Take Chanel "Allure Homme Sport" - women love it and everyone can wear it anytime. :thumbup:
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Take Chanel "Allure Homme Sport" - women love it and everyone can wear it anytime. :thumbup:
I agree but I know where they are coming from with this assumption. NK's Incense does not build up a large scent cloud but it lasts and it is "infectious" like penetrating oil. It tends to creep...
:confused: Sorry but Shaal Nur has not the slightest similarity with Norma Kamali's Incense. :confused:
Seems like not all of the people suggesting similar scents here have even smelled the Kamali...
Petroleum is a great suggestion! If you don't want to spend that much money for it just try The Scent of Departure "DXB Dubai". Same Parfumeur, scent very similar to HdP Petroleum but way cheaper....
-Hermès Rocabar (vintage)
-Gucci pour Homme I
-Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
I'd say it's a FAKE, hahahahaha!! :evil::evil::evil:
Nope, no worries, my bottle looks like yours as well. :beer:
I think Creed would do it this way: elegant and wearable! :thumbsup:
I love Ginepro di Sardegna! :thumbup:
I also think VF is more bang for the buck. You could take Pal Zileri's "Viaggio d'Africa" into consideration as well. :thumbup:
Some more very nice leather scents:
Charriol "Royal Leather"
Etienne Aigner "Aigner Black for Men"
Keiko Mecheri "Cuir Fauve"
Memo "Irish Leather"
Memo "Italian Leather"
Biehl Parfumkunstwerke or Nasengold for example are lines of very nice fragrances well worth to be checked out!
Btw. don't miss the chance to visit "Aus Liebe zum Duft" in Bruchsal, a town only...
I also think you should add Armani (Privé) and maybe Thierry Mugler (Miroir Miroir)!
Gucci - by far...
Kyoto, Hinoki and Garage
+1 - absolutely right!
You could try Serge Lutens' "Fille En Aiguilles" - in my eyes a great scent that has similarity with NK Incense, maybe you like it despite not being an Incense clone. Another...
For a feel similar to Kyoto please check out
"7 de Loewe"
+1 for Armani Privé "Bois d'Encens"!
+1 for Ambre Narguilé.
Sorry, don't see the mentioned applepie similarity in Boss Bottled.
Coeur de Vétiver Sacré
Tea for Two
Aedes de Venustas
You should also try Borsari 1870's "Acqua Classica", a wonderful relaxing citrus, floral, green scent - and it's unisex. Very affordable, especially in Italy!
From the Habit Rouge line you should...
I think Hugh Parsons "Oxford Street" smells quite similar.
Probably Histoires de Parfums "Édition Rare - Pétroleum" - this is gorgeous and unique stuff!
As I don't like MI (I find it to be absolutely nothing special and way overpriced) I'd always go with the elegant (and safe) GV.
These are some really green fragrances I like:
Le Prince Jardinier "Arboretum"
Hermès "Eau de Gentiane Blanche"
Great and apparently necessary thread! For me aquatics have always been and will always be attached to Calone or similar molecules. Just remember the 80s when all these shower gels came out with...
I own all three and don't see that much similarities as well.
1. Grey Vetiver
2. Noble Vetiver
3. Encre Noire
Mate, just do a little research and read the story of Ramon Monegal, so you can easily picture for yourself how it could be possible to start with 14 fragrances and that there's no conspiracy behind...
Not to forget:
"The secret code for ISO-E Super"? Sorry, I don't believe in such generalizations.
They all share this prominent and much beloved hesperide-vetiver-cedarwood combination.
In my opinion ISO-E Super (even if it's effect may be significant) is not that powerful that it can be...
Bvlgari Aqva - such a great scent, even if I'm not sure if it's an aquatic per se cause I'm pretty sure I can't smell any calone in this fragrance. Yes it smells like sea water but calone is the note...
Eau d'Italie "Bois d'Ombrie"! :beer:
Also don't forget to check out Histoires de Parfums' "Édition Rare Pétroleum" - such a great fragrance and authentic smell of fuel.
And maybe Comme Des Garcons' "Series 6 Synthetic: Garage"
I also use a Brother P-Touch label printer.
Some more - i think very interesting - information about Ramon Monegal:
"Ramón Monegal is part of the history of Barcelona and one of Spain’s most important perfumers and is the fourth generation of...
Parfumerie Generale "Un Crime Exotique" - this one is liquid gingerbread. Check out if you dare to wear it. :smiley:
So what's the moral of the whole story: if it smells fecal - it's a masterpiece! :evil:
For me every Guerlain perfume with prominent animalic fecal notes is far worse than Homme.
