? I was looking at Polo on eBay and they were selling this. Just want to know if they are good knockoffs.
Oddly, I found SOME similarities with Mambo, but the Calvin had a more elegant refinement to it.
I'll have to check out Tuscany. If I have smelled it, I don't recall.
I was mourning the loss of the original formula of Polo Green, and suggestion were made as to other quality fragrances to try. This led me to Eau Des Baux eventually and I am grateful.
Now I am...
Antaeus. I have only scrubbed a few in horror and this was one of them.
DKNY Be Delicious
Only on BN would this sort of description pique one's curiosity enough for us to actually seek out this scent.
+1 here. Smells like the dentist's office.
Also, Guerlain Derby was soooo highly recommended so I ordered a sample vial. It was like ancient battery acid mixed with Drambuie.
The Eau de Parfum is fairly strong, but fades faster than EDB. Try the EDT if you get the chance. I still say that if you ease up on the trigger EDB is great.
Spicebomb fades in about an hour on...
Brut 33 is not anything I could ever imagine wanting to smell like. I imagine if I worked in a sewage treatment facility I would expect to rock that smell.
EDB. You should try HiM by Hanae Mori if you want somewhat of a similarity that isn't as overpowering. Or wear less EDB. maybe one spritz. Maybe mist it in the air and walk into it.
Seems as though there is a fair amount of discussion in this thread now :)
Point taken....but I fully anticipated that no one would just drop a name without discussing it. Who here is capable of...
This was started as a thread about male fragrance in the male fragrance discussion folder. I guess I fail to see the inappropriate nature of the contents. It seems as though Ipp dislikes me. I now...
I used Polo as a signature scent in the 80s when I could afford it, and as an adult have always owned it or at least the majority of my life. I do have to say that the reformulation is a lot...
ahhhh hahahahahahaha!!!!!! To think you started this with "not bad." Oh, the irony....
I about choked on my Aventus protein shake reading this
I like original Polo, Eau Des Baux, and Calvin. You think it would appeal to me?
I've been curious about Issey Bleueueueueue or however it's pretentiously spelled.
Just don't exceed your Basenotes-prescribed dosage of the official Basenotes anti-anxiety medication :D
Good Lord. This is just for amusement.
A fate worse than death, to be sure.
I agree. So whatever input we get here would comprise the candidates. I didn't just want to list a handful that I selected.
The bug spray accord baffles many of us in its mass appeal. Wearing that in the office is like having Britney Spears pumping through the sound system.
I do also love GIT....for all the talk of Aventus here, no one seems to step up and identify it as their favorite.
So it's not just a clever name? :wink: That actually sounds intriguing to me. I also would like to add all the D Squared wood scents to my must-try list.
This is to point out certain frags that are popular and it makes no sense to you as to how they could be.
My main one is ADG
I ordered a sample vial, and only recently bought my first bottle.
I'm glad you're overseas. Waaaaaaay too strong.
Fill in the blank.
The official male fragrance of Basenotes should be ________________.
I'm in for Eau Des Baux.
+1 on Bulgari. They all smell like watered down green tea to me, and for only about 10 minutes with my nose making direct contact with my wrist.
I am really surprised to see Creed listed so many times here. THE official male fragrance of Basenotes seems to be Aventus.
I am kind of surprised that no one has described how this compares to Aventus.
But the foot fetish crowd are on cloud nine....
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Other than Pure Havane, I don't care for Mugler. Tom Ford apart from TV(which is linear and doesn't last on me, but I like...
I would suggest Paco Rabane XS for around a third of that price, and I actually prefer it. One other comfort is that the likelihood of a counterfeit is far less with XS.
I have yet to find a Burberry scent that doesn't have a dank basement accord.
I also find Calvin Klein to be abysmal since removing Calvin(blue original) from its lineup.
:lolk: Yeah no kidding....I'm wearing it today. I was acting as if I knew in advance that the most incredible lover I ever had was going to leave me in the next few months and I made sure I did...
The event is lusty, but the lasting impact to leave is romantic, assuming you want a repeat. Freshly applied Varvatos Vintage or maybe Dirty English.
I think I have about 90.
I feel like I should stash these away like a wino.
I can see it now: it's 2027 and I'm wearing some rancid Polo Blue. Z-14, Antonio Banderas, and my last squirt of Eau Des Baux remain...
:grin: I already quit smoking in February.....no way I am giving up my guitars....I've run out of things to sacrifice.
By making a lot of BOLD statements. hahahahahahaha Get it???? Helvetica.....BOLD.....
So we have a few rental houses. Up until summer, all were occupied. Then in late June, there was a fire in one of them. No biggie. BUT....the finishing touches are just now being done. Vacant for...
If you don't like the person asking, you can tell them it's some horrible cheap swill and trick them into wearing it and smelling less than dandy.
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And if she just so...