Salvador Dali Pour Homme
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Salvador Dali Pour Homme
Add to this list "Any fragrance the man enjoys and feels confident wearing." :wink:
A singular bad batch is no more a sign of "no quality control" than a single needed repair on a car is a sign of "no quality control" in the automotive industry.
Remember that many fragrances change their characteristics as they age; it could well be that the Frankincense note you detect prominently in your vintage AdK is a result of the aging process, not a...
"I thought you didn't like vanilla fragrances" - Burberry Brit
Canoe. I recognize it probably smells fine on other folks, but it's positively rancid mold on my skin. I'd rather smell like cat urine, frankly.
. . . but it has predictably horrible sillage and longevity. Is there a cologne that captures a similar "metallic menthol" vibe?
blew me away? Coco Chanel.
Favorite for me? Xeryus
"This one is very common at the mall discounters: Perfume Source, Perfumania, Luxury Perfumes, etc." I'm glad you're able to find it readily in your part of the US; it's not shown itself at the...
Finally got to a Sephora, since there isn't one in my little podunk town, and they didn't have Xeryus. Not only that, the salesman wasn't familiar with it except by name, so couldn't readily point...
With apologies to Yogi Berra:
Nobody buys it; it's too common.
I think McGraw Southern Blend is all right, and can be had at that price range.
Back when everyone I knew was enamored of Drakkar Noir, I tried it out. What smelled sweet and spicy on them smelled like rancid butter on me.
I picture Tom Cruise wearing Insania. http://streetknowledge.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/oprah-tom-cruise.jpg
Here's a slightly older thread discussing the humidor cologne idea.
Fragrantica's search engine returns more than 40 hits for "sandalwood, rose, agarwood (Aoud)". Consider Dark Rose, if you like Czech and Speake's work. It's marketed to women, but that only matters...
Canoe. Just awful.
Chaps was my first cologne - a gift from my godfather. Judging by the responses so far, I was in rarefied company - and I can't blame you guys for that. Heh.
+1 Dunhill Edition.
Jasmine: Tsar, Xeryus, A La Nuit, Chrome, Salvador. . . .
Don't own a car, but Rive Gauche would be my first choice if I did.
Salvador Dali PH.
Most of the CB I Hate Perfume line is not similar to offerings from any other house.
Sartorial by day, Salvador Dali PH by night.
Aquatics are easy, but at the same time, they aren't. I've seen Xeryus classified as a fougere, and as an aquatic, for example. Ditto Boss by Hugo Boss. I can't recall other examples of an...
Cumming - with its notes of pine, mud, peat, and leather - seems a good fit here.
hednic is a wise man.
First time I tried Drakkar Noir - Dude, I think your cologne's expiration date hit, like, last year.
TdH and Antidote.
The more I educate myself about scents, the more I find that the ones I like have a common set of notes. In my case, tarragon, jasmine, and leather figure in all the colognes I've liked to date -...
http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26132401.jpgAB by Blood
Xeryus has a big moss presence after its initial grapefruit/bergamot notes, I find.
I rather like Michael Jordan - Legend, though it's got a bit too much patchouli for my normal tastes.
Chaps (original), around age 11 or so, as a gift from my godfather. I've been drawn to Jasmine/Bergamot combos ever since - almost 30 years and counting.
Which do you prefer of these scents? Both combine artemesia, orange, and cedar notes with bergamot, either in the fore or in the drydown.
The pyramid on site lists "tonka bean" as a base note for Paco Rabanne PH. Is the pyramid out of date or in error?
What colognes would you recommend for someone like me, who likes the fern, oakmoss, and lavender notes without the sweet from vanilla or tonka bean?
The other thing not yet mentioned is that the soaps, deodorants, and laundry detergents you use will complicate the scent you choose.
For my taste, XR is too sweet, both in initial spray and in dry-down. The original Xeryus is my personal favorite, so it may suffer from the comparison in my case. Given that you like it, though,...
I know I'm in the minority on this one, but I find it aptly named, reminiscent of the stagnant water left in the bottom of a boat during the long winter months in storage.
To my sensibilities, they're both woodsy scents with citrus finishes that do not stray heavily into floral notes, excepting the lavender hints in Xeryus - hints that seem stronger to my nose in the...
My go-to fragrance of choice for many years has been Xeryus, but that's increasingly difficult to find anywhere nearby, as the retailers push newer scents from Givenchy when they carry them at all. ...