Sounds like you might like Dior's Ambre Nuit!
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Sounds like you might like Dior's Ambre Nuit!
Perhaps Serge Luten's Ambre Sultan.
You have to enjoy Jasmine as well as Vetiver for sure but it is lovely and performs especially well in the heat.
The whole thing has that perfect balance and touch that you find with the best of...
I always believed part of Shalimar's charm was a warm (slightly sweet) sand type effect.
So that would be something like Vanilla, Sandalwwod, Opoponax and Patchouli as a guess.
Serge Lutens Forreau Noir has a lot of similarities to my nose, more tonka though.
Worst marketing buzzwords?
All of them!
The joy of perfume is that you can appreciate its beauty (art?) in silence.
Maybe I will make a perfume called "Shut up and inhale" pour Homme.
Can I ask how it smells?
I love L'Heure Bleue and have a bottle from the mid eighties which is similar to the current version but has a darker color, is somewhat smoother and has that slight praline...
I like how nutmeg is used in Guerlain Vetiver and also Penhaligons Endymion.
If you enjoy Chanel Egoiste you will probably like Vanisia as there is a fair amount of similarity.
There are endless perfumes but the genius of Jacques Guerlain is that Shalimar is a story of human sensuality told using molecules and its stage is warm skin.
I have one winter coat which I only wear Guerlain perfumes with so it now has absorbed the Guerlinade and is just perfect so try this approach with perfumes from your favourite house.
Sounds like you would love Guerlain's L'Instant pour Home extreme.
I am a dabbler in DIY and simple minimal compositions can be satisfying BUT they leave no hiding place for the quality of your materials.
As others on the DIY board have remarked to me and they are...
Don't worry Shalimar is a masterpiece and I am sure she will love it.
Forget about target age thats just marketing.
I think as pointed out they tend to use fairly expensive ingredients when done well.
I still have the 250 ml bottle of Amber Absolute Yo!
Closest for me is New York by Parfum de Nicolai.
I agree that there has been a massive improvement in the latest batches of Mitsouko. I recently brought the parfum with a 3U01 serial and the velvety dark green is back well balanced with the...
I like Basenotes's own 'Le Grand Duc'.
He has a great collection and is really passionate about his fumes and this comes across in his reviews, very entertaining.
You want Tonka Imperiale from Guerlain.
Same perfumer as for Dior Addict: Thierry Wasser.
Musks are are a good call for this effect.
Kiehl's Original Musk: might be your best bet
Anick Goutal Musc Nomade: Similar kind of thing but more feminine.
Guerlain Lys Soleia: does have a...
Tabac by Profumo.it is a wonderful tobacco scent.
When I wear this I can literally pucture the golden tabacco leaf and foil which wraps it.
Aqua di Parma Colonia perhaps.
Vero Profumo - Onda
The extrait version.
Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
Guerlain - Shalimar
Givenchy - Gentleman
Guerlain - Derby
Penhaligons - Hammam Bouquet
1973 So Creed Acier Aluminium for me (love the dry down: fruity amber)
I agree and find myself using leather, woody and incense fragrances a lot during the autumn.
Currently I am enjoying PG Cuir d'Iris, MPG Parfum d'Habit, Serge Lutens Boxeuse and Cuir Mauresque,...
It's a very special scent, I love it because it never resolves but keeps a dynamic tension throughout its life on your skin. This tension is the evening moving into night, the sweet violets and anise...
Guerlain Guet Apens
Also remember that flowers are the sexual organs of plants, so maybe it isn't so strange after all?
I think Kiehl's Original Musk best fits your description.
If you like Osmanthe Yunnan then how about Mitsouko for the evening?
I prefer Cuir Beluga to SDV, CB has a similar sort of vibe to Creeds Sublime Vanille in that its a very smooth, elegant, luxurious unisex vanilla. I like SDV but I find the cedar note doesn't always...
Funny that you have Amouage Dia Man in your top 10, this has fairly evident vetiver note.
I do like and wear vetiver fragrances but I never find them relaxing (if you know what I mean?)
