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I would imagine Annick Goutal and Vero Kern would prove your conclusion inaccurate.
MDCI Parfums Chypre Palatin smells like marshmellows to me. My scent of the day.
Overated = "Having a higher opinion of someone or something than is deserved"
By definition this proves subjective.
Interesting opinions. Will wearing perfume from France change anything on a tangible level? Most likely not. On that note, Parou Pour Homme Vintage. Thoughts and Prayers with all in France.
Time to pull out Vintage Mitsouko. Great idea!!!!!
Olympios by Missoni is very similar to Fahrenheit in my opinion.
Would never want to be without NR EDT
Adjectives never annoy me.
I think their website is about as old as their fragrances.
thank you . Havent heard about this one yet. Always interested in heavier stuff from diptyque.
Which other Derby are you comparing to the gold box version? Bee Bottle, Eagle or current version?
does the bottle say "pour femme" anywhere on the bottle or box?
Interesting. I own the version you speak of as well as the current version and i never noticed a difference between the two. I need to do a side by side comparison.
very curious to know which feminine version you are speaking of. I havent heard of that one before. Where can it be purchased?
Music and Perfume, two of my favorite things in this world. I am overflowing with anticipation.
awesome. Be sure to let us know what you think of it.
Dior Homme Intense would be my choice.
nice description. I was on the fence with this one a couple months back and decided to pass on it. You have piqued my interest again. Im not the biggest fan of the gourmand category but there are...
i understand, i used my example as a parameter to help you price your bottles. Yours would be more desireable.
many use the prices of sold bottles on ebay to gauge the prices of vintage or discontinued fragrances. Being Vintage M7 is no longer sold in retail outlets, the value will be worth what someone will...
To the OP. I share your enthusiasm with popular fragrances of the past. Perfumes that blew peoples minds and opened a new door in the fragrance game. Though it was made in the "40's," you should...
+1 for this one
Rose is a tricky one for me, some i love and some i cant stand. One im really liking right now is Parfums MDCI Cuir Garamante. The rose is prominent and upfront with a nice soft...
I dont see Basenotes as being unfriendly or unwelcoming to a specific gender. Perhaps it has to do with our differences. Personally, i tend to go "All In" when pertaining to my hobbies and passions....
I would recommend Narciso Rodriguez EDT formulation. Nice price point, smells more expensive than it is and different enough to stand out amongst many in the designer genre. Not to mention it smells...
Creed Original Santal
Balenciaga Pour Homme
Balenciaga Pour Homme fits all of your criteria. I'm wearing the Vintage version now for the first time and though the cinnamon isn't in your face per se, it definitely plays a role with all the...
As others have said, your tastes may have changed since the original experience with Azzaro. I recommend revisiting the original version again before making a decision. Personally, I feel the current...
This is the one I mentioned.
Your post reminded me that I needed to grab a bottle of vintage Boucheron pour homme. I found a vintage bottle and the seller stated the same thing in the description. Floating particles may be an...
Serge Luten Jeux De Peau is my bedtime go to.
I wonder the same things sometime. Like a 3/4 full bottle of the current formulation of Derby that is priced around $100 more than a new bottle that can be purchased at a Guerlain boutique. Granted...
Penhaligons created some cocktails inspired by their fragrances. If you search YouTube you should find it.
It's funny, whenever I do get a compliment, which is rare, it's usually something that I thought would never solicit a compliment. Two examples were Byredo MMink ("You smell so clean, like soap.")...
Awesome, I'm going to spray my receding hairline!!!
Try Dueto Golden Boy First. If you still prefer Tuscan Leather, as well as it's price point then go for it. I would buy Golden Boy personally.
As already mentioned, Diptyque, Serge Lutens and ELDO are great options to try. I understand your frustration with many of the current releases in the designer market. I went through the same thing...
Apart from SmellyThoughts, I find most reviewers cater to the novice fragrance enthusiasts and the average person just looking for a good smelling "popular crowd pleaser." They are catering to the...
Tauer Lonestar Memories would be my choice. Knize Ten is a close second.
The one thing that I dislike about this passion is that no matter how many fragrances I try I will never smell everything. The thought that I may never experience what may be my favorite composition...
Perhaps it is time that you start looking into vintage stuff. Vintage designer is a whole different animal in many cases. They tend to have better longevity, projection, spillage and the ingredients...
The first thing that I thought of was Derby. Since you own it already, that's what I would recommend.
I don't notice anything suspicious. Creed bottle designs have changed a bit recently so if you are comparing pictures of older bottles then there will be some differences. What about the box it came...
Highly unlikely on both accounts.
Try Creed Original Santal. Light cinnamon with a bit of sweetness and a smooth sandalwood in the dry down.
