I regret not buying several bottles of Dior Homme when it first came out.
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I regret not buying several bottles of Dior Homme when it first came out.
Don't forget Antaeus.
- Rose 31
- Dior Homme
- Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
I have to admit it was weird reading one of my posts from 2 years back.
I do recall taking DF's recommendation to "calibrate" my nose with actual tuberose flower from a local florist. Good...
Yes, it's a stupid term but I don't get upset about it anymore. Kids always need to differentiate themselves from the previous generation. It has always been thus and always will be. Rather than...
You, Sir, have one special woman. And I mean that in a GOOD way. :thumbsup:
I agree with most of the others here - TfM is a bit easier to wear these days than CPM. Feels more modern, but... you have to love benzoin. Very powdery to my nose.
I'm partial to Sartorial these days. Modern only in its date of release, it has a traditional feel to it.
Today's hot new fragrance is tomorrow's Old Man fragrance, just as today's young turks become tomorrow's old men. No one escapes the march of time.
My favorite classics? Antaeus, Kouros, Azzaro,...
On my to-go shelf for most of the year, in no order:
- Rose 31
- Dior Homme
So many others that I love to wear, but there never seems to be...
All the best answers have been taken, but I'll add Voleur de Roses to the list (although technically, I don't think l'Artisan ever lists their fragrances by gender).
Half of his likes were released within the last 5 years. How does that make them "old man"?
It's not available in the U.S., but you can find it in Canada. If you're in upstate NY, check out some places in Montreal. I bought a bottle in Vanouver last year at Holt Renfrew. It'll give you an...
Don't blame Dior, blame the kiosk. I've never been seriously screwed by a kiosk vendor (other than the time I paid almost $80 for a bottle of Dali), but I suspect that at the end of each day they...
My SOTD: Le Labo Rose 31
Haven't visited this thread for a long, long time. Wow! After reading lots of other threads in which there was much hand-wringing about the lack of diversity in fragrances...
Same. Although jasmine runs a very, very close second.
60,000 threads on the topic of LED flashlights?! I love my Surefire as much as the next guy, but I don't necessarily want to spend the evening blogging about it. Bt to wash his own, I guess.
Another KC resident here, casting my vote to have the retreat here. How lazy is that?!
- A week is an awfully long time for an event like this. I would vote for 3 days.
- May and...
I didn't see any SL when I visited their store in downtown Vancouver last month. Perhaps you're confusing with Frederic Malle, which they do have, as well as the Chanel Les Exclusifs line.
I checked the bottle, and you're right, so I have 25 mL more than I thought I did. Yeah!
Chanel started issuing 50 mL bottles of their Les Exclusifs lone about a year ago. I never could pull the trigger on the 200mL bottles, so 50 mL is the perfect size for me.
Chanel Coromandel 50mL
Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955 formulation) 50mL
Both purchaed at Holt Renfrew, Vancouver BC
+1 for Real Patchouly. Disregard the name!
I recall similar threads for RG, where some complain of poor longevity and others say it's a beast. I suspect RG is more susceptible than most to olfactory fatigue, or perhaps anosmia. My own...
You beat me to it re: Azzaro and Aramis (especially Aramis; Azzaro makes a few stinkers...)
Another Guerlain... Habit Rouge EdC
Of the houses listed, I choose YSL.
Patou PM and Djedi for me. I've smelled the former and it's worth the hype. Haven't tried Djedi but it falls into the "legend" category, so of course everyone wants it.
Wouldn't mind a return of...
+1 on Profumum. iNTENSE patch. Also try Farmacia S.S. Annunciata, another straight up patch.
For more balanced patches, I second recommendations for Givenchy Gentleman, Coromandel, Borneo 1834,...
Another vote for Acqua di Parma Assoluta, although ADP doesn't seem to get much love here lately.
I also suggest Tiffany for Men - on my personal short list of office frags.
Azzaro by a (chest) hair. Both are mature masterpieces.
Azzaro was my SOTD today, and I smelled GOOD.
Something crisp, clean, and possibly old school
Tiffany for Men
Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
Habit Rouge EdP
I would rather choose your avatar than any of the poll choices.