Czech & Speake's "Cuba" - great Rum-note! :beer:
Czech & Speake "Cuba"
For nice sweetish Vetiver scents I'd also recommend:
Diptyque - Vetyverio
L'Artisan Parfumeur - Coeur de Vetiver Sacré
Serge Lutens - Vétiver Oriental
Guerlain - Homme L'Eau Boisée
Definitely "Geranium pour Monsieur" - and I love it! :thumbup:
The Name, the Oud, the Immortelle, the comparison with Black XS: skrew it all! This is just a great well made fragrance! Enjoy! :thumbsup:
Cartier "Roadster"/"Roadster Sport"
Cartier "Eau de Cartier Concentrée"
Chanel "Allure Homme Sport"
Lolilta Lempicka "Au Masculin"
Burberry "The Beat"...
Great stuff! Didn't like it first but it grew on me - now I'm lovin' it! Best bargain. :thumbup:
Strangely if I think of olive-green the name "Platinum Egoiste" appears in my mind... :smiley:
I never liked Le Male and today my opinion would still be the same: boring, synthetic and way too sweet and loud. :thumbdown:
In my opinion the The Beat's pepper is clearly more intensive than the present but comparatively tame pepper in Bang.
I wouldn't favour one over the other cause they are both absolutely great! My recommendation: take 'em both! :)
I'd also recommend to buy the samples. If you really should insist on buying your first bottle of a niche fragrance please make sure to also check out L'Artisan Parfumeur's "Tea for Two".
Comptoir Sud Pacifique "L'Eau du Gouverneur / L'Homme" - great pepper in it!
Comme des Garcons "Wonderwood" - also pepper big time!
I don't hoard any bottles of discontinued fragrances cause most fragrances won't get better with time.
In short I'd say: as you can do nothing about it, get over it and carry on.
For me it's just...
"Fou d'Absinthe" is a gift of God, my Holy Grail - I just love it! :2vrolijk_08:
In my opinion there isn't really any mainstream compatible fragrance by Lorenzo Villoresi.
Yeah, you're right (although I smell lemon)! I love this stuff, it's great! :)
+1 for vetiver-themed frags!
I'd also try for example:
Guerlain "Homme L'Eau"
H.d.P. - 1828 Jules Verne
Byredo - Oud Immortel
Hermès - Rocabar
Lalique - Pour Homme Lion
Burberry - The Beat for Men
For me the Guerlain Vetiver smells pretty dated.
I'd recommend to also take a look at the house of Bois 1920 - these are absolutely beautiful fragrances!
I love them both and also think overall they are quite similar but I'd prefer Sycomore because of its (imho) more pleasing drydown.
Definitely Cartier "Declaration".
IMHO it's just you, sorry. :)
Absolutely great and full bottle worthy!
Nothing very similar comes to my mind now, sorry.
Of the two 1828 is much better, 1725 is too generic as mentioned.
'Fou d'Absinthe' and 'Tea for Two'!
+1,000! Great post, mate!
wtf - no Fou d'Absinthe ??!! :shocked:
Yes, also for me Gucci indeed took a flying leap deep into olfactory irrelevance. R.I.P.
L'Artisan Parfumeur - Fou d'Absinthe
Serge Lutens - Chêne
Histoires de Parfums - 1828 Jules Verne
Montale - Red Vétiver
Atelier Cologne - Orange Sanguine
Cartier "Declaration" and "Roadster" of course!
For me it would probably be L'Artisan Parfumeur's "Fou d'Absinthe" - it's just divine.
Don't worry, it's still great and worth buying.
You Americans got your Mugler A*Men flankers like Pure Malt and Pure Coffee, in retribution we Europeans have our Guerlain L'Instant p.H. Extrême. :evil:
Btw. I can't find any unnatural or overly synthetic smell in IdH - it's a great, unique, high quality fragrance; I consider it superior to Dior Homme.
I think he just confused Guerlain Homme Intense with Dior Homme Intense.
For me Prada's "Infusion d'Homme" is the better fragrance by all means.
I really like Homme Intense but for me Homme L'Eau is the superior stuff - great frag with decent longevity and sillage! In my opinion by no means strictly a summer scent - can be worn all the year...
+1! Live Jazz is nice but L'Eau is such a great fragrance; I'd always vote in favor of it.
Good choice - Kiton Black is a great, elegant scent. Just wear it! :thumbup:
I'd also say: if you can afford to wear it every day, do so! :D
For an Envy alternative I'd try Pal Zileri "Sartoriale".
I also think it would be time for a Montale Aoud scent - for example Aoud Safran or Black Aoud which IMHO are ridiculously potent. :)
At least try 'em both - they're both good frags. Though for me Egoiste - like almost all classic male scents - smells a bit dated. Trust your nose not other people's opinions.
J.d.Pozo "Quasar" - a very tasty and distinct aquatic - very reasonably priced!
For something similar try Hugh Parsons "Oxford Street"!
(Please don't mind PM's ridiculous review of the frag here on BN. I really don't know what this guy was really smelling - maybe his worn...
Best orange scent I tried so far is Atelier Cologne's "Orange Sanguine". It's niche, yes, but it's very reasonably priced and you don't have to spend more money on it than on the Hermès scents. If...