Some interesting facts in this article chems
I particularly like the comparison to adaption to the feel of the fabric of your clothes otherwise they would annoy you all the time.
Guerlain Sous le Vent is another wonderfull chypre to try.
People are correct that it is fairly different from pure Mysore sandalwood but it does a pleasant impression of sandalwoods smooth buttery aspect in the dry down. Regardless I think it is a nice...
I think it depends on your individual style, DHI is an easier scent for most people but if your personality is quite flamboyant then you might carry NdN better.
There is a slight leather effect in the dry down but I would not describe it as a leather scent as such.
One interesting thing I noticed is that the opening is very reminiscent of the legendary...
Honestly, if you like a scent then keep it. If you don't really like it then by all means get rid of it. Don't worry about being rational, if having a large collection makes you happy then thats fine.
Guerlain's Shanghai almost recommends itself. Try it and see if you like it.
Are you dabbing this or spraying it? I have Oud Wood and you really need to spray this one to bring out its darker smokier side.
Leave them in public rest rooms so people can spray them if they want to and even take it home if they like it.
Chergui, Tobacco Vanille, Back to Black, Habanita or Ambre Narguille.
I think this is an interesting and wearable line from Guerlain and have all three.
Thank you for your excellent reviews at your always superb blog Mr G. (from a fellow Guerlain nut)
Just wanted to add that as a big fan and user of the Guerlain Eau's I can also recommend Chanel Eau De Cologne, I have the big bottle. It has a very high quality neroli up top and musk in the base....
Ah Autumn! time to wake my sleeping ambers from hibernation, also incense, leather and woods. In particular looking forward to wearing Derby, Bel Ami, IUNX L'ether, Ambre Narguille, Arsene Lupin,...
Tobacco, tea and honey? I assume you have tried L'artisan's now discontinued Tea for Two as this would be perfect.
Anyway when I get a similar feeling as you described I tend to go back to the...
I like Amouage and own several of their fragrances: Gold, Silver, Dia, Jubilation XXV and Ciel but I did not enjoy Reflection from the sample I had. If you like this kind of style then I think Creeds...
Its a great scent, the key is finding a dose which works for you. I think that some (not all) of the folks who dislike this apply too much, you only need a little with this.
Often described as...
Also Creed's Himalaya for that Pink peppercorn/gunpowder note.
Nearest thing to your description I can think of is Aigner Black.
Is Shalimar unisex? Yes
Is Shalimar pushing the line? Always!
This is why it is one the true greats.
If you compare the drydown of Heritage and Shalimar you will find there is a lot of...
From your wardrobe I would go with L'Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme.
I guess it depends on the bus
To me the 'Punk' aesthetic is about thinking differently and supporting local artists or making you own so I definately think this can apply to scents. Loud and obnoxious is a misunderstanding....
Get yourself some Vetiver by Guerlain.
Chanel Eau De Cologne for the day and Guerlain Derby this evening.
10 sprays to the crotch, 5 to the chest and touch up with Kouros to the arms and dabs of Musc Kublai Khan should see you good.
Interesting thanks Chris, I guess Safrole is restricted for the same reason?
Looking around the notes for Apres L'Onde are bergamot, neroli, aniseed, hawthorn, violet, heliotrope, iris and musk....
High quality Iris and the ionones for violets will be a start but you will need to find a replacement for the heliotrope. Good luck!
This might be one of the limited edition bottles with a genuine hair from Olivier Creed!
I have a bottle of this and it is my favourite from profumo.it. For me this is mostly an animalic tonka scent. Very masculine and enjoyable all way through its life.
I agree, this stuff has performed like a champ for me this summer, the dry down is fantastic.
Yep, this is the one you want.
99% sure that this down to the alchohol in your fragrance. Be carefull not to spray anywhere near your face. Breathing in the alchohol in a perfume can easily cause throat irritation.
Well there is Shalimar and then all the others.
These have been doing the business for me this summer:
Guerlain Eau De Coq
Chanel Eau De Cologne
Monsieur De Givenchy
The best suggestions have been made above, I will add
Penhaligons Endymion and Serge Lutens Borneo 1834.