I can't figure out why the OP chose these three for comparison. Like trying to compare a motorcycle, a freight train, and a submarine.
Coromandel for voluptuousness and class.
See Caleros's post, and add L'Artisan Iris Pallida (if you can afford the outrageous price). Prada does iris well, for some reason: Infusion d'iris and Infusion Homme are worth a sniff.
My fave of...
Patou Pour Homme - Ever tasted 1976 Chateau d'Yquem? It's like that.
Guerlain Mitsouko - it's not referred to as the definitive perfume for nothing.
Both of these provide hours of sublime...
Almost perfect term. How about Newgere?
Love the first 10 minutes of Sartorial. On me, however, it then slowly falls apart to a slightly plasticky, acrid, unpleasantness. Not sure if my nose is...
Welcome to the jungle. And hang onto your wallet...
1. Dior Homme, by a mile
2. Dior Homme Intense
Haven't tried L'Intstant Eztreme.
Dior Homme is unique.
DH Intense is too gourmand for me.
Don't prejudge, just try it.
I've found that the more metallic or synthetic a fragrance, the less I tolerate it in heat. Also, herbal-dominant drags seem to do quite well., which is why I...
Vent Vert FTW! Whoa, that's green stuff!
Honorable mention to Sisley Eau de Campagne, Creed OV, Mugler Cologne.
I agree, with operative words there being "women" and "men" rather than girls and boys. The A&F crowd seem to be horrified of Kouros
I just bought two 3.3 oz bottles on walmart.com. Who woulda thunk. And I don't care whether the rumor is true or not - true devotees don't need much of an excuse to buy more Kouros!
That would imply that I don't take enjoyment in it myself, which is nonsensical.
This should be a sticky applied to all future Kouros posts.
Because it's a troll magnet.
Guerlain eau Imperiale, Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat
Aqua di Parma Colonia
Dior Eau Sauvage
Parfums d'Empire Iskander
Once again, Profumum Patchouli, Farmacia S.S. Annunziata Patchouli Indonesiano, Chanel Coromandel, Serge Lutens Borneo 1834, and Givenchy Gentleman. Honorable mention to Caswell-Massey Aura of...
Welcome back, Mr. T!!
Hoping that you're back to full strength (I.e., EdP) soon.
Yes, we oldtimers are in on that secret. It seems to go against the logic that the stronger a scent is, the better it is in cold weather and the more difficult it is to wear in heat. Kouros is the...
With a name like Spoombung? you're joking!
This, and add the following:
- Farmacia S.S. Annunziata Patchouly. The ultimate patch.
- Bois 1920 Patchouly - amber patch
- Chanel Coromandel - a more feminine, refined version of Borneo...
Borneo 1834. I've been wearing it to bed every night for months now.
Patou PH for pure goodness, Kouros for pure badness (in a good way!).
I love how these 80s threads always lure the Basenotes old timers out of the woodwork!!
Ditto. Caveat emptor.
Erolfa has only ever been an EdP.
Voleur de Roses seems to evoke a scent memory of a very old bowl of pot pourri, but the odd thing is that I can't place where or when - or even if - I experienced that smell before. Very strange, and...
One vote for VdR. I've finally admitted to myself that I don't really care for Oudh.
If you thought Cardinal was a Yuck, I can almost guarantee you won't care for Avignon or Messe de Minuit. All three are accurate renditions of a Gothic church smell.
I second Kyoto, although it, and...
Perhaps your title is confusing people... >$70 means GREATER than $70, but in your post, you say that you want to spend less than $70. Based on that, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Sycomore, Creed Original...
Le Male is obviously more masculine than 1M... based on the bottle.
You might try Beau Cavalier, the edp version of Habit Rouge. it's modern only in the respect that it's quite "Oudhy", and Oudh is au courant at the moment. Heritage edp is also worth checking out,...
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Add: "is [fragrance] a masterpiece?"
No, wait - I LOVE those threads! PacoSweet, where art thou?!
