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Kouros Tattoo Edition
How can something that's 100% subjective be over-rated or under-rated. It just is what it is. This is just like every other type of art. I can tell you for sure though that it's expensive.
If you are starting with alcohol and essential oils, you won't really be able to smell your creation for a week or two, so you can't really adjust as you go. Best thing to do IMO is to make dilutions...
Just beware that all of your ingredients you list, will have a very short life on your skin (except maybe for coconut). Even the frankincense will be gone quite quickly. My guess is that your mixture...
I will go along with Aramis. This stuff is so potent, and somehow I've got an association between Aramis and old drunken men. The stuff just makes me gag. Blind bought a bottle many years ago, and...
Kouros Tattoo Edition
My family pretty much does not like ANY sandalwood fragrances, and you know what, I don't like most of them myself. I would much rather smell something like cedar when it comes to wood.
Care to play?
Due to new government regulations, you are only allowed to own three fragrances.
Here are mine (no discontinued fragrances) :
Terre d'Hermes (edt)
Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo (edt)...
Holy cow, Modern Reserve has become expensive.
I go back and forth on TdH; I alternate between love and indifference, but I went ahead and bought my first bottle of TdH Parfum. Hopefully this turns into a more consistent love.
i played around with aromachemicals a few years ago, and bois ambrene forte was one of them. As opposed to you, I have no difficulty smelling this chemical. It's a musty, leathery, woody smell. Very,...
I pretty much agree with Ken.
They both use the same nausea-inducing aromachemical. I personally can't stand either. They smell so synthetic and unappealing.
I vote C:Neither
It's not that I'm bored with them, I don't like them any more. Once I've changed my mind about a fragrance, I have yet to "re-like" it in the future (or at least it hasn't happened yet).
How often I wear these is all over the board. If I really love something, I might wear it once a week.
My interest in specific fragrances often does not last long. I can really love something, and then within a few months I don't want to wear it any more. I would love to hear about your favorite...
I don't know about the Extra, but I've finished bottles of Edt and Profumo. The profumo is so damned expensive, and the difference between it and the Edt so minor, it's definitely not worth the money...
Almost any of these ingredients could be a culprit (especially the last 6 on the list). Real oak moss extract has been under attack for many years now because of just this type of problem. Because of...
OV was a huge hit with me when I first smelled it. I have no problem with longevity at all. However, after about a year, my opinion changed, and I found I was never wearing it and actually turned 180...
I think Sequoia is a much better cool weather scent. I really liked Sequoia initially, but I found it to be very cloying. A very linear scent that just doesn't go away. But if you like it, that's all...
Thanks Capridog and Ken Russell
santos89;]Great suggestions so far.
Acqua di Parma - Colonia Leather
Bvlgari Man in Black
Tom Ford - Noir Extreme[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the +1
+1 for Kiste by Slumberhouse
Thanks Hednic, I will check them out
hednic;]Beyerly - Parfums de Marly
Larmes Du Desert - Atelier Des Ors
Cicatrices - LM Parfums
Dior Homme - Parfum
Thanks for the suggestion
freewheelingvagabond;]Some good suggestions (some others I haven't tried). Adding -
New York Intense - Parfums de Nicolaï[
Wow, quite a few suggestions.
Thanks a lot,
QUOTE=badarun;3606322]Last 3-4 yrs:
Thanks for your suggestions. Mainstream or niche, either is fine with me. I look forward to putting in a TPC order.
Hey guys, I haven't been active on this forum for several years. I am looking for suggestions (style doesn't matter too much since I like all of styles) for the most worthwhile releases of the past...
1 spray. Not a bad fragrance for all the bad reviews it gets here.
I like it. Its not a powerhouse, but has decent longevity. The smell is lovely, but seems a bit formal to me. Well worth a purchase.
Patou pour homme Prive
There is no such thing as high quality ingredients in a pursuit as subjective as perfume. There are only different degrees to which people like the smell of a particular perfume. If it smells good,...
Costume National Homme
Opium ph EdP
Sables and Ambre Fetiche are the only AG scents that appeal to me.
You will make it all the way back, it just will take time. I had an aunt that had the same issue. She was quite ill, but did recover completely. Order a bunch of decants, and sniff away while you...
I will have to find the Boss and give it a sniff. Thanks for the suggestion.
Now that L'occitane Cade is discontinued, is there another dry, refreshing Juniper fragrance out there? Something simple, and hopefully not too expensive.
Straight patchouli oil.
