If you have smelled all 3, buy your favorite.
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If you have smelled all 3, buy your favorite.
I'm no fan of Aventus, as I find it very annoying after smelling it for 5 minutes.
By default, I'd choose Tobacco Vanille, although I rarely wear it.
Does anyone else agree that PPH aftershave is a completely different scent from PPH?
Because I've never heard that. Most would assume that PPH aftershave is weaker than the EdT, but hednic says...
Interesting that Scentiments carries a few Chanels. Most are out of stock, but they do have a few.
I wonder how they are able to get some Chanel fragrances when places like Fragrancenet and...
Yep, you can save a lot on the Frederic Malle fragrances, and if you've been wanting a bottle of Clive Christian #1, you can save a few hundred. :)
I just ordered five new fragrances from them,...
Pure speculation, but is it possible that the splash bottles may have never been opened, while the spray bottle might have been sprayed without your knowledge? That's the only thing I can think of...
The criteria of the OP was a cologne "close to" PPH. Obviously, no cologne is going to EXACTLY equal PPH, or thousands of other colognes, for that matter. Yet, the OP still wanted recommendations....
Gianfranco Ferre for Man would do in a pinch.
Costs about $25 at Fragrancenet.
Creed Vetiver 1948 when it's cool and Bigarade Concentree when it's warm.
If you can find them....
The most convenient place to buy Creed samples is likely Crystal Flacon.
You can get anything you want in that one location and the pricing is very good.
Yeah, wish they would come out with a Lemon Sanguine. :)
Yes, between their already lower prices and the exchange rate, I saved nearly 26% off the U.S. retail prices of two high-end fragrances I've been wanting. These are fragrances that you NEVER see...
Creed Santal Imperial
Creed Bois de Santal
Crabtree & Evelyn Extract of Mysore Sandalwood
Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
I do not like Guerlain Vetiver at all. Much better vetivers....in no particular order....
Sel de Vetiver
MI because it smells better, lasts longer, is the more creative scent, and has not been equaled.
Vintage Tabarome and Windsor, I suppose.
I didn't really intend to....I just find it hard to pass up a good deal.
I found many of the Manceras started off very nice, but I generally didn't like the dry down of them.
The only one I have found to be potentially full bottle worthy for me is Lemon Line.
I would stick to buying in the U.S. unless there is a significant price difference or they have something you can't find anywhere else.
Aventus is strong stuff. There are many stories here of people becoming embarrassed and uncomfortable while wearing too much of the fragrance. Some have even been told to go home from their...
When I think of civet, I think of Creed Bois de Santal.
Good deal here....
I generally prefer having the real bottle, but 50 ml of something like Tobacco Vanille would go a looong way for me.
I believe I'd save the dough and just get a 50 split here on Basenotes for...
No. Some people spray their fragrance ONLY on clothing.
I found a carded sample of it that I didn't even know I had a few months ago and, like you, I initially thought it smelled good. It impressed me as a pretty sexy scent....good for going out.
I haven't regretted any purchases that I sampled first.
Of the few blind buys I've engaged in, Guerlain Vetiver is probably the one I've regretted the most.
I asked my SA at Neimans about "free" Creed glass atomizers and she said she had never heard of such a thing.
She said they do not have any "replacement parts" or inventory of the glass bottles...
Congrats to you! It is quite rare… even more rare than PPH. Great cologne!
Just wondering… had you ever smelled it from a sample or did you buy it blindly?
Never blind buy.
Just Google it… it's the first one that comes up.
They also have a search function where you can look for whatever you're interested in.
The only negative is they charge $15 for shipping, but definitely some great savings for a line that you typically don't ever see discounted.
I would encourage you to do a search for "Where are the best places to buy samples," or something similar. That's the best way to get info on all the various places to find samples, and...
Hi Zephyr1973, and welcome to Basenotes!
Those who "buy blindly" do so for a variety of reasons. Usually, they like the look of the notes used in the fragrance and have respect/liking for the...