I don't have a problem with any of DF's top five (bottom five?) topics - as long as they're posted in the Just Starting Out board. Unfortunately, most folks don't appreciate that their questions,...
Kouros - the King
Azzaro - aromatic fougere
Green Irish Tweed
Tiffany for Men/Chanel PM -tie
Mitsouko Extrait - the Queen
Guerlain Vetiver - reference masculine vetiver...
What a unique combination for a wardrobe! :smiley:
Trebor's post sums it up well. Sample all of the above, and you may consider yourself a veritable scholar of patchouli. I would only add Givenchy Gentleman and Jalaine Patchouli to Trebor's excellent...
Two Guerlains - Mitsouko extrait and Sous Le Vent.
Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Acqua di Parma Intensa, and Geir Ness come to mind.
Whether a violet has a scent depends on the variety. Viola odorata has a very intense, well, violet smell, which is quite distinctive. Wild violets in my area (Missouri) have no smell that I can...
Agree. Possibly not the response you were looking for, but it's true. The hotter and sweatier, the better.
April Fool's is over, Zgb!
Seriously, though - isn't 8 hours of Kouros enough? Any longer, and your palms will start growing hair!
(p.s. I'm a Kourosaholic myself)
Please do try to reserve judgement until you've tried TFM. The powdery note is not the same as a conventional floral or barbershop powder; the resinous, oriental base of TFM softens the powder in a...
Tiffany For Men is so much better than PM Concentree that it's not a fair fight. TFM has a powdery component that may be off-putting for those who don't like powder, but the drydown is exquisite. The...
This is where I bought my bottle. Shipper's origin was outside the US. To repeat what has been stated several times in previous threads, Channel PM1955 is NOT available in retail stores in the US,...
Great idea! Why didn't I think of that? Added bonus: room for more purchases!
I had nearly the exact same experience, Pappy, also with Rive Gauche. Sprayed in the morning, was complimented by a checker at my local supermarket after work. That would make 9+ hours. It's nice to...
In a smackdown between Azzaro and Sartorial, I vote Azzaro. Sartorial's first 10 minutes are heavenly, but it then turns just a touch sour on my skin. YMMV.
NineXseven's post is spot on ( we have very similar tastes - Farmacia is indeed a magnificent example of straight-up patch). I suspect that most of our favorite fragrances would suffer horribly if...
Pollux, your link is to xylene, not musk xylene. Those are two totally different molecules.
Later: Sorry, RP, I didn't read down far enough to see that you had already commented on this.
Funny! Perhaps we should combine forces - Eau de Chausette?
IF someone were to ask me what fragrance I was wearing (and I haven't been asked yet, believe it or not), I would most enthusiastically bend their ear to the point that they'd be sorry they ever...
I only own the silver Beau Cavalier bottle, which I think is garish. But the stuff inside is heavenly!
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And if you DO want to spend a fortune, try Patchouli Indonesiano and Profumum Patchouly, both available at Luckyscent, and both VERY intense patchouli scents. No leather or civet, though, just pure...
55 here. Now, what was this thread about?
Channel PM 1955 (my birth year!)
Now, what was this thread about?
Please don't lure me into another wallet draining hobby! :smiley:
I'm too much of a cheapskate to fork over that much money for even a single watch, let alone a collection, but I defend your...
Good choices, Primrose.
For black tie, usually go with one of these:
Chanel PM (1955, but Concentree will do in a pinch)
Monsieur de Givenchy
Green Irish Tweed
Patou PH, if it's REALLY special...
There is a hint of the gourmand in Ourzazate, I agree, which is why it's the only one of the Incense series that I've chosen to buy a full bottle of (Zagorsk, I'm lookin' at you next!). Its only...
That would depend primarily on who you ship them to.
At some level, there will ALWAYS be a relationship between cost and quality. That's just simple business logic. And yes, there ARE varieties of lemons and limes that are more expensive than those one...
Patou Pour Homme. If only I had a bottle...
Yet another vote for Infusion d'Homme - this came immediately to mind.
Stealing from others - Rive Gauche, Blenheim Bouquet, and Tiffany for Men.