If human pheromones existed, there would be concrete scientific proof published. I would be happy to eat my words if you show me something published by a well known scientific journal.
No such thing as a human pheromone. It's in your mind.
What might help is to do experimentation with single ingredients first just to see how much you can dilute them, and how they smell at different strengths. For instance, try working with your tobacco...
Yes, you will definitely want some of the shorter aldehydes if you want refreshing citrus notes; without them, the citrus smell can be very unimpressive. The C9 and C10 aldehydes can work wonders....
Do you ordinarily make dilutions of your oils and let them age before using them in your perfumes?
Yes, I think this may be true. And it seems that most lactones smell of coconut. This is a very easy aroma to make. And the good thing is that these accords are likely to have great longevity due to...
There have been several threads in the last year.
Clive Christian X, or Patou pour Homme
No. Please keep the demand low for this stuff.
Costume National Homme
Have you tried searching for similar threads. This is a common topic on this board.
ISO E Super in it's pure form is a very nice smell.
Gucci Ph 1 or CdG Kyoto.
All I smell in Rose 31 is cedar. I can't see the price for what smells like simple cedar to me.
FYI, the amount of perfume that would be required for GC analysis would be quite small. It certainly should not be more than a ml or two.
Yes it is that simple. I would make it 15% though. It doesn't need much aging time either. And make sure you use 190 proof alcohol, and not something like vodka.
Unless you are already an experienced analytical chemist, you are fooling yourself that you might get useable results from a GC yourself. There is much to know just to set up and maintain a gas...
I like Pour Homme, just not nearly as much as Prive though.
I also thought they were OK, but I probably won't buy any.
Nothing I've found is similar to VT.
If the measure is which one's would I buy again, I would probably only choose Terre d'Hermes. I tire of fragrances usually within the first bottle.
Love the opening, but the drydown gets harsh to my nose.
I am not a big fan of either, but if I had to choose, it would be Habit Rouge.
These are all pretty heavy fragrances coming into the warmer spring weather. If any, I guess I would choose Chergui. Definitely not Pure Malt (unless you like smelling like peat moss).
Jean Marie Farina
Jean Marie Farina
Right on. Traditional Eau de Colognes fit this definition for me. To your list I will add Penhaligon's Castile. Villoresi Uomo, Jean Marie Farina etc., etc.
Jean Marie Farina
Cool and icy= Green Water
The aromachemical dihydromyrcenol.
I give it a 2
9 for me
No backups. Buy when your first bottle is running out.
Longevity is about equal. As far as the fragrance, the AdP is far superior IMO.
You are right, bicyclo doesn't smell exactly like coumarin, but be careful once again the concentration you use. Bicyclo lasts a long long time compared to courmarin in my experience. Other than...
I find leaf alcohol to work great with floral and citrus components. These combinations somehow seem more "refreshing" with the additional green note. And you are right, this is a pretty strong...
C12 at 1% should be OK. It all depends on the size of the blends you do. I do blends in drops. My typical test blend is either 50 or 100 drops (using diluted ingredients). Using the aldehydes at 1% I...
For me, one of these three:
Acqua di Parma
Only two fragrances get cloying to me (and I can't wait for them to go away): M7 and CdG Sequoia. I love the smell of both, but they are truly the definition of cloying for me.
SL makes some really interesting scents. Certainly no focus group scents in his line. Enjoy.
Tam Dao is better.
Why do you look for absolutes in a pursuit that is 100% subjective. There is no such thing as the "best", the "sexiest", the most "anything" in perfumery. It's something you must decide for yourself,...
MR is OK, but I don't see it as a holy grail; not at all. As far as I can tell, it's mostly BN hype.
Try this with one of the frags that has a large amount of ISO E Super; you can get some interesting effects.
I never understood the dark and brooding descriptors regarding Black Aoud. A rose that announces itself from across the room just doesn't seem to fit. A nice fragrance to be sure, but I find it...
Has TPC gotten better 1.5 ml atomizers? The old ones allowed much too rapid evaporation.
Aventus would be my choice too. The OP doesn't own it unfortunately.
Galbanum I can agree with, but green notes in general? No lover of Creed OV or the like? I guess there is no such thing as a universally liked note.
Many great AdP fragrances. If I had to choose a favorite, Assoluta. Least favorite, Intensa (nothing like the other Colonia series).
Everyone has a different definition of fresh. For me its a traditional Eau de Cologne like AdP Colonia, Penhaligon's Castile, or Villoresi Uomo.