I have used Guerlain Eau Du Coq on a flannel across my forehead when I have a headache and the cooling effect along with the bright citrus does seem to help.
I have some of the clay discs that...
Hello! I think you might enjoy Guerlains Sous Le Vent, a lovely dry chypre with animalic undertones. Also try Amouage Gold, but that may be a little powdery for you. And Shalimar has quite an...
Try a dab on your earlobes. This works as they are on the same line as your nose.
They will outlaw flowers next!
People of intelligence and integrity see this for what it is, a money train for accountants, lawyers and bureaucrats who are not content merely with ruining...
Totally agree with this. It took me a while to track down a bee bottle of Vetiver Pour Elle but it was definately worth it. It is wonderfully balanced (as are most JPG fragrances) very natural and...
Cocaine hydrolizes when it is exposed to water vapour in the air resulting in some methyl benzoate which is a common perfume ingredient, perhaps these scents contain a large concentration of this....
I would say a 'dirty' fragrance is any that reminds us that we are animals and not fresh laundry. In terms of ingredients this usually but not always means animalic ingredients, so civet, castoreum,...
Problem solved. you need Tabac from Profumo.it
Of course it would not be illegal. You just say "Good morning, here is a list of chemical compounds ..." and go for it
Just keep trying it and vary the dose. It took me some time to appreciate it fully. Wonderful fragrance.
I have both they are quite similar both sharing an aldehyde opening along the lines of Chanel no.5 however Liu drys down to classic Guerlain Powdery vanilla whilst vega has much more of a gentle...
For rust / iron try Jasmin with a touch of vanilla.
Ink: Vetiver pushed hard.
Dust: Opoponax is great for this.
Guerlain Shalimar. Because I just would not be interested in perfume if this fragrance did not exist. It is the hub around which every other perfume rotates and they come and go in terms of my liking...
Further from Rive Gauche but fantastic Fougere's are Guerlains Jicky and Mouchoir De Monsieur.
I was on holiday recently and it was very warm and humid and the fragrance that performed best for me that didn't just fall apart or wash away but kept performing like a champion even when I was...
I think Luca Turin mentioned Amouage Ciel as sharing something with Jules. I have it and enjoy it, perhaps give it a test.
I have a bottle of Amouage Gold and I do wear it, however I will freely admit it took me time to really love it. At first sniff I did not really like it but yet there was something about it that kept...
I am guessing that you just need time to adjust to smelling these things in concentrations which are much higher than you are used to. Try diluting in alcohol to concentrations of say 10% / 20% and...
How about Coco Madmoiselle. Great for a younger woman but very classy.
If you want Creed Lemon then I would suggest Bois de Cedrat.
Definately go to Libertys they carry a large number of lines like Anick Goutal, Parfum De Empire, Le Labo and just about everything really. Fortum and Mason is pretty good especially if you like...
I think the term 'aquatics' tends to be used to describe those type of fragrances all the rage in the 90's which were chock full of calone where as 'marine' tends to be used to describe fragrances...
The scent lingering on in the purse must pretty much just be basenotes by now so we should be able to narrow it down. i understand you do not have knowledge of perfumery but start by describing it in...
Guerlain signature is plush powdery vanilla like heavens bakery.
Hermes signature is expensive leather undertones as is fitting.
Creeds signature is creamy soured ambergris (ambroxan), rich and...
Took me a while to warm to my original Habit Rouge EDT now I love it and also have the EDP and recently scored the ridiculously hard to find extrait. To me they are quite different but share the same...
Perhaps Farenheit? I say this because to me redbull has a slightly petroleum scent.
Profumo.it sells Mysore Sandalwood in alcohol and it is lovely stuff.
For vintage perhaps Guerlain Samsara which I believe used to have a huge amount of indian sandalwood.
I like how Guerlains Heritage treats a prominent patchouli blending it nicely with bergamot, vetiver, sandalwood, amber and vanilla. Also look up the notes for Givenchy Gentlemen which is a lovely...