As I said on another thread, Creed recently started selling the gold bottle again for an additional $35, but I believe that was only through Creed Boutique. I wouldn't think they would have such a...
I wonder why they don't have anything about Heeley colognes on their website?
I could almost count the vetivers I like on one hand. I don't enjoy the really strong, smoky ones, although I do like the overall scent of Sycomore and Encre Noire.
A few that come to mind.......
Creed recently started offering the gold bottle again for an extra $35, I believe, but I assume that was only at Creed Boutique (and possibly other authorized Creed dealers).
I wouldn't think...
I'd say blind buying Tom Fords are particularly risky.
Like a lot of things.....I think MiP grows on you and can change as your fragrance IQ grows a bit. I felt the same as you the first time I smelled it. I thought it was much too feminine for me to...
Fragrancenet has been giving out 25% off codes lately. That, coupled with the 6% cash back you could get by accessing the site via eBates.com, amounts to about a 30% discount off their already low...
Don't blind buy.
The only time I use TPC is if they are the ONLY place I can find what I'm looking for. In that event, I don't mind ordering from them because I've never had a problem with their products at...
I wouldn't even think of blind buying it as a result of its oud and amber. Lots of people don't care for either of those.
Lili Bermuda South Water
To be clear, we are talking about Tabarome Millesime, not Vintage Tabarome.
I know there are people who DO like it here, but as you said, it doesn't seem to get the love and attention of the...
Yep! How could I forget about 1861?
Two others I like are 40 Knots (from the Join the Club line), and Mefisto (like Creed's Silver Mountain Water, but smoother, and without the annoying...
Lots of disagreement about the best of this house, but the ones I see favored a lot are Kobe, Uden and Nio.
+1 on this.
And for a significantly cheaper (but still very nice) version of SDV, Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Missions Botanical Cologne of the Missions is a steal.
Creed Windsor 2010: I wish it smelled like the 2009 batch. Although it still has the great rose and dry down of 2009, it misses the fantastic opening of 2009's green and woody notes.
L'Occitane's Eau des Baux is the cheapest and best alternative to Tobacco Vanille, for me.
Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
Love: Vintage Tabarome, Windsor, Vetiver 1948, Selection Verte, Citrus Bigarrade, Santal Imperial.
Like: Bois de Santal, Baie de Genievre, Epecia
I would have to think one of their best sellers is the incomparable Orange Sanguine. If you're looking for a true Orange scent with great longevity, that's the one. Other than that one, Vetiver Fatal...
Another unhappy Guerlain Vetiver blind buyer here. :undecided:
Fortunately, I was able to return mine for a refund.
Pure White Cologne
Gendarme by Gendarme
Eau des Baux
Parfums de Nicolai Cologne Sologne
Parfums de Nicolai Cologne Cedrat
Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Missions...
I heard a rumor about Aventus for Women a year or so ago, but I could never verify it was true. Do you know of a link to verify it?
Check out Crystal Flacon first for Creed samples. There is a very good selection, the prices are great, and so are the sellers. Look for all the usuals....GIT, Original Vetiver, Silver Mountain...
5 new ones from their Acqua collection came out a few months ago, but I haven't heard of any for 2015.
In all probability, most people have not had the chance to sample both batches. If they did have the chance to compare 2009 on one hand and 2010 on the other, I think most people could smell the...
I think it's mainly a cultural thing.
And I don't think it's just USA women who don't like most ouds, I think it's many men as well. It's one of those smells I just don't "get". It's a smell that...
I love Tabarome. For some reason, it is a comfort scent for me. I enjoy wearing it even when I'm by myself at home.
I have not smelled anything else that comes close to it, nor do I expect to. Due...
Aside from Tabarome, I would be interested in buying a flacon of Windsor, but only the 2009 batch. :wink:
The security of the flacons are hit or miss. That's the only way to explain how some...
Just make sure the sellers have a good feedback rating, with VERY few negatives. Fake Creed sellers exist on eBay, but there certainly are some very good sellers/deals, too.