Welcome to basenotes. Being that you have Burberry London and Spicebomb already on your list, I would try something a bit more refined and toned down but will still hold up in winter months....
Bvlgari Black is super awkward to spray in my opinion.
Very good fragrance. Recently saw a used bottle for a few hundred. Keep your eyes open and one will pop up eventually.
What would a death metal band wear?
Very cool Hednic. Did they get their shipping challenges fixed? I want to order from them but heard that the mail is very slow from there.
Thanks, sounds right up my alley.
Rive Gauche pour homme
My favorite Vetiver fragrance.
Don't care one way or the other at this stage.
Encre Noir. It may have something to do with my dislike of vetiver though.
I feel like we are saying the same thing. Your reply was more articulate though.
Lets face it kids, it's just not cool to like Aventus!
Both very good IMO, but DHI hits every button for me. So I guess DHI, though in the heat I think Aventus would be a better choice.
I wear Guerlain, Creed, Chanel and penhaligons Tralala. I separate politics from my hobby. I also try to avoid the marketing traps. I also understand that some may feel differently and can...
Thank you for the heads up and sorry for your experience. That's another one to scratch off my list of vendors.
Standouts for me are MMink and Seven Veils. I tested MMink at Barney's and went back later to purchase a full bottle. I have gotten a fair share of compliments from this one. Seven Veils is a sweet...
This is true in my case.
Salvadore Dali pour homme checks all the boxes.
That is very generous sir. Good man!!
I was also thinking Tam Dao. Diptyque L'Eau Trois also reminds me of something a yogi would wear. It is an incense based composition with a smoky and meditative feel to it. I like to wear it when I'm...
Perhaps you will like Burberry Touch. It has a clean laundry vibe and smells really good. I don't hear it being talked about much but don't let that stop you from trying it. Pretty reasonably priced...
Sorry this has happened. If it's a good friend, I would try to get him help. I would also ask him to leave. Tell him you can't live with someone who isn't trustworthy. Don't take it personally,...
I second Eau Sauvage Parfum. Great for warmer months but will hold up in cooler months as well. Very versatile as well.
Interesting, I am starting to believe that all these batch variations may be more of a factor than originally believed. I've tried 3 different Aventus batches, two of which I own, and I haven't...
I would recommend Gendarme or Molecule1.
I like Colin Malinard. His reviews are well thought out and articulate. I also find that his tastes are in line with mine. On top of that he introduced me to Furyo which has become one of my...
I had the a similar experience. Blind bought the new version and it literally smells like "burning plastic." My first thought was that it should of been called Carcinogen. I was hoping I just got a...
He's probably a basenotes member.
I find it better than mediocre but like it less than I used to. I've mentioned this before but when we say that "X" is the best fragrance, our fragrance experiences will play a major role in that...
Looks fine to me.
Without pictures it's pretty much impossible for anyone to be certain.
Definitely Guerlain for me.
I love Aventus.
I own or have tried many in the Creed line and Aventus ranks right up there. Actually, I must love it because it's the only Creed I have a backup bottle of.
Also recommend you try Creed Original Vetiver. Keep in mind I have the same issues with Vetiver. I have found that if it's playing a small, albeit very small role, then I can enjoy it. The only thing...
Was thinking the same thing. Perhaps the OP could define what makes Aventus King so that we can be more precise in our recommendations.Keeping his tastes and criteria in mind.
Bois du Portugal
Green Irish Tweed
Is he a Basenotes member? If so then a warning to anyone who may do future business with him/her would be appropriate.
As Hednic stated, it's really hard to predict. If I really enjoy a fragrance, I buy a backup.
I admire your zest for Creed then.
I don't remember ever posting this. Anyway, not sure how many quality fragrances you have tried but when I started to dive into the niche world, Creed was the end all be all. I actually purchased...
The only way Creed would be king to me is if they created Derby or Patou pour homme with they didn't. Still a good house though.
Narciso Rodriguez for him edt
These descriptions are a bit cheesy. Hopefully it smells better than it sounds.
I second Mirto Di Panarea
Guerlain that is.
The first thing that came to mind is Invasion Barbare by Parfumes MDCI. Mature, sophisticated, seamlessly blended, versatile and worthy of signature scent status.
I'm sorry that your experience has been less than satisfactory. I haven't ordered directly from them but after hearing about your experience I won't be.
I also really like Byredo. Seven veils is one of my favorites but my most worn would be M/mink. It's one of my favorite from the line.
Byredo Pulp may be a nice option.
I purchased the EDP recently and have been wearing it pretty regularly(for me meaning 1 or 2 times a week). I find the opening to be spicy with some hints of cumin. It settles into a beautiful...
I had a similar experience. I tried the newer version recently and was very disappointed with the current formulation. It smelled like an ashtray that needed cleaning. Very different than the...