When I first started buying and collecting fragrances, I had no idea I was going to wind up acquiring as many as I have. But, like you, I figured I would (at some point) probably wind up buying a...
Windsor is most certainly appropriate for someone under 50, and I would say it is appropriate for both formal and informal occasions.
By the way, if you're going to sample the Exclusives, I...
I believe I've heard that Silver Mountain Water performs well in the cold. Who woulda thought?
I have found 3 I like from the house. My favorites are:
Almost Transparent Blue: A very nice warmer weather citrus scent with a superb dry down of hinoki and cedar wood. Extremely versatile...
Are their "special offers" listed anywhere on one page, or do you have to look through the whole site to see what's on sale?
Oh.....here it is.
Considering Mancera Lemon Line.
BdC's longevity was so bad for me that I sent the bottle back after buying it. To this day, I think it absolutely had the worst longevity of any cologne I have ever tried. I couldn't smell it 5...
Glad it has come back a little bit. It should be back to 100% in a few days.
Whenever I have that problem, I usually can't taste anything, either, because taste and smell are so connected.
All three of the SMW alternatives I mentioned above are smoother to my nose and do not have the degree of irritating metallic note that you hear so many people complain about with SMW. Although I...
I agree completely with this statement. I initially liked SMW, but it quickly became an annoying scent for me when I wore it.
As Jack said, it's such a linear scent that I quickly grow tired of...
I've smelled just about every Creed, except this one. I just never was interested after I read about a "banana" note and that it was the fragrance of 70's porn stars.
The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
Frederic Malle - Veitver Extraordinaire
If you like earthy vetivers, you might try Annick Goutal's Vetiver.
I agree with this. Don't force it. There are too many other fragrances to choose from if it's not good for you. If it makes you feel uncomfortable, you'll never wear it.
You said you had not...
I've never used FIF, but I share your frustration with the shortcomings of Luckyscent.
Somehow, it's just too much for them to provide tracking if all you order is samples. Now THAT'S cheap!
My favorite L'Artisan, hands down.
I would buy Pure Coffee if I were you.
I must ask....if you're not a fan of aquatics, why do you "need" one?
Since you're not a fan, I will just recommend the best aquatic I know, and that is Heeley Sel Marin.
As always, don't...
In that case, I would go with LIDGE from your list, although I've never considered it a work fragrance.
You should never blind buy anything. Sample first.
That said, I like Encre Noire, but I rarely ever found a time to wear it (except when I was by myself at home). Dark and not very versatile,...
Everyone needs to sample what they think sounds interesting to them (based on what they read on Basenotes), and then decide for themselves. That's the only safe way.
I've been disappointed...
You need to sample all of these and decide for yourself. What others like has no correlation to what YOU will like.
The only package the P.O. ever lost of mine was exactly as you described. It went to a second location after I mailed it and the last tracking showed that it was being sent out from there. Then...
I am giving fragrances to two members of my family, but I don't think anyone would dare give me a fragrance because:
1. The would have no idea what to get me (since they think I already have...
What most guys mean when they say it smells feminine is the lipstick (iris) smell. Or, some describe it as a makeup smell, or that of a woman's purse.
Did you smell that?
Some like it and think it's similar to Creed's Millesime Imperial.
Doesn't start off too bad, but then there are lots of reports of seaweed, fish and wet dog smells on the dry down.
Tons, but of ones I've worn lately.....
L'Air du Desert Marocain
Murdock Black Tea
Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Missions Botanical Cologne of the Missions
I believe I know where you can get it if you want. PM me, if interested.
I prefer PE, too, and it lasts forever on my skin.
Bleu is nice, but I always thought it had that generic department store scent.
To me, if you're looking for a realistic and slightly smoky forest fragrance, Gucci Pour Homme does it about as well as any I've smelled.
VERY realistic woodsy scent, I think.
Yes, I'm a fan, but it does depend on the individual fragrance.
I didn't KNOW I was a fan of "soapy" fragrances until I tried Original Vetiver.
It's a fragrance that people either seem to...